MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Goodbye 2012

It’s hard to think that some of the greatest songs of 2012 will one day be considered throwbacks and our future children will be embarrassed that we ever sang along to, “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” But before they become throwbacks, let’s think about how much we loved, overplayed and annoyed each other with the most viral songs of 2012.

Even though you said you hated them, we know you secretly loved them. Don’t be ashamed, just sing along.

 

1. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me, Maybe”


 

2. Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know”

 

3. Psy – “Gangnam Style” 

 

4. Nicki Minaj – “Starships”

 

5. Fun – “We Are Young”

 

Which one will be your karaoke go-to in 2013?

xoxo

FashionStyle Crush: Blair Waldorf

After last night’s Gossip Girl series finale (no spoilers here, I promise), I thought it would be appropriate to pay homage to the best dressed girl on the Upper East Side: Blair Cornelia Waldorf. I am well aware of the fact that Blair is a fictional character but I still lust after her wardrobe and wear pleated skirts and tights like they’re a uniform. So I bid my farewell to Gossip Girl. We’ll miss the drama, the sarcastic style of GG herself and Chuck Bass’ cunning smile.

 

This is what I like to call “Vintage Blair.” She made school uniforms chic.

Her office attire is always spot on. Blair is a boss and dresses like one too.

I just love a classic Blair in a dazzling gown and a polished updo.

What are some of your favorite Blair looks?

xoxo,

Gossip Girl

Kidding.

 

(images courtesy of CWTV.com)

DIYDIY: Sparkle Ornaments

I can’t resist a simple DIY, especially when it includes glitter and anything holiday related. Am I alone here?

I didn’t think so!

Check out this super simple DIY that will add a lot of sparkle to your Christmas tree, table setting or wherever else you need some sparkle and shine.

 

What are your favorite DIY projects for the holidays?

xoxo

GeneralGood Eats: Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks

Cookies, cupcakes, brownies shaped like Santa Claus… sometimes holiday baking and creating goes over the top and takes all the fun out of an afternoon of treat-making. Whether you’re an ace of cakes or a microwave maven, these no-fuss white chocolate dipped pretzel sticks are fun to make and even more fun to eat.

Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pretzel sticks or rods
- White chocolate candy melts
- Decorative sprinkles, crushed candy canes or any other fun topping

Instructions:

1. Follow the instructions on the back of the candy melts to easily melt them in the microwave
2. Roll the melted candy or chocolate onto the pretzel with the back of a spoon
3. Sprinkle your favorite topping onto the melted candy or chocolate while it’s still sticky
4. Let them dry for about an hour, serve and enjoy!

BeautySephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be tough… especially when you find something so amazing that you want to buy it for yourself. I know, I know, ’tis the season for giving, but when you find something as amazing as I did, you might want to buy one for you and your BFF.

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set is every Manicure Monday-fanatic’s dream come true. This set comes with 16 mini polishes in a fabulous array of colors and comes with one full-sized gold glitter top coat! I can’t get enough of these polishes!

 From left to right: Break a Leg Warmer!, Already Famous, Just a Pinch of Glitter, And a Cherry On Top, I Think I Cayenne, I’m Wired, What Aura Gonna Wear?, A True Romantic, Read My Palm, S-Age Is Just A Number, Thyme For a Mani, Merry Me, I Don’t Bite, Meet Me At The Disco, Leotard Optional, Just a Little Dangerous.