Holiday in the Mouse’s House

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The mouse told a holiday tale, but the fox had eaten so much, he fell asleep. The owl and the otter stayed up late, waiting anxiously for Christmas morning.

I’m thinking of creating a comic strip or illustration series for my blog. Please like the post if you like this idea.

Love you all!

💕💕🎄🎄💫💫

Sending you lots of holiday cheer.

Folktale Week Highlights

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I’ve been drawing so much inspiration from Folktale week on Instagram and here are some highlights:

“Insect”

“Witch” (based on Hansel and Gretel)

“Magic” (based on the Scandinavian folktale “Saving Spring”)

“Forest”

Above is a screenshot of the prompts if you’re not familiar with them. Folktale week wasn’t nearly as popular as Inktober, but just as inspiring and fun. I’m a huge fan of folktales and children’s books and illustrations. Folktale week on Instagram and here are some highlights.

To see all of the drawings I did, including one based on Mexican and Central American folktale La Llorona, go to my Instagram; @maggieinhermoon

Love you all! What has been inspiring you lately?

😍❤💫

Inktober Highlights Part 2

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Here are some other drawings I did for Inktober. It was quite the challenge but even though I barely got my drawing up on some nights, I throughly enjoyed it. I will keep drawing as it’s helped me stay inspired.

I didn’t follow a prompt on this one.

Last one – “Slice”

“Expensive”

“Drain”

“Guarded”

“Chicken”

“Stretch”

“Exhausted” like me at the end of Inktober.

Love you all!

Sending you hugs and good vibes for the weekend!!

Do whatever makes you feel passionate. ❤️❤️

💕💕☄️☄️

The Three Most Covetable Holiday Gift Sets at Sephora (in my opinion)

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Too Faced’s The Sweet Smell of Christmas Lipstick Collection

Too Faced’s The Sweet Smell of Christmas Lipstick Collection. $25.

I am a huge fan of Too Faced lipsticks, anything holiday scented, and can we talk about this packaging? It’s adorable as is the Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette. I’m loving the whole holiday lineup by Too Faced this year. The formula is the Melted Matte and the shades are totally wearable not only for the holidays but all year. Love it. I’ll definitely be gifting myself this set!

Too Faced holiday 2018 Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette and Melted Mate lipsticks photo by Trend Mood.

Of course I’d love the palette too but I can’t justify the price. I’ll probably buy it anyway! 🙄

Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler

Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler. $65

I’ve been getting so into perfume lately which is a passion I’ve had for a while but which faded in recent years. For some reason, it has been reignited, and I blame youtube and free samples from Ulta. I’m really into warm and sweet scents and vanilla, coffee, woodsy, and feminine notes. Occasionally I like natural fragrances like fruity coconut or apricot and also floral if it’s tasteful. It all depends on my mood.

I’m into Black Opium by YSL right now and looking for more wearable everyday fragrances. I know I already love Marc Jacob’s Daisy, so that fits the bill. I can’t wait to try Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner and Nest’s Black Tulip. love that you get to try 15 perfumes and redeem the voucher you get in the set for a full size of your favorite. What a genius idea! I can’t wait to try them all. I’ll most definitely be buying this for myself and other perfume lovers.

Drunk Elephant Agent Ellie Day Kit

Agent Ellie Day Kit by Drunk Elephant. Image from drunkelephant.com.

Considering all the rave reviews Drunk Elephant gets, I feel like there’s no reason not to try their products. I just watched a video by Wayne Goss where he describes the amazing turnaround his skin had after a troubling period of breakouts.

Image from Sephora.com.

My skin is very sensitive and I’ve been meaning to try these products, some of which are already on their way to me. This is such an amazing value I’m definitely getting it anyhow, as Drunk Elephant products are pretty pricey on their own.

What holiday gift sets and products are you eyeing at Sephora and hope to buy yourself or receive this holiday season?

🎄❣️💄

Inktober Highlights

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One reason I’ve been a bit MIA from my blog is because I’ve been doing Inktober this year! I have longingly looked at the amazing drawings for a few years thinking I should’ve done it, so this year I did. Here are some highlights in no particular order:

“Prickly”

“Breakable”

“Star”

(I didn’t follow a prompt on this one; It was posted on John Lennon’s birthday)

“Swollen”

These are some of my favorites. I’ve honestly had so much fun with the challenge of Inktober and the drawing itself, although it certainly was difficult getting them done every day. I’m going to miss you Inktober!!

I’ll be posting more highlights and the best drawings on my illustrations page.

Love and light to you all!

❤️💡

Fall Glam with Dollar Store Eyeshadow Palette

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Going to the dollar store and trying to buy makeup for a look is like going on a treasure hunt, except is like a corn maze through a dump of random forgotten or overstocked cosmetics. To me, this is a fun proposition, though I can understand why many would think otherwise.

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Image found on gramha.com.

I’ve been wanting to try the brand Profusion from Target after hearing many beauty lovers and gurus rave about certain products. I have also seen Profusion products at TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, and Marshalls, but have always decided to skip it, not being very impressed by the packaging or look of the products. When I saw a whole display of Profusion at my local 99 Cents store recently, I thought why not?

Somehow, they had their entire holiday 2017 collection of eyeshadow palettes. If you feel iffy about using old makeup, I don’t blame you. I took a chance and haven’t seen any weird reaction from my skin to the product. Apparently they didn’t sell very well in my area. I’m totally not mad about the look I created with the palette I picked up, as I loved most of the shades. Unfortunately, these palettes aren’t in stock anywhere else, so if you want to try it, I highly suggest Profusion’s other paletts, like their popular Siennas palette.

Interestingly, some shades were amazing while others were disappointing. I’ve quickly become addicted to the first shade in the palette, a neutral toned champagne shimmer. I thought the palette and the shades looked pretty boring at first, and only got it because I wanted to see what look I could come up with using dollar store makeup. I actually loved the look I am wearing in this post and used only dollar store and drugstore makeup!

On my lids is the Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow by NYX in Multiverse, which in my opinion is practically a dupe for the Stila Glitter and Glow eyeshadows. The shade I got is a smoky brown taupe and how cool is the name by the way? I’m a sucker for anything space related.

Image found on Musingsofamuse.com

The other shades are: Polished Pin Up (a gold beige), Imaginarium (a charcoal), and Poppy Fields (reddish cranberry). (From top to bottom)

I can’t wait to try the other shades as I found Multiverse to be extremely creamy, pigmented, and opaque and only needed two coats to reach a desired level of glitter on the lids.

The Emily Edit Palette Review and Everyday Fall Tutorial

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Though I hadn’t heard about Emily Noel until recently, I was absolutely thrilled to be able to support her launch with Makeup Revolution! I found out about her and her channel through other Youtubers and my heart was filled with warmth and fuzziness when I heard her story. She is definitely an OG beauty Youtuber in every sense of the term.

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The Needs Palette by Emily Noel X Makeup Revolution. $15 at Ulta.

She began her channel whilst working as a news anchor and it has evidently evolved alongside her life. Her passion and dedication to beauty and her channel are evident and her humility and overall to earth-ness is refreshing. Her Midwestern drawl is adorable and her personality is so relatable you feel like you’re hanging out with an old friend when watching her videos. Her love for her family is apparent and it’s amazing to see how her family has grown alongside her channel. Overall, I love her and love that she achieved this dream!

Aside from how awesome the creator is, the product is fantastic and would be welcome in any makeup lover’s collection.

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The Needs Palette by Emily Noel X Makeup Revolution. $20 at Ulta.

Emily came out with two palettes, The Wants and The Needs. The Wants is a huge palette with enough shades to cover almost any type of look you’d like to achieve, from simply everyday looks to glam looks for nights out, and everything in between. The Needs is a palette for absolute essentials that you could travel with and even carry around in your purse for daily use.

I had to get the Needs Palette as soon as I saw reviews go up. It has so many delicious shades for fall as well as amazing everyday shades I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of. I’ve created countless glam looks and work looks already.

I began by using the colors Hobby and Midwest in the crease. I then deepened it with the gorgeous deep burgundy Cheer. I intensified the outer corners with the plummy purple Family, one of my favorite shades in the palette. Lastly I patted Eve Rose on the inner half of the eye and blended it into Pizzazz on the middle.

This has quickly become one of my fav palettes for fall! This is my first palette from Makeup Revolution but I’ve heard nothing but great things about the brand and now I want to try their foundation, concealer, and other eyeshadow palettes. I got a free palette, Fierce as Fire with my purchase which was a nice perk as I loved the blush and bronzer in there.

Overall most of the shades in The Wants palette were pigmented, some more than others, but all were super blendable and creamy. Loved it overall and I’m so happy about how huge the mirror as it’s so useful and such great quality.

Thanks so much for reading! Love you all!

❤️❤️❤️☄️☄️☄️

My Favorite Fall 2018 Runway Show: Dior

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Christian Dior’s Fall 2018 runway show was right up my alley. If I could purchase one outfit, it’d be this one above. The skirt and all of the patchwork in the show is a work of art.

Aside from the fabrics, I’m obsessed with the 60s and 70s influences, the colors, the shoes, the sunglasses, and well, just about everything.

Have a wonderful day!

Love and light

😊❤️

Easy Ways to Wear Three Cute Fall Runway 2018 Trends

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There are some seasons you love more than others. It may be your preference in weather or foods or maybe even a connection to a special holiday or your birthday. In my case, a major reason I like fall the best is because I like fall and winter fashion better than spring and summer fashion. I love layers, I love warm tones and rich jeweled tones, and I feel like the clothes is more flattering on me. Overall, I simply feel more comfortable in fall outfits like a turtleneck sweater, jeans, and over the knee boots, over summer outfits such as skimpy rompers. Maybe it’s because I don’t love the constant shaving that takes over my summer. (If you don’t shave, power to you, but I feel the need to be bare when rocking leg baring clothing.)

Here are my three favorite Fall 2018 trends and three easy ways to wear them!

Patchwork

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Christian Dior. Fall 2018.

The entire Christian Dior Fall 2018 runway show, mainly because of the 60s and 70s influences and patchwork. I am forever into those vibes.

 

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If you’re feeling bold enough, go ahead and don a patchwork denim dress this fall with adorable motorcycle boots for a night out.

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If you want an easy way to incorporate a cute patchwork element to your daily wardrobe, pairing a patchwork skirt with a crisp white shirt is an easy option as seen below on Zoey Deutch, below.

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Adorable patchwork mini and white shirt on Zoey Deutch.

This is an outfit I will definitely be copying and wearing on repeat.

Colored Lenses

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Image from glowsly.com.

Again, this is a look I’d wear on repeat. I absolutely love colored lenses and have for a while. I’m very into pink and yellow lenses in particular. I feel like they frame my face well and it’s an interesting departure from your typical lens. These are a few of my favorite above. The simplest way to wear this look would be with either casual attire or a going out outfit. This would be so cute paired with an either all neutral or all black outfit too. It feels like a new, fresh, and super cute way to incorporate color into an otherwise plain and classic fall outfit. Here is an easy and adorable way to wear colored lenses as seen on the blog Takeaim.nu:

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Corduroy

Corduroy is a fall classic and I never get sick of seeing it, velvet, and other textured fabrics on the runway. I’m into it.

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As seen in the Daizy Shely runway show at Milan Fall 2018 fashion week. Image from Glamour.com.

I love pairing corduroy dresses and skirts with black turtlenecks and tights with boots. Pairing a zippered dress with a short sleeved shirt underneath as seen on the model below, is giving me 90s nostalgia and I’m loving the vibe. I’m totally copying that look.

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   Adorable and affordable corduroy dress from Wild Fable Plus Size-Target. $22.

I hope you’re having fun piecing together your Fall 2018 wardrobe! Are you wearing a lot of the same pieces from last year? Are you buying a whole new wardrobe? Any thoughts on runway trends this year? Some sure were too much on the odd side of the fashion spectrum for me while others were totally me.

Love and light to you all!