#HairInspo: Easy Rope Braid Tutorial

❤ By Hannah Blu

When the weather gets hot, sticky, and humid, the last thing you need is a high-maintenance hairstyle making things even more unbearable. If you’re anything like us, you may have resorted to throwing your hair up in a messy bun or ponytail every day this summer. As a matter of fact, we now have permanent dents in our hair from wearing it up all season long (*sigh*).

If you’re so over the typical up-do, try this seriously cool runway-inspired twist! This easy-to-achieve style keeps your hair off your neck while looking effortlessly chic and polished. Plus, it’s totes work-appropriate and perfect for working up a sweat on the dance floor with your girls. Talk about versatile!


Get the look by following these 5 easy steps!


Step 1: Brush hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.


Step 2: Run a smoothing styling cream through the ponytail, then separate the ponytail into two symmetrical sections.


Step 3: Twist both sections in a clockwise motion.


Step 4: Wrap the strands around each other in a counter-clockwise motion.


Step 5: Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie. Voila – you’re done!

Summer Treat: DIY Watermelon Popsicles

❤️ By Jenn Shin

No one wants to mess with a complicated dish during a heatwave. Try this foolproof recipe to create a refreshing, healthy, and delicious popsicle. If you’re feeling adventurous, we’d recommend a few of the following additions: mint, fruit chunks, and (for 21+ readers) vodka!

What You’ll Need:


  • 1 pound watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Water or fruit juice
  • A blender
  • Popsicle molds

What You’ll Do:

1. Slice the watermelon into small chunks (discarding the rind), and put them in a blender with the sugar and lime juice.


2. Process until smooth, adding enough water (or fruit juice) so that the mixture liquefies. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.


3. Voila… A frozen treat!

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#WorkFlow: Cork & Fabric Mousepad DIY

❤️ By Jenn Shin

It’s possible we may have been using a boring, ergonomic mousepad… Yawn. (Don’t judge us, okay?) So we decided it was time for an upgrade. This ridiculously simple DIY is the easiest way to dress up your desk with something fresh and chic!

What You’ll Need:

  • Cork tile
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Fray Check (optional)
  • Foam brush
  • X-Acto knife or razor

What You’ll Do:

  1. Trim the cork into your shape of choice (we used a 9″ x 7″ piece).



2. When cutting your fabric, leave approximately one or two inches of clearance.


3. Glue the fabric to the cork base with a thin layer of Mod Podge using the foam brush. (Caution: A heavy application of Mod Podge could bleed through a thin fabric.)


4. Place a piece of plastic on top of the fabric and weigh down the mousepad with a heavy book. Allow to dry completely (we left it overnight).

5. Run your razor around the edges to trim off excess fabric. Seal sides with Mod Podge or Fray Check to prevent threads from coming loose.


And voila! An easy mousepad that can be customized to fit any mood or theme.


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