Nov 30,2014

If there’s one thing to focus on for the holiday season, make it your lashes. The buzz around Lancôme’s latest (and arguably, greatest) mascara is growing louder: Grandiôse has a revolutionary swan-neck wand that mimics the natural curve of your face, grabbing each and every lash to create extraordinary length. And your mother was right: take your makeup off at night for gorgeous skin. Bi-Facil—what all those line-less Parisians have sworn by for eons—removes even the peskiest waterproof mascara with one gentle swipe.

 

Lancôme Grandiôse mascara ($32; nordstrom.com)

Lancôme Bi-Facil eye makeup remover ($28; nordstrom.com)


Nov 26,2014

For everyone who’s ever traveled (or just wants to). These delightful charms signify every city that means something to you. They’re the ideal way to commemorate an idyllic vacation, a honeymoon…or just the first time you took a flight anywhere. The charms I wear around my neck every day? All the cities I’ve been lucky enough to call home: LONDON, PARIS, HONG KONG, NEW YORK CITY.

 

Travel charms ($68-$348 ; myjetsetcandy.com)


Hey Santa – you know what I REALLY want? Some delicious shower goodies that smell like heaven and instantly impart that inner peace for the crazy holiday season. (Got that? Let me give you a hint: my all-time favorites are from Philosophy.)

 

Philosophy holiday set ($23; sephora.com)

 


OK, so I’m probably not going to have time to get a faux tan on my pasty white body in time for all those holiday parties (if I’m lucky, I’ll remember to shave my legs) but Silk Stockings is my secret and it’s what every A-lister uses in Tinseltown. It’s a tinted moisturizer with vitamin E, calendula, chamomile that adds a sheer hint of color to your legs, decollate, shoulders—anywhere that you show skin— giving a flawless luster and airbrushed skin. It stays on until it’s washed off.

 

Silk Stockings ($34; votrevu.com)


If there’s one items worth the splurge this season, it’s an oversized, lush cashmere wrap. Why? Because you can style it a myriad of ways: tossed casually over a winter coat; worn loosely around the neck of a crisp white button-down to the office; or draped elegantly around your shoulders to dash into a crisp winter’s night holiday party. These breathtaking ones from Garnet Hill— in 100% premium, decadent cashmere—should really cost far, FAR more than they actually do. (My favorite is the Natural Color Block one that will work with everything you already own.)

 

Cashmere wrap ($178; garnethill.com)