Spring Beauty Wishlist

After moving house more times than should ever be necessary this year, I had to pare it back with the beauty spending a little. But that didn’t stop me thirsting over just about everything I saw, oh no sir-ee. Here’s my Spring Beauty Wishlist! If you’ve tried any of these babies, please let me know in the comments! And link me if you’ve written a post on them 🙂

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Korres Equisetum Deodorant: I was having a little Sephora session when I came across this beautiful little tube. I’m always on the look out for a nice deodorant as I don’t use anti-perspirant, and I loved this formulation – bisabolol is a calming agent and equisetum is a herb that protects and deodorises.

Origins Make a Difference+ Treatment Lotion: My skin doesn’t really get dry unless I piss it off with harsh products, but it gets dehydrated really easily. I love the idea of using a toner to boost hydration, and I’ve read wonderful things about this one!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush: I’ve been desperate to try this FOREVER. I’m still kicking myself for forgetting about it last time I went to New York. I love blushes because I don’t really have time to highlight or contour in the mornings, so blushes are my only way of getting some definition on my face. I love everything about this one – and yes, this is the colour I’d choose. I wanna go BOLD.

Origins Original Skin Mask: Ok I admit I was initially drawn to the packaging when I saw this in a shop. Then it was the gorgeous scent. Then it was the pun in the name. And THEN I finally decided to be responsible and actually read what it was for. At the time my skin was in a really good place and I didn’t need anything like this, but after being indoors with the heating on all winter and going through a period of excruciating stress, my skin is rubbish and I definitely need this! Update, I bought this! Click to read my review.

Rose Waterfull Mask: This is thanks to a post by Little Miss Fii who’s gorgeous pictures instantly convinced me that I needed it in my life immediately. After reading up on the ingredients I was even more desperate to try it. I rarely use products with acids in them, and would like to get my skin used to them so I can fade a couple of pesky scars. I really think a hydrating formula like this would be the perfect way, especially since it’s Korean so I immediately trust it!

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: Who doesn’t want this, I mean come on. From what I’ve read it sounds like the best cleanser ever to exist. The only question is…how in the hell do I get hold of it?!

A’Pieu Bal Cheek Blusher: Another lovely blogger, Jasmine at Kkochsongi wrote a post on this and it sounds SO adorably lovely. In spring I would really like to dial the makeup down a bit, but being very pale I need some colour to my cheeks all the time. This is how I’m justifying putting TWO blushers in my wishlist.

Herborist Invigorating All-Day Body Lotion: I’ve been curious about this Chinese brand for ages, ever since stumbling across them on Feel Unique. Unfortunately, I can’t find their ingredients list or any reviews, so I’m a bit apprehensive about buying it, but perhaps I should just be brave and go for it?!

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint: Another ‘who on earth doesn’t want to try this’ product. I ADORE All Day Luminous Finish Foundation from NARS and have used it for over a year. In the warmer months though, I would love to give a skin tint a whirl, and can’t think of a brand I trust more! – Update, I bought this! Did not care for it. Had a huge allergic reaction, would not recommend…

What are you dying to try? Anything I should have added?

Beauty Wishlist for Summer

I’ve never done one of these before, but there are certainly a lot of products I’ve been mentally wishlisting lately so I thought I’d make physical note, and you never know, you might get some summer inspiration too!wishlist

1. Jurlique Rose Finishing Powder – My No.7 Translucent Powder is about to run out, and I’ve been lusting after this light, gorgeously scented rose powder for as long as I’ve known what Jurlique is. I’m pretty sure it can be used over makeup, and if so, this is definitely my powder most wanted.

2. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick – How on earth could you not want this in your life. First of all I tried it on my hand in Space NK and the colour was stunning – it’s a slightly translucent, beautiful pink, which is perfect for me because thick, heavily pigmented lipsticks just don’t work for me. I never really put anything luxurious on my lips, so this would be a lovely change.

3. Mario Badescu Flower Tonic Mask – I’m an absolute sucker for anything with a name like ‘Flower Tonic’ so this was always going to be on my list. However after reading that the ingredients include kaolin and Balsam of Peru (an extraordinarily effective healing extract) I was desperate to try it. Pore-clarifying and healing are two things my skin really needs.

4. Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub – Living right up to the stereotype I made for myself in the previous paragraph, the name of this scrub got my attention right away. However this does look amazing, with extracts of basically everything you need to restore a healthy, glowing and balanced complexion. Ginger, gingko, green tea, aloe and coconut together with palm seed powder to buff away dead skin….like…hell yes.

5. Philip Kingsley Geranium and Neroli Elasticizer – The reviews of this stuff are amazing, as are the awards it’s been lauded with. I love the idea of a ‘pre-shampoo’, as well as the fact that you can sleep with it on your hair. I’ve never actually seen it in stores so I have no idea what it smells like, but I can’t see how it wouldn’t be absolutely gorgeous. I just can’t shake the idea that my hair would be left silky smooth after using this, so I shall have  to try it.

6. Sukin Natural Deodorant – I’m anti antiperspirant, but the summer heat in London is proving too much for the lovely Deo My BO solid deodorant bar from Lush (despite it working wonderfully before it got so hot!) I definitely want to give this one a try, as I love everything I’ve tried from Sukin so far.

7. Frog Prince Wash Bag from Catseye – I’ve been lusting after this for over a year – I love the happy, cute design and it’s the perfect size for all the stuff I bring with me everywhere. Really I should just get a grip and buy it, but every time I go into Selfridge’s and see it, it just seems so frivolous (it isn’t, it’s only £15 so I don’t know what I’m on about really).

8. & Other Stories Nail Colour in Dot Peach – I recently bought the most gorgeous sandals from Topshop, but I need a muted nail colour to go with my work clothes. & Other Stories have really lovely nail polishes, and I adore this cute pink colour.

9. Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads – I’m really curious about these. Both my boyfriend and I get ingrown hairs occasionally (it’s really common for guys to get these on their legs!) and they’re bloody annoying, so if these work it would be fantastic – it is shorts season after all!

What’s on your summer wishlist? Any of these?