CelebrityCrush of the Week: Colin O’Donoghue!

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This week we bring you a crush of the fairy tale variety. Ladies and gentleman, may we present Colin O’Donoghue, who plays Killian Jones (aka Captain Hook) on ABC‘s  ridiculously addicting Once Upon A Time. Sure, sure, Prince Charming is all the rage, but who doesn’t love a bad boy?! Mr. Hook has stolen our hearts like the manly marauder he is, and while Captain Hook may not be real, Mr. O’Donoghue is most definitely our fairy tale come true!

MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: CrayCray for TayTay!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is having a serious “It Girl” moment, so this week, we dedicate our playlist entirely to the blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty! With her latest album, 1989, being the first album to go platinum in 2014, TayTay is definitely at the top of her game. LuLu*s has had her album on repeat since it dropped, and it got us thinking about our favorite boy-crazy/break-up/make-up anthems by Miss Swift. So, without further ado, turn up your sound and get Taylor’d!

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

“I Knew You Were Trouble”

“22″

“Everything Has Changed” – feat. Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space”

BeautyLuLu*s Get the Glow: DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes

Want to hydrate and tone your skin, reduce cellulite and stretch marks, and feel energized all with one beauty product? Keep reading! Our DIY coconut coffee scrub cubes are not only super easy to make, but you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen! Use this exfoliating scrub on your skin in the morning and you might even get an extra boost of energy!

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With two stretch mark and cellulite-fighting ingredients, the powerful combination of coconut oil and coffee grounds is great for your skin and smells heavenly, too! Coffee is not only packed with antioxidants making it anti-aging and detoxifying, it is a natural astringent that (temporarily) makes your skin tighter and firmer. Coconut oil is one of our favorite beauty products because of its many amazing benefits (read more about it here) and has tons of Vitamin E, which is the ultimate anti-aging vitamin. It is a great moisturizer that delays wrinkles and sagging, plus its antibacterial properties help prevent breakouts!

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What You’ll Need:

-1/2 cup coconut oil (We like Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Organic Virgin Coconut Oil)

-1/2 cup freshly ground coffee beans (you can use your leftover morning grounds)

-Ice cube tray or mini muffin tin (regular size muffin tin will work)

 

Directions:

1. Microwave your coconut oil briefly to soften

2. Combine coffee grounds and coconut oil, stir well

3. Pour mixture into ice cube tray or muffin tin

4. Place in the freezer until cubes are hardened

5. Pop your cubes out and store in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer

6. Several hours before using, take a cube out and let it soften to room temperature

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Double or triple your batch and have great homemade presents to give to friends and family for Christmas!

ArtGear up for the Holidays!

It’s no secret that we love to outfit ladies for the holidays, and 2014 is no exception! From sequins to lace, sexy heels, and everything in-between, we’re rolling out your party perfect looks from now until New Year’s! This year we enlisted a favorite new artist, Mangomini, to illustrate our idea of a good time. We’re sure you’ll agree, the results are amazing! Thanks, Mangomini, and cheers!

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(image courtesy of Mangomini)

CelebrityLucy Hale for Flaunt Magazine!

Lucy Hale is everywhere lately. The star of a hit show, the face of a cosmetics brand, the latest cutie to croon her way into our hearts with her debut album, Road Between, and now our favorite Pretty Little Liar is channeling the lovely Liza Minnelli on the cover of Flaunt Magazine’s November issue. This babe makes mod look more relevant than ever. Donning a sleek black pixie wig, classic shift dresses, and dramatic eyes, we are in love with her flawless looks.

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(images courtesy of usmagazine.com)