Category: Beauty

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!

BeautySephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be tough… especially when you find something so amazing that you want to buy it for yourself. I know, I know, ’tis the season for giving, but when you find something as amazing as I did, you might want to buy one for you and your BFF.

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set is every Manicure Monday-fanatic’s dream come true. This set comes with 16 mini polishes in a fabulous array of colors and comes with one full-sized gold glitter top coat! I can’t get enough of these polishes!

 From left to right: Break a Leg Warmer!, Already Famous, Just a Pinch of Glitter, And a Cherry On Top, I Think I Cayenne, I’m Wired, What Aura Gonna Wear?, A True Romantic, Read My Palm, S-Age Is Just A Number, Thyme For a Mani, Merry Me, I Don’t Bite, Meet Me At The Disco, Leotard Optional, Just a Little Dangerous.

 

BeautyManicure Monday: Filigree Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been obsessed with the abundance of gold in fall fashion right now! The pretty baroque style filigree on everything has been a constant in my daily wardrobe and I wanted to try wearing it another way. Here was our inspiration this week:


The Mink Pink Outrageous Fortune Slashed Baroque Print Jean Shorts, the Privileged Lolla Black Fringe and Filigree Platform Booties, and the Foil Me Twice Gold Print Pencil Skirt

So today we’re going to show you how to do your own gold filigree nails!

Here’s the look we’re going for:

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BeautyBest Beauty Buys Under $10

Getting glam for the holidays can be a daunting task but it’s easy to look your best with these beauty buys that won’t break the bank! Whether you’re looking for a new lipstick for the winter months, some hair care products for dry strands, or just a pick-me-up or a stocking stuffer, I’ve discovered some great new items that you can find at your local drugstore.

 

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