Wishlist: Pre-Spring 2014

The change of seasons — or the dream thereof — always brings forth a change in routines. Spring, in particular, is a season I welcome with open arms especially after a really terrible winter we’ve been having in Toronto. And even though I am on a permanent low buy, especially after getting my holiday bills, that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to make a wishlist, does it?

Glitter Geek Wishlist Pre-Spring 2014

  1. Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne ($130 at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom). Ever since a David’s Tea opened around the corner from work, I’ve been turning into a tea-aholic. I never thought that a tea-inspired scent would be my everyday go-to fragrance. I’m working on a teeny vial of this cologne and I am in love. The bergamot and cucumber are a match made in Jo Malone heaven.
  2. Diptyque Baies Candle ($66 at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom). When I was shopping with my friend Rema for my first candle, I thought I’d fall in love with the classic Baies right away. But I didn’t. Last Christmas, while perusing for a birthday present for myself, I sniffed Baies again and I’m glad I did. The fresh roses and green blackcurrant leaves notes make this perfect to burn in the spring and summer months to come.
  3. BaByliss Pro Professional Porcelain Ceramic Curling Iron ($55 at Folica). I’ve been trying to get the messy bob a la Alexa Chung, but my curling irons have barrels that are too small for the look. This curling iron comes in a 1.25-inch barrel, which is perfect for the cool texture I’m after.
  4. NARS Love Blush ($33 at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom) and Descanso Satin Lip Pencil ($30 at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom). NARS’ small and pretty pink collection has me swooning! Who knew? These two are the ones that caught my eye because they have rosy brown undertones that compliment my warm complexion well.

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What’s currently on your wishlist? Any new spring buys? 🙂

  • Ashley McKernan

    Since NARS Orgasm came into my life last month, I’m a total NARS fan. Their LOVE blush looks just as beautiful!

    • NARS makes beautiful blushes, totally agree, Ash!

  • Hey Arianne, Descanso is definitely on my wish list as well! I would really love to find out how similar it is to my beloved Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme (which has been discontinued! Not before I could get 2 new tubes tho). I’m also dreaming about Frederic Malle Une Rose. I might get it in April for my birthday :p

    • Oooh Frederic Malle! Definitely worthy of a birthday present. 🙂

  • I’ve been…curling my curls lately. Sigh. My 1″ barrel seems a bit small. So 1 1/4″ is the way to go? Duly noted. I’m on a fragrance kick and with Sephora having their triple points perk soon, I need to settle on just one to buy 🙂 And yes, the NARS pinks are perfection for pre-spring!

    • Yeah, 1.25″ makes the big curls for us short- to mid-length haired girls. Just bought 1.25″ one off of Folica. Not this one, but another one by Hot Tools that got better reviews. 🙂

  • It’s never an inappropriate time to make a wish list! I made one today, too – wishes must be in the air. That perfume sounds divine and that blush! Yass. I really want to smell Baies but the nearest Dyptique retailer is in Chicago so I’m guessing at some point, I’m going to have to buy it scent-unsmelled. I did that with Choisya, and I was not disappointed! Is there such a thing as a nasty Diptyque fragrance? I’m thinking no. Happy Monday, peaches!

    • You can always buy a small Baies first. Or get the mini trio of Baies, Roses and Figuier (mmm fig is my fave)!

  • The Jo Malone fragrance sounds dreamy, I think I need to give it a sniff!

    • As a fellow tea lover, you have to, Monika! 🙂

  • I need to make a wishlist too. I bought a cheap curler just to play with, and I’m terrible, LOL.

    • Go make one! 🙂 I just bought a curler on Folica.com. It’s like $30 lol. But I don’t think they really need to be expensive to work well. 🙂

  • Toya

    I’m so tempted by the NARS spring blushes (ALL of ’em!) but I’m holding off. God knows I don’t need anymore blush for a lifetime! I’m also on a (semi-)permanent low-buy until I can use up some of my stuff…. :'(

  • Yes yes! The new Nars pinks have certainly been getting my attention!

  • dowantmakeup

    DavidsTea becomes a neat kinda addiction doesn’t it? 😛

    I get zero cucumber in Earl Grey & Cucumber, but I don’t mind–I get a lot of vanilla in the drydown, which is sweet, cozy, comforting, etc. Try layering it with White Jasmine & Mint or Blue Agava & Cacao >:)

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