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

Beauty and the Buzz: Avocado Margaritas and Face Masks

Beauty and the Buzz: Avocado Margaritas and Face Masks

Here’s a not-so-secret confession: I love cocktails. Inventing them, making them, and especially drinking them. And I also love DIY face masks. (It’s like crafting a delicious cocktail, for your FACE. Drink up, face! You don’t have to drive anywhere.) And, as it turns out, there is a huge area of overlap in the kinds of ingredients that are equally good in both cocktails and DIY face masks. So it was only a matter of time before I was struck by inspiration to combine my two favorite things... Read More

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

If you've ever been a bridesmaid or a bride, you're probably already familiar with the concept of a wedding day survival kit. No matter how much you plan and how detailed your day-of itinerary gets, wedding day hiccups are bound to happen. And that's where this handy little (...or not so little) kit comes in! These "just in case" items have been known to save the day on more than one occasion, and since it's her unspoken duty to put out whatever fires threaten the bride's composure, it's usually... Read More

5 Ways to Get No-Heat Beachy Waves

5 Ways to Get No-Heat Beachy Waves

I’m all about easy beauty tricks all year long. But especially in the summer months, my motivation to use my hair dryer, straightener, or curling iron reaches an all-time low. It’s a combination of the heat, the humidity, and my jam-packed mental list of other things I’d rather be doing than sitting inside, sweating it up in the bathroom, trying to make my mess of a mane look half-way presentable. Who has the time in the summer time? Luckily, summer is also the perfect time to go for a more... Read More

25 Unique, Easy, and Awesome DIY Wedding Favors

25 Unique, Easy, and Awesome DIY Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a tricky tradition to get right. You want to show appreciation to your guests for attending your special day, but you also don't want to spend a bundle on top of all your other wedding expenses, or send them home with something forgettable they'll just end up throwing away. Thankfully, we live in an age when brilliant crafters and DIY queens rule the internet (and get married along the way), and who are full of great ideas for wedding favors that are easy, affordable, and unforgettable.... Read More

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