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Lunchtime Shopper's Picks for Cult Beauty Sites

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john muggenborg

Sometimes the local drugstore just doesn’t cut it — sometimes there’s that elusive hand cream you got one time on vacation or that scent you can only find in London. Luckily for me (and anyone else with a serious beauty addiction), there are a handful of Web sites with some pretty amazing selections — don’t take my word for it, check them out for yourself! — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

Want to go green? Visit, which allows you to search their fantastic inventory just for environmentally conscious products like Apivita Aromatherapy Dream Skin Face Cream, $35 at

If you can’t make it to their super-chic store in N.Y.C, click over to Aedes de Venustas online at The star-fave boutique, stocks indulgent skin care products from around the world like Austria’s Susanne Kaufmann Nutrient Cream, $85, and the exotic Italian Etro Royal Pavillion candle, $48.

Want to up the ante for overnight guests? Stock your cabinets with the hard-to-find goodies from, like Botot Mouthwash, $16, and Marvis Toothpaste, $9. has fast become an obsession of the StyleWatch team for their carefully curated supplyof niche fragrances. Try Ipanema by Satellite, $80, for a light summer scent — that you won’t smell on everyone else.