Christmas is coming, ads and sales are everywhere, and I’m starting to dream of what wonderful beauty things I’d have in my cupboards if money was no object. Continue reading
In the spirit of Christmas, I think it might be time for another lust list! And of course, what better theme for someone like me than the Lush products I’m currently dying to own..? Not all of these are new, and not all of them are from the Christmas range – several of them I’ve tried before and are definite favourites. My one stipulation for this list was that they were all currently in shops (i.e. not discontinued, or Retro), otherwise it might go on forever! Here’s my current list, in reverse order…
5. Santa’s lip scrub.
I’ll be totally honest with you, I feel like the Lush lip scrubs are a bit of a waste of money. They are literally just sugar, colour and flavouring, and I’ve so far refused to get on board with them. But then, I tried this out in the shop, and oh, my… It tastes like cola bottles, and leaves a teeny tiny bit of colour on your lips, and is basically really lovely. Overpriced? At £5.50 for a tiny pot of sugar, definitely yes. But that doesn’t seem to stop me lusting after it…
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There’s only one month to go til Christmas! Although that’s still ages, I thought I’d give you all some ideas of what I’m lusting after, to maybe whet your appetite a bit for your own Christmas wishlist…
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Well, the sun appears to have given up for August, and I’m sat in the kitchen watching the drizzle and feeling ready for autumn. So here’s what I’m craving for the day when I’m allowed to wear dark colours and boots again!
This lace dress from Boohoo would be perfect for when it gets too cold for my favourite lace summer dress (see it in two colours here), and it’s only £20! I’m imagining it with black tights and gold flats for a library day, or high heels for a party.
I’ve seen these boots in person in New Look, and they’re much much redder than the picture shows. The heel is a good height, and these would look really lovely with grey skinny jeans. At £25, they’re not exactly expensive, but a bit much for an impulse purchase… I don’t know if they quite fit my style, but I do think they’re lovely.
I really love these earrings from New Look – I like slightly more dramatic jewellery in autumn and winter, and think these would be very cute, and an easy buy at £6.99.
Ojon, oh Ojon. How long have I been lusting after this stripy hair oil? The Rare Blend Oil is pretty pricey, at £30, but it smells incredible and seems to be a bit of a wonder oil, with excellent reviews.
With autumn comes autumn term, and with term comes walking past Lush every day. It’s going to be hard to resist this gorgeous shimmery taupe cream eyeshadow, Sophisticated. I think £14 is a bit much for one colour, but the formula of these is great.
And last but not least, I’ll have run out of my day cream by the start of term, and while I like it, I’m up for a change. I love the smell of the Boots Botanics All Bright range, and my skin seems to like it, so I might well try this one. It’s £4.99, which is about standard for a high street day cream, but is often on sale – it’s currently £3.33!
Are you feeling autumnal yet? What are you looking forward to most about the end of summer?
I’m feeling very summery and girly today, and although I don’t wear a lot of pink, I’ve utterly fallen in love with this ombre dress from Oasis (£55).
I’ve also lost my big floppy sunhat, and think this hot pink one is fun! I’d accessorise the dress further with jewellery like this – although not these two items, if I wanted to have any money left! I’m very into rose gold jewellery at the moment, and really like the elaborate twists of this ring.
I’m so so excited for the new Burne-Jones Dream collection from A England – pink and red holo polish! All with a beautiful Pre-Raphaelite Sleeping Beauty theme… I can’t wait to try them!
I’d finish my outfit with a spritz of L’Eau de Nina by Nina Ricci, the lighter, summerier version of one of my favourite fragrances, Nina, and flop down in a rose garden with a copy of Wildwood, a beautiful book by the lead singer of the Decemberists – I’m looking forward to this!
For the time being, though, I’ll just stay here and daydream through my essay while everyone else frolicks in the sun…
Bourjois So Laque Nail Polish in Adorableu – I’m still lusting after the perfect cornflower blue polish…
Oasis mint skater dress – this is too expensive for me to buy (£65!) but so pretty.
Milani Face Powder in Beauty’s Touch – look! It’s embossed with roses! I really want this, but I don’t know if you can get it in the UK. (Edit: It’s actually on Amazon here!)
Lush R&B – this hair moisturiser is brilliant for taming dry, fluffy ends, and it smells delicious too.
L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil – I’ve been using my mum’s bottle of this on my hair while damp, and I really think it made a difference to the shininess of my hair.
Debenhams blue patent court shoes – I adore these. I stroke them every time I go in Debenhams. I can’t quite bring myself to shell out £45 for them though… I’m a size 7, if anyone’s feeling generous!
What are you lusting after this week? I’ve only got one week to go on my spending ban, which means only one week til my birthday! I’m getting excited!