BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Twisted Half-up Hair Tutorial

Channel your inner Greek goddess with our oh-so-pretty Twisted Half-up Hair Tutorial! With just a few simple steps, you can easily create this lovely style that’s perfect for any occasion! Try adding soft curls or beachy waves for a fun, up-to-date look!

Twisted Half-up

 Steps:

- Section off hair near the crown and lightly backcomb.

- Take a small section of hair from the right side, twist, and fasten with bobby pins.

- Repeat on left side, wrapping under first twist.

- Conceal any exposed bobby pins beneath hair to finish the look!

ContestsLuLu*s 2014 Rock the Road Pinterest Contest!

Rock the Road

Summer has us craving long drives and open skies, so we’ve paired up with First City Festival to bring you the ultimate road trip giveaway! Create a Pinterest board with inspiration for the perfect open road adventure and YOU could win a $300 gift card to Lulu*s plus a pair of VIP tickets to First City Music Festival!!

How to Enter:

1. Follow @lulusdotcom on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lulusdotcom/

2. Create a Pinterest board titled “LuLu*s Rock the Road”. Fill the board with inspiration for the ultimate open road adventure!

3. Head to the entry form by clicking >> HERE << to enter your board URL, name, email, and zip.

4. Refer a friend after entering for a chance to WIN a $100 gift card!

Eligibility:

Rules 1-3 must be followed to be eligible to win. Upon successfully entering the LuLu*s Rock the Road Sweepstakes, all contestants will be sent a one time use coupon for 15% off site wide. Applies to USA and CANADA orders only. Coupon cannot be applied to previously placed orders.

Prize:

One winner will get a $300 LuLu*s Gift Card and 1 pair of VIP 2 day tickets to First City Festival. Another winner will be selected at random for a $100 LuLu*s Gift Card if they have referred a friend.

Official Rules:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Promotion open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada only. After initial entry via the contest submission form, one additional entry will be allotted per friend email referral. Entries may be submitted from 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 22nd, 2014 until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on August 5th, 2014. Winner will be announced August 7th, 2014. The grand prize is $300 online credit to Lulus.com and two V.I.P. tickets to the First City Festival in Monterey, CA (August 24th – 25th). Winner is responsible for all travel expenses and accommodation to the festival. One second prize winner will be selected at random to win $100 online credit to Lulus.com for friend email referral. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash value.

THIS CONTEST WILL END TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th @ 5:00 P.M. (PST) WITH WINNER ANNOUNCED ON THE BLOG ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 7th.

 

For more First City Festival info:

Official Website: http://www.firstcityfestival.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FirstCityFestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstCityFest
Instagram: http://instagram.com/FirstCityFest

CelebrityCrush of the Week: Ryan Kwanten!

Ryan Kwanten

We are still absolutely heartbroken that our beloved True Blood is coming to an end, but we are also rejoicing because we get one more full season of our favorite Australian hunk, Ryan Kwanten! As the adorably clueless Jason Stackhouse, we are simply slayed by Ryan’s effortless ability to steal a scene, and that Southern drawl is something we won’t soon forget! We will miss you, Jason, but Ryan is here to stay!

FashionMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim celebrated their ten year anniversary debuting some seriously beachy threads over a fun-filled weekend in Miami! Bright and bold prints took center stage, with vintage-inspired cuts galore! Check out some of our favorite pieces from the show below!

Wildfox - What’s not to love about this nostalgic collection? From burger prints on Baywatch-inspired cuts, and cool high-top sneakers, the 90′s were alive and thriving in Miami!

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Dolores Cortes – With mile-high pony tails and oversized gold jewelry, this collection took tribal-chic to a whole new level! Laminated fabrics with sexy cutouts, beaded embellishments and braided detailing were some of the key components of this dazzling collection.

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Luli Fama – Known for their über sexy suits and cheeky bottoms, Luli Fama rose to the occasion with a steamy “Miami Vice” inspired collection. Some of our favorites included a gorgeous pastel bikini and tropical print one-piece!

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6 Shore Road - Edgy and chic, 6 Shore Road models stood out from the crowd with rockin’ braided up-do’s and shining septum piercings. High-waisted bottoms were a staple in this collection, creating clean and classic silhouettes with bright contemporary color choices and mirrored prints.

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What were some of your favorite Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim moments? Let us know below!

 

Photos courtesy of zimbio.com and mbfashionweek.com

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Tropical Teal Eyeshadow Tutorial

Inspired by the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of an island getaway, our tropical teal eyeshadow tutorial is the perfect look for any summertime rendezvous! Check out our tutorial and steps outlining the look below!

teal eyeshadow

Steps:

1. Create the base using a neutral brown eyeshadow within the crease of the lid and outer corner.
2. Choose your favorite shimmery teal eyeshadow and apply to the center of the upper lid.
3. Apply a matte beige eyeshadow to the brow bone. Blend this color into the base shadow to soften the shape.
4. Carefully line the upper lash line using dark brown eyeshadow.
5. Complete the look with a fresh coat of black mascara!