Category: Beauty

Guest BloggerMani Monday: Angled French Nails by Katy of Nailed It

This week’s gorgeous edition of Mani Monday is inspired by the ever-so-popular French manicure. This angled French manicure is an updated version of the classic that uses black and gold to give your nails a hint of sophistication and shine. The best part about this mani is that it goes with just about any outfit, and will leave your nails looking pretty and polished from day to date.

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!

xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

Want to try this look? Shop the nude and black Butter London polishes on!

ContestsWin the Beauty Look: Adele!

Adele’s signature look is classic chic meets modern maven. With a sleek cat-eye, neutral shadow, and ravishing red lip, the stunning songstress is always red carpet ready! We don’t know about you, but we just cannot get enough of how flawless this diva always looks!

Love Adele’s glamorous appearance as much as we do? You can win the fabulous beauty products below to recreate her signature look!

Enter by following the instructions above!

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Ka’oir Lipstick in Red Roses

Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Eye Liner in Black Onyx

Pop Beauty Lid Bronzer

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Contest ends Friday 3/29 at 4pm PST. Winner will be announced Monday 4/1 at 2pm PST.

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Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Lace Nails with Katy of Nailed It

What is it about lace that makes it so feminine, but also so sexy? Maybe it’s the colors that decide which interpretation to take on, but then what would we call this simple black and white lace design? Simply put, I think it’s just lovely…lovely Lulu*s lace!

There are so many pretty lace pieces right now at like these black lace trimmed matador pants. Whether you love your lace in peplums or pleats, lace looks gorgeous and simple on your nails!

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!

xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

BeautyBlogger Picks: Makeup Must-haves

All of the girls at LuLu*s are obsessed with beauty! We are always asking around to get the scoop about what fave items are hiding out in each others makeup bags.  What liquid liner is best? What mascara gives you the fullest lashes? Ultimate lip gloss pick? You name it, we chat about it. I love to ask the bloggers that we work with to share some of their beauty faves they just can’t live without! Three of our blogger friends dish below.

Now that Lauren, Breanne and Emily have shared their favorites, do tell: what are your favorite items that you just can’t live without?

BeautyDALiiA Kohl Eye Liner Tutorial by Shyema of Beauty and the Feast

Kohl was a staple in Cleopatra’s beauty kit, so why not yours? I’m obsessed with DALiiA’s eyestick liners ($28 each) for not only its intense color payoff, but the fact that it’s a 100% natural formula (no parabens, no silicone or preservatives) so I feel comfortable lining it in the inner rims of my eyes for an intense smokey look.  Here’s an eye makeup look I did this morning (and proceeded to get many compliments on at the office later). The kohls are so easy to use and completely versatile. I used it below as a liner and shadows as you’ll see. You can totally get away with this easy look for day to evening, and even layer up more black for a sexy nighttime look that will be hard to ignore.

daliia kohl1. Use DALiiA’s Persian Gold on the lid in a wind-wiper motion, applying from lid to crease.

2. Use the tip of the liner to get into the tear duct area, and roll around to just the inner-bottom corner of the lid.

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3. Using an eyeshadow brush, grab a brown-bronze color like this one (this one is from a Tarte palette I had).

4. Apply to the outer crease area of your eye. This will give it subtle depth.

 eye liner tutorial5. I used DALiiA’s Starlight Silver to the center and inner areas of my crease to just give the look a little more dimension.

6. Use a highlighter pencil to add a little glow right under your brows. I used Benefit High Brow.

 eye liner tutorial7. Now take DALiiA’s Cleopatra Black to line your upper and lower waterline. I start from the tear duct area and close my eye slightly around the stick and slide through to thoroughly cover the inner rims. I go over it twice to make it really intense.

8. Line the upper lid like you would normal liner with the Black eyestick. You can drag the line out a little to give it a slightly winged look.

 eye liner tutorial

9.  Now using a flat brush, grab a dark brown shadow like this one and line your lower lashline. I love how this gives it a nice, smoked out look  (option: you can do this with your black eye stick if you want it even more intense).

10. Curl your lashes using an eyelash curler.

11. Add a couple swipes of your favorite black mascara (I used Lancome Hypnose Star – in love with this one right now!)

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Want to see more by guest blogger Shyema Azam? Check out her blog Beauty and the Feast!