Birthday Wish List

I've never done one of these wishlist / things I love sort of things. But I always enjoy them when I see them, and I figured what better time to post one, then with my birthday a mere week and a half away. I don't expect that anyone will purchase these things for me or anything... though it would be OK with me (Mom).

So, lets get started with the rundown...

1. Duo Brush-On Adhesive with Vitamins
I have the hardest time getting lash glue on my lashes, and it seems that this brush on applicator jobby would really eliminate most of my issues. I used think that the glue just would never dry (and never get tacky, and never stick) but perhaps I was just putting too much glue on. Maybe this would be the ticket!

2. ALDO Verrasa Lace-Up Sandals
I've pretty much been jonesing for a shoe like this since I've seen them appear a few times in Curvy Girl Chic's OOTD posts. Once I realised they were unlike any other shoes I had, and could therefore rationalise purchasing them, I've really wanted a pair.

3. Too-Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
I can't justify this. I have a bajillion (quite literally) neutral palettes. But sometimes the heart just wants what it wants. AND these shadows smell of chocolate. Do I really need to rationalise this any more?

4. Its a 10 Miracle-Leave In Product
This has long been on my radar, and I will never not invest in new products that could possibly reduce the frizz in my hair. I have a LOT of hair,  AND its coarse and so frizz naturally follows. It used to curl quite nicely, but post-children, the texture has changed quite a bit, and it just looks like I rolled out of a ditch unless I ply it with heat. They ruin EVERYTHING. I joke, I love my kids... but they do wreck a lot of shit. I've heard this might do the trick. Obvs, I will try anything.

5. Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
Again, heard good things about this brand, here and there, and if you'll see #5 above, my once gloriously wavy hair has lost its oomph, and I wonder if a seal salt type spray would at least make it look unintentionally intentional. I figure that's the best I can hope for here.

6. This is the one thing I really freaking want. I want this so bad. So bad I can taste it.
Michael Todd's Soniclear brush
I used to scoff at the fawning over the Clarisonic. Really, a brush will make that big of a difference? I'm pretty lucky in the skin department, not a lot of breakouts with little to no skin care (aside from a wet washcloth) but I am getting older, and I think that this will help with the larger pores and other nasty stuff that can come up as your skin gets older. I am fangirling on this one, because its markedly less expensive than the Clarisonic, but from all that I have heard performs as well, if not better, and you get a body brush with the basic kit. I don't think the Clarisonic comes with the body brush. Whoo ah!

7. Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer pencil in Light Ivory. This is another product that I am constantly on the prowl for a better performer. Some don't cover very well, or last very long, or settle in the creases, or don't blend very well. My hope is that this will be the holy grail concealer. But, its a slim hope.

8. Parian Spirit Brush Cleaning System
I have a decent Quo brush cleaner. Seems to do me just fine (when I use it... bad bad beauty addict) but the thing that caught my eye with this is the little doodad that you rub your brush on to clean it. Sorta like that crazy mitt thing that Sigma came out with not long ago. Wayne Goss panned it, but I thought it looked like it had a purpose. Not for the price of  it though... he was right on that score.

9. Sephora Outrageous Curl - Dramatic Volume and Curve Mascara
There are so many things that I will buy a million of, just to find the perfect one. Mascara is another one of them. This brush looks quite different than any I've used, and if there is a chance that it offers dramatic volume and curl, I want to check it out. Am I the only one, who, when I curl my lashes, they just crimp and bend up at a 90 degree angle? I can't imagine that's the look we are going for...

10. Humana humana! Yes, I am a bit of a sheep when it comes to new cosmetics. But this, I think, is a bit justified for me. Lets just go with it...
Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner
I have a real bitch of a time creating a cat eye. I have a hooded eye (miraculously, not due to age, its genetic) and its really hard to get a good flick. It seems like this might help. Worth a try!

11. Make Up Forever Sculpting Kit in neutral/light. I'm relatively new to contouring. I read once somewhere once, that contouring isn't something that the average women needs to mess around with. Leave it to the celebrities. And I really believed it for a while. But now, f*ck that. Sorry about the strong language, but I feel like I was lied to... Contouring can make your face look awesome. Especially given that foundation flattens your facial contours. You need to sculpt that shit out! I have a few ashy contouring powders (like Ben Nye's contour #1) that work pretty good, but a little set like this with a highlighting powder (that I hope is not shiny) would be a helpful thing to have.

12. Becca The One Perfecting Brush
See #11. Contouring is the shit, when it doesn't look like shit, but it is a fine line, and the tools to help achieve the look are critical. I mean, the Nars Ita brush would be great to have, but it might be discontinued, and from what I've read, this Becca one performs pretty well, with bristles that have just the right amount of give. And I think this one is moderatlye less expensive. I can tell you right now, that unless I get a rich sugar daddy (which I won't, because I am happily married), I will never actually own this brush. $60 for a brush. Pssht. I can buy shoes with that.

13. Wet 'N Wild Megalast Lip Color in Just Peachy
I have trouble finding a "nude" lipcolor that doesn't make me look like a corpse, and Vintage or Tacky said that this was going to look good on all skin tones. For under $5, I'll give it a go.

14. Benjabelle Brush Tree
THIS! This is one of those things that are game changing. A big part of the reason why I don't wash my brushes as often as I should (aside from sheer laziness) is that I don't have the real estate to lay all my brushes down on their sides to dry. Which, we all know we have to do, because otherwise moisture will seep into and loosen the glue, which will a) result in loose bristles (perish the thought) that will make it look as though you have man-hair sprouting out of random spots on your face, and b) loosen the ferrule (metal collar thingey) which is a major piss off when you are trying to apply makeup, and the brush head up and leaves.

15. Hair Bungee
Inasmuch as I have admittedly been fortunate in the hair department (aside from the frizziness) but I cannot create a decent "bump" to save my life. Assuming I would somehow successfully create a proper bump (which is harder than cold fusion if you ask me) it always gets completely jacked up when I try to put it into a ponytail. These bungee hair ties look like they would fix all that. They're kinda crazy expensive though, so I'll have to request them of that fictional sugar daddy along with with Becca brush...

16. And, since there are no clothing choices on this list, lets add in another one. This beauty. This is from a new-to-me online retailer Ruche, who seems to have Modcloth-type clothing. Sadly, I haven't found a retailer with Modcloth -type clothing, but Target type price points.
Boo Hoo.

I used to fight my natural inclination to buy more dresses, because I thought I had more than enough, but if I see one that looks nothing like anything I already own, the coveting will begin.
So, that's my current wish list. I'm sure once I hit "publish" I will recall about 20 other things that would tickle my fancy. I can see myself actually getting maybe only one or two of these things, and I will probably have to buy them myself, but that's OK. Its no one's job to make me happy but me.


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