#thebigblogmasproject2014: Gift Wishlist

I am a bit rubbish at wishlists for myself - mainly because I always think 'oh no I can't ask for that, it's far too expensive'. I know people like to have ideas but I worry that it will come across as greedy to ask for these types of things and consequently I end up asking for vouchers or 'a surprise' (which has potential to backfire). But as today's #thebigblogmasproject2014 is a gift wishlist, I've put my inhibitions to one side. If anyone I know is reading this, here's the things I'd love to find in my stocking on Christmas morning...

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette
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I know it's ridiculously expensive at £45 a pop, but NARS is the king of blushers and this palette is just gorgeous. Combining a highlighter, the bestselling Deep Throat shade (a lovely daytime 'posh' blush), the legendary Laguna bronzer and not one but two colours from this year's sell-out Final Cut collection, it's an absolute bargain and utterly beautiful. A gorgeous, pretty, wearable palette that would look lovely on any dressing table.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Fallen Angel
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I am a neutral eyeshadow junkie and this year have fallen completely in lust with Charlotte Tilbury's eyeshadow quads. At the moment I only have Golden Goddess but there are at least three more on our list, and this Christmas special edition is one of them. The palette looks really sleek and has such easy to wear colours with lovely textures (if I can bring myself to use them and damage that lovely star detail!). Definitely something any beauty junkie would love to receive.

Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set
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Brushes are something I very rarely buy for myself - I will always go for the lovely new piece of make-up over the practical tools - so to get a beautiful kit like this for Christmas would be absolutely lovely. Zoeva brushes have been getting a lot of love from bloggers and beauty editors this year and this kit has everything you need to create loads of different looks. Plus the rose gold detail looks so pretty!

Canon 700D DSLR Camera
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OK, this is ridiculously expensive and I certainly don't expect anyone to get me this, but a good camera is something I've been hankering after for months. This one has the advantage of being good for filming videos - something I've been wanting to get into for ages - as well as taking photos and is also very compact so easy to take out with you for blogging sessions. Probably one that will stay on the wishlist - or go on the save-up-for list - but if you're after an investment present and know some very generous gift-givers I'd definitely consider this.

Hotel Chocolat Caramel H-Box
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What, you thought it was going to all be beauty or blog stuff? No, not quite; I do want a bit of variety ;) Hotel Chocolat is one of my favourite places to stop off whenever I need a chocolate hit and am feeling flush, and their H-Boxes are a nice but not too expensive gift if you're in need of a present for the chocoholic in your life or even just as a fancy box of treats for any guests coming round. I love caramel chocolates so this would be top of my list but they come in loads of different varieties so there's sure to be one you like.

Costa snowman travel mug
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How adorable is this snowman travel mug?! As you might have seen Costa's Christmas cups are themed around festive characters, and this year you can buy the various designs as proper ceramic mugs to be used for your takeaway coffees and hot chocolates next winter (or all year round if you love Christmas as much as I do!). They also have Santa, a reindeer and an elf, but I'm particularly taken with this little snowman - his jaunty scarf and carrot nose are a lovely pop of colour on the white cup.

Cath Kidston bus print travel card holder
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Cath Kidston always have the most adorable prints and at the moment this bus pattern seems to be on everything they stock. However, I think it lends itself brilliantly to the travel items, particularly this travel card holder. As someone who gets the bus to and from work every day this is perfect for me - it looks really durable compared to the flimsy promotional card holders handed out in stations and would be really easy to spot in the depths of my bag. A great little stocking filler for the commuter in your life.

I could have gone on - there are so many other things I'd love to get (Naked palettes, MAC eyeshadows/lipsticks, a ridiculous amount of books, or just the entirety of Sali Hughes' Christmas gift guide) but I'll be happy with whatever I'm lucky enough to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

What's on your Christmas wishlist?

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