What To Know & Do: Crafting, Art & Beauty Loot

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wkndslidePhotos: Courtesy of She's Unique; Topaz & Arrow/Cortney Peguese.


Ever wish you could master the layered-necklace look? Katya Ananieva, style blogger and owner of She’s Unique, whipped up this how-to video to help you get the hang of it.

In the market for some new makeup? Bluemercury in Georgetown is hosting a three-day Trish McEvoy spring-makeover party this week. Book an appointment to learn plenty of beauty tricks and replenish your makeup bag.
Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bluemercury, 3059 M Street NW; 202-965-1300. RSVP by phone.

If you want to get more involved with D.C.'s art scene, now's your chance: Washington Project for the Arts is hosting an Art Auction Gala on Saturday evening. Though tickets to the gala are usually on the expensive side, the WPA is offering discounted entry fees for guests age 35 and under. You'll get to enjoy the silent auction (curated with works from artists in D.C. and Baltimore), dessert, drinks, and a piñata party. Sounds like an awesome time.
Saturday, March 22, 9 to 11 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington; 202-234-7103. Purchase tickets here.

Blo Blow Dry Bar is making its grand entrance to D.C. by rolling out the pink carpet this weekend. To mark the occasion, Blo is offering $25 blowouts with sweets and pink drinks, and some of the proceeds will go to the Washington Humane Society. Make sure you book a spot soon!
Saturday, March 22, through Sunday, March 23. Times vary; more details here. Blo Dupont, 2126 P Street NW; 202-293-2256. RSVP by phone or email.

This Saturday, Nordstrom in Pentagon City is hosting a beauty-trend show, complete with a runway presentation and makeup, skin-care, and fragrance consultations. Tickets are $20, but the price is redeemable toward your beauty purchase — a good excuse to stock up on all the newest goodies.
Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nordstrom, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1400 South Hayes Street, Arlington; 703-415-1121. RSVP here.

We always love Topaz + Arrow workshops, so we're excited to see the creative duo is hosting another one this Sunday. This time, the theme is “Leather, Branches, and Hooks: Handmade Jewelry Organizers.” The event will include food and drinks from Honest Tea, Boulevard Brewing Company, Creme Yvette, Teeny Pies, and KIND. Get ready to get your craft (and your snack) on.
Sunday, March 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Ulysses Room, 52 O Street NW, Studio 302; no phone. Purchase tickets here.

In style news, hats off to R29 favorite Monling Lee, whose amazing colorblocking skills helped her win J.Crew's #jcrewdenim Instagram contest. Check out her winning submission here.