Holiday Gift Guide 2012: The Drugstore Gems

Sparkle, Neely, sparkle: This is the 2012 BBJ Holiday Gift Guide. For more gift ideas, click here

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On a tight budget? Don’t fret: There are tons of deals to be had right from the drugstore. Mass is so not crass. Here, the best gifts under $35. As the sage Huey Lewis (and The News) once said in song, you don’t need no credit card to ride this train. 

Pixi Early Bird Kit ($34) A palette of three blushes, two bronzers, one highlighter, four base eye powders and 16 eye shadow. For $34. FROM PIXI. Get involved and catch that worm.

Mark Cosmetics MetalWorks Liquid Eyeliner ($8) Light up your lids with these molten metal liquid liners for a festive holiday gaze and prepare for mistletoe madness.

E.L.F. Nail Polish Cube ($10) FOURTEEN NAIL POLISHES (some with GLITTER) for TEN DOLLARS. Are you MAD? 

N.P. Set All That Glitters Gel Duo in Sao Paolo  ($10) The subtlest adornment for your lids in an ethereal cool blue hue yields a lifting effect sans surgery when you sweep it on in an upward motion at the temples. That’s a tip I learned from the master himself, Napoleon Perdis. 

Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gloss in Raspberry Reflections ($8) Creamy shine in a range of flattering hues for your upcoming holiday bashes; pair with a tight-lined eye and massive lashes. 

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash ($8) For dry, flaky skin in the winter (and who among us isn’t plagued with such an unsexy affliction?) this creamy wash takes care of BIZ. And for $8. 
Suave Advanced Therapy Body Lotion ($3) Real therapy involves crying and couches and invasive questions and rude references to your id and how it needs to be controlled. Suave’s therapy is dirt-cheap and brings your ashy limbs back from their icky incarnation into gleaming, hydrated glory thanks to its vitamin- and glycerin-infused formula. That’s really all you need to know. 
What drugstore gems are you loving for gifting this season? 

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