Nat’s Summer Wish List

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I’ve been seeing “wish list” posts for a while and I finally wanted to write one of my own showcasing items I’d love to splurge on but won’t.  I feel quite cheeky writing a wish list a mere month after my birthday, but oh well! 

The first item on my lust list is from Lime Crime!  Have you seen their enchanting Mermaid collection which launched in June?!  Well if you’ve somehow missed it, let me enlighten you: promised to make you glow like a mermaid on a moonlit night, this kit has all you need to rock that Ariel-inspired look.  Moonlight Mermaid: Collector’s Kit (now sold out) absolutely spoils consumers with 3 full-sized highlighters and 3 full-sized Velvetines.  As you can see, the shades from the highlighting palette (Seashell, Pearl, Mermaid) correspond to the matching matte liquid lipstick (Siren, Mermaid’s Grotto, Seashell Bra).  I’ve wanted to try Lime Crime for a while due to their popular Diamond Crushers, a set of iridescent lip toppers which use prismatic technology to show off the sparkle! 

I wouldn’t live up to my handle, Gorgeous and Geeky, if I didn’t include at least one geek-inspired product!  These makeup brushes from Storybook Cosmetics were inspired by the wands you’d find in Ollivanders.  Since these were teased on their Instagram in October 2016, fans have been impatiently awaiting their arrival; when the brushes were released in earlier 2017, you can imagine that these sold out fairly quickly!  Everyone wanted to perform the “Accio Makeup!” spell, I’m sure of it.  These “Wizard Wand” brushes come in gold, gun metal and rose gold.  Rose gold continues to be a hit color and I obviously need the rose gold set ha!  I considered asking my better half for a set as a birthday present, but I’m afraid that if I order them I won’t use them!  I could totally see myself framing them and not actually casting any makeup spells.

The next item on my wish list isn’t flashy but is indeed necessary!  This Drying Lotion from Mario Badescu has exceptional reviews for its potent, yet gentle, effect on acne.  I am 27 and suffer from hormonal acne due to a reaction to the mini-pill I started taking a few months ago.  I have been off of the pill for 2 months and can see an improvement, but the skin is still irritated and looks like a red rash on both sides of my jaw.  I am not entirely sure if this acne treatment would work for my particular needs, but I’ve been wanting to give it a go.  I absolutely hate my acne.  I will go makeup-free because I believe a woman should be as confident without it as she is with it, but it still doesn’t look very nice.  Plus, who can wear a full face of makeup in this heat?!  If you have been wanting to try this product/brand but are in the UK, you can purchase Mario Badescu from Beauty Bay.  

Recently, my trusty (and cheap) wet-to-dry straightener died and I decided that when I can afford to replace it, I would like to finally buy the pinnacle of hair straighteners: a ghd.  One of my closest friends turned me onto ghd when we were traveling in Iceland; I was amazed that she could use it in another country without it blowing up or melting.  In 2011, I melted a straightener from the US when I was studying in Ireland!  I researched various ghd products and decided that I’d like to eventually invest in the Platinum Tropic.  I try to take good care of my hair, especially since I started coloring it a few years ago; therefore, I can appreciate the technology that goes into this “safer-for-hair” styler that reduces breakages by 50 percent. 

My wonderful partner surprised me with a light blue Fitbit Charge 2 and I cannot stop fiddling with the app.  I love it!  I love how it tracks my caloric intake so I can decide how many calories to eat.  I am trying to lose a pound a week, so I try to cut out 500 calories a day.  Before I had a Fitbit, I estimated how many calories I burned and how much I should eat but this device removes all guesswork.   I am astonished at how it tracks my sleep cycles, steps, and active minutes.  Now I am reaching my goals and seeing even better results.  The item on my wish list is this chic, grey-colored leather band which would allow me to paid my trusty Fitbit with nicer outfits.

The final item on my wish list is something I didn’t even know I wanted until a few weeks ago!  Last year the Town House at the Kensington Hotel in London advertised their brand-new Tale as Old as Time afternoon tea and I joined the waiting list because seats sold out in a matter of minutes.  Thankfully, they released more dates.  My partner and I were already going to London for a night to celebrate my birthday so when they released more dates in May, I jumped at the chance to go!  We were not disappointed!  I plan on writing a post about this experience, but for now I will just say this: you’d be surprised how well-made these figurines are.  They were on each table and I was seriously shocked when I picked it up to move it because it was incredibly hefty!  The figurine is battery-operated and the flames really glow.  I was astonished when I saw the price tag, though: £59 from the Disney website!!!  I do not think I will be getting this item any time soon!    

I hope you enjoyed reading about the lust-worthy products I am wishing will magically turn up on my doorstep!  If you’ve used any of the products I’ve mentioned, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

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31 thoughts on “Nat’s Summer Wish List

  1. Your list is great, and definitely not cheeky when your birthday is soon, I call it perfect timing. lol. Those wand make-up brushed almost make me want to wear more make-up and a Fitbit is definitely something up there on my wish list!

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  2. abbeylouisarose

    The Beauty and the Beast Lumiere candlestick is definitely something I would want too, but I agree that £59 is a crazy price to pay for it, this one will have to stay in our dreamlands haha! The Lime Crime packaging is just gorgeous! Love the mermaid feel!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  3. Gabija Barkute

    You’ve got some good picks here! I’d love to try some Mario Badescu products too, especially the lotion as you’ve mentioned- would be interesting to see if they’re worth the hype!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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  4. Kayleigh Zara

    I love the look of the story broke brushes, I’ve seen them before and they’re just so cool! I also love lime crimes mermaid bits, their liquid lipsticks are absolutely amazing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  5. The afternoon tea sounds so exciting! I have never been for a proper afternoon tea but I know for sure that they’re certainly not cheap! I hope you enjoy yourselves.

    Meg | the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I am so in love with those wand-makeup-brushes! They look really pretty and satisfy my inner geek:) I’ll have to use them with my Disney-themed BB creme!:) thanks for sharing, all these things look wonderful!

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  7. I swear by the Mario Badescu drying lotion! It’s the best product I’ve tried (and I’ve tried many, many things) for speeding up the healing of spots. I also want to try out a fitbit, but I don’t know which one would be best for me!

    Beccah xx
    thehonestolive.com

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  8. Lime Crime makes such wonderful makeup, but that seashell packaging is the best part for sure! I’d love those makeup brushes, even though I’d probably frame them as well. And I’ve been meaning to get a Fitbit for ages, so I can track how much I walk and monitor my heart rate when I work out! What a great list!

    xx
    Emily

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  9. theglassofclass

    These makeup brushes are absolutely gorgeous! Automatically appeared on my wishlist 😀 I’ve been wanting to get a Fitbit watch for ages, just can’t afford to splash this cash on something that I can live without. I’ll need to wait.
    Great wishlist!
    Julia xx

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  10. A lovely wish list – I have a fitbit and I can’t stop messing with the app either! Especially if I slept with it on because I want to know all of the stats about how I slept, whether i am a deep sleeper or a light sleeper and so on haha x
    Claire | clairesyear.com

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  11. altspeaking

    Ok – First and foremost I LOVE those wand themed makeup brushes because, well, HARRY POTTER! Hahaha! I’d probably use them as a display piece instead of ever using them! Also, I have been trying to decide between a Fitbit and a Garmin that a friend has. I want the activity tracker but I love how hers shows text messages, FB messages, etc as someone who works in social media – I wouldn’t have to always have my phone by my side to make sure I don’t miss seeing an important message!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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