FashionTrend Alert: Color Block Me Please!

 
Color blocking is one of the hottest trends this summer for its limitless possibilities and use of beautiful colors. This trend combines two or more colors worn side by side. Color blocking gives you the opportunity to pair colors together you normally wouldn’t and lets you try something new and exciting. The trend has also been said to make women appear slimmer by visually elongating their bodies. Sign me up!

How to Pull Off this Trend
1. If you want your colors to pop efficiently, choose both a bright and a muted tone. For example, you could use hot pink with yellow, and white. (The color white is always a great way to add bold definition to any color).
 
 2. Pick colors based on your body type. If you have a pear-shaped body, wear darker colors on your bottom half. This can create a lovely slimming effect! If you have a tummy, avoid horizontal stripes around your mid-section. If you have an hourglass-shaped figure, wear your color blocks around your torso to accentuate your lovely curves.

 3. Don’t be shy!! People might be scared to pair certain colors together, but this trend actually demands unlike colors to be paired along side of each other. This is the time to experiment, so go buck wild!
 
 4. Do not combine beyond four colors. Otherwise, your outfit will be disorienting to the eye and could look like a mis-matched mess.
Princess Diana will always be known as an ultimate style icon. Even the Princess saw this trend coming!

Blogger Taylor Sterling, from sterlingstyle, looks adorable sporting her cute color-clocked outfit!
Shop Color Block, Color Block Dresses, or get started with some of the cute styles below!
 

 

 

What do you think of this colorful trend for summer?
xoxo
 

BeautySmashbox: the Try It Kit


If you’re surprised to see a beauty blog by me, it’s because I don’t wear a lot of make-up. Preferring a low-maintenance, natural look, I stumbled through the Smashbox website looking for some quality products for a special occasion and found the Try It Kit!

With five fun products to play with, this not-so mini kit includes the following:

 
• Photo Finish Foundation Primer
• Photo Finish Lid Primer
• Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout
• Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume
• Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx
 
My Favorite by Far: The compact little mascara really only takes a touch to boost my Italian lashes into bright black perfection. Oh, and it doesn’t smear and give me raccoon eyes halfway through the day which is always a plus. (I actually bought a tube of mascara that did that one time and ended up looking like part of the Thriller video, yikes!)
 
Runner Up: The eyelid primer. You know how your eye shadow never seems to stay on past lunch? Well, a little smear of this lid primer will totally help your favorite shimmer stick around for a while!
 
Why did I choose Smashbox?: Because most of the products used on the models here at LuLu*s are Smashbox, and every time I have gotten to dabble with them I’ve never been disappointed.
 
Results?: Overall I am totally impressed with the quality of everything that came in this exciting little box, and definitely found it worth the money. What do you think, would you try it?

GeneralLetters from Strangers: What Would You Say?


Ever had something to say but nobody to tell?
 
Well, now you do.
 In 2009, college student Katie Pollis began what she calls “a social experiment and community art project aiming to connect human beings from around the world.” Here’s how it works:
Pretty cool, huh? Check out some of the letters and pictures
from her website, all of them written to and from “strangers” — and all of them regular people just like us.
 
 
If you want to see more letters and art like the ones above, check out Katie’s website or like her on Facebook.
 
Want to send a letter of your own? Click the link below!
 
 
 
What would you say to a stranger?

FashionInsta-Cute! Claire of Stolen from Grandma!

Claire, of the blog Stolen from Grandma, looking perfectly vintage and sweet!

ArtChalk of the Walk: Edgar Müller’s 3D Sidewalk Art

 
Remember those wonderful summer days when Mom would let you bust out the big bucket of sidewalk chalk and go to town on the driveway? This is nothing like that…
 

 
Edgar Müller is a self-taught German street artist who’s been creating mind-blowing street art since the age of sixteen, and has held the title of ‘maestro madonnari’ (master street painter) since 1998. He’s travelled the world, sharing his captivating talent with a welcoming international audience. I could try to explain all the tricks and angles, but isn’t it more fun to just stare in awe?
 
Duality (Moscow)
 
Ice Age (Ireland)
 
Lava Burst (Germany)
 
The Cave Project (Germany)
 
The artist at work
 

Waterfall (Canada)
(Images courtesy of demilked.com)
 
Learn more about Müller and his amazing street art (he does more than just three dimensional landscapes) at Metanamorph.
 
Impressed? Which works are your favorites?