beauty splurges
Maybe you’re one of those extremely responsible types who got their taxes filed way back in February. Or maybe you’re only visiting Makeup.com right now because you’re procrastinating while TurboTax.com looms on your other browser tab (hey, we’ve got until midnight to file, right?!)
Whatever group you may be in, it’s likely you’re getting a refund this year. And according to the IRS, the average tax refund last year was $2,744. While it’s certainly smart to save some money, we say why not spend some of that pretty penny on a prettifying product you wouldn’t buy otherwise? In our world, there’s no shortage of ideas for how to treat yourself to something special, so here are our ideas. If you're a...

Nail-Polish Nut

Are you constantly moving a new nail polish color into your rotation? Can you name off the names of your favorite polish shades in each primary color group? Do you dream of the latest nail art creations swirling around on Pinterest? You probably would feel most pampered by treating yourself to a mani-pedi product. The Clarisonic Pedi Foot Transformation Set will pay for itself quickly enough. This remarkable device along with the Pedi-Buff, Pedi-Balm and Pedi-Boost will leave your feet so smooth you’ll (in theory) never need to go to a nail salon again.
Not so much the DIY-mani-pedi type? Treat yourself to a gel manicure at a salon. We love essie Gel’s unique line that focuses on keeping the nails healthy without sacrificing the quality of the color. Plus, who doesn’t love kicking back in a comfy chair and having someone — literally — wait on them hand and foot?
 

Skincare Savant

If you love anything and everything that leaves your skin glowing, there’s no question you should spend your extra dough on skin care. As we’re moving into summer, there’s no better time to combat the effects of aging before you get another round of sun. The ZO Skin Health Level II Anti-Aging Program from Dr. Zein Obagi is a luxurious way to help repair and protect the health of your skin. It’s a bit of a splurge, but the results are worth it.
For a salon treatment, try a facial at a Kiehl’s Spa 1851. Their Ultra Riche Revitalizing Firming Facial includes an exfoliating peel or micro-dermabrasion to bring your skin to its glowing finest.
 

Gift-Giving Goddess

While money can’t make you happy, using it to show people you love them can certainly brighten your day. Grab a fun lip gloss like Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain or treat your man to Ralph Lauren’s new cologne Polo Red (which is essentially like treating yourself, right?). Btw, this MDC man fragrance favorite is up for the Fragrance Foundation’s Consumer Choice Award — check out the list and vote here.
 
What are your favorite beauty splurges? Tell us below in the comments!