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Halloween manicure

Halloween Manicure: a Pop of Pumpkin

Hi there, you lovelies. Just stopping by for a very quick update on my simple-yet-fun Halloween manicure. I went for black nails except for my ring finger, which is a lovely pumpkin orange. Believe it or not, I actually got the idea from my waitress at The Cheesecake Factory this weekend. Inspiration comes at the most unexpected times …

halloween manicure

The colors I used were Pumpkin Queen and Night Fright from Sally Hansen. The perfect colors (and names) for an easy-as-pie Halloween manicure.

Do you have a Halloween manicure planned for this Friday?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

Halloween Makeup, Nails and Costume Ideas

Believe it or not, Halloween is just over two weeks away. And for people like you and me who love makeup and clothes, it’s the perfect excuse (as if we need one) to go big or go home. To help provide some inspiration, I’ve rounded up some great posts on Halloween makeup, nail and costume ideas from years past and fellow bloggers. Check them out and let me know what you think!

halloween makeup

Makeup

  • Halloween Makeup – Honey, Queen Of The Forest Nymph Makeup Tutorial – Honeygirl’s World
  • BFTE The Shining Halloween Haunted House Collection 2014 – Painted Ladies
  • Favorite Halloween Beauty – Phyrra
  • Charming She-Devil Halloween Makeup Look (Plus $100 Sephora gift card giveaway!) – Beauty Tidbits

halloween makeup

Nails

halloween makeup

Costumes

What do you plan to go as for Halloween this year?

Photos:  beautyXposé, Honeygirl’s World, Nail Polish Anonymous

Happy Halloween from beautyXpose

Happy Halloween from beautyXposé

Happy Halloween from beautyXpose
Happy Hauntings!

Happy Halloween, beauties! Some of us BXers celebrated this spooky holiday over the weekend. Here’s what we did:

The Littlest BXer:

My darn mom dressed me up as a pumpkin and made me smile for lots of pictures. How embarrassing! What does she think I am, a doll!?! But honestly, this onesy is pretty snuggly!

Kristin

I thought the BF and I were going to do a couple’s costume. Welp, turned out he did a bromance costume with three of his friends instead – they were the four Simpson bullies. So, I hightailed it to the costume store and bought the first thing that fit.

Gabi

This year I managed to plan my costume in advance, but just could not find the perfect dress to channel my inner Audrey Hepburn.  However, at the last minute during an unplanned trip to H&M, I found the perfect dress.  I paired my newly discovered dress with black stilettos, pearl necklaces, a tiara, sunglasses, a (fake) cigarette holder, gloves, and red lipstick.  I actually pulled it off – I somehow managed to pull together my Holly Golightly costume thanks to my last minute dress find.

Kathryn

I didn’t have too much time to go out and find a costume/make a costume, so I worked with what I had. I already had a blue and white striped stress, metallic gold wedges and a gold chunky necklace, so I topped it off with a sailor hat from the costume shop that cost me $10.00. Cheapest costume I’ve ever had! It was great being able to put something together with what I already had. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Kristina

For Halloween this year my friends and I went as a superhero crew. I was Wonder Woman and wore a costume I borrowed from a friend. I accessorized it with a gold headband and tall black boots, to add to my crime-stopping abilities of course! I wore gold eye makeup, false lashes, and my favorite Halloween necessity–eye glitter. Successful costume overall I’d say!

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween. How did/do you plan to celebrate?

Photos: beautyXposé

Halloween Costume Coupon Codes: 11 Deadly Deals

Still trying to decide if you’re going to vamp it up as a “Twilight” character, sport a Snooki  bump, strut around as a sexy schoolgirl or transform into a target for some angry birds? Whatever costume you decide to don for Halloween, we’ve got last-minute deals to scream for.  Here are 11  frighteningly frugal costume deals online, courtesy of FreeShipping.org.

Angry Birds King Pig Costume at HalloweenExpress.com

1. BestCostumeSite.com
Spend $25 or more and receive free shipping.

2. Spirit Halloween
Get $4.99 flat-rate shipping through Oct. 27 when you spend $75 or more with coupon code SPFRU75.

3. Halloween Mart

Free shipping on orders of $55 or more using coupon code FREESHIPPING.

4. Walmart
Get free shipping through Oct. 29 on all Halloween costumes from Walmart.

5. Pottery Barn Kids
Enjoy free shipping at Pottery Barn Kids through Oct. 31 for all Halloween costumes and treat bags.

6. Costume Kingdom
For a limited time, get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

7. Costume Supercenter
Use coupon code FREE75 through Nov. 1 for free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

8. Pottery Barn Teen
Pottery Barn Teen is offering free shipping through Oct. 29 on all Halloween costumes.

9. Costume Discounters
Get free shipping on purchases of $60 or more with coupon code FREE60.

10. Giant Party Store

Spend $50 or more and get free shipping with coupon code 390261.

11. Buy.com
Get free shipping through Oct. 31 on Halloween orders of $60 or more.

High Fashion, Low Maintenance: Sephora Halloween Makeup Kits

Our style mantra: Fashion and beauty are for everyone, no matter how busy your schedule or how small your budget may be. We represent the fashionista who has places to go, people to see, or just likes to sleep in a few extra hours. There’s no reason to run to class in sweats and unblushed cheeks when glamour can be achieved with just a little extra effort. Check here as Chelsea unveils quick tricks and perfect products that can update your look in a hot second, without breaking your budget.

This Halloween, do not let your costume stand alone. Use makeup to enhance your look and make you stand out at any Halloween party. Sephora’ s Beauty In A Box kits supply everything you need to complement your costume and may even give you some great costume ideas. The six kits include all products you need for your eyes, lashes and face, and each has a list of step-by-step directions.

The Genie kit includes super intense fake lashes and a lot of glitter.

beauty in a box sephora genie

The Vegas Showgirl kit includes bright fuchsia lip shine and turquoise eye shadow.

showgirl kit beauty in a box

The Sexy Kitten guide instructs you to create some fierce eyeliner edges for incredible cat eyes.

sexy kitten sephora

The Vampire kit, perfect for any”True Blood” or “Twilight” fans, includes sexy metallic silver eye shadow and a smoky black look.

vampire kit sephora

In a similar look, the Devil kit includes silver metallic shadow and devilish winged liner.

devil

My personal favorite, the Peacock kit includes a beautiful array of shadow colors and gold glitter spray.

peacock sephora

Photos: Sephora

Halloween Costume Countdown: Grecian Goddess

October is here, our dear BeautyXpose readers, and that means we’re eagerly counting down the days to one of our favorite holidays—Halloween. Since that day is an opportunity to dress up and have fun with style, we love the holiday that allows us to go all out, of course.

In honor of Halloween, we are having a month-long countdown with a featured costume each day from October 1 to October 31. The best part? Each costume is contrived of items that you can work into your daily wardrobe, so no need to blow your budget on an outfit you will only wear once—that idea scares us as much as some of the masks we have seen in the stores.

Grecian Goddess

Dress – Bluefly.com

Grecian Dress


Sandals – Charlotte Russe

Grecian Sandals


Headband – Forever21

Grecian Headband

Halloween Costume Countdown: Ballerina

October is here, our dear BeautyXpose readers, and that means we’re eagerly counting down the days to one of our favorite holidays—Halloween. Since that day is an opportunity to dress up and have fun with style, we love the holiday that allows us to go all out, of course.

In honor of Halloween, we are having a month-long countdown with a featured costume each day from October 1 to October 31. The best part? Each costume is contrived of items that you can work into your daily wardrobe, so no need to blow your budget on an outfit you will only wear once—that idea scares us as much as some of the masks we have seen in the stores.

Ballerina

Skirt – Zappos

ballerina skirt


Shirt – TopShop

Ballerina Tanks

Tights – Target

Ballerina Tight

Shoes – Urban Outfitters

Ballerina Flats

Halloween Costume Countdown: Class Nerd

October is here, our dear BeautyXpose readers, and that means we’re eagerly counting down the days to one of our favorite holidays—Halloween. Since that day is an opportunity to dress up and have fun with style, we love the holiday that allows us to go all out, of course.

In honor of Halloween, we are having a month-long countdown with a featured costume each day from October 1 to October 31. The best part? Each costume is contrived of items that you can work into your daily wardrobe, so no need to blow your budget on an outfit you will only wear once—that idea scares us as much as some of the masks we have seen in the stores.

Pants (roll up so they hit above the ankle) – Banana Republic

Nerd Pants

Suspenders – JCPenny

Nerd Suspenders

Shirt – Express

Nerd Shirt


Shoes – Urban Outfitters

Nerd Shoes

Glasses – Zilziewear.com

Nerd Glasses