BACON OR PANCAKES?!

Part TWO of my adventure at Savers! 
I asked you guys this week to help me decide my costume, and here is what I picked!!


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  Savers Costume Consultants
o   Because each store is filled with more than 100,000 new and gently-used items during Halloween, each store location has specially trained, knowledgeable “Costume Consultants” to help people create their perfect costume by combining items in ways they never thought possible. To provide further inspiration, stores will host free “Halloween Costume Catwalk” fashion shows at 3 p.m. every Thursday in October. Set to festive Halloween-themed music, each store’s Costume Consultants will showcase the season’s most popular costume looks while providing useful Halloween shopping tips.
·         The two Savers Halloween contests
o   Savers’ Halloween Costume Photo Contest offers participants the chance to win $500, $250 or $100 Savers gift certificates by sharing photos of their best Halloween costumes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. From October 1 to November 3, 2014, fans can enter to win by uploading photos of themselves, their families or pets in their Halloween costumes through the page’s Facebook tab, by tweeting photos @SaversVVillage using #thriftortreat or by using the same hashtag on their Instagram photos.
o   Join the Club for a chance to win a magical trip to Orlando, FL. All Super Savers Club Card members are automatically entered to win a trip for four to Orlando, plus theme park passes of their choice. Become a member at www.savers.com on or before October 31 for a chance to win.

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Love, Maya

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ADVENTURE AT SAVERS

New video with Savers! Watch me and @Milanykins (on vine)  #FindTheFind. I’m on the hunt to find my fave @Savers_Thrift store! 

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sponsored post in partnership with Savers. All content and opinions are my own and based on my own experiences.

Visit Savers.com to sign up for the Super Savers Club, to learn about careers, donating, and more!
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Love, Maya

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DIY Corpse Bride Costume

This is me a few years back when I went as the Corpse Bride.

A few years ago, I went as the Corpse Bride. We took a thrift store wedding dress, soaked it in the kitchen sink with 8 large tea bags, bought a wig, painted some blue on it and we painted my arm like a skeleton. My dad painted my face, the eyebrows are key. You gotta get that “curvy” thing down! My mom added a light blue wash color to my skin using watered-down body art paint.

The Corpse Bride

 


Corpse Bride Costume

Supplies

1 unwanted wedding dress or slip (can find for cheap at the thrift store)
1 unwanted wedding veil
1 unwanted pair of long white gloves (optional)
1 black wig with white stripes (or all black is fine)
1 can blue spray-on hair paint
Tulip Face Paint Kit
Medium brush and a liner brush, sea sponge, cup of water
Red lip liner
Scissors
1 box of large tea bags

Directions: Take the dress and snip it vertically in various places at the bottom, and then rip it up above the knee, so the lining shows. Snip, and then rip the hand portion off the gloves. Fill the kitchen sink halfway with hot water, and add about 8 tea bags. Submerge the dress, veil and gloves in the tea bath and let soak for a couple of hours. During the process, squeeze the tea bags in your hands over various areas of the dress so there will be contrast in the stain. When the dress, veil and gloves are at the desired shade, take them out, wring and then hang to dry or put in dryer. Lay the dress flat on a table and on the right side of the rib cage area, paint on a white blob. Outline it with the black paint, using the liner brush so the blob will look like a hole in the dress. Use the white to paint bones and use the yellow to highlight and black to outline. Let dry.

To paint the wig, go outside and use the blue hair spray paint to cover the white streaks.

To paint the body, you want to create a “blue wash” look. Create a creamy, watery mixture of the light blue, white and water. Use the sponge to spread a light layer over the face, neck, arms and upper chest and back. Use the white and black paints to paint bones on the left arm. If desired, paint the skeleton jaw line and teeth along the left side of the face. Under the right eye, use the green, red and yellow paints to draw the maggot that crawls out of Emily’s eye.

The trick to getting the right facial expression is to paint the eyebrows in a curvy fashion (see picture), use dark-blue eye shadow on the lids and paint lines for the eyelashes. Use the lip liner to outline the shape of the mouth and fill in.
Here is one of my favorite scenes:

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CRAFT: Sally Facepainting (Nightmare Before Christmas)

Hello! Since Halloween is just around the corner, and everyone is doing face painting tutorials….I thought I should do one! This is Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas! I love Tim Burton, and when I was little I asked my parents to paint me as the Corpse Bride. But Nightmare Before Christmas is the original TB classic, so much respect to my girl, Sally!

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First I mixed the white and the blue and tested it on my hand. I love that these paints are super creamy and you can blend colors really easily.

You want to pull up a picture to use as a guide! I used this one:

As far as the base coat – I added a dash of green to get a teal undertone. Next I covered my whole face using a make-up wedge (you can also use a soft paintbrush), and started with the painting the eyes and lips. For the eyes, create two large white ovals that go around your eyebrows and under your eyes as well. you can paint on top of the blue, or do the white separate from the blue.
Next use the deep red to create curvy lips, outline them in black, like Sally. For face painting, you always want to exaggerate the details to look more dramatic!

 Next, I had my dad help me with the eyes and eyelashes. Since I couldnt see….haha 🙂 Paint on the stitches on each end of your mouth and up the side of the face. Don’t forget the eyelashes and eyelid contouring, use a darker shade for that!

I could  have left it like this, but I wanted to do something cool with my closed eyelids, so we painted dots, again like Sally! Once you’re done, paint your neck a little bit darker blue and add the stitches there too. 
You can make a maroon wig out of yarn or buy one at the costume shop. As far as the rag dress, look at the thrift store for a patchwork style. Or you could take a solid dress and use Fabric Fusion and glue fabric swatches all over it. 
Lastly add the last painted on stitches and you’re done!
Here is my other Halloween facepainting tutorial!

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How to glitter your fingernails! It’s easy!

Homemade glittery nails using CraftyChica.com glitter! 😀 (excuse my chubby fingers) 😉   

 My friend Amy glittered her nails last week and I tried it last night! Amy even wrote up directions on how to do it! Here they are!

“I made glitter nail polish!”

 By Amy Madanat
Special for CraftyChica.com

So, I woke up early to get ready for school on Monday; did my morning routine and right before I left I found out my class was cancelled…. That meant I had 5 hours to spare until my next one started, so my sister and I thought we would go to Wal-Mart and get a few things.
While we were there we came across the make-up aisle, and we always, always, always stop by the nail polish to look at all the pretty colors. Since I didn’t feel like buying any, I thought, why not make my own? I love trying new things, and I’ve got nothing to lose, I knew that either way it was going to look cute!
I went home, grabbed the clear coat nail polish and my tube of Bollywood Blue Crafty Chica Glitter. Only took me four steps, and about one hour of my time to make this cute glitter nail polish! (It might even take you less time, I just take forever to paint my own nails.)
1.     First, put a clear coat on your nails, then dab the glitter over them while they’re still wet.
2.     Let the glitter dry over the clear coat, and once it’s fully dry put another clear coat over the glitter just to make sure it stays on.
3.     Once you’ve finished both hands, and your nails are COMPLETELY dry, then go wash your hands a couple of times, just to get off the excess glitter on your hands……. Because there will be lots!
4.     Wah-la! Beautifully glittered nails!
They’ve been done for only two days and I keep getting compliments on them! If you don’t want to try a bright shade of blue like I did, try something neutral like silver? I only did blue because it’s my favorite color. It definitely suits my personality well. Glitter nail polish goes with everything and looks SUPER cute! It adds pizazz to any outfit! And come on now, who doesn’t love glitter!?  

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CRAFT: Dia de los Muertos Hair Accessories

 My mom, The Crafty Chica, has a new product line out at Michaels Stores through November 11! I thought I’d use some of her supplies to make some Day of the Dead  hair accessories.
The first one I made is this headband!

 You’ll need a headband and a piece of felt. Plus the design stuff. Here is a link to all the Crafty Chica products! I used the Flocked Iron On and ironed it to a piece of glittered canvas. I then added feathers and gems.

 Once you finish the design, glue it to the headband and glue the piece of felt to hold it in place.

Here is my other project, a hair clip! I had a headband with a big zipper thingy that I didn’t like, so I revamped it into a hair clip!

 I added Beads in a Bottle and glued the Crafty Chica applique in the center and added a dangling feather!

This is a JUMBO hair clip – but if you want you could make it a pin or wristlet…The main objective is to have fun and be bold and colorful!

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CRAFT: Glow in the Dark Corset Top

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I’ve been craving to use the Tulip Glow in the Dark 3D Paints for Halloween, but I wanted to do something really cool and not cheesy. This is what I came up with…

 I took a black fitted T-shirt and slipped it over a cardboard form and taped the back with clear tape so the shirt wouldn’t slip.

 I then pulled out my favorite paints!

 I used a piece of chalk to outline where I wanted to make the first line. After that, I just kept adding rows of designs. It took a couple hours. I suggest a good chick flick to keep your mind entertained as you make dot after dot after dot…Every so often I would hold it up to make sure it was all evenly spaced. I let it dry for several hours.

 After that, it was ready to go. I love how it turned out and I’m really looking forward to wearing it out at night to a party or just goofing around with my friends. I think it would be really wild to do a whole pair of jeans like this too.

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DIY Corpse Bride Costume

This is me a few years back when I went as the Corpse Bride.

A few years ago, I went as the Corpse Bride. We took a thrift store wedding dress, soaked it in the kitchen sink with 8 large tea bags, bought a wig, painted some blue on it and we painted my arm like a skeleton. My dad painted my face, the eyebrows are key. You gotta get that “curvy” thing down! My mom added a light blue wash color to my skin using watered-down body art paint.

The Corpse Bride

 


Corpse Bride Costume

Supplies

1 unwanted wedding dress or slip (can find for cheap at the thrift store)
1 unwanted wedding veil
1 unwanted pair of long white gloves (optional)
1 black wig with white stripes (or all black is fine)
1 can blue spray-on hair paint
Tulip Face Paint Kit
Medium brush and a liner brush, sea sponge, cup of water
Red lip liner
Scissors
1 box of large tea bags

Directions: Take the dress and snip it vertically in various places at the bottom, and then rip it up above the knee, so the lining shows. Snip, and then rip the hand portion off the gloves. Fill the kitchen sink halfway with hot water, and add about 8 tea bags. Submerge the dress, veil and gloves in the tea bath and let soak for a couple of hours. During the process, squeeze the tea bags in your hands over various areas of the dress so there will be contrast in the stain. When the dress, veil and gloves are at the desired shade, take them out, wring and then hang to dry or put in dryer. Lay the dress flat on a table and on the right side of the rib cage area, paint on a white blob. Outline it with the black paint, using the liner brush so the blob will look like a hole in the dress. Use the white to paint bones and use the yellow to highlight and black to outline. Let dry.

To paint the wig, go outside and use the blue hair spray paint to cover the white streaks.

To paint the body, you want to create a “blue wash” look. Create a creamy, watery mixture of the light blue, white and water. Use the sponge to spread a light layer over the face, neck, arms and upper chest and back. Use the white and black paints to paint bones on the left arm. If desired, paint the skeleton jaw line and teeth along the left side of the face. Under the right eye, use the green, red and yellow paints to draw the maggot that crawls out of Emily’s eye.

The trick to getting the right facial expression is to paint the eyebrows in a curvy fashion (see picture), use dark-blue eye shadow on the lids and paint lines for the eyelashes. Use the lip liner to outline the shape of the mouth and fill in.
Here is one of my favorite scenes:

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Love, Maya
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