DIY Of The Week: Friendship Bracelets

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Last week my friend Brittney invited me over to make friendship bracelets. When I got to her house, she dumped a pile of colorful yarn on the table, showed me the basic techniques, and we ended up sitting there for 3 hours, crafting and chatting and laughing. It was delightful, and now I’m hooked. Not only are friendship bracelets addictively fun to make, they’re fun to give as gifts, or stack a few on your own wrists. If you’d like to give it a whirl, check out these awesome tutorials from around the web…

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Dangerous Dinner Plate

Here are three ways to put this skull and crossbones cross-utensils dinner plate to good use:
1.Mount it on the wall to add a little goth style to your kitchen.
2. If you are poisoning someone, serve them a big pile of food on this plate, wait until they’ve eaten enough to reveal the image, and then say, “Yeah I just poisoned you.”
3. Give it as a gift to a friend who has questionable cooking skills.
[$15, Etsy] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit

The beauty industry is all about developing products and then creating a demand for said products — which actually means they convince us that we really, really, really need those creams, salves, and washes or we’ll turn ugly! So I have to admit I was quite skeptical when I was invited to try out Bliss’ Fabulips Treatment Kit at one of the Bliss spas in NYC … That and y’all know I’ve been having some lip issues this summer, but I took one for the TF team and puckered up for the nice lady in the Bliss lab coat, anyway.

Is the Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit worth the hype and the money? Keep clicking to find out. Keep reading »

Animatronic Wizard Of Oz: What’s The Weirdest Thing In Your Town?

I grew up in a small town in New Jersey that was fairly boring. But! The town next to me? Where my high school was? That was a whole other story. Mullica Hill, NJ, happens to house one of the stranger toy stores/”Wizard of Oz” memorials in the world. The Follow The Yellow Brick Road Doll Toy Museum & Boutique is actually not so much a traditional toy store, as a toy hoarding paradise, spread out over a couple of acres. And the owner, when not collecting out-of-production Furbys or plush E.T. dolls, busies himself working on the homemade painted yellow brick road and animatronic collection of “Wizard of Oz” characters he has built and installed around his backyard. Yes, this man has created the “Wizard of Oz” on his property. In wacky DIY style (that’s me in one of his Cowardly Lion cutouts, pictured). And once a year he invites CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS to stage a weekend long battle on his property. Yes, amidst fake Wicked Witches of the East and Dorothy, there is an annual Civil War reenactment. It makes perfect sense.

So I want to know: what’s the weirdest thing in your hometown? Keep reading »

Rachel Weisz Gets Into Character Via Her Shoes

“Shoes can turn you into someone else in an instant. I did a film called ‘The Brothers Bloom,’ and I wore really clunky boots—and I was this eccentric weirdo. And then in ‘The Whistleblower,’ I wore police boots that made me walk tough. [In 'Dream House'], I am a wife redoing a home we just bought, and I wore a lot of light sneakers that are all cute and homey and make me feel kind of—doo-doo-doo—I’m domestic and painting.”

Rachel Weisz tells Lucky that she often gets into character for her roles by channeling the feel of her shoes. I would like her to coin the term “shmethod” acting. As in, shoe method. [Lucky] Keep reading »

Swoon: Michelle Obama’s Fierce “Essence” Cover

First Lady Michelle Obama and her power-arms grace the October issue of Essence. Does this woman take a bad picture, ever? I would make a joke about wanting to raid her closet, but the Secret Service might come after me. [Essence] Keep reading »

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