Since this week’s PrettyCity email edition is all about saving, I thought it only fitting that I blog about splurging today. A subject I have to admit, I much prefer.
Having tried a million beauty products — O.K., more like 15,000 – I have definite opinions about which products and services are really worth the money. I have affordable products I turn to even if there’s a pricey counterpart sitting on my vanity waiting to be used. But I also swear by certain products and services that may seem expensive at first glance, but are actually a smart beauty investment.
Here are some of my favorite beauty splurges. And, might I add, they’re worth every cent.
Eyelash Extensions: They’re not cheap, that’s true, but long lashes take years off your face, save you enormous time in the morning and help ensure that you look great straight out of the pool. That’s priceless.
After traveling around the country for events and other engagements, I have a list of extension experts I trust in many cities. In Chicago, it’s Salon Lashe, Hair Base and others. In NYC, it’s Skintology and Chris Chase. In L.A. it’s Billy Lowe, et al.
Brazilian Keratin: I know, this is a controversial one. I have to admit, I’ve had Brazilian Keratin and while I don’t get it regularly, I can say that I found it to be am amazingly worthwhile splurge one hot, humid summer. My hair was sleek and frizz-free for months and for women who really aren’t happy with their hair type, I swear this hair care “splurge” lives up to the hype.
Skin Care: I swear by really great skin care products. I have girlfriends who find stuff they love in the drugstore but I find that higher price skin care packs more of a punch. I’m currently infatuated with Suki’s Clay Cleanser, Astara’s Sea Mineral Soak and Biotherm’s Multi Recharge.
At my house, splurging and saving live in harmony. I’ll throw on a Target dress with six inch Louboutins. I love gourmet cheese and organic Japanese pears… paired with a cheap glass of White Zin.
What’s your favorite beauty splurge and what do you save on?
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