The Lunchtime Edit

Your 5 key buys this month

Words by Nicole Thomsen
December 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 in our final Edit of the year…


1/ Pestle & Mortar Glycolic Toner

Adding to its already stellar lineup of skincare products, Irish brand Pestle & Mortar has launched a brand new glycolic toner you never knew you needed until you read this. Described as a “gentle yet effective glycolic acid toner”, Exfoliate evens-out skin tone, brightens the complexion, reduces the appearance of pores and promotes skin cell renewal. Simply apply to a cotton pad and sweep over cleansed skin in the evening to reveal a brighter, glowing complexion by morning. Sounds like just the thing our skin needs to get through party season and beyond!

Shop Exfoliate Glycolic Toner, €29, at

Bella Hadid
The Rachel Bag

Inspired by gal pal Rachel Green and her seemingly timeless ‘90s style wardrobe, BY FAR’s Rachel bag is the latest mini tote to have everyone fawning over it. Spotted on the arms of both Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner as well as popping up on our favourite Instagram accounts, the baguette-shaped handbag has fast become the must-have bag of the season, and for good reason. The dark brown is our style of choice but it also comes in equally lust-worthy shades of cream and grey this season. With just enough room for the essentials, the croc-effect leather will add a luxe touch to every outfit. Though these bags are currently sold out everywhere, they will be restocked so add one (or all) to your wish list now and hopefully you can nab it in the new year.

Shop BY FAR Rachel Croc-effect Leather Shoulder Bag, €320, at

3/ Desmond & Dempsey Pyjamas

Why not treat yourself to the ultimate lounging luxury this holiday season with a set of pyjamas by Desmond & Dempsey? Crafted from 100% cotton, you won’t want to take these exquisitely soft pyjamas off- and why would you? With a print this cool, you can and should wear them all day long.

Shop Desmond & Dempsey Jaguar Pyjamas, €170, at

Kick off the new year with a clean slate and a fresh, blank journal. Bound in a bright and cheery textured yellow leather with gilt-edged pages made for brainstorming, the Smythson ‘Panama’ notebook is just begging to be filled with resolutions, appointments, to-do lists, and personal thoughts. Its pocket size means you can bring it everywhere while the cover is stamped with the playful words ‘Herein lies brilliance’ to inspire you every time you look at it.

Shop Smythson Panama Notebook, €60, at

5/ Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick

Launching just in time for New Year’s Eve, Yves Saint Laurent’s new Rouge Pur Couture range of lipsticks features 17 vibrant matte shades that promise to last all day and night, even under the mistletoe. Offering full coverage with an ultra-pigmented finish in festive shades of red and berry, this is a lipstick for anyone who wants full impact with little effort. Packaged in an ultra slim, square cut bullet tip with a matte black and gold metal detailing, you’ll find it fits neatly into any bag or clutch for impromptu touch-ups.

Shop YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick, €35.50, at

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