I’m a big believer in treating yourself after a job well done…and just in treating yourself in general, because a treat is something special, and special things feel good.
My treats of choice are very often splurges on beauty products (and snacks!). “Sweetie,” El Hub says, “do you really need another [INSERT BEAUTY PRODUCT HERE]?”
Yes, yes, I do.
I also like to get a good deal, too, so a lot of the time I’ll splurge at the drugstore, especially on body care stuff.
Body care products
When it comes to body basics like sunscreen, shave lotion, body lotion and body wash — things I use daily and don’t notice much of a difference between high and low end — I prefer drugstore.
But yeah, I still like to treat myself on occasion to something higher end, like a really nice set of products in a scent I love, like the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue line, or a body lotion by Laura Mercier.
I tend to buy my hair products at the salon, mostly because I have unruly color-treated hair, and it just seems to do better on salon shampoos, conditioners and styling products from brands like Bumble & Bumble, Kerastase and Oribe.
So those are things I’ll sometimes treat myself with.
For blush, lip products, mascara and eyeshadow, I’ll go either the drugstore or department store routes, but I mostly stick to department stores for foundation, concealer and powder treats — mostly because I have better luck finding things that match my skin at the department store level, and also because it’s just easier to test things at a counter or Sephora.
Another common splurge! I usually like to save on my cleansers and makeup removers, so it’s off to the drugstore for those, and then splurge on lotions, serums, treatments and masks.
I tend to wear a lot of Dolce & Gabbana (Those Italians… They just get me.) and Chanel, so sometimes I’ll splurge on those, although I will grab a new body splash from Bath & Body Works when I find one that moves me.
So, my friend, talk to me! What beauty products do you like to splurge on or treat yourself with?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,