Christmas Wishlist 2015

Hi everyone! Sticking to tradition, I’ve put together my Christmas Wishlist for 2015. Can you believe that it’s almost end of the year already?? Where did all this time go? I feel that this year went by quicker than any other year in my life! They say time flies when you’re having the most fun, I guess it’s true but this fun lasted a full year for me. This was the year I took a leap of faith, quit law indefinitely to do what I’ve always wanted to do, to travel, to start my own business and ventures and I had the most fun doing it! This is also an important year because we got Buddy and he’s going to be here for a long long time with us. Don’t get me wrong, this year wasn’t all butterflies and daisies, but the unhappy times were so insignificant and so far and few in between that I almost don’t even recall any.

Every year when I sit down and plan my wish list, I get all giggly and excited. Even though I know I won’t be getting everything on the list but it makes me giggly and excited because I know that somewhere, someone is going to come across my list while looking for gift inspiration and at least something on this list is going to make someone very very happy. That makes me happy too because we all want nice things, finer things, and even if we can’t have them now, we get so much joy getting to know them.

Enough of the blabbing, here are the items on my Christmas Wishlist this year 🙂

GIVENCHY Antigona Medium Tote

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I have been eyeing out this beauty for a while now and it has been spotted on Miranda Kerr, and just about every Kardashian and every celebrity right now. This beautiful masterpiece come in a variety of colours and sizes but I am interested in the black one, just because I feel that this would make the perfect travelling companion.

CARTIER Juste un Clou Bracelet 

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Another signature piece by Cartier, this baby comes in pink gold, yellow gold, white gold, with or without diamonds. Basically a colour and sparkle for every taste and pocket. This collection don’t just come in bracelets though, there’s a whole collection of rings, earrings and necklaces but the bracelet is obviously the one I love the most. This collection is reportedly designed in the 1970’s and is the expression of “rebellious nature and expression of self-belief”. How beautiful?

TOM FORD Lips and Boys Gift Set

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Tom Ford has really outdone themselves once again with the return of their best selling lipsticks. I’m specifically looking at this beautiful 10 piece gift set, are you seeing what I’m seeing right now? I, no doubt will make use of every single colour in this set. They are to die and since everyone is raving about them, I just had to put it on my list.

CANON 70D DSLR Camera 

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For those who have been wanting to play around with photography for sometime, I highly recommend this camera, partly because I just purchased my own but also because it is the best in its price range. We’re taking about videos, photos and very importantly it has a Wifi function so you can easily transfer photos straight to your phone from your camera. Of course lenses are important, make sure you save up for that because good lenses don’t come cheaply. What’s great is that you can also flip your viewfinder around for whilst you are filming yourself, this is for aspiring Youtubers obviously.

APPLE iWatch 

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No matter how much I convince myself that I really don’t need one, I always catch myself looking at it when I’m at the iStore or looking at the various straps available for people from all walks of life. Say what you want about it and how it will depreciate in front of your eyes and how it’s a gimmick… bla bla fish paste, they are here to stay. From monitoring your daily activities, to heart rates, to making phone calls, to drawing little cute pictures to your loved ones, I’m definitely getting one of those! Plus you can change the straps to complement your outfit, how fitting. 🙂

CHANEL Espadrilles 

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Another pair of beauty soles I’ve been eyeing out all year, and I know these aren’t new but I have seen them everywhere, especially on Kendall Jenner (we love her style). They also come in a variety of colours and textures, I love these classic ones. Apparently they are super comfy and the ultimate summer fashion accessory.

Dolce & Gabbana Sunnies

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I can’t help myself but add these gorgeous sunnies in. This is part of the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection but since we are on opposite poles of the earth, naturally we will be wearing these for summer. I’m a girl who loves the classics and these babies have gold metal temples, which I love, and comes in various colours too, even with mirrors lenses. Oh I cannot wait!

That’s everything on my list this year, from shoes to gadgets! Are you looking for more gift inspiration for a special someone? Check out these awesome gift guides, courtesy of Gumtree:

Click here for Gifts for Fashionistas OR Click here for Gifts for Decoristas 🙂

Enjoy shopping!

With love…xxx

LoveMaryLu Valentines Wishlist 2015

With 8 more days till our favourite “holiday”, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to write up a wishlist again! By now, you probably already know how I feel about wish lists, there are just too many beautiful things in this world that I constantly crave for. I have an enormous appetite for luxury and non-luxury items of all scents and colours but when I don’t want or like something, you will know because I will always tell you so.

With Valentines Day around the corner (please don’t hate me singletons, take it as a gift idea to treat yourself or your mom if you must), here is my Valentines Wishlist 2015. Valentines has always been one of my favourite “holidays” although it’s not an official holiday but I’ve always found it to be rather delightful. Just an excuse to spoil your loved one and make it something special, a better excuse to put on something cute and sexy really and to wear my favourite colour with no shame – pink! 🙂

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In order from left to right, from top to bottom, here is my wishlist this year:

1. Lorna Jane 

I really don’t mind getting gym clothes for any occasion, it’s romantic if it pink!

2. Tiffany & Co Hearts earrings

The collection is “Hearts” which I think is very appropriate for the occasion, a diamond is a girl’s best friend.

3. Moet et Chandon

No one can ever say no to bubbly, especially when it’s extra sweet and delicious.

4. Valentino Valentina Eau de Parfum 

It’s not a Valentines wish list without a Valentino. With the perfect amount of sweetness and floral notes, this fragrance is no short of “I love you” this Valentines Day.

5. Clarins Perfect Eyes and Brows Palette

With a sleek, gold packaging, dynamite truly do come in small packages. Say hello to beautiful eyes and groomed brows.

6. Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawl 

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that a wish list isn’t complete without a Louis. I’ve swapped the typical bag for a shawl this time. Mixed with the perfect amount of silk and wool, this will not only keep you warm at night but will keep you in the centre of envy.

Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet Valentines Wish List!

With love…xxx

Christmas Wishlist 2014

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again where most of us are exhausted and we just want the year to be over already but at the same time excited that the festive season is about to be in full force. As much as Christmas is about family, close friends, sharing, giving, loving bla bla bla… we all love presents!! This time round has been particularly difficult for me to come up with a Christmas Wishlist because I just got back from New York City not too long ago and I can confidently say, there’s nothing more that I want this year! BUT… there’s always room for a little bit of inspiration for those who are looking for a gift for a loved one! Here is my christmas wishlist 2014 (in no particular order):

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1. Yankee Candles

It’s definitely no ordinary candle! I’ve never tried one myself till a friend recently asked me to purchase one in Joburg for her to bring back home to Durbs (because there’s nothing in Durbs duh!). Of course I walked out the store with one for my own home, who can resist when there’s a vanilla cupcake fragrance?? Absolutely divine! Oh and I purchased the vanilla lime! Love it!

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2. Crabtree & Evelyn 60 Second Fix for Hands

I’ve recently done a quick review on this product and I love it so much that I wouldn’t mind getting it again for Christmas! Click here if you missed it. It smells good, it’s useful and reasonably priced, perfect gift for Christmas!

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3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream fragrance

I loved this fragrance so much, I almost bought a bottle at Sephora when I was in New York and mind you I never buy my own fragrance (I believe that fragrances should be gifted)! Then I had this little voice in my head that keeps telling me that I have too many perfumes already and especially E just bought me the Marc Jacobs Dot from his trip to Amsterdam, I had to put it down. Definitely my next fragrance though! The fragrance is light, fruity, airy and so fresh and it comes in such a beautiful and feminine bottle! Love!

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4. Louis Vuitton Capucines in Magnolia

There’s no complete christmas wishlist without a Louis so here’s my favourite this season. With the perfect structured, single handle leather handbag, how can you go wrong? And the colour… need I say more?? The bag speaks for itself.

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5. Triangl Swimwear

Since summer is on its way, a swimwear set would be a perfect christmas gift! Especially these pretty neon coloured babies from Triangl Swimwear. These are definitely on my lustlist, although I did just purchase a super cute Victoria Secret bikini set from New York and I would never be disloyal (at least for now). 🙂

There’s my Christmas Wishlist and I hope it gave you some ideas too!

With love…xxx