My current make-up & beauty wish list

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January is for many people, myself included, not the healthiest month of the year in terms of finances, and in a lot of cases December and the holidays are to blame for that. Seriously, my Christmas bonus was gone before I could say ‘’more dessert please’’… Add a couple of ridiculously high medical bills* to that, and your bank balance is in the red. And of course that has to happen right when all cosmetics brands are launching their new spring collections, aaargh… So what’s a girl to do? You can’t exactly get a mortgage to shop for new Dior lipstick, but luckily there’s always the next best thing: window shopping and making wish lists for the future! Today I’d like to show you my current make-up and beauty wish list.
* I’ve been suffering from a knee injury for over two months now, boo :-(

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1. NARS Kauai Eyeshadow Duo & NARS China Seas Eyeshadow Duo

NARS created two new eyeshadow duos for their spring collection of 2014, and because one is none I put both the teal & plum duo China Seas and the gold & purple duo Kauai on my wish list. That way they can keep each other company while I’m out, kind of like dogs, you know *cough*anyexcuseisagoodexcuse*cough*

2. Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer – Blemish Control

I still haven’t found my holy grail foundation primer, but when Smashbox launched their More Than Primer – Blemish Control primer last year, a voice in my head told me that this acne-fighting primer with 2% salicylic acid might be it. So on the wish list it went!

3. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques has been on my to-try list for ages now, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the brand’s Expert Face Brush. I know I keep putting it off, but I swear that one day this brush will end up in my brush collection.

4. Essence Superheroes Nail Polish Remover

Rumor has it that this nail polish remover from Essence can easily get rid of even the most stubborn glitter nail polish. And that at such a low cost. Looks like must-have material to me!

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5. Chanel Le Blush Crème – Intonation

I don’t really need any more blush, but there is always room in my beauty stash for a stunning cream blush like Intonation from Chanel’s Note de Printemps spring collection.

6. Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel

My boyfriend and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t be thrilled to get this shower gel with marshmallow root, vanilla, pomegranate and almond oil from Lush’s 2014 Valentine’s Day collection. So Tom, if you’re reading this…

7. NARS Wind Dancer Nail Polish

Yep, another NARS product from the spring collection of 2014. When I first saw this pale peachy orange jelly nail polish pop up in a press release I immediately fell in love with it. It’s such a pretty color and it has such a lovely finish!

What’s on your current make-up and beauty wish list?

91 thoughts on “My current make-up & beauty wish list

  1. Ik wilde die nagellakremover ook kopen en was helemaal blij dat ik er nog 2 in het schap zag staan, had iemand ze al geopend en was die dus een beetje leger:( Zo stom eigenlijk! Je hebt wel een mooie wishlist zeg! Bij mij staat Melba van MAC hoog op m’n lijstje

  2. Concerning decorative cosmetics, I’m pretty much wish-free at the moment (strange feelinh, haven’t felt that way for years), but as I’m so happy with my Hakuhodo eyeshadow brushes I bought a couple of months ago, I’d like to get some more :-)

  3. Gah, so sorry to hear about the knee injury! I hope it’ll all be better soon! Out of sheer curiosity, how does medical insurance work in Switzerland? Here in Belgium it’s really a bit like heaven for the most part!

    I’m eyeing Kauai as well! Not so sure about China Sea, so I guess Kauai will have to find company somewhere else. I swatched Intonation yesterday and realized I probably won’t need it. I still like Revelation more, but it’s permanent so I don’t have to pick it up now now.

    • Hi Sunny. I’m scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday, so hopefully they’ll finally figure out what’s wrong in there… I am walking on crutches right now, so it’s pretty obvious that something is seriously messed up in my knee. As for the insurance, well, I pay around 275 CHF (which is like 250 euros) per month for ‘insurance’ but for that I have a franchise of 2500 CHF, so anything below that isn’t covered :-S I love Switzerland, but the medical insurance system is just ridiculous.

  4. Mooie wishlist! Ik snap helemaal dat die oogschaduwduo’s van Nars allebei op je wishlist staan; ze zijn echt heel pretty! :) Zelf heb ik pas het Naked 3 palette besteld, kan niet wachten tot die binnenkomt!

  5. So sorry to read about your knee, I hope it’s getting better. Bills always kind of get in our way don’t they? :(

    Those NARS duos are gorgeous and I think China Seas would be great to have since I don’t have any good blues at the moment and I love their eye shadows.

  6. Heel mooi. Ik heb nog niks van Nars, maar het ziet er allemaal wel goed uit! Ik ga proberen tot aan mijn verjaardag (nog een paar maanden) niks te kopen qua beauty… behalve dan misschien op 31 januari.. en 1 ding van Inglot.. maar that’s it. Promise. Zucht.

  7. You picked some great items for your wishlist. There are a few things on there that I might buy too:)
    For now, I want to get the “original” Guerlain météorites, because I heard they are changing it!

  8. Marshmallow root, how-it sounds so interesting! The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush looks great, love the shape of the handle en bristles. Hope your knee heals in rapid time. I’m still waiting for some perfect brushes, cause mine are falling apart.

  9. I’d love to have the nars eyeshadows and the shower gel too! that’s too bad you don’t celebrate it! its a perfect occasion for women to feel spoiled <3

  10. Prachtige wishlist! Die blush van Chanel lijkt mij zeer mooi. Mijn wishlist is altijd zowat oneindig, ik heb nog maar iets gekocht en er staat meteen weer iets anders op mijn lijstje…Tjah

  11. Mooie wishlist!! Ik heb de Essence nagellakremover en ik vind hem ok, maar ik was zelf niet zo onder de indruk. Maar voor de prijs is het zeker leuk om te proberen. En een remover op gelbasis is ook best apart. Ik heb mijn zinnen gezet op een Remington krultang.

  12. Oh, Nars is so good! And Smashbox and Chanel, of course! I think your selection is very good, I liked the Chanel blush – OK, you said you don’t need blush anymore, but it’s always good to have some novelties, why not :) My wish list has now around 10 products… but creams and perfumes. I’m waiting to buy them at the Duty Free, it’s healthier to the account! Hope you get weell soon, a knee injury is not fun… denisesplanet com

  13. Some cool items on your wish list, live the eyeshadow. I want I buy foundation, lipstick and brow kit, those are the item that are on the top of the list.

    Melissa, I tagged you in a Make Up/Beauty tag, you can read all about it Here

  14. I hardly don’t own anything from high end brand let alone your wish list ..but I m glad I own some real techniques brushes..and they are pretty good..
    I am sorry to hear about your knees are really brave ,good luck with the MRI !!

  15. I’m TOTALLY with you on the Kauai eyeshadow duo. I want that sucker so badly…! I also agree that any excuse is a good excuse ;-)

    I’ll also second that Chanel cream blush – I have the one in Affinite, and it is my favourite blush in the whole world.

  16. I know what you mean, I have so little cash at the moment it’s ridiculous… But that teal and plum shades by Nars are looking so pretty, especially the teal one! I hope the financial gods will be kind to all of us soon.:D

  17. Great wish list! I love everything in it! Chanel blush is also in my list :)
    I got the RT expert face brush last year and loved it. At the beginning I was hesitant because it is much smaller than my two go to foundation brushes, but it only took a few days to get used to it and now I love it! The essence nail polish remover… Ok, it’s not bad, but t is not that good really. Their regular nail art remover does the job better IMO.
    Have a nice weekend sweetie :)

  18. Oh gurl, gorgeous wishlist! :) Sowieso de showergel van Lush. De naam vind ik zo geweldig. :”) Daarnaast rook hij goddelijk toen ik eraan snifte in de shop. De nagellak van NARS, om van te houden. Echt zo’n BAM, in your face kleur!

  19. Hey now there’s an idea – a mortgage for Dior makeup! I’m in! :D
    I want that Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, too! I have the Powder Brush and it’s awesome. You can use it for setting powder, bronzer, blush, and it’s so soft and well-made. I can’t believe it was only $10 bucks! Those NARS shadows are calling my name as well! Maybe they’d make for a nice Valentine’s Day present, ay? :)

  20. Oh, the Nars duos are tempting me too. As for the RT brush, go for it! It’s really great and very soft. As for the Essence nail polish remover, wasn’t it a limited edition only? Anyhow, great wish list! :)

  21. Mooie wishlist! De Expert Face brush heb ik ook en die is echt heel erg fijn! Op dit moment heb ik niet echt iets wat ik heel graag wil, maar met al die mooie voorjaarscollecties die er weer aan gaan komen zal dat vast veranderen.

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