You may not have money for a trip around the world right now. And you may not have money for expensive beauty products. But you know that I’m all about feeling luxurious, even on a budget. And while I have posted on finding quality beauty buys at your local drug store—let’s face it: we all like a pretty package once in a while, and something a bit more exotic. I’ve rounded up 5 of the best beauty products from around the world, for under $25. So spray, spread, and spritz your way to a momentary getaway.
Upper Canada Soap Naturally Warm Honey Nectar Hand & Body Lotion
This lotion absorbs fast, so you don’t get that sticky layer of film. Free of any parabens or synthetic dyes, the mixture of natural ingredients and intoxicating botanical scents makes your skin glow. $13 at select Target stores or www.uppercanadasoap.com
L’Occitane Citrus Verbena Shower Gel
The lemon oil and grapefruit extract will be an added wake element to your shower. The organic verbena extract from the enchanting Corsica helps gently cleanse you and leave your body smelling naturally fresh. $20 at www.usa.loccitane.com
Rimmel London Stay Glossy 6-Hour Lipgloss
The new Shine Extended Technology delivers shimmer and color for up to 6 hours. Unlike some glosses that actually dehydrate your skin, Stay Glossy is loaded with hydrating conditioners like Soft Silk and Natural Cotton, so even when you wash it off, your lips are still kissable soft. And the applicator has a cool name: the lip-sculpting wand. $4.99 at most drugstores
Atopalm Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream
I always worry that putting makeup over my moisturizer takes away from the hydration, but this cream is meant to go under foundation, even for long periods of time. The cream is safe for skin suffering from allergies and rosacea dryness. Atopalm products are backed by Dermatologist and Opthalmologist tested formulas with plant-derived ingredients that mimic skin’s natural structure. $18 at www.atopalmusa.com
Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer
Love the just-came-from-the-beach look? I do! This styling spray creates that natural-looking wind-blown tousled look like you’ve just spent the day playing in the sun. To get these relaxed waves, apply a nickel-size amount of the primer to wet or dry hair and work it through with your fingertips. Find it at www.davines.com
Now just mix up your favorite mojito, margarita, or caipirinha and it will feel like you’re on vacation.