Halloween and All Things In Between – Weekly Wrap Up
It’s no secret that the Holiday season is surely my favorite time of year. As a child, even if we grew up with little money, my parents always made this time of year special and I’m thankful that I got my creative sense and fun swagger from them. Lots happened this week, busy busy busy! So, here is a quick weekly wrap up.
This year, Halloween came and went faster than I could ever imagine and before I realized it, Halloween crept up on us and we were all getting dressed to trick-or-treat. My husband and I took the boys to the Pumpkin Patch earlier in the week which was fun, they had a blast (vlog coming soon) and while we were a bit late to get up there, we still found us some fun pumpkins to carve and draw on. Since this has been a yearly tradition for us to go, everyone was excited and we were so thrilled to see the boys have a blast.
I’m also happy to say that we are hitting cooler weather, woohoo. While we don’t really have snow here with exception to the summit of our dormant volcano, it’s still nice to know that I might be able to rock out some warmer threads this season. We are all looking forward to cuddle weather. We also had Parent Teacher Conference for all three boys this week too… I’m proud to say that all three of them are excelling wonderfully. To say we are proud parents would be an understatement.
While my husband had to work on Halloween night, my sister and I took the boys out to Trick-or-Treat in a neighborhood we were quite familiar with, we go there each year. Expecting to hit the mother load of candy this year, we were a bit bummed that half of the houses were not giving out candy. I think we may need to find a new location. It was a bummer, but nonetheless, we got some goodies anyway and it was about having fun – not the candy.
This year the boys picked out their costumes to wear instead of Mommy painting their faces. Kevin (Ka’eo) was a ghoul… the one from the Scream movies. The cool thing was that his mask dripped blood and everyone really got a kick out of it. Luke was Captain America, Isaiah Superman and I decided I wanted to really embrace my tomboy-ishness and painted a skull mask on with some face paint and makeup. I did the top half of my face (my eyes) using makeup to give it a sultry sexy tomboy appeal. lol Details for my makeup are posted below. My sister Harmony did a mask out of makeup – I loved it, reminds me of like a Dark Angel look.
We were quite happy to see a few commercials the last week and wanted to take advantage of the deal. It was FREE Spooky Face Pancake night at IHOP, so the boys, my sissy Harmony and I enjoyed breakfast for dinner. Yay us!
Overall this past week was quite a blast. It went by much too quick for my liking, but what is most important to me is spending this time with my family. Sometimes during the holidays we forget to stop and think about what is most important… we are either too busy shopping, cooking or working to blink and it is too often that we forget to soak in all the awesome memories. I can admit – I’m surely guilty of that. So make sure to stop and make a memory of what you’re experiencing… the work, the food, everything in between will still be there when you are done making memories. xo
As promised, here is my makeup from Halloween. Everything was super simple to create and this was a great choice for me since I needed to be done and ready to go to catch all the good candy. lol For my eye makeup I am using a combination of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna and Amrezy Palettes. Both have been favorites of mine all month and I really loved that it gave me a great fall smoky look. I know I promised to have a review up for Tamanna, so I hope to do that soon. I am using Ardell 120 Whispies, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Paula Dorf 2+1 For Brows, Tarte Smoldereyes Pencil in Fig and Mally Evercolor Liner in Midnight and L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.
For my skull part of my face, I am using White Halloween Cream Makeup, Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Black, Mia Mariu black eyeliner, a blending brush, a pencil brush and an angled eyeliner brush.
I opted for a pair of jeans, flip flops and a black t-shirt since I wanted to be comfortable, a little warm since it has been chilly out and I wanted to have mobility. My shirt is a custom shirt and I’ll be posting about that soon. I hope you all had a fabulous week and a fun Halloween. While I know some people do not celebrate the holiday – I totally understand that, I hope you had a wonderful day nonetheless. My feet hurt, I’m a bit tired but at the end of the day, I surely had a great one.
Did you have fun this Halloween? What were your highlights from this week? Wishing you all a fabulous weekend. ~xo