I know some of us hair and beauty ‘product junkies’ have a plethora of items that we may jot down on a “wish list” or fav’ <3 until we’re financially and sometimes even mentally ready to afford. Oh you know what I mean when I say “mentally”. Have you ever purchased, let’s say, a pair of shoes or a purse that was WAY over a price range you’d usually spend and felt some type of regret on your way out the store? Yeaaaa..haha. You probably weren’t emotionally ready to part from that wad of cash you had sitting in your wallet. It happens to me every now and then—especially since I’m all about catering to fattening up my saving accounts nowadays.
So here’s what I do! Whenever I come across an item I’ve either tried, tried on or have done an immense amount of research on (i.e: viewing product pages and reading reviews), I write it down on my “Wish List” I keep in my iPhone’s Note Pad. After and ONLY after I know my bills have been paid for and all other expenses are taken care of, I treat myself to an item or two off of that list.
Here are a few things that I have in mind!
What is it?: Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit
Why I want it?: I’m a tech-head that loves new and innovative gadgets and I happened to come across this one while browsing on Ulta.com. After watching a few first impression reviews on YouTube, I figured I wanted it, at least to try it out for myself. I thought it was awesome how you could use it for both powder and liquid foundations and instantly wanted to add it to my beauty gadgets collection.
Where can you find it?: on Ulta.com
Retail Price: $54.00
What is it?: Illumask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask
Why I want it?: This Iron-Man’esque looking mask says you can expect
• A clearer, smoother complexion
• Fewer breakouts and blemishes
• Less redness and pain associated with pimples
• Less Oily, Dry or Flaky Skin <—“Winner winner Chicken Dinner!”
It doesn’t use a damaging UV Light and is safe for all skin types and tones. Sadly, after 30 days, you have to dispose of it and purchase a new mask. Meh! Just think of it as a $1 a day. =)
Where can you find it?: on Ulta.com
Retail Price: $29.99
What is it?: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 14
Why I want it?: I tried it on at Sephora last week and fell in love with how easy it applied and how silky and soft it left my skin. I first heard about it when I was watching UK based beauty blogger Patricia Bright’s Foundation Routine YouTube video using this product and admired how flawless her make-up looked. It’s not always easy finding AMAZING makeup for us darker girls. So when I discover one that has amazing reviews and high expectations, I MUST have it.
Where can you find it? at Sephora, Nordstom, Bloomingdales or Saks 5th Avenue Giorgio Armani make-up counters and their online stores as well.
Retail Price: $62.00 (a little on the steep side but it IS a high-end foundation)
What is it?: Real Techniques Bold Medals 100 Arched Powder Brush
Real Techniques Bold Medals 301 Flat Contour Brush
Real Techniques Bold Medals 201 Pointed Crease Brush
Why I want it?: I mean, do you SEE these!?!? They’re just plain gorgeous! They also have tons of good reviews on them and I’m also trying to build my make-up brush collection.
Where can you find it? Ulta.com
Retail Price: Gold: $25.99; Rose Gold: $25.99; Platinum: $15.99
What is it?: ALDO Berrassi heels in a size: 6.5
Why I want it?: Because they’re damn sexy! And both the blue and coral are so vibrant it would bring an extra touch of “fab” to any spring outfit. They’re made out of a scuba suit-like material which is extremely comfortable on the skin of the foot and supportive of the ankle.
Where can you find it? Aldoshoes.com as well as in some Aldo Shoe locations
Retail Price: $80.00
What is it?: Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm in a size: n/a (I’ve never tried them on but have heard that these tend to run small)
Why I want it?: I’m in need of a classic tan pump that I can hold onto for years to come. Yes, It’s a statement piece with them being red bottoms and all but I feel you can never go wrong with them.
Where can you find it?: I’ve noticed that the Pigalle 120mm are pretty much ALWAYS sold out but when they are in stock, you can find them at Christianlouboutin.com, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, or Bergdoff Goodman.
Retail Price: $675.00
What is it?: Clarisonic Smart Profile Face and Body
Why I want it?: I currently own the Clarisonic Mia1 and want to upgrade to a more powerful brush that I can use for my body.
Where can you find it? Clarisonic.com or Sephora.com locations
Retail Price: $265.00
That’s it for now but I know they’ll be many others as I like to treat myself to nice things every now & then. Hey! Don’t we all deserve what we work hard for? =)
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