bustle's most wanted

Bustle's Most Wanted: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Around 12 or 13, I started flipping through Making Faces by celebrity makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin daily. I was just learning about makeup's seemingly magical powers, and felt completely fascinated by Aucoin's transformation of Lisa Marie Presley into Marilyn Monroe. I practiced a version of that black cat eye every day, so the liquid liner look sort of became my staple in high school and throughout college. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $28.72, Amazon Fast-forward to nearly-30-year-old me and not much…

By Melissa Mills

Bustle's Most Wanted: Sony SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker

I first met *Scott when I took control of the playlist at my friend's New Year's Eve party. I'm known as the DJ among my friends. No, I can't actually use DJ equipment without breaking it, but I usually handle the party playlist, and it's a role I take very seriously. Even though it wasn't my party that New Year's, I was in ~ the zone~ when Scott came over. "Hey DJ, can you play 'Party In The USA'?" Scott asked me with a smirk. Sony SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker, $58, Amazon It wasn't exactly in li…

By Michelle Toglia

Bustle's Most Wanted: Starbucks Bottled Cocoa & Honey With Cream Cold Brew

Saying that cold brew coffee is having a ~moment~ right now is kind of a massive understatement. Ever since Starbucks added its signature slow-steeped Nariño 70 Cold Brew to its permanent menu in 2015, the drink has become a staple for iced coffee diehards (*raises hand*) who need something strong to keep them going — even in the dead of winter. And now, thanks to the new bottled Cocoa & Honey with Cream Starbucks Cold Brew, you won't even need to leave your house to get your caffeine fix. Life.…

By Kathryn Kattalia

Bustle's Most Wanted: Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Blotting Papers

There are a few indisputable facts in this world: The sky is blue, the Earth is round, blotting papers are boring. Except that one of those things isn't actually true anymore, thanks to Too Cool For School. The preternaturally hip K-beauty brand changed the game with the recent release of a trio of blotting papers, each with a different hero ingredient so that you can cater your oil control method to your skin's individual needs. Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Braciosaurus Blotting Paper, $8…

By Erin Mayer

Bustle's Most Wanted: The 'Twin Peaks' Revival

"She's dead, wrapped in plastic." These iconic five words begin the historic Twin Peaks series, which premiered in 1990 and ran for two seasons on ABC, and also spawned a feature film, Fire Walk With Me. Now, more than 25 years later, Showtime is reviving the series with an 18-episode run starting in May. For fans of the original, this is entirely thrilling — but those who have never seen the series should be excited, too. You see, if you enjoy much of modern television, you owe David Lynch's ko…

By Anna Klassen

Bustle's Most Wanted: Everlane's Tees

As long as I can remember, I've been on the hunt for the most essential, simple, and somehow elusive fashion staple for my closet — the perfect white tee. Through the years, I've spent way too much money and time on my search, only to continually lose my favorite tees to the sad fate of over-washing and overwear. So you can imagine my delight when I received my first Everlane shirt in the mail. Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee, $16, Everlane Out of their many fabulous and fairly priced tops, pants, and…

By Jordan Hughes

Bustle's Most Wanted: R+Co SAIL Soft Wave Spray

Even back when flat ironing your hair to oblivion was "the thing," I wanted nothing more than to have curls. My deep desire to get a little texture into my strands lead to experimentation with many wave-making techniques (sleeping on wet braids and scrunching in a half tube of gel were two of my faves) that mostly led to 15 minutes of a slight bend, followed by limp, gelled-up hair for the rest of the day. R+Co SAIL Soft Wave Spray, $29, Barneys My hair texture has changed since those darkest d…

By Kara McGrath

Bustle's Most Wanted: Too Faced Natural Love Palette

Finding an eyeshadow palette filled entirely with colors I'll actually use has always seemed like a lost cause. The 30 little squares of powder make for great photos, but ultimately I find myself using up three of them (at most) and tossing the rest, untouched, into the trash. But then, this spring, the new Too Faced Natural Love palette hit my desk. Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, $59, Sephora For those unfamiliar with this instant cult favorite, it contains a mix of…

By Kara McGrath

Bustle's Most Wanted: 'Imagine Wanting Only This' By Kristen Radtke

In college, Kristen Radtke lost her beloved uncle to a rare, little understood genetic heart defect that doctors suspect might also be encoded in her own DNA. ("It's like mush," she writes in her memoir. "The heart beats itself to mush.") In the aftermath of his death, Radtke developed an obsession with ruins that propelled her through early adulthood and helped her come to terms with life's most bittersweet truth: everything — and everyone, including her — is temporary. In her graphic memoir Im…

By Cristina Arreola