Thursday, October 29, 2015

For You Halloween Slackers: 4 Last Minute Costumes

Hello There!

Halloween is tomorrow and if you've been slacking on a costume and need to get one to wear to work or otherwise I have four quick ones you can whip up with things you may already have at your disposal.


For the Pumpkin I am wearing a shirt I bought on Etsy, but would be so easy to make with an orange shirt or sweatshirt and either iron on transfers or some fabric paint.  You could also just wear any orange colored top or cardigan.  I paired it plain black jeans from AE and flats.
You can do this up by wearing a pumpkin lipstick or doing up orange on your eyes or keep it more subdued with a simple eye and winged liner.

I also bought these adorable fabric earrings off of Etsy, but you could wear any black or orange ones or pick up a cute festive pair that drugstores usually have this time of year.

This look would also be so cute if you added some sort of pumpkin headband with a stem on it.  You can really customize this to make it work for you and what you have in your wardrobe or what might be easy and inexpensive to grab quickly.


I bought the Pusheen kigurumi as soon as it came out so that's what I am wearing here.  It is so dang cute and the hood has Pusheen's face and ears on it.
 You can make the cat yours by dressing in all black for a black cat, a bunch of colors for a calico, all white for a white kitty, or even rainbow for Nyancat.

I love this thing, it is so warm and cozy and look at the cute details on the back like the tail and stripes!

For my makeup I used black gel liner and a black gel pencil liner to draw on my nose, top lip, and whiskers.  I filled in my top lip with the black gel liner and my bottom lip with a pink liquid lipstick.
I messed up my hair a bit to give me a sort of lion's mane look which you could take a lot bigger than what I did if you want to go full on lion look for this.

Here's exactly what I used for my cat makeup look:Mary Kay's Gel Liner in black, Julep's Gel Eye Glider in blackest black, Too Faced's Melted Lipstick in Peony, and a cheap liner brush.  You can use any gel liner, a cheap liner brush, any pencil liner (I used a gel formula one), and any pink or red lipstick.

Minnie Mouse

For my Minnie Mouse I popped on my Minnie ears I got at Disney and a Mickey Sweater.  I put this on with some slouchy black pants from Fabletics, but this could be paired with a skirt for a more true Minnie look.
You could wear any black or red outfit and throw on some mouse ears to do this costume.

I did a very similar technique to the cat look with gel liner and the pencil liner for the nose and whiskers.  I added a red lip to this one and used white shadow to get the shine marks.

Here's exactly what I used to get this look: Meet Matte Nude by theBalm, Sephora's pencil liner in black, Mary Kay's Gel Liner in black, MAC's Retro Matte in Riri Woo (similar), and some very cheap makeup brushes.
I used the matte white shadow to do the shines, the matte red lip, and the gel liner and a thinner pencil liner to create the thinner mouse whiskers.

I couldn't resist grabbing the cat for a cat and mouse picture.  She clearly had other ideas and did not want to participate.

Heart Eye Emoji

For the last costume I did my rendition of the heart eye emoji.  

I wore this Wildfox sweater with it which is perfect for this costume.  You could really honestly wear whatever you want with this one since the whole costume is pretty much the face.

I made my hearts pink and matched them to my lipstick.  This was so easy to do and would be something you could throw on very quickly if you needed a costume in a pinch, plus you don't really have to paint your whole face yellow to get the point across.

I kept my same eye makeup I wore to work this day on and worked all of the costumes around it.  I painted the pink as close to my eyelids as possibly without actually going on them because I liked how that looked and it allows you to still have a bit of a glam eye for going out.

This is all I used to get my look, MAC's Viva Glam Miley 1 lipstick and a cream shadow brush from Sephora.
I will say I do not recommend using lipstick around your eye area, I concede that that was a very dumb idea as my eyes are pretty sensitive and were stinging a bit during this and even more when I tried to get this stuff off.
I would suggest creating this look by using some water in a pink powder shadow or getting a pink cream shadow and using that instead since it is actually made to go around and on your eye area.

To get all this mess off my face after each look I used YestoBlueberries makeup wipes and then Embryolisse  lait-creme concentre to cleanse my face and get the remaining makeup off (especially for the heart eyes).
I used MAC's Fix+ to wet the white shadow for the Minne Mouse costume.

I hope these help you if you're doing a last minute costume for today or tomorrow.


Let me know what you end up being for Halloween and have a safe and fun night!

Until Next Time,

disclaimer: All products I did not purchase for myself are marked with an *.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own.

#TBT Halloween Edit

Hello There!

Since today is Throwback Thursday and in two days it will be Halloween I thought it would be fun to share just a few Halloween costumes I have worn over the years.

This one here is my brother and I as a cowboy and cowgirl when I was about 4 and he was about 2.  We used to do a lot of DIY when it came to our costumes with a few pieces bought at at store.
This is one of my favorite Halloween costumes from when I was little.

Here's one from High School.  My skirt that got cropped out of all these pictures is a really cool long white maxi with spider webs and spiders embroidered all over it.  I topped it with a white tank and orange bolero.

I wore that skirt for so many Halloweens because it is simple and I could wear thick leggings underneath.  

In College I created these bat costumes for my now fiance and I.  I bought us black sweatshirts and got some mesh black fabric at a craft store.  I trimmed the fabric to create a bat wing shape and did some simple stitches to attach the fabric to the sweatshirts.  I love this because after Halloween I took the stitches out so we could wear the sweatshirts for everyday (college budgeting!).

This last one I did for going to work at my last job a few years ago.  I had gotten back from Disney and had my ears and this cute Mickey sweater so I put them.
I then painted whiskers and added a mouse shaped nose onto mine in black gel liner.  I added a white shine mark to my nose by wetting a brush with some water and dipping it into the shadow, it worked well and stayed on all day.
I put on a bright matte red lipstick and added shine marks the same way as the nose to my top and bottom lip.
This was such an easy costume and was work appropriate.

I'll have a few last minute Halloween costume ideas going up tomorrow.

What are you going to be for Halloween this year or what was your favorite costume you've worn?

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Let's Talk Tuxes

Hello There!

Now that I have completed almost everything I need to for my Wedding that is less than three months away I wanted to start reflecting on various aspects of planning.

Today I am starting with the guys, specifically their attire.  We've already secured our suits and I'll talk more about that in another post, but I wish I knew about the ability to order suits online before I went with a local retailer.

Weddington Way who has done beautiful bridesmaids dresses has opened up The Gent Shop for all the guys needs.
You can fully customize the suits and coordinate them with a massive array of colors (over 75!).  They have chic suits in a whole host of styles for any type of occasion, from beach to formal.

They have an awesome concierge service that can help you match the suits to your bridesmaids dresses.  The service also helps you find tailors near you (and any of your guys) to get the best measurements so the suits fit perfectly and if it doesn't fit perfectly they'll overnight you a replacement.  Returning the suits could not be easier because they come with a prepaid mailer that you pop everything back into and just put in the mail.

The rentals are reasonably priced and you can rent shoes if you need those too.  They also have options for bowties as well as ties and a variety of vest colors to match the suits and ties.

I personally love the Dylan style suit, it's sharp and classic with a bit of an edge and very similar to the style I ended up putting all my guys in.

The gorgeous satin contrast on the lapel makes this suit slightly more modern than a typical classic tuxedo.

I love how perfectly this gorgeous short lace bridesmaid dress goes with the sharp suit.  You can do so much on Weddington Way to make your bridal party look sharp. 
For the guys it provides easy rentals that can be shipped back right at your mailbox without having to worry about running back to a store and for the girls it provides stylish dresses you can rent and a massive selection of dresses you can buy that take you from the Wedding to any event after that.

They also have section of dresses for all the various events as a bride you need to go to like the Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party, and Rehearsal Dinner.

I can't resist sharing a few more pictures of these gorgeous suits.

If you are in the stages of planning your Wedding or know someone who is tell them to check out Weddington Way for all their suit and dress needs.

Head here to check out the suits and here to check out the dresses.

Let me know your favorite looks and what else wedding related you might want to see from me.

Until next time,

disclaimer: I was approached by Weddington Way to talk about their new range of suits and of course I am talking about it because I fell in love with the suits and the ease of the website.  I was not paid to speak about the suits and did so because I wanted to let my readers know about this awesome service.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own.