However, I often find that the 5 products never end up lasting as long as the one higher end would. So, while I was in London a couple of weeks ago, I made a couple "spendy" purchases under the influence of Lily and Anna.
I was determined to leave the UK with one of the By Terry Ombré Blackstars in my clutches. After searching for the shade Misty Rock high and low and learning it was sold out most places, I luckily found it in the Space NK in Convent Garden. Yay! This gorgeous mixture of bronze/pearl/taupe is the loveliest eye shadow I have ever owned. The cream formula makes it so easy to apply. Even though it was a pretty penny (28 pounds or about $60), it is a lovely souvenir of my trip that I'll save for special occasions.
My second splurge of the trip was on something I've wanted to own since I was a little girl. A chanel lipstick. While killing time in the airport duty free section (or beauty heaven), I made the decision to bite the bullet and pick up the Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Monte Carlo (£22) It's a pretty "my lips but better" colour that gives my lips a lovely, moisterized feel. Another product I'll cherish for years, I'm sure.
What are your beauty splurges?