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Giftable Beauty: $30 And Under

budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, gift ideas, holiday 2008, Product Reviews Yes, this gorgeous faux-jewel adorned lip palette by MAC is under $30!  What a statement it makes!  Filled with three gorgeous, universally flattering plum shades of gloss, this is the gift she'll tote with her everywhere she goes this winter.  Retail price is $22.50. Click HERE to buy MAC Fascinating Ruby: 3 Plum Lips at NordstromClick HERE to buy it online from MAC.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, gift ideas, holiday 2008, Product Reviews What better way to keep warm this winter?  philosophy's "Warm by the Fire" gift set includes  a double rich hot cocoa shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath, melting marshmallow cream body souffle and a s'mores flavored lip shine.  Yum times three!  With a retail price of only $25, you may want to treat yourself!  Click HERE to buy philosophy Warm By The Fire.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, gift ideas, holiday 2008, Product Reviews You can give great gift with Origins this year, and not have to part with too much cash!  Start with Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream.  This intense body moisturizer is the perfect after-bath treat during the cold winter months, and even has the seasonal snappy scent of Ginger.  Three 1.7 oz. tubes retail for only $18.50.  Click HERE to buy Ginger Souffle Whipped body cream.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, holiday 2008, gift ideas, Product Reviews Trish McEvoy knows beauty on the go, and these pocketable fragrances are not only glam, but practical!  Each lean bottle easily fits into even the thinnest clutch, and–yes–can even be tucked into a pocket!  What a wonderful gift these roll-on fragrances make.  Fragrance #3, with notes of Snow Drop flowers and white narcissus, is classic and clean.  Perfect for a woman who demands the best.  Retail price is $20.  Click HERE to buy Trish McEvoy Pocketable Fragrance #3 Snow Drop & Crystal Flower at Nordstrom.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, holiday 2008, gift ideas, Product Reviews Each trial-sized liner in Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner set is roughly 2/3 the size of their full-sized counterparts.  Five of these coveted eye pencils for only $29 is a steal when you consider a full sized pencil would normally retail for $16!  Among the smudge-able urban-chic pencil shades in the "Velvet Rope" collection is "zero"–the #1 bestselling black eyeliner at Sephora!  Click HERE to buy Urban Decay 24/7 Travel Size Set at SephoraClick HERE to buy it from Urban Decay.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, holiday 2008, gift ideas, Product Reviews Three dual-ended glosses from Benefit will ensure her lips are covered for every occasion!  Six colors, ranging from a golden gloss to a deep cranberry make the perfect gift for the gloss addict in your life.  Retail price $26.  Click here to buy "peace, love & glossiness" at Benefit.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, holiday 2008, gift ideas, Product Reviews Why give a Starbucks gift card when there are more interesting ways to enjoy good coffee?  5th Avenue Bath Co. offers an 8 oz. jar of Exfoliating Coffee Scrub for $22. The caffeinated formula  tones and firms skin!  Click HERE to buy this scrub at the 5th Avenue Bath Co.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, holiday 2008, gift ideas, Product Reviews Every year, I look forward to seeing the gift selection at my local Clinique counter.  This year did not disappoint!  The cheerful orange flowered bag is half the fun of this gloss set!  Retail price is $25. Click HERE to buy The Kissers at Clinique.com.
budget gift ideas, beauty gifts, gift ideas, holiday 2008, Product Reviews The truly budget conscious needn't worry. Avon has so many gorgeous palette options that are also affordable! This all-over-face palette was designed by marimekko, and retails for only $10. What a conversation starter it makes when you're reapplying in the ladies room! Click HERE to check it out at Avon.