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Treat Yo’ Self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week

If you're going to splurge, splurge smart so you don't end up in tears and with a box of products you're never going to use. Sit tight, because weep over these, you will not.

Let’s face it, we all have an inventory of heartbreak. It’s in the shape of a box, and usually stowed deep inside a bathroom cabinet, and it goes untouched for months at a time.

It takes the form of failed skincare purchases, and every time you open the box, it hits you with a wave of regret. Spending heaps on a 24K gold-plated mask that didn’t do anything for you? Don’t worry, we know how you feel.

Before you swear off splurging on beauty products, hear us out.

Listed below are some of our favourite miracle workers that will boost your beauty routine. And, bear in mind, we’re not presenting to you products that are ridiculously expensive – they are products that work ridiculously well for their price tags. Skincare, haircare, and sun care favourites all in one place and ready to get carted out.

Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir

Why just be young at heart when you can look young on the outside? Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is inspired by the centuries old “elixir of youth” used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary and it is an intense shot of vitamin packed into a facial spray. Made with heaps of goodies like grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose and myrrh, keep this at your desk and spritz away whenever you find that your skin needs some extra waking up. Dull skin? We’ve never heard of her.

By Terry Baume De Rose Body Scrub

Putting skincare aside for just a minute, it’s time to show our bodies some love, too. Super-charged and packed with all the benefits you can get from roses, the iconic Baume de Rose from By Terry is now in the form of an ultra-gentle body scrub. Enriched with naturally moisturising sugar crystals, this scrub will instantly melt into your skin while it gently soughs away dead cells. Sounds premium? That’s because your body deserves only the best. Let’s take self-care to a whole new level.

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment

We have to admit, during the first wash, we didn’t notice anything life changing. No instant detangling, and our hair didn’t feel particularly smooth. It felt like a normal conditioner, and we were 100 percent unimpressed and ready to chuck this into our little inventory of heartbreak. But as soon as our hair dried, we were amazed to say the least. You’ll notice that after a single wash, your once unruly and frizzy hair will dry tame and sleek. Can you imagine the wonders this can do if you paired it with hair oils and serums? Not even our island’s crazy humidity stands a chance against this.

Guerlain Eau de Beaute Micellar 

A really simple step to getting the most out of your skincare is to always start with a really good makeup remover. Cleansing away the day’s dirt will provide a blank canvas for your skincare to work its magic on. And, our favourite makeup cleanser at the moment? It’s Guerlain’s micellar cleansing water. It’ll gently remove every last trace of makeup while leaving your skin soft and toned. It’s a whole new sensorial experience with the refreshing scent, too.

Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil

We’ve raved about this face oil before, and we’re going to rave about it again. A holy grail face oil that has saved us from multiple nightmares, it contains 37 percent of a natural from of retinoid acid from rosehip. In other words, this face oil doubles as both an anti-ageing miracle oil, and a wonder at repairing the overall texture of your face. If you need a nudge into trying face oils for the first time, this is it.

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi Rejuvenating Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25

It’s a suncare product that’s also going to be great as a daily day cream. Ultimate Miracle Worker is the first of its kind to offer both anti-ageing properties, and total UV protection. The cream will help your skin naturally rebuild collagen, and rejuvenate your skin layer by layer. Above all else, it has SPF so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting your sunblock again. Here’s to firmer, denser, and more radiant skin.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream

Like we said, 2019 is the year for glowing and growing. Radiant skin all year round, here to help you on your journey is a super night recovery cream that has harnessed the power of the living lotus plant. If your skin is stressed and fatigued from a day of hustling, this night mask will instantly support and enrich your skin at night with concentrated antioxidants. The next time you wake up with smooth, hydrated skin from this dream cream, you will be able to Instagram #IWokeUpLikeThis with zero guilt.

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