Two raves: Inglot Aquastic Cream eyeshadows and Beautylish customer service

Inglot Aquastic Cream Eye Shadows 17, 15, 14, 18

I’ve mentioned Inglot Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow so many times that you are either sick of them or curious about them. I hope it’s curious since I’m loving these and can’t get enough.

Let me start with a little story. I was shopping on Beautylish and wasn’t at free shipping yet. I hate paying for shipping to be honest but I don’t mind buying a little more to get to it. I noticed the Inglot Cream shadows and decided to buy one, #15 to be exact. I put in my new address, paid, and checked my email for my confirmation. It came – with my old address!! I instantly contacted Customer Service but since it was a weekend evening I had to wait for them to get back to me. In the meantime I got a notice that my package had quickly shipped – to my old address. When CS emailed me early Monday morning they were as nice as could be and tried to redirect my package. They were too late – but the CS went out of her way and called Fed Ex who was able to redirect. For that I’ll be ever grateful since other brands/companies were not that gracious.

Inglot Aquastic Cream Eye Shadows 17, 15, 14, 18

Now back to these fabulous metallic cream shadows. After using #15 a few times I craved more so back to Beautylish I went and somehow three more ended in my cart. The only negative about this whole story is that no one has good swatches nor any descriptions of the shadows so it was blind guessing. Now though you’ll have descriptions of 4 at least.

All of these Inglot Cream Eyeshadows have a metallic finish – more metallic than any eyeshadows I’ve found. Since metallics are one of the trends of the year this make them even more fun – but I think I’d like them no matter what. I don’t need an eyeshadow primer with these because they act as the primer. I wear them alone or with powder eyeshadows and they last the entire day without one drop of fading or smudging. I like to blend these on my eye with a fluffy eyeshadow brush after applying some directly from the wand.

Inglot Aquatic Cream Shadow #15

Inglot Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow #15 is a gorgeous gold shade. It blends down beautifully on my lids to a soft gold that’s not brassy. There is no shimmer at all in #15 or any of these but there is shine galore.

Inglot Aquastic Cream Eye Shadow #15

Inglot Aquastic #18 and #14 are next. In the tube these look similar enough that I wondered if I’d made a mistake. But on the eye they are beautifully different and work amazingly well with my typical wardrobe of eyeshadows.

Inglot Aquastic #18

#18 is the lightest of the shades I have and looks like a silvery taupe on my eyes. It can add a lot of life to shadows in the gray family especially. #14 is a brown taupe that is close to perfection. 14 is the one that will end up getting used up first since it has a touch of gold, some taupe, some brown, and lots of shiny beautifulness.

Inglot Aquastic #14

Inglot Aquastic 18 and 14 swatches, unblended

Inglot Aquastic 18,14 and 15 swatches, unblended

The last one I bought is #17 which is the one I’m not sure about. I think I’m so used to neutrals that I’m not as comfortable in colors. #17 is a bright lavender with pink tones but I was expecting it to be more pink. I haven’t used this one enough to rate it but I do have shades it should work well with.

Inglot Aquastic 17 (from beautylish.com)

Inglot Aquastic #18

I still want more even though I know I don’t need them but just look at #12 with its gorgeous peach.

Inglot Aquastic #12 (from beautylish.com)

I just figure that my next order from Beautylish will end up with one more – you know to get to free shipping (wink wink).

Are you interested in the metallic trend? Would you wear any of these?  —  Marcia

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A Quick Guide to Stocking Stuffers!

A Quick Guide to Stocking Stuffers!What makes for a good stocking stuffer?  Here are the 6 golden rules:

  1.  Make it affordable…spend the big bucks on presents under the tree. You can load up stocking stuffers and make that stocking bulge with gifts.
  2. Make it unexpected…get unique gifts that your giftee probably wouldn’t buy for herself.
  3. Make it flashy…who wants socks or tweezers?  No one, unless they are unusual and full of bling.
  4. Make it pretty….gorgeous gifts make for big squeals of delight.
  5. Make it practical.  Ok, I just told you DON’T make it practical…but I mean make it something your giftee will actually use, not something that will gather dust on a shelf.
  6. Make it relaxing.  Everyone can use some more ‘me time’. Great stocking stuffers give us all the perfect excuse to shut the door on reality and escape for a bit.

So, how about a list of awesome ideas for actual products that make the grade?  Ask and you shall receive!  We get a lot of samples around the holidays and these are my favorites for stocking stuffers.                                          pr samples

Jaqua Sweet Mini Hand Creme SamplerJaqua Sweet Mini Hand Creme Sampler
Affordable!  Four mini hand cremes that smell so you want to eat them? You can’t go wrong with the super affordable Jaqua Sweet Mini Hand Creme Sampler ($12.67).  The Buttercream Frosting Fragrance is delicious and the hand creme has Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Aloe to soothe dry winter hands and you only need a tiny amount so this set will last a very long time.

Funktional Wearable Fitness Tracker CoverFunktional Wearable Fitness Tracker CoverFunktional Wearable Fitness Tracker CoverFunktional Wearable Fitness Tracker CoverUnexpected!  Funktional Fitbit Charge/ Charge HR Protective Covers ($19) Your giftee has a Fitbit Charge, you’ve got to pick this up. The protective cover is a bit of bling and a lot of protection. I have a Fitbit and I have to say it’s not attractive…this pretty cover makes it look like jewelry. It comes in two designs and ten finishes for both men and women.

These covers work with  Fitbit® Flex™, Fitbit® Force™, Garmin® Vivofit™, Garmin® Vivofit™ 2, Misfit® Shine™, Misfit® Flash™, Jawbone® UpMove™ and nearly all the other current top-selling fitness trackers.

Funktional Wearables can be purchased directly at www.FunktionalWearables.com or from Amazon, and from select boutiques nationwide.

Inglot Nail Polish in 679 and 621

Inglot Nail Polish in 621 and 679

Inglot Nail Polish in 621 and 679

Flashy!  The Inglot 02M Breathable Nail Enamel is beauty with an awesome twist. The colors are fantastic and the nail polish can actually save your nails life! The Breathable Nail Enamel allows water and oxygen to pass through the polish – right to the nail which absolutely needs it.  INGLOT O2M Nail Enamel is available in a whopping 86 colors for $16.00. It is also available in Matte shades for $17.00. I love 621, a red with gold shimmer, and 679, a pearlescent pink. They are a fantastic way to fill a stocking with some great #ManiMondays.

Scunci Hair and Body TattoosScunci Hair and Body TattoosPretty!  The perfect size, the perfect price, and the perfect amount of pretty – Scunci Hair and Body Tattoos ($4.99 at Ulta.com and Target.com) decorate your wrists, arms and even hair. What a perfect stocking stuffer that your giftee can use on New Year’s Eve!

All Caps Hair Capall-capsAll Caps Hair CapAll Caps Hair CapPractical!  Your loved one will be thrilled when she pulls an All Caps ($52 at Amazon, select hair salons and spas) out of her stocking! This is beyond cool. It’s the  first-ever multi-function hair protection tool to preserve hair while you shower, sleep and spa! All Caps is much, much more than a traditional shower cap and it makes for an unexpected and wonderfully practical gift. It protects your blow-out, color, keratin treatment, and more.

Here’s what makes All Caps so unique:
  • Reversible hair styling preservation and treatment tool
  • Preserves and masks hair overnight
  • Protection cap during spray tansspa treatments and skincare routines
  • Deliberately crafted to be delicate on hair – a market FIRST! – leaving room for all types of hair
  • Adjustable to head circumference and hair length
  • Outside is a soft, hypoallergenic, waterproof PUL fabric
  • Inside is a static-reducing satin spandex material with an adjustable microfiber terry band
  • Comfortable on ears and will not leave an imprint on your forehead
  • Machine washable

This is a fantastic, practical gift that will quickly become a favorite for every day use.

Pearl Bath BombsPearl Bath BombsRelaxing!  Pearl Bath Bombs ($17.99) really are the bomb. Ok, so the price seems a little high for a bath bomb, even a nice big one. But these festive bath bombs have a wonderful surprise inside – a Sterling Silver, Rose Gold, or Gold plated ring between sizes 4-10. How fun is that???  The Frozen Berry bath bomb ‘swirls to create an enchanting winter wonderland right in your bath. Blackberry, pomegranate with twists of vanilla and cinnamon will warm your body and melt the iciest of moods!‘  Or, you might want to choose the Candy Cane Bath Bomb, ‘a swirling, red and white delight with an invigorating peppermint cream scent that’s meant to energize your skin and refresh your senses!’ There are tons more creative holiday bath bombs, as well as 3 and 4 packs. Everything is All Natural, Handmade in America, has Cruelty Free ingredients, Never Tested on Animals, 100% Vegan, Ethically Sourced, Free of Synthetic Dyes, Paraben Free and SLS Free.  pearlbathbombs.com

A Quick Guide to Stocking Stuffers!

There you have it – six awesome stocking stuffers that follow the six golden rules.  Have fun shopping and gifting…and pick up some of these for yourself because you deserve it.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Inglot introduces Exotic Lagoon Nail Enamel and I’m sharing one!

Inglot Cosmetics has released a new summer collection of O2M Breathable Nail Enamels with the great name of Exotic Lagoon. These are 6 of the most beautiful polishes that are designed to take you on an imaginary and colorful trip through an exotic lagoon. Of the 6 colors I was offered to choose one and I picked #700 as it reminds me of the crystal clear blue water in an untouched paradise.

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Imagine yourself seeing the corals and reds in clear blue coastal water near crisp sandy beaches and you have the picture of Inglot’s Exotic Lagoon Nail Collection (#695-700).

Inglot O2M Nail Enamels in 695, 696, 698

Inglot O2M Nail Enamels in 695, 696, 698

Inglot’s polishes are called O2M Nail Enamels and they have a unique formula that allows nails to “breathe”. Oxygen and water are able to pass through the enamel to the nail’s surface. It’s recommended that to make this system work best you also use their O2M Breathable Base and Top Coat. I don’t have those and the polish itself was fabulous. If I was to start collecting these polishes I’d want those though.

#700 is a lagoon blue and one I got a lot of compliments on. The color was absolutely refreshing. It’s the type of hue I’d happily wear any day of the year but it’s especially gorgeous for summer.

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot #700 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

I wore #700 for one solid week and could have gone on longer. My thumbs showed wear, nothing else did. They were perfect and I was still getting compliments on this unique color on day 7.

O2M Breathable Nail Enamel is a new formula for Inglot. Inglot Nail Enamel is free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, and DSP.They are $15 at Inglot’s site and their nail swatches are wonderful, giving you a true feeling of what the colors will look like on your own nails.inglot 700 bottle in hand

If you’ve read my nail reviews before you know that I am a frustrated nail blogger wanna be. With Inglot’s #700 I wanna be at this exotic lagoon and wear the polishes in this collection over and over.

Do you have a favorite Inglot Nail Enamel? I know my collection needs to grow! — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

 

 

The Beauty Spotlight Team spotlights Marcia of Beauty Info Zone

Every other week the Beauty Spotlight Team spotlights one of our bloggers with a special post. Well this week it’s my turn and I couldn’t be more excited. You see I’ve done a total turnaround in my cosmetic color life. I used to be the PURPLE QUEEN! I had every purple eyeshadow I could get my hands on. I lived and breathed purple for eyes. Then I started adding in browns and taupes but I still would always say that purple was “my thing”. And then this came into my life:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abysinnian Catbird

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abysinian Catbird

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird

When it arrived from Zuneta I was excited when I saw this but didn’t realize that my life was about to change. Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird looked like a golden green on my eyes and totally captivated me. I wanted to wear it all day every day. I didn’t want to remove my eye makeup. But being the obsessive eyeshadow person that I am, I not only removed it but I started shopping. Since I purchased the RBR I’ve also purchased what is now making up my Top Ten Khaki/Green eyeshadow list (and it was hard to narrow it down to 10).

Beauty Spotlight Team Top 10 khaki/green eyeshadows

Beauty Spotlight Team Top 10 khaki/green eyeshadows

1. As stated above Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird eyeshadow – this started the obsession

2. Bare Minerals The Scenic Route – this has more green to it but it’s still a khaki on me. I adore this when wearing Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Frippery cream shadow as a base.

Bare Minerals The Scenic Route

Bare Minerals The Scenic Route

Bare Minerals The Scenic Route

Bare Minerals The Scenic Route

3. and 4.  Inglot 419 and 433 – to say I’m crazy about these would be an understatement. They are beautiful on and each give me a slightly different look. They both have green and gold in them. 419 has more of a green tone while 433 is more khaki. Satiny smooth and long lasting. These are the best Inglot textures of the many I own.

Inglot 419 and 433

Inglot 419 and 433

5. and 6.  Urban Decay Snare and MAC Greensmoke – these look really similar in my pictures but they are different. Snare is more green while Greensmoke is more smokey. Snare is also more sparkly. I’m more likely to use the Urban Decay at night and the MAC during the day.

Urban Decay Snare and MAC Greensmoke

Urban Decay Snare and MAC Greensmoke

Urban Decay Snare and MAC Greensmoke

Urban Decay Snare and MAC Greensmoke

7. and 8. Makeup Geek Poison Ivy and Senna Fixation – two beautiful green shadows. Poison Ivy is light while the Senna is deep and a gorgeous green with sparkle. I saw Fixation when I was shopping at IMATS and immediately scooped it up. These two work beautifully together.

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy and Senna Fixation

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy and Senna Fixation

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy and Senna Fixation

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy and Senna Fixation

9. Whip Hand Green Beret pigment – while I’m still using my small one that I bought from Beauty Army, I want the full size one. Whip Hand did a special Camo Collection for Beauty Army. I love all of them but this one is green with gold. It’s lighter than the rest and looks great on its own or combined with other shadows or pigments.

Whip Hand Green Beret

Whip Hand Green Beret

Whip Hand Green Beret

Whip Hand Green Beret

Whip Hand Green Beret

Whip Hand Green Beret

10. Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Frippery – now this has a story. I was so sorry I bought this when I did and here it is on my Top 10 list. Don’t buy it if you are looking for a great green eyeshadow because it’s not. What makes me love it is that I use it as a base with different colors – especially Bare Minerals The Scenic Route and the two Inglot khakis and it makes them look 10x better. For some reason this dull sort of green brings out the best in them. I don’t use a thick layer and I use a real eyeshadow primer first but with that combination I get color that doesn’t fade or change for the entire day.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Frippery

Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Frippery

Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Frippery swatch

Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Frippery swatch

From top to bottom: RBR Velvet Frippery (top pic only), Senna Fixation, Makeup Geek Poison Ivy,

MAC Greensmoke, Urban Decay Snare, Whip Hand Cosmetics Green Beret,

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, Bare Minerals The Scenic Route, Inglot 433 and 419

My Top 10 khaki/green eyeshadows

My Top 10 khaki/green eyeshadows

My Top 10 khaki/green eyeshadows

My Top 10 khaki/green eyeshadows

So there you have my Top Ten most loved and used khaki and green eyeshadows. There’s always room for more though so please tell me what you love and what I need to add to my collection. Do you see though what Rouge Bunny Rouge Absyinnian Catbird started? — Marcia

disclosure: only Makeup Geek is a PR sample, rest were purchased by me

Makeup Wars turns Emerald Green with Pantone’s color of the year

The Makeup Wars challenge this week is to show how we’d incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald Green, into our lives. This almost was a no-go challenge for me but I’ve actually changed a lot in the past year so what would have been an “oy vey” from me is now a “hey this is going to be fun”.  I’ve embraced greens into my cosmetic life although not into my fashion life so maybe I’m finally growing up. No, I’ll never do that. I have a few items I’m loving in this color family that I am happily going to share with you.

tarte smolderEYES skinny eyeliner in Emerald

tarte smolderEYES skinny eyeliner in Emerald

My favorite items to wear, buy, experiment with and enjoy are always for the eyes. I truly never thought I’d be comfortable wearing green but I’ve been proved wrong. First there’s Tarte’s Skinny SmolderEYES eyeliner in Emerald*. There are only great things to say about tarte eyeliners in general so now to have Emerald, the color of the year, as one of these is wonderful. Skinny SmolderEyes are Amazonian clay waterproof liners ($19) that do what they say. They last! This pencil can be used as an eyeshadow if you want because it’s so amazingly creamy. You have time to apply it and play with it, smudge it as you want, but when it sets it really sets. It doesn’t crack or fade on me. Emerald is a great addition to a neutral eye and plays well with so many other colors besides the typical beiges – try it with blue or gray for a change of pace. Even more amazing is to do a charcoal smokey eye and use this Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Emerald eyeliner to line your eyes. An unexpected and trendy pop of color.

tarte smolderEYES skinny eyeliner in Emerald

tarte skinny smolderEYES eyeliner in Emerald

 

tarte smolderEYES skinny eyeliner in Emerald

tarte skinny smolderEYES eyeliner in Emerald

When I went to IMATS in L.A. this year we arrived super early and my very first stop was to the Inglot booth. I remembered the long lines last time and didn’t want to encounter that again. I concentrated on green this year and bought 3 completely different tones of green eyeshadows. The shade I’m sharing today is #44 which is in the Shine category. It has an iridescence to it that intrigues me.

Inglot Shine 44 eyeshadow

Inglot Shine 44 eyeshadow

Inglot Shine 44

Inglot Shine 44

inglot emerald finger inglot emerald swatchThe pigmentation on this shadow is fantastic. I’m not always thrilled with the Inglot I’ve bought because sometimes they’ll fade but #44 doesn’t fade. It lasts with the prettiest green that has a blue based undertone. What makes this a winner for me is that I don’t feel like I’m wearing a glaringly green eyeshadow. The way it blends gives that gorgeous green look without being in your face. I feel comfortable in it which is a new feeling for me since I steered away from shades like this my whole life. (To find 44 you need to look at the Freedom System eyeshadows on the Shop page of Inglot’s website.) For $6 a pan you can’t miss with this shadow.

Wearing Inglot Shine 44

Wearing Inglot Shine 44

The other emeralds in my life are nail polishes. I’ve done a total turn around with nail polish shades and love how emerald looks on my hands. My latest love is from Le Metier de Beaute and the color is Christmas Town* ($18). It was named this when it came out with a collection for winter but the color works any time you are in the mood for green. Le Metier de Beaute polishes are fabulous. They apply easily, last a full week on me and look rich the entire time I’m wearing them. Christmas Town is a very dark green that I consider to be a cool shade (cool as in tone, not “rad”). I’ve got a full review of the collection coming up on 3/8/13 but trust me that if you are looking for a green polish to wear this IS the best I’ve tried.

Le Metier de Beaute Christmas Town polish

Le Metier de Beaute Christmas Town polish

Le Metier de Beaute Christmas Town polish

Le Metier de Beaute Christmas Town polish

So there you have my life in Emerald. If we’d had Makeup Wars last year at this time I’d have said “see you next time ladies” but now I’m excited about this beautiful shade and my choices. Please see what the other Makeup Wars bloggers have to share by clicking their icons. If this is anything like the last Makeup Wars we’ve done I’m sure my personal credit card isn’t safe nor will yours be. — Marcia

*pr samples starred

Black Friday deals galore! Plus Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

Have you noticed that Black Friday and Cyber Monday keep getting bigger and better? It’s hard to hold back when you find deals like this. Just about every brand we love has deals so we thought we’d share a few of our Black Friday favorites.

Keranique is offering $40 off your purchase of $100 or more using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” available online at www.keranique.com beginning November 23rd and ending 12:00AM on the 24th.  Additionally, receive 30% off your order of $150 or more with the code “CYBER30” on www.keranique.com for Cyber Monday!

Miracle Skin Transformer is saving you 30% on your entire purchase with the code “BLACKFRIDAY” available online at www.miracleskintransformer.com beginning November 23rd and ending at 12:00AM on November 24thAdditionally, you can get 30% off on your order of $60 or more on www.miracleskintransformer.com with the code “CYBER” for Cyber Monday!

Indie Lee & Co. has a couple deals including, “Black Ops Black Friday” via Beauty Army, which provides 20% off of Indie Lee products purchased in their Beauty Army store.  Indie Lee will also be offering a deal with OpenSky for Cyber Monday.

 

Deborah Lippmann ROCK THIS TOWN set

Deborah Lippmann has 20% off orders of $75 with the coupon code THANKS2012. We fell in love with this collection containing 3 glimmer polishes.

INGLOT:Wow, it’s not often you can get Inglot at a discount. (click to enlarge)

SENNA:

After reading Lisa’s review on the Senna Haute Nude Sultry palette we know that the Senna sale is even more inviting.

CAMERA READY COSMETICS has amazing Black Friday deals for 50% off!! This starts Thursday at 8 p.m. PST.

  • Cinema Secrets (the entire line)
  • Ben Nye (selected products)
  • Eve Pearl (the entire line)
  • Ellis Faas (selected products)
  • Embryolisse (selected products)
  • Temptu (selected products)
  • Yaby (selected products)
  • Face Atelier (selected products)
  • Graftobian (selected products)
  • Joe Blasco (selected products)
  • Kett (selected products)
  • La Femme (selected products)
  • Maqpro (selected products)
  • Mehron (selected products)
  • Nurturing Force (selected products)
  • OCC (selected products)
  • Parian Spirit (the entire line)
  • RCMA (selected products)

Thursday 8pm until Friday 8pm (PST) every item in our Black Friday category will be 50% off!

Minimum purchase $75. FREE SHIPPING! No “rain checks.”

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:

Saturday, November 24th falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it also marks the third annual Small Business Saturday; a day to support local businesses around the country. Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. American Express provides support by generating awareness and action around shopping local for the entire day. So if you need a gift, a haircut, new shoes, a new concealer… Pick it up at a small biz! You can learn where to shop, and how to support local businesses in your area by visiting http://www.shopsmall.com

Here’s a great very short video to remind you of why you should SHOP SMALL

Speaking of small, I have a new favorite nail polish shop that is considered an “indie”. I’ll be reviewing a beautiful polish this weekend from SoFlaJo. Starting now you can get free shipping on polishes with a minimum $20 order. The best thing is that she sells minis for only $5 so you can try a lot of her fabulous polishes for very little money. I have Hidden Gem from Jody’s new Party Time collection and it’s H.O.T. I’m so ordering from the Year of the Dragon collection!! This is a way to buy small and get yourself some pretties at a great price.  — Marcia

Get ready to start your wishlist with these new Inglot eyeshadows

Inglot Freedom System

Inglot Cosmetics has such gorgeous colors all the time. When Beauty Info Zone saw this amazing Freedom System put together with Inglot’s newest eyeshadows, we went a little nuts. Our keyboards had to be wiped clean of drool.

These 10 shadows are their Double Sparkle Rainbow Shadows. Each one is $8 which means you’d get a coordinated shadow with 3 colors for just $8. The only thing that would make owning a few of these shadows even better would be to put them together in this Freedom Palette.

These beauties will be available starting November 17, 2012 online, in select Macy’s and in Inglot’s stores. If we lived in am Inglot city (NYC, Miami, Las Vegas, or Newport Beach) we’d be waiting outside with baited breath.

Double Sparkle Rainbow Eyeshadows

The shadows in the order shown are 121R, 122R, 123R, 124R, 125R, bottom row 126R, 127R, 128R, 129R, 130R. Click to enlarge and see the shades even better.

Both Marcia and Lisa have these on their wishlist, how about you?