Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré

Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré

Ombré isn't a new trend--we've been seeing it for years, on everything from hair to nail art to lipstick. And yet, its popularity still isn't fading! Why? Probably because ombré is so fun to create and sooo easy to DIY. Plus, there are tons of different variations to try. It's a perfect look if you're new to nail art--no special skills or fancy tools required. Here's how to nail the trend: 1. Choose three polishes that blend well together, spanning from dark to light. Not sure what to... Read More

Tutorial: the Flip Side Mani

Tutorial: the Flip Side Mani

We’re suckers for a bright pop—even when (especially when?) it's super stealthy. Here's how you do it... polisH File nails (we love an almond shape) Use Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover under and over to clear the way Scrub nails ultra clean—don’t forget underneath! Polish nails and let dry completely. Use whatever two colors you're feeling! Here we're using Florence (Classic with a Twist) on top, and Jenna (Classic with a Twist) on the flip. Pro Tip: Just do one coat, you’ll... Read More

April Showers Nail Art Tutorial

April Showers Nail Art Tutorial

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. It has definitely been rainy here in New Jersey this month, so I decided to embrace the April showers with some gorgeous colors from the Paradise Collection! Here's how to get this nail look: What You'll Need: Your favorite base coat Danielle (It Girl) Aurora (It Girl) Jet (It Girl) Randi (It Girl) Angie (Boho Glam) Plie Wand and striping brush attachment Your favorite top coat Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint your nails with two coats... Read More

3-in-1 DIY: Wedding Seating with a Personal Touch

3-in-1 DIY: Wedding Seating with a Personal Touch

In some magical land of my dreams, I am a DIY queen who gracefully and happily hand-crafts meaningful and beautiful projects. In reality, I am over-committed, easily frustrated and don’t finish most of what I start…a mere DIY peasant! And because I didn’t marry my way into DIY royalty, I have to face the truth and only attempt projects that are simple. This was especially the case for my wedding, when I wanted to create special, personal elements without going crazy in the process. Enter:... Read More

St. Paddy’s Day DIY: Rainbow Bobby Pins

St. Paddy’s Day DIY: Rainbow Bobby Pins

If you've been following our blog at all this week, you already know that I'm a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. BIG. My mind has been brimming with ideas for how to celebrate---like this Irish Soda Bread recipe and this modern Irish music playlist!---but the following DIY might be my favorite St. Paddy's Day project yet, because it combines three things I love: nail polish, hair accessories, and leprechauns. OK, it so doesn't literally involve leprechauns. It's more of a leprechaun homage, if you... Read More

DIY Stamped Coasters (for Wedding Save the Dates or Otherwise)

DIY Stamped Coasters (for Wedding Save the Dates or Otherwise)

The irony of me writing a blog post about making your own coasters is as thick as the stack of “discard” coasters sitting on my coffee table (those hundred or so we deemed too smudgey, off-center, or illegible to send). You are about to read DIY advice from someone who tried to paint a set of bedside tables, ran out of spray paint, and waited so long to finish the project that the hardware store stopped carrying the shade. But don’t worry! If I can do coasters, you can definitely do coasters,... Read More

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

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