I can’t believe we’re less than a month away from my 31st birthday. Um, didn’t I just turn 30!? Seriously tho… 30 has been great to me and I’m excited to see what 31 will bring me. Hopefully at least a couple of nice presents. *ahem*
Okay, so our new house is my gift for like the next 5 birthdays and Christmases… but it would be awesome if I could check a few things off of my “need” list this year. What could I possibly need!? Oh honey… I’m so glad you asked!
1. Ring Light & Tripod
I really want to push this blog forward and that means better pictures and hopefully some videos as well. That’s my main reason behind wanting this SOCIALITE 18″ LED Dimmable Photo Video Ring Light Kit. It’s a heavy duty tri-pod with an LED ring light that can handle a full-size DSLR and even a smart phone. It’s not cheap – close to $300.
Imagine all of the beautiful pictures I could take with it and the wonderful videos I could make from my little office! Wouldn’t that be nice? Too bad it’s so expensive. Maybe I can start small and get this Ingenious Selfie Ring Light for my phone instead.
2. Nail Stamping Kit
I spend more money on nail vinyls (the sticker guides I use for painting stars on my nails) than I want to admit. I’ve been really interested in getting into nail stamping, but there’s so many different plates and styles… it’s kind of overwhelming. But I have to start somewhere, right?
Bundle Monster seems to be the go to place for nail art lovers who are into stamping. I came across them thanks to Cristine from Simply Nailogical (who is a total scream by the way… check out her videos). I already own a stamper and one plate, but I found it difficult to use since I couldn’t see what I was doing. Well now they make clear stampers like the one above! Oh man. That gives me girl wood.
I’d love to invest in some plates. Maybe the Holiday set? My favorite times to do real nail art happens during holidays. And then there’s the Blogger Collab sets, which I feel would be really nice since these were designed with nail bloggers’ input.
See? Overwhelming. I could go on forever.
3. Nail Polish, of Course
I mean, duh? All the nail polish, please! So I tried our Essie’s new line ‘Gel Couture’ and I think I’m in love. Scratch that… I know I’m in love. Since the review I wrote, I’ve purchased more of it and I am hooked. Want more, need more!
I’m so glad you can get these at Target. It’s honestly the most expensive polish I have ever bought, and I’ve never been happier dropping money. Essie really outdid themselves. I’ll take one in every color, thanks!
4. Business Cards
I have shied away from getting business cards printed time and time again. Even with my previous branding which had a logo I quite loved, I didn’t dare print cards. There was always something… eh not quite right. Everything about my most recent re-branding feels so right to me and I feel like I finally, finally managed to put to screen what I had in my head. The business cards I mocked up are reflective of that…
Aren’t they gorgeous? So simple and borderline mysterious… and yet it tells you everything you need to know. I need these exact cards. Yes, including having that beautiful, pale pink edging. I’m sure they won’t be cheap… but I really want my business cards to reflect who I am and these are it!
Close up of the back:
They are everything I have ever wanted. So, so in love. If anyone has a clue where I can get cards printed like these – matte finish, pastel pink edging – please let me know!
5. My Little Pony Statues
I’ve mentioned these before… and I realize these are hilariously childish considering this is my 31st birthday wish list. Whatever. I want them so badly! My bestie bought the Princess Celestia statue below recently and it’s absolutely stunning. I cannot believe how beautiful and well-made these things are!
Shut up. It’s so awesome. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing a Discord statue in person at Gamestop and he’s so freaking cool. Ahhh! I need him. And there’s also the Princess Luna (Nightmare Moon) statue too… and she’s simply gorgeous!
I need them all. Give them to me. Don’t care how… I want it nooooow. #verucasalt
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