Lisa's Most Coveted List

It's time for a long overdue edition of my Most Coveted List! Here are the 5 things I'm loving and/or lusting after right now.

1. Sephora Cuticle Care Pen. This product is an absolute godsend for the dry, brittle nails I have as a result of constant nail polish wear. If I'm planning to redo my nails on any given day, I'll remove the polish immediately when I get home, then paint a layer of cuticle oil on my cuticles and nails for an ultra-moisturizing treatment. The click-and-paint brush applicator makes applying the perfect amount of oil on each nail a cinch, eliminating waste and mess. An hour or two later and my nails look healthy and hydrated once again.

2. Ceci Korean magazine. For me, Asian fashion magazines are fascinating because they seem so accessible yet foreign and exotic. I can pick one up and flip through the pages and see faces, models, and bodies (kind of, sort of) like mine. However, I can't read a word of it (well, I can read the Chinese ones if I have a dictionary in hand and a lot of time) and the products, celebrities, and fashion are quite different. My new favourite Asian fashion glossy to flip through is Ceci Korean. I borrowed the summer issue from the library, which was so big it made the September issue of Vogue look like a lightweight. Page after page of pretty hairstyles, beauty products with high SPFs, adorable outfits--yay! The only thing I wasn't so crazy about was the 20-odd pages of plastic surgery ads at the back of the issue, but then again, I've heard eye and nose jobs are pretty prevalent in Asia these days.

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3. New birthday handbags. Remember when I was drooling over the Coach 'Sabrina' satchel and the Chanel camellia-embossed lambskin wallet clutch in this post? Well, I'm getting them for my champagne birthday, which is coming up at the end of this week (turning 25 on the 25th!). I already bought the 'Sabrina' in gray as an early present of sorts and have been using and loving it the past month. The clutch is coming soon hopefully.

4. Francis fall 2009 collection. Truly these are clothes that can put a smile on a girl's face! You can see the entire fall collection on Francis's Facebook fan page here. It was so difficult to narrow down my choice to 1 or 2 pieces, but in the end I went with the mixed menswear skirt and sleeveless argyle applique dress. According to the folks at the Francis studio, my order is set to ship sometime this week, so here's hoping it gets to me before or on Friday. I love this feeling of anticipating a special birthday parcel in the mail. :)

5. Greg Laswell. I've been listening to him on repeat since an acquaintance tweeted a link to one of his songs, "Days Go On." Click the player below and have a listen. Enjoy!


  1. I love Asian magazines too! They're so vibrant and the fashion is awesome (I wish I could pull off half of the looks) and I love how each page can have a bazillion pictures to look at. I only wish I was able to translate and understand them too :(

    And we're champagne twins! (I had no idea there was actually a term for that) I was also born on the 25th :D although it won't be my champagne birthday for a few more years haha.. Happy Early Birthday!

  2. OK, not big into Coach, generally, but that bag is GORGEOUS! And the clutch? Stunning. Glad you're treating yourself for the big bday!

  3. oooh I want to start looking in some :).

    I didn't know that a champagne birthday existed- too bad I missed mine at 17 lol!

    As for the nail treatment, you have me thinking about trying it! I have such terribly thin, broken, dry nails.

  4. You're going to love those two Francis pieces. I hope I'm getting them too! :-)

  5. agree on all your list - not a big Coach fan either but that bag looks good!

  6. i love that coach bag! getting yourself bday presents is the best! well, except for the damage they do to your wallet!

  7. Love this list, darling, especially those fab bags!


  8. Asian magazines are definitely really fun. I love them! As for Koreans loving plastic surgery, it's kind of sad, but a true fact of life in Seoul! I need that cuticle pen, BTW. Mine are looking so brittle these days. Boo changing of the seasons!

  9. I love looking at Asian mags!

    that bags that you are getting are beautiful and I adore the new Francis collection as well!

  10. love CECI :0 Love Greg Laswell - have you heard his girl want to have fun song

  11. Hehe love these posts. That cuticle pen is a cool product! I so love your Coach bag too, and I'm not a Coach fan as you know. Can't wait to party it up with you Friday!

  12. Ahhhh. What about a new birthday wallet to go with your birthday handbags?

    That's what I need to invest in. For my half-birthday, perhaps?

    * Kelsey

  13. Just came across your blog! It really is lovely!

  14. I just "discovered" Greg Laswell about a month ago too. Love his music!

    Beautiful bag and clutch! (Happy early 25th birthday.)

  15. Jenn, yay re. champagne twins!

    Koko Stiletto, I have heard Laswell's cover of Girls Just Want to Have Fun. It's so melancholy but pitch-perfect at the same time.

    The Anthology, it's kind of funny, but as much as I like switching up handbags, I have one wallet I use all the time. It's compact enough to not take up too much room in my bag, has a slot for my bus pass, and only cost about $30 from Sears--and I love it to death.


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