Friday, April 1, 2016

My 20th Birthday Wish List

I cannot believe that I am turning 20 next week. My teenage years will officially be over, and I will be entering the second decade of my life. That is a crazy thought! It seems like it was just Christmas; this year is seriously flying by. It always felt like it took a crazy long time to get to my birthday when I was younger, but now that I'm older time is starting to move a lot faster.

Since my birthday is in exactly one week, I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wish list with you all! I do not expect to get all of these things at all, it's just fun to see all of the new items out right now and dream of getting a couple of goodies!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection
Honestly, I would be so happy to get anything from the new Tarte collection. You all know my love for Tarte, and this new collection looks so gorgeous! All of the lipsticks that are out look so pretty, and the foundation and skin care products sound divine.

Copper Birkenstocks
My love for Birkenstocks runs deep; I wear either my brown or floral pair pretty much everyday during spring and summer because they are so comfortable and cute. They go with pretty much everything, and are also so practical to wear with all of the walking I do around campus! Birkenstocks actually provide a lot of support for your feet, and I recommend them to everyone.

Calvin Klein Bralette
I know this is very "basic" of me, but I really want a Calvin Klein bralette! They are supposed to be super comfortable and soft, and I basically live in all of my lace bralettes, anyway. Also I probably only wear a bra maybe once every week or two, least this would get a lot of use!

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens


Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

I'm not sure which lens I want yet, since I'm going to be using them when I study abroad in Europe this summer. My family has a friend who is a photographer, so I need to ask him which one would be best for scenery pictures, as well as taking pictures of all of the gorgeous architecture. 

Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Honestly, I am always so happy when I get gift cards to Barnes and Noble! I am an avid reader, so there is no better gift than a good book, or a gift card that can buy a good book. Some people don't like getting or giving gift cards since they seem less personal, but I really don't mind it because I know they just want me to buy something that I will genuinely like.

Tickets to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in LA
Last but not least, this is a gift that I would probably just pass out if I received it. I know the likelihood of actually getting this is slim to none, but hey, a girl can dream!


I am still in shock that my birthday is only a week away. The years go by faster and faster as you get older, which is really scary! I don't feel like I should be 20 years old, and it also doesn't feel like it should already be April. Where is 2016 going so quickly?!

As I get older, it also gets harder and harder to actually think about what I want to receive for my birthday. With every year, the things that are important to me are becoming less material; I now value time with family and friends over anything else, and the simple feeling of happiness. When we're little it's so easy to get caught up with the latest and greatest toys, and be happy just from the gift of things. I think that's a part of everyone's childhood, and it's a natural, healthy experience. As we get older, though, our set of values change, and it's no longer important to receive a ton of presents. What's truly important is that we spend our time being happy with those we love.

Do you find it harder to make birthday lists as you get older?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. Perfect wishlist, it could be mine! I love your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

  2. I'm following you on Instagram and Facebook!

  3. Loving everything you've chosen!! Ahh I want to go shopping! haha Especially love the copper Birkenstocks!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  4. Nice writing!
    Kept me interested and seemed like some work went into writing it!