4 Beauty Products to Invest In

24 May

Last month I did some damage, but for good reason. A friend of mine said it best (justifying to her husband), spending more money than we’d like on beauty products is worth it because it’s your face! I’ve already shared my love for a couple of these products via Instagram, but wanted to give you an update since I’ve been avidly using each of these for the past month, and am praying that they never reach the bottom of the bottle. My skin is feeling and looking better than ever, and waking up and getting ready for bed have become a much more enjoyable part of my day because I’m noticing the difference and I’m wanting to keep this up! Plus, they are totally worth eating ramen for this month…

01. Chanel Le Weekend
As I mentioned here, this product has quickly become a favorite. You’re supposed to use it a couple of times a week, hence the name, for a balanced and brighter complexion. It’s a very light lotion that smoothes over your skin beautifully and goes a long way. I actually do use this just on the weekend, and it makes it easy for me to go make-up free on Saturday and Sunday.

02. La Mer Cleansing Foam
Bringing a new meaning to ‘squeaky clean’. My skin has never felt so noticeably fresh after washing my face. I usually will remove my makeup with a wipe before using this to get the full effect of the tonic which purifies, refreshes, and balances my skin. I’m obsessed.

03. Jo Malone Peony & Suede Blush
So, I know this isn’t on the subject of skincare, but I am in love with this scent. I tried it several years back, and recently fell back in love and can’t get enough. Jo Malone just moved into the Marina, and I’ve already been in 3 times since last month. Their products are high quality, they last, and the compliments I receive are countless. High up on my favorites list right now.

04. La Mer Perfecting Treatment
This cream is like butter. After using the Cleansing Foam, applying a thin layer to my skin feels like heaven. I am so in love with this stuff that I recently started to add a tiny dab to my foundation when applying a little for evenings out to keep my skin feeling fresh. It’s amazing – not oily, light, and I am seeing the huge impact on my skin already. They call it the perfecting treatment for nothing!

I’d love to know if you have any current favorite beauty secrets. Let me know!

Feel free to say hi / comment / send questions x

I’ve always heard good things about La Mer but have yet to try it because of the price but you’re totally right, your face is a permanent accessory! I’m huge on Asian beauty products and my can’t live without is this exfoliator:

You can literally see and feel the dead skin balling up as you use it but it’s not harsh at all! I’ve long used St. Ives scrub but found it too abrasive and not effective. This stuff is my holy grail face wash. It’s also gentle enough to use more than once a week. It’s crazy how much dead skin builds up and we don’t even realize!

Let me know if you try it, I’d love to hear what you think!


Hi Ty! I highly recommend trying that face wash and the perfecting treatment! Maybe stop by Neiman’s and see if they have samples to test out. They are a dream!

Thank you so much for sending along this product, I will be adding it to my cart next Amazon checkout! Appreciate it and will definitely let you know what I think! xx

Ivana @ The Charming Avenue

I totally subscribe to this philosophy – I would probably never splurge on designer shoes or clothes, since they can go out of style so fast, but my face is my permanent “accessory”, and I’m all about taking good care of it. I recently splurged on Lancôme’s Energie de Vie collection, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision. It’s really worth it! But I’ve yet to try La Mer – the prices really are scary, but I’m only hearing rave reviews.
Have a lovely day!

Ow, I will check that collection out, thank you! A few items by La Mer aren’t as scary as others, but I’ve also noticed that a little goes a long way with each of the products I’ve been using. 🙂 Thanks for saying hello, Ivana! I hope you have a great rest of your week! x


i love chanel’s le weekend! i started using it and le jour (the weekday serum you use after washing/before moisturizing) about a year ago and my skin has never looked better. i can get away with using a lighter foundation at work and my skin just looks brighter.
i also need to go check out the jo malone store…

So good to know about Le Jour! Thanks so much for sharing – I was about to buy that too but decided to start with Le Weekend. It’s the best to find products that make such a big impact, isn’t it? AND YES, go to Jo Malone! Such a delicious place to pop into 🙂 xx


OBSESSED with La Mer too! I can’t wait to try the Perfecting Treatment now, thanks for sharing!!

It’s my current no.01 favorite. Let me know what you think if you try it!