11 Easy Ways to Take Your Oscar Party to the Next Level

11 Easy Ways to Take Your Oscar Party to the Next Level

It's that time again! The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and we can't wait to find out who wins, what everyone's wearing, and who will create those big, buzz-worthy moments that nobody will see coming. Last year, our CEO Jane Park shared HER amazing tips for how to host an Oscar Party, including her special recipe for Oscar Gold Champagne Punch, so definitely check that out. (Fun fact: This year's awards are also taking place on Jane's birthday!) Looking for more ideas for how to kick your... Read More

10 Relaxing DIY Recipes for National Bubble Bath Day

10 Relaxing DIY Recipes for National Bubble Bath Day

Guess what: it's National Bubble Bath Day! Wait, let me try that again. Guess what: there is such a thing as National Bubble Bath Day, AND it's today! Don't ask me why this holiday exists. Is there a National Bubble Bath Coalition out there, advocating for the relaxing properties of suds and soaks? Do their lobbyists wear towels to work? Is their spokesperson a rubber ducky? Oh, probably not---although it's a lovely thought. All I know is that this holiday is real, and it's now. So if you needed... Read More

DIY New Year’s Eve Confetti Poppers Using Maven Box Crinkle

DIY New Year’s Eve Confetti Poppers Using Maven Box Crinkle

Today, the unsung hero of every Maven box finally gets its time to shine! We're talking about those little pieces of packing paper that come in every box, which we lovingly call crinkle. Crinkle is snazzy, it's zigzaggy, it comes in all sorts of colors, and it's a great way to jazz up your gift wrapping---but too often, it gets thrown in the recycling bin because we don't know what else to do with it. Well, not today! Today, we're playing fairy godmother, and turning that humble, Cinderella-like... Read More

10 DIY Edible Gifts for Everyone On Your List

10 DIY Edible Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Edible gifts are a great way to show you care during the holiday season, and a great way to save some money if you have a lot of people on your shopping list, without sacrificing that personal touch. Coworkers, neighbors, Secret Santa recipients, mail carriers, and hard-to-shop-for loved ones: pretty much everyone on your list is guaranteed to appreciate the time, effort, and deliciousness you put into an edible present. The biggest thing to remember about DIY edible gifts is that presentation... Read More

That’s A Wrap! 30 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Presents

That’s A Wrap! 30 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Presents

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things... So you've done all your holiday shopping---and now it's time to start wrapping. Store-bought gift wrap can be beautiful, but it can get expensive pretty quick---and there are so many DIY ways to wrap it up! DIY-ing your gift wrap isn't just thrifty. It's also a thoughtful touch that the gift recipient will appreciate before they even know what's inside. And you don't need to go out and buy a ton of supplies to make... Read More

Beauty & the Buzz: Harvest Fizz Cocktail & Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Beauty & the Buzz: Harvest Fizz Cocktail & Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Every fall, two inevitable things happen: I start craving apple-flavored everything, and my hair becomes a dried-out wreck. And so I submit to you this second installment of Beauty & the Buzz, which seeks to cure both ailments at once, all thanks to that little self-contained miracle: the incredible, edible egg. If you’ve never put egg in your hair or your drink, never fear: neither is as scary as it sounds! Many folks are initially wary to put a raw egg white in a cocktail, but it’s actually... Read More

7 Easy Last-Minute Place Card Ideas

7 Easy Last-Minute Place Card Ideas

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in just a week?! I feel like it totally crept up on me this year. I know the focus of Thanksgiving is the FOOD (as it should be), but a little festive decor is always a nice touch. So I whipped up 7 easy ideas for DIY place cards that you totally have time to do! 1. Painted fruit: This is a really easy idea that you can customize to fit your crowd. Pomegranates are a gorgeous fruit, but you could also use pears, apples, mini pumpkins, etc. Simply paint everyone's names... Read More

7 Halloween Costumes You Can Create in Your Closet

7 Halloween Costumes You Can Create in Your Closet

Did Halloween sneak up on anyone else? I mean, I knew it was coming. But all month long, I wavered and waffled about what to do about a costume, and now… here I am, costume-less, with Halloween a mere four days away! Nothing brings me as much joy as putting together a DIY Halloween costume, but I’ve experienced the hard way how those projects can sometimes spiral out of control, in terms of both time and funds. And I just don’t have the luxury of either this year. So, given my short time frame... Read More

6 Painted Pumpkins to Make Your Life Easier

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So you want to embrace the Halloween season, but attempting to stab into a stubborn pumpkin and getting guts under your fingernails isn't exactly your idea of an awesome time. We get it—not everyone is cut out for carving. Enter: painted pumpkins, a.k.a. Halloween decorations for the lazy-yet-spirited. Here are our (very official) steps for pumpkin painting: pour a glass of wine, grab a brush, find pretty much any paint you have and go for it! Perfection is not the goal; you are decorating a lumpy... Read More

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

October isn't just jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. If you prefer a nail look that's heavy on moody mystery but light on ghouls and goblins, take a peek at this effortless Galaxy Nail Art tutorial and get polishing! You'll need: TOOLS: Plié Wand, dotting tool & striping brush, and a makeup sponge COLORS: Austen (Boho Glam), Reece (It Girl), Alfre (Classic with a Twist), Nicolette (Bombshell), plus base coat & top coat First up: base coat. Do a quick layer and let it... Read More

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