Monthly Archives: February 2017

ODEME

Instant Crush: Odeme Nailpolish

Hannah Hart Beat

Afternoon, Hart Beat! Have you heard of the brand Odeme before? I first came across the brand in a small store in my hometown. I was drawn to the beautiful blush boxes and the creative names on packaging first, not even knowing that it was a nail polish brand. I mean, with names like Cinque TerreMaharani, and Cuba Libre it’s hard to ignore the colors. Typical Hannah I took a photo of the display to remember to look up later. Months later, combing through old photos of my dog, I’m glad I did because the discovery of Odeme has been one of the best things to happen this week.

Founded in 2015, Odeme creates accessory collections for the modern woman at home, at work, and at play. With considered design and a fresh palette, our products bring a celebratory spirit — where youthful pop meets timeless femininity — to objects that are both fun and functional.

Odeme

From the top left clockwise: Cuba Libre, Cinque Terre,  Los Feliz, Maharani, Odeon, and Blanche Sweet.

Other than the beauty of the nail polish colors, the impeccably designed box, and stand out names, the reason I’m a fan of Odeme is because their polish are all “five-free.” This means that each polish is made without the potentially harmful chemicals Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. Amazing, right?

Odeme sells ten signature shades all on their website, alongside other cute home goods like nail files and compact mirrors. Check out all of them on their site!

Hannah Hart Beat

Photos via the Odeme site and Catbird.

Hannah Hart Beat

A Secret Cost Free Blemish Trick

Hannah Hart Beat

Hiya Hart Beat! How’s your Monday going? Things are pretty quiet here in New York and I feel like we’re all kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop with all this nice weather. I can feel a snowstorm just waiting in the wings for the next day we’re all wearing sneakers and Spring jackets.

Anway, in other news, I have a secret trick to share with you! This, like all things secret, comes from my boyfriend Pedro. To be fair, this one comes from his Grandmother so it gives the secret, even more, alure.

Growing up I was blessed with blemish free skin (thanks, Mom!) but now that I’m in my mid/ late twenties I’ve been seeing more and more pimples and the like pop up. I never know how to deal with them and have tried everything. Enter Pedro’s Grandmother’s advice. It sounds gross but bear with me because not only does it work but it’s free! That’s right, a blemish trick coming at you with the low, low price of FREE.99.

All you have to do is take your (clean) index finger, spit on it a little, and rub the saliva into the burgeoning pimple/blemish, let it air dry and… that’s it! Follow this a few times a day, especially before sleep, and in days your skin will clear right up. I swear! I think it’s some combination of your own pheromones combined with the drying effect of spit.

And hey, if it doesn’t work, it’s cost you nothing because this little trick is easy, free-zy, beautiful (and not sold by Covergirl). Let me know if you try it, Hart Beat! I would love to hear from the field…

Photo via Refinery29 of Zoe Posen.

Our Soppy Love Story

I make what Pedro calls “Prison Pasta" [2:14] pasta, olive oil, salt and parmesan cheese (things we always have) [2:14] slash we go down to the pizzeria downstairs

Hi Hart Beat. I’m back! If you follow me on Instagram then maybe you saw I was on a romantic Costa Rican vacation with my mom last week. Well, like it or not now I’m back and have so much to share with you! Let’s start with this adorable book that has been circulating the internets recently.

Soppy by Philippa Rice is one of the most romantic things I’ve seen in a while. The artist has captured the small nuances of what it’s like to be in a long-term relationship like no one I’ve ever seen. From moments like cooking together to the trials and tribulations of claiming your side of the bed, to falling asleep together on the couch after the 100 Seinfeld episode, I kept thinking “did this woman spy on me and Pedro?” Honestly, so many of these comics could be us. And the best part? They are illustrations off of her relationship with her partner.

This means that as much difference as there is in every relationship, some things stay the same. The intimate parts stay the same. And for that, I am grateful.

P.S. For more illustrations from the book check out this post on Upworthy that has a ton.

Our Soppy Love Story

All photos by Philippa Rice.

Self Love on Valentine’s Day

Hi Hart Beat! I may be in heaven in Costa Rica with my mom right now but I still wanted to send you a little note on one of my favorite days, Valentine’s Day. While I am an adamant fan of the holiday, I know that this can be a hard day for lots of people. On a day full of love when you don’t have a special someone to share it with it’s easy to feel extra isolated and alone. But guess what Hart Beat, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m a supporter of taking back Valentine’s Day from Hallmark and romantic comedies and making it a day for ourselves. Text your best friend, tell them you love them. Call your mom and your dad and ask them to be your Valentine. Or, just buy a pint of ice cream and watch the Bachelor tonight. Honestly, all these ideas sound amazing to me right now.

For those of you looking for a little Valentine’s pick me up here are four things to do right now.

  1. Follow Brené Brown, Cheryl Strayed, Mindy Kaling or another one of your favorite female writers or artists for some daily inspiration to flood your feed this year.

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo via @brenebrown.

  2. Plan a romantic evening snuggling with your dogs in bed tonight because they love you unconditionally (plus it’s cold out and they are mini hot water bottle heaters).

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo via @eyelevel.

  3. Buy yourself something you’ve been thinking about for weeks (like this Masculín Féminin t-shirt from Clare V.)

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo via @katrinarazon.

  4. Make something both colorful and chocolatey for dinner like Little Sister Kitchen’s chocolate-dipped clementines with pistachio and rose petals.

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo (and recipe!) via @littlesisterkitchen.