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

A Skinny Recipe That Tastes Decadent for Chocolate Milkshake Day

A Skinny Recipe That Tastes Decadent for Chocolate Milkshake Day

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day! "Does the humble chocolate milkshake really deserve its own holiday?" you may be asking yourself. And the answer, of course, is yes. Any excuse to treat yourself to chocolate is a good excuse, if you ask me---especially if you're able to trick your taste buds and your brain into thinking the chocolate milkshake you're sippin' on is much more decadent than it is. Technically, this is more of a smoothie than a milkshake. Low-cal and full of good-for-you ingredients,... Read More

Oh Yes, Honey: 5 DIY Beauty Recipes Straight from the Hive

Oh Yes, Honey: 5 DIY Beauty Recipes Straight from the Hive

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Of course you did! WHO DOESN'T? Well, then you probably also know that honey is one of your kitchen cabinet's best beauty resources. Honey is naturally moisturizing, antibacterial, and soothing, making it a no-brainer addition to your skin, hair, and nail routine. I mean, there's a reason that Cleopatra, legendary babe, is said to have soaked in the stuff from head to toe. And we all know that Winnie the Pooh couldn't have gotten so adorable on... Read More

Another Clever Use for Nail Polish: Telling Your Triplets Apart

Another Clever Use for Nail Polish: Telling Your Triplets Apart

Last week we shared ten of our favorite unexpected uses for nail polish, but we simply had to add this hilarious usage to the list: a couple in Wales has a set of triplets who are so identical, the parents have to use bright nail polish to tell the three baby girls apart! Here are babies Ffion, Maddison, and Paige Gilbert, sporting their adorable, color-coded pedicures: The mother of the triplets, Karen Gilbert, told their local Wales Online news site, "It’s not a fashion statement, we really struggle... Read More

5 Natural Solutions to Summer’s Biggest Beauty Bummers

5 Natural Solutions to Summer’s Biggest Beauty Bummers

Summer is like a beautiful rose---fresh, fragrant, and fleeting---but you know what they say about roses. They have thorns. And chances are, depending on your geographical location, you're probably dealing with at least one of this season's prickliest issues, whether it's pesky bugs or sweat that won't stop. Thankfully, there are easy, natural ways to keep your cool during the hottest months. Here are five of our favorites: 1. Itchy, Icky Bug Bites An evening spent outside in the summer time is absolute... Read More

10 Clever & Unexpected Uses for Nail Polish

10 Clever & Unexpected Uses for Nail Polish

Most of us have heard that a dab of clear nail polish can stop a pantyhose run in its tracks, but there are lots of other quick fixes and DIY projects you can do with all those nail polish bottles you never wear anymore. Here are ten of our favorite clever and unexpected uses for nail polish---besides freshening up your fingers and toes: 1. Customize your coif Whether you want to perfectly match your pumps or just add a cheerful pop of color to an updo, a few coats of polish on the exposed side of... Read More

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