Lucy Alvarez

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24 Life-Changing Ways to Store Your Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 24 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

Lips

Renovation Inspiration: Brighten Your Bathroom with a Colorful Sink or Tub

A lime green sink in a bathroom by Upscale Construction, via Houzz.<p>(Image credit: Upscale Construction)<p>There was a time when avocado bathrooms were …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

Woodworking

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Road Trip: Los Angeles

Explore the back roads and ocean drives of Los Angeles and beyond.<p>Los Angeles is far too sprawling a metropolis to visit like a traditional city, and its notorious traffic can make even short distances seem oceans apart. (Remember “Carmageddon”? Last July, a planned weekend shutdown of a ten-mile …

California

Old Door Privacy Screen - Stacy Risenmay

I am SUPER excited to show you my last project from the Outdoor Spaces Event!!! I think it is my favorite :) I used old doors that came from my 1938 …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Waxing

Make It: Rustic Hanging Coat Rack DIY

If floor space in your entryway is at a premium, try this simple hanging coat rack idea!<p>All you need is a branch, some rope (Line from the blog Deas …

How To Macrame (And Create A Wall Hanging!)

I’ve always loved macrame and its intricate beauty, but whenever I think about trying it, it just seems to complicated and difficult. It’s true that …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

eCommerce

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET<p>Oyster.com

Most Colorful Places Around The World

ROY G BIV. Easter Eggs. Crayola.<p>Whatever your fancy, it turns out that places around the globe--from neighborhoods to entire towns--like to sport their preferred shades on their facades.<p><b>CORRECTION: A previous version of this story called the Melbourne area beach "Denby Street Beach."</b>

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

Life

Sometimes, your yoga teacher gets it completely right. Here are the 10 most powerful, life-changing things yoga teachers have ever said to me.<p>You may …

How To Banish Blackheads (Without Scarring!)

Illustrated by <b>Caitlin Owens</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Finding your perfect scent: 10 yummy perfumes

Finding your perfect scent: 10 yummy perfumes<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>Perfume is and will always be a very personal part of life. Because of our …

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Clothing

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …

DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Look what I made! My first piece of furniture that I designed and built all by my lonesome!<p>Life Designed<p>When my friend said she needed a bar cart for …

Faux Polaroid Coasters

We love a good photo-themed DIY here at Brit HQ, and these Polaroid coasters do not disappoint! Try printing out your Instagram photos to make them.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>4×4 white ceramic tiles<br>• 3.5 x 5 photos<br>• Mod Podge<br>• sponge brush<br>• Clear acrylic spray<br>• Small felt circles<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how …

Polaroid Photography

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Forget the Beach!<p>Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>06.16.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Oyster

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Nesting: Mismatched Cloth Napkins

So, you probably already knew this but… matching isn't really my thing. I love patterns. Too many patterns. Give me all of the patterns, I say!<p>We …

5-Minute DIY: Wire Bow Ring

This wire bow ring is quick to make and you’ll end up wearing it almost every day.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Wire<br>• Jewelry Pliers<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onI Spy DIY

Crafting

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

Hairstyling