FashionMood Board: All Things Stud

BeautyManicure Monday: Studded Nails with Syl and Sam

 
Hello! It’s Syl and Sam here again & we’re back with another #manicuremonday post for you to follow along with. We’re so excited to be participating in the LuLu*s Blog Stud Week  & we’re kicking things off with this cute and edgy manicure. This look is easy to achieve but takes a bit of patience!
Here’s the look we’re going for:


What you’ll need:
- A base colour
A top coat
- “microbeads” (they can be purchased from eBay or Michaels Craft Store)
- a toothpick
Start with a couple coats of your base colour. We used a coral-y pink and a slightly darker pink on our accent nail. Let each coat of your nail polish dry completely.

Now you’re going to work on one nail at a time. Take your top coat & put a generous layer on only ONE finger!

Working very quickly, dip your toothpick in a tiny amount of nail polish and then touch the tip of your toothpick to a single microbead.

The microbead should easily stick right to the end of your toothpick :)

Take your microbead and stick it right down onto your wet topcoat. It’ll stick wherever you touch it to your nail, so place it down carefully.

Continue placing beads one at a time in an alternating pattern onto your wet top coat!

Then repeat all of the above steps, doing one nail at a time.

Let the coat of polish dry completely with the microbeads on it & then top coat with a quick dry top coat & allow that to dry before doing anything with your hands ;)

And there you go! Cute studded nails that bring an edgy touch to the girliest of outfits! If you allow each coat to dry completely, the beads stay on quite well & mine lasted for over 5 days before any fell off.

Would you try out studded nails? Let us know what you think!
(photos by Syl & Sam)

ContestsWelcome to Stud Week!


Welcome to Stud Week! What is Stud Week you ask? Well let us fill you in! Stud Week began through our bloggers mutual love of everything studded. It started with the Studfest Jacket from The Girl & The Sea, our latest lookbook. Then our DIY blogger extraordinaire created the most amazing studded shorts. Then we knew- we need to make a week dedicated to studs just for you. This week will be filled with bloggers, boys, mood boards, and DIYs and all studs all the time.

To sweeten the pot we also have not one, but TWO contests where you can win $50 & $100 gift cards to LuLu*s via our Blog and our Instagram! Check out the contest info below:

Stud Week Blog Contest

The Details:
1. Comment on any of our Stud Week blog posts to enter! Entries begin Monday, June 4th at 6am PST.
2. Be sure to leave your email at the bottom of your comment!
3. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email on Saturday, June 9th. 

Prize:
$50 giftcard to LuLu*s

Deadline:
The contest will end Friday, June 8th at 5pm PST

Stud Week Instagram Contest

How to Enter:
1. Follow LuLu*s on instagram. Don’t follow us yet? Click here!
2. Take a snapshot of you and/or your favorite studded fashion item! If you don’t have one- post your fav from a street style shot! Be sure to use #studweeklulus in your post to be eligible to win.

Prize:
$100 gift certificate to LuLu*s

Deadline:
The contest will end Friday, June 8th at 5pm PST

Welcome to Stud Week! xoxo


ContestsName the Dress Contest #103!

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Thai Breaker

Winner: Lynn

FashionLWD Day to Night with Grasie Mercedes on LookTV

As a busy girl, pulling off an outfit from day to night is key. Working or running errands in the day and then jetting to a work meeting over cocktails or ladies night with friends can be easy with just a few key pieces. Since summer is pretty much in full effect (at least here in Northern Cali- scorching!) Grasie had the idea to take the concept of the Little Black Dress and give it a seasonal spin! Bright white is perfect for these hot days and the cut of this dress is super swingy and cute!  Hence the new term, LWD=Little White Dress!
Take a look below as Grasie describes how to use a few essential pieces to create two effortless looks!
   
For more tutorials and style videos, make sure to check out LookTV! They are a new Youtube Channel with amazing content!