Attention, those in need of a spring vacation (a. k. a. all of us): We’re in a tropical state of mind thanks to OPI and their new Hawaii collection. We teamed up with them to give you the beach break you need both virtually and in real life. Vote for your favorite mani in our Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes and one lucky winner will receive a trip for two to the Polynesian paradise. The rest of us can channel the Aloha spirit thanks to OPI’s Little Hulas mini pack of four nail lacquers, complementary with a purchase of $75 or more in the Hawaiian Getaway Sale; plus, four cool manis to try with your new polishes. We tapped Valley Nails—NYC’s premier nail art salon—to create these exclusive island-style manis with the OPI Hawaii collection. Get the rundown below for the step-by-step how-to, and jumpstart your journey to umbrella drinks in bikinis.
The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun — and we’re getting ready for the big feast with chic DIY holiday decor to offset that beautiful bird. Gilt’s Lifestyle Editor Chassie Post shared her easy (and totally genius) tips on Today, from revamping Halloween pumpkins with festive flowers to dressing up dinner napkins with cool natural elements like acorns and maple leaves. Get inspired and pencil in some crafting time for yourself before guests arrive this Thursday!
News flash: The nerd factor went out of crafting a long time ago, thanks to the rise of DIY genius Erica Domesek — blogger, author, and “fairy craftmother” behind P.S.-I Made This…. To celebrate the release of her new entertaining book, P.S.-You’re Invited…, we enlisted the lifestyle guru to create these exclusive-to-Gilt projects that couldn’t be easier.
This project might require a bit of time, but the results are worth it — you can can finally transform those cheap plastic toys into something timeless…and meaningful (like the toys that we used to get as kids!). If you have older kids, this is a real gem of a project that will give them a sense of pride — they’re Santa’s elves building toys and making the littlest tots smile.
Plastic animal toys
White plastic dip spray
Red paint and small paintbrush
Metal rod (to fit in the wheels)
Drill and drill bits
1/2-inch thick piece of wood, 3-inches wide by 24-inches long
Small eye hooks
1. Spray all the plastic animals with 1 to 4 coats of Plasti Dip, following the instructions on the can. Let dry.