The temperature in NYC is going to dip into the 50s this weekend, and as a friend reminded me yesterday, that means it’s time to yank all the fancy scented candles out of the closet. I’ve got one more left in my hoard of my favorite now-discontinued Jo Malone scent, but once it’s gone, it’ll be time to move on to another fragrance.
Beauty product reviews and news
If you’ve heard some hype around a beauty technique called “strobing,” fret not: you don’t need to learn a new thing. Strobing is just the skillful application of highlighter, and there are more great highlighters on the market right now than ever, many of which masquerade under the names “illuminator,” “luminizer” or “perfector.” Despite the confusing naming conventions, they can all be used for basically the same things.
Christian Louboutin’s first foray into beauty was nail polish, which made total sense–his famous shoes adorn and accent a woman’s feet, just as nail color so often does. Louboutin’s next beauty venture, lipstick, also makes a certain amount of sense–his signature color is a vibrant red, after all, and no place in beauty is the color more beloved than on the lips.
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.
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.