DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Give the gift of chocolate (aka love) this V-Day! We used an edible rose gold powder to give this fave treat a pretty new update. Read on to see how to make your own!

DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Strawberries
  • Milk chocolate candy melts
  • White chocolate candy melts
  • Wax paper
  • Edible rose gold dust
  • Brush

DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Rinse strawberries and dry completely.
  2. Over a double boiler or very carefully in a microwave, melt chocolate candy melts until they’re smooth.
  3. Holding each strawberry by its stem, dip each strawberry into the chocolate.
  4. Set each covered strawberry on wax paper until they’re all dry.DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  5. Alternate between milk and white chocolate for a mix and match look.
  6. Once the chocolate has hardened, brush the white chocolate strawberries with edible rose gold dust.
  7. Drizzle leftover chocolate for additional designs.
  8. Gift or treat yourself!

DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What’s your go-to V-Day treat? Comment below & tell us!

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Real Talk With Iskra: Spark x Iskra Fragrance

Introducing… Spark x Iskra! An extra-special new collaboration with #AerieREAL Role Model, Iskra. Her first fragrance comes in a eau de parfum, and a special self-care kit that also includes a bath bomb and candle. We can’t get enough of this scent for spring! Read on to see what inspired Iskra to create this new scent.Real Talk With Iskra: Spark x Iskra Fragrance

How did this amazing new fragrance come to be?

I’ve been working with Aerie for 4 years. Over the years my role as #AerieREAL Role Model has grown and I’ve had the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects with them, this fragrance is one of those! I have such a strong connection with Aerie and their consumers, I really felt like I could create a fragrance that the Aerie fan base could connect with and love. It’s amazing to be part of Aerie campaigns and be behind the camera. To create something with them from scratch was such a fun and exciting experience!

Spark x Iskra’s notes are fresh watermelon, delicate jasmine and cozy vanilla. What was the inspiration behind choosing these notes?

When I was deciding which scents I wanted, the most important thing to me was to make sure the end result was something that made women and girls feel confident, happy, empowered to be themselves, express their uniqueness, and to have a ton of fun doing it! Somehow, the notes of fresh watermelon, delicate jasmine and cozy vanilla did just that. I am so excited for people to try it.

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Tell us about the bottle & design of the fragrance. What’s special about it?

Like everything I do with Aerie I want the product to be totally unique but also really accessible for my followers. I think the bottle and its design captures the feeling I want people to have when they wear my fragrance. What’s unique is the stickers that come with the bottle. The stickers can be used to customise the bottle so it reflects your personality, so you can have a one-of-a-kind bottle just like you are one of a kind!

The Spark x Iskra collection features a fragrance, scented bath bomb and candle. Can we look forward to seeing more of your signature products in the future?

Creating these products was so much fun. I absolutely loved the process. It is such a cool experience creating something tangible from scratch that people will be able to actually use and I definitely would be interested in expanding on that. That said, right now I am really focusing on the launch of the Spark x Iskra collection and excited to finally share my fragrance with my followers and the Aerie fans!

Where will you wear the Spark x Iskra fragrance? Comment below & tell us!

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STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

No matter where your NYE takes you, find a way to shine!

ALL THE INFO

Erin brought all our shiniest pieces from the season together so you can sparkle all the way to midnight.

STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

 

Cozying up and watching the ball drop for your couch?

Do it in our Shine Skivvies and graphic Crop Hoodie.

STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

 

Heading out for party time?

Don’t leave 2017 behind without our party-stopping Chill Shine Legging. STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

 

Starting 2018 with an early morning yoga class?

Open up to a new year in our Chill Sparkle Legging and High Neck Sports Bra.

STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

 

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

In or out, there’s always room to add more shine. Matching sets are great ways to take care and treat yourself to a fun little outfit.

STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

 

HOW TO WEAR IT

All together now! Pile on the shine, or pair it with neutrals like our easy Turtleneck Sweater.

STYLIST’S PICKS: SHINE ON

YOU shine even brighter this year!

 

 

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DIY Holiday Jar

Happy Holi-DIYs! This easy DIY gift is a must-make for any gift exchange. Read on to see how to make your own festive jar just in time for Christmas.

DIY Holiday Jar

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Small jar
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Small rocks
  • Fake snow
  • Decorative sand
  • Small toy animals
  • Small plastic trees

DIY Holiday Jar

WHAT TO DO:

  1. On the inside of a clean, small jar, use a hot glue gun to secure small rocks to the bottom.
  2. Glue tiny toy animals and small plastic trees on top of the rocks.DIY Holiday Jar
  3. Add decorative sand to cover the glass bottom of the jar.
  4. Spoon fake snow around the trees and animals.DIY Holiday Jar
  5. Secure the lid on top of the jar.
  6. Gift it!

Want more DIY Christmas gifts? Check out some of our faves here and here.

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Stylist’s Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

Erin loves Aerie. Erin loves gifting Aerie. Erin is here for you to help with your last-minute gifts! Read on for some of her go-tos.

 

#1. Give the gift that always works.

If you’re really down to the wire, a gift card is always a love. Send an e-gift card to the girls on your list and include links to some of Erin’s outfit picks from this season for inspiration on how to use it.

3 Favorite Outfits

Fave Gifts

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

#2. If it’s grammable, it’s giftable.

Little things = big loves. Graphic beanies, pom pom EVERYTHING… stock up on small things that will make your friends smile. They may not think to get the fun stuff for themselves!

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

#3. Shop for the season.

The softer, the better. Furry scarves, knit gloves and any other winter accessory is a great way to keep the girls on your list warm and cozy this season.

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

#4. Gift a winter uniform.

‘Tis the season… to wear sweaters, sweatshirts and leggings every. single. day! If you know Erin, you know she’ll be living in her winter uniform all season long. Give the gift of stylist-approved comfort!

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

Happy gifting, girls!

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DIY Wall Hanging

DIY your gifts this holiday, or make one for yourself– a woven wall hanging is a great way to get your hygge on! Read on to see how to weave your own wintry decor.

DIY Wall Hanging

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Large weaving loom
  • White yarn to wrap loom
  • Yarn to stitch with
  • Weaving needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 wooden dowels

WHAT TO DO

  1. In the loom, wrap yarn around the top and bottom pegs to make the base that you’ll be weaving through.
  2. At the very bottom of the loom, bring 4-5 pieces of yarn into a knot to create your bottom fringe. This will secure the bottom so that when you’re done with your creation, you can simply slide it off.
  3. The easiest way to get going is to simply “under and over” the yarn, making your base for incorporating fun things like poms!DIY Wall Hanging
  4. To create poms, wrap yarn in circles around your hand about 10 times.
  5. Next, cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the yarn bundle.
  6. Cut the two loops on the top and bottom of the now tied bundle.
  7. Fluff the strings out to make a pom!DIY Wall Hanging
  8. Use the under over method with thicker yarn and tug at it to make it puff out for a fun texture
  9. Once you’re all done, use a dowel or festive stick to weave through the top loops.
  10. Have fun! It’s all about being creative. Try an assortment of yarns and mix up the textures and use your favorite colors to make it your own.

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