Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Wishlist 2011

Okay, if you were with me last year, you know how this goes:  I make a list.  You guys buy me the stuff on the list.

Obviously, I’m joking.  Except some of you will be buying me some of the stuff on this list.  It might sound kind of ‘I want, I want, I want…’ and yes, Róisín laughed for about half an hour when I told her about this Frayne family tradition, but once she stopped laughing, she thought it was a good idea.

The list is a nice idea because sometimes your loved ones need a little help in choosing what will get you the most excited.  It’s nice to help people out.  I’m being nice.

Anyway, here’s what I want:

CHANEL le vernis-1

You can’t really go wrong if you buy me nail polish, particularly Chanel nail polish.  Pick a colour you like- I will like it too.  I also love Essie and OPI.

Bodas nightwear

New pyjamas for Christmas are the best and they are always on my list. This Bodas pair is perfect (available from Figleaves).

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Watch, by French Connection in White or Black (I can’t choose), available here.


Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange (available from Amazon, here).


Nomad Earrings, available from (here).

locc bathandshowerlocc relax

I usually go through phases with scents, but the Relaxing collection by L’Occitane has been steadfast on my list of favourite smells for years now.  It is heady with lavender and geranium, but still very subtle and clean (almost soapy). On my list this year:  (Any combination of) the scented candle, bath and shower gel, body lotion, essential oil and pillow mist

candle menthe vertcandle patchouli

Luxurious scented candles by Diptyque Paris in Menthe Verte and Patchouli.  Shop online (or check for your nearest store) here.

NARS bronzer lagunaNARS night series eyes

In my last post, I mentioned my newfound obsession with NARS- pictured here is the Laguna Bronzer and the Night Series Eyeshadow Palette.  Shop online/ check locations here.

Choc Granola

You can’t put breakfast on your Christmas List!  Except you can.  My amazing sister, Fiona, once gave my brother a big jar of homemade Chocolate Granola, for no reason at all.  I have no idea why said jar was not given to me.  Did I eat two massive bowls of her personal stash, leaving her hungry and without so much as an apology note?  No.  I would never do that.  I would have left a note.  Maybe I will get a jar this year.  Fiona, make it happen! No pressure.  If you are not Fiona and you would still like to make me some Granola, knock yourself out. Fi’s recipe is an adaptation of this one.

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Lego.  For Thing #17 on my list: Build Something with Lego.  And also because Lego rocks. (Fiona and Damo made this Lego House and Camper).

COS greenCOS white

I recently discovered that COS basic t-shirts are the best.  If money weren’t an issue, I’d have two in every colour.  Pictured here in Forest Green and White.  Available online here.

jo malone

Before I left home for Abu Dhabi back in August, my leaving present from my Mam and Dad was also my first introduction to Jo Malone.  Now I’m hooked and I don’t think I’ll ever wear any other fragrance.  I have Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Lotion and White Jasmine & Mint Cologne and I’m intoxicated by the unique combination.  Every gift purchased includes an in-store hand and arm massage, which is when I got to sample the Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub.  It. is. heaven.


I’m a huge fan of photo-gifts.  I reckon my friends and family are probably sick of getting framed pictures and albums as presents (?), but I will never tire of giving (or getting) them.


If you’re making a Christmas Wishlist that you intend to publicise, the trick is to make it nice and long- you won’t get everything on the list, so your gifts will still be a surprise and what you do get will be awesome.  Also, make sure your family and friends talk to each other so there’s no doubling up on gifts.

What’s on your list this year?


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Great wishlist lady!!! :D

Joyce said...

I want nail polish,too :) I usually don't make a wishlist but I might this year

Ashley said...

I think that somebody likes French stuff :)

I want to take a look at that Parisian Chic book!

Ashley said...

P.S. After reading your blog a little more, why the move from Ireland to Abu Dhabi? That's smashing!

Alexandra Falcón said...

hi darling, i love your blog and i love chanel too, i following

follow me please, xoxo

OneCraftyFox said...

Ha ha ha, I want, I want, I want too!!

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Jennifer Young said...

i love seeing christmas wish lists! those shirts are my you have a few?!

little t said...

Ashley, yes I am a francophile! And as for the move, it was just a bit of a whim that I followed and it's working out quite nicely!

Jennifer, I only have one but it is the best fit, washes well and layers really well.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I really love those pajamas. They looks so silky soft. Hope you get them!

Alexa said...

Great those earrings! :)

Amy Rene said...

great wish list! love the nail polish idea! I'll have to pass that along to my family when they ask :)

Elle Sees said...

i would gladly love any of those under my tree

Punctuation Mark said...

I need so many of these things it's not even funny... hope you get all of them!

Tamara Nicole said...

I love wish lists! How else do you know what to get peeps? I have 5 siblings and like a gazillion in laws, etc so lists are mandatory:-)

I also love any OPI or Esse nail polish, great list here!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Excellent wishlist! Chanel and Dior nail polish really makes an excellent gift, since I am not likely to buy it myself but if I get it as a gift, it won't go to waste ;-)

jillian m. said...

Our wishlists is very similar! I'd love to get some Nars blushes and some loose basic tees. Of course, I could just buy it myself, but where's the fun in that?

yiqin; said...

the illustrations are cute

lucy and sarah said...

Awesome earrings on your wishlist!

molly said...

I've never tried chanel fingernail polish. Wow, it must great stuff.

fluff and fripperies said...

That Menthe Vert Diptyque candle sounds the bomb. I am obsessed with their candles but not tried this one yet!

shopgirl said...

these are awesome items! I want those silver earrings! just lovely!