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8 Last Minute Halloween Costumes for the Office

8 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas 
Is your office “dressing up” for Halloween and you just don’t want to because you have “nothing to wear?”   You probably have some of these in your closet already!  No tricks necessary.

Here are 8 last minute “office appropriate” Halloween costumes I found in a recent Fashion article written by Alexis Puebla.  From SuperGirl to Waldo, you’re sure to find one that works for you!

Super Girl in disguise

Channeling your inner Kara Danvers has never been easier with this Supergirl-In-Disguise getup. The graphic tee + glasses are essentials for this costume, but our personal favorite touch is the red suspenders. Add the chic pencil skirt and black pump duo, and you’ll be ready for emails during the daytime and fighting crime after 5 p.m.... with Superman by your side, of course. Glasses & T-Shirt:  Amazon, Suspender: Walmart

 

Anna Wintour

The queen of fashion herself cannot be duplicated, but she sure can be imitated. Mastering Anna Wintour’s iconic look isn’t hard, especially when you snag the iconic bob wig. A tweed dress paired with a classic cardigan is a great place to start, but obviously it’s all about the accessories. A glamorous statement necklace, designer handbag, and elegant nude pumps finish off the outfit, but not before adding her signature black sunglasses.

Bonus: Dressing up as Anna Wintour gives you an excuse to carry a Starbucks coffee throughout the office all day long, so it’s a win-win.
Wig: Ebay
Where’s Waldo

Everyone’s favorite vanishing striped man (or woman, if you want to be Wilma instead!) is a perfect work-appropriate costume, not to mention a pretty easy ensemble to master. Pair a red-and-white striped tee with a denim skirt, and you’re over halfway there! Accessorize with a matching stocking cap, black-rimmed glasses, and a pair of sneakers. The perfect look for the girl who was born to stand out, just like Waldo. Well… sort of.  Hat:  Etsy

Mary Poppins
Start your morning off with a spoonful of sugar in your coffee with this adorable Mary Poppins costume. A truly feminine look, this black midi skirt and collared shirt are the classic backdrop for the iconic statement pieces from the quintessential nanny. Taking a note from Claire Ashley’s rendition, we added a red bow tie, black umbrella, and black hat adorned with flowers to finish off this super(califragilisticexpialidocious) costume.  Hat:  Etsy, Bostie: Tiemart
Minnie Mouse

A truly classic costume that will never get old, Minnie Mouse is one of the easiest last-minute looks to nail. A red and white polka dot skirt makes the outfit, but add on a ladylike collared shirt and the iconic ears for a fun twist on the honorable character.  Ears and Skirt from Etsy

Rosie the Riveter
The original female icon of American history, Rosie The Riveter is a classic Halloween costume that you probably already have in your closet. Ready-to-wear in minutes, combine your go-to denim button down with a pair of black skinny jeans and accessorize with a red and white polka dot head tie. Trying to nail that #GirlBoss thing at the office? Rosie can help.  Headie from Etsy
Kimmy Schmidt

Is there truly any character on television that is more lovable than wide-eyed enthusiast Kimmy Schmidt? To nail her vibrant look, it’s all about bright colors. Pairing a floral print button-down top with fuchsia skinny jeans is a good start, but throwing on a yellow cardigan will really scream Kimmy. For the finishing touches, purple sneakers with a matching purple Jansport backpack will have you running through the day as eager as Kimmy does.

Dolores Abernathy
The purely innocent lead character from HBO’s hit series Westworld stole our hearts this year, and she has a totally simple look that could easily be worn to your office’s Halloween nuptials. We found a head-turning replica of her iconic blue dress, so throw on your trusty pair of combat boots and you’ll be ready for any adventure that comes your way.
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6 Different Lip Shapes

The Right Way To Apply Lipstick For 6 Different Lip Shapes

Lipstick and lip shades can truly make or break an entire look. Unfortunately, with so many different shapes of pouts in the world, it’s hard to know what tricks will play yours up. I found this article and gathered up some tips to share with you.

Don’t be afraid to play around with some of these tricks to create a look that best encompasses your beautiful and confident self!  And, of course, use YOUR COLOR!

 

If You Have Small Lips:

Is this you?: Small lips tend to have smaller mouths. Celebs like Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift rock this lip shape.

Play them up!: Line your lips all the way around with a soft liner, and blend it for a natural look. After applying the color of choice, add some highlight right above your cupid’s bow and in the center of your bottom lip to really plump it up!

The perfect shades for you: Bright, shimmery and glossy shades look fantastic on people with smaller lips. Softer hues have a tendency to brighten up your entire face!

    

If You Have Thin Lips:   

Is this you?: Lips on the thinner side tend to be slimmer than some of the plumper pouts. Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston, and Amy Schumer all share this shape!

Play them up!: Apply a lip liner just around the outside of your natural lip line and slightly smudge it to make a natural line before applying the shade of your choice.

The perfect shades for you: Any shades that shimmer and shine are going to be the way to go for this shape. (Pro tip: By using a darker shade of lipstick on the bottom and a slightly lighter shade on the top and blending them together, you can create a look that will make your lips truly stand out from the crowd!)

 

 

If You Have Bottom-Heavy Lips:

Is this you?: This kind of lip shape has a slightly smaller upper lip compared to the bottom one. Emma Watson and Rihanna work the bottom heavy lips!

Play them up!: Start by lining around your natural lip line, put a little extra emphasis on the top lip,and then simply filling your lips in with the color of your choice. To finish, add just a dab of nude, matte eyeshadow to the center of your upper lip to really make your look pop!

The perfect shades for you: With the right application, almost any shade from your color palette  works with this type of lip shape. Choose one to go with your skin tone, and you’ll be ready to pucker up!

 

 If You Have Full Lips:

Is this you?: Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner are two of the most notorious who rock this plump pout.

How to play them up: Line all the way around your lips to really make them pop. If you’re looking for a more subtle look, try lining ever so slightly inside your natural lip line.

The perfect shades for you: If you want to make your lips look thinner, adding a little foundation to your pout or applying a nude-colored whether that’s a warm peach color or soft cool pink shade will do just that. However, there’s nothing wrong with rocking what your mama gave you, so trying out a matte shade of your choice with a layer of gloss on top will really make your lips stand out!

   

If You Have Flat Lips:

Is this you?: Lips with a flatter shape have less curves than other shapes. Kirsten Dunst and Kate Hudson are two celebrities who have fabulous flat lip shapes!

How to play them up: If you want to create slightly more curves to your lips, try taking a liner around your entire mouth, and really making sure to emphasize the “m” of your top lip when you get there.

The perfect shades for you: Nearly any shade within your palette looks good on this lip shape, so grab your go-to color, add some glass and you’re ready to go!

    

  

If You Have Top-Heavy Lips:

Is this you?: Amanda Seyfried, Gigi Hadid, and Selena Gomez all pucker up with top-heavy shapes!

How to play them up: Start by lining your entire lip, putting a little extra emphasis on the bottom liner.

The perfect shades for you: Try applying a bright shade of lipstick on your bottom lip, followed by a darker shade of the same color on your top. By adding a dab of either white or nude eyeshadow to the center of your lower lip, you’ll be able to create an entire fullness to your mouth that will absolutely make your look!

 

 

If you’re not sure of your “right” colors, it may be time to have your colors done!  Visit our website:

www.yourcolor.us for more information.

 

 

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Best Hydrating Face Mask for your Skin

The Best Hydrating Face Mask You Can Make for Your Skin This Winter

Give your skin some moisture with this easy and beneficial oatmeal face mask made with three simple ingredients. Skip the expensive skincare when products with great benefits are sitting in the refrigerator.

In need of some serious skin therapy at little cost? This DIY face mask is perfect for any skin type searching for moisture and a dewy complexion this winter. This mask is made with three simple ingredients: yogurt, oatmeal, and honey. The oatmeal will help soften your skin while the yogurt with help hydrate your skin. Skip the expensive skincare and reward your skin at an affordable price with the best DIY face mask for winter.

Here is what you will need: *1 cup of plain yogurt   *1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal  *1 teaspoon of honey

Steps for making the DIY face mask:

Start by washing your face and neck (be sure to remove any makeup).

  1. Mix the plain yogurt and uncooked oatmeal in a large bowl.
  2. Add the honey to the mixture, and stir well.
  3. Apply ingredients to your face using fingers or a clean foundation brush.
  4. Let sit on the skin for 10 to 20 minutes.
  5. Wash off the face mask with warm water, and apply normal moisturizer.

Daily skincare routine is the BEST way to maintain hydrated, dewey skin.  

Additional tips: 
  • Don’t double the recipe if trying the mask with a friend; you will already have enough for two faces
  • Chop up the oatmeal into small pieces so the mask isn’t as chunky and goes on your skin more easily.
  • Try cooling the mixture in the refrigerator after step 3 for 5 to 10 minutes so it hardens enough to stay well on your face.
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How To Apply Your Blush!

Blush

In this video, I show you how to apply your blush to define your face!

Quick tips:

  1. Choose your blush product of choice, cream, pressed, or custom blend.
  2. Choose YOUR color that is right for your skin tone.
  3. Start at the hair line and brush forward.
  4. Stop where your eye color starts.
  5. Bring that color back no lower than your ear lob to make a “V”.
  6. Blend out the harsh lines with your kabuki brush.

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How To Curl Your Eyelashes!

Curl Your Lashes

Hello!

In this video, I teach you how to curl your eyelashes the proper way! Throw out those old crimping eyelash curlers and upgrade to a heated one. I have one I sell on my website here.

Here are the quick tips:

  1. Apply to lashes that already have dried mascara on them.
  2. Start in the middle, straight across for 5 seconds, then twist at the top.
  3. Next, heat the outer half, straight across for 5 seconds, then twist at the top.
  4. Finally, heat the inner half, straight across for 5 seconds, and twist.

Happy curling!

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How To Apply Your Mascara!

Apply Mascara

Hi Everyone!

This video shows you how to properly apply your mascara. The quick tips are below:

  1. Don’t pump your mascara tube, twist out the brush.
  2. Tap off the excess off the tip of the brush.
  3. Poke the product at the base of your eyelashes.
  4. Then use the side of the want to even distribute the product to coat all your lashes.

*Bonus tip: Use a lash separator while the mascara is still wet. Jiggle the comb at the base of the lashes to the top to comb them out and separate.