December 22, 2014

Last Minute Gifting + A Giveaway!

I usually have all my presents ordered and wrapped the week after Thanksgiving. But with all my traveling these past few months, I lost my normal Type A gift giving skills. Then a last minute trip to Australia came up. I ordered as much as I could online. But the night before my flight I realized there were quite a few people still missing on my list. Dealing with mall traffic was out of the question. So instead I headed to my local CVS.

Fifteen minutes later, I left with all the gifts I needed, plus wrapping paper and cards. CVS has a fab beauty selection. So I went through the aisles, stocking up on my fave brands. While smaller items are the perfect stocking stuffer, you can use an assortment of beauty products to make your own personalized gift set!

Sydne-Style-last-minute-gift-ideas-Christmas-CVS-beauty-club-stocking-stuffers-papyrus-cards-I even saved money on my holiday shopping by being a CVS Beauty Club member. I joined years ago and every time I shop it feels like a game to see how many ExtraBucks I can make. For every $50 you spend, you earn $5 ExtraBucks and there are always great deals and special offers. If you’re not a member of CVS Beauty Club yet, you’ll get a 10% off beauty shopping pass at enrollment—which gives you an even greater deal on holiday gifts.

Keep reading for my tips for picking out last minute presents. And make sure to enter the giveaway! I’ve teamed up with CVS to give away five $50 gift cards. Good luck and happy holidays!

*The giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners!


Photos by Sylvia Gunde

– Shopping Tips –

  • Stick to a color palette. It makes your gift look more luxe and well thought out. I did gold, silver and red for a festive feel.
  • Use travel cases to make your own gift set. I put my favorite nail polishes in a silver case for a metallic stocking stuffer.
  • Save time by skipping the wrapping paper and use a gift bag. I like to add holiday-themed treats in tissue paper for a sweet surprise.

Sydne-Style-last-minute-gift-ideas-Christmas-CVS-beauty-club-stocking-stuffers-loreal-lip-balm-essie-nail-polish-– Beauty Products Used –
Essie Nail Polish, L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray, CVS exclusive soap, Ardell Fashion Lashes, L’Oreal Eye Shadow, Allegro Case, CVS Compact Mirror, L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm

Sydne-Style-last-minute-gift-ideas-Christmas-CVS-beauty-club-stocking-stuffers-what-to-wear-on-christmas-day-red-pleated-skirtTop: French Connection
Skirt: ASOS
Earrings: BaubleBar (similar)
Rings: Stella & Dot, Henri Bendel, Styled by Noir 
Shoes: Shoedazzle

– a Rafflecopter giveaway
*Giveaway open to US residents only. Must be 18 or older to register. Winner will be announced December 31 at 2pm PST.

*Brought to you by CVS Beauty Club*

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  1. Jana Meister commented:

    Love those shoes!! Great tips for gifting 🙂

    Xo Jana

    Published 12.22.14 Reply
  2. chrissiemz commented:

    Happy Holidays! I love the tips!

    Published 12.22.14 Reply
  3. Melissa Tierney commented:

    Great photos girl!


    Published 12.22.14 Reply
  4. Prudence Yeo commented:

    Adore the pleated design of the top and skirt, very pretty! And the red heels are absolutely lovely too!


    Published 12.22.14 Reply
  5. Chris commented:

    You look fabulous, and thank you for the chance to win a gift card!

    Published 12.23.14 Reply
  6. The Chic SAHM commented:

    That skirt is everything!

    Published 12.23.14 Reply
  7. 1chynna commented:

    thank you gorgeous

    Published 12.24.14 Reply
  8. French Basketeer commented:

    You look fabulous Sydne and clearly I must go to CVS now! Merry Christmas!

    Published 12.25.14 Reply
  9. Meg commented:

    It all looks so luxe by choosing a color palette!

    Meg of An Affair of Character

    Published 12.28.14 Reply
  10. saucyfbaby commented:

    the l’oreal infallible eyeshadows are one of my fave drugstore products of all time !

    thank you so much for the chance & hope you have a happy new year !

    ––– nicole o.

    Published 12.28.14 Reply

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