Simple Sugar Skull Makeup Look with Urban Decay

By now you’ve seen a lot of people painting their faces like sugar skulls in honor of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). These calaveras de azúcar are sweets that are normally sold in Mexico in the days and weeks leading up to the Mexican holiday—November 1-2. Urban Decay sent me some a few of their products to help create my own simple sugar skull makeup look.

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Beauty Buzz / Protective Nourishment Blueberry Scrub Mask

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Sometimes your skin just needs a quick scrub to brighten and wake things up. Especially, after a rough summer. I definitely think it’s what my skin has been missing. Maybe that’s why my friend Yong, co-founder of Protective Nourishment, gave me a jar of her skin care line’s Blueberry Scrub Mask. Of course, I had to try it out. My skin was begging for it.

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DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Marilyn Monroe

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Halloween is only a few days away! If you’re scrambling for last minute costume ideas, why not consider dressing up as Marilyn Monroe? I started thinking of glamorous Hollywood actresses and she immediately came to mind. Why wouldn’t she? She’s as iconic as they come! I found a really great makeup tutorial, that will help you create her trademark beauty look. And I even found a few pieces to help inspire an outfit from the 1950’s.

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Personal Style Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

When we were little, we played “dress-up.” We ran around in clothes that made us feel amazing. We could care less about what other people thought of us. We were young, free-spirited, and had an imagination that ran wild. As we got older things changed. We are now self-conscious, confined by society’s views of what is considered beautiful, and we realize we are not the little kids we once were. The minute we became adults our personal style instantly became questionable and judging eyes were upon us.

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In a Kimono Kraze

If you need to know anything about me, at this very moment, then you should know I’m obsessed with kimonos. Like…I want to wear them all of the time. In fact, I bought one yesterday. I’m a sucker for the flowy material and yummy prints. Are you with me? Do you love them too? I went snooping around online and found 16 plus-size kimonos that should be in my closet right now.

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