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Lust & Envy (A #beautiesonfire Collab!)

Lust and Envy, two of those Seven Deadly Sins! They seem to strike me (a lot) when I am browsing beauty stuff on the Internet. I’m sure I’m not the only one…

For this week’s #beautiesonfire collab, I figured why not share some of those things I’ve been lusting after? So I went on a little virtual window-shopping trip to Neiman-Marcus. I wanted so so much! The list was whittled down to seven items, finally – though I still want the rest.

Come see what I lust after! And follow the links if you find yourself wanting me to envy you because you got them! (And no, they aren’t links I get money from… I wish!) 

1. AmorePacific Age Correcting Foundation CushionBroad Spectrum SPF 25 – $80.00


I have been lusting after AmorePacific’s cushion foundation for ages now. I’ve tried a couple other brands, but they just don’t seem that great to me. I would love to try this, but $80.00 just to see if something works out for me is a bit steep. (Even though it can be returned!)

2. Estee Lauder Limited Edition Intuitive Octopus Powder Compact – $175.00

esteelauder octopus

There’s a whole collection of these powder compacts, including seahorses, stars, and other pretty patterns. For some reason, this octopus caught my eye. I’m not even into octopi – but the blue and gold are gorgeous together, I think.

3. Laura Mercier Limited Edition The Iconics Collection: Celebrating 20 Years of Iconic Artistry ($263 value) – $170.00

lauramercier boxI am in love with this case! All the little drawers, the wonderful makeup products from Laura Mercier, everything! I can totally see this on my dresser with small bits of jewelry inside. But then… $170.00. Ouchies.

4. Laura Mercier Limited Edition Iconic Leading Lady ($53.00 value) – $38.00

lauramercier lip duo

On the smaller end of the Laura Mercier things. A lip duo set of Velour Lovers Lip Color lipstick and Lip Glacé lip gloss in three offered shades: Catherine (the nude shade), Sophia (the rose shade, pictured – and what I would grab), and Vivien (the beautiful red shade). At $38.00, I might be able to swing this!

5. Christian Dior Limited Edition 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette, Skyline Collection – $63.00

dior compact

I have always had a total thing for anything Christian Dior. These gorgeous colors are no exception!

6. Christian Dior Rouge Dior – $35.00

diorouge Sydney

These are their newest lipsticks, no available in stores yet. The one shown is Color 644 – Sydney. Mine should arrive on Tuesday. Because you know I went ahead and bought one straight off their website when they began selling them only from Dior. Please – it’s literally saying my name!

7. Monogrammed Silk Sleep Mask – $59.00

neimanmarcus satin sleep mask

How many times have I seen a leading lady in an old movie sleeping with one of these??? I want! This mask is offered in gray, celadon, blue (shown), and pink. Talk about a restful night’s sleep, or even just a sweet nap wearing one of these! Talk about a great addition to some pampering. I want!

Still hungry for more lusts, envies, prideful things, and gluttonies? Follow this link to the post on Everything & Nothin’ and see what Elisabeth does with… Greed! Then check out all the link-ups below – so many gorgeous women, so many amazing ideas!

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Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

10 thoughts on “Lust & Envy (A #beautiesonfire Collab!)

  1. Girl, I am right there with you!! I totally lust after all the amazing (and expensive) beauty products out there haha!!! I totally want that Octopus compact too!! Simply, for the design! I am a total sucker for packaging!! It gets me every single time haha! That icons collection is a must! How cute is that?! I would totally display it! I need it haha! Haha lust is creeping up on me already!! Love that sleeping mask too!!!!

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    1. I think I am going to keep sending Hims the link for that sleeping mask, with attachments of photos of 1930s and 1940s ultra-feminine stars wearing one. Maybe, just MAYBE, he’ll get the hint for Christmas! But then again…. 😛

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  2. All those things are beautiful…. I can say that all 7 sins hit me just watching them, I agree with you…. But I can’t really understand why a sleeping mask is so expensive… I mean it’s silky and everything, alright but….but….but…. I don’t know, I just can’t

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  3. I love the take you had with this post and you made me chuckle with the lipstick and it literally saying your name, lets face it.. You simply HAD to have it purely for that reason! It’s such a beautiful colour. The Dior items here are definitely the ones I’m finding the prettiest.

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    1. I LOVE the Dior lipstick. It’s my regular one now. And – it came in this gorgeous box, tied with a ribbon. Three large samples of things. And… the packing slip/receipt was tucked in a lovely grey envelope with thick paper. All I did was purchase a lipstick, and they treated me as though I’d bought $5000.00 worth of things.


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