27 Jun 2016 67 comments

Luxe Beauty Buys Worth Every Penny.


I do love splurging on beauty every now and again – as much as I love a budget buy, there’s just something so enticing about splashing out on a cult buy every now and again! If you’re thinking about going all out anytime soon, I recommend you look in to this lot…

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne; I really thought I would have gotten over this fragrance now, as I’ve been wearing it almost daily for nearing two years, but it’s still a favourite of mine! The fresh, musky scent is just so delicious, either worn alone or layered up with something fruity or floral. It’s not overpowering, but it settles on the skin beautifully – I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t love this!

Sunday Riley Luna Face Oil; This stuff gets a lot of love in the beauty world, and I have to say it’s worthy of all that praise! The blue elixir is an evening treatment containing retinol to smooth, renew and banish blemishes. Every time I use this, I notice a big difference to my skin! It works miracles, and the bottle has lasted me forever… so I’d say it’s worth parting with the cash.

May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm; While we’re on the topic of pricey skincare, let me introduce my hero skincare find of the moment. I mentioned recently that my skin was feeling incredibly dehydrated and I had terrible lines on my forehead because of it. Within one use of this, I saw a difference in my skin. The buttery balm managed to plump and nourish my skin, helping my skin look youthful and radiant once more.
It’s probably the most expensive skincare product I own, but it really helped me get my complexion looking lovely again.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats; I’m obsessed with the latest lipstick release from YSL, I love matte lipsticks and the no-chaps formula is one of the best I’ve tried! The shade range is flawless (215 is dreamy!) and the packaging is, as ever, unbelievably beautiful. Treat yourself and you won’t regret it.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush; Yup, I talk about these lovely blushers all the time, but they really are the best! I honestly cannot rave about these enough – the seamless, skin-perfecting texture, to the beautiful shades… everything about these is extra special. If you don’t have one in your stash, you’re missing out.

Diptyque Vetyver Candle; This is my favourite scent ever, I adore this candle so much. If you fancy treating yourself to a heavenly all-year-round candle, let this be the one. I find a lot of the Diptyque candles a bit wishy-washy, but this really throws the scent whether it’s burning or not. Plus, the packaging is unreal.

Aurelia Revitalise & Glow Serum; Another long-time fave of mine, I’ve been through bottles of this stuff and my skin still adores it! The light treatment is incredibly quenching and instantly smoothing, I love the way it makes my skin feel almost instantly. It gives the complexion a radiant, perky glow – what more could you ask for?

Aesop Hair & Scalp Mask; I love, love, love everything from Aesop, and this hair and scalp mask is no exception. It’s beautifully scented, and always leaves my locks feeling oh so swishy. It works quickly, and makes a big difference to dry ends and a sensitive scalp. You can’t go wrong with this brand, I promise you!

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach; Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that I just cannot fault – from the eye products to the bases and the lipsticks, everything is just as good as it looks. I’m really loving these Beach Sticks at the moment, and Moon Beach is the most perfecting shade ever. I sweep it over cheeks for a gold-flecked pop of colour that looks so polished and fresh.

Oskia Renaissance Mask; Of course, this just had to feature here. This is my favourite mask ever, from my favourite skincare range ever! The silky balm feels glorious to apply, smoothing over skin and giving the complexion a lovely boost. Every time I use this, my skin looks clearer, brighter and more even – you need this!

Are you a fan of the odd beauty splurge?

  • Oooh this post was so good – need to try the vetyver x

  • Leanne Marshall

    I would have to agree with you on the Sunday Riley Luna OIl, Bloody brilliant for my skin!!


  • Megan Clarke

    I really enjoyed this post, and agree with it too – definitely about the candles and jo Malone products.


  • I definitely want to try some Sunday Riley products! xx


  • I would love the Sunday Riley Luna Oil but I just cannot justify spending that on 1 skincare item 🙁 YSL lipsticks though are 100% worth the money x

  • Becca

    I would love to try the Sunday Riley oil, I just don’t know if I can justify the price. But I know it’s probably worht it haha! Lovely post xx


  • Love every products mentioned here. Simply there’s a price to pay, but sometimes they are all worth it! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Sheridan Grady

    So many gorgeous products! The Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt is to die for!! x

  • Emma

    These all sound amazing! An hourglass blush is very high up on my list! x


  • I so need to get my hands on the Hourglass blushes! I have been eyeing them up since their release, I don’t know why I haven’t taken the plunge yet.


  • Jennifer Helen

    I would love to try the Sunday Riley oil – it’s just out of my price bracket at the moment! I’ve recently started caring a lot more about my skincare and these recommendations all look great. I’d better start saving… 🙂
    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

  • Maggie

    All the Hourglass products are amazing! I am never disappointed by them!


  • It is good to splurge every now and then, I wish I could do that more often 🙂 Wood sage&sea salt smells absolutely divine, definitely worth every penny!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Lizzie

    I love the Jo Malone wood sage scent it is just yummy, I am desperate to try some Hourglass products I hear so many great things about them!

    I always think it’s not worth the price difference and then as soon as I splurge I realise what you are getting for your money…quality!


  • Lys

    I don’t splurge on luxe beauty often, but when I do it’s on products I know I’ll be obsessed with. YSL lipsticks, for example, are amazing!

  • Sunday Riley luna changed my life and I wouldn’t be without it now! I need try your other recommendations but do love Jo Malone <3

    Jenny | Krystel Couture + Jouer Cosmetics Mermaid Giveaway

  • I hadn’t heard of the beach sticks from Charlotte Tilbury but they sound lovely for summer x


  • Kelly

    Such dreamy picks! I reallly want to try all of them. Also I just want to say that the photography on this post is blooming fabulous, great job Kate!

    Kelly Knows It | A life & style blog

  • I hate spending money on luxe buys but you literally cannot fault them, I’m loving the new Charlotte Tilbury range at the mo too!

    Jen / Velvetspring.co.uk Xx

  • I really want to try the Luna Oil, it sounds incredible!

    xo, Liz

  • Beautiful Earful

    That hourglass blush! All these products look stunning! Love your photos of them!


  • Sunday Riley, yaaaaas. That stuff is incredible! I also swear by the Hourglass Powders, although I have yet to try the blushes or bronzers!

    xoxo Mollie

  • Nadia Sabrina

    Hourglass Ambient Blushes are extraordinary!

    Love from Indonesia,

  • diptyque candles are worth every single bit of money even though it sometimes feels like i’m burning money but its worth it. would love to get some sunday riley products but i have to save up first.


  • I definitely agree that YSL lipsticks are worth splurging on! I love them! I never tried the Luna oil before, but it sounds amazing!

  • kate_winford

    So many goodies in this post! You definitely convinced me to finally try the Sunday Riley Luna Oil! I really want to try Good Genes too.


  • Very jealous of the Charlotte Tilbury!


  • Love the Hourglass blushes, diffused heat is my favourite! 🙂


  • I’ve herd some great thing about the hourglass blushes, can’t wait to get one for myself, and I absolutely love that candle, so nice!


  • All of these sound heavenly – I really need an Hourglass blush in my collection, haven’t heard a bad thing about them!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Philippa

    The oskia mask looks beautiful!
    Philippa x

  • Ohh I want that lipstick so bad!!


  • Hourglass anything is worth the splurge for me! I’m dying to try that mask. I feel like everyone talks about it.

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Jo malone and hourglass are two luxury brands I would love to try out.


  • Nilla Austin

    I love how cute the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick is! I hadn’t read the color you were signaling out until after I saw it, but I was instantly drawn to that color. It looks like the perfect shade<3

  • Ooooh I’ve never heard of the Charlotte Tilbury Beach stick before but it looks absolutely beautiful! I’ve never actually found the brand in stores near me but I’ve heard so many great things lately, I really want to get serious about searching now!

    Akino | akinokiki.blogspot.ca

  • All of these products sound amazing <3 I always love trying new products, but sometimes, they're a little pricey! These all seem so worth it though! Can't wait to try it!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • You can’t really go wrong with YSL lip products, such a luxurious packaging!

  • Victoria Reilly

    I love everything about YSL products, they’re absolutely to die for. I do love a good splurge but I always worry about wasting money on products definitely NOT worth the hype so I’ll definitely keep this list in mind!

    Vickie | dearvictoria.co.uk

  • Mar

    I completely agree with you regarding Luna Face Oil, Oskia mask and the best beauty product ever The Blue Cocoon. I have all of these and am very happy.
    Thank you for your wonderful review.
    Mar Preisler

  • The Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt cologne is exactly what I need to splurge on, I always ask for a sample at the counter, but never actually purchase it! The Aurelia Revitalise&Glow Serum sounds lovely, I do love a light consistency over the summer months!


  • Jo Malone really is a whole other level of luxury.

  • That Jo Malone fragrance looks great

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I have heard nothing but great things about May Lindstrom. I love high end beauty too, I think Tom Ford products are divine and I have been dying to get my hands on the Guerlain gold primer. Beautiful post, I need to try more CT products but a lot of them are a hit and miss for me. Thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • Oooh, I do love me a bit of a beauty splurge! I actually just splurged on my first Charlotte Tilbury products and I can’t wait for them to come in the mail! My other faves are definitely Jo Malone scents, Diptyque candles and Hourglass. xx


  • emily couture

    The Sunday Riley Luna Face Oil sounds amazing! 🙂

    emily xx


  • Amazing picks, thank you for sharing! I often try not to give into the hype of super luxe beauty products as I worry they mightn’t be worth such an expensive price tag. But after reading this post, I definitely want to try out the Luna Oil as I’ve heard nothing but amazing reviews from so many bloggers! The Oskia Renaissance Range sounds absolutely incredible too! Thanks for sharing Kate xx

    Ciara Rose | http://www.ciara-rose.com

  • Anna
  • Lovely picks – I would love the try the Sunday Riley Face Oil but it’s so pricey, I need to save up! Hourglass blushes are a favourite of mine as well 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • I love a good beauty splurge. I completely agree about the Hourglasses blushes, they well worth the price tag! The Aesop mask sounds great, I must check it out xx


  • I splurged on one Charlotte Tilbury product so far and it’s almost dangerous how good the quality of that brand is!


  • The beauty balm looks insane, and sounds like it does a fabulous job too! I also rate Sunday Riley Luna up there with fab investments, my Jo Malone Amber and Patchouli and Ambre candle 🙂 Also my Tria Acne Light, really helped clear up spots.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Lucy Birchall

    I’ve vowed to myself no silly spending this month as pay day hasn’t exactly bulked out my bank account as much as it could but damn you, Kate! I want it all! You just had to come and throw all of these gorgeous, LUXURY products at us, didn’t you? Do you reckon it’s too early to start a Christmas list?
    Sunday Riley Luna because my skin deserves it; YSL The Mats in every shade; Hourglass blush; Aurelia serum and everything from Aesop & Charlotte Tilbury all with a pretty bow on top.
    Too much to ask?

    She’s So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty

  • I believe I need them all!!!!

  • Ohmygod, I’m about to go on a spending spree thanks to you, haha! These products all sound amazing. The product I want to try the most is the Aesop mask! I’ve heard such great things about them! x


  • iheartcosmetics

    Oh that hourglass blush looks so beautiful! I technically have promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything else for a month after I got the Anastasia Glow Kit…but I really really want this now. I’ll have to try and resist at least for a few weeks, easier said than done!

    Sarah from Iheartcosmetics xxx

  • Hollee Daze

    It will be a nice day when I can afford Jo Malone and Dipytique! One day though, at least you’ve reassured me they’re good products!! xx


  • I love YSL lipsticks no matter what range i use the texture is always gorgeous!


  • Yes, to so many of these, haha! I love Hourglass, and tell everyone about Jo Malone 🙂 Great roundup of products!
    Alex Good

  • I need to get my hands on this Oskia Renaissance Mask, it looks amazing!

  • Harriet patchett

    Love this post! Love a splurge but my bank balance does not! Xxx

  • My mum just gave me a full size Jo Malone wood sage and sea salt perfume as she didn’t want it…..I AM SO HAPPY!!! It smells summery and wintery at the same time how does it do it?

  • The Luna oil is definitely something I want to try! I really want to try that Oskia mask too!! I’ve only heard amazing things about it.


  • Emma Murphy

    Jo Malone fragrancies are beautiful, I much prefer musky scents and I really want to purchase the cacao and agave fragrance. I agree hourglass blushers are stunning and you simply cannot talk about them enough! I have always wanted to try some Oskia products and the mask seems like a good place to start.

    Emma’s World X

  • ooh i so want the hourglass lightning blush! i have wanted the powder as well for a long time now but now this has been added to my list I have to save up a bit more😬 Lovely post! Marlinde x