Sneaker Fashion – Glam it up!

Sneakers are all the RAGE this fall, and we LOVE how you can wear them with just about ANYTHING from leggings to skirts, day or night, casual or out on the town! We’re all about expressing your OWN STYLE at Sugar Lulu. So we’ve pulled together 6 FUN WAYS you can take an ordinary pair of sneakers and make them EXTRAORDINARY.  Which style feels most like YOU? Have a blast taking your SNEAKER FASHION to a new level!

 

 

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We just can’t get enough of OMBRÉ! We’re LOVING the idea of turning plain white sneakers into your fave color ombré sneakers! We especially love the look of a chunky heel, but you can “ombré” any white sneakers – there is no limit to your imagination… think of the fashion possibilities! Click here to learn the technique: https://vansgirls.tumblr.com/post/144173420944/from-head-to-toe-were-all-about-ombr%C3%A9-these/amp

 

SPARKLE is always in STYLE! We’re OBSESSED with these DIY GOLD GLITTER SNEAKERS. What a way to GLAM UP any outfit and stand out from the crowd – LOVE these! We can also picture silver, pink, aqua or other color glittered sneaker possibilities. Check out this video for the how-to: https://youtu.be/sHpVCryY34Y

 

 

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TIE-DYE is SO “in” right now and we ADORE these super-cute sneakers to spice up any outfit.  Grab your fave color sharpies and create your very own custom sneakers with a tie-dye look. FABULOUS! Click for instructions: https://www.thecraftpatchblog.com/sharpie-tie-dye-sneakers/

 

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These DIY PATCH SNEAKERS make us so happy! And we love that you can tailor this look to your own style and your sneakers can shout out “This is me – this is what I love!” It’s also fun to change up your shoelaces to create a completely new look. Click here to learn how to create the patch style on any sneakers: http://www.awwsam.com/2016/03/diy-patch-sneakers-with-hipstapatch.html#.VtWWj_krLBQ

 

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We LOVE FRINGES, and we think they are ALWAYS in style! How COOL is this look?! Check out this easy and quick way to embellish your sneakers with this awesome fringe look: https://www.brit.co/fringe-sneakers/

 

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There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home… these RED SPARKLE SNEAKERS make us think of the Wizard of Oz – in a glammed up kind of way!  Of course, you can create these FABULOUSLY SPARKLY sneakers in ANY COLOR and pair them with any of your FALL FASHION FAVORITES. Click here for detailed instructions: http://www.home-everyday.com/2015/06/diy-glitter-converse-all-stars-or.html

Have the best time GLAMMING up your sneakers in your OWN STYLE – you are ONE OF A KIND and perfect JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Top Tips for Bullet Journals

You are such a busy girl–keeping up with schoolwork, activities, friends, boys and more! And you want to keep track of it all. But doing so takes time, something you don’t have tons to spare. That’s why bullet journaling makes so much sense! “Bu-joing” is quick, easy, super fun and totally  on-trend. Don’t know what exactly it is or how to get started? No worries, we’ve got some of the most amazing top tips for bullet journals so read on!

The book

Pick any notebook or pad to start your bullet journal. Shop in stores, online or make your own. One top tip for bullet journals we saw on seventeen.com is to print dotted grid paper double-sided, fold into a book with a card stock cover, make holes in the spine and tie with twine.

Organize

Another of the key top tips for bullet journals is to make sure you have categories that make sense for you. Turn each page or spread (two facing pages) into a space for each by labeling at top. Include to-do list, daily log, weekly log, monthly log, future log (your calendars), events, homework, friends, goals and more.

Page numbers

When you start, one of the top tips for bullet journals is to number each page. You can start with the first few and number as you move on. This is important as it goes back to the index (that’s where you’ll add the page numbers to categories; see below). It’s how you will be able to find stuff easily in your bu-jo. Therefore, it’s a step you don’t want to skip.

Index

You will need to start with an Index so that you can easily find what you are looking for. Mark all your categories there. As you add entries to your bullet journal you can add in the page number to the index. So when creating the index, leave plenty of room for future add-ins.

Symbols

What’s different about bu-joing than regular journaling or keeping a diary is the symbols next to the bulleted lists. These  make notes, tasks, events instantly and easily recognizable. An “o” bullet is used for events. Use a traditional bullet for tasks. A less than sign means that a task is scheduled. A greater than sign means a task needs to be migrated or moved forward to the next day, week or month. A dash is used for notes, which are facts, ideas, and observations. Even more fun? There are signifiers to further identify your lists, like an asterisk for priority. An exclamation point or inspiration. An eye symbol to explore more. Or make up your own! Just be sure to log all into a key on your front or back page so you know what you are looking at!

Accessories

Last of our top tips for bullet journals? Having a stash of pretty pens and other pieces like stickers makes the process even more inspired.

Would love to see what your bullet journal looks like–post them and tag us!

 

Customize Your School Supplies in Fabulous DIY Style

One of the best parts about going back to school is shopping for the rad new school supplies that you get to use in class, put up in your locker and carry around as swag in your backpack. Only problem? Typically others have been to the local spot for school supplies too or hit up the same online store you did so they’ve got the same stuff. No worries. You can personalize  your school supplies so they reflect you and your inner design star. Not only do you get to strut your style by customizing your school supplies but ultimately you can also identify what’s yours from those pesky people who love to “borrow” but not return.

Pens and Pencils

For starters, wrap pens and pencils in ribbons and top them with a character eraser or a faux fur pom-pom. Maybe consider color coordinating the ribbon with the accoutrement on top. Or use metal stamps to hammer designs into wood pencils or even “write your name.” Another idea? Download these pencil wraps in four different prints that fit perfectly on standard number 2 pencils. Just cut out and affix with a swipe of modge podge.

Books

Cover textbooks to make the perfect palette for favorite quotes, a poem, pics of friends or a sketch/drawing. Measure a piece of heavy duty paper—we especially like white and kraft color—that’s one inch longer and wider all around than your book when it’s open with both covers splayed out. Fold in sides of paper so that it is aligned on top and bottom of book. Fold over the covers of both books and tape to secure. You can also create fun book marks to keep track of your where you are in reading assignments. These downloadable ones that you add a decorative ribbon to work well on both textbooks and English class novels.

Folders

In addition, personalize your folders by marking up with strips of washi tape that comes in tons of fun colors and designs. Or go a more organized route with specialized printable labels that mark your subject front and center.

Sugar Lulu Breakfast Recipes

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes (watch the fun how-to video)


Lexi shows us how to make 3 quick and easy Breakfasts:

make-ahead smoothies, egg muffins and no-bake granola bars!


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Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

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Ingredients
fruit + greens, frozen ahead of time (at least the night before)
  • 1 ½ cups your favorite (frozen or fresh) fruit
  • ½  cup greens of choice (spinach, kale, etc.)
  • 1 cup liquid of your choice (water, coconut water, milk, almond milk, juice, yogurt)
Directions
  1. In labeled ziplock bags, combine the ingredients for each smoothie except the liquid. Squeeze out any air to flatten bag.
  2. Keep bags in the freezer.
  3. To use a freezer pack, add 1 to 1 1/2 cups liquid of choice along with your fruit and greens pack. Blend it up!
Our go-to favorite frozen fruits to have on hand are bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple and mango. We truly mix EVERYTHING – any kind of fruit and green together! 
Here are some ideas for Freezer Smoothie Packs
Very Berry Smoothie
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • liquid: 1 cup water
Tropical Bliss
  • ½ cup mango
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup kale
  • liquid: 1 cup coconut water
Sweet & Sour Smoothie Delight
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and halved
  • 1½ cups strawberries
  • ½ cup peaches
  • liquid: ½ cup yogurt & ½ cup orange juice

Egg Muffins

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  • Cooking spray
  • 4 eggs
  • Cubed ham
  • Shredded cheese
  • Splash of Milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle of dried parsley
  • Muffin pan
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add a splash of milk and salt and pepper. Pour into a measuring cup with a pouring lip.
  3. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray
  4. Pour eggs into muffin cups until about ¾ fill.
  5. Add in a handful of cubed ham and shredded cheese. Sprinkle a pinch of dried parsley on top.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set and tops are a golden brown.

Granola Bites

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup dried super-fruit, chopped (dates, cranberries, figs, blueberries, raisins, cherries, goji berries)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds or other nut
  • Capful of vanilla
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients (oatmeal, dried fruit, chocolate chips, ground almonds, shredded coconut) followed by wet ingredients (peanut butter, honey vanilla) in a large bowl.
    (Note: no need to worry about finding ground almonds. Buy whole almonds and use either a food processor or blender. They make quick work of grounding almonds!)
  2. Mix well until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for one hour in refrigerator.
  4. Use an ice cream scooper amount and roll into a tight ball. Place balls on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Place cookie sheet into freezer and freeze for 3 hours. Transfer to a plastic bag and store in fridge for one week or freezer for up to 3 months.
  6. We store them in the freezer and the kids pop them into their lunches each day. By lunch time they are usually thawed and easier to eat.

Yummy!


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