A Cirque du Soleil-inspired look by GoldieStarling
How are you? How’s your weekend been? What has been the most exciting thing you’ve done? I can’t believe it’s December! I can’t believe 2012 is almost gone. We had brunch earlier (veggie omelet for me), and we’re hoping to decorate the exterior of the house a bit for the holidays–well, attempt to do so, anyway.
I spent my Saturday making Mellan miserable, aka gave him a bath and washed his bed cover. He can’t even wait for it to dry; he had to curl up (damp and all) on the innards of his bed. Sometimes I think he likes his bath, other times I don’t know. As soon as I turn on the water, he’ll come running and will jump in, but he never looks all that happy once he’s in the tub. In case anyone’s looking for a rec, I highly recommend Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe shampoo. One of my favorite characteristics is that it has a nice, natural scent (nothing synthetic or perfume-y) that lasts two weeks or so (on Mellan, who is mostly an indoor dog).
Are you all shopped out yet? I’ve picked up most of my Christmas gifts for the year, though there are a few I’m hoping to snag a deal on come Cyber Monday. The hardest part about shopping early is having to keep everything a secret for the next month! Ahh!
How has your weekend been treating you thus far? It’s been a rather gloomy, rainy weekend here, but I’ve managed not to succumb to the cold weather entirely (I’m so much more productive when it’s sunny out). I also managed to bathe Mellan yesterday morning, so I’ve been able to enjoy a clean, extra-soft puppy all weekend. I can’t decide if he loves or hates bath time. As soon as he hears the shower turn on, he races there, jumps into the tub, but he doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of fun in there. He usually just sits there until it’s over, then I close the glass doors and tell him to “dry,” so he’ll shake off excess water. (I’d say “shake” but he will raise his paw to shake your hand!)
I’m really excited about today, because we’re going to be shopping for holiday decorations and ornaments. We picked up our (artificial) tree yesterday at Lowe’s, but I figured I could wait at least another day to build it since we don’t have anything to decorate it with yet!
How’s your weekend been so far? Are you enjoying the extra hour? I always try to use the extra hour as a way to get up earlier, because, inevitably, I stay up too late, wake up later, and then that becomes the routine. This has always been a great way for me to jumpstart that earlier routine without much work!
From Edgy to Creepy to Transformative, Get Ready for Halloween!
In case you’re still not sure what you’re doing for Halloween, here are a few videos to give you some inspiration! Or, if you’re like me, just some masterful videos to enjoy. I love seeing the techniques people employ in such time-intensive looks like these. This post is in the spirit of Sunday’s Link Love, so I invite you to share the love and share a link to your favorite Halloween tutorials (that are not your own).
P.S. — Stay safe if you’re being affected by the storm! <3
Edgar Allen Poe’s Raven
GoldieStarling takes inspiration from The Raven
MissChievous creates a dramatic look inspired by a crow
Petrilude unzipped–a Halloween classic!
KandeeJohnson transforms into this iconic character
Glamorous (but Bloody) Vampire
Pink and red eyeshadow come together in a vampire-inspired look by MissChievous
A New Take on a Witch
DustyOHunter creates a spin on witches that leads to an incredible transformatoin
La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)
DulceCandy87 has a fascinating take on La Llarona
Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
KandeeJohnson uses Tim Burton’s Queen of Hearts interpretation for this look
Vincent Van Vogh
GoldieStarling transforms into Vincent Van Gogh
Pop Art/Comic Book Character
Vintage or Tacky pops from the pages of a comic book!
Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
KandeeJohnson creates a look inspired by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter
Pirate Davy Jones
GoldieStarling turns into Davy Jones!
Edgy & Gold
Kristianathe with an edgy take on an Illamasqua promo
Petrilude transforms into Mother Earth
Pixiwoo takes on Frankenstein!
Dramatic Black & White Eyes
Queen of Blending recreates a dramatic black and white look
Nightmare Before Christmas Nails
JulieGBeauty has a how-to for Nightmare Before Christmas nails
Last Minute Halloween – Bleeding Eyes
xSparkage helps with a last-minute Halloween idea