Category: DIY

DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Vanity Tray

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Hello! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again with another quick home project to freshen up your space. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for just about any pretty lipstick or eyeshadow container. Of course, I end up buying most things with pretty packaging but I’ll spare you the sob story. Instead, I’m supporting all of my fellow beauty lovers with a simple DIY vanity tray that’s perfectly fitting to display all of your pretties.
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Materials:
  • Flat bottom tray or board of any type (I used this one, but you could also use a kitchen cutting board, wooden tray, etc.)
  • Super glue or E-6000 glue
  • Decorative brass corners
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This DIY is as simple as gluing the corners on! To do so, simply turn the tray or board wrong side up, and add a healthy amount of glue to the decorative corner and press firmly. Let the glue set completely before turning it over and displaying your items.
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Of course fresh flowers make everything better too, don’t they? Be sure to share your finished projects with us using the hashtag #lulusfreshspaces!

BeautyMani Monday: Gray and Neon Yellow Striped Mani Tutorial

The future is looking bright with our gray and neon yellow striped mani tutorial! Neon is totally on-trend and adds the perfect pop of fun to any ensemble. With three sporty-chic stripes, this mani is the perfect way to say hello to summer! Go with the glow and follow the steps below! How could you say no!?

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

DIYThe Best Prom Checklist

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With Prom 2014 already around the corner, it’s time to buckle down and get organized! From the dress and dinner reservations, to makeup and hair, our short and sweet prom checklist will help you prioritize!

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In need of some pre-prom skin care inspiration? Check out our DIY – At Home Spa Treatments Series!

 

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

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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!
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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

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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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