Lustworthy: Lacy lingerie with Hopeless & Agent Provocateur | The Gift Guide

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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This holiday season, I’m featuring the most enticing items from my Gift Guide in a column simply titled “Lustworthy.” Tune in every Saturday from now until Christmas for your weekly dose!

Aha! I bet you thought that this series was going to be all beauty, didn’t you?

Well… this week, here are just a few other things that I’m lusting after, from cult-followed lingerie brands Agent Provocateur and Hopeless Lingerie. For me, these two brands occupy opposite spectrums of the same space. One is a wildly profitable luxury lingerie line and the other is a massively popular indie brand, but both produce unique silhouettes, oftentimes in unexpected fabrics.

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At the top of this post is the Mia Top ($114 USDfrom Hopeless; just above are the Eliza High Neck Bra Black And Blue ($215 USD) and Ismerelda Bra Black ($275 USD) from Agent Provocateur. At the bottom of the post are the Hopeless Lingerie Carrie Knickers ($61 USD).

(And yes, I’m having a moment with sheer tops right now. How did you know?)

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What’s on your wish list this week?

Lustworthy: Eye palettes from Huda Beauty & Natasha Denona | The Gift Guide

Saturday, November 19, 2016

 

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This holiday season, I’m featuring the most enticing items from my Gift Guide in a column simply titled “Lustworthy.” Tune in every Saturday from now until Christmas for your weekly dose!

It’s tough to find a gift for a beauty junkie that a) they’ll actually appreciate, and b) they don’t already own, so this year, I have two eyeshadow palettes to recommend to you. They’re both pricey enough that most of my makeup-addicted friends are choosing not to buy them for themselves, and they’re just niche enough that perhaps you’ll even be able to surprise them!

The Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette ($169 USD/$215 CADis an 18-shade eye palette designed by Natasha Denona, an international makeup artist who was born in Croatia and grew up in Germany. Her line is still relatively unknown, despite being carried at Sephora, Beautylish, and Beauty Bay, but reviews are mixed – some bloggers and influencers swear by them; others aren’t as impressed.

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My second lust-worthy recommendation is the Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette – Rose Gold Edition ($65 USD/$84 CAD), made by beauty guru Huda Kattan. Huda’s story is really interesting, because while she was born in Tennessee, she moved to Dubai in 2008. She became wildly popular in the Middle East, but what’s fascinating (and wonderful) is that her popularity spread internationally, too.

Kattan now runs her company with her two sisters, and while I know she’s not exactly breaking down aesthetic expectations, I’m always thrilled to see a beauty icon who also happens to be a person of colour.

What’s on your wish list this week?

Lustworthy: Guerlain Météorites Perles de Légende | The Gift Guide

Saturday, November 12, 2016

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This holiday season, I’m featuring the most enticing items from my Gift Guide in a column simply titled “Lustworthy.” Tune in every Saturday from now until Christmas for your weekly dose!

To start off the series, I’ve chosen a no-brainer: this year’s limited edition Météorites. Guerlain releases an enviable holiday release of their iconic finishing powder every year (last year’s was stunning and contained the cutest little pressed stars), and no matter how much I totally do not need them at all, I always fall under their thrall.

The limited edition, French-made Guerlain Météorites Perles de Légende ($65 USD) are available now at Nordstrom.

What’s on your wish list this week?

Mauvember, Dior Splendor, Laura Mercier Double Impact, & more | New 05/11/16

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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The coolest thing coming out this month is Bite Beauty’s Mauvember Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26 USD/$30 CAD), a reincarnation of the brand’s 2015 Mauvember shade.

The 2016 Bite Beauty Mauvember shade will be available in Canada & the US (it was exclusive to Canada last year) and features a super-cute moustache detail on the front side of the lipstick bullet, with “2016” printed on the back. According to Sephora, where the shade is exclusively available online, “one hundred percent of BITE’s proceeds and half of all Mauvember 2016 lipstick sales go directly to the Movember Foundation.”

Diptyque Face Oil, Jason Wu x Caudalie, and more: New 27/08/16 | Steals & Deals with Groupon

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Okay, so here’s the thing. You know Groupon? I’ve been using their site for years*, and I recently found out that they do more than just coupons for in-store deals. They emailed me a couple weeks back and asked me to check out their site, and like… did you guys know that they have pages for web coupons, too? Because they do, and it’s awesome.

The Groupon Coupon pages have everything from % off deals to free shipping, and they have them for all sorts of sites – Nordstrom, Namecheap, even Ebay. Literally everything in the box above comes from a Groupon Coupon site. (In other words: ALL THE MAKEUPS.)

If you do a lot of online shopping, they’re worth checking out!

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*Okay, technically my mother has been compulsively using their site for years and the rest of us are just getting sucked into the vortex, but it’s lead to a surprisingly affordable Marble Slab addiction for all of us, so I’m cool with it. 

Olio E Osso, Vice lipsticks, Wildfox perfume, and more… | New 12/08/16

Saturday, August 13, 2016

I have no idea what’s going on at Saint Laurent right now, but I’m totally enamoured with the idea of these chic Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestaire Des Parfums collection. These five scents (Tuxedo, Caban, Saharienne, Trench, and Caftan) bring couture to the boudoir with classically cut square-cut glass and jewel caps. 

And then there’s this… For some reason, I couldn’t put it into the widget, but how lovely does this sound? A perfume oil with notes of absinthe, incense, honeysuckle, jasmine, and musk. (Wildfox Perfume Oil, $49 USD).

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