Friday, April 26, 2013


Birthday Wishlist

We're getting close to the end (or start?) of another year! My 23rd birthday is right around the corner and every year it gets harder and harder to answer the question "So what would you like for your birthday?" I think as you get older you stop counting gifts and genuinely appreciate those who remember your birthday and take time out of their lives to celebrate with you. However, i'm not one to turn down an excuse to make a list of pretty things so here's what I haven't gotten around to buying myself. 

1. The Clarisonic Mia - You have to be living under a rock (or avoiding all beauty / fashion bloggers) if you haven't heard about this amazing invention. Beauty gurus rave about it and I can't wait to try it out for myself. Folks swear that it's the best possible cleanser for your face, and who doesn't love a pretty face?

2. Ipsy Box - I've gone back and forth a few times about switching from Birchbox to Ipsy and even asked my followers on Twitter (@simplysabrina) if they recommend jumping ship. After thoughtful consideration, i've decided to make the move. Birchbox is a great introduction to beauty subscription boxes but after perfume sample after perfume sample i'm ready for something new (though I have gotten some pretty awesome things TY,BB!) Ipsy is a beauty box from YouTube guru Michelle Phan and features a few full size (not sample size) products every month in a pretty makeup bag - all for $10/month. I'm in. 

3. Naked 2 - I got Naked one about 3 years ago and have loved it ever since. I hesitated at first to get Naked 2 because I thought many of the colors were overlapping or too similar, but i'm ready for a new neutral palette. I think Urban Decay did a great job creating these palettes because they are a haven for brown eyes. Gotta get my hands on this one!

4. Notebooks - I'm a sucker for notebooks, and I love trying out new ones. I've been using Moleskin for about 2 years now and really enjoy the simplicity of the stationary, but I might be ready for ... wait for it .. unlined! With continued fear of slanted cursive, I think I can enjoy the freedom of an unlined notebook and am excited to finally invest in one.

5. Laptop Tote - I had my eye on this beauty by Asos for a while now, and the daunting "you snooze you loose" prophecy came true: sold out. It's so important to have a stable laptop bag that doesn't scar your shoulder or put add unnecessary pressure. This one from Asos looks like it fits the bill.

6. Kindle gift card -  While it's probably true that i'll spend the majority of any Kindle gift card on guilty pleasure Lauren Conrad books, I would actually love this. Normally I am morbidly against any gift card gifts because I think they are less thoughtful and impersonal (we even put a ban on them during Christmas!) this may just be an exception. Another exception is this great service called Giftly, which you should check out if you haven't already!

7. Monogram necklace - I've been spying one of these for quite a while now and since i've gotten engaged (yay!) it's moved to the top of my list. I think monograms go out of style pretty quickly, but always manage to make a come-back. I love the 1 inch gold necklace!

That's it for me! What's on your wishlist?

X0x- S


  1. Hi sweetie! Happy almost birthday! How fun! Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Love your collection of birthday wish-list gifts. I love the naked eye palette 2. So amazing!! You should definitely get that :)

    Hope you can stop by and see my blog sometime! I have a giveaway going on right now...hope you enter :)

    Have a good weekend sweetie!

    The Rancher's Daughter

  2. I've had a monogram necklace on my wishlist for a while! And love my Clarisonic..def a great present! Happy early bday :)