Birthday Beauty Wish List

It’s officially birthday week! As of Friday, I will be 26 years old and four years away from being 30. But, let’s not dwell on that quite yet …

I decided to forgo the typical birthday presents from my parents this year, and instead, my mom and I will head out Friday for a shopping day! Not only am I looking forward to the quality time with my mom, I’m also looking forward to looking for some new wardrobe staples and beauty products that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time.

One | Two | Three | Four (Contour, Highlighter) | Five | Six | Seven | Eight

The great thing about wish lists is I can add all the products I hope to purchase with no worry of money. While the likelihood of me coming home with all these products after Friday is slim to none, perhaps I can purchase my favorites and knock away at the list over time. 
Based on Katie’s recommendation, the Clinique lash primer sounds like a must for full, voluminous lashes, and Amanda swears by the Sephora crystal nail file for at-home manicures. A lot of you have raved about the Stila liquid eyeliners, and perhaps I could settle for just one of the Hourglass ambient lighting powders if I can’t justify the price for the palette.
Plus, I just never know what else I might find that may catch my attention! Sephora seems to have that effect on me. 
I have a fun giveaway happening tomorrow with an up-and-coming Etsy shop that features my all-time favorite accessory (scarves!), so be sure to check back tomorrow for a chance to win.
What’s on your current beauty wish list?
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  • Pamela

    So many amazing things! I've heard great things about the Origins GinZing! And The Clinique Chubby Sticks are so awesome!

  • Biana Perez

    That lash primer is my go-to as well!! It really builds a great base for your mascara!! I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the glass file, I've been up in the air over it!! Birthday week is always the best!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Jenn

    Ive heard great things about that lash primer!

  • Happy Birthday week!! Love your wishlist. I've still got that Origins eye mask on my lust list too, but have yet to bite the bullet. I'm intrigued by that lash primer too! Hope you have a good day girl!

  • Maybe your husband is reading this and taking notes? 😉 I really want to try that eyelash primer especially after hearing Katie's review. Yay for your birthday week too!! And lady, I'm going to be 35 this year. I can promise you that life gets better after 30!! 🙂

  • I've never seen #1 before, I'm intrigued! I've heard amazing things about origins.

    I'm blessed to have super long eyelashes so a primer isn't something I've ever thought to use. I'll be interested to know your thoughts.

  • Debra Stachelski

    I am so looking forward to shopping with the "birthday girl" on Friday!

  • Eeeeek birthday week for a beautiful birthday gal! Um 30, flirty and thriving remember!? You will kill 30, but it's so far away you should even think about it! Love your picks, can't wait to see what you pick up and future reviews 🙂

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Oh girl, I'll be 29 this year… I'm ok with it though 😉 I love that eye cream and the Hourglass items have been on my wish list for a while. I hope your entire week is fabulous!

  • Happy Birthday week!! Josh just turned 30 and he's loving it so don't worry too much! You've still got a while! 😉

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  • Yay Birthday Week! You know I love half of the things on this list so I think you're in for a treat no matter what you come home with! Dim Light is definitely the one I use most from the palette if you're looking at getting a single – I do think I'll get more use out of the others in the spring/summer though!

  • Yay for your birthday coming up! I looove that eye cream, I've been working my way through samples, but think I'll eventually end up getting a full-size because it's really nice! I would actually be pretty happy with everything on this list 🙂

  • Woop woop for birthday week! I have this same post going up tomorrow 🙂 You are going to LOVE the eyelash primer and this reminds me that I need to pick up another bottle of that eye cream – can't live without it!

  • I'm with you – heard great things about both!

  • Oh, fabulous! I'm glad to know that it works for multiple people then. 🙂 I'll be sure to report back about the glass file – it does seem like a weird concept to me, but Amanda never lies when she says she loves something!

  • Me too – that's a must-get item for me!

  • Thanks, lady! I'm hoping to come back with both those products, so I'll be sure to provide my thoughts once I use them a bit. 🙂

  • Lol, I can only hope! I've already received a few birthday presents from him, so I can't complain. 🙂 I'm glad to hear that I'm not doomed after 30!

  • You are so lucky! It seems like lately my eyelashes aren't as full as they used to be, so I'm hoping that primer will do the trick.

  • I can't wait to see you!

  • OMG – this comment seriously made my day. I most likely am going to watch 13 Going on 30 at some point this week now. 🙂 You know I'll report back about all the products that I end up with!

  • You're a pretty damn good role model for 29, so hopefully I am half the person you are when I get there in a few years. 🙂 I've heard so many of you rave about the eye cream, so I think I need to get it!

  • Lol, you're too sweet! Thanks!

  • I figured a lot of you girls would be happy with the list that I compiled since a majority of the items are recommendations based on all of your reviews! I remember you saying that about Dim Light, so I will see what I come home with. 🙂

  • Haha, you and me both! I'm so glad that you and others love that eye cream – I'm looking forward to picking it up!

  • Yes! I can't wait to see your picks! I forgot that our birthdays were relatively close together. 🙂 I'm beyond excited for the lash primer – it seems like my lashes are thinning out a bit, so I can use all the help I can get!

  • The Adored Life

    IT's YO BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND YOU EAT ALL OF THE SUGAR!!!!!
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  • Happy Birthday week! A day of shopping sounds fabulous! I've been wanting to try the Hourglass lighting powder, but I'm still asking myself if it would be worth it. Maybe one of these days I'll just buy it!
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  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    i got #7 and love it! so pretty and can be under eye setting powder too

  • Yay for Birthday Week! Hope you have a great shopping trip with your Mom, and good that you get to go on Friday and can avoid the weekend craziness! I have wanted to try some of the Hourglass products, they look so stunning.

  • Girl, you know I will be loading up on the sugar and sweets this week!

  • Maybe I'll just buy it and report back if its worth the money. 🙂

  • Yes! I know so many of you have said how versatile those powders can be. I'm looking forward to checking it out in person!

  • That's exactly why we are going on Friday because it's my actual birthday and we can avoid how psychotic the mall gets on the weekend!

  • Ooh what a fun list. It's always nice to round up a good selection of pricier, high-quality products come birthdays because (one) you deserve it and (two) you're not paying 😉