Categorized: Halloween

How To Paint Pumpkins

Painting Pumpkins

I’ve been in a crafty mood lately and when I saw some really cute painted pumpkins on the cover of the October Family Circle Magazine, I decided what the hell, why not?

For me painting a pumpkin is about 2,430,872 times easier than carving. I am really good at digging all the goo out from inside once the lid has been cut, (and it’s kind of fun) but carving? No way. I’m pretty sure I would cut a finger or three off since I am rather prone to knife wounds.

Of course when one thinks of crafts one wants to do, then one must think of all the fun things one must buy to create said crafts! I think deep down buying things is the only thing I never get sick of on earth. I will buy ALL THE THINGS for a hobby I get interested and then as soon as I have everything I need, I lose all interest in that project. Story of my life.

But back to pumpkins.

So what I needed was pretty simple. A. Pumpkins B. Acrylic paints and C. Paint brushes. I got everything I needed, except for pumpkins, at Michaels.

Painting Pumpkins-2

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Wet n Wild Coloricon Nail Color Fall 2010 Swatches & Review

Wet n Wild has some new (Halloween?) colors out in a display called Coloricon at drugstores now. I believe there are eight colors, all in mini bottles. I picked up a few to show you today.

Unimpressed: Right off the bat I have to say these really disappointed me after I applied them. They looked really cool in the bottles, all dark, shimmery and spooky, but the formula was really pretty sucky on two of the four I got, and the colors not so unique.

Let’s start with the good.

Mystic Blue

Mystic Blue is a deep navy blue with light blue shimmer. Pretty yes. Unique, perhaps not. The formula on this was decent. It was thick and opaque in two coats, and I had no patchy spots or drag or anything.

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Halloween 2009

It’s November!

So Halloween 2009 is over, and now we are all looking forward to Thanksgiving. Then next…I don’t even want to think about it yet.

I wound up not dressing up this year, just wasn’t feelin’ it at the time. However, The Hubbie (also soon to be known as _____.), a friend, my step-daughter, and her friend all dressed up and made the garage quite the fright fest!

We have been doing up the front yard area for the last three years, and every year its grown. This year we did up half the garage. Next year, who knows! People come by now because they know we have the scariest stuff in the neighborhood, and this year people were even stopping and taking pics! We got about between 100-125 kids this year. People actually drive to our neighborhood to trick or treat from other areas because our area rocks. :)

Now remember, I couldn’t get good pics actually showing how creepy it was in the dark. We had a black light on, a red light on and a fog machine. Also super creepy music blaring. No one moved a muscle, people had to approach them at their own risk…

The Scene Daylight

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Sinful Colors Halloween 2009 Collection Swatches and Review

Happy Friday!

One day until Halloween! I am excited about our “haunted garage” we’re doing this year. I haven’t yet done a trial run of my makeup though, so I’m kinda nervous it’s going to turn out like crap. Oh well, at least it will be dark 😉

Today I’ve got the Sinful Colors Halloween collection for 2009. Well I have all except the basic black one, because we all know what black looks like by now.

I have only reviewed two Sinful Colors polishes in the past because I had a horrible experience once. About a year ago I tried out the San Francisco color, and used CND’s Stickey base coat and then either Seche Vite or Poshe top coat. The polish turned sticky, weird, and never, ever dried! I mean not at all. It was so bizarre! That combo did not work, so I never really tried any of their stuff since then. But I saw these, and had to get ’em. Peep ’em out!

Sinful Let Me Go
Let Me Go

Let Me Go is a very pale blue/pink/lavender/green opalescent pearl polish. I thought this was going to be super, duper cool when I saw it in the bottle, but it’ so sheer it’s just kinda meh for me. This was three coats.

Sinful Courtney Orange

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Milani Black Magic Collection Swatches and Review

Good morning! Halloween is only two days away, do you know what you will be yet?

Milani released a collection for Halloween this year called Black Magic. It’s six super cool glittery colors, but sadly, I only have five. I hunted down the 6th a few places, but no one had it. So I am missing Whimsical (a blackened purple glitter) in this review, sorry!

This is my first ever experience with Milani, and I am actually very pleased with the formula. These are pretty thin and watery, but build up nicely after three coats. Even though they are thin, they don’t run all over, so where you put them is where they stay. Nothing worse than runny polish, argh!

I think I always stayed away from Milani in the past because the bottles, in my opinion, are hideous. They are soooo early 80’s to me with the gold lettering and the font, and I am normally very drawn to aesthetically pleasing packaging. BUT these colors were so cool looking I got them anyway, and I’m happy. Check them out.

Milani Spellbinding

Spellbinding is a black with red glitter. I love black with red glitter and this is one of the best ones I’ve seen recently.

Milani Magical

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