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15 DIY Upgrades for Plain Old Dishware

We use our dishes three times a day so why settle for boring dishware? Whether you’re whipping up an epic meal, or just plating some take-out, your daily routine deserves a little TLC. To make every breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack a little more creative, we’re dishing about the 15 best …

Decorations

Tutorial: Zippered sports pouch with mesh sides

You can find a tutorial over at Sew4Home for making this zippered sports pouch with mesh sides. They use the new fashion elastic from Dritz (love the …

Free pattern: Simple clutch pouch

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making this pretty little clutch pouch. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require much …

Tutorial: Grab and Go No-Sew Wallet

DIY Maven shows how to make her simple Grab and Go No-Sew Wallet. The inside has a pair of pockets for ID or credit card. It folds up with a snap …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Rock These Rocks! 30 Stone and Gem Jewels to Buy or DIY

If you’re looking to take your jewelry box to the next level of beautiful bling, try going <i>au natural</i> with stones, gems, and geodes. While beads, chain, and sequins are a total blast (we’re firm believers!), there’s something so refined about wearing the real thing. Just check out these 30 …

Jewelry

DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable "Swiffer" covers

Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society’s love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods, diapers, and cutlery has …

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What's The One Step That Might Be Missing from Your Makeup Routine?

If you're into makeup, cleaning your brushes is usually a given. But most of us don't think about sanitizing the products themselves, a step that can …

How to Clean Your Makeup!

Have you ever wondered how clean (or dirty) your makeup is? We already know makeup counter testing samples are a breeding ground for who-knows-what, …

How to: Nail Art Trends of the Past

In honor of our September theme—Heritage—we’re taking a look at the trends of yesteryear and updating them for 2013.<p>From the nail-brightening trick used in the Victorian era to the unexpected inspiration for the first colored lacquers in the 1920s, here’s how the modern day mani came to be.<p><i>Catch up on everything Heritage in this month’s issue of the Birchbox Magazine.</i>

How to Get the Most Out of Your Pre-Wedding Makeup Trial: Lover.ly

<i>We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of</i> <i>Lover.ly</i><i>, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind</i> <i>Lover.ly</i> <i>will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.</i><p><i>(Photo by:</i> <i>Anne</i> …

5 Tips For Getting To Know A City In 48 Hours

<b>5 Tips For Getting To Know A City In 48 Hours</b><p>When you’re planning your next big trip to an exciting locale, it’s easy to rely on the standard tourist spots to fill your itinerary (hello, Eiffel Tower!). But you could be missing out on some incredible cultural experiences by following a tour guide’s list of “must-sees.”<p>Thankfully Birchbox Man has compiled easy-to-follow tips that will help you get to know your destination better than Anthony Bourdain.<p>Here’s how to explore on your own, get …

6 Small Things You Can Do to Get Flawless Skin

Sometimes it feels like no matter what you try—masks, topical treatments, buzzy new face-scrubbing tools—you just can’t score a blemish-free face. We know how tough it can be to pinpoint exactly what’s causing that nasty flareup, which is why we asked Linda Stephenson, founder of standout skincare brand Mèreadesso, for her best tips on getting a gorgeous complexion.<p>Not only is Stephenson a longtime veteran of the cosmetics industry, she also holds degrees in chemistry, biology, <i>and</i> botany! She …