Fresh Brown Sugar Fragrance $48 / Josie Maran Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise $22 / Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride $26 / Bath & Bodyworks Candle in Fireside $22.50 / Maybelline Define a Brow in Dark Blonde $6.99 / Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore $8.49 / Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink $8.49
So my friend Laura (she writes a blog – link) is going over to Vegas next month (jealous? me? never!) and as is now tradition between us I am writing her a shopping list. I thought you guys might be interested to see it as it’s not all from one store and I’ve been quite selective as I’m still really trying to save some money but occasions like this do not arise every day. The above have all been on my radar for quite some time and as per Laura’s request I have highlighted my most preferred items in bold.
I have the Fresh perfume in a rollerball from our NYC trip in January and I love it so much but you just can’t get it here so a full sized bottle is top of my list.. I will no doubt use it up just in time for our trip to Vegas in March so it should be well timed. The Josie Maran/Tarte blushes and ‘would likes’ rather than must haves.. as I said I do have a trip to the states coming up so some things are ‘I NEED THEM RIGHT NOW’ and others are more ‘if you see them but don’t hunt them down’. Since I missed most of the Winter candles from BBW (yes, I know that’s a funny acronym) and will do again next time Fireside is another NEED IT RIGHT NOW item.. I’m dying to know what it smells like but if it’s anything like I imagine I will love it.. not a fan of the popular, Leaves though.. random fact. Maybellines define a brow has been on my list for YEARS.. I haven’t managed to find it myself while across the pond so I’m keeping my fingers crossed but maybe it’s tough to find. I have no idea why they haven’t launched it here but I’ve heard TiffanyD rave about it for so long on YouTube that I just have to try it! Lastly the Milani blushes.. I picked up Luminoso last time and love it so I really want to try some others since I’ve recently discovered a bit of a passion for baked cheek products.
So that’s that.. I could have gone WAY over the top, especially with all of the holiday gift sets but I stuck to the stuff I really want.. I’m doing pretty well reigning in my spending, in fact I can only thing of 2 things I’ve bought this month.. a lip pencil (from Maybelline, absolutely amazing.. post to come) and a new planner, hardly splurging it up, am I? Don’t know what’s come over me but fingers crossed I can get Christmas done early and then save for a certain gift for myself!