5 Beauty Products to Add to Your Holiday Wish List
This time of year is straight-up crazy. The holidays are officially *here* — Hanukkah and Christmas are thisweekend — which means that a lot of people (myself included) are dealing with seasonal chaos (holiday travel, gifting, social events, etc.). Now more than ever is when I need beauty products that consistently deliver. Plain and simple. Here are five of my faves right now that are helping me get through the holidays.
1. Tree to Tub Organic Soapberry Body Wash ($28) in Awakening Peppermint: I was not familiar with the soapberry before using this product, but after doing some quick research, I am now allll about it. The soapberry is an actual berry that gently cleanses the skin thanks to its naturally anti-bacterial properties. I love how natural this body wash is and that it smells like peppermint, which totally helps with those drowsy, early morning showers.
2. PHLUR Olmstead & Vaux Eau de Parfum ($85): I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I get when I wear this fragrance. I can’t describe how it smells other than BOMB and unlike any other scent I own. It’s not overpowering and not super sweet smelling which I love, but carries a light, fresh scent that works for any occasion. Beyond that, I seriously love how the bottle looks on my vanity.
3. Onomie A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment ($40): After falling in love with Onomie’s Bright Concealing Elixir ($30), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this product. While this is intended for the eyes, I also use it on my cheekbones for a subtle highlight. It has a super smooth texture that’s easy to blend in and the pinky shade works wonders for brightening.
4. ZOYA PixieDust Nail Polish ($10) in Waverly: This moody blue nail polish is so fun. It’s dark enough that it doesn’t scream blue but still definitely a departure from typical reds this time of year. The slightly shimmery formula isn’t glittery so you don’t feel childish wearing this unexpected hue; the color is grown-up enough so you can totally wear it to a holiday party or the office.
5. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence ($68): I got this product from the Tata Harper Daily Essentials Kit ($70), so it’s not full size, but I actually prefer its mini size because it’s portable. It’s easy to toss in my purse for an on-the-go spritz or stash at my desk when I want a quick refresh. This toner is super moisturizing and instantly perks up your skin, leaving behind a light floral scent.
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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)