Friday, 5 June 2015

Prom Prep #3: The Top 10 Best DIY Prom Accessories!

Hey gals!

After my last post about how to create your very own DIY prom dress, I got around to thinking about how to accessorize that gorgeous dress you spent hours making. Now, as you may have guessed, this was no easy feat; after all, everyone knows that accessories can make or break an outfit.

However, after much searching (which required sifting through TONS of Pins), I now present you with my Top 10 list of DIY prom accessories that will definitely make you (and your outfit) shine!

1. Heart Shoes DIY

DIY: heart flats


2. Sparkly Soles DIY

I will be attempting these DIY sparkly heels asap


P.S.: Some more cute inspiration for this look:

White and Gold Wedding Shoes. Sparkly Glitter Heels. Bride Shoes. Golden Wedding  

3. Bejeweled Heels DIY

Here you learn how to frost the hell outta ur pumps :)


4. Masquerade Mask DIY

Add a masquerade mask. | 23 Ways To Glam Up Your Little Black Dress>>>> oh my gosh!!!! How much fun would this be!!! I love this! Most definitely going to try this!!!!


5. DIY Jeweled Sash (to really jazz up your dress!)

DIY Wedding // How to make a rhinestone bridal sash!


P.S.: Here's a sequined version, if that's more up your alley:


6. DIY Gilded Leaf Headpiece

Oh no.  I kinda like this...  Did you just lose respect for me? Or do you like it, too? I must know.


7. DIY Constellation Hairpiece


8. DIY Statement Sequin Clutch (no-sew and super cheap!)

Repurpose a mesh bag to create a no-sew sequined clutch. | 32 DIY Prom Accessories That Will Make You The Coolest Kid In School


9. DIY Floral Heels (Try this with different flower assortments!)

Kotur Flower Sandal


10. DIY J. Crew Statement Necklace

Diy J Crew Crystal Flower Lattice Statement Necklace

And that's it for the tutorials! Thanks so much to those of you who stuck with me through this magical Prom Prep series, and I wish you all an amazing night of dancing, fun, and memories.

Let me know if you guys want me to do any more series. I've been thinking of doing a summer-themed DIY series, but who knows what might happen...

Anyway, for the time being, enjoy the tutorials and have a wonderful day!

Lulu <3

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Prom Prep #2: Decisions, Decisions... Prom Dress DIYs!

Hi lovelies!

Finding The Dress. All my fellow prom-obsessed gals out there know what I'm talking about: the indescribable rush you get when you find the perfect dress, the exact one you pictured yourself flaunting on your special night. A.K.A, TOTAL love at first sight. And then you look at the price tag... and watch helplessly as your little daydream breaks into a million pieces.

Fear not, because today's post is all about DIYing that dream dress of yours!

Without further ado, here's my lineup of beautiful, elegant DIY dresses for every personality (and, as always, feel free to modify these DIYs to your liking - that's what's so great about doing it yourself!).

1. The Sassy Sista (P.S: adding rhinestones to this = so gorgeous!)


2. The Retro Maven


3. The Major Fangirl (in case you're wondering, that is indeed a Girl on Fire dress!)

Me twirling in my girl on fire dress


4. The Fairy Tale Princess


5. The Ambitious Nonconformist (Yes, that's a duct tape dress. Cue the gasps.)


Link to the photo:
Link to the tutorial:

6. The Simplistic Siren (try this with lace!)

DIY shift pinafore dress


That's it for the dress tutorials! Hopefully you found a style that suits your vision. Also, don't be afraid of making your own dress: prom is all about expressing your own individuality and having fun with your friends. So, remember, don't let anyone's opinions influence your personal style!

Have an awesome day!

Lulu <3

P.S.: Which of these styles are your favourite?

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Prom Prep #1: Inexpensive Makeup Brands & Hair Tutorials!

Hello lovely ladies!

With prom/grad season rapidly approaching, I thought I'd do something a little different for today's post. That's right - A Prom Prep series!

However, many blogs/articles only feature costly brands and items on posts like this, which is kinda disappointing, especially if you don't have a ton of cash at your disposal. So, I've decided to make this post for those of you who don't feel like blowing all your part-time job money on prom. (P.S.: In true fashion, there are DIYs in this post!)

Without further ado, here's my top picks in makeup and hair for Prom 2015! I've rated each of them with a five heart system for your convenience (and for the cuteness factor).


Note: This post could go on forever if I'm not careful, so to avoid your potential endless scrolling, I've compiled a short list of my favourite inexpensive makeup brands, plus my favourite Pinterest hair tutorials. Enjoy!

1. NYX Cosmetics (Quality: ♥♥♥♥♥ Cost: ♥♥♥♥)

If you're an Instagram beauty junkie, chances are you've heard of this brand before (or possibly even worship it). The quality of their products is amazing (case in point: the insane color payoff of their Wicked Lippies), and their prices are very low. Bonus: they don't test on animals! What's not to love?


2. e.l.f Cosmetics (Quality: ♥♥♥♥ Cost: ♥♥♥♥♥)

There is seriously no makeup brand I know of that has both the dirt-cheap prices and great quality of e.l.f. I received a gift from my friend over Christmas break that contained a little nude eyeshadow palette, mascara, eyeliner, and eye primer, and wore them to a party the next day. After having fallen asleep with my makeup on (oops!), I expected my pillow to be totally stained the next morning. Alas, it was clean, and my makeup barely smudged! Long-lasting + inexpensive = great prom makeup.


3. New York Color (Quality: ♥♥♥ Cost: ♥♥♥♥)

This brand is great if you want a good value, and it also has some pretty fun products. Some products I recommend from them are their lipsticks (I have the Expert Last Lip Color in Blue Rose, and the color is gorgeous) and their liquid eyeliner (I tested some on the back of my hand at a drugstore, and it didn't come off all day!).


Now on to the hair tutorials!

The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. - LUCY HALE’S VMA PONYTAIL

1. The Perfect Pony Tutorial


Gatsby Style | | Hair tutorials at You’re So Pretty | #youresopretty |

2. The Great Gatsby Tuck & Cover Tutorial (great for last-minute hair fixes!)


Loose Side Braid

3. The Side Swept Braid Tutorial


Getting hot? Put your hair up and try any of these 15 Gorgeous Hair Updo Tutorials at


Lately I am really into the sweet, fresh, summery look of flowers pinned into hair, and this tutorial from The Beauty Department is perfect.

5. Hair Flowers DIY (to add pizzazz to your updo without spending a ton of money!)


I hope you enjoyed my first prom season post! I'll be following up this post with a post all about buying (or perhaps DIYing!) prom dresses on a budget, so stay tuned for more awesomeness!

Peace, love, and parties,

Lulu <3

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Craft #15: Top 5 Spring DIYs!

Hi everyone!

Looooong time no see! I've been MIA for a while now, but I came back to this blog just for fun to see how many people have visited it lately, and it's at an all-time high. Wow, guys. Thank you so much.

To show my appreciation, I'm posting another DIY today. Or two. Or three. Or...

Can we tell who's been on Pinterest too much lately? ;)

Anyway, here's a few fun DIYs for you guys! (Also, if you like what I post on my blog, I have a fairly similar Pinterest page under the username "frostygal10" if you want to follow it.)

1. Colorful Hook Rack

This colorful mid-century style hook rack would cost hundreds in a store, but you can make it for just $15!

This one is pretty straightforward, and is probably one of the most tempting home décor DIYs I've ever laid eyes on. So. Freaking. Cute! Bonus: this would also be great for a college dorm.


2. "Partly Sunny" Dress Pattern


With spring already in full swing and summer just around the corner, we're all in need of a little extra crafting inspiration... and a new wardrobe. Coincidence? I think not. For those daring sewing enthusiasts out there, here's a cute (and FREE!) dress pattern that'll make you the classiest ray of sunshine at any party.


3.  Saltine Cracker Toffee
Saltine cracker toffee recipe...15 minute toffee! Super easy to make and seriously addicting!
Oh. My. Sugar. I just made these, and let me tell you, if I could have gotten a picture in before eating them all, it wouldn't have done the deliciousness of these guys justice. They're SO GOOD! Mine came out a little flakier than the ones in the picture, but still as yummy as I hoped they would be. Also, no worries if you have bare cabinets from all that spring cleaning - these only require 3 ingredients. So, go make some, pronto. I promise you won't regret it.
4.  Floral Letters
swellmayde: DIY | Floral Letters
April showers bring May... Flower Letters! These look so amazing, but I'd definitely want to skip the real flowers for this craft and opt for a bunch of pretty, fake ones instead. Unless, of course, you prefer the look/smell of real flowers, or these are being used as a temporary decoration, but I would want these beauties to last year-round.
5. Colored Ombré Kimono
How to make a Kimono | Mollie Makes free sewing pattern
Kimonos seem to have become extremely popular recently, and with festival season already here, I thought this DIY would be totally appropriate. These are usually ridiculously overpriced (and usually not my style) at the stores I shop at, so naturally, making one would be the cheaper, more customizable alternative. Besides, the simplicity of the project itself and beauty of the final product is enough to convert me from buying them premade altogether, even at their 'sale' prices.
So that's all, folks! I hope you enjoyed my DIY picks of the season, and I hope to post more fun stuff in coming weeks. If you enjoy my posts, leave me a comment and share the love! I'd be overjoyed to read them.
See you (hopefully) soon,
Lulu <3

Monday, 21 October 2013

Craft #14: DIY Halloween Costume Ideas!

Hi everyone!

So today I thought that I'd post a DIY for the first time in a month (can you believe that it's almost the end of October already?!?), because today marks the ten days left until that famed holiday in which children go crazy overeating sugary treats, partying in increasingly expensive costumes, and ringing our doorbells incessantly until the wee hours of the night demanding for said sugary treats. Ah yes, Halloween! My favorite part about the 31st will always be the costumes, no matter how weird, gruesome or freaky. I just think that the creativity and careful consideration of what to pair with what that comes with making your own costume simply deserves a round of applause! To congratulate those awesome kids (and, lets face it, adults) that spend hours every October planning the perfect Halloween costume instead of paying the scarily high prices for a pre-made one, here's a list of my favorite costume DIYs of the season!


5. Bubble Bath costume

Easy: just wear a white minidress, stick a bunch of tiny white balloons to the skirt area, and hot glue a rubber duck to a plain headband. Wear some baby blue heels and voilà! You can even do this in a different context and be the flying house with the balloons from the Disney movie Up.

4. The Morton Salt Girl costume

25 Creative DIY Costumes for Halloween 2013!! #halloween #halloweencostumes #halloweencostume #diy

Wear a yellow pleated dress, white opaque stockings, and yellow flats. Then, take along a can of Morton Salt (empty) and a big, clear umbrella. To really go all out, try wearing a yellow bob wig and paint your lips your exact skin color, outlining them in black eyeliner after that, and thinly lining only the tops of your eyes to complete the look.

3. Any 90's movie character costume

Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura - Pet Detective
16 DIY Costumes Based On Your Favorite '90s Movie Character  


The options here are unlimited. Just go crazy, have fun, and party like it's 1999!

2. Your favorite music artist
Oh So Fun DIY Katy Perry California Gurl Costume
Katy Perry

Superior Lady Gaga costume!
Lady Gaga

Homemade LMFAO Costume
LMFAO guys

Who doesn't want to dress like their favorite artist once in a while? Choose one that is particularly known for the...unique...clothes they wear, like Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, so that the inevitable "who are you dressed as?" will be easier to explain.

1. Cupcake (or anything sweet and sugary) Costume

Cupcake Joy - how to make a cupcake costume | diy costumes | funny costumes | kids costumes

Hehe, I love this one. Any candy or sweet treat would work, like macarons or candy bars, but I have a long-standing crush on all things cupcakes. So visit the below blog and make yourself one before you drool all over your keyboard! 

So now I hope that you girls have an idea as to what you might dress up as for Halloween! If you have a different idea or just want to let me know which costume you liked best, write to me in the comments below!

Wishing you all a fabulously spooky (or cute!) 31st,

-Lulu <3

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Inspiration Day #2! (and BCAM talk too!)

Hi gals!

It has been absolutely FOREVER since I've posted, hasn't it? So sorry about that, but a girl's gotta catch up with her schoolwork (and other little unexpected things that turn up when you least expect them)!

So, today I decided that we can all go for a bit of inspiration. I have had a serious case of the autumn blues over these past few weeks, because as you all know, I live for the summer months. And when they're over, my creativity and I need a pick-me-up :)

Be sure to stay tuned for a special reminder at the end of the post that I know that you ladies will be awesome enough to read and react to :D

Alrighty, here we go! Let me know which inspiration pic is your fave if you can, because I know for sure that I can't pick just one! :P

Chanel haute couture.

Love the idea of metallic rose gold nails for fall. I was hoping this would work, but it's more of a copper; I'll probably end up just making my own.

Barbie ponytail...for those days you just need to feel extra girly.
Michelle, search this name :Jasrael Designs" you'll find a board called :Jazzy Pink" and a lot of pins you may like.

Perfect for a pink bathroom!!! #girly #pink <3 For guide + advice on lifestyle, visit

Frosted pink rose!!!  nature just creates the most special moments

pink sparkle lipgloss

I love this, but lack the icing and baking skills to accomplish it, haha.

I have curls like this today. That would be incredibly cool if they were pink!

pink dress

2pcs Elegant Golden Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Chokers Necklace | Stud Earrings
pink ballerina tutu

Oh My Honey dress with custom dyed ombre petticoat at The Handmade Bride.

So as you can see, my theme for today's inspo is the color Pink! And because Breast Cancer Awareness
Month (BCAM for short) is right around the corner (and I'm sure that most of you fabulous girls have sadly had to see someone you know and love suffer through this painful and life-changing illness), I encourage you to donate to at least one organisation supporting this cause. No, I'm not being paid to say this, and I really think that this is an important cause. Since no one ever wants to experience this in their lifetime, every little bit will help us girls work towards a brighter, cancer-free future.

Girl power all the way!!!

A stronger women stands up for everyone else.  #GirlPower #motivation

Here's to all those empowered girls out there,

-Lulu <3