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Hello! First day of October and the holidays will be here before you know it. Sounds like fun right? I love this time of year. Pumpkin spice everything, pumpkin carving, thoughts of costumes, scary stuff, and turkey time to come.
I decorated my house yesterday for Halloween. I love decorating for Halloween and Christmas. It is fun for me and I just love the change. I can not wait for the weather to cool down some more. It is still too hot here.
The thing that comes to mind now is hoping to finish my costume before Halloween and to get my little man’s costume done as well. And is it just me or has the quality of costumes gone down? I will never forget getting an Alice in Wonderland Costume from Spirit Halloween and it fell apart in an hour. That was without moving around a bunch. I was so mad. And returned it.
So, I want to make mine this year and can not wait to show you all.
I bought this dress online and love it. And it wasn’t too badly priced. It has been boot weather for the past few days and so I am taking advantage of that.
I got my pattern in the mail for my Elsa costume. I can not wait to go fabric shopping so I can get started. I decided to make my costume this year because I am so tired of buying them only to have them fall apart. Like the Alice in Wonderland costume. The Tim Burton Alice. What a piece of garbage. I also want something that fits and well.
And so I will toil away making this thing and hope to be done before Halloween.
By the way the pattern was on sale on their website. $8 for the pattern and shipping vs the $19.95 in some stores for that pattern. Wish me luck!
I fell in total love with this dress online back in February of this year. H&M you have my heart. As well as my wallet as I never really leave that store without something.
This dress is super light and great for our hot southern weather. Yeah, I know, I know. It is fall and I shouldn’t be wearing that much white. It is cream colored. So, yeah. I love it and here in the south it still feels like summer. Even rains like it. The boots from Justfab are my favorite and let me tell you, they are super comfortable.
The drawbacks of this particular dress are the fact it is a bit sheer. So wearing something under may be necessary. When I first got the dress I didn’t think about that and boy was there a lot of staring. Even with nude colored undergarments. My husband didn’t mention it until I said something about it later that day. THANKS!
I love trying new nail art. I am learning and getting better at it. This simple nail art is basically done with Sally Hansen nail art set. I used China glaze polish white on white, Wet n Wild in dream poppy, China Glaze Nova, and Avon Metalics.
It is easy to do use a tool to do the dots. Then top it with shiny top coat. Like Sally Hansen big shiny.
Trying to do my morning yoga which incidentally gets interrupted by a baby or cat.
He just plops down. And no matter where I go it is the same. People don’t believe me that he thinks yoga time is “notice me hooman” time.
So I set my phone to take pictures by voice command. I have photo proof now. He just lies there. Purring and knowing my hand is under his furry little back.
He loves this and I love him, but I would love it even more to be able to workout without smashing him.
I happened on these little pieces of shawdowy goodness from a beatyblogger on Facebook. Unfortunately, I can not remember the name and the Facebook feed is insanely long. These magnificent little cases of shadow glory have made me a true fan of this brand. I have used their polishes before and they were pretty good. But, have now ventured into the makeup side.
The shadow is pretty well pigmented and was pretty well picked over at CVS. Where they are sold for $4.49 per piece. I believe you can also get them on Amazon for anyone out of the US.
There was not much dropping from the shadow as I have experienced with other companies. Even Dept store brands have this issue. And for higher pigment use on top of a eyeshadow primer. You wont be disappointed. I may have to go back for the green shadow.
While I was at CVS, getting milk actually I also saw this Nicole by O.P.I nail polish.
I saw this and fell in love with it! So, I had to get it. It is really sparkly and will be a great polish for this fall/winter!
Yellow backless bow blouse (on sale!!!!)
Skirt HM similar here
Shoes justfab.com here
I know, I know it is supposed to be fall. But, it is still feeling like July. So, I am going to dress like it! I love bright colors and of course I have an obsession with striped skirts, dresses,shirts, and everything else.
And yes, I know I need lipstick. Well, I have one tube left as my little man decided to play in them. There are lipstick stains in the carpet and he has stains on some of his clothes. There is a stain on his arm and leg from the Revlon Lipbalm stain.I had a very short time to get pictures done. The weather here is so crazy. We heard thunder in the distance and then looked up. Black storm clouds rolling in. YAY! More rain. The grass will love it as you can see there. In fact, it was such nice grass that shoes became optional. It was so much fun stomping around. We left feet marks and my little man was having a blast. It was like walking on a pillow. Ahh summer…wait, it is fall right?
Oh, and before I forget. I will be making my own costume for Halloween this year. I am making my own Elsa costume as I HATE the ones in the stores. I ordered a pattern from the company McCalls for less than stores(with shipping). I will take pics of my journey of making this thing and maybe videos of adding sequins and glitter. Not sure. I am also going to need to order “the One ring”….no I don’t have that yet. And the leaf of Lorien for my son’s Frodo costume. Yes, Halloween is coming! And this Elsa can not wait.
Some shoes are worth it.