Every time we turn on the TV, the Olympics are front and center. Although you (tear, tear) aren’t in London watching the games (if you are, you can stop reading now because we kinda hate you… okay, we’re just jealous… still love you), our spirit, at The Beauty Bean at least, is smack center at the 2012 summer Olympics. And while we may not be competing for gold in, you know, tennis, swimming or gymnastics over here, we’re going for gold in our own special, beauty-esque way!
Want to glitter and gleam with your own gilded glamour? Check out these super-luxe beauty products made from nothing less than real, pure gold.
Cream. Looking for a one-stop face cream that will eliminate wrinkles and brighten the skin? Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy Ultimate Repair Cream ($330), made with gold repair complex, will do just that…and more! (Or at least it better at that price, huh?!)
Nails. Spice up your next manicure or pedicure with Sephora by OPI It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat ($30) for a gilded gloss on any mani. Want to really take home the gold? Paint this glimmering, gold shade on by itself!
Powder. Worn alone or on top of foundation, Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder & Brush Set ($59) gives complexion a hydrated and radiant.
Serum. Although anything Le Prairie usually requires one to take out a loan from the bank, La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold serum is literally worth its weight in gold. With anti-aging, firming, brightening and resurfacing properties, you’ll feel like a million bucks (or at least $615!).
Fragrance. They say our sense of smell is most connected with memory so, if you want to leave an impression of gold, wear Jivago 24K Gold Eau de Parfum ($105). With floral notes, the fragrance boasts of 24 karat gold to “create positive giving energy.” At the very least, spaying yourself with gold every morning will make you feel like a star!
Hair. Who says you can’t put a little gold in your hair?! Not us! Smooth Oribe 24K Gold Pomade ($49) onto wet or dry locks for unprecedented luster and subtle gold highlights.