Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Walking Dead Season 4: Halloween Tutorial

If you're looking for a Halloween costume that will creep out your neighbor, then check out my newest Halloween tutorial featuring a look inspired by the newest season of "The Walking Dead."  Although this typically isn't my style, I decided to step out of the box and get creative with Ben Nye's Halloween makeup (that looks so realistic - it's scary).

To recreate this look, you are going to need the following:

(All products are by Ben Nye)

Nose & Scar Wax
K.D. 151 Theatrical Bright Blood Jam
Thick Blood
Fresh Scab
Clean Dirt
Sexy Hair Spray Clay
Death Wheel
Liquid Latex

The brushes used in this tutorial are:

Ricky's Paintbrush 10 
Ricky's Paintbrush 31

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Costume #2

Happy Halloween guys and dolls!  Although I typically don't celebrate Halloween, I decided to do a little more since my little man is 1-year-old now.  So, here you have it...our second set of costumes (Wonder Woman and Captain America).  What are you doing for Halloween this year?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Party + Costume #1

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I recently went to a Halloween party with my little man in our first costume set.  We dressed up as Ariel and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.  Check out the photo diary below!

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Video! Mermaid Halloween Beauty Tutorial

Hey guys!  Over the weekend I took my little man to his first Halloween costume party and we were dressed as The Little Mermaid's Ariel and Sebastian so I filmed a tutorial to show you how I created the look.  I have one more costume that I'll be showing later as well.  I'll post a recap of the party tomorrow, but for now...enjoy the beauty tutorial and let me know what you're going to dress up as for Halloween.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Treats: My Favorite Dessert

My addiction to French macarons began when I first tried them at the Lincoln Road farmer's market and I started buying a dozen of them every Sunday ever since then.  They seemed easy enough to make so I decided to make my own and they were delicious!  I love how you can create different variations of these miniature pieces of heaven.  French macarons are primarily made of egg whites (yay, less calories) and confectioners' sugar.  I found that they tasted even better the day after I made them so I suggest eating them the day after; however, it's hard to wait that long. 

They are the perfect cure to a sweet tooth - crispy on the outside and chewy once you bite into one of these babies.  I chose to make lemon, blueberry and chocolate hazelnut macarons but of course you can personalize them to your taste.

How to make French Macarons:

3 egg whites (day old)
3/4 cup almond flour (or you can make your own by processing almond slivers)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar


I just bought jars of lemon curd, blueberry jam and chocolate hazelnut butter but you can always make your own

1. Sift together the almond flour and confectioners' sugar twice.

2. Whisk egg whites on a medium speed and add cream of tartar until soft peaks form.  Reduce speed to low and add granulated sugar.  Increase speed until stiff peaks form. 

3. Sift flour mixture over egg whites and fold with a spatula until smooth.  I sectioned my batter into three separate bowls, added food coloring to each, and then poured them into separate piping bags (ziploc bags with the tip cut off). 

4. Pipe 3/4-inch rounds about an inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.  Take your baking sheet and hold it about a foot above your table and drop it (this removes any excess air).  Let stand for 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake at 325 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.  After each batch, set the oven to 375 and reduce again when you're ready to put another tray in.

5.  Let them cool and add your filling to each.  Assemble your mini macarons and enjoy!  :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Finds + My Weekend Recap

Happy Monday everyone!  I've been pretty busy these past few weeks working on an upcoming project so I spent most of the weekend with my son.  The weekends are always enjoyable because it's our "family time" and Sundays are my cheat days where I indulge in yummy food.  I had some mommy time on Friday night, spent a lot of time outside on Saturday, purchased some new phone candy, and spent Sunday on Lincoln Road as usual.

The vintage market is back in season on Lincoln Road so I was uber excited.  I love vintage shopping because you can usually find some really good hidden gems, but it requires some searching.  Check out my weekend photo diary below and tell me what you did over the weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Join Me in the Halloween Hoodie Campaign

Hey guys!  A few weeks ago, my son and I were selected to film the PSA for the Halloween Hoodie Campaign which was officially released today.  The purpose of this campaign is to take a stand against stereotypes by wearing a hoodie for Halloween.  For those of you who have experienced a stereotypical situation of any sort, then you will understand exactly what this campaign represents.  Myself, along with my son and the others in this video support the anti-stereotype cause and you should too.  

Campaign sponsored and produced by:  Rochelle Oliver Publications and Productions LLC 

Check out the Halloween Hoodie Campaign below: