GUEST BLOGGER: Valentine's Day Ready with LEMBAS + BAYLA Artistry.

Hey loves!

Whether you are getting ready for your Galentine's or Valentine's (or both!) plans, check out these lovely makeup looks by our dear friend Lilly of BAYLA Artistry. Lilly has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Washington. LEMBAS has collaborated with BAYLA Artistry on numerous photo shoots, and now we're back at it again to bring two stunning looks you'll love to try.

From custom paintings to contouring cheekbones, we'll let Lilly take it from here.

From BAYLA Artistry:

For Look #1, featuring an ombre lip.

Step 1) Pick your favorite eye-shadow palette! I'm using Motives Demure Palette.

Step 1) Pick your favorite eye-shadow palette! I'm using Motives Demure Palette.

Step 2) Apply soft, warm shadow to the crease

Step 2) Apply soft, warm shadow to the crease

Step 3) Apply a darker, cooler tone to the outer crease-corners

Step 3) Apply a darker, cooler tone to the outer crease-corners

Step 4) Apply a light, shimmery shadow to the lids and brow bones

Step 4) Apply a light, shimmery shadow to the lids and brow bones

Step 5) Create your favorite wing ;)

Step 5) Create your favorite wing ;)

Step 6) Help showcase those brows with the help of Anastasia Beverly Hills - I’m using Dipbrow pomade in Chocolate and brow pencil in medium brown

Step 6) Help showcase those brows with the help of Anastasia Beverly Hills - I’m using Dipbrow pomade in Chocolate and brow pencil in medium brown

Step 7) Apply false lashes

Step 7) Apply false lashes

Step 8 ) Highlight the high points of the face

Step 8 ) Highlight the high points of the face

Step 9) Apply your favorite bronzer to chisel those cheekbones. I'm using ABH powder contour kit palette

Step 9) Apply your favorite bronzer to chisel those cheekbones. I'm using ABH powder contour kit palette

Step 10) Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks. I'm using NARS blush shade in 'Outlaw'.

Step 10) Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks. I'm using NARS blush shade in 'Outlaw'.

Step 11) Outline the lips with a red lip liner

Step 11) Outline the lips with a red lip liner

Step 12) Apply a soft pink lipstick for on ombre effect!

Step 12) Apply a soft pink lipstick for on ombre effect!

Aaaand VOILA, you're done! Put on your favorite LEMBAS piece and impress your special someone ;) 

Aaaand VOILA, you're done! Put on your favorite LEMBAS piece and impress your special someone ;) 

 

 

For Look #2, featuring gold tones.

Step 1) Prime the eye area. I’m using MAC concealer

Step 1) Prime the eye area. I’m using MAC concealer

Step 2) Cover the waterline with NYX wonder pencil concealer

Step 2) Cover the waterline with NYX wonder pencil concealer

Step 3) Create a thick line above the top lash line on the lid - don’t worry, this will be blended out

Step 3) Create a thick line above the top lash line on the lid - don’t worry, this will be blended out

Step 4) Apply a dark red/burgundy shade above the black liner up through the crease (I’m using Motives Element Color Box palette)

Step 4) Apply a dark red/burgundy shade above the black liner up through the crease (I’m using Motives Element Color Box palette)

Step 5) Apply a light brown shade above the red and blend out carefully

Step 5) Apply a light brown shade above the red and blend out carefully

Step 6) Apply a white or champagne shimmery shadow to the brow bone

Step 6) Apply a white or champagne shimmery shadow to the brow bone

Step 7a) Apply a gold shadow under the eye

Step 7a) Apply a gold shadow under the eye

Step 7b) I’m using Motives Demure palette

Step 7b) I’m using Motives Demure palette

Step 8) Apply your favorite pair of falsies ;)

Step 8) Apply your favorite pair of falsies ;)

Step 9) Apply mascara on bottom lashes and roots of the top lashes to combine them with the false lashes

Step 9) Apply mascara on bottom lashes and roots of the top lashes to combine them with the false lashes

Step 10) Fill in your brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade

Step 10) Fill in your brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade

Step 11) Apply a lip primer

Step 11) Apply a lip primer

Step 12) Lightly outline the lips. I'm using NYX concealer pencil.

Step 12) Lightly outline the lips. I'm using NYX concealer pencil.

Step 13a) LIPS: Outline the lips with a pink or champagne lip liner.

Step 13a) LIPS: Outline the lips with a pink or champagne lip liner.

Step 13b) Fill in the entire lip.

Step 13b) Fill in the entire lip.

Step 14) Use that gold shimmer on the center of the lip or use your favorite gold lipstick.

Step 14) Use that gold shimmer on the center of the lip or use your favorite gold lipstick.

...AND YOU'RE DONE!

...AND YOU'RE DONE!

Don’t forget to dress up your look with some LEMBAS jewelry! 

Don’t forget to dress up your look with some LEMBAS jewelry! 

 

Hope this sparks some fun ideas for you all! Happy Valentines Day, dears!

Love,
BAYLA Artistry
@bayla_artistry
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NEW ARRIVALS: {11/23 - 11/27} Just in time for Black Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving, babes! We hope you all are having a lovely and restful holiday week.

NOT ONLY are we having an amazing holiday sale, now through December 1st, with 40% off your purchase with code 'GIVETHANKS'--but we also have some stunning new pieces!

This holiday season, shop handmade and for a cause with LEMBAS! LEMBAS is handmade in the USA (in our humble Seattle studio) and donates 10% of proceeds to charity for fighting human trafficking; every purchase is always gift-wrapped, so you can be sure to feel great about giving the gift of LEMBAS for the holidays.

NOW IN WITH THE NEW...

The Kaia Fang Crown $88: Shop here.

The Ursa choker $28: Shop here.

And last but not least...
The Iseult quartz crystal crown $158: Shop here.

#LEMBASbride: All You Need Is Love.

I was so honoured to be a part of Sophia and Elizabeth's wedding, among so many talented individuals. They incorporated so many artisans in their wedding: from Sophia's customised dress, to her bridal henna tattoo, to the beautiful images created by Jolie Mae Photography (see her full post here), not to mention many other gorgeous details.

For her big day, Sophia wanted bridal jewellery that would look beautiful for her wedding, but also be timeless and wearable after her big day. She also wanted to incorporate pink, dominant in her colour theme, as well as mixing 14k gold with sterling silver. For Sophia, we created a layered, mixed metal necklace with a pink crystal pendant, alongside a pair of mixed metal barefoot sandals for her to be wed in. The result was a beautiful mix of fine details, as well as no worries over matching metals with her other accessories. Sophia is such a stunning bride and her wedding is full of feminine, yet whimsical details. It was a pleasure working with her to create jewellery to complement her vision. Congrats again, Sophia & Elizabeth!

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did! All photos shot by Jolie Mae Photography.

If you are interested in custom jewellery and/or bridal accessories for your wedding (or any day!) send us an email to inquiries@shoplembas.com and we'd love to help!

xo,

Lana

Blogger Feature: GYPSY TAN

We are so excited to be featured on the stunning style blog, GYPSY TAN (link to full post here). Blogger Sabrina Tan has an amazing style with a touch of bohemian flair. We adore her ability to style accessories into any outfit. Her gorgeous locations and scenic backgrounds are also a thing of beauty.

Check out how she styled two of our pieces, the AKIVA bib necklace and the CAMBRIA 2-in-1 belt/capelet with wardrobe pieces from Lulu's for her blog.

All photos from this GYPSY TAN post.

Say 'Yes' to Lembas Bride.

I'm so thrilled to announce that #LembasBride is here!

I wanted to personally introduce the line to all of you lovers. I have been making veils for my friends for a few years now. It all started when I made my very first veil--the veil I wore in my own wedding. Since then it has been a little side project I had for all of my dear friends, but now I am bringing it to all of you. Here on the Lembas shop, we have veils from simple, to bohemian, to extravagant. You'll find them under the 'bridal' tab. As always, I'll be adding more things every few weeks, with a focus on adding more garters (chain and lace).

For now, here's some photos for you all--Enjoy!

Photos by Amanda Kolstedt Photography // Hair by Maria Tsafos + Karen of iloveblush.com // Makeup by BAYLA Artistry // Models Ashley Dobson + Nicole Weese // Wardrobe, bridal accessories + jewellery by Lembas.

Click through for more photos.

A special introduction.

To kick off the launch of our first jewellery collection, I'd like to make a special introduction. This collection is very special to me for various reasons.

Throughout my life, I never truly fell in love with the art of accessories or jewellery. It was always too delicate and feminine, while I viewed myself as a little scrappy with rough edges–though there may have been a hint of femininity in there somewhere! I loved draping chains, spikes, metals and adored the costumery in medieval and fantasy tales. Later, while working in the fashion industry modeling for designers and styling wardrobes, I started to fall in love with avant-garde fashion and minimalist silhouettes. With this jewellery line, I hope to marry my love of tough metal–fit for my favourite fantasy story heroines–with my love of high fashion and wearable practicality. I want to provide jewellery for those that want beautiful pieces with a little edge and toughness added.

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for all of the love, it means the world to me.

xo,
Lana