Jessie J

I figure that using this image will help you staying on trend as well as making a statement on Halloween!

MAKEUP

$22.00 online at Ulta which is a bit pricey if this is a one time thing, but if you are a person who wears makeup daily or often, this is perfect!

A swatch of L.A. Colors lipstick in Frozen Berries which I love and own. Only $1.00 at Dollar Tree and a great dupe for Jessie J’s lips.

About $5.00 at Walgreens and perfect for her smokey look!

Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner, Plum

$2.99 at Walgreens and this liner is for the center under her eyes where she has that bright pop of color.

Now, for liner, I am not going to recommend one per se because everyone has their own eyeliner that they prefer whether it be pencil or liquid. I personally prefer liquid eyeliner to anything else but gel would be perfect to make your eyes stand out. Mascara is the same but I definitely would choose voluminizing mascaras and even false lashes if you want.

COSTUME

Ombre Leopard Print Dress from Forever 21 for $22.80.

Leopard Print Bodycon Dress at Forever 21 for $17.80.

Shoes are your choice as Jessie J wears many kinds of shoes so whatever you prefer on your night of fun!

Classy French Maid

No offense to those of you who like to wear the sexier costumes, I personally do not. So, I know that the French Maid has become a very sexy kind of costume. I have found a few choices to make it a little more classy and it will keep you a little warmer. I will say now that since there are a more pieces to this costume that you might need to spend a little more.

COSTUME

I have options that are at a good length that you can wear out at night if it is cold. Both have belts so you can just remove them.

Mesh Panel Tank Dress w/ Belt from Forever XXI, $27.80. For me, this is a cute dress that you can use because it has a different look with the sheer element.

Scuba Skater Dress w/ belt, from Forever XXI, 19.80

Adult White Marabou Petticoat from Party City, $8.00 and plus size for $10.00. Petticoats add a little oomph that you can use for dresses you find flat.

For the stockings and apron, please know that it is easy to just take white fabric and make your own apron. Stockings are not too hard if you have your own pair but if you don’t go anywhere and get some because stockings come in handy!

MAKEUP

For makeup, I don’t want to force any ideas on you. So, I suggest going ahead and picking if you want to do a bold look or a more subtle one. For bold, I suggest a bold lip with intense lashes and for subtle I suggest a nude lip with a light brown smokey eye.

HAIR

Curly is so cute! I think that if you have curly hair it would look really cute with the outfit.

Taylor Swift!

Hello Shopahaulics, Tiffany here, and you might be wondering what I mean by the title above, how can you be Taylor Swift? For this post, I have actual dresses that you can click the link.

ALL DRESSES FROM FOREVER XXI

I have it has the title of the dress and price.

Floral Collar Dress:$22.90.

 

Floral Bodycon Dress: $5.90 it is in clearance!

Pleated Floral Collar Dress: $32.80

Makeup

Taylor Swift generally has a winged cat eye and red lip, so to keep you on a budget if you have one, here are the products I find would be perfect!

You can buy this lipstick at Dollar Tree/Dollar General and it is only $1.00!

For those of you who are a little liquid eyeliner inept, here is an option that is apparently really good for you. It is on sale right now at Ulta, Nyx Curve Eyeliner for $8.99, original $14.99.

Prestige Liquid Eyeliner, $5.50-6.00 and it is an amazing product. It reminds me a lot of my AVON liquid eyeliner which I love (and they are discontinued).

Tutorial

A tutorial by StilaBabe09 and she also has outfit ideas! So you can definitely find out a lot from her video.

This is by MissChevious on YouTube who was also features in my vampire post. If you want a little more with the eyes and lips, Julia definitely has all you need.

Happy Halloween Swifties!

Vampire!

Hello Shopahaulics, Tiffany here, and I want to know…Do you want to be a vampire this Halloween?

Keep reading to find out exactly what you can buy that will be worth your money!

Makeup

I suggest for a palette that you can continue using when you are done with Halloween would be this Stila Stylish In Seoul Travel Palette. It is $16.00 which you might ask why I would put this palette up since it is a little higher in price than I normally review for my blog, but it is perfect for those of you who are new to makeup. If you can see above the shadows, there is a diagram which you can use to help as a guideline. Also, the palette comes with a lip color which you can use if you are going for an extreme dark eye look and want a more tame lip color.

Ulta is having an online sale for these lashes. They are the Nyx Fabulous Lashes & Glue – Gold Digger 209 for only $2.69 (limited time). I suggest false eyelashes because they bring out more drama in your look.

This is from Party City for $9.99 and it is ONLINE ONLY. I recommend that you get online items quickly, not to mention that Part City has a large stock of items that are not sold in-store. The kit is called Vixen Vampire Makeup Kit. I recommend this because it has nails (which you can use or opt for a nail color of your own, vampire teeth, blood, sponge, brush, and eyeshadows.

No need to worry if you don’t want to spend $9.99 for a makeup kit that you don’t want. These fangs are also from Party City and they are only $4.99.

Tutorials

I am posting tutorials for vampire makeup so that you can get ideas and possibly use the makeup that you already have for your vampy look.

This is Michelle Phan’s tutorial which is more sultry and not as dark, so if you are looking for a more subtle vampire eye, this is perfect.

Opposite to a subtle vampire look, MissChevious, also on youtube created this look which I was enraptured by when it had been uploaded.

I hope that this helps! Be safe and have fun!

Essentials for All Costumes!

A wig cap is essential if you are going to wearing a wig! Going to a party, or on a crazy long night adventure of trick-or-treat, you definitely need to make sure that those locks of yours don’t fall off!  Online Party City has a wig cap for only $2.99. If you are not a wig wearer then this is perfect, but if you like to wear wigs then go ahead and spend a little more, it will save you the trouble later on.

 

Wigs are one of the main things that have a person stand out second to costume. I think that the wig pulls a look together like makeup on a normal day. Wigs are extremely amazing and if you see the picture above, how can you not want a wig that is so crazy it is amazing? Don’t be afraid to be a character for Halloween!

 

Makeup is huge when it comes to Halloween! I definitely recommend getting a palette (if you are the only one you know dressing up) to go ahead and find the palette that will suit you most. Generally, there are themed makeup palettes that will have the necessities. I recommend if you are going with a ton of friends and are doing each others makeup, to make sure that you get a lot of makeup sponges and eyeshadow applicators so that you don’t spread germs!

 

Of course, a costume is the MOST important thing that you can get for yourself and if you don’t have the money…improvise. I almost guarantee that you will find something that will suit your fancy.

There are other items that are important to a costume and you are welcome to take these into consideration or ignore, but I think that the basics are better than the crazy things that you might not even need. Halloween is supposed to be fun! Be safe!

Back-to-School: Mentality is Key

 

If you have the right mentality you can make your high school experience, and even others, a great one. Never be too cocky, don’t think that you are better than someone because, to be honest, your not. Yes, there will be that someone who will be that way but you don’t have to follow suite. You need to start finding yourself, not molding into someone who isn’t going to be happy. Being rude and towering over other not only makes you seem like a bully, it also gives you a bad image of the person you could be or are.

Don’t force it to fit in. Never try to fit into a group that you want to be in but know it isn’t what you really want. I tried to fit into a group of girls that were, no offense, preppy and thought that they were all that. I eventually found that I can’t force myself into a gorup because it will make me seem desperate and needy which will turn off the girls that will give me a chance to become friends, same goes with guys.

Find your niche but stay open to others. I find that if you stay in your niche that is totally cool, I did. I just spent time with other groups because I made friends elsewhere as well. I hung out with band geeks and orchestra junkies and all the other groups where you can find things in common. If you meet someone new, get to know them, find things in common and even if you can’t you can at least become study buddies or classwork buddies.

Don’t let others influence you. No matter how much you want to fit in, don’t fall under peer pressure because it can lead you to dangerous or risky things that could lead you into trouble. I know some friends will try and get you to get out of your shell, I was one of those people where friends had to force me to do things, and once you rationalize it and it is reasonable then maybe you can do it. I never took risks that I knew would get me into real trouble.

Ask those questions. I never did ask questions and now I wish I had but I have advice for those who struggle with asking questions. I understood by my sophmore year that teachers are on a schedule because they only have you for however long and they need to teach you everything so that you are ready by the end of the semester or year. I would suggest going after school and making sure that you understand, the teachers will be more likely to help you without trying to rush it.

 

Have a support teacher. I would suggest finding a teacher who you connect with and can be your rock. By rock I mean that teacher who understands you and can help you through your issues or find a solution to help a dilemma you may have. I found my support teacher, thankfully, in my freshman year. I really miss my teacher and hope him the best. I find that it is good to have that teacher who has time for you and can take care of you in a sense that you can tell them anything. Friends are different because they are more opinionated and can sway your ideas and thoughts, teachers give you another perspective which I found was really helpful when I was going through high school.

Back-to-School: One Item Never to Forget!

This item normally goes unnoticed or forgotten and some of you may think that I am odd for even suggesting this but this is the one item I wished I had carried with me throughout high school. Here is a picture:

 

 

DEODORANT!!!!! I swear, boy or girl, you need this! There have been days where I had forgotten to put deodorant on and couldn’t go back to put any on. I was so self-conscious and it made me feel like I smelled bad. I promise that this is a good safety net because it will help with your daily life and if you don’t wear it now, start! :] Secret has a large range of deodorants for women and for men I would suggest Axe but if you don’t like the scents try Degree, it will work.

 

Swiping amounts vary from how much you sweat. I don’t sweat profusely but if it is a really hot day I will wear four-five swipes across my armpit. I use the same for that in the summer. In winter, if I am outside a lot then I will apply three but if I am inside and it is really warm I will apply four swipes.

 

I think that some people still might not see this as a needed item but I needed it and it is really handy when you have to get ready for a presentation, which I totally did. I really think that deodorant is one of those things that is needed and never noticed because makeup or sprays might be more important to someone. Trust me, deodorant is so much more important than either. Sprays make a huge mash of a mix when it comes to bad body odor and trying to cover it up, especially in the winter. Been there done that. I am just speaking from experience and hope that this helps anyone! Thanks!

 

-Tiffany

Back-to-School: Easy Nail Tutorial

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NAIL POLISHES USED:

Sinful colors in unicorn

Wet n wild in white creme

STEPS:

1. Apply base coat

2. Apply two coats of sinful colors unicorn onto your pointer and middle finger.

3. Apply two coats of wet n wild in white creme onto your thumb, ring, and pinky finger.

4. Apply an even coat of top coat onto nails.

DONE! :]

For more nails goto: http://kittyfairydust.deviantart.com

Back-to-School & Eyes On Me: Summer Envy

 

So, this is a neutral tutorial with a little bit of a pop. I decided to keep the eyes very natural while having green as a statement color to show off the eyes so it doesn’t look like you aren’t wearing makeup. This is a simple look that can be used daily and it is a great transitional start to get into more makeup. I used two very inexpensive products to create the look:

 

 

Above is the traditional palette by L.A. Colors and as you can see by the arrows, I used a very wide range of neutrals that all mixed well together. The white I used as a brow bone color, the three colors in the middle I mixed to create the lid color and the two colors on the right I made into crease colors since my crease is not predominate. $1.00

 

 

For eyeliner I used the Jordana Glitter Rocks in Glam Rock Green. I do not recommend this if you are deathly afraid or allergic to crystals/glitter. I like this because it sparkles subtly. $1.89

 

 

I made the shadows create a somewhat cateye effect…

 

 

…because my lids cover most any other part and I have no crease bt I have created a small one if visible in the picture below so it shows.

 

 

 

For lashes, as you can tell I didn’t take a recent picture, I used Wet n Wild MegaLength mascara which is not a heavy mascara and can be easily cleaned away. $1.99 (I bought it on sale)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back-to-School: Be Prepared!

I want to take a moment to let you know that there is a way to get out of the house both efficiently and faster than normal. I also want to let you know that this is for both boys and girls because the first thing I am addressing may be too girly for boys but I swear it is worth the time saver that you will have.

1. Have your clothes READY!

I found this out my senior year. I seriously took clothes from my closet that I wanted to wear for the week and hung it in my bathroom so I didn’t have to go through the hassle of spending 5-10 minutes looking to figure out what to wear. Boys may think that they just grab somethin and, yeah, they do sometimes but there are times where you will need to be prepared and have something picked out like for a presentation or school event that requires dress up. I also did the same with jewelry and paired it up with an outfit for the week.

 

2. Have you bookbag PACKED!

I know you are probably tired after you have finished your homework and leave it on your desk or bed or somewhere in the house. If you have ever left anything at home it was probably because you forgot to pack it in your bookbag, right? Trust me, I have forgotten things that were important like homework that counted as a quiz grade or a quiz that needed to be signed, something like that. I keep my bookbag in one place and tired or not I pack away my school items and take what I need for the next day since I had A-B day classes which are every other day. It is really dandy and saves you time in the morning.

 

3. Have two ALARMS

If you are one of those people who click the snooze button (*raise hand* I am guilty) then you will need two alarms. I am not saying get two alarm clocks but if you have a sibling who goes to school with you and gets up early or a parent who is up making you lunch, have them call out your name or shake you awake or even have your cellphone (if your lucky enough to have one) set to wake you up a few minutes later. My first alarm was at 6:00 and I knew I had to get up at 6:30 so I would make sure to just rest my eyes and soon I got used to it.

 

Those are my three tips that will help you manage and save your time.

Thanks!

-Tiffany