BeautyBoho Braid Tutorial

Boho Braid

When the temperatures rise, there is nothing better than a chic boho braid to keep cool! This season, we are even more excited to incorporate one of our favorite 2017 trends into our boho braids, hair rings! These chic hair accessories shimmer and shine in the summer sun and we just had to try the look for ourselves. Check out our braid tutorial in the steps below to create your own boho braid using celestial hair rings!

Step 1 & 2

1) Start with hair down and loose in a center part. Hair can be straight, wavy or curly depending on your preference. Part hair 1″ back from the hairline along the center part and then diagonally back towards the top of the ear. Clip hair that is not being braided from underneath so it is out of the way.
2) Dutch braid (basically an inside out French braid) hair away from the center part, down towards the top of the ear. Finish braiding to the ends of the hair and secure with a clear elastic.

Boho Braid

Step 3 & 4

3) Remove the clip from underneath the hair and use bobby pins to secure the braid over the hair toward the back of the head.
4) Pull out some wispy pieces along the hairline and loosen the braid for a boho look. Slightly bend star rings to open and place along the braid, tightening to close the rings. Finish with hairspray or surf spray as necessary.

Boho Braid

Boho Braid

We love how the hair rings elevate this cute braid into something totally trendy and special. Shop for hair rings and some of our favorite hair accessories below. What summer hair styles are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments!

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ContestsWear. Write. Win. Summer 2017 Giveaway

We’re giving away a $500 Lulus shopping spree to one lucky winner this summer! Enter our Wear. Write. Win. Summer 2017 Giveaway for your chance to win! Just submit an original review of a Lulus product using the “Write a Review” feature on site and you’ll automatically be entered to win!

Reviews left as comments on this blog will not be counted as eligible entries. All entries must be submitted via Lulus.com using the “Write a Review” feature.

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Entries must be submitted between June 1, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. PT on August 31,2017. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be U.S. resident, 18+ to enter. Winner will be announced by 9/14/17 at blog.lulus.com. Full terms & conditions: lulus.com/customerservice/contests

Congratulations to Sabrina C., she’s our lucky winner for the Wear. Write. Win. Spring 2017 Giveaway and has won $500 to Lulus! Happy shopping, babe!

BeautySummer Makeup Looks for EVERY Occasion

Get ready for your hottest summer ever with our favorite summer makeup looks! Whether you need ideas for a sexy date night makeup look or are heading to the beach but still want to look polished, we’ve pulled together some looks from our recent photoshoots to demonstrate how to get summer-hot without looking like you’re in the middle of a heat wave.

summer makeup looks - party makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: Sigma Copper Belle Duo Eyeliner Set, Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Black Eye Liner, NYX Magnetic Peach Illuminator Powder, NYX Moonbeam Rose Gold Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter, Sigma Gingerbabe Lip Set, Japonesque 01 Nude Pro Performance Lip Lacquer

For a party night out, a graphic cat eye paired with glowy skin can’t be beat!

  • – Use a gel or pencil liner to create a bold cat eye shape on your upper eyelids (pro tip: use tape to help create a straight line, but be sure to touch the sticky side to the skin on your hand or arm to reduce the tackiness before putting it on the delicate skin around your eyes).
  • – A peachy highlighter brings warmth and shimmer to your cheekbones and helps camouflage any dewiness you might get from dancing on a hot summer night.
  • – Finish the look with a nude or coral shimmery lip gloss that flatters your skin tone and you’re ready to party!

summer makeup looks - date night makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: FACE Stockholm #43 Brown Pearl EyeshadowM.O.T.D Cosmetics Straight to the Point Angled Eyeliner Brush, NYX Cheek on Cheek Light Pink Cheek Contour Duo Palette, Sigma Aura Powder In the Saddle Matte Bronzing Blush, Sigma Mirth Red Lip Base Pencil, LAQA & Co. Hot Sauce Red Avo Lip Butter

A red lip is one of the most confident makeup looks you can wear this summer, which makes it perfect for a date night!

  • – To keep your eyes polished yet simple (so your pretty pout stays the focus), use an angled brush to push a deep brown eyeshadow into your lash line (pro tip: wet the brush with setting spray or water before putting it in the eyeshadow to enhance the pigment of the powder and give it more staying power). Using a powder can create a softer, more romantic look than a pencil or gel liner.
  • – Sculpt your face with a matte bronzing powder, lightly brushing it into the hollows of your cheekbones, along your hair and jawline and even into the creases of your eyelid to create dimension.
  • – Next, it’s red lip time! Make sure your lip look stays put by using a matching red lip liner before grabbing your lipstick. Trace the outline of your natural lip line and fill in your lips for a solid base. Then, top with a longwear red lipstick and be ready to wow!

summer makeup looks - wedding guest makeup looks

Makeup from left to right: Sigma Brilliant Dusty Rose Shimmer Cream, FACE Stockholm Legacy Gold Eyeshadow Palette, FACE Stockholm Splendid Rose Pink Powder Blush, Sigma Aura Powder Nymphaea Soft Coral Blush, FACE Stockholm #81 Rose Pink Lip Gloss, FACE Stockholm Black Volumizing Mascara

Summer weddings call for a soft and sweet makeup look and this gold and rose look is perfectly romantic for celebrating!

  • – Start with a shimmery cream on your eyelids to create a base for a soft gold smoky eye. Once the cream has set, pat a gold eye shadow onto your eyelids and blend a bronze shimmer powder into the creases for a defined eye.
  • – Put some color on your cheeks with a sweet rosy blush, sweeping it lightly up your cheekbones, concentrating it on the apples of your cheek.
  • – Top the look off with rosy lip gloss and volumizing mascara to bring it all together (pro tip: make your lashes look even more lush by putting mascara on both sides by looking down and gently applying mascara on the back side of the lashes, making sure not to get any product on your eyelid). Now you’re ready to pop the champagne!

summer makeup looks - beach day makeup ideas

Makeup from left to right: NYX BB Cream Natural Beauty Balm, NYX Retractable Black Eye Liner, Vapour Organic Beauty Simmer Medium Solar Translucent Bronzer, LAQA & Co. Preacher’s Daughter Peach B’lighter, Herbivore Citrine Body Oil, Mermaid No. 1 Body Oil

Going to the beach doesn’t require any makeup, but if you want to feel put together, this look is for you!

  • – First, put on your favorite SPF on your face and body to make sure you are protected from the sun. The best beauty tip is having beautiful, safe skin!
  • – Once your sun protection has set in, apply a light BB cream to your face and neck and apply a waterproof eyeliner to your lash line to even out your skin and make your eyes pop in any beach selfies you might take.
  • – If you want even more coverage and dimension, apply a cream bronzer or blush to your cheeks to lightly contour and bring some color to your face – much prettier than a sunburn!
  • – Finish off your beach beauty routine by applying a body oil in a heavenly scent on your legs, arms and chest for a pretty glow (pro tip: apply the oil to the ends of your hair to keep it looking shiny and smooth out on the beach).

 

There you have it! Some of our favorite summer makeup looks to keep you looking polished and pretty all summer long!

xo

ContestsName the Dress: #360

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The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Gimme Noir

Winner: Ashlyn P.

Note: Entries are made public via comments and therefore, we cannot delete any entries. Submitting a name used by any other site or brand will disqualify your entry. Must be U.S. Resident, 13+ with parent/guardian consent or 18+ to enter. Winner must reply to hello@lulus.com email within 48 hours to claim prize. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules and Lulus.com Terms and Conditions.

Contests#Lovelulus Winner of the Week

Congratulations to @meggiepie for being our #lovelulus winner of the week! We’re swooning over this Venice view and her wearing Accompany Me Blue Chambray Two-Piece Dress! Loving two-piece sets for the summer? Us, too! Shop the collection here or check out a few of our faves below.

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We want to see how YOU wear Lulus! Show off those chic #ootd looks for a chance to win a $200 shopping spree and be featured on our Instagram. To enter just follow @lulus, upload a pic of your cute Lulus looks, and use #lovelulus & #contest in the caption for a chance to win. We award new winners every single Friday. See the full rules, terms, and conditions here. Good luck!

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