Stowaway Giveaway

My makeup routine is minimal at best. Things like eyeshadow and highlighters have just never been my thing but it’s mostly because being short on time has been my speed. I know I can’t be the only one who thinks there aren’t nearly enough hours in the day to perfect that work-life balance! That’s why simple is great. And simple and functional is even better. When I first tried Stowaway‘s newly launched cosmetics line, I instantly fell in love with what co-founders Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson have created. My daily essentials, consisting of tinted BB cream, mascara, and cream blush, have been so brilliantly reduced to petite sized tubes and pots. Not only is everything conveniently compact and portable (how many times have you tried jamming lipstick, mascara and concealer into your tiny little clutch?), the quality of the makeup is just so on point. I haven’t stopped using the products since. Because I’m just dying to share the love with you, we’ve partnered up with Stowaway to give four lucky readers a customized kit that includes all of my favorite basics. Find out how to enter after the jump!





Brother Vellies

Warning: you’re about to fall in love with Brother Vellies. The footwear line, formerly known as Schier Shoes, started in 1935 with a collection of kudu leather desert boots, which originated in Africa as far back as the 1600s and are commonly known as vellies. Since making it’s mark on the fashion scene with a capsule collection with Opening Ceremony a few years ago, creative director Aurora James has rebranded the label and expanded the collection to include modern versions of ancestral inspired styles like braided leather wrap sandals with horse hair tassels, denim Moroccan babouche slippers and springbok fur slides. She continues to travel to South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Morocco, working closely with local artisans to ensure the shoes are made with sustainable materials and practices. I’ve been dreaming of owning a pair . . . just can’t decide on which one to spoil myself with! And the mini dessert boots for ‘lil tots? Adorable.



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Paper Bridge

Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a weight-bearing bridge out of sheets of poppy-red paper, over a small creek, in the middle of the English countryside. That’s right. 22,000 sheets of large square paper were carefully stacked over a temporary wood frame, creating enough compression so that the paper bridge could be entirely self-supporting – no glue, staples or screws. Just the way the Romans did it! After the installation was completed earlier this month, thousands of people (and animals) have since traversed it. Honestly, wow.



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