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6 Decor Dos & Don'ts From Ellen's Design Challenge

If you’re looking to impress some artsy people with your knowledge of furniture design, go home immediately and marathon Ellen's Design Challenge . Season 1 taught us design neophytes plenty of decorating do's and don'ts. On top of that, the show…
By Arielle Dachille
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Hack Your Way To The Ultimate Bar Cart

Bar carts might be the ultimate in grown-up furniture. Pretty, chic, and based firmly in pleasure over practicality, they have the power to instantly elevate any room. That is, if you do it right. You're probably thinking "YES, I know, but they're…
By Jenna Wexler
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How To Style A Room Around An Investment Piece

One of the scariest things about being an adult is buying real, grown-up furniture. Well, maybe not, but it is definitely daunting. You're officially beyond your dorm-room days, putting together an apartment that you're happy to call home. Chances…
By Jenna Wexler

Uses For Hairspray That Don't Involve Your Hair

As a southern woman, I know the value of hairspray. It's pretty much a cultural icon in my neck-of-the-woods. However, did you know that hairspray can be used for other things besides taming your strands? It's true! This traditional hair product can…
By Emily McClure

I Tried A DIY Maple Syrup Face Mask

When it comes to skincare, face masks are one of my favorite things to use to keep my skin looking and feeling amazing. Usually, I'll just wash and moisturize my face, but every few days I wear a face mask to make that extra effort to take care of…
By Vanesa Pacheco

Yes, You CAN Deep-Fry Eggnog

The holiday season is in full swing, which means there are Christmas cookies in the oven, candy canes hanging on the tree, and a delicious carton of eggnog stashed in the fridge. It isn't the holidays without a sweet, creamy, and preferably spiked…
By Sadie Trombetta

DIY Beauty Hacks That Every Woman Should Know

Don't let your beauty routine get the best of you. Take control by knowing how to take advantage of your beauty stash. It's all about learning how to simplify the products and tools that you're already working with. So, don't run out, and buy new…
By Emily McClure

How To Cover Dark Circles Without Concealer

Public Service Announcement: You don't need a concealer to banish your dark circles. Fight off your under eye woes for good by tackling your skin's main issues. From lack of circulation to expanded blood vessels, there are plenty of reasons for why…
By Emily McClure

How To Avoid Caked-On Foundation

Just about anything can lead to makeup melt-off, or worse — it gets caked on, and fast. No one needs their foundation sinking into their pores or settling into every crease of their face, so avoiding caked-on foundation is a must. Caked-on makeup…
By Emily McClure

14 Stunning Christmas Trees – Made Out Of Books

I've said it before and I will say it again: Christmas should be a book-themed holiday. From books as gifts to literary inspired ornaments and decorations, it's the perfect holiday to celebrate not only family, friends, and the spirit of giving, but…
By Sadie Trombetta

The 7 Easiest NYE Decor Ideas Ever

Guys, the year is almost over — can you believe it? It's about that time to start thinking about New Year's Eve DIY projects and how we're going to ring in 2016. For some of us, that might mean embellishing ourselves in sequin dresses and dancing…
By Kirsten Nunez

9 Ways To Save Yourself From A Bad Hair Day

Unfortunately, we aren't all Beyoncé. Having #flawless hair isn't always in the cards. Save yourself from a bad hair day by learning how to combat some of your hair's major problems. Whether your hair is falling limp or becoming freakishly frizzy,…
By Emily McClure

Lazy Girl's Guide For Fixing Ruined Clothes

Running to the cleaners after every spill or stain can be so time consuming, and not to mention, costly. Instead, channel your inner lazy girl by fixing the ruined clothing yourself. It can take less than a minute to do, and leave your clothing…
By Emily McClure

This DIY Will Make Your Life So Much Sweeter

When I saw this giant DIY doughnut wall at Create + Cultivate, I was in awe. My first thought was that every wall should look like this. Imagine living in a world where every wall was covered in doughnuts? I think we might have found the answer to…
By Public Lives, Secret Recipes
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Jenna Wexler On Food, Fashion, And 'Cheesegiving'

Arm Candy is a series in partnership with Samsung Gear S2. We’re spending a day in the life with talented women on the rise, from self-made YouTube celebrities to budding athletes to visual artists to our fellow editors. If you already follow our…
By Jackie Bernstein

How To Make A Perfect Hot Toddy

Every December, it pops up on your neighborhood bar's drink specials menu, or you see it at a holiday party, but do you actually know what's in a hot toddy? A perennial holiday favorite, this warm winter cocktail is a classic drink, and while it may…
By Sadie Trombetta

So You Slept In Your Makeup – Now What?

Slept in your makeup again? We've all been there. Scrub away the effects of sleeping in your makeup by giving your skin some TLC the next morning. From redness and irritation to nasty zits and pimples, a lot of things can happen to your face…
By Emily McClure

How To DIY All Of Your Beauty Products

Your beauty routine doesn't have to cost a fortune. DIY your own beauty products by using simple ingredients that you already have at home. From lipsticks to setting sprays, you can create your own personalized beauty line without evening leaving…
By Emily McClure

7 DIY Hair Masks To Fight Winter Frizz

Dry winter air, heat styling tools, and the constant cycle of putting on and taking off beanies can wreak havoc on your hair. Luckily, these DIY hair masks to fight winter frizz are a great way to combat unruly strands. They’re all incredibly deep…
By Lindsey Rose Black

The Most Heavenly Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ever

I did it — I finally perfected a copycat Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie recipe. Seriously I’m so happy I have that Dora the Explorer song stuck in my head. Oh don’t act like you don’t know which one I’m talking about — “We did it, we did it, we…
By Public Lives, Secret Recipes