BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Topsy Ponytail Hair Tutorial

We’re turning your everyday ponytail on its head with this week’s Topsy Ponytail Hair Tutorial! We love how this look mimics the classic look of a french braid but with half the hassle! Take a peek at our tutorial below for tips on how to achieve this fun style!

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Steps:

- Begin by creating three evenly spaced ponytails and securing with small elastic hair-ties.

- Starting from the top, slide each hair-tie slightly away from your head to make room for the topsy.

- Next, create a hole behind the top hair-tie and flip the pony up, then down through the hole.

- Continue by combining the top and middle ponytails together (repeating the previous step for the 2nd and 3rd topsy).

- Complete the look by tightening or loosening each section to your preference!

Note: The topsy ponytails should hide the elastic hair-ties but use bobby-pins as needed.

CelebrityStyle File: 2014 Teen Choice Awards!

When you put a bunch of Hollywood’s youngest and brightest stars into a room, how could hilarity and nonstop fun NOT ensue?! Cue the 2014 Teen Choice Awards! DivergentThe Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Pretty Little Liars were big winners throughout the evening, but can we really not give out a few awards for the best-dressed starlets of the night?! Below are our favorite picks!

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Lucy in Red: Lucy Hale not only won the award for Best TV Actress in a Drama, she also won the blue carpet in her crimson Christian Dior mini!

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Wo-Menswear: These two lovely ladies absolutely slayed in their suited looks! Kendall Jenner wore Oriett Domenech, and Selena Gomez (winner of the Ultimate Choice Award) wore an all-black Saint Laurent suit!

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Lea Michele was too-hot-to-handle in her color-block Fausto Puglisi and silver strappy sandals!

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Classy Lassies: Demi Lovato and Hailee Steinfeld looked demure and delightful in their evening’s choices. Demi wore a white Elisabetta Franch with gold accents, and Hailee was pretty in a long-sleeved lace Elie Saab!

But our favorite trend of the evening… CROP TOPS. CROP TOPS EVERYWHERE!

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Shay Mitchell took our breath away in a white lace Misha Collection set! The bustier top, complete with tousled braid, was everything and more!

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Who Wears Short Shorts: Chloë Moretz and Nine Dobrev, that’s who! Chloe was cute-as-a-button in Valentino, while Nina Dobrev looked simply intergalactic in Vionnet!

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And the winner is… Ohhh, Taylor! Miss Swift stole our hearts again (this time on a very blue carpet) in the prettiest mint green Novis set! With a subtle pink lip, perfect yellow heels, and her shoulder-length ‘do, we were simply smitten!

What were some of your favorite looks from the evening?

(images courtesy eonline.com)

BeautyMani Monday: Leopard Print Nail Tutorial

For this week’s Mani Monday, we’re heading into the wild with a sweet and sassy leopard print nail tutorial! With just a few neutral colors and a dotting tool at the ready, this fun print comes to life in a snap! Check out the steps we have outlined below for tips to recreate this look!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

ContestsName the Dress #216

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Winning Dress Name: Beading Heart

Winner: Chrissy

DIYSpiked Watermelon Popsicles

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Hi guys! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again, back with an amazing recipe to beat the end-of-summer heat! Just when you think watermelon couldn’t make the summer any better, they go and get a little makeover and come back looking cute as ever … and with a splash of rum. I don’t know about you, but that’s just as good as a cabana boy in my book.

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These spiked watermelon popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and fully equipped with a clever little rind drip tray built in!

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Ingredients, yields 12 pops:
  • 2.5 lbs of fresh, seedless watermelon (basically half of a small melon)
  • 4 tablespoons (or 2 oz.) of watermelon Monin syrup
  • 8 oz. of light rum (or the same amount of orange juice for non-alcoholic)
  • splash of Sprite
  • small, rectangular cuts of rind the same size as your popsicle molds

Cut the watermelon away from the rind and blend it in a blender. Pour it into a bowl or a pitcher with a spout to make it easy to pour into the popsicle molds, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. ​Pour the mixture into the molds, and insert the popsicle sticks through the rind by making a small slit with a knife. Be sure that the rind fits into the mold just enough to touch the mixture (to be able to freeze into place), but isn’t so small that it falls through the top opening. Then freeze the pops overnight.

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Before trying to remove the pops from the mold, run the tips of the popsicles in the mold under warm water for about 20 seconds. The popsicles will have a soft texture (as does watermelon), so pulling too hard on them will make them break if you’re not careful.  Before serving, you can drizzle a little dash of sugar for extra punch and cuteness!