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A Trick or Treat Bag of Halloween Vintage Pin Up Girls

Who can resist the appeal of vintage pin up girls? They’re sweet, adorable, and innocently sexy, if there is such a thing.  Maybe they’ll inspire your costume this year — enjoy this little Halloween collection!

Betty Grable

Ava Gardner

Veronica Lake


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Green your Halloween with Goodwill

When I was growing up, we didn’t buy our Halloween costumes — we made them from clothes and accessories we found in our Mom’s closet.  We bought the occasional witch hat or mask, of course, but mostly our costumes were creative creations.  I still remember putting together my gypsy costumes.

This year, Goodwill Industries International and Green Halloween are partnering to encourage Halloween celebrators to create unique costumes for themselves and their children by shopping at one of the 2600 Goodwill stores nationwide.

“Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween is a simple step toward living a more sustainable lifestyle,” says Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Reusing and repurposing items from Goodwill stores are a fun way to make a unique Halloween costume for not a lot of money.”

According to a press release issued by Goodwill, “Shopping at Goodwill is not just good for the planet. It also benefits people in local communities. Revenue from Goodwill stores fund job training programs and career and community-based services for people with disabilities, those who lack education or work experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment. Your purchase helps people learn the skills they need to work in Goodwill stores and in growing fields outside of Goodwill such as healthcare, green industries and financial services.”

“In 2010, Goodwill Industries® diverted more than 2 billion pounds of used goods from landfills,” said Gibbons. “Look no further than your nearest Goodwill store to find what you need to celebrate a green Halloween.”

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Halloween Nail Art (VIDEO): Pumpkins!

Check out these super-cute nails…


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Halloween Nail Art (VIDEO): Skull and Crossbones!

Check out these cute Halloween nails you can do yourself!


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Michelle Phan Creates A Vampire Girl Look (VIDEO)

I love Michelle Phan.

I don’t usually do the makeup but I just watching how she works. I like watching anybody who takes their passion and enthusiasm to that level!  I think she’s incredibly creative and inspirational.  And talented!  So, naturally I had to include a makeup video.  If you’re going to be a vampire this Halloween, here’s what you need to do to create a party-perfect face.

Here is the makeup she’s using:

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder…

La Mer Powder…

Coastal Scents: 88 Piece Makeup Palette…

Lancome Le Crayon Poudre Brows in Sable…

Urban Decay Primer Potion…

Coastal Scents: 88 Piece Makeup Palette…

Stila cosmetics kajal eye liner in Onyx…

Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious Mascara – High Density Black…

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ lipcolor in #22 Exquisite Plum…

Lancome Color Fever Gloss in Black Cherry…

Fangs- Buy at any Halloween Store…

CVS Denture Adhesive Cream…

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4 Fabulous Halloween Costumes for $29.99

Party City has hundreds of Halloween costumes.  I’ve selected four of my favorite styles for women.  What I like about these is that they are modest enough for a mama to wear to give out candy or to attend a Halloween party, but they still have plenty of glamor.  And most of these styles are also available in plus sizes.  All are available for order online, and for $29.99 each, I think they’re a terrific value.

I know it’s the trend to dress like popular TV and movie characters on Halloween, but I’m old school: I think you should wear something scary, in the spirit of the season.  I don’t personally like gross-out makeup and masks, but vampires, ghosts, and witches?  I’m all over that!  Here is a slide show of my favorites…

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Halloween Shopping at Cracker Barrel (VIDEO)

Cracker Barrel has some really fabulous Halloween decorations, goodies, and costumes this year.  I am always happy for an excuse to go to Cracker Barrel because I love their biscuits.  In addition to lunch, I bought

  • Dickinson’s Country Pumpkin Butter $3.95
  • Halloween Hat $9.95
  • Bouncy Plush Spider $4.95
  • Fingerless Halloween Lace Gloves $7.95

Here’s the video that shows my haul, plus much more!  In Northern Virginia, you can visit Cracker Barrel in Manassas, right off 66 West (exit 53) or you can also drive to Front Royal (end of 66 West).

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