The things I want this month

Between trying to sort out retirement annuities and actually saving money, I hardly think this is going to happen any time, but in the spirit of cataloging my lusts, here we go again!

Hoi P’loy Walnut Bureau Lamp – R2,999

I’ve been looking for a new desk lamp because the one I’m currently using is manky and keeps blowing bulbs…and I really want something that isn’t plastic crap. I’ve been toying with getting a vintage-looking/inspired anglepoise lamp but the area I have to work with isn’t tall enough for one. Also, all the good/great looking anglepoise lamps I could find were pretty much the same price as this one… and honestly, look at the workmanship on that! This isn’t a light you’re going to throw away. It’s basically an heirloom.

Painting my bedroom – R1500
Oh…my bedroom. Ha. So, I’ve had the same room since I was a kid – when I was much younger, my mom used to surprise my brother and I by swapping our rooms. My brother has my original bedroom but the one I have right now has been mine for more than 15 years. It also hasn’t been painted since…the stone ages probably. It’s getting grubby, and I had the tendency to write all over my cupboards when I was in highschool and even though it looks cool and interesting, I’ve been wanting to make a change for a very long time. I’ve joked with my friends that I’m going to take those cupboard doors with me when I move out, but I’ve grown up and I think it’s time to sand and paint. And also give the rest of the room a fresh lick of paint. I’m thinking white and a blue-toned grey?

MAC lipstick in the colour Fast Play – R210

Since when are MAC lipsticks R210? Weren’t they like R190-something just the other day? Anyway, that’s besides the point. This colour is apparently similar to MAC Syrup (my favourite) but less purple and more like Mehr (which we don’t have).

REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial – R620


It’s on special at the moment! This expensive tube of awesome is full of glycolic and lactic acids and omega 3. Woohoo! I’ve been on a real skincare kick and this just sounds right up my alley.

Speaking of skincare stuff…

Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair is also on the list, along with Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5% serum – they’re probably between R700-R800 *sob*

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume
SOMEONE JUST FREAKING TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET THIS. I swear, the Estee Lauder consultants on social media freaking SUCK. I ask and they don’t reply or tell me it WAS available as a gift with purchase… What the hell, guys?! I can’t exactly work with that, can I now? Got this thanks to a girl who answered my pleas on the Estee Lauder Facebook page.

And I better stop there.


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2 responses to “The things I want this month

  1. Can I just have everything on this list too?

    Love from London.

    Ashleigh | xx

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