Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Quarter Life Crisis Grocery List aka Birthday Wish List

Darre Criss
Made you look! Yes, in a perfect world, Darren Criss is waiting for me in a diner, with our dog, for coffee.
There was a time in my life when I did not know what to do with money that I saved it all. That was the time in my life when all I asked for my birthday were non-sensical hisptery things like
  • A card.
    • If we're close, don't mail it.
    • I don't want the Philippine Postal Service to lose it.
  • A breakfast meal from McDonald's.
    • With the giver, of course
    • Or you can just hand it to me

and the likes because I quote myself:
"Every year, I have been posting a wish list, hoping that somebody out there would give me at least one of the things I want. I've kept things simple, with hopes that people will love me enough to pick me a breakfast from McDonald's; they don't. And the world's smallest violin plays the saddest song for me. This year, I am breaking out and listing the things I plan to buy for myself. I am just glad that I am in a stage of my life where I can get almost all the things I want for myself. Still hoping for that condo unit at the Fort, Secret Santa!

This is called empowerment, people. There's a fine line between aiming for the stars and wanting a Krispy Kreme doughnut."
maraisms.livejournal.com, September 14, 2008.

Ah, Young Mara. There are so many things I want to warn you about. But yet, I cannot (referencing Dwight Schrute from The Office like it's 2008!)

I stopped making birthday wish lists a few years back because I’d like to tell myself that I am now an empowered woman who doesn’t wish for things; I get shit done. So consider this my Quarter Life Crisis Grocery list also known as The Birthday Wish List.

1. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturizer.

DISCLAIMER: I am a beauty fiend first, PR practitioner second, and probably entertainer third. So, whatever beauty product I put on my wish list is because I use it personally. I do not recommend products I do not use.

And with that out of the way, let me tell you how I adore this moisturizer: It was love at first try. I got a 30 mL starter tube and it lasted me a whole year and a half since it doesn't take a lot to get a baby's bum-soft skin in the morning. Its gel-like formula makes it non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin. If you're having a bad skin day, week, or life, just start with the Clinique 3-Step Skincare Program and finish it with this sucker, and boom! Instant Ganda Lang Card (Natural Beauty Card) in the morning.

Clinique moisture surge

2. Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream

I got another sample size of this product when I bought a full size of Clinique's Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer. See the pattern here? Sampling works! I still have a 30 mL tube and I'm afraid I'll run out. I love it so much, I want to hoard units and units of it.

I've been on the hunt for a great exfoliating cleanser for years now (not over exaggerating!) and I've tried oatmeal, to organic, to what have you's. This is the only product tough enough to get rid of the build up on the sides of my nose yet gentle enough to not dry my cheeks. This product and me? We're a match made in Once A Blackhead-Ridden Teen's Heaven.

Clinique 7day scrub cream
3. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk.

Just because I want to shake things up in my vanity cabinet. Also, my makeup cleansing milk is about to run out. For beauty fiends, it's the best time of the year: when you use up a bottle and you're itching to try a new product. Consider this my itch that needs scratching.
Clinique Take the day off cleansing milk

4. A Kate Spade Check Holder

So I can issue checks like a baws!

Kate Spade Check holder
Kate Spade Check holder2

5. A Kate Spade folio

Self explanatory. To cradle my soon-to-be purchased 32 GB 3G WiFi iPad into perfection.

Choices are as follows:
Kate Spade Eat Cake ipad folio
Would look great with my bag. 

Kate Spade composition notebook ipad folio
But I think I'd go for this Kate Spade Composition Notebook iPad Folio because 

MBMJ Tablet book
Sheng and Zhorai won't allow me to get the Marc by Marc Jacobs folio. They say it looks hideous.

So there ya go. My Empowered Quarter Life Crisis Grocery List aka Birthday Wish List. I do not expect anyone to get me anything from this list, or for The Universe to magically grant what is on this list. Hey, it took me 2 years to finally receive Haruki Murakami's After the Quake, which is just P200 if you think about it. So, no. Not expecting a lot from you guys.

But if you would be so inclined to indulge me, I still want these non-sensical hipstery stuff.

P.S., I already got the condo ;) #DreamBig

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sheng said...

Hi Mara!

Yes, the universe does conspire at times, to grant our deepest desires but as you have already discovered we need to be empowered first to make it happen.

As for the Marc Jacob's folio, we love Marc, not just that folio. Yeah, very hideous looking. As for Kate, two thumbs up.

Thanks for the skin care tips. Maybe I'll try it on once I feel that all my Anew freebies aren't working anymore.

Maybe your own Darren Criss is just six degrees apart from you. Wheee!



Mara said...

Thanks, Sheng, for the encouragement :) I'm sure you love Marc as much as I do, but my loe goes beyond ugly folios, as you can see.

I wish you speak the truth, friend! Dareen Criss, where are you???

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