It is no secret I love local businesses- and Donuts.. and Flowers. I paired up with two of my favorite local businesses; Union Square Donuts in Somerville, MA and Central Square Florist in Cambridge, MA. My favorite donuts, Dahlias, Babies Breath, and Seeded Eucalyptus... nothing better! Be sure to Follow @UnionSquareDonuts and @CentralSquareFlorist on Instagram- they have been sharing some shots from this shoot! And be sure to follow me on Bloglovin' to not miss an exclusive behind the scenes look at Union Square Donuts, as well as a tutorial for that dried flower wall you see in the background!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
I'm really quite into Halloween over here. Past costumes include; a Bjork Inspired Swan Dress, Edie Sedgwick, Cereal Killer. And this year, after a trip to Smolak and realizing that my spirit animal is without a doubt a Deer, and after some pinterest searching, Andrew and I decided on a Deer in Headlights costume! Mainly so I could do the fun makeup. Read on for a Deer Makeup Tutorial and a Headlights costume tutorial!
Quick How To;
The face makeup was surprisingly not too difficult. I primed my skin with Aloe Vera (this acted as a protective barrier and prevented future breakouts). I first started with white halloween face paint makeup. Sponged onto around my eyes, on my eye lids, nose, close to but not quite up to my eyes (I didn't want the makeup too close to my sensitive under eyes). Then I filled in with white eyeliner and put white eyeliner in the waterlines. I set all of this with a translucent powder. Then I put on brown halloween face makeup paint. I sponged this onto my forehead, and around and down to my cheeks, then my collarbone and neck. I set all of this with my regular bronzer. Then I used a darker brown powder (actually powdered liner from Bare Minerals, but a darker bronzer could work as well, or even a matte eye shadow), to fill in my cheek bone hollows, and under my jaw. Then using black eye liner I drew a line up my nose connecting to my eyebrows. I filled in the tip of my nose with black eyeliner, and subtly filled in my eyebrows as well. I lined my eyes at the lashline and also at the crease and connected them in a wing out. Also, a bit under my lower lashline (right where my smile lines are) I lined in black liner. Added white dots on my collar bone, cheeks, and forehead. Black mascara, and fake eyelashes! I had so much fun with this! There are also so many ways to do it. Some girls also fill in their lips, you could just use makeup (sans thick face paint) for a more subtle look, or use even more halloween face paint for an even more intense look. I think setting the face paint with makeup makes a really great finish, that isn't cakey or greasy but still really intense, dewy almost. Also, using thin layers and building up is definitely the way to go. For my hair I used a thin stretchy head band, stuck some sticks in and tucked the front pieces up and under. SO fun! The makeup all came off in layers with grapeseed oil, warm water, and a washcloth (+ a little scrubbing). Already day dreaming about next years costume...
For Andrews costume; He wore a black shirt and I cut white construction paper and attached it with safety pins to his shirt, to be road lines. Then used reflective circles and attached wire to them and then safety pinned those as well. His came together in less than 5 minutes!
What were you this year?
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Okay, so I am a few weeks late posting this, so PIN IT and save it for next year! To add some Halloween Spirit to our space, and to create the perfect backdrop for our Halloween Costume photos (be sure to check back in two days to see those..) we made this charming flock of bats! Also went perfectly with this witchy-stevie nicksy Free People Dress. Definitely one of the easiest decorations I've ever created. Here is how I made a spooky bat backdrop; I just drew a bat outline onto construction paper. I traced and cut a bunch in different sizes. Taped to the wall with painters tape, and bent the wings up slightly for dimension. It matched my bat pumpkin (who I named Little Fang) perfectly.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Photos from early September on a trip to Andrew's farm, Smolak. To visit my favorite deers (+major Halloween Costume Inspo...), stock up on lots of white pumpkins (for all sorts of DIYs), and binge on striaght-from-the-tree-apples and apple cider donuts (fresh and still hot!).
First photo by Andrew Dion, the rest by me.