Arooj Kamal

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21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Hairstyle Idea: the Lobster Tail (the New Fishtail Braid)

Even as a native of Maine—or especially as one—I was skeptical when I heard about a new hairstyle idea called the lobster tail. But I'm going to go ahead and share it with you, because it's actually quite pretty (despite the fact that it <i>does</i> resemble a lobster tail—definitely a lot more than a …

DIY This Candy Corn-Filled Candy Corn Piñata

Halloween has officially begun here at Brit HQ, and we’re kicking things off with a combination of two of our very favorite festive things: piñatas and candy corn! Candy corn IN a candy corn piñata? Yes. Halloween dreams <i>can</i> come true. Let’s get to it!<p><b>Materials:</b><p>– crepe paper (orange, yellow and …

16 West Elm Hacks to Get the Look for Less

There are few things in life as fun (for us anyway), as browsing home decor stores like West Elm. They’re chock full of fab items that would look terrific in almost any home. Unfortunately, our imagination stretches a bit further than our bank accounts. That’s why we’re so excited about these …

5 Things Every Playroom Needs

No matter how large or small of a space you may live in — if you don’t dedicate a place for a playroom, your entire home will soon be the dedicated toy explosion. The best way to make that <i>not</i> happen? Create a children’s zone that makes kids feel as though it’s their realm, an environment where they …

20 Gorgeous Vampy Lips to Try This Fall

We’re absolutely loving this season’s trend of dark, vampy lips. As the weather gets cooler and a bit darker, it’s a perfect way to adjust your bold look and add a bit of luxury to your morning routine. Plus, there’s nothing more empowering than swiping a rich dark color over your lips before …

This New Laundry Machine Dry Cleans Clothes in 10 Minutes

Laundry sucks. After a long day who wants to come home to washing, drying and folding? But what are you supposed to do when you need that not-so-fresh dress for tonight’s big date? Put down the Febreeze. We have a better solution.<p>Swash is a new laundry system designed to refresh and rejuvenate your …

14 DIY Luminaries to Make Your Party Glow

From weddings and holiday get-togethers to birthday bashes and baby showers, parties are all the more amazing when you have the perfect lighting to set the mood. Whatever your style and plans might be, we’ve rounded up 14 DIY luminaries that look spectacular and, most importantly, can be made right …

9 Hair Accessories to Style Out Your Fave DIY ‘Dos

So you’ve mastered pretty much every DIY hair tutorial you could pull up on your screen from Pinterest and beyond . Now learn how to style out those at-home hairdos like a total pro with hair accessories that will polish your look. From patterned headbands and not-so-basic bobby pins, consider …

12 Healthy (Kid-Approved!) After School Snacks

Summer’s been fun, but a new school year is just around the corner. This means uniforms, the smell of new supplies and the return of the three o’clock snack. You’ve done your best to upgrade to healthier snack choices in the past, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas that are tasty, …

15 Simple Tricks to Get Clear Skin Overnight

Even if you’re eating right, getting enough sleep and a bit of exercise, those breakouts can be super sneaky. Nothing is more frustrating than having a big event like a wedding or job interview and having to deal with bad skin. If you are pressed for time and are looking for options to get glowing …

How to Control Who Can See Your Facebook Photos

If your name has come across the desk or popped up in the inbox of a recruiter — college or job-related — chances are, they’ve looked you up on social media. And, no, not to RT your live tweets about your lunch or to Like your sixth bathroom mirror selfie of the day, but to see if you make a good …

10 Beauty Tricks to Hide Your Hangover

We know that summer nights are long and the living comes easy, but nothing ruins a good morning like a hangover. Here are 10 beauty tips to keep you looking — and feeling — fresh <i>every</i> morning. Even after a night of cocktails… specifically these mojitos. We’ve got you covered with everything from …

How to (Literally) Color Your Hair, No Foil Required

With the crazy colorful hair trend at its peak, lots of ladies are heading to the salon and requesting rainbow ombre locks, blue balayage lowlights and straight up ‘90s-style streaks. Because we’re never ones to shy away from a trend, we wanted to figure out an easy way to try this out at home.<p>So, …

Made Us Look: Spell Out Your Name in SHELVES!

If you’re anything like us, you love plastering your name and/or initials on anything and everything. Especially when it comes to home decor. While label makers are great, there are definitely more creative (and subtle) ways to leave your mark. Luckily for us — and Scandinavian design lovers — …

Beat the Heat With Our Tropical Ice Cream Terrine

Here’s the scoop: July is National Ice Cream Month! In honor of this “cool” holiday, we’ll be whipping up ice cream treats galore at Brit HQ. We’re kicking things off with our Tropical Ice Cream Terrine. Seriously, this might be the *easiest* homemade ice cream recipe ever. You can thank us later ;)<p>…

15 Glitzy Gold Ways to Make a Nursery or Kid’s Room Shine

Let’s face it, gold has a way of making everything look brighter, fancier and classier. But why leave it to just your adult living areas and grown up party decor? Babies and kids deserve to get in on Gold Week, too! Check out these 15 ways to add some shine to your baby’s nursery or child’s room, …

22 Creative Baby Gifts to Buy or DIY

Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a friend or a family member, congratulations! It seems like everyone is announcing a pregnancy, and it’s time to start thinking about all those baby shower gifts we’re going to give. We’ve got an idea for every little one and all the new parents on your list. …

27 Baby Gadgets for New Parents

Mama still knows best, but technology knows second best. Baby tech has been moving right along since we were in diapers and now you can be fully prepped to take on whatever comes up with your little one. Prepare yourself with all the best gadgets and gear to handle those infant years with ease.<p>1. …

DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner | Hunker

credit: Debbie Williams<p>Step 1<p>Supplies for this project are cheap and readily available. Five gallon buckets can often be recycled from painters or …

25 Essential Baking Tips and Tricks for Beginner Bakers

Oh, Martha. You make it look so easy. Cream the butter, sift the flour and voilà! A perfectly baked cake. Well, we’ve tried. And it doesn’t always work like that. If your cookies always end up burned or the thought of activating yeast makes you start to sweat, here are 25 baking lessons to help you …

Turn Loose Craft Paper into Colorful Notebooks

Tidy up that loose paper pile by turning those leaflets into a more durable notebook, and all you need is materials you already have lying on your desk! Click through to Design Love Fest for the step-by-step.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>8 1/2 x 11 paper ( 10 sheets )<br>• decorative paper ( 1 sheet …

37 Super chic DIY headboard ideas

Decorating your bedroom with an innovative headboard can make a beautiful focal point. There are so many ideas out there for headboards; one can get …

Fox & Raccoon Pillow Toy Pattern PDF Sewing Tutorial Baby Felt Animal, Tooth Fairy Pocket Accent Pillow Toddler to Tween

Make a cuddly Fox and Raccoon Pillow with an optional pocket on the front or back perfectly sized for the Tooth Fairy. This smaller sized pillow is just right for toddlers or as an accent pillow for any age.<p>Also included are instructions to make sweet Fox and Raccoon Babies in felt that fit into …

10 Perfectly Pretty Topknots Just in Time for Summer

Okay, we’ll admit it. We have thrown our unwashed, un-brushed, knotty hair into a topknot on mornings when our alarms have gotten the better of us. Or maybe it was laziness or maybe it was our subconscious trying to tell us to pursue a childhood dream of being a ballerina. Either way, why (k)not? …

Shady Business: The 13 Best Sunglasses & Lipstick Combos for Summer

Once summer hits, many opt for pared-down makeup and do away with the dark shades and heavy foundations of cold-weather months. This makes it the …

5 Spectacular Accent Wall Ideas for Your Living Room

If you want to give a makeover to your living room then making changes to one wall will be a good idea. For that here you go for some amazing accent …

Believe It: This Rug Was Made With a Paper Clip

We kid not! Use the office supply to thread two matching small rugs together to create a custom-sized rug perfectly suited for your living space. #homehack<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>heavy duty twine ( 1 roll )<br>• paperclip bent in 1/2 ( 1 small )<br>• rugs ( 2 )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onVintage Revivals

Get the Look: Cameron Diaz’s $9M Manhattan Apartment

A few months back Cameron Diaz dropped a cool $9 mil on her second Manhattan apartment. The girl has a major love for interior design and even claims if she ever stops acting, that will be her new calling so we know her latest digs will be dreamy. We took a peek at her <i>other</i> Manhattan apartment …