Wishlists are some of my favourite things to put together because, essentially, you can pretend you have an unlimited budget and look at products you normally wouldn't gravitate towards or think about seriously purchasing. I also find them really useful for when I'm in need of a new product or feeling the urge to spend, because I have a ready made list to shop from! This is the first illustrated wishlist I've put together, and it was a lot of fun - I definitely plan on doing more of these so let me know if there are any particular brands, websites or categories you want me to cover and I'll do my best!
I shop from Cult Beauty a lot; it's an amazing website with a multitude of slightly more obscure or elusive products, and they provide a great service that makes accessing these brands a lot easier. For this specific post I focussed primarily on their Asian Beauty Brand section, as I haven't tried a lot of Asian make-up before. My experience has always been limited to the brands I've found in India whenever I've been to visit family there, so this was a bit of a learning curve.
Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub: For a girl who generally refuses to spend money on sugar scrubs because they're so easy to make at home for a lot less money, this is a bit of a random product to start with. However, I have never used a sugar scrub on my face before, and the premise behind this is that as well as removing impurities from the skin it works to 'unify the skin's texture', retaining elasticity and moisture. I won't lie, the list of ingredients and extracts is pretty alluring too - honey, 35% black sugar, vitamin E, cacao, mango seed butter, angelica leaf, glycerine, green tea and lemon. Get it here
Blithe Pressed Serum Crystal Iceplant: I've heard lots about pressed serums and I love the concept of them; basically they combine the way a cream feels and protects the skin with the multiple benefits of a serum into one product. This particular one is supposed to be infused with 63% Iceplant extract, which is renowned for its powers of retaining moisture, as well as olive and argan oils, which I'm interested about because this is meant to be good for oily skin too. Get it here
Bio Essence Miracle Bio Water Jelly Make-Up Remover: It may seem boring to have a make-up remover on a wishlist, but I've heard so much about this I knew I had to include it. This has been deemed 'magical'; it's meant to be incredibly mild and free of parabens and any nasty chemicals, making it perfect for sensitive skin and eyes, but able to dissolve stubborn make-up and dirt quickly and easily. You apply it to dry skin, massage it in and rinse - definitely one I plan on putting to the test very soon! Get it here
D.J.V Beautinizer Fiberwig Mascara: So this is one of Japan's best selling mascaras, and I have to admit that I adore everything about how it looks. The wand does make me a tad apprehensive because in my experience the simpler wands tend to provide the best results, but I am definitely eager to give it a go. This apparently has some kind of 'film coating technology' that essentially wraps each eyelash with the colour in a way that prevents clumps and smudges that works with the shape of a natural eyelash. The wand enables you to get length, volume and precise separation, and one of the claims is that even if you slept in it it wouldn't budge at all. Now the thought of sleeping in my mascara isn't one I'm particularly fond of, but I feel like this has to be put to the test at some point! Get it here
Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel: Peeling masks are the grossest, most satisfying products to use, and when I came across this one on the Cult Beauty website I knew I'd want to try it. In the past I've found that a little goes a long way with this type of mask, and I'm intrigued to see if a gel base changes how quickly the product works or how it makes my skin feel. This has a mixture of papaya enzymes, apple, lemon, orange and bilberry fruit extracts to combat redness and blackheads, and to restore radiance and tighten the skin. Get it here
Blithe Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber: The packaging for this sheet mask makes me so happy; I love the effort that's gone into it. Sheet masks are a personal favourite of mine, but I have to admit this one intrigues me with its marine-themed contents. Sea daffodil (who even knew that was a thing), along with sea cucumber work to tackle blemishes and scarring, but the mask also hydrates and moisturises, making it the perfect skin cocktail. Get it here
Bio Essence Hydra Tri Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask: I love waking up to what feels like brand new skin; night time skincare has always been my favourite because it's almost like putting the world to rights and knowing you'll have a clean canvas to work from the next day. This one stood out to me because it promises to counteract dryness by hydrating and rebalancing, as well as tackling oil production and reducing pores. The science behind the way the molecular structures of the various ingredients work is really interesting so I would recommend reading into the description if you're intrigued. Get it here
3 Concept Eyes Back To Baby Pore Velvet Primer: This has been on my wishlist for a while actually; I have a few primers running around at the moment so I've put off purchasing it, but I really want to try this as soon as possible! I like the fact that this controls shine as well as reducing the appearance of blemishes, but mostly I like how simplistic it is. It'll be interesting to see how it works with different foundations. Get it here
Blithe Patting Splash Masks: Ok I'll admit I want to try these simply because they sound like so much fun! Splash masks provide a quick, effective boost for the skin; you mix them with warm water and then pat them onto the skin every other day for instant results, eliminating the time a face mask would normally take. The two I want to try most are the Energy Yellow Citrus and Honey (to make the skin smooth and enhance luminosity -Get it Here), and the Soothing and Healing Green Tea (to re-clarify and re-balance the skin - Get it here). I think it would be so interesting to see how effective these actually are used over time, and if they are worth the price tag.
Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser: I've never used an egg white based face product before, but pioneers in the world of beauty rave about the benefits, so I feel like a cleanser is a good place to start. I like the packaging and I feel like this has a pretty reasonable price tag considering how good it's supposed to be. This has a whole host of amazing ingredients to purify and rebalance the face, as well as melt away make-up and lingering dirt to really clear the skin without stripping it. Get it here
Tony Moly Aquaporin Water Recharging Sleeping Pack: Another sleep mask - I just couldn't resist given how good this sounds and how reasonably priced it is. This promises to 'top up' the skins moisture overnight by plumping agents in the humectants (like glycerine) which draw water from the atmosphere and bind it to the skin. I am intrigued to see how light this actually feels on the skin, because if it works I think I'll be stocking up! Get it here
I hope you had fun taking a trek through my wishlist! Let me know if you've tried any of the products, or if you have any recommendations I may have missed!
Published by Avni Bhagwan