The Lunchtime Edit

Your 5 key buys this month

Words by Emma Tiernan
September 28th, 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. Here’s what we’re loving this month.

1/ The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Finally, the widely successful Oh My God What a Complete Aisling is back with a sequel, The Importance of Being Aisling. The cult hit follows stereotypical country girl, Aisling, as she tries to navigate her way around the Big Smoke while dealing with love and losses along the way. This new book picks up where the debut left off with Aisling, now 29, facing the trivial things such as Dublin rent prices, dealing with grief “the Irish way” and moving down home for good. The Importance of Being Aisling explores what it means to be Irish and a woman, and you’ll be hard pushed to find a part of this book that you don’t relate to in some shape or form because as we all know by now, there’s a bit of Aisling in all of us.

Shop The Importance of Being Aisling, €14.99, at Easons

Nothing heralds the arrival of winter quite like a big, fluffy, warm coat, and this faux shearling style from & Other Stories gets it just right. The perfect winter companion, guaranteed to keep you nice and toasty throughout the colder months, this off-white coat is the perfect example of faux shearling done well. Thanks to the double-lining, you can still look stylish while keeping out the icy winds this season.

Shop Faux Shearling Coat, €149, at & Other Stories

Bobbi Brown’s bestselling Luxe Lip Colour range has gotten a revamp in all new matte formulas. A first for the brand, this luxurious matte lipstick features pure matte powder pigments that deliver full coverage and will stay put for hours and hours and hours while still feeling uber-comfortable to wear. The range has over 18 gorgeous shades to choose from including a Hollywood red (Red Carpet), a deep berry perfect for autumn (Plum Noir) and the perfect pink nude (Nude Reality).

Shop Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Colour Range, €32.50, at

Cult American skincare brand, Drunk Elephant, is set to launch this side of the pond, rejoice! Launching exclusively in Space NK from the 3rd of October, Drunk Elephant is known for its free-from formulas and all natural ingredients. As one of their hit products, the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, which has won multiple awards from the likes of Allure, Teen Vogue and Glamour, is top of our wish list. Brimming with AHAs and BHAs, Babyfacial resurfaces the top layers of the skin to reveal greater clarity, improved texture and tone and a more youthful radiance. Think of it as an extra nudge for stubborn, dull skin. Sounds too good to be true, right? Add it to your shopping list now.

Shop Drunk Elephant from October 3rd exclusively at

If there is one interior trend that is all over Pinterest and Instagram it is a gallery wall. Choosing the right prints to go in a gallery wall, however, can be equal parts creative and stressful. Enter Jess Tobin (A.K.A. Novice) with her limited edition ‘All Over the Shop’ print. Featuring a woman with dishevelled looking hair, the tongue in cheek print is an ode to the very Irish saying which we are all guilty of using and makes a perfect addition to any gallery wall.

Shop ‘All Over the Shop’ print, €25, exclusively at

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