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Monday, 14 November 2011

Welcome to my Cosmetic Wishmas List!

I've been an awful blogger of late (life caught up with me a little) but am back with one hell of a wish list just in time for the festive season! Featuring products that both I (and hopefully Santa) will be treating me to this year!
 I've wanted to try the Jemma Kidd 'Light As Air' Foundation for a while now as I'm a massive fan of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and have read they're quite similar! Obviously the Jemma Kidd number is considerably cheaper than the Chanel option so finding a cheaper alternative to my favourite foundation would be a massive win! Available from Beauty Bay for £19.95 (they are currently running FREE next day delivery).


I've been in love with the Elie Saab fragrance ever since I first smelt it in John Lewis last month. I'm constantly mooching round the counter whenever I'm passing ready to spritz myself - I swear the sales assistant now recognises me! This scent is definitely on my little list to Santa and Rudolph. Available from The Perfume Shop for £37.50 for 30ml.
I was dubious when I heard Soap & Glory were releasing a cosmetic line as I love their bath products so much & thought they would have a lot to live up to in the beauty stakes but by the sounds of things they have delivered! Oh ye of little faith. I love a neutral eye but a lot of my shades in that colour range are shimmery and not always as wearable during the day so it's great to see a matte compact quad with 3 super wearable shades and just one shimmery option and all for such a good price (£10)! Available from Boots.
I'm always up for trying the latest beauty phenomenon and this bad boy seems to be taking the blogging world by storm. When I saw it on Beauty Bay my first thoughts were 'please don't be a gimmick'. I really want to believe that this little pink sponge is going to revolutionize the way I apply my make up but I'm not so easily convinced...! I'll have to try it out for myself but reviews so far are extremely positive! The set that includes both the Beauty Blender Sponge & Cleanser is available from Beauty Bay for £24 (both can be bought seperately).

I'm not going to lie, yes one of the main reasons I want this product is the packaging. It's a shell & I love it. Although that's not to say the colours aren't gorgeous! I think the blush on the left looks really wearable and the shimmery colour on the right would look gorgeous on top or on its own as a highlight. All in all, I need this in my make up bag ASAP. This Cheek & Highlighter Dual (in Rouge) are from DuWop and available from Beauty Bay for £18.
 Another fragrance has made it onto my wish list & those of you who subscribe to Glossy Box may have already sampled this scent. It's received mixed reviews across the board but perfume is such a personal choice that you're unlikely to find a complicated smell (which this is) that everyone likes. That said, I love it. It's such an unusual fragrance & is definitely slightly more 'mature' than the floral scents that I normally go for. However it is still very feminine - I'd describe it as a fresh yet warm fruity scent with a touch of white musk & some woody undertones. Mary Greenwell states that it has "top notes of plum, blackcurrant, peach, bergamot and lemon blend with heart notes of gardenia, tuberose absolute, orange flower absolute, rose absolute and jasmine absolute with a base of precious woods, sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, amber and white musk". Available directly from Mary Greenwell for £60 for 50ml.


I know, I haven't tried Moroccan Oil - shock horror! It's such a cult product & yes I'm dying to see what all the fuss is about. I have tried other hair oils & currently swear by V05's Miracle Concentrate (Elixar with Argan Oil). I hope that as Moroccan Oil is twice the price that it will have even more 'wow factor', however if it doesn't I shall definitely be returning to V05's cheaper yet just as good alternative. Available from Feel Unique for £12.85 (25ml).
This looks so exciting. That's probably the main reason I want it. Not really the best way to justify spending £24...! However, I'm currently in the market for a new primer which breaks my little cosmetics obsessed heart. Why? Because I love the Cover FX primer (read my review here) but it's just so pricey (£45) that I can't really afford to keep buying it every 2/3 months but if you can, then do! So, basically I need a new primer that is great but affordable & if it could reduce mild redness that would be amazing! If anyone has any other recommendations, I'd really appreciate it if you could leave them in the comments section below! Available for £24 from Feel Unique.

Last but not least and probably near the top of my wish list is a stippling brush! I've heard such good things about these brushes and that they are supposedly ideal when applying liquid (or near liquid) foundation. I've chosen the Real Techniques brush (£10.99) but there are loads of other companies that make great versions of the stippling brush such as Sigma, Jemma Kidd and Elf. I can't wait to apply my foundation with one of these! Available for £10.99 from Love Make Up. I hope you're all slowly getting into the Christmas spirit. I thought I'd share my favourite Christmas ad with you all! Feel free to share your Wishmas List in the comments section below!


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