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December 22, 2010

Budget Beauty Gift Guide!

Just because you blew your wad on presents for your loved ones doesn’t mean you can’t stuff their stockings to the brim. Here are some of my favorite things for stockings, all priced at $6 or less. Have a beautiful holiday! —Meghan

1. Gifting a two-pack will make you look extra generous. Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil.  2. Who couldn’t use a long, bubbly, lavender-scented soak after the holiday craziness? Aveeno Stress Relief Foaming Bath.  3. I tote my EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone makeup bag to work and on short trips.  4. This coppery liner is all party and goes on like a dream. Rimmel London Spark It Up! Gleaming Eye Darkener in Tigers Eye.  5. A 6.8-ounce tub of Nivea Creme should keep elbows soft until spring, whenever that is.  6. In my book, Goody Spin Clips are one of the best budget products to come out in 2010.  7. A classic shade by an iconic brand: Revlon Red Nail Enamel.  8. Thank you to my makeup artist pal for getting me hooked on Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets.  9. My favorite housewife claims Johnson’s Lavender Baby Oil helps her fall asleep and keeps her skin soft.

Meghan McAndrews is the founder of High Plains Thrifter and the editor-in-chief of all things cheap at Her Beauty Thrifter column appears every Wednesday.

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