Sunday, September 15, 2013

Beauty Wish List

Around this time of year, or any change in seasons really, I get so excited for new makeup.  When the weather changes, It just feels like a perfect time to try new lipsticks, eyeshadows and even hair color.  I've got quite a wish list racking up at this point.  These are basically all things that seem juuusstt outta my reach because I can't quite justify the price.  But I'm sorta an expert at justifying ridiculous purchases so it's probably just a matter of time.

1.  Lorac Pro Pallette

So preettyyy.  I've heard quite a bit about Lorac palettes and I've always considered buying a few but usually settled on something else.  This one really has me interested though.  It's gotten excellent reviews and I love that half the shades are matte.  Plus, all the shades seem wearable.  I hate the idea of buying a palette and only wearing 75% of the colors (which I'm guilty of doing).  But at $42 I just can't get myself to do it!  Someone convince me.  

I think the one beauty product that really alludes me is a great eyeshadow base.  I'd really like to think that I don't have especially oily eyelids but I'm starting to think that perhaps I do because no primers have really proved to be long-lasting for me.  I've been hearing a lot about the Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base so it's high on my list.  At $24 it doesn't break the bank but I've just got a mental block stopping me from purchasing.  I have a feeling I'll cave soon because a good primer is worth the money if it makes eyeshadows stay longer and look more pigmented.  See, I'm good at justifying.

3.  Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin Perfume

Guys, this stuff is what dreams are made of (I hate that I'm ending that sentence in a preposition but I don't care enough to rephrase it).  I kept hearing Jo Malone mentioned a ton on a lot of YouTube channels and I had never heard of the brand before.  I went searching and found a counter at Nordstrom and fell in love with almost every scent.  They're all so impactful but still light and clean.  If I had to choose, I think I like the Lime Basil Mandarin the best.  However, at about $115 for a 3.4oz bottle, I just can't even consider biting the bullet.  I got a wedding to save for guys!  

Maybe I spoke too soon because I think this is the stuff dreams are made of.  Under normal circumstances, if I saw shampoo and conditioner selling for $50, I would laugh at the fools willing to pay that much.  But I happened to try some of this at a friend's house YEARS ago and I still think about the amazing hair day I had.  Complete strangers complimented my hair.  I don't know what is in this stuff but I would guess that it's unicorn tears and sunshine rays.  

5.  Buxom Lip Gloss

In the scheme of things, $19 is not much money.  But also in the scheme of things, lip gloss is not that important (I guess).  Before trying this gloss, I couldn't imagine what could make a gloss worth $19.  I have plenty great lip glosses from the drugstore for a fraction of the price.  Well I sampled it at Sephora and I have to say, the colors are beautiful, they're glossy and slightly sparkly, and they last for HOURS.  That's probably the biggest difference I noticed between Buxom and my drugstore go-to's.  I sampled this gloss at about noon and at 5pm, I still had color and shine on my lips.  But I work hard for my paycheck and I still can't quite part with my $19.  

So what's on your beauty wish list? 

1 comment:

  1. The Lorac palette is very pretty - nice list! XX