Monday, November 30, 2015

My Christmas Wish List

Holiday season or not, I always enjoy making wish lists. I don't expect to get everything I include on mine, but the act of compiling the list is always fun. Sometimes I end up working throughout the year to buy the most coveted item for myself, other times I get things for my birthday in January. My lists usually end up being a tad excessive, but I've always been a dreamer. As long as you also make an effort to provide for those less fortunate and show thanks to your loved ones, I don't see anything wrong with hoping a few of your own wishes get granted as well. Here's what I have on my list this holiday season:

1. Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Bag

For a while I've needed a new shoulder bag. Something that will match any outfit, will work for going out at night, and also during the day is harder to find than people may think. I want something classic and timeless, but also chic and stylish. For a while I wanted to go the Chanel route, but after seeing everyone around town with black Chanel flap bags I started to change my mind. When I started to consider the YSL monogram bag, I couldn't get it out of my head. It's less common than Chanel (which also means less people carrying knockoffs) and still high fashion. They don't carry the one I've pictured below in any stores around Toronto, which will make it a little bit more unique to carry around the city. To buy it, you can order it online, or get the smaller version from Holt Renfrew. It comes in various colours, and with silver and gold hardware options. The one I've posted is the one on my list.

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2. Lush Fairy Products

I found out about the lush Fairy Dust last spring and was so disappointed when I was told it was only sold around Christmas. This year, not only did I remember this fact, but my sister now also works for Lush. The only thing better than getting a gift you want is getting an awesome discount on it. Fairy Dust is a shimmer powder for your skin, but you can also add a bit to your hair or sheets for a sparkly touch. The Snow Fairy shower gel is the sister product - a shower gel that contains glitter! Both products are pink and smell like vanilla and bubblegum. The best gift for any girly girl.

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3. Agent Provocateur Nude Set

Agent isn't known for producing a lot of nude lingerie. Even so, I've still managed to find a couple ideal sets to wear under a white outfit. Though I'm often drawn towards bright colours and powerful prints, if you're going to invest in an expensive set it makes sense to purchase something you can wear under anything. If I don't get one of these outfits for Christmas, I'll definitely be buying one for myself.

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4. Olympus Pen E-PL7

I first discovered this camera through a blogger I follow. She's not a photographer, yet all her pictures are flawless. Right now I can only find it in black and silver, so I'm holding out for the white one pictured below. I love the vintage look of the camera. It has a 180-degree touch display screen - perfect for shameless selfies. It's also light and smaller than a lot of pro cameras out there, so you don't have to lug around a huge device in order to take good pictures. The ideal camera for any blogger or girl on the go.

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5. Rose Gold Beats

Since I first heard about Beats, I wanted them to release a more feminine earphone, and these rose golds are exactly what I was waiting for. I usually just buy cheaper earphones, since somehow I seem to go through so many pairs. At this point, it would make sense to own a nicer pair, as I would hope that they would last a lot longer than the cheap ones I've been living with. They are sleek, stylish and definitely practical. Be it due to working out or constantly walking around with earphones in, anyone who listens to as much music as I do would love to own a pair of Beats.

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6. Locks & Mane Hair Extensions

For as long as I've had average length hair, I've wanted long hair extensions. What's stopped me before has been the ridiculous price. My hair isn't super short, it is already thick, and there's no reason I need to be spending $1000 just to make it a little bit longer. Recently I came across the Toronto business, Locks and Mane, who offer microbead extensions for an affordable price. Though $235 still isn't pocket change, it's not that much more than clip-in extensions. I'm still not entirely sure that I want to make the leap, but if I have a good consultation (consultations are free!) I have a feeling I will be sporting mermaid hair by the time the new year rolls around.

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7. Blowout Packages

Anyone who knows me knows that I love getting my hair blown out. A good blowout will make your hair look effortlessly shiny and sleek. If you don't mess with it too much, a blowout can last you almost a full week. If I could, I would go weekly, but I usually just go for special occasions. When I get my hair blow dried, my go-to spots are Her Majesty's Pleasure and Blo. I love the experience at Her Majesty's Pleasure because you're able to order a cocktail while you get your hair done. I like Blo because they have so many locations, they've been consistent, and have always managed to squeeze me in for last minute appointments. Most salons and blow dry bars offer deals if you purchase a package. Though I would definitely blow through them (I couldn't resist a pun here), a blow out package would be one of the best gifts ever.

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8. Pink Kitchen Appliances

As someone who bakes on a regular basis, I would love some professional kitchen appliances. Right now, most of what I own are the cheapest tools I could find while I was a student. A Kitchen Aid stand mixer is top of my kitchenware list. Though I can live without a blender or a toaster, I would still make good use of them if I ever were to receive one. What do all of these items have in common? They all come in my favourite colour: pink.

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9. Herbivore Botanicals

These non-toxic, plant-based products appealed to me yet again, because of their pink line. I swear I have a pink radar embedded in my mind. Many chain stores, such as Urban Outfitters and Indigo, carry the Herbivore Botanicals line. Since the line is so huge, they don't carry all the products the company makes. What I really want to try is their pink clay mask. The mask can be purchased individually, and also in the Autumn Hydration Kit. Along with the mask, the kit includes the Coco Rose lip conditioner, Rose Hibiscus hydrating face mist and a Phoenix facial roller oil. This is one beauty line I am dying to try!

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10. A Sponsor Child

Last on my list, but definitely not least. I've wanted to provide for a sponsor child since last winter. I haven't done it yet, as I was waiting for my pay checks to stop fluctuating as much as they were this year, but I am vowing right here on my blog to start providing by my birthday. This is a gift I would like to buy for myself. I think it would also make the perfect gift for those people who we find difficult to shop for because they already have everything. I'm obviously all for presents and treats, but the holidays should also put focus on the little things, like giving and spreading love. Donating money or volunteering will not only make you feel good, it will also really help out someone who doesn't have the simple things we all take for granted every day.

There are so many ways you can donate, and it's so easy to choose a charity that is suited to your own beliefs. All you have to do is google charities, or the kind of donation your looking to make. I'll get you started with the link to the charity I'll be donating to this winter.

Happy Holidays!

With love,


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