2012 Holiday Wishlist & Gift Ideas 1

It’s that time of year!  My family celebrates Christmas and we are big on stocking stuffers.  When I was a kid my step-dad worked for an aluminum foil company and he would bring home giant rolls of colored foil and my mom would use it every chance she could including wrapping gifts and stocking stuffers.  Every year our stockings would be more full than the last and it just became this tradition to load up the stockings with all kinds of little things wrapped in foil.  The items in our stockings were usually everyday things like toothbrushes, socks, lip gloss, candy, makeup, etc. No matter what was inside, it was just so much fun to open all of the little individually wrapped gifts.  I try to keep this tradition going with my daughter, and lucky for me she also loves nail polish!

My family and friends have been asking what I want for Christmas, so I thought I would share some of the items that are on my wishlist this year.  You’ll be surprised to see that they’re not all nail polish-related items.  LOL  Although, I do have a rather extensive list of individual nail polishes that I desire.  You will find some of those on my Pinterest wishlist board and my Amazon.com wishlist.

First up are hand creams.  I have been a swatching fool lately (I swatched 12 polishes in one day recently), and soaking off gel polish with acetone and the cold weather are starting to take a toll on my hands.  My saving grace lately has been L’Occitane hand cream.  I have a big 5.2 oz tube that’s almost gone. The scent is very subtle, and it’s just so relieving on my hands… love it.

L'Occitane Hand Indulgences Set

L’Occitane Hand Indulgences Set

L'Occitane Hand Cream with Shea Butter

5.2 oz Hand Cream – Best Value!

L'Occitane Hand Cream with Shea Butter

Perfect purse size!

Last weekend I went boutique shopping with my mom, sister, grandma and aunt and we stumbled upon products by The Naked Bee.  OMG!  We used the Orange Blossom Honey lotion sampler that was out and we couldn’t stop smelling our  hands all day!  We were like a bunch of junkies trying to get high or something.  This stuff smells SO good… buy it for every woman you know!

The Naked Bee Orange Blossom Honey Lotion

Orange Blossom Honey Lotion

The Naked Bee Orange Blossom Honey Cuticle Salve

Orange Blossom Honey Cuticle Salve

The Naked Bee Gift Set

A Whole Naked Bee Gift Set!

I also LOVE sampler kits.  The Sephora fragrance sampler allows you to try out lots of different scents and it comes with a voucher for one full size bottle, so you can pick up a bottle of your favorite once you’ve tried them all out!  These are the sampler kits from Sephora that are on my list this year.

Sephora Fragrance Sampler

Sephora Fragrance Sampler

Sephora Mascara & Lash Sampler

Sephora Mascara & Lash Sampler


I also love lip glosses, but unfortunately my guy doesn’t like it when I wear “stuff” on my lips so I haven’t been wearing any lately. I think it’s time to change that and start wearing it again. :)

NARS lip gloss set

NARS lip gloss set

Stila lip gloss set

Stila – good stocking stuffer size


Sigh… nail polish. Where do I even start? There are so many cool indie polishes that I want, but I think I’m going to keep this simple and post a few of the more main stream collections that I’m interested in.

OPI Skyfall

OPI Skyfall collection; minis are good stocking stuffers!

Essie Winter Collection

Essie Winter Leading Lady Collection

Zoya Ornate Collection

Zoya Ornate Collection (full size)

OPI Germany Collection

OPI Germany Collection (ger-minis) haha

OPI Holland Collection

OPI Holland Collection (Dutch Treats)

China Glaze Cirque de Soleil Collection

China Glaze Cirque du Soleil

And finally… gift cards. Who can complain about a gift card… you know you’ll always get something that you want. These are the stores that I mainly shop at.

Amazon.com

Amazon.com – I buy Gelish polish and Kindle books here

Express

I buy all of my clothes at the Limited and Express

DSW

DSW – what can I say, I’m a girl and I <3 shoes

Sephora

Sephora – did I mention I’m a girl? LOL

Spa Finder

Spa Finder – I think everyone enjoys a nice massage, facial or pedicure

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