October 13, 2014


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


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


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


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.


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


  • 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


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


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!


September 30, 2014


ban.do book club

remember the  inspiration wall at our old studio? well, we couldn’t bear parting with all of the images that had inspired us for so long, so we decided to get a little crafty. we collected our favorite fashion forward images from  the bunch and put them in a book. now anytime we need a pinterest break or just want to stroll down memory lane, we know where to go! here are some of our favorite pages!

September 29, 2014


snapshot – september

we love bright colors as much as the next gal (hello, have you seen our instagram?), but this month was all about detoxing from bright summery colors and resetting our color palette. whites and blacks are cool…but gold is AWESOME! this month we were inspired by gold bars, golden tickets, golden arches (we’re loving it), and the golden girls. you can kind of say we truly embraced the phrase “STAY GOLD” and celebrating this metallic hue! this is september.

September 26, 2014


link love 9/26

it’s been all flowers, candy, and pretty things this week at the ban.do studio.  as always we are cooking up some awesome stuff for you that is packed with FUN! we are putting the finishing touches on our spring 2015 collection and starting on fall … how crazy is that!?! anyway, here are some awesome ban.do links for this week’s link love:

coury from a fancy treehouse is very busy (and cute!)

taylor sterling’s september edits on glitter guide

back to school with bauble bar

a super duper fun giveaway we did with sf girl by bay

sweet cats and her sassy school supplies

monday glam with sarah’s preppy close

creatively victoria and her pop of polkadots.

book bag staples by a girl and her pearl

rre-imagine your workspace with designlovefest

get some hair swag with ban.do twist scarves via 29 and nona

kelly from studio DIY made some super sweet gem rings inspired by our gem thermal mug!

eye candy alert on sparknotes

September 24, 2014


ban.do loves tiffany pratt

have you guys met tiffany pratt? she’s just about the most colorful gal you’ll ever meet. she’s a glitter maven and a member of the ban.do girl gang and we love her to pieces. tiff’s all about bright colors, fun DIYS and having fun. speaking of fun, check out this crazy donut necklace tutorial. nothing says good times like hanging on the beach eating donuts! psst –  and see if you can spot our rain or shine umbrella!

::images via tara mcmullen photography::

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