Monday, September 8, 2014

My First Wishlist

I had my birthday month last month, each August, a few friends would send me messages asking

 "What do you want for your birthday? You're so hard to buy for!"

And I'd reply

"A house and a new car, maybe a Euro holiday"

I guess it's true that I'm a little unrealistic and a little too practical. I would often buy people what they "need" rather than what I think they might like. I might rock up to your birthday with a new toaster or an iron to replace your broken one. So I think a Wishlist is a great conventional way to direct your friends to the right products ;)

Eye of Horus Mascara 
I received an Eye of Horus eyeliner from one of the Bellaboxes a while back, I was amazed by the pigmentation and quality. I have seen a variety of positive reviews and amazing before and after shots  with this mascara.

Real Techniques Retractable Khabuki Brush
Real Techniques is another brands I've came across on various beauty blogs but haven't had a chance to put it to the test. I do need a retractable all rounder brush for the holiday seasons. 

Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray
Are you as lazy as me when it comes to priming? My mornings are short (See my everyday work makeup breakdown post). Adding another product means adding more time.. which is why I thought this primer spray was an excellent idea. Has anyone actually tried a primer spray? Thoughts?

OPI Nail Lacquer - Meet Me on the Star Ferry
This polish caught my eyes, I thought it was a very pretty eerie and mysterious purple. In addition, I have never tried OPI -  this is sad, right?

Young Blood Hydrating Lip Creme 
Young Blood is one of those brands I've been curious about. The name itself is intriguing enough - maybe I've been watching too much True Blood and Game of Thrones. I've also seen Young Blood products at my local salon, a very luxurious display!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
This foundation has been on my wishlist for a very long time. I have a variety of foundations at home and I promised myself that I will not purchase a new foundation until I've gone through my current stash. 

ASOS Vintage Style Punchout Satchel Bag
ASOS Quilted Cross Body Bag with Metal Bar Detail
Vintage or Classical? Help! 

Having a wishlist is fun, however, I often have disagreements with my bank account when it comes to making the purchase. Now that I am a responsible adult, I need to pay expenses and understand the value of money, I shriek a little during birthday months - especially my mum's. Mum expects a lot of clothes, shoes, bags and beauty products. Since I work full time and don't have a lot of time to go in stores to shop around, I would often spend half my pay on her presents, which is why I started using a lot of coupons and online deals. I even tried to pressure my boyfriend into buying an online coupon as a part of my birthday present! I remember when a friend asked what my favourite store was, I told her a store with everything in it, well this concept applies across both stores and websites. 

What's on your wishlist? Are you an online deal hunter like me or do you bite the bullet and pay full price in stores?


  1. Classic - it's super cute! Definitely an online deal hunter - right there beside you, sister!

  2. Highly encourage you to get the Bourjois healthy mix serum! I'm so in love with its moisturising content, which does not leave my skin looking too dewy! Love its natural glow!!! <3

  3. The Bourjois one is meant to be amazing, my sister has it and I sneakily used it once and really liked it haha :)

  4. Great wish list! Im also a bargain hunter- especially when it comes to online shopping! And definitely the classic bag!! x

  5. The satchel bag is adorable! I wish I had one of those, ahah. *__*

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  6. youngblood is completely on my wishlist too! i really wanna try out their mineral makeup :3

  7. i love the bourjois healthy mix serum! you can't go wrong. This is a great wish list!

    Lisa | Multitasking Damsel Blog

  8. Great list
    Hope you get everything you want
    Love the look if that bag

  9. Your wishlist is so cute! This Vintage Style Bag is lovely (^O^)

  10. Love the satchel.

    I am not very practical when it comes to buying gifts. I almost never consider what does this person need (unless it is clearly obvious that they need something and are unable to get it for themselves). I have always kind of seen gifts as a time to buy someone something different and something they would absolutely love but never get for themselves.

  11. The primer spray sounds like something I need! Let me know if you ever try it :)


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