Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Time in a bottle: October 2015 favorites

                                                        Fashion and style inspirations:

I'm drawn to three colors this fall. Moss, cognac, and black. 


Candice Swanepoel wearing the Avalon bodysuit. 

Reformation Avalon bodysuit in Black Velvet, Jewel Velvet, and Mossy Velvet. 

                                           Sam Edelman Petty boots in suede moss 
                                           Matisse Brooke Chelsea boots in tan

                                                              Guerlain Shalimar
                                                              Commodity Book and Wool 


                                                                            Hair care:
                                           Suave Almond & Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner 
                                                 Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black- dry shampoo


Skin care:
Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

Sunday Riley Good Genes 

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

Raw coconut oil

Skyn Iceland Artic facial oil

Body care:
Yes to Coconut oil body wash
           Pacifica Kona Coffee and Sugar Detox Scrub                    
                  Illuminaire Mattifying Mineral Foundation     


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer


Chantecaille Protect the Wolves blush in Ella

MAC Burnt Pepper

Tom Ford Savage

RMS Lip2Cheek in Diabolique 

H & M Halo Illuminiser in Champagne Gold and Delicate Pearl

Urban Decay Lounge
Make Up For Ever M644
Milani Bella Khaki
NARS Steven Klein shadow in Stud
& Other Stories Gante Sage, Shetland Brown, and Lockram Cactus

Chantecaille Protect the Wolves trio palette


Bobbi Brown shadow in Smoke 
Urban Decay Stash
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering in black

Guerlain Cils d'Enfer So Volume Maxi Lash


Bite Frozen Berries collection in Plum and Black Cherry

L'Oreal Cinnamon Toast and Raisin Rapture 

Too Faced Melted in Chocolate Cherries

Maybelline Crazy for Coffee (a match for Liv Tyler in Empire Records)

Lip balm:
Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque in Wine

       Nail Colour:

Zoya Ember

Essie Leggy Legend

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Automne makeup: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


This post was inspired by the Getting Cheeky  'Inspired by Literature' posts. I found them so interesting and wanted to match my own autumn colored cosmetics with a classic tale. I am a big fan of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and have chosen it for my first post. A ghost story set in the fall of 1790 and loved by generations. I hope this inspires others to play with fall colors, try some new products, or even read the book.

The story begins with the setting of Sleepy Hollow NY. The autumn leaves, golden hay, the Hudson River flowing close by, and smoke from chimneys. Cool and sweet autumn just before the first snow comes. The countryside is beautiful and rich in color. From twilight till dawn a misty fog covers the ground. It's the perfect time for a restless ghost to roam the land.

The beautiful Hudson River Valley. 


           The fairest of fair, Katrina. A coquette and rosy lip and cheek with glowing skin. 

                                               Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Tannin
                                               Stila Convertible Color in Poppy
                                               Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Cassis
                                               Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
                                               Bite Agave Lip Mask in Smashed

The autumn leaves and amber fire. 

Make Up For Ever palette 1: m644 Fawn, me840 Pink Chrome, and m844 Burgundy
Make Up For Ever palette 2: me554 Gunmetal, d320 Golden Khaki, and m738 Auburn
MAC Sumptuous Olive
MAC Antiqued
ELF  Burnt Plum

Warm and toasted neutrals.

Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird
Revlon Toast of New York
   Nars Audacious Lipstick in Audrey
MAC Lipstick in Chili
Shea Moisture Blush in Varkala Spice
Burberry Eyeshadow in Midnight Brown
Colourpop Blush in Bardot

The headless horseman rides again!

Nars Eyeshadow in Mekong
Sephora Rouge Cream lipstick in Cancan
Make Up For Ever Ink Eyeliner
Colourpop Eyeshadow in Game Face
Essie Devil's Advocate 

If none of these appeal to you, use the ShadeScout app to get inspired by the colors of fall. 

       ***Post updated on 2/16/17 with new products. 

Halloween specials of the 80's and 90's


Making a list of every episode, special, or movie that I love to watch around Halloween was harder than I thought. Here are 30 classics from the 80's and 90's that will never get old. 

1. The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror V

2. Amazing Stories - Ghost Train, Mummy Daddy, and Go To the Head of the Class
(with Christopher Lloyd!)

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Fear Itself, Hush, and Halloween

4. Disney's Mr. Boogedy and Bride of Boogedy

5. When Good Ghouls Go Bad

6. The X Files- Home

7. The Midnight Hour- Abc tv movie from 1985

8. Roseanne- Boo, Trick or Treat

9. Martin- The Night He Came Home, Boos in the House

10. Stephen King- Anything based on his books.

11. Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place- Psycho Halloween, Mind Over Body, The Satanic Curses

12. Dawson's Creek- The Scare, Escape from Witch Island, Four Scary Stories

13. Are You Afraid of the Dark? Seasons 1-3.

14. My So Called Life- Halloween

15. Freaks and Geeks- Tricks and Treats

16. Family Matters- Dark and Stormy Night, Stevil, Stevil II

17. Boy Meets World- And Then There Was Shawn

18. Square Pegs- Halloween

19. That 70's Show- Halloween, Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die

20. The Real Ghostbusters- When Halloween Was Forever, The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic, The Boogieman Cometh, The Boogieman is Back, Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood

21. Cheers- Fairy Tales Can Come True, House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick

22. MacGyver- The Secret of Parker House

23. Perfect Strangers- Fright Night

24. South Park- Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery

25. Garfield's Halloween Adventure

26. Murder, She Wrote- The Witch's Curse, Night of the Headless Horseman, Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble, and The Legacy of Borbey House.

27. Disney's Ichabod and Mr. Toad

28. Unsolved Mysteries- Ghosts dvd set- The series explored everything from the Queen Mary ship to Resurrection Mary and even ghosts in England.

29. The Office- Halloween, Costume Contest, Here Comes Treble

30. Sabrina the Teenage Witch- A Halloween Story, A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It, Murder on the Halloween Express