I’d like to think as the mother of three children that I am busier than most.  In reality I’m probably only equally as busy as all of you.  I can’t think of one person I know that has a “free schedule” this time of year.
As runners, we have even less time than the average American, who spends little to no time per week working out.  This makes Gift Guides essential to getting it all done this holiday season.

Here are some of my favorite stocking stuffer items:

MAC Cosmetics Tinted Lipglass in C-Thru : I’ll admit that I wasn’t the one who found this perfect winter gloss!  I recently won a contest hosted by Treesje Handbags.  The main prize was one of their AWESOME purses, but also included were other items that were their favorites.  This non-color has quickly become my color of choice this holiday season.  It gives just a hint of neutral color and works with any outfit.  Easily dressed up, yet works perfect for every day use. 

$14.50.  Purchase online or in store.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve : Looking for a great lip moisturizer?  This is it. Smith’s has been selling this popular salve for over 100 years.  It also doubles as a moisturizer for dry elbows, knees, and works great as a diaper cream.  Already love the Rosebud Salve?  Try the Strawberry or Minted Rose flavors! 

$6 – Available online at Sephora

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm :  Looking for a little more color or sparkle?  Victoria’s secret makes another one of my go-to lip glosses.  My favorite color is the Nude color.  Sparkly yet sheer, again works when you want to dress it up or perfect for wearing to the grocery store.  The 5 tins for $20 is the best deal, and is great if you have lots of girls/women you are stuffing stockings for! 
5 for $20 or 2 for $12 – Available online or in stores

OPI and Essie Nailpolishes : I’d say these two brands are tied for the #1 best nail polish.  My favorite standby color from OPI is the ever popular Lincoln Park After Dark.  Described as “when midnight meets purple.”  My other fall/winter favorites from OPI also happen to be purple colors – Done Out in Deco and Parlez Vous. 
From Essie I’m loving Merino Cool, Sew Psyched and Velvet Voyeur.  Ulta Costmetic Stores are constantly running by two get one free promotions with both of these brands.  Also available on their website is a web coupon or printable coupon for $3.50 off any purchase of $10 or more.  Each nail color is usually around $8.  By 2 for $16, get one free, and use the coupon.  Your total. goes from $24 to $12.50.  Making this a very affordable gift or stocking stuffer!
Ulta is also currently running a promotion for free shipping over $25.


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