This Was the Best $6 I Ever Spent at Sephora
Ohhhh, Sephora. I love you (especially for your amazing lipstick try-on app) and hate you — you’re a blessing and a curse in my life. It’s easy for me to lose track of time in the mega makeup store, and I constantly find myself aimlessly wandering the aisles, mesmerized by the sheer volume of beauty products. While it’s borderline therapeutic for me to go to Sephora, it’s also entirely too easy for me to drop stupid amounts of money on makeup that’s calling my name.
Urban Decay Travel-Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($6 on sale) has become an everyday staple of mine. While I don’t wear eyeshadow every day, I do apply concealer to my eyelids to neutralize the redness and even out my skin tone. Without a doubt, minutes after applying concealer to my eyelids, those dreaded unsightly creases would appear. No matter how much blending I did, they always came back. But this product totally changed that.
I apply a tiny dot to my eyelids with my fingers and then put concealer on top — simple as that. While this product isn’t made for concealer, it works wonderfully with it. When I do wear eyeshadow, though, I won’t wear it without a base layer of the primer first. It brings out the full color in the shadow you’re wearing and keeps it on all day long, crease-free. This is a seriously crucial product to my everyday makeup routine, and I can’t recommend it enough!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)