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Blogmas: Day 2 | Top 5 Affordable Beauty Gifts from e.l.f Cosmetics

Hey there babes!

Welcome back to Mimosas & Marionettes!

This is day 2 of Blogmas!

I placed a large order of beauty/makeup products from the e.l.f Cosmetics website recently and I wanted to share some of the ones I thought would make amazing stocking stuffers or  gifts for your family and friends!! I will definitely blog about the other products I purchased during the rest of my blogmas series so stay tuned. I picked these as my favorite holiday gifts from e.l.f. because they are affordable enough to not break the bank if you have lots of friends you want to spoil!

e.l.f Cosmetics has some of the most affordable and practical makeup products that are easy to use, great quality, and come with great packaging for excellent presentation! They are also cruelty free meaning they love the FUR BABIES!

I was not compensated for writing this post and I personally tired these products myself. All opinions are honest and my own.

  1. Day to Night Smoky Eye Shadow 4 Piece Set

This chic set comes with 3 duo shadows or 6 different colors. One light duo with two shades a matte and shimmer. One neutral duo giving you two slightly darker brown shades. Two great transition colors. Finally a darker duo with two shades of black, one matte and one shimmer for more of a night time look! 

They are very pigmented and glide easily on the brush for easy application. 

Here is a quick little 10sec video for you!


I absolutely love this kit! It’s only $5.00 and even comes with an eye shadow brush! I think it’s a fabulous bang for your buck! 

This is the brush included in the set!


2. The Essential Lip Stain img_4925

I’m holding the color Berry Blush! It’s only $2.00 and I am in love with it! I felt a little silly at first because It’s a marker for your lips! HAHA! I love this color for the holiday season and its easy to carry and perfect with or without gloss on top.

3. Lip Exfoliator

Amazing Packaging! ONLY $3.00
When I purchased it online it came to me in nicer packaging! I believe it is a different formula as the Mint Manic because the Clear is more soft on my lips and feels almost like a balm.


Mint Manic is dry and rough! How I would imagine a Lip Exfoliator would be. I apply it on to my lips and it removes all the dead skin!
I love mint manic! It leaves my lips feeling so amazing! Read more about it in my other post about my Influenster #voxbox 

They are both great and I would recommend them to you as the perfect gift for a family member or a friend this Christmas!

4. Baked Eyeshadow Palette 


The eye shadows featured in this palette named California were baked in the oven and infused with many fruits to hydrate and nourish the skin. They are very shimmery and look luxurious and appealing! Definelty a great gift! Very neautral shades but the dark grey and purple are perfect for night looks. Below are swatches. Not the best but I tried! Some are very Sheer others are more pigmented! Definitely a variety of great qualities. This palette is great for the price. 

It’s available in various colors each themed to represent a state.  You can purchase the palette online for $10!

5. Liquid Lipstick


(Excuse my chipped nail polish! Lol) 

This liquid lipstick is so compact and easy to carry. It fits right in the small pocket of my purse. It’s a little glossy but ulimitley very velvety and moisturizing. Great for on the go! 

For only $1 each pick these up in every color available on the e.l.f. Cosmetics website!

Alright gals! Those were my top 5 picks off the e.l.f website for cute stocking stuffers or affordable small gifts for only $10 or less! Pick these up right now by visiting!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow for another #Blogmas post!

 – Rosalinda ❤


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