It’s my birthday in less than a month. I’ll be turning 24, which makes me officially in-my-mid-twenties. Will that make my birthday wishlist more grown up? Will it make it more practical? Will it make it less frivolous? Will it heck.
Advanced Night Repair Eye – Estee Lauder, £40
My current eye cream has run out, and I’m definitely starting to notice more puffiness and less youthful buoyancy in the skin around my eyes. Let’s see if I can beat ageing to the punch with this little baby. The Victoria’s Secret models use it, dontchaknow.
Because I don’t yet own champagne prosecco flutes. And this, frankly, is a travesty and a sham.
Real Techniques Powder Brush – Boots, £12.99
I might be in my mid-twenties soon, but I still have the skin of an oily teenager. Time to upgrade my powder brush!
Purple Spectrum Kitchen Canisters – Dunelm Mill, £3.99 each
A trio of little lovelies to keep my tea, coffee and sugar tidy. I already own the matching kettle and toaster…#purpleparadise
Tall Jaxson Faux Fur Short Parka – Topshop, £78
Now that it’s autumn, my commute isn’t getting any warmer – or drier. A cute parka like this one should keep me cosy enough, until I need to bring out the big guns (100% wool coats) nearer Christmas.
PS: Sorry Topshop, if you’re reading, for this terrible screengrab of your coat. Complete with arrows and expandy box. I just like it, ok?
A Clare Caulfield Print – Etsy, £50+
I stumbled across this artist when I was searching for something else on Etsy, and I just love her beautiful sketchy, watercolour technique. As I’m moving house, it would be lovely to brighten up the new place with one of her prints.
A big black tote bag – Warehouse, £36
For winter time, this is significantly more chic-looking than trying to fit a rucksack over a coat.
My only specifications are that it’s black, fits over my shoulder, and most importantly that it closes with a zip. Far too many bags don’t actually close at the top these days; it drives me potty. Seriously, is anyone else bothered by this, or is it just me?!
Tan lace up brogue boots – New Look, £49.99
Because honestly, once we’re into October, ballet pumps are not going to survive more than 5 minutes of my commute. Vaguely waterproof shoes are imperative. And far less squelchy.
Lancome Blush Subtil in ‘011 Brun Roche’ or ’02 Rose Sable’ – Boots, £28
Finally, I’d love to get a new blusher, to capture the rosy glow of a brisk autumn doggie walk. Most of the (three) blushers I currently have are more coral-based and summery, so I’d love to pick up a quality shade to last me through the cooler months.
Whew. That was quite a virtual shop!
Hopefully this’ll help to give my family a few ideas come October time. But even if I get nothing from the wishlist, I’ll still be very happy.
Because what’s even better than wishlists? Surprises!