BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 11, 2014
For my first poetry show ever, one of my best friends offered to bake a super simple shortbread cookie for the audience. I was so nervous, but it was the perfect thing to add a calming and almost familial atmosphere. I endlessly appreciate this gesture because, since then, I have made ALL THE COOKIES! This recipe combines two of my favorite things, tea and baking.
I hear time and time again that baking is a very exact science and that straying from the ... Read More
BY Melissa Thornton
on Sep 08, 2014
The BUST Craftacular has a long and craftiful history, almost a decade worth of amazing vendors and handmade goods of which dreams are made. It's true. If you've been to a Craftacular, then you know. If you haven't, you really ought to come on out to Queens on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 20 & 21, because we'll be bringing that goodness back in the form of BUST Craftacular @ World Make Faire.
We got to chat cats, messes, advice, and doing what you love ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 03, 2014
You are the coolest and best friend you'll ever have, so why not celebrate that and find some sweet stuff to mail yourself? Everyone loves getting packages and these days subscription boxes are the perfect way to show yourself you care. Peruse this list and find the perfect package that will make you do the happy dance! Or, I suppose you can get one of these subscriptions for a good friend, too.
1) FabFitFun: A fitness and beauty subscription for every ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 27, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, your Saturday night #turntup #beers Instagrams have been officially one-upped. Nails and Ales is the brainchild-turned-blog of the very crafty Megan Toth, a lover of both beauty supplies and brews.
Focusing mainly on craft beers with charming names (and even cooler labels) like Southern Tier and Brouwerij West, she recreates the design on her nails or just uses it for inspiration for designs with her own spin.
Check out ... Read More
on Aug 20, 2014
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and ... Read More
on Aug 01, 2014
There is no certification required for becoming a Youtube “beauty guru.” It’s fine when young beauty aficionados share tips on clothing, confidence and how to apply makeup, but they embark on shaky territory when they start pretending to be dermatologists.
Whether it’s an urban myth like using toothpaste as a spot treatment, or rubbing half a lemon covered in sugar directly on your face, don’t trust advice from anyone who ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 31, 2014
It has been confirmed: menstrual blood is just as magical as you thought. Thanks to this VICE article, you have one more use for your evicted uterine lining (other than cool art) - plant fertilizer! Menstrual blood works to fertilize soil because it “contains three primary plant macronutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium”; those with green thumbs and a period can now save a few bucks with their blood-water solution instead of dropping tons ... Read More
on Jul 22, 2014
Take over 250 of the best crafts, beauty tips, career advice, recipes and more that Bust Magazine has ever published and put them into one handy volume, and you'll have The Bust DIY Guide to Life. This colorful, illustrated guide to a craftier you has delighted Bust fans as a print edition, and we're proud to share three projects in celebration of its ebook debut! Now, you can download all of these Bust favorites to your e-reader and have ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jul 17, 2014
Both of my parents are florists, so I'm no stranger to the flower crown trend. However, I've gotten a little sick of the silk roses on a thin piece of elastic style of crown that I see a lot at Urban Outfitters (not to mention the $30 price tag). So when my friend Rebekah posted a crown made with felt on her blog, I was suddenly totally inspired to make my own felt flowers and put together a flower crown.
For this project you'll need a few sheets of felt, ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons!
I love buttons for ... Read More