Category: Beauty

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

Created with shimmering mineral powders, and finished with smouldering black eyeliner, our Violet Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial is as lovely as a bouquet of fresh blooms! This night-out ready eye offers a dreamy neutral look, all with a subtle pop of color! Give it a whirl and follow our step-by-step tutorial by scrolling below!



1. Begin by sweeping a matte beige eye shadow (Welcome from The Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Face Palette) to the brow bone using Sigma brush #E55.
2. Create a softened base by applying Tervetuloa from The Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Face Palette to the majority of the upper lid with Sigma brush #E70
3. Using pointed eye shadow Sigma brush #E30, apply the Honeybee Gardens Passage to India Maroon Mineral Powder along the crease and outer corner.
4. Deepen the tones with the Honeybee Gardens Temptress Purple Mineral Powder by applying to the lid, and under the lower lash line with the same brush.
5. Give a pop to the smokey look by applying the Honeybee Gardens Cloud Nine Silver Mineral Powder to the inner corner, and lightly blending across using Sigma brush #E47.
6. Using the felt side of the NYX Jet Black Two Timer Dual Ended Eyeliner, carefully line into a precise cat eye shape.
7. Darken the lower lash line with the pencil side of the NYX Jet Black Two Timer Dual Ended Eyeliner.
8. Complete the look with a couple fresh coats of the Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Black Magic Mascara.

BeautyMani Monday: Fall Sequin Nail Tutorial

Fall is just around the corner, and with warmer palettes making their way into your wardrobe, why not pair them with a fun mani?! For this week’s Fall Sequin Nail Tutorial, we alternated some of our favorite neutral shades between silver sequin-dipped nails for a subtle, but totally glam look! Polishes used to create this mani were OPI’s Just Lanai-ing Around, Inglot’s #365, and Zoya’s Desiree!

Fall Sequin Nail


Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

BeautyMani Monday: Navy Blue Studded Nail Tutorial

Sometimes a little bling is all you need to take your mani to the next level, which is why we are totally obsessing over this week’s Navy Blue Studded Nail Tutorial! OPI’s My Car Has Navy-gation as the base is a lovely jewel tone (perfect for fall!), and with two rows of rounded gold studs, what’s not to love? Just scroll below for our full tutorial!

Navy Blue Studded Nail


Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Bun with a Twist Hair Tutorial

If you love the look of a perfectly tousled bun, then you will absolutely adore our hair tutorial for a bun with a twist! This look couldn’t be simpler to achieve (or more elegant!) with just two pigtails twisted into a fabulous knotted bun! All of the steps are ready for you to try out below!

bun with a twist


1. Begin with all your hair brushed straight back.
2. With hair parted down the middle, make two even pigtails.
3. Starting with one side, split the pigtail in half and twist each piece away from the part.
4. Once fully twisted, fasten the ends with an elastic hair-tie, and then wrap the twists around each other (opposite of the twisting direction from the previous step).
5. Repeat the same technique with the other pigtail.
6. Create an “X” using the twists.
7. Swoop one side up and over the other, then fasten in place.
8. Wrap the other twist around as well and pin.
Complete the look by tucking the remaining hair under the bun and hide the ends using more pins!

BeautyBridesmaid Gift Ideas!

With a wedding to plan, brides have enough on their plate, which is why we’ve put this bridesmaid gift guide together for you! Brides with any budget can express how grateful they are to their closest friends for being a part of their special day! From affordable jewelry pieces to custom champagne glasses, we’re sure these gifts will make your besties feel loved. And if you’re not on your way to tie the knot anytime soon (like some of us), take note of any pieces you think may be good birthday gifts for your girlfriends. We know we’d be happy to get any one of these amazing items!

Bridesmaid Gift Guide


1. Clutch 2. Body Shimmer 3. Macaron Jewelry Boxes 4. Custom Champagne Glass 5. Eye Shadow Palette 6. Necklace 7. Card  8. Personalized Scented Candle 9. Nail Lacquer