Evil (Mis)Fortune Teller Halloween Makeup!

Hi all!!

This October, I knew I wanted to challenge myself and create a really fun look for Halloween! I decided on an evil (mis)fortune teller who is crying because of what she sees coming! Dark and sad has kind of been my aesthetic lately anyway, so why not manifest it into some fun Halloween makeup? *Laugh cries*

My sister threw a huge Halloween costume party last weekend, so I actually recreated this look twice! The images I will post below are from the first time I tried the makeup. I really liked the way it came out! I don’t have many pics from the night of the actual party, but I will post a picture from Snapchat I took with my brother from the party night since I did it slightly different than my first attempt. Nevertheless, here was the result! I’M OBSESSED!

I used all of the products listed in the Prepping for Halloween 2018! article I wrote earlier this month! I L.O.V.E. Wet N Wild’s Fantasy Maker’s collection, and I adore Wal-Mart for having such affordable prices on everything Halloween to make the holiday accessible to everyone! In addition to the products I listed in my Halloween prep article, I used eyeshadows from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, and the MorphexJaclyn Hill palette.

I was in a nice fall sweater in the above photos, but for my actual costume I borrowed some bohemian pants from my neighbor, wore a black top, and wore two more necklaces that had crystals and coins on them. I also added two more gems underneath my eyes, and some more fake blood running from my actual eyes. I curled my hair and wore it half up and half down instead of all the way up like it is picture above. On my hips, I wore a purple coin wrap! The photos below are from the second time I tried this look.

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I even bought a fake septum piercing for this costume which you can kind of see in this image of me the night of the party. My sister’s party was so fun! There was a ton of food, lots of adult beverages, and her house was steeped in spooky decorations. There was a costume contest, and there was talk of mine being in the top three of most original! There was no official end count for costume prizes because… ya know… apple cider jungle juice had everyone a little distracted.

Last but not least, here is an image of me from the party that night posing with my best friend! You can kind of see the gist of the whole ensemble!

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October is such a MOOD for me! I love it so much. Tonight I am headed off to a party with my best friend, and I am going as a galaxy!! This look should be really fun to do and I can’t wait to play with some more face paint and glitter! I will definitely take lots of selfies if I really like it, and show you all the final result!

How do you like this look? The makeup is so fun to play with, and the costume itself was free because it was my clothes and clothes I borrowed from friends! Feel free to recreate this look if you like it, and let me know what you think!

xoxo Happy Hauntings!

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Prepping for Halloween 2018!

Hi loves!

IT’S OCTOBER!! AKA: THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR! I am so excited it’s autumn, and finally time for Halloween fun! I wasn’t sure how I was going to top last year’s Halloween makeup/costume. If you recall, I was a “Hooked Siren” – a glam mermaid with a bloody face wound, complete with a real fish hook “stuck” in my face. If you didn’t read that post last year, click on my “related” link to view some pictures!

Related: Hooked Siren – Halloween Mermaid Makeup

Anyway, I didn’t know how I would top the mermaid look, BUT I think I will be able to top it this year! I decided I would be a glam-gore fortune teller! I am excited because I can take this idea in so many directions. If you look up any sort of fortune teller makeup tutorial on YouTube, there are so many amazing variations of the look! I am not sure if I want to go the way of a super creepy, bloody possessed fortune teller, or go the way of a glam fortune teller who cries blood from the horror she sees! UGH! The possibilities are endless!

Today before work, I stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up a few items to help complete my look! Now I love Spirit Halloween (one of the huge Halloween retailers in NJ), HOWEVER, Wal-Mart has amazing deals on all of the same makeup and accessories you can find at a Halloween store. And to make it better, Wal-Mart has an amazing selection of actual costumes at a fraction of the cost of a popular Halloween specialty store. Nonetheless, Wal-Mart didn’t carry anything specific to a fortune teller costume, but they did have some amazing Wet N Wild products and sale jewlery that will help me transform for my Halloween parties!

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I bought some new liquid latex since I’ve had my other bottle for a few years now. Additionally, I bought a Wet N Wild multi-use white face pencil! This will be useful for me if I decide to draw a third eye or moon on my forehead. I found the choker set on clearance in the jewelry department for $3. The black top choker has a single gold coin attached to it, and the bottom charmed choker has a few different coins and bits that are reminscent of a fortune teller too.

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I also purchased this Wet N Wild brand glitter palette in the color scheme “Heavy Metals”. It includes silver, gold, black, red, and copper which I think would fit well with my theme since they are all pretty neutral. I’ve never used any of the Wet N Wild glitter palettes, and hope it works well. This is a part of their Fantasy Makers collection/line they release every fall before Halloween.

In the background you can see some Wet N Wild stick-on face gems I am also planning on using somewhere on my face. Possibly outlining the tops of my eyebrows with them, or using them to decorate other parts of my body.

I borrowed some clothes and costume pieces from my neighbors, so I am basically set! All I need are some hoop earrings, false lashes, and face paint and I will be ready to rock and roll! I have a big Halloween party I’ll be attending on the 20th, and I really want to show off my makeup when I go!

What are you being for Halloween? I would love to hear your ideas down below!

xoxo

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New Essence Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes?!

Hello beautifuls!

I was in Harmon Face Values the other day picking up a new tube of my favorite Essence Cosmetics Princess Lash mascara, when I noticed their product section had been expanded. I noticed there were three new eyeshadow palettes as well, each retailing for $9.99 each and coming with 16 pans of eyeshadow color! The palettes are titled “Spice Up Your Life”, “I’m with the Band”, and “Fairy Wings and Magical Things”.

The “Spice Up Your Life” palette caught my eye – not only because the palette title reminds me of the iconic Spice Girls song, but also because the design of the packaging was reminiscent of fall (which if you’re a long-time reader you know is my FAVORITE season). I didn’t buy the palette, but I took some pictures of it to show you all what it looked like because it was so cute, and seemed like a good deal!

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You can see why the packaging caught my eye – what a cute design! I love all of the spice doodles like the cinnamon stick and the pepper! Here is what the inside looks like.

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The eyeshadows have a clear packaging over them so there was a lot of reflection from the store lights, but how great is the shade range? There is a nice balance of warm-toned and cool-toned shades, which make this palette seem super versatile! I hope one day I will be able to check it out!

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The other two palettes included different color families, and their own fun combination of colors to match their themes. I will try to capture photos of the other two the next time I am in this store. Essence has so many fun and pretty products I want to try, especially now that their selection is so large in Face Values.

I am in NO WAY trying to rush summer, but fall beauty is my favorite!! There are always so many fun product launches all with fall themed packaging and color schemes. I can’t wait to see what else will be released by the end of August through October!

Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?!

Xoxo

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Summer Vibes – Warm Pink Makeup

Hello beautiful people!

This warm weather and sunshine has me feeling some kind of way lately! I LOVE the sun, and I LIVE for sunny 75° days where the sun can beat down on my skin and remind me why I am lucky to be alive!

I created a really pretty eye look using the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette to celebrate the sunny season, and wanted to share it with you all! I am really sorry a lot of my eye looks have been using the same palette lately. The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette is just incredibly versatile, and there are SO many amazing subtle, glam, and crazy looks you can create with it.

ANYWAY, here is the final result!

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I won’t go to much into face makeup deets because they are not what I want to highlight in this look. However, I will list what colors from the palette I used if you like this color scheme and decide to try a similar look yourself.

may 2018 palette look

  1. Crease/Inner V: Silk Creme and M.F.E.O.
  2. Crease: S.B.N.
  3. Center Lid: Little Lady
  4. Outer V: Jacz (very small amount)
  5. Lower Lash Line: Silk Creme, M.F.E.O., Jacz
  6. Inner Corner: Faint

Then I used the brush I used for my crease and inner v to buff and blend all of the colors together. Here is a better view of my eyelids so you can see how the blended colors looked.

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My lipstick is the Ciaté London Liquid Velvet lipstick in the shade “Secrets”. I love this color, and this formula! My mom bought me this lipstick at the Sephora in Times Square, NYC back in September 2017, and it is such a shade for all seasons! It is one of the BEST matte lipsticks because it does not crack, crease, or dry out your lips! I definitely recommend Ciaté London liquid lipsticks if you want a good one to try.

What do you think of this makeup look? Do you like it? What colors remind you of summer?

xoxo until next time!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Fairy Makeup and Hair

Hello everyone!

This weekend has been so crazy because I have been preparing for my company’s production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is so funny because I never imagined myself dancing professionally (on pointe no less) with a ballet company as one of my first gigs, however, ballet is the reason I fell in love with dance. More specifically, my “Barbie in the Nutcracker” VHS is what made me want to start taking dancing lessons when I first saw it at the ripe age of 6 years old!

I didn’t actually take dance until I was 10 (and my first year of dance was not ballet, unfortunately). But anyway, it is so funny how life presents these moments where everything comes full-circle. I am dancing as a demi-soloist, and dancing the roles as one of the lead fairy attendants to Titania, and a lead bridesmaid for the wedding in Act II. The company had a fundraiser performance for our full-length production this weekend, and I wanted to show you all my makeup and costuming I had for the fairy dance!

I used the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette to create this eye look, and the Ciate London Fierce Flicks liquid eyeliner pen. I LOVE how it turned out. My lips are Colourpop Lippie Stix in the color Lumiere.

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I used M.F.E.O. and Pooter in the crease. Then I used Faint on the center of my lid, with Hustle blended toward the Outer V. I added the colors Buns and Chip to deepen the Outer V. Then I added Sissy (a pink with gold flecks) as a topper to the center of the lid, and lined my lower lash line with it. I added the color Beem to the inner corner!

I didn’t snap a good image of my eye makeup because the lighting in the venue was so yellow and dim. However, this is a closer look at it.

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In the next set of pictures, I’ll show you more of my costume with the other lead fairy attendant. These images were from a performance two weeks ago (where I accidentally didn’t bring my eyeliner, but used the same colors). The lighting in the hallway was perfect for pictures.

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I love being able to wear my hair down for the fairy scene, and wear a flower crown!

And another one!

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6 year old Julia would have DIED to dance in this costume, especially with wings!

I am excited for this performance. It is the first time I will be dancing in pointe shoes in front of an audience in a professional ballet performance. It is coming up in June, and I am hoping to write another post in my bridesmaid costume and hair!

This summer is going to be filled with dance, movement, and progress, and I cannot believe it is all coming up so quickly. Also, the first half of 2018 is almost over – WHERE IS TIME GOING!?!

Let me know what you all think of my makeup and costume! I hope you like it as much as I do!

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