• Hannah Ost

Wishlist Ideas

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

As per the title of this blog, allow me to inform you that I am celebrating the big 2-0 in under a month. I've been trying to want less and buy less for the past year, so making a wishlist feels a little counter-intuitive. However, birthdays come but once a year... so I figure I'm allowed one exception!


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🎈My Birthday Wishlist 2019:


Books

This year, I am all about that self-care, which is why I'm after a couple of books I believe will add positivity to my life.


Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect - Fearne Cotton

Letting go of perfectionism is a major goal for my 20s. I've loved the podcast version of this, so I'm hoping Fearne's book will be just as inspirational.


Antoni in the Kitchen - Antoni Porowski (Awaiting Publication)

Anyone who knows me knows I am a tiny bit obsessed with 'Queer Eye'. I love the transformations, the interior design and the FOOD. But, short of having my own Antoni in my kitchen, this is my way of attempting to adult.



Clothing

Speaking of transformations, I wrote a blog post a while ago about building an adult wardrobe. Going forward, I really want to obtain some sustainable clothing items; I already do most of my shopping in charity shops, but I'd also like to invest in some pieces that will last me a while.


✾ 'Long kimono robe'

As much as I adore my big, fluffy dressing gown, it gets a little hot in the summer months. I'm looking for something high quality, that I can wrap around my shoulders one summer evening, and glide through my house like the sexy twenty-something I am.


✾ 'Denim boiler suit'

I've seen these around a lot recently and I am a fan. This would be an all-year-round piece in my wardrobe; an outfit for a chilly summer evening, or paired with a black rollneck, for a winter day out.


✾ 'Trench coat'

Like the dressing gown conundrum, I get very hot in the coats I currently own. A trench coat is something I can wear on a Spring/Summer night out, or during a slightly warmer Autumn day; another all-year-round piece!



Household

Hey, look mum, I'm an adult.


'Nutribullet' (or some variation)

This mini-blender has been on my wishlist for an age and there are a lot of recipes I'm dying to try. Bring on the smoothie bowls!


'Digital alarm clock'

Recently, I've been trying to reduce the time I spend on my phone. I find it particularly hard in the mornings; when I turn off my phone alarm, I stay on my phone. Hopefully, buying a plain ol' clock will help me! I love this^ particular one for its mirror surface and USB ports.


'Light and darks laundry bag'

I'm pretty useless at doing my laundry and a lot of that stems from having to sort through it all. Separating my dirty clothes initially will (hopefully) inspire me to do a bit more washing!



Toiletries, Makeup & Healthcare

Again, with this category, I'm trying to think sustainable, so these two products are investments, that I believe will benefit me in the long-term.




Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray - Emma Willis' stylist swears by this for her voluminous short hair and as the first post on this blog will tell you, I adore Emma Willis. Having just gone for the chop myself, I trust the gurus that are A-list celebrity stylists, so this is going on my wishlist! (P.S: Selfridges is the cheapest place to get this stuff, linked above!)


✾ 'Essential oil diffuser'

I've recently got into using oils in my bath, so I figure why not go one step further. I've seen a couple of models that are also humidifiers and/or air purifiers - an added bonus!




There you go! A little guide to wishlist ideas for turning-twenties and twenty-somethings. What's on your wishlist at the moment? Leave me a comment down below and get shopping!



Hannah

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