Varnish Lane
beauty / nail polish

Varnish Lane

I live for fresh lacquer, but I’m not without my hang-ups. Like all women, I recall the Glamour mag horror stories about the things that lurk in swirling foot baths. Terrified, I went years without a salon pedicure and, even so, could never quite figure the allure of those ubiquitous pedicure massage chairs. Nevertheless, the salon … Continue reading

Rosa Mundi
beauty / Decor

Rosa Mundi

Scents are a highly subjective matter, and one I won’t claim to be able to sway anyone on. Rose, especially, can be highly polarizing, invoking English gardens or Nana’s powder puff depending on who you ask. But the Diptyque Rosa Mundi candle is sure to be universally appealing; it’s rose of the delicious, honeyed variety … Continue reading

Violet Grey
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Violet Grey

Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey’s new e-commerce site, Violet Grey, is the most hotly anticipated beauty rollout since the launch of Byrdie.com. Billing itself as a shoppable curation of products from the kits of Hollywood’s most respected hair, makeup and nail artists, it promises to bring instant accessibility to the Birkin bags and minaudieres of the entertainment … Continue reading

Palette PSA
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Palette PSA

I gasped when I first saw the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette. The limited edition Spring 2014 offering – named for the twitter handle of NARS’ anonymous social media vixen and PR girl #NARSissist – is the amped up, high end equivalent of those ubiquitous neutrals palettes (finally). But what’s unique is that every one of the … Continue reading

Sloane Bombshell
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Sloane Bombshell

Sloane Ranger Millie Mackintosh meets the Queen of “Rock n’ Kohl”, Charlotte Tilbury, in this gorgeous transformation video with products from Charlotte’s covetable (and still UK only) new make-up line. If you can overlook Millie’s slightly stodgy affect, you’ll be blown away at how stunning she looks in Tilbury’s “Bombshell” look. Patent leather red lips … Continue reading