Pay Day Wishlist

I can’t believe that in less than a month I’ll be starting my first year at university. It’s absolutely crazy, it seems like I only started secondary school a couple of years ago! By the way, look out for my University series. There’ll be more posts up soon with some helpful tips for prospective students and all the gossip on the exciting Freshers Week! Anyway, the fact that I’m soon starting university calls for a huge shopping trip. Aside from all the new outfits and stationary I’ll need, I want to treat myself to a few beauty products too. I probably won’t be able to buy everything on my wishlist *sob*, but I can dream!

 Super Liner Blackbuster by L’Oreal

As many of you may well know, I LOVE eyeliner. It’s rare that you’ll ever see me without it. Currently I am using Collection’s Fast Stroke Liner, and I’ve repurchased it many times as it’s the best one I’ve used so far. However, I’m always looking to find a new favourite and the Blackbuster is looking like it could be the one. The fact it has a pen like nib screams “control”; the nib on the Collection liner is quite thin and bends easily, whereas this one looks a lot sturdier.

Elasticizer by Philip Kingsley

This is a product that so many bloggers know and love already, but unfortunately I’m yet to jump on the bandwagon! The Elasticizer is a pre shampoo hair treatment, that prevents dry and damaged hair from breaking when it stretches, as hair does when it is wet. Although the condition of my hair has drastically improved over the years, ever since I got over my phase of dying my hair black every week (no exaggeration), it still lacks shine and the ends still break. I’ve heard such positive things about this product, and can’t wait to try it.

MAC Diva Lipstick

Another one I’ve been late to follow the crowd on, is MAC lipsticks. In fact, I bought my first one at the Manchester Meet Up I arranged a couple of weeks ago – Creme Cup. I’ve always been way more into eyeshadows and liners, so lipsticks took a back seat, but as I’m expanding my make up collection I thought it was about time I tried them out. I think Diva, a dark burgundy, will look amazing paired with some winged liner, especially in winter!

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

I usually struggle with finding a foundation that suits my pale complexion, but I’ve recently read a few reviews stating that this foundation is great for lighter skin so it immediately made it’s way on to my wishlist. At £34 it is a little out of the price range I usually spend in when looking for foundation, but all the reviews also said that you only need the smallest amount as it has great coverage, so you don’t have to repurchase it as often as you would with other foundations.

Real Techniques Starter Kit

Having bought the Core Collection (you can read my review here), and seeing for myself how fantastic the RT brushes are, I definitely want to buy the Eye Starter Kit to expand my collection! As I said before, I spend a lot more time on my eyes than anywhere else on my face, so I think that these brushes would be a brilliant investment.

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewel Mask

This is another product I’ve heard so many good things about, especially from my good friend and skincare addict Fi from North Western Beauty. The REN mask is a bio active peel that removes dead skin cells and helps to combat congestion, blackheads and blemishes. As the products I’m using at the moment aren’t making my skin worse, but aren’t necessarily making things better, I think it’s about time I add something else into the mix. The Glycolatic mask is unlike any other product I use, and think it may be just the thing to help prevent the sneaky spots and lumps I’ve been getting.

Do you recommend any of these products? Or are they on your wishlist too?

Thanks for reading,

Amy x



  1. 24th August 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Ooh what a nice little list! I'm the same, can't go without eyeliner, love it! This one does look good though, I've used pen-like tips on eyeliners before and they're much easier and swifter!

    -Han x

    • 25th August 2013 / 8:46 am

      I had a look in Boots yesterday and the swatch wasn't very good! It looked like you'd need to go over it a few times to get a strong black line 🙁 xx

  2. 24th August 2013 / 9:52 pm

    I really want to try that Real Techniques brush set. This is definitely a case of want rather than need though, as I don't really need any more brushes!

    Lucy x

    • 25th August 2013 / 8:46 am

      I bought it last night haha! I don't have many eye brushes but I think this set will keep me happy for a while! 🙂 xx

  3. 28th August 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Great list! We want to try the Laura Mercier foundation too!

    • 8th September 2013 / 6:52 pm

      I can't wait to get paid so I can get it 🙂 x

  4. 1st September 2013 / 2:13 pm

    Laura Mercier foundation has such high reviews but I'm still apprehensive to part with so much money for it 🙁
    Love your post, if you do get it please do a review and let me know if its worth it!! 🙂

    Melanie xx

    • 8th September 2013 / 6:53 pm

      I will do! Keep an eye out 🙂 x

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