Winter Beauty Essentials

Winter Beauty Essentials

Shop now: Letter Pouch | NPW Tissue | Compact Mirror | Kikkerland Peppermint Lip Gloss

What’s in our beauty bag this winter? Must have lip tints, rollerball fragrances, Nudestix and more. No retouching here. Just touchups! Shop head-to-toe products by brands we’re crushing on below.

Winter Beauty Essentials

Shop now: Royal Apothic Tinties | Cozy Up Rollerball Fragrance 

Here’s a teaser: what hairspray are we crushing on right now? Not Your Mother’s Volumizing Hairspray. The Apple Blossom and Bamboo spray will keep your ‘do still and smelling uh-mazing all day. Pair it with our favorite tinted lip butter by Royal Apothic in Berry, Kissed, Coral Crush, Nude, or Pink.
Winter Beauty Essentials

Make it a double! Need a great gift idea for your BFF? You’ll love our Nail Polish duo now in stores at our Grab & Go table. Winter Beauty Essentials

The eyes have it. This winter try our new Nudestix Mascara. Enriched with skin-saving vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizers, this Mascara is a lash strengthening and lengthening treatment. Learn more about the girls behind the brand who mean business! We love the warm, shimmery colors of our latest eye-shadow palette. Stop by at your local Aerie store and check it out!

xo,
Aerie

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Real Talk with Nicolette Flaherty, Graphic Designer

Get REAL with Nicolette Flaherty, Aerie’s Graphic Designer! Read on to learn more about how she helps to create Aerie’s marketing for each season, her must-have gift for Holiday and what #AerieREAL means to her.

Real Talk with Nicolette Flaherty, Graphic Designer - Aerie What’s a typical morning for you like?

While the first thought that runs through my mind when I hear my alarm is usually “MORE SLEEP!,” “MUST EAT” is a close second and always wins. I like to start my day with a hearty breakfast and loud music. My morning routine of selecting my outfit (which takes several attempts) and styling my messy hair is usually accompanied by a solo dance party, plenty of water and a number of humorous text messages from my friends.

What’s your favorite design that you’ve worked on for Holiday?

This holiday has been one of my favorite seasons to work on. The photography and product are gorgeous and easily helped to provide me inspiration during my designing, so its hard to narrow it down to just one project. I had a lot of fun designing our holiday gift guide mailer that will be mailed to customers across the country (look for it!) and I can’t wait to start shopping for everything featured.

What Aerie item do you have on your Holiday wish list?

I definitely have my eye on the lace bralettes – I love showing off the straps & details under a low back shirt or a sweater. I feel as though that little pop can complete my outfit and I always get compliments. The new holiday colors are perfect for the season, too.

Real Talk with Nicolette Flaherty, Graphic Designer - AerieDo you have any favorite Holiday recipes? Do share!

I love cooking around the holidays as much as I love giving gifts, so I like to combine the two. My favorite little gift to give to friends or family or to take with me to a party as a “thank you” are Sweet & Spicy Rosemary Nuts. And I’m always sure to make a little (a lot) extra for myself.

Sweet & Spicy Rosemary Nuts Recipe
• 4 cups raw, unsalted mixed nuts (I like to use cashews, pecans, almonds and walnuts)
• 4 tablespoons butter, melted
• 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons course salt
• 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast the nuts as-is for ten minutes.
Mix together in a bowl the melted butter, rosemary, brown sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. Add in the warm nuts and toss to combine.
These can be served warm after making, or saved in an airtight container and set out at room temperature.

Describe your personal style in 3 words:

This is tough. I have a plethora of random interests and with that I tend to transform my style based on what I feel like doing that day. Sometimes I’m super chic, other times I’m boho or sporty. One minute I am dressed like a motorcycle chick and the next I am snazzed up in a dress and heels. And if you catch me when I’m going grocery shopping, my clothes don’t even match. So with that, I guess my three words would be: eccentric,  adventurous, individualistic.

Real Talk with Nicolette Flaherty, Graphic Designer - AerieWhat does #AerieREAL mean to you?

#AerieREAL is about recognizing your own unique beauty and embracing it. But to me, it goes beyond appearance. You are more than just your hair or smile or your curves or lack of curves. Being real is being yourself. It’s about finding what makes your soul happy and allowing that to help mold who you are. Its about setting goals for yourself, learning, losing & winning. Feeling sadness and feeling happiness. Being real isn’t about being perfect. All the imperfections you are given in life, whether they may be scars and marks or struggles and challenges – all in one way or another make you exactly who you are. And when you remain unapologetic for these things because without them, you wouldn’t be you – then that’s what makes you #AerieREAL.

Thank you Nikki for sitting down with us!

Tune in to our Snapchat today (handle: aerie) as Nikki gives us a behind-the-scenes look into her day at Aerie!

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How To: Make Lentil and Sweet Potato Power Salad

Usually when you hear the word salad, you think lunch or a light dinner. But that doesn’t have to be the case! This power salad is filling and packs some serious nutrients. It’s a complete meal featuring greens, veggies, carbs, fat and protein. That’s right: a vegan salad with a TON of protein.

If you weren’t convinced yet, the dressing for this power salad is a great way to bring leftover veggies back to life, so you might want to make a little extra to have later in the week!

FT saladINGREDIENTS

Makes 3 to 4 servings

Dressing
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp agave (or honey)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

Salad
1 cup lentils (cooked according to package directions)
1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
3 small sweet potatoes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
6 cups mixed greens (we used kale and spinach)
1 bell pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

ingredients

DIRECTIONS
1] Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Cube the sweet potatoes.

sweet pots

3] Spread the sweet potato cubes and chickpeas on the baking sheet, drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Give the sweet potatoes and chickpeas a quick stir to ensure that they are seasoned, and pop them in the oven.

4] Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft.

5] Measure out and cook the lentils according to the package directions. Once they’re finished cooking, set them aside to cool.

lentils

6] Combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and whisk thoroughly. The dressing will have a thick consistency, great if you want more of a sauce. If you prefer a thinner dressing (which we recommend), whisk in 1 tsp of water at a time, repeating until you reach your desired consistency.

sauce sauceee

7] Dice the bell pepper and halve the tomatoes.

bellpeps

8] Wash the greens and remove any stems. Chop or tear the greens into smaller, bite-sized pieces and layer them in the bottom of a bowl.

greens

mixed greens

9] Top the mixed greens with the veggies, lentils and chickpeas, drizzle on your dressing and EAT UP!

ABOUT CHAARG
We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weightlifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.
Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT TERESA
Teresa Sandoval is CHAARG’s Creative Project Lead. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that let her get outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

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Brands We’re Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX because they believe in your REAL beauty. Sisters Ally and Taylor, along with their mom, Jenny, make fun, wearable products to enhance everything that makes you, you!

Follow along as they show us a day in the life of girls who mean business!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

40+ NEW beauty faves from NUDESTIX are now online at Aerie.com!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX’s Magnetic Eye Color collection. Treat yourself to an uber long-wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, colors, lines and primes! They are easy to blend and waterproof.

Plus, NUDESTIX is preservative free, vegan and certified USDA organic. Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Shop now: NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Each pencil comes in an eco-packaged tin with a mirror and sharpener. Take it to go or add it to your morning beauty routine!

Visit our Times Square store on Sunday, November 15th to meet the girls and get a free makeover. The first 200 guests get a free mini lip and cheek pencil, too!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Show us how you work NUDESTIX into your beauty routine with #AERIExNUDESTIX!

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How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

Getting your hands on a PSL without even leaving your house? YEP. Now you can skip the coffee shop line, save your wallet a few $$ and make this baby in the comfort of your own home—with just a little help from the microwave. Oh, and did we mention it’s healthy, too?

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup strong coffee or espresso

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tbsp maple syrup (for a lighter version, use 1 packet of stevia)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

1] Pour the almond milk in a medium sized microwave-safe bowl. Add in the pumpkin puree, maple syrup/stevia, vanilla extract, spices and salt.

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

2] Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the top and microwave until hot (about 1 1/2 mins).

3] Remove the plastic wrap and whisk until the milk is foamy. If you don’t have a whisk, a fork makes a great substitute.

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

4] Pour your coffee into a cup.

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

5] Pour the milk foam into your coffee.

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

6] Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top.

7] ENJOY!

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

ABOUT CHAARG

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weightlifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

How To: Make an Almond Milk Pumpkin Spice Latte

ABOUT TERESA

Teresa Sandoval is CHAARG’s Creative Project Lead. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that let her get outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Winter Whites Are Coming!

Oh (cold) snap! There’s no escaping it: it’s November, temps are dropping and winter is coming… but so are winter whites! This week, Erin shows you how to transition into outfit whiteouts by mixing in subtle neutrals until winter is officially here.

Our Flowy Nightie was designed as sleepwear, but there’s no reason you can’t show it off and wear it out, too. Its v-neck silhouette is the best excuse to show a subtle pop of color with your lavender Lace Strappy Racerback Bralette underneath. Match with a Bikini Undie in the same shade for the prettiest pair.

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Winter Whites Are Coming!

To stay warm, layer with a taupe Bonfire Vest. We know we say it a lot, but we mean it. This soft knit blend is COZY! Then get even warmer with a Supersoft Beanie on top. On the bottom, keep the winter whites going with our plaid Boot Socks. Wear AEO’s Slouchy Tall Boots over them to bare a little leg but stay mostly covered for the season.

Seal your look with a Letter Pouch (online Thursday!) for a Very Aerie approach to winter whites. Cozy up, cuties!

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