It’s that time of year! The time when we compile lists of things we’d like to own and drop subtle (or not subtle) hints to loved ones. . . . Really, that sounds like every day for me, but it is, technically, always “that time of year.” (I had a bit here that I moved to the end because of length. As is my wont, it got a bit tangential; may or may not add later.)
I’m sort of a pain. I’m incredibly particular and want the specific item on my list, not just that general kind of item. (THESE shoes. Others might have a different patina or unflattering vamp or the outsole might be too prominent.) My parents know this and I know my parents, so I make sure to minimize distractions and keep it brief, be detailed, leave off what they’ll consider unreasonable, and highlight what’s most important(*). These are my picks, along with some shirts and organizers, LPs, et cetera:
→ XMAS SKIN
• NIOD Survival 0*
Please, sir, may I have some more AOX?
• The Ordinary Salicylic 2%
For targeted use when CosRX BPL isn’t enough or mixing into AHAs
• The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Need I Attest Crazy Into Niacinamide (AMIDE)?
→ XMAS BEAUTY
• Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder*
Mood (seems fitting) or Diffuse
* Violet Voss x Nicole Concilio Pro Palette*
I wonder . . . maybe I should have asked for highlighter?
• Oribe Côte d’Azur Roller Ball*
I want to live in an Oribe bubble!
• Morphe Holiday Ed. 39A Palette
• Elizabeth & James Nirvana Floral Coffret
→ General WL continued in comments