A Trio of Unnecessary (Yet Fabulous) Beauty Treats
I appreciate that there are some people who feel all beauty treats are unnecessary, but I’m guessing very few of those people read this blog, so I’m going to go ahead and assume that you’re like me, and believe that there are certain beauty products that are absolutely necessary for everyday beauty joy; I’m talking about that really effective, everyday cleanser (currently Omorovicza’s Cashmere Cleanser for me – a product I return to again and again), that lipstick that brings your whole look together, and that foundation that covers, brightens and warms-up your complexion, but can be quickly applied with your fingers on a morning when you’re running late. The three products I’m featuring today definitely do not fall into the category of “beauty essentials,” instead they are indulgent, decadent, a touch too expensive and just a total joy to use – grab one of these the next time you’re bumming out, as they will lift your spirits no end.
The Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Honey Bath (£37) is the perfect example of a rather lot of money to spend on a product that you literally pour down the plug hole, but it’s something I have lusted after for such a long time, and recently I had decided to treat myself to something lovely, so, encouraged by a customer discount code that appeared in my (non-blog!) inbox, I went all-in and I have no regrets; this product is rich, creamy, beautifully-fragranced and it just feels like a total treat. I love the honey dipper, even though it makes things a bit messy, it’s totally worth it.
I was totally sold on the Soleil Toujours Exotic Shimmer Oil (£46) due to the beautiful fragrance, which I thought was jasmine (my all-time favourite) but there’s no mention of that particular ingredient anywhere, so I might just be going mad. I just want to go on holiday immediately so that I have to cover myself in this everyday – it’s quite a thick oil that looks terrifying on first application, since it’s quite deep in colour, but once worked in, you’re left with smooth, lightly glistening skin that would look particularly good with a hint of colour – from a bottle, of course…
I’m very aware of the fact that all three of my picks for this post focus on smell, but smell does thing to me – it can make me feel instantly better, and few things work quite as effectively at this as the Neom Happiness Home Mist Room Spray (£20, but currently down to £16 at John Lewis here – link) which is just beautiful and I cannot get enough of it – it really does smell like happiness and I like to spray it on a freshly made bed before leaping in: buy this now and thank me later.