Category: Diy

GeneralLuLu*s How-To: Clean Out Your Closet

closetThe changing of the seasons always finds us stocking up on the latest looks, but it’s not always easy to find room for them in the closet. That’s why there’s no time like the present to finally clean out your closet! It can be hard, we know, but there are ways to make it easier!  We recommend you ask yourself the following questions to help with the process:

1) Have you worn it in the past year? We understand that some items are worn less often than others, but if you haven’t worn an item in more than a year, it’s probably best to get rid of that piece to make way for something more fabulous!

2) Does it fit? Dress for the body you have now, and get rid of items that are too small or too large. Our figures are bound to change over time, and our clothes should change too! Stick with the clothes that fit your body now and flattering outfits are sure to follow.

3) Is it damaged? We are all guilty of hanging on to an item that we love, even though it has a hole or a stain. If you’re sure you can (and will!) get it fixed, then by all means keep it! Otherwise, if it takes more effort than you will realistically put forth, it is probably best to break up with that item.

4) How do you feel when you wear this? When you feel good, you look good! If wearing a particular item doesn’t make you feel confident, then it’s time to part ways and find something new to love.

But wait, don’t just toss those clothes in the trash! Consider donating them or doing a clothing swap with the gal pals to give those clothes a second life!

BeautyMani Monday: Blue Scalloped Nail Tutorial

With barbeques and picnics in full swing, go for a mani that boasts the perfect patriotic touch! This fun scalloped nail is just that, putting a unique twist on the classic french with not one, but TWO rows of color! We are absolutely smitten over this chic look and can’t wait to rock it all summer!

Scalloped Nail

XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Vanity Tray

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Hello! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again with another quick home project to freshen up your space. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for just about any pretty lipstick or eyeshadow container. Of course, I end up buying most things with pretty packaging but I’ll spare you the sob story. Instead, I’m supporting all of my fellow beauty lovers with a simple DIY vanity tray that’s perfectly fitting to display all of your pretties.
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Materials:
  • Flat bottom tray or board of any type (I used this one, but you could also use a kitchen cutting board, wooden tray, etc.)
  • Super glue or E-6000 glue
  • Decorative brass corners
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This DIY is as simple as gluing the corners on! To do so, simply turn the tray or board wrong side up, and add a healthy amount of glue to the decorative corner and press firmly. Let the glue set completely before turning it over and displaying your items.
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Of course fresh flowers make everything better too, don’t they? Be sure to share your finished projects with us using the hashtag #lulusfreshspaces!

DIYThe Best Prom Checklist

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With Prom 2014 already around the corner, it’s time to buckle down and get organized! From the dress and dinner reservations, to makeup and hair, our short and sweet prom checklist will help you prioritize!

Prom Checklist

In need of some pre-prom skin care inspiration? Check out our DIY – At Home Spa Treatments Series!

 

DIYDIY Beaded Headpiece

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DIY Beaded Headpiece: Tired of your tiara? Try an elegant beaded crown instead for your upcoming prom or wedding. Nothing could be more feminine and Bohemian all at once!

Materials:

Soft tape measure

18 gauge wire

24 gauge wire

Freshwater pearls

Rhinestone beads

Pliers

Fresh flowers of your choice

Step 1: Using the soft tape measure, measure the circumference of your head where you would like the headpiece to lay. (Ours is based on a 24″ measurement.)

Step 2: Using the 18 gauge wire, measure three times your head measurement (ours was 72″ long) and clip from spool. Wrap this length of wire around itself to create an oval (three wires thick) the size of your head. To secure the ends, twist the last 1/2″ tightly around the loop twice, and clip off any excess.

Step 3: Decide your bead pattern in advance and lay them out. Measure a piece of the 24 gauge wire twice as long as your head measurement (ours was 48″ long). To get started, twist one end of the 24 gauge wire 2-3 times around your wire oval.

Step 4: Twine the thin wire around the oval until you get to where you want to place your first bead. Thread the bead on the wire and secure it by looping the thin wire tightly against the side of the bead. Continue beading, leaving as much or as little space between beads as you’d like.

Step 5: When you get to the end, wrap the wire tightly three times, and clip off the excess.

Step 6: Add fresh flowers of your choice by pinning them in your hair, or wiring them to the headpiece.

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