Monday, 8 April 2013

Current Cravings #1

Hi, everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days- I was home with my family celebrating my sister's bridal shower. Exciting!  But now I'm back in Toronto and ready to share my first-ever wishlist post with you :)

I've been inspired and intrigued by so many bloggers' wishlists in the past, so thought I'd jump on the bandwagon! I recently organized all of my makeup and skin care cravings into an official list, so I thought I'd spotlight a lot of them here! 

Being my first-ever wishlist post, I've featured a ton of goodies! I promise my subsequent wishlists won't be so gargantuan ;)

  • BeneFit Fine-One-One: Described as a "sheer, brightening cheek-and-lip colour" (Sephora.com) this looks like such a fresh, lovely blush for spring! It has re-ignited my interest in cream blushes.
  • Armani Lip Maestros: These matte lip lacquers are incredibly pigmented, long-wearing, and comfy on lips. I know because I've tried a few of them at Sephora over the past couple months. Each of the shades I've tested have been spot-on and super chic!
  • Chanel le Volume de Chanel Mascara: The emergence of warmer weather has also sparked my interest in coloured mascara. Chanel's new mascara comes in a few lovely colours, including a rich blue (Bleu) and a vibrant violet (Prune). I'm looking for more affordable options, as these are definitely a splurge, but Chanel's offering looks truly fantastic!
  • BeneFit Fake-Up Hydrating Crease Control Concealer: BeneFit's most recent concealer promises to camouflage dark circles and blur fine lines, while providing 6-hours of hydration! I don't often opt for highly moisturizing concealers (as my skin is oily) but I've heard that the lasting power is also great!
  • Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup: I'm a long-time lover of Revlon's ColourStay foundation, but sometimes want something a bit more sheer. I've heard such great things about this new foundation! Revlon describes it as offering lightweight, seamless, buildable coverage and I am totally tempted!
  • OCC Lip Tar in Super NSFW: I was so happy when OCC Lip Tars made it to Toronto late last year. Described as a "gold-laced red" (by Sephora.com) this is a unique shimmery red that looks incredibly festive :)
  • Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF20 in Snow Glow: Sephora claims that this product "tints, primes, nourishes, prevents, and protects skin in one easy step". I recently received this in "Vanilla Glow" and loved the formula, but was a bit too fair for the shade. I think mixing in Snow Glow with Vanilla would make for the perfect colour!
  • Real Techniques Brushes: Do I need to say anything about these? The Real Techniques brushes are professional-quality, cruelty-free, and amazingly affordable. They've also just made their way to Toronto. Soon they will be mine!
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencils: Another new offering at Sephora, these lip colours promise a "rich, creamy satin finish that stays on all day" ( from Sephora.com). I already love NARS' Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss pencils, so this variation really caught my attention. I just spotted these at the Eaton Centre Sephora last week and they look amazing!







































  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy: Illamasqua is another brand that recently hit Toronto shelves, to my extreme excitement. I own a couple blushes from the brand so far, but the shade that's tempting me most lately is  Hussy, described by Sephora as a "bright petal pink". It looks matte, vibrant, and lovely!
  • Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil: I spotted this eco-friendly line recently at one of my favourite shops, Jacob & Sebastian here in Toronto. The brand's staple product is their Aragn oil. I'm currently working through a sample and my skin is loving it :)
  • MAC 217 Blending Brush: This is perhaps MAC's most raved-about brush. Described as being perfect for "shading or blending colour or creamy products" this brush looks incredibly versatile and handy. I feel that I need this in my collection to see if it's worth the hype!
  • Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque: Given that I have acne-prone, sensitive skin, I'm always keeping an eye out for treatments that will deep clean without irritating my skin. Aesop describes this mask as "a gentle yet thorough deep-cleansing treatment", which definitely fits the bill. It's also received a lot of love in the blogosphere, so I'm quite curious!
  • Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo: I'll be on the hunt for a new shampoo shortly and am totally tempted by Lush's new honey-rich option. Lush touts that fair trade honey comprises more than 50% of the contents, which makes the product highly moisturizing, conditioning, and shine-inducing. I tried a sample of this and it was lovely!
  • Coola Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer: Koola is another brand that I discovered at Jacob & Sebastian. Because I use chemical exfoliants on my skin, I'm always searching for a good broad-spectrum high-SPF sunscreen that will protect my skin without breaking it out. This option from Koola is rich in antioxidants, preservative-free, 70% organic, zinc-based, and transparent on the skin. I'm about to delve into a sample of this. Can't wait to try it!
  • Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm: This is another much raved-about product in the blogosphere. I've taken a whiff of this at Shoppers and the scent really is divine! (A nice complement to the Lush Honey shampoo, perhaps?). And luckily the formula is supposed to be wonderful as well. Nuxe describes it as "a repairing, nourishing lip balm with a rich, delicious texture to restore suppleness and comfort". How could one not be tempted by that?!
  • NYX Wonder Pencils: I've been wanting to pick up a nude-toned eyeliner to wear in the waterline of my eye to brighten things up a bit. Enter NYX's Wonder Pencils, multi-taskers that "conceal, brighten, and line!" (from NYX.com). They look incredibly versatile; can't wait to check them out!

Phew! Hope you enjoyed looking through my (way long) wishlist. Are you currently craving (or using? loving?) any of the goodies I featured here? What are your current cravings?

Thanks for reading! xo

45 comments:

  1. I want to try so many of these products too! I have the benefit fine one one cream blusher, and it is amazing.. I love it! You should definitely try to get it :)


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    1. Ooh, glad you're loving Fine-One-One. Really have to pick it up soon. Thanks for stopping by, Phoebe! xo

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  2. I get loads of oils under my eyes but the Benefit Fake Up is great! I have had this applied a couple of times at the counter and it has stayed all day, I seriously need to buy it! I also really want to try more of the Real Techniques brushes, I use the foundation one daily and it's amazing!

    Emily x
    http://emilyandlife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh, glad to hear another rave for Fake Up! And yeah, the RT foundation brushes look incredible! xo

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  3. I want the MAC 217 blending brush ♥ And you won't be disappointed with Real Technique brushes :)

    K.
    xx

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    1. Yes, the 217 looks amazing! And thanks for the assurance about the RT brushes :)

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  4. Ooh those Armani lip lacquers sounds really cool...
    I also love my Mac 217 brush, I want another one too!

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, the Armani Lip Maestros are amazing! Wish they weren't so darn expensive. And yeah, I really need a 217 brush soon :)

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  5. Those NYX pencils look so good, I hope Designer Cosmetics has them!

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    1. Yeah, I'm thinking the exact same thing! Hoping to make a Designer Cosmetics visit soon :)

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  6. I need alll those products as well.. I'd love to put my hands in some NARS lip pencils and get more RT brushes, they are so affordable :)

    xx

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. Yes, the price point of the RT brushes is a huge draw! I saw the full line of NARS Satin pencils today and they're lovely :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I've added some new items to my wish list after reading yours! I want to try out those NYX pencils! My aunt lives in Atlanta and bought me the Real Techniques brushes, but I have to wait for my parents to go visit my aunt and bring them back for me in the next few weeks. I'm dying! I can't wait to use them. I have the MAC 217 brush and love it, and also love the Nearly Naked foundation.

    xo Ashley

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    1. Ah, hope the RT brushes reach you soon! And thanks for the extra votes of confidence with the 217 and Nearly Naked :)

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  8. Oh boy, I think I need EVERYTHING from your lists! :) So many lovely products... Thanks for sharing :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, glad you saw some things you liked! Wish my list wasn't so incredibly long, but there are so many goodies out there at the moment :)

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  9. I love posts like these :)

    Your list is amazing! But also sounds expensive, ha! I want most of them from the list though! Wish money really grew on trees!

    I have the 217 brush, I truly believe every make up loving girl needs this in her life. Withouth this brush my eye make up would look botched! Haha

    Halima

    http://fashionicide.com

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    1. Aw, thanks! And yeah, wish the list wasn't so pricey! Glad you're loving the 217; really need one soon! xo

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  10. I love your blog. I love the top picture sooo adorable. I just got a couple of the things you are raving about can't wait to try them out.

    http://www.kittenreviewsmakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, so glad you're liking my blog and that you saw some goodies you like! xo

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  11. Thanks for dropping by my blog!<3 Oh this post made me crave for some of the items too, I mean most of the items!

    xx
    Patricia Erica
    http://patriciaericaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, glad I've inspired you to add a few items to your list! But sorry if it makes your wallet sad ;) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  12. great post! just followed you. mind if you follow me as well? ;)

    xx,
    littledreamersavenue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for following! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  13. Definitely looking to try the Nearly Naked foundation :) Great post!

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    1. Thanks, Kori! Yeah, Nearly Naked is sooo tempting :)

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  14. I've always wanted to try the nars lip pencils! and I really want the benefit fake up as I love all their stuff! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I checked out both of these at Sephora again today and the texture of both is so fantastic. May be picking them up soon! :)

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  15. that is some wishlist!! you have some great items that id love too!

    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.com
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    1. Yeah, wish it wasn't so long, but it's fun to be crushing on so many products :) Glad you saw some goodies you liked! xo

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  17. great list!

    Hope you have time to visit my blog and maybe enter my chicnova.com giveaway! Thanks!
    Just Tututiny

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    1. Thanks! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  18. So many things I want from your list too! x

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    1. Yes, so many lovely new products out at the moment! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  19. OMG, I am right with you...craving really bad!!!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Jezz! xo

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  20. I ordered real technique brushes from iherb.com, and they are amazing!!

    xo

    www.dashofkate.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice! Glad you're loving them :)

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  21. When I started reading this post I had no makeup on my wishlist. Now I do more than I should!!! =/ Fine one on one + Armani Maestros + I'd love to try the Chanel mascara and the lipstick pencils from Nars too. And I'm also very curious about Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo. *sigh*

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Haha, so glad to have inspired you, but I apologize to your wallet! I just purchased one of the NARS Satin Pencils and it's absolutley lovely :)

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