Whats on my Mecca wish list – Splurge or Purge | Life Of Dahlia

This post is inspired by Jessica Braun or JAMbeauty89 on Youtube, she did a video sharing what things she is removing from her Sephora Loves list. I want to do a couple of posts sharing my wishlist from both Sephora and Mecca, what I’m keeping and what I’m removing and why.

I’m starting with my ‘Mecca’ wishlist to coincide with my Mecca Favourites post.

Mecca Wishlist

Too Faced Cosmetics – Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette – $71 SPLURGE

I wasn’t sure if I was interested in this at first, I thought I might be done purchasing from Too Faced because I just hadn’t found any of their releases in the last year interesting enough to purchase other than the Sweet Peach collection at the start of last year. But after seeing a couple of reviews I knew I wanted to add this to my collection, by the time I publish this I may already have it in my hands.

I have two palettes from the Chocolate collection and I love them both, I don’t mind that this has mostly shimmers because I can pair it with any of my other palettes.


Urban Decay – Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette – $98 PURGE

As cool as some of the shades look in this I feel like the packaging isn’t functional and the price is crazy so I will be removing this from my list and purchase the Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Gold instead, I feel like while it has fewer colours it still has some very similar shades, the packaging is much nicer and so is the price.




Urban Decay – Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette – $95 PURGE

I’ve had this on my list for a while, umming and erring about getting it, it think I’m going to purge on this one, while I do love that it has a range of colours it just looks a little repetitive and I’m more interested in the new Urban Decay × Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Palette which is coming out in the next month.


Urban Decay × Kristen Leanne  Kaleidoscope Dream Palette – Unsure of Price SPLURGE

When it comes to Urban Decay their prices are really up there so if I’m going purchase from them it better be interesting and I feel like this palette most definitely is. It has some great pops of colour as well as some transforming eyeshadows. I love that the bright green is a shimmer and not a matte like in most of the palettes I own.

I know this will probably be expensive but I definitely want to try and get my hands on this.

Urban Decay – Single Eyeshadows (Tonic & Moondust – Solstice)- $33-34 PURGE

I’ve had my eye on these two for ages because they would be such a unique addition to my collection, but at over $30 each, you can see why I’m hesitant. Why would I buy two singles at that price when I could buy a whole palette for not much more. I think I’m going to purge on these I just struggle to justify that price for one eyeshadow.


URBAN DECAY – Vice Special Effects Liquid Topcoat – Reverb $32 PURGE

Another Urban Decay product I know they just really jump out at me as being unique. This product, in particular, looks really awesome, I bought one in the shade ‘Fever’ but some of the other shades really look awesome but I’m going to purge on this not only for the price but I can’t see myself wearing it much. Also, more affordable versions are coming out now which I’ll be talking about in a future post.


Urban Decay – Little Vices – $46 – PURGE

This would be a great way to try some of their lipsticks and the colours sound great but I have enough lipsticks in my collection that I refuse to by more until I’ve used them up.


Urban Decay – Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion Paraben Free – $35 – SPLURGE

One thing I don’t mind spending more money on is eyeshadow primer, I just find they work better for me than some of the less expensive ones. I haven’t tried this one yet but I’ve heard good things about Urban Decay’s eye primer range so I will splurge on this at some point when I run out of eye primer.



Stila – Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – $35 PURGE

While I’ve heard great things about the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadows I’m a little hesitant to purchase one because I haven’t had great experiences with liquid and cream eyeshadows in the past. Having deep-set eyes makes it hard to use these kinds of products so I’m going to purge on this one because I just can’t justify spending $35 on something that may not work for me.


NARS – Laguna Orgasm Duo – $35 PURGE

I’ve been interested in trying products from Nars for a while but since they aren’t cruelty-free anymore I’m going to purge this from my list, I have plenty of bronzers and blushes in my collection and if I did want to try new ones there are plenty of other cruelty-free brands to choose from.


Mario Badescu – Hyaluronic Eye Cream $26 SPLURGE

I’ve been looking into stepping up my skincare game to help target certain skincare issues I have like dry under eyes and fine lines. I’ve heard good thing about Mario Badescu products and I thought that I might try this out. I will keep this on my list and purchase at some time in the future.


Mario Badescu – Botanical Exfoliating Scrub $37 SPLURGE

I received a sample of this with one of my purchases and I really liked it, I felt that it gently exfoliated my skin and I didn’t have any skin irritation or anything like that so I will definitely splurge on this at some point in the future.


Frank Body – Glow Mask – $21.95 SPLURGE

I’ve been eyeing off some products from Frank Body for ages, I love the look of their body scrubs and masks. They have pretty resonable prices and they are an Australian made & owned which is a bonus. I will splurge on this and help out an Aussie business.


Dermalogica – PreCleanse Balm – $64 PURGE

I added this to my list after a recommendation from a person I follow on youtube recommended it but I’m going to purge on this because I just can’t justify spending $64 dollars. I have found a great cleansing oil from Priceline that is under $20 and works great so I’m going to purge and remove this from my list.

Whats on your wish lists? Have you tried any of these products? would you recommend them? let me know in the comments below.

See you in my next post,


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erin applebee

Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

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