December Blog Hop: Holiday Wish List

Growing up I didn’t really get to make a long Christmas Wish List, so I was excited when my fabulous Facebook beauty and fashion bloggers group chose a Holiday Wish List for our December Blog Hop. So I’m going to channel my inner child and give you my Christmas Wish List (forgive me if it’s a bit long..).

We’ll start with some Stocking Stuffers…

STOCKING STUFFERS

Lens Case
Kikkerland Chevron Contact Lens Kit

(Photo from birchbox.com)
(Retail: $12.00)
Description: “You may not think of contact lens holders as being particularly eye-catching (pardon the pun), but the design masterminds at Kikkerland beg to differ. This little kit provides a safe—and chic—home for your lenses while you travel, thanks to the colorful chevron pattern.”
I wear contacts and I’m in love with this cute little travel kit. It’s compact and with the refillable little bottle, I won’t have to run out to the store for those travel sized bottles of contact solution.

Lip Primer
ARDENCY INN MODSTER Lip Balm & Primer
(Photo from Sephora.com)
(Retail: $23.00)
Description: “A universal lip balm that protects and primes lips..”
I’m super intrigued by this green lip primer. I think this will be great for prolonging the lifespan of my red lipsticks.

 Starfish Cream
Returning Starfish Eye Cream

(Photo from peachandlily.com)
(Retail: $34.00)
Description: “Mizon’s Returning Starfish Eye Cream is the hit eye cream sister to the bestselling Returning Starfish Face Cream. This innovative, multi-functional eye cream is formulated with 60% starfish extract, peptides and adenosine to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and a plethora of skin-healthy botanical extracts for a brighter, plumper, renewed eye area. Ideal for all skin types..”
I love trying out new eye creams, and I’m so intrigued with this one that uses Starfish

Accessories are probably my favorite things to buy…
FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Rings
Talon’s Three Opal Signet Ring

(Photo from talonnyc.com)
(Retail: $214.00)
Description: “Inspired by a family heirloom wedding band bought in Italy in the 1970’s, three Australian opals line this ring created from an original wax carving..”
I love pretty much all of Talon’s designs so it was super hard to narrow it down to one item, but Opal’s are my birthstone and this three stone Opal ring is both classic and mysterious. I’d love to add it to my collection.

Cuff
Kindness & Mischief Enamel Bracelet
by Bullfinch & Barbury Enamelists
(Photo from scoutmob.com)
(Retail: $40.00)
Description: “This hand-enameled bangle is bedecked with an important message — “I believe in kindnes” and upside-down “also in mischief”. These wise words from Mary Oliver are just as relevant today. They’re stamped into the copper bangle, which is then enameled by hand, making it good and good-lookin’.
I’m obsessed by the hand enameled bracelets made by Bullfinch & Barbury. I love jewelry with quotes on it and the enamel on these gives an ethereal quality. Along with their pieces on Scoutmob.com, they also have an Etsy store with even more options.

During the winter I love holing up at home and lounging around. My favorite gear are comfy pajama pants and cute tshirts and sweatshirts. Here are a few cuties I’d love to see in my wardrobe.

Anchor Sweatshirt
Look, Line, and Sinker Sweatshirt

(Photo from modcloth.com)
(Retail: $39.99)

Wildflower Tshirt
Take the Scenic Root Tee

(Photo from modcloth.com)
(Retail: $39.99)

 Pond Tshirt
Pond Nouveau
(Photo from teepublic.com)
(Retail: $14.00)

I have a ton of hobbies, besides writing, I like crafting and cooking and I’m a musician so there’s always a ton of stuff that I’d love to get my greedy little hands on.

FOR COOKING
Cookbook
Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes by Dana Cowin
(Photo from amazon.com)
(Retail: $25.15)
Description: “For years, Dana Cowin kept a dark secret: From meat to vegetables, broiling to baking, breakfast to dinner, she ruined literally every kind of dish she attempted to make. Now, in this cookbook confessional, the vaunted first lady of food and exceptional entertainer finally comes clean about her many meal mishaps. With the help of friends—all-star chefs, including Mario Batali, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio, among many others—Cowin takes on 100 recipes dear to her heart. Ideal dishes for the home cook, each recipe has a high “yum” factor, a few key ingredients, and a simple trick that makes it special. With every dish, she acquires a critical new skill, learning invaluable lessons along the way from the hero chefs who help her discover exactly where she goes wrong…”
I collect cookbooks and this one seems both accessible and fancy pants at the same time, my favorite combination.

FOR BLOGGING
Beauty Station
Beauty Station
by iSkelter
(Photo from brit.co.com)
(Retail: $109.99)
Description: “The Beauty Station is a complete makeup organizer, display center, and universal docking station for iPhone, iPad & most phones & tablets. The open and modern design provides display and viewing space for over 20 to 30 makeup products, including the hand mirror and multiple mobile devices. The Beauty Station is chiseled and handcrafted from natural, eco friendly bamboo. The product’s smooth surface is glazed with a protective, stain-resistant sealant…”
This is a perfect organizer for a beauty blogger. I’d have to rearrange my desk a bit, but it would totally be worth it for this guy.

And of course there are about a million more things I could choose, but these were pretty awesome.

So what’s on your Christmas Wish List?

If you enjoyed my post, please check out these other fabulous blogs posting their own Holiday Wish Lists..

Sammi from College Beauty Buff

Vivienne from Jolie Pagaille

Bethany from Twenty Something Plus

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

9 thoughts on “December Blog Hop: Holiday Wish List

    • I love art nouveau, Dr. Who and anything with Gingers on it, so the Tshirt was a win for me. I think all of us Beauty Bloggers could have fun with that Beauty Station.

    • I like cookbooks that include recipes that are a little fancy without needing a ton of ingredients or too much technique. I got one from a Popsugar Box last year that was really great too. The beauty station is just too adorable. I wish I had a bigger desk so I could justify splurging on it.

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