Too Pretty to Use (Almost!)
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m the person who beauty companies pander to when they add all things beautiful, whimsical and cute to their labels and packaging. If it makes me smile or squeal, I’m buying it! And if you feel the same way, hang on. Because I’ve found some of the most swoon-worthy product packaging you’ve ever seen.
The flamingo print on the box is one (cute) thing, but the hippo, swan, elephant and cat awaiting your amusement inside the Paul & Joe Beauté Face & Eye Color CS ($39 at b-glowing) are enough to make you grin from ear to ear every time you open it.
Talk about whimsical! The Honey’do Shampoo ($16 at A Beautiful Life) comes in a squeeze bottle shaped like a honey bear. But instead of sweetener, it’s full of shampoo made with organic honey and tangerine essential oil.
I challenge you to unwrap Library of Flowers Field & Flowers Soap ($11 at Neiman Marcus) and not spend some serious brainpower deciding how to reuse the gorgeous paper covered in orange blossoms.
Lollia Hand Cream ($24 at Anthropologie) boasts not only a beautiful yellow-and-white-lace pattern on its tube but also a cut-paper version on its box! Just this once, it’s totally fine to judge a book by its cover.
The seashell-shaped exterior of DuWop Isla Sirena Sea Shell Compact Eye Dual in Greedy ($25 at Amazon) looks amazing on your dresser or in your handbag, and the rich purple and green eye shadows inside look amazing on your eyes.
A green inkwell bottle with a floral pincushion topper and Victorian stickpins makes Happ & Stahns Eau de Parfum in 1842 Rosa Alba ($68 at Anthropologie) so gorgeous that it almost doesn’t matter what’s inside. But the soft floral scent makes it the complete package.
I’m not even a dog owner, and I’m still totally smitten with these chic Gianna Rose Poodle Soaps ($26 at Caswell-Massey).
All of Anna Sui’s packaging is to die for, but when you open the glamorous crystal-inspired lipstick case of Lipstick M in Shade 770 ($30 at Beauty.com) only to discover a star-shaped, marbleized lipstick? Well, that’s something to write home about.
This totally adorbs anime-inspired bunny has me keeping TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist ($15 at Soko Glam!) outside of my medicine cabinet. Plus, the citrus-scented toner works wonders keeping my oily skin matte (but not dry) throughout the day.
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