Fairy Dust

High and low is important in all aspects of a happy life.  Food - McDonalds and Foie Gras.  Fashion - High Street and High End.  Culture - The latest comic book conversation and reading the classics, and it is just as true in beauty products.
Some products I think are worth splurging on, using sparingly and treating as the luxury they are. For me, the most expensive products I buy are my scent from Caron and my face wash from Eve Lom. Both I have been using for many years and I continue to love and savour them without a thought of a straying unfaithful eye - which is after all the mark of a product which is giving you everything you need.  I also love luxury nail varnishes, Chanel for classic colours and Seche Vite for topcoat.  However I also enjoy trend nails (more so than trend clothes), these are often here for a season and gone, so it seems wasteful to spend too much money on them. Instead I turn to Barry M, great for on trend colours and glitters.  Recently I picked up these two glitters, they look so pretty over a nude or pale pink like this Chanel Ballerina.  Why not treat yourself this week?!  Whats your beauty bargain?


  1. Molly says:

    I own a blue glitter. It’s my absolute fav. For face wash I use oil cleansing method. It’s my cheapest beauty product!

  2. g.ta says:

    love glitters!! =`)


  3. Adele says:

    Love a bit of sparkle on my nails! It’s canny we’ve both posted a nail varnish post today – I’ve posted my Monochrome Mani How To! Would love you to check it out 🙂
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

  4. Yuwei says:

    Hi! I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! I think you have great style!! I am also chinese (I live in stockholm) and I think it’s wonderful to read asian fashionistas’ blogs – I feel it’s easier to identify with you all. I get a lot of inspiration from your blog and I think you have fantastic taste! 😀

    Anyways, to answer your question in the post: my beauty bargains are also on trend stuff. Whenever I want quirky colors on my nails, I always look for cheaper alternatives. The same goes for clothes, although my style is not trendy, but more classic. I like to buy stuff that last for seasons and I usually buy them from a swedish brand Filippa K (you chould check it out 😀 ) but now and then, I do go and buy something trendy from H&M or other “cheaper” stores 🙂

  5. I think any kind of lipstick or lip balm from the drugstore is my bargain treat/vice! Nothing like a bright new color to sharpen things up. xDana

  6. FASHION SNAG says:

    I just got that Chanel ballerina color too and I love it. Great picks. McDonalds is always needed on certain days!


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  9. I completely agree with your view on balance. We always need a mixture of high and low. 🙂 I always spend more on my skincare products rather than other beauty products like nail varnishes. Barry M is a really good brand if you love to change your nail color often 😀