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Take A Shine To These Indie Nail Polishes From holographic sparklers to tints that change with the temperature, our lacquer picks have got you covered. Try them below, or make your own with these instructions. Thumb: Cirque Colors “Game Over,” $14, cirquecolors.com.Thumb Top Coat: Starrily “Gumballs,” $15, starrily.com. Index Finger: Dam Nail Polish “Iris of the Beholder” Color-Changing Polish, $9.50, damnailpolish.com. Middle Finger: ILNP “Juliette,” $10, ilnp.com. Ring Finger: Serum No. 5 “Day Glow” Glow-in-the-Dark Polish, $13, serumno5.com. Pinky: Boii Cosmetics “Parental Advisory Explicit Purple,” $7, boiicosmetics.com. Thumb:...
  Shake Your Pom Poms Elementary craft supplies add serious pow to simple shoes Sandal season is about to get a lot more fun. All you need are some pre-made pom poms, a pair of spartan kicks, and a glue gun to make some fresh new footwear. High Stepping Start with a simple pair of high heels that have a wide toe strap. Choose a handful of pom poms in varying colors and sizes (we used 1", 1½", and 2"). Arrange them in a cluster toward the outer side of...
  When it comes to Victorian fashion, it is often difficult to choose a favourite year — or even a favourite decade. The romantic gowns of the 1830s vie with the enormous crinolines of the 1860s which, in turn, rival the sleek, bustled skirts of the 1870s. As someone who researches and writes extensively on historical fashion, choosing the year in which to set my new romance novel, The Lost Letter, had as much to do with the style of dress as it did with other...
  MAC Cosmetics is linking up with Aaliyah’s family in order to create a makeup line that will capture the late R&B singer’s signature laid back and sultry style. Proof that my fave still slays from beyond the grave. Announced last Thursday, a day before the 16th year anniversary of her tragic death, MAC shared on Instagram they would honor the 2015 #AaliyahforMAC petition. The makeup company announced that the collection will be released in the summer of 2018. It is lit. All. Summer. ’18. This isn’t the first...
It wasn’t long ago that black women rocking kinks and curls were hard-pressed to find quality products. Thankfully, today there is a virtual sea of shampoos, conditioners, and stylers made for natural hair of every texture. We tested options familiar and new, including lines from actor Gabrielle Union and Vernon François, the stylist behind Lupita Nyong’o’s red-carpet looks. Read on for our favorites. 1. Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse Everything from Camille Rose, a product line formulated by a vegan mother of five, smells good...
    Fall is approaching fast, and as the leaves start to drift down, our hairstyles are all getting swept up—into a bun, ponytail, or braid: anything to keep wind-blown wisps out of our faces. That's why a new pair of earrings is essential this season. If your ears are gonna be out, why not flaunt them? Luckily, the creative vendors from our upcoming BUST Craftaculars have all kinds of unique earring designs that can help add a touch of class, sass, or badass to any outfit.   Metal Mingle   These...

When it comes to making brainy gals smile, a scientific gift may be just the right fit. Check out these wise buys from some of the genius makers about to make a splash at our upcoming BUST Craftaculars and maybe pick up a little something for yourself!   1. Emiko Shinozaki These breathtaking necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings, made in Brooklyn, are more than just geometric shapes engineered to capture attention. Designer Emiko Shinozaki, who studied pre-med in college, found inspiration for her work in organic chemical structures and each...
Rugrats of the Resistance In this month's "Booty Call," editor Callie Watts rounds up the best gear for taking babies and toddlers to protests and rallies.   Protect tiny eyes and ears from the glaring sun and chating crowds. EARBANZ INFANT HEARING PROTECTION AND SUNGLASSES SET, $34.99, USA.BABYBANZ.COM From leggings featuring the face of writer Ntozake Shange to a feminist onesie, your little one can speak truth to power without saying a word. MINI FEMINIST ACTIVIST BABY SHIRT, $15, BLUEMOUNTAINBABYCO.ETSY.COM NTOZAKE SHANGE BABY LEGGINGS, $28, SMARTYPANTSBABYWEAR.ETSY.COM "FORGET PRINCESS, CALL ME PRESIDENT" NAVY BLUE...

Mix up some polish with this super-simple DIY The world of nail polish has gotten much bigger in the past few years, with scores of indie brands offering hundreds of new colors, textures, and finishes (see next page for a few of our faves). Of course, those artisans craft their wares using special potions and powders, but you can make your own polish in a much easier way, using materials you probably already have on hand. Your end result won’t be nearly as profesh, but it...
Kris Chau, one half of design duo Day Space Night, is currently reading two books: Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark, about how radical activism can create real change, and The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream by Courtney E. Martin, a look at rejecting traditional ideals of “success.” Both give insight not only into the personal ideologies of Chau, an artist and illustrator, and her DSN partner Samantha Margherita, a textile designer, but also the driving ethos behind their line of body-grazing, one-size-fits-most,...
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