Birthday Wishlist

A few weeks ago I wrote my 21 at Twenty One post and now that it's just under a week until my birthday, I thought I'd share with you my beauty orientated birthday list. I'm not expecting to receive all of this, and I'm sure my mum will think at least one pair of socks is more practical than make up, but these are the goodies I've had my eye on recently!

Homebase Acrylic 3 Drawer Box (£11.99)- Very similar in style but actually cheaper than the Muji 3 Drawer Unit, these drawers are easy to get hold of in-store at Homebase. Even though I'm not a big hauler, my make up collection is growing quite steadily and I'm having a hard time trying to contain everything while still being able to see it.

Eyelash Curlers- Not too fussy on the brand as long as they work! my current ones have never been the greatest, but now that I have to clamp each eye at least twice to get a curl that will last longer than 10 minutes they really do need replacing!

Handbag Mirror with LED Lights (£4.29)- These are really handy and I bought one in Primark years ago (I'm sure if Primark still sell it, but it's this one) but the lights are starting to fade so it's not very useful in the dark. This one comes in a range of colours and I was particularly taken with the turquoise to be able to find it easily in my over-stuffed handbag.

Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java (£9.99)- This one really confused my mum when I told her about it, and when she asked in Boots they said they'd never heard of it (helpful as ever), but I'd heard such good things about this highlighting powder even before it was launched. I don't think I've ever had a loose powder highlighter before so this is definitely near the top of my list.

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus (£22)- I really enjoyed wearing powder foundations in the summer and this one doesn't highlight dry patches too badly so should work well for my skin in autumn too. Light Plus is a little bit too light when I'm wearing fake tan (which for some reason seems to be more in autumn/winter than summer even though I don't naturally tan well), but I'm worried medium will be too dark. I've got an MSF in Medium Deep for bronzing, and its much easier to darken a foundation that's too light than lighten a foundation that’s too dark!

Ecotools Recycled Retractable Kabuki Brush (£12.99)- Another one that confused my mum, bless her.... 'but who is Kabuki...?'. I have such a hard time finding powder brushes with a lid that aren't either really expensive or just rubbish. A few of the products from the Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set* (like the angled eyeliner and powder brushes) have become staples in my collection so this seemed like the obvious choice!

Hair Straighteners- As with the eyelash curlers I don't have a particular product or brand in mind for these. I've had my current ones for many years now and I mainly straighten just the front fringey bits, but not only do the straighteners smell a bit funny, they make a weird popping noise when they go through my hair!

Origins Make a Difference Plus+ Rejuvinating Treatment Gel (£34.99)- This is quite on the pricey side but I'm loving my Origins cleanser at the moment and I've heard such good things about how this product works on oily/combination skin. I've also got my eye on the Out of Trouble mask, which isn't the cheapest either, maybe thats one for the Christmas list!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling (£7.99)- I have this balm stain in Cherish and am absolutely in love with it, one of my favourite buys of the year for both formulation and colour! Darling is more of a purpley pink, almost verging on lilac but still quite bright, and I knew this was the next in line when I first swatched a few of them on my hand.

Hot Glue Gun (£10.99)- Ok so not so much a beauty item, but it kind of ties in. I've always been pretty big on beauty DIYs as you can tell from my ongoing Do or DIY series, but I also love d├ęcor DIYs and making things. I've wanted a glue gun for ages, but it always seems to slip my mind whenever I'm writing a list, so I'm pleased that I saw someone using one in a video to remind me. Hot melt glue is a perfect mix between strong but brittle super glue and thick but not-so-strong PVA that will make it perfect for all the things I want to make but just don't have the right tools!

What's on your beauty wishlist at the moment? 


  1. Great list, I always put the more expensive items on my birthday wish lists, like straighteners etc. I really want to try Origins treatment gel too, just need to save first!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Usually I go for one big expensive thing I'd never buy for myself but couldn't think of anything big this year, so I thought I'd spread it out through slightly less expensive things haha. Definitely, when I looked up the price it was more expensive than I thought! x

  2. I really want a hot glue gun too :p Hope you have a great birthday :)

    Water Painted Dreams

    1. I think it'll be so useful! People are always bringing out their glue gun in tutorials and I'm just sat there with my PVA haha. Thankyou Hayley :) x

  3. Great wishlist!!Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

    1. Thanks Afroditi, I'll take a look at your blog :) x

  4. Great list! I love the Homebase drawers, I really need something like this but I've only seen really expensive ones. Thanks for sharing!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    1. Thanks Lyndsay, I thought they were pretty cool and couldn't find anything cheaper on ebay or amazon! x

  5. i love your wishlist !!! i am in need of a high coverage foundation if you know any good ones off the top of your head?

    lovely blog :) xx

    1. Thanks Sophie! Revlon Colourstay is meant to be very good coverage, although I havent tried it myself. Have you tried using a BB cream underneath your normal foundation? Thats what I do when my skin s playing up and I need more coverage! x


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