The Last Minute Gift Guide Part 1


Let’s set the scene. It’s Thursday night and you realize that you totally forgot that Secret Santa for your coworker is happening tomorrow. Or your sister decided to come home for Christmas at the last minute and you don’t have a present for her. Oops.

I’ve created a little “build your own” gift guide that can easily be done the evening (or 20 minutes) before the event! Put together a little “Day to Night Lip Bag.” The best thing about this is that you can go as inexpensive or luxury as you want! Just pop down to your local drugstore or Sephora, no waiting for the mailman to arrive!

If you’re on a budget throw a lip balm, lipliner and lipstick from the drugstore in a cute little gift bag. I am a big fan of Blistex many of their formulas have SPF which I appreciate. There are so many amazing drugstore lipsticks so just get the one that you like best! I am really enjoying the Lasting Finish Matte Lipsticks from Rimmel. They are long-lasting and highly pigmented. Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liners are also fantastic quality for a great price!


If you’re willing to spend a bit more and want to give a luxury gift for that special someone (who you totally forgot was coming to the party…) I suggest going a bit higher end. Grab a nice balm like the Nuxe Reve de Miel. Grab a lipliner or a lip primer like the Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Pencil. Then treat them to a luxury lipstick! My favorites are definitely the Givenchy Le Rouge lipsticks. Super luxe packaging and a real treat to wear!

Last minute presents. Done.



  1. Caroline Malone December 12, 2015 / 11:13

    I find secret santa either really easy or really hard. I was so lucky in my group of friends to get my really good friend who is a total makeup addict so I’m in the game running around KIKO finding two lip liners! These are great and love how you put a matching lip liner and lipstick together! xx

    • Ellen December 12, 2015 / 11:45

      Totally agree! It completely depends on who you get. I always hope for the makeup addict! I really need to try KIKO! I have never tried their products!

    • Ellen December 12, 2015 / 21:21

      Thanks! I hope it helps!

    • Ellen December 14, 2015 / 12:55

      Thanks Bernadette! Hope it helps!

    • Ellen December 14, 2015 / 12:55

      Thanks so much!

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