Products Worth the Splurge #1

ponedeljek, junij 16, 2014

I've had brainwave and decided to do yet another series of posts, so just like with Forever Repurchased, I have several posts ready that I'll post sporadically. They will feature products that are high-end(-ish), but nonetheless worth spending your pennies on them.
 Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara in Waterproof Formula
I know most people, even if they use a lot of high-end make up, still stick only to drugstore mascaras and how I wish I could as well, but my incredibly stubborn lashes are not just difficult to curl, they also refuse to stay that way if I don't use an amazing waterproof formula. Hypnôse absolutely delivers when it comes to holding curl and it lasts pretty much all day, though this means it's a pain to remove. It gives plenty of length to my lashes as well as some volume, basically it just does all I want from a mascara.
You can see both versions I own in action in my How to Curl Stubborn and Difficult-to-Curl Lashes post.

I've used many different moisturisers through the years and this one comes close to perfection as far as the needs of my skin are concerned (combination-normal type). It's a light, yet intensely hydrating cream that sinks in fast and leaves a smooth velvety finish, which makes it perfect to use under foundation. It really suits my skin and keeps it in top shape. The fact it's in a pot is not ideal and it would be better if it were in a tube, but it's what's inside that counts.
L'Occitane is generous with samples, so I suggest you drop by the nearest shop and ask for a few if you're interested.

It's tanning season and since my skin can produce any significant tan to speak about, I use one from the bottle. Xen-Tan has been my first choice for the past two years or so. With one application it gives me a nice, natural tan that lasts about a week. I really suggest you get a mitt since it makes everything much easier. As far as the scent is concerned, straight from the bottle it's a sweet marzipan scent, but after a few hours on the skin, a faint selftan scent appears. However, I should say that the older the bottle, the stronger the scent.
If you're wondering whether paying more for fake tan makes much of difference, the answer is yes. The scent is not so obvious and they last a lot longer without fading patchy. I like both St.Tropez Bronzing Mousse and this one, but I repurchase Xen-Tan due to a less drying formula. Both have their pluses and minuses which I discussed in my review.

BEST.HAIR.PRODUCTS.EVER. Yes, the caps are necessary. I have very dry, rebellious hair and nothing works on it as well as these. They are expensive and I use them only on special occasions when my hair needs to look its best (which is a bit sad because I want to use them all the time). Bain Oleo-Relax puts all other shampoos to shame and they feel like you're using a bar soap compared to this. Masqueintense Epais-Thick makes my hair feel like normal people's hair and Nectar Thermique is perfect for those who suffer from dry hair that needs heat styling to look decent. These work amazing on dry hair and are worth the investment if you have problematic hair like me, but if your hair is any other type, you don't need them.
I cheekily added the Elixir Ultimate, which is very, very expensive and there are plenty other silicone-oils on the market that do the same job (lets be honest, right). But I love it. It smells absolutely divine (I want a fragrance with that scent) and its light texture is great for taming the frizz and giving shine. I keep a travel size in my bag.

Which high-end products do you love?
Have a great day!

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13 comments

  1. I have the pre-shampoo from that Nutritive line, and that one was also SO worth the splurge.

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    1. I first learned about it a couple of days ago and I was immediately intrigued :)

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  2. Sama imam zelo malo (skoraj nič) "dražjih izdelkov". Če pa že, pa so to izdelki za lase in parfumi:).Kerastase Nectar Thermique mi je zelo zelo všeč:) Ga zadnje čase uporabljam pri skoraj vsakem sušenju las (upsi :) ). Jaz bi še dodala tukaj Redken All Soft Heavy Cream kot eno najboljših mask za lase:)

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    1. Jaz sem bila tudi malo presenečena nad tem koliko malo, predvsem makeup-a imam high-end. Včasih sem ga imela veliko več, edino kjer še sem bolj high-end girl je pri lasni kozmetiki :)
      To masko imam pa na seznamu za sprobat že odkar sem te prvič slišala, da si jo omenila. It will be mine :)

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    2. Upam, da ti bo všeč:) Meni je trenutno najboljša:)

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  3. Tele maskare bi pa res rada sprobala ker jih vsi tako hvalijo :) čeprav sem bila vedno popolnoma zadovoljna z mojo Rocket:)

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    1. Rocket imam namen enkrat sprobat :). Moram preizkusit več cenejših vodoodpornih maskar, čeprav rumena Maybellinova, ki sem jo imela včasih, ni bila ravno dobra vodooporna.

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  4. Nectar thermique je božanska stvarca pa tok dobr diši, da bi ga kar na tone dala gor na lase :D Ampak mogoče mi je po učinku na laseh boljši Cimet thermique, se še odločam. To kremco za obraz bi pa z veseljem preizkusila, občasno rabim dobro hidracijo, ker mi kisline izsušijo povrhnjico.. Bom naslednjič, ko bom v Lj šla po kakšen testerček če ga bodo imeli :)

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    1. Ciment Thermique še nisem preizkusila, sem se pa odločala med njim in Nectarjem, pa sem se odločila za slednjega ker je menda boljši za res suhe lase :)
      Kar pojdi vprašat za kakšen tester, pa če ti je predraga preizkusi Eucerinovo Aquaporine Active Light :)

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    2. Saj mogoce je pri meni in Nectarju ravno to problem, da sicer imam spodnji del las suh ampak verjetno ni spet tok ekstremno suh kot sem mislila :-) Moram ga se malce bolj stestirat pa bom potem videla.
      Eucerinova je podobna po ucinku ane? Mogoce bi pa res njo prej ker mi je bolj dostopna pa se cenejsa najbrz. Se mi zdi da sem ze brala eno tvojo objavo kjer omenjas to in eucerinovo ampak sem pol itak pozabla, tko da hvala ker si me spomnila ;-)

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    3. Ja, Nectar je namenjen res suhim lasem, moji so par dni po pranju kot sahara (geni) :)
      Aha, Eucerinova je dosti podobna tej, le da nima tako lepega finiša, ker nima slikonov in se ne vpije tako hitro, ampak hidratantni efekt je pa isti in lahka je. Je pa okrog 15€ :) Se splača preizkusit :)

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  5. joj, mislim, da bi bil že skrajni čas, da kupim kaj od Kerastase, slišim ogromno pohval. :)

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    1. Njihove stvari so res dobre :). Dobiš kar plačaš, ampak se da dosti ceneje dobit njihove stvari na nekaterih straneh še posebej ko imajo popuste in darila zraven :)

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