Halloween isn’t for another few days, but already holiday items are starting to pop up online and in stores. I’m not big on rushing the holidays (and I have a strict no holiday music until after Thanksgiving policy), but I am never sorry to get an early shot at holiday gift sets! So I was excited to see the endcaps set up at my local Target with some early holiday offerings.
I am always tempted by e.l.f. giftsets because of the low price point, but I have been deeply disappointed by the quality
when I’ve tried them. I did grab a $3 pack of blotting papers, since I burn through rice paper blotting sheets like it’s my job, and I’d love to find a cheaper alternative.
I was so busy trying to decide whether or not to take a chance on a $5 eyeshadow kit that I almost missed the $15 nail polish set. Ultimately I abandoned the eyeshadows in favor of the nail polishes, which will make great stocking stuffers. (Besides, cheap nail polish is almost always a better buy than cheap eye shadow.)
This endcap wasn’t exactly holiday-specific…
…but what I didn’t capture in the photo was the bottom half of the display, which had even more e.l.f gift sets, including another nail polish set (14 for $10), which I also grabbed. I have some ideas for cute ways to wrap them up for holiday gifts, and I’ll share them next month.
I’d already seen some two-for-$9.99 Burt’s Bees lip color gift sets at Walgreens, but Target’s got a whole holiday range on display:
Also spotted: The Kardashian/Nicole by OPI
holiday nail collection, which had nothing I couldn’t live without… although if I see a great deal somewhere, I might be tempted to pick up Kardashing Through the Snow. I’m a sucker for a great holiday glitter.