Birthday Wishlist: Beauty and books!

birthday wishlist

I wanted to do a little wishlist as  there are so many things I’m desiring at the moment and then I remembered that it’s my birthday soon. So I thought I’d turn it into a bit of a birthday wishlist in the hope that my mumma will get some inspiration!

BEAUTY AND BOOKS WISHLIST…

beauty wishlist

Orofluido Beauty Elixir Hair Oil £12.99/100ml: The last time I bought this it cost me £24 and it’s currently on offer all allbeauty.com for half that price so this is definitely something I’ll be picking up again soon. I love love love this product. It saves my hair on a daily basis. After I’ve washed my hair I rub this in (avoiding my roots so as not to make them greasy looking) before drying. It leaves my hair feeling healthier and looking shinier. When you consider how much I dye my hair, I’m loathed to think about what it would look like if I didn’t take care of it properly. This product is is my holy grail for good hair. It’s also great for rubbing in when dry to control frizz, flyaways and add shine.

Origins Clear Improvement Face Mask £22/100ml: Origins is easily my favourite skincare brand and this is next on my list of things to try out. I have quite sensitive skin but I get hideously blocked, dirty pores around my nose that always lead to break outs. I usually don’t get on too well with masks for this reason, but my skin (touch wood) has been doing alright recently so I’d really like to give this mask a go. I also really like that Origins are doing this new “Try Me. Love Me.” thing, where when you buy a full size they send you a sample as well. If you don’t like the sample you can send the full size back. Genius!

MAC Mineralize Glass in Got Style £19/6ml: I have been a massive fan of MAC lipsticks for a good few years now, but I have never branched out into their glosses, which seems completely insane since they have so many beautiful ones. I was doing some swatching at my local MAC counter and I decided that this is the colour I liked best. While I appreciate it’s not the most appropriate for springtime, I really like purpley, dark pink lips on me and this is one I’d really like to try out.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer £25/30ml: I have wanted this primer for far too long now. I’ve heard such wonderful things about it for such a long time but primer isn’t one of those things that I choose to spend my money on. Why would you when there are vibrant lipsticks and new eye creams to buy. But I’m seeing the error of my ways and I do know how much difference primer can make to your look, particularly if you’re wearing the same face of make up all day long!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream £26/50ml at Boots but on offer at allbeauty.com £6.95/30ml: This is another product that has been on my beauty radar for a while now. This is supposed to be the wholly grail, particularly when it comes to looking after your lips. Now my lips are always chapped. It doesn’t matter what I use on them, if I never wear lipstick, if I use nothing, if I exfoliate, if I don’t… they’re always chapped. I’m looking for a cure desperately. I wonder if this might be it. Now the problem, I’m not going to lie to you here, it smells horrid. I’ve picked this product up in Debenhams on more than one occasion, about to make a purchase but then opening the sample and promptly changing my mind. I just don’t know if I could put something that smelly onto my lips for a prolonged amount of time. I really want it to win me over, but I’m just not sure. Now, considering it’s currently on offer I think I’ll have a make an investment. Now’s as good a time as any!

books wishlist

Looking for Alaska by John GreenHaving read The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green, I have to say that I’m a fan. I have a few more of his books left to read and this is one of them. If I’m honest I don’t know what it’s about and I’d be reading it based on the fact that I’ve enjoyed works of the author before. But (JK Rowling aside) I think that’s as good a reason as any.

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsI am so excited for this book and it was released way back in January, I’m actually super ashamed that I haven’t bought it yet. The first book was brilliant. I loved the writing style, the premise the incorporation of the beautiful images Riggs collected. I closed it wishing for a second book to read and here it finally is. I can’t wait!

Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant by Veronica RothHaving seen the film a short while ago I have been completely jazzed about reading the books. You can read my review of the film over here, but needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! I don’t think I can wait until the next film to see what happens next, so I’ll definitely have to dip into the books soon.

beauty wishlist

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £8.99: At Superdrug Real Techniques Brushes are currently buy one, get a second half price! It seems like everyone has one of these and I feel like I’m missing out on something big. I’m not much of a fancy brush kind of girl. My favourite brushes are my £1.99  H&M brow brush and my £12.99 set of brushes from Sleek. They’ve done me well and I’ve never seen the need for more expensive brushes. But there’s something about foundation brushes that are different to me, I’ve tried a few cheaper ones and am disappointed time and time again, I’m hoping this will live up to the hype and sort my foundation out once and for all.

Make Up Revolution Awesome 100 Eyeshadow Collection £12: That’s right, it’s twelve pounds! To be completely honest with you I just want to try everything from this brand. They’ve got some gorgeous eye palettes available for £4 and some really cool, vibrant lipsticks for just £1, but I thought this super diverse palette might be a good place to start. I think this is something I’ll be purchasing for myself in the near-distant future even if it’s not something I get for my birthday. Oh and you can pick up Revolution products at Superdrug now too!

LUSH Rose Bubble Bar £2.95: Not only does this bubble bar look absolutely beautiful, it smells amazing too. I had one in my hand last time I was in LUSH and went for a bath bomb instead and I’ve been regretting it ever since. By the looks of the website it turns your bath a gorgeous pinky colour with plenty of bubbles for a good long soak.

Benefit Erase Paste £20.50: I am a long standing advocate of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and while I am still a fan, I really want to try something new. I’ve been disappointed with so many concealers in the past (unfortunately having the worst under eye circles of anyone I know) but I think that this might be the product that will convert me. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the packaging, having a concealer in a little pot doesn’t seem entirely sensical to me, but i suppose it’ll allow for less wastage if nothing else. I’ve tried tester of this in store and I’ve really liked the highlighting effect it gives. I’m looking forward to being about to incorporatee it into my make up routine.

xx

SOURCES AND RELEVANT LINKS

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4 thoughts on “Birthday Wishlist: Beauty and books!

  1. Emma H says:

    Loved this post! I actually have just bought a lot of the things you have on here 🙂 I highly recommend the Smashbox primer, Real Techniques brush, Looking for Alaska and the Divergent series, they are all fab! Great picks for a wish list x

  2. […] Two out of three of these two items I mentioned in my Birthday Wishlist back in April but I was really cheeky and bought them for myself almost immediately after that post had gone live. I spotted them on allbeauty.com and I just couldn’t resist. I don’t want to repeat all the things I said about them on my previous post but I’ll give you a really quick overview. For more information make sure you check out my Birthday Wishlist post. […]

  3. […] the actual product (although this palette looks gorgeous). Make Up Revolution was featured in a Wishlist I posted way back in May and just first aid beauty I’m still yet to buy anything. I think […]

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