Category: Beauty

BeautyNYFW Survival Kit

Whether you’re going to New York Fashion Week or not, every girl needs an arsenal of beauty goods in her giant bag/clutch/satchel/what-have-you. I’ve compiled a list of my faves that will definitely come in handy during fashion week and beyond. Here’s what made the list for the perfect NYFW Survival Kit:

1. Cute bag 2. Chic sunglasses 3. Lip balm 4. Stain remover 5. Bandaids 6. Nail File 7. Perfume 8. Makeup remover wipe 9. Nail polish remover pad 10. Mascara 11. Dry shampoo

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Braided Headband

We hope you’re not sick of braids just yet because we have another super cute tutorial for you! This boho braided headband is a chic and simple way to add some flair to your hair in three very easy steps.

The Braided Headband

- Start with small section of hair located near the back of your ear
- Begin a simple braid until you’ve reached the end of the section
- Wrap over the top of your head and secure with pins
Where will you wear this braided headband? Share with us @lulus on Instagram!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Braided Bun

The braid fun continues with this week’s braid how-to: the braided bun! This is such a cute hairstyle that goes from desk to date with the proper accessorizing. This up-do requires little time and will quickly become a go-to look for any occasion!

The Braided Bun

- Divide hair into three sections, the middle being the largest section
- French braid the middle section and secure in a circle with pins as needed
- French braid remaining two sections and loop around braid in opposite directions from each other
- Secure with pins and it’s complete!
Want to show us your fab braid creation? Tag us on instagram @lulus so we can see your bun in all its glory!
xoxo

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Waterfall Braid

Braids braids braids! They seem to be everywhere lately and if you find yourself twisting and twirling your hair to no avail, fear not, this LuLu*s how-to will teach you how to create a waterfall braid in five easy steps!

 

Waterfall Braid

- Start with small section of hair and begin a simple french braid.

- Continue the french braid only pulling new pieces of hair from the top, not the bottom.

- Leave the section pulled from the top down and grab a new piece from underneath to continue braiding with.

- Continue these steps until you reach the opposite side of the head.

- End with a small simple braid – Once at the bottom, hold the middle piece down and scrunch the remaining two pieces upward to make a zig-zag shape and voila!

 

Are you going to try this ‘do for yourself? Tag a picture on Instagram with @lulus so we can see your crafty coif!

Stay tuned for more braid tutorials next week!

xoxo

BeautyManicure Monday: Glitter Ombre Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,

As the holidays approach, we get more and more excited to rock sparkles, sequins and glitter. Whether it’s that sparkly dress, metallic shoes or our nails, something about the shine and reflections from those Christmas lights gets us in a festive mood! Here was our inspiration this week:


The Out to Sequin Black Sequin Bodysuit, the Ballet it on Me Black Sequin Dress, and the Flashbulb Pewter Sequin Top

So today we’re going to show you how to get an ombre glitter manicure!

Here’s the look we’re going for:


What you’ll need:
- a black or dark nail polish
- a coarse glitter polish
- matte top coat
- a makeup sponge


Start with a few coats of your base color. Make sure each coat is dry before applying the next and let these dry completely.


Now take your makeup sponge and apply a dab of the glitter nail polish directly onto a corner of the sponge.


Then just take the sponge and dab the glitter onto the tip of your nail. Some tutorials suggest that you just paint on the glitter, but the applicator brush often just pulls the sparkles off. From my experience, I’ve had to put on dozens of coats to get enough glitter on and the makeup brush works better to take away the extra polish & give you concentrated sparkle!


Continue dabbing at the tip of each nail until you have a glitter gradient on every finger.


Simply top coat with a fast dry top coat or a matte top coat.


And you’re all done and ready for that holiday cocktail party or family potluck!