Lust List

Very occasionally there are times when there are lots of things I’m lusting after, but due to a busy schedule, I don’t get a chance to actually purchase them.  Normally it doesn’t take long before I find the time, but at the moment things are so ca-razy that I’ve built-up quite a shopping list.

Therefore, I thought I’d share with you the things that I’m currently pining after.  I might do this as a fairly regular post, and of course it’ll come with the obligatory Photoscape collage as shown above…

Illamasqua Alter Ego Mystery Selection Box

Queen Enabler, Mrs BBB, mentioned this on a recent blog post and I absolutely love the concept of it; you get six full sized products with a value of £91.50 for £38, but the catch is that you only know what two of the products are, and the rest are surprises.  In all likeliness this could just be a clever way of Illamasqua getting rid of their less-popular stock, but I don’t care; I want it!  It’s only available at Debenhams here.

Body Shop Vineyard Peach Range

This hasn’t been released yet, but that doesn’t stop me coveting it any less.  I absolutely love peaches; both to eat and to smell, and I can’t think of anything better than a range of products that’ll scent me with the mouth-watering aroma of peaches.  This range doesn’t launch until September which I think is a real shame as peach is such a summery fruit!

Skindinavia No More Shine Make-up Finish

I’m yet to find a bad review about this range of make-up setting sprays from Skindinavia.  There are several variants available to suit all skin types and apparently the No More Shine version does a great job of not only keeping make-up in its place, but also controlling shine without drying the skin out.  It also apparently leaves skin with a great finish, so I really, really want it!

OPI Minnie Minis Summer Mini Pack

I’m a sucker for OPI Mini packs as I love having little tasters of lots of different colours.  The Minnie Collection is all about Minnie Mouse, meaning that the line consists of a few key feminine brights and a rather gorgeous varnish that contains little pink hearts!  Unfortunately the hearts varnish doesn’t seem to be included in the mini kit, which is a bit of a shame.  Having had a hunt around, I’ve found it for £9.71 all in at Rush, so it’s safe to say I’ll be buying this soon and will swatch on arrival.

Sanctuary Deep Cleanse Facial-in-a-Box 

I mentioned this kit aaages ago when it first came out and for some reason I never quite get around to trying it.  I think it’s because I have so many facial bits and bobs to work my way through that it seems a bit ridiculous to purchase something that I clearly don’t need (although that’s hardly typical beauty fanatic logic!) but I just really like the idea of a facial box aimed specifically at my skin type.  I’ll inevitably cave soon…

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette

Do I really need another nude eye palette? Obviously not, but I still really want this one and can’t stop thinking about it.  I’ve held off so far (very proud of myself) but I feel my willpower waning so it isn’t looking good.  In this palette there are eight shades of varying finishes, all of which aim to create the “tawny skin glow that happens just before dusk”.  I’m not really sure what that means, but I know I want in. Priced at £48.

Balmi Lip Balm 

These are about to land at Boots and I just think they’re too cute! I love the shape, I think the application will be novel and easy, but most importantly, they have a raspberry flavoured version and I love raspberries (almost as much as peaches) so I’ll definitely be trying this.  I carry around a lot of rubbish in my HUGE handbag, so something that will stand out from the fifty thousand other lip products I insist on lugging about will also be really handy.  Priced at £4.99

Sleek Glory i-Divine Palette

This is ‘such’ a cute palette that contains all sorts of brights that I would normally avoid.  I’ve developed a bit of a thing for the idea of red eyeshadow (I have no idea why as it’s hardly known as a flattering colour and I’ll need to make sure I’m well slept before trying to experiment!) and there are some truly vivid brights included, along with some very workable pales, all for the bargain price of £7.99.  I’ve never tried anything from Sleek before, so I think this’d make a great introduction.

OCC Lip Tars

This is another product that I’ve read soooo much about, yet not had the chance to try out.  The colour range is phenomenal and I really like the idea of a product that really stains the lips in a buildable fashion.  A lot of stains seem to be limited to berry shades (I guess that’s any easy colour to force into a stain?) but the huge array of colours available in Lip Tars is very cool.  The shade I’m going to start with is Pretty Boy and all shades are priced at £9.50.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

The Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation seemed to do pretty well review-wise, and whilst I haven’t tried it myself, when a company describes a concealer as full-coverage I need to try it to establish if it’s true.  It contains a moisturising complex which I’m thinking could be quite good for spots that are drying out (either that or it’ll make them worse…we’ll see) and whilst I doubt it’ll prove a worthy competitor to my Vichy Dermablend, it can’t hurt to try, right?  Priced at £5.99, if it’s any good it’ll be quite the bargain.

So there are far too many products on my wish list but it’s nice to have a goal and whilst I probably (PROBABLY) won’t end up buying all of the aforementioned items, I’m excited to start working my way through the list.



  • Not Just On The Inside
    July 31, 2012

    I REALLY want the skindinavia no shine spray

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Not Just On The Inside
      July 31, 2012

      Me too! I’m just trying to build-up the courage to import it as I’m always worried about charges xx

  • Sue Lin
    July 31, 2012

    I like your lust list. OCC Lip Tar is on mine too.

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Sue Lin
      July 31, 2012

      Thanks Sue; the Lip Tars sound amazing don’t they? xx

  • Vicki
    July 31, 2012

    The OPI Mini Mouse Collection is on my wish list too & that Bobbi Brown palette is so nice. Id get so much use out of that.

    • BeautyGeekUK
      July 31, 2012

      Argghhh don’t encourage me! 😉 I’m ‘this’ close to buying the palette, I just need to think of a few more reasons to justify the expense as ‘because I’m worth it’ isn’t currently cutting it xx

  • Mollance
    August 1, 2012

    Love the look of the Illamasqua box, but currently skint so far too pricey for me. I drool over the Bobbi Brown palette everytime I see it, it’s just gorgeous, if I could afford it, it would be mine, MINE! I’ll prob end up getting one of those Balmi’s at some point, just for novelty factor as they do look cute, might be good stocking fillers for Xmas. I’ve got the Sleek palette, but haven’t used it yet, although I do have others and I love them. Would love to try the Lip Tars, but will prob end up with the Sleek Pout Paints. I use the Wake Me Up foundation, and quite like it, so will have to try the concealer, depending on reviews.

    Phew…I’ll shush now.

    • BeautyGeekUK
      August 3, 2012

      You’re as bad as me!! I’ve managed to visit Boots twice now without remembering to have a look for the Balmi; I’m really obsessed with the idea of a raspberry flavoured lipbalm, although I’m sure it’ll be nothing but disappointing now I’ve built it up so much.

      I need to hunt down some Pout Paints, thanks for reminding me! As they’re basically the same thing from what I can gather? xx

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