Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and FOTN

Hi Bellas,

So it's Friday already! These last few weeks have been flying by! I think it's because I've been in my new position at my corporate job for almost two months now and I have a really great boss so the work days fly by.

Oh and Happy Halloween! Today I'm not dressing up...I got nowhere to go! But my boyfriend and I did buy a pumpkin to carve and some candy for any kiddies that happen to stop by. It's crazy because the last two years me and my girls hosted huge halloween parties and always did it up big! We also made sure to do group costumes. Here are our costumes from the last two years.

Here we are as the Fantanas two years ago.

Last year we were the Rock Group Kiss...this is my amateur attempt at Photoshopping. I'm on the left by the way. Oh and I also did the makeup!

Anywho, lots of parties this weekend? I have a sweet sixteen gig on Saturday so that's my Saturday night! I've also put myself on a major budget so I'm not going to be doing as much hauling. I'm trying to get my budget on point especially with Christmas coming up. I did buy one palette from the holiday collection but that's it. I'll do a post on my look soon. Meanwhile, I have a million videos to get up in the next two to three weeks.

Here's what you have to look forward to:
-Flat Iron Review: Curling your hair with a flat iron
-New Traincase Video
-Tutorial for my Manish Aurora Dupeable Look
-How to become a freelance makeup artist video
-How to apply false lashes video
-Big Contest video!

I went out on 2 Friday nights ago for a bday dinner with some of my sorority sisters. I decided to try doing my hair for once and flat ironed it. It's amazing how much blonder and longer my hair looks when I do that!

For the look I was attempting to copy the look using one of the Mineralized Eyeshadow trios Interview. I saw someone wearing it on Specktra and I thought it was gorg!

The colors however, are dupeable I feel. I like the grown up feel of this combo, and decided to replicate it on my own! Looking back, I probably should have used more of a bronze than gold, but I still liked the look. My webcam kinda washed out the colors but you get the idea.

Like my shirt? When I was a baby my family used to call me Mr. T because my hair stuck straight up in a flat top shape, lol. Luckily gravity got to it and it started growing downwards instead. The shirt is a freebie from a t-shirt campaign shoot I worked on. Check them out at I'll have a more detailed post on these shirts soon!

Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

-Laura Mercier primer
-MUFE HD foundation mixed with Smashbox Tinted Moisturizer (I do this to darken the color of the foundation)
-true romantic beauty powder blush
-so ceylon msf

-bare study paint pot as a base
-deep truth e/s
-goldmine e/s
-grand entrance e/s
-submarine e/s
-blacktrack fluidline
-mac #8 lashes
-smashbox mascara

-stripdown lipliner
-hush cream color base
-miss dynamite dazzleglass

What are your big Halloween plans this year?
Till next time, Ciao bellas!


Wes said...

Cool halloween costumes... You guys look like you have tons of fun down there in A.

yummy411 said...

those halloween looks rawk! i love the fotd.. as i love a gold and blue combo any how. this look is a sophisticated ren, but still with a colorful edge... your hair looks gorg too!

Askmewhats said...

happy halloween too!

can't wait for your upcoming videos :) especially curling your hair with flat iron, I would love to see your version :)

Vanessa M. said...

i love the fantanas! and kiss!! awesome!! haha

.cupcake love. said...

The costumes turned out GREAT ! I love the KISS make up too :)

I can't wait to see your "How To Become a Freelance MUA" vid :]

Your hair looks super lighter than it was in your YT videos, did you get it done again ?

Happy Halloween girl !

amazinggiftsbylg said...

I am a late bloomer when it comes to makeup. I just got my 1st MAC purchase in the mail. Yeah! I can relate to the budget thing. I have a few things in my shopping cart to get later and build up my "stash." Thank you for sharing so much of yourself to help myself and others. Love your costumes and your hair is lovely.

ilurvemakeup said...

Sis you look gorgeous as always :) Love the Fantanas pic hehehe :):):)

Amina said...

i loove how fresh your make up is..
The fantanas are fierce!!!

The Muse said...

I've *got* to learn how to do that? If I weren't so busy this weekend, I'd probably be a shut-in and play with makeup and test out some looks...

Thanks for emailing me back, too!

Ethereal Prey said...

halloween is upon us and the great pumpkin king gives out presents!
Think i'm gonna hit the halloween parade here in nyc and see a midnight showing of nightmare of elmstreet.

MakeupBliss said...

I love this! Your makeup is beautiful as always.

Jennifer said...

HAha your shirt AWESOME! =]

LuxeVie said...

What did you pledge?

FAB_Ladee said...

i lovee your shirttt mann aha my friends did the fanta thing too!

Couture Carrie said...

You gals are HAWT!

And lets' maybe do a "5 questions for one of my favorite bloggers" type thing, and select some choice pics from each other's sites to go with the interview? Let me know, and we can exchange Qs next week and pick a day to post them :)

Enjoy your weekend, RR!


Elisa said...

I looove the colors you chose for this look...

But I have to say that I'm lovin your Mr. T shirt even more. :)

jeSmakeup said...

look at ur costumes! hahah veryyY cute! omg and did u cut ur hair? for sure u redyed it! it looks great! i like the short hair now a days.. mayb cuz i went thru it early feb n i was really depress... n now that it grew back so damn fast.. im startin to miss my short hair lol