Holes in my wardrobe

I’m not a capsule wardrobe sort of girl. In all honesty, I’d love to be but if I had to take a good look at what’s currently in my cupboard and remove all my overly worn/should be tossed due to holes, etc clothing, I’d probably be left with very little.

Then, if I had to assess what’s left and donate some, toss some and keep the rest, I’d probably have to pitch up at work naked at least once a week. Realistically, I don’t think many of us have the funds to replace everything at once, or replace them with the key expensive/quality pieces we’d really truly like.

That being said, I’ve got better at just buying things. There have been a few moments where I’ve hesitated buying something because do I really need it, then gone back to get it because its played on my mind and then realised no longer available. It’s a thin line, people!

Lately I’ve been thinking about some things I really do need to stock up on, so I thought I’d post a list as a reminder to myself. I like having a list somewhere – it keeps me on track!

  • Prescription sunglasses – I’m blind. I don’t wear contacts. I’ve been squinting in the sun way too long. Always buy out of season, right?
  • Raincoat – I’m not talking about those flimsy things you had when you were at school. More like something that is substantial, looks decent (like part of your outfit) and will keep you super dry. I’m thinking something from K-Way
  • Boots – I’ve been wearing a pair of Pick n Pay boots for the past 2 years. They have finally died. I’d really like to invest in a pair of leather boots. I do have two pairs of docs though – one pair knee high (zip needs replacing) and one ankle boot BUT the ankle boot (preferred style right now) is seriously hard on my feet. I haven’t been able to “walk them in” as the leather is so goddamned tough. I have tried everything under the sun to soften it but I just can’t. Anyone have any suggestions? I think I may just need to consider something softer.
  • Blazer – Believe it or not…I don’t own one of these. I like to think a black blazer can dress up any outfit. I want to maybe get one in ponte fabric…it’s a little more forgiving.
  • Trusty scarf – I need a black scarf. Something that will go with every outfit (or most of them). Silk, wool, whatever. I just need one. I wanted to wear one this morning but I didn’t have anything that would go with my outfit (blue and white striped breton thing, dark blue jeans, black boots)
  • Bras – More of them please. I recently just bought two Panache Sculptresse bras from Amazon (never again) and damn people, don’t underestimate a good bra. I want more. Stat. PS: why are large cup bras so expensive and like the mystical fucking unicorn? I guess I’ll be making friends with eBay or Storm in A-G Cup…
  • Leopard print flats – I want. They’re outrageous. I just want. There was so much drama around getting these but finally…finally…I got a pair of Dune Hero’s in leopard print on sale for R900 (22 August 2016!)
  • Pair of leather sandals – I have my eye on a pair from Jane Sews (I can’t choose between brick or black). I also want a pair of their loafers.
  • Wide brimmed floppy hat (black, felt?) – #palegingerproblemz

Other stuff I want but can wait:

  • Denim jacket – I have always wanted one of these. I’m keen to see if it would work with my style. I’m not entirely sure if this a MUST HAVE, but I’d like to try one on anyway, and decide from there.
  • Leather jacket – Same as above. Being bigger, things aren’t always available in your size and don’t always fit in the same way. Okay let me take that back… We all have a body shape that at some stage in our lives doesn’t really work with certain types or cuts of clothing. Maybe I’ll stumble upon one that will work. This is definitely an investment piece though, so I think I’d rather wait until my I’m in a space weight/shape-wise where I’m happy enough to commit to something long-term. This looks amaze. Seriously. And so does this
  • Cashmere jersey – there’s a stunning grey one at Poetry that I’d die to own BUT it’s like R1600 or something (HAAAAAA). Okay, I shouldn’t be laughing cos we all know cashmere is fucking expensive, but hey, this is a wishlist after all. Also, I can’t be trusted with cashmere. Seriously. If it doesn’t wash well, it’s doomed. Scrap that. No cashmere for me.
  • Black dress – I don’t own one. Not even one dress. Actually, fun fact: I don’t own anything longer than a pair of pants. No 3/4s, no shorts, no bathing costumes, no skirts and no dresses. The search for the perfect LBD is a goddamn struggle, people.

 

Urban Decay wishlist

My Urban Decay wishlist is something that I kept separate from my usual lists simply because we just couldn’t get the products here, or at least not very easily. BUT since Urban Decay is launching in SA this year, I thought I’d post my wishlist. Maybe it’ll inspire your own list?

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
I love every single bloody thing about this palette. The colours, the container, Gwen..It’s EVERYTHING. I was very lucky to get this on sale and have a friend bring it home for me.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion
I have no real preferences here. I’ve used the original and loved it. Minor Sin and Enigma look amazing, and the anti-aging one sounds like a great idea. I’d be happy owning any of these.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Coverage Concealer
I’m thinking Fair Neutral or Light Neutral are going to be a winner here. All I hear are good things about this stuff, so I’m keen.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
I’m oily. This would probably be life.

Urban Decay De-Click Mattifying Powder
To go along with the spray. Cos I’m an oilslick, basically.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil
Naked is the winner for me. It comes with Whiskey and Zero. A black and a brown. Perfect.

Urban Decay Rapture Blush
This is like a plummy-brown colour. Much darker than anything I own but something about it draws me in!

Urban Decay Fetish Blush
So, like Rapture, this is quite muted, but the swatches look amazing. Again, not really something I own so it’d definitely be a unique addition.

Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss
The colour Naked is another winner for me. I’ve wanted this since it was first released…yonks ago. A great my lips but better colour. Yes please!

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick
Ex-Girlfriend all the way!

Urban Decay Naked Smoky
How can I say no to this? When I first saw it, I thought…nah… but it’s sucking me in! I can’t help it. It’s so pretty.

Birthday wishlist!

So, it was a toss-up between a monthly wishlist or an outrageous birthday lust list. Guess which won? I went through a bunch of old posts and the never ending list on my phone and have curated this little (yeah right) list. None of these things are on my family wishlist just in case any of my friends actually choose to use this one… Ahem.

  • Beauty Blender – R398
    Ofcourse I had to add this one. I’ve been dying to try it for ages now. Can be found on 27Pinx, Placecol and Best of Beauty. Won this in a PinkPeonies competition!
  • Skoon Cleanser + Makeup Remover – R460
    This stuff is amazing. Used/devoured my sample and now I’m back to the ol’ cleansing water… that needs to change, stat! Bought this myself. I got some birthday money, so I picked up a full size at Kamersvol in June 🙂
  • Lush It’s Raining Men shower gel – R175
    My ultimate favourite body wash. Birthday gift!
  • Lush Salt Peppermint Bark scrub – R160
    Only available in-store. I think it’s limited edition. This stuff is the BOMB. Birthday gift!
  • Lush Rub Rub Rub – R185/R125
    The pot is luxurious! And the solid (yet to try) sounds so awesome
  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant – R450
    Always wanted to try this.
  • Benefit B.Right Radiant Skincare Set – R295
    Nice way to test some Benefit skincare.
  • REN Omega 3 Optimum Skin Serum Oil – R550
    Sjoe, this has gone up in price since the last time I saw it. Available at the link and Woolworths. Sounds dreamy. And Caroline Hirons gave it a good review!
  • Nuxe Aroma-Perfection Thermo-Active Mask – R195
    Seen so many good reviews for this. Available at Truworths Elements/Truworths makeup counters.
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Light/Medium – R295
    Always wanted to give this a go and now that Benefit is available in SA…
  • CND Vinylux Weekly Topcoat – R220
    From Yemaya or Sorbet stores. All Dolled Up mentioned they got 10 days without chipping. What the hell????
  • Benefit Porefessional Matt Rescue – R395
    This oily gal needs some help!
  • Essie Letter Press Artists Almanac 2016 – R400
    Dreamy!
  • The Brush Egg – R90
    Cos cleaning your brushes is important!
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (Light or Light Plus – both will work) – R390
    I’ve swatched both Light and Light Plus… I think Light Plus would work better – slightly more pink (my undertone), but hey! It’s so sheer, it doesn’t matter. Available from MAC!
  • MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ – R250
    I’ve been wanting to snag one of the travel sizes of this stuff…which is cheaper than the R250…to foil eyeshadows with and just…experience the spritz. Present to self thanks to a little nudge from Jess
  • Pencil brush.
    Cos I don’t actually own one…
  • Scarf for winter – R599-R699. Yeah. Ridiculous price for a scarf, but hey. I’ve had my eye on the Trenery Cleo Stripe Jacquard scarf and the Trenery Alyssa scarf. Both are beautiful and pretty much fit with my wardrobe. Woohoo. Birthday gift from wonderful friends!
  • Rare Earth Crissy Cable Shrug – R499 (XL)
    I have a bit of a love affair with Poetry. I have my eyeballs on the Locklyn navy cable pullover (see the theme here? Cable knit is my JAM) and tried the XL on – which fit, but wanted to try the L on and ran out of time. I’m hoping this one feels just as great as the Locklyn. I mean, the grey, the cable… oh my.
  • H&M Glass Box – R229
    Ah, I love the home section of H&M. Damn. Anyway, I saw this ages ago and really loved the look of it but never ended up getting it. Thought I’d add it to the list. Birthday gift from my friends 🙂
  • Copper coat hangers – R380 for 5
    Um, YES! I need like 20 of these 😛
  • Perfumes still on my wishlist: Dior Poison, YSL Black Opium, Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, Prada Candy…

And if I had a fairy godmother in the UK/US…

  • Caudalie Vinosource Moisturing Matifying Fluid – only the best moisturiser in the world *heart eyes*
  • Soap & Glory – The Breakfast Scrub (my all time favourite!), Rich & Foamous (the matching body wash), Solar Powder, One Heck of a Blot primer and powder… Pretty much anything from the cosmetic line… 😛
  • All the expensive stuff which I won’t list 😛

Stark March

Ugh. March. Actually, ugh in general. I’ve been feeling really tired lately. A little bit of a mix between feeling stretched too thin or not stretched enough. It’s weird. I’m hoping things start looking up energy-wise. And just, motivation in general. I need more of it. I wish I could pick a few off the shelf, but life isn’t that easy.

So, let me try be positive. These are some of my March highlights:

  1. Birthday party in Kraaifontein. Ate my weight in cake and asked a girl where she got her pants from cos they were awesome. I haven’t found the pants. And it’s not appropriate to try steal the pants off someone who is currently wearing them. Alas.
  2. Sweeney Todd!! I went to see the musical at Theatre on the Bay. It was my first time there and I loved the show. If it ever comes back, I suggest you go;
  3. Lunching with the Jess! It was Jess’ birthday in March and we met up for lunch and green gin daiqueries and life was good. Need more of this!
  4. Game night with the guy and co. This included pizza. Pizza wins. Oh, and so does Splendor!
  5. Hudson’s with Jeanelle. Oh my, those burgers! Those drinks! I love these sorts of catch ups;
  6. Lunch at Van Hunks. We had a weird waiter, but the food, drink and company was good. A much needed catch up with my people 🙂

Anyway, onto the rubbish of this month. I didn’t do that well, but oh well. I reckon April might be somewhat fruitful. Or will it? Also, I’m trying to cut my spending because May is my birthday month and I want all the things -_-

Sorbet Spa Escape Refresh Body Wash
I love the scrub version of this. This smelt nice too, but it didn’t lather up very well. I also went through it at lightening speed. Whoops?

Neutrogena Norwegian formula fast absorbing hand cream
This. took. forever. to finish. I eventually took it to work because the soap here dries my hands out. I liked this in the first 5 seconds of using it, and then hated it. Super moisturising when I first put it on but then it just felt greasy and it was almost like it didn’t get absorbed. I’m now using The Body Shop Coconut hand cream. Smells like holiday.

Beauty Buffet rose moisturising mask
Thanks AwkwardPurse! I actually really loved this! #serialkillervibesforever

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool and Creamy wash
One of my favourite morning/no makeup day cleansers. Seriously. And this has such a cool zing thanks to the tea tree. I’m back using the Neutrogena cleanser for now, but yep, this will always be a repurchase.

Well Groomed Ultralight Cream – V76 by Vaughn
This was a sample sachet of leave-in hair conditioner. It smelt pretty good but left my hair feeling a little crispy.

May or may not post a wish list for April… Might actually just post a birthday wishlist instead. Let’s see how that goes.

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