Category: DIY

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Fun Bun Hair Tutorial

blogheader
Take your ‘do to new hair-raising heights with our fun bun hair tutorial! We’ve all seen the sock bun tutorial, but with a little strategic teasing and pinning you can skip the sock without sacrificing fullness. It’s a lovely look for an outdoor wedding or Sunday brunch! Pair it with a flirty floral and you’re good to go! Follow the steps below to create a top knot that’s totally top notch!
TheFunBun

1. Begin with a sleek high ponytail securing with a strong hair-tie.
2. Pull small sections of the pony straight-up and lightly mist with hairspray towards the base of the hair-tie.
3. While the hairspray is still tacky, fully backcomb each small section as you pull upwards.
4. Be sure to fully tease* the entire pony from top to bottom for the ultimate fun bun!
5. Start wrapping the ponytail into a bun. The main advantage to teasing the hair is that you can easily manipulate the shape as your are pinning it.
6. Depending on the thickness and length of your hair, you can make the bun as big and messy as you want it! Super Fun Bun!! :)

*Refer to our hair teasing blog for proper technique to not damage your hair while backcombing!

DIYDIY Beaded Headpiece

blogheader

diy beaded headpiece

DIY Beaded Headpiece: Tired of your tiara? Try an elegant beaded crown instead for your upcoming prom or wedding. Nothing could be more feminine and Bohemian all at once!

Materials:

Soft tape measure

18 gauge wire

24 gauge wire

Freshwater pearls

Rhinestone beads

Pliers

Fresh flowers of your choice

Step 1: Using the soft tape measure, measure the circumference of your head where you would like the headpiece to lay. (Ours is based on a 24″ measurement.)

Step 2: Using the 18 gauge wire, measure three times your head measurement (ours was 72″ long) and clip from spool. Wrap this length of wire around itself to create an oval (three wires thick) the size of your head. To secure the ends, twist the last 1/2″ tightly around the loop twice, and clip off any excess.

Step 3: Decide your bead pattern in advance and lay them out. Measure a piece of the 24 gauge wire twice as long as your head measurement (ours was 48″ long). To get started, twist one end of the 24 gauge wire 2-3 times around your wire oval.

Step 4: Twine the thin wire around the oval until you get to where you want to place your first bead. Thread the bead on the wire and secure it by looping the thin wire tightly against the side of the bead. Continue beading, leaving as much or as little space between beads as you’d like.

Step 5: When you get to the end, wrap the wire tightly three times, and clip off the excess.

Step 6: Add fresh flowers of your choice by pinning them in your hair, or wiring them to the headpiece.

Shop Special Occasion Dresses, Shoes, and Accessories!

 

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

blogheader
If eyes are the window to the soul, make them smolder with our navy blue smokey eye tutorial! It’s our favorite sultry look for spring, and navy blue is a shadow that complements any eye color. It’s the perfect makeup to make your eyes pop for prom! Follow the steps below to get this lovely look for yourself!

NavyBlueEye
1. Sweep an ivory colored eyeshadow across the bottom half of the upper eye lid to create the base.
2. Using an angle brush, lightly line the upper lash line with black eyeshadow.
3. With the same brush, smudge the black line you just created in step 2 with a bright cobalt blue eyeshadow. Bring the line down and around to the lower lash line.
4. Concentrating on the outer corner of the top lid, lightly apply charcoal grey eyeshadow to begin the smokey eye.
5. Dab a small amount of black eyeshadow just in the outside corner and up to the crease.
6. Going back to the blue eyeshadow from step 3, smudge the blue to blend against the dark smokey base.  The bright blue mixed with the charcoal and black blend to be a nice navy smokey look.
7. Add a hint of champagne shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye to create a pop.
8. Finish the smokey eye with a fine line of cream black eyeliner and a few coats of mascara!

BeautyMani Monday: Pale Pink and Glitter Accent Nail Tutorial

blogheader
We’re kicking off our spring special occasion week with this pale pink and glitter accent nail tutorial! Whether your prepping for Prom or attending a wedding, it’s the perfect manicure to keep you looking chic and sophisticated! And by sticking with soft-hues, your mani will be sure to match any ensemble so you can rock them even after your event is over!

ManiMonday

XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Criss-Cross Half-Up Hair Tutorial

Take your hair to new heights with our criss-cross half-up hair tutorial! It’s the perfect way to keep those fly-aways at bay, and it’s achieved in just a few steps. Give it a try, it’s the perfect hairdo for a spring wedding or special occasion!

CrissCrossHalfUp

-Start with freshly curled hair.
-Backcomb the crown to create volume on top.
-Carefully twist back and pin the crown of your hair.
-Using hair from the opposite side of the first twist, section the remaining amount of hair above your ear.
-Smooth and pull across.
-Slightly twist to and pin just below the top section.
-Repeat for the other side and smooth across the last twist.
-Slightly twist and pin the final section from underneath.