Temporary jewelry tattoos saw a surge in popularity this year, gaining momentum especially after Hollywood greats, like Beyonce and Sarah Jessica Parker, began inking their wrists and biceps with metallics on the red carpet. Since then, standard metals (gold and silver) aren't the only ones in the spotlight. Earlier this year, Kate Albrecht, the woman behind the blog and whimsical jewelry line Mr. Kate, used watercolors to hand-paint designs in her "BeautyMarks" series. And as of today, she's at the forefront again with the launch of rose gold foil tats—the first of its kind.
"Rose gold is a feminine metal and I wanted to celebrate the delicate hue by drawing inspiration for the designs from gardens, flowers and vines," Albrecht says. "This new set of designs is especially personal to me because it celebrates the feminine strength of every woman and gives back to a charity that is close to my heart."
The charity she's talking about is the Rett Syndrome Research, a non-profit foundation with a mission to raise awareness and help find a cure for the nervous system disorder—an illness with devastating developmental effects that impacts girls almost exclusively. One girl who does have Rett Syndrome is Magnolia, the three-year-old daughter of Albrecht's close friends. And so, amid the sketched rose gold florals and butterflies sits a unique standalone watercolor magnolia flower that Albrecht hand-painted in honor of Magnolia. With every packet of the "Roses Are Gold" BeautyMarks sold, a dollar will be donated to the research fund.
The hand-sketched "Roses Are Gold" BeautyMarks are now available for $12 at mrkate.com. Grab a packet, or two, or three—hey, it's for a good cause—and get inked.