Category: DIY

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Natural Eye Makeup Tutorial

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Recruitment is not the time to show off your costume makeup skills. During rush it’s best to keep it fresh and natural and let your true beauty shine through! Our natural eye makeup tutorial is the perfect way to look polished, beautiful and totally you!

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1.) Start with your lightest eye-shadow in white or cream color concentrating on the inner lid.
2.) Using an angled shadow brush, choose a golden coral eye-shadow above the crease moving from the middle to the outer lid.
3.) Choose a pointed shadow brush to pull a matte hazelnut brown color just through the crease of the lid.
4.) Gently blend the 3 colors.
5.) Line the upper lash line with a chocolate brown shadow using a fine point liner brush.
6.) With the same dark brown shadow, lightly smudge the outer upper lid to create definition.
7.) Using the same brush and technique as Step 5, line the outer lower lash line.
8.) for a little more dramatic look, smudge the upper lash line with black shadow.
Finish the look with 2 fresh coats of mascara and voila! A beautiful natural makeup look to wear to any occasion!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Knotted Side Pony

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When it comes to Rush, first impressions are everything. For hair, we recommend keeping it classic. Although the goal is to stand out, going over the top is a definite don’t. We turned to our hair gurus in the studio for assistance, and they came up with the perfect collegiate coif!  Rush can be chaotic, so having your hair tucked away is key. The knotted side pony is easy, neat and totally schoolgirl chic. Follow the steps below and you’ll be going Greek in no time!

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Step-by-step:

1. Separate the hair into two sections. Pull the back section towards the front and hold down.
2. Loop the front section around the back and pull the hair into a simple knot.
3. Double knot the braid and pull tight.
4. Secure with an elastic hair tie and pull it under the knot to conceal.
5. Use a bobby pin to secure the hair into place.
6. Use a comb to settle the pony and voila!

XOXO

 

ArtPaper to Petal: Craft Your Own Paper Flowers!

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I love having a fresh bouquet around, but let’s face it, you’ve got maybe a week at best to enjoy it. (Calling all craft-aholics!) Now you can spruce up your romantic Indie decor using your own homemade paper flowers, with the help from design team Thuss + Farrell, and their new book Paper to Petal! Try out one of the 75 step-by-step designs, or just leave this hardbound edition of eye candy on your coffee table for a colorful pick-me up.

Interested? Lucky for you, this beautiful hardback went on sale yesterday, August 27th! You can pick up a copy at Random House.

DIYDIY Back to School Accessories with Erica of FashionLush!

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Erica of FashionLush shares some adorable ways to upgrade your accessories and start the school year off cute! Grab an old backpack or your fav pair of slip-ons and give them a revamp fit for the first day of class! Does this DIY pass your fashion school test? Let us know in the comments below!
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Click through for the full list of materials and instructions you’ll need to make your own!

DIYDIY Embellished Sunglasses with Erica of FashionLush

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Erica of FashionLush shares some cute (and super simple) ways to dress up your sunnies for summer! Take any old pair of sunglasses you might have lying around and spruce them up to make them summer soiree ready! Which pair of sunnies will you make? Share it with us below!

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Click through for the full list of materials and instructions you’ll need to make your own!

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