GeneralSpecial Gifts for Dad: A Fun Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, suprise your Dad with a rad gift that will not only make him feel like a manly-man, but will keep him looking stylish and hip. Forget the tie and the #1 Dad coffee mug! Give Dad a gift to remember, something special to let him know that you appreciate him and want to keep him in style!

 Dads needs exfoliation…they all do! Trick Dad into thinking this is a simple bar of soap but secretly you will know it has felted merino wool encasing the soap allowing Dad to get a good scrub without feeling like a girly girl! In fact, he can even reminisce about the last time he went hunting with the sweet Buck motif! Once the soap is gone you will have a reusable product with a variety of uses. Check out this handmade product at Sofino on Etsy.

 Does your Dad take less than perfect care of his iPhone? Using up all the families upgrades with his broken iPhone traumas? This beautiful leather pouch is the perfect solution. Rich leather exterior and soft suede on the inside will keep Dad’s phone safe, sound, and protected from scratches. With a rad lighthouse print, Dad will feel like the manly sailor that he is (but most likey is just imagining)! Customize your own version of this handcrafted beauty, available on Etsy from seller Inblue.

 Dad needs a good shave! Step up his routine a notch with a customized shaving kit! Including a rich soap in a cermaic bowl, a premium boar bristle shaving brush with wood handle and a double edge safety razor! In a perfect, repurposed cigar box, this kit will look perfect displayed in the bathroom and will make mom happy with its awesome design! Available on Etsy from seller Orange Fuzz Boutique!

If all else fails…choose bacon! Nothing screams Dad, or man for that matter, more than bacon! Of course, ladies love it too and especially when seasoned with special mixtures of sweet brown sugar and kosher salt. This candied bacon dipped in chocolate will be a gift the whole family can share! Make sure to give this tasty treat a try! Available from seller Hash Delectable Edibles on Etsy!

What gifts are you thinking of getting Dad this year?

GeneralA Day in the Life at Lulu*s: Radical Rainbows!


 
With all of the storms that have been happening all over the country, we decided to brighten up things around the warehouse with none other than a Rainbow Friday!
 

 
Look how cute Brittany, one of our fabulous buyers, looks in her rainbow gear!

 
These are our lovely ladies that process your returns and exchanges. From the left there is Amy, Jamie, and Sarah!
 
 
Look how cute Leslie, Nikki, and Brittany look with their rainbow arm warmers! Where can I get a pair?!

 
Our shoe model, Amy, even decked out her eyes to match the theme! Doesn’t she look amazing?!

After last week’s tornado in Chico, my boyfriend and I did some exploring and managed to snag a picture of a double rainbow!
 
 
 
I’m still looking for the pot of gold, but these were sure the perfect end to a storm!
 
Happy Friday!!
xoxo

BeautyBeauty Tip: 10 Healthy Foods for Your Skin

 
If there’s one thing we girls are always concerned about, it’s good skin. We all want it fresh, clear, and glowing! As we all know, diet is a huge factor to consider when managing your skincare routine. With summer swiftly approaching, diet changes are a must to looking and feeling great.
Things that should always be part of your diet are water, whole wheat products, lean meat (or other kinds of protein if you don’t eat meat), and low fat dairy products. In addition to these basic necessities, I found 10 foods that are essential to the well-being of your skin. 
1. Tomatoes – These beauties are rich in anti-oxidants, increasing your ability to absorb free radicals, thereby reducing many skin problems.
2. Berries – These include blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. All of these are rich in antioxidants and are so yummy! Throw them in cereal or make a refreshing fruit salad. 
3. Broccoli – This vegetable is AMAZING for you. One of the many things this vegetables contains is Vitamin A, a vitamin that is great at improving the turnover of cells in the skin. 
4. Low-Fat Yogurt – All low fat dairy products are great for your skin because they contain Vitamin A, which detoxifies your skin and makes you feel replenished. 
5. Carrots – This is another great source of Vitamin A, especially if you are not a fan of leafy greens.
6. Fish – Fish contains Omega3, which is a good fat to consume to aid in the absorbtion of vitamins and nutrients. This is also an anti-inflammatory food, which soothes itchy, red, and blotchy skin. 
7. Oranges – Oranges contain Vitamin C, which is a necessary ingredient in keeping your skin sparkling. This vitamin even delays and reduces wrinkles! I am going out to buy a gallon of orange juice asap!
8. Eggs – Eggs are a great source of iron for those who do not like red meat. Iron is an essential part of the diet, necessary for building bones, muscle proteins, and red blood cells. A healthy, functioning body is important in maintaining healthy skin. 
9. Green Tea - This glorious drink contains polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory agents that keep your skin from being blotchy. Green tea is also an antioxidant that fights the bacteria that make our skin age early. 
10. Avocado - One of my personal favorites, avocado is rich in B-complex vitamins and essential oils. Avocados work as  anti-inflammatory agents and soothe red skin.
 
There are plenty more great foods out there, but this will give you a great start to healthy skin. Plus, you get to enjoy all the delicious food and produce of the season. Yum!
 
What do you gals eat to keep your skin extra clear?
xoxo

MusicArtist to Watch: Freelance Whales

 
 
Freelance Whales can only be described as a multi-instrumental, electic, fun-loving indie-pop band. Both their music and their demeanor is catchy and makes you feel right at home. I first discovered them a while back on one of my favorite music blogs, I Guess I’m Floating. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop listening to their songs. 
 
 
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the band gained notoriety while playing in the New York subway. They self-released their EP Weathervanes in early 2009, and re-released it again under their label Mom + Pop in April 2010. Most of the songs off the EP were a compilation of chilhood memories and dream journaling composed by the frontman Judah Dadone.
 
An interesting fact about the band is that Chuck Criss (who plays banjo and a plethora of other things) is the brother of Glee‘s Darren Criss. Obviously talent runs in the family. Below is the video for my favorite song on their album, entitled “Hannah.”
 

 What do you guys think of Freelance Whales?

CelebrityMust-See Movie: Bridesmaids

If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids yet, you’re missing out. But, now’s your chance!
 
 
I’ll admit, when I first heard about it, I was thinking cheesy chick flick…maybe some Kate Hudson or Cameron Diaz in there…falling all over themselves to get the guy…you know, the usual. Now, I mean no disrespect to the time-honored genre, but the first person to express any interest in Bridesmaids to me was a guy, so I was a little surprised that a man would be so excited for a movie about a bunch of girls in pretty dresses.
 
Oh how very mistaken I had been…Now, it is a comedy, and there is a little romance (it is about a wedding, for Pete’s sake) but this is much more Knocked Up than Bride Wars. And let me tell you, it is easily one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Yes, ever. But you don’t have to take my word for it, any comedy that can manage to score 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, is no joke (that sure beats The Hangover‘s 79%, I’m just sayin’….).
If you haven’t heard of it yet, here’s a taste: 
 

Written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (who also makes an appearance in the movie as “nervous woman on plane”) and produced by comedy kingpin Judd Apatow (if you’ve seen a funny movie in the last decade, there’s a pretty good chance he had something to do with it), it’s no wonder Bridesmaids had me laughing out loud for two whole hours. But what really makes this movie remarkable is the cast.
 
 
This hilarious ensemble of ladies, headed by the adorable comedy powerhouse, Kristen Wiig, will have you laughing so hard that you almost fail to notice that…they’re all women! I can’t say I remember any other comedy this raunchy and hysterical that is headed by a cast of funny ladies, and it isn’t just “for girls.” Again, this is not a chick flick; men and women alike are rolling in the aisles over this gem. Finally, the ladies have broken into the boys club and proven that down and dirty comedy is not just for the guys anymore.
 

In an interview with
IMDB, Kriten Wiig was excited to introduce audiences to these “funny ladies that you maybe either haven’t seen before or have only seen little bits and pieces of.” It’s true. It took me about half of the movie before I realized that Rose Byrne played Jackie Q in Get Him to the Greek.
 
The other ladies? Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls, anyone?) steals the show as the groom’s gruff sister. Interesting fact: “Air Marshall Jon” is actually her husband in real life! You may recognize Wendi McLendon-Covey from her role as Deputy Clementine Johnson on Reno 911, and of course there’s adorable Ellie Kemper from The Office.
 

 
And, of course, we know Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph from Saturday Night Live, among other things. These two ladies have such chemistry as best friends since childhood, I’m sure they must be best friends in real life, too.
 

 
Just listen to what good ol’ Rotten Tomatoes had to say about it: “A marriage of genuine characters, gross out gags, and pathos, Bridesmaids is a female-driven comedy that refuses to be boxed in as Kristen Wiig emerges as a real star.” So let’s hear it for the ladies! If you haven’t seen it yet, go see what these girls can do! And if you have, how much did you love it??