This post is going to begin with a bit of a (very) tangential ramble; I know you’re all absolutely shocked by this. Believe it or not, I’ve been really enjoying blogging lately but I’ve had difficulty getting a good number of posts up because life has kind of sped up crazily as of late but not so much that I’ve gone to finding time and inspiration to write blog posts as a means of procrastination from all the other stuff that I have going on. Case in point? I’ve been meaning to get another wishlist post up over the last little bit but I haven’t managed to get anything done and I apologize for the lack of happenings around here. Before I get into things, I’ll offer the disclaimer that the round-up is rather high end because I’ve been trying to hold of on purchasing until the promising Sephora VIB Sale and I’ve had my eye on these things and writing this list may or may not be what is preventing me from running to the mall and picking some of these up.
InterDesign 3-Drawer Multipurpose Storage Container with Knobs ($19.99)
Considering how disorganized I am, it’s a given that I am in need of some practical way to store my everyday makeup and although I’ve lusted after the options of MUJI I’ve held off because of their frankly ridiculous shipping prices to Canada, so obviously when I spotted this one on Amazon, I’m convinced that it’s the one for me. I suspect this purchase will happen in the not-too-distant future.
Forever 21 Wool-Blend Boucle Cardigan ($33.80)
At the moment I’m really into that whole cozy sweater situation and this fits the bill and I have been longing after one of these tweedy boucle knits for years and years, actually. It seems obvious that this would be something that I’ve got my eye on then but it does also have a nice slouchy silhouette too. Obviously it shall be mine.
Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil ($55)
I’ve been a huge fan of what Caudalie products that I have tried so it only seems fitting that when I spotted this oil promising to soothe and restore dry and sensitive skin overnight, my interest was peaked. However, I held off because it wasn’t exactly cheap and I still had a good portion of my rosehip oil left but after running through most of that container and hearing Amelia Liana rave about this stuff in her recent skincare video, I’ve got my eye on this one.
NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick in Brigitte ($37)
There is no doubt that this recently-released lipstick formulation has luxurious packaging and a gorgeous formulation but I was prepared to pass on it because as nice as it was, it seemed to be nicely packaged marketing hype. My opinion changed when I tried these out on my hand at Sephora a little while back and exercised impressive restraint by not picking up a shade or two of the formula after feeling how creamy and comfortable they were. Within the huge collection there were numerous shades that caught my fancy but this one was easily at the top of the list and seemed to be a little more unique than the rest, a peach-hued neutral hue that would suit all seasons. They had a texture that seemed to be ideal for my sensitive lips and they are supposed to release moisture throughout the day and I rather enjoyed their opacity and lack of a scent.
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Skyliner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection ($56)
Recently I did wax poetically about my love of this creamy eyeliner formula in the shade Brown(Out) and my love for the formula might have even grown since so it shouldn’t be a shocker that I have my eye on this set of the pencils in miniature form to try out different shades. This satisfies the eyeliner addict in me by merely looking at it…
Kerastase Creme d’Huile Oleo Curl ($42)
Although I acknowledge that my mane is in desperate need of a good hair cut, — I’ve just been far too lazy to actually book an appointment, oops — I have been actually enjoying that whole hair thing recently rather than groaning whenever I have to thing about washing or detangling my hair and I’ve been getting into curl creams again. I don’t have any that I’m in love with at the moment but I’ve been enjoying the texture so when I figured out that Kerastate actually shipped affordably to Canada, I became convinced that I wanted to splurge on their offering because of the great things I have heard about the product itself as well as the luxury brand as a whole. Have you tried anything from their line?
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7-Plush in 212 The Dreamer ($71)
I most certainly do not need another eyeshadow palette, especially when you consider that it wasn’t too long ago that I picked up the Smashbox Cherry Smokes Photo-Op Eyeshadow Palette, and I didn’t need one then, but I’ve been lusting after a new one. Given that I’ve already fallen in love with the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow formula from their The Starlet palette, this palette seemed to be ideal because it has some interesting warm tone neutral shades in my usual palette with some mattes thrown in, including that essential warm-toned blending shade as well as a darker one. Love.
REN Flash-Rinse 1 Minute Facial ($58)
I’ve been intrigued by this radiance-boosting product ever since it entered the blogosphere and was raved about by a few of my most trusted but I expected that it would merely be filled with a good amount of natural fragrance and some irritating alcohol but I was pleased to hear that it doesn’t contain alcohol and instead has a good dose of Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant I’ve been wanting to add into my routine because of its brightening effects. It promises that instant radiance after being applied to the skin and I’m always for some radiance and glow.
Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette ($67)
So I’ve mentioned countless times how much I love my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Glow and that I’ve been eager to try another shade in almost every wishlist post that I’ve done this year but I seem to be unable to take the plunge despite really wanting to try another shade. For this reason, the palette seems ideal and would allow me from refraining from making the difficult choice. It has Luminous Flush which is a rosy shade that I’ve had my eye on in particular, I would be interested to try the more mauve-toned Mood Exposure and I’m sure I’ll enjoy the exclusive peachy shade Incandescent Electra.
What have you been eyeing up lately?
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