Once again, I am embarking on another spending ban. I know. What else is new? But Mags and I have decided to try and restrain ourselves for at least the month of May and not buy any makeup. Three and a half weeks later and I haven't bought anything! That's a grand amount of time for a shopping addict and beauty lover like myself, but truth be told, I've had other expenses going on that's made the whole thing a bit easier. But still, three and a half weeks! And I'm heading away at the start of May, so it'll be five weeks by the time I'm in Spain and then all bets are off people.
The rules of makeup and beauty and life clearly state that spending bans do not count at all when you're on holidays. Or in the airport. So yes, I'll be perusing The Loop in Dublin airport and yes, I'll be visiting Kiko and Sephora in Alicante and yes, I'll be buying stuff before undoubtedly recommencing the spending ban again. In preparation for this impending spending spree and to keep me on the straight and narrow, I've been adding products to my wish list to make life a bit easier when I'm on holidays. I lost the run of myself being completely enabled by my fellow bloggers, YouTubers and as such, I want a lot of things. So I thought it was high time for another edition of Spending Ban Wish List!
I don't need any of these things, but I want them. No wait, I actually do need them all, I mean look at them.
There are only two foundations on this list, how is that possible? I'm sure I've forgotten a couple and so this list is open to amendments ok? I've been dying to try the new NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation since it launched as I haven't tried a base from NARS in years. I like the sound of having a lightweight base that is super pigmented and so yes, it's on my list. Along with the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation. I hadn't paid much heed to this when it launched but Orla's review tipped me over the edge and so I must try it. All your fault Orla! If it gives me skin like you, it'll be money well spent!
There are also only two foundations on the list as well and I do love me some summery fragrances. As soon as I heard that Elie Saab had launched a new perfume and the bottle was blue, I knew I was going to love it. Being a huge fan of the original Elie Saab fragrance from a couple of years ago, anything that comes in a blue bottle, has fig and mandarin zest in it and we have a winner. I'll be hard pushed to not buy a bottle of this over the next few months. Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt has been on my radar for ages after Lily Pebbles mentioned it lots of times over the past year or so. I've drenched myself in it every time I visited the Jo Malone Counter in Brown Thomas and it's only a matter of time before I get a bottle. Duty free purchase me thinks?
I had to put the entire Kiko summer collection in my collage because it all looks divine. Bronzed cheeks, colour on the eyes and the lips and would you look at that weird angled cheek brush! Yes, I need it as I've never seen anything like it in my entire life and it could possibly change the way I apply makeup forever... Dramatic? Absolutely. But sometimes one needs a little drama to justify a completely unnecessary purchase!
I feel like this list is like Noah's ark or something because I have two lip products on my wish list. The new Chanel Rouge Coco Lipsticks are a thing of beauty and what a surprise, I'm lusting after the coraly orange one, Coco, and the nude one, Adrienne. I've only heard great things about them and if Emma says they're good, then they're good. I really want to try one of the Too Faced Melted lipsticks and why not pick up this coral one that's most likely completely too bright for me to wear outside of the house and yet I want it.
Finally, it wouldn't be a wish list without a bit of Hourglass. I hadn't heard a great deal about the Hourglass eyeshadow palettes other than they were very powdery and not very pigmented. So I breathed a sigh of relief having saved myself the guts of €70 or so on one. Then Karima went and filmed this absolutely stunning video using one of them and now I want one. I want her one. I want her one and for her to do my makeup! And last but my no means least, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer... I need one. I want one. I have Mags on full alert to order me one if they're launched when I'm away!
And so we've reached the end of the list of things I want but don't need whatsoever. I always seem to have a wish list as long as my arm when I'm trying not to spend money. That's always the case but there's nothing like a little pretend online shopping to get me excited at picking up a few bits from the list!
What's on your wish list now? You know you have one. It's most likely in your Notes on your phone, of you've screenshots of the things you want. Come on, share with the group!