Stuck on stocking fillers? Look no further – we’ve compiled the best options for all budgets.
ZERO Shampoo Bar, R75.00 (www.zerobar.co.za)
Spoil your loved one guilt-free with one of these plastic-free, waste-free shampoo bars that are filled with nourishing vitamins and minerals, and last for 55 – 70 washes.
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, R99.00 (www.takealot.com)
Available in 11 different shades, these lip shimmers provide a natural-looking colour and shimmer while moisturising the lips with shea butter, beeswax and fruit oils.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, R125.00 (www.takealot.com)
This 100% natural cuticle cream contains sweet almond oil, cocoa seed butter and vitamin E to nourish and restore brittle nails and cuticles.
Softlips Raspberry Rush Lip Conditioner, R33.00 (Clicks)
An old favourite, Softlips is known to soften the lips and leave them instantly moisturised. This delicious raspberry scent also has an SPF20 to protect against sun damage.
Lush Cookie Dough Lip Scrub, R115.00 (Lush stores and www.za.lush.com)
Good enough to eat, this mouthwatering scrub tastes like delicious biscuits. Use it to gently scrub away dry skin and leave your lips soft and hydrated.
Avon Encanto Irresistible Hand Cream, R49.90 (www.my.avon.co.za)
Who doesn’t love a handbag-sized hand cream?! This beautifully-scented cream has a light texture that’s easily absorbed.
essence what the fake! volumizing & lengthening mascara, R86.95 (Dis-Chem)
Enriched with nylon fibres to create volume and length, this mascara leaves lashes looking longer and thicker.
Palladio I’m Blushing! 2-In-1 Cheek and Lip Tint, R95.00 (Dis-Chem)
We love this soft, cushiony multi-tasking cream colour stick that provides a subtle flush of colour to cheeks and lips.
Bionike Defence Color Lip Lumiere, R130.00 (Dis-Chem)
With a shiny finish, this gloss provides the lips with a gentle veil of radiant colour. It has a protective and emollient texture that gives a comfortable, natural result.
Avon True Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Berry Blast, R89.90 (www.my.avon.co.za)
The perfect lipstick for a sculpted, defined look. It has a hydrating matte formula that doesn’t dry the lips. No cracking or caking – just gorgeous colour.
Neutrogena Radiance Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask, R59.95 (Clicks, Dis-Chem)
Sheet masks are great extras to pop into Christmas stockings and Neutrogena is the latest brand to release this Korean favourite. Made from 100% Hydrogel illuminating formula enriched with Vitamin B3, this innovative texture wraps perfectly around your face like a second skin to maximise absorption of active ingredients, giving the skin a luminous glow.
Sorbet Charcoal Sheet Face Mask, R55.00 (Sorbet, Clicks)
Affordable, locally-produced and cruelty-free, this activated charcoal face mask draws out impurities and detoxifies the skin.
Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patch, R44.95 (Dis-Chem)
These patches are great for anyone seeing the first signs of ageing around the eye area. They contain skin fillers, collagen and green tea to fight 5 signs of ageing under the eyes: fine lines & wrinkles, elasticity loss, puffiness, dark circles and dryness.
Lush Soft Cover Massage Bar, R110.00 (Lush stores and www.za.lush.com)
A great gift for both men and women, this Lush massage bar is almost good enough to eat! The toffee fragrance has a yummy honey and cocoa centre and melts into the skin with ease. Smooth this sweet-smelling massage bar over the body for deliciously-scented and soft skin.
Morgan Taylor Rocketman Professional Nail Lacquer, R290.00 for the set (Sorbet)
Who better to inspire party nails than the king of glitter and sequins, Sir Elton John? The Rocketman collection features seven iconic shades including everything from ultra-bright pink to luxe glitter, purple and teal. The shades are also available in Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish, so you can have your nails done professionally and own the matching colours at home.
Mavala Solaris Collection, R87.00 each (Dis-Chem)
The hottest summer nail colours, free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and toluene.
Kelso Arum, Disa & Cosmos Fragrances 15ml, R114.95 (Edgars)
We’ve been so impressed with Kelso’s makeup collection, and these mini fragrances are just as impressive. Choose between Oriental floral (Disa), woody and floral (Arum) and fruity and floral (Cosmos).
Chapstick Classic Cherry, R41.95 (Dis-Chem)
Katy Perry said it best; everyone loves the taste of Cherry Chapstick. This classic is finally available in SA!