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Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone! I was hoping this post would go up before Halloween, but unfortunately some things have gotten in the way. I hope you’re all having fun celebrating with Halloween festivities.

For me, the hype leading up to Halloweekend was real and when it finally arrived I was stoked.  This year was the first time I celebrated Halloweekend at my school.  Freshman year I was a hermit, because the year before I had a somewhat bad experience during Halloweekend festivities happening at a different school. This year, though, I found Halloweekend as a way to have fun, spend time with friends, and not really worry about much else.         

Thursday night, I went to a Halloween party being thrown by a club at my school with my friend Emma as minions.  It was a cheap and easy costume to do, all you really need is a yellow or purple shirt, suspenders, and minion goggles.  I don’t have links to the items used as I didn’t purchase them and they were all thanks to Emma.  You can check out how the costumes turned out on my Instagram.

Friday night I went as one of the most basic Halloween costumes that every girl dressed up as last year: Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.  I know, I’m a year late on the bandwagon. Whatever, though.  I had the shirt and jacket from last year and decided I might as well wear them and dress up as her.  All I really had to do was put my hair in pigtails, wear a bright red lip, do the face tattoos, and put blue and red/hot pink eyeshadow on the eyes.  A lot of people liked my costume, though, and I’m happy about that.  

On the last night of Halloweekend, I dressed up as a bunny, and no, I wouldn’t say it was sexy.  I still joked around, though and said it was my tribute to the deceased Hefner.  I got the lace bunny ears for $8 at Spirit Halloween and wore skinny jeans and a pale pink chunky knit sweater from Pacsun. For makeup I used a grey matte liquid lipstick, a primer to make my makeup last all night, and the Naked 2 palette.  I used the shade “Foxy” as a base, “Verve” on my lid and blended in “Pistol” in my crease. You can see the completed look on my Instagram.  

I hope you all have a fun Halloween! I’ll be cuddled up in bed watching Halloween themed movies with a hot cup of cider. BEST. NIGHT. EVER!

Daddy’s Little Monster shirt 
Property of the Joker jacket (could not find the exact same one on Hot Topic, but it’s sold elsewhere on eBay and other websites. There is a leather one on Hot Topic)
Lace bunny ears
Naked 2 palette
Benefit’s Porefessional Primer
Smashbox Liquid Lip in “Chill Zone”
Stila black eye liner
Sephora shadow in “Red Carpet” 
L’Oreal blue shadow duo (couldn’t find the same exact one)
MAC liquid lip in “Dance With Me” 

 

Autumn Favorites

The weather is turning a bit cold, the oversized cozy and warm sweaters are coming out, and I’m beginning to spend my nights with my fingers wrapped around a warm beverage watching Halloween movies or reading a book.  Fall is my favorite season for many reasons.  I love the colors, the scents, and tastes in this season more than any other.  Not to mention I enjoy having an excuse to stay inside a bit more. “Oh, it’s too cold!” Due to these reasons, I’ve decided to create a list of what I’m loving at this particular time, and what I believe makes fall most enjoyable.

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As the colder months roll around, though, I have to up my skincare game.  My hands become dry and I just need more moisturization over all.  So I make sure to have lotion somewhere on hand at all times, whether it be my desk/bedside, backpack, or my evening purse.  Also, since I’m on a bit of a health kick as of late, I have found that wearing sweet smelling hand lotions helps me not indulge as much.  It’s probably all in my head, right? I’ve also switched out my body wash to a more fall themed scent.  While we’re on the topic of scents, I thought I might as well include the scents that I’ve been plopping into my wax warmer.  Unfortunately, since I live in a dorm room I cannot appreciate a regular candle.  

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Another thing which I thoroughly enjoy during the fall is the vampy makeup, which I feel like I can only wear during this particular season.  For my eyes I have been using the Lime Crime Venus palette which is filled with warm toned hues, perfect for fall. I’ve also been using the Kat Von D tattoo liner for a bold wing which lasts all day and night; perfect for the busy college gal who has no time for touch-ups! To get the I’ve-been-dead-for-over-a-century chiseled cheekbones trend (ya know what I’m talking about, right?) I’ve been using NARS Laguna bronzer.  I know what the makeup experts say about not using bronzers as contour, but I suppose I’ve always been a rebel. Who gives? On my lips I have been enjoying the MAC matte lipstick in the shade Studded Kiss. For my manicure, I’ve been loving the Essie shade “Wicked.”  Vampy queen of the dead, who? #IDon’tKnowHer

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WARM DRINKS! …sorry about that. I don’t know what came over me. A burst of passion, I suppose.  Warm fall flavored drinks are my life blood during the fall season.  Since I’m transitioning from coffee to tea during the mornings, I’ve been loving these three particular seasonal teas.  Celestial always have amazing seasonal flavors, and this month I have picked up the Caramel Apple Dream and Vermont Maple Ginger from my local Walmart.  They taste and smell amazing! Another tea that has been a fall favorite of mine for years now is the Trader Joe’s Spiced Chai tea.  I don’t really have a Trader Joe’s near me, so whenever a trip is made, this tea is on the shopping list! Not to mention, the packaging on all of these teas are hella cute.

One of my all time favorites, though, are the crisp and cozy nights spent cuddled with a blanket watching my favorite seasonal films, which include: The Corpse Bride, Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown and the Twilight series.  I can’t wait for FreeForm to start doing their 13 Nights of Halloween. You can check out their 2017 movie schedule here.  What are your Autumn favorites? Let me know in the comments!

Bath & Body Works lotion
Bath & Body Works wax melt (couldn’t find the one I bought, but here’s one similar)
Ulta Pumpkin Shower gel
Essie “Wicked” polish
Lime Crime Venus Eye Palette
NARS Laguna bronzer
Kat Von D tattoo liner
MAC matte “Studded Kiss” lipstick
Celestial Caramel Apple Dream tea
Celestial Vermont Maple Ginger tea
Trader Joe’s Spiced Chai tea