OCTOBER IS HERE. Which means Halloween is really not far off…. Which makes me really excited. You see, Halloween is hands down my favourite day/time (I say time because it kinda lasts more than one day with parties & decorating and what not). I love to decorate, plan costumes and of course, throw a Halloween party. This year I’m throwing a party for friends at my new place and I really can’t wait to get decorating. I firmly believe that it’s totally alright to get all of your decorations up as soon as Thanksgiving passes which is why this post is going up ASAP – you’ve gotta get on it now to be ready for the 31st!

Since I’m such a Halloween addict I’ve pulled together some of my top picks from Amazon (ps. don’t forget to sign up for a Prime trial for fast shipping & better prices!) to make sure you’re ready for your own monster mash. I’ve broken it down into a few categories so you can make sure you have all of your bases covered. It’s time – get into my Halloween Party Prep must haves:

A Killer Costume

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Deets: Wonder Woman, Sloth, Oktoberfest Girl, Sally, Eleven, Voodoo Doll, Belle, Ghostbuster, Fawn

Before you even think about getting into the party planning you’ve gotta make sure you’re going to look amazing. If you haven’t already spent the past few months trying to decide what you’re going to be now’s the time to do so. You only have a few weeks to make sure your costume is going to wow everyone so get to it. You can try something that you know will be a hit this year (think Wonder Woman, Ghostbusters, Belle) or go with something a little more fun or classic.

Makeup

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Deets: Scar tattoo stickers, Lip Gloss, hair chalk, nail decals, rainbow wig, Daenerys Targaryen wig
The right makeup can totally finish off a costume – make sure you have everything you need to complete your look. Not so into dressing up? That’s cool too. Throw on some fun nail decals and dark lipstick to get in the spirit.

Rad decorations

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Deets: Spiderweb mantle cover, lanterns, ghost curtain, replica skull, candelabra, wall decal
Now that you have your costume out of the way it’s time to set the mood for the party. Do you want something spooky and scary or a little more fun an playful? How about a theme? Last year I decorated my place

Barware

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Deets: I’m Here For the Boos glasses, Skull shot glass, I’m A Witch glasses, Wine bottle labels, candy corn flask, Halloween straws
If you’re planning on serving up some spooky concoctions make sure you’re doing so in style. Find fun glassware that fits the mood and accessorize with cocktail napkins, straws and fun drink labels.

How do you get ready for a Halloween party?


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Amazon Associate program but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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Still scrambling to find a Halloween costume?  My friends at MAKE UP FOR EVER might be able to help.  They’ve created these amazing Halloween beauty looks (below) to help inspire you. Why not start with your face and build your costume from there?

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Want to know the products or steps used to create any of these looks?  Let me know and I will share!

 

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I know, Halloween is pretty much upon us at this point – so in case you’re scrambling trying to find a last minute Halloween costume idea, I thought I would share with you these wicked makeup looks from the amazing Make Up For Ever artists.  Take a look below, and if you want to know the products they would use to achieve these/step-by-step instructions just let me know!

Glampire Bride Halloween Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Underworld Beauty Halloween Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Skull Candy Halloween Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Otherworld Beauty Halloween Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Mod & Monsterous Halloween Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Halloween Queen Halloween Makeup by Make Up For Ever

Will you try to pull any of these off?

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Here’s another Halloween look I’ve put together for you – the light fairy.  Light colours – pinks, purples and greens – were perfect for this, and a little glitter didn’t help (You may not be able to see it too well, but I have a glitter top coat over my regular mascara!).  Take  a look:

Halloween Look: Light Fairy Makeup

Halloween Look: Light Fairy Makeup

Halloween Look: Light Fairy Makeup

Halloween Look: Light Fairy Makeup

Products used:

– L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige

– Marcelle Eye Dust in Lux

– Mark I-Mark Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Lotus

– Essence Eyeshadow in Hyped Up

– Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Lime

– Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

– Layla Mascara in Glitter – Gold

– Mary Kay Nourishine Plus in Inspiring

– Bourjois Golden Shimmer Mist

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My amazing friends at Rimmel have some tips for getting the perfect Halloween makeup – and Sally Hansen has the perfect nail look for October 31st.  I’m a huge fan of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Strips – they go on  unbelievably easily and look fantastic – oh, and they actually last.  To get the longest wear possible out of them, I suggest finishing off with a top coat once you’ve applied them.  I actually wore Spun for You for Halloween last year, and while I’m so tempted to rock them again this year because of how cute they were, I think I am going to have to change it up – Numbskull is looking pretty awesome right now.  Take a look below and let me know which you would wear for Halloween.Rimmel/Sally Hansen - Halloween 2012

 

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