The Lunchtime Edit

Your 5 key buys this month

Words by Nicole Thomsen
May 25th, 2018

From the latest fashion trends to the newest book releases and beauty launches, the Lunchtime Edit is all about the little things that you can shop or simply enjoy on your lunch break. This week we’ve found the perfect everyday mascara, your new travel companion and statement-making garden furniture that will make you want to dine al fresco.


1/ Glossier Lash Slick

As if the news that they now ship to Ireland wasn’t exciting enough, Glossier also revealed a brand new, eagerly anticipated product this month. Described as lash extensions without the extensions, Lash Slick is the perfect everyday mascara for those who like a minimal, clump-free look. It lengthens and it curls, leaving you with natural-looking fanned out lashes that do not smudge, making it the ideal summer beauty buy. Did we mention its cruelty-free too?

Shop Lash Slick, €16, at

2/ Travel Essentials

Trying to find the ideal bag that has multifunctional skills for summer travels is often easier said than done, but this Joseph leather bag ticks all the right boxes. Its size is ideal for globetrotting; not too big, not too small, and with a passport-sized pocket in the front for easy access. Its durability and leather finish make it an investment piece set to become your travel companion for years to come.

Shop Leather Mortimer Bag, €495, at


3/ The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon

In her first book, 2016’s Ctrl Alt Delete: How I Grew Up and Stayed Sane, Emma Gannon candidly recalled maturing alongside the revolutionising world wide web. Her thought-provoking book humorously told tales of MSNing, sexting before the smartphone and gave personal insight into the start of her renowned blog, Girl Lost in The City.

Subsequently, her podcast CTRL ALT DELETE was conceived. Intending on making 8 episodes, Emma’s 125th podcast with Stylist’s Head of Digital Features Harriet Hall has just gone live. CTRL ALT DELETE chats with guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Zoella etc. about the internet and their careers.

However, Emma takes her career success and fashions her new book, The Multi-Hyphen Method, around the person who wants to become an entrepreneur in the modern working world. Gannon will inspire you to outline your own success, all on your lunch break.

Pre-order The Multi-Hyphen Method, £16.71, at

4/ Outdoor Living

Set of 2 Copa Garden Dining Chairs

Al fresco dining has ventured away from the obsolete plastic stackable furniture of childhood summers. This season, we usher in new age collections of bright and braided fixtures to elevate all outdoor spaces from coastal sanctuaries to metropolitan rooftops as well as suburban open-air dining rooms. These poly rattan woven multi-coloured garden dining chairs, by, are an essential for those mid-week aperitifs, weekend lounging or simply for outdoor living. Even after summer has faded, the double duty chairs are neat enough to place around any indoor table.

Shop Set of 2 Copa Garden Dining Chairs, £179, at


5/ Clarins 4-Colour All-In-One Pen

Clarins has created a genius multitasking beauty product with the brand new Limited Edition 4-Colour All-In-One Pen, modelled on the iconic Bic retractable ballpoint pen. This makeup pen offers you the same functionality but in eye and lip colours. Choose from the black liner or emerald green and intense plum to highlight the eyes and finish off your look with the bright pink lip pencil that can create the perfect lipstick when mixed with a little lip gloss or balm. This ingenious and novel product is now our new handbag must-have to top us up wherever we go. Why? Because we can.

Shop Clarins 4-Colour All-In-One Pen, €36, at

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