Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spending ban wish list - yes, another one!

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.

Spending ban wish list

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!



  1. I bought that Jo Malone after smelling it in Vogue - it's AMAZING. Especially when you spray it inside and then go outside and swish your arms around (Or is that just me?!). That Hourglass Bronzer is #1 on my Wishlist, I'm holding out for that and for the Charlotte Tilbury creamy eyeshadow things that are coming in May, trying to be good otherwise. Like I haven't bought anything since Friday and today is Wednesday, so that's not too bad...

  2. Karen (lovelygirliebits)April 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Ok you have me convinced, I'll get the Jo Malone one just to do the arm swishy thing! And I'd forgotten about those Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow thingys, those are now on my next wish list... Well done on your 5 days of not buying makeup. As a recovering beautyholic, this is a brilliant achievement ;)

  3. I'm dying to get my hands on the Hourglass bronzer! You won't regret buying the CT foundation - it is perfect skin in a tube! xx

  4. LOVE your wish lists Karen - you basically read my mind as we seem to watch a lot of the same beauty bloggers! How original! ;-) I ordered the Hourglass bronzer and the Marc Jacobs contour set from Sephora - now my friend who's house I ordered it to won't be back from the US until mid June but I do not care! They're already paid for but it feels like a wish list as I don't have them yet. So, that is my wish list :-) Oh, and the BITE Agave lip mask (which I ordered cos of YOU!) x

  5. There is so much on my wishlist. I want ALL of the new Kiko Cream Eyeshadow pots - they all look stunning, and the rose gold and pink Zoeva brush set! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  6. I swear I've made so many of these lists on my blog haha! Way to be an enabler ;)


  7. That Charlotte tilbury foundation sounds amazing! I've so much stuff on my Wishlist I'm starting to lose track of it. I really want to try some Sunday Riley Skincare and I want one of the hourglass blushes among many other things!

  8. I like your 'collage' and how you've really crammed the stuff on there! I want that Hourglass palette too, plus lusting after CT Airbrush Flawless Finish powder and those Chanel Rouge lippies. Want, want, want!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox


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