There isn’t much that makes me feel like it’s christmas and i’m five years old anymore, which is a bit sad, but nonetheless, a makeup haul sure induced that feeling!
Between my makeup application at Mecca Maxima Highpoint, Priceline’s 40% off sale, and email notifications about Smashbox’s limited edition lipsticks all in one week, it was safe to say that maybe I over-splurged on cosmetics…
I must admit, I have no regrets what so ever! So what I was short $0.25 to buy a friend’s birthday present this week?! Who cares that my purse is left with a very lonely $0.10 piece? not me!
Smashbox Be Legendary Limited Edition Lipstick Trio – $25
Umm who wouldn’t buy three perfectly sized mini lipsticks in a pack with gorgeous, vibrant colours?! Did I mention that they’re limited edition?
Maybelline New York Color Elixir lip gloss – RRP $17.95
Did someone just say 40% off at Priceline? Not only that, but I had a $10 reward voucher, so technically, I bought two for the price of half of one… winning.
NARS Albatross Highlighter – $39
I caved. It’s been on my wish list for too long and contouring without highlighter just doesn’t seem right! I’ve literally used this highlighter non stop since purchasing it! Originally, I couldn’t justify spending $39 on a highlighter, but since I did, I do not regret it one bit!!!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – $35
There is literally nothing better than being able to hide imperfections without caking your makeup. Thanks, NARS.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – $35
Every body needs a quality nude lipstick, okay?!
Kit Cosmetics False Eyelashes – $17
What’s a makeover without false eyelashes? Go hard or go home!
Now, I don’t know why I felt I needed to justify my purchases, but it seems like my hip pocket nerve feels a little better now…
However, my beauty wish list is rather long, and instead of listing the items, i’ll link you! I like to call this the “if I could, I would” wish list!
Let me be the one to tell you how difficult it is to rush home from a long and busy day out, only to get ready for the long night ahead with little to no time to make any decent changes!
This edit showcases a great and easy way to go from a casual, every day look (which is so so á la mode and easily transform it into a sophisticated look, perfect for a night out!
Included in this edit are some of my favourite pieces, like the Valentino Rock Studded flats and heels, and Mimco purses!
Finally, the neutral pallet of both looks inspire me. For what, exactly? Maybe to embrace a more mature life, to work hard enough so that I can enjoy everything that life has to offer… It’s funny how an outfit, more, an edit of an outfit can make you think this way. It could be the sophistication of the colours and pieces, or more the personal thought that went into it. I was thinking about an outfit that I would wear in a heartbeat, that could take me from work to dinners, events, anything. I have big plans for my life, and I don’t intend on approaching them in mediocre clothes!
Christmas is only 10 weeks away, and so, I thought I would get a head start on my christmas wishlist!
These items I have been absolutely drooling over for months now, and one way or another, I will get my hands on them!
Dear Mum (or Santa, you choose who you want to be):
For Christmas this year I would like:
Don’t think that I am expecting to get all ten items. This is just something to choose from. Happy Shopping Mummy! 😉 xxxx
I am only joking, my dear readers!… I am not that selfish, materialistic or acquisitive!
Plus, Christmas is about much, much more. If you are not a religious person, Christmas is a time to spend with family, friends and people who you hold near and dear. I love having my (extremely large) family come together. It is the one time throughout the year that every single member of the family is together. It is a season of happiness, forgiveness and gratefulness… A time to reminisce in the past and make memories to speak about in the future.