October 20th, 2014

All of the items below will be contributing to 2014 Halloween attire.

Hint: It will require metallic purples and a lavender lip (TBD). Hair that will hold large volume and a weighted accessory, and of course, finger nails that bring you back to the days of Lisa Frank.

              

It isn’t a person, item or thing, but a creature of sorts. And no it isn’t Barney (which based on my hints is a valid guess). It has been mentioned in a recent post. 

Guesses?

Metallic Purple Shadow

Does This: Metallic shadow that goes on creamy smooth (like SO smooth)
Is This: Ardency Inn Modster Shadows in Orchid and Royal
Get This: Urban Outfitters
Price: ORCHID $21; ROYAL $21

Styling Powder

Does This: Keeps hair volumized and alive alll night long
Is This: The All Nighter Syling Powder
Get This: NastyGal.com
Price: $18

Polish

Does This: Pink & purple polishes - because I’m 12
Is This: A Beautiful Life Nails Natural Lacquer in Roxanne (pink) and Nuit (purple)
Get This: ABeautifulLife.com
Price: $12

Products c/o the brand, Image via Vogue Taiwan

-Kristin

October 18th, 2014

File Under / Fragrance Finds

We just got a hold of a few bottle-ettes of by Kilian’s Addictive State of Mind. Three fragrances with one unifying theme: smoke

These fragrances are NOT your classic fruity floral. They are complex, intricate, mysterious, daring and dark. If you crave those “wow I have NEVER smelled this before” perfumes - you will thoroughly enjoy them. If not to wear, for the olfactive experience.

                    

Smoke for the Soul,is perhaps the most intense of the three - first impression is a hit of psychotropic tobacco (don’t ask me exactly what that is) and it dries down to a cool woody almost menthal sensation. Intruiging. And halloween-y. 

Light my Fire captures the sensation of lighting a fire in a very literal way. When you smell it, the inside of your nose feels hot. This could be attributed to top notes of spicy tobacco leaf with dried cumin. The dry down is a creamy vanilla smoke made from blend of smoky birchwood and tonka bean.

Intoxicated has a sharpness to it, a hit of energy and a familar note of vicious Turkish coffee. (Assuming your morning brew is vicious.) This fragrance still has a smokey aspect but it veers towards charred sweetness with dry down notes of burned caramelized sugar. 

Oh and if you haven’t clicked one of the links above to see the box each of the fragrances come in… click click away.  Black veined wood and bronze-finished metal, inspired by a classic vintage cigar box. Too. Cool.

Does This: by Kilian Addictive State of Mind Fragrances 
Is This: Smokey perfumes for olfactive junkies (or Halloween? !)
Get This: Bergdorf Goodmans, Saks Fifth Ave, Kilian NYC Boutique (not yet available online) 
Price: $270 each, for the fragrance and box

Product c/o the brand, Image via Push It Magazine

-Kristin

October 21st, 2013

I saw my girl Nubia did a Lichtenstein girl for Comic Con - I love this idea for Halloween, and the 3D inspiration above adds another dimension lit’rally!

Image: Tim Ashton

October 18th, 2013

Today is a special edition pre-Halloween #Giveaway. !

We’re giving away three of that must have eye ball accessory - the finishing touch to every well-costumed face. Any guesses?

Lashes. Long, luscious, light MYNK lashes that (when properly taken care of) will last you up to 25 evenings out. 

                 

MYNK lashes are the ne plus ultra. These crafted-with-perfection pieces are soft, feather light, ultra long lasting and completely hypoallergenic - free from chemical processing and dies. When applied, they look stunningly real

MYNKs come in a variety of styles and thickness (see the full lash-line-up here). Today we’re giving away two Lashlettos and one Winks and Kisses (shown above). They are full, luscious, and waiting to be the finishing touch for this year’s Halloween costume! Valued at $48 a piece, all you have to do for your chance to wink wearing MYNK is follow the simple steps below. Good luck ladies of lux!

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me what’s your Halloween costume style … scary, sultry, or sweet? NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

In order to get these lashes to you on time contest ends Friday October 25th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brand, Image via Trend Hunter

-Kristin 

October 16th, 2013

File under: #halloween #inspo

Get your sheet together and do this as your ghost face - EPIC.

Image via Squidoo

October 26th, 2012

Another neat Halloween idea … yummy mummy? 

Image: Flair

October 22nd, 2012

Let’s just do eye makeup for our Halloween costumes.

Images: Numero; Fashion Gone Rogue

October 27th, 2011
Hi.  If you have no idea what you’re doing for Halloween, I have thoughts.
Here’s my Halloween philosophy: go big or go home … after work, and put on a nice black dress, and some really awesome makeup that’s a little creepy but ensures that dude you “connect with” at the party (or gal, whatever your fancy) doesn’t walk right by you on the street the next day. Going big takes a lot of planning, but for the prettier option, you just need a trip to Sephora + the Halloween store.
The whole Hallo-jam is an excuse to play and experiment. But … I like to make sure I can use some of this stuff later, otherwise it’s kind of a waste of money, right?
                  
I love the idea of doing a gunmetalish lip with Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Steel ($22). It’s sort of unexpected but still beautiful … You can use the Aqua Cream later as eyeshadow, obvs.  Blend it up with some MAC Lip Glass ($14.50) - also a good investment.  If you want to go darker, start with a base of black lipstick (Make Up Forever has a Satin Black). 
Throw on some epic lashes from Paperself ($19) - how amazing are these?  And, just so people don’t think you’re that lame-o who had to be so “pretty” … add silver fangs ($4.99).
So what are you gonna be for Halloween??  I love hearing everyone’s inspirations… 
Image via

Hi.  If you have no idea what you’re doing for Halloween, I have thoughts.

Here’s my Halloween philosophy: go big or go home … after work, and put on a nice black dress, and some really awesome makeup that’s a little creepy but ensures that dude you “connect with” at the party (or gal, whatever your fancy) doesn’t walk right by you on the street the next day. Going big takes a lot of planning, but for the prettier option, you just need a trip to Sephora + the Halloween store.

The whole Hallo-jam is an excuse to play and experiment. But … I like to make sure I can use some of this stuff later, otherwise it’s kind of a waste of money, right?

                 

I love the idea of doing a gunmetalish lip with Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Steel ($22). It’s sort of unexpected but still beautiful … You can use the Aqua Cream later as eyeshadow, obvs.  Blend it up with some MAC Lip Glass ($14.50) - also a good investment.  If you want to go darker, start with a base of black lipstick (Make Up Forever has a Satin Black).

Throw on some epic lashes from Paperself ($19) - how amazing are these?  And, just so people don’t think you’re that lame-o who had to be so “pretty” … add silver fangs ($4.99).

So what are you gonna be for Halloween??  I love hearing everyone’s inspirations…

Image via


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