As I try and rein in my spending whilst simultaneously watch every other bloggers' favourites of 2013 videos, I find myself constantly internet window shopping and telling myself 'no, Alice you mustn't'. To distract myself from finally hitting the buy button, I thought I'd share 10 things high up on my hitlist!
|Top: Aerin Lauder Amber Musk Perfume, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Power, Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm.|
Middle: Bumble & Bumble Tousled Two Step, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, Origins Super Spot Remover.
Bottom: Real Techniques Retractable Bronzer Brush, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, Nars Multiple in Copacabana, La Roche-Posay Serozinc.
None of the images used above are my own.
Currently under my eyes I'm using and loving Bobbi Brown's Corrector in Porcelain Bisque. It definitely does cancel out my dark circles, but I feel as if I then need something to brighten that area up, and thus this being probably my next big spend beauty purchase.
Last year I really got into and the hang of contouring my face, I now can't see a make-up routine without defining my cheekbones!! I'm currently using and getting along with Sleek's Faceform Palette in Fair - which does a nice job indeed, but I feel this will look less like a bronzer and more like a shadow!!
I have plenty of lotions and potions to cleanse my face at the minute, so I just can't justify adding another to the collection until I've used the majority I already have up. I heard such great things about this and vow it will be coming home with me sooner or later!!
Another hyped skincare product, which I'm dying to get my mitts on. My quest into 2014 is to have clearer skin, but I do think that if a pesky little spot does arise, having something like this on hand will get rid!
La Roche-Posay Serozinc Toner Approx £13
I absolutely love French skincare brands - especially La Roche-Posay. This spray toner has a very good write-up indeed, and I've told myself, when it hits the shelves in Boots, it's mine.
Real Techniques Retractable Brushes Approx £6
The newest launch from the brand fronted by the Pixiwoo sisters, which I think is a lovely addition to their collection. I'm sure I will be picking either the Kabuki or Bronzer brush for throughout the day touch ups.
This little lovely has been swatched so many times, I've lost count. This is a downright beautiful cream highlighter which just looks so damn perfect. A gorgeous, gorgeous product.
When these first launched, I didn't really care for them, but the more I hear amazing things (from a wide range of people with different skin needs) I get more and more intrigued by them. There are two Space NK's in Bristol, none of which have an Hourglass stand, and with a tear inducing price tag, I really ought to give this baby a swatch or two before purchasing.
I'm still a Bumble & Bumble virgin (Emma isn't though) and I saw this lovely duo on the shelves at Boots a week or two ago. I'm currently loving my KMS California Silksheen Styling Creme but the (un)dressing creme boasts all the things I'm aiming for in a hairdo - beachy dishevelledness - and the thickening hairspray it's paired with goes in hand-in-hand with it. Delightful.
The most expensive, and probably the least likely I'm going to purchase (I've bought a heap of new perfumes in the sales) but my God does it smell good. It's understated, sophisticated and just oozes class.
I even took the time to add all these beauties up - this luxe list comes to a tearjerking £321. I'm sure by this time next year I would have acquired the majority of these, and probably some other high end pieces. Oh, to be a beauty blogger.
Any of you guys got your eyes on these?
Spent all your Christmas money already?