Christmas Wishlist

I never know when we're allowed to 'officially' start Christmas preparations. After Bonfire Night? After the John Lewis advert (which I wept buckets at this year) appears? Or even not until December? Personally I have different start times for each thing - no Christmas music, films or decorations until December, but I can to start to plan and buy things a little earlier.

But whenever we're allowed to start, family members are asking me what I'd like (hi sis if you're reading this!). So today's post is a little Christmas wishlist of what I'd love to find under the tree. Unsurprisingly, this is mostly beauty stuff - I would ask for the entirety of Sali Hughes' Christmas gift guide if I could - but there are a few extras in there as well. Hope you enjoy it!

Christmas Wishlist 2015

Cambridge Satchel Company satchel
My beloved Joy bag (which I wrote about in a previous favourites post) is sadly starting to fall apart and so thoughts are turning to a replacement. This oxblood satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company is absolutely beautiful - the leather is really soft and the silver buckles are a nice change from the gold you'd expect on a bag like this. Plus it's the perfect size to carry everything you need for the day but without being too big for the evening, and the colour means you can dress it up or down.

New running trainers
Another practical present but one I'd love to get. My current trainers are literally full of holes and the prospect of wet feet has forced me out of the park and into the gym, so a new pair of running shoes would be the perfect boost to get me back on track (see what I did there?). I do need to go and get my gait assessed to know what shoes would be right for me, but I find wearing bright colours really motivates me to exercise so have picked out this Asics pair to illustrate the post.

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette
There are loads of utterly beautiful eyeshadow palettes out there at the moment - I also love these ones from Bobbi Brown and Lancome - but this is the one I'd most like Father Christmas to bring me. I'm a huge No Doubt and Gwen Stefani fan and love Gwen's look so being able to (attempt to) recreate it myself would be amazing! The packaging is tough yet feminine and all the colours in the palette look really wearable. Fingers crossed...

Burberry lipstick in Military Red
Burberry's Christmas beauty range this year is utterly gorgeous; I love the delicate gold speckles on the My Burberry perfume bottle, but this is the one I'd go for as for me Christmas is all about red lips. Their iconic Military Red shade has been repackaged in a stunning gold tube and is just such a lovely formula - it goes on smoothly and is incredibly buildable, so would be great even for those who are a bit scared of a full-on red. If I found this in my stocking it would be going on my face for the rest of the day, and probably the rest of the year.

Perfume: A Century of Scents - Lizzie Ostrom
There are loads of great beauty books out at the moment but I've gone for this one as it combines two of my favourite things: perfume and history. Lizzie (aka fragrance guru Odette Toilette) takes you on a whistle-stop tour of 100 perfumes and what they tell us about the changing times when they were made and worn. It's brilliantly readable, informative as well as entertaining, and one I can definitely see myself buried in in front of the fire after Christmas dinner.

Personalised Nutella
Yes I know this is a slightly ridiculous idea, but as a Nutella junkie I would love to unwrap this on Christmas morning. Personalisation is apparently the big trend for this Christmas (in the last week I've seen it on everything from bags to tea tins) and I have to admit there's something that's quite fun about seeing a jar with your name on it every morning when you make your breakfast. Plus it could be reused as a makeup brush holder or storage jar once you've eaten the tasty Nutella goodness.

Are any of these on your Christmas wishlist? What are you hoping to receive this year?

1 comment:

  1. OMG I want a personalised nutella and I adore burberry lipsticks xxx