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October Wishlist

October 26, 2014 6 Comments

May's October Wishlist

1. I recently cleaned out my stash of toxic nail polish, so I’m looking to re-build. Aila Cosmetics seems like a good place to start. Their Prime Basecoat and Better Than Gel Topcoat have great reviews. The shade PFFF UGGGH is pretty warm grey-taupe that looks similar to All Hail The Queen by Butter London (sans shimmer). Kelly is an orchid pink that I’m itching to try, too.

2. Earlier this month, Ilia released their Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer and my interest is seriously piqued. Face base? I’m in. I’m still searching for a good TM that I like. I’m willing to give it a try, even with Dimethicone being one of the ingredients. It’s #14 on the list so I’m hoping that it won’t clog my pores.

3. Lily Lolo is slaying me with these eye palettes! I’m usually drawn to neutrals, making my attraction to the Laid Bare palette make perfect sense, but the colors in Enchanted palette are speaking to me. I’d love to add some of those fun shades to my collection. I can’t even choose between the two; I need them both.

4. This Victoria’s Secret Leather Moto Jacket is making my life right now. I really miss having a moto jacket. They seriously go with everything. I outgrew my last moto and had to get rid of it. Ever since then, I’ve been searching for one with gold hardware. I didn’t know how hard it would be to find the perfect one, but I think this might be it! Because it’s leather, it would last me a really long time. Droool.

5. I’m impressed with the many glowing reviews I’ve read about Yuli’s Cocoon Elixer. Calms skin stress, irritation and inflammation? Sign me up! My skin is never not stressed. I just finished my ED4OLO Vitamin D Mist, but I’m super tempted to try Yuli based on online reviews. In the mean time, I’m using my trusty George’s Aloe until I can pull the trigger on this guy. Since it’s a little pricey, I may opt for a trial size first!

6. Finding a green and natural mattifying primer without silicones has proven to be a difficult task thus far. My t-zone gets crazy oily throughout the day. Some of the skin types Haut Cosmetics’ Purifying Primer was designed for are oily and combination skin. Online reviews are saying it helps to mattify and hydrate simultaneously. Yes, $59 for a primer is steep, but I’m willing to try anything at this point! My dream is to be blot-free throughout the day. I placed an order at BeauTeaBar and requested a sample of this primer. Fingers crossed!

7. Good jeans are hard to come across. Good skinny, midrise jeans are even harder. I’m interested in trying a pair of Industry Standard’s Simone Midrise denim based on their shape-holding and bag-resistant claims. It doesn’t hurt that they’re affordable and made in the U.S. (much like my favorite v-neck supplier, Everlane!) I’m really digging these companies that provide high-quality items without traditional retail mark-ups. Does anyone know of any others I should check out?

8. I’m really bad with coasters and need to get into the habit of using them more often. What better way than with these gorgeous Threshold Agate Coasters from Target? I don’t even think I need this many but I certainly want them all over my house. I saw them in store but haven’t been able to find them online yet. If I end up getting some, I’d love to add some gold leaf to the edges.

Love love love. What are you guys currently lusting after?

P.S. I don’t know if this is good or bad, but I ended up getting 5/9 items from my last wishlist.

October 26, 2014


Mayette Villanueva is a California-based natural beauty & style blogger.


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    Lauren Burkitt

    October 26, 2014

    Ahh I really want to try the Lily Lolo eye palette too! And that Yuli Cocoon Elixir looks lovely 🙂

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      October 29, 2014

      Doesn’t it? Ughhhh so much want. The palettes come in gift sets too. 🙁

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    November 8, 2014

    Love Aila! You won’t be disappointed. They perform even better than my old toxic polishes :). Love your color choices too!

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      November 10, 2014

      Thanks, Molly! I ordered Ms. Martin and am dying to try it out. If it works out (which I know it will!), I’ll be buying more and more. 😉

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    November 12, 2014

    What’s you opinion on the George’s aloe spray? I’ve heard some people say they love it and other say it’s just seems like plain water. But with your sensitive face, that might not be a bad thing.

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      November 12, 2014

      I like it very much! I especially like it for quick refreshers throughout the day, before makeup if my face is feeling dry, spraying on make-up brushes for wet applications, and after makeup to set powder foundation. It’s also good for sunburn relief (ask Ian). I don’t think it’s HG toner material, meaning that I don’t think it’s doing as much for my skin as a different toner could, but it’ll do until I pull the trigger on a spray with more deliberate ingredients.