October 23, 2014

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staff picks – christina

FINALLY! all of my casper dreams will be realized – we’re going to a house party in a haunted mansion! before you freak out, just breathe. you’ve got this. and i’ve got THESE fun essentials to make sure you’re cute and ready to party…sans the scary halloween costumes, of course.

ban.do party banner necklace: when thriller comes on and everyone starts dancing, there’ll be no time for chit chat! just make sure you have your party banner necklace on to let everyone know what you’re all about – good times!

asos cat shift dress: it’s halloween so you can pretty much bet that there’ll be black cats around every corner. and, if you’re a crazy cat lady like me, you’ll probably buy anything with cats on it….and if it has cats and sequins? total game changer!

starburst candy corn: you’re going to be partying till the sun comes up so you’re going to need a little sugar fix. these starburst candy corns are basically the best thing EVER. trust me.

manic panic pastel-izer: everyone knows that you don’t want to be basic when it comes to dressing up for halloween. for all you unicorns out there, you’ll want to get this stuff. you add it to any dye and it instantly turns it into a pastel. IT’S MAGICAL!

black cat mask: a little black dress, kitten heels, and a black cat mask can be an quick and easy costume. just make sure you brush up on your cat puns…you’ve got to be kitten me right, meow!

hocus pocus: wanna pre-game? turn on hocus pocus while you’re getting ready and remember that, yes…sarah jessicas parker did have film roles before sex and the city.

ban.do black mini heart: dressing up like a cute zombie? everyone knows that zombies still have hearts. so make sure you wear yours!

-christina

October 17, 2014

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link love 10/17

it’s friday already!? holy smokes. we’ve been SUPER BUSY all week getting ready for another ban.do photo shoot! we’re rounding up the usual props to have on set (disco balls, confetti, streamers) and also some new wild & crazy stuff too. we’re upping our game this time so expect something EPIC! we gotta break the mold, ya know? we also can’t wait to see our friends kelly, nyrie, and max. if you want to be in on the FUN, make sure you’re following us on instagram for all our behind the scenes moments! happy friday, here’s link love.

feeling bling-y on the cheap chicas guide to sytyle.

25 must-pack items for a tropical getaway on pretty prudent.

we want everything on beauty bets’ love list!

hooray hooray hooray for haute child in the city.

a what’s in my bag post that you’ll want to check out on the steele maiden.

a watermelon themed party? uh, count us in!

the cutest and latest edition of dressing your bump on oh joy!

77 christmas presents that won’t break the bank on popsugar.

the BEST way to celebrate your birthday on lucky day!

mrs. lilien’s is coveting some pretty cool items!

::image via our instagram::

October 16, 2014

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who’s thirsty?!

it’s fall (even though it’s still hot as heck in L.A.) and you know that means…HOT HOT drinks! keep those apple ciders, mulled wines and spiced chai lattes warm and cozy in your very own hot stuff thermal mug.  these cuties can hold up to 16 ounces and will keep your hot drinks hot for hours on end! they come in three adorable prints including: gems, but first coffee, and blah blah blah.

and don’t forget about our sip sip tumblers! they’re clutch for your upcoming road trips and summer-y winter days (hello global warming). did we mention that they make for a perfect addition to your home or office?! can you imagine the instagram pictures??!  oh, and apparently vampires really like’em too.  proof here.

and last but not least, our too cold to hold drink sleeves are the MOST FUN and definitely the CUTEST drink sleeves around. take them to hawaii for your besties wedding or on holiday with your girl gang! you’ll look cute by the pool and it’ll keep your hands (and drink) cool. we’ll cheers to that!

::images via max wanger::

October 13, 2014

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STUDIO INTERN WANTED!

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A STUDIO INTERN! yay! are you a detail-oriented, multi-tasking superstar who is motivated and willing to help out on anything and everything? we’re looking for people who are extremely organized, hard working, efficient, responsible, resourceful and drum roll please…proactive! we are looking for someone with a “can-do” attitude, problem solving nature, and won’t stop until the job is done. we’re a hard working, busy bunch so we need someone to help us out! oh, and a love for all things ban.do, bright colors, sequins, candy, polka dot straws and bubbly water is a plus! here are some of the fun tasks that could be all yours:

– office organizing and cleaning

– inventory

– assisting with shipping

– basic errands

– hanging out with the ban.do crew

– would be awesome if you had a car and a laptop

–  must be in the los angeles area

– and any and all awesome things awesome that pop up here at the studio.

this position is unpaid and available now.  so what are you waiting for? shoot us an email to info@shopbando.com with the subject line AWESOME INTERN.  send us your resume, any other info you would like to share, and tell us why you would be the best ban.do intern ever.

and if you’re not a fan of commitment, we’re ALSO looking for photo shoot interns for october 20-21st. email info@shopbando.com with the subject line PHOTO SHOOT INTERN and come help out on the funnest set in town!

::image via max wanger::

October 13, 2014

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balloon time!

have you guys seen the incredibly cool  inflated/deflated balloon series? it’s a project done by three creative gals based out of chicago. the pics have been all over pinterest for a while, and they are awesome. anyway, we were so inspired by their work that we decided to try it out for ourselves.  we did have over 100 balloons in our studio for our birthday, remember?! which ones are your faves?

October 10, 2014

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link love 10/10

can we just take a minute to talk about how much FUN we had this week?! not only did we release a super cute jewelry line, we also met up with our longtime instagram friends @randomactsofpastel and @shopbicyclette, ate some pretty colorful donuts, and played with an array of sparkly confetti! we also got a ton of work done too…it’s all about multitasking, ya know?! so while you’re taking a peek at all our new jewelry and trying to determine what emoji you want to be for halloween, make sure you also check our favorite links this week! see? mutlitasking. happy friday!

things to try this fall on the hallway!

kelly’s taco pinata workshop was an instagrammers dream!

mixing patterns is always in style. just ask gina of popcorn and pandas.

30 things to do this fall on gala darling!

the perfect date night outfit on fred rondo.

see how this plaid skirt totally saved the day on b jones style.

dance while you cook with these kitchen-ready speakers!

a cool studio tour on a beautiful mess!

we want everything on one fine day’s love list!

october inspiration on state and occupation.

::image via max wanger::

October 07, 2014

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Ban.do Jewelry is here and it’s awesome!

we totally just upped our jewelry game…like, in a MAJOR way.  we set out to make the cutest and most fashionable jewelry line out there.  jewelry that not only we wanted to wear, but jewelry that our friends and family would love.  so let’s meet the new gang, shall we?

so you know how we make everyday a party, right?  well we created these super FUN party banner necklaces to help get your party started!  they come in COOL sayings like: MORE IS MORE STAY GOLD, KEEP IT REAL and GOOD TIMES.  they’re also adjustable…which is a total win win in our book.

and you guys loved our it girl bobbi pin so much, we totally were inspired to create our it girl cuffs.  these cuties are sure to spice up your arm party and they’ll definitely let people know what you’re all about.  oh, and speaking of cuffs, you’re going to totally flip over our girl talk cuffs.  they have some of our favorite words on them: RAD, PARTY TIME  and FOREVER.

what’s better than a shimmer-y bangle?  donuts and kittens yes, but not much else.  our shimmer bangles are about to become your new best friend.  they’re perfect for that extra bit of going-out glam that you’ve been looking for and yes, it’s totally acceptable to plan your new year’s outfit around this bangle.

don’t even get us started on our sweet talk bangle.. aside from being super cute, these compliment bangles are sure to turn heads and get you brownie points with your besties.  like, seriously…how could they not with such cute phrases like “you rule so hard,” “you are better than unicorns and sparkles combined and you’re prettier than a superstar” and “gosh, you look so cute.”

did we mention that all our jewelry comes in cute neon pink boxes!?  they are absolutely perfect for when you by your besties (and yourself) some of this super fun jewelry! wanna check out the whole kit and caboodle?  just click here!

October 03, 2014

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Pretty Please, Kelly Shew! 03

it’s no secret that we REALLY like cat eyes. so what better way to start october than by learning how to perfect it. if you’re familiar with ban.do, you’ve probably seen it on all our models; it’s our go-to eye if you will. and the gal behind getting that perfect look is…yup – you guessed it, kelly shew. we asked her what her favorite liners were and tips on achieving this oh-so-ban.do look.

FAVES

tarte’s amazonian clay water proof liner with double-ended brush
mac’s liquidlast liner
urban decay’s 24/7 liquid waterproof liner

APPLICATION

  • start at the middle of the eye and work outward…stopping at the end corner. then pause, open your eyes so you can see where the crease hits, then go back in and draw the perfect cat eye. also gently hold the outer corner of your eye slightly taut while applying. then lightly connect the inner corner to the middle.
  • sometimes, i like to use a business card to help get the perfect straight line. and i have a lot of business cards…lol.
  • keep your eye looking down or closed for a few seconds to let the liner dry so it doesn’t get on your lid when you open. you don’t want to mess up your beautiful face!
  • when working with a felt tip/paint brush like applicator, until you feel comfortable drawing a line, you can just add little dots on your lash line and then little by little connect. then draw out the wispy end and boom you’ve got the cat eye effect!

love your face,

-kelly shew

::image via max wanger::

October 03, 2014

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link love 10/3

don’t worry, you’ve totally got this. that’s sort of what we’ve been telling ourselves lately and it’s kind of empowering. we feel like we feel like we can tackle anything that comes our way, including these snow cone margaritas. and now that it’s officially october, is anyone else totally ready to break out their fall booties and bundle up with hot chocolate? oh wait! what do you mean it’s going to be 100 degrees on saturday? ok – scratch that. looks like we’re still in summer mode here in LA, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get into the spirit right? happy friday and happy october, here’s link love!

arin’s fave instagram accounts on heart of chic.

walk in love is all about good times and fun outfits!

gifts for everyone FUN in your life on sugar and cloth.

unique bridesmaid gifts on laurenconrad.com!

these will make you cool and keep your drinks cool too!

how to grow out your bangs on color me styled.

eye candy alert on sparklife!

the cutest backpack around on a girl and her pearl!

sayin hello to october on hibrid.

september faves on modern madeline!

the perfect fall outfit on whistles & clovers!

::image via our instagram::

October 02, 2014

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iphone 6 cases are coming!

hey girl gang! a ton of you have been asking about iphone 6 cases…here’s the skinny! we’re currently working on them and want them to be perfect for you guys and as they say…perfection takes little time. we should have a new stock of super cool cases available early 2015! so get ready to ring in the new year…literally.

if you’re looking for fun iPhone cases NOW, click here!

 

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