It's that time of year again! Back to North America time!
I don't think I've ever felt more deserving of a break - though not a true 100% break, I can't wait to spend some time in cooler, drier weather, cruising along a spacious freeway. And whenever a US trip is around the corner, setting my out-of-office notification, planning out my favorite meals, and coming up with my US beauty wishlist are probably the 3 things that top my to-do list. Some things on my wishlist are merely added out of curiousity - I'm not sure I'll buy them, but I neeeeed to sniff/swatch them, in person, in the US!
By the way, I actually reference these blog posts while at Sephora, like a grocery list. No, that's not lame at all.
Anyway, here are the items that have been in my mind for the past year, that sadly I've not been able to access here in Hong Kong:
1. Anastasia Brow Wiz
Because I think I finally need to start doing more to my brows, instead of just the lazy swipe of brow gel.
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in "Zero"
The number one item that's always on my list. I'm bringing back a few more of these for friends and family too - they're that good.
3. Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner
I'm usually a pencil liner girl but recently I've been feeling the need for a precise, intense liquid liner for the cooler months. It's time to practice the flliiiiick!
4. First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy
I've been out of luck with eye creams, but this sounds like a great all-in-one option worth trying. Love the metal tip too.
5. Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel
This is my second eye cream option - I don't think an eye cream can look more refreshing than this. Just look at that jar! I think it'll all come down to the swatch-and-sniff-match in the Sephora store between FAB and Ole Henriksen to decide which one's going home with me.
6. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in "Tulip"
Because you know, I'm addicted to these, even according to Buzzfeed (see #10). This gorgeous hot pink color has still yet to hit shelves in Hong Kong so I'm coming to it instead!
7. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Roll-on
I need to sniff this, just to see what all the hype is about.
8. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Another FAB rave reviewed product - I'm always slightly afraid of trying new face creams but the FAB brand sounds safe and pure enough to try. I would normally stay away from tubs of creams but apart from that, this one's ticking all the right boxes for me.
9. Urban Decay Perversion/Subversion Mascara & Base Duo
Another blogs-made-me-do-it item. If UD's mascaras are as good as the rest of their eye makeup this one should be a winner.
10. Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel
A ttsandra-made-me-do-it product. I've stayed away from peels in the past but this one seems to be a rarely mild yet effective option. Again it'll all come down to the swatch-and-sniff at Sephora!
The bets are on - how many of these do you think I'll end up with at the Sephora cashier? I sincerely hope it's not all 10. Wish me luck!
Anything else that you think I should check out while in the US? :)