17.5.12

Gift Idea : DIY Beauty Box

Traditionally my sister and I always buy each other vouchers for our birthdays, we set a limit of £10 to spend on each other years ago and have stuck to it ever since. This year I decided to actually get her a present instead of copping out and picking up a voucher. She had to cancel her GlossyBox subscription recently due to being on maternity so I figured I'd put together her own personal beauty box on a budget of £10.

DIY beauty box on a budget of £10 for birthday gift

I had a few sweets left over from Boux Avenue, I put these and all the goodies into a empty JolieBox.

three montagne face masks from home bargains

Three Montagne face masks for £2 from Home Bargains.

various samples sachets

Samples that I had lying around unused.

travaloo perfume atomiser in lilac

Travalo perfumes atomiser, £6.50 Cheapsmells. You can read a review of my atomiser here.

label.m dry shampoo

Unused dry shampoo that I received in a goodie bag.

 Urban Decay Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Gunmetal

Urban Decay Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Gunmetal, £1.70 Cheapsmells. (I am so annoyed that I didn't order another one of these for myself as it was such a bargain and is no longer available on their site!)

Silver and gold glitter nail varnishes

Two unused nail varnishes - duplicates in my collection.

She seemed to really enjoy opening her box and rifling through the goodies - this may well replace the voucher tradition! 

42 comments:

  1. ooh this was such a great idea, so lovely!

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  2. Making a beauty box for a present is a great idea :) I might do one for my niece for her birthday!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Glad that I could inspire you gift wise! x

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  3. Ahhh what a frigging amazing idea! i might have to steal this

    www.justjoannablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. That's such a cute idea and amazing how many items are in there, you should go into business Leanne ;) I'd buy this box.

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. haha yes that would be good, GlossyBox who? Its all about Leanne's box ha x

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  5. This is such an amazing idea. I'm glad she liked it :)

    http://ldnsquirrelbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Debbie, she seemed to like it x

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  6. What a brilliant idea for a gift!

    http://thoughtfulsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  7. I always do gifts like this for my friends and for my mum, it's an easy way to get a great present when you're on a tight budget!

    xo

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    1. It is great and lovely to do something different. I will now be saving up every single sample that I receive to put in next years ha x

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  8. This is such a lovely idea, I might start doing this for friends :) You managed to get quite a lot of stuff in there, and that Urban Decay pigment was so cheap!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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    1. The Urban Decay was such a bargain, can't believe I didn't have the sense to get myself one :( Doh!
      x

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  9. This is a lovely idea, some really nice bits and bobs too. Also you should know that my freezer is now full of Gregs frozen pastry goods! xo

    www.sequinedlife.com

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    1. haha I'm such a bad influence! I've also got my mam and sister hooked on the range! x

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  10. This is such a great idea, I would pilfer it but none of my family are as into beauty as I am!

    xx

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    1. I never would have thought of doing it until my sis got envious of my GB and subbed herself! I never realised it was her cup of tea before x

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  11. this is such a nice idea, very thoughtful :) I'd love something like this as gift and I regularly do things like this for other people too!
    Jess xo
    http://jesslovelyjubbly.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks :) I would love to receive this too x

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  12. Thats such a lovely idea!! :)
    I always go to home bargains for those face masks (and a million other things) its such a great shop xx

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    1. Home Bargains is one of the best shops! x

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  13. I love these gift idea's! so amazing! will be trying them.

    Nafisah xo

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.com

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  14. This is a great idea :) I love the gifts you included :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    xx

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  15. That's such a sweet idea! x

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  16. Oh this is a great idea. I do hamper/boxes quite often as gifts but usually don't put a budget on it and have never done a beauty box, you've already made me think of a few people this will be great for.

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    1. We've always set a budget for our gifts, sibling tradition I guess! x

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  17. Great birthday gift! Your sister is so lucky

    I've given a few friends a mish-mash of beauty items in a pretty box and they all LOVE it! The excitement on their faces when ripping into a box to find not one, but many little gifts is priceless!

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    1. She was very excited when opening it and pulling the different things out! x

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  18. Such a fabulous idea your sister is lucky x

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) She isn't that lucky mind, she has me as a sister haha x

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