❝ … Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me, I’ve been an awful good girl.
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight…❞
Okay so maybe I’m being a little inconsistent with my song choices (sue me), right after I said I wasn’t one to burst into spontaneous Christmas jingle, but I figured I should make at least one Blogmas post that didn’t absolutely bash the heck out of the holiday season. So here you have it– my hopes, dreams, and wishes (kidding, kidding) for Christmas morning.
Let me disclaim that this list is not solely comprised of only materialistic goods nor do I think Christmas is entirely about receiving gifts. What gives the holiday season sentimental meaning is because of what it represents: togetherness, family, and love… not gifts. However, here are some things I’d like for Christmas as well as some of my little aspirations for the post-Holiday season that aren’t quite big enough to be considered resolutions.
♡… to See Friends and Family ♡
First up on the list is just to see friends and family that I haven’t seen in what feels like forever before I go back to Washington, DC. Since I attend college twelve hours away from where I live, I don’t usually get to see family and friends as often as I’d like. I have completely separate social circles and though I love my DC people, sometimes my heart just aches for my Maine friends and family.
♡ … to Heal My Broken Heart ♡
Having just come hot off the heels of a breakup, I think I’d love for my heart to not feel like a gaping hole all the time. It really is an inconvenience and quite an unpleasant feeling. Damn you men who make me feel all sorts of things. I’m just tired of being sad about it, so here’s to moving on– I hope.
♡… a New Portrait Lens ♡
If there’s one thing I really want this Christmas, it’s a brand new portrait lens. I’ve really thrown myself into photography lately and I’m a sucker for testing out and utilizing different lenses. What I really lack at the moment is a good portrait lens and I’m eyeing the Zuiko 45 mm f1.8 as my future go-to portrait lens. Also the bokeh, from the shots I’ve seen has me swoooning. Additionally, any and all camera equipment is totally on my wishlist as well since I don’t have a tripod or a nice camera strap that I’d like to have.
♡ … All The Makeup in the World ♡
Wow, this one sort of goes without saying… but I am not more than a gluttonous creature when it comes to makeup. I always want more, more, more. It’s so fun to me and I never get tired of playing around with it. I would literally bathe in Glossier cleanser if I could. Here are a few makeup items I’m really coveting right now:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit
- The Balm Balm Appetit Palette
- NudeTude Palette
- Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
- Flash Illuminator Estee Edit Sunlight
- Merry Lipkit
- MasterPalette by Mario
♡ … to not Set Resolutions I Know I Can’t Keep♡
This one sort of goes without saying, but I hate the idea of New Years Resolutions because… what’s the point if you can’t keep them? I refuse to set any at all if I know they’re not ones I can feasibly manage to keep.
♡ … Artis Brushes ♡
OH MAH GAWD, I don’t even need the original Artis™ brushes, but I’ve been wanting a set of Artis styled brushes for the longest time now. They just blend out everything beautifully and I’ve been dying to experiment with them more than ever. Will they replace my beautyblenders? Who knows?
♡ … Brand New Pumas ♡
If there’s one thing I’m a total sucker for, it’s Puma shoes. I used to love Adidas but they became entirely too overhyped, so, of course I deviated from the crowd like the asshole I am and went more towards Puma. I actually find my Puma shoes 10x more comfortable than my Adidas as well, which is why I tend to wear them a majority of the time and why I remain such a loyal customer. I’m patiently awaiting a restock of Rihanna’s Puma platform Creeper sneakers in Oatmeal.
♡ … Peace of Mind for 2017 ♡
Last but not least, I really do hope 2017 will be my year… a year not without struggle, but without as much self doubt as possible and as much kindness that I can formulate from within myself. I think it’s important to live consciously, with awareness, all the while recognizing those around you and appreciating them in ways you never thought possible. I firmly believe world will open itself up for you if you are open to receiving it.
And with that, I wish you all happy holidays!
♡ Questions for Y-O-U ♡
Let me know what’s on your wishlist too! What makeup items are you coveting? Are you leaning more towards tech-y presents or do you not want any at all! Let me know in the comments below! Thank you for stopping by!