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What expensive product have you splashed out on that is well worth the money???

(28 Posts)
AuntieMaggie Sat 27-Jun-09 15:04:36

OK, we've had a thread about the expensive products that have been a waste of money, but what about those that have been worth it and wish you'd discovered earlier?

kissmummy Sat 27-Jun-09 15:44:17

protect and perfect, the hugely hyped Boots "beauty serum." costs about £19 a bottle and lasts less than a months BUT if you use it for four weeks as they suggest it really does make a difference. i almost went out without any foundation on the other day- didn't realise cos my skin was looking so good. smile

brimfull Sat 27-Jun-09 15:45:28

I think the P&P is crap
I tried for a month and noticed no difference at all

cornsilk Sat 27-Jun-09 15:45:52

elemis pro-collagen marine cream

elliepac Sat 27-Jun-09 15:47:37

bobbi brown make-up

brimfull Sat 27-Jun-09 15:48:03

geurlain terracotta bronzing powder compact

looks so natural


MayorNaze Sat 27-Jun-09 15:48:53

i second bobbi brown stuff. though only have foundation and concealor

brimfull Sat 27-Jun-09 15:52:42

bobbi brown waterproof cream eyeshadow is fab

doesn't budge

elliepac Sat 27-Jun-09 16:47:37

last time i went to a bobbi brown counter i spent £150 on a very small amount of stuff blush and had to go home and justify said expenditure to DH grin

mrsmerryweather Sat 27-Jun-09 16:51:22

Bobbi Brown concealer ( in small pot)
REN Frankincense night cream

Clinique Butter what's it lip stick

BoffinMum Sat 27-Jun-09 16:59:02

Chanel foundation and powder. Very nice.

janeite Sat 27-Jun-09 17:22:34

Mac eyeshadow
Clinique eyeliners
Origins face masks and face washes

thumbwitch Sat 27-Jun-09 18:05:12

this aloe vera cream - cost me £30 instead of the RRP of £60, bought from a country show place - fantastic cream for anything from nappy rash to burns, sunburn, insect bites, cracked nipples, the lot. Well worth the money and a big pot has lasted over a year so far (still going!)

tinseltot Sat 27-Jun-09 18:10:27

ghd straighteners. Expensive at nearly £100 but once used you'll never use any other brand again. defo the most effective and best out there.

thighsmadeofcheddar Sat 27-Jun-09 18:19:45

Kiehls Avocado eye cream. About £26 for a small pot and really good at keeping the wrinkles at bay.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 27-Jun-09 18:19:56

Prescriptives Magic Liquid Powder

A powder which is 80% water and looks like you've airbrushed yourself - £25 from QVC. Has light reflective particles.

You can't use it with mineral make-up though as it makes the powder liquidy and clumpy - it's totally perfect on top of Prescriptives Traceless tinted moisturiser(or Chanel Votalumiere) or indeed any normal non-powder foundation

Wolfcub Sat 27-Jun-09 18:51:28

protect and perfect intense serum
benefit cream eye shadows

Frasersmum123 Sat 27-Jun-09 19:43:26

GHD straighteners - fantastic even on my thick hair.

Touche Eclat

dinkystinky Sat 27-Jun-09 20:10:57

Clarins beauty flash balm

cornsilk Sat 27-Jun-09 20:13:43

I've got that prescriptives powder - it's great!

Lilyloo Sat 27-Jun-09 20:23:39

GHD'S and clinique moisturiser

smugmumofboys Sat 27-Jun-09 20:24:51

GHDs. Brilliant on my thick hair.
Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner and the Heavy Cream.
Guerlain peachy blushery balls.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser and loose powder.
Touche Eclat.
Diorshow mascara.

Good god. No wonder I'm skint! grin

Peabody Sat 27-Jun-09 20:28:12

Touche Eclat, definitely.

ssd Sat 27-Jun-09 20:44:36


sort out my birds nest in no time!

bebesequin Sat 27-Jun-09 21:53:15

T3 straightners about £115 four years ago changed my life-extremely thick curly hair sleeked in 15 minutes tops.

Splashed out on Chanel foundation recently don't rate it

Aveda Be Curly use tons when I am having a curly day (and not using the T3S)maybe a tube a week at £15 a pop it's not cheap but gives nice soft defined curls

Ruby and Millie mascara little more pricey that most about £14 I think- but brilliant

Jo Malone candles- lie to DH re their cost and the frequency with which I renew them but they are divine- one whiff lifts my mood

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