Christmas is right around the corner and I am so excited! I thought I’d quickly run through a few of the things I am lusting after this holiday season. If you’re a last minute shopper, maybe this will give you some ideas!
Limited Edition Holiday Makeup Sets // Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe´ set // Available from Mecca Maxima // $70.00
Because I am a self-confessed #BeautyJunkie, I cannot resist limited edition makeup releases, particularly around Christmas time. I was eyeing off the Too Faced collections this year, trying to decide on which one to buy myself, when my best friend surprised me with the Grande Hotel Cafe´ set. This one was definitely on my wish list, and I am so thrilled that I now have it. The set boasts 18 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 1 bronzer, and a deluxe travel sized Better Than Sex mascara. It has the cutest packaging ever, and the smell is really sweet (literally).
Personally, I could receive nothing but makeup for Christmas and I’d be a happy gal. Limited edition makeup releases are definitely on my wish list this year. There are so many to choose from, and so many brands release something special for the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Stationery, Journals & Planners // 2017 Weekly Diary ‘Sweet’ // Kikki K // $29.95
I am a super organised freak and I love nothing more than a good planner, diary, journal, organiser, or a lovely set of pens. I absolutely adore Kikki K and I have been purchasing my diaries there for years. I also love that Kikki K have been bringing out more homewares and storage options — the gift ideas are endless. I think stationery makes a great gift, which is why it is on my wish list this year!
Polaroid/Instax Cameras // Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera & Case Bundle // Available from JB Hi-Fi // $99.00
I have been wanting one of these little cameras since they first came back into style a couple of years ago. I love this pink bundle, and I think it’s really affordable. Sometimes I get frustrated that all my photos and memories are now bound to my phone, so having one of these cameras means I can capture moments and keep the printed photos to display around my home. These come in a range of colours and styles and prices, so there’s really something for everyone.
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics // Assorted products // Available from Lush stores or online // Varying prices
In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a gift from Lush. Every year they come out with new (or returning) Christmas products that smell incredible and do wonders for your skin. This year, I have a number of products from Lush on my wish list, starting with the Sleepy Body Lotion, Christingle Body Conditioner, and Sugar Plum Fairy lip balm and scrub. Unfortunately, my current house does not have a bathtub, so I have to stick to shower gels and lotions from Lush at the moment. Lush also do heaps of gift packs, so at least one person in my family gets one of these each year — it’s such an easy gift, with varying price points for all budgets, and something for everyone.
GHD straightener and dryer set // GHD Copper Collection // Available from GHD stockists (my local Mecca and hairdresser stock it) // $355.00
Alright, this one is the biggie. If anyone gets me this for Christmas, I’ll know that I’ve been very nice all year. To be honest, I might just buy this one myself because LOOK AT IT. I actually do not own a hair dryer or a straightener (I know!) as I usually don’t do much with my hair, and when I need to, I borrow my sister’s. This seems like the perfect time to invest in my own. It’s pricey, but it’ll last a good amount of time, and it’s beautiful. I think I am in love. Enough said.
So that’s it! Five of my most-wanted. I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas!
Stay cool (and merry),