Hey guys! Yep, it’s Anjanette here on a Friday. Thanks to Antoinette for covering for me on Wednesday while I dealt with a 13 year old with mysterious hives. Ugghhh!!! I still haven’t determined the cause, but I’m pretty sure it was the cheap laundry detergent I bought to “save money”. You see what happens when I try to be frugal? Never again!!!
Wow, I turned my head for 1 second and here it is October. Wasn’t it just July? Before we know it Halloween will be here. Last year I got a bit carried away with my outside decorations, and this year is the same. Now that my townhome has a small front porch, I have a place to display my skeletons. Well, I can’t just sit them out there naked for all the world to see. To spare them any embarrassment, I decided to dress them up. Come Halloween Night I can’t just sit outside with my spiffy skeleton friends and not dress-up myself. Of course, I usually make something out of what I have on hand. I have been my share of hobos and gypsies. That’s for sure. But, thanks to this blog, I actually went to Walmart to check out their costume selection. I was pleasantly surprised. They had everything from complete ensembles to bits and pieces that you can add to your own clothes to create the Halloween look you want.
I found these beautiful butterfly wings for $9.98 and knew immediately that I wanted to morph into a monarch. I used my own black tee and leggings. I then just slipped the wings over top and a butterfly is almost ready to fly. Next I added a headband with leaves and smaller butterflies and black fishnet gloves.
Now it was time to head on over to the cosmetics department. I wanted to create a butterfly face. What does that look like, you may ask. I went to Pinterest to find out for myself. Although my final result was nowhere near as good as my inspiration picture, I don’t think it was a complete fail. Weeeellll at least I got the colors right! I mean we’re practically identical, right?? Lol.
If your costume requires you to make-up your face, DO NOT BUY THE CHEAP CRAP ON THE COSTUME AISLE!!! I learned this lesson the hard way last year. I wanted to be a skeleton so I could match my porch buddies. I bought a $4 kit with a black pencil, red pencil and white face make-up. The more I tried to sponge on the white face stuff the worse it looked. It was all splotchy and thin. I ended up having to improvise with what was in my cosmetic bag. The result was a paler version of myself with black circles around my eyes. Basically me in the winter. Lol! For my butterfly face, I was so happy to find a display from Wet-N-Wild and L’oreal with “Haunted” make-up. The quality is waaayyy better, and it is so much easier to use. The colors I found were beautiful too. I will certainly use the lipstick again. I used a black kohl eyeliner pencil that I already had and my own mascara. I may add false eyelashes on Halloween Night or if I actually get invited to a party. They had so many cool ones to choose from.
I love handing out candy to all the kiddos and seeing my neighbors. We don’t get out of our houses and just socialize nearly enough. I am the nice lady who gives candy to everyone. Even the teenagers. Why not? They aren’t hurting anyone and everybody likes candy. All I ask is that you dress-up! If I can do it, so can you.
Again, we would love to hear if you plan to dress up this Halloween. Drop us a comment below! Now go have yourself an awesome weekend!!