BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Longer & Thicker Ponytail

Go ahead and leave those hair extensions at home because our Longer & Thicker Ponytail tutorial will show you a simple way to add volume and length to your everyday pony! Check out our steps outlined below!

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Steps:

- Pull the top half of your hair into a bun and fasten remaining hair into a ponytail.
- Backcomb lower ponytail for fullness.
- Take out the bun and create your top ponytail.
- Next, fully backcomb the top pony.
- Carefully smooth the top of the ponytails, to blend.
- Gather all of the hair from both ponytails, and texturize with your comb.
- Finish off with hair spray and now you have a longer, fuller ponytail!

BeautyMani Monday: Nude and Neon French Tips Nail Tutorial

Oh, la la! This week’s nude and neon french tip mani is très chic to say the least! We love how it captures all the fun of these warm summer days while putting a fun twist on the classic french mani! Follow our steps below to try this look out for yourself!

 

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

ContestsName the Dress #215

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

Winning Dress Name: Be My Beau-hemian

Winner: Lauren R.

 

FashionModel Moment with Anna

Anna Herrin is back in our studio this week, and we could not be more happy. Not only is she the ultimate bronzed beauty, but her spunky personality and infectious smile makes us never want to leave her side. We sat down and got the scoop on everything from her childhood crush to her favorite fashion trend!

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Where are you from?

Philadelphia

What’s your sign?

A crazy Pisces.

I never leave home without …

my pants!

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Who was your childhood crush?

Who wasn’t my childhood crush? I had a huge, huge crush on Ryan Phillipe and then this kid in my class named Jake Smith, who was so hot when I was in 7th grade.

What is your favorite fashion trend right now?

Anything over-sized and baggy. I am all about comfort with fashion.

What is you current favorite album?

I have been listening to a lot of Pop2K, so like millennial hits. I guess you would say NOW!  27-34.

If you weren’t modeling, where would you be?

Bathing in warm water, in some fabulous ocean with a cocktail in my hand #donttalktome.

Name your dream vacation.

I was just in Greece which was my first dream vacation! After that I would say, Portugal,  Bali, Thailand… basically anywhere is a dream vacation to me!

When I’m not working, I’m…

chilling very hard, with Grace – my dog, my best friend, my sweet baby angel.

What has been your coolest modeling experience?

Getting to go to Austria and ski in the Alps for a ski job. I just got to hangout and ski and get paid for it. It was amazing!

Words to live by…

You are your own best friend, so start being nice to yourself.

 

Anna loves LuLu*s! Check out her picks below!

DIYDIY Neon Stamped Napkins & Placemats

With the wonderful warm weather, there are plenty of summer soirees and backyard barbecues in full swing! We’re totally in love with the neon fad that is #trending right now, so what better way to create an eye-catching table arrangement than with this DIY neon stamped napkin and placemat set? With the ability to make your own shapes and a multitude of colors, the possibilities are literally endless! Check out the easy steps below on how to entertain in style, and make your pool parties a go!

Supplies:

  • Sponge
  • Neon Fabric Paints
  • Napkins & Placemats (you can certainly make your own, but we bought ours pre-made)
  • Scissors
  • Plate (not used for food)

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Steps:

1. Cut your sponge into whatever shape you desire! We went with easy-peasy rectangles and triangles, but feel free to get creative!

2. Dip your sponge into the fabric paint and dab it onto a clean part of the plate to ensure you have even coverage.

3.  Start stamping! You can stamp your shapes with even spaces in between to create a cohesive pattern, or spread them out at random to create an abstract arrangement. Try putting a couple different colored stamps in here and there for a fun pop of color!

4. Wash and dry your fabric paint according to the directions on the label, and start party planning!