With a birthday less than a month after Christmas there usually isn’t much I want or need come January 17th. This year my friends and family spoiled me rotten making it even more difficult to compile a lustful list of items I am craving. The following list includes a handful of items perfect for winter birthdays. After my cousin and bestie both bought me items off of my blog birthday wish list last year I feel I have to add a disclaimer to all of my supportive friends and family members that read here. This list isn’t meant as an actual list of gift ideas meant for my friends and family to purchase from but rather as inspiration for your own winter purchases (and of course insight into the items I may purchase for myself over the season).
One| Skincare Massager
As you guys know I am a skincare FREAK. I love experimenting with new oils, products and concoctions! While browsing Dermstore recently I stumbled upon the highly rated ReFa, it is definitely a splurge but the glowing reviews make it seem like a wonderful skincare tool. However, Lauryn at The Skinny Confidential speaks highly of the Clarisonic facial massage brush head, since I don’t believe the head is comparable with my Clarisonic Mia 2 I’m not sure it’s worth the purchase of another Clarisonic BUT it’s worth some investigating. If you have experience with any facial massager pretty please send your tips my way. I’m trying to give myself at home facials on the daily!
Two| Silk Sleep Mask
I’ve had my eye on silk eye masks forever. Jordan often works next to me on his laptop in bed and the blue light noticeably impacts my sleep. I want a silk eye mask to block out the light so I can still snuggle up with Jord without sacrificing my precious beauty sleep.
Three| White Gold Hoop Earrings
I wear my rose gold Kendra Scott hoop earrings more often than any other earrings, they seem to go perfectly with everything. I’m sure a similar pair in silver would receive nearly as much wear (and give my rose gold hoops a much needed break).
Four| Gray Skinny Jeans
You’d think I would have hopped on this trend a year and a half ago when I went to Paris…but I’m a little late to the party. Chic gray skinny jeans feel fashion forward and casual. I like this pair for everything from a dinner date, to studying to wearing through the airport. This pair is a bit more casual but SO flattering. I’ll definitely splurge on these for myself for my 26th birthday!
Five| Wear-Everywhere Sneakers
Seattle winters are gray and very, very wet. For the most part I stash away my pretty silk and suede shoes for the winter because I hate staining and ruining them in the rain and mud. I need a simple pair of Converse or Adidas I can throw on with anything when it’s cold and rainy to go to class or run errands without worrying about splashes or stains.
Six| Cashmere Scarf
From January to April it feels like I am constantly cold! I adore cozy oversized sweaters for cuddling up in the library (or on my couch) but don’t have many scarves for layering. I would love a basic cream or camel cashmere scarf to go with all of my favorite jackets and sweaters all winter long. This one is a bit of a splurge but this one is at Target…cashmere?! At Target?! Freaking out!
Seven| Girly Pajama Set
I’m totally guilty of wearing the same ratty pajamas for years. I have the same pajama shorts I’ve worn since my freshman year of college and only added a pair or two since then…eek! I am in desperate need of new pajamas and I’ll take anything from silky and sexy to oversized and fleece lined-the girlier the better pretty please! These ones are a little above my price range but great for the gal who really wants to treat herself to a luxurious night of sleep. This pair is just as cute but at a fraction of the price. Finally, you can’t go wrong with a classic blush, striped set.
Eight| Moon Dust
At 25 (almost 26) I am finally mature enough to remember to take my probiotic (most mornings) so I want to incorporate new vitamins and supplements into my diet. I’m not 100% sure I buy into the moon juice hype but I am intrigued! This starter pack has two of every “dust”, perfect for sampling!
As for birthday celebrations? This year I’m headed to Los Angeles for a long weekend with my bestie! I can’t wait to see her new home and catch up with a few girlfriends in the area. I hope for one last taste of sunshine before Seattle’s long, gray winter, then on my actual birthday (during the work week) Jordan and I plan to grab a low-key dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. 25 was such a lovely year, I will be one lucky girl if 26 is just as good to me!