Wishlist-ing in JulyMonday, 14 July 2014
Another month, another completely new list of items that I don't really need, but really, really want. Isn't it just a never ending cycle? Just when I think I'm alright, and maybe I could start saving a few dollars, something else creeps up on my Bloglovin feed and my brain clouds over and bad decisions are made.
So far, no credit cards have been handed over, but trust me - the temptation is there. The past month, I've been lusting over a few new releases from Illamasqua, two pairs of boots from Australian designer Senso (one of which I'm not sure how to wear), a candle that has been on my wishlist since the beginning of time, and a few beauty bits and bobs I've been needing to indulge in (some are repeat purchases).
Starting from the top are two items that I need to repurchase - the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil and ever popular Oribe Dry Texturising Spray. I owned the highly coveted Hourglass pencil for a mere month before it fell to it's death from the couch and shattered the pencil inside - I've been attempting to use what remains of the stub but it's a little frustrating to use and kind of defeats the purpose of the pencil (which was previously the easiest, and quickest, pencil I've ever used!). As my Anastasia eyebrow pencil has come to the end of it's life (it was well loved), I am looking into purchasing a new eyebrow pencil and as much as it pains me to have to pay for this pricey little product again, so soon, I truly think it's worth it. Speaking of pricey products, it's about time I purchased the full sized can of the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, as I got a rude surprise yesterday after discovering my little travel size can had nothing left to give me. I know there are plenty of great texturising sprays out there, but there is just something about this one, am I right? The price hurts, and not knowing exactly how I can actually get it here, in my hands, in Australia hurts more (no website will ship aerosols, eye roll). I don't know how long I can part from this.
Illamasqua have brought out some amazing new products lately, and I'm dying to get my hands on some. In particular, a couple of matte lip colours from their Summer 2014 Collection in 'Surrender' and 'Exotic' have caught my eye, along with their new nude lipstick collection, the colour 'Rosepout' in particular has me excited. You know how I feel about nude lipsticks - they're my achilles. I have yet to try anything from Illamasqua so I'm dying to get my hands on these beauties!
It took me a while to come around to the idea, but I'm suddenly very keen to try out the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder. I don't tend to reach for bronzers or contouring products very often, but I feel like that may just be down to technique. Whilst my NARS Laguna Bronzer is great for bronzing purposes, I'm not feeling it as a great contouring option for me, and I've heard many good things about the Kevin Aucoin offering. Thoughts?
Here's where things get really dangerous - I recently discovered Australian shoe designers Senso and I'm terrified I may hand my credit card over to them without even batting an eyelash. LOOK AT THOSE BOOTS! Yes, that IS a rose gold zipper lining a boot. Yes, that is croc skin paired with some cool looking buckles. These babies are nearing $300 a pair but oh sweet Lord, the pull is enormous. My only concern is how to wear the bottom pair - no socks? The idea of sticking my foot into a boot with no socks kind of irks me, is that just me being weird? What would you do? So. Pretty.
Last, but definitely not least, is a long time love of mine - a candle from Byredo in the scent 'Tree House'. The first time I ever stepped foot in a Mecca Cosmetica, this was the first thing I picked up, and it absolutely blew my mind. Up until then, I had never considered myself a candle person, as I'm not really into sweet or floral smelling candles which make up the majority of the candle market. This baby though...it's the perfect woody, dark, and sexy scent. I'm a sucker for anything cederwood-esque and this scent is just so fresh and appealing to me. Not to mention they come in those sexy little jars, with that perfect, minimalistic label displayed on the front. It's love, and I'm not sure how much longer the $98 price tag will hold me back.
I've had a pretty expensive month as it is (getting my hair re-done every ten weeks is a killer), and a short trip away next week (sure to cost me another few pennies) but I absolutely foresee at least one of these pretties landing in my checkout cart any day now. For the love of God though, someone hold me back from the Senso website - can't. help. myself.
I know we've all got 'theoretical' checkout carts bookmarked in our web browsers - tell me, what are you guys drooling over this month?