Christmas List Contenders #1

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As Christmas is quickly creeping up on us and my family have started asking me what I'd like in terms of gifts, it got me thinking about things I might like Santa to bring me this year. To be honest, there isn't anything specific I want this year but as a beauty addict, there's always going to be a few things on my wish list. I guess Christmas is a great time to get a few bits and bobs I've been eyeing up for quite some time but perhaps can't afford to buy for myself. I thought I'd put together a few  'Christmas List Contenders' posts which will basically show you the things I want to get my mitts on and potentially add to my Christmas list. Here's the first installment ...

Origins GinZing Moisturiser // Link
I've been meaning to buy this moisturiser for such a long time now but with Christmas coming up and being a bit short of cash, I keep putting it off. With this being said, I think this will definitely be going on my Christmas list. I really like Origins products and I've heard nothing but rave reviews about this one so I've decided its time to try it for myself. Apparently its a gel like formula that is light and none-greasy on the skin which sounds perfect for me. I also hear it smells like Oranges and I love citrus scents so I just know I'll love it!

Ted Baker Large Wash Bag // Link
Although I recently bought myself a Cath Kidston washbag to keep my everyday makeup in, I've always wanted one from Ted Baker. They're slightly pricier than the average makeup bag which is probably why I've never bought one for myself but they're just so beautiful and I'd love to have one sat on my dressing table. 

MAC Soft & Gentle MSF // Link
MAC Soft & Gentle is my favourite highlighter of all time but since running out a few months ago, I've never got round to repurchasing it. Its the most beautiful champagne shade which looks great with my pale skintone and the pigmentation is just second to none. With the slightest dab of my brush, this product provides a beautiful glow to my skin. I don't find it glittery in the slightest and its just the perfect finising touch for any makeup look. It makes my skin look so radiant and I can't express how much I love this stuff!

Canon 50mm Lens // Link
As a beauty blogger, my Canon 600D is constantly attached to my hand snapping away at beauty products. I absolutely adore taking photos with it and photography is definitely one of, if not my absolute favourite thing about blogging. It really allows me to get creative and I always feel a sense of pride and satisfaction when I take a great shot. With this being said, I'm always looking for new ways to improve the quality of my photos and I think a new lens for my camera (I'm using the basic kit lens at the moment) would really help with this. I've been recommended the 50mm lens by lots of fellow bloggers as its apparently great for really close up detailed shots with a blurred background. Its also not as expensive as I thought it would be so it seems like the best one to go for!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder // Link
I've heard so many great things about this powder and its slowly become one of those products that I'm so intreguied to try for myself. I've heard its the perfect finishing touch for makeup and really gives the skin a beautiful radiance. Okay so it isn't an essential but isn't that what Christmas gifts should be - things we wouldn't normally buy ourselves? If you've tried this out, let me know what you think.

So there we have it - some lovely bits and pieces I'm considering adding to my Christmas list. If you've tried or own any of these things, let me know what you think in the comments. 

What's on your Christmas list?

Lots of Love,


  1. I really need to try some Origins stuff... also i have a new camera on my list too. I thought I didnt want anything but I've slowly started making a list and basically I want the whole of asos. I can't wait to properly write my Christmas list and see it in photo form like this.

    Hope you're good babe.
    Lots of loveeee, Em xxx

  2. That Ted Baker make-up bag looks gorgeous, it'll be sneaking it's way onto my Christmas list! The Origins Moisturiser looks lovely too, I've never tried any of their products, I think now may be the time to!

  3. I really want one of those hourglass powders!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  4. Oh I was only looking at those wash bags on Asos last night, they're lovely I fully agree :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  5. The Hourglass powders are on top of my wishlist! As are the Ted Baker washbag and some MAC stuff. You need to get your hands on the Origins moisturiser, it's quickly become one of my faves! Lovely wishlist hun xx

  6. The Hourglass powders are on top of my wishlist! As are the Ted Baker washbag and some MAC stuff. You need to get your hands on the Origins moisturiser, it's quickly become one of my faves! Lovely wishlist hun xx

  7. I really want to try some Origins products, they all sound so lovely. And you can't have a Xmas list without a bit of MAC on there! x

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

  8. A Ted Baker makeup bag is also on my wish list! They're so gorgeous! ♥

  9. You can get those Ted Baker bags so much cheaper at the outlet villages! I always buy mine from the Bridgend outlet, they're gorgeous and so handy to have :) xo

  10. Soft and Gentle is also on my Christmas list.
    Lovely choices. :)

  11. great list, the lense has been on my wishlist for a while too now :) MAC S&G is a must have, so beautiful

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  12. The hourglass powder is definitely on my Christmas list as well, desperate to try it out ...

    Naomi from NaomiGabriella

  13. I really want an origins moisturiser too, and the hourglass powder!

    Soft and gentle is my absolute favourite highlighter.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  14. i would love to get a new lens for my slr as well! I hope you can get one for yourself :)

  15. Obviously, as I tweeted to you already, the Ted Baker bag is completely perfect.
    I've also heard a lot about the Hourglass powder and that's something I wouldn't mind trying as well!
    Great picks!


  16. Love Origins that moisturiser is fab and smells so lovely xxxx


  17. The hourglass powder seems to be really popular with bloggers right now x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  18. I have the hourglass powder on my list too! all really good things hope you get some of them.

    mybeautysleuth x

  19. I really want to try the hourglass powder too, it looks really nice.


  20. The 50mm lens sounds great! Will think about that too.

  21. Really need to try Origins. I have a great camera but would love a 600D.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  22. Snap! Our lists are very similar :) I have the hourglass powder & the Origins cream & eye cream on my wish list. It would seam my entire wish list this year consists of makeup ooops.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  24. I've been wanting to try the Origins Ginzing moisturizer too. I just can't bring myself to buy right now. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. :) xxx

  25. Definitely ask for the origins moisturiser, it's amazing, I've been meaning to repurchase for ages!

    B xx

  26. Definitely asking for a new msf and a 50mm lens too!

  27. Great wish list!

    MAC Soft and Gentle is lovely :)

    Kimberley x

  28. This is a lovely list; I love the Origins GinZing and Mac Soft and Gentle.
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~

  29. Nice list :)

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    Sophie xx

  31. I am buying the Ted Baker wash bag for my best friend this year, it's such a lovely item. I have lots of candles on my christmas wish list.


  32. The 50mm is a brilliant lens. It's good for portraits and gives you a very crisp shot. However, I noticed you mention that people have said it's good for really close up shots - sadly this lens will not give you that UNLESS you have a reversal ring. There is lot of information online about using the 50mm lens in reverse as a macro lens.

    The important thing to remember with this lens is that the only zoom you have is your feet!

    It's my favourite lens but I don't tend to use it for taking close up shots. :) :)

  33. Great wish list I really want to try the Origins moisturiser and have been lusting after the Canon 50mm lens for a while new, so many reviews say its great for close ups!


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