Sweet Thank-you’s for Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, a SHOUT OUT from all of us at Sugar Lulu to our BEAUTIFUL INSIDE-AND-OUT girls: we LOVE you TONS and are SO GRATEFUL for you!!! We’re ALL OVER any chance to say “Thanks for being YOU“… so we’ve put together our TOP 7 PICKS for SUPER-EASY & SWEET THANK-YOU’S… who will YOU surprise this Thanksgiving?!

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How CUTE are these “EXTRA THANKFUL FOR YOU” tags?! Attach them to anything, but we’re loving the “Extra” gum idea – funny and soooo easy! Click here for the FREE PRINTABLE & ideas for putting together these fab little gifts: https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2014/11/give-extra-get-extra-gift-idea-free-printable.html

 

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Surprise your friends or family by printing out this adorable GRATITUDE GAME, grabbing a load of M&M’s… and voila, you’ve made Thanksgiving way SWEETER! Click here to for directions & the FREE GAME PRINTABLEhttps://www.happygoluckyblog.com/thanksgiving-gratitude-game/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=455428962_15663438_327045

 

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CHOCOLATE, LIP BALM & SWEET NOTES wrapped up in fall colors…  this gift would TOTALLY make someone’s day.  Switch up what’s inside  – so many SWEET possibilities! Click here for FREE PRINTABLES & instructions: http://smashedpeasandcarrots.com/fall-themed-thank-you-gift-idea/

 

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Talk about SWEET! Sooo many ideas for CANDY BAR NOTES – the possibilities are ENDLESSLY SCRUMPTIOUS! Click here for details and FREE PRINTABLES here: www.skiptomylou.org/care-package-printable-gift-tags/

 

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A HUGS & KISSES THANK YOU JAR? Yes, please! So easy to assemble & TOTAL crowd-pleaser. Leave these for your family on the Thanksgiving table or surprise your BFF’s at school – or both! YUMMM! For directions, click here: https://www.u-createcrafts.com/hugs-kisses-thank-you-jar-with-free/

 

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THANKSGIVING CANDY BAR WRAPPERS plus Hersheys bars… a winning combo to say “I’m thankful for you”. Check out this FREE PRINTABLE: https://www.livinglocurto.com/free-printable-thanksgiving/

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OK so we are kind of OBSESSED with this GRATITUDE GARLAND. It is FREE to print out, ultra-ADORABLE & SO easy to personalize… a PERFECT Thanksgiving decoration. Talk about FUN! For details, click here: https://www.somewhatsimple.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/gratitude-garland-free-printable.png

Wishing everyone a SWEEEEET Thanksgiving… enjoy spreading the LOVE!

 

Spooky, Sweet and Super-Easy Halloween Treats!

BOO! Who is pumped for HALLOWEEN?! Here at Sugar Lulu, we live for anything SWEET, so Halloween is one of our fave holidays. We’ve rounded up our TOP 7 PICKS FOR DIY HALLOWEEN TREATS with a big WOW factor – sooooo easy to make and oh-so-Insta-worthy.  All TREATS, no TRICKS (other than the illusion that you worked for hours LOL!). Get ready to concoct some SPOOOOKY sweets, round up your BFF’s, take some selfies and enjoy this SWEEEET holiday!

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FANTA JACK-O-LANTERN FLOATS for Halloween? Yes, please! How adorable are these?! And that orange soda and vanilla ice cream combo? Beyond YUMMY! Click here for the recipe: https://belleofthekitchen.com/2014/10/20/fanta-jack-o-lantern-floats/

 

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Rice krispie treats are ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser, and these colorful MONSTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS are extra-SCRUMPTIOUS. You just have to smile when you look at these adorable little guys – soooo cute! Click here for instructions: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/3-ingredient-halloween-treats/

 

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We’re in love with these HALLOWEEN WITCH HAT COOKIES – NO baking, only 4 ingredients and ready in a flash, this is one of the easiest (and cutest) DIY treats EVER! Click here for the recipe: https://princesspinkygirl.com/witch-hats-cookies/

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We’re all over these SPIDER WEB DONUTS! Make the donuts from scratch or a super-easy alternative: pick up any color frosted donuts from your local donut shop, draw “webs” with frosting tubes, and add toy spiders from your local party store. DONUT WORRY… this treat is sure to be the HIT OF THE PARTY (or a fun breakfast to kick off Halloween)! For the homemade recipe, click here: https://www.sprinklesforbreakfast.com/chocolate-spider-web-doughnuts.php

 

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PUMPKIN RICE KRISPIE TREATS with tootsie roll stems… how SWEET is that? Show up at the Halloween party with these PERFECTLY PRETTY treats – YUMMMMM! Click here for this fun and easy recipe: https://cincyshopper.com/pumpkin-rice-crispie-treats/

 

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All of us at Sugar Lulu are completely DONUT CRAZY… we’re flipping over these HALLOWEEN MONSTER DONUTS! Talk about EASY… hop over to your fave local donut shop and party store and VOILA… you have these delicious, hilarious not-so-scary SWEET TREATS! Click here for details: https://eighteen25.com/sink-your-teeth-into-these-treats/

 

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We’re OBSESSED with these STRAWBERRY GHOSTS — cuteness and delicious-ness overload! They are almost too cute to eat (but we did say “almost” – ha!) Click here for the how-to: https://madeitateitlovedit.com/2015/10/white-chocolate-strawberry-ghosts/

From all of us at SUGAR LULU, we wish you a safe, fun and SUPER-SWEET Halloween – we love our girls even more than a mountain of candy!

 

SHAKE it up SWEET this Labor Day Weekend!

Who is ready for a completely SWEET Labor Day weekend? It’s time to SHAKE things up! Here at Sugar Lulu we’re OBSESSED with deliciously awesome “crazy” milkshakes. A great end-of summer treat & MAJOR photo opp potential!

Are you a chocolate lover or more of a sour belt kinda girl? We got you covered! Skip the lines… we’ve pulled together our picks for the best at-home, over-the-top milkshake recipes. Grab your BFF’s & SHAKE it up SWEET! Then put on your fave Sugar Lulu outfit, snap some photos showing off your SWEET SHAKE creations & tag @sugarlulu13 on Instagram. You could be featured as a Sugar Lulu model!

4 CRAZY SHAKE RECIPES 4 U!

Will you choose the insanely sweet STRAWBERRY SHAKE

…the deliciously delectable COTTON CANDY SHAKE

…the chocolate lover’s dream DONUT SHAKE

…or the scrumptious BIRTHDAY CAKE SHAKE?

Our vote: try all 4!!! Click here for the recipes: http://www.awwsam.com/2016/01/4-crazy-awesome-milkshake-recipes24.html#.VtS9yowrKYW

Craving some more ways to SHAKE IT UP? How cute are these?!

Click here for the MERMAID FREAKSHAKE recipe: http://thesoccermomblog.com/mermaid-freakshake/

Click here for the S’MORES SHAKE recipe (s’more please!): https://hellolittlehome.com/smores-freakshake-recipe/

Click here for this dreamy UNICORNS & RAINBOWS FREAKSHAKE recipe – and 38 other EPIC milkshake how-to’s: https://youshouldgrow.com/crazy-milkshake-recipes/

We can’t wait to see how our Sugar Lulu girls SHAKE IT UP… have a SWEET & FUN long weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Tips to Shoot a Video Haul

Hey girlies! One of the most fun parts about shopping is sharing what you’ve just scored. No wonder video hauls are one of our most favorite videos to watch. Want to get in on the action but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you with this post about the top tips to shoot a video haul.

One of the most important of the top tips to shoot a video haul includes keeping the video to  about 10 minutes long. It’s not necessary to be any longer because you might lose viewers‘ attention. BUT that doesn’t mean you have to worry about that while filming. Since we are sure you are super vid savvy, you can edit, cut, speed up, add graphics etc. later. So just keep rolling and worry about the timing after.

Show your package

The first top tip to shoot a video haul is to show off the package. Whether it’s a delivery on your doorstep or the most bomb “I’m def going to use this to hold my lunch tomorrow,” shopping bag, viewers want to see it. Tell them where your haul is from as you are displaying the packaging.

Set up staging spot

You are going to need space to spread out and either a full length mirror (for fashion) or a vanity mirror for makeup and hair.

Open your box

Keep the suspense up but not for too long. Make sure you’ve got the right materials–like a scissor or box cutter to open and unwrap. You can also take any tissue wrapped goods out of your bags at this point. All the while discuss why you like the brand or their products. Not only does this give viewers more info, but it might get you on the brand’s radar.

The Big Reveal

With a little dramatic effect–like music or close ups to your excited face–take out the first item to share. Lay it out, hold it up, try it on and take a spin around in it. For beauty or hair, show the package, the label, the tool (like the cute pink rollers here), or a dollop of squeeze of the product itself.

Continue with remaining items

Continue step 4 with remaining items, but since this is a post about the top tips to make a video haul, remember people are tuned in for a reason. They want the specifics of what you got, what  inspired you, what it looks like, how it works and more. So while showing off, sound off with all the info.

Share a code if you have

Mention any promo codes you know of and how long each is supposed to last. When you get enough followers, brands might even give you a code of your own to share!).

Come up with a catchy sign off

Can be short and sweet but be sure to tell peeps to follow you and then give them a hint at what’s to come next. That’s the best top tip to shoot a video haul–keep them coming back for more!

Sweet Quote: Be a Fruit Loop in a World Full of Cheerios

Well, you might think you know the reason that we love this sweet quote: Be a Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios and, okay, maybe you do. For starters, Fruit Loops are sweet and colorful and fun! Not that we are not big fans of Cheerios, because we are, but Fruit Loops in a world full of Cheerios stand out. Just like Sugar Lulu girls do!

 

Be a Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios–and rock!

Therefore, we want to encourage all of you to be a Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios. To be sweet and colorful. Not to be afraid to be different. To embrace being your own person. To show your true colors and to be able to stand out from the crowd. Finally, to speak out about your beliefs and support others who might be different too. Sugar Lulu girls know it’s okay to pave their own way—with friends, fashion and activities. Be who you are and be proud of it!

 

Dare to be different and the same

Still there is also the importance of being able to fit in, even though you may not blend in. Like Fruit Loops, you may share some of the characteristics of others (they’re round with holes like Cheerios!) and it’s good to embrace those. Here’s the thing: You don’t need to be different for the sake of it. Use your differences for good like making a statement or taking a stand. Don’t use them just to clash with others.

 

We love our sweet sayings all the more when they are literally so super sweet!

Fabulous finds for the holidays

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Just like so many of you, we LOVE to shop, especially fabulous finds for the holidays! We’ve been teaming with our Sugar Lulu Girls lately for great ideas. And doing it a lot lately with other brands and artists we are totally into!  Now, not only are we bringing you the ah-mazing stuff we design and create but we also stuff from them. We are going to bring you some of our favorites and fabulous finds for the holidays from other fabulous designers we know and have met along the way. Because over the past few months we have discovered tons of oh-so-cute items. Guess what? We are making them available to you, our uber-trendy girls.

Cool Brands

Heard of Logo Loops, Ooly, Semaki & Bird, Slant, Squishable and Sunnylife? We thought so and if not, now you can be in the know! Because you can find some of their sweetest-ever stuff on Sugar Lulu. From rockin’ school supplies (you always need to replenish) to squishy decorative pillows to mugs (mermaids, donuts and unicorns!) and water bottles. There are also bow and infiniti earrings and more! Any of these items are must-have for your holiday wish list! They are also perf for bday gifts or holiday gifts for your friends and family. But they are in limited supply and because we are now not producing them all, it’s better to play it safe than sorry and order soon because we are not in complete control of the restock process.

Find fabulous finds for the holiday here

So check out our site and make your wish list—we’ve got new Sugar Lulu products and favorites being restocked plus the slew of those fabulous finds for the holidays we just mentioned. Hope you have a blast—and please let us know what you love and would like to see more of!

Fashion For Philanthropy

Calling all fashionistas! We’re excited to tell you about the fashion for philanthropy fashion show we will be a part of November 4th. We’re teaming with KidFash Magazine and other cool brands. Plus we are psyched the event is being hosted by recording artist and Musical.ly star Vivian Hicks and actress/singer Ruby Jay.

Models and Tickets

Congrats to all our Sugar Lulu models who are joining us on the runway. We are so proud of you all! It’s not too late to buy tickets to come to the show if you are in NYC (it’s in uber-trendy Brooklyn btw). If you’re not able to be there in person, no worries. You can check out all of our feeds to see pics and hear stories. It’s fashion for philanthropy, after all, so we are sure there will be lots to hear and see!

Runway Fashion

We are also be introducing some new pieces to our lines (think tops, skirts and more leggings). And styling them in such cute ways so you will get tons of ideas for yourselves. For instance: to wear to school, after school and for weekend plans with friends and family. And, of course, that will look oh-so-good to post to your instagram feed! We will make them available on our site right after the show.

Anti-Bullying Purpose

While we are having such a blast pulling all of this all together, we are also thrilled to be involved with a project that gives back. Especially when it’s to a cause that promotes one of our core ideals–being kind. A quarter of the proceeds from the KidsFash Anti-Bullying Fashion Show Tour are being shared with Bullies Reality.  Bullies Reality is an anti-bullying organization that helps kids and families affected by bullying and educates others.

So check them–and us—out! See you on the runway!

Bag and Towel

For starters, take a good bag [link to product] that’s holds a lot but is also easy to clear of sand when you get home. Fill it with an oversized towel (one that’s round is super on-trend) that you can sit on in the sand and wrap yourself in after riding the waves.

Beach Day

If you’re lucky enough to be spending any time by the beach this summer, it’s a fabulous opportunity to be fashion-forward and decked out with must-have gear.