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Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator

What W’s beauty director, Jane Larkworthy, is hooked on this month.

  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - Elite Sculpting Tweezer
  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - tom binns fragrance earrings
  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - at-home peels
  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - Fiesta slippers
  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging and Intensive Repair Daily Serum
  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - A Really Good Hair Day
  • Jane's Addiction: Smooth Operator - scented candles
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  1. 1/9

    Browbeaten

    I first heard about brow expert Joey Healy (left) while I was at, of all places, my neighborhood dog run. A week later, he was in my office with his new Elite Sculpting Tweezer (near left, $35, joeyhealy.com), which took him two years to perfect. The metal tip is extra long for easier tweezing; there’s a flat side for gripping and a pointier one for those harder-to-reach hairs. He used the flat end on my pesky brows, and it was (pretty much) pain-free.

    January 2013

  2. 2/9

    In With Binns

    In late 2011, skincare and perfume guru Lisa Hoffman created her own line of jewelry that discreetly held tiny fragrance pellets. This year she’s teamed up with British bad-boy designer Tom Binns for the Tom Binns for Lisa Hoffman fragrance jewelry collection. There are pieces in five different metals—brushed gold, rose gold, shiny gold, rhodium, and chocolatey bronze—and each corresponds to a scent. My favorite are these brushed-gold earrings , which gently give off the floral Madagascar orchid scent. ($200, lisahoffmanbeauty.com)

    January 2013

  3. 3/9

    Mrs. Peel

    I fancy myself something of an armchair dermatologist, so I’ve been testing at-home peels. Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel ($48, qvc.com) relies on pomegranate and pineapple enzymes to dissolve dead surface skin cells. Le Métier de Beauté’s is a combo package: First comes the glycolic- and salicylic-acid-based Chem60 Pro-Peel, then the antioxidant-rich Glow10ai Mask ($265, neimanmarcus.com). Stand over a sink when you try these—removing them reminds me of peeling Elmer’s Glue off my hands at camp. Perricone MD Blue Plasma ($95, sephora.com) is also enzyme-based (extracted from salmon roe), but you don’t need to peel or rinse it off, and you can use it every day. And no, it won’t leave you smelling fishy.

    January 2013

  4. 4/9

    Let It Slip

    My husband and I try to hike every weekend, but about an hour in, the neuroma in my foot starts to throb, and I’m limping back to the car. When Bahamas-based podiatrist Phillip Vasyli examined my feet, he said that my squished toes were a result of my everyday heels. He gave me his Orthaheel orthotics (from $35, orthaheel.com) to slip into my hiking boots—and also a pair of cozy Fiesta slippers ($100, far left) with built-in orthotics, which he created with Dr. Andrew Weil. The slippers aren’t exactly hike- or work-friendly, but I certainly intend to rock them at my local farmers’ market.

    January 2013

  5. 5/9

    Deep Dividers

    My smile lines have quietly developed in the past few years, but I’m not ready to have filler injections, so I’ve upped my regimen. I dab on Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum ($225, elizabetharden.com). Along with the antioxidant idebenone, it contains the calming and free-radical-fighting molecule arazine. Then I apply Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream ($50, kiehls.com), which uses copper to stimulate elastin production and make skin more supple.

    January 2013

  6. 6/9

    A Really Good Hair Day

    Every once in a while, I try a product that’s so incredible, I get all “Stop the presses!” about it. Aquage’s new SeaExtend Silkening Power Infusion ($28, aquage.com) is one of those. It’s loaded with ingredients like kelp and something called Irish moss to help the color in hair last longer. That’s all great, but I can’t get over how soft and full it makes my locks feel. You spray it on shampooed hair once a week and leave it on for only a minute before rinsing out.

    January 2013

  7. 7/9

    Room Fresheners

    My scented candles can’t smell too sweet or old lady–ish. Two recent favorites are Pañpuri Botany Ambiance Velvet Blossoms candle ($68, panpuri.com), with its ylang-ylang notes, and Laboratory Perfumes’ cardamom-and-citrus Gorse candle ($60, shen-beauty.com), which reminds me of the beach.

    January 2013

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