I’m such a wine lover, anything to do with those cherished grapes is lustful for me. Particuarly Caudalie, a line that focuses on the grape as a source of anti-aging and skin care. I’ve been drooling over their most potent cream these days. The Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream uses anti-aging molecules and anti-oxidants from Grape Seed extract to firm and tighten skin. The moisturizer instantly smoothes out wrinkles and defines. Not to mention, Resveratrol-Oleyl lifts while Viniferine to works against dark spots.
Available at Net-a-Porter for $155
The ultimate in luxurious summer style, check out these Linda Farrow Luxe 24 Karat Gold Sunglasses. These aviator sunglasses have contrast enamel trim along a 24K gold-plated metal frame. The gold-tone mirrored lenses compliment the luxe textures. Naturally, display case, rolled pouch, and cleaning cloth included. $1040 at Shopbop.com.
And to match… the Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream fueled by nano particles of gold bound with silk microfibers. The gold is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. The rich cream rejuvenates skin with Rosemary Leaf Extract and Vitamin C while the Geranium and Rose add the most elegant of fragrances. $420 at Net-a-Porter.
Now, that’s what I call a “gold standard” lineup.
Amore Pacific Time Response Intensive Hand Renewal Creme is the most decadent and luxurious hand cream I’ve come across. The reason this one is special is because it is powered by some serious anti-aging properties. And let’s face it… other than our face, our hands show age first. So there is a reason to invest in taking care of them.
Used morning and night, the Time Response Intensive Hand Renewal Creme promises to refine texture, add volume, even pigmentation and relieve dryness. The formula is even capable of providing 24-hour time release when used twice a day. Amore Pacific’s patented Red Ginseng complex firms and tones. Licorice Root helps brighten and even. And Aqua-Sponge Complex helps prolonged surface hydration.
This is a true cult classic, currently on backorder at Neiman Marcus. ($80 for 3.4 ounces)
There is something about Darphin that just immediately transports me to Paris. The sleek, oh-so-French typeset and beautiful (not cloying) scents are very European spa-like. This little bath and body duo is an indulgence. But not as big of an indulgence as flying yourself over to spa in the French countryside.
Darphin Aromatic Nourishing Smoothing Body Scrub is actually a gomage – a thicker and translucent gel that whips itself into a nourishing milk when it connects with water. The natural and organic ingredients like natural cranberry extracts, bamboo particles and silica powder work on lots of different levels to exfoliate and soften skin. One plus side on this scrub, in the shower it doesn’t just slide off of you so no wasted product!
And naturally, followed up by Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion we get the whole Darphin skin experience. This formula is used by beauty therapists at Darphin’s Paris Institute. It zaps skin with immediate and intense hydration, leaving skin smooth. The gel formula is perfect for the hotter months, particularly with its fast-absorbing properties.
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Welcome to the first of a new series on Belle Belle! Every Friday, I will be featuring a truly luxury item that is lust worthy. Today, I am shopping at my newest favorite beauty mecca, Net-a-Porter, where so many of these cult items can be found. Today’s is a solid perfume that will have you swooning.
A touch mysterious, this vintage-style solid perfume is poured into a porcelain cast and topped with a 24-karat gold lid. Sold yet? Scent Âmes Sœurs (of Soul Mates in French) is made from Natural Jojoba Oil and Carnauba wax fragrance and hand-poured at the Joya Studio in New York City. The notes of Orange Blossom, Incense, Smoke and Musk are decidedly sensual yet masculine.
Seriously limited edition, this fragrance is limited to 15 units. Get yours here.