Friday Favorites: Halloween Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! This week – actually, this whole month – has just flown by. I can’t believe tomorrow is Halloween! Do you have any fun plans? I’m going to see Hitchcock’s Psycho at the Seattle Symphony – the symphony performs the score along with the film. I can’t wait! So, no trick or treating for me. But don’t worry, I’ll be sure to smuggle in some candy in my purse. Meanwhile, Jules is planning to party it up with some friends at a secluded cabin, which sounds unquestionably like the premise of a horror movie. Good luck Jules…now let’s get the weekend started with our Friday Faves: the Halloween Edition!

Friday Favorites: The Halloween Edition

1. Staying in tomorrow night? Treat yo’ self to this appropriately creepy-looking facial. Or use it to revive your skin after washing off your beautiful Halloween makeup! (Lauren Kelp)

2. The selection process behind group Halloween costumes is always amusing. Bonus: these girls are seriously killing it in the group costume department. (The Man Repeller, PopSugar)

3. Set the mood for spookiness with this killer Halloween playlist, filled with haunting vocals and updated classics. (The Everygirl)

4. PSL overdose got you down? Try the Frappula, Starbucks’ new Halloween-themed frappucino. (Delish)

5. It is a truth universally acknowledged that any movie combining Jane Austen and zombies is a movie that we are going to see. Who else is excited for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? The trailer looks awesome! (Variety)

Have a fabulous weekend and a happy Halloween!

♥ Mil

Halloween Recipe Roundup

Given my predilection for party planning, Julia’s love of costumes, and our shared obsession with sweets, it’s a little surprising that neither of us is actually throwing a Halloween party this weekend. But that’s not about to stop us from daydreaming about amazing Halloween-inspired treats! From the adorable to the downright gruesome, we’ve got you covered. I’m especially excited about the Bloody Red Velvet Cake (ideally served with a machete)…







If you’re throwing a Halloween party this year, do you have any spooky snacks planned? Or are you keeping it old school with loads of candy?

♥ Mil

P.S. Once Halloween’s over, don’t forget to put that leftover candy to good use!

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everybody! What are you up to this weekend? I’m visiting this haunted house with some friends, and I can’t wait for all the terrifying, scream-inducing, pants-wetting fun (just kidding about that last one…I hope). Supposedly the place has a pretty gruesome history; it’s ranked as one of the top haunted attractions in the country. Have any of you been? It was between this and zombie paintball, which was too far away (boo). Maybe next year…that gives me 365 days to convince Jules to come along! Now let’s kick off the weekend with a few fun links.

Friday Faves 10.16.15

1. Target’s latest designer collaboration launches early next year and will feature crowdsourced designs that are all under 50 bucks. Woohoo! (Brit + Co)

2. Looking for something to do for Halloween? Consult this list of spooky movies and the cocktails to pair them with. (Domino)

3. These networking tips from a Wharton professor will help you uncover the hidden potential in your “dormant ties.” (Ivanka Trump)

4. This simple yet chic hair tutorial would be equally perfect for everyday or a special occasion. (Lace & Pearls)

5. October is Sex and the City month over at The Man Repeller, so naturally one staffer has decided to spend a week as Miranda Hobbes. WWMD? (The Man Repeller)

Have a fabulous weekend!

♥ Mil

2 Easy Makeup Looks for Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love seasonal candy and I love wigs, what can I say? This year, I’m not sure what I’m going to do. For the past four years, Nick and I have gone to my friend Misti’s over-the-top Halloween bash in Arkansas, but we have yet to find our “thing” in Seattle. Whatever we end up doing, I’m looking forward to an excuse to buy a new wig and potentially try out a new look.

As a minimalist kind of girl, I’m usually resistant to elaborate make-up looks. Contouring is straight up too much for me to worry about on a daily basis. However, Halloween is the one time of the year I fully embrace over the top make-up. If you’re having a hard time coming up with a good costume, look to your make-up drawer for an affordable and easy costume.
julia malinowski halloween makeup tutorial.

Over the past few years, I’ve found myself returning to the two favorite Halloween looks I’m sharing today: a Day of the Dead sugar skull and a deer (doe?). I love these looks for a couple reasons: 1) They are actual disguises. Halloween make-up should transform you into someone or something 2) They are both still pretty and feminine, as opposed to gory (no Walking Dead level gore for this girl, sorry Mil). 3) They’re easy options that require very little investment, but still look pretty impressive. Halloween can get expensive y’all.
halloween makeup tutorial.
To create a Day of the Dead look, I recommend following this tutorial by Shonagh Scott. You’ll need a few Halloween specific make-up supplies: white and black face paint, a bright face paint color, and optionally some small jewels. The best part about this look is its flexibility, you can really pair it with any outfit you want. If you have a Mexican style skirt or dress, perfect. Want to throw on a LBD and call it a day, that’s perfect too.

halloween makeup tutorial.
To create this deer look, follow this tutorial by Cheap Frills and Thrills. You’ll need the same white face paint, but beyond that everything else probably already lives in your makeup bag. Shannon recommends using fake eyelashes, but I didn’t find it necessary. As far as the outfit pairing goes, any earth-tone combo should do the trick. A fringed brown suede jacket would be particularly cute.

What are you doing for Halloween this year? Are you getting dressed up, taking the kid(s) tricking-or-treating, or holding it down on the couch with a scary movie marathon?
Photo credits: Misti Staley/Bernadette Messina
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