Check Out These Great Vintage Halloween Pin-Ups!

While Halloween may be a time for some of us to get all bloodied and gory for our costumes and decor, I prefer looking at vintage photographs and reflecting back on how much fun I had when I was younger. If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane, or if you’re just looking for a fun vintage-inspired costume, check out these great photographs!

I’m loving the details in this photograph—the hands are perfect!

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How To Wear Shirtdresses This Fall

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I’m a sucker for collared button-down shirts and dresses. So, what better trend than the shirtdress, a combination of the two for this season? Shirtdresses are timeless pieces that will never go out of style. Whether you’re going for a classic, effortless look or for the punk rocker chick look, the shirt dress is the perfect go-to trend and is easy to style. Check out these different ways to style a shirtdress!

1. Fuzzy Boyfriend Cardigan | 2. Topshop Shirtdress | 3. Trival Chevron Necklace | 4. Knee-High Socks | 5. Cut-Out Boots | 6. Alexander Wang Envelope Bag 

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Halloween Candy You Should Try To Avoid

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For kids, Halloween means candy, more candy, and even more candy. I remember (back in the day) when my sisters and I would go door to door in our costumes asking for candy. By the end of the festivities, we would dump our sweet goodies out on the floor to see what we had collected. As someone who loves sweets and chocolate, I was always excited to get Flavored Tootsie Rolls and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Although I haven’t gone trick or treating in years, I still indulge in some Halloween candy. In no particular order, here is a list of some of the worst Halloween candies. So if you plan on binge eating this Halloween, I’d try to steer clear from these treats!

1. Candy Corn

Some love it and some hate. I love it! Dentists, not so much. These things are loaded with sugar and artificial coloring and flavors. It’s also really bad for your teeth.

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2. Snickers

These suckers are bad for your teeth, especially since the caramel can get stuck between your teeth causing cavities. These bars also contain 27 grams of sugar.

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3. Fun Dip

A white stick of sugar that you dip into more sugar—it’s no surprise that Fun Dip is one of the the worst Halloween candies.

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20 Lipsticks To Try This Fall

My lipstick section in my drawer is actually so full that I don’t have any more space to put them. I decided to organize them one day and thought that I need a more diverse lipstick collection, since I usually only go for dark colors. Fall is the best season to try out new lipsticks because all colors are in style. Try out some of these shades this season and switch up your routine!

1. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Intime | 2. Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanille | 3. Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Nudist | 4.  Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude

1. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Annabella | 2. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon | 3. Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace | 4. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Poppy

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5 Delicious, Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

My household recently gained a slow cooker, and I honestly don’t know how I lived before I had that thing. Making dinner has gone from a daunting chore (don’t get me wrong, I love cooking but it’s hard to find the time and I hate the clean up) to an absolute breeze with this thing. It definitely makes you feel accomplished when you’ve finished preparing dinner before lunch! You can pretty much throw whatever you want in a slow cooker and four to eight hours later something delicious comes out, but here are some of my favorite recipes to use!

1. Quinoa Chicken and Kale Soup

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This recipe is a hit at my house. My husband has said it’s his favorite thing I’ve ever cooked and just thinking about it is making my mouth water! It really doesn’t taste as healthy as it sounds, but its a great way to get in a hearty serving of greens. For the recipe, click here.

2. Green Chili

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As a native Texan, it’s in my blood to think chili is delicious, but this green chili is especially tasty. Here‘s the recipe. 

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What To Buy At SheInside Right Now!

For me, shopping online is king (my favorite thing is that the clothes have never been tried on before!) and I especially love SheInside. The site is jam-packed with so many great pieces (like this Black Long Sleeve Side Split Maxi Dress above) and is incredibly inexpensive… like, I got four sweaters for under $100 inexpensive. The only problem is that there may be TOO much selection on the site. Luckily, I’ve narrowed down all the best picks currently on Sheinside. Check them out!


Grey Short Sleeve V-Neck Split Maxi Dress | Grey Long Sleeve Casual Asymmetric Shift Dress

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Annie Reviews: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

I used to think that foundation was only for people with seriously problematic skin. As someone with the occasional zit, I would simply dab some concealer on my blemishes and be on my way, not realizing how splotchy and unblended I looked. Over time I finally made my peace with foundation, realizing it was a quick and easy way to achieve a smooth and more well-rested complexion. I first dabbled in mineral powder foundations thinking they would look more natural (which is not always the case) and finally took the plunge into liquid. Since the switch to liquid, I haven’t looked back. All this is to say that I’ve tried plenty of foundations and when it came time to purchase my fall/winter foundation, I knew I wanted to try something new.

There were a few criteria that my new foundation needed to meet: I wanted it to be lightweight, have build-able coverage, be luminous all while looking incredibly natural and containing no artificial fragrance or other harmful toxins. Picky, I know.

After doing tons of research, I finally settled on Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation. If you are unfamiliar with the brand like I was, Koh Gen Do is a Tokyo-based cosmetics company that specializes in skincare and foundation for the most sensitive of skin. This means their products contain no harsh chemicals or fragrances.

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