They are the products that deserve pride of place on your vanity and around your home. You know the ones, those uber-chic few, that take your breath away when you unbox them.
Here at BD, we're suckers for dreamy, unique and decor-worthy beauty products, so in honour of that, here are some favourites that tickled our fancy.
Sisley Paris Le Phyto-Rouge - Everything from the box, to the red velvet pouch that houses these divine lipsticks, is a dream, and the product itself is no different. The range has been designed with a long-lasting moisturising formula, with a texture that provides constant comfort. To celebrate diversity, Sisley has created 20 radiant shades covering four colour families. They adapt to all skin tones and meet the needs of women from around the world with any skin colour.
Glasshouse Fragrances A Moment in Tokyo Soy Candle - We recently featured this limited-edition on Instagram and for good reason. The beautiful decadent glass vessel pays homage to the traditional art of Shibori with a contemporary twist, featuring a wash of deep indigo which swirls into aqua and teal to create a mesmerising and modern design statement in any room. We also can't get enough of the unisex fragrance, that captivates the senses.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight - This fragrance is perfect for modern, feminine, powerful women and the sleek, ultra-modern, midnight black diamond silhouette bottle fits the brief. It has a combination of two seamlessly blended distinct accords: Night-Blooming Jasmine Living™, and second-skin patchouli and musk. When fused, they produce a mystifying fragrance full of contrasts: black and white, floral and sensual, sparkling and intimate.
FRESH Rose - The new Rose Petal-Soft Lip Cream and Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum from FRESH is everything you would expect from this uber-chic skincare brand. The baby pink packaging, houses rose extract goodness that helps to soothe and hydrate skin.
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector Intense - This reformulation on the original Clarins Natural Lip Perfector comes in four new creamy, more intense shades. Designed with a cushion applicator to perfectly hug lip contours, Natural Lip Perfector leaves the perfect amount of its highly sensorial, melting gel on the lips, with an even finish.
Prada Candy Florale - The fragrance opens with notes of limoncello, followed by peony at the heart, while the base consists of benzoin, musk, caramel and honey. A final whisper of warmth and honey reflects Candy’s sensual essence. The bottle embodies that of the original Prada Candy, this time coloured in soft shades of pink.
LUSH Naked 7 to 3 Cleansing Wipe - We love an eco-friendly packaging option, and this reusable, biodegradable cleanser and makeup remover from LUSH ticks all the boxes. It feels gentle on the skin, thanks to the carrageenan and finely ground cannellini bean base with clarifying fresh dove orchid infusion and ylang ylang to balance. Simply splash face with water, wet one side of the pad, and glide over face to activate a light cleansing cream that can be gently worked into the skin and rinsed away. After removing makeup, rinse the reusable wipe clean with a little warm water under the tap and pop on a drainable soap dish to dry.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil by Aimee Song - This luxurious, limited-edition face oil is in collaboration with fashion influencer, Aimee Song, founder of Song of Style. It increases skin radiance by improving tone and texture, boosts skin firmness and suppleness and instantly hydrated and protects skin from moisture loss.
Alpha-H Vitamin Serum Kit - This beautiful bespoke kit contains each of Alpha-H’s four Vitamin serums. It includes all the products needed to provide skin with the antioxidant support it needs at any time. Includes: Vitamin A, B, C and E, each housed in dreamy pastel glass bottles.
Hermés Jour D’Hermés Absolu - This feminine scent is inspired by different garden flowers, including jasmines, lilies, gardenias, roses and sweet peas. The bottle is amber rose in colour and sealed with a pink rose ring around the lid.
jane iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust - Everything from jane iredale is lust-worthy, and the 24-Karat Gold Dust is no exception. The gold shimmer powder can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips to create a delicate highlight. It is formulated from mica, which is a diamond pearlescent pigment. Can be mixed with moisturiser for application to the body, or with favourite hairstyling products for added sparkle.
Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance - This fragrance from Ralph Lauren features top notes of raspberry, Italian bergamot and lychee, middle notes of peony, jasmine sambac and freesia, and base notes of raw black vanilla, iris absolute, and ambrox.
Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes - These cleansing towelettes from Burt's Bees not only help lift away dirt, oil and impurities for a fresh and clean complexion, but they are giving second life to cotton t-shirts. The outer package film also contains 25 per cent post-consumer recycled content.
Mason Pearson Handy Pure Bristle - If there ever was a lust-worthy product, it's anything by Mason Pearson. This brush provides superior softness for mid length, fine hair and is available in black, white, pink and blue (we have the pink!).
Cacharel Anais Anais - This iconic bottle from Cacharel has been around for years, and for good reason. It houses a delicate, ultra-feminine fragrance that blends sweet rose, voluptuous lily, creamy amber and powerful sandalwood. A trace of frankincense seals the accord for a sensation of pleasure and intrigue.
FOREO UFO 2 - The latest addition from FOREO sits pride of place in our bathroom, and while we have the Pearl Pink, it's also available in Mint and Fuchsia. It has T-Sonic™ facial massaging, full-spectrum LED light therapy (five more colours than the original UFO), upgraded tech, faster heating and cooling and optimised app-led treatments. UFO 2’s hyper-infusion technology drives the mask essence deeper into the skin to get nutrients down where they work best - below the surface.
The Body Shop Spa Of The World™ French Lavender Pillow Mist - This divine pillow mist smells just has good as it looks, and anything that helps with a good night’s sleep is a winner in my eyes. It is infused with lavender essential oil, known for is relaxation powers in France. Simply spritz on a pillow, close eyes and breathe in.
Diesel Loverdose - Designed to make any woman feel irresistible, Loverdose is a floral, spicy fragrance. It opens with notes of star anise and mandarin and developing with notes of sambac jasmine, licorice and gardenia petals. The fragrance dries down with notes of amber, vanilla and woods. Cut like a diamond, the bottle is made of glass with pink amethyst highlights.