Top 5 Luxury Beauty Splurges


There’s nothing wrong with drugstore brands or DIY pampering. Yet, every so often, it feels nice to treat yourself. A professional spa treatment or designer cosmetic can give your appearance and mindset the little push it needs to take you to the next level. However, with so many luxury beauty products and services available, the question that remains is what's the best way to allocate your funds to get the highest return on investment?

Below, view our top five luxury beauty splurges and start saving your pennies. Your wallet may regret it, but you definitely won’t.

1. Designer Perfume

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As great as your Baby Soft or Victoria’s Secret perfume collections may be, designer perfume has a commanding power that can’t be beat. Visit your local Sephora, Ulta, or department store’s perfume section, and go to town spritzing and testing. From Flower Bomb by Viktor and Rolf, Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry Brit, and Daisy by Marc Jacobs, there’s plenty of interesting scents to choose from. Depending on what brand you gravitate towards, designer perfume can cost a pretty penny. So, to be sure you’re purchasing a scent that’s really worth it, start with a roller ball or travel size version of a favorite then work your way up to a full-size bottle.

2. Mani/Pedi

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Finding a great nail salon will make it very difficult for you to willingly want to paint your own nails again. Salons that know what they’re doing when it comes to their services and amenities, such as beverage selection, lighting, and relaxing music, are worth every dime. A high-quality mani/pedi at a nice salon, such as the Essie Flagshop Salon in New York, can be costly. Yet, the price can be quickly justifiable given the amount of time and energy you’ll save. Just try not to smudge your beautiful nails on your way out of the salon.

3. Blowout

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In simple terms, yes, a blowout is just getting your hair dried. Yet, it’s so, so much more. How much do you really dedicate to your blow dry routine? Chances are, not as much as you could be. That’s because properly blowing drying your hair is a lot of work. Not only do you have to be patient (looking at you thick hair girls), but it requires a lot of strength to strategically lift and maneuver a blowdryer and brush at the same time. Splurging for a blowout, whether its at Dry Bar or your favorite salon, can definitely be worth it. 

4. Designer Lipstick

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Drugstore cosmetic brands can be awesome. Case in point — I’ve lost count of how many compliments I’ve gotten on a pinkish-red Revlon lipstick I bought at Target three years ago. However, as appealing as my $8 lipstick may be, there’s something about designer lipstick that really makes its high price tag worth it. Whether it’s Givenchy, Chanel, or Marc Jacobs, lipsticks with a heftier price tag tend to go on smoother, last longer, be more pigmented, and feature super pretty packaging.

5. Facial


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There are few things more relaxing than getting a facial. While it’s definitely possible to pamper your skin on your own, having a professional take a stab at your face can result in long-term benefits. Treatment options can vary depending on what salon you go to, whether it's the Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Salon in California or your dermatologist, but expect to have soft, smooth skin when the whole ordeal is done. 

What luxury beauty products or services do you enjoy splurging on? Let us know in the comment section below!

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