The Beauty Wishlist

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve acquired a lot of stuff over the past couple months. In an effort to save money and stop my beauty drawer from totally overflowing, I’m trying to cut down on what I buy and really think my purchases through. I’ve put together a wishlist of things I’ve really had my eye on for awhile, things I’m not just wanting in the moment and then forgetting about a day or two later. I have a feeling I’m going to go shopping with my sister once she gets home from her study abroad program, so at least then I’ll have a list I can tell myself not to stray from.

Let’s start with a bit of skincare (I know, I know - if you saw my Skincare on Trial or Current Skincare Loves posts, you’ll probably know I don’t need anymore skincare for a long, long time). Ever since I heard about the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask in an Essiebutton video, it’s had a prime spot in my wishlist. Promising to hydrate and soothe the skin, it really sounds right up my alley. I’ve loved everything I’ve ever tried from First Aid Beauty and constantly repurchase their Ultra Repair Cream, so I figure I’d love this too.

On the more extravagant side of things, I’ve been dying to try the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. Now, this is something I’ll probably never try because I just couldn’t part with that much cash for one product. It certainly is tempting though after hearing rave after rave about it. The thing that gets me down the most about my skin is my acne scarring, so much so that sometimes I do think that splurging on something like this may be worth it some day.

Moving on to makeup with more stuff I don’t need, I’ve got a couple highlighters on my list. My highlighter collection has been blowing up lately since discovering how great having a simple swipe of something shimmery on my cheekbones makes me feel. I’ve been wanting to try one of the MAC Cream Color Bases, but I’m not sure which color I’d go for. I’ve heard a lot about Hush, but I’m afraid it’ll be another Soft & Gentle situation and it'll be too dark for me. Cream products are my favorite, so I’m sure I’d love this as long as I chose the right color.  Another highlighter I’ve been lusting after is the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01. I saw this recently in a KathleenLights video where she was both wearing it and singing its praises, and it looked and sounded absolutely beautiful. I’ve also got the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light in the back of my mind, so I’d definitely have to just pick one or the other.

For lips I’ve been lusting after the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks. I got the shade Amazing Grace (reviewed & swatched here) during their month-long availability in the US, but now that they’re gone until September, I’ve really been wishing I had picked up more. The formula is flawless, and being a matte lip lover with unfortunately delicate lips, this really caters to them and never makes them sore or dries them out. The first shade I'll pick up when they're available again is Bond Girl, described as a “natural berry.” It looks a bit like my usual neutral lip favorites, but with a hint of berry thrown in - always something I’m down with.  On the more nourishing side of things is the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal - I’ve got the shades Tulip and Plum and am constantly reaching for them, but I’m thinking I want this more natural pink color in my collection as an every day option.

Lastly on the makeup front is another beaut from Charlotte Tilbury - the 'Eyes to Mesmerise' Cream Eyeshadows. I’m a huge cream eyeshadow fiend, loving their ease of use for early mornings, so I’m surprised I’ve been able to hold off this long since their release. I’ve had my eyes on Jean, a MAC All That Glitters type champagne shade, Marie Antionette, a taupe-y bronze shade, and Mona Lisa, a warm chocolate brown shade. It’s definitely only the price point holding me back - if I hadn’t gotten a huge load of things from ColourPop (more on that soon!) for the same price as just one of these shadows, I think I’d be more likely to make the splurge.

Lastly is nails. Ever since hearing about the Essie Nail Polish in Maximillian Strasse Her on Lily Pebbles’s blog, I’ve been searching high and low for it. It’s a lovely muted bluey-green-gray, and as I love my neutral nails it’s certainly something I could see myself wearing all the time. Now to just find it stocked somewhere...

Speaking of neutral nails, I’ve been longing for the Victoria Beckham x Nails Inc polish in Bamboo White since it came out. It seems like the perfect off-white nude shade, something I’d definitely be streaking on week after week. Once again, it’s the price point that puts me off.

Does writing wishlists help you save money or encourage you to splurge? I thought this was going to help me save my pennies, but my cursor is pretty much hovering over the "place order" button for those cream eyeshadows.

What products have you been longing for lately?