Pick No. 1: Nars’ Turkish Delight
For the record, I hate lip gloss. HATE. Between the sticky texture, the likelihood that my hair will get stuck to my lips, and the borderline tackiness of a high-gloss lip — it just ain’t for me. But I was recently swindled* into buying a tube of Nars’ Turkish Delight during a visit to Sephora.
*By swindled, I mean that I was passing by the Nars section, and I overheard some well-heeled ladies raving about how it’s “the perfect lip gloss in the perfect color.”
I have to agree — I have been layering it over my Fresh lip balm in the “Petal” color and it’s a lovely, feminine pink duo.
I may be a gloss convert.
Pick No. 2: Safety Pin Earring
In another case of BUT THAT AIN’T EVEN YO STYLE (I’m starting to use it sort of like the chorus line on a cheesy Maury show — the audience all chanting at me angrily HAHA), I’m intrigued by the notion of a safety pin earring. It’s definitely edgier and more punk-rock than I typically go (Mr. Magpie relents me mercilessly for wearing this tee), but the extraordinarily stylish Elisabeth von Thurn Und Taxis (what a name!) wore a set in her Vogue featurette, shown below, and I’ve been contemplating them ever since.
Pick No. 3: The Boots with the Fur
HAHA, the name of this section. Remember that song? So good/bad/horrifying. I wrote about seeing a v. chic lady in my nail salon wearing moto boots lined with fur, and there was a great exchange in the comments about options in that vein. However, I think I’ve found my pair: these affordable beauties from Sam Edelman ($150).
Pick No. 4: The Hair Conditioner
I recently read a rave review of Olaplex ($28), a hair treatment for dry, color-treated hair. I’m thinking I’ll give it a try given that I’ve been frying my hair with a hot curling iron every day for a few months now. Woops.
Pick No. 5: The Upgraded Dog Collar
How gorgeous are these personalized dog collars ($39)?! Love the hand stitching!
Pick No. 6: The Makeup Mirror
The bathroom lighting in our master bath is “romantic” — a euphemism for rather dim. I tend to use our second bathroom to apply makeup instead, but it has a much smaller countertop area, so I have to leave my makeup piled up in the sink. I recently came across this portable LED vanity mirror ($45) and am contemplating using it as a solution.
Pick No. 7: The Linen Spray
Linen spray. Linen spray! What luxury! I love the description: “This ‘Rosas Frescas’ spray allows you to harmonize your linens and guest rooms with rich notes of Red Rosewater and bright Lemon.” Um, yes please. Can you imagine? Your guests leave, commenting to each other how incredible the room smelled? You start to have a signature scent? ETC.?
Pick No. 8: The Coffee Table
I can’t make up my mind about the coffee table situation in our living area. I have been wanting one of those lucite coffee tables, though a reader pointed out that they can be hard to maintain — fingerprints show easily, and they can scratch. Maybe not the most practical solution for a young-ish couple with a baby who often eat in front of the TV. I am smitten with this upholstered ottoman as an alternative — the pattern would look perfect in our living area! — but I also know that a cream-upholstered ANYTHING is not a good idea after we totally destroyed an ivory-and-navy-striped couch in our old home thanks to a dog, a baby, and a lot of dinners eaten on said couch. And I know Mr. Magpie will say we have too many upholstered things in our house. (Which is true.) But…I want it…
Pick No. 9: The Needlepoint Loafers
These are too cute. They’re like OG Magpie — I’d wear them with skinny jeans and a plain white tee (steamed, of course).
Pick No. 10: The Leather Lady Gloves
Love the scalloped edges on these ladylike gloves ($78).