Best Non-Makeup Beauty Buys
If you’ve got a bursting collection of makeup and you can’t justify buying any more beauty products right now…why not turn your sights to a non-makeup beauty treat?
By “beauty” I mean a general feeling of luxury, relaxation, serenity and a beautiful moment to yourself. Beauty doesn’t end when you remove your makeup. It can follow you into your bed, into your shower and with you as you go about your day.
I have compiled a few of my current favorite non-makeup beauty buys. I find that each of these items makes my everyday life feel a little more cozy, beautified and exciting to the senses…treat yo self.
I am a very recent convert to hair perfumes…but OH my goodness, I’ll never be without it again.
As someone who always forgets to wear fragrance, and never gets round to buying new fragrances…hair perfume has answered my prayers. It helps to smooth my hair and add a lil extra luster as well as making me smell like a freakin’ angel every time I swish my head. What’s more? It’s much cheaper than regular fragrance.
My pick is the Tocca Florence Hair Fragrance ($34). So pretty, so floral, so classic. Oh my.
Candles have never gone out of fashion. They’ve seen peaks and valleys in popularity (hello, 90s), and they’ve been rising in a big way in recent years. Maybe it’s because so many of us are stressed out all the time (social media, work, the world in general!) but scented candles seem so much more needed now.
Scented candles not only give your home a beautiful smell-scape but they add an extra design feature too. Make your office, bedroom or bathroom a little more tranquil with a scented candle like the Jo Malone London Silk Blossom Candle ($72). Treat yourself to the pretty pink casing and floral scent, evoking beautiful thoughts, feelings and tranquil relaxation…ahhhhh.
You might be thinking, “sheets? SHEETS?! Has she gone nuts?”. But seriously, high-quality bed sheets are such a game changer.
There’s just something about slipping into a bed of fresh, cool, soft linen. The way I see it…a comfortable, luxurious bed will help with deeper, more nourishing sleep, which leads to fresher skin and brighter eyes.
You’re a busy, hard-working legend, you deserve an epic bed to sink into at night! Treat yourself to a set of high-quality sheets like these 100% linen sheets from Linto (from $249). I know they’re pricey, but if you can swing it…it’s worth it.
You can thank me later.
Any beauty routine needs SPF. However, slapping on a sunscreen every day is a drag, I won’t lie.
Traditional sunscreens can break down our makeup and cause our faces to break out. But many BB creams and tinted moisturizers claiming to be anti-sun have a super low SPF! The solution? A setting spray WITH a high SPF. Aka, the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray ($38).
This stuff is incredible. It sets your makeup with a soft matte finish while adding a layer of protection from the sun. And it’s proper protection, SPF 50 protection. The best part? It comes in the form of a super-fine mist. No greasy, makeup-ruining creams in sight.
Set your face and protect it from harmful rays all in one spray? Yes, yes, YES
Joyce Lee is a freelance writer and a winged eyeliner expert. She knows a little about a lot when it comes to beauty. When she’s not writing, you can catch her at a nearby coffee shop getting her caffeine fix. View all the posts by Joyce Lee