Holiday Wishlist 2018 – What I’m asking for this Christmas

Happy Holidays! Today’s post is a good ole Beauty & Lifestyle Holiday Wishlist of what I asked for under the Christmas tree. This post is holiday themed but I didn’t partake in Blogmas this year. I have mixed thoughts on blogging marathon style events because I feel like a lot of the articles I read during Blogtober and Blogmas are short and lack depth. That’s not to say that every post I’ve read has been like this, but I notice a lot of posts without any photos or headers that really keep me engaged.

Christmas Wishlist

I have a couple holiday posts up and my photos have become very festive looking but I’m not churning out 24 Christmas themed posts in a row, it’s too much. With that being said, I’d love to share with you what’s on my Holiday Wishlist for 2018!

2018 Holiday Wishlist

Morphe 35M Boss Mood Artistry Palette

I was shopping for gifts in the mall and I saw a wonderful thing… we’re getting a Morphe store this spring! YAS! I’ve been wanting to try Morphe eyeshadows for a long time (I even featured them in my 5 brands I wish were sold at Sephora way back when). Sephora has limited Morphe products available but I love that we’ll be getting a full range of products soon.

The 35M Boss Mood Artistry Palette is gorgeous, unlike most Morphe palettes it actually looks different from the others to me. I often look at their palettes and struggle to see the difference but this one is distinctly different from most eyeshadows in my collection.

Update: I now have a full review of the Morphe 35M palette on my blog!

Bite Beauty Four little Bites Lipstick Set

This set is something I’m giving away as part of an instagram challenge, I recently picked up my Sephora birthday gift and loved the formula of these lipsticks. I would love this set for myself so I’ve nicely asked Santa for it with the stipulation “It’s even on sale!” written next to it.

Fabfitfun Winter Box Review Way of Will Essential Oil Set

Essential Oil Diffuser

In my Winter Fabfitfun box this year I received some essential oils from Way of Will but I have no real way to use them. I’ve asked for a mini diffuser so I can set it up next to my bed when I sleep. I have a sweet orange oil and a eucalyptus oil to diffuse.

Skyward Brandon Sanderson

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Skyward By Brandon Sanderson

I love Brandon Sanderson’s books. I’m about to start Oathbringer on my Audible account and I’ve read all of the mistborn books. Mistborn was the first series in a very long time that I had a tough time putting down. Skyward is the first book in his new sci-fy series and I’m sure it’s going to be great.

Kirby Star Allies

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Kirby Star Allies & Octopath Travleller for Nintendo Switch

I feel annoyed when I read gift guides that are titled “for her” and “for him” when the guy’s list is the one that interests me more. I rarely see any sort of video game related suggestions for girls and I think this is a huge oversight. As a female let me tell you…I play computer and console games all the time.

My husband got me a Nintendo Switch for my birthday last month and I love it so much! I can’t put down the new Zelda game. As a kid I loved Kirby 64 so I’d love to revisit Kirby in the new Kirby Star Allies Game.

Octopath Traveller has been getting pretty good reviews, it’s one of those games I love where your choices affect the outcome of the game. If you’ve played Life is strange you’ll know what I mean (which is also a great game by the way).

Bootie Slippers

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Cozy Slippers

My house gets really cold so cozy slippers are must! We have hardwood upstairs and carpet in the bedrooms so whenever I’m walking around the living room my feet get cold. My bootie slippers fell apart earlier this year so I’m hoping there’s a pair under the tree with my name on it.

Ruffled Pie Dish

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Ruffled Pie Dish

I love baking pies but I don’t have a proper pie dish. I got the Duchess Bake Shop cookbook for Christmas about two years ago at it is the bomb! Duchess is a bakery here in Edmonton and every recipe turns out exactly how you would buy the baked goods in store. Their pie dough recipe is awesome but I don’t have a proper pie dish so my pie shells normally sink. I asked for one of these ruffled pie dishes on my holiday wishlist for 2017 but I didn’t get one for Christmas (my gifts were lovely though) so I’m hoping I get aone this year so I can make another apple pie.

David's Tea

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David’s Tea Pumpkin Chai & Silk Dragon Jasmine Tea

Pumpkin Chai is my favourite tea but unfortunately it’s seasonal. I always ask for a restock of my tin for my birthday or for Christmas to get me through the rest of the year. This year I also discovered Silk Dragon Jasmine which is a really nice green tea. Any of you David’s Tea addicts out there?

What’s on your 2018 Holiday Wishlist?

I usually have a ton of beauty related products on my holiday wishlist but this year I’m leaning towards lifestyle gifts. I was finally able to start treating myself more this year because my husband started working full time after being in school for a few years. It was a huge weight off my shoulders and I started feeling (slightly) less guilty for spending more money on myself. I’ve already bought the holiday releases that I really wanted, like the Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Lipstick and the Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Set. I hope you guys have a lovely Christmas and maybe get something off your wishlist!

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  1. December 29, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    When I first got my diffuser last winter I ordered a set of 12 essential oils and the orange scent actually turned out to be my favourite so I hope you enjoy it! Those ruffled pie dishes are so cute! I want some now too! I always make pumpkin pie every year with my Mom’s recipe but I have yet to find the perfect crust recipe… Are you weighting your crusts when pre-baking them? They shouldn’t sink if you weight them properly.

    • AlwaysCleia
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      December 31, 2018 / 3:33 am

      The orange scent is so nice! I didn’t end up getting a diffuser but I did get a pie dish!
      The best pie crust recipe I have is from Duchess Bake Shop, a bakery here in Edmonton. They released a cookbook and everything in it turns out amazing. If you want I can send you the recipe, it makes such a great flaky pie shell!
      I don’t have pie weights, I should get some of those.. My cook book said that I can use dried beans and I tried that once, it made everything taste… like beans xD

      • December 31, 2018 / 4:07 am

        LOL. Yes please send me that recipe!! Are you just dumping beans in there or what? lol. I don’t have weights either; I often use rice because thats what I have around. But you put a layer of parchment paper first so it’s not touching the crust. You did do that right lol. Why are the dried beans so potent.. lol.

  2. December 19, 2018 / 11:29 am

    What a great wishlist!! I love that you went with a lifestyle theme instead of exclusively beauty! Those slippers are too cute–I hope you get them! Those are my favorite type of slippers and I got a similar style on Black Friday. We don’t have any carpet, so I can fully relate that it’s cold without slippers. Also, I love that you are a gamer! I’m not a gamer but my husband is and I’ve realized there is such a gender gap when it comes to video games. They really are almost exclusively advertised for men and it’s a shame. I hope you can get the new game you’re asking for! My husband would die for a Nintendo Switch haha. He just got a 2DS XL though, so he’s pretty happy. 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
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      December 19, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you! I feel like I write enough about makeup in all my other posts, it’s nice to change things up sometimes. I hope I get some cozy slippers too!
      That’s very true, and when they market games towards women they have such a narrow idea of what we want. I’ve seen games for girls that are shopping based where you literally go to a fake video game mall and shop, and it’s like WHY!? Who asked for this! lol
      Oh that’s awesome! I hope he loves his 2DS!

      • December 20, 2018 / 11:19 am

        Wow, shopping at a fake video game mall?! That sounds so boring. Maybe some women would like that but video game makers need to expand their horizons a lot more lol. I’ve heard so many more women interested in Skyrim and Zelda than anything like that!

        • AlwaysCleia
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          December 21, 2018 / 6:07 am

          Haha right!? Yes totally, I love both of those games. I love things where you get to explore and adventure. I actually really enjoy the new tomb raider games, so I’m glad they’re still trying to develop strong female characters. But that’s not the only thing I look for in a game, if the story is good I’ll play it!

          • December 21, 2018 / 10:51 am

            I think my husband was telling me about the tomb raider games! I think one is a new movie? Or maybe I’m thinking of a different video game-turned-movie haha. The story is the part that matters most for sure!!

          • AlwaysCleia
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            December 21, 2018 / 3:25 pm

            They made a tomb raider game but I don’t think the story is actually related to the new games. I haven’t seen it though so I can’t really say.
            But I loved the story, the voice actress for Lara Croft in the games is Camilla Luddington, I love her! She’s in Grey’s Anatomy 🙂

          • December 24, 2018 / 10:04 am

            Camilla Luddington is great!! How fantastic that they chose her!!

          • AlwaysCleia
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            December 24, 2018 / 4:52 pm

            Totally! I actually didn’t know that she was from the UK until the game came out, she has a really convincing american accent in greys lol

  3. December 11, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    Those bootie slippers look so cozy! I usually just wear fuzzy socks at home (all year round lol…) but now I’m thinking I should ask for some fuzzy booties for Christmas…

    Great wish list! Hope you get all the things you want 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
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      December 12, 2018 / 3:04 am

      Fuzzy socks are the BEST! My cat unfortunately thinks so too and he keeps chewing holes in all of my pairs.
      Bootie slippers are a Canadian Winter essential for me! I love curling up in a cozy pair of slippers. Thanks for reading!

  4. December 11, 2018 / 6:14 am

    That Morphe palette is absolutely stunning. Omg I find it annoying too when I don’t see any tech or video games related products under gift guides for “her”! Great post as always and hope you get some of these hehe! x

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    • AlwaysCleia
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      December 12, 2018 / 2:55 am

      The greens are calling my name! Isn’t it frustrating!? Girls like techy things too! Thanks for reading xx

  5. December 11, 2018 / 12:35 am

    That BITE lipstick set sounds dreamy! Slipper boots are the best type of slippers, I like to think they are warmer than non-boot slippers as they come up past the ankles 🙂 Hope you get some of these!

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