April 25, 2013

Net-a-Porter Beauty: the Quintessential Luxury


Sure, there are the Target runs where we pick up cotton balls, $4 nail polish and Yes To Blueberries facial towelettes, but generally speaking shopping for beauty should be a gift to self. If the products we’re buying are plush, shouldn’t the experience? No retailer oozes luxury more than Net-a-Porter. The British designer-fashion darling recently added beauty to its highly curated mix. Beauty: The Quintessential Edit is a veritable who’s-who of covetable lines and products. But not so many that it becomes overwhelming. That’s the Edit part. You’ll want every single product because they hang so beautifully together. I love seeing eco-luxe lipstick line Ilia and classic Marvis toothpaste rubbing elbows with the likes of Natura Bisse and Philip B. I couldn’t resist picking up Angelina Jolie’s favorite Chantecaille lip gloss. I don’t know what’s better, the glossy nude-pink hue or the box that it came in (complimentary with every order):

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December 19, 2012

Little Luxuries for the Lovelies in Your Life

Sometimes the prettiest things come in small packages. These fancies are perfect for stuffing the stockings of all the well-deserving girls in your life, and they won’t break the bank! 1. Kate Spade Color Sparkle Lipstick Crayons ($38) – I don’t know if it’s the poppy striped box or the party-perfect hues, but I want these bad!  2. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Nail Polish in Black Pearl ($18) – Move over vampy manis, Bobbi’s limited-edition lacquer is the epitome of tough luxe.  3. Eve Lom Kiss Mix ($22) – The minty, glossy balm from British import Eve Lom currently holds court on my nightstand.  4. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Soap ($15) – There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to bathe in Jo Malone on a daily basis, especially when it’s this lush, peppery signature scent.  5. Kiehl’s Original Musk Shower Gel ($16) – Unisex and utterly classic, this cleanser lathers up nicely and leaves just enough of its soft, spicy scent behind.  6. MOR Essentials Scented Candle ($18) – My latest candle discovery. Gorgeous, giftable tins filled with 35 hours of clean burning soy wax in beautifully exotic fragrances. Hello hostess gifts!  7. Jouer Mini Luminizing Moisture Tint ($20) – A travel-friendly way to sample Jouer’s best-selling, lightweight yet dewifying tinted moisturizer.  8. Marvis Toothpaste ($10.50) – There’s something about this minty, Italian apothecary paste that makes brushing one’s teeth a supremely chic ritual. Leave out a tube for your house guests!


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    Hello lovelies! I'm Elizabeth Dehn, a beauty writer + lifestyle editor who's equally fanatical about lip gloss as juice cleansing. I live in Minneapolis with Mr. Bets and our white lab, Molly Thomas.

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