One of the perils of blogging (and reading lots of blogs in general) is you end up discovering all of these brands & products you never knew you wanted & at the click of a link, you're down the rabbit hole of "must. have. all. the. things". If you're lucky, you end up finding products that you not only love, but want to tell everybody else about too via your blog or social media...and thus the cycle of enabling continues.
So in the spirit of this post (and because I'd like to out my enablers), here's what I've been persuaded to purchase & whose fault it is for those purchases:
From top middle, going clockwise-ish:
Typo full-size tripod - Beth, I have you to thank for this. Even though this tripod is waaaaaaaaay too short for my height (it's a good 70cm shorter than I am), I'm grateful regardless. It allows me to take fashion photos, as well as shoot my NOTD & nail swatch posts without having to awkwardly balance my phone in my right hand whilst juggling my left hand being wrapped around a polish. Been there, done that, don't wanna again!
My ever-growing nail polish stash (Essie's Coconut Cove, Zoya's Serenity, Kester Black's Blue Raspberry + Poshé top coat featured here) - above is just a sample of my stash because there are too many polishes & too many nail bloggers to blame here; but I'll mostly blame Emily from Casual Contrast, the now-retired Kellie Gonzo + Karen (aka ManiGeek) of Beautygeeks. I'll also blame Kat from Kitsch Snitch for putting me onto Kester Black + Nalini from The Made Up Maiden for making me lust after that Poshé top coat for years.
St Frock clothes (Chasing Kate Vanessa Polka Dot skirt featured here) - I shouldn't really blame Sarah from More Than Adored for this because it was ages between the moment she first mentioned them & the moment I clicked "add to cart"; but seeing as she brought the company to my attention, I will blame her for it.
Bhave hair products - too many bloggers & reviewers to blame here.
R&Co hair products - the ladies of The Beauty Department, I blame you for this.
FRANKiE4 sneakers - thank you to Nikki & Sonia for featuring this Aussie brand of footwear on their blogs because I've found my foot saviours! My black reptile JENNi's saw the world with me last year & came home looking a bit battered, but at least now I've broken them in to the point where they are fairly comfortable (although methinks I'll go up a size next time as my 10's are just slightly too small length-wise). Now I want a pair in tin gold + a whole bunch of other FRANKiE4 shoes, including the boots I mentioned in the last Lust List post.
Sussan ponte leggings - again, Nikki is to blame for convincing me that I should buy a pair for travelling purposes. They totally worked a treat whilst I was away & I even dared to wear them out in the street (albeit when I first landed in both New York & Honolulu because I simply couldn't be bothered getting changed). Even my Mum commented on how soft they are. I'm hoping to team them with a longline knit/tunic & get some wear out of them this winter.
The Wet Brush - the blame for this goes fairly & squarely on Kat from Kitsch Snitch's shoulders. If it weren't for her review of this about 2 years ago, I'd never have bought one. Also wouldn't have found one of my best beauty discoveries of 2016 either. (Yes, that's about how long it took for me to purchase one!)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Too Faced Hangover Primer + Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel - I can't quite remember who told me I ought to buy those things, but I recall seeing them over at The Beauty Collection + shiwashful. often, so I'll blame Ash & Tasha for those purchases.
Essano Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water (not pictured because I forgot to photograph it, oops) - Kats from Kat's Colourings + Rebecca from Beauty Wanderer are to blame for what was one of my favourite beauty discoveries of 2016. If you haven't tried this ladies, then what are you waiting for?
Just going to let you know that this will be the last post for a short while. I've decided not to post over the Easter period (meaning no post tomorrow or Easter Monday), but I will be back with a brand spanking new post on Friday 21st.
Also going to let you know that the polka dot skirt featured in this post is available again for purchase! ATM it's pre-order only, but if you like it get in whilst stocks last! I wear a size 10 & would suggest that if you're in between sizes, size up as the elasticated waist doesn't have a huge amount of stretch in it.
P.P.S I've added this post to the Monday Makeup Madness partay over at Fabulous & Fun Life.
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