Issa Rae Gets Her Flawless Glow With This Drugstore Brand
We have to talk about Issa Rae’s red carpet style. Thanks to the Insecure star’s glam squad, her gowns are breathtaking, her natural hair slays and her makeup, well — her beauty is always on point. But some of Issa’s best style secrets don’t require a pro, just a few drugstore essentials.
Before she hits a red carpet, Issa gets her mind right. “I always play my music and walk around in a robe of some sort,” Issa told Coveteur. “Most times I’m naked underneath (sorry glam squad), so I feel like a canvas. I love knowing that I don’t have to think about sh*t but the songs I’m hearing and knowing that the squad will work their artistic magic to my delight.”
Then it’s time for the transformation to start. “With my makeup I like a more natural beat, and Joanna [Simkin] knows how to give me the natural, classy glow I love,” she said of her prep for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards. “And Felicia [Leatherwood] always improvises or comes up with an idea [for my hair] the day before based on the event. She came up with this look while she was in the shower and voila. Hair.”
Joanna even posted a pic on Instagram of the Burt’s Bees products she used for Issa. From Coveteur‘s behind-the-scenes pics, we also spied a Burt’s Bees Lipstick ($9), Tinted Lip Oil ($9) and two different shades of Lip Shine ($7), in addition to Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6), Sensitive Facial Towelettes With Cotton Extract ($6) Skin Nourishment Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($10), Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water ($13) and Intense Hydration Day Lotion ($18).
As for the final touch? “[The last thing I do before walking out the door is] look in the mirror, put on some lotion or oil and spray my favorite Serge Normant perfume.”
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(h/t Coveteur; photos via Jason LaVeris, Gregg DeGuire/Getty)
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)