Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Girl Can Dream: Holiday Wishlist 2009, Part 1

So, December has come and it's time for presents once again. The "A Girl Can Dream" posts are, well, pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: they're stuff I wish I could buy for myself. The sorts of things that make me sigh and say, "Oh if only I had [insert obscenely large amount of money here]; this is what I'd do with it."

None of these entries have absolutely anything to do with advertising or what-not. It's a wishlist. That's all.


As unglamorous as my real life might be - going into the office bare-faced is the rule instead of the exception - I also do want to be able to use certain really classic and useful bits of make-up and glamorous things. The following products are the ones I've always wanted to have.

1. EYES: Stila Smudge Pots

Pictured is the Holiday Smudge Pot Collection: the smudge pots are smaller, but there's a free brush.

If there's any piece of my face I like to highlight, it's my eyes. Yes, I'm painfully aware that they tend to stay hidden behind corrective lenses. Hence a wish for some really saturated eye colorings. As I understand it these babies can do double duty as liners or as shadows. I particularly favor the Cobalt and Starry Night blue pots, and the Kitten shade is great for everyday use.

2. LIPS: Clinique Color Surge Butter Shine Lipstick

These lipsticks are located in that beauty limbo between lipstick and lipgloss and are, for all that, my preferred sort of lip product. I read that when they first came out the bullets of color were so soft that the company had to rebuild their lipstick containers completely in order to support them. I think the shades that might suit me are Pink Goddess and Fresh Watermelon.


I prefer to be a woman of a few products, and few products beat something proudly called "The Multiple". The Orgasm shade is acclaimed because it works on nearly any skin color and tone. I think I'd probably be more prone to using this on eyes and cheeks.

4. PERFUME: The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance Oil / CK One Eau de Toilette

Yes, these two are my absolute favorite perfumes in all the wild and decadent worlds of all the scents that ever appeared on this planet. Yes, I am aware of how *old* they are, thank you very much. I prefer to call them "classic". The mere fact that each scent has been around for so long and is still a best-seller proves just how alluring they are. For me, they're the two perfect scents for all possible occasions.


That's it for the beauty products wishlist. Yes, it will be very short compared to the other lists I'll be drawing up. Anyway, I did say I wasn't much for primping and preening - but I want to be able to do it RIGHT when I absolutely have to.

Watch out for the rest of the "A Girl Can Dream" posts. :)


Ligaya said...

Whoa, NARS the Multiple looks all sorts of awesome! *0* Now I want it too, orz. XD;;;

PJ Punla said...


Yeah, that's why it's on this list. Something very handy to have, I'm sure.