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…
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?
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!
I’ve only been on my spending ban for two days, and already I’m dying to buy something! I usually end up accidentally buying myself something that someone’s got me for my birthday, so I need to stay out of the shops for a bit, but I’ve put together a little list of things I’d be out buying if I could!
Yardley’s April Violets perfume – I know Yardley’s not exactly cool, but this is supposed to be an absolute dupe for Penhaligon’s Violetta, which I adore but can’t afford!
Accessorize Bee and Phoenix necklaces – this tiny bee necklace is adorably dainty, and the phoenix is beautiful, both the jewelled and the enamel ones.
Korres lip butters – I love lip products, even more so if they’re beautifully scented, tinted, and in a little pot. So these are a definite winner!
Urban Decay Naked Palette – I must be the last person in the universe to buy one of these! I’ll see if all the heavy birthday hinting has done the trick, and if not, this is first on my list to add to my collection.
Bioderma Micellar Cleanser – I really really want to try a micellar water, and this is very reasonable on Escentual.com.
Essie Bikini So Teeny – looks like the perfect spring/summer mid blue!
Lush B Scent perfume – I adore this! I was given a gorgeous tiny vial of this by the lovely Rowan, and I’ve been torn between wearing it everyday, and ekeing it out to make it last. This smells absolutely beautiful on my skin! It’s only available online, boo, but I’m dying to have more… Actually, while I’m at it, I want to pick up a solid of nearly all the Lush perfumes – Cocktail and Superworld Unknown especially, but if it’s floral or citrussy I’m basically sold.
And don’t even get me started on books, there’s so many things I want to read!
Do you struggle with buying bans before your birthday? What do you think of my lust-haves?