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Expensive doesn't always mean the best, right?

Yesterday I overheard someone talking about a creme and saying 'just because it's pricey doesn't mean it's better'. I agree wholeheartedly. There are some incredible inexpensive skincare ranges that we sell that I know really work. But I have to say, there are pricier ones that do too. For me (and it's just my opinion, beautiful people!), it is 'what works for your skin and your budget'. Which product really and truly helps your skin? And makes you feel beautiful? That is the product for you. But this is something that regularly comes up in conversation and I thought I'd share my thoughts on it - although I appreciate it can be a touchy subject.

I'm a firm believer that we can all improve our skin and that there are fundamentals we should avoid (like not sleeping in our makeup or ignoring sunscreen) but there is no doubt that genetics play a large role in the skin we have. For example, I have fair, dry skin that should never see the African sun and I have my Dad to thank (I think) for that. 

I have friends that use soap and water and whatever creme they find in the bathroom cupboard and their skin is (annoyingly) glorious. Then I have others who constantly battle with their skin despite really looking after it. So I believe that if it is important to us, we need to do the best we can with the budget we have, and use the products that make us FEEL good. Because if we feel our skin is glowing, we'll feel better - and isn't that true beauty? FEELING beautiful?

As some of you will know from my previous posts, I have been testing Lamarie which is a new brand on our store. It is not cheap but I have to say would be worth it to me, personally if I had the budget to afford to buy it. Why? My skin adores it, I can see the difference, and most importantly, I feel beautiful every time I use it (well, before I focus on my wrinkles!). So, I am loving the whole experience. And isn't that what it is truly about?

Of course I appreciate that budget dictates everything and I have NO doubt that there are moisturisers and serums that are inexpensive that also make one feel beautiful. We sell them...Pradiance, Naturals Beauty, Beautiful Earth, and so on. I have tried all of them and truly love, love them. And will go back to using them again. But the point I'm trying to make is we don't have to knock the more expensive ones (that often are more expensive due to their beautiful packaging, let's be honest) or the people that buy them but rather appreciate that products work for specific people for different reasons and there is something for everyone that really, truly works in ALL price brackets.

At the end of the day, it is just to find what we love in the range that we can afford - and for that we are here if you ever need any advice.

'Til next time, Beautiful!


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5 comments

  • agree, agree, agree!

    sam on
  • I have found that most of the time the more pricey products last longer. Not sure if I maybe use them more sparingly but I do get my money’s worth in the end although it is sometimes tough to fork out for them. If money was no object I would buy what helps me no matter the price.

    Sarah on
  • It’s all about what works. Same for hair. My hair is so difficult that I spend more on the products that work because it makes my life easier. Means I cut back on skin products but it’s worth it to me.

    chantal on
  • I have found expensive products that do nothing for me and cheaper ones that don’t either. I think you have to find what works and use that as much as possible. I pay a lot for my serums but they last and also they have made a difference to me.

    Vanessa on
  • I agree. My products are a mixture. I don’t have a large budget but there are some things I spend a little more on but they’re usually the things that last longer (like face oils).

    Tammy on


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