First off, Happy Halloween guys! So I wanted to do something a bit different than all the other bloggers with the “Fave Costumes”, “DIY Halloween Costumes”, “Couples Halloween Costumes” posts. I love those and look to them for great ideas, but I wanted to do something a bit more me. Anyone who knows me knows make-up and fashion are like my fave things ever- I spend so much money between the two that it’s borderline ridiculous. Anyway, for makeup inspiration I have like 10-15 favorite YouTube Vloggers that I’m subscribed to and love to watch on a daily/weekly/whenever basis. (No judging) During Halloween time they do some of the most fab things with make-up and go all out for their costumes, so I thought it’d be cool to show you guys some of my fave Halloween make-up looks from the vloggers I love! The videos are linked in the pictures so click through if you want! (My ABSOLUTE fave YouTubers The GlamTwinz and Rosita Applebum didn’t do Halloween looks this year, but make sure to check them out too)

Nicole Guerreiro– Queen of Hearts
If you’re not watching her and you love make-up tutorials and hauls, get on it! Whenever I see there’s a bunch of hype about a certain product and I’m not really sure whether it’s legit or not I go to her channel and watch her reviews! She’s definitely fun to watch and shows so many different products from super high end to drugstore. This look is so cool to me! Like doing that with make-up is wayyyy beyond my skillset.

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Kandee Johnson– Effie Trinket
It’s always entertaining to watch someone who’s always animated and up beat, and does bomb make-up. Kandee can literally make herself look like anyone with make-up and a wig, like anyone. Her channel is great for tutorials and learning how to make different stuff work for you. I love the butterflies and her eyes in this look so much! She always goes the extra mile with this kinda stuff- so good.

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Rosh Posh– Maleficent
Whenever I’m looking for like a sexy, date night look or a great smokey eye, this is the channel I come to! She always has great looks with colors that fit my skin tone and are so doable. Having worked at a make-up store for a bit, I have a pretty advanced handle on make-up but I’m always looking to learn and she’s easy to follow. This is one of my faves solely based on the cheekbones- beyond. I love Angelina Jolie’s look in that movie so I might be a tad biased.

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Sonjdra Deluxe– Tiger/Cat
Her looks are always so sultry and warm without using tons and tons of product, which can be super hard to do! If you have any questions about contouring and highlighting or shading her channel is definitely the place to be. When I saw this look, I out of all the ones I looked through, I thought it was one of the best tigers hands down. It doesn’t look  too juvenile and doesn’t seem like she’s trying to hard with the entire face painted!

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SMLx0– Frozen Mermaid
If I’m in the mood for a great favorites video that doesn’t have the same products over and over Meagan’s channel is great! She also has a bomb lip color collection that I love to hate when I’m watching her videos ha. I thought this one was so different because it takes what would be a traditionally pretty costume and gives it a cool Halloween spin!

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I hope you guys like these looks, what other time of year can you have this much fun with make-up? Let me know which look is your favorite or if you’re doing any fun make-up looks down in the comments below! I’m doing the Haunted House thing with my boyfriend so wish me luck! I know I’ll be tweeting about it so come follow me there @ChicandDefined.





Luck or fate that takes the form of (4)

When I was growing up one of the things I hated most was being disappointed or not being able to do something I had planned to and had my heart set on. I remember it so specifically because, I’m still kind a that way now and I actively try to work on it! Life is full of disappointments and no one has time to be in a slump. Too much potential shopping to do!

Anyway you guys get it-disappointment is not my thing. I do have a scale though, which is much better than I used to be, it goes from like Sephora being sold out my shade in NARS concealer– which is amazing FYI- to something more serious like not getting a great response on a project/idea that I’ve spent weeks on.

Nevertheless, whenever I’m having a moment where I feel that big cloud of disappointment coming or I can feel that maybe my plans aren’t gonna work out, I remember something my mom always used to tell me, (she’s good for making appearances in these types of post ha!) “You can make plans, but you can’t plan the outcome.” When I was younger I would just brush it off as one of those cliche mom sayings, that all moms just say and no one really knows the actual meaning. But now it helps me get a grip and get back on track! Not always, because I’m not perfect and honestly some stuff just sucks, but a lot of the time it does. What kinds of things do you guys do when plans don’t turn out the way you meant for them to? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @ChicandDefined! 


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Hey guys! Two posts in one day? I know- crazy. But I wanted to get this out and let you know that IFB chose one of my posts this week for their weekly round up, ‘Links a la Mode’!! I love their site and read it almost daily, so I was super happy they chose one of my links. (Friend me there if you’re on it too!) All the posts chosen were centered around a Fall Style Guide theme so there are some great posts included! Check out the links below and read some of the other fab bloggers’ posts! Have a great weekend. Xx


Fall Girls

With fall in full swing, we’re all breaking out the sweaters, getting the coats out of storage. And of course, doing a bit of fall shopping. Now is as good a time as any to investigate where the trends are headed so you can make the most of your fall fashion budget. This week we have a great roundup of fall hauls, trend reports and outfit inspirations to help you decided which way you’re going to fall this year.

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Fall Nails Blog photo

Wearing great statement coats is one of my favorite things about the fall season, (post coming soon), but this post is about another kind of fall coat! Nail colors for fall are handsdown my favorite colors of the entire year. The deep reds, different types of grays and navy/purples probably make me happier than the average person. There’s just something about a dark nail in fall! For me, they’re like an extension of my style, almost like another accessory.

That being said I pride myself on always having my nails painted- which isn’t hard since I have an acrylic overlay and it never chips- and knowing the exact name of the polish when someone asks me what color I’m wearing. I wanted to do this post to let you guys know my go-to fall colors and a few new ones that I’m waiting to try out. I only listed my faves from Essie and OPI since those brands are available almost everywhere and all my readers can get them!

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1. You Don’t Know Jacques- OPI
2. Oktoberfest- OPI
3. Going Incognito- Essie
4. Skating on Thin Iceland-OPI
5. Dress to Kilt- Essie
6. Bobbing for Baubles- Essie
7. Wooden Shoe Like to Know-OPI

BONUS: Essie Matte About You is the best thing to ever happen to nail polish. Like THE BEST. (Look!) Basically, you can put it over any polish and as the name suggests, it will matte it out. After I’ve had a polish on for a while and I’m getting bored with it I’ll put this over it to give the polish a whole new feel! There are so many good fall polishes so I’m sure I missed a few, let me know you’re favorite polish colors for fall down below or on Twitter @ChicandDefined! Or if you need some inspiration check out my Nail themed pinterest board!


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