All the wants

I know we’re halfway through February, but I only just realised I haven’t put together a lust list. I’ve been concentrating on being good this month and mostly succeeded, however, the #feelingspendy bug kicked in last Friday when I had to go pick up a birthday present for my brother and replace some clothing basics. Sigh.

  • Chanel ‘Jardin de Chanel’ Blush Camelia Rose (limited edition and oh so beautiful) So yeah, I bought this. I lost 5kgs and kinda wanted to treat myself and it’s been on my list… I went to the Chanel counter at my Edgars and tested it out. Oh my. The glow. I managed to grab the very last one. No buyers regret but I think my wallet hates me.
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil (still on my list, I know. I can’t wait until I can afford this baby. I’m planning on getting the big spray bottle version) Bought a big bottle for myself later this year.
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara (I loved the Volume de Chanel mascara but promised myself I couldn’t JUST BUY another Chanel mascara because they’re so goddamned expensive. But then I received this Inimitable mascara sample, and I’m in love again…)
  • BalmBalm Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm and BalmBalm Little Miracle Rosehip Serum (I’ve been meaning to buy both these products for ages now, but the price scares me a little.) Got this for my birthday from Janet ^_^
  • I’m still on the hunt for a foundation. I keep flitting between Dior Forever, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation. I think I need to get some samples. But Dior never has samples. Ugh.
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer (looks like you can use this under your eyes and on blemishes. Just what I need because my Wet n Wild one is almost finished and it really didn’t impress me…)
  • I saw this amazing powder on display at the Dior counter in Edgars, Cavendish. It is so finely milled and magical. I must have the shade 010. It says it’s good for oil control…which is exactly what I need. It could have been the Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear and Oil Control Matte powder. HMMM. Must investigate.

The January bin

Lush Rose Jam shower gel
I got this during the Christmas boom last year. I really wanted to try Hot Toddy but my nearest Lush never seemed to stock it and only the ginormous bottle was available on the website. Oh well. Maybe next year.

I liked how this foamed up and filled the shower with the smell of awesome. I did notice, however, that after like 10 showers with this stuff, I started getting sick of the scent. I ended up putting this stuff on hold and using something in between.

The Body Shop Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
This was nice. It worked well but I didn’t think it lasted as long as the Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing balm, and I still missed the cleansing oil version of this stuff, so I didn’t repurchase. I now have a brand new bottle of The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser
When I started using this primer, I hated it. Then, after using it solidly for a month, I realised my skin was in such good condition. I persevered and finally finished it off. I didn’t repurchase this, but I did buy another The Body Shop tea tree product because I like how it reacted with my skin! I’m currently using the Smashbox Oil-Free Light primer

Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser
Holy grail. I felt like a change, though, so I’m now using The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool and Creamy Wash (which I’m loving)

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair with Liquid Keratin Ultimate Repair – Repair and Gloss Treatment for Very Damaged/Dry Hair
Phew. Long name. I was not blown away by this stuff. I can’t even remember if it was a shampoo or conditioner. It just sucked. Not buying this again.

Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara – mini
One word – transfer. A few hours of wearing this mascara, I felt and looked like a panda. Sadly I have a full size version waiting for me. I blame that on my mom. She got it as a freebie. Ugh.

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