Hey! I know, I know, two post in one weekend is pretty keen! But I just had to share some of the things I've been lusting after recently.
Most annoyingly, I've actually put myself on a spending ban (for materialistic things) this summer so it's even more frustrating seeing all these lovely things I want. Fear not though, I still have a few things I bought before my spending ban which I'm going to review, and plenty other ideas for posts!
Clockwise from left:
1. Valentina Assoluto Eau de Parfum - £61 for 50ml (available at escentual.com with 20% off)
2. Lancôme L'Absolu Mat Cashmere in 301 Prune Elixir - £21 (£10 in sale)
3. Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask - £22
4. Lancôme Colour Design Palette (from Spring 2012 collection) - £16.50 in sale
5. Nars Sheer Glow- £30.50
6. MAC Temperature Rising Nail Lacquer in Tropical - £11
7. Mavala Nail Colour in 304 Bamako - £4.50
8. Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Guava - £3.99
9. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit - £24
10. Nars Foreplay Palette - £39.50
So this wishlist is very beauty based, and it's been a real test of willpower not to buy some of these as I've seen them! First up is a perfume which smells incredible, it's supposed to have notes of apple, peach, jasmine and vanilla. I could definitely smell the peach and the vanilla, but not the cheap vanilla scent you sometimes get with cheaper perfumes. As it's an intense version of the orginal Valentina perfume it should last longer on the skin, and I might buy this when winter comes round as I prefer lighter fruitier scents for summer.
The two Lancôme products caught my eye as they were both reduced by over 50%. I'd never actually seen a high end makeup brand sale before so I found it intriguing. The lip lacquer is a deep plum, which can be applied in a thin layer for a tint of colour, or it is buildable to a full colour. The eyeshadow palette (which I can't seem to find anywhere online, damn) has some gorgeous aqua blue colours I think would make for fab summer eyes.
The Origins mask is on my list because I got a sample of it when I purchased their Super Spot Remover a couple of weeks ago, and it really does live up to the hype online! After using it my face looked so fresh, and any redness was visibly reduced. On a side note, the Super Spot Remover wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be, although it does help with blemishes.
Nars Sheer Glow is widely appreciated by beauty bloggers/vloggers so I'd like to see whether it really is that good. Having had some applied for a colour match already, I can definitely say it isn't sheer or glowy (who exactly named this product?!) but the price and fact that you also have to buy a pump continues to put me off. The Nars Foreplay Palette includes the blush colour Orgasm (cheeky) which is also a cult product in the beauty world, and I figured this would be a more economical/versatile way of trying it.
I'm also lusting after three nail varnishes, for different reasons. The MAC one is like no other nail colour I've ever seen before (which is saying something) and I've seen a tutorial where it's layered over purple and that looks awesome. The Mavala one is a gorgeous deep teal and while I already own a teal colour (China Glaze - Turned Up Turquoise), it's a bit brighter than this and it chips so easily! Finally we have Barry M's Gelly Nail paint in Guava, because I really want to try their Gelly range (I know I'm late to the bandwagon) and also it's a good dupe for OPI's Can't Find My Czechbook which I used to have a mini of, but it recently suffered an accident and is no more.
Finally we have Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer Kit. This is meant to be great for those pesky dark circles and at the moment my regular concealer isn't doing a fantastic job for under eyes.
Phew! That's everything, hope you're having a lovely weekend!