Wednesday 13 January 2016

My 2016 "Brand Bucketlist"

Any other bloggers feel that since joining the blogging community they have a beauty wishlist the length of their arm, out the front door and down the road...? JUST ME?

I thought  life was good with the brands I knew and loved, but it seems every day I see a new product from a new brand that makes me feel like my life will remain incomplete 'til I gots it on ma face. 2016 will be the year I try out these bad boys:

NYX has actually been on my radar for a long time but, as has been the bane of the life of many a beauty addict, it's been a wee bit unaccessible. But now, Boots happened, and I'm going to be ALL OVER this shit in 2016. Yeah.

Shopping List:
Butter Lipsticks  (I love Afternoon Heat and Fruit Punch) | £5.50
Baked Blush | £6.50
Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (especially Soft Spoken and Vintage) | £6.50

Every time I pop into Superdrug I find myself gravitating straight to TheBalm and pretty much salivating over everything. I think the packaging is the prettiest ever and I always find something new that I fall in love with. No prizes for guessing some of my "must buys" this year...

Shopping List:
Mary Lou Manizer | £17.49
timeBalm Concealer | £14.99
Instain Blush (Pinstripe) | £20.49

MakeUp Geek
I had never come across these before this year and I can't believe I still haven't tried them. I can't wait to start building my own palette with the singles. I always feel I'm missing out a bit on the single-shadow-build-your-own-palette game as I obviously don't buy from MAC so these should fill the void!

Shopping List:
Eyeshadow Pans (in too many colours to even name. The struggle is real) | £4.95
Foiled Eyeshadow Pans (Flame Thrower and Magic Act) | £7.95

Jeffree Star Cosmetics
This is a funny one for me. I feel like Jeffree has followed me. Seriously, though, I used to be what some may have called a bit of a "scene kid" in my teenage years (MAJOR CRINGE VOM OMG NO CRINGE DYING) and Jeffree was kind of like our queen. And now my tastes have matured (and vastly improved) he's here creating badass make up. So obviously these are high on my list.

Shopping List:
Velour Liquid Lipstick (Androgeny) | $18
Velour Liquid Lipstick (Masochist) | $18

Nars isn't a new discovery, like, I've obviously always known of its existence, but I'd never paid any attention to it before. You're unlikely to visit a beauty blog or watch a YouTuber and not see some mention of a Nars product somewhere so looks like I got to get my hand on it and get legit. (Keeping this list short and sweet was a shameful struggle).

Shopping List:
Sheer Glow Foundation | £31
Sheer Lipstick (Dolce Vita) | £20
Laguna Bronzer | £27.50

I always thought of Zoeva as a really expensive brand that was way out of my prize range but I'd never actually looked. 'COS IM THAT STUPID. And, truthfully, I'd only ever heard of their brushes and didn't expect their make up to be any good. But after hearing so much about the Cocoa Blend palette and seeing Jasmine's swatches I am so excited to put an order in!

Shopping List:
Vegan Face Set | £52
Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette | £15.50

Whats on your beauty bucket-list this year?


  1. Great post! Mary Lou Manizer is an absolute Godsend, I can't wait for you to try it! Some of these items are on my list as well - the NYX Liquid Suede, Zoeva brushes and the Laguna Bronzer. Here's to hoping that we will be able to tick them off our lists soon!

  2. My wishlist is getting out of hand, I think every brand ever has made an appearance on it at this point ahhh. I'm going to be trying MakeUp Geek soon and I cannot wait!x

    Mollie Victoria Beauty | Blog

  3. I definitely agree to everything you said about a wishlist, hon. Mine is probably reaching the shores of Greenland now :)
    I love your picks for a perfect 2016 wishlist. So many lovely products! Having got Nars Sheer Glow Foundation for Christmas as one of the pressies, I am still keeping that beauty boxed (how insane am I lol) because I first want to give my Charlotte Tilbury a good test drive and then move on to Sheer Glow. I cannot wait to review it :)
    I also really would love to explore NYX & MakeUp Geek more.
    Thanks for sharing this great wishlish & giving your thoughts on it as well, hon.
    xox Nadia

  4. Ha ha I have to agree blogging is like enabling wanting to buy everything because obviously it is to blog about right haha. I want some Jefferee star so bad x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  5. I really want to try out some NYX products! I've heart vintage is absolutely beautiful!


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