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CelebrityLuLu*s Ode to Scream Queens

Halloween is quickly approaching, loves, and in honor of such a spooooky holiday, we are bringing you our definitive ranking of Scream Queens! What makes a “scream queen,” you might ask? Well, a queen of true screams is one kick-butt, no-fear girl who won’t go down without a fight. And she typically lasts through the sequel (or several), consistently proving why she rules the horror movie genre! So, without further ado, the babes that make blood look fierce!

Janet Leigh as Marion Crane
in
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The start of it all – when leading ladies in horror films were really put on the map – was with Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s spine-tingling Psycho. She may not have outlasted Norman Bates, but she did shock us all with the final scream!

Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson
in A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Poor little Nancy Thompson just can’t get away from Freddy Krueger in Wes Craven’s big-screen nightmare, but she ultimately finds herself face-to-face with the killer, and brings us the term of “final girl” as she survives!

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Helen Shivers
in I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Not only does Sarah Michelle make our list for her role as the gorgeously gruesome Helen, but we also have to acknowledge her roles as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her lead as Karen in The Grudge. This girl has major pipes in the horror genre!

Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James
in I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Good girl Julie James (a personal favorite) finds herself at odds with a man she and her friends “killed” one summer, only to discover that he isn’t dead at all, but seeking his vengeance. How she survives isn’t pretty, but hey, at least Freddie Prinze Jr. was by her side!

Drew Barrymore as Casey Becker
in Scream

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Okay okay, so Drew Barrymore didn’t make it past that iconic first scene in Scream, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t still talking about her role and final scream in this cult classic. Wanna play a game?

Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
in Scream

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Our runner-up for THE leading lady of horror (and the actual Scream Queen) is Miss Sidney Prescott herself, who has made it through four terrifying films in which “Ghostface” stalks her and eliminates those around her one by one. Again, we ask, wanna play a game?

And the ULTIMATE Scream Queen…

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
in Halloween

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As the daughter of the original leading lady of horror flicks, Janet Leigh (who also made our list), Jamie had big shoes to fill. Turns out, those genes run strong in such a talented family because Jamie Lee Curtis really took the title of scream queen and ran with it (get it?). Having survived through every sequel, we can’t imagine Michael Myers ever stood a chance against this bad babe!

DIYBlackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

On the hunt for an autumn cocktail that’s sweet, sultry, and oh-so-sophisticated? The Blackberry Bramble has what you desire! Its deep, rich colors are synonymous with fall and the medley of flavors are as surprisingly pleasant as watching the season’s first leaves reach the ground. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to one of these luxurious and luscious cocktails – you deserve it!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 crème de mûre (A little pricey and hard to find, but trust us it’s well worth it. We founds ours here.)
  • Blackberries for garnish

Directions:

1. Fill cup halfway with ice

2. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup and stir well

3. Slowly pour in the crème de mûre

4. Garnish with a few plump, ripe blackberries and enjoy!

 

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For a non-alcoholic version, you can simply omit the gin and raspberry liqueur and replace with club soda and Torani’s raspberry syrup.

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GeneralMojito Ice Cubes with Ashley from Sugar and Cloth

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​I, Ashley of Sugar & Cloth, think we can all agree that watered down drinks aren’t nearly as refreshing as crisp, fresh ones full of … mint! Okay, so maybe not everyone loves mint as much as I do, but in case mojitos ARE your style, then this one is definitely for you: mojito ice cubes! In honor of there never being a mojito casualty again.

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GeneralA Bridesmaid Gift Guide with LuLu*s!

If you’re a bride-to-be looking for a fun and cute way to “pop the question” to your favorite group of gal pals, you’re in luck! We gathered some of our favorite pretty pieces that, when joined together, make for the perfect bridesmaid gift! Check out what we’ve included below!

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1. Technicolor Dreams Multi Sequin Clutch – Who doesn’t love a little bit of sparkle? This fun sequin clutch will be perfect for storing all of your maids’ bachelorette or wedding day goodies!

2. Wrote You a Letter Gold A Necklace - We love the idea of gifting your bridesmaid a chic, letter necklace for a personalized touch.

3. Branching Out Gold Earrings – For a bit of understated glam, go for a pair of dainty gold studs – guaranteed to make any gal smile!

4. Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm  – Treat your bridesmaids with a cosmetic that they can use long after the wedding! A nourishing lip balm will not only help prep the lips before wedding day makeup, but will keep them moisturized all night!

5. Gold Foil Be My Bridesmaid Greeting Card – A cute greeting card with a handwritten note to your bridesmaid is a must. We love the gold foil detail of this card and think it would look lovely placed on top of a cutely wrapped package!

6. Intro 02 Coral Patent Flip Flops - A cute pair of matching flip flops for your ladies would not only make for a cute photo op, but will keep their feet happy on and off the dance floor!

 

How do you plan to announce the big day to your bridal party? Tell us below!

GeneralHome Chic Home: Summer Patio Party Must-Haves

In preparation for the warm summer months ahead, we have been on the hunt for chic decor inspiration for outdoor entertaining! The cool blues, shimmering metallics and splashes of print in this roundup create a crisp presentation all while capturing the warmth and flavor of a summer night. Whether you’re planning a daytime picnic or a romantic garden party for two, our Summer Patio Party Must-Haves will add some ambiance to your outdoor bash!

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Shop this roundup:

1. Soho, Yum Plate 2. Edison-Style 10-Bulb String Lights 3. Beverage Dispenser 4. Tabletop Fireplace 5. Exton Tray 6. Rope Outdoor Drinkware 7. Almoco Flatware 8. Potter’s Workshop Tableware – Blue