Holiday wish lust

Oops. I’m sure I meant to type “wish list.” Close enough. Here are a few things I can’t quite justify buying for myself just now, but I would love to see turn up under my Christmas tree. Are you listening, Santa?

Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette 02
I wanted it when I saw it on Sephora.com. I wanted it more when I saw Belle Du Jour’s swatches. I have a feeling that when I get to Las Vegas in a few weeks and hit up the Sephora in the Venetian that seeing it in person may dazzle me enough to push me past the $42.50 price tag.

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Kaleidoscope
I’m not a big mineral makeup fan, but I do love the bareMinerals eye shadows, particularly for foiling. And I just want to eat these 20 candy-colored shadows. At $89 for the set, that works out to $4.45 per “petite” eye shadow, which isn’t bad at all.

NARS single eye shadow in Étrusque
I’m constantly on the search for the Perfect Gold Eye Shadow, and I think this one is probably it. I choke on the idea of paying $23 for a single eye shadow, but I have yet to regret a NARS purchase. Hundreds of bottles later, I have yet to find a nail polish I love quite as much as the original Zulu.

Philosophy Have a Cherry Christmas products

I’m in love with Philosophy’s new holiday scent. In fact, I may even love it more than I love Candy Cane, which is saying something, because I really love Candy Cane. It’s not the price that puts me off with Have a Cherry Christmas… it’s the fact that I can’t really justify it. I’ve already got a massive stash of Philosophy three-in-ones… including at least one nearly-full bottle of Candy Cane from last year. If my fiancé sees one more show up… well, let’s just say I’d have to find a way to sneak it in. And maybe transfer it to an old empty bottle. And that’s a little more bath and body subterfuge than I’m really comfortable with.

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