How to make button bracelets
By Cassie (Calico.)
Do you have a messy junk drawer with miscellaneous buttons lying around? Maybe you're a button collector, or a pack rat who doesn't like to let go of things. You can use your buttons to create bracelets or key chains. Your old buttons will easily transform into something extravagant. This inexpensive craft makes a unique piece of jewelry that you can keep for yourself or give to someone as a gift.
Fall fashion and myths
By Brittany (.Brittany.) and Katrina (AppleTini)
Hi fashionistas! Now that it's September, and many of you are going back to school for another year, you'll certainly want to be up to date with the latest fall trends, right? On that note, you may also want to be aware of the top ten fashion myths this season. According to several popular teen magazines, the back to school trends for fall 2010 look a little something like this:
Animals. Whether it is lion...
Makeup tips and techniques
By Patricia (Patricia92)
Every person, and every culture, has their own rules and techniques for beauty and application. This article will show you some of the most basic techniques in your every day beauty routine. It will also show you some things that professional makeup artists do to spruce up even the best of looks.
First of all, letís begin with skincare. Skincare is vital in your overall makeup look. Just as an artist wants a clean, clear canvas...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 4, Issue 2 (August 2010).
By Mandy (Life.Is.What.It.Is)
Cartilage piercings, piercings on the top part of the ear, are some of the most sought out piercings in today's society. Unfortunately, because of the type of skin and location of the piercing, they can also get easily infected if they're not taken care of.
Most medical professionals suggest getting this type of piercing done by a professional rather than attempting to do...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 10 (April 2010).
Choosing A Short Haircut
By Cheyenne (Desert)
Itís a big decision, one that takes a lot of time and planning. Itís also something thatís right next to irreversible. If you go through with it and change your mind when itís over, you have months and possibly years to rectify your mistake. What decision am I talking about, you ask? Cutting your hair!
How many times have you had a friend with beautiful, long locks which they...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 4 (October 2009).
Top Ten Homemade Halloween Costumes: Affordable but fun.
by Jessie, Katrina, and Nat (Strider)
Halloween is just a month away and, letís face it, youíre never too old to dress up! Whether you are going trick-or-treating or to a costume party, we have some fun and inexpensive costume ideas for you! In alphabetical order, here they are:
Alice in Wonderland.
We all wanted to fall down the rabbit hole when we were kids....
The Gun vs. The Needle
Your Guide to Piercings
** Please go to a professional when getting any part of your body pierced, lobes or otherwise. **
All piercings, besides the lobes, should be done with a needle and NOT a gun. Guns are typically cheaper, but there are so many more risks involved. Piercing guns have been used for years for piercing people of all ages. Today, though, professional body piercers want to see the gun banned. Why?
Dress for Success: A Guide to Dressing for Interviews
Employers are looking for dynamic, eager, and intelligent employees. When you are going to an interview, you might think the most important thing to do is make sure you donít stutter. But when it comes down to it, the most important thing about you may be how you look! A prospective employer will value willingness to learn, so knowing more than everyone else might not be the most important thing. Other times, an employer...