I am a self-professed beauty junkie! I love al things make up, skincare, bath products...hair....face....you name it. I love it all.
And with my wedding waving at me from eleven months away, I think it is within my right as a bride to make myself a little wedding wishlist of all the beauty bits I would love in my collection to help pamper and prep myself ready for that special day.
ESPA are - without a doubt - my favourite skincare brand. I love all of the products I have tried, and each and every one has done my skin an absolute wonder (if you look through my previous posts you can see how much I sing their praises.) The Pink Hair and Scalp Mud and the Nourishing Cleansing Balm are two products I haven't tried yet, but I'd really like to give a go. There is no question in my mind as to whether they would help sort out my crunchy ends and spot-scarred face. And to top it off, I would walk down the aisle smelling sensational!
Too Faced are a brand that I've heard a lot about, but never tried. Now I know that on the day, the lovely Polly and Sam Make Up will be helping me, MG and my maids look glorious, but there is no harm in having a few eyeshadow palettes to play with. The Chocolate Bar Palette and the Natural Matte Palette contain colours that are right up my street, and I'd get endless amounts of joy pretending I know what I'm doing and creating looks from them.
The other day I went to the Laura Mecier counter and sniffed the Almond Coconut Honey Bath for the first time. Then promptly died and went to heaven. This little pot of loveliness would be such a luxury to have in my life and I can honestly see myself relaxing in a wonderfully warm bath with this the night before the wedding and sipping on some fizz,
Now don't get me wrong, I love my Soap & Glory Kick Ass concealer, but I've heard a lot of good things about Bobbi Brown and I have been itching for an excise to give something from the line a go. Once I saw they have a corrector, I knew it had to go on my list. Being a redhead and fair I suffer a lot from under-eye darkness, and a peachy, salmon-toned concealer really helps to banish that pesky purple hue to a far, far away place.
I love, love, LOVE my nude lipsticks. Although I am very dedicated to "Boy" and "Patisserie", it has been an Hourglass lipstick that has really caught my eye. The shade I saw and immediately thought would be very fitting for my face is "Grace." The perfect warm neutral shade that is "your lips but better" and prefect for a wedding look. The Ambient Lighting Palette is another product I am desperate to try. Just look how beautiful it is! Just looking at it makes me smile!
The NARS Copacabana Illuminator is another one of those products that I've heard a lot about but have yet to try. I want my face to glow like a goddess' the day of the wedding, and I think that this could really help me achieve that look in my pre-wedding make up play-around. It'd also be a good item to have in a make up emergency kit if my face started to flag towards the end of the day.
Now, I really can't leave out an Urban Decay 24/7 liner. This product I've heard rave reviews about. I really struggle keeping eyeliner on my lids, and I have high hopes that this one would in no way budge from my face. Even with tears and all.
Lastly, Valentina isn't a brand new perfume to me, but I think it will end up being my signature wedding scent. It's a fragrance that Boyfriend really likes, and wearing it on the day will evoke so many memories of our relationship, and help form new ones...Oooo I'd better stop. I'm getting all emotional!
These are my dream products that I would love to invest in over the next year. I really want to do y best and looking after my skin, pampering myself wherever possible, and working on my wedding look so that when it comes to my trials, I know exactly what I want. And I really think this compilation of cosmetics, bath, hair and body products will help me along the way.