“Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device.”
~ Ken Auletta
I made my son into Pennywise this year and spent pretty much the end of September through the day before Halloween making his costume. I watched a bazillion tutorials and even when I was half way through his makeup the day of
which took 5 hoursstill thought this isn’t gonna turn out how I want it too, but it did and he was a hit in our friends graveyard. We took inspiration from both movies and the book so that is why he has multi colored balloons, more redish hair and his costume is a combo of regular clown meets old harlequin clown.
He looks like a one of my friends animatronics in this picture. LOL
I decided to have a little fun with some of the pictures I took and place him in some composites. Thanks to some guidance from one of my FB photography groups I perfected them and I am pretty proud of myself. LOL
I know this post is a little late but I hope you all had a Happy Halloween
I am actually going to post what I got here instead of being lazy and posting on instagram!
This months bag is a very pretty burnt red with lace detail.
This months theme is spellbound which definitely goes with the spookiness of Halloween.
One of my items was too big for the bag which was It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed powder. I already own a deluxe sample of this and love it. Full size Retails for $29.00.
Next I received the Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream. It smells delicious. The smell actually reminds me of my Peach Blush Strawberry Shortcake doll. Don’t ask how I remember the smell but when I smelt it I instantly was right back to my childhood smelling that doll. LOL I know I am weird… Anywho it is a very light consistency so perfect for a daytime hand cream although I only use hand cream at night because I hate the feeling of it on my hands when I am awake..again I know I am weird. Full size retails for $12.00
On to the next item which is a charcoal infused nail polish in the shade volcanic ash from Nail Medic. I have not tried this yet but it definitely gave me witchy Halloween vibes. Retails for $7.99 (Pretty Woman NYC – NMOCT17 code for 30% off) The link Ipsy gave did not have the actual polish on there which was odd so here is a link to the polish. https://muabs.com/product/nail-medic-charcoal-infused-nail-polish-vocanic-ash/ I have never used this site so might want to do some research before you buy.
I am excited to try this next product cause I have been all about masks lately. This is the Blaq mask which is an activated charcoal mask designed to target toxins and draw out impurities. Full size retails for $29.00
Lastly I received a mascara from Tarte called Lifted. I freaking love Tarte’s lights, camera, lashes so this had some big shoes to fill and it passed the test. It doesn’t give as much volume as lights, camera, lashes but it gives enough and it keeps my lashes looking curled all day. It also claims to be sweat proof and it was HOT hot when I first started wearing this and I had no transferring so I think that claim is true. The full size retails for $23.00.
We have been glued to the TV and my heart is just broken for all those in Houston, Corpus Christi, Galveston and all the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. We pray the water recedes quickly and clean up can start soon.
I feel so helpless here but I know from talking with friends who live in Dallas and Houston that soo many people are stepping up and volunteering. It really warms my heart to see everyone working together to make a huge difference in someone else's life.
Thank you to Zoolatry for the fur baby picture for Texas. H-Mama who lives in Houston said Convoy of Hope would be a good place to donate so that is where I donated & also to Dallas DogRRR for the fur babies but I have also heard that Best Friends is a good one for the fur babies too. JJ Watt is also doing some awesome fundraising too.
Leigh Ann from LeighAnnSays is also from Houston & posted this link full of information https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts-how-help/ and said they need lots of diapers https://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com/projects/33717-change-a-life I hope those links help if you are still trying to figure out who to donate to.
We took a mini vacay to the Gulf to go Scalloping and then headed south to Treasure Island and here are just a handful of the bazillion pictures I took.
We had a blast snorkeling and scalloping. If you have never been you need to go!!
Hubby doesn’t get much room for vacation
he has it just hard to take it so we took a couple days to decompress at the beach and the sunsets both nights were so pretty!
Our last night there the clouds were making all kinds of shapes.
The Hookah Caterpillar
Shark which was fitting since it was shark week.
My little friend. He was just a posing…you know I wanted to name him and take him home. LOL
The water is sooo flat over there. I always forget you could literally take a float out there unlike our side where a float would be toast by the first wave.
And a self portrait..Bahahahaha there are literally no pictures of me at the beach not even a selfie…..
Meet Gudetama the sleepy egg
He pretty much sums up how I feel from how HOT it is here. You could seriously fry an egg on the sidewalk and I am shocked the stuff inside my bag wasn’t all melted or gross in the bag.
BellaPierre Cosmetics banana setting powder. Retails for $35.00 (bananasforipsy2017)
Ahava mineral hand cream. Full size retails for $24.00 (IPSY30)
Tarte Cosmetics rainforest of the sea deep dive cleansing gel. Full size retails for $25.00 (IPSYJUL)
Ciate wonderwand gel-kohl hybrid liner. Retails for $18.00 (IPSTER)
treStique mini concealer crayon. Retails for $26.00 (IPSYSUMMER17)
I haven’t had time to test them out yet but I will let ya know what I think over on instagram! Have you tried any of these products?