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Setting aside time to look after ourselves is hugely important. We all have our own methods of self-care, from mindfulness and exercise to cooking and trashy TV, and pampering your body and hair can also be a great way to relax and reflect. This list includes organic, local and handmade products to help you have a chilled-out night at home. Find all these and more at the BUST Holiday Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 9-10.  1. Veil of Love Face Serum by HeartGrownWild, $22.00 Wash off your makeup with...

Whether you’re looking to whip up some handmade gifts, or to teach yourself a new skill, these all-in-one sets will help you get your craft on. We’ve tried all the kits here, and provide estimates of how long they’ll take, so you won’t end up giving Aunt Erma a half-finished wall hanging. 
I LOVE PARIS PRINTED FABRIC DOLL KIT, $21.90, ETSY.COM/SHOP/MIKODESIGN — 3-5 hours HANDMADE OATMEAL CINNAMON SOAP KIT, 
MAKES 8 BARS, $29.99, CULTURESFORHEALTH.COM — 1-2 hours EVERYTHING BAGEL & CREAM CHEESE MAKING KIT, 
$25, UNCOMMONGOODS.COM —...

    Deconstructed wreaths bring holiday cheer with a modern twist This minimalist approach to the classic winter decoration is super easy to make and can be done in the time it takes to say, “Happy HolidaChrismaKwanzUkkah!” Materials:Plant clippings (We used evergreens and boxwood)22-gauge floral wire Embroidery hoop Needle-nose pliers (you will need wire snippers if they aren’t built in)Scissors Twine   Instructions: 1. Lay the embroidery hoop on a flat surface with the screw at the top. Trim your plants down to a size you like and play around with their...

  With the holidays sneaking up on us as fast as adulthood, gifting season is coming. And there's nothing better to give a friend than than something handmade that will create lifetime memories of love and friendship. Find these vendors and more at the BUST Craftacular on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 1. Fiberrarium Jenna Carls, the complete maker of Fiberrarium, is the one weaving, knitting, and dying each piece of yarn. She now creates the year after teaching herself how to...

  Ever since we were young, we've been told to bring someone with us to the bathroom — it started with your mom or your big sister and morphed into your friends, or just some other girl. We all know why — because girls by themselves get kidnapped, assaulted, and lost. But what not everyone realizes is this unofficial protection led to something amazing: the girls’ bathroom is the absolute best. Every girl can confirm that although public restrooms are notoriously dirty, girls’ bathrooms are also...
   In the #MeToo era, BUST is teaming up with a number of bad-ass feminists in order to help foster change.  BUST will be offering a number of free workshops at the annual Holiday BUST Craftacular which will be held on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, NY. Along with things to buy, eat, and drink, BUST is also offering over 100+ workshops, lectures, and a killer band lineup. On Sunday afternoon BUST is offering three (super important!)  FREE talks led...
  Hangovers are as old as history itself. As soon as people worked out how to create and drink alcohol (at least 10,000 years ago, somewhere in the Neolithic period), they were also working out how to cope with the morning after. From Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Middle Ages and even the courts of Kings and Queens, every era has its own hair of the dog, and all of them are infinitely more interesting than the Iron Bru and bacon sandwich that your mate swears...
It's no secret that living in NYC can be extremely demanding and emotionally exhausting. Luckily for Brooklyn, the Maha Rose Center For Healing opens its doors with loving arms, offering a wide variety of services from Reiki, meditation, acupuncture, breathwork, tarot readings, healing workshops and so much more.  Lisa Levine, the mastermind behind Maha Rose, organically created the center as her love of connecting shifted from art and parties to mediation and healing. She originally lived in the unnamed space slowly transforming it into the safe...
 Real talk:  2017 has not been emotionally easy for any of us. And as a result, women have been exploring new self-care modalities like never before. Here at BUST, we know a little witchy wisdom goes a long way, so at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular—Dec. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.—we’re also offering over 100 crafting and wellness workshops, demos, and talks, including many that will appeal to your inner holistic healer or pagan practitioner. TICKETS For those interested...

During the nineteenth century, red was considered a vibrant, powerful color, suitable for warm winter cloaks, richly patterned shawls, and dramatic evening dresses. In shades ranging from soft rose to brilliant crimson, it adorned women of every age and every station, providing a vivid pop of color to ensembles that would otherwise be considered plain or even drab. In today’s article, we look at some of the loveliest examples of the color red in Victorian fashion. These sorts of vivid, deep reds were generally achieved with...
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