If money were no object, what skincare and beauty products would you own?
Over the past year, I’ve made it a habit to drop by my local Sephora store at least once a week. I justify these trips by saying that I’m going for “research purposes,” which is partially true, but really, I go to torture myself. I do this by standing in front of the most expensive lotions and potions—things that I couldn’t afford even if I sold off all of my worldly possessions—and dreaming of a better life. In this “better life,” I’d throw open a pair of frosted glass doors, walk into my white-on-white bathroom, and see nothing but shelves upon shelves of the products I could never afford in “real life.”
These are my “wildest dreams” products, the things I’d rush out to buy if I were ever to win the lottery, become a famous supermodel, invent Post-it notes, discover a bag of money hidden in my wall, etc. At the top of my list? A big ol’ jar of Crème de la Mer, of course.
Crème de la Mer has been on my “must try at first opportunity” list since, well, forever. This moisturizer, which was famously “born from the sea,” is the go-to face cream for an extensive list of stars, including Charlize Theron, Serena Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Jennifer Garner, and my own personal beauty icon, Brooke Shields.
But Crème de la Mer isn’t the only skincare product I dream about trying. Also on that list is La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare:
Once I finished filling my dream bathroom with hundreds of jars of the most potent moisturizers known to womankind, I’d turn my attention to perfumes. There are so many perfumes on my “wildest dreams” list, and most of them fall under the umbrella of Tom Ford:
I’ve been head over heels for this oceanic, warm, and mandarin-infused fragrance for months. I love it so much that I’ve seriously considered buying the only Neroli Portofino product I could afford, the bar of soap, which would set me back a measly $35. Sigh.
But if I couldn’t have Tom Ford, I’d settle for Serge Lutens’ extensive fragrance library. Each scent is more lovely and unique than the last. My favorites are Gris Clair, which I’ve waxed poetic about in the past, and Fleurs d’Oranger:
At approximately $120 a bottle, Serge Lutens scents aren’t entirely out of reach, but I’m afraid that once I start buying them, I won’t ever be able to stop.
And finally, my only “wildest dreams” makeup product:
I mean, just look at it! How gorgeous is that?! A bright, classic red from Christian Louboutin’s much-anticipated lipstick line is my final “wildest dreams” beauty product. The line is set to debut stateside this month, but right now, you can order them from London retailer Selfridges. In my wildest dreams, I’d order all of the shades and have them flown to Toronto by way of their own private jet. At $90 a pop, I wouldn’t want anything to happen to them.
So, now that I’ve told you mine, it’s time for you to tell me yours: what are your wildest dreams beauty products? If money were no object, what perfumes and skincare products would you stock up on? Let’s share our dreams together in the comments, shall we?