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.
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo La Double J Arancia di Capri Body Lotion (£42)
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.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask (£42)
Super chic, yes, but this mask is also my absolute go-to for glowy, nourished skin.
Diptyque Paris Velvet Hand Lotion (£48)
Name a chicer beauty brand than Diptyque. Known mostly for its beautiful candles and perfumes, this French brand is a favourite among fashion girls. However, if you really want to up the ante, this new glass-bottled hand lotion is absolutely divine.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Perfume Edt (£70)
I have always been a big lover of Loewe's understated, chic perfume bottles, so when I first saw this one, I was a little surprised. With that being said, this summery, uplifting scent is like happiness in a bottle.
Hermès Rouge Hermès Satin Lipstick in Orange Bo Te (£58)
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.
By Terry Brightening CC Palette (£42)
While applying makeup isn't at the top of most people's agendas right now, this super-luxe powder palette actually makes me want to sit down in front of the mirror. Plus, the brightening powders give skin the most unbelievable glow.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum (£180)
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?
Nailberry L'Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer in A Touch of Powder (£15)
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.
Squish Smoosh Vegan Moisturiser (£40)
You might have seen this on Instagram already, and I have to admit, I've yet to try this one. The thing that caught my attention, though? The chic packaging, of course.
Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses (£25)
Not only is this Susanne Kaufmann bath oil just about the most relaxing I have ever gotten my mitts on, but it's also the prettiest bathroom shelf accessory.
Yu Ling Rollers Jade Facial Roller (£22)
No chic dressing table is complete without a jade roller. Plus, it's great for depuffing the face.
Herbivore Phoenix Regenerating Facial Oil (£74)
Herbivore is renowned for producing some Instagram-worthy beauty products, and luckily, this facial oil is also one of my favourites. With CoQ10 and rose-hip oil, it's plumping, firming and soothing all at once.
Miller Harris Secret Gardenia Perfume (£115)
Not only does this particular perfume evoke joy from the minute I smell its fresh, floral notes, but it also looks great on my dressing table.
Gucci Mascara L'Obscur, Black (£30)
This mascara has been the talk of the beauty town since it launched. Its pretty packaging might pique your interest, but the insanely lengthening formula will keep you coming back.
Jo Malone London Special Edition Orange Blossom Home Candle (£51)
You didn't think I'd forgotten Jo Malone, did you? This limited-edition candle doesn't just smell like all of the best parts of spring; it also looks even chicer than the usual Jo Malone design (if that's even possible).
Dior Crème Abricot Nail Polish Remover (£16)
No one needs a Dior nail polish remover, but looking at this beautiful bottle really makes me want one.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette Fantascene (£40)
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.
Chanel Les Exclusifs De Chanel Gardénia Eau De Parfum (£252)
This perfume is a total undiscovered gem from Chanel. Light, floral and super luxurious, it's probably the most beautiful all-round beauty product that I own.
Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil (£26)
This beautiful, rose-scented hair and body oil is a great beauty multitasker. It's a good job that it looks as pretty as it does because it's always out on my side.
Sachajuan Dry Shampoo Mousse (£27)
It can be quite difficult to find a dry shampoo that looks the part, and considering how often it gets used as a product, it's about time someone produced a chic bottle. Luckily, this mousse formula from Sachajuan has it all.
Glossier Hand Cream (£16)
I don't know a single beauty editor who isn't desperate to get their hands on this chic new hand cream from Glossier.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Moisturiser Spf15 50ml (£75)
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.
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder (£38)
It's a classic, but this natural-looking bronzer is timelessly chic.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil (£72)
All of the glamour of summer in a bottle, this shimmering body oil looks equally as pretty on.
Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum (£90)
As far as new modern-day perfumes go, I think this glamorous scent from Yves Saint Laurent is set to become a timeless classic, not just for its powerfully distinguishable scent, but for its iconic bottle, too.
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