Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Costume - Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is without a doubt my favorite villainess! She is smart, sexy, and who doesn't like wearing red and green outside of Christmas? Check out below for the tutorial to this look and a list of everything
that I used for it, as well as costume ideas!

Here is the tutorial:

For the nails I used:
acrylic paint in a dark green and a light green
Revlon fast drying top coat (2 coats)

For the hair I used:
Faux Ivy

For the makeup I used:
Essence eyeliner in Think Khaki
88 original eyeshadow palette (black, dark green, medium green, light green, and pale green, and red)
ELF studio cream eyeliner in black
Covergirl 24 hour mascara in blackest black
Maybelline eraser concealer
Milani blush in Sunset Beach
ELF studio blush in Berry Merry
Essence liner in Remember Amber (its actually an eyeliner!)
NYX lipstick in Circe
NYC lipstick in Retro Red
Victoria's Secret beauty rush lipgloss

Costume Ideas:
Pin lots of faux leaves and ivy to your costume, and make sure to put them in your hair.
Get a long red wig if your hair isn't already red like mine.
Check out these awesome costumes!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Halloween tutorial - The Devil

I am in love with today's tutorial! Satan! Im not in love with Satan, just the way this turned out! lol
If you are looking for a great last minute costume idea, this is it! Just get some devil horns, and you are good to go!

Watch the Tutorial here:

What I used for the hair:

What I used for the makeup:
88 original palette (vanilla and red colors)
ELF liquid eyeliner in black
ELF creme eyeliner in black
Covergirl 24 hour lashblast mascara in blackest black
Eye lash glue

NYC lipstick in Retro Red

Maybelline FitMe foundation
ELF studio blush in Blushing Rose

What I used for the nails:
Red base color: OPI in Thanks so muchness
Darker red for Ombre: China Glaze in Ravishing Dahling
Black: WNW in black creme
Revlon fast drying top coat
NYC clear glitter

Costume Ideas:
wear any red or black dress you have, even all black top and pants
wear gothic style jewelry and devil horns

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kids Halloween Costume: Cleopatra

Hey Everyone! Today we did our first kids tutorial, but of course you can do it on anyone, any age! We had so much fun doing this, L was sad to take it off! Hope you enjoy!

Here is the tutorial:

for the nails we used:
- L.A. Color craze nail polish in BCC580 (teal)
- Pure Ice nail polish in Jaguar
- Milani glitter in 531 Gold
- black and white acrylic paints
- gold rhinestones (optional)
- striping tape
-Revlon fast drying top coat

for the makeup we used:
- concealer for a base on the eyes
- yellow and teal shadows from the 88 original palette
- ELF liquid liner in black
- ELF gel liner in black
- NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in gold
- gold eye shadow (I used the one from Covergirl's Coffee Shop quad)
- dark brown and black shadows for the eyebrows
- Mascara *L didn't wear any because her eyes were bothering her due to allergies!
- foundation of choice
(we used Mary Kay because L's skin is extremely sensitive, she is an Ivory 3)
- ELF Studio golden bronzer
- NYX lipstick in Metis
- gold eyeshadow (same as the eyes)
- highlight color for centers
(we used ELF bronzer in luminosity)

for the hair we used:
- an old black wig!
I got this wig for L last year for her Katniss Everdeen costume. I combed it out and put it on BACKWARDS! Then I cut the bangs to the proper length and snipped about 9 inches off the end.
These cheap wigs are available at Walmart every year for around $8!

for the costume we used:
- black tank top
- bobby pin necklace (simply take any plain necklace and add black and gold bobby pins in desired pattern...make sure they are all facing one way!)
- necklace for head piece
- black wig, we cut the length and bangs
- LOTS of gold jewelry!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Halloween Costume: The Great Gatsby - Flapper Inspired Tutorial

I just LOVE the great Gatsby! The movie is visually stunning and totally inspired me to create this tutorial! I wanted to make a look that could belong to any of the women at the grand parties that Jay Gatsby hosts at his home! If you are going to be a flapper for halloween, I hope you will find this tutorial helpful!

Check out the tutorial for nails, hair, and makeup here:

For the Nails I used:
Revlon polish in Gold Coin on all fingers
striping tape
Wet N Wild black creme nail polish
Revlon fast drying top coat
gold nail studs

For the Hair I used:
L.A. Looks mega mega hold hair gel 
TRESemmé tres 2 freezing hairspray

For the Makeup I used:
ELF eye primer
NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Gold
28 neutral palette (top right for purple, 2nd row - 2nd in from the left for off white) - or you can use MAC beauty marked and vanilla
Gold eyeshadow (I used the gold from Covergirl's coffee shop quad)
ELF creme liner in black
Covergirl lashblast 24 hour in blackest black
(for my eyebrows I used the red color from the Luxe quad from ELF, and a concealer palette to outline and make them look sharp)
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer
Maybelline Fit Me foundation
contour palette (pink for face, white for under eyes, contour for nose and cheeks)
NYX blush in blushing rose
NYC lipliner in nude
NYC lipstick in Mahogany
CATTIVA lipgloss in #6

Costume ideas:
pinstripe suits
flapper dresses
head bands across the head
low heels
form fitting wrap dresses 
faux cigarettes with holder  

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Halloween Costume: Pop Art/Comic Strip hair, makeup, and nails

Hey Everyone! I think today's look is so much fun! It's inspired by old comic strips, or pop art! I think you will like it! This tutorial has hair, makeup, and nails all in one! So look below for more pictures, the video tutorial and lists of all the items I used to achieve this look!

Nail art:

What I used for the nails:
- Red Polish (I used Red from Love & Beauty/F21)
- black acrylic paint (available at any craft store)
- white acrylic paint
- red acrylic paint
- yellow acrylic paint
- blue acrylic paint
- white nail polish (white creme from WNW)
- Revlon fast drying top coat (but you can use a matte top coat for a more animated look)

Makeup Look:

What I used for the Makeup:
- white grease paint (available at any halloween/costume store)
- red grease paint
- white setting powder (I used the one in my contour palette)
- CATTIVA eyeliner in black
- CATTIVA shadow in ROMA
- ELF black liquid liner
- NYC waterproof liner in moody blue
- blue shadow from 88 palette (original)
- NYC sheer red lipstick
- Covergirl 24 hour mascara in black

Hair Look:

What I used for the hair:
- teasing brush
- dry shampoo (suave for all hair colors)
- hair spray (TRESemmè très two freezing spray)
- bobby pins

Costume Ideas:
- anything with polka dots
- 1970's style dress
- pencil skirt with cardigan
- anything that looks retro!

Enjoy everyone! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Halloween Tutorial: Black and White 1950's TV Show

Hey Lovelies!

I am so excited for the first Halloween Tutorial of 2013! I did a 1050's TV show inspired look! The makeup is grey scale, black, and white. This one was really fun! The look ALSO has a NAIL tutorial! I think it turned out really good! Look below for the tutorial and pictures, also a list of items used so you can create this look for yourself this Halloween!

What I used for Nails:
- Wet N' Wild in French White Creme
- Black Acrylic Paint (available at any craft store)
- a dotting tool
- small nail art brush
- Revlon Fast Drying Topcoat

What I used for the makeup:
- Grey Grease Paint (available at any halloween/costume store)
- L'Oreal Million Lashes Mascara
- Setting Powder (I used the white in my contour palette)
- Wet N' Wild black lipstick

For Costume:
- black wig (unless you have black hair)
- black dress for ladies, black pants, white shirt, and black tie for gents
- black shoes
- grey opaque tights for ladies (or you can use makeup on your legs)
- make sure to cover any skin being shown with grey makeup...hands, feet, arms, neck, etc.