Holiday Gift Guide: Pets + Pawents

The puuurfect gift guide for pet owners and lovers!

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For your Pup

 

For Dog Moms/Dads

  

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For your Cat

 

For Cat Moms/Dads

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Holiday Travel Guide

Traveling during the holidays can be SO stressful! I don’t know anyone who actually likes traveling during the holidays. Sure, everyone loves getting to see their loved ones, or in some cases, avoiding their loved ones and going on that beach vacay to the Bahamas, but no one loves the “getting there” part. Am I right??

I’ve put together a holiday packing and travel tip guide to hopefully make your Thanksgiving and Christmas travel a little more organized and a lot less stressful!


What to pack:

Clothing:

  • 1 pair of jeans (don’t lie, you wear a pair of jeans more than once a week before washing them again, so why would you pack multiple pairs for a short trip??)
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1-2 dress(es)
  • 3 shirts or sweaters
  • 1 pairs of socks for every day you plan to wear footwear requiring them
  • 1 pair of underwear for everyday you plan to be away
  • 1 nightwear/loungewear
  • 1 pair of boots/booties
  • 1 pair of flats/sneakers
  • 1 coat/jacket/pullover

Toiletries/Misc:

  • Travel toothbrush (and unless you have a special tooth paste, there’s really no reason to pack a tube. 99.9% chance wherever you are going has a tube you can use)
  • Travel size deodorant
  • Razor
  • Face wash/care
  • Travel hair brush
  • Travel sized hairspray and dry shampoo
  • Snack-size baggy of cotton pads or balls (if needed for face care)
  • Straightener/Curling Iron
  • Phone Charger

Things to pack in your suitcase: Clothes, shoes, shampoo, razor, face wash, hairspray, straightener or curling iron

Things to pack in a carry-on/purse: Make-up Bag, deodorant, hair brush, charger

(based on 3-5 day trip)

Packing and Travel Tips

ROLL DON’T FOLD – Takes up SO much less space and keeps your clothes from getting creased or wrinkly.

Packing Cubes – Packing cubes are the best way to keep everything neat and organized in your suitcase, so you aren’t rummaging around when you get to your destination looking for that pair of socks or bottle of shampoo.

Check the weather before packing- This one’s pretty self-explanitory, you don’t want to be too hot or too cold.

Pack by outfit– Plan out your outfits before you pack. See my example below…

Wear your heaviest/bulkiest clothing when traveling – This will save you room in your suitcase and is especially helpful if you are flying and have to worry about the weight of your luggage.

Invest in a lightweight, but sturdy suitcase – The lighter the suitcase means the more you can stuff in it when flying! This is also really helpful if you are traveling with gifts… which brings me to my next tip…

If you are flying, HAVE GIFTS SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR DESTINATION–  This works great if you are going to visit family, just be sure to check if the package it is shipped in the original package (You don’t want the surprise to be ruined). Now, if you are going to a vacation destination, you will want to check with the hotel to see if they accept packages. If they don’t, I would either exchange gifts before or after your trip to avoid the trouble dealing with TSA.

Invest in travel-sized, reusable toiletry bottles– There is no point in packing your entire bottle of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face wash for just a few days! Buy some travel-sized reusable bottles from Target or Amazon and you can thank me later.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Decor End-of-Season Sales

Anyone else LOVE shopping end of season sales to stock up on all the cute things for next year or even the rest of this season?! I’ve made a list of all the BEST halloween/fall decor clearance sales going on right now!!

To Shop: Click the name of store to go to main page of sales or shop my top picks by clicking the corresponding link listed below images (in order from left to right).

TARGET

Top Picks:

1. Halloween Hand Towels

2. Pumpkin-Apples-Hayrides Hanging Sign

3. Halloween Pumpkin Arrows Sign

4. Lit Pumpkin Sign

5. Wood Pumpkin String Lights

6. Fall Wood Tray

7. Fall Decor Truck (would be super cute filled with small pumpkins)


PIER ONE

Top Picks: UGH!! EVERYTHING in this sale is SO good! Made it SO hard to pick only a few!!

1. ‘Here for the Boos’ Wine Glass

2. Trick or Treat Yourself Pillow

3. Black Studded Pumpkin

4. Glitter Skull Twinkle Light

5. Pumpkin String Lights

6. Bow Door Decoration


HOBBY LOBBY

Top Picks:

1. Fall Cornucopia

2. Green Pumpkin Bowl

3. Gold and White Harvest Pillow

4. Fall Metal LED Sign


POTTERY BARN

Top Picks:

1. Cauldron Serving Bowls

2. Pumpkin String Lights

3. Glitter Bat Bundle

4. Glass Pumpkins (Various Sizes)

5. Skull Drink Dispenser

6. Trick or Treat Yourself Pillow Cover

13 Must-Watch Halloween Movies

Is it even October if you don’t cuddle up with a million blankets, light every fall scented candle you own, and eat all the popcorn and candy while watching spooky halloween movies?? That’s why I complied a list of my top 13 MUST-WATCH halloween movies that I plan to binge all day and night on October 31st!IMG_2876IMG_2874Ultimate Halloween Movie Marathon

  1. Halloween
  2. Hocus Pocus
  3. Halloweentown
  4. Scream
  5. The Conjuring
  6. Nightmare on Elm Street
  7. Insidious
  8. Children of the Corn
  9. Haunting in Conneticut
  10. Sinister
  11. The Ring
  12. The Univited
  13. As Above So Below (this one is not for the faint hearted!!)

While you may be too old to trick or treat, you are never too old to watch a good halloween movie. Lights, Camera, Spooky!!

Halloween Make-Up: Glam Skull

Day 3 of Halloween week on the blog and I’m sharing with you my FAVORITE halloween make-up look!! This glam skull look is SO easy to do and all you really need is black eyeshadow and eyeliner!

THE LOOK: GLAM SKULL

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Tarte Shape Tape

W7 Colour Me Buff and In the Buff Lightly Toasted Eye Shadow Pallette

ELF Black Liquid Eyeliner

Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Urban Decay 24/7 Black Eyeliner

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder

White Hair Spray

How to Get this Look:

Step 1: Apply “Onyx” from the “In the Buff” eyeshadow palette all over the lid. (Note: Apply lightly and in layers! You want it to be dark, but black eyeshadow is a dangerous game!!) You can apply this pretty messy and BLEND BLEND BLEND into your crease, inside corner and up past your inner brow.

Step 2: Apply “Up in Smoke” over the matte black just applied to give it little shimmer – Apply this to ONLY the LID and crease!

Step 3: Apply “Dawn” from the inner corner to about 3/4 of the way before your outer corner.

Step 4: Apply black liner all around your eye from inner to outer corner on upper and lower waterline.

Step 5: Take black liquid liner and trace along your upper lash line from about half-way to the outer corner and create a small wing.

Step 6: Apply and blend out concealer under your eyes, and cover your lips as well. Apply a white or very pale powder foundation over your entire face.

Step 7: Take black liquid liner and create a slightly-upward horizontal line from each corner of your  mouth and draw short lines from end to end crossing the long black line.

Step 8: With the black eyeliner trace a teardrop shape with a rigged top on the tip of your nose and fill in with with black liquid liner.

Step 9: Apply the false magnetic lashes and apply black mascara to your bottom lash line.

Step 10: (Optional) Curl your hair and spray white colored hairspray all throughout your hair to complete the look!

Feel free to ask me any questions via this post or DM me and send me pictures if you try these looks out on my Instagram!

Stay spooky!

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31 Halloween Instagram Captions

Day 2 of Halloween week: Who doesn’t love a clever Instagram caption?! So, let me be frank(enstein), an Instagram caption can make or break your post, no matter how good of a picture you may post. That being said, Halloween is right around the corner so I have compiled 31 of the best halloween-themed Instagram captions for all those cute costume photos, yummy snacks shots, ghoulsquad pics, or pum-king and hallo-queen couple goals or should I say couple ghouls?! Ok, I think you get it…. I’m done with the puns, enjoy!

**Note: I do not take any credit for creating any of these. This is simply a compiled list of quotes I have seen or heard before.

Halloween Make-Up – Scarcrow

Halloween make-up can be daunting if you’re not a “big” make-up person like me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pretty eyeshadow and some lipstick every once in a while but unless I’m leaving the house to go somewhere other than the grocery store, chances are I’m not wearing make-up… but boy, do I love me some halloween makeup!!

This look was done with make-up I already had in my make-up bag. As much as I love halloween make-up, I don’t want to go out and spend a fortune on new make-up I would only use for something like this, ya feel me? #frugal

Ready to get spooky?? Enter if you dare!

THE LOOK: SCARECROW

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Make-Up Used:

ColourPop Eye Shadow in Elixir (Orange) and Jinxie (Gold)

Black Lipstick

ELF Liquid Eyeliner

Tate Shape Tape Concealer

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner

L’Oreal Liquid Eyeliner – Brown

Ardell Magnetic Lashes

How to get this look:

Step 1: Take an eyeshadow brush and apply Elixir. Note: It does not need to be super neat or anything like that! Then highlight under your eyebrow and inner corner with “Jinxie.”

Step 2: Take a black pencil liner and trace along your inner upper and lower waterline from corner to corner. (I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner for this part, linked above)

Step 3: Take concealer and make triangles below both eyes and blend out. You can cover and blemishes or add foundation at this point too, if you would like.

Step 4: Take black liquid liner and trace along your upper lash line from about half-way to the outer corner and create a small wing. Then on your lower lash line take the liquid liner and make a few vertical small lines from your lash line down.

Step 5: Take brown liquid liner (pencil liner works too just takes a bit more patience) and create freckles across your nose and upper cheeks to resemble freckles.

Step 6: Take a blush brush, or any round brush or eyeshadow brush will do, and orange eyeshadow (I used Elixer, the same I did for my eyeshadow, again) to create a blush circle on each cheek.

Step 7: Take an eyeshadow brush and create a teardrop shaped spot on the tip of your nose. Then take black liquid liner and trace the outside of the orange teardrop and etch small perpendicular lines along the black outline as well.

Step 8: Apply black lipstick to your lips and take your black eyeliner and draw a slight-gradual line from the corners of your mouth to just under the orange blush circles on your cheeks and create “X”s along the lines you just drew and above and below your lips!

Step 9: Apply the magnetic lashes to your upper lash line (wow, did this took some practice!!) Then, apply some black mascara to your lower lash line.

Step 10: Braid your hair, add a cute wide-brim hat, and throw on a flannel and you’re officially the cutest scarecrow in the cornfield!

I hope you find this look easy to do! Feel free to ask me any questions via this post or DM me and send me pictures if you try these looks out on my Instagram! 

Happy Scaring!!

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