Bath and Body Works Halloween Haul!


Hi all!  I know it’s barely September, but I’m already looking towards the fall and Halloween!

I caught a sale on hand soaps and the candle an I placed an order for the following items online:

Halloween PocketBac Hand Sanitizers, 5-Pack — includes Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Wickedly Wild Berries, Petrifying Plum, Boo Raspberry & Caramel Apple.

Vampire Blood 3-Wick Candle — Blood Red Strawberry, Midnight Blooming Jasmine, Dark Transylvanian Plum

I purchased 4 foaming hand soaps:

Purrfect Pumpkin — A purrrfect treat of carved pumpkin, spooky cinnamon & moonlight vanilla

Vampire Blood — A frightful potion of red berries, night blooming jasmine & petrifying plum

Cand-icorn — A ghoulishly good blend of boo-raspberry, supernatural citrus & nightmarish nectarine

Trick or Treat — An all treats, no tricks blend of terrifying tangelo, monstrous mandarin & eerie musk

All of these products are so much fun! My daughter and I both love to stock up on the Vampire Blood scent every Halloween.  All of these smell amazing and will be fun to use this Halloween season!

Do you purchase seasonal bath and body products? What scents do you love for this time of year?

Have Fun With Your Makeup (and Hair, and Nails) this Halloween!

Halloween is tomorrow — crazy!  This year is zooming by.  I’m not doing much for the holiday, probably just watch scary movies.  My kids are too old to hang with me, even my 13 year old wants to go out with her friends!

But, I’ll probably do something fun with my makeup an nails to mark the occasion.  Here are some great ideas for fun Halloween looks:


My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette ($29 USD) — features a kaleidoscope of colors including mattes, shimmers and bold brights. From everyday neutrals to flirty shimmers – all the basics are covered. I will be doing a review with swatches of this soon!

My Little Pony: The Movie Magic of Friendship 3-Piece All-in-One Glow Stick Kit ($22 USD) — these illuminating balms provide an exciting highlight to sculpt and add depth to the whole face. Packed with sheer prismatic pigments in three hues, these multitasking sticks can be used on the lids, cheeks and lips to add a subtle shimmer to your best features. Just swipe on and tap into the skin on-the-go. The shades are Blissful (Holographic Iridescent Blue with Pink Shift), Joyful (Iridescent White with Blue Lavender Shift) and Cheerful (Iridescent Pink with Gold Shift)

My Little Pony: The Movie Mane 6 Brush Set ($49.99 USD) — this six-piece set inspired by My Little Pony: The Movie. Each brush contains incredibly soft, fluffy synthetic fibers which means less fallout, less product absorption and more controlled application. The Mane 6 Brush Set includes a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Crease Brush and Eyeliner Brush. It’s everything you need to apply, conceal and blend your way to flawless, professional quality results.

Purchase at

And if you’re more of a “stay in and watch Halloween movies” kind of girl, you can still get in the spirit with Masque Bar’s Pretty Animalz ($3.99

Stay up late and dress down with these cute animal face masks guaranteed to scare away the wrinkles and dark circles.

Panda Character Print Sheet Mask provides intensive hydration while Lavender helps to calm skin with its aromatic and skin soothing properties.

Otter Character Print sheet mask visibly hydrates and soothes to bring your skin into a youthful glow.

Tiger Character Print sheet mask is enriched with extracts that help nourish and hydrate your face.

Purchase at Target stores and

Don’t forget your nails! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99 USD) — This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($9.99 USD) — The #1 no light gel system!* In just two easy steps get up to 14 days of color and shine. More chip-resistant than regular nail polish!
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens ($7.95 USD) — The write way to turn your nails into a work of art. Forget complicated kits with stencils and decals—Sally Hansen lets you effortlessly personalize your nail.  With the Nail Art Pen, your nails can be as creative as you are: Let your imagination guide your designs for limitless possibilities.
Purchase these and other great shades at mass market retailers near you.
L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo

L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi Permanent Hair Color ($10.99 USD) allows you to play with COLOR YOUR WAY. Go all out or flirt with color by customizing your look and transforming your style. Colorista has 7 bright shades designed for light blonde/bleached hair and 4 shades with a hint of color designed for brunettes, no bleach required. Mix it up and try the #ClearMixer to create your own custom pastels. Colorista fades in 4-10 shampoos so you can wash it out and play again!

Purchase at, and mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.





Makeup For Glam Halloween Looks!

Halloween isn’t only a time for candy (I have to remind myself), it’s for dressing up and being someone or something else for a night!  I don’t really dress up, but I do like to play with my makeup and wear fun colors I wouldn’t normally wear!

Below are some great products for different looks.  Go mermaid with blues and greens, unicorns with shimmery pastels or just change it up and wear black lipstick and eyeliner (my plan)!

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow ($8.99 USD) — Paint it Loud with high impact L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow. Layer and customize colors with cream eye shadow duos. Wear alone or blend with other shades. High Impact Color, All Day Wear. In 12 fun and bright combos.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner ($9.99 USD) — Paint it loud with L’Oreal’s Infallible Paints Eyeliner, 0.1mm felt tip for liquid liner precision. Define and design eyes with total control using one or multiple colors.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints ($9.99 USD) — Lacquer up lips in high-impact liquid color with L’Oreal’s Infallible Lip Paints. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in a variety of high-impact colors, from nude to bold.

Purchase online or at other mass market retailers.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($5.79)Intense glossy colour that lasts all day and night, up to 24 hour wear. The formula is fade, transfer and waterproof. The Innovative ball tip applicator allows for a bold look.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour (5.49 USD) — Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.

Purchase at Ulta and other great beauty retailers

Hard Candy Cosmetics Poppin Pigments Glitter Trio in Flaunt ($6) –This trio includes smoky lilac, rose gold, and opal pigments, which work perfectly for mermaids, unicorns, and other iridescent Halloween looks.
Hard Candy Cosmetics Just Glow! Liquid Luminizer ($6) –These liquid luminizers come in four different shades to make your cheekbones pop. Apply some to the peaks of your face for a soft shimmer or smear it all over depending on your Halloween costume. We suggest layering the Prismatic Highlighter on top of this liquid for an otherworldly glow.
Hard Candy Cosmetics Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Top Coats ($6) —   These these topcoats alone or on top of lipstick to give your pout a prismatic effect.
These and more (including an eye shadow palette) only at Walmart stores.
The great thing about all of this makeup is that it is affordable.  You can pick up a few new things for your costume, and keep it for future bold looks.  What are you doing for Halloween, a fun new look or going all out with a costume?



Beauty Products For a Spooky Halloween!

Can you believe that Halloween is in just a few days?  I’m excited that it’s on a Saturday this year!  This will give us extra time to get spooky!

There are so many cute Halloween themed products, or even just great shades that will work well with your costume. I received the cute and festive products below for my honest review.

Soho Disney Evil Queen Round Top Small Bag
Soho Disney Evil Queen Round Top Small Bag

Soho Disney Evil Queen Round Top Small Bag ($7.99 USD) — This fall, LONDON SOHO NEW YORK® teams up with Walgreens to offer consumers another daring Disney collection of cosmetic bags – this time featuring the original Villains: Maleficent, Snow White’s Evil Queen and Ursula. Available exclusively at Walgreens, the Villains collection contains six new cosmetic bags that will make being bad look so stylish.

This collection, including a weekender, organizer, train case and round top purse kit is inspired by the favorite foes of Disney’s classic tales. Known for versatile, long-lasting and on-trend cosmetic bags, LONDON SOHO NEW YORK®  blends these infamously wicked characters and functional design in this latest collection to let out your dark side in style. Let me know if you’d like to check out samples or need additional information.

What I think:  I received the bag in the photo featuring the Evil Queen from Snow White.  It is so cute!  It also is make of a silky, easy clean material.  It’s really nice for the makeup you keep in your purse or even a weekend away with your man!

Available exclusively at Walgreens

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color in Electra-Cute and Blacky O ($9.99 USD each) — The ONLY TRUE 2-STEP GEL MANICURE with no light needed. Electra-Cute is a Halloween orange crème and Blacky O is a deep black crème.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat ($9.99 USD) — Keeps your manicure very shiny and long lasting!

What I think:  I love these polishes.  They last so long, plus add the top coat for long lasting nails that will stay through dish-washing and computer use!  The colors are perfect for the season, too.

NYC New York Color City Proof 24 Hr Waterproof Eyeshadow in New York At Night ($2.99) — Incredible staying power inspired by the city that never sleeps! Want round the clock color that never fades or creases? This chubby, waterproof eye shadow delivers vibrant color for up to 24HR wear! In eleven on trend shades perfect for any look, just twist, glide and go!

What I think:  These pencils are fun to use as a smoky eye.  Apply, smudge and go!  You can also really smudge them out for a sheerer look.  This black pencil can be used for a thick eye, whiskers, black lips for Halloween.  Play with it.

Rimmel London  Wonder’ lash Lift Me Up Mascara ($8.99) — Exclusive formula with Vitamins and Cucumber extract helps lashes feel conditioned throughout the day.  Precision brush with soft, lash-hugging fibres smoothly wraps each and every lash with defined, clump free volume.

What I think:  I have been loving this mascara.  It gives volume and length and doesn’t flake or smudge.  Perfect for all Halloween long!

What are you planning on wearing for Halloween? Are you dressing up?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Makeup Ideas To Create A Goulish Halloween Look

Halloween is in a few days, can you believe it?! Do you have your scary look ready?

I usually do my nails with fun Halloween colors and glitter.  And sometimes I do crazy makeup, too.

Below are some great ideas to inspire you to dress up:

Want to be Cleopatra for Halloween?  Or just want a fun, dramatic eye to go out in?  Try these awesome products from Milani:

Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($3.99 USD) — Rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. This eyeshadow can be used wet or dry as a shadow or highlighter.

Eye Tech Perfection Liquid Liner ($6.99 USD): The ergonomic handle is designed to be used by everyone and to line the eyes with ease

Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara ($3.99 USD): For lashes that look like they could leap right off the catwalk, swipe on this instant-impact mascara that lasts for hours.

Available at CVS or Get the Look at

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish
Mineral Fusion Nail Polish

What are you putting on your nails this Halloween? Mineral Fusion has your nails covered for all of your crazy costume ideas this Halloween. With over 60 gorgeous shades ($7.99 each), including bright metallics, basic neutrals, deep reds and blues, spunky sparkles and top and base coats, Mineral Fusion is the one-stop destination to complete your look for this spooky time of year!

Each formula is 100% Vegan and free of Formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate.

Availability: Whole Foods Markets nationwide, as well as other fine health food stores and

uslu airlines presents scarily cute nail polishes and lipsticks just in time for Halloween! Above are three of the spooky shades (all named after airport abbreviations):

WOR Lipstick — Bright Ivy Green

BOO Nail Polish — A Dark, Not Quite Navy Blue

CCS Lipstick — A Daring Deep Crimson Red

uslu airlines color products are made by using only the highest quality components, are clinically tested and are formulated for the most sensible skin compatibility. Relying on the most advanced quality formulas, uslu airlines sets the current trends with a range of fantastic colors that are second to none. uslu airlines nail polishes are 5-free! That means no formaldehyde, no dibutyl phthalate, no toluene, no formaldehyde resin and no camphor.

You can purchase at

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Don’t forget to take care of your skin after all of the crazy Halloween makeup! Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80 USD) is this season’s pick of the patch! Formulated with a powerful dose of Pumpkin Ferment Extract and packaged in orange, this super potent Vitamin C serum improves cellular renewal and works to enzymatically digest dead skin cells and decongest pores. With the help of powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients and anti-aging chronopeptide, this revolutionary serum evens skin tone, fights cellular UV damage, stimulates collagen synthesis and optimizes skin physiological activities of defense and cell regeneration.

Purchase at

What look are you going for this Halloween?  Going to any fun parties?

Fun Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea — Dress as Flo!


For the last few years, Flo, the perky Progressive Insurance clerk has been one of the most popular homemade Halloween costumes. This year, fans can replicate America’s favorite commercial character with her  Official Progressive Flo Costume on for $39.99, which includes:

–          Flo’s white embroidered Progressive apron

–          I ♥ Insurance button

–          Official “Flo” tricked-out name tag

–          Flo style wig

–          Satin blue headband

–          Progressive Insurance “prop” box

You can also make a DIY costume by checking out the website at

Here are some accessories that you can use to achieve the look:

·         Perky wig or hairstyle

·         Navy headband

·         MAC Lady Bug lipstick

·         White polo shirt

·         I ♥ Insurance button

·         Tricked-out name tag

·         Watch with thin brown band

·         White apron with Progressive logo

·         White pants

·         Navy Chuck Taylor All Star shoes

To help wannabe Flos emulate that perfect hair, makeup, and spunky style, check out this video by celebrity make-up artist and YouTube superstar, Kandee Johnson. If you’d like to take your Flo to the next level, celeb makeup artist Promise Phan has provided a video tutorial on creating a Zombie, Unicorn, and Alien Flo.

I received a sample of the costume for my honest opinion, and it’s really cute!  The wig is a little crazy, so I would use my own hair, it’s a lot like Flo’s.   But the headband, apron and pins are very fun!  Great costume idea!

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Get Your Nails Halloween Ready With China Glaze Monsters Ball!


This October, you’re invited to celebrate with the ghosts and ghouls at the darkly decadent Monsters Ball, hosted by China Glaze®. Attended by spooky sparkles and tantalizing textures, you’re sure to have a hauntingly good time with this limited edition six-piece collection shrouded in mystery and dripping with lavish color.

Dance the night away in six colors and finishes perfect for All Hallows Eve (from left to right in photo, starting with top row):

• Fang-Tastic: Mysteriously mixed up green, blue and magenta glitter

• Bump In The Night: Hair-raising black texture

• Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark top coat

• Boo-Gie Down: Multi-sized orange, black and white glitter

• Howl You Doin’: Shadowy purple glitter

• Bat My Eyes: Ominous gold glitter

Ideal for creating holiday manicures that are a true work of art, the China Glaze® Monsters Ball display features artwork by renowned artist Abigail Larson, best known for her illustrations inspired by the various things that go bump in the night.

China Glaze® Monsters Ball is available in October 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest ( and YouTube (

Fun, Halloween-Inspired Products! Are We Scared Yet???

Halloween is just around the corner, and I am NOT ready.  With our recent house fire, I’ve got to get on the ball and find some costumes for my kids.  But, the following products are really helpful in getting us in the mood for fun!

Bath & Body Works Halloween Foaming Hand Soaps

Bath & Body Works Halloween Foaming Hand Soaps ($5.50 USD, now $2.75 USD): Hand washing takes a turn for the scary with these fright-night soaps:

  • Vampire Blood – a tempting blend of sweet plum, sugared strawberries and fresh raspberries
  • BrewBerry Witch – a bewitching brew of juicy blackberries, red raspberries and crisp iced pear
  • Pumpkin– an enticing blend of fresh pumpkin, spiced clove and cinnamon
  • Graveyard Scene– a haunting blend of gingered pumpkin, creamy caramel and vanilla

Purchase at

Have fun with your hair with Streakers ($11.95 USD) — Using an advanced liquid technology, Streekers instantly deposits bold, vibrant color that can be applied over mousse or styling gel. A revolution in temporary hair color, Streekers highlights wash out only when you want them out. The sleek, sponge-tip applicator guarantees flawless coverage and ultimate control for expertly-applied streaks.

To apply, lift dry hair up and away from the scalp in small sections, then apply Streekers from root to tip in long strokes. If you’re going for a multi-toned effect, wait one minute before applying the next color. When you’re ready for a new look, just shampoo as normal to rinse out the highlights.

Available Shades: Pink, Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Green, and Ultra Violet.  Available at ULTA stores or online at

Topshop Sugar Skull Nail Wrap

Topshop Sugar Skull Nail Wrap ($14 USD) Nail Rock collaboration with Topshop. Black and white sugar skull print wraps. These are super cute and a little scary!  There are other cute nail wraps at Topshop, too. Purchase at