Hi, everyone! Hope your 2015 is off to a fabulous start! Today's post is a bit of an odd couple: a beauty wishlist paired with some shopping resolutions. While the two may seem incompatible, I'm hoping that I'll be able to meld them together perfectly this year. As a certified beauty addict, I do not want to deprive myself of my biggest vice and passion. There are so many beautiful products out there, and I want to enjoy them! That said, I acquired a silly amount of products in 2014, and I want to make sure that all the amazing goodies in my stash get good use. Plus, my wallet isn't bottomless!
So here we have it- the products that are tempting me most, followed by the guidelines that I hope will keep my hauling in check this year. A true yin and yang!
NARS Audacious Lipsticks
I have one of these in Grace and totally love it. The shade range and formula are both so impressive, I definitely need more!
Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette
This is perhaps the prettiest shadow palette I've seen! Pretty sure they come in 4 different shade varieties- it will be hard not to snag them all!
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
I've been lusting after this deep black soothing makeup remover for a while now. Have heard nothing but good things and it sounds so luxurious!
NARS NARSissist Dual Intensity Eye Shadow Palette
I have yet to buy any of these gorgeous shadows, so this palette seems like the perfect opportunity and at a better value!
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita
This gorgeous eye shadow quad has been tops on my wishlist for months now. The shades of bronze and copper just scream to me! This is going to happen soon :)
Tom Ford Lips and Boys
Love that these are mini-sized, and thus more affordable. The shade range is amazing and I have my eye on a few!
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
Another cleanser I've heard nothing but raves about. Have been super impressed by the Oskia goodies I've tried so far, so have no doubt this will also be fab!
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipsticks
I've been wanting to try this brand for ages, and everything about these lipsticks screams luxury.
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadows
Just as my Burberry cravings grew strong, the brand was removed from Toronto shops. Since I always want what I can't have, I'll be stalking these this year!
Colbert MD Stimulate The Serum
I got a sample of this at SpaceNK a year ago and remember being totally impressed. It's quite pricey, but perhaps worth the investment!
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly
I love this brand and am digging the look of these. Fun, vibrant shades and intense pigmentation. Come to mama.
Pai Copaiba & Zinc Perfect Balance Blemish Serum
This is another brand that blew me away last year and the sounds of a gentle, yet effective acne serum sounds so up my alley and just perfect for my skin!
1) One Makeup Purchase per Month!
No-buys never work (at least for me) and I don't want to spend the year feeling totally deprived. That said, I do not want to double my stash this year either! What I do want is to zone in on the products that are truly exciting to me, that are unique in my collection, and that I'll use all the time. My ultimate goal, then, is to purchase one product per month and leave it at that! I know it won't be perfect (I can foresee a single haul containing more than one item at times), but I will do my best to really focus on the one product that's making me geek out the most that month.
2) One In, One Out Policy with Skin Care
My skin care cupboard is full. Like, overflowing full. I absolutely love buying new cleansers, masks, and serums, but I'm at the point where any new additions will sit unused. I can only use so many products at once! Given this, I will aim to buy new skin care products only when one is completely spent. For instance, I will only buy a new face wash after I have finished another. New skin care purchases can be luxe, if wanted, but will only be made after something else has ended up in the bin!
3) Make Yoga Happen
This isn't fully beauty-related, but it most certainly relates to my overall well-being. I of course want to exercise more often this year in general (we have a gym in our building that I visit rarely, sheesh), but regardless of this, I want to make sure that I hit my yoga mat at least twice per week. Yoga is not only a fabulous workout, there is nothing else that makes me feel so strong, relaxed, and grounded. I have found some promising instructional videos on YouTube (yes, free- I have no excuse) and am looking forward to starting a regular practice.
So there it is- cravings and resolutions. Ying and yang. May 2015 be a year of balance!
What's on your wishlist at the moment? Do you have any New Years resolutions?
Thanks for stopping by! xo