1. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick / 2. Cerruti 1881 perfume / 3. Salt Lamp / 4. Canon 50mm Lens / 5. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner / 6. Bloom book / 7. Novem&Knight Jumper
I wasn't planning on doing any kind of Christmas Wishlists or Christmas hauls this year because I want to celebrate Christmas with less of a materialistic approach this year. If you've followed my Youtube Channel for the last few months or the last year or so you'll have seen that I've been living with a Capsule Wardrobe, made up of a select number of pieces. I started this because I thought it was a cool idea and seemed to make sense when I always found myself thinking 'I have nothing to wear' while my wardrobe burst at the seams. But I continued with it because I watched some amazing documentaries such as The True Cost on Netflix, which details the true cost of all our buying of new clothes every week/month/year. If you're into a bit more of an eco or sustainable life, it's well worth a watch. After that I just couldn't justify my purchases like I used to. I started to reduce the amount of spending and hoarding of things and have been working to detach myself from my material possessions, because I can definitely say I often thought ''If I can buy this I'll be happy''... No!
So this year for Christmas I have a tiny wishlist, of some pieces that I either need or will be very useful to me, or that will actually bring my a little bit of joy (I also read Marie Condo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up). Such as a new perfume (I've run out of all my other ones all at once it seems), a new liquid liner (Kat Von D's range is mostly vegan and cruelty free), a salt lamp, a new lens for my camera (so I can take some more beautiful photos for my blog in the new year and get that extra bit of depth-of-field), Esteé Lalonde's new book (becasue she is a truly amazing woman, and it's one of those coffee table books you'll have forever), a cosy grey knitted jumper (becasue I live in Ireland and it's always cold, and it's made by my favourite Youtuber Samantha Maria AND it's made in the UK), and a MAC red lipstick (because I love a red lip and want one that will stay on).
Lastly, all I want for Christmas is to get time off work to go home and see my newborn nephew, my 7 month old niece who I've only ever seen twice and all the rest of my amazing family and friends. And for my boyfriend to come home from Nepal because it's been a while since I saw him too.
If you guys were to think about what you reeeeally wanted this Christmas, what would it be? Le me know in the comments xxxx