FashionBright Summer Pastels with Radiant Cosmetics

Come summer months, we are all so excited to wear bright colors, embrace feminine looks and to dress as light and airy as possible. With hazy summer days, gardens in bloom, and longer days full of light it is one of the dreamiest seasons. I for one, want my makeup to feel the same way; bright and feminine yet soft and dreamy. Inspired by the floral blooms of the season, I wanted to create a look that embodied all of my favorite aspects of summer.
I first learned about Radiant cosmetics earlier this year at a blogger event that LuLu*s attended. I was truly blown away by their mission. Their cause is simply stated on their website ,”Our mission is to help garner awareness for human trafficking by raising funds through cosmetics, to provide resources for those on the forefront of change as well as victims of trafficking”. A makeup company that helps change the lives of women around the world? Umm… sign me up because if there is an issue that I hold dear to my heart it is women’s rights.  Human trafficking is one of the world’s biggest issues with over 2.5 million people involved and over 80% of that number being women. In an industry dominated by women, such as cosmetics, what better way to help those struggling and trapped in a world of forced labor. 
Nevertheless, the company really caught my eye and I wanted to try out the product and learn more about it. We were sent some samples to try out in our photo room and, wow, our makeup artist, Sarah, really fell in love with the products. 
Take a look below to see how Sarah, our makeup artist, used Radiant Cosmetics to achieve our Bright Summer Pastel look!
 Steps to create the look:
1) Starting from the inner corner of the eye I used the yellowish Goldilocks eyeshadow to highlight.
2) Next I used the coral color Confection on the middle of the lid as the main color.
3) Then I used the pretty violet shade called Thistle concentrating on the outer corner of the lid.
4) Lastly I used the purple cream eyeliner in Tanzanite to define the upper last line and carefully made slight definition to the lower lash line by using the amazing Peacock (teal-colored) cream liner.
5) To complete the powerful pastel look, we finished with mascara, a touch of blush, and the studio’s new favorite lipstick, Radiant’sPeony. This is the perfect neutral pink shade to go with everything.
Thanks again to Radiant for sending over these great samples and letting us experience your great product! Make sure to check them out and do your part to help end human trafficking.
xoxo

 

FashionJulie’s Picks: How to Ace the 70′s Songbird Look

We partnered up with Julie from Orchid Grey to create a 4 part series of outfits inspired by Julie’s favorite 1970′s musicians.  If you read her blog then you know, Julie is always blogging about music and she has a super classic taste. After creating such inspiring looks based on various ’70s sirens such as Carly Simon, Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry and more, we wanted to get Julie’s picks for how to achieve each look.
Take a look below for her pics on how to create the 1970′s songbird style yourself! 
(clockwise from top: one, two, three, four, five, and six)
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FashionBlogger Spotlight: Rachel of Pink Peonies!

 
 
If you love your outfits polished and chic, Pink Peonies is the blog for you! Rachel is super sweet and her style refelcts that. Bright colors, tailored separates and bold accessories make up the awesomeness that is her blog.
 
 
Love the floral pants and simple shoes. 
 
 
Details always make the outfit! 
 
 
I LOVE the easy and laid back charm of this outfit! So perfect for summer!
 
xoxo
 
(All images via Pink Peonies)

Fashion1970′s Music Inspired Fashion with Julie from Orchid Grey!

Fashion and music go hand in hand and who better to embody the whisimsical spirit of Stevie Nicks and other 70′s musicians than the beautiful Julie of Orchid Grey! Every Tuesday in June, Julie will be featuring another awesome outfit inspired by 1970′s female musicians!
 
So far she has featured a look inspired by Stevie Nicks complete with flowing layers and shawls.
Make sure to head over to her blog tomorrow for the newest post! I included a sneak peak below, can you guess what artist was the inspiration for this weeks post?

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FashionBloggers Do it Better: Stud Edition

Here at LuLu*s, we love bloggers! Providing us with endless inspiration, bloggers show us how to work the latest trends with their own unique interpretations! It’s like eye candy for the fashion obsessed :) 
 
Below I have pulled together rad photos of some of the best bloggers out there to show you that whether your style is sweet and girlie, edgy and tough or somewhere in between, there is a studded look just for you!
Alice of AlicePoint
Sick, spiked loafers edge up this look.
Christine of Christeric
Studded jean cut offs are my favorite!
 
Perfect studded wrap bracelets make a great arm party!
Madeline of Jean Greige
Another way to stud your shorts-just up the sides!
A classic 70s style wooden sole with stud detailing!
Keiko of Keiko Lynn 
 Sweet and feminine with a studded purse to accent the look!
Laura of On the Racks
Amazing stacked and studded bracelets.
Keepin’ it americana with red, white, blue and studs!
xoxo