Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days of Halloween: DollHouse

Day 5...

Welcome to the Doll House!
Going as a "Doll" for a Halloween costume is great because the creative interpretations are endless!
Just some of the ideas include...
Rag doll
And those are just to name a few.
What I used:
L'oreal True Match in Neutral
Too Faced Naked Eye palatte in "Pink Cheeks" & "In the Buff"
Sephora Eyeliner Creme
Rimmel Soft Khol eye pencil in "Pure White"
Maybelline Lash Stiletto: Voluptuous
False eye lashes for both the top and bottom
Rimmel Powder Blush in "Pink Rose"

The four different lip colors I played with were:
Revlon "Wild Orchid"
Milani "Berry Rich"
Avon "Merlot"
NYC "Cafe"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 Days of Halloween: Jack & Sally

Day 4 of "31 Days of Halloween" is...

What I used:
Professional Make-up Cream in "Black" & "White"
Sephora Eyeliner Creme in "Must Have"
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in "Blazing Blues"
Red lip pencil

*I have never been able to find a cream foundation for "Sally" that closely resembles the shade of blue from the movie. (The same problem when I recreate the Corpse Bride)
So...using the white cream and the lightest blue powder from the Eye Enhancers, I mixed a combination that gets a lot closer to what I want.
However, there is a trade-off. After you've been wearing the foundation for a while, it becomes crumbly.
And that's only when mixed with another component. But, in a pinch, this will work.

Monday, October 3, 2011

31 DoH Day 3: Severus Snape

Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween...

What I used:
Foundation: L'oreal True Match in "Neutral"
Eyes: Stila Kajal Eye Liner in "Onyx"
Brows, contouring & shading: Sephora Brow Pencil in "Dark Brown"
*For the look of greasy hair, I spritzed hair spray all over and let it set without styling.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

31 DoH Day 2: Rainbow Brite

Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween...


And here's what I used:

Face:L'oreal True Match in "Nude Beige W3"
Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder Blush in "Pink Rose"

Eyes:Nicka K HD Eye Shadow #3039
ARITAUM eye shadow BL102
Hard Candy Glitter Eyeshadows in "Algae", "Sequin" and "Sprinkles"
Stila Kajal Eye Liner in "Onyx"
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous in "Brown-Black"
 I also used a no-name palatte using the highlighted colors:
Lips: Maybelline Forever Metallics Lip Color in "Rock out Red"

And even without the wig, I think I can rock this as a brunette!! Lol!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 Days of Halloween

Every day for the entire month of October I will create a make-up look inspired by classic and popular Halloween costumes. I'll also share my favorite Halloween books, movies, music and other goodies. The look to kick off the month is inspired by "Jane" from Twilight: New Moon.

I will admit that red colored contacts would truly complete this look, however, those with brown eyes have a fun advantage.
When it comes to makeup, brown-eyed girls have a lot of freedom. Since brown is a fusion of primary colors blue, red and yellow. When wearing black shadow/liner you may notice that your eyes appear more a deep red than brown.
While out running errands today, I was asked a number of times where I got my 'contacts'. People were genuinely surprised when I told them I wasn't wearing any.

What I used:
Foundation: CoverGirl Clean in "Creamy Natural"
and NYC Smooth Skin Loose Powder in "Translucent"
Eyeshadow: Too Faced Naked Palatte in "Unmentionables" and "Stiletto"
Eyeliner: Stila Kajal eye liner in "Onyx"
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Stiletto
Lips: Avon in "Rosiest"

For my 'bloody nails', I followed the simple instructions from this video:


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Garland

My lastest Halloween inspired craft!
I needed something fun to hang on my front door but I couldn't find anything I liked. So, I decided to make my own Halloween garland! I don't think it came out too shabby either. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend in New England

Back home, these are some of my favorite places to visit during the fall season.

Bolton Spring Farm
You can pick apples, have some hot cider, take a hayride, select a pumpkin, eat an apple dumpling, buy molasses cookies and stock up on J. Crows Mulling Spices. I prefer to go on a day that's sunny but a little chilly, that way you can truly enjoy your hot cider.

Idylwilde Farm
My grandparents have been taking me here for years! This is where we stock up on candies, deli meats and cheeses, buy mums and other flowers for the yard. Plus, the drive there is usually very pretty with lots of tree lined roads.
King Richards Faire
This place can get pricey but it's SO worth it! You can watch jousting, dress up in medieval garb, meet the King and Queen, buy herbs, candles, costumes, giant turkey legs and fairy wings! Again, the ride can be half the fun, Carver, MA is absolutely beautiful in the fall.

Topsfield Fair
This one, for me, tops them all! This is an all-day affair. You have to be up and on the road no later than 6am. You'll get there before most of the vendors have finished setting up but this is how it's done. If not, you will be waiting in traffic for hours, eventually give up and go home, having missed all the fun. Once you're there and all the booths are opened, you'll realize that you're early rising was worth it. There's a petting zoo, a giant pumpkin contest, carnival rides, horse shows, the Beekeeping & Honey show, vendors selling everything from clothes, jewelry, novelty photos, fudge, candies, funnel cake, arts & crafts, doll houses, flowers and more. If you still can't picture it, try this...remember the fair from Charlotte's Web? It's pretty much like that, except more fun!

If you plan on visiting the Massachusetts area, remember...
~Fall is the best season to vacation in!
~ It can get pricey so make sure to plan accordingly.
~Salem, MA IS a lot of fun but even residents are wary during the week OF Halloween. However, if you are planning on going into Salem on Halloween night, I suggest you leave the kids at home.
~If you go to King Richards Faire, you HAVE to buy and devour a turkey IS the reason to go! :)
~If someone tries to convince you that Witch's Woods (a ScreamPark in Westford, MA) is totally cool for little kids, THEY ARE LYING! Do not take kids under 12, they will be terrified and cry and your evening & money will be wasted.
~When you run into someone with a heavy Boston accent, don't instantly resort to the phrase "Oh you're gonna pak the cah in Hah-vad yad?" Because it's SOOO old AND untrue. Harvard Yard is the center of Harvard campus. I don't think they would appreciate you parking there.