I’m turning 19 in just over a week (11 days to be precise) and as much as I love birthdays I’ve kind of been struggling to find things that I would really like, so this is more of a “things that I have wanted to buy for quite a while but am reluctant to spend my pennies on” kind of wish list. For me, the best thing about my birthday is getting to spend time with the people I love doing what I love, which is usually eating.

The biggest thing on this list is undoubtedly the iPad Air, which is an idea I’ve been toying with for a while. I’m more than happy with my laptop however it is far too bulky to take in to university for lectures, whip out on the bus or watch Netflix comfortably in bed, so I feel like an iPad would come in handy. Obviously it needs a pretty case to keep it safe and at the moment I love this Ted Baker pattern.

My Vans are absolutely knackered after having been worn nearly every single day since my last birthday so I think I’ll be investing in a new pair, I love this geometric pattern but I’d be a bit worried about clashing so the classic black pair are probably a safer option… or both, I like both.

Aside from that I thought I’d include a few little beauty bits I’ve had my eye on as of late. I’ve been after a proper blending brush for a while and nearly treated myself to the infamous Mac 217 however the Zoeva 227 is apparently a fantastic dupe and a fair bit friendlier to my purse. I’m about to run out of my current tube of Porefessional so I definitely wouldn’t turn down a new tube, and Mac “Please Me” would be a very welcome addition to my growing collection. Then we have Alien, which is such a gorgeous perfume but one I have never quite got round to purchasing myself.

Finally, how awesome is that mug?