Friday, January 03, 2014

#NoBuyJanuary + Top 10 Wish List for 2014

Well hello there #NoBuyJanuary! You seemed like a good idea at first, but now I'm even more tempted to buy stuff. I have problems don't I? Don't answer that. In case you haven't heard about #NoBuyJanuary, it's basically a spending ban where you shop your stash and use up things you have. Obviously if you run out of an essential, which I doubt most bloggers will, you can go ahead and replace it. You can read more about the details and see which bloggers are participating by going over to Naturally Paula, the mastermind (or one of, can't remember exactly) who came up with the idea. Anyone is welcome to join in!

I'm honestly not much of a hoarder (no really!) and my beauty cabinet is a little sad and sparse in comparison to most beauty bloggers, from pictures that I've seen. Of course I have a few more products than I actually need, but if you've seen any of my empties then you know I'm good at using things up. I like to use up products before buying or opening others, unless you're a toner. There's no such thing as too much toner in my world.

In honor of #NoBuyJanuary, it makes the most sense to kick it off with a wish list..right? Right. In no particular order, I wish for....


**S.W. Basics Toner - I've loved every one of their products that I have tried and think it's time to take this relationship to the next level by adding this toner to my routine! $26 CAN.

**La Bella Figura Modern Radiance Concentrate - It's no secret, La Bella Figura is a very luxurious brand with a price tag to match. My biggest fear with high end brands is that the product won't work for me. Sure I can pass it to my mom or a friend, but when I drop that kinda money on a product I'd like to be the one to enjoy it. Know what I mean? I was fortunate enough to meet Victoria not too long ago, who's beautiful and sweet, and she had recommended the Organic Barbary Fig Seed Oil or Daily Elements Defense Face oil for my skin. This serum just sounds so good though, I can already see my acne scars disappearing just by reading the description. $163 CAN.

Me & The Girls Moon Beauty Serum - I love facial oils. I love tamanu oil. I love facial oils that contain tamanu oil and not a drop of argan oil. Basically, this was made for me. $38 USD

CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture - After seeing this post by the beautiful Britanie, I knew I needed to get my hands on this moisturizer. I have sensitive skin with dry patches on my cheeks, nose and forehead, totally opposite from my oily teenage years. Must have been the abuse I put my skin through by using stripping products. Live and learn people. $49 USD.

Aurelia Miracle Cleanser - Can't go wrong with a beautifully rich, probiotic cleanser! I'd love to compare it to the Andalou Probiotic Cleanser. £34.

Osmia Active Gel Toner - Calendula? Aloe? Hyaluronic Acid? Sign me up! $58 USD.


**Marie Veronique Organics Everyday Coverage - I got a sample of this baby from Fresh Faced and ended up really enjoying it! On lazy days I'd mix the medium shade with some moisturizer, add a little powder, and go on my merry way. It's so easy to wear and has SPF 30. $42 CAN.

**Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Lovely - I just want to sing, "Isn't she looveelllyyy, isn't she beauuuttiful" when I see the shade name. Anyone? Anyone? No. Okay. This brand has been raved about non-stop, I feel I should give in to the peer pressure and just try it already. $56 CAN or $30 CAN for the refill.

**W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick in #7 Creamy Peony - I love cool toned pinks and I cannot lie. I have a sample of this that I'm still using up and I just love it so much. Once I use up a couple of blushes, this one will be mine! $34 CAN.

**Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale - It's about time this grown woman introduces a real red lip to her life, am I right ladies? This is a beautiful cool toned red, that's not quite as dark as swatched above. $24 CAN.

That's it ladies and gents, that's my wish list for 2014 and that's me narrowing it down to just 10 items. What are you lusting over this year?

**These items can be found online at Clementine Fields, Fresh Faced and/or Eco Diva. I'm sure there are other Canadian e/retailers, however, I'm too lazy to search for them all.   
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38 comments:

  1. Great wish list! If you can believe it, I did a no-buy for almost all of 2013. I cheated with Black Friday deals :o/ But I made it from January to end of November!!

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    1. I can't believe it! Good job girl, your stash must have been/still be amazing xo

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  2. Wow, great list! The Aurelia Cleanser, the Osmia Toner and CV Skinlabs have piqued my interest as well. And it's "Isn't she wonderrrrfulll?" as a matter of fact. I listen to Stevie too much, lol.

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    1. Seems WE have a great list then. Haha yah it is, isn't she wonderful but I adapted it to suit the blush better since I don't know if she's wonderful yet. Made sense in my head at the time... really should have noted that above so that I don't look like a total idiot lol.

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  4. Great list! I've been eyeing the Moon Serum and Osmia toner as well :)

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed that clementine Fields starts carrying the toner by Osmia. Still can't justify the shipping.

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  5. #NoBuyJanuary seems like torture to me! Although I think I should try it and save a little bit of money! haha

    ps. I want all of these things too! It never ends does it??

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    1. Haha join us!! #NoBuyJanuary is like telling a kid not to eat candy, the kid wants to do it even more! It never does end my friend..never. xo

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  6. Nice selection! All the brands look really good!
    currently trying the Aurelia cleanser . REview soon! :-)

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  7. You have some lovely products on your list. The femme fatale lipstick is just a gorgeous colour. I have such a thing for red lipstick x

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    1. Do you have it? I can tell by your display picture that red looks very lovely on you xo

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  8. Great choices Nicole, makes sense to start with a wish list ;-) Don't think there's an item on there I wouldn't say no too! Don't think you're helping my wallet or willpower though lol xx

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    1. haha that's exactly why I started with a wish list, to tempt you all xo

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  9. Your wish list is amazing. Creating a wishlist like that is awful when you're trying to not purchase items! My new years resolution is to buy much less unnecessary makeup and beauty bits. Lets see how it goes!
    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. Thank you :). Aside from tempting you all, as mentioned, it's also great for motivating me (and/or you) to use up products to add from the wish list. Good luck with your resolution, you can do it xo

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  10. Great wishlist Nicole! I reviewed S.W Basics toner and I'm obsessed with it, it's so good, it keeps the blemishes away. I'm sure you're going to love it. I'm also eyeing Osmia and La bella Figura :) xo

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    1. That's what I've read, including your review! Hopefully one of us gets to try Osmia or LBF soon xo

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  11. Seriously classy wishlist you have there. I'll been dying to try W3ll People and I can tell you that the Aurelia Miracle cleanser is worth every penny...if you can get hold of a sample, do!

    Mayah x

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  12. LOL! This post made me laugh. The thought of merely attempting #NoBuyJanuary would only mean I'd be doubling my purchases come February to catch up. Hopeless, I tell you! So it's nice to know that we are in the same boat. Your list is my list now! Love your picks. I can feel myself heading to the Aurelia website now. OH! Somebody STOP me....XO

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    1. haha Sarita, you`re the best! Apparently the Aurelia cleanser is the best thing since sliced bread, we must try it! xo

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  13. I love ILIA's Femme Fatale. It's such a gorgeous dark red lip, perfect for that vampy look and would be perfect worn during the fall/winter months. LOVE the list!! :)

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    1. ahhh stop tempting me! It looks nice when applied with a brush too, makes it wearable during the day too during any season. xo

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  14. Girl you know how to do a wish list! Aurelia is the brand I most want to try more of this year, oh this spending ban is hard already! :) Xx

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    1. haha I try! You`re so lucky to have it widely available to you, being in the UK and all. xo

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  15. Great post! I'd never be able to do a No Buy because it would make me want it all even more so this month I'm simply not going to be buying anything I already have anything of because I've just come back off holiday, got beauty products for xmas and I'm going to New York in February so I really don't need anything else! Its just too hard looking at sales though :( I really want to try Aurelia skincare and Kjaer Weis! Good luck with #NoBuyJanuary!

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    1. You did go away didn't you! I'll have to check out your blog for a haul of all the goodies you got.That's exactly it, I want to buy stuff even though I agreed to it because I wasn't planning on buying anyways lol. We're crazy. Thanks girl xo

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  16. Ahh so many products I want to try, especially the Aurelia Cleanser! I have the MVO Everyday Coverage and really like using it as a primer with mineral foundation over the top :) x

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    1. Why do I feel like this is going to be the year of Aurelia? lol. You're right, it makes a great primer. xo

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  17. Nice wishlist! I've tried Aurelia and MVO Everyday coverage and loved them x

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    1. that's great to know! More positive feedback on those two, I gotta have em. xo

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  18. I see that you've tried many different sunscreens (MVO sheer coverage, consonant perfect sunscreen, gray don, Devita), which do you like the best? I just ordered a sample of MVO sheer and consonant from fresh faced. I currently go back and forth between my Devita and my suntegrity. Devita has started to ball up when applied and the suntegrity is a little oily/sticky and not quite the right shade for me. Just wondering your opinions :) thanks again

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  19. I see you've tried a lot of sunscreens (Devita, MVO sheer, gray don, Consonant perfect sunscreen), and I was wondering what your favorite is. I currently use Devita but it has started to ball up and my Suntegrity is slightly oily/sticky, and never really absorbs (its very pink toned as well). I just ordered samples of MVO and consonant from fresh faced.

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    1. I experienced the same thing with DeVita and they've changed the formulation apparently, that's why I never repurchased. I really like Graydon and Consonant. Graydon more in the winter months because of how creamy and moisturizing it is. Consonant has a slight tint that just blends beautifully and works well for my skin in the warmer months. Consonant has a slightly tacky or sticky feel, hard to explain that lol. Those are my faves because of how they perform AND they're Canadian companies. MVO is really nice too, I only tried a small sample though. Let me know what you think about MVO and Consonant once you try the samples xo

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