Gift Guide | Little Beauty Luxuries

Last week I featured a gift guide of luxury beauty bits but today we'll look at some great items under $30 that I personally love.

1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

If there's one product I just can't get enough of, it would be this. I have these tinted lip balms in many shades but I would personally recommend Petal the most as it would be suitable on most skin tones. They are nourishing and pack a punch when it comes to colour. The packaging is also amazing quality too.

2. BITE Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon

If you're looking for a good matte lipstick, these are the ones to reach for. I love everything I've tried by BITE Beauty, but I particularly lip their Matte Creme Lip Crayons. The shade Glace is my current favourite as it is a nice dusty mauve shade that is perfect for everyday wear. The packaging is travel friendly and there is little sharpener hidden on the end that you can easily pull out and sharpen the product with.

3. MAC Lipstick

You can't quite go wrong with a MAC Lipstick and with almost every shade you can think of, there has to be something for everyone. I love the shades Syrup and Plumful, but there are other incredibly popular bolder shades too like Ruby Woo and Rebel. 

4. Nails Inc Nail Kale

In the past year I really got into Nails Inc nail polishes and the Nail Kale line has certainly been outstanding in my books. The shade Victoria is my absolute favourite and one that people even stop me on the street ask me what it is. When that happens, you know it's a great product.

5. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

This is a bit of a cheat as they're over $30 in Canada, but Tarte is always having a sale on their website so you can often get these for less than $30. Tarte blushes, like most of their products, are amazing quality and incredibly pigmented. I highly recommend the shade Exposed for an everyday shade that goes with any look.

6. BeautyBlender

I have recently been absolutely loving the BeautyBlender for applying liquid foundation. Regardless of whether someone has one already or not, it's always great to get a fresh BeautyBlender as they definitely do wear down after some time. It's a great makeup sponge that works with any liquid or even cream products!

7. Commodity Travel Spray

Any rollerball fragrances tend to fall in the $30 range but I have particularly been interested in the brand Commodity. This is a brand new to me but I have been enjoying their Tea fragrance as it is light and makes a great everyday scent. I like though it is travel-sized, it comes with a nice spray with minimalistic packaging too.


What are some smaller beauty buys you would recommend?