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Beauty Wishlist

July 27, 2014

My current beauty wishlist include some neutral eye shadow palettes, a foundation and some fragrances which are the 3 main things I am obsessed with lately. The most exciting product has to be the new Tom Ford’s Traceless Perfecting Foundation that has just been released – I haven’t bought any Tom Ford’s foundations yet because I was eagerly awaiting for this one! My second must purchase item is the Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatica as my all time favorite fragrance is the Bottega Veneta Eau De Parfume, and this lighter and fresher version of it sounds alluring!

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I am very excited about the long awaited Nordstrom 2014 Anniversary Sale which has officially open to the general public. Sales are normally for past season stock, and what sets this event different to others is that it is designed to encourage consumers to buy the new stock from the fall collections, and everything will go back to their original prices once the sale ends. This event is also known for their exclusive beauty sets and Gifts with Purchases for most beauty brands. I would totally buy up a storm if I was in the US! Here is my compilation of some great fashion and beauty finds (my absolute favorite has to be this Vince drape leather jacket)!

nordstrom-anniversary-sales-finds-20141. Vince Drape leather jacket

2. Theory fisherman sweater

3. Classic Entier Crepe and Leather dress

4. Rag and Bone Newbury Boots

5. Gents baseball cap

6. Nixon watch

7. Tory Burch Sunglasses

8. Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude color set

9. Nars Cheek Palette

10. Cara spike hinge cuff

11. Rebecca Minkoff Leather Bracelet

12. V-Bar Open Cuff

13. Halogen Ombre Cashmere Wrap

 

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The sales are almost coming towards the end with more and more stock continuously being marked down, so I thought I’ll share another round of what I have found and bought lately.

I tend to buy clothes at full price (criteria is if I really love them) on a regular basis as I always have this fear that my size would be all sold out once it goes on sale. Case in point is this beautiful flowy silk Parker dress which has been discounted now – I bought this as soon as I saw it online and I literally wore it to death over the entire summer. Parker (as well as Tibi and Theory..) are my go to brands for affordable and not too over-the-top dresses in good quality fabrics. This dress is soft and slightly drapey with an asymmetrical hem which makes it unique, and the fact that it’s made of 100% silk makes the dress sit and flow on your body beautifully.

parker-ziyan-dressOutnet is my favorite online shop to find some good deals, and this fall I picked up two great items from them. One is the DKNY leopard print sweater in pink. I have a soft spot for anything in cheetah or leopard print done in a cute and funky way, and I just absolutely adore this sweater.

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I am currently going through a Jacket/Coat phase, and the Milly Chloe wool blend and leather coat is my newest addition. It’s a timeless-with-an-edge coat that I would totally buy at full price. The quality and the tailoring of this coat is amazing, so I am very happy with this ‘bargain pick’! And just letting you know that The Outnet is currently offering free shipping to Australia on orders over £200 with promotion automatically applied at the checkout.milly-chloe-wool-and-leather-coat

 

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I’ve been wearing this beautiful Jennifer Zeuner Chelsea Horizontal Bar Necklace with diamond a lot lately (bought here and it always arrives in an impeccably packaged box!). It’s a delicate yet sturdy horizontal bar gold necklace that adds an effortless chic spin to every outfit . I am not really a bold necklace person as it just takes too much time to find an outfit that matches, and this one is my favorite recent addition to my dainty necklaces collection. It is an everyday necklace that looks uber cool wearing it alone, as well as great for layering it with others. I am a big ban of Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry as their craftsmanship is superb for the price you pay, and they don’t look worn-out over time. Love love love!

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My new all season shoes Aquazzura Sloane Cutout Sandals (part bootie) which goes well with literally everything. They can be teamed up with leather or denim for a classic off duty look, or they can be mixed with floral prints to add softness and glamour. There is a reason that they are selling like hotcakes..I had to wait for months to get my size in stock. I’ll let the picture do the talking and by the way they are just incredibly comfortable.I bought mine here which is still quite low in stock, and if you don’t like the 4 inches heel there is the mid heel version here.

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It’s the time of the year where sales are everywhere! Just when you think you gotta stick to your budget, you get lured into some good deals for some pretty damn good items. Over the years I’ve learnt to only buy the classic items that are on sale which don’t look too seasonal. Particularly for the higher end brands – they may have some of their signature styles on sale in very limited quantities, and if you are quick enough, you can probably get hold of them.

My “biggest proud purchase” during this sale season has to be this Isabel Marant Etoile Kady Washed Leather Jacket. I had this on my wishlist for so long, and I could not believe it went on sale. It all sold out within hours. My other recommendations for a good quality designer leather jacket include this iconic BLK DNM, and also this beautiful Surface to Air soft and drapey leather jacket.

Isabel-Marant-Etoile-Kady-Washed-Leather-JacketThe MSGM Floral Biker Jacket is another purchase that is now ticked off my wishlist! A bold floral biker jacket was on top of my list, and there is no other brand who does floral mixed vintage with an edge better than this uber chic contemporary Italian label. If you are after a statement jacket like this, this one or this are some other great options.

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This is a lovely tweed dress with leather trim by 10 Crosby Derek Lam. I love a great LWD, particularly when the details have a modern spin to it. This dress has a loose fit that allows me to dress down or up with some accessories.

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Coming Soon!

January 17, 2014

 

1. Nars Final Cut Blush New Attitude – My heart skipped a few beats when I saw the preview of  Nars Final Cut Collection – it’s all about Pink! After playing with the testers for some time, I ended up with these two items. Check out the swatches of the entire Final Cut collection on The Make-Up Blogette. Nordstrom has a tutorial video on this collection.

2. Nars Final Cut Skin Illuminator Adelaide

3. Suqqu Concealer 01 – I heard so many good things about the white concealer as a highlighter!

4. Suratt Automatique Lip Crayon POC – A new makeup brand only available at Barneys. This is my first product from this line as I always have faith in the quality of the beauty products from Barneys. Check out reviews and swatches on Wondegondigo. Have you tried anything from Suratt? I would love to hear your thoughts :-)

5. Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer 520 – I rushed to the store and got these beautiful glosses after I read the review on The Beauty Look Book!

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7. Tom Ford Lip Color Indian Rose – I bought thes lipstick with the gloss because the combo looked so beautiful on the gorgeous Tom Ford SA.

8. Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss Sahara Pink

 

Deal Alert! Neiman Marcus is currently offering $50 off any $200 purchase with promo code JAN50 and free shipping to Australia which I think is pretty fantastic (offer ends this Friday)! So I got myself this one…Yay!

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This pair of Tabitha Simmons Hannah was my xmas treat for myself. – what could be a better present than some serious shoes therapy for a hard working mum! I have been eyeing them for so long and in the end I decided to take them home before they went on sale just in case my size got sold out later! (which it did and it’s now at 60% off at Barneys and Saks!) This pair is simply perfection to me – they are black and sexy, with a biker edge look. This is my first pair of shoes by Tabitha Simmons who is an A-list celeb stylist as well as a shoe designer with all her shoes made in Italy. I am quite amazed at the amount of thought she has put into her shoe design as they come with a built-in sole protector!! And it has a zip closure at the back so they are easy to slip in and out. I have to say these are the most comfortable booties I have worn for a very long time despite the heel size. Tabitha Simmons – you got me hooked, and right now I am drooling over this pair but my size is already gone!

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And that’s how they look on super model Miranda Kerr! (photo credit from JustJared)

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