Halloween Makeup!!!

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It is almost that time of year!!!!! Personally, it is my favorite holiday. Especially trick-or-treating. My BFF and I did it for so long, we drove ourselves to the individual houses, hahaha! Honestly, I think I was 22 the last time I went trick-or-treating, and the last “kid” I could “steal” was a 16 year old!! The looks that I received that year….

I also love the decorations. If you have read any of my Funky posts, then you know why. Just take a look at my movie lists, hahaha! Elvira, vampires, werewolves, aliens…..it has been “my thing” for as long as I can remember. Not to mention that quite a few of my family members were (most have passed away) tattooed, into rock music, and rode Harleys–skulls, roses, spiders, the Grateful Dead paraphernalia…it’s kind of inherent to that subculture. Point being, I grew up with those things being a part of my everyday, not just something to be brought out once a year.

But my favorite thing about Halloween? DRESSING UP!!!! Costumes, jewelry, makeup….using the entire month as an excuse to rock some sweet makeup and my favorite earrings! (FYI, my favorite of the favs include a rather substantial collection of skeleton earrings!!! I even found some skeleton keychains of which I turned into earrings, to be available soon at our etsy shop!!! www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyLollipop ).

As soon as October commences, I will offer some everyday Halloween makeup tutorials, but until then, here are some of last year’s pics!!!

**Also, like a lot of people, I went to the internet to find inspiration. So I will include some of those pics as well!!**

The Pumpkin (My first time, with no internet inspiration):

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The Spider Web:

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The Witch:

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The Graveyard:

My adorable, sweet aunt sent me this pic:

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So, I did my best:

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The Bats (My Personal Fave!!!):

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Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead, sugar skull):

For our Halloween celebration at work, we had to dress up, but could not be scary…

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Because I work at a museum geared around wildlife, my spider has leopard print!!

Because I work at a museum geared around wildlife, my spider has leopard print!!

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Kitty-Kat (attempting to copy Tal Peleg!!!):

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Tal Peleg

Tal Peleg

The Autumn Sunset (with bats flying in):

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The David Bowie (I Love the 80’s!!!):

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Notice three of my favorite skeleton earrings!! (That green thing on my ear is the skull to another pair)

Blue and Green Bats (to match my monster hat!!):

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The Galaxy (I actually wore this for the Denver ComicCon, but it is still a cool idea for Halloween!!):

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Tin Can Upcycle Decor

To start off I removed the labels from the cans and painted them white with house paint.  I liked the spotty paint job, it made it seem antiqued so I didn’t do a second coat.

House paint is thicker and stayed better than acrylic or craft paint.

House paint is thicker and stayed better than acrylic or craft paint.

I used craft paint and stamps to apply the decorations.  The craft paint was thin enough to work with the stamps really well.  I used a brush to apply the paint to the stamps and that created less mess than dunking them in paint like you would on a stamp pad.

The craft paint worked better than the acrylic.

The craft paint worked better than the acrylic.

I started with several stamps but the butterfly and vintage stamp got the best results.

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Paper plates: the poor man’s palette!

I think they came out super cute!  I do want to work on a polka dot one as well once I get the right brushes.

Maybe try mixing and matching the colors!

Maybe try mixing and matching the colors!

Now I use them to organize my many craft supplies.  Cute and functional, my favorite combination!

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Sunshine Shelves – Thrifty DIY Tutorial

My inspiration from bhg.com.

My inspiration from bhg.com.

I came across the picture above on pinterest and fell in love with how bright and beautiful the shelves were, but the Ikea VITTSJO shelves were $79 each.  That is way too steep for a girl that mostly shops at thrift stores!  I combed the internet for a cheaper alternative and found the Edsal shelves below for $26.87 on Amazon.

$26.87 on Amazon for these industrial shelves.

$26.87 on Amazon for these industrial shelves.

I bought the paint bhg.com suggested from Walmart for around $3.50 a can and needed 8 cans total. 

I needed 4 cans per shelving unit.

I needed 4 cans per shelving unit.

I painted and put the shelves together two different ways.  With the first shelves I painted all the pieces and put them together as soon as they seemed dry.  Bad idea!  The pieces all got scratched as I was putting them together and because I was trying so hard to not scratch the paint, the pieces fit really wonky.

Notice how the vertical pieces are kind of bent and the shelves don't seem straight.

Notice how the vertical pieces are kind of bent and the shelves don’t seem straight.

The next set of shelves I put together completely and then laid them on their side and painted them.

Spoiler alert!  Don't lay them on their sides to paint.

Spoiler alert! Don’t lay them on their sides to paint.

This worked great for the sides and support pieces and the front and back but when I painted the actual shelf pieces it dripped all over the place.  Still the second shelf results were better than the first.

Much better and straighter than the first attempt.

Much better and straighter than the first attempt.

For best results I would suggest standing the shelves upright for painting or painting all pieces individually, waiting a day or so till they are completely dry, assembling the unit and then touching up any scratches at that point.

Even with the issues I love the way the shelves turned out and they definitely brighten up the living room!

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Sunshine Shelves: Total cost around $82!