Holiday Gift Guide with Hard Candy

Gifts under $20

In place of my traditional holiday gift guides, I’m doing something a little different this year. I’ll still be rounding up my favourite presents for the season, but instead of combining them into a few posts, I’ll be featuring a new company daily. Make sure to check back every day as I’ll be showcasing a new brand and my must-have holiday gifts for the season.

Come follow along over the next 10 days and be prepared to be inspired. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, time consuming or expensive. Hard Candy has an entire holiday collection of both beauty and makeup treats that don’t cost a fortune. In fact, each gift set costs under $20, is set around its own unique theme and comes beautifully packaged. Since the brand is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, it not only saves you time and money, it’s accessible to all.
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Wish For A Kiss Lip Gloss Collection contains 5 fierce effects lip glosses in 5 glamorous shades that can be either worn on their own, or mixed together to create your own unique shade. It comes in an abstract silver tin that can be used to store little trinkets and baubles afterwards. These would also be perfect to break up, divide and pair with other little gifts. It has a fairly thin consistency that’s smooth and crazy, it is lightweight and non-sticky or tacky. Although not overly pigmented, it does provide a sheer wash of colour with a high shine finish. I think these would look beautifully paired with your favourite lipstick. It retails for $4.97.
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Holiday Beauty Crackers features 8 novelty beauty crackers that contain 1 specially selected mini makeup product along with a holiday crown and beauty tip. Not only are these adorable for the youngsters in your life, I think the adults will have fun with them too. Who doesn’t love to tug on the end, listen for the pop and find a fun surprise within? The kit contains a Walk The Liner Liquid Eyeliner, a Last Tinsel Glitter Mascara, a Eye Def Glitter Eye Shadow, a Glow All The Way Face and Body Luminizer, 2 Fierce Effects Daring Lip Gloss and 2 Take Me Out Eyeliners. It retails for $9.97.

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The Lip Swirl Lollipop Flavoured Lip Gloss Collection might be my favourite out of the entire collection. How adorable are these cute little swirl lip glosses? I can’t help but sing “we represent the Lollypop Guild” every time I look at them. Each has its own unique swirled colour and matching sweetly scented flavour. Although they don’t provide a ton of moisturize, hydration or colour, it’s still a fun gift for a young child and without the sugar. It retails for $9.97.
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Sweet Escapes Island Flirt is a 9 piece bath and body set that contains a fragrance mist, shower gel, fragrance diffuser, body butter, body lotion, 2 rose petal soaps, a pouf and cosmetic bag. It features sweet black plum and passionate jasmine with a hint of wild orchid. It is quite florally, a little flirty and deliciously sweet. It has everything you need to escape the winter blues, stressful holiday season and your demanding 9 to 5, and transports you to a tropical location, if even only in your bathroom. It retails for $19.97.
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Last, but not least, the Smokey Look Kit which features a glitter mascara, liquid eye liner, baked blush, applicator brush and a 6 colour eyeshadow palette. If you’re looking for a quick and easy smokey eye look this holiday season that doesn’t break the bank, this is the set for you. I’m totally obsessed with Hard Candy’s baked blushes, so to me, the kit pays for itself with just that product alone. It comes with easy to follow, step by step guide that helps you create a dramatic eye look filled with shine and glitter, along with effortlessly achieving a healthy, radiant glow to your complexion. It retails for $9.97.
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  1. that is some adorable packaging! <3

  2. great choices!

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