I found some new favorite products that are worth investigating and purchasing. Whether you need these items for yourself, or you want to gift them, you won't be disappointed. Since these products are small, they make perfect and affordable stocking stuffers.
I always keep multiple brands of mascara just in case one acts up and this recent discovery is worth sharing. Benefit Cosmetics created some flirty lashes that are worth batting around town. This brand creates dramatic length and thickens lashes to create an extra va-voom effect. Your friends and coworkers will appreciate this product as a gift, and it doesn't smudge like most of my other favorite mascaras.
→ Buy the Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara, $9.00-$19.00, at sephora.com.
Lip glosses are everywhere, and, although there are several good brands, you can't go wrong with a stick of little lip glosses that latch on to one another, which makes it easy to carry in your purse and convenient to try different colors on different occasions. I love the concept and I think it is an awesome way to package lip glosses, as opposed to the boring gloss compact.
→ Buy the Sephora Collection Color Wand For Lips, $10.00, at sephora.com.
Keeping some color on your face during the winter is crucial, because you don't want to look like you just walked out of the morgue. Lorac Tantalizer products are a necessity. They cover and accentuate areas I need them to cover and accentuate. Their full body product has been a lifesaver, because it's covered all my karate bruises and added color to my legs and arms. It's the perfect cover up and it won't looking fake or orange. Furthermore, the face bronzer will exude a natural glow without looking like you just got back from a spray tan. The sun kissed, swirled baked bronzer is silky-smooth and perfect for contouring your face. Give this to your best girlfriends; keep it a secret from your enemy, but remember to purchase one for yourself.
→ Buy the Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer, $32.00, at sephora.com.
Betsey Johnson jewelry is always one of my fun picks for every season. I love gifting her accessories because they're always fun. I found a more conservative pair that is perfect for the more conservative types. I like the simple yet exciting purple crystal flower studs. The color is an "it" color of the season and it pops when contrasted with the right colors. Purple lovers, dive in!
→ Buy the Betsey Johnson Purple Crystal Flower Stud Earrings, $30.00, at macys.com.
Purse hangers are not for everyone, but they're a perfect gift for a teenager or your fun, hip friend. They come in all styles and different patterns. The leopard is fun and festive for the winter months and some come with stilettos on them and all kinds of funky, creative designs. The site has plenty of options. This is a great stocking stuffer and a great gift because you won't need to empty your wallet to buy several. I believe you will receive a discount if you buy in bulk, which is worth inquiring about.
→ Buy the Silverhooks Leopard Print Black Frame Purse Hook, $14.99, at silverhooks.com.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.