I’m not sure about you, but I get a huge amount of joy from using certain beauty products. Whether it be a super nourishing, luxurious body cream or a red lipstick that perfectly cushions the lips, some products just have that special touch. It makes sense, therefore, that in times like these, I’m turning to such products more so than ever in a bid to lift my spirits.
Similarly, with spending more time at home than I’m used to, I have also been finding ways to inject some joy into my surroundings. After several homeware orders, I’m actually starting to run out of space. So last week, as I perused my beauty shelves, I had a eureka moment. Instead of keeping all of my most beautiful, mood-lifting beauty products behind closed doors to experience one once or twice a week, why not keep them out on display for all of the world to see (well, just me for now)?
With the rise of social media platforms like Instagram, aesthetics and packaging have a bigger role to play than ever when it comes to the success of a beauty product, and I’m not complaining. As every new launch gets prettier and prettier, it seems such a waste to hide them, no? So if you like the idea of your beauty products doubling up as chic ornaments for your dressing table, keep scrolling.
When I heard that fashion label La Double J was collaborating with one of my favourite cult beauty brands of all time, I knew it was going to be good. Oh wow, was I right. I have had this fresh and zesty body lotion out on display since I got it, and I never want to let it go.
These just might be the most ludicrously expensive lipsticks I have ever tried, but if you're serious about feel-good beauty, they're also some of the best. Pretty enough to look at all day, this buttery orange shade is also a total treat to use.
Again, this one is mega-pricey, but it's also really great. It's up there with one of the best skincare products I own for no-fuss nourishment, and it's also incredibly pretty. Do I recommend you spend £180 on a face serum? Never. But you can definitely appreciate just how pretty it is, right?
Nail polish doesn't tend to be the prettiest thing to look at, but I love these understated bottles. As a big bonus, the formula is a long-lasting dream too.
Forget the bulky, loud eye shadow palettes we're used to seeing. This new launch from Marc Jacobs Beauty is sleek and oh so pretty. As a bonus, the pigments are also dreamy.
Magic Cream just might be one of beauty's most cult products, and with good reason. It leaves the most glowing, hydrating base for makeup, and the packaging delivers too. Plus, when you spend £95 or more right now on Charlotte Tilbury at Harvey Nichols, you'll receive a complimentary Latex Love Lip Gloss.