Best or Hot Mess

Editor in Chief Maia McCann tests out the weirdest and wildest beauty hacks, products, and advice that she finds on YouTube and Pinterest, all in her fearless quest to determine whether they're the best or just a hot mess.  more  less

How To Make Delicious Fall Snacks

Festive fall treats! Will our fall-time snacks be delicious or turn into total disasters? Find out now on Best or Hot Mess!

Can We Cook Dinner In A Coffee Maker?

Can this coffee maker really cook dinner? Will we brew up a delicious meal, or a coffee-flavored mush? Find out right now on Best or Hot Mess!

DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

Can we turn our flat matte lips into a sparkle-coated glittery kisser? Find out right now on Best or Hot Mess!

DIY Girl Scouts Cookies

Will this at-home Girl Scouts Cookie Oven bake up some tasty treats or leave us hungry for more dessert? Find out next, on Best or Hot Mess!

Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches

Will our DIY cereal ice cream sandwich turn out sweet and delicious, or melt into mush? Find out now on Best or Hot Mess!

How To Decorate A Backpack

Can we turn cheap backpacks into super-cool back-to-school bags for kids? Find out now on an all-new Best or Hot Mess!

Funky Rainbow Nail Decals

Create tiny rainbow designs on your nails with funky nail decals! Will our nails turn out magical or messy? Find out right now on Best or Hot Mess!

Cut Your Own Split Ends

Will this electronic brush cause our hair to catch on fire or leave it straight and shiny? We're finding out now on Best or Hot Mess!

Egg Cream Face Mask And Deviled Eggs

Maia tries out a disappearing egg cream face mask. Then, Paul and Maia teach us how to make adorable baby chicks perfect for any spring gathering.

DIY Fairy Glow Jars

Will these DIY fairy glow jars attract a magical creature? Can we really make 3D cats with this latte art maker?

Healthy Banana Ice Cream

Maia and Paul try to make a healthy alternative to ice cream using frozen bananas, and Maia tests out a carbonated bubble clay mask.