Ah May. The ultimate Spring month here in Canada, full of…er, well, rain, and…well, OK, only sunshine some of the time here in Halifax, but it’s enough to get the buds on the trees come out and the flowers blooming! May ALSO happens to be the month of my birth (and that of two of my aunts, my mother, my boyfriend’s mother…adding to that Mother’s Day, and it’s a busy month), so I can’t help but be in good cheer.
This year, I turn the big 3-0! I’m pretty stoked, and as such I have a few treats I hope to indulge myself in, particular as it’s such a special year. I’m sorely tempted to really splash out, especially considering I’ve been so good this past month, but I think I’m going to try and hold off a bit longer. We shall see! In the meantime, here is my *reasonable* list of what I hope to spoil myself with this month:
1) NARS Trouville Nail Lacquer
This shade is just TOO pretty, and I could seriously use a bit of pumping up in my ~pretty / feminine~ stock of nail polish colors, particularlyl pink. I don’t own any NARS shades yet, so that’s always an extra incentive!
2) Clarins Kohl Kajal in Violet (from the Enchanted Summer collection)
After seeing the similar Guerlain kohl kajal liner, falling in love, and then seeing it compared to Clarins’ much more pigmented version at Beauty Black Book, I decided I MUST have this! The deep violet shade will be wearable in pretty much every season, and I’d love to try it out on my waterline.
The violet shade appears to not be sold here, or at least not in two of the Shoppers Drug Mart’s I’ve seen the collection in. I haven’t checked out Sears/The Bay yet, but WTF?! I want this even more now.
3) Dior Summer Mix Collection
I just can’t help but adore the fun mix of brights in this collection! Particularly I’m loving the polishes Acapulco (bright yellow) and Lagoon (bold ocean blue), and the repromote of the Orange Pareo lip gloss from the current Croisette collection, which I’m passing on right now but might be persuaded to change my mind in a few weeks
4) Chanel Delight Vernis (middle)
See a theme here? I’m back on a nail polish kick, I guess! The first promo shots I saw of this polish, I wanted it BAD. Then I talked myself out of it. Then I saw Eugenia’s shots (at Ommorphia Beauty Bar) and it reminded me just how amazing that polish is. I am buying this TOMORROW (Summertime de Chanel FINALLY arrived in store today!).
5) Burberry Beauty SOMETHING
I feel that as it’s my birthday month, and my 30th year at that, that an extra special something is in order. That typically means big $$ or ordering something from online / another province / country. I’ve been debating on what that should be exactly, but I think it’s time to splurge on some Burberry. The packaging itself just looks so damn luxurious! I want to resist buying another blush or eyeshadow, as I feel I have quite enough already thankyouverymuch, but I mean – what else is there? That I can buy sight-unseen. Because I don’t feel comfortable buying a lippie without trying it on. And I really want to buy one or two super-fantastical items for myself. So I’ve deemed Burberry is it. Probably Gold Trench eyeshadow and Rose blush. And I CANNOT FREAKIN’ WAIT.
So that’s my list for the month. All things I’d LOVE to own. However, this has been a strange past month. I haven’t been able to pull the trigger on buying much of anything. There are too many other things I’m trying to save for (a camera, a new phone, New Zealand…) that are weighing on my mind most of the time, and I just can’t seem to bring myself to spend money on items I don’t really *need*. Which isn’t much fun, is it!? However, my mother gave me birthday money to buy an Ikea Alex drawer unit (the black 6-drawer one on casters) and I have a feeling that once I have all that storage space for my makeup, I’m going to want to fill it up a bit
What are you lemming lately? Any great products I should know about!? Please, share!