Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Faves Vol. 14: Creepy Edition

This Wednesday Addams t-shirt!

This ouija board nail art!

This dead body bookmark!

This gold skull hear-no-evil set!

This collection of true scary stories!

This spooky cemetery zen garden!

These skeleton hand temporary tattoos!

This Scream-themed enamel pin!

This x-ray cat skeleton necklace!

This creepy hand candle with bone underneath!

What cool stuff have you been eyeing lately?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Creepy & Fun Food Ideas for Halloween

It's no secret - I love a theme. Around Halloween I can't help but look for fun food, decor and costume inspiration. It's my Christmas. Normally, overly fussy foods bore me, but make them creepy and I'll sit cutting eyeballs out of olives for hours. A few years back I made this Halloween spread, featuring mini mummy calzones, eyeball pizzas, graveyard layer dip with tortilla headstones and witch finger cookies:

Like I said, I love a theme. 😎  I've been poking around pinterest and google to find more new ideas for Halloween treats, and now I've got more options than I know what to do with! Here are my top 20 Halloween food inspirations:

Are you making any fun Halloween treats this year?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Apple Nail Art Tutorial

As part of Blogtober, I'll be re-running some past posts that fit this month's theme. This post was originally published in November 2013.

I love a theme! After my Halloween nail art, I was getting kind of bored with regular nail polish so I wanted to create another seasonal manicure. Instead of traditional Thanksgiving nails (okay, maybe those aren't traditional for most people), I wanted a general autumn situation on my nails. I almost went with leaves, you guys, but since I didn't get to go apple picking this year, I had to go with my favorite fall fruit. Plus, I had this vintage apple fabric for the backdrop so it was kind of inevitable.

What You Need

• Red Nail Polish {NYC 223}
• Green Nail Polish {Sally Hansen Going Green}
• Lime Green Nail Polish {Sinful Colors Innocent}
• Brown Nail Polish {Wet n Wild Wet Cement}
• Black Nail Polish {Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris}
• White Nail Polish {Wet n Wild White 449C}
• Pale Nail Polish {NYC Love Letters}
• Green Striper Nail Polish {L.A. Colors in Bright Green} - Optional
• Top Coat {Seche Vite}
• Dotting Tool


Start with a base of the pale polish. I'm using one meant for a French manicure. You can also just start with bare nails, but this adds a more polished (PUN ALERT) finish.

Use the small end of a dotting tool (or a nail art brush) to draw a curved line that looks like the top of an apple [a] across the middle of a nail. Fill in the space below the line to create the apple [b].

Repeat on all nails, using different shades.

Use the brown nail polish to add a small stem above each apple shape.

Use the green striper or the green polish on a brush or tool to add a leaf shape next to each stem.

For a fun variation, create a sliced open apple by painting a white shape that mimics the apple shape inside one of your apples. Add two black dots for seeds.

Use the dotting tool or a brush to add a white highlight mark on the right edge of each apple.
Finish with top coat.

I know bananas come in a bunch, but what do apples come in? Whatever that is, you have one now!

Are you into seasonal manicures? What would you choose for fall nail art? What do your nails look like right now?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Creepy Halloween Makeup Inspiration

Traditional makeup is so much fun, but there's a special place in my heart for creepy costume makeup. Sometimes it's gory, sometimes it's just off-kilter, but it's always so much fun. The best part? If you do it right, it can be its own Halloween costume! That comes in handy when you need something quick or something portable, like for a school or work costume. Show off your mad makeup skills while simultaneously creeping everyone out! Truly, what could be better than that?

Here's some of the best Halloween costume makeup I've seen this year:

Triple Eye Painted Face Makeup

Which of these is your favorite? What Halloween makeup tricks do you swear by? Can you believe that hole-in-the-face makeup?!

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