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):
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!