FashionComplete The Look: Little Black Dress

The little black dress or LBD has been a major wardrobe staple for years. The LBD can be worn with classic shoes and accessories or you can choose to be playful with the look and go for more colorful shoes and accessories.

Which way would you wear the quintessential LBD? Classy or colorful?

1. In The Moment Black Skater Dress, 2. Mellie Bianco Maggie Black Studded Purse, 3. Band of Brilliance Gold Collar Necklace, 4. Triple Jump Black Chevron Bangle Set, 5. Bliss 15 Burgundy Triple Strap Pointed Heels, 6. Main Squeeze Blue Purse, 7. Pocketful of Posies Red Statement Necklace, 8. Claire Fong Tiger Lily Red Feather Earrings, 9. Torri Red Floral Brocade Platform Wedges.

 

 

 

FashionTrend Alert: Jewel Tones

Jewel tones are everywhere this season from the runways and red carpets to cute mani’s and accessories. No matter what color palette you rock best, there’s probably a jewel tone included! Here are some lovely jewel toned pieces to keep you sparkling all season long.

(1. Blaque Label Star Status Strapless Purple Dress, 2. LULUS Exclusive Rooftop Garden Backless Royal Blue Maxi Dress, 3. Off to See the Wizard Green Statement Necklace, 4. Shoe Republic LA Silva Red Pointed Pumps)

BeautyBeauty Buys That Won’t Break the Bank

When the seasons change, our wardrobe shouldn’t be the only thing getting updated – we should update our makeup bags, too! These are three great drugstore beauty products that won’t break the bank and will keep you looking fresh through fall.

1) Black nail polish is, and will always will be a classic nail color but there’s a new neutral in town. This Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Choco-Latte” is the perfect nude nail color for fall! This nail polish can be found at your local drugstore and is a great buy for under $8 a bottle. This polish has a base coat, growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat all in one! Skip the tedious steps and keep this great color in your makeup bag for a quick touch up or mani on-the-go!

2) The Revlon Just Bitten lip balm stain is a no-fuss pencil that gives you a subtle stain all day long. Compared to other lip stains, the Just Kissable balm stain is moisturizing and goes on smoothly. You can actually rub your lips together and it feels like chapstick, but take a look in the mirror and you’ll see glam color! Just Bitten lip balm stain in “Cherish” is a pretty pink that takes your look day to night and is a major staple to keep on hand.

3) e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) Makeup & Cosmetics is an inexpensive brand usually sold at Target and some other drugstores and it can also be found online. Their range of products include anything and everything from smoky eye kits, to makeup brushes and lipsticks. The best part? Most of their products are under $5! The e.l.f. studio powder brush is around $3 and is a great addition to any girl’s repetoire of makeup goods. Even if you own a set of brushes already, this inexpensive brush is great for easy touchups and to throw in your clutch for a girl’s night out.

Will you be trying any of these products or have you already? Tell us below in the comment box!

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FashionComplete The Look: Skater Dress

Skater skirts and dresses are a LuLu*s favorite right now and we have tons of cute ones that you can check out here. One of the great things about a skater dress is that you can style it any way you like, the possibilities are pretty much endless!
The LuLu*s Exclusive Skater Dee Mint Green Dress can go from sweet and preppy to rock & roll vixen with a simple switcharoo of accessories and shoes. Which side would you choose?

 

GeneralGood Eats: Leopard Spotted Cupcakes

As Wild Week continues, I wanted to bring you a sweet treat tutorial so you can celebrate with desserts, too! After much research on Pinterest and baking blogs, I found a super cool way to get leopard spots inside of your cupcakes!



Here’s what you’ll need:
Cake mix (I used yellow cake, chocolate cake, and carrot cake mixes.)
Frostings for all of your cake mixes (I used vanilla, chocolate and cream cheese frosting.)
Wax paper

1. Bake the chocolate and carrot cakes as directed on the box. Don’t worry about these being perfect, because you’ll crumble them up into a cake ball mixture next!
2. After the cakes are baked and cooled, scoop them into separate mixing bowls and crumble. Add frosting to each by the spoonful until it is malleable enough to roll into cake balls. Place the mixtures in the freezer for about 30 minutes so that they become easier to roll.
3. Take the chocolate mixture and flatten it between two sheets of wax paper, then break into flat chunks. Roll the carrot cake mixture into tiny ball shapes – they don’t have to be perfect because no two leopard spots are ever the same!
4. Place each carrot cake ball into a chunk of the flattened chocolate mixture and press around the carrot cake ball. Leave some of the carrot cake showing through (this will create the contrasting spots).
5. Prepare your last batch of cake mix. In cupcake tins or a cake pan, alternate a layer of cake balls and a layer of batter, repeating until filled. Note that for cupcakes, you’ll only need 5-6 small cake balls in each cup.
6. Bake as directed on the box and cut down the middle (or take a bite!) to see the wild design in the center!

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