The Blonde UpKeep Haul

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When I decided to go blonde a few weeks ago I spent them researching (googling) for the products I’d need to keep my hair in a good condition. To say it took a full day of bleaching & toning which you can read here in my Red To Blonde post my hair is in pretty great condition thanks to a great hairdresser & Olaplex! However I still have ends that are a bit brassy & the general condition of my hair is dry & frizzy to begin with. So I did a little shopping over the weekend & picked up some bits to help me along the way. Continue reading “The Blonde UpKeep Haul”

Lust List – Beautiful New Things

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 I love searching the internet for whats new out in beauty & I love to share it with you. This isn’t everything that’s out new but the things that interest m the most. The products that when I can afford them will look at buying them myself.

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Saving Up For Something Special

Saving Up For Something Special


Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Raspberry

£15 –
I’m a little bit half and half about this one after all it’s a lip balm. Then again it’s a Bobbi Brown Lip Balm it interests me enough to want to at lest test it out and see if it’s all that different. Also wondering how much pigment will show up on the lips as I this would be an easy to wear summer shade.

Out of all of Macs latest collection nothing really stood out that I really wanted to buy into this limited edition collection. The Alluring Aquatics is pretty compared to the standard black but not enough to sucker me in this time. I did however like the idea of having a Mac nail varnish and this one is super gorgeous. Submerged is an almost holographic shade with multi glistening shades that make me want to try it.

£260 –
This is what I would call a crazy amount to spend on a bag but for as long as Marc Jacob has been on my radar I’ve wanted to own one of his bags. This is a lovely messenger bag and is exactly what I want and would be perfect as my weekend use bag. Yes £260 is alot but I think I’ll be saving up for this one over the next year, if not this one then maybe look in the Christmas sales.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
£29 –
Ever since I saw this on Gossmakeup on Youtube I have wanted to try it. I’ve been having trouble with foundation for the last month or so and think this could be a good one to try. It used to be full coverage but now is more or a medium coverage that can be built up, it has lots of shades so more chance of a match.

Mac Sized To Go Zoomlash Mascara
£8 –
I know this isn’t going to burst the bank but that’s kinda the point for me. I only wear make up at the weekends so this would be the perfect way to try out a few Mac mascaras without having to spend quite as much money on something that might not suit.

The packaging alone makes me want to own this the set. I think this would be the perfect set out of all the gift boxes that Charlotte Tilbury does. It contains everything you need to recreate a vintage vamp look. Expensive maybe but I would adore something like this and it comes with a makeu bag to hold all your lovely pieces of makeup.

£24 –
I can’t comment on how good the lipstick is but the shade Mayday just sang to my heart when I saw it. it’s a dark raspberry red shade and the tube just screams luxury. I’ve spent may a time swatching at the Dior counters seeing if a lipstick would suit so maybe next time I’ll take the plunge.

Bobbi Brown Art stick
£19 –
I believe this is part of a growing obsession with all things pencil related, in makeup I mean. I love my Nars Velvet Mattes so I can’t wait to try these out. It’s a shame it’s exclusive to Selfridges so if I do want it there will be some traveling involved to get it.

Illamasqua Masquara Raven
£16.50 –
I’ve spent the last year pondering getting something from Illamasqua and I’ve changed my mind every time but I don’t know why but I keep seeing this and wanting it. A little bit mascara-centric lately, I’m trying to figure out if it’s worth spending the cash on something you’re supposed to throw out every 3 months.

MAC Sized to Go False Lashes Extreme Black
£10 –
Another mini Mac mascara because I wanna try out both. I love Mac but usually guilt trip myself out of buying bits so this wouldn’t be so bad I’m thinking. A way of having something special without breaking the already broken bank.

Budget Xmas/Birthday Wish List

So this is just a idea of what I maybe will be picking up a few days after the New Year, I haven’t forgotten Christmas but it’s also my Birthday so soon after that I tend to wait until then to do some sale shopping. Can’t say I hate Christmas present I just have to have a better reason to justify spending lots of money. So luckily my birthday is there as the perfect excuse. I’ve done this list which is the budget buys I’m wanting but haven’t quite got round to buying then there will be a Luxe Christmas and Birthday Wish List too.

What’s on your wish list ?

Budget Xmas/Birthday Wish List

Carmex lip treatment
£3.99 –

Essie nail polish
£7.99 –

Topshop nail care
£6 –

Beauty product
£5.99 –

Topshop lip makeup

Max Factor lipstick
£7.99  –

Revlon lipstick
£7.49 –

Revlon lips makeup
£7.49 –

Rimmel lipstick
£5.49 –

Bourjois Happy Light Primer Matte
£12 –

MeMeMe Blush Coral 1
£8.50 –

MUA Matte Lipstick Scarlet Siren
£1 –