MusicJessie J and Vivienne Westwood!!

One of my favorite things about Saturday Night Live is the musical performances. Last weekend a hilarious episode featured super-hot new Brit rocker, Jessie J. With explosive sounds, interesting songs and her very fashionable looks, this “It Girl” has totally got it going on!
 
This girl is not afraid to show her curves, appearing in this hot pink bodysuit, and also some glittery high-waisted pants. I’m lovin’ it!
 
It turns out that just a few weeks ago this very same mistress was on showcase at Vivienne Westwood’s Palladium Get a Life Party. Releasing her new line of precious metal jewelry and kicking off British Fashion Week, Westwood had this young doll adorned with one of her palladium oak leaf headpieces.


 

Vivienne Westwood and Lily Cole at the Palladium Party.
 
Check out this little clip of Jessie J performing an acoustic version of “Do It Like a Dude”. It so feels like you are really at the party! 
What do you think? Any Jessie J fans out there?
 

BeautyGo Botanical: Boscia Skincare Review

Any skin care junkies out there?
 
 
If so, then this post is for you! If you’re not one yet, however, I might just be able to win you over. About a month ago, I began using some products from the skin care line known as Boscia, and I am officially hooked!
 
I wanted to do reviews on some of the products I’ve been using so you can get some real-life testimonials on this awesome brand. Luckily for you, LuLu*s has recently teamed up with Boscia, so keep your eyes peeled in the upcoming weeks for a contest involving both our sites. For now, sit back and learn about some skin care that might just rock your socks! 
 
 
So what is Boscia, you might ask.
  
 In a nutshell, it’s a skin care line made up of products that are both preservative-free and botanically-based. It was created by a Japanese company called FANCL, which was founded in 1981 by Kenji Ikemori, a Japanese entrepreneur whose life work is focused on creating skincare products and supplements without preservatives.
 
In 2002, the president of FANCL introduced this revolutionary skincare to the US in the form of Boscia to offer American women a product that met their skincare needs with natural products and without preservatives. The line includes cleansers, moisturizers, treatments, blotting linens, and other products, each of which contain (except for the blotting linens) Willowherb, a unique anti-irritant, and Jojoba Leaf, a strong and effective antioxidant.
 
Whew, done. Ready for the review?
 
I’m going to start off today with the first two steps in their skincare regimen:  cleanser and tonic.
 
 
Recommended for: Normal to Oily Skin, Combination Skin.
 
I’ve been using the Purifying Cleansing Gel every morning and night for the past month or so, and I can honestly say that this cleanser is one of the most effective I’ve used in a long time. You know that greasy, kinda sticky feel you often get after you wash your face with regular drugstore cleansers? There’s none of that here. It actually feels CLEAN, like you’ve really got all the makeup off for once. It makes me feel like my skin is totally pure and fresh, not waxy or gunky. Just mix a little warm water with the gel to get it to foam up, massage over your face, rinse, and ta-da!
 
I also love this cleanser because I have oily skin, and after washing with it my face is no longer greasy. It dries your skin just a touch, which I LOVE, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this for very dry skin; however, every other kind of skin will love it. Another plus? The Hydrangea Leaf in it refines your pores, so after you use it you skin almost immediately looks tighter and younger.
 
Conclusion:  I love the knowledge that I’m washing my face with something that is actually good for me. It has a really soft, almost unnoticeable scent, and a little goes a long way. Usually, I’m all for the cheapy drugstore brands, but my mind has been changed. This stuff is definitely worth the money.
 
Recommended For:  Normal to Oily, Normal to Dry, Combination
 
The Balancing Facial Tonic is probably my favorite of all the Boscia products so far. After you’re done washing your face, simply close your eyes and mist it on. The lavendar water and all the rest of the botanical ingredients seriously feel like you’re walking through a tropical forest — I love the smell so much! It balances out your skin and hydrates it, but the best part? It’s incredibly calming. Stressful day? Fight with a friend? Simply mist it on and ahhhh, instant relaxation. It’s great for all skin types, so you should all get a bottle of this stuff.
 
Conclusion:  This is the best toner I’ve ever used. Love it.
 
 
Intrigued yet? Check out their website here for more info, and check back soon for more reviews!

FashionPart 1: What Flatters Your Body Type? Pears and Rectangles.

The best look for you is one that flatters your body type.
 
How many times have you fallen in love with a dress, only to find that it alters your proportions in a maybe-not-so-good way? Throughout the years, ladies, I have decided that there are some looks I will just not do, and others that make shopping at a glance totally doable.
 
Since the subject is wonderfully vast, I’ve decided to break it up into a few parts. Today we will explore Pears and Rectangles.
 
1. Pear-Shaped: If you have a pear-shaped figure, then you are bigger on the bottom than the top. Your curves tend to appear below your natural waistline, and you may have an average to smaller bust.
 
Looks for you include full skirts, dresses belted at the natural waistline, fitted tops, and you can usually get away with strapless dresses. You’ll want to accentuate your thinner waist, and you can boost your bust line with a few ruffles or a paneled bust.
 
Skirts for the Pear-Shaped Figure
Paired with that cute little bustier on the left, that swishing full skirt will put your hips and thighs comfortably in their place.
 
Dresses for the Pear-Shaped Figure
BB Dakota by Jack makes a lot of cute dresses with full skirts, like this strapless dress on the right.
 
 
 
2. The Rectangle: If you have a rectangle-shaped figure, then you are less curvy, with a straighter torso and less defined waist.
 
The flappers of the twenties were experts at showing off this body type with dropped waistlines and straight shift dresses. If you want to look a little curvier, try a surplice or overlapping bodice, or a top that flares at the waistline.
 
Tops for the Rectangle-Shaped Figure
The oversized fit in the upper half of these tops cinches in at the waist to create a nice hourglass shape.
 
Dresses for the Rectangle-Shaped Figure
These straight dresses will give you that cute flapper look that works great when you have narrow hips. Own it sisters!
 
These two dresses cinch in at the waist and have swooping panels of fabric that create the illusion of curves.
 
What’s your body shape?
Let me know what shape you are and I will include you in Part 2!!!!

 

Beauty“Color Blow”: An Explosion of Paint, Sand, and Talent

 
Remember those awesome paper dresses? Well, turns out the amazing Alexandra Zaharova is also a fantastic makeup artist and photographer as well as paper sculptor.
 
Using sand and paint, she she has created these incredible explosions of color that, strangely enough, are uniquely calming and peaceful.
Check out this unique shoot, entitled “Color Blow.”
 

 

 

 

 

 
Pretty cool, huh? It almost looks like these models are dreaming. They make me think of the imagination bursting into outerspace.
 
What do these pictures make YOU think of?

FashionBe A Little Lulu*s Leprechaun This St. Patrick’s Day!

 
Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and no one wants to be caught without wearing green on this Irish holiday! If shamrock green does not fancy you, luckily Lulu*s has many different shades of green to keep you looking festive. You don’t even have to dress green from head to toe! If you add some green eyeshadow or nailpolish you will be sure to gain a little luck of the Irish. Here are some great Lulu*s options for your St. Patty’s Day festivities.
 
Give some green flair to your accessories:
 
What are you going to wear this Saint Patrick’s Day?
Cheers,
xoxo