Monday, 18 July 2011

Monday Lust List 001.

I never seem to look forward to Monday's, even during times in which they don't mark the start of my working week. For some reason good things don't seem to happen in my life on a Monday so in a bid to put a smile on my face, even for just a little while, I decided to have a browse online and look at pretty things I'd like to own. Even though I probably never will own every item, unless of course a money tree decided to plant itself in my garden in which case I'd buy everyone a present, I find window shopping strangely therapeutic. Is that weird? Maybe, but at the very least it's nice looking at pretty pictures!

1. My inner magpie saw this super pretty sparkly princess ring on the Temporary:Secretary website and squealed a little! I adore the blue ring a la Princess Kate but this colour has the edge for me because it's just that little bit different. Perfect.

2. I first saw this rose garland on the Temporary:Secretary blog when Sarah was doing a little outfit of the day with a super cute bunny dress & I instantly loved it. I know lots of other people did too because I think it went on sale and then sold out super quickly! A lot of these flower garland accessories on the high street have been a bit garish and well, just a bit much but this one is more understated & subtle which I really like.

3. This lace dress from Topshop is a super popular one & I can see why, it's beautiful. Unfortunately I don't have the legs for a dress like this but I've seen lots of beautiful girlies looking fabulous in it, especially the blue one they had in stock a little while back.

4. Having never have tried a Models Own nail polish before I have no idea what the quality is like but when I was browsing ASOS I spotted this beautiful jade colour in their new pro range. I'm sure it's not the most unique of colours but it looks stunning & perfect for the summer months!

5. I don't think I will ever stop lusting over a pair of these Vivienne Westwood shoes. I have a pair of black shoes in a similar style to these already so I sadly can't justify the £150 price tag when my other pair don't get a lot of love. The Viv shoes come in a gorgeous pink shade but I'm not sure that I'd be able to pull them off. Maybe this is one of those things I'm just meant to admire from afar!

6. ASOS have recently started stocking Stila make up products and I have to admit that I'm a little shocked at how pricey they are. I thought Stila was a super affordable brand but it looks like I was pretty wrong there! When you think of Stila you'll probably automatically think of Kitten eyeshadow. I've always thought it was a pretty colour & I love the idea of these little smudge pots.

Are you lusting over anything at the moment?
xoxo

23 comments:

  1. I have Kitten eyeshadow and I love it, I wear it everyday :-)

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  2. I love the look of that dress, its so pretty! And models own polishes have a really lovely formulation and last quite a while on me without chipping. I definitely recommend them :)
    I'm lusting over rose quartz after seeing your gorgeous pics of it, and head over heels blush by topshop! xx

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  3. that lace dress is so pretty! i'm such a sucker for anything cute and girly, haha. :)

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  4. Pretty things! What programme do you use to make your collages? I am rubbish at things like this but so badly want to be better! x

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  5. @Claire - It looks like such an easy to wear and flattering colour!
    @Dainty Makeup - Ooh that's good to know, I'll have to invest in a few shades I think! Head over heels blusher looks beautiful, I'm lusting over that too!
    @Stefany - Aww me too hehe!
    @Product Pixie - I use photoshop :)

    xoxo

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  6. I love the Vivienne Westwood shoes, I have seen a similar dress to the topshop one on missguided.co.uk :) xx

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  7. Ooh, I love the goodies above :D especially the Topshop dress.
    At the moment I'm lusting after lots of handmade jewellery items on Etsy, but I really need to save, grr!

    Fiona x
    sparklerosedesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. The ring is so gorgeous, I spied it on their website too!

    L x

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  9. perfect set, its so pretty. I pretty much want the topshop a/w 12 lookbook in its entireity.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE the top two and the dress, Temp Sec is sucha good site, love it. Like this segment, looking forward to next Monday xxx

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  11. I swatched the Stila Kitten Smudge pot last week and it is gorgeous but agree on the price!

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  12. that dress is so so so pretty! x

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  13. I don't know about the models own pro polishes but I bought three of the normal ones a bit back from Boots and I wasn't that impressed, they're really thin so I had to put 5 coats on and it was still a little transparent (I did a review if you're interested http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/2011/05/models-own-nail-polish-review.html) xx

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  14. I love Stila, but I always wait for it to beon sale at Brandalley, and then I stock up, haha! It's so much cheaper on there.

    Love everything here especially the Temporary Secretary bits!

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  15. Ooooh, I loathed that Stila smudgepot! I found it really dry, and it somehow made my oily eyelids look crepe-y and old. For awhile I tried to get some use out of it as an inner corner highlight, but even then, it just looked patchy and unblended. I ended up throwing it away out of sheer frustration. Try before you buy, if you can, because you're right, it's not cheap!

    - Becca

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  16. The first two things on your list are so pretty- I love that the ring can be adjusted for a perfect fit and the garland is just too cute x

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  17. oh wow. the nail polish esp caught my eye! i'll have to get my hands on that :)
    <3

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  18. I have the blue lace dress but haven't had the right time to wear it yet, I'm sure you do have the legs for it! don't put yourself down. You're a beautiful girl, you have an interesting 60's look to you!

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  19. keep an eye on brandalley for stilla - they always have it at like 60% off. also amazon do great deals on it!

    xx

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  20. I love the lace dress <3.

    Sadie xx

    http://www.brandnewbutterflywings.com/

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  21. All of this is so perfect!

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