Halloween!!!!!

I am probably driving everyone “batty” with all my Facebook and Instagram posts about Halloween! But, here is another just to make sure I cover all forms of my social media outlets!!! 😉

I don’t remember being that overly excited for Halloween as a child. I mean, it was kind of fun to dress up as a gypsy, vampire, cheerleader, clown, black cat, etc. I almost always had these costumes made by my lovely Grandmother until I got a bit older and it was no longer “cool”.

When I was younger, You couldn’t of paid me to watch any Halloween or scary movies or TV shows. I’m still working on being courageous enough to watch the “Saw” movies. I HATE gore and blood and anything overly violent (so sensitive) But since I’ve met the BF, I can proudly say I have watched most of the Jason and Micheal Myers movies ( It still counts if I covered my face for most of them though, right?)

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Anywho,

In high school and university years… Halloween was a bit different!  As Lindsey Lohen said in Mean Girls  ” In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”…..Preach, Girl!!

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*covers face in shame*

Fast forward a bit of time and now Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year (minus Christmas, I LOVEEEE Christmas to the point of being annoying! Can’t wait to bust out the ol Reindeer Sock Bun again 🙂 )

Being an “adult” and I use that term lightly…I love Halloween &  watching children come trick or treating in their cute, little costumes.  I also love the Candy and chips and bars and pop that is left behind when only 10 kids come to the house!! ( however, my waistline does not…..)

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I also love the fact that as I got older,  my Halloween makeup skills have got a bit better!

Three years ago:  

Lady Bug

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Two Years ago: 

Kat Von D

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Last year’s look :

Half Skeleton/Half Glam

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Products Used (skull side) : NYX Jumbo pencils in Milk and Black, BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Pallet (white powder), L’Oreal Gel Liner in Black

 

This year’s looks thus far : Every Monday for the Month of October, I have been doing different looks ( You may say I have a lot of time on my hands, and you are right!!!) But I also do love doing makeup and if it makes me happy, leave me be!!

Half Leopard Face

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Products used:  NYX Jumbo pencils in Milk and Black, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation stick In Coconut, Loreal BlackBuster Liquid eyeliner, Loreal Gel Eyeliner in black, BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Palette (White and Dark Brown powders) , Maybelline “The Nudes” palette, Lime Crime Styletto Lipstick.

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Products used: Again, my trusty NYX jumbo pencils in milk and black… BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Palette (white powder) , Maybelline Red Lipstick, BH Cosmetics 5th Edition Eyeshadow Palette (red and taupe shadows)

 

Alien Face

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Products used: My handy dandy NYX pencils in Milk and Black, Loreal Black Gel Liner, BH Cosmetics White Powder from the Blush and Contour palette, Maybelline “The Nudes” (Grey taupe and Black shadows) Sanazaroo White Face Paint (a good find from Michael’s Craft- Thanks to the tip off from Nicole Guerriero’s latest video) , Elmer’s Black and White face paint (also found at Micheal’s)

 

Now, I have only one more Monday left and also, actual Halloween. I have quite a few ideas in mind and not enough time to do them ( I guess there is always next year though 😉 ) I am, however sure that I am being a “Pop art Girl” or comic book girl for Oct 31st.

 

I Hope everyone enjoyed this little blurb on me, confessing my love for Halloween and  whether you are staying home, trick or treating or going to a party, stay safe and have a Very Happy Halloween!! 🙂 Now I must be off….My broom stick awaits me! 😉

 

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-Nicole xo 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Fall Lipsticks!!!

It shouldn’t come as a huge shock to anyone that I love my fair share of lipsticks and lip products!! (but what girl doesn’t!!!)

At any given time I may be carrying 5, 10, 20? options in my purse ( excessive I know, but one never knows when you may need a color!)

Darks, Lights, Brights,  Glosses, Mattes, Balms, Scrubs! Anything goes!!… I Love em all equally!

For this post, I am going to name off some of my top picks for this Fall/Winter season! Which are typically more on the dark side, but I threw in a few nudes and light mauves as well.

Hope this helps anyone that is looking for some new products to try out. I have some drugstore and a little higher end lippies on my list!

Top Lipsticks (Non Drugstore)

Mac “Ruby Woo” (Matte) , Mac “Cyber” (Satin) , Mac “Viva Glam IV” (Frost)…All can be purchased either in store or  maccosmetics.com 

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Aveda Smoothing Lip Colour “Sheer Muscadine” (Local Aveda shop or Aveda.com), Kat Von D Studded Kiss “Love Craft”( Sephora.com ), Lime Crime Vegan Lipstick in “Styletto” ( Limecrime.com) ….Again, these are all roughly around $20-$25.

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Top Lipsticks ( Drugstore)

Milani “Sangria”&  Milani “Red Label” (both purchased at local Lawtons Drugstore), Wet n’ Wild “Cherry Bomb” and “Vamp it Up” (Walmart) …Under $10 🙂 🙂

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Top Glosses

Gerad Cosmetics Colour Your Smile Gloss in “Nude” (gerardcosmetics.com )Forever 21 Love and Beauty “RED”, Revlon Colour Burst “Bordeaux” ( Walmart) ..Prices vary from $5-20

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Liners

Mac “Night Moth” and “Whirl”…If you want “Kylie Jenner-esque lips…Whirl is a MUST!!!

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Milani “Spice”, Avon “Wild Berry” & “Deep Plum” ….for some reason these swatch pictures would not turn out! 😦 Sorry! Just take my word that these are nice!!!

Misc.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub ( Lushcosmetics.com )… If you are going to be trying out a lot of the dark lip colours for Fall, you need to keep you lips well hydrated and flake free…this stuff is great for that! Also, its edible and who doesn’t like that!!!!!??

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and there you have it! some of my Favorite Lip Products for Fall/Winter 2014!

Tips

-When wearing a darker lip colour, go for a more neutral coloured eye. This will have you avoid looking gothish! (unless you are going for that look of course!!) Halloween is around the corner after all 🙂 🙂

-Apply a lip treatment or balm when you first begin your makeup….after it is done and you are ready to apply your lipstick, wipe the balm off. This way the treatment has time to sink in and preps your lips for a  longer lasting application.

-The key to wearing a different coloured lipstick such as black…is not giving a crap what other people think! If you have the confidence, you can wear whatever you want!!

-Make sure your skin is well covered and your complexion is even. Dark colours and reds tend to emphasize any imperfections if you have any. So, foundation and powders are a must!

-Blot lipstick with tissue after you apply it, to avoid any excess from smearing on your face or teeth ( THE WORST!!!)….also if you are the friend of said person wearing lipstick, please tell them they have something on their teeth…there is nothing worse then looking in the mirror and realizing you have been talking to everyone with a big gob of lipstick on your pearly whites….or in my case, all over my chin after I eat! 😦

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-Nicole xo 🙂 🙂

Aveda Trashion Show and Equipoise Weekend!

This past weekend, my coworkers and I attended Aveda Atlantic’s Equipoise and Trashion Show Fundraiser in Halifax. It was fun filled two day event with lots of pretty people, wearing all black. 😉

Sunday Night- Trashion Show

If you don’t know what a trashion show is ( and no Charlene, I wasn’t at a bar making fun of “trashy” girls :p ) , it is a show where the model’s outfits are strictly made of used materials and basically, trash. Our team managed to pull together a great look and put in an amazing effort!! ( and last minute at that! Pressure!!!!!!)

Our theme was inspired by Weddings and massive amounts of Bridal parties we worked on this past year. I would say the vast majority of the other models/looks were fantasy themed. ( and they were all fantastic too!!)

The Dress was made out of different colored tissues, Kleenex,  gibsons, garbage bags, plastic mesh and chicken wire.

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It turned out beautiful!!!! If this wasn’t made out of things you wipe your nose on, I would totally wear this styled dress… if I have a wedding…if I get married….don’t have a stroke Stephen….. :p

Our model ( one of our shop’s stylists, Jessica) had her hair styled by Mike into a flower like up do to replicate the flowers in the train of the dress.

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She also had some henna inspired designs done by Sarah Jane on her arm and up her neck with toll paint and Aveda eye shadows.

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and finally, her makeup was done by yours truly. We mainly used colours from the Romantic Grandeur Collection on her eyes. For her lips, we had to think quick…me being in my stressed out mode, forgot lipsticks we wanted to use. Instead, we decided to do black eye liner and filled in her lips with purple gloss for a dark ombre like look. Turned out much better then anticipated!

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Overall , it was a good night! Exhausting and somewhat sad for not winning anything, but it was a good experience to have under our belts 🙂 🙂

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Monday Morning- Equipoise

Monday morning, a few of use attended Equipoise in our hotel.

This consisted of guest speakers, demos and also a retail section.

The first speaker was Marc Zollicoffer. He spoke on balance, energy, the use of holistic or non traditional ways of healing and how they can be incorporated in with Medical practises for the best possible outcome.

Marc had us participate in a few exercises, which were very interesting and made you really understand what he was talking about.

The next speaker, was Pat Peterson. She spoke about product production. She was able to talk to a huge crowd about chemistry and managed to keep all of our attention with her witty humour.

She finished off her presentation by actually making a new product (that should be released any time now) right there on stage. It was enlightening to see what actually went into the production of Aveda products and why they are so superior to other brands!

And how could I not possibly mention, our goodie bags! Love all our products we were given! 🙂 Thank you, Aveda!

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Conclusion

Physically and mentally exhausted after a very busy weekend, Glad to be home but also glad to have participated in this successful event! 🙂

-Nicole xo 🙂

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