When I was a kid birthdays were great. Parties, friends, cake, presents and of course another year older, which meant closer to getting my driver’s license or able to purchase cigarettes (no, I don’t and didn’t smoke, it was just being able to purchase them) or whatever else that next year entitled you. Now, as an adult, if I want a party, I have to plan it (and that’s not fun for me). Cake? Buy it or make it myself. My close friends do not live near me, although getting a happy birthday via text or Facebook is nice, or even a phone call from a friend is something to look forward to on my birthday. And of course when it comes to presents, I’m all over that by myself too. (The Husband likes to buy me something when I am there so he gets it right, but he is anti beauty anything as he thinks I already have too much and why would I want more?) So, this leaves me with figuring out which amazing 1 or 2 products I can afford to purchase for myself, and this is especially hard when there are lots of new products I’ve been dying to try! So below is my little wish list of beauty goodies…even if I can’t get them all, you may want to give one a try yourself or add it to your birthday wish list. Or give me your two cents on which ones I should try!
First, I’ve been wanting to jump on the contouring train, and currently the Lancôme Le Duo Stick has caught my eye and I’ve been wanting to give it a go. Especially with all the tutorials/how to videos that everyone is putting out there. Anyway, I’ve always had a love for Lancôme products and maybe it’s the packaging…but this is a great time, because there is also a pretty good GWP at Nordstrom right now.
What’s great about the timing of my Birthday is that it coincides with Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, where there are some super fab beauty steals and sets exclusive to Ulta for some great prices. Well, it just so happens one of my favorite brands, Becca, has an awesome just for Ulta set that has already sold out online, however, still available in the store near me. It contains the best items of Becca, many of which I already own, I just don’t have the colors that the kit includes. This should be a must for me as I also have $10 towards the purchase of any product during my birthday month (it pays to be an Ulta rewards member!)
I tend to be a palette whore…more so, I love to collect them. Which is ridiculous, I know, but sometimes beauty can be a little bit ridiculous! Anyway, L’Oreal just came out with two palettes which is rather interesting as L’Oreal now owns Urban Decay…could the L’Oreal palettes be a dupe for any of the Naked palettes? Not sure, but I’d love to get my hands on one and find out! But of course that would mean I need to own one of the Naked palettes as well…I’d love to get my hands on either the Urban Decay Naked Palette (original) or the Naked 3 Palette. (I know, how do I not yet own one of these? I must be 1 of 10 people who have yet to purchase one!)
Did I mention I like palettes? Okay, so I am also lusting over Nars’ Virtual Domination Cheek Palette. It’s Nars…need I say more?
I used to have a fabulous Solano blow dryer, but after many years of daily use, it finally gave up on me during my friends weekend wedding. Since then, I have yet to replace it with another pro dryer. I’ve been eyeing the GHD Rose Gold Deluxe set which includes a blow dryer and flat iron which is featured on Sephora.com. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about the brand and the fact that this set is Rose Gold!?! LOVE.
So, that is my beauty birthday wish list. Of course, I never think I’d get every item on my list, but I just need to figure out which one(s) I will be getting for myself. However, if you’ve tried any of the above or have an opinion on which one I should get, please let me know by commenting on this post!
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