Sephora Holiday Wish List

Hello Wednesday! Hello Sephora Holiday Wish List!

Does anyone else plan ahead in anticipation of the VIB Rouge 20% holiday discount?! I figured this year I would plan ahead so that when the 20% rolls around I won’t forget anything important. I always forget something and then kick myself for having to pay full price. I also plan on asking for some of these items as stocking stuffers from family so my Sephora online shopping basket doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I decided to put all of the items I could think of that I want in my shopping basket and no joke it totaled $1797.50! hahaha! Needless to say I’m not going to spend anywhere near that (mom don’t faint).

1. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this setting powder that I have to give it a try. I’ve gone through numerous NARS translucent pressed powders and would love to find another holy grail all over powder. Plus, I feel like I won’t go through a loose powder quite so quick. I’m not usually a huge fan of loose powder, because it makes a mess, but I’ll make an exception for this one!

2. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Face II Buffing Foundation Brush
Mark Jacobs brushes are my favorite of all time! I use The Face I Liquid Foundation Brush every day. Every day! The quality is amazing and my foundation goes on easily and flawlessly. I cannot wait to try the buffing foundation brush and it’s also more compact for travel and can be used with my powder foundation (and also the Make Up For Ever foundation stick).

3. ghd Platinum Professional Styler
ghd’s newest flat iron heats up to 365 degrees in 20 seconds (yes!) and is suppose to deliver 50% less breakage, two times more color integrity, and 20% more shine. Who wouldn’t want that?! I currently own a ghd and I highly recommend the brand. Sadly, thick hair has a way of killing straighteners – I swear they don’t get as hot after months of use, but my current ghd I’ve had for over three years which I think is a record. With my new short hair I want to cause the least damage possible and also would love to have shinier, healthier locks.

4. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
I currently own Flowerbomb in the rollerball version and loveee it! The rollerball is perfect for travel and to throw into my purse, but I’d love to add the full size to my collection. I’m not a perfume hoarder and rarely love many scents, but this one is worthy of the vanity!

5. Bio Ionic 10X Ultra Light Speed Dryer
This is the product that tops my list! While researching blow dryers I stumbled upon the Bio Ionic. Every review was so positive and almost every person said, not only did their hair dry faster, but their hair dried like it had already been straight ironed. Now…for someone with frizzy, coarse, thick hair, this is music to my ears. While watching the tutorial on the dryer they stated that the life of the dryer is so long it may be the last you every buy – making the steep price tag much more reasonable. I’ve had my CHI blow dryer for years and years and it still works, but I want something lighter for travel and love the perks of a faster dryer that also reduces frizz.

6. Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper
I’m always scared of lip plumper, because I don’t like the feeling of my lips being on fire – it really freaks me out. But, I’ve heard Dior’s lip plumper is fantastic and worthy of owning. Plus, I do have smaller lips so I would love to give them a little oomph!

7. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
I love, love, love Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation! And I would love to own it in the stick formula for travel. So easy and no worries it will spill in my bag if I take it along for touch ups. I wear color 128 (Almond) – this is the perfect shade when I’m self tanning – which is basically all of the time :).

8. HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer
I have been waiting and waiting to repurchase this primer, because it is so expensive! But, it’s the best primer I’ve ever used by far. Sometimes I wear primer, but can’t really tell the difference, but with the Veil Mineral Primer I can truly tell the difference in the smoothness of my face. And it doesn’t break me out! I’d love to invest in the 2 oz version so that I don’t have to repurchase for a long, long time.

I hope this was helpful and gave you some ideas for your own holiday shopping! Also, I realize the holidays are fairly far away, but I love to plan ahead and it’s great to give ideas to family & friends. Happy Sephora shopping!

XO Amanda