Monday, 3 October 2011

Monday Lust List 009.

1. I have loved these Keep Calm And Carry On necklaces from Temporary:Secretary since I first saw them. I mean, just look at them, they're gorgeous with a capital G! I wish it was my birthday so I could pop one on my wishlist because I would be thrilled to unwrap one of these lovelies as a gift! There are so many colours to pick from & I think I'd go for the Vintage Pink with its gold chain and pretty floral design. Which design would you pick out?

2. I was having one of my weekly browsing sessions on ASOS, as you do, and stumbled across the NARS Calanque Trio Eyeshadow Palette and I think it's just gorgeous. It was reduced to £26.50 a couple of days ago but I know that I don't need it & it doesn't have the best reviews online so I talked myself out of it and now it's back to its full price of £33. I own the Urban Decay Naked palette so my collection doesn't need more neutral shadows but this would be super handy to just pop into my bag whereas the Naked palette isn't. However, I think that this will be one of those items that remains on my lust list and never makes it in to my collection.

3. I'm currently experiencing a slight obsession with Sausage Dogs and I'm not entirely sure why. I spotted this Sausage Dog Print Blouse from Yumi & I fell in lust because it's just SO cute! I adore the print, the three quarter length sleeves and the peter pan collar! It also has an adorable little bow detail on the back which is what I love about Yumi, their attention to detail is incredible! At £35 I think its a little on the pricey side but because it's so adorable it would be worth every penny!

4. Considering how pricey clothes from Topshop are, I'm pleasantly surprised at how affordable the make up is! This Topshop Lipstick from the Smoke & Mirrors Collection called Pillow Talk looks like the perfect, wearable baby pink. At £9 it's a little more expensive than the permanent lipstick line but the packaging is so beautiful I'd happily pay the extra pound. I also really love the shade Rumour Has It but that may just be because it's an Adele song. I think I may treat myself to both shades, after all, a new tube of lipstick is much cheaper than a new outfit & I think both do similar things at refreshing your look.

5. Matalan recently popped their Autumn/Winter lookbook in the post for me to have a look through and I just about fell in love with everything. Until a few weeks ago Matalan wasn't even on my clothing radar but now they're up there as one of my current favourite shops. This Sequin Dress has fast become the item I'm lusting over the most, even though I have nowhere to wear it, but I'm not one to worry about a little thing like that. I'd probably wear it everywhere, nipping to the post office, buying a pint of milk, or even just around the house because it makes me feel good! Joking aside, this is the perfect little winter dress. Pair it with beautiful black heels, a dark smokey eye, nude lip & big hair and you'll be the belle of the ball. At £28 it's a complete steal too! *wants*

6. I'm on the lookout for a new foundation. I'd like one with medium to full coverage, not matte, shades to match fair skinned people like myself and that won't accentuate dry skin. HELP! I love the sound of NARS Sheer Glow but I'm not sure that it's quite what I'm looking for but I have NO idea where to start! I probably would have bought sheer glow from ASOS but they don't cater for my shade - I've guessed that I'd be Gobi but honestly I have no idea. I'm scared of make up counters and I live in the middle of nowhere now so I don't have any make up counters to visit!

7. Eeeeee, Bunny! Pretty much the only shop in the centre of my little village is Dorothy Perkins and when I was in there last I spotted this Blonde Rabbit Hottie. How cute is he with his little stripey ears! I love him.

8. Yep, more sausage dogs! I've seen this ASOS Double Finger Sausage Dog Ring everywhere and I just love it although I know I wouldn't wear it very often. I think that's why I've never bought it. At only £8 it's super affordable but I know it would just sit in my jewellery box unworn and what's the point in that?

Are you lusting over any similar items?
xoxo

27 comments:

  1. Aww that bunny hottie us so so cute!! xx

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  2. Not sure if you use Max Factor products or not, but their Smooth Effect foundation base is nice for pale skinned girls :) x

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  3. I have an obsession with Dachshunds too. One of my dogs is part Dachsy so I've always loved memorabilia. I've been after that ring for so long but I hardly ever wear double finger rings so can't bring myself to buy it! xx

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  4. I love those necklaces, they are so pretty! That sequin dress is also gorgeous, I never think to look in Matalan for clothing! x

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  5. Ahh I've been debating buying the Sausage dog ring too! So so cute! Love the blouse too, did you find the New Look sausage dog dress yet? I bought it in the end but haven't worn it yet! xx

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  6. I bought Nars Sheer Glow in Gobi about two years ago after being matched as it and honestly hun it is SO pale! I don't think it would match you as on the face it made me look like a ghost! I sold Gobi and guessed my own match as Deauville... suits me much better :)

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  7. i love #2! i also have the urban decay naked palette, but i am always reaching for eye shadow while i'm in the makeup section. i guess it's my favorite :)

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  8. that dress is gorgeous! i always forget about matalan, and it always surprises me when i remember to have a look!:)

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  9. In terms of foundation, I got Illamasqua skin base today, I'm pale myself, MAC's shades are too dark. Works wonders, suits my normal/dry skin, too :)

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  10. The sausage dog ring is incrediable! :D As well as the Keep Calm and Carry On necklaces. I'd like both of them as well! :D

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  11. I really like that lip colour! Might have to grab me one of those.

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  12. Matalan are always surprising me with lovely clothes. And I love the look of Pillow Talk by Topshop - if lipstick suited me I would have snapped it up the moment it came out! ♥

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  13. I think you may be Mont Blanc in Nars Sheer Glow, it's quite pale but yellow toned.

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  14. I love that rabbit hottie! Too cute. We need to get a hot water bottle for the new puppy to help him sleep at night and I can just see him cuddled up to this! Also love that Yumi blouse - you can't go wrong with a sausage dog print!
    xxx

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  15. That lipstick is such a pretty colour, I know what you mean about how a great new lipstick colour can totally transform your look or an outfit. The sausage dog ring is adorable too.

    Lucy xxx

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  16. You did well in not getting the Nars trio, it's not very pigmented and the colors aren't very different from each other once applied.
    However, totally go for Nars Sheer Glow! We have a lot of common taste in foundations from what you wrote in the past, and we do wear the same color so I can tell you that Gobi will be ok. It's one of my 2 favorite foundations ever. The other one is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10 but the color isn't as good of a match as Gobi is.

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  17. The little sausage dog ring is so cute! I looked at a key one the other day that went across two fingers, but I can never decide if it'd annoy me/get in the way or not? That dress is so lovely though, fab for Christmas/New Years parties, Matalan get some great things in every now and then!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  18. I've never tried Nars, I think I need to! Also need to pop into Toppers and have a look at their new make up range!

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  19. OMG! Can't believe that dress is from Matalan!!! Definitely going to have to go and visit!! :) x

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  20. I loove all your picks! I love sausage dogs too, my boyfriend's brother has one, she's called Mimi and is adorable!
    I would really recommend visiting a counter for foundation if you can-I've just invested in an Estee Lauder one after years of using cheaper versions and I can't believe a) the colourmatch [better than anything I've tried to match myself, I guess because a trained makeup artist will be able to look at your skin without pre-concieved ideas of shade-I always pick shades darker than my skin actually is] and b) how much BETTER I look as a result! Well worth a visit if you can!
    Love Amie XO

    www.creditcrunchchic.blogspot.com

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  21. Awww I bought this bunny for my bestie last year for Xmas and so wanted one for myself, maybe this year! Loving the sausage dog blouse too-this may have to slip in to my wishlist too :) X

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  22. loving the necklaces but at a loss when it would come to picking a colour - theyre all so lovely! probably go with the green - how about you?

    x

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  23. I love Nars & can thoroughly recommend their blusher. their products last for ages as well which is a bonus.

    I would never hace thought the sequin dress was from Matalan, it is stunning & perfect for the party season.

    also loving the yumi blouse - cute & quirky!

    great post xxx

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  24. I been loving those necklaces for ages too, I'd want them all though! And that sausage dog ring is brilliant! x

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  25. I love Temp Secs vintage style jewellery! If you're liking sausage dogs at the moment Dotty P have a lovely jumper in! I too have dry skin and have used Mac Studio sculpt foundation for years. Awww! Had to be a bunny somewhere ;) xx

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  26. Jennie!!! I want to send you a tempsec parcel! I think it's about time I sent you a little pressie! Let me get myself sorted and organised, I'll be in touch in a couple of weeks! (Ran out of keep calm necklaces and will be getting them back in approximately 2 weeks time - keep your eyes peeled for an email SOON!) xxxxxxxx

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  27. I'm popping to Matalan pronto after seeing that - gorgeous dress! xx

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