Better or Bust: Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Coconut Crush

Love double duty products? We do too, but they don’t always work for both areas. This lip and cheek stain is a great beauty staple that creates a beautiful bronzey, rose gold shade for your lips and cheeks. Infused with coconut extract, it also smells delightful. This one is a “better.” $24 each from popular […]

Better or Bust: BRACED-LETS

Parents, pitch last year’s Sillybandz.   BRACED-LETS are the new must-have wrist wear. These brightly colored bracelets are made of elastic rubber bands and accented with metal brackets, just like the kind you used to have on your teeth. BRACED-LETS were created by Lulu Frost jewelry designer Lisa Salzer and two top New York City […]

Better or Bust: Renting a Dress

Could a rental dress work for you?   We recently wrote an article about renting dresses and accessories for formal occasions. Hmmm. I had two dressy benefits, two weeks apart and with guest overlap. Time to try a dress rental for Better or Bust. I used Rent the Runway and chose a black Christian Siriano […]

Better or Bust: Travel Mug

The dribble of coffee on my cream, dry-clean-only coat was the final straw. I needed a reusable travel mug that didn’t leak, could go in the dishwasher and was BPA free.