I know, I haven’t blogged in forever and I’ll probably do a little life-update post because a lot has changed in the past few months but I thought I’d do a post about things I’m currently lusting after. Some are designer bits, some are just high-street items that have caught my eye but it’s a range of fashion, beauty, homeware and whatever else I’ve found myself obsessing over.
It’s payday weekend so I thought why not share a few of the things I currently have my eye on. Realistically, I probably can’t justify spending money on most of the things on here, but I love looking at ‘Wish list’ posts from other bloggers to get inspiration for more things to spend money on and thought I’d share a few things I’m loving with you!
- Chloé Drew Bag
Chloé’s Drew Bag, Cement Pink
I spotted this beautiful bag on Instagram at first, in multiple pictures with saturated whiter-than-white backgrounds and the bag laid perfectly across a marble table (you know the ones I’m talking about). However, it was watching this Tanya Burr Vlog that made me desperate to get my hands on it, the bag just looked perfect with her Alice & Olivia dress and I love the clasp. I remember Chloé’s padlock bags that everyone, including myself, seemed to be obsessed with and I really do like how inventive the brand is with its clasps. Though I love the Cement Pink variation, I rarely wear any gold jewellery or accessories so it would have to be the black and silver variation for me – not very adventurous, I know. Get your hands on the Cement Pink version here or the black/silver one here, both are £1,050.
2. Monica Vinader Linear Diamond Chain Bracelet
Another Instagram spot that had me frantically racing to my browser and lusting after virtually every item as I scrolled through page after page of the beautiful necklaces and bracelets. It was the silver friendship bracelet that drew me to the brand initially, but then… I spotted this beautiful chain and diamond bracelet. I love Monica Vinader’s incredibly dainty and elegant adjustable bracelets, in particular, because seem like they wouldn’t look ginormous on my weirdly-tiny wrists. I reckon this would work well on its own or stacked with a few other thin, chain bracelets like this one. An additional note about the diamond chain bracelet: I just found out it can be engraved and now want it EVEN more! You can have the inside/top/bottom engraved along with the toggle…oh and that’s for free by the way. Just wow. Find the Linear Diamond bracelet here for £335.
3. Bang-Up Betty Silver #NOFILTER Necklace
Bang-Up Betty #NOFILTER Necklace
I love this for so, so many reasons. Mainly because I’m currently obsessed with metal bar necklaces, but it’s the embossed ‘#NOFILTER’ that I adore about it. As most people who know me know, I just say exactly what I’m thinking – there’s no beating around the bush with me. I’m also a bit of a ‘selfie’-addict, my Instagram is embarrassingly littered with them but what’s even more upsetting is that I can’t walk around with a ‘Crema’ filter on my face in real life so I suppose this is a fair warning necklace too! It’s simple, quite cool and I reckon this is a pretty versatile piece of jewellery too. It’s on Etsy, so be warned, you’ll be spending hours adding all sorts of other items to your basket too but you can get it here for £22.
4. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow and the ‘On Call’ Makeup Bag
Charlotte Tilbury + Norman Parkinson Makeup Bag
Charlotte Tilbury + Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow
I’m cheating a little here, but to be fair both products are from the same AMAZING, gorgeous and magical Charlotte Tilbury + Norman Parkinson collection so I’m sure you’ll all let me off. I’m hopeless with makeup – this isn’t an exaggeration. My makeup routine DAILY/no matter what is eyeliner, sweeping MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in ‘Give Me Sun!’ all over my face (this is probably very naughty in the makeup world and I should probably be ‘sweeping it in a 3-motion’ around my face but it does something to it so that’s a start, hey! Then I put lip stick/gloss on et voila I can leave the house without people gasping at my face. On the days I’m feeling fancy or going out, I’ll put some eyeshadow on (with my fingers, using one or two colours at most) and – I’m dead proud of this new addition – I recently bought ‘Watts Up’ by Benefit and have started attempting to highlight/create my cheekbones (I have hamster cheeks so I’m not 100% sure if there are actually cheekbones under there.
Anyway I’ve gone way off topic. Basically I want the pretty, glam Charlotte Tilbury palette because it looks amazing when other people use it and I’m sure if I stopped being so lazy I could possibly make it work. Though what swayed me towards it mostly was the pretty packaging and the fact that it looks like it could be dark enough to show up on my skin – most bronzers I find in ‘drugstores’ (I hate using that term) swatch like a light, washed out translucent powder on me!
Ideally I’d just rather buy myself the makeup bag because I’m sure it would get much more usage than the palette would embarrassingly. I’m in love with the stunning Norman Parkinson shot they’ve picked for both of these products.
The palette is a rather pricey £55 and the makeup bag is £32, which I shouldn’t really be able to justify because it’s going to be pretty stained by makeup inevitably, but you can get them here. That said, I seem to be able to justify the next items, which get ruined the minute you take one step in them…
5. Christian Louboutin So Kate Patent 120mm
Christian Louboutin So Kate 120mm
I think pretty much everyone I know, knows about my obsession with Christian Louboutin. I don’t own many designer items, and I’m not the type of girl who dreams of a designer-only wardrobe – I personally think you can find plenty of gorgeous items in Primark, New Look, Forever21 etc. – but if my shoe cupboard was only filled with Louboutin’s, I certainly wouldn’t complain! I could dedicate an entire post to the pairs I want *lightbulb moment*, so it was pretty hard picking just one, but I’ve done it. I love the ‘So Kate’s, they’re sexy, versatile and simple. You could wear them to work and then straight to a nice evening event, plus the fact that this pair is black means that they can compliment most ensembles. I was going to buy them for myself as a treat when I left my last job, then my lovely dad decided to point out that they’re the price of a flight abroad and it sent me crashing back to reality with a rather painful thud. I do know that the beautiful red role gets destroyed as soon as you wear them once, but that still hasn’t put me off! So until I have some savings in my bank and a nice holiday booked, I reckon I’ll just be wearing my trusty New Look pumps. Sigh. If you do have £425 lying around, though, and can afford both the holiday and shoes at this moment in time, buy them here. I won’t be bitter. AT ALL.
6. Mejuri Heartbreaker Chain Ring Silver
Mejuri Heartbreaker Chain Ring
I first spotted this brand through Amelia Liana’s vlogs, she’s launched a gorgeous collection with the brand but it’s mostly gold jewellery – though her star pieces are right up my street. My favourite items from the website are the chain rings, I’m currently sporting four silver/white gold rings on my hands right now so I definitely don’t need any more but I love any jewellery that’s dainty and has hearts on it so this is obviously a must-have. It works out to about £26 (it’s an American brand, I believe), plus shipping but it is sterling silver! Get yours here.
7. LUSH Butterball Bath Bomb
Lush Butterball Bath Bomb
I’m a fan of anything cocoa-butter scented, so this was an obvious choice when I first tried it. BUT what I didn’t expect was just how smooth and silky my skin would feel afterwards. I’m not exaggerating, it genuinely felt like I’d put moisturiser on already after washing it off and stepping out of the bath. Obviously, I still applied moisturiser after the bath, but it still did much more than I’d expect from a bath bomb. I’m a sucker for Lush’s products and have been since I first spotted the sadly-discontinued Ma Bar (Lush gods, if you’re listening, please bring it back even if it’s only for a few weeks so I can buy about 50) in a magazine when I was about 13. Bath bombs are my all-time favourite products from the brand, but I also can’t get enough of their shower gels and bubble bars. I do like their lotions, but they are super-rich so I wouldn’t slop it on during the day, rather after an evening bath to moisturise throughout the night or if your face is crying for some intense moisturising, just apply a few dots and blend – you’ll be surprised by just how well it works. Anyway, I went a little off-topic there! Basically, if you’re looking for a dreamy, relaxing, deliciously-scented bath that leaves your skin feeling amazing buy the Butterball bath bomb here for £2.65.
8. Typo Notebook
Typo A5 Notebook
For those of you who don’t get excited by stationary, just move along now because I know for a fact that I am not the only one who loves stationary shopping. I really enjoy buying cute new notebooks pens, diaries (that I never end up using) and other bits and bobs. I discovered Typo several months ago in Dubai by chance, it’s opened in a Shoreditch-style area called ‘Boxpark’ a hipster-haven with shops in container-style structures. I walked in, with my brother, and just went a bit mental – not even exaggerating, ask my brother he had to tell me to put about 10 items back because I was going ‘over the top’. They have fab deals on notepads and other bits, but I just tend to buy notepads and phone cases every time I visit. I’m currently using this snazzy flamingo one for work – professional, I know – but I now have my eye on the vibrant New York one above. They’ve recently opened a new store in The Dubai Mall at the end of the Metro Link, which I am yet to check out but I reckon it’s wise to either go after payday or set myself a spending limit. I promise I’m not a total loser, I’ve just read this point back and I look like I need therapy for my stationary addiction. I just like notepads, OK. I’ve just realised there isn’t a store in England (you can still browse the site and make a wish-list for if you do visit any of the countries with a store!), but Dubai readers and people reading this from Australia, America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia can buy it here.
That’s all for this post everyone, I hope you enjoyed reading it! I’m aiming to include more products and write less if I do a post like this again, did you enjoy it or would you rather never see one like it again? Be honest!
I’ve been saying that I’ll blog again – to myself and everyone I know – for ages, but I’ve been massively lazy and after starting my new job it’s been quite a busy time for me. I hope I blog again soon, because I genuinely loved writing this and found it fun, but I’m not going to set a time-frame or date just yet!
Thanks for reading and let me know what you’re currently loving below!