Category: Diy

DIYDIY: Make a Friendship Bracelet Out of Old Clothes


Beef up your stack of friendship bracelets with this no-cost, no-sew DIY that will take on whatever colors or textures you choose! From one T-shirt alone, you can make 1-4 double-wrap bracelets, so you’ll have plenty to share with your friends.
TIPS: Regular, jersey knit t-shirts work the best for this project and the more colorful the better!
When you cut your strips diagonally, this will create one continuous strip of fabric. Cut this into whatever lengths you need for your wrap bracelets.

DIYLuLu*s How-To: Makeup Remover

 

It is so important to remove your makeup at the end of the day and especially before you go to sleep. The makeup left on your face every night can lead to enlarged pores, inelasticity of your skin, and breakouts. Yuck! 
Here’s a way to create your own makeup remover at home that requires a few inexpensive ingredients and four easy steps. I love that taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be expensive!
Materials: 
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Filtered water
  • Cotton pads
  • Travel-sized container 
Instructions: 
  1. Fill the container 3/4 of the way full with filtered water and fill the other 1/4 with extra virgin olive oil 
  2. Shake gently to combine the ingredients
  3. Soak a cotton pad or cotton ball with the mixture and start wiping away that makeup! I’d suggest starting with your eyes and working towards the rest of your face

The smooth olive oil helps to gently break down your makeup and it won’t harm your skin. Just don’t forget to moisturize after cleansing!

BeautyLulu*s How-To: Rainbow Eye Shadow Tutorial

OK, so I know that rainbow eyes may not be what you wear to the office, but I couldn’t help indulging in this season’s trend by creating an eye-catching look on our model Grace. If you’re even a little bit daring, you can try this look for a festival or a Friday night, and you’ve got to admit, it’s pretty crazy cool!
We used the /0/” target=”_blank”>Paint Eye Shadow Palette by Milani, which is wonderfully pigmented for some seriously saturated color!
1. Start with a layer of foundation to act as a primer, but also to help the colors come out truer. Working from the innermost corner of the eye, apply your first color.

2. Use a separate brush with concealer to straighten out the edge; the concealer will act as an eraser to cancel out any stray color!

3. Continue adding lines of color and concealer as desired, and work your final color from underneath the eye to the outermost edge.

4. Finish with black eyeliner and mascara!
Hot Tip: Use a different brush for each color so that you can touch up your colors along the way!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

Imagine how many times we use our makeup brushes on a weekly basis. It is so easy for dirt and oils to get trapped in those bristles which can lead to breakouts and clogged pores, and we don’t want that! I have found a great way to clean makeup brushes on the cheap with things that you probably already have in your kitchen. This is the easiest most efficient way I’ve found to clean my brushes at home and it works wonders!

Here’s what you’ll need: 
  • Olive oil
  • Gentle dishwashing soap
  • Plate
  • Paper towels 
  • Dirty brushes!
Let’s get started:
1. First you’ll need to combine equal parts of the olive oil and dish soap on a small plate with a little bit of tap water.
2. Swish the tips of your brushes in the mixture, one at a time. Don’t worry if the mixture gets cloudy or dirty, it’ll clean quite a few brushes before you’ll need to start over!

3. After swishing them around and getting all of the makeup off, run them (brush side down) under warm water while rubbing the bristles to get them extra clean.
4. Lay brushes flat on a paper towel and let them dry overnight 
This is such an easy how-to that will come in handy whenever your brushes need a quick cleansing. Your face and your wallet will thank you!
xoxo

DIYDIY: Studded Shoes!

I hope you guys are ready for yet another stud-ly DIY project because this one is my favorite and I almost couldn’t wait to share it with you! Studded shoes add sass to any outfit and they can be worn so many ways that having a pair in your closet is a must. When studding shoes, it’s important to pick a pair with thin enough material to push the studs through. I chose to stud the outsides of these cute oxford heels with some gold star-shaped studs mixed in with tiny pyramid studs and they became an instant favorite.
 
Materials needed:
  • Various shapes/sizes of studs
  • Clothing item you’d like to stud (cardi, denim cutoffs, booties, etc.)
  

(We studded the Bonnibel Elodie Black Lace-up Oxford Heels and we got our cute studs from KitKraft.com)