Lust List

November isn’t just the gear-up to the holidays, it’s also my birth month. For the record, being born in November is pretty awesome because you get two back-to-back months of gifts, plus the stores are brimming with covetable items. Also, anything I don’t get for my birthday, I still have the chance to get for Christmas. While this year I actually got most of my presents in advance of my birthday through a strange series of events, I still have plenty of other ‘wish list’ items to check off. Admittedly this is truly a LUST list, if you will – some of which are pretty luxurious options that I wouldn’t necessarily expect anyone but myself to buy for myself. That’s not to say I wouldn’t be bursting with happiness if one of these items ended up under my tree. Still, after browsing this post, maybe you’ll find an item or two to add to your OWN ultimate lust list.

Nora Zodiac Wool ScarfNora Zodiac Wool Scarf – $89.50 @ Club Monaco
I spotted this scarf on a recent shopping trip and instantly fell in love. As regular readers know, I have a particular adoration for all things astronomy (and to a lesser degree, astrology). This star formation scarf is not only eye-catching, it’s also uber soft and truly unique. It’s priced right that if you had a sibling or a parent that had a particular eye for the cosmos, they might also flip for this pretty piece.

Marc Jacobs 7-Piece Holiday SetMarc Jacobs The Showstopper Gift Set – $107 @ Sephora
After the wildly successful debut of Marc Jacobs’ debut collection this past year, I’ve been eagerly awaiting my opportunity to get my paws on some of the brand’s pricy, pretty items. Truth be told this little set might just be a perfect intro – it includes seven different pieces to give you a taste of the line’s high-quality finishes, from a bold red lip gloss to a sweet roll-on perfume in Marc Jacobs’ latest scent, Honey. If your sister or wife is a big beauty fan and hasn’t had her chance to try out Marc Jacobs just yet, this gift is a total shoo-in.

Tieks Starstruck FlatsFoldable Ballet Flats in ‘Starstruck’ – $265 @ Tieks
One thing pretty much everyone knows about me: I love sparkle (as you’ll see in this post too). These Italian leather foldable flats caught my eye for a number of reason. For one, they fold. I travel a lot, and having portable shoes to tote along is a must-have. Two, they’re apparently insanely comfortable yet durable, with a non-skid sole (a must-have for a clutz like myself). Three, did I mention I like sparkle? The multi-hued cosmic glitter of these beauties is making my heart go pitter patter.

T3 BodywaverT3 Bodywaver – $175 @ Murale
If you want big, Nashville-sized loose waves, it starts with the tools you use. The T3 Bodywaver has a mega-sized 1.75″ barrel (whereas your average iron is a mere 1″) to give you that perfect undone look – channeling a day spent at the beach without the crazy salt water and sea air damage. Thanks to the iron’s unique barrel design, it promises that you’ll only ever need to pass it over your locks once for a perfect finish every time – plus less heat damage thanks to an even heating core. Long-haired ladies looking for easy, effortless hair should add this to their list.

Hughes SatchelHughes Satchel – $348 @ J Crew
There is a lot to love with this unique leather satchel (price tag aside). When viewed from the side, you actually get a better feel for its slightly bulbous shape, which was not only inspired by origami, but actually produced using a similar technique for a unique, side panel finish. Available in four shades plus an additional suede option in blue, it may be pricy but it’s also the perfect mix of timeless and modernism. If your wife is in search of a new purse, point her in the direction of this one – it’s a killer gift.

Faith Connexion Metallic Coated Cotton Jersey SweatshirtFaith Connexion Metallic Coated Tunic – $322 @ ShopBop
I know I said it, but it bears repeating: I love sparkle. I’m like a freaking magpie. Anyway coated denim has been making waves over the last year – it basically gives your jeans a sort of waxy sheen to varying degrees; from painted-on metallics to a subtle shimmer. I was instantly hooked upon seeing it applied to this casual sweatshirt take – it looks like liquid gold and makes a statement while still allowing you to be crazy comfortable. Showy gold not your thing? It also comes in a more neutral but no less dazzling metallic black.

Banana Republic Sky Pave NecklaceSky Pave Necklace – $185 each @ Banana Republic
I have had this necklace (in silver) draped around my neck and it is absolutely spectacular – it’s no wonder I keep on seeing it styled in BR’s mannequin displays and print advertising. Heavy chains are having quite the moment right now, and this glittering take on them is a knockout with both your favourite party dress and your classic suit. It even dresses up an everyday sweater for a touch of glam when you need it most. If the price tag is a bit steep for you: no worries. Banana Republic typically runs a pretty good sale on Black Friday so keep your eyes peeled.

Fresh Sugar Treasures

Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection – $58 @ Sephora
Cult brand Fresh is perhaps most beloved for their line-up of insanely nourishing lip balms. Their lip sugars come in both tinted and untinted shades, the former of which can be layered for a more pigmented, lipstick-like look (although really, they’re pretty sheer). Beyond that, they also provide SPF protection and help heal cracked or dry lips. This awesome gift set features seven different balms for you to either lavish yourself with or split amongst friends for a perfect, mistletoe-worthy pucker all winter long.

Wool Moto JacketOmbre Wool Moto Jacket – $128 @ Gap
There are a lot of unexpected things about this chic wool jacket from Gap, least of all the fact that it’s from the Gap. Something about it feels way more high-end than what you’d typically get from a mass brand. The mod colour scheme, the scattered ombre effect, and the cropped moto style are all totally on point, yet this coat never veers into the territory of fashion victim or trendoid. I particularly love it for winter as the top half looks like you’ve been dusted with a fine layer of snow (or frosting sugar) – a perfect pick to throw on when running errands or going on a shopping trip for more holiday loot.

Michael Kors WatchesMichael Kors Watches – $225 – $550 (go online for stores)
You know with Sochi just a few months away, I’ve got gold, silver & bronze (or rose gold, as it were) on the mind. My mom and I were fondling some pretty Michael Kors timepieces awhile back and these are totally worthy of being perched on any woman’s wrist (including my own). I particularly like that he offers three levels of bling – just the rim, the strap and the rim, or the entire thing.

bliss Gift Sets 2013bliss Gift Sets in Wishing You The ‘Zest’, Happy ‘Aloe’ Days and A ‘Citrus Carol – $33 each @ Bliss & Sephora
A decade ago, I had my first encounter with bliss while staying at a W Hotel in New York City over the holidays. Since then, I’ve long lusted after the brand’s signature line-up of ultra-nourishing body care products, adorable packaging, and invigorating scents. Each of these three giftable sets comes with a fluffy body pouf, a huge bottle of shower gel, and a super soothing moisture cream so you can kick start your day with an energizing scrub and keep the good vibes rollin’ after you lather up with the lotion. The price is actually pretty amazing too – for diehard bliss babes or newbies alike.

UPDATE! My apologies for the mix-up, but the prizing for this giveaway has changed. If you’re keen on winning two of the scrumptious skin-saving sets from bliss above (namely, Wishing You The ‘Zest’ and A ‘Citrus’ Carol), then you best be following the entry parameters below. If however, you’ve already entered for the previous prize associated with this post, no worries – you entries (including the bonus ones) will still count toward this new and equally awesome draw. With that in mind, here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me what your favourite lust list item featured in this post is by December 3rd in the comments below!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 4th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Go on now and Like bliss spa on Facebook, leave ’em a comment about how much you’re dying to try their products (you’re under no obligation to mention the Canadian Gift Guide), and leave a link back to your comment below to earn yourself a bonus entry into this giveaway.

104 Responses to “Lust List”
  1. First, I love the Foldable Ballet Flats in β€˜Starstruck’ too. Gorgeous and they do look very comfy. Second, the T3 Bodywaver . I would love to use it on my roots to give a lift as well and some curls.

  2. Julie G. says:

    I like the silver Michael Kors watch – stunning!

  3. Juliee Fitze says:

    The Michael Kors watches

  4. Suzanne G says:

    Michael Kors watch in Rose Gold

  5. Annie Demill says:

    My birthday is also Nov., how lucky we are! I bought a Michael Kors watch for my daughter and it’s my favourite item on your list.
    Liked Fresh on facebook and left a comment :

  6. pacificnxnw says:

    I love the Kors watches! Especially in rose tones.

  7. The foldable ballet flats are awesome, but my favourite would be the Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection!
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  8. I LOVE the Gap Ombre jacket. It’s subtle, and the colours would go with many outfits. I’m too chicken to do the ombre thing to my hair, but I’d wear it as a jacket :0

  9. mousecat says:

    My favourite Lust LIst item is the T3 Bodywaver!

  10. Emilia says:

    The Ombre Wool Moto Jacket

  11. Grace F says:

    Wow sweet selection of goodies Brittany! They are all super! I uber love the Nora Zodiac Wool Scarf…and I love the Marc Jacobs Showstopper Gift Set…and wow the Michael Kors watches are pretty sweet!

  12. Tegan says:

    The Club Monaco scarf is amazing πŸ™‚

  13. Andrea K says:

    Lots of great items on this list, but I must say that Faith Connexion Metallic Coated Tunic is RAD!! Lovin it:)

  14. Cairine says:

    My favourite is the Marc Jacobs The Showstopper Gift Set.

  15. I love the Ombre Wool Moto Jacket!
    ! So nice πŸ™‚

  16. I looooooooove that jacket!

  17. Chantelle says:

    Ombre Wool Moto Jacket

  18. Linda Peters says:

    Love the Hughes Satchel, thanks for another great one.

  19. Athena says:

    Michael Kors watches πŸ™‚

  20. KellyPC says:

    I love all the Sephora Fresh Sugar Treasures lip goodies!

  21. cookie3 says:

    I’m lusting for the Starstruck ballet flats the Hughes satchel from J.Crew in blue AND the Michael Kors watch in Rose Gold. Guess I’m getting greedy,lol.

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    Definitely the Michael Kors Watches.

  23. Louise gilbert says:

    The Michael Kors watches

  24. Louise gilbert says:

    Like the Fresh page on Facebook-fb name louise gilbert

  25. Patricia says:

    So I’m so definitely in lust with the Michael Kors Watches

  26. Janice Lewis says:

    Definitely the Michael Kors watch…love love the rose gold colour!

  27. gmamaye says:

    favourite lust list item: Michael Kors watch but would settle for winning the Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection too since my winter lips would love that!

  28. GARRY S says:


  29. Jamillah Ross says:

    The Faith Connextion Tunic is amazing! I love it!

  30. Donna L. says:

    I love the Michael Kors watches

  31. angie erickson says:

    I love the Michael Kors Watches

  32. laurie friesem says:

    i’m such a sucker for watches i want them all

  33. midgeknows says:

    the wool moto jacket is awesome

  34. Yannik Anglehart says:

    Michael Kors Watches is my favorite

  35. Kim says:

    I would love a Michael Kors watch… but not in my budget this season

  36. Blessedta says:

    Michael Kors Watches

  37. Martie says:

    Love them all! But would love to try the T3 Bodywaver for some awesome curls.

  38. Mary says:

    Oh yes, LOVE the Michael Kors watch!

  39. Kimberley says:

    I love the Hughes satchel, and the Gap coat, and…..

  40. Pam says:

    Yum!!! sugar lips πŸ™‚

  41. CLC says:

    I like the Hughes Satchel in blue.

  42. Alison K says:

    My favourite lust list item featured in this post is “Ombre Wool Moto Jacket – $128 @ Gap”

  43. Marlene V. says:

    I love the Ombre Wool Moto Jacket from the Gap

  44. Christina Ferguson says:

    My very favorite lust item is the Marc Jacobs The Showstopper Gift Set.

  45. lisa bolduc says:

    I could go with the T3 curling iron!

  46. I love the Michael Kors Watches!

  47. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I admire the Michael Kors watches.

  48. The Marc Jacobs makeup and the MK watch. Both great designers!

  49. Anne Derkat says:

    the Michael Kors watches

  50. raven says:

    I love the Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection

  51. Lisa says:

    I love the Ombre Wool Moto Jacket.

  52. Lisa says:

    My favorite would be the Marc Jacobs Show Stopper gift set! LOVE Marc Jacobs

  53. Dayna Wilson says:

    That’s a really, really hard choice.. but I think I’ll go with the zodiac scarf. It’s SO cool and unique, I’d love to have one.

  54. Joan G says:

    easy choice for me – the Michael Kors watches

  55. Belinda McNabb says:

    I am lusting after the Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection, so I really hope I win!

  56. Belinda McNabb says:

    Like them on facebook and commented

  57. Gabby K says:

    The Marc Jacobs gift set, the pallet looks ideal for winter holiday holiday parties, and I’m very excited to test Marc Jacobs makeup products.

  58. Linda Kollybaba says:

    Ombre Wool Moto Jacket

  59. beewbedard says:

    I would totally love to get the Michael Kors Watches

  60. Jessica Lord says:

    i really like the Michael Kors watches

  61. Marianna P says:

    I would love a new watch Michael Kors Watches – $225 – $550 (go online for stores)

  62. 409cope says:

    I love the Michael Kors Watches the most.

  63. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite item is the Faith Connexion Metallic Coated Tunic

  64. Daniel N says:

    My wife would love the Michael Kors watch.

  65. edmontonjb says:

    I love the Ombre Wool Moto Jacket

  66. Danielle says:

    I love the Marc Jacobs The Showstopper Gift Set

  67. michael kors watches are sexy

  68. Audrey Skinner says:

    Love the Ombre Wool Moto Jacket.

  69. i would love the Micheal KOrs watch they look great

  70. Jeannie says:

    I cant pick!!! I love the Michael Kors watches but I also love the Marc Jacobs and the tunic and the foldable ballet flats…

  71. Jeannie says:

    I liked on FB and commented

  72. dionisia says:

    I love the origami styled purses from Hughes @ J Crew.

  73. Marlene J says:

    The Michael Kors Watches – $225 – $550 I so need a new watch

  74. Glogirl says:

    I like the T3 Bodywaver!

  75. nicolthepickle says:

    I really like the Faith Connexion Metallic Coated Tunic, crazy-shiny and fabulous.

  76. nicolthepickle says:

    I like Fresh’s fb page and posted

  77. Lori says:

    Love the rose gold michael kors watch!!

  78. Nancy says:

    Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection is my favourite

  79. karen says:

    Marc Jacobs gift set please

  80. Brenda Penton says:

    Hard to pick! My favourite item is the Gap Ombre Wool Moto Jacket.

  81. Leah says:

    I love the Nora Zodiac Wool Scarf!!

  82. Vanessa says:

    My fave is the T3 Bodywaver!

  83. KellyPC says:

    My fav would be the Marc Jacobs The Showstopper Gift Set!
    Love-Love-Love Bliss body butters!!

  84. Ricki says:

    Love the J Crew purses and the Michael Kors watches, they are a must have.

  85. Emily Dexter says:

    Marc Jacobs Show Stopper for sure! Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  86. Lauren says:

    Marc Jacobs the Showstopper looks amazing! I would love it.

  87. Susan says:

    My favourite lust list item featured in this post is the Hughes Bag!

  88. andrea4444 says:

    Bliss Gift Set in Citrus Carol!

  89. fifaleaf says:

    The Michael Kors Watches are my favourite!

  90. Shannon Mark says:

    the wool moto jacket

  91. Jess says:

    I would have to go with the gorgeous watch by Michael Kors! πŸ˜›

  92. Diane says:

    My favourite is the Michael Kors Watches.

  93. -Tara Smith says:

    Definitely the Bliss A Citrus Carol!

  94. julia g says:

    I love the foldable ballet flats.

  95. Sara says:

    The Michael Kors watch – but I love all of them!!

  96. aimee says:

    love the watch kors

  97. The Fresh Sugar Treasures Mini Lip Collection!

  98. stacey h says:

    i really like the T3 bodywaver – i have a T3 flat iron – and i love it – great quality products

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