Waste Not Joanne Fradkin doesn't want you to throw away your makeup palette when it's only half used. So she makes customized kits at her Pigments Cosmetics boutique in Beverly Hills, packing each with six powdered colors, a makeup brush and a set of personalized instructions for your eyes--and for your cheeks--only. (The purse-size palette sells for $28.) Kit or no kit, Fradkin suggests experimenting more with the makeup you already own--contouring your lids with a peach blush, perhaps, or highlighting your cheeks with a pink eye shadow. More Is More "There's a whole school now that says scent must be faint. This is ridiculous. . . . Napoleon's valet, I'm told, every morning, took literally a whole bottle of scent, L'Eau Imperiale--one of those divine Napoleonic flacons with bees all over it--and poured it right down the emperor's body. One bottle! Now whether it was a pint bottle or a two-pint bottle . . . don't ask me. But this is something I understand totally. "
--From "D.V." by Diana Vreeland 1984 by Diana Vreeland. Reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf Inc. Shorter and Sheerer The news on manicures is that no-color nails are the nicest. "Clear polish on short, well-groomed nails looks newer, and it's the easiest to maintain," says Nancy Kim, left, who owns Kim's Nail Garden in Los Angeles, where clear-polish manicures are $5. Jessica Vartoughian of Jessica's Nail Clinic in West Hollywood agrees. In fact, she says, she invented her own version--with a cream-color tip. Her clients pay $18 for the super-clean look.