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Fab Favorites Link Up: DIY Halloween Costume


Happy Halloween!!! I hope you have something fabulously fun planned for today and the weekend ahead. In case you’re like me and needed some last minute costume inspiration, I’m sharing a couple of my favorite DIY Halloween Costume ideas. They’re super quick, easy and cute – my favorites are the Breakfast at Tiffany’s outfit (any excuse to wear a tiara) and Halloween queen Lauren Conrad’s chic Mary Poppins look!

I’m also featuring the best Halloween makeup ideas… you won’t want to miss them, some are absolutely incredible – and very, very scary!

Tell me, what are you wearing this year? I’d love to know which DIY Halloween costume is your favorite…

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Regina George Fab Favorites Link Up: DIY Halloween Costume DIY Halloween Costume:  This one is beyond easy – Regina George from Mean Girls (source)

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Best Halloween Makeup Ideas – 8 Incredible Looks


We all know hair and makeup truly complete an outfit – and Halloween is no exception. I’m always in awe of the incredible makeup looks that are created, some people are so talented aren’t they! Ranging from super sweet to ‘I’ll have trouble sleeping tonight’ scary, here is a round up of the best Halloween makeup ideas. Which look is your favorite?

I’d also love to know, what are you wearing for Halloween this year? Will you be creating a special makeup look to complete your costume? If you need some last minute outfit inspiration, I’m also sharing my favorite DIY Halloween Costume ideas. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s (any excuse for a tiara!), to Halloween queen Lauren Conrad’s oh-so-chic Mary Poppins look, to what could quite possibly be the easiest costume ever – Regina George from Mean Girls, you won’t want to miss this list.

 

8 Incredible Halloween Makeup Ideas:

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Sweater Weather – The Lust List


Saying goodbye to Summer can be hard, but there’s one thing we can all get excited about as the temperatures drop – it’s officially sweater weather! Isn’t there something so wonderful about a cosy knit, particularly when this season they come in more beautiful prints, colors and designs than ever…

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Sweater Weather – The Lust List:

1.  Heart Knit Sweater
2.  Embellished Jumper
3.  Kate Spade Pink Sweater
4.  Leopard Sweater Dress
5.  Yellow Knit Sweater
6. Polka Dot Peter Pan Collar Holiday Sweater
7.  Heart Elbow Patch Jumper
8.  Faux Fur Cardigan
9.  Mixed Media Sweater (on sale!)
10.  Animal Print Sweater
11.  Grey Leopard Print Sweater
12.  Bow Sweater
13. Bow Sweater

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Holiday Party Outfit: My #1 Fashion Hack


It’s almost that time of year… our calendars will soon be booked full with parties, family dinners, work events, drinks with the girls and catching up with old friends! Today I wanted to share one of my biggest fashion tips for the festive season with you. So listen up ladies, here it is: when you need to look glam, but don’t have the time – just add sequins!

Yes, it really is that simple. I believe every woman needs at least one sequin piece in her closet – I promise it will be your style savior! I’ve lost count of the times I have thrown my sequin blazer on over a simple black dress, or worn it with skinny jeans, heels and a tee.

I also believe in day time sequins. Think cute shoes or a dazzling clutch.

Trust me – for those last minute events, times when you can’t think of an outfit, or days when you just don’t want to spend ages getting ready… a beautiful sequin piece is essential.

It’s also a brilliant way to use the wardrobe you already have – you don’t need to buy a new outfit for every occasion. I’m sure we all have a simple dress in our closet, give it a totally new look by adding a gorgeous sequin blazer. Then play it glamorously cool at another event by wearing this same sequin blazer with jeans and a crisp white tee. Voila! Two totally different, but equally fabulous looks.

I’d love to know, are you a sequin lover too? Here are my top sequin picks for the perfect holiday party outfit…

Sequins Holiday Party Outfit: My #1 Fashion Hack

Just add sequins to create the perfect holiday party outfit:

1. Ugg Boots  
2.  Dress (just add black stockings for cool weather)
3. Rainbow Box Clutch
4.  Raglan Top
5.  Balconette Bra (style under a sheer blouse)
6.   Loafers (25% off everything at J.Crew with code SHOPNOW)
 7.  Aztec Print Clutch (on sale!)
 8.   Jacket (love this! It’s exactly the same color as mine, not too gold, not too silver – works with everything!)

 
 

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I’m sharing a few of my fall fashion favorites… they make a perfectly relaxed weekend outfit. This classic stripe shirt, these amazing lace up heels (also in a gorgeous red color, so fab for the holidays! They’re the most comfortable heels too!) and my beloved fur gilet are always on high rotation when the temperature starts to drop. What are some of your cool weather go-to’s?

13 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion   Stripes and Fur Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur:   Shirt    |    Fur Gilet    |    Jeans    |     Heels (also in a red color, or if your size is sold out here’s a similar pair too)   |    Clutch    |    Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

 

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am PST. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! Every week I also select someone to showcase as ‘Head Stylist’ in the next edition – it’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur…

22 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion   Stripes and Fur Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur:   Shirt    |    Fur Gilet    |    Jeans    |     Heels (also in a red color, or if your size is sold out here’s a similar pair too)   |    Clutch    |    Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

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82 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion   Stripes and Fur Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur:   Shirt    |    Fur Gilet    |    Jeans    |     Heels (also in a red color, or if your size is sold out here’s a similar pair too)   |    Clutch    |    Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m delighted for you to meet this week’s Head Stylist, Rochelle from The Bloggerella! I absolutely adored this tribal print dress – and can we talk about her fabulous Coach bag? Love this look…

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STYLE Q&A WITH ROCHELLE:

How would you describe your style? My style evolves just a little bit more each day, but overall I’d have to say I’m trendy yet refined and love to experiment with a little glam! Though I always find a way to make each trend my own, whether it’s with a bold lip, something borrowed from the boys or an unexpected twist on a classic silhouette! And it doesn’t hurt that I’ve got a knack for scoring style, on a budget!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I am currently obsessed with cutout ankle booties, pastel pink trench coats and chic leather half gloves! I may take a while to ease into fall style, but once I do, it’s my absolute favorite season to dress for!

What inspired you to start your blog? I’ve always had a love for writing, telling stories and being creative. But moving to NYC and being surrounded by inspiring fashionistas every day is like having your finger directly on the pulse of fashion! It’s the energy that’s truly what propelled me to start documenting and sharing my style journey. Because after all, that’s the beauty of fashion and personal style; it’s your own story to tell!

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without:  I never feel quite like myself without  my daily beauty routine trifecta: Stila Liquid Lipstick in ‘Fiery’, Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin Weightless’ Liquid Makeup and Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body moisturizer! With a super packed schedule, I favor products that allow you to skip the touch ups and these three pass the 12-hour “desk-to-drinks” test with flying colors!

What is your best beauty trick?  My best beauty trick is all about maintaining the perfect pout for bold lip color! I’ve tried every retail lip scrub under the sun, but my tried and true favorite is an at home DIY. 1 part extra virgin coconut oil, 1 part brown sugar, a couple crushed mint leaves plus a good old fashioned toothbrush! Apply to lips and scrub to slough away any dry/chapped problem areas. And of course, finish with your favorite lippy!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? My husband and I are recent newlyweds, but haven’t yet gone on our honeymoon! I’m originally from England and we’ve both always dreamed of visiting Paris and Amsterdam together, so my ultimate vaca would be a mini Euro-trip full of art and shopping, exploring and of course delicious food! We’re hoping to get away next year and it can’t come soon enough!

Tell us something not many people know about you? It’s been a few years since my days on the football field, but I’m actually a retired NFL Cheerleader! Though I no longer live in FL, I’ll be a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan for life and miss performing every Sunday alongside my teammates so much!

To discover more about Rochelle, visit The Bloggerella!

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Beauty Review: The New Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon


I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! Today I’m excited to talk about one of my all time favorite things… beauty! I always love discovering new products, especially ones that are high performance yet super affordable – and the brand new Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon collection ticks all the boxes for me. Over the past week, I’ve been trying the new lip colors they sent me and wanted to share my experience and thoughts with you…

Lounge Crayons Beauty Review: The New Burts Bees Lip Crayon

I don’t know whether it’s a result of the big 3-0 looming, but I’ve become a lot more conscious of what I’m putting in and on my body – from food choices, to makeup, to skincare. So I was really impressed that these new lip crayons are 100% natural and equally importantly, no color payoff or quality is sacrificed.

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The hues are really rich and although a matte finish, the texture isn’t drying – it’s actually really creamy. I’ve been trying all the colors over the past week and choosing favorites is almost impossible… there’s one to suit all my moods and outfits! However, Hawaiian Smolder (a gorgeous deep pink), Napa Vineyard (a luscious red), Niagara Overlook (a highly wearable fresh coral color) and Sedona Sands (a really pretty natural nude hue) are my personal picks.

I’d love to know, which of these colors do you like best? Are you a natural lip color kind of girl, or love to make a statement?

Close Up Beauty Review: The New Burts Bees Lip Crayon

I’ve shown all the colors in a photo above, I did this on my arm as I find everyone’s lips have a different pigment and I wanted to show you the hues in their true form. Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon’s are all under $10, so it’s an affordable way to really build a fabulous lip color wardrobe. If you have any questions about these or want to know more, just leave a comment below and I’ll answer you in an email!

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