Beauty Wishlist

Today I started a new job. It was exhilarating and exciting, mainly because the last two jobs I have had have not been real jobs persay, but more like work experience. It was fun really.

I can finally put my degree to use in some way. I am in my final year of a BA in Culinary Arts, and although I am a trained chef, I don't really see myself working in kitchens. Coming home every night with chef hat hair and smelling like a frying pan is not my cup of tea. Not to mention the stress of it all.

I wanted a nice part time job in retail, to see me through until the summer at least, and was trés excited to be offered a job in the lovely Cocoa Atelier, a smart and fabulous chocolate shop in Dublin. It was food related after all, and I relished at being offered to taste the varieties of decadent chocolates and pretty macaroons that were on sale.

The worst part though, is that I have become a mad woman, scrounging and searching for potential beauty and fashion purchases. My first pay check will be the death of me.

Some of these items I have wanted for a while, and so I decided I need to stop procrastinating and buy them once and for all!
From Top Left:
Trilogy Rosehip Oil - Organic and natural, I've heard great things about this oil. It smoothes skin, reduces appearance of wrinkles, improves skin moisture levels and leaves skin looking radiant. It also contains Omega 3,6 and 9 essential fatty acids to restore skin to its optimum health. Sounds lovely really.

Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer - Is this the best primer out there? I have never tried it, but have heard amazing things about it. Have to have it like.

YSL Boheme Libertine Spring 2010 Pink Celebration Highlighting Powder - Apart from the fact it would add a touch of Spring English Rose to any dull harsh winter cheeks, it has a frilly dress design etched onto it. Adorable or what.

Coco Chanel Perfume 'Coco' - This perfume to me, is the epitome of feminity. Its scent encapsulates everything that is womanly, sexy, warm and beautiful. That and it reminds me of Paris.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation - Not long ago I did a post asking for Foundation help. I wanted a trusty foundation that would last, and although this foundation was recommended to me, I went out and bought Revlons Photoready instead. I thought I liked it, but it doesnt last. I will have Pro Longwear soon enough! You'll see!
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush - Its the newest edition to the Benefit box o powders family. It has been described as a watermelon colour which just screams summer, juiciness, and warmth.

Inglot Gel Liner - Sick of liquid liner to be honest, and I had heard that this is better that MACs fluidline. We'll see.

Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream - To be honest, Im a sucker for all of the Body Shops Vitamin E products. The smell gets me everytime. Who wouldn't want to fall asleep dreaming with this slathered all over their face?! Heaven.

Makeup Forever Flash Palette - This is amazing. It can be used for so many things. Its not a necessity, but I would still love it all the same.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - I had this before and its gorgeous. It is applied after moisturiser and before foundation to even out complexion and leave skin looking radiant. It can also be used as a face mask!

Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Palettes - Inglot have a system whereby you choose whatever 10 shadows you want, and they will pop them into a handy little magnetic palette for you. You can buy 5 or even 2 as well, and its not just limited to shadows. Lipsticks, concealers, and brow gels are all available. Inglot eyeshadows are MORE pigmented that MAC shadows, and cheaper :)

Thats all for now, I hope you are all having a nice weekend :)
Aoif x


  1. Congrats on the job :) sounds fun! enjoy spending the paycheck xox

  2. Have u tried mac studio fix foundation? I use it all the time I love it. Estee Lauder doublewear lasts all day too. Congrats on the job btw sounds brilliant!! Xx

  3. Wow you did it up BIG! Lots of great stuff to try. I haven't heard of that Clarins product before, sounds like it's a primer then of sorts??

  4. I have the bodyshop night cream. I LOVE IT :) i really recommend it, it made my skin so soft and glowing! And its not that pricey either!! <3

  5. Congrats on the new job :) wish I was working :( I miss it so much, I am loving that you are already blowing the first pay check me haha.
    That makeup foever palette looks amazing, you will have to do some eye looks. Loving your list xxxx

  6. Well done on the job!! I've tried MAC Pro Longwear and I have to say I thought Studio Fix was wayyy better x

  7. First of all, congratulations on the new job! :) My sister took Culinary Arts in college as well and decided to pursue something totally different in the end. She still cooks for the heck of it though.

    Try the UD primer potion. :)