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I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a cool, different scent to make me smell pretty, and especially after reading the latest issue of Bust, I've even considered making my own.  But now I don't have to!  Lollibomb Beauty is a "one chick indie business" that creates pretty fancy sounding scents.  TOBACCO ROAD, for instance, is made with fresh pressed tobacco leaves, mandarin, bergamot, and Italian neroli. I personally can not wait to try out KISS AND TELL which "will get you to...

Sunday! Craftacular! If you haven't noticed, we're getting pretty stoked for this weekend's event. With over 200 exciting vendors such as Charlie and Sarah, it's sure to be one of the yummiest gatherings this holiday season. We're loving their Dirty Loves Clean Nana's Kitchen Soap. This English-inspired, collaborative soap (Charlie and Sarah are in cahoots with Dirty Loves Clean, hence the name) boasts some pretty impressive features. Handmade. Vegan. Coffee Infused. What more could you ask for? How about free coffee to boot? Your favorite BUST-ie...

  Down here at BUST headquarters, we're eagerly awaiting Sunday for the Craftacular. So to give you all a little taste of what to expect at this slammin' event, we're highlighting some of the goods that will be at this shindig.   The Hand of Fatima makes some fascinating products that seem kind of mystical and magical for the wearer. The Double Agent necklace could've belonged to a KGB spy in a past life. (It's rally a WWII observer's decoration, for you history buffs). The winged piece surely...

Snag a cute couple at the BUST Holiday Craftacular this weekend! This adorable handmade porcelain duo makes a perfect gift or an unbelievably sweet centerpiece for your next holiday gathering. From KG + AB, one of the many amazing vendors at our Holiday Craftacular this Sunday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The days are counting down to the holidays, so make sure you give some special gifts, and what better place to buy them at our very own Craftacular. Stop by between...

For those of you old enough to remember Sassy (RIP), there's a new kid in town that's helping to fill those smart-content-for-young-independent-gals shoes: I Heart Daily is a free email newsletter that hits your inbox with "the band you should hear, the girl who’s kicking ass in the world, the lipstick color that looks good on everyone, the designer who doesn’t have a fashion show yet but is completely amazing...you get the idea." They often have cool teens write guest posts and are always interviewing...

The BUST Holiday Craftacular is blowin' through New York City on December 6th (that's a Sunday) and is jam packed with over 200 unbelievably talented crafters! We've got everything to cover your holiday shopping list from jewelry to clothing, to soft, warm and cozy knits, perfect for the blustery winter months ahead. One such vendor is De*nada Designs, a fabulous line of cozy handknit wears from hats to scarves and everything in between. They've revamped their site and show off their collection with models and...

    Do you love all things vegan? Well, MooShoes, purveyors of snazzy vegan footwear, is hosting an event on Tuesday night! Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Moskowitz & Terry Romero satisfies your sweet tooth while being dairy free.   Terry and Isa will be signing their book of over 100 sweet goodness recipes on November 24th. Oh yeah, and there will be refreshments and beverages!   Here's the down low and we'll see you there Tuesday night:   Tuesday, November 24th, 7 pm at MooShoes 78 Orchard Street (between Broome...

If you live in the New York City area, and are looking for cute, unique gifts for the holiday season, look no further than the third annual Lov-able & Hug-able plush show (sponsored by your favorite magazine, BUST)! Dying for a pocket-sized robot or a hug-sized, eye-patched monster? You're sure to find them here. With a 2009 theme of "Medium and Mini", these adorable little plushes will fit anyone's budget. Over 40 top plush artists from around the world will be featuring their creations, including...

Mustaches are everywhere these days -- on necklaces, on your guy friends, on celebrities, on your the finger you're holding up to your face. And now they're on your wall, too, thanks to illustrators Aya Kakeda and Nina Frenkel, otherwise known as the Mustache Sisters. The Mustache Sisters make adorable, mustache-shaped plush picture frames inspired by their own giant mustache, crafted for the NYC Hungarian Cultural Center's Mustache Contest. These are definitely the cutest mustaches I've seen around lately. You can check out the Mustache...

  The holidays are basically upon us, what with Thanksgiving being next week and all. Doesn't it seem to sneak up on you every year? It feels like just yesterday I was complaining about being too damn hot and sweaty to leave the house, and now I'm pricing frozen turkeys and making Christmas shopping lists for my loved ones. This time of year can be stressful, and sometimes the only way to keep things in check during times of stress is to get nice and shit...