Welcome to the newest edition of Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments!
1. Kerastase Spray-a-Porter, $35
Rachel: In a roundabout way, I blame my mother for my inclination toward high-end products. Fortunately for her, she doesn’t have quite the same frenzied, must-own-this-$30-nail-polish-or-I-will-die obsession as I do, but she is entirely responsible for introducing me to Kérastase at a very young age. I’ve dabbled in my fair share of hair-care lines over the years, but I always find myself coming back to the French brand’s selection of elegantly-packaged, exquisitely-formulated (and, uh, sort of exorbitantly-priced) shampoos, conditioners, and treatments. They smell gorgeous (like fresh linen!), dress up my disgusting New York City bathroom, and, most importantly, they work. Couture Styling, their brand-new range of styling products repped by none other than Kate Moss, is certainly no exception to Kérastase’s consistent excellence. I’ve already sprung for Lift Vertige, a root-uplifting gel, and Forme Fatale, a voluptuous blow dry gel, but that does not mean I will be able to resist the siren call of Spray À Porter, which imparts exactly the kind of tousled, touchable, slightly dirty effect I’m always after. Mom, look what you’ve done.
2. Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain in No. 17 Encre Rose, $34
Winona: After looking at $400 sneakers and $1,200 dresses, $34 seems like chump change, but it’s still about 8 times more than I usually spend on lipstick, so I’m putting it in the “Totally Coveted” category. I discovered it during my semi-disastrous trip to Sephora last weekend and was entranced by the beautifully rich color, the smooth texture, the crazy shine, the impressive staying power — pretty much everything but the price tag. I left with a more reasonably priced lip balm instead, but I have a feeling this totally coveted item will make its way into my makeup bag as soon as I get my next paycheck.
3. Cartier Juste un Clou Bracelet, $6,850
Rachel: I’ve only been lusting after this bracelet for, oh, ever. I think it’s about time someone steps up to the plate and just buys it for me. Any takers?
4. Mujjo MacBook Pro Sleeve, $79.58
Julie: After a year of cursing and screaming at my last MacBook Pro and it’s completely dead “p” key (there was a spilled ice coffee incident), I finally gave in and bought a new one. My new baby is gorgeous, and in the interest of keeping her well-preserved, I’ve invested in this Mujjo sleeve. Made from wool felt and leather, it’s lightweight and really good looking. Wish me better luck this time.
5. Marc Jacobs Red Lace Sneakers $388
6. Essie Maximillian Strasse Her, $5.95
Julie: Essie, why do you do these things to me? I find the perfect shade of greenish gray at the nail salon, and the next time I come back for it, it’s gone. I can’t find this shade anywhere, and your typical reds and pinks won’t do. Please bring this color back to me, Essie.