#InstaMoments of the Week

My to-do list is trumped by M&Ms

A truly awesome mailing from COVERGIRL

My new motto.

Done and done.

Halloween costume #1: “the maid” from American Horror Story…minus the red hair. Oops.

Halloween costume #2: Teenage Honey Boo Boo…which really ended up just being “white trash.”


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Tuesday Web Candy

Leah and Mary round up the cutest pumpkins decorated for HalloweenFabulous on a Budget

I love these super easy DIY glitter magnetsDesign Love Fest

Awesome Halloween nail art ideasInStyle

I’m totally gonna do this to my stapler to glam up my new desk areaAllure

Here’s a cheap and easy way to display hummus at your Halloween partyRamshackle Glam

Really gorgeous (and I’m sure delicious) Halloween candyRefinery29


 Dina has some great advice on what to wear to an interview for a fashion/beauty industry job – Eye4Style

Face masks to try while you’re riding out Superstorm Sandy – TheDailyObsession

Kristin rounds up some really fantastic dark spot products – xoJane

The Monday Rundown

Really, I’m kind of laughing at myself right now because I wrote this post yesterday, as I usually do, but I accidentally forgot to hit “publish.”  Uh huh.  So here’s The Monday Rundown, at 8:30pm PST. xo

Glitter pumpkins: I feel like pumpkins are really having a moment this year.  In fact, I’ll be posting a cool pumpkin DIY link in tomorrow’s Tuesday Web Candy, so stay tuned. BTW- Pier1 is selling all their Halloween stuff at 50% off.

Kate Spade Play Hooky iPad Case: I’ve always LOVED the phrase “playing hooky” and IF I had an Ipad, IF, I would totally own this case.

Chocolate covered strawberries: One of my favorite snacks of all time. ALL TIME.  And so easy to make.

LUSH Shine So Bright: My ends have been a little dry and brittle lately so when I was introduced to this tiny balm, I was excited to try it.  It really does hydrate my ends but doesn’t make this stiff or sticky.  I like it.

Cocktail Alert: Bride of Frankenstein Martini

Halloween cocktails are always so fun and creative.  I just tried out this delish vodka martini and, as if you didn’t already need a reason to drink, (BELVEDERE)RED(i.e. the vodka to use) donates 50% of the profits of sale benefit HIV/AIDS programs in Africa.  Here’s how to create the cocktail at home:


  • 12.5ml Honey water
  • Dash lemon juice
  • Fresh sage leaves
  • 25ml pressed apple juice
  • Dash of Sauvignon Blanc white wine



  • Muddle green grapes with honey water
  • Add rest of ingredients, shake and fine strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish with grapes

Tuesday Web Candy

10 really weird Halloween costumesxoJane

BeautyHigh.com’s October must-have products. All approved by me – Beauty High

I love, love, love this CHANEL makeup in a sequin designThe Daily Obsession

It’s October! DIY gold leaf pumpkins are a must – Stripes and Sequins

How to get ready really FAST in the morning. As a frequent snoozer, I approve this – Refinery29

No Doubt’s new album is out (yay!) and check out Gwen’s fashion flashbackInStyle

Ok, it’s official. EVERYONE hated Ben Affleck’s shaggy “Argo” hairPeople

Tuesday Web Candy

This handbag will CHARGE your iPhone. Insanity – Refinery29

The art of a good online dating photo xoJane

The 5 best makeup looks from New York Fashion Week.  So fab – Allure

Proof that being single (especially in the summer!) can be fun – Downtown Romantic

Lea Michele got a deal with L’OREAL Paris…is anyone else just so OVER her? – People Stylewatch

Rainbow sangria. I need this now – TheLuxurySpot

An open letter to Amanda Bynes CollegeCandy

My girl Kristen DIY’s these awesome bracelets GlitterNGlue

THIS BLOG has been bringing me daily laughs – WhenInLA

These silver skull head candles are tres chic AND perfect for Halloween – Outblush

The Monday Rundown: Halloween Edition

Pumpkin-shaped Chocolate Cake: I haven’t actually tried this recipe (since I have zero backing skills) but I love that it’s just two bundt cakes put together with an ice cream cone as the stem.

GAP 1969 Leopard Jeggings: The Current/Elliot version has been all the rage in the blogosphere, and I like them, but I think this darker, more subtle version is a little more me and definitely more versatile.

Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle: The combo of cinnamon and pumpkin is absolutely amazing, calming and reminds me of when I lived in New York and we had actual seasons.

LUSH Jacko Bath Bomb: This bath bomb doesn’t actually smell like pumpkin.  However, the spicy clove bud and spearmint combo has a lot of gusto and I’m just a big fan of bath bombs in general.