My Birthday Wishlist

I can’t believe it’s July already! It really does seem like the last few months just flew by…My birthday is in July, so I thought I would share what’s on my birthday wish list for this year.

If you follow me on social media, you will already know I plan to be publishing 29 posts in 29 days…it’s going to be tough, but I’m up for the challenge! I thought I would set myself this ‘challenge’ because 1. I don’t post on my blog as frequent as I should/want to and 2. I turn 29 on the 29th and that will never happen again in my lifetime!

On my birthday wishlist there are 5 realistic items and 5 that are not so realistic, that I may have to win the lottery before I could buy them, as a gift to myself.

I have added links to where you can find some the featured items, in case you want to pick them up yourself! (Some of the items are only available in Australia, sorry)

 5 realistic birthday wishlist items

bday_wishlist11. Multi Minions Lace Up Kicks, $39.99 from Jay Jays (sold out online)- I was shopping with my mum a couple of weeks ago and spotted these just as I was walking up to the counter at Jay jays. Finally cute printed shoes that aren’t only for kids! (I’m looking at you Kmart!) I would have bought them as soon as I saw them, but they only had Size 9 & 10 left, I’m a size 8! 🙁

Crabtree & Evelyn, ‘Evelyn Rose’ Hand Therapy, $10 for 25g from Crabtree & Evelyn (Aussie site), for the US $9USD from Crabtree & Evelyn (US site)- I’m the type of person that will buy something because it literally has my name on it (I have a top from Review called the ‘Evelyn’ top!), but it helps that the ‘Evelyn Rose’ smells amazing too. I love the Hand Therapy moisturisers, I own a couple…but I haven’t picked up this one yet.

Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell, RRP $29.99 (currently on sale for $22.99) from Dymocks, for the US from Barnes & Noble, Amazon etc.- The newest novel by the writer of Sex and The City, Candace Bushnell. I already own her SATC book and The Carrie Diaries and loved reading both of them. I knew I wanted this book as soon as I read the blurb online.

Bright Side Cosmetic Bag- ‘Real Life Photoshop for my face’ from Wild Cards and Gifts (in-store only), for the US from Amazon– I was at my local ‘Wild’ store to pick up a gift for a friend recently and this cosmetic bag made me laugh as soon as I saw it, I can’t remember how much it was though (I’ll update it here, when I go there again)

5. Ciate Blush Pop in ‘Girls Night Out’ (Pink), $28 from MECCA, for the US $19USD from Sephora – I own so many blushes already (It’s probably the makeup product I have the most of), but this ‘blush pop’ really caught my eye while browsing on the MECCA site. I like that it’s domed and that you can apply it straight to your face. It’s a cream formula too, so it will blend easily.


5 not so realistic Birthday Wishlist items

birthday wishlist

1. Kitchenaid Platinum Collection stand mixer- Raspberry ice, $849 from Myer- I have wanted a Kitchenaid stand mixer for years, but unfortunately it’s a fair way out of my price range! Maybe one day if I win the lottery, I’ll be able to buy one!

2. Review ‘All Aboard Dress’, $279.99 AUD, from Review (they ship internationally too!)- This dress is one of Review’s newest designs. I loved it as soon as I saw the photos of it on the Review Facebook page. The vintage style is gorgeous! I am fortunate to own a few Review pieces, I love their designs so much and if I could afford it, my wardrobe would be full of their clothing!

3. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum 50ml, $159 from David Jones, for the US $115 for 1.7 Oz. from Saks Fifth Avenue- I already a lot of perfume, but all are uniquely different, so what’s one more to your ‘fragrance wardrobe’, right? I adore this scent! It’s not totally a gourmand fragrance (sweet/edible), but it does smell almost good enough to eat! with it’s base note of caramel and other notes such as peach, blackcurrant and tangerine. Not to mention the cute bow bottle, I think that’s what won me over the most! I’m a sucker for pretty or cute packaging.

4. The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Hashtag the Panda Stuffed Animal, $24.95USD from the NBC Universal store (Available from July 27th, 2015)- I know $24.95 isn’t exactly expensive, but with the low Aussie dollar at the moment and $34.94USD postage, it’s works out to over $75AUD! Definitely not worth it for one stuffed animal!…Hopefully they’ll still be available when I finally go to NYC.

5. American Tourister Prismo Hard Spinnercase Medium 65cm Magenta, RRP $299 from Myer (currently on sale for $149.50)- I already own a Magenta 55cm (carry on) Prismo case and I’d love a slightly larger one for when I (hopefully) head to NYC next year. Unfortunately somehow one of the little lugs on the handle snapped off, so it’s difficult to retract the handle…but in saying that, I  still absolutely love it! I have used it so many times on short trips up to Melbourne, the ‘spinner’ wheels make it so easy to pull along, especially over the bumps that are on the train platforms! Also, because it isn’t made of fabric, it is a lot sturdier than past luggage I’ve owned.

There seems to be a clear theme here…yes, I like pink/magenta!

What is on your birthday wishlist this year? or if it you’ve already had your birthday, how about next year?

Come back tomorrow to read post 2 of my 29 posts in 29 days




Post spending ban wishlist

I have 14 days left of my 60 day (beauty) spending ban, so I thought it would make the homestretch a little easier if I made a post spending ban wishlist.

There would be no point in doing a spending ban, if I was going to go and buy a heap of stuff after it, so this is a wishlist of a couple of items I’ve had my eye on during my spending ban (and resisted) and a few more expensive items that I can save for.

Products I have resisted during the spending ban

post spending ban wishlist

1. Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in ‘Tok-I-O’- As soon as I saw this on Australis’ instagram, I knew that I had to have it! I own very few purple lip products, so this will be one of the first things I will buy post spending ban!
2. Maybelline Color Whisper in ’95 Mad For Magenta’- I bought one color whisper just before I started my spending ban, but didn’t actually wear it until a bit later. I loved it as soon as I wore it and knew I had to pick up another (or 2) after my spending ban.
3. Essie nail color in ‘Mint Candy Apple’- I have wanted this Essie shade since Priceline started selling the brand! Unfortunately every store I have been to, it is always sold out so I may be waiting a while to get my hands on this one!
4. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse in ‘081 Fair Ivory’- A few weeks a go I saw the TV commercial for this foundation and saw that they have really pale shades. I thought ‘finally a drugstore brand that finally has a shade pale enough for me!’ and when I swatched them last week…I was so excited by this product! This was the hardest product not to buy during my spending ban! I could easily wear fair ivory or ivory (they’re very close in shades, Ivory is a tiny bit darker)
5. Concealer (not pictured)- I was looking for concealer the other day and realised that I don’t have any…at all! The last one I had started to smell funny, so I threw it out.

Products that I want to save money for

post spending ban wishlist

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-con No.7- Plush Shadow in ‘The Tease 202’- When I heard that Marc Jacobs was releasing a beauty line, I was excited to check the products out. Unfortunately (as far as I know) they aren’t available in Australia, so if I want something I will have to use a mail forwarding service from Sephora. I love the look of this palette, but because using a mail forwarding service can be expensive, I may not ever own this….unless I decide to do a large order from Sephora.
2. Nars blushes in ‘Gaiety and Luster’- I have wanted these blushes for ages, but can’t justify paying $45 (from Mecca Cosmetica) for just one blush, although I may eventually get one or both from KissandmakeupNYC for $29 each. Which I think is still a lot to pay for just one blush!
3. Benefit Count Down To Love advent calender- I really want this, but as it’s $99 here in Australia, I will have to really cut back on my beauty spending if I do get it.

I didn’t end up posting a FOTD Friday post yesterday, but I will update you one my spending ban progress. I am happy to say that I did not buy any makeup/beauty product since last Friday! (despite looking at makeup stands in a few different stores last week)