5 Lust-Worthy Beauty Items Worth the Splurge

Saturday, October 13, 2012


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Tom Ford's beauty line for Fall 2012 is gorgeous, and at $48-$110, totally lust-worthy. Photo: Tom Ford.

You've been good. Really good. You’re shopping your closet for great new-to-you looks and the most you’ve spent was on cute inexpensive pants from H & M and a pair of killer heels from Goodwill. But you’re still coveting a hot new beauty splurge and while you KNOW you probably don’t need L’Artisan Parfumeur’s scented leather gloves (soaked in perfume at $480 a pop - they’re minted to last four fragrant years), you’re still craving a  luxurious indulgence. Here are six lust-worthy ones that may just scratch that beauty itch:

1. Clarisonic Pro Sonic Skin Cleanser

Every major beauty blog is hyping the benefits of sonic skin cleansing. The Clarisonic Pro Sonic Skin Cleansing for Face and Body with its pink adorableness will have you salon finished at home. Illuminated skin makes it lust-worthy at $183.60. (Amazon.com)

2. Tom Ford's Beauty Collection

You’ve been mixing your drugstore makeup with department store brands for years and getting great results. Why indulge in Tom Ford’s Beauty Collection now? Because this former Gucci designer has used his fashion sense to produce an impeccably edited wardrobe of  basic colors with superb formulations. They’re pricey but the flawless glam face makes up for it. Gorgeousness is lust worthy at $48-$110. (Neiman Marcus)

3. David Yurman Luxurious Body Cream

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French-perfumed leather gloves that will delight your senses (and keep your hands warm) for up to four years. Photo: L'Artisan Parfumeur.

Our grandmothers had well-appointed dressing tables heaped with ornate jars of creams and powders. Now we want portable and fast beauty products. But why not slow down and pamper yourself before that charity black tie with a rich slather of David Yurman Luxurious Body Cream? Known for hot silver cable bracelets, Yurman has created an opulent super hydrating cream, scented with mandarin and musk. In a grandmother-approved gold and crystal jar that’s still sleek. Lust-worthy soft scented skin under that little black dress for $90.00 (Nordstrom, Providence Place)

4. T3 Featherweight2 Dryer

The blow dryer you use gets the job done. End of story. But the latest hair care appliances include tourmaline, a type of gemstone that helps hair dry even faster and still manages to ramp up glossy shine. The T3 Featherweight2 Dryer is said to be healthier than air drying! Lightning-fast AND healthier results means this appliance is oh so lust-worthy at $200.00. (Sephora, Providence Place)

5. Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream

You probably got sticker shock the first time you saw the price of Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream, but no splurge list is complete without this legendary potion. Its cult following proves this stuff has the goods to back up the price. You’ll only need the teeniest amount for it to work magic. Younger looking, pampered skin is lust-worthy at $275. (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus)

6. Extreme Luxe: L'Artisan Parfumeur Gloves

If none of these splurges appeal because your cash eye is on always on fashion instead, consider the scented gloves. If anyone asks, smile slyly and tell them that “fragrance lingers on the hand that gives the rose.” Yes, insanely lust-worthy, at $480. (artisianparfumeur.com)

Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.


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