If I were stranded on a desert island, there are two things that I absolutely could not live without: my Le Mer Eye Cream and my Cle’de Peau Concealer. Both are ungodly expensive and give me sweaty hands and heart palpitations when I buy them, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Believe you me, I go cheap in other areas, but sometimes you have to splurge on what’s important to you and my dark under eye circles need first class care.
After rationalizing my two aforementioned expensive habits for years, I was good until a few weeks ago, when karma or whatever that thing is in the universe that comes back to bite you in the behind viciously and ruthlessly attacked me. A few months ago, I introduced my Cle’ de Peau loving ways to my good friend and hair specialist, Jess and she immediately became an addict. She cursed me for introducing her to a product she couldn’t live without. I, in turn, laughed evilly and told her: “Welcome to the dark side of beauty pain.” I was referring to the price, naturally.
Well, Jess got me back, in a big way. She turned the tables on me, by introducing me to Cle de Peau’s amazing body products. One day during my hair appointment, she brought in a bag full of Cle’s signature bath and body products and loaded me up with testers. That was it, I was hooked. Is it wrong to take out a mortgage on your house to afford your bath products? This week’s top three is dedicated to my favorite Cle’ de Peau body products.
Cle’ de Peau Smoothing Body Exfoliator/$75.00
If there is such a thing as heaven in a bottle, Cle’ de Peau’s Smoothing Body Exfoliator is it. Not only does it smell amazing, it’s perfect little petite granulars exfoliate the skin just enough to lock in the moisture and bolster up the beauty of the skin. Who needs a baby’s bottom, when you have an adult one soft enough to compete with. I indulge in this product in the shower every couple of days, just before I lather on a cream with Glycolic properties and it leaves my body feeling fresh and incredibly clean. Warning: you’ll hate me when you become totally addicted to this must-have yumminess.
Cle’ de Peau Massage Cream/$125.00
I love treating myself to a relaxing massage after a long week at work and when I do, I always take along my Cle’ de Peau Massage Cream. It not only soothes me, it also firms and rehydrates my skin. It’s said to help sagging skin and other signs of aging, which I totally agree with when it comes to my décolletage area. I notice that the fine lines on my chest and on my hands become less pronounced and eventually soften. Sometimes, I even mix this amazing massage cream with my normal lotion, just to give it a zing of decadence.
Cle’ de Peau Body Emulsion Pour Le Corps/$150.00
After I’ve exfoliated and massaged myself into an expensive coma with the aforementioned products, I pull out the big gun: Cle de Peau’s Emulsion Pour Le Corps. It’s pure silk in a bottle. Not only does it glide on effortlessly, it leaves every inch of my body feeling smooth and velvety. It smells like a dewy spring morning, just before sunrise: fresh and new. This product is all about inspiring new vitality and pumping moisture into areas of the body that feel dehydrated and fatigued. Technically, if I could only afford one Cle’ de Peau body product, this would definitely be it. One more thing: it contains Royal Jelly, a natural substance that’s been revered for its beauty benefits since ancient times. Nothing like a good beauty secret.
Now, go be fabulous!