I also love a good cream and great beautyproducts, only I am not prepared to spend hundreds of euro's on things that can be bought cheaper. It is, I think, a question of looking a bit better for items than just buying the first expensive item you see.
A cream that costs a hundred euro's does not have to be much better than a cream that costs fifteen euro's.
A couple of weeks ago I discovered this new line at my local drugstore. It is a Dutch drugstore and it is their own brand.
It is not a huge line, three different types (Jasmine and Vanilla, Lime and Mint and Elderflower and Raspberry)
and a couple of products (f.e. lip-balm, handcream, bodycream, showergel etc) in each type.
I bought three different items. I bought the Elderflower and Raspberry lip-balm, the Lime and Mint handcream and the Jasmine and Vanilla body cream.
The bodycream and the handcream are very nice. Rich and smooth and it gets absorbed really well.
The lip-balm it the only thing that does not live up to my expectations. It is not rich enough for my dry lips and within a couple of minutes my lips feel dry again. So that is not a success, but the other two are.
I think the items look really nice and luxurious, but I can tell you that I did not spend more than 12 euro's in total on these three.
Affordable luxury is the best!