Fall-2015-Best-Beauty-Products

We may be on summer break this week, but that means, at least in part, that we’re thinking forward to fall, and not just when it comes to handbags. Below, check out a selection of the beauty, skincare and haircare products we’ll be loading up on for the coming chill in the air.

Seven-Best-Serums

Some beauty products are straightforward. Moisturizer does exactly what it sounds like. So do peels and cleansers. Serums, on the other hand, seem to confuse all but the most dedicated skincare aficionados. Should you use one? When should you use it in your routine?

Chloe-Drew-Bag-Beauty-Look

When I think of the Chloé Drew Bag, I think of two people: Olivia Palermo and Chiara Ferragni. It’s not just because they’ve carried the bag (although they have), but because they seem to be the kind of people Chloé is trying to embody with it: women whose casual, put-together style has launched a sea of wannabe fashion bloggers.

Bags-and-Beauty-Givenchy-Antigona

None of us are picking the bags we love in a vacuum. Instead, they’re often reflective of our more general style preferences, and for many bag lovers, our selections can reveal a lot about our personalities and personal tastes. Because we love to use handbags and accessories as a jumping-off point to talk about all kinds of things, we’ve decided to do just that with our new series, Bags and Beauty.

Mistral-Witherbee-Soap-Bar

We’re all familiar with the traditional places to buy beauty products: department stores, Sephora, your local drugstore. All of those places are troves of excellent finds, of course, but if you’re looking to investigate a new brand or go a little bit off the beaten path, they’re not always the best place to look.

Five-Favorite-Beauty-Products

When it comes to looking for new beauty products, I function almost entirely on word of mouth, and (thankfully) I rarely waste money as a result. It also means I run across a lot of great products, and I’ve been on an especially strong roll recently.

Christian-Louboutin-Limited-Edition-Scarabee-Nail-Polish

Christian Louboutin‘s nail polish line was a hit as soon as it landed in stores, and now the brand is venturing outside of its standard colors and finishes for a few limited edition polishes. The Christian Louboutin Scarabee Collection consists of two duochrome and one multichrome polish, all in special packaging with gold tops.

Best-Body-Oils

Today’s the first day of July, and summer’s hottest days are still in front of us. That means a lot of skin is going to get exposed to the harsh light of day in the next two months, and there’s no reason to look like you just got taken out of your winter mothballs.

Anti-Humidity-Beauty-Products

Being outside in New York yesterday felt like standing inside of a hair dryer. It was hot, humid and completely intolerable, and there’s only more of that on the way as we prepare to enter July. Summer presents all kinds of aesthetic challenges, but one of the toughest is makeup and hair–how are you supposed to get any liquid to cling to your face when it’s 95 degrees outside?

Dogeared-Hi-Haters-Pouch

We talk a lot about handbags, but what happens inside them is just as important. Our bags’ interiors are their own little worlds of wallets, pouches, accessories and essentials, and we’re in and out of them all day. That kind of organization can be especially important when it comes to toting around beauty products for quick touchups, so we took the liberty of shopping around for a dozen cosmetic bags you’ll be proud to haul out of your purse in the office bathroom.

Gucci
Nordstrom Top Brands
Shopbop
The Outnet