3 luxury beauty items worth the extra cash

Just like any other college student, I’m constantly trying to save money and find the best bang for my buck.

When it comes to beauty products and makeup, the CVS on George Street usually does the trick.

But there are three luxury products I religiously cough up the cash for because they are truly transforming, glamorous and live up to the hype.


St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Lotion ($44)


As a girl who has tested both Jergens (usually around $10) and St. Tropez, the difference in quality is worth the splurge.

The St.Tropez formula goes on smoothly and fades into a deep, rich, natural-looking tan.

Also, unlike drugstore brand self-tanners that tend to wash away easily, the Dark Bronzing Lotion can last up to a week.

The glowing result is well worth a little investment. I like to think it gives me more time to study since I don’t need to lie out in the sun for hours to get some color. Seems perfectly justifiable.


Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream ($60)

When it comes to skincare, a bar of soap and Cetaphil usually get the job done. But after my grandmother gifted me with this moisturizer for Christmas, I know I’ll be purchasing it again when I run out.

The thick cream smells like honey and leaves my skin feeling deeply nourished and dewy.

The sticky texture may turn some people off, but that’s part of the magic. I put it on right before I go to bed and wake up with buttery soft, youthful skin.

The Korean red ginseng root and New Zealand manuka honey infusions truly make this high-end moisturizer a necessity.


RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner ($98)

This stuff is the real deal.

My sister and I were skeptical at first, but we noticed a difference after just two uses.

After a couple weeks of applying the serum to your lash line at night, not only will your eyelashes be longer and thicker, you will have significantly more lashes in places that used to be sparse.

Warning: People who use this product are often accused of wearing false lashes.

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s RetivaLash.

by Mary-Riley Clayton


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