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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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‘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.


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.