See? Adult and boring: choosing paint colours, trips to Ikea and cleaning the house. Please note that I couldn't think of something which was adult, sexy AND boring at the same time. Please advise if you come up with something suitable (unless it just turns out to be Jennifer Aniston again).
So… yeah. Sadly no gimp masks and PVC for me this month - we bought a washing machine. And unless you find those sexy (don't answer that, we all know what you like about the spin cycle), well - you're going to agree with me. It's an adult thing, and it's boring, and it cost £310. Much of my life this month has been restricted to dreaming and looking endlessly at blog posts. It's funny though as I've come off feeling rather virtuous after it all, which is usually what happens when I have a blog sale. I feel smug, the amount of stuff I have is more compact, lightweight - I am zen.
I can never standing having loads of stuff around that I don't use, yet I'm trapped in this endless cycle of impulse to buy delightful cosmetic items that I will never, ever use up. Despite this, I'm still dreaming - seeing as by looking at my purse this month, dreaming is all I can do. In the spirit of the genius Meg from Lips So Facto, this is my little clickable poster of things I've been dreaming about this month...
|Each product is clickable and takes you to a website you can buy it at! I don't do affiliate links or that shiz, so click with aplomb. I promise not to have done anything sneaky!|
1. MAC Fix+
I've been struggling with my Chanel Perfection Lumière since January. It just doesn't seem to work with my skin and shows up every dry patch - even though my skin is oily. What gives, Chanel? It sets too quickly, I have to apply in sections and it oxidises on me to boot. Basically, it's less than I expected from a brand I have come to have high expectations from. Stacey recently posted about how she uses MAC's Fix+ in conjunction with this mess of a foundation, and how she ended up liking it. Do you know how many times I've owned MAC Fix+ and gotten rid of it? Um, well if I repurchase (I always swear it's the last time!) this month, then it'll be my 4th time. I hope it doesn't let me down this time!
2. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
I've been wanting to purchase the trial size of this for a while, but it's always been sold out at the Liberty counter. Not cool, Liberty! I love that this comes as a smaller travel size for £20, rather than the full size for £52 - eek! I'm not a big lover of face primers but this one seems promising and made my hand so silky soft when I tested it that, well, for £20 it seems like a fair enough deal.
3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
There's been a lot of talk about this facial spritz recently and I want in. Something that calms acne, soothes the skin and is a toner too? It also comes in a little travel size for around £9 and I'm sorely tempted.
4. Diorskin Rosy Glow blush
People keep telling me I need this candy-hued sweet pastel pink in a pan. Realistically, how many more pink blushes do I need in my life? I am, however, swayed by a gimmick: a blush that adapts to each complexion? Well, it sounds like utter bollocks, but I still want a piece of that sweetness.
5. Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ foundation
Must. Have. Following the demise of my Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, which is one of my ultimate-Guinness-World-Record-cannot-be-beaten foundations, I feel like there's a slot opened up for something a little new. I'm really looking forward to trying this, I hear it's fantastic. I'm dreaming of the perfect luminous matte - thanks for letting me down, Chanel!
6. NARS nail polish in Trouville
Oh but isn't it pretty?! It's like Spring in a bottle, a sweet soft floral kind of colour with a little warmth. I'm not entirely sold on the NARS nail polish formula, but I'm almost willing to compromise for this.
7. NARS Yachiyo brush
Um. I crave the bountiful shapely softness of this brush and its strange little handle. I look at it and do my best Gollum impression with eyes as big as saucers talking of the Precious. This is apparently the pinnacle of makeup brushes. Everyone seems to love it. She will be mine - oh yes! She will be mine.
Have you already spent this (as yet unpaid) month's wages on something you've been eyeing dreamily for the past month? Share your shopping list!