Top 3 Worst Beauty Presents For Your Lazy Friends

It’s that jolly time of year again. No not Christmas. Time for waiting in long queues, refunding oversized jeans and updating your TradeMe account. That’s right it’s time to deal with those awful Christmas presents.

Here are the top five worst Christmas presents you could have given this year. (And the top five products you should have given instead).

1. Waterproof mascara


Waterproof mascara is a great way to passively aggressively tell someone you don’t like them. And you think they cry too much. And you want all of their eyelashes to fall out. This mascara is great for special occasions, compulsive criers and those who work at aquariums. Unfortunately it can’t be used as a daily product without causing serious damage to your lashes. It’s also a pain to remove.

Instead try: NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. This mascara clings to the stubbornest, stumpiest eyelashes. Plus it can easily be swiped off at the end of the day. Check out our guide to buying mascara your friends will love.

2. Glittery Nailpolish


Nothing says I want you to suffer like glittery nailpolish. It looks stunning for the first day or so when it decides to behave. But then it starts to crack and you’re left with a glittery mess. Glitter in your baking, glitter on your pets, glitter on everything you dare to touch. And then you try to remove it. And you realize you’ve made. A. Huge. Mistake…

You can scrub your nails down to the enamel and still be left with glitter. This stuff just does not come loose.

Instead try: Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat. The beauty about this polish is it’s supposed to look cracked. So when your lazy friend’s polish starts to crack, it just adds to the effect. Plus it wipes away like no other polish.

3. Toner

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Ten step cleansing routine? Who has time for that! Certainly not your lazy friends. Toner has many skin benefits: moisturizing, evening and some claim to shrink pores. But your friend has a life! Or at least a Netflix subscription. They don’t have time to add toner to their cleansing process and you know it will sit idly in their bathroom cabinet.

Instead try: Banila Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm. Perfect for a simple, double cleansing process.

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