BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Inside-Out Braided Ponytail

Wherever this summer takes you, having fresh ways to pull your hair back is a must! Our inside-out braided ponytail is the perfect go-to for a cute and simple look that will keep your hair perfectly styled from yoga class to poolside! To get this fun braided look, follow our steps below!

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Steps:

1. Part your hair to one side and section a small amount of hair from the crown to begin the braid.

2. Next, loosely french braid inside-out moving down towards the top of the ear.

3. Finish the braid at the jaw line and pull remaining hair into a full side ponytail. Fasten with a clear hair-tie.

4. Working from the top down, carefully loosen each section of the braid to widen for fullness.

5. Complete the look by wrapping a small piece of hair from the ponytail around the hair-tie and bobby-pin.

 

DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: Sequined Monogram Wall Art

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Hey! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again with another glam yet modern DIY project for your home or office, or even for your next party! This time around you get to add just the right amount of sparkle with a DIY jumbo sequined monogram.

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 I think this project would be perfect for just about any celebration or statement piece, and use you use the same steps to spell out an entire name or create any size letter you want just in case jumbo isn’t exactly your style. 

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Materials–
Paper mache letter (you can find them on Amazon for cheap! I used this one)
Hot glue gun and glue
About 9 yards of sequin trim (if you’re making the large letters)
Scissors

All you have to do is make a stripe of hot glue about 5 inches long and place the sequin trim over top and press firmly. You’ll only do five inches at a time to make sure the glue doesn’t dry before you place the trim, and it’s easier to control this way.

sequin monogram-21You’ll go all the way around the letter as if you’re tracing and outline around it each time. To get around the curves and edges, just cut the trim and then glue an appropriately sized piece for that area. 

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BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Sunkissed Summer Gold Eyeshadow Tutorial

While a hot bikini, tanning lotion, and a delicious cocktail are definite pool-side must-haves, we have one more summer essential to tack onto your list: gold eyeshadow! When paired with a warm toned shadow, a golden eyeshadow can easily brighten the eyes all while creating a perfectly sunkissed look to complement your summer glow! Follow our steps below to make this look your own!

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Steps:

1. Create the base using a matte nude colored eyeshadow within the crease of the lid and outer corner.

2. Use a bright, shimmery gold eyeshadow for the perfect sunkissed glow.

3. Apply a matte beige eyeshadow to the brow bone. Blend this color into the base shadow to soften the shape.

4. Carefully line the upper lash line using dark brown eyeshadow. (You can use black liner for a more dramatic look!)

5. Finish by adding a hint of champagne shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye to create a pop!

CelebrityElizabeth Olsen for Marie Claire UK

Marie Claire UK chose Elizabeth Olsen for their June cover, giving the actress a chance to show off her modeling skills. Rocking some wicked tousled tresses, that famous Olsen pout, and styles by Miu Miu, Dior, and Lanvin (to name a few), Olsen made for a sweet cover girl with plenty of style and sass. We’re looking forward to her role in the upcoming Avengers movie, and hopefully plenty more magazine covers as well!Elizabeth OlsenOlsen1Olsen2Olsen4 (Images courtesy of fashiongonerogue.com)

BeautyMani Monday: Yellow and Pink Grapefruit Nail Tutorial

Oh, sweet summer, you are here at last! To celebrate the upcoming solstice we went for a grapefruit nail with the perfect punch of bright color for the warmer days ahead! With a yellow base, pink moons, and sliced accents, this sweet and simple mani will have you craving a summer treat in no time!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails