Is It Halloween Yet? How to Turn Yourself into a Zombie!

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This post was sponsored by AC Lens.

Has it really been 2 months since my last post? I totally lost my blogging groove, but I think a good post about zombies will perk me back up.

As I’m sure you know, I’m absolutely obsessed with The Walking Dead. I just can’t get enough zombies! When AC Lens approached me about doing a Halloween piece for them, I knew exactly what I’d do.

The Costume

Dressing like a zombie is actually really easy. Just grab some clothes that you don’t mind ruining. They can be old pieces from your closet or something cheap from a thrift shop. Rub some dirt on them, especially around the knees, shins, and elbows. If you’re a germaphobe like I am, grab a cheap bronzer. This can be done ahead of time. You can also tear your clothes in a little or use a razor to make them look a bit worn out.

If you want to be a little extra, you can go with a themed zombie outfit. Some fun ones might be cheerleader zombies, prisoner zombies, or corporate zombies. Let your imagination run wild!

The day that you wear the costume, whether that’s Halloween or October 22nd for your Walking Dead viewing party, grab the fake blood. Drip some on strategic places. I prefer to go for the neck and chest (so it looks like I just had a delightful meal).

A couple years ago, I turned my brother into a zombie for Halloween, and he loved it.

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Hair and Makeup

If you have a lot of hair, tease the shit out of it. Really go crazy. It should look as messy as possible. If you can get away with it, don’t wash it for a couple of days, and add a little extra hair oil.

For your makeup, follow my Bloody Walker Tutorial. If you don’t have the Lip Tar, you can use fake blood.

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The Finishing Touch: Zombie Eyes

The hardest thing to get right is definitely your eyes. Not everyone can pull off dead eyes. I really wish I had costume contacts, when I made my makeup tutorial last year.

AC Lens sells a bunch of awesome, FDA-cleared Halloween contacts. My personal favorites are their Zombie Undead lenses. They’re the perfect finishing touch for any zombie costume!

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Do you know what you’re going to be for Halloween yet? Let me know in the comments! xo


Blogiversary and Workiversary: What I’ve Learned

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A lot of exciting things happened to me around the end of May and beginning of June last year, so I’m celebrating 2 very important and amazing anniversaries: my blogiversary and my workiversary! Yesterday was my 1st workiversary, and my boss surprised me with tickets to see The Little Mermaid Musical. Today is my 1st blogiversary, and I’m treating myself to my favorite bakery! Through all of the hard work, new experiences, and fun of the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself, work, and life in general. Read more

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Tale as Old as Time: Why I Love Beauty and the Beast

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As I’m sure you know, I’m a huge Disney fan. Like huge. Like many other 90s kids, I grew up on Disney. I had almost every Disney movie on VHS, and I watched them all the time. Because we lived in California, my family and I went to Disneyland all the time. I think our record was 6 or 7 times in 1 year. One of my favorite Disney movies has always been Beauty and the Beast. I grew up with the cartoon, but I love the live action remake even more. I’ve seen it twice, and I downloaded the soundtrack a couple hours after watching it for the first time. Is there anything Emma Watson can’t do?  Read more


Happy International Women’s Day!

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Wow! It’s been a long time! Sorry I’ve been so MIA. Life got a bit crazy, and I needed to take a step back for my own sanity. Things have calmed down, and I’m working on getting back into the groove of things. I absolutely couldn’t let International Women’s Day pass without writing something.  Read more


Exciting Announcement: My Ebook and Program!

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It’s official! I’m a writer! My ebook, Finding Yourself Through Style, went live on Wednesday.  Read more


Top 10 Favorite Books of All Time

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Hello, lovelies!

My HootLoot box reignited my love for books. When I was growing up, I was a voracious reader. I often got in trouble for reading instead of sleeping. I spent a lot of time at the library, and I always looked forward to book fairs at school. Before book boxes were a thing, I actually had a Dear America subscription. I received a new Dear America book every month, along with a craft inspired by the book.

Here are my top 10 favorite books of all time, in no particular order:  Read more