Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DIY minion costume

We hosted a Halloween party for our friends at our house last weekend. I knew right away we were going as a minion and Gru. My husband is a big bald guy and it was just too perfect. 

Costumes were purchased at Goodwill, I used yellow RIT dye to dye the shirt and leggings and used black pipe cleaners and hot glued them to a yellow hard hat for my minion head. I got a witch nose from a halloween store and attached it with spirit gum to get the long Gru nose. I used a dark brown eyeliner pen and drew on his eyebrows and used MAC Satin Taupe around his eyes for that bruised look Gru has. 

This is definitely one
Of my favorite costumes we've done and was a hit! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Nails Part 2

I had big plans for a crazy halloween mani this week, I even did one yesterday and hated it. So it all came off and I decided on something a little more simple and ended up loving it.

Next weekend we are having a big Halloween party at our house with all of our friends so the nails will likely match the costume (top secret!). I'll post some pics afterward, I'm so excited!!

I like this because I get the funkiness but it's still cute and classy, without being overboard or tacky. Just a simple shimmery orange on 4 nails, a shimmery black on the ring finger and a nail art brust on the ring finger to make white spiderwebs!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Nails

I've finally finished the home painting projects (blog post on that all soon). Suffice it to say, painting practically every wood object in your home black was not awesome for my nails. So as soon as I put the paint supplies away, I busted out my manicure kit and went to work.

We went to the pumpkin patch this past weekend so I was definitely in the mood for a fun "Halloween" type manicure. You know I love those mixed media manis, crazy and different on every nail. It's just fun!

So here is what I came up with! Super easy and all you need is white, black, silver and orange polishes along wiht dotting tool and black and white nail art polishes.

Basically mixed polka dots on the pinkies, spiderwebs on the rings, googly eyes on the middles, mixed polka dots and eyes on the indexes and stitches on the thumbs. I think I'll do another Halloween manicure this weekend and I'll share whatever I come up with! I'm thinking ghosts and jack o lanterns??

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Breaks and such

Sorry it's been a while. We have been doing some major home projects and it's taking all of my spare time up the last 2 weeks. The last bits are almost complete and I promise I will do a blog post on it with pictures. For now, suffice it to say Behr Black Suede is my new best friend!