Category: Beauty

BeautyYoungblood Thinks Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Guess what? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re thinking pink!

Since our friends over at Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics are featuring  their pretty pink blushes this month (and donating portions of sales to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation) we just had to try them.  Both Dusty Pink and Tulip work over a wide range of skin tones, and give off a soft and pretty glow. Dusty Pink is perfect for porcelain, lightly tanned, or caramel skin tones, and Tulip is a lovely choice for your ivory or darker complexion.

BeautyBeauty Buys That Won’t Break the Bank

When the seasons change, our wardrobe shouldn’t be the only thing getting updated – we should update our makeup bags, too! These are three great drugstore beauty products that won’t break the bank and will keep you looking fresh through fall.

1) Black nail polish is, and will always will be a classic nail color but there’s a new neutral in town. This Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Choco-Latte” is the perfect nude nail color for fall! This nail polish can be found at your local drugstore and is a great buy for under $8 a bottle. This polish has a base coat, growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat all in one! Skip the tedious steps and keep this great color in your makeup bag for a quick touch up or mani on-the-go!

2) The Revlon Just Bitten lip balm stain is a no-fuss pencil that gives you a subtle stain all day long. Compared to other lip stains, the Just Kissable balm stain is moisturizing and goes on smoothly. You can actually rub your lips together and it feels like chapstick, but take a look in the mirror and you’ll see glam color! Just Bitten lip balm stain in “Cherish” is a pretty pink that takes your look day to night and is a major staple to keep on hand.

3) e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) Makeup & Cosmetics is an inexpensive brand usually sold at Target and some other drugstores and it can also be found online. Their range of products include anything and everything from smoky eye kits, to makeup brushes and lipsticks. The best part? Most of their products are under $5! The e.l.f. studio powder brush is around $3 and is a great addition to any girl’s repetoire of makeup goods. Even if you own a set of brushes already, this inexpensive brush is great for easy touchups and to throw in your clutch for a girl’s night out.

Will you be trying any of these products or have you already? Tell us below in the comment box!

xoxo

BeautyManicure Monday: Pumpkin Nails with Syl and Sam

Since October rolled around, we could really feel the weather changing and the days shortening. The good news is that this means fall fashion is in full swing, but it also means we’re thinking about Halloween a lot more! This week we’re going to show you how to do some awesome pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns on your nails, which are an awesome themed manicure for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Here’s the look we’re going for:

BeautyManicure Monday: Black Cat Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,

As soon as October rolls around, we get into a Hallowe’en mood. We’re already thinking up costumes and collecting new creepy decorations. This week we decided to do some cute black cat nails to get us in the mood, but this manicure can be done any time of year if you’re a kitty lover!
Here’s the look we’re going for:
What you’ll need:
- base coat colours (we used a rainbow of colours)
- black nail polish
- red and white polishes and a striper brush
Start with a few coats of your base colour. You can definitely pick a single colour, but we went for a rainbow look for fun!
Then take a solid black colour and brush on a half circle shape at the tip of your nail. This will be your cat’s head! Do the same on all of your nails
Then taking your striper brush, draw pointed ears on each head.
Then take your red and apply a tiny dot for a nose using a thin striper brush. You can also use a toothpick or small dotting tool. Do the same with the white polish to make dotted eyes. We didn’t show the step but you can also add a curly little tail with your black polish using your striping brush!
Top coat and you’re done! MEOW!

BeautyManicure Monday: Leopard Nails with Sam and Syl!

Leopard print. Whether you wear it like a neutral or think it’s for tacky cougars, you just know it’s coming back in style every fall. It’s been done in every colourway but the classic natural leopard keeps coming back. We’re happy to be a part of Wild Week here on the LuLu*s blog & we’re gonna show you how easy it can be to do a classic leopard look on your nails!
Here’s what we’re going for:

What you’ll need:
- yellow base coat
- brown colour for spots
- a black nail art pen
- quick dry top coat
Start with a few coats of your base colour in yellow. If you’re going for a modern leopard, you can go for an alternate base coat colour like white or grey!
Use your brown colour and draw some random spots onto each nail. You can just use the brush applicator from the bottle because it doesn’t matter if the spots are mis-shapen or imperfect!
Then take your black nail art pen and draw haphazard circles around each spot. Make it a sloppy circle and don’t connect it all the way around. Having a few gaps makes it more leopard-spot-like. Then fill in some gaps with small black spots.
Do the same to the rest of the spots on your nails & then top coat!
…and there you have it! I ended up deciding to add an accent nail to break up all the leopard and painted one nail brown :)
So how are you ladies gonna show your wild side this week?