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8 of the latest buys to splurge your pay-day dollars on

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert6 years ago
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It's summer! You’ve been paid (hooray) so splash out on all of the luxe beauty buys you've been (somewhat impatiently) eyeing...

Creator of the cutest leather goods, while saving for a pouch to stash your daily make up favourites in, why not treat yourself to one of Anya's must-have candles? A quirky (and cool) addition to your #shelfie (and Instagram feed), {Anya Smells} is *the* home fragrance range from the cool Brit designer the fashion pack worship. #TeamCultBeauty are loving the clean, summer scent of {Washing Powder}, and conjuring holiday vibes from their desks with the uplifting scent of {Sun Lotion}...

Those with a penchant for perfume should add one of {Sana Jardin's} stunning scents to their fragrance collection. The world’s first ethical luxury fragrance house, entrepreneur and philanthropist Amy Christiansen Si Ahmed is transforming the lives of the female flower harvesters in Morocco... and making you smell sublime in the process. Created using the by-product of rose, jasmine and orange blossom essential oil distillation, these mesmerising scents boast a buffet of mouth-watering Moroccan ingredients. From {Tiger By Her Side} to {Sandalwood Temple} via {Savage Jasmine}, there's something to suit every nose and occasion. Try the {Coffret} to discover your signature...

Created by BECCA and every girls dream BFF Chrissy Teigen, the gorgeous {Glow Body Oil} highlights (and streamlines!) your limbs for a goddess-esque lustre from tête to pieds. In a travel-compatible 100ml size, this silky elixir is *the* perfect way to make like your fave babe (and quick-witted Twitter genius), so emulate Chrissy and lend skin a glimmering, sunkissed Californian gleam with this nourishing sweet almond oil laced with super-fine shimmer.

For a pout that does you proud, reach for BUXOM's formidable {PowerPlump Lip Balm} in four sheer, subtly shiny shades that make your kisses irresistible. With collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid to naturally 'volumise' and nourish thirsty skin, we can't get enough of the saucily titled 'Big O' - a glossy, barely-there pink that leaves lips feeling enviably pillowy.

Wave "Bye bye" to shine and say "Hello!" to velveteen skin... Like a towel for your t-zone, Rae Morris’ {Invisible Mattifier} does what it says on the compact: absorbs oil instantly, whilst light-deflecting silicone microspheres blur fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes to create an ultra-smooth and even surface that's completely undetectable. No caking, creasing or sure-fire signs of one-too-many touch-ups... It's a summer handbag have-to-have.

Purveyors of some of the world's finest masks, Omorovicza's latest {Midnight Radiance} is yet another hero from our best-loved Hungarian export. The ultimate indulgence, this miraculous overnight treatment boast a beautiful, featherweight texture that boosts cell renewal, combats pigmentation and balances hydration levels while you get your Zzzzzs. With pore-purifying salicylic and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acids, you'll wake up to clear, smooth and luminous skin.

On the topic of masks, LIXIRSKIN's {Soft Clay Rubber} straddles several skin care categories. A cleanser-meets-mask-meets-exfoliant, this cocktail of clays and enzymes works to gently resurface and brighten dulled, lacklustre skin types while 'drawing' the embedded dirt and pollutants that cause blackheads, breakouts and lost luminosity. Apply to dry skin like a mask then allow a few minutes to 'set' before using small, circular motions to buff your skin back to its beautiful best!

An elixir of youth for stressed tresses, who could resist Davines' {Liquid Spell} which grants mythical volume to fine, fragile manes in immediate need of some 'oomph'. Transforming miraculously from liquid to a mousse, this fortifies delicate strands to boost body and maximise shine while prolonging your style (and protecting from damage). Use alone, with your favourite Davines mask or in tandem with {OI All In One Milk} for silky soft, tumbling locks.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...