Category: DIY

DIYHow to Style a Bar Cart

A well-styled bar cart is a chic and timeless addition to any space. Even if you abstain from drinking alcohol, a bar cart is a cute way to exhibit your glassware and show off your sense of style with little details that display your personality and design savvy. They can also be a great option for open shelving storage and an opportunity for adding some practical decoration when space is limited! Whether you’re renting a small apartment, or decorating your first home, we’ve got the inside scoop on all the essentials for a home bar that’s totally trendy, and totally you! Read on for our recommendations for how to style a bar cart that’s perfect for your lifestyle.

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DIYFruit Infused Water Recipes

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With sodas, energy drinks, and other sugar-laden beverages so easily accessible nowadays, it can be hard to stay healthy and hydrated in the summer. Beverages like coffee, sparkling water, and sodas actually dehydrate you, leaving your body even more parched than before. Fruit infused water is the perfect solution, for it not only offers healthy, low-calorie, on-the-go hydration, but is absolutely delicious too! One of the easiest methods for making drinking plain water taste better and to convince ourselves to drink more of it is to infuse it with delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Below you can find our tips for staying hydrated and five fruit infused water recipes that we absolutely love that will keep you healthy, hydrated, and happy all summer long!

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DIYSelf-Care: 3 Easy Ways to Get Started!

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Self-care is defined as anything you do to take care of your mind and body to look and feel your best, and that’s what we’re all about! There has been so much info out there lately (here’s a quick rundown of the basics, if you need it), so we’re sharing a few fun and easy ways to be perfectly centered and pampered!

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DIYHappy National Self Care Day: July 24th

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Hey Lulus loves! Today is National Self Care Day, and we want to help you celebrate! We know you work hard, and today is the perfect day to come home and do a little DIY pampering! There is nothing better than an ice cold cocktail at the end of the day, so treat yourself to the watermelon mint margarita we created in collaboration with Sivan Ayla – P.S. It’s also National Tequila Day, even more reason to celebrate! If beauty is more your style, try some of our at home spa treatments that are perfect for summer! Make one, or use all four to help with common summer woes like sunburn and chlorine damaged hair. And finally, don’t forget the food! No one wants to cook a full meal when it’s hot outside, so throw together a chic charcuterie board for you and your girls to go with your cocktails, or whip up some savory bacon wrapped dates to snack on! However you celebrate, we think it’s important to take time to be your best and do things for yourself all year round!

What are you doing to celebrate National Self Care Day? Tell us your plans in the comments below and share your self care pics on Instagram @lulus with #lovelulus.

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DIYHappy Hour: Star-Spangled Spritzer

One of the best parts of summer is the outdoor parties, and no sunny soirée would be complete without something yummy to sip on! If you’re throwing a 4th of July bash, our Star-Spangled Spritzer belongs on your guest list! This refreshing cocktail not only tastes amazing but will wow your guests with its festive presentation. Spritzers can be made with really any fruit your heart desires, but we wanted to take advantage of the summer’s delicious berry harvest with this patriotically-themed cocktail. We also added a tiny splash of Limoncello for a tart, citrusy kick, but you can add in any liqueur that suits your preference! Read below for the how-to on this party pleaser!

Star-Spangled Spritzer

Ingredients:

-2 oz. white wine

-2. oz. French Champagne or sparkling white wine

-Splash of Limoncello

-Granny Smith apples, blueberries, and raspberries

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Directions:

-Slice your Granny Smith apple into thin slices. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, carefully press the apple slices into star shapes.

-Add crushed ice to the bottom of a glass and layer your raspberries, blueberries, and star-shaped apple slices on top.

-Pour equal parts white wine and sparkling wine or Champagne over the ice, then top with a splash of Limoncello (or your favorite liqueur).

-Give it a gentle stir, and garnish with a few more fruits if you’d like!

Note: You can easily make a big pitcher of this ahead of time and have your guests serve themselves! Just mix equal parts white wine and sparkling wine, a healthy splash of Limoncello, and prepared fruits together in a pitcher or punch bowl. Yum!

If you prefer an alcohol-free version, just swap in flavored seltzer water or your favorite clear soda for a delicious mocktail!

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How will you be celebrating this summer? Whether you’re kicking it at the beach, a backyard BBQ, or a posh garden party, check out our 4th of July shop  for festive ‘fits for every occasion! 

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