Category: Beauty

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Fun Bun Hair Tutorial

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Take your ’do to new hair-raising heights with our fun bun hair tutorial! We’ve all seen the sock bun tutorial, but with a little strategic teasing and pinning you can skip the sock without sacrificing fullness. It’s a lovely look for an outdoor wedding or Sunday brunch! Pair it with a flirty floral and you’re good to go! Follow the steps below to create a top knot that’s totally top notch!
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1. Begin with a sleek high ponytail securing with a strong hair-tie.
2. Pull small sections of the pony straight-up and lightly mist with hairspray towards the base of the hair-tie.
3. While the hairspray is still tacky, fully backcomb each small section as you pull upwards.
4. Be sure to fully tease* the entire pony from top to bottom for the ultimate fun bun!
5. Start wrapping the ponytail into a bun. The main advantage to teasing the hair is that you can easily manipulate the shape as your are pinning it.
6. Depending on the thickness and length of your hair, you can make the bun as big and messy as you want it! Super Fun Bun!! :)

*Refer to our hair teasing blog for proper technique to not damage your hair while backcombing!

BeautyStyle File: Best Accessories for Prom

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Prom is right around the corner so make sure you’re best dressed with not only a gorgeous gown or a darling dress, but all of the accessories to go along with it!  Below you’ll find our absolutely fabulous favs that are sure to make your prom outfit simply splendid.

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Stunning statements: If your dress is more on the casual side and isn’t already embellished with dazzling gems, then this is where statement jewelry will really make your outfit shine! Choose earrings or a necklace with a neutral color scheme or a color scheme that is complementary to the color of your dress for an absolutely chic look. If you really want to stand out, choose a gem color that’s opposite on the color wheel than the color of your dress and you’re sure to turn heads all night!

Pretty petites: Since embellished and more extravagant dresses can easily clash with statement jewelry, the feminine and dainty style of petite jewelry will pull your ensemble together perfectly! Choose from plain silver or gold, or add some rhinestones for a little extra sparkle.

Beautifully Bold: With the lights dimmed low you’ll definitely want to go with a bold with your makeup, so why not try a sultry smokey eye or a charming cat eye? Help your ravishing features stand out even more with the shimmery glow of a liquid illuminator like the NYX Born to Glow Sunbeam Liquid Illuminator.

Clutch of Class: You’ll definitely want to be touching up your makeup and hair throughout the night, and why not carry your backup beauty products in style? Whether it be cutouts, lucite, or gold studs, a cute clutch can actually add a finishing touch to your already darling outfit.

Check out more stunning accessories in our Jewelry, Accessories, and Beauty pages.

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Navy Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

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If eyes are the window to the soul, make them smolder with our navy blue smokey eye tutorial! It’s our favorite sultry look for spring, and navy blue is a shadow that complements any eye color. It’s the perfect makeup to make your eyes pop for prom! Follow the steps below to get this lovely look for yourself!

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1. Sweep an ivory colored eyeshadow across the bottom half of the upper eye lid to create the base.
2. Using an angle brush, lightly line the upper lash line with black eyeshadow.
3. With the same brush, smudge the black line you just created in step 2 with a bright cobalt blue eyeshadow. Bring the line down and around to the lower lash line.
4. Concentrating on the outer corner of the top lid, lightly apply charcoal grey eyeshadow to begin the smokey eye.
5. Dab a small amount of black eyeshadow just in the outside corner and up to the crease.
6. Going back to the blue eyeshadow from step 3, smudge the blue to blend against the dark smokey base.  The bright blue mixed with the charcoal and black blend to be a nice navy smokey look.
7. Add a hint of champagne shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye to create a pop.
8. Finish the smokey eye with a fine line of cream black eyeliner and a few coats of mascara!

BeautyMani Monday: Pale Pink and Glitter Accent Nail Tutorial

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We’re kicking off our spring special occasion week with this pale pink and glitter accent nail tutorial! Whether your prepping for Prom or attending a wedding, it’s the perfect manicure to keep you looking chic and sophisticated! And by sticking with soft-hues, your mani will be sure to match any ensemble so you can rock them even after your event is over!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Criss-Cross Half-Up Hair Tutorial

Take your hair to new heights with our criss-cross half-up hair tutorial! It’s the perfect way to keep those fly-aways at bay, and it’s achieved in just a few steps. Give it a try, it’s the perfect hairdo for a spring wedding or special occasion!

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-Start with freshly curled hair.
-Backcomb the crown to create volume on top.
-Carefully twist back and pin the crown of your hair.
-Using hair from the opposite side of the first twist, section the remaining amount of hair above your ear.
-Smooth and pull across.
-Slightly twist to and pin just below the top section.
-Repeat for the other side and smooth across the last twist.
-Slightly twist and pin the final section from underneath.