A Super Easy Day of the Dead Makeup Look for Halloween

Day of the Dead Makeup Look

Because I’m a last-minute bitch and I’m certainly NOT a makeup artist…


Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Zombie

zombie makeup tutorial

I, like many (if not most, judging by the popularity of the show) am obsessed with The Walking Dead. Watching the show is one of the few times that I actually wish I didn’t live alone because I often go to bed with my mind still reeling, and, of course, any time I hear a crack in the wall or a noise in the bathroom I’m all “where’s my giant knife?!” But I digress, because right now I’m ALL ABOUT THIS ZOMBIE LOOK that I created with M∙A∙C Cosmetics Senior Artist Caroline Hernandez.

This “walker” face is actually very easy and you can do it mostly with makeup that you already own! Here’s how to get the zombie look…


Inspired By: Halloween Pumpkin

pumpkin beauty products

Fall always brings out the “hey guys, try these ‘awesome’ pumpkin product” beauty stories and, to be honest, it can get kind of nauseating.  Just because it’s fall, doesn’t mean that EVERY pumpkin product in existence is the best thing EVER.  So, after years of testing out all products pumpkin, i bring to you my favorite four pumpkin-based products.  I promise you, these are all good and won’t make you want to throw out all your Halloween candy.

Philosophy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

ARCONA Pumpkin Lotion 10%

Sexy Hair Pumpkin Whipped Souffle Styling Cream

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Tuesday Web Candy

tuesday web candy

Halloween is coming up and I’m obsessing over this recipe for homemade Twix barsABeautifulMess.com

Succulents are always adorable and I love this special fall version, using a pumpkinLuxeHappens.com

Kristen came up with one of the best costumes of 2013, hands down – GlitterNGlue.com

October 25th was National Pitbull Awareness Day!  My mom has rescued three pitbulls over the years and they really are loyal, wonderful dogs – TheCourtneyKerr.com

You might not wanna read this, but here’s a list of the best of worst Halloween candy, health-wise at least – BeautyHigh.com

Pro figure skater Ashley Wagner was announced as the newest face of COVERGIRL!!! I had the chance to skate with her last week and she is such a sweetheart – PeopleStyleWatch.com

Halloween 2013 Villains Party

Cruella de vil costume

 Wig, long cigarette holder, red gloves, faux fur wrap c/o Express, Black dress (old), Phoebe envelope clutch c/o Sole Society

When my friends decided to choose a “villains” theme for their 4th annual Halloween party, I was insanely excited.  Mostly because, by coincidence, I was already planning to dress up as Cruella De Vil, famous puppy killer.  And, of course, I knew that the lovely team at MAC Cosmetics would be able to help me out with Cruella’s famous eyebrows and face- nailed it.

Mac Makeup

It takes a village (full of makeup) to look like Cruella

Cruella de vil makeup close up

A closeup of the makeup, pre-costume

Weekend To-Do

Halloween nails

Give yourself a fun Halloween manicure. I love this vampire version (image via BeautyHigh.com)

farmer's market

Go to your local farmer’s market and buy your favorite fresh veggies and fruit (image via SimpleBites.net)


Slouchy pants are my latest fashion obsession. Get yourself a pair and see how many ways you can style them (image via TheGlitterGuide.com)


If you’re hosting a Halloween party, try this super easy drink stirrer DIY.  Seriously it’s all from the 99 cent store! (image via StyleWithinReach.net)

matching hangers

I always say that I’ll know I’ve made it “when” all of the hangers in my closet match. Get a head start this weekend with some baby steps (image via Pinterest.com)

wise words

Keep this in mind on Sunday night (image via Pinterest.com)

A Very MAC (Cosmetics) Halloween

Mac Monsters

I stopped by the MAC Cosmetics PRO store on Robertson Blvd. the other day to chat with Rick Baker and check out his collection for MAC. Now, obviously, MAC is known for being the go-to Halloween makeup brand since they have some truly amazing products that boast rich pigment and long wear, which is why it’s no surprise that I was truly in AWE of the three looks that Rick and MAC came up with for Halloween 2013.  By the way, these makeup looks were done with just MAC makeup, no plastics or additional costume products, which is insane!  I spoke to Rick, legendary Hollywood makeup artist, about his favorite MAC products to use on set.  The answer?  “Makeup effects demand very specific products as many ordinary makeup products won’t work on rubber appliances.  If I am doing paint makeup, I like to use Chromacakes, Paint Stick and MAC’s acrylic paint.  I also like a combination of mixing medium and cosmetic pigments.”

To view the entire Rick Baker MAC Collection, click HERE.


Day of the dead


Bride of Frankenstein




Photo credit: Chelsea Lauren