Category: Beauty

BeautyLulus Holiday Gift Guide

Tis’ the season to swoop up this year’s favorite products for your closest friends and fam! From the beauty junkie to the tech Guru, we have something suitable for every budget. Customize gift sets for every babe in your life by shopping the Lulus Gift Guide below!

The Plant Lover

These are must-have gifts for your botanical babes! Swap out your babe’s display dishes to match their Pinterest board with The Rosanna Paradise White and Green Botanical Porcelain Tray. For an on-the-go statement, add a touch of floral to elevate your friend’s accessories with the Zero Gravity Flora Rose Gold Embroidered iPhone case. Another great addition to the home is The Nice Stems White and Blue Ombre Vase. Featuring a witty and adorable phrase, this vase is perfect for any coffee table. Just add fresh cut flowers!

The Beauty Junkie

Calling all beauty junkies! Whether your bestie is a winged eyeliner expert or a beauty beginner, these gifts are bound to impress with trendy and versatile products. The NYX Love Countours All Palette is must-have for every makeup collection, which includes fave neutrals and transitional shades. Another beauty bag necessity is the Tweezerman Rose Gold Love Story Gift Set. This adorable set includes award-winning slant tweezers and lash curler in a vegan leather travel case. On the feminine and flirty side, we have Mermaid No. 1 Rollerball Perfume Oil. Not only is the packaging cute, but it has a desirable light orange blossom scent.

The Party Animal

We all have that one friend who knows all the best happy hours in town! This is your perfect chance to revamp (and upgrade!) their bar cart with the Chez Elle Clear and Gold Booze Decanter, or an ever-trendy White Pineapple Cocktail Shaker. Is there any better way to solidify your invite to your friend’s next cocktail hour? Or get yourself and your bestie matching ‘Trés Rosé’ pins, because everyone should know what your beverage of choice is on your next night out. 

The Tech Guru

Hello millennials! Have someone on your holiday gift list that loves the tech world? Why not combine their love of all things techie with a feminine twist and get something as functional as it is chic! Our White Marble Silver phone case is not only practical but equally eye catching. Or perfect gifts for the tech guru that hits the office nine to five are the Cosmic Black Star Print Portable Charger or Rose Gold Earbuds. If our tech essentials double as an accessory–count us in!

Shop the rest of our Gift Guide here! In order to receive your Lulus gifts in time for the holidays, make sure to order your gifts by December 12th for ground shipping. Tell us what you will be getting your besties in the comments below, or show us by using #lovelulus!

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BeautyHow to Wear It: The Hair Scarf Trend

We are pleased to welcome the latest trend in accessories – the hair scarf!  This is an effortless way to elevate the simplest hairstyle.  Thanks to this new trend, your low bun, classic pony or half up / half down hairstyle will look even prettier and have an eye-catching look.  It is the perfect addition to complete any look from your desk to date night.  Below, we have styled three looks to get you inspired!

Voluminous Pony:

Your basic pony just got an upgrade! Fold a scarf (a bandanna or any lightweight scarf will work) until it is about two inches wide and the edges look neat. Loop it under your pony and tie a basic knot on top of the hair elastic. Do this once more to get a square knot on top of your ponytail. Adjust the ends of your scarf and fluff your ponytail with some light finger teasing to get an undone but totally chic finished look!

Low Messy Bun:

Sometimes you just need to toss your hair in a messy bun and go – but adding a hair scarf is a two second trick to take your easiest hairstyle into a totally chic look (bonus points: it hides second…or third or fourth…day hair). Make a casual, low bun at the nape of your neck, pulling out some baby hairs and shorter pieces along your hairline to frame your face. Fold a bandanna or scarf along the diagonal until it is about two inches wide. Putting the folded side toward your hair (so the top lies smooth against your head), put the scarf along your crown and over the tops of your ears to make a headband. Tie underneath your bun with a simple knot and secure with bobby pins if needed.

Half Up / Half Down:

For a boho-chic style that looks like it took a lot of effort, this half up / half down style is our go-to for sprucing up wavy curls. Brush back a small section of hair from the crown of your head to create a loose, looped pony. Be sure to leave out shorter layers to frame your face and keep some longer pieces out over your ears to keep the look flow-y. Using a long, skinny scarf, create a headband on the top of your head, tucking it under the hair in the ponytail, as well as some of the longer pieces over your ears to cover the rest of the scarf. Tie into a knot under your ponytail or bun and let the ends blend with the half down portion of your hair. Secure with bobby pins if needed.

Will you be rocking a hair scarf? Show us your cute ‘do on Instagram with #lovelulus!

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BeautyHoliday Hair Round Up

‘Tis the season for a full social calendar packed full for holiday parties. Whether you’re headed to an elegant holiday get together or an ugly sweater party, you’ll need the right holiday hair to complement your look. To make the holiday season a little bit easier on you, we’ve gathered three of our favorite party perfect hair looks for the ultimate holiday hair round up. Plus, with the simple tutorials you can find on our blog, you’ll actually be able to style them yourself!

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Braided Crown Hair Tutorial

Transform your half-up hairdo from basic to beautiful with a elegant braided crown. This dreamy look will have you looking effortlessly chic all night long.

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Party Perfect Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Wanting to show off your backless holiday dress, or maybe you need to spruce up that second-day hair before heading to your next party? Grab your curling iron and give our Party Perfect Ponytail Hair Tutorial a go!

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Knotty Updo Hair Tutorial

This is knot your average updo. Our Knotty Updo is perfect for day or night, wear it as a chic and sleek pony, or pin it up for a casual updo!

Which style from our holiday hair round up would you try? Tell us in the comments below!

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BeautyThe Best Non-Drying Matte Lipsticks for Fall

The seasons are changing and with the matte lip trend moving into fall, we have you covered with some of our must-have shades. Bold, bright and beautiful, the FACE Stockholm Matte Lipsticks offer dramatic color-saturated coverage with true staying power. From stunning reds to feminine mauves and nudes, their matte lipsticks provide a non-drying formula with a high color payoff for all skin tones. Even better, these products are cruelty and fragrance free, made with Vitamins A and E, and are produced in the U.S.A.

We partnered with makeup artist and beauty blogger Sasha Colina of @sashathemua to swatch our favorite fall colors and show you the prettiest lip looks you can use to take your makeup game into the cooler months.

Evita – This pretty cherry, poppy red with orange undertones is a glam way to spice up a neutral or all-black outfit.

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Sahara – Blush nude is bae and this lipstick has quickly found it’s way into our bags as the go-to for a fresh, femme look.

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Brick – Feel all the fall vibes with this warm, earthy russet red. It pairs perfectly with cozy sweaters and a PSL (just be sure to blot first!).

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Sand – Rusty rose is one of our favorite clothing colors, so why wouldn’t we love it for our lips?

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Rouge – When it’s time to vamp it up, look no further than this classic, blue-toned red.

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Fashion – Mauve nudes with a hint of berry tones are universally flattering! You can’t go wrong with this color for every day wear.

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What matte lipsticks are you loving this fall?  Tell us in the comments down below and share pics of your pretty face on Instagram with #lovelulus!

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BeautyBoho Braid Tutorial

Boho Braid

When the temperatures rise, there is nothing better than a chic boho braid to keep cool! This season, we are even more excited to incorporate one of our favorite 2017 trends into our boho braids, hair rings! These chic hair accessories shimmer and shine in the summer sun and we just had to try the look for ourselves. Check out our braid tutorial in the steps below to create your own boho braid using celestial hair rings!

Step 1 & 2

1) Start with hair down and loose in a center part. Hair can be straight, wavy or curly depending on your preference. Part hair 1″ back from the hairline along the center part and then diagonally back towards the top of the ear. Clip hair that is not being braided from underneath so it is out of the way.
2) Dutch braid (basically an inside out French braid) hair away from the center part, down towards the top of the ear. Finish braiding to the ends of the hair and secure with a clear elastic.

Boho Braid

Step 3 & 4

3) Remove the clip from underneath the hair and use bobby pins to secure the braid over the hair toward the back of the head.
4) Pull out some wispy pieces along the hairline and loosen the braid for a boho look. Slightly bend star rings to open and place along the braid, tightening to close the rings. Finish with hairspray or surf spray as necessary.

Boho Braid

Boho Braid

We love how the hair rings elevate this cute braid into something totally trendy and special. Shop for hair rings and some of our favorite hair accessories below. What summer hair styles are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

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