• Sinful Colors - Conjured Color
    Beauty

    Sinful Colors – Conjured Color

    If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I typically paint my own nails. It’s not that I don’t like going to the nail salon, but I don’t usually have the time and I’d rather save the money. So unless I’m treating myself to a mani/pedi or have somewhere special to go where I’d like to get my nails professionally done – I’ll do them myself. In fact this past summer when I had a marathon of weddings to go to within 1 month, I just did my own nails each time. Now, even though I do my own nails I am by no means an expert…

  • Entertainment

    Cute Halloween Movies

    So if you know me, you know I do not like being scared. I don’t like scary or creepy movies. That also means I don’t like scary, creepy Halloween costumes. I don’t hate Halloween, but it’s definitely not my favorite holiday. As a kid, I loved picking out a costume, going trick or treating, etc. But, I was the kid who always dressed up as something fun and cute like a princess, fairy, angel etc. I like the cute, whimsical version of Halloween. I don’t like the bloody, gory version. Costumes that involve fake blood? No thanks. Painting your face to look like a corpse or zombie? Nope. Since I don’t…

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    Fashion,  Life,  Looks

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween! Are you dressing up for the day? Did you go out over the weekend? I went out with a few friends over the weekend and we completely forgot that it was Halloween weekend and everywhere we’d go would be packed with Halloween parties. We were definitely the only people not dressed up! We also got scared by a guy in the street who was standing outside a store as a tall bush. As we were walking I thought I saw the bush move out of the corner of my eye but when I did a double take I figured I must be imagining it because it wasn’t moving.…

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    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Pumpkin Planters

    While browsing Pinterest (what else is new) I was looking for a fall decor craft/idea. I saw pumpkins being used as planters which I thought was a brilliant idea and really cute. However, I quickly found out that the one I originally saw was made using a plastic decorative pumpkin and when I tried to search for real pumpkin planters they were either done by real florists and elaborate or hot glued succulents on top of the pumpkin. But I didn’t see a reason why I couldn’t use a real pumpkin as a planter so that’s what I did! I went to my local farmstand and got 2 medium sized…

  • Six Flags Great Adventure - Halloween Decorations
    Life

    Six Flags in the Fall

    If you follow my Instagram Stories, then you might’ve seen that I went to Six Flags 2 weekends ago. I decided to share a few photos from my day there since it was decorated for Fright Fest/Halloween and do a little reminiscing about my teenage years at Fright Fest. I went with my friend to Six Flags (Great Adventure is the one here in NJ and is one of the biggest in the country) and we had to plan it weeks in advance as we both have busy schedules. I thought it would be fun to go to the park because I hadn’t been in the fall in years. I…

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    Entertainment,  Fashion,  Life,  TV

    October 2016 Favorites

    Can you believe it’s already November? I can’t. It didn’t occur to me, until I saw someone somewhere post it yesterday, that Thanksgiving is only 4 Thursdays away from now which boggles my mind. Before I get into this month’s favorites, I wanted to share a selfie from Halloween yesterday. I mentioned in my post yesterday, that I did a group costume with 2 friends from work. We went as Pokemon Go Trainers. We got the t-shirts, all wore black shirts underneath (because it was chilly), wore jeans and black shoes. Oh yeah and wore backpacks! We couldn’t find plain black baseball caps or else we would’ve worn those too.…

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    Food

    Halloween Sweet Potato Faces

    Happy Halloween! Are any of you dressing up today or did you over the weekend? My friends at work and I are doing a 3-person group costume that was easy to put together. I didn’t do any DIY like last year or the year before because we didn’t really have the time or energy to do that. So this year we ordered shirts instead of making them. We’re going to be Pokemon Trainers – we got different color t-shirts, will wear jeans, black shoes, backpacks, and our hair tied up in ponytails. We all tried to find black baseball caps and had no luck! I will post a picture tomorrow as…

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    Beauty

    Halloween Nails: Purple Glitter + Spooky Eyes

    Halloween is just a few days away so I wanted to try to do a festive nail look. Naturally, I went to Pinterest to see what easy nail styles I could find. “Easy” being the key word. I found a bunch of pictures of “spooky night time eyes” which reminded me of cartoon-like eyes in the dark. You know those old-time cartoons where the scene is supposed to be a dark room and all you see are the eyeballs. So now that I had picked out the easy Halloween nail style, I wondered whether having these eyes on each one of my nails was too much. What I ultimately decided to…

  • Crafts

    Halloween 2015

    Happy Halloween! Did any of you dress up in costume for work yesterday? I did and like I have done for the past 4 years, I did a group costume with my friends at work. We’ve done some great group costumes from Care Bears to Shark Week and last year we were all iPhone apps (I was Instagram). This year our group was only 4 people and we decided to be holidays. I chose Thanksgiving! I’m not sure why I chose Thanksgiving, but I’m glad I did because my costume turned out pretty good! I wasn’t sure if the craft store would have anything Thanksgiving related out yet, but they…

  • Crafts

    Glitter Pumpkins

    I can’t believe that Halloween is just 2 days away. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we’re pretty much at the end of October already. I haven’t written any Halloween related posts yet this season, but that’s about to change! This year I decided I wanted to try decorating my pumpkins with glitter. Confession: I am the worst pumpkin carver ever. Seriously. I always find it so hard and then my arms get tired and it’s just not a pretty sight. Maybe I’m using the wrong kind of knives to carve pumpkins, but anyway, I decided to decorate with glitter this year! I got one little…