Face creams, haircuts, shampoo, mascara, waxings — our beauty routines do not come cheap. Though we'd like to think we do pretty well for ourselves when it comes to our regular maintenance, let's just imagine for a moment that money was not a factor. We'd
surely upgrade a few things here and there. Okay, we'd upgrade A LOT of things — and book a spa getaway to the Maldives, stat. It's true that money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a Kylie Jenner wig and a fancy facial — or better yet, your own personal facialist to accompany you on that tropical vacay. Life in the top tax bracket is full of primping, pampering, and procedures. Of course, we don't think all of it is totally necessary, but it's still fun to daydream about a world where money is no object and the La Mer flows like wine. Ahead, we break down 15 guidelines for living the beauty high life, courtesy of our favorite celebs.
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Change Your Hair 50 Times A Year
We feel really (and we mean
) on top of our game if we hit the salon every few months — and usually that's just for a trim or a color touch-up, not a whole beauty overhaul. But if you're
, visiting your hairstylist — or, rather, having your hairstylist visit
— seems to happen as often as we go out to brunch.
calculated that Kylie switched her look 51 times over the course of 2015. The mag also brings up the possibility that more transformations have gone undocumented — though we somehow doubt that, considering that fam's selfie obsession.
Take Time (A Lot Of Time) For Manicures
But Kylie's hair isn't the only thing she’s constantly switching up. Kris Jenner urged her daughter to always have a fresh manicure — and she takes her advice
“My mom always drilled it in my head to have nice, pretty nails...” Kylie Jenner told
. “I get my nails done every week.
I’ve sat literally for four to five hours
doing them. I used to spend so much time doing the craziest artwork.”
Though, we’re sure she allowed herself a few Snapchat breaks.
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Have A Standing Monthly Appointment With A Facialist...
If you want to live like an angel (looking like one probably has a much heftier price tag) or at least have skin like one, you need to up your facial game. Blonde bombshell Candice Swanepoel told
that she religiously gets a facial with extractions once a month.
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...Or Perhaps, A Weekly One
Once you enter the Gwyneth Paltrow beauty-sphere, facials every seven days are in order. The
reported that out of Miss Goop's $21,000 monthly (!) beauty budget, a large portion goes to weekly facials and skin treatments. Her top picks: $2,250 microdermabrasion, electronic muscle stimulation, an oxygen-mist treatment at
in New York,
an $450 apple stem cell facial at
But she'll really try
when it comes to beauty — her words, not ours. "I’m open to anything," she told
The New York Times
. "I’ve been stung by bees. It’s a thousands-of-years-old treatment called apitherapy. People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It’s actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it’s painful. I haven’t done cryotherapy yet, but I do want to try that."
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Slather La Mer — Everywhere
Chrissy Teigen is undoubtedly one of the most down-to-earth celebs — but that doesn’t stop her from going over-the-top when it comes to her beauty routine. In a recent interview with
, the mom-to-be admitted to rubbing
La Mer The Concentrate
(a serum that costs $440 a pop) all over her pregnant belly to prevent stretch marks — something she and her fam are prone to, but that she says hubs John Legend could "care less about." She also admitted that she is “25 minutes late to everything because my lotion regimen is that long. I put it everywhere.”
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Get Twice-Weekly Eyelash Touch-Ups
Whoever laughed at Jessica Simpson back in the day (Chicken of the Sea, anyone?), certainly isn't laughing now. The singer turned entrepreneur has a
net worth of $150 million
, and she knows how to spend it. She's obsessed with her eyelashes and has extensions, which she refreshes bi-weekly for a whopping $500 a pop, reports
. That is $52,000 a year on
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Have A Celebrity Stylist Cut Your Hair
If you like your jets as private as your islands and you rarely sleep in the same country for more than a few weeks at a time, you probably aren't getting your hair done at Supercuts. According to
, Angelina Jolie is a fan of
hairstylist Rossano Ferretti, who charges a staggering $1,600 to sit in his chair for a trim — the steepest rate in the industry.
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Upgrade Your Face Cream
Speaking of Beyoncé, the queen's makeup artist Sir John divulged her product situation to
. Expensive creams are obvious for the uber rich (
Kim Kardashian's go-to moisturizer
from Guerlain costs
$455 a pop
), but Bey's makeup man advocates using eye cream, which is typically more costly and comes in smaller quantities than other skincare products, all over the face. (He says eye cream absorbs better.) And face creams on the body (same deal). Just think how often you'd have to replace your products with this system...
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A LOT Of Time
Sure, you might find your regular 20-minute manicure tedious and long (you can't even check your phone!). But if you were Kate Middleton, you'd be blessed with the patience of a princess and be able to sit calmly (probably with perfect posture, right?) for an hour-plus without feeling like you missed something on Snapchat
and she's not even getting nail art à la Kylie. When the Duchess gets her nails done, she opts for a 60 minute "signature royal manicure" from her go-to lady,
Marina Sandoval —
which we're guessing is usually some sort of pinky nude. The
reports that the $150 treatment includes a hand soak and massage using natural oils from South America.
In even more 1% nail news,
reported that Beyoncé paid $900 for the gold nails she sported in the Mrs. Carter World Tour promotional video — and that actually seems like a small sum compared to $250,000
black diamond manicure
Kelly Osbourne got for the 2012 Emmys. Yup, $250,000. #yolo.
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Have A Personal Tanner On Call
It goes without saying that if you were super rich, you'd have a personal trainer. But Rihanna doesn't always like to get her butt kicked in the gym — and that's when her personal
comes in. Say what? For those times when RiRi isn't in the mood to work out,
it is rumored
that she has a personal tanner who she pays $800 a day to airbrush her bod and contour her thighs and abs to look more defined. Jaw on the floor.
Another fun Rihanna fact: The singer also has hairstylist Ursula Stephens on call at a daily rate of around $3,000, according to the
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Have A Makeup Routine That Takes No Fewer Than 50 Steps
During a master class lead by Kim Kardashian and her makeup guru, Mario Dedivanovic, earlier this year, her glam man demonstrated a makeover on Kim that "requires 40 separate creams, blushes, powders, and gels, applied in over 50 steps, and costs $1,200 in products, or nearly $1,700 with tools," reports
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Getting A Laser Treatment In-Flight
Kim recently jet-set to Dubai with Scott Disick — and her dermatologist
, MD. Yep, Dr. Ourian gave Kim a facial whilst en route to her makeup artist BFF
's The Masterclass in India. She snapped a pic and captioned it on Snapchat "#LasersOnThePlane" and credited Dr. Ourian for her always radiant skin. Perhaps this is the beauty fanatic's version of the mile-high club?
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...Or What About Daily?
Madonna (who was
to have spent $75,000 on an at-home cellulite-removal machine) is a long-time devotee of facialist-to-the- stars Robin Peck and her signature oxygen facial. So much so that Madge has
brought her along with her on tours
so she can receive the treatment every single damn day. (It is also rumored that she
bought one of the oxygen facial machines
to have at home for $14,200.)
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Let Some (Or A Lot Of) Lasers In Your Life
Jennifer Aniston is "obsessed" with laser treatments, reports
. Her preferred laser facial peels away the top layer of skin, the goal being a younger-looking visage. It is not the most pleasant situation (there's discomfort and redness), but it's a necessary evil for the 1%. No pain, no gain, right Jen?
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Try Anything — & We Mean ANYTHING Bee venom
, sheep placenta, human placenta, leeches, bird poop — these are just a few of the balls-to-the-wall ingredients the richest of the rich put on their face in the pursuit of youth and beauty. Though she has quite a
pared-down makeup regimen
compared to some of her counterparts (ahem, Kim K.), Victoria Beckham is not afraid of trying out-there ingredients to get glowing skin.
reports that the former Spice girl has dabbled in treatments of the nightingale dropping, venom, and afterbirth variety.
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Bathe In Bottled Water
If you feel like you need to rinse off after reading that last slide (sorry!), why not head over to the Hotel Victor in Miami to bathe
-style in 1,000 liters of twice-purified Evian water sprinkled with Gerbera daisies? The world's most expensive bath is offered exclusively in the penthouse suite (which you can book for a starting price of $2,200 a night) for a going rate of $5,000 a dip. The
reports that Beyoncé and Britney Spears have also soaked in this might-as-well-be holy water that is meant to "revitalize the skin and purify the senses."
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