Monday, 2 September 2013
This year is just flying by and it kind of makes me sad but, also really proud because I feel like I have accomplished an awful lot so far in 2013 and I like that feeling of productivity and conquering stuff! As you're reading this I am on holiday; probably halfway up the side of Mt Vesuvius or perhaps traipsing the ruins of Pompeii so, hopefully that's going well! However, before I left I had to patch together my monthly wishlist. It was quite large this month and a total mish mash of items so I really did have to whittle it down. Also, just an update on last month's list, I ordered the Erin Condren Life Planner that I mentioned in my August wishlist and I cannot wait to receive it!
1. Google Chromecast // 2. Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm // 3. Ray-Ban Aviator Blue Mirrored Sunglasses // 4. IKEA Helmer // 5. Chanel Boy // 6. Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Merlot
So, yeah. I told you it was a total mish mash this month! I want the Google Chromecast because (a) I'm a nerd and (b) I am a total YouTube and Netflix addict. Sidebar: Have you watched Orange is the New Black yet? If not, you must rectify that as soon as possible. I watched the entire series in five days and I am suffering mega withdrawals from Litchfield and it's ladies. In case you don't know, the Chromecast is a HDMI dongle that plugs into your TV and streams videos straight from your device to TV screen. Sadly, it's not yet available in Europe. Typical.
Beauty-wise, I am dying to try the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. It's supposed to be better than the famed Emma Hardie Moringa Balm and a lot cheaper. My Elemis balm is finally gone and I'm currently trialling another type (review up next week!) but, once that's gone, the Clinique will be mine! Dee alerted me to this Laura Mercier lipstick a few weeks ago and, after seeing this post on Temptalia, I must have it! It's from the Fall collection and is in the shade Merlot which looks to be a slightly more pinky version of my beloved MAC Rebel lippie.
I've seen these mirrored Ray-Ban Aviators on so many Instagrammers and fashion bloggers and love them. I'm still not entirely convinced that the style suits me but, I definitely want to try these on the next time I see them. They are a little bit obnoxious and a little bit different and that works for me! Fulfilling the monthly "In Your Dreams" quota is the Chanel Boy bag. I LOVE this bag. I prefer it over the classic 2.55 and would willingly part with €3,000 if I had it to own this beauty. The periwinkle blue is lovely but, ultimately, my heart lies with the white. Like I said, in my dreams...
Rounding out an admittedly weird Wishlist is the IKEA Helmer drawer unit. This little ditty comes in at a pocket friendly €30 and would make the perfect house for my nail polish collection. Sadly, the yellow would go with nothing in my room so, black or white it will have to be!
What are you lusting after this month?