Luxury Lust List

Every year I put together a wishlist of both attainable and entirely unattainable items I’m currently lusting after. Because the beginning of the year kicks off with out Anniversary, my Birthday and Valentines Day these also serve as kind of ‘gift ideas’ post too but THIS YEAR we’re also just about to go on HOLIDAY!! We will (weather permitting) be jetting off to New York at the end of January and I have a list as long my arm for that too! What can I say? I’m a shopaholic and I’m not sorry.

1. I’m starting with a big one (no online link to this I’m afraid) one I’ve wanted for a really long time but never really thought could be mine until very recently. Of course I’ve always had my eye on larger versions but this Mini Square is a bite size piece of Chanel that would take a huge chunk out of that 30th birthday bucket list. I’m told there’s a duty free store in our terminal which sells them for the lowest price ANYWHERE but it’s still a huge splurge so that’s currently on the maybe list!

2. Second item, a Chanel Card Case is not far removed but basically my back up purchase in case I chicken out of the first one.. or of course it’s out of stock which would be just my luck. If you’re looking to treat yourself or someone else to something seriously luxe this is pretty much the creme de la creme of small leather goods, isn’t it

3. The Carrie shoes have been on my list for more than a year and since they’re only available Stateside right now (and I think in Dubai) they may have to be my New York purchase. I picked them up in Vegas and am kicking myself for not buying them but I just wasn’t sure.. since then I’ve almost bought various seasonal options in the Nordstrom sale but really wanted to try them on as I hear sizing is variable in the SJP line and the only other style I have is very different so hard to guess.

4. Moving away from accessories for a moment I’ve still never tried any Anastasia Beverly Hills products yet and top of my list is the illuminator. I’ve seen this so much lately on instagram and since strobing (highlighting) is 100x easier than contouring I intend to embrace it this year and try out as many glow getting products as possible!

5. Honestly I can’t believe I haven’t tried these yet but the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks are the most exciting thing the brand has released in forever!! I am a huge matte lip cream fan and I’ve heard really good things about these I’m just struggling to narrow down the colour choices.. any suggestions?

6. One of my favourite Christmas gifts this year was a scent taster set from Jo Malone and as a result I have totally fallen in love with Pomegranate Noir. I had tested it for months (if not years) every time I walked past a counter but was unsure whether I’d like it once I got home having bought a JM fragrance once before and never wearing it but oh em gee.. I love it so much I will be buying the full sized bottle this year for sure! It’s only January and I’m already a quarter way through the mini!

7. Now this is something that’s been on my mind for a while.. I love my Olympus PEN but the video quality isn’t the greatest in low light and even my own house DURING THE DAY can be a test. For someone who uses it for video a lot that’s a problem. I don’t have a specific replacement in mind but I know I want to do something about my vlog camera this year. I think if I can’t get to grips with the settings during our New York trip an alternative will be on the cards shortly after.

8. My car has been driving me nuts recently with various issues and general lack of mod cons so I’d REALLY like to upgrade it this year. This is very much a maybe because I don’t really NEED my car, everything is walking distance for work and school and I’m happy on public transport for the rest so I’m torn at the moment between buying something nicer and running what I have (Volkswagen Fox, if you’re wondering) in to the ground as I hate to spend money on something that (for me) isn’t super exciting BUT if I could hold out long enough and save for an Up that would be a welcome replacement.. my current car takes 20 minutes+ to warm up/defrost when I leave work on a Friday night *sob*

9. Adidas Superstars are probably the most hemmed and hawed about ‘want’ I’ve had for a while. In theory they’re a sensible purchase, warmer than my Converse but just as versatile and possible even comfier, I just don’t know if they’re absolutely huge by comparison. I feel like they’d look like I was wearing novelty slippers out in the world. I love the look of them on other people and never see them styled and think they look mad but on me? I just don’t know. It’s probably something I’ll wait so long to buy that it wont be cool anymore but that’s pretty much me all over.

10. An instant camera has been on my wishlist for a couple of years now, possibly because it’s one of the most frivolous and impractical purchases and so I have never been able to justify buying one but the want is still there. The camera’s are expensive, the film is expensive, they’re large, cumbersome and of course they’re INSTANT so if the picture isn’t great you’re stuck with it.. but isn’t that the whole point? I’ve toyed with the idea of getting one for our trip as I’d love to chronicle the holiday in real time candid snaps as well as the thousands of instagram pictures but I think I will hold out and see if I find a deal while we’re over there. I’ve already ordered a mini photo printer for scrapbooking but I still love the nostalgia of the instant picture!

I like to look back on these posts at the end of the year and see what items I purchased and whether I still really want the others.. some wishlists are very of the moment and influenced by trends and others stick with you.. pretty deep for an entirely superficial shopping post but you know what I mean, it’s also interesting to see what of the things you DID buy you’re still totally in to.. I know there are things I’ve been desperate for in the past that have proved to be disappointing.. I’m pretty sure if I buy number 1 though that will be my year MADE (and my bank account BROKE!)

Miss BB



  1. Niamh
    21 January, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    I’m about to turn 21 and have for as long as I can remember said I’d buy a Mulberry bag so I completely understand (and encourage ) you to get the Chanel for your 30th! Perfect excuse to bite the bullet and you’ll always have it and be able to admire its beauty!! Xxxx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 January, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      It’s all resting on a few things coming together at the exact right time so I’m leaving it to fate lol.. if it doesn’t end up aligning it means I can change my car earlier lol

      • Niamh
        21 January, 2016 / 7:16 pm

        Definetly getting something to mark the occasion! Xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 January, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      I think that’s the mistake I made the first time.. make sure it’s what you really want, ask for a little sample first!

  2. 21 January, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I’ve been dreaming of a LV Agenda for so long, but it is way out of my budget. I keep telling myself “someday”. Lovely post 🙂


  3. adalias closet
    22 January, 2016 / 1:18 am

    I really want the ABH illuminator too but it seems to be sold out! As for the MAC retro matte liquid lipsticks, I need the shade “lady be good”. I’ve always wanted a Chanel bag too but have never bought myself to buy one, maybe one day! xx

  4. 22 January, 2016 / 7:32 am

    I am far too much of an impulsive buyer to put together a wish list! My big impulse purchase last year was a car (Mitsubishi ASX3). Long story short- we were going camping and didn’t think my old car would fit everything so rather than buy a trailer (the sensible option) I went for a whole new car. But I am so glad I got it! We have just booked our family holiday to LA in August so I am starting to put together a things to buy in the US wishlist and aside from the obvious beauty list that’s going to be as long as my arm, I think a nice bag might be in order too – although I’m not quite sure which one yet!

    Brenda BusyBee

  5. yas
    22 January, 2016 / 10:47 am

    All the reviews I’ve read about the MAC retro matte line are the darker colours are much better than the lighter ones which apply streaky and patchy x

  6. 24 January, 2016 / 3:07 am

    I’ve been on the hunt for the Chanel card holder for over a year now and it’s always sold out! I’m on a mission!!

    Mel |

    • missbudgetbeauty
      24 January, 2016 / 5:26 pm

      I’m keeping everything crossed that they have them at Heathrow

  7. Oana
    24 January, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    I had the same thoughts about superstars but now I love them. They look smart. You can style them how you want. And also super comfy! Does not compare with converse.

  8. Hannah
    25 January, 2016 / 10:24 am

    From what I’ve heard about the MAC liquid lipsticks, they’re not worth getting too excited over… I’m pretty disappointed with the packaging myself and they’re $46 where I am in Australia! I’ve heard ‘Oh Lady’ is one of the more impressive shades though, and I will take a look at them when I visit the US later on in the year. Please let us know how they wear/apply if you do pick some up! My favourite liquid lipstick so far are from Stila, but I still need to try the Kat Von D and Sephora – the Sephora kind have actually had great reviews! Have a great trip in New York! x

  9. 27 January, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I brought my Chanel Classic Flap in Duty Free many years ago and in addition to it being cheaper than they are now with the added Duty Free price you could almost call it a bargain! I know that these days they don’t have the classic bags available but there are still some good bags to be found and it’s certainly worth looking in there.


  10. Lauren
    27 January, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    We have just bought a skoda citigo which is exactly the same as the Volkswagen up (but cheaper!) and it is lovely! So spacious inside, really fuel efficient and like a go cart to drive! Much prefer it to driving my Astra! 🙂 X

  11. Kate
    3 February, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I have the Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir in bath oil form – absolutely gorgeous! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  12. Jackie
    6 February, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Hi khila

    I have loved watching your New York vlogs & can see you had a lovely time. I am planning to go in November and was wondering if you cold recommend some hotels as I know you have been a few times. It’s just so hard to know what area to stay as there are so many! So some advice would be brilliant.


    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 February, 2016 / 7:21 am

      hey! I’m going to do a post/video I think as I’ve had that question A LOT! lol

  13. Emily Newstead
    9 April, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I have been loving liquid lipsticks recently and I am definitely going to pick up a few of the MAC ones too!

    Would you mind checking my blog out?

    Emily xo

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