The Lunchtime Edit

Your 5 key buys this month

Words by Nicole Thomsen
September 4th, 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/ Nokia 8110

For all retrophiles of the ’90s, this one is for you. Made iconic by the groundbreaking action movie of the decade, The Matrix, the original flip phone is making a comeback thanks to a general desire to switch off from our smartphones and to choose a simpler form of communication, but answering to our modern needs, this pair backed device now comes with the 4G feature. And to really add to the ’90s techno vibes we are all loving at the moment, it comes in canary yellow.

Shop Nokia 8110, €79, at

In case you weren’t already aware, pink corduroy trousers are this season’s must-have; no autumn wardrobe is complete without a pair. Though they were first seen on the catwalk this time last year at Céline, the trend is really catching on this season with every brand and high street store alike offering their own variation. This dusky pink style from Alexachung is the perfect foray into the season’s biggest colour trend with a subtle nod to the Seventies via the wide leg cut. Pair with a slim fit tee and box-fresh trainers or a matching cord jacket for full ’70s flair.

Shop Pocket Detail Wide Leg Trouser, €360, at



3/ NARS Climax Mascara

You’ve heard of Orgasm, now meet Climax, the new volumising mascara from NARS. With an innovative lightweight and flexible formula, Climax promises to bring your lashes to new heights without clumping or smudging- just the way we like it.

Shop NARS Climax Mascara, €25, at

Known for her breakthrough beauty releases, Charlotte Tilbury has launched yet another must-have makeup product. Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder is a light-diffusing loose powder unlike any other. Packed with ingredients chosen specifically to blur imperfections and boost radiance, it visibly reduces the appearance of dark shadows and mattifies skin without leaving your complexion looking dull or flat. Available in three shades from Fair to Dark.

Shop Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder, €42, at



5/ Normal People by Sally Rooney

From the author of last summer’s literary sensation, Conversations With Friends, comes Normal People by Sally Rooney. Set over the course of several years, Normal People tells the story of Connell and Marianne, on-off lovers, who, despite growing up in the same rural Irish town and attending the same school, come from very different social backgrounds. Featuring on this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize, Normal People is set to be a coming-of-age marvel filled to the brim with social and political commentary.

Preorder Normal People by Sally Rooney, £13.99, at

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