The birthday wishlist of awesome

I keep a running wishlist of things I want. This is pretty helpful come gift giving time because some of my family like shopping pointers. But here’s the thing – I have two lists. The first list is the list mostly everyone receives. The other list is this one… It contains the things I want (like the first one) but it’s made up of things that are harder/impossible to get here, don’t make the first list (forgotten to include, for example) or are insanely expensive. So here we go!

  • Korres Vanilla Cinnamon shower gel – R100(ish) (Canal Walk Edgars)
  • Korres Quince Lip Butter – R100(ish) (Canal Walk Edgars)
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – (no idea how much $$) (Canal Walk Edgars) Got this in a blog sale later in 2015.
  • Stila Liquid Eyeliner in the colour BLACK – R150(ish) (Woolworths) Bought this on Takealot at the end of 2015 or sometime in 2016.
  • Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Shadow in the colour QUARTZ – R200(ish) (Woolworths and Red Square/Edgars) I was a lucky girl and got this as a gift 🙂
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Basics – not in this country 😥
  • Dior fragrance in Hypnotic Poison – (no idea) (Edgars, Truworths Elements)
  • YSL fragrance in Black Opium – (no idea) (Edgars, Truworths Elements)
  • Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black – R400(ish) (Edgars)
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in the colour 010 – R400(ish) (Edgars)
  • Dior Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear and Oil Control Matte Powder in the colour 010 – R600(ish) (Edgars)
  • Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation in 010 – R660(ish) (Edgars)

The sad April empties

Alas! April was just a sad, sad, sad month for finishing stuff. Sigh!

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
I ordered this… someone brought it back. I can’t remember which friend or when, but I usually get The Breakfast Scrub, so I decided to try something different. So nice for summer. It smells like lemony, sugary happiness. I’d get this again… but I’m still in love with The Breakfast Scrub and I can’t always afford both. Sob.

Almay Oil-free Makeup Eraser Sticks
I’ve had these for forever and a day and finally finished the last one about two weeks ago. They work so well, especially when you’re trying to clean up your eyeliner and don’t actually own any sort of Micellar Water stuff. I repurchased. Whoop!

Yardley Oatmeal Spot Clear Spot Buster
This tube went inexplicably dry. This was a repurchase but I’ve got a Vichy replacement.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron
Hydration injection for the skin! I use this at nice because I wear a mattifying day cream, and like to add some moisture back into the skin come night time. I bought another (was on sale at Clicks… someone mentioned they’re phasing this out from the SA market… TRUE? Please say no.)

The Body Shop Cool and Creamy Wash
This was totally as Essie Button-inspired purchase and I have to say… I really liked it. Didn’t feel too stripping, woke me up with a zing on menthol (I only use this in the mornings) and prepped my skin for the day. My skin has been looking clear, so I reckon this was working. Boom. #essiebuttoneffect

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