I have to admit, I love a luxe beauty buy. It’s nice to treat yourself every now and again, even if you don’t necessarily need it. As long as you know you are really going to treasure something then I think it’s totally worth the splurge sometimes! I’ve got a real addiction to lipsticks and no matter how many I have, it doesn’t stop me from buying more. Here are some of my beauty splurge recommendations and favourite new 2018 beauty buys this month.
I’ve been wanting this fragrance ever since I sniffed it out in the Duty Free at Heathrow. It’s woody, salty and reminds me of the salty wind on the beach. It’s a very earthy scent and I think it wavers towards unisex so this is certainly not your typical fruity or floral fragrance. I love these kind of earthy scents, they are simple but complex at the same time. This is a special fragrance, the kind of unique scent that Jo Malone excels at. Bottling up the ocean air and earthy sage and putting it in a bottle? Brilliant.
May your eyeliner always be sharp enough to kill. I think you can’t get a sharper line than with a stylo eyeliner pen. In fact, they are the only pens I use to create the classic cat eye. This dreamy stylo from Dolce & Gabbana beauty creates perfect lines that stay put. I’ve put it on my luxe beauty buy list because although it’s not cheap to buy, it does last forever and the pen doesn’t dry out either (my biggest pet peeve). And for me, good eyeliner is everything.
I love the scent of Jo Malone candles and there are so many to choose from! I chose to try this Wild Fig & Cassis one recently because I liked the sound of it. Something warm and fruity to fill up the air in my flat? Yes, I like it. This candle infuses the air with the scent of juicy figs, cassis, pine and cedarwood. Yes, fruit and wood – two of my favourite scents actually. Jo Malone candles always feel like a treat and when you buy them, you burn them with care. This one has a burn time of 45 hours and I guarantee you will appreciate every single one.
What really attracted me to Axiology was the packaging and the ethos around the brand. The lipsticks are organic and vegan and the company donates to organisations such PETA and other projects to help animals so the proceeds of your purchases from Axiology do go to good causes. The packaging is recyclable and also the formulas are creamy and not drying at all. I love this hot pink colour in the Attitude lipstick – it certainly packs a punch on a cold winter day! A great pick for a luxe beauty buy.
I was wowed at the first glimpse of this beautiful golden bottle. This is the Moschino Fresh look but in pure luxe gold. This is the third edition of the iconic fragrance and this one is perfect for the winter season with a floriental scent and will remind you of the heady scent of a summer garden with the flowers in full bloom. The top note is of a yellow mandarine orpur, pear and rhubarb granita and exquisite white vine peach which immediately hits your nose and packs a punch. The heart notes then explode into jasmine, mahonial and golden chain orchid and round out with the base notes of sandalwood, musk, vanilla and akigalawood. This is a bit more sensual than the previous two Moschino Fresh scents and it’s a beautiful one that will take you straight from day to night. An absolute stunner!
Stila just kills it when it comes to beauty. There are so many products from this L.A. brand that I simply adore but I had never tried any of the foundation or concealers until now. If you are looking for a high-performance foundation that just stays put then this one is for you. I also love that it comes with a concealer as well that is perfectly matched so you can get that flawless skin you always wanted! Even though this is long-wear, high-performance foundation it also contains skin-loving ingredients such as botanical extracts that help deliver oxygen to the skin and let skin ‘breathe’. This is probably one of my favourite long-wear foundations – simply because it does what it says while also being kind to the skin. What’s not to love?
If you are fan of the everyday celestial look such as I am then the Cosmetics A La Carte Cream Eyeshadow Eye Liner in Cosmos is pretty darn heavenly. The shade Cosmos is shimmery white and perfect on its own or with a slick cat eye. Killer for a holiday party!
The new Limited Edition Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Limited Edition is the ultimate luxe beauty buy. This is an absolutely stunning bottle that would beautifully grace the table of any vanity table out there. It’s adorned with a pink-silver flower on the neck of the frosted pink bottle. If you haven’t tried Flowerbomb yet it’s an opulent fragrance and a perfect one for the holiday season. With top notes of sparkling tea and bergamot, middle notes of Sambac jasmine, Catleya orchid, freesia and Centifolia rose and a woody base of patchouli, amber and oud this is a heady fragrance indeed, to be reserved for special occasions.
I hope you enjoyed my luxe beauty buy picks – let me know what your favourite beauty buy is! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @beautyrocksblog for all my adventures in beautyland.
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