Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Spring/Summer wishlist

I have a constant wishlist on the go because I am a total make up addict and whilst some of the items may never be bought (im talking about the Rae Morris £500 brush set or a Mulberry bag), I try to keep some of the items realistic as it keeps me sane during shifts at work knowing that I will get something fabulous out of my pay check!

Here is my current wishlist and why I have chosen each item:

Nars Sheer Glow foundation

This used to be my daily foundation but since discovering Chanel vitalumiere aqua I had almost forgotten about this beautiful product. It is heavier coverage than the Chanel which is why I swayed towards lighter coverage over the past year however the finish of this product, particularly in the summer months is gorgeous. It is not shiny or glittery, instead is seems to give the skin luminosity and radiance. I have normal/combination skin which this product seems to suit however oily skins would probably find this a little too glowy and may prefer the sheer matte version. Either way Nars have a fantastic range so I am hoping to buy the foundation at least and some blushes if I have any extra cash!

Real Techniques Core collection

I already own the stippling brush which I bought separately and it is the only way I apply my foundation now! I love the Pixiwoo sisters youtube channel so I am pleased that Sam Chapman decided to create her own range of brushes which beauty bloggers and make up lovers around the world can support and enjoy using. This collection contains the buffing brush which I have heard great things about and would love to have a full set of these brushes for my own personal use.

Revlon lip butters

It seems like EVERYONE has tried these new lip products but me and despite originally not feeling too excited about it, I now feel like I must be missing out on something great after reading many rave reviews and some gorgeous colour swatches online. I have many lip glosses and lip sticks but own nothing in this particular texture and this seems like the perfect texture, colour and coverage for the summer season. The colour range is small but the colours that stand out to me from online images are Strawberry shortcake and Berry smoothie. Now I just need to find a store that HASN'T sold out of them!

MAC Dainty mineralize blush

I have wanted to try a mineralize blush for so long now and summer seems like the perfect season to buy one! I am obsessed with looking radiant in the summer months and using products which contain luminous ingredients because they look even better in the sun or on holiday. This soft pink blush would look amazing paired with pastels and bright clothing and would perfectly compliment a summer tan and vibrant lipstick. I usually don't favour shimmery products however this blush seems to have the perfect amount of glow without looking overly shiny on the skin.

Jo Malone Nectarine blossom and honey cologne

This scent is in my opinion the perfect combination of fruity and floral and reflects the delicate sweet smell of spring. I already own the wonderful pomegranate noir scent which has taken me through autumn/winter with its dark and sexy fragrance but this scent is more suited to the summer months and I would love another Jo Malone in my perfume collection! The scents are always so unique that I drawn to them much more than more well known scents. I will probably end up buying the smaller bottle so that I can take this scent away on holidays or trips over the summer.

These are my top 5 however my actual list is very long and ever growing! 
What's currently on your wish list and have you tried any of the products on mine?



  1. I bought the core collection this week - DO IT! Great brushes and I particularly like the buffing brush. X

    1. Yes the buffing brush looks amazing! will have to make sure i purchase :) x

  2. I want all of this too! If only money grew on trees! I heard alot about Nars foundation but its a little expensive hehe xx