Wednesday Wishlist

July 27, 2016

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. I took the day off yesterday for some me-time. Sometimes the weekends aren’t just enough to unwind. I drove to LA early in the morning for a much-needed facial at the Kate Somerville Clinic on Melrose, you can find recap and review on my previous experience here. Since my first visit, I’ve gone back and booked 3 more appointments and my favorite treatments are the Dermal Quench Oxygen Treatment and Signature Facial. The treatments are worth every penny and for me also worth the 2+ hour drive. Plus it’s always fun to explore the area with Violet Grey next door (peek here), a beautiful Chloe boutique nearby, cute coffee shops and much more. Of course LA trips always leave me with a huge wish list! But it’s nice to dream right? Sometimes distractions are good.

On the beauty front, I’ve pretty much spent my beauty budget on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives (my mega haul here). My favorite item of the sale is the Moroccanoil Set. Quite a few of the palettes have sold out already but you can still find all the NARS sets. I have my eye on the Nordstrom’s Best Cheek Palette because it looks perfect for travel and contains all the colors one could possibly need.

Fall items are starting to trickle in and four things on my makeup radar right now include the NARS Sculpting Multiple Duos, YSL Vinyl Lip Cream (I bought 3 yesterday and am obsessed!), the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer for fall (I hope it’s a new color!) and the Chanel Nail Gloss in Rouge Radical.

For the home Nordstrom has some gorgeous marble trays and accessories on sale. They have the Waterworks Black Marble Collection and White Marble Collection both on sale – the trays are beautiful!

Also on my wishlist include the Diptyque Do Son Shower Oil and Molton Brown Coco and Sandalwood Candle. I’ve been obsessed with their Pink Pepperpod Shower Gel for me and Water Mint Shower Gel for my husband. I went a bit crazy and placed a large order a few weeks ago to stock up. I wish I had waited though because they have some great gift with purchase offers going on right now.

On the fashion front, many of you asked if I ended up getting the Trouve Jacket I tried on – I waited too long and it sold out 🙁 The Paige Transcend Jeans from the sale that sold out are now back online available on sale as a backorder. I think they are a really good deal and if you can wait for them to ship, I highly recommend them. An alternative is the Hudson Nico Ankle Super Skinny Jeans which are a similar fit and same length as the Paige. I would recommend picking the same size across both brands.

In terms of summer staples, the Madewell Whisper Cotton Tank is what I’ve been wearing a lot. I have it in multiple colors (I size down to XXS because they run a bit loose). The Whisper Cotton Pocket Tee is on sale for all the colors if you’re a tees versus tank kind of girl. (I also size down for this style.)

For shoes, the J.Crew Cece is hands down the best I’ve tried for simple classic flats. They have a cushioned sole so they are comfortable to wear. The elastic won’t dig into your heel but it’s snug enough to keep them on the feet so they won’t fall off. They are really well made and I think well worth the splurge. The regular leather had been sold out for a few months but just popped back in stock so I’ll be ordering another pair soon. Also on my wishlist are these Ankle Lace Up Sandals which look like the perfect heel height. If you have any recs for good comfy lace up heels let me know.

Last but not least, I’m dreaming about the Chloe Small Drew. The Chloe store is so beautiful, you can’t help but go inside and just wish your entire closet was made of Chloe. I’m debating between a few colors – the black is the most classic and versatile option but the caramel option is also gorgeous. I’m saving my pennies for one soon.

I hope your week is going well so far! What’s on your radar or wishlist this week? Any new fall beauty sightings/thoughts yet?

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  • Andrea Handojo July 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    That Chloe bag is so beautiful! I'm a huge fan of black bags, goes with everything!


  • Candice Petersen July 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Would so want number 8 and 12 on my list

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  • Noirette Diary July 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    That Nars palette looks beautiful. I already spent a lot on makeup last week, I'm definitely craving Fall but I live in a very hot place, so Fall won't take place until October haha! x

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  • Habe77 July 28, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Love that Chanel nail gloss! Do you have swatches of the YSL Lip Vinyl? Interested to see how that looks in real life!

  • Eileen July 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I've been thoroughly enjoying Chanel Fall even though it has been sweltering here. The quad in Candeur et Expérience, Crayon Yeux in Agapé, and the Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Brûlé (for adding some evening shimmer and simmer 🙂 ) are a match made in heaven for my dark, warm green eyes. Although the colors are very autumnal, when applied with restraint and a light hand, they also work well for summer. Right now I use Candeur et Expérience with a lighter cheek and lip color than what is actually featured in the collection. Once the weather cools down and autumn has truly arrived; however, I'll deepen the application and wear it with a richer, darker lip tone.

    On the horizon, I'm looking forward to the new eyeshadow collection being released by Guerlain and I'm really excited about Tom Ford's Shimmer Shots. I love how TF interprets face shimmer. All of his face highlighting products that I've purchased in the past have been ultra fine and smooth so that they melted seamlessly into the complexion. Consequently, I have high hopes for the Shimmer Shots. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, you can see them on Really Ree. They are liquid highlighters with a pearlescent finish and they come in two shades: one light and one dark.

  • Grace Lee August 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    First off I just want to say I love you're blog! I read it every morning with my coffee. As a fellow Asian, with similar skin tones your swatches and product reviews are by far the most helpful! Really appreciate the fantastic photography too. Truth be told I never bothered to comment before x] but because of the giveaway I'm letting you know how much I love you! My most recent haul would be Stuart weitzman loafers! Went in trying things on sale but ended up walking away with a pricey shoe lol. I also got the new large jumbo size lancome bifacil eye makeup remover. <3 ps would love to see a full review on Chanel's Le rouge fall collection