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