Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween + 26th Birthday Nails: Dia De Los Muertos

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Today is the big day, happy Halloween! I love Halloween so much and I am so happy that its finally here! Ben and I have already begun celebrating, last night we went to a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing along. I used to perform in Rocky when I was in college, and I miss it every day.

But today is the big day! Ben and I are going out tonight for a night of drinking and dancing and I can't wait. I will be dressing up as a Day of the Dead sugar skull. Sugar skulls have resonated with me for as long as I can remember. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday when friends and family go to the cemetery to celebrate the lives of the people that have passed away, and just party it up. Part of this celebration involves painting skulls made of sugar in bright colors and beautiful designs.

Another reason I have loved the Day of the Dead for so long is because it falls on my birthday, November 2nd! I usually do Day of the Dead nail art special for my birthday (23rd, 24th, 25th) but since I am dressing up as a sugar skull this year, I thought it would be fitting for Halloween this year too.

Sugar skull Day of the Dead nail art

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Look Book: Renaissance Fair

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One of my favorite fall activities is going to the Renaissance Fair in Maryland. Last year was my first time ever going to any Ren Fair, and I had so much fun! However, since I had never gone before I didn't really know how to dress up, so I just wore regular clothes. Let me tell you, I was SO SAD that I wasn't in garb! I love dressing up so much, and missing out on an opportunity really bummed me out.

This year, I was determined to dress up! I am still pretty new to the Ren Fair, and I'm not ready for the authentic garb, so I decided to pick something up on a routine trip to Party City.

Renaissance fair garb, what I wore to the Renaissance fair.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scratch: The Zodiac Collection - Scorpio

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In January of last year, Scratch nail wraps caught my eye. They were releasing a zodiac collection, and I was really excited. If you don't know, I am a proud Scorpio. If you look up the traits of a Scorpio, I am the textbook definition. But really, I love all astrology, and I even have a tattoo of the signs I most resonate with. Sadly, I had to wait until November for them to release the Scorpio wraps, but I scooped them up right away.

But November meant broken nails for me. Actually, my nails were in bad shape for months. It wasn't until this past summer that I was finally able to grow my nails out enough to wear them. Posting Scorpio nails in the summer though? That doesn't work for me. So I decided to save this post for the month of Halloween nail art. The first day of Scorpio was yesterday, so it was the perfect fit!

Scratch nail wraps zodiac collection Scorpio

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

French Spiders

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We are right in the thick of October and I am loving it! The chilly weather, the leaves are finally changing, and I have been enjoying things in pumpkin flavor that I never thought would exist. Ben and I have our engagement photo session today too and I am so excited! I have also finalized my Halloween costume for my office party, as well as Halloween night. Halloween may only be one night a year for most people, but for me its all October long (and a little bit in November too for good measure).

I am continuing my month of Halloween looks with more Halloween nail art. A couple of years ago my mom got me a bunch of Halloween nail stickers, and I like to break them out every October. This time I went for a festive French manicure with Halloween flare.

Halloween french manicure spider nail art

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Julep Maven October 2015: Coco Hernandez

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Can you believe October is already half over? I feel like my favorite month is going by so quickly! One good thing about it being the middle of the month is that I received my Julep Maven box in the mail! I love getting the October boxes because they are Halloween themed, perfect to share for my month of Halloween posts.

Julep Maven October box Coco Hernandez

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mix & Match: Makeup Looks Sally's Song

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A few days ago I shared a Sally nail art look as part of my month of Halloween looks. I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sally a lot, and I knew I wanted to do a second look. Experimenting with makeup looks is fun, and I usually opt for more bold, less wearable looks. But with this being Halloween, its the perfect time for extra crazy makeup, so I wanted to really get out of my comfort zone.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally makeup for halloween

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Mix & Match: Sally's Song

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With how much I love Halloween, it's no surprise that I love The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's dark and creepy, but also funny, and I love the songs. I love the relationship between Jack and Sally, how she had feelings for him but he didn't notice, and by the end he realizes how he feels about her. It reminds me a lot of the beginning of my relationship with Ben.

I especially related to Sally's Song...

And does he notice my feelings for him?
And will he see how much he means to me?
I think it's not to be

And will we ever end up together?
No, I think not, it's never to become
For I am not the one

...and how it's connected with the Finale/Reprise.

And sit together, now and forever
For it is plain as anyone can see
We're simply meant to be

Being that The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite Halloween movies, and how much I love Sally, I really wanted to do a Sally look for my month of Halloween looks.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally nail art

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Maple Holistics Review + Giveaway

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I know that it's October and you were expecting a Halloween post, but I needed to interrupt your regularly scheduled post to share some awesome products from Maple Holistics. I was sent the Dead Sea Mud Mask and the Vitamin C Serum for review. What I love most is that Maple Holistics' products are organic, all natural and cruelty free!

Maple Holistics Dead Sea mud mask review

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween Cats

October is finally here! For those who don't know, fall is my favorite season, and October is my absolute favorite month! It is the quintessential fall month. I also am obsessed with Halloween. I just love all the dark and spookiness, and I love to dress up. To me, Halloween is all October long and I love to find ways to celebrate.

One way I celebrate is by featuring Halloween looks on the blog. To start off the month, I wanted to combine Halloween with my other favorite, cats. I love cats, and I love that you can find cute black cats everywhere during Halloween.

Halloween can nail art

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