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MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP & COSTUME IDEAS

I’ve been seeing some creative halloween makeup and costume ideas that are amazingly not so hard to achieve, especially with helpful tutorials to follow.  Take a look at my favorite looks below.

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Cat”

via You and Lu | Photo: Annie Shak Photography | Makeup: Taary Moy

I love how pretty and simplistic the “cat” look turned out on Lauren Gores!

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Wednesday Addams”

via Sazan

If you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, how about this easy DIY tutorial of Sazan’s version of Wednesday Addams.

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“DIY Circus Performer”

via Lauren Conrad

If your going out with a group of your girlfriends to a halloween party, try out this fun trio look.

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Romantic Clown”

via The Beautiful Circus

Oh, the cuteness going on with this mother and daughter romantic clown costume and makeup is simply adorable!

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MY FALL FAVORITE LIPSTICKS COLORS

Favorite Fall Lipstick Colors

Whether it’s home decor, clothes or makeup, I love it when my sister hands me her “I don’t want these anymore” items! Recently, she passed on to me three lipsticks (two of which are samples) that are a bit darker than what I typically wear – I usually stick to a nude lip but as the fall season approaches, I’ve decided to give them a try and see how I like them.

FAVORITE FALL LIPSTICK COLORS

Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick has a dark pink shade that I can easily wear anytime and not feel it’s too much color. The lipstick goes on really smooth and has pretty good staying power.

FAVORITE FALL LIPSTICK COLORS

This has to be my favorite fall color lipgloss! I wear this lip gloss with my Mac ‘subculture’ lip liner and I think the reason why I love it is because when paired together, I get that nude mauve tone I’m used to but with a darker hue.

Favorite Fall Lipstick Colors

This lipgloss has a smooth matte finish and has a serious amount of staying power. I actually purchased this lip gloss and it is definitely intense in color with a deep berry stain. If you normally don’t wear dark colors, this dramatic lip color may be intimidating. However, if you are used to wearing dark lip colors, if worn with the right amount of makeup – it is a very alluring look! See the below pic for a makeup look that looks great with that dark berry hue!

Favorite Fall Lipstick Colorss
source: Brittany Bear Makeup

Favorite Fall Lipstick Colors

This lipstick has to be my second favorite with its rich pop of color. It has a soft matte finish and a little goes on a long way.

Have you shopped yet for a new fall color lipstick? Will you wear dark lipstick this fall? Which is your favorite go-to color? Do share in the comments section below!

Have you purchased a lipstick and you like the color and everything else about it but wish it was a shade lighter? Here’s a makeup tip I will share with you that I do…simply dab on some concealer on your lip. Adding some concealer will tone down the shade. Sometimes, I also use concealer before applying some of my lipsticks so that the lipstick color stays on longer throughout the day.

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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Marc Jacobs ‘kiss kiss bang bang’

Bobbi Brown ‘pink buff’

Julep ‘kiss me’

Burberry ‘rosewood’

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SUPER-CHIC BELL SLEEVE BLOUSES TO WEAR THIS FALL SEASON

A super-chic addition to your fall wardrobe, is the trending throwback vibe of the bell-sleeve blouse. I’m favoriting the romantic flowy take of the blouses fluid silhouette. You can style yours by dressing up straight-leg jeans or bring out the softer side with leather leggings.

Here is a round-up of my current faves! Let me know which one is your favorite!

Super-Chic Bell Sleeve Blouses to Wear This Fall Season

Shop the Post: 1. Pindot Fluted Blouse | 2. Love Bell Sleeve Top | 3. Geo Bell Sleeve Blouse | 4. Bell Sleeve Blouse with Black Trim Lace | 5. Rachel Roy Tie-Neck Bell-Sleeve Blouse | 6. Navy London Long Sleeve Blouse with Ruffle Collar

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BEACH PACKING ESSENTIALS

Whether you’re headed to the beach for a quick weekend getaway or if you’re lucky enough for extended duration, you’ve got the obvious swimsuit and sunscreen covered but there are a few other essentials you should pack as well. I’ve rounded up some other must haves for your fun in the sun!

Summer Beach time Essentials

 

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1. Shade yourself from the sun with a stylish Victoria White & Beige Striped Floppy Hat. The colors of this hat coordinates well with both light and dark colors. 

2. Who doesn’t want perfectly undone summer beach wave hair?!  Love Salt Beach Mist is a vegan volume-enhancing mist that might just give you that ever-stylish look!

 3. Good quality bathing suits aren’t inexpensive so having them last longer is ideal. With Swimwear Cleaner & Protector, you can protect your swimwear against chlorine, saltwater, sunrays and it eliminates odors. Ever packed just one bathing suit for a weekend trip and find yourself washing it in the bathroom sink with hand soap? This cleaner and protector comes in real handy and is undoubtedly better than using regular soap to clean your swimsuit. 

 4. As of late, I’ve been seeing more and more towels made out of Turkish cotton – I actually own one and it’s super soft! With a variety of muted colors, I love the modern look of these Herringbone Pestemal Beach Towels.

5. After spending a day at the beach, this ‘salty air messy hair don’t care’ tee is perfect to throw on over your swimsuit. 

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THE DRESSES I WORE FOR MY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

If you follow my blog, you may recall when I mentioned that I was on the hunt for a dress to wear for my engagement shoot – well I found not one but two dresses to wear so I thought I would share them with you – in the event you are looking for a dress to wear for a special event!

The location of the engagement session dictated the style of dress I was looking for and since we had decided on letting mother nature be the backdrop for the pictures, I wanted to wear a romantic flowing gown. Our photo session took place at a beautiful park that had both a large open field that allowed the sun to glow around us and tree-lined areas that were tucked away like a secret garden that gave off a more moody vibe.

The Dresses I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

The picture above shows the up-close details of the first dress I purchased. I had this dress hanging for a week in our bedroom before I finally got to wear it. Below are a few shots that were taken of just myself in the dress.

The Dress I Wore for my Engagement Photo Shoot

Dress I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

Dresses I wore for my Engagement Shoot

The Dresses I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

I decided that this Eliza J Belted Chiffon Maxi Dress in a soft shade of pink was a perfect dress to wear in the open field area of the park. With its romantic flowing gown and floral chiffon – it made me feel ultra feminine. I love that I can wear this dress again to a special summer event!

The Dress I Wore for my Engagement Shoot

The Dress I wore for my Engagement Shoot

The Dress I Wore For My Engagement Photos.

I found this navy blue long floor length ball gown at the Etsy shop of Atom Attire New York. Not only did I love the price but I absolutely loved how comfortable and versatile it is. If any bride-to-be readers are reading this post, consider this dress for your bridesmaids! They carry a variety of colors and it can be worn in so many different ways that compliment the body shape of each woman and her style preference. I styled the dress to be worn as a low cut neckline but I had contemplated to wear it as a one-shoulder style. The navy blue hue was a compliment to the moody forest-like area of the park.

-Photography of me wearing the dresses are by the awesome Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography

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