13 January 2016


I made the decision, late 2015, that I would try and buy less clothing, not that I bought much in the first place, but I wanted to make sure that what I did buy was more of an investment and of better quality (other than some everyday things, such as vests or thin layers I wear underneath things). I also want to start thinking a bit more about my skin-care routine, more specifically at night, where I can sometimes neglect my face through tiredness. This all led me to putting a little 'lust list' together and I thought it would be fun to share it with you... 
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Honestly guys, I have been searching high and low for a pair of brown chelsea boots with the 'right' kind of heel height, for what seems like about six months. I wanted to buy some that were easily transferable from work to weekend, and not just sitting in my cupboard for times where we were going somewhere for dinner. I saw these on Whitestuff's website and fell in love with them instantly - they are everything I have been looking for *insert heart-eyed emoji here*.
2. :: Boden Colour-Block Tunic in navy and white
Last spring I bought a Boden striped tunic-dress in pretty much the same style as this colour-block one. I wear it to death: I wore it all spring and summer with leggings and sandals and am wearing it through winter with thick tights and boots. I thought this navy and cream one would be perfect for everyday, whether at work or out to dinner (and it would look great with tights and those chelsea boots!).
3 :: Boden Gwyneth Blouse in navy
This top has my name written all over it. I would get amazing use out of it for work as well as with jeans at home. I love the classic shape of some of Boden's pieces, hence I usually feature a lot of their things! They all wash amazingly well too (blimey - I should be working for them shouldn't I?).
4. :: Boden Long Line Long Sleeve Breton Top in firecracker and ivory
(Sorry, another one from them). You can't beat a stripey top and I adore the flash of bright orange/red in this one. I also think the fact that it is long length is handy. I am quite long in the body, even though I have short legs (grrr!) and really like a slightly longer top for that reason.

Skincare & Make-up
As I mentioned in my opening paragraph, I can sometimes neglect my night time skincare routine. I always double cleanse and I always put on my beloved Efficlar Duo and my night repair serum, but I nearly always forget/don't bother with moisturiser, unless I have a good one. I notice my skin looks so much better when I do remember as it kind of looks thirsty without one. I haven't tried this one, by Una Brennan, but have heard good things, plus I really like this brand and have enjoyed most things I have used before.
6 :: Super Facialist by Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask
Apart from one very empty looking moisture mask in my bathroom, I am totally out of face masks. Gasp! I have used this one before and need to repurchase it, because it works (for me anyway). I first bought this when Joe and I were away in Cornwall and I was having a really bad skin week. I grabbed this from a local Boots store and within a couple of uses my skin was so much brighter and clearer, and it lasted ages. I need this in my life again.
7 :: Kiehls Midnight Recovery Complex
Almost a year ago I got the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum for a wedding present, from my friend L, who knows the sort of wedding pressies I will love! I am nearly out of it now and have been wanting to try the Kiehls one for a while. Lots of bloggers talk about it being wonderful so, naturally, I want to give it a bash! As a rule, face serums are the only skincare product I will invest in but, again, that's just my rule! I also fancy trying their avocado eye treatment, which I also hear is very good... this is getting pricey now.
8 :: Mac Coral Bliss Lipstick
Who doesn't lust after Mac lippy? Until I got my first couple, I just didn't 'get it'. But now I can't get enough. I have had this shade on my 'must have' list for a while as it is a great all rounder. I swatched it fairly recently and thought it was definitely one for me...FYI my list of 'must have' Mac lipsticks is growing fast!
9 :: Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 'Lovely Pink'
I have just used the last of this exact blush and desperately need to get it again. It is really wonderful. It is a light shade of pink that illuminates your skin (as it has a slight built-in golden highlight) and I love it!
10 :: Boots No7 Skin Illuminator Beauty Radiance Fluid
This sort of thing isn't usually my bag, but... I got a sample of it in a set before Christmas and have been using it ever since. They do a more pink version too but I love this golden toned one as it kind of goes with other products I wear (plus I have something similar in a pinky tone). It does have a slight sparkle to it, but I enjoy layering it under my matte foundations, so you have a little bit of a glow, but nothing too over the top. It is also great as a highlighter. Sometimes I dab it on my cheekbones to add something extra! My sample it almost out so I have been eyeing this up :-)

What is currently on your 'lust list'? I'd love to know!


  1. That tunic from Boden is so lush! I really want it now and I blame you whole heartedly haha. I'm trying to be more frugal with my clothing items this year and sticking to buying investment pieces. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year! Kat xx


    1. Ha ha! I like being an enabler! I really want it too but I will have to wait for one of their 30% off thingys! Xmas and New Year was good thanks honey - hope yours was also! :-) xx

  2. I love those boots! I've been looking for a new pair of boots for ages and finally treated myself to a River Island pair over Christmas.

    Hollie | hollieshighlights.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Hi lovely Hollie! It's such a commitment buying new boots isn't it? They are never cheap (if you want them to last anyway!) and I procrastinate for months - by which time they are usually sold out and the process starts all over again!I hope all is well with you and you have had a fab week! It's almost the weekend! Woo-hoo :-) xx


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