April 27, 2015

What’s Your Most Recent BIG Luxury Beauty Purchase?

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guerlain elixirs

Have you had a recent BIG luxury beauty purchase? Something grossly expensive that you treated yourself to?

What was it?

I recently realized I was running low on Guerlain French Kiss which is one my favorite signature Guerlain fragrances! I got a little too crazy and also purchased Gourmand Cocquin and Asian Brulant so those are my two really big luxury beauty purchases at the moment.

I also really wanted Spiritueuse Double Vanille but I had to check myself in a serious way and just say no! I have a few Nordie’s notes tucked away so that might be put towards Double Vanille at some point.

I honestly, just went in thinking I’d replenish French Kiss and call it a day! How I ended up with two more Guerlain Elixir is beyond me.

What’s your most recent luxury beauty purchase?

Share it!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Christie Stewart

    Sunday Riley Luna – had it about a month and it’s not the miracle product (for me) that everyone says it is. Also 2 Jo Malone fragrances. Love them but sadly no staying power on me.
    I love these threads! Can’t wait to read everyone’s responses!! πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      Christine, same problem for me! Jo Malone just isn’t special anymore due to the short wear πŸ™ Not my fav niche at all! Yay! glad to hear that πŸ™‚

  • Justin

    Not really recently but in last 2 months I bought fragrances from Kurkdjian and Byredo 2 each and cire trudon candles. I also did some replenishments of Lauder to get GWPs

  • KG

    Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. It is awesome. You might actually love it, Muse, since your skin type is much like mine. It really brightened my skin. I used it at night as a serum.

  • Leslie

    LancΓ΄me Renergie face cream and LancΓ΄me Genefique serum. These are a staple in my beauty routine and I ran out of them both around the same time so I repurchased at the same time. Not cheap but so worth it!!

  • Patsy

    Just today I bought another bottle of my HG Perfume – D&G no.3; the sale on Zulilly was irresistable! The VIB Rouge private party talked me into Lancome’s 1 Minute Blur – the jury is still out on whether its doing anything for me.

  • Anne

    A Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Pussycat. I’ve been lusting after that one ever since the collection was released, and last week I finally caved. It’s so SO beautiful <3!

  • Christina D.

    Lost my mind and bought YSL’s Couture Variation Ten-Colour Eye Palette in Tuxedo.

    Then I figured there isn’t any point in doing things half-way, so I also bought YSL’s other Couture Variation Ten-Colour Palette in Nu.


    • Isabella Muse

      LOL GOOD FOR YOU! that’s what happened with me! I was like “Oh wait, French Kiss needs some new friends! Why do it half ass when I might as well just do it full on!” πŸ˜€

      • Isabella Muse

        PS I’m having such a a craptastic few weeks that I decided it is ok to go crazy! πŸ˜€

  • Christina D.

    I had no idea of the cost of Guerlain French Kiss but I literally shouted “Holy Crap” when I saw the price. Now I don’t feel so bad about the YSL palettes…or it it crazy loves company? In either case, you deserve to treat yourself. Me too!

    Sorry to hear about the last few weeks being craptastic. I hope it gets better soon.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha yeah the elixirs are ridiculously overpriced. Apparently La Petite Robe Noire v2 smelled like French Kiss and La Petite Robe is way cheaper but sadly they reformulated and I personally never smelled v2 so I guess it’s a good thing I don’t know what I am missing! Don’t get me wrong French Kiss smells amazing but the price is stupid! I’m getting there! slowly πŸ™‚ We still have to have our date!

  • Valerie Malenfant

    I purchase Guerlain tonka Imperial 2 weeks ago πŸ˜€
    Goumand Coquin was in the running also Cuir Beluga but Gourmand was a bit to Gourmand for my taste and Cuir Beluga is probably for next year I have already several nice leather perfume in my collection. but yah i’m really excited for you those are little gems!

    • Isabella Muse

      I love the unisexness of Guerlain tonka Imperial! It’s a blend that feels like a cozy little hug from your boyfriend πŸ™‚ I also adore the sweeter almond notes as they aren’t bitter in the least πŸ˜€ excellent purchase Valerie! πŸ˜€ I’ve never Cuir Beluga, it seems like an urban legend as Saks is always sold out and when I went to France last year I could not get a sniff either :-/ It’s like I’m not meant to have it! πŸ˜€ Hey we can swap! You can have partial custody of my elixirs and I can have your Tonka Imperial! hehe!

  • Ashley

    Bought the Koh Gen Do makeup spa cleansing water cloths. These were a game changer! I thought the price was ridiculous, but after reading so many good reviews I bought the small pack for $13. I want to buy these for my sister sometime because she loves makeup removing wipes. These are cool and naturally refreshing, they don’t reek of rubbing alcohol for once. Worth the $13 splurge! Trying to save my $$$.

  • Christina D.

    Yes, we absolutely do! I haven’t forgotten, just haven’t come up for air yet.

  • B. Forseth

    With the recent Sephora sale I bought a few items but the two that I would consider luxury are:

    Guerlain Lingerie De Peau foundation – never thought I would spend that much for foundation that I don’t even wear every day but it is a real treat to have and I love it!

    Tatcha – Camellia Cleansing Oil – Love this so much. Not only does it clean beautifully with no residue or need to double clean but the packaging is pure lux. Such a beautify box it is packaged in that I still keep it in the box and feel like I’m pampering myself whenever I take it out πŸ™‚

    I could have bought more and had my cart cost so high I scared myself and deleted some items to safe for my birthday purchase and the Fall LOL.

    Thanks for the great post.


    • Isabella Muse

      nice haul BF! πŸ˜€ haha…I understand πŸ˜€ I had to delete a lot of my cart too, it was a tad absurd πŸ˜€

  • Jojo

    I recently got myself the Ibuki skincare set by Shiseido..and I do cry for my empty wallet but, at least, tears fall on a perfectly supple and healthy skin *sigh*

  • Chelsea

    Chanel Chance Eau Tender eau de toilette, and their Stylo Waterproof in Khaki PrΓ©cieux. Mine were both empty, just needed to restock.

  • Katya

    For me the splurge was on the lower end of prices based on these comments, but a splurge nonetheless because I am very much on a student budget!! The offender was TF’s new Summer collection–the Golden Peach duo called to me and I coveted it immediately because I had MAJOR fomo after failing to get my hands on Pink Haze. I am an absolute sucker for shimmery neutrals and personally, TF cream colors are as good as it gets–Chanel and By Terry are his equals, but they’re also different formulas. (Did you order any TF Summer, Muse?)

    • Isabella Muse

      which golden peach duo Katya? Curious minds. I just tried the metallic liquid lipsticks but didn’t indulge further, the collection didn’t quite capture my eye that much! πŸ˜€

  • Holly

    Nothing overly extravagant. I bought a full size bottle of Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. But I am a late comer to designer fragrances so it was a bit of an occasion for me.

  • Sue S

    Just brought myself Sunday Riley Luna sleeping oil. $$$ but love it!

  • Danadoo

    I went a lIttle nuts at the clinique counter on saturday! I bought 2 (more) intense chubby lip pencils, 2 color pop blushes which i am absolutely LOVING, and that mascara for bottom lashes which is ridiculously tiny, but i love it anyways.

    • Isabella Muse

      good haul Danadoo! I love that tiny mascara from my bottom lashes πŸ˜€ I reviewed/muse approved it a while back ago! great pick!

  • barbara

    I recently went a little crazy when belk had their customer appreciation sale and cosmetics were included in the 20% off. Hit the mac counter and got their 15 pan palettes, a new MSF, everything in the estee lauder bronze goddess collection, laura mercier bronzer and highlighter, and a few Clinique color pop lip sticks.. it was really fun

  • devon

    i haven’t even heard of half of these brands! yikes! no real splurges for me…i am more of the ‘get a ton of crap all at once and splurge on that’ sort of gal. and i just googled the french kiss price. yikes! speaking of ashley’s koh gen do’s remover wipes…have you tried that foundation? i saw it on qvc a little while ago but heard more about it recently. i wonder if it’s worth the hype?

  • Norucchi

    Not yet but I am looking into perhaps acquiring product or two from Kevyn Aucoin, particularly, the bronzers and lash curler. I’d also like to try a Tom Ford lipstick but it would have to be extremely pigmented and perfectly performing and the best color ever for me to drop $50 on it!

  • Eileen

    I purchased the Kat Von D contour palette and Becca moonstone highlighter with Sephora’s VIB Rouge event. I LOVE them both! .. I think you are wonderful too. This is my first post, but I’ve been lurking for months! Thank you for all your great articles! I really enjoy them.

  • Cindy

    Buing the whole Guerlain christmas collection was something I couldn’t do without making my wallet cry.

  • Genevieve

    My Charlotte Tilbury the Rebel eye shadow palette a month ago and I am looking at the Dior Contrast Horizon palette for Mother’s Day!

  • Dolly

    Just bought a Victoria Secret Perfume for about $50 dollars. I used a $10 off coupon of course, but buying a $50 perfume bottle is a BIG purchase for me since it’s my first.

  • Iris

    Not a huge splurge but I did get Make Up Forever’s HD powder. I was going to get an Essence powder but saw Sephora’s sale coupon and decided to splurge.