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

CelebrityGive Them Space: Gap Tooth Gals

Mind the gap, ladies, because a little extra space is starting to go a looonnnng way in the fashion world. Where once headgear and the brace face were the automatic go-to for dental divas, a slight gap in the pearly whites is now all the rage. Join the ranks of Vanessa Paradis, Georgia Jagger, Anna Paquin, Jane Birkin, Madonna, and hundreds of other celebrities and civilians in the trend towards au natural.
 
 
(Pics courtesy of Google Images, Bella Sugar, and Cosmopolitan.)

CelebrityLove It or Leave It: Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor

Well, they let her on Glee, so she must be doing something right. LiLo seems to be getting her act together, enough to have been cast as Liz Taylor for the upcoming Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick. It seems that executive director Larry Thompson has had to defend his decision, but it seems he may have made a pretty good one.

Not only did she play a fairly convincing portrayal of Elizabeth in a 2006 issue of Interview Magazine, but it turns out she and the Dame have a lot in common. The New York Times pointed this out: “Taylor, like Ms. Lohan, was in and out of the Betty Ford Center as she contended with drug and alcohol addiction. Both were child stars: Taylor had her film debut at 9, in There’s One Born Every Minute; Ms. Lohan at 12, in The Parent Trap. As a young woman, each had her brushes with the paparazzi.”

In the images above, Lohan models some of the costumes she’ll be wearing to channel her inner diva. The modern interpretations of some of Ms. Taylor’s most famous outfits are just as stunning as their original counterparts. 
Apparently, LiLo beat out other hopefuls like Megan Fox and Olivia Wilde, so they must have really wanted her!
Filming is scheduled to begin June 4, and apparently they are still hunting for the perfect Richard Burton to play opposite her. I, for one, hope it gets made, not only because I love Elizabeth Taylor, but because I’m rooting for the underdog here.
Anybody else with me? Or do you think this will be a total flop?
(Pics, quotes, and info courtesy of Daily Mail, Allie Is Wired, and the NY Times.)

BeautyManicure Monday: Caviar Nails with Syl and Sam

 
(Photo by Carrie Jade)
 
Hi there, we’re Sylvia and Samantha! We’re two Canadian sisters who are obsessed with fashion and all things DIY. On the internet people know us as Syl and Sam and we’ve run an online store called Lipgloss and Black for about 8 years now. We make clothes, reconstruct things, do our nails, cook & make tutorials of the things we think people will want to learn to DIY too. We grew up making the things we wanted & love to inspire others to do the same. If you’re a regular reader here, LuLu*s recently featured us in their Blogger Spotlight, and we’re so excited to now be guest blogging here with some nail tutorials!
 
So let’s get started with our first post… Here’s the look we’re going for:
 
(Photo from Ciaté)
 
 
What you’ll need:
-A base colour (we used black)
-A top coat
-“microbeads” (they can be purchased from eBay or Michaels Craft Store)
-a large bowl
 
 
We bought our microbeads from eBay & it was only a few dollars for a rainbow set! There is only enough of each colour to do one or two nails though, so we decided to do an accent nail instead of doing a full caviar manicure.
 
 
Start with a couple thin coats of your base colour. Make sure to let your nails dry completely between each coat of polish!
 
 
When your nails are dry, top coat a single nail with your clear top coat. Make sure to do only one nail at a time!
 
 
Holding your hand over your bowl, pour your microbeads over your wet nail.
 
 
If necessary, rotate your nail slightly while pouring to make sure that microbeads catch onto the entire nail! Then press them down gently with your finger to make sure they are set in the polish. Repeat with as many nails as you would like to cover :) No need to topcoat or anything.
 
 
And there you go! Let your nails dry completely so that they beads set & don’t get knocked off too quickly! The Ciaté Caviar Manicure is said to last about 48 hours. It’s true that after a few days, some of the beads close to the tip of your nails do start to fall off but most of the beads have lasted almost a week now! Is a caviar manicure something you would try out? Let us know what you think or if you try it, show us how yours turns out!
 
 (all photos by Syl & Sam unless otherwise indicated)