Each perfume bottle in the Nasomatto line of perfumes is original and distinctive while remaining true to a certain formulative look. Choose from the scents of Duro, Narcotic Venus, Hindu Grass, Silver Musk, Absinth or China Wine. Each designed and perfected by Alessandro Gualtierri.


Benefit’s Erase Paste.

My eyes are fairly deep set and my skin is fair. A lethal combination that makes me look bedraggled even when I’ve had my eight hours and then some. For the past few years I’ve been using Benefit’s eye bright pencil to combat the vampire look, but it just wasn’t cutting it anymore.

So Sunday I set out to Sephora with a mission to conceal. Man, I love walking into that store, it makes me feel like anything is possible. The consultants are always very knowledgeable without being pushy, not at all like car salesmen for your face. I walked out with Benefit’s erase paste. It has a creamy, smooth texture that covers just the right amount and isn’t at all heavy despite the name. Although I’d be kind of lying if I said I didn’t love that it’s called “paste.”


MOR Cosmetics.

MOR Cosmetics is the brainchild of Australian designers, Dianna Burmas and Deon St.Mor. Thanks to their combined experiences in visual merchandising and industrial design, as well as a shared love for travel, food and the arts a brand was launched. MOR, meaning peacock in Hindi, is as luxurious to look at as it is to use.



Australian-made Karpati nail polishes are free from toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate which is great because they’re all unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals.

But what I would buy this polish for is the bottle design alone. It’s super functional by slipping over two fingers, eliminating the need for a surface to set the bottle on. I’ve spilled more than my share of nail polish and ruined countless things in the process and this is such a simple, effective design solution. (Although it irks me that the image has dark red being painted onto orangey-red nails, which is odd and inconsistent… is that strange?)


Bergamot Massage Oil.

I woke up to 35º weather this morning and cold weather means one very gross thing: dry skin. I could never seem to find a lotion that provided enough moisture. One day I randomly brought it up while getting a manicure and the technician mentioned mixing a few drops of massage oil in with your body lotion each day. Wow! It makes a huge difference and this bergamot massage oil from The Body Shop smells so terrific that I don’t even need to wear perfume.