BeautyLuLu*s How-to: Shimmering Holiday Eyes with Sigma Beauty & Lulus.com

Here at LuLu*s, we LOVE to get party-perfect! And with the holiday season quickly approaching, we can hardly contain our excitement for the upcoming festivities that call for a little holiday glam, and the perfect party-ready look! We have partnered up with Sigma Beauty – our new fave makeup brand – to create a hot holiday look that you can re-create for any occasion this season. Using a few key pieces that are sure to last you all season long, we created a sultry, Shimmering Holiday Eyes tutorial that is ready for you to rock into the New Year! Would you love to try out this look with your very own set of Sigma brushes? Read on for more details!

Shimmering Holiday Eyes
(All shadows used are from the beautiful Warm Neutrals Palette!)

Steps:

1. Use the Eye Shading brush #E55 to apply Cinnamon eyeshadow as the base color across the upper lid.
2. Add the shimmery Balanced eyeshadow to the inner corner, center of the lid, and brow bone with the Small Tapered Blending brush #E45.
3. Blend the Russet eyeshadow lightly to the crease of the upper lid and outer corner using the Pencil brush #E30.
4. Carefully line the upper and lower lash line with the Small Angle brush # E65 using the Warm Stone eyeshadow.
5. Using the Brow Expert Kit in Medium, groom and define brows.
6. Complete the holiday look with a cat eye using Eyeliner brush #E05 and Wicked gel eyeliner, then finish with lots of mascara!

CONTEST TIME!! Are you a makeup maven? Want to win a lavish kit of hand-crafted brushes? Then head over to our Instagram (@lulus) on your mobile device, and refer to our Sigma Beauty contest post for details on how to win the deluxe Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit from @Sigma Beauty ($472.00 value) that has everything you need for a luxurious makeup application!

(Profile must be public to enter. Contest open internationally. Winner will be selected at random & announced at blog.lulus.com on 11/10 by 5pm PST.)

ContestsName the Dress #229

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

Winning Dress Name: Shoot to Frill

Winner: Jessica

BeautyMani Monday: Black and Gold Dotted Nail Tutorial

Amp up that classic black mani with a little glitz and gold in this week’s Black and Gold Dotted Nail Tutorial! With just three simple gold dots, you get a minimalist look that’s absolutely perfect for any occasion! Loving this mani? Follow our steps below to try it for yourself!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

GeneralHome Chic Home: Fall Decor Must-Haves!

Here at LuLu*s we believe that all it takes to turn your home into your own autumn oasis (besides a freshly baked pumpkin pie) are just a couple lovely decor upgrades! Metallic gold (our personal fave) adds a touch of glam while maintaining the warmth of the season, and a few adorable woodland creatures bring the outdoors in! If you’re in the mood for some fall goodness check out our Fall Decor Must-Haves below!

fall decor

Shop this roundup:

1. Himmeli Faceted Wreath 2. Crazy Thankful – Digital Fall Thanksgiving Print 3. Owl Salt & Pepper Shakers 4. Textured Metallic Dip Bowl 5. Williams-Sonoma Essential Oils Candle, Pumpkin 6. Mirror Tray – Copper 7. Horizontal Double Rib Throw 8. Gilded Dapper Animal Plates 9. Embroidered Partridge Pillow Cover

DIYSparkling Apple Crisp Cocktail

We went in search of a cocktail that captured the essence of autumn, and what we found is quite exquisite! Pleasing to all the senses, the Sparkling Apple Crisp Cocktail captures the refreshing sweetness of autumn apples, the sultry taste of brandy, and the pleasant sparkle of champagne! It’s cozy enough for a night-in playing board games with your boyfriend, and sophisticated enough to impress any guest at your next holiday soiree! Whip this drink up and have all your friends in awe in no time!

AppleCrisp

Ingredients:

-1.5 oz Applejack Brandy

-3 oz Sparkling Apple Cider

-3 oz Champagne (chilled)

-1 Red Apple

-Cinnamon sticks

-Cinnamon and sugar mixture poured evenly on a saucer or plate

-Lemon Wedge

-Ice Cubes

 

Directions:

1. Cut a half inch slit into a lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass

2. Turn the glass upside down and dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, slowly twisting the glass to ensure even coverage, and gently shake off excess sugar

3. Pour the brandy, apple cider, and champagne into the glass and stir well

4. Add 2-3 ice cubes (optional), and garnish with a cinnamon stick and slice of red apple

 

Enjoy!

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