Tuesday, March 25, 2014
April Lust List
There have been so many items piling up on my "to buy" list (or in some cases, "to dream about"... if only money grew on trees!). I decided to narrow it down to four of my most coveted products and compile an April "Lust List." I'd love to hear from you if you've tried any of these products, so I know if they live up to the hype/my hopes!
Let's get started...
1. Cheeky Nail Varnish in "Purple Haze": I posted about Cheeky products in the post below, and since then I've been back to Superdrug to peruse the product line more extensively. I swatched the colour "Purple Haze" and immediately added it to my must-have list. It's sophisticated lilac grey that would be a beautiful transition shade from winter to spring. It retails for £7.00, but is currently on sale at Superdrug for £4.65. I guess it's fate!
2. NYX Butter Glosses in Peach Cobbler (left) and Maple Blondie (right): If you follow beauty blogs, then you've definitely heard about the NYX Butter Glosses, which are supposed to be smooth, moisturizing, deliciously scented, and wearable. Peach Cobbler is (as it's name suggests) a soft peachy shade that would look pretty over a coral lip or on its own, and Maple Blondie appears to be the soft pink lipgloss of my dreams. Ugh, I wish I could get my hands on these! They're available in the UK at some Next stores (but not the one in my city) and online, but they also retail for £5.00, and I know I could get them in the States for $5.00 or in Canada for $5.99, which is a lot easier on the wallet. I sent my sister on a mission back at home, but she has yet to find them. I suppose I might have to turn to Amazon to get my fix!
3. Boots No7 Peony Petals Blush Palette: This blush is just SO pretty. Everything from the unique shimmery lilac colour to the flower pattern and glossy black packaging is calling my name. I think this would just look so fresh and ethereal on the cheeks, giving you a hint of colour that isn't your everyday pink or coral hue. It could also work as highlighter (yay for multitasking!) It is special edition for Spring and retails at £12.00, but if you have any Boots vouchers hanging around, you can get £3.00 off of No7 makeup until March 30. Hoping to use my points and have this baby in my possession soon!
4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in Naked Medium Light: The last one on this list is probably a bit of a pipe dream for me, at least until I can get back to North America and pick it up at a slightly less expensive price (£22.00 in the UK at Debenhams vs. USD$34.00 and C$40.00 at Sephora). It's supposed to give a flawless, airbrushed finish to foundation, blurring pores and setting your makeup for longer wear. I love the lightweight feel of mineral powders, and this seems to have garnered nothing but positive reviews since its recent release. Easy, perfect skin? Where do I sign up?
What's on your April Lust List?