3 Ways to Make S’mores with a Twist

We’re celebrating National S’mores Day with some fun twists on the classic dessert! Check out our three favorite recipes below. 3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

Grilled Peach and Honey Nutella

  1. Slice a peach into halves or quarters
  2. Grill the peach slices and marshmallow on your stove top or outdoor fire until brown
  3. Mix a tablespoon of nutella with a teaspoon of honey
  4. Place grilled peach, marshmallow and honey nutella spread on a chocolate graham cracker. Enjoy!

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White Chocolate Bacon

  1. Sprinkle brown sugar on 2-3 slices of bacon and place in oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. Place white chocolate chips in microwave until melted
  3. Drizzle white chocolate onto bacon (and graham cracker, too!)
  4. Sprinkle cayenne over chocolate covered bacon
  5. Add roasted marshmallow, graham cracker and enjoy!

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist Peanut Butter Banana

  1. Slice banana into chips or halves
  2. Roast marshmallow over stove top or outdoor fire until brown
  3. Place sliced banana and marshmallow on a graham cracker. Enjoy!

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Happy National S’mores Day, Aerie girls! xo

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AEO DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo some of our favorite celebrities and fashion icons rock the perfect beach wave. We’ve put together an easy step by step guide on how to create your very own sea salt hair spray to give you those effortless ready-for-summer strands. Move over Becky with the good hair…it’s our time to shine.

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Materials you’ll need:
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon water-based hair gel
1/2 teaspoon leave-in conditioner
1/2 teaspoon argan oil (optional)
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of choice for fragrance (optional. We prefer rose or lavender scents)
Pot and stove top (or microwavable bowl or cup)
Spray bottle that can hold more than a cup of water
Utensil for stirring
Measuring spoons

Steps:
1. Heat water just before boiling in pot or bowl. Remove from heat.
2. Add your salt, stirring occasionally until it’s completely dissolved.

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3. Add the fun stuff! (Hair gel, leave-in conditioner, argan oil and essential oil). Stir until ingredients are completely combined.

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4. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before pouring it into the spray bottle.

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5. Give that bottle a good shake.

How To Apply:
Always shake your spray before applying. For best results, spray a few spritzes two inches from roots on either dry or wet hair. Scrunch, twist and toss your hair to create that perfectly messy texture. Spray and scrunch until you’ve reached your desired look! Pro tip: Use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

Do you have any other good hair DIY tips? Tell us in the comments below!

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How to Make Natural Bug Spray

For a DIY way to keep the bugs away, follow this recipe for a quick, easy and most important—all natural—remedy. Best of all, it smells delicious. Bug spray or your new fave fragrance? You decide!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

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  1. Take the container you’ll pour the bug spray into, and fill it halfway with water, fresh mint leaves, dried lavender, citronella, lemongrass, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and some dried cloves. You can use as many of these ingredients as you want, but they aren’t all necessary.
  2. Pour these ingredients into a pot and boil for about 5 minutes.
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  4. Pour it into a bottle, and fill the other half with Witch Hazel.
  5. Give it a shake and spray it up!

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How To Create A DIY Printed Tote With I SPY DIY

For our last holiday installment with Jenni R., from I SPY DIY, we’re creating a do-it-yourself printed tote! Do your last minute holiday shopping in style or, fill your bag with goodies and gift to your bestie for something you know they’ll “totes” love. Check out Jenni’s easy step-by-step guide below and start creating your very own.

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What you need:
Street Level Metallic Reversible Tote

Leather paint

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What to do: 
Step 1: Start by painting on a row of triangle.

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Step 2: Fill in random triangles with silver and neon yellow. Let dry.

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Step 3: Pack up your gifts and head home!

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How To Create DIY Marshmallows With I SPY DIY

This holiday has been one of our favorite seasons to date. With great #AEOGIFTS, friends and family, it’s no wonder we’re embracing every day with open arms. To make the holidays even better, our favorite DIY guru, Jenni R., from I SPY DIY shows us how to make our very own marshmallows! Check out her recipe below and start sprucing up that hot chocolate. Don’t forget to add critter mittens to make this tasty treat taste look even sweeter.

IMG_0118What You’ll Need:

  1. Critter Mittens
  2. 9×13 baking dish, buttered generously
  3. snowflake cookie cutters, any size
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  6. 2 cups granulated sugar
  7. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 tablespoons pure vanilla
  10. 2 – 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, for coating

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Step 1: In a stand mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment, add gelatin packets and 1/2 cup water. Let stand for water to soak into the gelatin. (You could use a large bowl and hand mixer if you do not own a stand mixer. Just make sure the bowl is deep enough to avoid anything splattering out. Mixer will become very hot later.)

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Step 2: In a saucepan, on high heat, add in sugar, salt, corn syrup, and remaining 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine, and then let mixture come to a boil. Let mixture boil for 1 minute, and then remove from heat.

Step 3: Turn stand mixer on to low to combine the gelatin. Then slowly start to add the hot mixture. Be very careful at this point!

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Step 4: Once the hot mixture is combine, turn stand mixer up to high, and mix for 12 minutes. Batter should become white and thick. Turn off mixer to add in vanilla, and then back on briefly to combine.

Step 5: Using a spatula, transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Working quickly, smooth out mixture evenly. (Because holy moly this stuff is sticky!)

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Step 6: Using a piece of greased plastic wrap, cover the marshmallow mixture and let sit at least 3 hours. (Or overnight!) Marshmallows will be too sticky to cut out right away.

Step 7: Cookie cutter time! This is where the powdered sugar comes in. As you start to cut out your shapes, coat the marshmallows with a generous amount of the powdered sugar. (I also find it beneficial to coat my cookie cutters with the powdered sugar as I go.)

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Step 8: Eat and Enjoy! Or wait and make some hot chocolate to put them in.

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How To Create A Dip Dye Scarf With I SPY DIY

For our next DIY installment, we’re adding a pop of color to our #AEOSTYLE! DIY expert Jenni R., from I SPY DIY will show you how to create your very own dip dye scarf using our Heritage Plaid Blanket Scarf. Follow her easy step by step instructions below and be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter wearing your new accessory.

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What You’ll Need:
Heritage Plaid Blanket Scarf
Rit Liquid Dye
Hot Water

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  1. Mix the liquid dye with hot water

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3. Ring out excess liquid

4. Let dry.

5. Hand wash in cold water.

6. Enjoy!

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