Category: DIY

DIYGalentine’s Day Cocktails for You & Your Girls

Happy Galentine’s Day ladies! Today’s the day to celebrate some of the greatest loves of your life: your best friends! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite drink recipes from the blog to give you the perfect Galentine’s Day cocktails for your girls’ night plans. From fruity and sweet to warm and spicy, whatever you and your gal pals are craving, there’s an easy cocktail recipe here for you.

The Bradshaw Cocktail

If you believe your girlfriends are your soulmates, this cocktail is the one for you. Inspired by the iconic foursome from Sex and the City, this sweet and sassy tequila cocktail is perfect for a night of gossiping with your girls.

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Floral Frosé

Our girls’ night drink of choice gets a fresh and feminine makeover with the addition of floral St. Germain. Freeze it up and you have the perfect slushy sipper for all of your Galentines!

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Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte

Just because it isn’t fall anymore doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the OG coffee treat with your best babes. We don’t care if you call us basic, this sweet and spicy cocktail is the perfect warm beverage for a night of snuggling in with your fave movies.

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The Black Widow Cocktail

Feeling down with love or have a bestie going through a break up? This dark and dramatic cocktail is crafted with black vodka and cranberry juice for a tart take on a classic concoction. Skip the dry ice for a drink that’s a little less witches’ brew, a little more black hearts club.

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La Fleurette

Give your besties a bouquet of flowers in the form of this flirty spring cocktail. Bubbly sparkling wine and rose water make this a refreshing yet luxurious drink, perfect for an at-home spa night with all your closest friends.

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Which cocktails are you going to whip up for your gals? Show us your Galentine’s Day gatherings on Insta @lulus with #lovelulus!

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DIYHappy Hour: Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte

Happy Hour: Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte 

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One of our favorite things about fall? Okay, besides cozy sweaters, good denim, and great boots…a PSL (pumpkin spice latte)! We wait all year long for these warm, delicious, and perfectly pumpkin-y beverages and decided to make our own – with a twist. We added dark rum, coffee liqueur, pumpkin pie spice, and real pumpkin and vanilla to take this drink to the next level. Perfect for serving at your upcoming holiday parties or cozying up by the fire with, this is a cocktail you’ll be making for years to come. Read below to get the recipe!

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Ingredients

1 cup Whole Milk

3 tablespoons Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

2 tablespoons Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 cup Freshly Brewed Dark Roast Coffee

1 oz Dark Rum

1 oz Kahlua or Coffee Liqueur

 

Directions

– Combine milk, canned pumpkin, and sugar into a saucepan. Warm on medium heat until hot (but not boiling), whisking occasionally.

– Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.

– Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and star anise, serve, and enjoy!

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DIYHappy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

In honor of National Tequila Day, we’ve teamed up with one of our fave influencers, Sivan Ayla, to bring you the ultimate tequila cocktail: Watermelon Mint Margaritas! Read below to get her how-to on this perfect summer beverage.

 
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Summer is officially here! I feel like I wait all year for this season because it means permanent tans, rosé without guilt, and easy outfit choices. And of course, cocktails for absolutely NO reason! I had to make that part clear since I invited my friend and lifestyle blogger Devon Rachel over on a Tuesday for some margaritas. Then again, Devon is probably the only girl I know that would be down for some impromptu cocktail-ing (knew I liked her for a reason!).

With temps already hitting triple digits here in the Valley, a refreshing, COLD drink is actually pretty necessary. Nothing sounds more refreshing to me than watermelon, cucumber, and mint. Am I right? So why not add a little tequila, line that rim with some tajin or salt, and there you go!
Now I have to be honest, when Devon and I first attempted to make this (as you’ll see in the video below), I added 6oz of tequila!!! Not sure how I got the number so wrong, but between the strength of the alcohol and the supreme saltiness on the rim, we were anything but graceful while taking our first sips. However, I promise you we gave it another shot with the correct ratios and it was beyond yummy. For the full recipe and video tutorial, scroll down.

 
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla
Happy Hour: Watermelon Mint Margaritas with Sivan Ayla

WHAT YOU NEED: Makes 2 glasses
-2 oz tequila
-1/2 oz Cointreau
-1 cup watermelon cubes
-4″ cucumber, peeled
-1 lime, juiced
-Fresh mint
-Margarita salt or Tajin
-Ice

WHAT TO DO:
1. Place watermelon, cucumber, & lime juice into a blender. Blend well.
2. Line your margarita glass with lime & your choice of salt or Tajin.
3. Add ice to your glass.
4. Pour the tequila & Cointreau into the glass.
5. Evenly pour the watermelon mixture into the glasses. Stir well.
6. Add a watermelon slice & sprig of mint as garnish.
7. Cheers!

 *Tip: If you want a smoother drink, strain the watermelon mixture before pouring into your glass.

Check out the full video here.

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DIYHappy Hour: Floral Frosé

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Happy Hour: Floral Frosé –

Everything is coming up roses this summer thanks to our new favorite beverage: frosé (A.K.A frozen rosé). We thought that a chilled glass of rosé on a hot summer day couldn’t get any better, but with a few simple ingredients and a blender you can now make your favorite drink into a refreshing frozen treat!  We added a St. Germain float to this beverage for a floral flavor spin, but you can add any flavor you’d like to customize your cocktail (lemon, strawberry, peach, etc.).  Read on to get the how-to on this super simple refreshment that is as pretty as it is delicious!

 

Ingredients 

– 1 chilled bottle of your favorite rosé

– 2 oz. simple syrup (see our how-to here, and simply omit the lemon)

– St. Germain

 

Method

– Pour bottle of rosé into ice cube trays.

– Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight. Due to the alcohol content the rosé will not freeze all the way, but will firm up to a slushy consistency.

– Pop out the frozen rosé cubes into a large blender, add 2 oz. of simple syrup, and blend on high until pureéd into a perfectly pink, slushy concoction.

– Pour into glasses and top each with a small splash of St. Germain.

– Garnish with a flower if you’re feeling fancy and enjoy immediately!

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BeautyGet Pampered: DIY Lemon Honey Face Mask

Get Pampered: DIY Lemon Honey Face Mask

It’s time to gather your girls for a night in with wine, movies, and our DIY Lemon Honey Face Mask recipe! This easy beauty DIY includes only three simple ingredients that you (probably) already have in your kitchen and has tons of skin benefits to boot. It’s tightening, brightening, and will leave your skin glowing and rejuvenated! Read on to get your glow on.

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Benefits

Lemon juice is a natural astringent* that cuts through excess oil and sloughs off dead skin cells to result in brighter, smoother skin. It also aids in the lightening of the skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, and scarring for a more even skin tone.

Egg whites are to thank for the amazing tightening benefits of this face mask. They aid in firming the skin and promoting the appearance of shrinking pores to increase elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Raw honey is an amazing super food, inside and out. It not only helps to draw moisture into the skin, but has amazing antibacterial and healing properties that assist in reducing acne and preventing breakouts.

 

Ingredients

1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice*

1 egg white (separated from yolk)

1 tbsp honey (unfiltered raw honey is best for your face, but any honey that you have on hand will do!)

 

*Lemon juice is acidic and can be irritating for sensitive skin. We recommend that you do a small patch test on your skin before applying this mask and if you experience any adverse effects, please omit from the recipe.

 

Method

Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together until combined

Using your fingers or a cotton ball spread the mask evenly all over your face avoiding your eye, nose, and mouth area. It’s best to do this over a sink as it can get a little messy.

Let the mask sit for 20-30 minutes or until dry

Rinse gently with warm water and finish with your normal moisturizing routine

Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days

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