It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Jessica Alba is definitely in the spirit of giving. We caught up with the star to find out more about how she's making a difference with Baby2Baby and Tiny Prints. Alba also shared her exciting plans for the holidays. The busy mom revealed favorite traditions and her no-fuss makeup routine, which can easily take you from the office to the dance floor. Read on to discover Alba's plans for giving back and making lasting memories this season.
How did this partnership with Tiny Prints and Baby2Baby come about?
"I’ve been involved with Baby2Baby as a board member and ambassador since the beginning. The holiday season is a special time for gratitude, and a beautifully designed card with a personal touch is the best way to express it. Using a fun, fresh design approach, we created a special, whimsical collection with Tiny Prints to support the children of Baby2Baby and provide them with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. A percentage of proceeds from each card is donated back to the organization."
What makes the perfect holiday card?
"The perfect holiday card for me is warm and has a touch of whimsy. A memorable, vibrant photograph is key, and I always love some humor in it. What’s great about Tiny Prints is that they have the most cool, modern graphic elements. It makes you feel like a true designer!"
What Holiday traditions are you most looking forward to?
"I love holiday traditions. We have a big family-and-friend sit-down dinner. Cash, me, and my parents throw down in the kitchen, and my dad makes the most yummy tender turkeys. He makes a spicy version—seasoned with fresh jalapeños—and a classic version with all the fixings. We love Christmas caroling with an improv version of '12 Days of Christmas' that’s always pretty epic. We also do our version of a White Elephant that’s an ornament exchange for all of the adults."
Do you have a holiday party beauty look that’s your go-to?
"For holiday glam, I go for a shimmering smoky eye or make the lips pop with a saturated color. That’s why I’m all about our limited edition Honest Beauty Everything Palette ($35; honestbeauty.com)—I don’t have to choose. I have the option of a sultry pewter with a nude lip for a daring look, or if I’m party hopping, I’ll switch it up with a soft champagne shimmer on the lid and a bold berry lip."
What are your favorite gifts to give?
"Experiences are my favorite gifts to give. Giving someone some “me” time to relax with a massage or a moment to have a lasting memory, like a cooking class is fun."
-With reporting by Selene Milano