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Ombré nails look so much more complicated than they actually are. We consulted with badass nail lady Fleury Rose about the best way to do it, and she gave us the the pro approach to getting the glam gradient nails of your dream. Follow these nine steps to get the look. You’ll need... Nail polish remover Base coat Two nail polishes (one lighter than the other) Wedge-shaped makeup sponges Clear nail polish Cotton swabs Top coat 1). Wipe your nails with nail polish remover to get them extra clean. 2). Apply the base coat. Read More
It happens every year: It's almost Valentine's Day and you haven't even begun to think about cards or gifts. Bully for you, Internet fandoms exist! Dozens—or, you know, thousands—of folks have taken to crafting some awesome Downton Abbey-inspired cyber cards, each perfectly encapsulating the world of our favorite post-Edwardian gossip hounds. Nothing says love like repressed sexuality and lots of death. Here are 10 of our favorites from across the interwebs; print 'em out for that Masterpiece Classic lover in your life. Read More
This isn't the first time you've heard us chatting about our awesome friends over at Speed Rack. The competing ladies stir up some great booze, but they also do it for a good cause;They've raised over 250,000 dollars globally for breast cancer research! Now, the ladies are at it again. On Saturday,February 8th,2015 Speed Rack will host another friendly competition in Seattle, Washington between 2:00-6:00 P.M.  Promoting female bartenders already has them on our good side, but now they're wooing us with these delicious, old favorites that have a new Superbowl spin. Read More
Ye Olde Beauty Before BB cream and lip balm, women in olden times used some, uh, creative products in their beauty routines, including squashed bugs, lead powder, crocodile dung, and arsenic. The cosmetics industry has come a long way, but there are some ingredients from way-back-when that’ve stood the test of time and are still available to slather all over yourself: Donkey’s Milk: Cleopatra bathed in ass’ milk in an attempt to reduce wrinkles, and it’s contained in creams sold across Europe today. Read More
Fresh linens, minus the chemicals Tips and Recipes For a Cleaner, Greener Wash Walk the laundry aisle of your local supermarket, and you’ll see images of snow-capped mountains, vibrant lavender fields, and serene rivers. That’s way more appealing than what they’re concealing: toxic chemicals and dyed animal fats. Fortunately, we’ve got choices when we wash our clothes, and it’s damn easy to whip up homemade alternatives that clean well, don’t harm the environment (or your skin), and save you money. Read More
Whether it’s a carton of chocolate ice cream at 2am or instant oatmeal from a coffee mug before work, we’ve all been there. Either we're too busy or too lazy to bring our dish of leftover Thai fried rice from the kitchen to the couch. Instead, we fumble and flail around our tiny kitchens forking at our lukewarm spaghetti, and the only thing you’re doing that resembles manners is sticking your chin out over the sink to avoid getting marinara sauce on your already-wrinkled shirt. These are our private moments, not our worst but certainly not our best. Read More
It’s less than a week to go until the Bust Christmas Craftacular London. There will be shopping galore and fab workshops you can get stuck into throughout the day. Join  N1 WI at 3.30; they will show you how to make that someone special a card to remember. There’s no need to bring anything, just your creativity! In the workshop you’ll be shown how to effectively make a lino print block design and be given all the tips to ensure it prints well (for freee). Read More
The BUST Holiday Craftacular in Brooklyn is quickly approaching! This Saturday and Sunday (December 6th & 7th) from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. you can head over to 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to get your holiday shop on for yourself and others…. Did we mention that there will be cats there?! You won’t find a better way to spend your weekend--- it’s a one-stop holiday super-shop! We’re offering tons of goodies for our BUST-ies, including the best shopping in indie craft, handmade and vintage goods from more than 200 awesome vendors. Read More
The season of love, giving, and unadulterated stress is upon us. You empty out your wallet and watch as the last piece of lint drift to the floor like a snowflake. In the background you can hear Bing Crosby crooning Christmas tunes, but there is no joy to be had in the land of poor college students and post-grads. Before you sink to the floor with a notepad, tissues, and possibly some Kahlüa to figure out how you're going to buy Tiny Tim that gift, check out this round up of D.I.Y. gifts  found on Pinterest. None of the projects will land you in the holiday poor house. Read More
The BUST Holiday Craftacular in Boston is approaching! This Saturday Nov. 22 from 11a.m.-6p.m. you can treat yo self and everyone you love at the Boston Cyclorama at the Center for the Arts. After nine years of hosting holiday craft fairs in New York, BUST is finally visiting Boston! It is a one of a kind affair with an opportunity to not only go on a one-stop shopping adventure, but also partake in make-and-take crafts, an ugly sweater booth, tasty treats, gift-wrapping, and a cat café with adoptable cats from the Broken Tail Rescue. Read More