Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Makeup Looks: Candy Corn

Hey ladies!  Are you excited for Halloween? Its only one day away and I know I just can't wait! I will be sad when its all over and I will have to wait a whole year to celebrate my favorite holiday again.  The only good thing about Halloween being over is that my birthday is two days after.

Today I bring you my second Halloween makeup look. I am really enjoying working out my makeup muscles lately. I have always had a love for makeup, but its great getting to try out even more fun looks and seeing what else I create.

While I was doing my last Halloween makeup look, I realized that I have white, orange, and yellow eyeshadows. My Halloween oriented brain instantly thought "I have the colors to make the most classic of all the Halloween candies"! No, not Reese's (which is my favorite candy), but candy corn. I actually hate candy corn. It is flavorless and waxy, and I don't get how people think it tastes good. The only thing I like about it is that it reminds me of Halloween, and I pretty much like anything that is related to the holiday.


Monday, October 28, 2013

I'm Walking into Spiderwebs

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that my blog looks a little different. I spent my day off yesterday changing my blog's look.  I have also decided to go in a new direction regarding my blog's content. Don't worry, I will still be showcasing my nail art, but I want to expand to more Look Book and Makeup Looks posts.  I have decided to go from being a primarily nail blog, to a beauty blog.  Not too much will change, and I am still keeping the name "Claws Up", except that I will be adding more makeup and fashion posts. I really hope you will like the new changes :)

Some bad news, when I was changing my blog, I ended up losing my Disqus comments. I am trying to get them back, but I worried that they might be lost forever. Hopefully by the time this post comes out they will be back, but there is a possibility they wont :( If you guys have experience with Disqus, I would appreciate any help!

Onto the nails!

Sticking with my October filled with Halloween, I decided to go for some spiderweb nails.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Makeup Looks: Spider Eye

Hey guys. So as I mentioned, I finally did my first Halloween makeup look of the year! I don't know why its taken me so long. I love Halloween, I love crazy and fun makeup, it seemed like the most logical progression. I have really been into experimenting more with make up. I have always loved makeup, and I am never afraid of going out with colorful makeup on, but lately I have been getting into makeup art. I have already added makeup and fashion to my blog, but I am excited to work on my makeup skills and do even more makeup posts.

For today's look I decided to go for simple, Halloween colors, with a festive twist.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

A French Halloween

Oh boy, I thoroughly enjoyed my day off yesterday. I painted my nails AND my toes, created a Halloween make up look (finally!!), used my crock pot for the first time, and even surprised Ben at his job for lunch!

Have you ever had a vision for a manicure, hated it, then absolutist loved the re-do? Well that's what happened to me. I started off with what I thought would be a cool idea, hated it, and ended up doing something I totally loved. You guys all really liked my Franken-French nails, so I decided I wanted to go for another Halloween French look. I am just loving the Halloween nail stickers my mom got me. I, sadly, have not been as inspired this October, so its great having these nail stickers. Just slap them on and I have an instant Halloween mani!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Hello everyone! Oh boy I am so happy that I'm actually able to post right now. After I got back from my trip visiting home in NY (which was really fun and awesome BTW), I came down with a pretty bad cold. On top of that, because I took off 3 days to go to NY, I have to work two 13-hour long days to make up my hours, bleh. What a week to get sick, but I'm lucky I wasn't sick in NY, and that I wont be sick the week of Halloween/my birthday. With feeling poopy from being sick, and feeling poopy from being tired from working, I am surprised that I was able to get up the energy to write this post. I reallyyyyy wanted to do my nails yesterday, but it just wasn't in the cards. Hopefully I can recover quickly so I can do my nails again, and blog some more! Keeping with Halloween month, I decided to go for a Frankenstein inspired French.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Glowing Jack

Hey guys! I hope everyone has been enjoying their October. October is my very favorite month, and I love to spend it celebrating Halloween...all month long. Of course that means Halloween nails.  I usually look forward to loads and loads of Halloween looks.  Unfortunately this October has come a long with lots of different stresses that need to take priority over my nails. I'm not only sad that I can't give my blog more attention, I am also sad I can't fully enjoy my October, which is something  look forward too all year long. I am not sure when things will get better around here. It might even creep into November, past my birthday, through Thanksgiving and Chanukkah, and into the next year.  I will do my best to let you guys know what's going on.

On to something less sad.  Before all this stuff went down, Ben and I got to spend the weekend visiting my dad in Ocean City, MD.  He was competing in the regional barbershop chorus competition...yes you read that correctly. My dad has been signing barbershop for 10 years. I wasn't expecting any special vacation going to the beach in October, but it ended up being 85 degrees!  It was so nice to walk the boardwalk, and even go to the beach.  It felt a little funny rocking my Halloween nails at the beach :-P


Friday, October 4, 2013

Orange Halloween

Hey ladies! I hope you all had a nice week. While I have been super busy, I am doing my best to enjoy my favorite month! Now some of you might find it strange that I have a favorite month, but October is just filled with my favorite things. I love the cooling weather, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, and Halloween. I pretty much have just decided that all of October is Halloween, and I will celebrate as such!

My mom knows my love of all things nails and Halloween, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when she mailed me Halloween nail stickers by Kiss. I actually screamed a little bit. So for my first October (aka Halloween) mani, I decided to embrace the orange and get Halloween ready!




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