SUPPORTING THE CAUSE

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I’ve collected some great products that are donating to the cause.  A portion of the proceeds go to a supporting charity, so whether you’re a survivor or a supporter, give back by picking up one of these items below!


6335ec4680d6b1b8171a7c7474ea72a9Essie ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ Mini Four-Pack

1562 Jane Iredale Smell The Roses Hydration Spray
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Murad Hydrate for Hope Set 

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Sonia Kashuk Primping for a Cause

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Bumble and Bumble Prêt-á-Powder for Breast Cancer Awareness

ECAA_lBobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection

And for additional items like furniture and clothing, check out these sites that are donating to breast cancer research as well.  Stock up on early holiday shopping by giving back to an important cause!

Regency Shop for fabulous furniture
Tory Burch
 for accessories
One Hope Wines to get your drink on
Stella & Dot jewelry

HIGHLIGHTERS

Now that summer is over, so is that dewy complexion.  Sorry kids.  Dry winter months can bring dull skin so now is the perfect time to break out the highlighters.  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ones that will give you that instant “lit from within” glow.  Lightly dab (or brush) a little on your cheek bones, brow bone and cupid’s bow for luminous skin.

Highlighters

From left to right:
Nars Copacabana Illuminator
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer 
Benefit Sun Beam
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

HALLOWEEN HOW-TO: WITCH

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday.  Pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and dress up parties are just a few of my fave things. So I’m really excited to share some costume ideas that won’t require anything but a dig through your closet and some makeup.  During the month of October, these Halloween posts will be featured on ModCloth, which has lots more Halloween inspiration, and fun lifestyle, fashion and beauty tips, so check it out!

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I’m starting off this series with a classic costume – the witch.  If you haven’t been a witch at some point in your life, then you’re either not into dressing up, or you’re so in to dressing up that a witch just isn’t creative enough (go you!).  Adding a black dress with a jacket and a hat (I got this one from the 99 cent store) rounds out this easy but pretty, classic costume.

Things You’ll Need:
Green cream eyeshadow like this one in the Make Up For Ever palette (For a cheaper option, check out Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Cream in Emerald)
Green shimmer powder (I used Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in Forest Fatale)
Black gel or liquid liner
Black eyeliner pencil
Large lashes and lash glue
Red lipstick or lip gloss
Makeup brushes for application

halloween steps

1. Start by applying the green cream shadow all over lid, up to brow bone and underneath lower lashes.  No need to be perfect.  You can smudge out the edges with your finger.

2. Define the eye socket by putting a darker green shimmery powder in the outer corners and blend inward and upward.

3. Using a gel or liquid liner, draw a dramatic cat eye and connect along the eye socket for added drama.  You can make this as big or as little as you like.

4. Add your lashes, using dark lash glue.  I found some really fun feathery ones at the drugstore for $5.

5. Finish the look by lining your inner rims with black liner and filling in your brows with the same black liner.  Blondes can do this too – a black brow makes a statement and is costume appropriate.

6. To make the look come together, add a red lip and top with a witch’s hat.  Done!