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Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday Pick Me up!

On a gloomy Monday afternoon, what better way to spend half an hour than a little online browse. With Christmas fast approaching I'm on the lookout for gifts for a few people that seem to have just about everything and are so difficult to buy for. As you get older, in my experience anyway, you tend to stop needing so many things. Sure there are still things that you'd like, little odds and ends here and there, but a lot of the time you have everything you need. For those people who are comfortable and settled I tend to go for gifts that have that little touch of luxury to them, nothing too extravagant but just something I know they will love that they probably wouldn't ever buy for themselves. Let me know if you'd like to see any Christmas gift guides, I'd love to put some together!
1. Hero&Cape Top Hat and Moustache necklace. 2. Antipodes Juliet Skin-Brightening Cleanser. 3. Models Own Hot Stuff Nail Polish. 4. Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter. 5. Chanel Allegorie Glossimer. 6. Guerlain L'Or Make Up Base. 7. ASOS Bunny in a Top Hat jumper. 8. Oasis Patent Korea Box Clutch bag. 9. ASOS Faux Fur Patchwork Mittens.

1. November is the month of Movember and Hero&Cape are supporting Movember by donating 5% of every moustache related item sold to the cause. This Top Hat and Moustache necklace is so cute and the perfect way to get involved with Movember if you can't grow a real 'tache of your own!

2. I've been hearing a lot about Antipodes recently and since I am a bit of a skin care geek it was only a matter of time before I found myself lusting after something from the range! The Juliet Skin-Brightening cleanser is said to reveal clean, clear and blemish free skin. I'd definitely like that thank you very much!

3. I'm not the biggest fan of Models Own nail polishes, I find they tend to chip really easily on me, but who could possibly resist this pink sparkly shade called Hot Stuff from the Mirror Ball collection? It's stunning!

4. During the colder months I'm all about the highlighting products, especially when my skin is super dry and looking a bit lackluster! Illamasqua Gleam compact highlighter from the Generation Q collection looks completely perfect with pearlescent pigments for a glow with light reflecting properties. 

5. Chanel's make up line has been calling my name for a little while now. I don't own anything from the range but there are so many things I find myself looking at over and over again. I've definitely got my eye on a couple of the lipsticks and blushes but the Glossimer lipglosses are something I've been hearing a lot of good things about recently. The shade Allegorie has really caught my eye, I know it's very much a sheer and almost nothing kind of colour, there's just something so simple and pretty about it that I love. These are super pricey though, are they worth it?

6. Okay, so this looks like prettiness in a bottle and it's the Guerlain L'Or Make Up Base. Essentially it's little bits of gold in a gel primer. I've never heard anyone talking about this, I've never read any reviews but I want it. And I don't know why. I highly doubt I'd ever actually use it, it'd just sit there looking pretty on my dressing table, which is ridiculous so I think this will be one of those things I admire from afar!

7. Hello bunny in a top hat jumper! You look cosy and oh so cute!!

8. I'm a sucker for beautifully simple and elegant black clutch/evening bags. I never ever go anywhere where I would ever need one but this Oasis Patent Korea Box Clutch has stolen my heart. I think it's SO pretty!

9. I can't believe how super freezing cold it is in Derbyshire already this year, I'm lacking on the warm winter clothes front and these super cute faux fur mittens look so cosy. Mittens are always incredibly impractical and I always get annoyed with them, but I'm willing to overlook that fact because these Faux Fur Patchwork Mittens from ASOS are so beautiful!

Have you got/ever tried any of these things before? 
What's on your current lust list? 
xoxo

45 comments:

  1. This certainly is a monday pick me up! I want everything on this list, I've got the models own nail varnish and it is lovely

    Chloe xo

    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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    1. The colour is amazing and I love how it looks in swatches online! xo

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  2. This is such a good list! The Models Own nail polish is such a great colour, it would be a great stocking stuffer. xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. the necklace is so cute! you can pick them up on ebay much cheaper though if you wanted to bargain hunt! i love this nail varnish, defiantly going to have to grow my nails before i buy it! x x

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    1. Aww no, I'm a huge fan of supporting indie businesses, and it's for such a good cause! <3

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  4. I actually love Models Own varnishes and that one looks soooo pretty! :)
    xo

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    1. The colours they have are amazing! xo

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  5. The Necklace and sweater are so fun. I want it all:)

    sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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  6. That bunny in a top hat jumper is beautiful, would be such a great Christmas gift! Simple clutch bags are a must, they always look so sophisticated and to me are the most appealing!xx

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  7. I am in love with those mittens! xo

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  8. I love that chanel lipgloss shade, it is just gorgeous. I have a chanel quadra eyeshadow and I love it- it applies so well and lasts all day. I love the jumper too!
    x

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    1. All Chanel things look so classy & pretty <3

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  9. I love love the look of that Illamasqua highlighter and the Chanel lipgloss! Gosh that Guerlain make-up base looks amazing, I wonder how that'd work/look on the skin?! Hope you're well my lovely lady! xxxx

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    1. I have no idea, but it sure looks amazing! <3

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  10. Love the look of that nail polish!

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  11. Oh wow - so in love with the rabbit in the top hat jumper! How cute! Really liking the moustache necklace too! Would love to read some Christmas gift guide posts, I'm always on the hunt for prezzie inspiration :-)
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  12. Both two and three are on my Christmas list, itching to try some Antipodes skincare!
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I keep hearing rave reviews about everything! xo

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  13. The Guerlain Base and Chanel Glossimer are so pretty. I've never even heard of or saw that Guerlain base before.
    xo

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    1. I hadn't either, it really caught my eye though! xo

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  14. I think that Illamasqua highlighter looks amazing! I've been addicted to highlighters lately, they give such a pretty glow to dull, winter skin! :)

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  15. How cute is that jumper!?
    http://shopaholiconashoestring.wordpress.com/

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  16. I've been seeing quite a bit of moustache jewellery around, but I love the idea of adding in the glasses and top hat. How cute is that necklace!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Ahh I know, it's so adorable! <3

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  17. Lovely stuff!!

    I am an absolute sucker for Chanel Make Up! It really is my vice. I swear by their eyeliner... it does not BUDGE! Their lip glosses are amazing... and their bronzer, and mascara! Just about everything haha

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    1. I really want to try something Chanel, it seems so classy and pretty! ox

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  18. The Models Own 'Hot Stuff' polish is gorgeous. I use it layered over Essie's Bahama Mama (there is a photo of it on my blog). It is a really really christmasy colour!

    blushingpeonies.blogspot.com

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  19. I want everything on there
    xxx
    www.theteacuproom.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow the Guerlain makeup base looks amazing! Want!!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I love the mittens! The Models Own nail polish looks lovely too. I'm the same I find it so difficult thinking of things I want for Christmas now I'm older. I've got some gift guides planned too, I posted a little beauty one the other day and I've a few more planned too. In fact all my blog post ideas I've got seem to focus around Christmas! xx

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    1. Because Christmas is the best! <3

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  22. I love the jumper and the mittens from ASOS!It's always great to see other blogger's wish lists! :)

    http://theotherside-bg.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxo

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