Category: DIY

DIYDIY Beaded Headpiece

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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.

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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-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.

DIYTry the DIY: Studio DIY Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs

When we came across this adorable DIY Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs by Kelly of Studio DIY we couldn’t wait to give it a try and add a little LuLu*s twist! If you love gold sparkly things as much as we do, then you’re going to love these super adorable confetti covered Easter eggs! They will brighten your Easter decor and add a modern touch to your holiday display in a heartbeat!

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Supplies:

- Hard-boiled or hollowed out eggs

- Mod Podge

- Paint Brush

- Gold Foil Confetti

- Paint Pens

- Small Bowl

- Drying Rack (Totally optional, but will make the drying process a breeze!)

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Steps:

1. Draw designs on the top of the eggs with your paint pens – hearts, polka dots, stripes, triangles, chevron, whatever your heart desires! Let them dry completely.

2. While your designs are drying, pour the confetti into the small bowl.

3. Once the eggs are dry, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the bottom of the eggs with your paint brush.

4. Immediately dip the bottom of the egg into your confetti-filled bowl and rotate until the bottom of the egg is completely covered in confetti.

5. Let the eggs dry again by placing the eggs on the drying rack or by setting them bottoms up in the egg carton.

And Voilà! You’ve created the most enviable Easter egg hunt of the entire neighborhood.

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Don’t forget to check out the original tutorial by Kelly over at Studio DIY! Be sure to browse her site, we know you’ll fall in love with pretty much everything she touches. All images via Lulus.com.