Monday, October 28, 2013

Get in the Spirit...It's Halloween Time

I'm not really into Halloween.  Maybe it's that I don't have any kids at home, maybe it's because I can't get into the dressing up thing, maybe it's the temptation of eating a whole bag of Tootsie Rolls!  I don't decorate the house but I do give out the candy and at least make an attempt to partake in the festivities.  So, I thought I would share some of the cute ways to get into the spirit without the ridiculous costume!
My sister's kiddos hamming it up!
How about some cool make up for a way to get into the spirit?  Even if you are not going to dress up, why not do a cool look?  A fresh cat eye, powdered face and a vampy lip.  Halloween for the cool girl.  Get more ideas here.
Halloween makeup trends in 2013
Hair can always change your look and if your good with your hands, you can create some pretty spooky looks!  What about this option?  Throw on a powdered face, dark make-up and break out the crimper and Voila! You look like you are part of the party. 
DIY Halloween hair
If you're anything like me, there is nothing worst than that cheap nylon Halloween costume.  Why not try some real clothes that give a cute nod to "dressing up".  How adorable is this option AND you can wear everything again in your real life!  Get it here.
Non costume ideas for Halloween 2013
Lastly, and my favorite why not do something dramatic on your digits!  Nail polish can shout Halloween all week and you can change your look everyday if you like.  Tip-don't go overboard with purchasing these polishes.  While we all love our OPI or Chanel polishes during the year, you can purchase orange and black very cheaply at Target or Ulta to get the look.  Get more nail looks here.
Spookify your Manicure
Halloween Nails
Check out my look for the week!  I used Rimmel London in Black Satin and Orly in Shine on Crazy Diamonds.  Oh and they are crazy long due to Biotin-this stuff is great!
Get Halloween Nails at home
Spooky at home manicure

Have a super fun Halloween however you choose to celebrate! 

Love and Tulips, 

Amanda from Irvine

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Foolproof Caramel Apple Pie

Baked Carmel Apple

Put your own spin on classic apple pie with a caramelized glaze that will get your guests thinking you slaved in the kitchen all day.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Support Breast Cancer Research right now...and think Pink

 Custom Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt . Fight Breast Cancer . Breast Cancer Awareness Clothes . Pink Ribbon . Cancer Walk

Are you looking to support a Breast Cancer Charity, but don't know where to start?  I often feel overwhelmed with how to make my contribution.

This year, I have seen so many options to support Breast Cancer research while also doing one of my favorite things...SHOPPING!  I have pulled some of my favorite items from around the web that are available right now and through the rest of the month to support Breast Cancer research.  You still have a couple of weeks left to make a purchase and help support the cause, so get to it.

Of course, we had to feature a couple of fellow Etsians.  How cute is this hoodie by Love.Greek.Life?  A portion of the purchase price is donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

 These bracelets are not only right on trend but they honor Susan G Komen Race for the Cure as well as support the women who create Fair Trade Beads.  I love the story behind this Etsy shop, Fierce Forward and encourage you to take a look at all the offerings!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Inspirations

Without fail every change of season I find myself fake cyber shopping.  You know when you browse expensive items with no intent of ever buying them? I feel like maybe if I make a wish board they will come true.  What would be on your board?