Category: Beauty

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Braided Headband

We hope you’re not sick of braids just yet because we have another super cute tutorial for you! This boho braided headband is a chic and simple way to add some flair to your hair in three very easy steps.

The Braided Headband

- Start with small section of hair located near the back of your ear
- Begin a simple braid until you’ve reached the end of the section
- Wrap over the top of your head and secure with pins
Where will you wear this braided headband? Share with us @lulus on Instagram!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Braided Bun

The braid fun continues with this week’s braid how-to: the braided bun! This is such a cute hairstyle that goes from desk to date with the proper accessorizing. This up-do requires little time and will quickly become a go-to look for any occasion!

The Braided Bun

- Divide hair into three sections, the middle being the largest section
- French braid the middle section and secure in a circle with pins as needed
- French braid remaining two sections and loop around braid in opposite directions from each other
- Secure with pins and it’s complete!
Want to show us your fab braid creation? Tag us on instagram @lulus so we can see your bun in all its glory!
xoxo

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Waterfall Braid

Braids braids braids! They seem to be everywhere lately and if you find yourself twisting and twirling your hair to no avail, fear not, this LuLu*s how-to will teach you how to create a waterfall braid in five easy steps!

 

Waterfall Braid

- Start with small section of hair and begin a simple french braid.

- Continue the french braid only pulling new pieces of hair from the top, not the bottom.

- Leave the section pulled from the top down and grab a new piece from underneath to continue braiding with.

- Continue these steps until you reach the opposite side of the head.

- End with a small simple braid – Once at the bottom, hold the middle piece down and scrunch the remaining two pieces upward to make a zig-zag shape and voila!

 

Are you going to try this ‘do for yourself? Tag a picture on Instagram with @lulus so we can see your crafty coif!

Stay tuned for more braid tutorials next week!

xoxo

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Mermaid Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,

We’ve noticed plenty of scalloped hems popping up on the LuLu*s shop with the spring collection slowly releasing, so we were inspired to do something with a scalloped inspiration. We decided to take a bit of a cue from one of our favorite mythical creatures and do a dreamy mermaid look! So check out our full tutorial and make this scaly look a part of your world.

Here’s the look we’re going for:


What you’ll need:
- a minty green nail polish
- a darker teal nail polish
- a makeup sponge
- a black striper brush nail polish
- fast dry top coat


Start with a few coats of your base color. Make sure each coat is dry before applying the next and let these dry completely.


Now take your makeup sponge and apply a dab of the darker nail polish directly onto a corner of the sponge. I use the same sponge for multiple manicures, so usually I rip of the end where old nail polish has dried onto the sponge. Then just take the sponge and dab the polish onto the tip of your nail. This might take a few coats to achieve a darker look, but be patient and let each coat dry in between, or your sponge will end up lifting away your polish instead of putting it on!


Continue dabbing at the tip of each nail until you have a subtle ombre effect on every finger.


Then take your black nail polish and use a striper brush to draw a scalloped design.


Draw single rows of scalloped lines on top of each other until you reach the tip of your nail. Do the same to all of your nails and then simply top coat and you’re done!


This “under the sea” look is an amazing bold look that will surely get you in the mood for warmer weather!

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Floral Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,
Winter is hardly half way through, but with the appearance of beautiful spring clothing in stores and on the LuLu*s site, we’re ready for warmer seasons to come. The pretty mints and floral prints had us excited so we decided to do a floral manicure this week. A reader of ours taught us the simple steps to making easy rose-like flowers, so follow along below!

Here’s the look we’re going for:


What you’ll need:
- mint nail polish
- hot pink nail polish
- white nail polish
- green nail polish
- fast dry top coat
- a toothpick


Start with a few coats of your base color. Allow the coats to dry completely before continuing.


Now take your pink nail polish and dab a small dot on your nail. Then grab the white polish and dab a small dot directly next to the pink one.


Then take your toothpick (quickly before the polishes dry) and “stir” the dots together to make a swirled together spot of polish.


The take the other end of your toothpick and pick up some green polish. Dab the toothpick sideways to create a small leaf shape on the sides of your flower. Repeat the above steps multiple times on each nail to make a repeated flower pattern.


and then top coat and you’re done– your nails will be ready or the spring in no time!