If you read my intro page, or know much about me, you'll know that I love making Lists.
Lists will be heavily featured on my blog - they make me feel organised (which I most certainly am not) and I enjoy making them when the girls are asleep, and sleep just won't come to me -no matter how much I need it!
Just before Christmas, I made the decision to focus on myself again. I made a promise to myself that come January, I would actually make an effort, and start doing some of the many things I used to enjoy, before I had kids.Doing my hair and makeup was one of them.
I think most mums would agree that when you have a baby, for the first few months, you take a back seat.Actually, who am I kidding?
Rayne is two tomorrow, and I still find myself leaving the house with the girls beautifully dressed in matching outfits and me scrabbling along behind them, looking like I've just crawled out of bed!
But I promised myself that 2016 would be different. I'd take an interest in myself again and actually make some effort with my appearance.
And with that promise, came the need for new makeup.
So here is my January 2016 Makeup Wishlist.
1. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken
Apparently this is a dupe for Kat Von D's Everlasting Lipstick in Lolita . I can't say if it is or not, as I've never used anything by KVD, but according to google the swatches look pretty damn close!
I originally wanted this because I fell in love with the nude lip. A wee while after Harli was born, I went to get my hair done, and my hairdresser mentioned my hair was similar to Kylie Jenner's. (Temporary dark brown dye over teal hair that had faded away with 6 months natural growth to add to the mix. Just to clarify, it did NOT look like Kylie's!)
Of course with me being me, I didn't know who she was - that's how out of touch with the world I was after the girls. I was literally in a world of my own. Of course, my hairdresser didn't believe me, so when I went home I googled her, and found this photo of her with the nude lip on pinterest.
I was immediately converted.
And so my fascination with the nude lip developed. After googling - a lot- I found Nyx Liquid Suede were quite well rated, and I totally love this shade.
2. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Sandstorm
I want this for the same reasons as above. I just love the shade, though depending on how it works on my skin tone, I might have to warm it up with liner in another shade underneath, though I absolutely adore how it looks online!
3. Sleek Face Form Palette in Light
I am in desperate need of a good matte contour shade, and a new highlight! I can't wait to see how well this goes, it's very difficult for me to find a shade that goes well with my skintone (neutral undertones but very fair) so I'm hoping this does the job! The swatches online look beautiful.
4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
Another nude lip, and apparently a dupe for Mac's lipstick in the shade Kinda Sexy. Once again - I can't confirm this, but I definitely think this will go well with my skintone! I'm also loving matte lips at the moment so hopefully they suit me.
5. Sleek I-Divine Palette in Oh So Special
I have the Sleek I-Divine Palette in Storm, a gift from the lovely Joanna, and I absolutely LOVE it, so I NEED more of these palettes. The colours are so pigmented, and last so well on my skin. I'm hoping the other palettes in the range last as well.
6. Sleek I-Divine Palette in Vintage Romance
I cannot put into words how much I love the shades in this palette. Honestly, the colours are just so me. The minute I saw this palette I wanted it! I really hope it's as beautiful in person as it appears online!
So there you have it! These are my current wishes! My makeup bag was in dire need of an update, so hopefully these will do the job! Have you any products you have on your wish list, or would recommend? Feel free to leave me a comment with any suggestions!