I’m so excited to launch the first annual Not Your Standard Stocking Giveaway! This year instead of the usual gift guides posts, I wanted to create something that shared my love for certain brands/products while also allowing you guys a chance to actually try them out. Your constant support does not go unnoticed, the comments you leave here on the blog and on instagram always make my day and provide me with such valuable feedback for my brand and my own personal self. So, since we are in the season of giving, in the past few months I’ve been working on a long list of my top products from beauty to fashion to travel and food to include in the NYS stockings. In the next 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, I will be giving away a weekly stocking based on one those categories! Excited? Because I am! These are #notyourstandardstockings after all – so we aren’t talking about gum and mint chocolates here, these are quality products that I adore and use until the very last drop! This week we are kicking off NYS Stockings giveaway with the beauty category – this stocking includes some of the products I swear by in my beauty routine.
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Bobbi Brown Sequin Eye Shadows – these shadows are perfect for your holiday makeup looks. Each shadow in infused with flecks of metallic shimmer and the gold packaging always looks so good on my vanity.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick – this is one of my favourite highlighters, it provides you with a subtle sparkle glow and the blend of champagne and rose-gold tones works for so many skin tones. It creates this warm ambiance on your skin, making you party season ready!

Amazing Grace by Philosophy –  I really love using this line from Philosophy in my morning bath routine. The entire line if fresh, feminine and clean – something I always look for in my bath products. The whipped body butter keeps my skin hydrated during these winter months and the Eau de Toilette spray is ideal on the days I don’t wear my regular perfume.

Beauty Counter – You must know my love for this brand by now and if your don’t, you can read posts about it here and here. I’ve tried so many products from Beauty Counter and I keep returning to them again and again. I narrowed it down to my top 3 for you guys:

The Soothing Face Oil – The simplest way to moisturize my skin and boost radiance, this silky formula contains a luxurious blend of pure plant oils and you only need a few drops for your skin to feel completely hydrated. I really like using this at night time.

Rejuvenating Eye Cream & Sea Salt Spray 

bareMinerals Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream – I did an entire post about this line when it came out and I’ve been using it almost every day since! This buttercream is luxuriously hydrating and leaves my skin with a natural glow.


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The giveaway’s are open worldwide. They are open to anyone of any age, however please have parents consent to provide your postage and email address details if you’re under 18. All entries will be thoroughly checked and verified, failure to follow entry instructions with unfortunately void your entry.. Usage of the products in the prize are used at the winners discretion. I can not be held responsible for the contents of the prize not being correct for your skin type,  hair type or personal tastes, but hopefully you will love everything as much as I do! Please read all ingredients in each product before using. 

  • The Amazing Grace beauty products looks so interesting. All these great gifts ideas! 🙂
    Merci for sharing.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Natalie S.

    Best holiday movie will always be Home Alone

  • Annette L.

    I’m a sucker for A Charlie Brown Christmas every year.

  • What a great idea!
    My favourite holiday movie would have to be The Grinch – what that says about me, I’ll let you be the judge haha. Elf is a close second! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

  • Anna

    My favourite holiday movie is The Family Man.

  • Irena Matković

    I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Stefie Piperidou

    I love the Holiday and Love actually

  • Michelle Joseph

    Excellent giveaway. How exciting!

  • Sonia Álvarez Ferro

    I love Love Actually

  • Will G

    My favorite is Elf.

  • Great giveaway! Philosophy is such an amazing brand.

    xx, Fatima

  • Maïté

    Such a great giveaway!
    My favourite holiday movie would be Home Alone, definitely a must to watch it at least once during the holiday season 🙂

  • Elle Von M

    Best movie for this season to me is “How the Grinch stole Christmas” 😉


  • Dani

    Woa, what a generous giveaway with beautiful stocking stuffers! Luv that they’re #notyourstandard !! Happy holidays!

  • Sam Broll

    Favourite holiday movie is definite The Santa Clause!

  • Tiffany gill

    Home Alone!!!!

  • Anabel

    I Love The Holiday :*

  • AliceJoy

    I love all your posts! Your feed is my inspo. Your skin and hair always looks so amazing so I know the products your giving away will be bomb lol. Love ya girl!

  • Jennifer T.

    Omg, I love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! I’m such a goof…

  • Silke

    Love Actually is my favourite! x

  • Lena

    The products look really lovely and I love your idea! Can’t wait to try them out. I’ll probably buy some of them anyways if I don’t win 😀

  • Anna-Lena

    Best holiday movie is definitely the Holidays 🙂

  • Alicia Newell

    The Ref!

  • Vanessa

    It’s always a toss up between Elf and A Christmas Story. 🙂

  • Vanessa

    My favorite Christmas movie would probably be Nightmare Before Christmas 🙂

  • Jessica

    Fave holiday movie is Love Actually !!!

  • Olivia

    What a great idea for a non-traditional stocking! Best Christmas movie’s gotta be A Christmas Story 🙂

  • Nia

    My favourite holiday movie is The Muppets Christmas Carol!

  • Ieleen

    My favourite holiday movie is Elf!

  • Jen

    My favorite holiday movie is Home Alone I & II

  • ~abi~

    ahhhhh! i would LOVE to win this!

  • Kate Dalziel

    Love Actually is #1!

  • Kayley

    I like A Christmas Carol.

  • Madison

    My favourite Christmas movie would be Elf… 🙂

  • Ingunn Sandoy

    Home Alone I and II are my faves! xx

  • Petra Kovarik

    My all time favourite is Home Alone, simple the true christmas story 🙂

  • Carly Williams

    My favorite is Love Actually.

  • Sarah

    Home alone is my favourite!!

  • Brittany

    Love Actually and Serendipity!

  • Bella Longdon

    Love actually

  • D&D


  • Léa Fournier

    Caspar the ghost is by far my favorite!

  • holly benjamin

    the Grinch!!

  • Mikhaila Searle

    Home Alone, of course.

  • Rachel Griesmer

    My favorite holiday movie is Elf.

  • Christine

    I adore the movie Love Actually!

  • lee mckoen

    My favorite is Elf for sure!

  • Courtney Brown

    Home Alone is a favourite for sure!

  • whittikere

    definitely home alone


  • Elizabeth

    Such an amazing giveaway! I would love to try the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick, and my favorite holiday movie is “While you were Sleeping”

  • Sarah J Jackson

    I would have to go with A Christmas Story , I get so excited when it comes on every year lol

  • Definitely Home Alone 2! x

  • Sarah Livingstone

    The Holiday!

  • Elli

    This Christmas 😍😍😍🎄

  • Taylor Closet

    I love Home Alone.

  • Jiv Pi

    This is weird, but I love the Grinch 😀 sweet movie X Jivanee

  • sofiane

    Home alone

  • Callie Hoelscher

    My favorite holiday movie is either Elf or White Christmas depending on the day! 🙂

  • Torea Fernandes

    My favourite holiday movie of all time is Serendipity!

  • Starla

    Wow this would be so, so amazing! My favorite holiday movie Is without a doubt, Elf! xo

  • Carolyn

    What a great idea!
    The Holiday is definitely my go-to!

  • runspud

    The Holiday with Cameron Diaz- I can watch that a few times a year.

  • Amy Stephens

    The Holiday!

  • Dana

    My favourite Christmas movie is Elf

  • Jessica Kuehnemuth

    I love this giveaway! My favourite Chirstmas movie is The Grinch!

  • Leigh B

    The Muppet Christmas Carol!!

  • Lana

    First of all,thank you for this amazing giveaway,you rock!
    Home alone 2,oh i love that movie!

  • Annamarie Voss

    I love Christmas in Connecticut because it reminds me of how life use to be and we also watch Elf every year.

  • Elizabeth

    My favorite holiday movie is The Holiday!

  • Loving all of these beautiful picks <3 🙂 Thank you so much for this great giveaway! And my favorite holiday movie has definitely got to be Love Actually!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Shea

    My favorite holiday movie is Christmas Vacation! xD

  • Valentina Badea

    Many favourites but I think the most endearing and beautiful of them all, to me, is Miracle on 34th Street, the one from 1994.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Month! 🎄😄

  • Julia V

    Home alone is a wonderful Classic movie with all the holidayfeeling I need!

  • Helen Wu

    Love Actually – all time favourite!

  • Carrie Hosozawa

    Love Actually makes me cry everytime. Love all the dreamy, subtle colors in your layout above.

  • Dóra Esze

    Home Alone!! the best. Love it

  • Tough choice. I’m going to say A Christmas Story!

  • Carol Roberts clark

    A Christmas Story

  • Danielle Jee

    Nightmare Before Christmas!

  • I love a good funny movie, so my top TWO favorites are Elf (Will Ferrell is a national treasure) and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!

  • lee mckoen

    I have to say the original Christmas story for sure!

  • The Grinch for sure!!

  • Clarissa Hiciano

    I love A Christmas Story! Omg I think I would literally shed a tear for the makeup gods! 🙌😍💋

  • Mythri Viswanathan

    Love actually! No question

  • Kate S

    The Family Stone 🙂

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I love the movie Elf. (:

  • Kira

    The Holiday!! I am so excited about this and so sweet of you!

  • Ashley Novak

    the grinch!!!

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    Home Alone !

  • Madeline

    I love the Charlie Brown Christmas special.

  • Bets

    The Snowman cartoon based on the Raymond Briggs book.

  • bookloon

    I like A Christmas Story and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

  • Britt Buchanan

    White Christmas and Family Stone:)

  • Jana

    I definitely love watching movies on holidays. One of my favorite is “The Holiday”. Could watch this every day. And in christmas time I do love “Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbröde” very much as well.

  • Danielle Pelton

    Most definitely ELF, I could watch it year round!

  • Sandhra John

    I love 2 movies The holiday and home alone.. Could watch this anytime.. Thanks a ton for the giveaway..

  • Lourdes Martin

    HOME ALONE!! I’ve been obsessed since I was a kid.


  • My favorite holiday movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Marie

    Home alone and The Holiday!

  • Jen

    Home Alone, Elf and the Holiday!

  • Roxana Monemdjou

    Home Alone!

  • Jackie Veenstra

    Charles Dickins a Christmas carol! Very nostalgic ❤️

  • Romina Donnini

    Love Actually and Christmas with the Kranks! 🙂

  • Alexandra

    The Family Stone!!! Without question.

  • Myriam Wills


  • Angie Guerrero

    Home alone. My holiday is incomplete without that movie. I love it

  • Eva

    Love Actually

  • Jonathan Chen

    I’ve always personally loved the polar express- there is an inate charm and character in that movie.

  • Sierra Michelle

    Most definitely How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • Matteo F

    Elf, of course!

  • “Eloise at the Plaza” is my all-time favorite!

  • Laura P Carvajal

    Love Actually!

  • Dee Derocher

    Without a doubt, A Christmas Story. A true oldie-but-goodie!

  • Satu

    Love actually would be my pick!

  • Sari


  • Loraine

    The grinch with Jim Carey

  • Hayley

    Elf! It’s not Christmas time until I have watched Elf!

  • Ginel

    Home Alone always brings out the holiday spirit (and the kid) in me! ♥

  • It’s a Wonderful Life, hands down <3

  • c graikowski

    I just watched It’s a Wonderful Life for the first time last weekend! So for sure that’s my favorite right now. Actually, that movie is tied with Elf.

  • dana alkwifi

    I love the movie Elf!