High End Beauty Wishlist

I seem to go through phases where I'm not interested in buying any beauty products at all, and then phases where I want to buy everything within sight, there's no real in between. I'm currently in the phase of wanting to buy everything I can get my hands on, but after my MacBook Pro broke last week, I've ended up £800 down replacing it, meaning there's no beauty spending for me. But my birthday is next month, so hopefully I might be treated to some of these!

I've really got in to buying skincare recently, after my skin had a major breakout last month I pretty much ditched everything I was using and started again, meaning a lot of Space NK trips happened. But I'm still to get in to chemical exfoliants, I thought the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads would be a good start, they're gentle, exfoliating and don't contain a bucket load of alcohol like a lot of cheaper alternatives do. Another skincare item, that also featured in my first ever wishlist, is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, I nearly took the plunge last week but I'm still needing that extra push, but the fact I've wanted it for over a year says something right?

I've also become massively into watching Sali Hughes recently, she knows what she's talking about and her videos are so addictive. She constantly mentions the Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder, and from what I've gathered I have similar skin to her, so I think this will work amazing for me, I'm constantly needing a new powder. Another Charlotte Tilbury product is the Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette, I'm loving cream eyeshadows at the moment and when I watched this in Selfridges recently it felt so creamy and blendable, and was the most gorgeous colour.

I've also really been in to watching Lisa Eldridge a lot recently, and this has got me really craving Laura Mercier's Undercover Pot Concealer. She made the great point of rather than layering loads of medium coverage concealer on to the skin, just put a small amount of a high coverage concealer, aka pinpoint conceal, and you get a more flawless finish. Another makeup wish is the Lancome Hypnose Mascara, I got a sample of one around Christmas and I'm not sure which it was because there are so many to pick from. But I absolutely loved it, I'm so picky with mascaras because I have long straight eyelashes, that don't curl for anything or anyone, but this added so much volume and curl. At the moment I just can't bring myself to spend £22.50 on a mascara.

Two little extras are a Z palette, for years I heard American YouTubers speak about these, but I've noticed I have a lot of random single eyeshadows, and bulky palettes that would be a lot better deported in to one of these. Finally is the Urban Decay Primer Potion, I wear eyeshadow pretty much everyday and I constantly have random samples, but I think it's about time I actually got a proper full sized primer. 

What is on your wish list? 

Free £59 Beauty Box With M&S

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Lets be honest, when we think about going beauty shopping, we would never really think about popping in to M&S for their beauty aisles. I live in Manchester so I have a huge Boots, two Superdrugs, a Selfridges, Debenhams, House of Fraser AND Space NK, so I'm pretty spoilt for choice and can never make my way around even half of them before I'm knackered. But on a recent shopping trip looking for a pair of shoes for my boyfriend I noticed how amazing their aisles were, not only do they have their own brands, Autograph and Lola, but also Neal's Yard, Nuxe, Philip Kinglsey, REN and so many more. If I wasn't with my boyfriend I imagine I could have spent a long time in there looking around.

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On the hunt for a new moisturiser I decided to pick one up from Nuxe that I'd noticed Ruth Crilly mention, having originally planned to pick it up in Space NK I'm so glad I had been dragged in to M&S, because I was awarded with this amazing gift with purchase. If you spend £20 at the moment you get a beauty box full of products both full sized and sample sized, worth £59, completely free.

There's a 20% off voucher for all beauty products which has actually ran out now, slightly confusing because I bought the moisturiser on my second visit to M&S and they didn't have these boxes the first time, so that's a bit redundant. But you get a full sized Nuxe hydrating face mask, which I'm super excited about, a full size Leighton Denny nail polish and what I think is a full sized perfume, it's 25ml so it's a big enough size anyway. There's also a sample REN serum and the Philip Kinglsey Elasticizer, which I've heard so much about, so again something I'm very excited to try.

I can't find anything about these on the website, but my local M&S had so many on a table, so I'd check your local M&S if you're planning any beauty buys, especially skincare, that seems to be their forte. 

What are your favourite brands at M&S?

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