Before my birthday my friends and family will ask me for a wish list and then they’ll tell me not to buy anything for myself – in case I accidentally buy what they bought me.
As I’ve gotten older most of the things that I’ve wanted are bigger ticket items (e.g. new laptop and phone) or experiences (theatre tickets, plane tickets, airbnb trips, etc.) so it’s tough to make these lists. I’ve started to note down when I really like something and save it in a note on my phone and email myself the link.
Most of these items have been passed on to people who have asked already but I thought I’d tell you what I’ve been lusting after in the vein of a currently coveting or a gift guide for my own birthday. Maybe you’ll lust over these items the way I did
I first spotted this sweater on Julia from Gal Meets Glam and then Rachel from Pink Peonies was wearing it and oh boy. I am lusting after this so hard. With a pair of acid wash jeans or my grey jeans… or even white jeans. I am picturing it with everything I own now. But I’m having a hard time accepting the price tag… even on sale it’s $237 and that just seems like too much to me.
I have been so into tropical prints recently but have had a lot of trouble finding one that I can buy. I don’t know how everyone owns these tropical print shirts and dresses but nowhere seems to be selling them. Then Asos came out with this one and it’s $60 – I might have to gift it to myself for my birthday.
I love this colour. If you know me in person you’re probably rolling your eyes at this because it’s just so me. But I don’t have any dress this cut and it looks like such a lovely dress to throw on in the summer without thinking. Plus it’s on sale!! My summer dress collection recently has been depleted as I outgrew certain styles or it was just time to get rid of them. So perhaps this is a necessary purchase.
You’re probably sensing a pattern here. But it’s so cute and also on sale!
This is a lens I’ve been lusted after – it’s the canon 50mm F1.8 STM lens. It would be perfect for some detail shots but I’ll hold off until I get even better with my new camera. I am definitely making improvements but I could do more.
I’ve talked about this before and other gift guides. But you can print photos right from your phone and it has a sticky back if you want to stick it to something. I need this.
I have this cup that I’ve been drinking out of for years that I was given as a gift, but recently it was put in the dishwasher (I’m not blaming anyone but you know who you are) so I’m on the hunt for a new one. I love this one a lot and The Skinny Confidential recommended it so you know it’s good.
Who else desperately needs a new yoga mat – this one from Lululemon is nice but I’m not married to it. This would be an to update my old one. Any recommendations?
I have talked about this before but I have very sensitive skin but still enjoy pampering myself on my birthday so this face mask is a perfect option.
I got a Kylie Lip Kit for Christmas from my partner and I’m such a fan of the quality and the product. I’m really into pinks right now though so I’d love some more pink lipstick. But honestly I’d be excited to get any products from Kylie Cosmetics.
Like I said I’m really into pink lipstick right now and I’ve only heard amazing things about this one – the Kim K.W. Charlotte Tilbury lipstick.
I’ve been using eyeshadow and an angled brush on my eyebrows for years but I think maybe it’s time to try something new and step it up.
I don’t actually have to wish for this because my lovely friend Rowan already bought it and mailed it to me. A Queen honestly.
I have short, very straight hair, so I’m always trying new techniques to add texture to it without using heat (got to keep your hair as healthy as possible). Right now I’m trying out a mouse technique and then sleeping with it damp and tucked into a headband that works all right. But I’d love a new texturizing spray, again not married to this brand so if you have suggestions let me know.
The whole – I have short hair – thing means that I can’t put it up or braid it up so headbands can be my best friend. But somehow a few of mine have gone missing recently. So I would love some new ones. These two from American Eagle are SO cute (especially the denim one) and a workout option can never hurt.
What do you ask for, for your birthday? Mine is on week today and my celebrations are kicking off this weekend so I’m getting a little excited about. What do you like to do for your birthday?