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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Celebrating Halloween with Sally Hansen!

No dressing up for me this year, but that doesn't mean my nails can't get into the
Halloween Spirit

I absolutely LOVED last year's Sally Hansen Halloween themed nails strips & this year did not disappoint!! 
Livingaftermidnite : Batty for You
Livingaftermidnite : Batty for You
Livingaftermidnite : Batty for You

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips in "Batty for You"
((Doesn't my new Kate Spade Purple Polka Dot iPhone Case match my nails perfectly!))

Check out last year's Halloween Nails!
(Click on the photo for more pics of each mani!)
Livingaftermidnite - Wish Nets
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Call me crazy, but I'm already looking forward to the Holiday ones!!! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Orange October

The San Francisco Giants WON the World Series,
Halloween (my favorite holiday) is TOMORROW,
the first of many Pumpkin dishes of the season made its way into my house
&
 I've spent WAY too much time online shopping browsing thanks to Hurricane Sandy.

This Orange October post seemed more than appropriate given all of the above.

Hope all my East Coast readers are staying safe. Considering I wrote this post yesterday I hope I even have power as you'll be reading this on Tuesday morning! Crossing my fingers!
Stuck in the house? Check out my favorite Orange posts of the past!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween mark. Makeup Monday: Lady is a Vamp

Livingaftermidnite : Halloween mark. Makeup Monday : Lady is a Vamp
When I sat down and started applying makeup for this week's mark. Makeup Monday I had no intention of it looking like this, but I had "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (don't ask) on the TV in the background and somehow this is how it ended up. While I'm not dressing up as a vampire this Halloween ((I actually don't know if I'm dressing up at all thanks to Hurricane Sandy)) it was still fun creating this & I hope someone can draw inspiration from it for their costume!

Now looking back at the pictures this look isn't as vampy as I thought it was...in the mirror my eyes seemed heavier & my lips seemed darker...
Livingaftermidnite : Halloween mark. Makeup Monday : Lady is a Vamp
Livingaftermidnite : Halloween mark. Makeup Monday : Lady is a Vamp
Livingaftermidnite : Halloween mark. Makeup Monday : Lady is a Vamp

As always its mark. Monday & all the products I used to create this look are mark.
  1. Wet brush & apply lightest shade from Star Status Eyeshadow Palette in Earth Angel (last seen HERE) to inner corner of lid, then using a flat eyeliner brush apply it thick along lower lashes. Then apply black shade from Star Status Eyeshadow Palette in Meteor Showers (last seen HERE) to rest of lid & closely along lower lashes thinner than brown line. Take a blending brush and use lightest shade from Earth Angel Palette in crease and blend with black. Highlight under brow with iMark in Whisper then swap mark. Mini Mark It Stick in Pink Opal right under brow. Apply 2 coats of mark. Lash Act Mascara on upper & lower lashes. (Check out my review of mark. Lash Act Mascara.)
  2. Moisturize skin with mark. For Goodness Face Moisturizer & prime your face with Primed for Perfection Face Primer to prep skin for foundation. Using a Foundation Brush apply Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion SPF 15 to entire face. Apply Conceal For Real Concealer under eyes & around nose. Set the foundation with Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder.
  3. Apply Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo along cheek bones
  4. Apply Lipclick in Whiney to finish look.
Livingaftermidnite : Halloween mark. Makeup Monday : Lady is a Vamp
Livingaftermidnite : Halloween mark. Makeup Monday : Lady is a Vamp

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Seventies Style

Livingaftermidnite : Seventies Style
The blogosphere seems to have been hit with a wave of Seventies Style. I think I've read 5 or 6 posts from this week alone with clear 70s inspiration. This decade is definitely making a comeback and I'm not complaining.

Hats, flare jeans & platforms...Sign Me Up!
Livingaftermidnite : Seventies Style
Livingaftermidnite : Seventies Style
Livingaftermidnite : Seventies Style
Every girl should have a chambray shirt...check out some of my favorites at all price points so you can find the perfect one for you!

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Bling it On

The It List

IT-LIST-10-26
  • Living After Midnite is showing us the difference between polka dots and animal spots! Paired with a fab green bag, this is one cute look! (find Living After Midnite on Twitter!)
  • Peach Gingham is rocking some colorful printed pants and pairing them with even more color in her shoes! Love this look - a must see! (find Peach Gingham on Twitter!)
  • The Glossy Life shows us how to make our own Kate Spade inspired dishes - head over for the rundown on this easy and glamorous DIY! (find The Glossy Life on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow is gearing up for Halloween by incorporating a few spooky symbols into her wardrobe - a stylish way to be festive! Go check it out! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • My Fashionlate Life is shelling out ideas for a celebrity inspired Halloween costume - pop over to check out who it is and how easy it is to recreate! (find My Fashionlate Life on Twitter!)
  • Miss Top Ten Image is keeping it simple in a matchy matchy monochromatic look - a lovely break from of all of the pattern mixing this season! (find Miss Top Ten Image on Twitter!)
  • Urban Frill adds some masculinity to a frilly ruffled tunic with a closet staple - the denim jacket! It really does go with everything! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Rachel Coletta found a new favorite sweater that is long, comfortable and has pockets - what more could you ask for? Pop over to see where she found it! (find Rachel Coletta on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic plays with color and pairs purple and red for a sassy unexpected look! You also have to go read about the hooker hotel! I know you are curious! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick and Lollies dresses warm for a day of bicycling around the city! A perfect casual fall look with lots of color!
  • Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique keeps it casual in neutrals but adds in some fun color with a gorgeous statement necklace! So cute! (find Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique on Twitter!)
  • Glitzy Blues is ready for gameday in her team's colors, but this is no typical tailgating outfit! Such a stylish look with tons of school pride! (find Glitzy Blues on Twitter!)
  • Fashion Fixation is carrying neon into fall and makes quite the statement with lime green and hot pink - so fun! (find Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East fell in love with the black and white tile in a beautiful bathroom and is using it as inspiration for an outfit and a room look! Lots of great pieces to choose from! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style is dishing out tips on how to make our skirts work for fall! Head over for an easy to follow formula and to see what key pieces help this warm weather staple transition to cooler temps! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spotted

Livingaftermidnite : Spotted
New favorite dress alert!! Like I really needed ANOTHER polka dot dress!

I'm justifying this purchase because clearly these aren't just plain old polka dots...they're animal spots! Totally different!
Livingaftermidnite : Spotted
Xhilaration Cat Eye Sunglasses via Target, mark. Lip Crayon in Royale, BaubleBar Gold Chain Necklace (old, love this one), Tulle Cap Sleeve Dot Dress via Piperlime, mark. Linked to my Heart Bracelet, LF Rhinestone Spike Stretch Bracelet, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel, Simply Vera Vera Wang Opaque Tights via Kohls, LC Lauren Conrad Mary Jane Wedges via Kohls
Livingaftermidnite : Spotted
Livingaftermidnite : Spotted
Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of this promo!! Don't miss out on an amazing FREE git!
Bling it On

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jacket Required

Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required
Can't stop wearing this mark. Call It A Tie Blouse!! Last time you saw it I paired it with shorts & since the weather has changed a bit since then I paired it with a skirt & blazer this time around!

I was super inspired by this photo of Olivia Palermo on Pinterest...she is hands down my style crush, I don't know why I haven't created a whole board dedicated to her outfits & hairstyles yet, she can pretty much do no wrong!
Who is your style crush?
Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required
Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required
Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required
Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required
Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required
Livingaftermidnite : Jacket Required

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Back to Basics

Last weekend I did the big Summer/Winter clothing switch. Reluctantly I brought all my sandals & shorts & warm weather wear to the basement in exchange for lots of sweaters, boots & scarves. Twice a year when I do this I like to look through all my clothes and see what I can get rid of.
But this year while I did make a giant pile of clothes that don't fit to donate, I realized how many wardrobe staples I was missing, which seems near to impossible considering the sheer volume of clothes I have. I definitely think I need to slow down with my impulse buys & start acquiring the basics that will last.
Livingaftermidnite - Back to Basics

The Button Up Blouse - Equipment is pretty much the epitome of perfect button ups. In a fun color this blouse can take you through hundreds of outfits. (Equipment Signature Silk Shirt in Fuchsia & Orange)

The Black Scarf - Please explain to me how I have scarves of every color of the rainbow & every pattern imaginable yet I don't have a plain black scarf? (Gebeana Black Cable Knit Scarf)

The Perfect T-Shirt - Don't get me wrong I have a ton of t-shirts, but none of them fit me just right. I think every girl should have a perfect t. (T by Alexander Wang Pocket T-Shirt in White & Black)

The Chunky Knit - Over the past few winters I've finally built up my sweater collection, but I'm still looking for that perfect over sized yet chic knit that can be worn with everything from sweats to jeans to a skirt. (Marc by Marc Jacobs Geraldine Sweater, Vince Rib Jumper)

The Nude Pump - Its hard to believe that in the hundreds of pairs of shoes I have I don't own a nude pump. I own a few light brown pairs & 1 cream colored pair, but not nude. (Michael Kors York Platform Shoes, Jimmy Choo Crown Snake Skin Peep Toe Shoes, Jimmy Choo Agnes Nude Cigarette Heel Shoes

The Leather Legging - I literally have tons of outfits planned in my head to wear with leather leggings, yet I don't have them! (Joseph Leather Leggings)

The Timeless Coat - Coats are something I love to collect. I'd love by the time I'm 40 to have a collection of amazing coats for every occasion, in all styles & colors. (Moschino Cheap & Chic Zips Coat, French Connection Wonderland Ruby Red Wool Coat, Gucci Buckle Detail Wool Coat)

The Party Dress - I am looking for "the dress", the dress that just happens to be in my closet when an amazing party is sprung on me and I don't have time to shop for it! (Alice by Temperley Lottie Dress, Diane von Furstenberg Sarita Flower Lace Dress)

What items are missing from your wardrobe?
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Monday, October 22, 2012

mark. Makeup Monday: Earth Angel

Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Last week you saw how I used mark.'s Star Status Eyeshadow Palette in Meteor Showers, now this week I'm testing our Star Status in Earth Angel! This one has 3 bronze shades that are just perfect! Just the right about of shimmer & shine. To make these shades even more pigmented I used these shadows wet. I love the different levels of intensity you can get from using shadows wet, its almost like have 6 instead of 3 shades.
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Can't stop wearing mark.'s New Alpine Style Sweater. Its the perfect mid weight sweater to throw on over pretty much anything. I always grab an extra something before leaving the house this time of year because the weather has been so unpredictable & I keep grabbing for this!
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
As always its mark. Monday & all the products I used to create this look are mark.
  1. Wet brush & apply middle shade from Star Status Eyeshadow Palette in Earth Angel to entire lid, then apply dark shade to crease and blend. Using a eyeliner brush (wet) apply lightest shade along lower lashes.  Highlight under brow with iMark in WhisperApply 2 coats of mark. Lash Act Mascara on upper & lower lashes. (Check out my review of mark. Lash Act Mascara.)
  2. Moisturize skin with mark. For Goodness Face Moisturizer & prime your face with Primed for Perfection Face Primer to prep skin for foundation. Using a Foundation Brush apply Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion SPF 15 to entire face. Apply Conceal For Real Concealer under eyes & around nose. Set the foundation with Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder.
  3. Contour face with Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Prettied Up by applying it to hollows of cheeks & along hairline. 
  4. Apply Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Bare to finish look.
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
Livingaftermidnite : mark. Makeup Monday : Earth Angel
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Friday, October 19, 2012

A GOLDEN Opportunity!!

Go for the GOLD & Earn while you PARTY!Go for the GOLD & Earn while you PARTY!
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Aren't the details so pretty??
Go for the GOLD & Earn while you PARTY!

The It List

IT-LIST-10-19

  • Lipstick and Lollies is sporting the epitome of a fall outfit - boots, denim and layers. There is even some stripe on stripe action going on! So cute!
  • Sweetest Somethings isn't letting the cold weather dull her wardrobe choices - lots of fun bright colors in this chic look! (find Sweetest Somethings on Twitter!)
  • Olivia Moone is finally able to wear a sweater this season and makes a bold color choice! And don't forget to check out her shoes - perfect all year long! (find Olivia Moone on Twitter!)
  • Everyday with a Redhead recreated a J.Crew look that is perfect for the office! No boring black suits here - tons of color and a little leopard!
  • Lily Says Go goes all out in the color of the season! Head over to find out how she mixes different shades of burgundy for a fabulous look! (find Lily Says Go on Twitter!)
  • Living After Midnite is mixing animal prints for a wild but polished look! Go check out what small detail she is mixing with a fab leopard blouse! Love! (find Living After Midnite on Twitter!)
  • Peach Gingham is mixing prints and balancing it out with denim and leather. Throw in some fun jewels and this is one awesome look! (find Peach Gingham on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'n' Fashn is starting to mix in some new fall pieces with her summer favorites - head over to see how she is pulling off lace this late in the game! So cute! (find Ash 'n' Fashn on Twitter!)
  • The Glossy Life is showing us an easy new hairdo to try at home - the braid is back! Pop over for the full rundown! (find The Glossy Life on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow is rocking her favorite cold weather staple - the blazer! She also has some tips on how to stock your closet with this essential - go check them out! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Miss Top Ten Image throws on a tweed jacket and statement pearls for an instant sophisticated look - and the color combo is seriously fabulous! (find Miss Top Ten Image on Twitter!)
  • Urban Frill is pulling out the pencil skirt for a few busy weeks ahead! Love how she paired it with tights and flats - a great fall look! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Rachel Coletta is on a boots and tights kick lately and is pairing them with a plaid mini skirt this week - so cute! And you'll never believe where she found her boots! (find Rachel Coletta on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is taking inspiration for a room and outfit from a mexican blanket - so many possible color combos! Head over to check out her finds on her new site! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style shares her top picks for one of fall's must have items - the contrast sleeve jacket! There is something for everyone! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
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