You know you’re a makeup lover when your penchant for puffs of sooty blue drives your Halloween decor decisions.
Behold the floaty ghost bride currently welcoming visitors to our humble abode. Despite being undead, she’s very proud of her dark lip and blue smokey eyes.
Oh, and her dark burgundy nails.
This is Samantha, and she hangs out in my doorway. I haven’t asked her yet, but I’m kinda wondering what her wedding theme was and whether Billy Idol was the groom.
Inquiring minds want to know…
This video scared the living crap out of me when I was a kid!
Samantha was the one who inspired this look I’m wearing, and if we were to hold a “Who wore it better?” battle, she would definitely have won this round because I could’ve/should’ve pushed it further.
I was going for a wearable version of her look, but I’m feeling like, with these blue lids — which, by the way, I did with an awesome new product from Maybelline called Color Strike (they call it “a cream-to-powder shadow pen”) — I should’ve just taken the shadow all the way up into the brows and maybe even further down the lower lash line. Oh, and what if I’d layered the blue shadow with a black or dark purple pencil and switched out the berry lip for a straight-up black? That could have been even cooler.
Hmm… I think I just figured out tomorrow’s FOTD!
By the way, if you’re admiring Samantha’s mani, I highly recommend Smith & Cult’s Dark Like Me. 🙂
Makeup Worn in this look
- Eyes: Maybelline Color Strike Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow in Ace, Laura Mercier Caviar Mascara, Neutrogena Smokey Kohl Eyeliner in Jet Black, Urban Decay Brow Beater in Neutral Brown
- Base: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skin Care in Tan Warm 42.5 mixed with Tan Warm 41, Kevyn Aucoin Super Natural Concealer in Medium EC05
- Cheeks: MAC Give ME Sun Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Clinique Cupid Blush
- Lips: MAC Burning Love Powderkiss Lipstick and MAC Currant Lip Pencil
Fall adventures at the farm
Connor had last Friday off from preschool, so she and I met up with her bestie (and her BFF’s mom) for a fun day at Gabriel Farm in Sebastapol.
It’s an organic family-run farm that offers a yearly seasonal membership valid from June through November. A family membership is $40, and when you join you get a HUGE box of delicious, sweet and crunchy Asian pears. You also have access to the farm during those months and can visit as often as you like to pick and pay for whichever fruit and flowers are in season that month (fruit is charged by the pound). They grow berries, tomatoes, apples, Asian pears, persimmon, pineapple guava and flowers.
There’s also a cute picnic area tucked away in a gorgeous grove of persimmon trees, so when you’re done picking your goodies you can relax in the shade with your bounty.
The girls had fun picking berries and exploring the farm, and then played for hours under the trees. If you have a little person to entertain, or if you’ve got a hankering to spend some time outside, I highly recommend it.
There were multiple hand-washing stations around the property, and masks and social distancing were required. Connor and I went as guests of our friends this time, but next year I’m definitely signing up for a membership!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,