More often than not, we add a makeup palette to our beauty arsenal and immediately fall in love with one or two items (lip color, eyeshadow)—while the rest of the hues end up being seriously neglected.
But this holiday season, we’ve found a must-have palette to gift (and to get) that solves that problem: introducing Tarte’s newly launched (as in several hours ago) Treat Yourself to Gorgeous palette collection. Why is this so awesome, you ask? Because you can split the set into three individual sections and only keep what you really love. Amazing.
Google alum Brit Morin is the founder of Brit & Co., an online lifestyle brand that covers tech, DIY, beauty, food…basically all our favorite things. Now she’s launched Weduary, a super-cool app that makes getting married as easy as ordering from Seamless Web. It lets couples construct a custom site in just four steps and even leverages Facebook’s social graph to help with photos, invite guests, and manage other logistical details. All week, the wedding-savvy entrepreneur will be sharing her best big day tips with us. Even if you aren’t a bride-to-be, there’s plenty to learn.
Sure, as a bride, you get the spotlight. But don’t forget about your girls! If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, you know how much work the job can entail: dress shopping, nerve-calming, party-throwing…the list goes on and on.
So brides, please remember to thank your bridesmaids kindly. Here are a few great creative gifts to buy or make your besties:
1) Custom Make-Up Palette: Create a wedding day palette for your girls by mixing and matching different eyeshadows, blushes, and glosses that your bridesmaids can wear on the big day. Click here for the tutorial.
Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.
Photo: Bella Sugar
For those of you who nabbed one of the coveted Birchbox Man limited edition boxes before they sold out, you’ve got an amazing gift for your guy that will help him upgrade his grooming and lifestyle game. For everyone else, there are still great ways to put together a thoughtful and exciting present. Pairing items together is a creative option that can show someone you really care and took extra time to help them find a new solution or a fabulous routine. Here are some of my favorite pairings:
For Hipstamatic Fantastic: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint
As much as your downtown fashionista likes to pretend that she rolled out of bed with dewy skin and perfectly smudged eyeliner, you know that she has to work at it a little bit. Jouer’s featherlight luminizing moisture tint is the perfect product for her: it gives even coverage without looking makeup-y and adds just the barest amount of shimmer. It’ll give her that model-on-her-day-off look in minutes - plus she’ll love that Jouer is a hard-to-pronounce indie brand.