I’m on a spending ban at the moment because I’m saving as many pennies as possible to use as spendies when I go to New York in June but recently, my SpaceNK card has been screaming at me from within my purse and begging me to use it. So, to try and quench my thirst to spend in the delightfully pricey beauty treasure chest, I hit their website and stalked down what I’m coveting at the moment and thought I’d best document my finds so I remember them come July… right?
In the top left hand corner of the picture we have the Narsissist Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow Palette which is pretty much the reason why I created this post. I’ve had my eyes on these stunning shadows since they were announced and even though they’re pricey, I swatched them at my local NARS stand and fell head over heels in love; I love NARS shadows anyway and these ones are somehow even better pigment-wise. To combat how pricey they are and to satisfy my hunger for them, this Limited Edition palette is everything I’m looking for right now. Needless to say, I’m going to struggle to avoid buying this beauty before the ban is over… Moving on, we have the Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray. My hair is becoming my dad’s hair more and more by the day meaning that straw-like hair is pretty much a constant for me and with that comes the haircare obsession. I always admire the Living Proof products when in store and this is definitely what’s sticking out to me most at the moment. It pretty much adds volume when you need it and does a similar job to the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray (forever one of my favourite things), but it’s a fraction of the price!
Going down, I’m yearning to build on my Cowshed collection and the Cowshed Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel seems to be the way forward. I’m a shower gel hoarder (I’m loving the REN ones at the moment) and this one needs to get into my collection asap; I used to have it a year or so ago and I was obsessed with it, especially considering I always shower before I go to bed and never in the mornings. Next is another eyeshadow palette but its undeniable beauty makes it okay for me to mention two eyeshadow palettes in the same wish list, right? The Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette is basically all of the eyeshadow goals in one palette. You get a stunning pink to use all over the lid, a nice brown to shade in the crease, a jet black to use as liner (my favourite way to use liner) and a gorgeous off-white colour to use as a highlight on the brow bone. Seriously, just look at that bloody thing – TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!
The last palette now: the Laura Mercier Flawless Contour Palette. I’m loving contouring more and more recently and powders are my favourite way of doing it. Take the fantastic colour range shown in this palette and the fantastic quality of products that Laura Mercier produces and you have a hit right there. It’s limited edition so I can see this one either going before I grab it or me grabbing it before I should, but the price is so reasonable for a high-end contour palette that I don’t think I could blame myself if the latter happened. Also on the LM front is the Laura Mercier Fan Brush which I’m pretty sure ViviannaDoesMakeup always raves about in her videos. Even if she doesn’t I can’t help but visualise all of the powdering goals being done with this beauty of a brush. Think of all that light dusting I can do down my T-zone… fantastic.
Last but not least has to be the Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Toilette which has been on my beauty wish list for ever and a day. I cover myself in this gorgeous stuff every single time I pass a Diptyque concession and spend the rest of the day wishing I could spray it each and every day. I just love how the site describes its fresh scent as “beautifully capturing the essence of a sun-kissed Greek island”. Who wouldn’t want to smell like someone on a sun-kissed Greek island when they actually live in the South East of England!?
Let me know if you like this kind of thing. I used to do them way back when in very early 2013 and they used to be the most popular things I wrote so I’ll be interested to see if it’s still that way. Let’s hope this works at keeping my spendy feelings at bay while I try and keep to this ban and who knows, maybe a Sephora wish list will be hitting your Bloglovin’ feeds much sooner than you think…