ContestsLuLu*s x O’Neill Beach Bound Instagram Contest Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our LuLu*s x O’Neill Beach Bound Instagram Contest! We are SO inspired by your spring break style! Congrats to our three prize winners: AubreyKristin and Sam! You’ve each won $100 to LuLu*s and an O’Neill Bianca cover-up and Jardin bikiniWe hope it makes your spring break extra special! Email hello@lulus.com to claim your prizes!

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XOXO

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Perfect Wave Hair Tutorial

Make some serious waves this summer with our perfect wave hair tutorial! In just a few minutes you can create a care-free mane with just a curling iron and paddle brush! Keep in mind this will work best on day-old hair so skip the wash before giving this a whirl. Follow the steps below to see the results for yourself!

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- Section top half of your hair and pin-up to prep for curling.
- Carefully hold the curling iron upside down and wrap small sections of hair around, curling away from your face.
- After you finish curling all sections, hairspray the entire thing to better hold curls.
- Once hairspray is dry, lightly brush out curls with a paddle brush to create perfect waves!!!

BeautyMani Monday: The Perfect Metallic Mani Tutorial

This week’s Mani Monday is all about attaining the perfect mani in 7 easy steps! With a few simple tricks and tips you can create a perfect and professional look in no time. Whether it’s a mega metallic or a pretty pastel, it’ll look flawless every time! Skip the salon and save your money by following the steps below!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

ContestsName the Dress Contest #197

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

Winning Dress Name: Stuns in Roses

Winner: Danielle

DIYDIY Mini Dress to Top Refashion with Merrick’s Art!

If you’re feeling crafty and need some inspiration, there’s no better source than Merrick of Merrick’s Art. That’s why we are so excited to team up with her for this fab fashion DIY! Tired of your old shift dresses? Transform them with this easy mini dress to top refashion! It’s the perfect way to re-purpose your old frocks for a look that’s fresh and fab! See below for the full tutorial!

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As you might know, I don’t wear mini dresses. So when I’m shopping, it’s majorly annoying to find and fall in love with a mini dress in a gorgeous pattern or color, cause throwing on a pair of leggings underneath it totally changes the look for me, and not usually in a good way. 

So I was thinking about this annoying situation a few weeks ago, and then I ran across this pin that I’d pinned ages ago and it sparked an idea. Instead of fighting the mini dress, how about I just make it work for me? An easy chop and hem, and suddenly it’s a darling hi-low top that doesn’t alter the gorgeous print, and doesn’t look silly with leggings. 

Such was the case with this darling dress from Lulu*s. A quick refashion and now it’s one of my favorite tops that looks amazing with jeans, shorts, or even a pencil skirt. 

Here’s how I styled it, and a super easy tutorial is at the end of this post!look3
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(Photos by sara walk photography)

This tutorial doesn’t work for every mini dress, but it works for many of them, especially shift dresses that have one color or print all over the dress, like mine. I would love to try it with this navy and white graphic print dress, this amazing neon and mint dress, or even this navy contrast sleeve dress! What do you think??

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Step 1. Start with a mini dress. Try it on and determine the length you want to cut in the front. Add half an inch for seam allowance and mark or pin this spot. Do the same for the back.
Step 2. Lay it profile, flat on the ground, and cut according to your pin marks, making it a hi-low hem.
Step 3. Hem.

(note: mine had a lining, so I did the exact same steps, just making it about an inch shorter on all sides so it didn’t show).