2018 Spring Beauty Wishlist

2018 Spring Beauty WishlistI’m sure you guys have seen the plethora of new beauty releases at Sephora lately. It’s killing me knowing that I shouldn’t splurge but really wanting to! I recently treated myself to a few things on my wishlist which I’ll share below in this post, but there’s always more isn’t there? I’ve been making these lists seasonally so let’s get into my Spring Beauty Wishlist!

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Pretty Vulgar Phoenix Rising Palette

I’m still dying to get my hands on Pretty Vulgar’s eyeshadow palettes! The Pretty Birdie & Nightingale Palettes have been on my wishlist for a long time and now they released this warm toned Phoenix Rising Palette. I don’t hear Pretty Bulgar talked about a whole lot but I’ve noticed their palettes really resemble the Naked Palettes in Colour scheme. I don’t actually own any of the Naked Palettes (they’re also on my wishlist) but the Nightingale palette looks a lot like the original Naked Palette and this Phoenix Rising Palette makes me think of the Naked Heat. When I was in Sephora I swatched a few shades and they seemed to be pretty smooth and pigmented.

IGK Expensive Amla Oil High Shine Top Coat

Since I started dying my hair just over a year ago I’ve been trying to find products that really help preserve my colour. The purple is almost completely gone and I’ve only washed my hair once a week since I dyed it. So sad! I want to do a red-orange balyage the next time I get my hair done but I’ll need some serious colour protection.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Pyro

I’ve seen these glitter eyeliners in Judy C’s YouTube videos a few times and I’m obsessed! I’d love to try these out with a cut crease. There aren’t a high necessity on my beauty wishlist but I know they’d be fun to play with.

T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer

I was in Sephora with my Mom on Friday and I longingly stared at the T3 hairdryers. I told her “One day, when I’m a millionaire I will be able to afford a $300 hair dryer. Until then fancy hair tools will remain on my wishlist. But in all seriousness I need a new hair dryer. My mini Revlon dryer is the worst, the cable keeps kinking no matter what I do and it also overheats. It won’t work for hours at a time when I use it for more than five minutes in one sitting. Can anyone recommend a bomb hair dryer for under $100?

KL Polish

I recently fulfilled my wish of owning some KL Polish, but I don’t have the bottles yet. I ordered four shades to be shipped to my in-laws’ house in AZ and I’ll get them when they come back to visit in April. I didn’t pick up anything from the Spring collection, I was too impatient to wait for the release! I’m so fed up with my Julep nail polishes right now, they apply beautifully for the first three times and then thicken immediately.

Morphe Brushes Eye Slay Brush Set

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Morphe Eye Slay Brush Set

Speaking of wish fulfillment I did the exact same thing with Morphe that I did with KL Polish. I ordered the Eye Slay Brush set to my inlaws’ place in the US and they will be bringing it back for me. *Update: You can now find a Morphe Haul as well as an Eye Slay Brush Set Review up on my blog.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Soft Glam has the same formula as Modern renaissance (which I hear is amazing but haven’t tried). I do feel like I have similar shades in other palettes I own so I’m really torn over whether I really need this or not. You can’t deny it’s beautiful though!

Update: I purchased the ABH Soft Glam palette in my 2018 April Sephora VIB Sale Haul and I also have a full ABH Soft Glam Review posted.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter

How could the ABH Amrezy Highlighter NOT be on my beauty wishlist, like honestly. I’ve seen it all over Instagram and it’s just so lovely in the pan, the swatches, the flatlays… everywhere. Nova just did a Wow or Waste on this highlighter & the Soft Glam Palette and it’s actually pretty good value compared to other highlighters at Sephora!

Velour Effortless Lash Kit

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Velour Effortless Lash Kit

I want these lashes sooo bad! I’ve never worn falsies so this set sounds prefect for a beginner like me. These natural looking lashes come with everything I would need. I’m planning on making a trip to sephora just to pick these lashes up next week!

What are you wishing for this Spring!?

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  1. March 19, 2018 / 2:13 am

    Oh those nail polishes are beautiful! 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 19, 2018 / 11:52 pm

      So pretty! The Spring KL Polish line has some really pretty shades too!

  2. Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo
    March 13, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Ahhh, I’ve been dying to get this highlighter for forever! It’s just look so beautiful, especially for in the summer. Get a lil tan, and then pop this on! It’s probably the next highlighter I’m going to buy. I hope you get all of the products you want! (ps: I love my Elchim blowdryer, it’s a professional blow drying company from Italy, and while there are some that go for about $200.00, they do have two models that sell for $99.99!) Just thought you’d be interested. Great post xxx


    • AlwaysCleia
      March 13, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      It’s so beautiful! Every post I’ve seen on it has been positive. I love white gold based highlighters and this one looks perfect 🙂
      YAY thank you for the hair dryer recommendation! I’ve been doing so much research on which one to buy lately it’s hard not to get overwhelmed with just how many are available. Thanks for reading! xx

  3. March 12, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    I’m actually pretty familiar with pretty vulgar. A beauty guru I watch uses them a lot, and I can’t remember which one she said she uses on brides, but they look really pretty and I think we’re getting a blush on our boxycharm this month so I’m excited!!
    That blow dryer looks pretty sweet, I need a new one so bad, mine is ancient.
    And I also would love to get some KL polishes, I saw one that I really liked, it looks really pretty I can’t remember the name lol. But I wanna try it and support her too.

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 13, 2018 / 12:02 am

      Which beauty guru? I’d love to check out some videos or blog posts!
      I saw that about the blush this month, I’m excited too!
      There’s no way I’ll be able to afford it anytime soon but It’s my dream hair dryer! But really anything is better than the one I currently have lol
      The new KL Polish Spring collection looks really nice too! Her shade names always make me laugh

      • March 13, 2018 / 12:17 am

        Her youtube name is ‘Cosmobyhaley’ — I really love her videos and she’s so down to earth (I know everyone says that about the beauty gurus they watch) but she’s different than most of them out there. And she’s also from the same state I live in which is pretty cool. I started following her when she entered the NYX face awards, she actually made the top 5 😁
        I hope I get a shade to suit my skin tone or I’m gonna be royally pissed lmao
        She picks the best names 😁

        • AlwaysCleia
          March 13, 2018 / 12:47 am

          Great I’ll check her out! I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube lately.
          haha me too, one of the shades looks very vibrant, I hope I get the other one!

          • March 13, 2018 / 10:17 am

            Let me know what others you recommend too, I watch a lot of videos when I’m doing my makeup and chores haha. That’s how I catch up lol. And let me know if you like her videos 😊

      • March 13, 2018 / 12:20 am

        My phone and ipad are being really weird, let me know if you didn’t get my reply 😂 (not this one)

  4. March 12, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Oooh, the Velour Effortless falsies look great!! I’ve never worn falsies either but have been really interested in wearing them lately. Lovely post!! 🙂 <3

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 13, 2018 / 1:04 am

      They look like they’d be perfect for someone who has never applied them! I feel like I should probably experiment with a less expensive pair though xD
      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  5. March 12, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    I feel exactly the same way as you about the ABH Soft Glam palette! I swatched it in stores this weekend though, and the quality was amazing. The highlighter was also gorgeous, but I feel like I own too many of that shade of highlighter to justify the purchase.

    Those T3 hair dryers have been on my wish list for YEARS, and will probably remain on there until I win the lottery, haha. Your hair dryer sounds like a lot of trouble – you need to replace that, stat! I don’t know if I would consider this a recommendation, but I use the Conair Testarossa hair dryer from Costco for $30. It’s not “omg amazing” but it gets the job done without any issues. My main problem is that regardless of what hair dryer I’m using, it takes me like 20 minutes to properly dry my hair all the way through even though it’s not particularly thick. If a T3 or other expensive tool can cut it down to 5 minutes, it would be worth it, but it’s hard to know without investing in one!

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 13, 2018 / 1:09 am

      They both just look so beautiful! I know I have way too many new palettes to justify buying yet another palette, especially when you get less product in each eyeshadow pan with ABH. Good to know the quality is top notch! 🙂

      Honestly I want the Amrezy more for the photographing perspective than to actually wear it, I know that’s bad but I can picture using it in every flatlay haha My husband just bought me the camera I’ve been wanting! =D

      Don’t worry, me too! I don’t see one of those in my future anytime soon, unless I magically wind up on a T3 PR list. Which will never happen, but a girl can dream!

      I always forget about costco! I’ll need to go check out their hair tools. Stashy recommended me a few hairdryers to check out as well for under $100!

  6. March 12, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I think I’m the only one who’s not excited about the ABH eyeshadow palette and highlighter 😀

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 12, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      haha! We all have products that we love and that we don’t, I’ve totally bought into the hype of this one!

  7. March 12, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I’m just waiting to get to the bottom of my tube of Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara, then I’ll pick up a tube of their new one. Can’t wait to try it! Have you?

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 12, 2018 / 10:47 am

      I haven’t picked it up yet. I would love to but I have three unopened mascaras I need to use first 😄 I hope you love it when you get the chance to try it!

  8. March 12, 2018 / 7:02 am

    YESSS I have been wanting to try out KL Polish for a long time! I am such a huge fan of Kathleen Lights!

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 12, 2018 / 10:45 am

      Me too! She was the first beauty YouTuber I ever watched and I still love her 😁 It’s actually not too expensive, Essie costs more here!

      • March 12, 2018 / 9:09 pm

        Wait! What?!?! Really? Wow! Well if you try KL Polish before I do, let me know how it does!

        • AlwaysCleia
          March 12, 2018 / 11:56 pm

          Yep! After the exchange rate KL Polish works out to around $10CAD and Essie is around $11 at shoppers drug mart. I think I could probably find it cheaper at walmart but I just always go to shoppers so I notice the price difference. I’ll be getting my polish in Mid April, I’ll let you know how it is! =D

  9. Makeup by Erin
    March 11, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    I loooooove KL Polish! I own almost every single color! I can’t wait for the spring launch, they look so gorgeous! 😍

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Oh wow that’s a lot of polish! The mint green that was released today is so pretty! 😍

      • Makeup by Erin
        March 11, 2018 / 9:05 pm

        Haha I know! I got rid of all my others and only have these! I know it’s so pretty! 😍

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      What’s your favourite shade?

      • Makeup by Erin
        March 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

        Oooh I love her fall line and winter line the most! I would probably say Ace is my favorite though!

        • AlwaysCleia
          March 11, 2018 / 9:48 pm

          I wasn’t really feeling last summers polishes but I agree winter and fall are beautiful! 😍

          • Makeup by Erin
            March 11, 2018 / 10:52 pm

            I liked them, but I think her newer ones are definitely better!

  10. March 11, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I’m a bit of a hair dryer fanatic and recently got the Dyson one (it’s nice but NOT worth the crazy price! I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and still don’t love it). I recommend looking for one that has an AC motor. They last a long time and aren’t as noisy blasting at your head. 😛

    Check out:
    • BaBylissPro Super Turbo Hair Dryer
    • Andis 82310 Professional 1875W Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer

    Both less than $100.

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      You’re the best Stashy! Thanks for the recommendations, I’ll check both of those out! 😁

  11. March 11, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Oh my 😍 that nail polish looks amazing! Thanks for sharing x

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks for reading! 😊 I’m so excited for it to arrive 😀

  12. March 11, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Anastasia Beverly Hills palette is in my wishlist this spring. I will probably get it soon 😛

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      I hope you love it! The colours are perfect for this season 🙂

  13. Stella
    March 11, 2018 / 10:52 am

    My blow dryer actually just started only blowing on the highest setting so I’m looking too! It’s hard to find one that either isn’t too cheap or too expensive – I’m hunting in the same price range but nothing yet 😔 Good luck!

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Oh no!! It’s so hard to know what to buy, I know next to nothing about hair tools and most of the beauty youtubers I watch only recommend the expensive ones! 🙁 I hope you find something soon!

  14. beautybyraji
    March 11, 2018 / 9:54 am

    I just got the ABH highlight and it’s so beautiful 😍

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      I want it soooo bad, It looks so beautiful! Enjoy it! 😁

  15. March 11, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Lovely post!!! I really want the Soft glam palette and the ABH highlighter 😭

    • AlwaysCleia
      March 11, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you Joy! 😊
      I wish they weren’t so expensive!

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