Wednesday, 14 December 2016

First Blogmas Post - My Wishlist

My 12 days of Blogmas posts has finally began! I can't believe it. The month is already flying by; not surprising as the year has \zoomed past. So much things have happened - good and bad. However, spreading a lot of positivity, here is a list of things I want for Christmas:

1. Foundations












I'm still to find the perfect foundation for my skin. Truthfully my skin is really difficult to deal with. Recently I've discovered I'm allergic to an ingredient called which is nearly every item (in fact, I dare you to grab your household items and see how many have it in? It's often in toothpaste, washing powder, washing-up liquid, makeup and beauty/toiletry items). Being very pale and with no pink undertones, I really struggle to find a foundation that suits me and doesn't make me look bad. However I have recently started to blend my neck with bronzer which looks a lot better!

If I'm not struggling with that, I also have acne scarring which only covers with high-coverage foundations, which don't seem to be as popular. Every girl wants to look natural. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the girl to top-up during the day, or to paste it on but I wouldn't like to be seen without it! I find because I'm prone to acne, I try to avoid some oil-based products however, oil-free items can totally dry out my skin. It often feels like I can't win!

However I've heard good things about a few different brands so here are a few I'd love to try:

  • Urban Decay "Naked Skin" Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation, £27 - I have heard so many good things about this one.I love that it is vegan (as I'm looking to use more natural and vegan friendly products). Although it is a lightweight foundation, I adore their concealer (I can almost use it without foundation); I love that it says it goes on like moisturiser as I hate the almost "caked-effect" you get with a lot of foundations.
  • Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, £29.50 - Looking online it has really light shades, I might even be the second along for once! I like that it is meant to last a long time and provide full coverage. Most of all, I've been wanting to try Bobbi Brown for a very long time!
  • Tarte Rainforest for the Sea Foundation, £28 - This is another vegan brand that I've used. They do amazing eyeshadow palettes and I have tried one of their foundations before. I tried the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation and loved it in many ways. It provided great coverage and lasted the full day. The colour seems a bit lighter too
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £29.50 - Again this is a brand I've wanted to try for a long while. I also like that it's meant to provide full coverage, but is lightweight for the skin.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, £27.90 - I always hear such good things about this foundation, and really want to try it!
  • Too Faced - Born This Way Undetectable Foundation, £28 - Again this is a brand I really want to try. The name reminds me of a Lady Gaga though! 
Who knew I could write a post mostly on foundation there!

2. Money for driving lessons 
I'll be upset if a koala can sit behind a wheel!


















My main goal for next year is to pass my driving test, and before the 26th November (when theory test runs out). I really struggled with my theory, so will be gutted if I need to do it again.I knew driving was a long process, but having started over two years ago, I just want to get to it!

3. Films







I'm a big lover of films, so always love to see a new film added to Netflix, getting a fun second-hand DVD or a film I've not seen (especially if it's off my film list).

4. Books

















There are a few books I want to get, as I hope to start reading more again. I did start to but haven't found anything I've been really into for a while. Here are a few I like the sound of though:
5. Gift Cards
I always ask family members for this. I love to get specific gift cards because I find January to be such a long month, and feel you can't treat yourself to nice things as you're saving from spending so much. I'm also really bad for not having warm clothes this time of year, so desperately need to buy myself new things this time of year. I am loving stuff in New Look, H&M and Next at the moment.

6. Organiser
I bought a diary from Urban Outfitters the start of last year, where I could fill out entries for every day for five years. I liked the idea of seeing how things had changed. However I'm known to forget appointments so love a little book to jot these in. Having recently visited Paperchase, I saw fab organisers where you can fill a to-do list, budget plan, meal-planner and much more. I think all these will help me a lot to keep me focused, help me save more for driving and help my healthy eating. Shopping with my mother, I know I got this one!

7. Clip-on Earrings

















My ear piercings have totally sealed up. The last time I got them done, the woman said I couldn't get them done again. Therefore when I stupidly left them out for maybe a week and it hurt to put them in, it's safe to say I gave up. I have not seen any nice clip-on earrings and miss them as jewellery. I am like a magpie attracted to all glitter and sparkle so would love ones like this!

8. Flat Shoes









I love to wear flats most of the year, and at the moment only have two pairs. One is quite formal and the other is very bright and I don't wear often. I hate shoe shopping (I know - I must be the woman exception), so love it when I get them for presents.

9. Chocolate









I love getting a Terry's Chocolate Orange every year at Christmas. I also just love Giant Chocolate buttons at the moment, so would be grateful of a bag of them!

10. Something personal
I feel the best presents are lots of little things that show how much you care and have thought about the person. It could be a treasured memory, an "in" joke or merchandise related to an interest, hobby or a favourite film/TV programme. These are the presents you don't know you want!

Anyway, that's me - my list is longer than I thought! Hope you enjoyed reading.


What do you want from Santa? I would love to hear it.

40 comments:

  1. I want a new lens for my camera from Santa. I hope he listens. also I love the urban decay range

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    1. Yeah fallen in love with it lately. Hope Santa treats you! 🎅 x

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  2. I recently started wearing the Estee Lauder Double Wear and it's changed my life, I love it. I hope you manage to get a bottle x

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    1. So many say positive things about it x

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  3. I'd love to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear! And I think Chocolate is on almost everyone's list

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    1. Me too! I will be sure to write an honest review if I do get it and will show the result! X

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  4. Good luck with the driving! I learned in my mid-twenties and am so glad I did :)

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    1. I suppose I'm mid twenties too and just feel I've got to the stage where I just need to pass! X

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  5. I am so obsessed with Netflix at the moment. There are so many good films added recently.

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    1. Agree! Some good ones I've never heard of x

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  6. Ooho driving, good one, lessons are so pricy now aren't they? I am not sure what I want this year, I think some tools for my recent pottery hobby!

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    1. I stopped counting after spending £1000. It's almost sickening but know it will be worth it! Aww that sounds cool. I want to get more creative x

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  7. My Daughter always has a chocolate orange for christmas as well :) Your list is pretty impressive love the idea of the gift vouchers to spend throughout January x

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    1. Yeah it's my way of coping through being skint January as many suffer! D

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  8. Such a great list you have here. I truly hope you get your driving lessons, it would be so wonderful to pass your test and have that freedom! Books and chocolates are always welcome under my tree x

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    1. Yeah never wanted to drive when I turned 17 but wish I'd done it when I didn't care and want to as much. Think 2017 will be the year. Even if I have to keep doing tests lol. Same! Let me know if you have any book recommendations x

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  9. I really want to try the Too Faced foundation too, it looks gorgeous!

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  10. The Estee Lauder and Tarte foundations are great ones to try, I really want to try the urban decay one too. You can't go wrong with chocolate and books too x

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    1. Yeah I'm tempted to go to counters and see if I can get samples first :) they are the best! X

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  11. You've got me adding more things to my wishlist! I haven't tried any of those foundations but they all sound good, especially born this way and double wear! I also love the look of the Audrey Hepburn book - I love her! xo

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    1. Aww glad it inspired you even if I'm a bad influence lol yeah I find her inspiring in many ways x

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  12. I really want to try the Charlotte Tilbury foundation as well - I've heard so many good things about it x

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    1. Not heard much but know how popular her brand is c

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  13. Id quite like a new Kindle as mine doesnt hold charge for that long now as it is a good few years old x

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    1. Never had a kindle but hope you get lucky 😊

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  14. I have the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and the finish is absolutely beautiful! xxx

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  15. I need to try the makeup forever foundation! Have heard good reviews about that too! I like how realist your list is! Something that you can definitely work towards!
    I need to sign up for theory lessons too! I keep putting it off completely and with this weather, I hate taking the tube!

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    1. Well I hope so! Think as you get older, you generally need/want less. Really hope I pass, hate being reliant on public transport and not being able to do things I want because of it x

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  16. I am a big fan of Audrey I think she was so beautiful but most of all a good person. She was a humanitarian more than an actress, I guess the modern counterpart would be Angelina Jolie.

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  17. I use Urban Decay's foundation, have you looked into Bare Minerals as well? They are really good for allergies and sensitive skin. I am after a new bag, make up brushes and money towards moving out for Christmas

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    1. Yeah tried bare minerals. Not suited me. Hope you get what you want and good luck moving 😊

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  18. I always have notebooks and planners on my list. I also have candles, chocolate and jimmy choo perfume on mt wish list

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    1. Love a good planner lately! Hope you get everything you wish for 😬

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  19. Good luck with your driving lessons in 2017! We'd like to learn a new skill next year too!

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    1. Think learning something new is important and fun. Not sure it applies when talking about driving. I find driving to be so stressful lol x

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  20. I recommend Dior Forever Foundation and also NARS Sheer Glow, both are great x

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    1. Heard a lot about nars sheer glow but wasn't sure it had high coverage x

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