The Sunday Six


Happy October, y’all!

October is my favorite month of the year for countless reasons (it’s my birthmonth for one!) so I thought it would be fun to kick off the month with the introduction of a new series…The Sunday Six! It’s most likely exactly what you think it is, a count of my favorite things at the moment. I’m actually pretty late to the party on this one so let’s just get to it before it comes the Monday Many (not cute).


In case you haven’t heard, Tara from Beaus and Bows and I are hosting a photo-a-day challenge over on Instagram. You can find the prompt and today’s post right here. Feel free to follow along and use the hashtag #BoosAndBows. I can’t wait to see how creative we can get with each day’s prompt. If you join in, you might even find yourself featured right here on Magnolia Moon.

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The Catch Up

I went out to celebrate my birthday a little early last night (it’s on Tuesday). Honestly, it was probably the first time I’d been out to a bar with my friends like that since college and at the risk of sounding like the “mom friend” that I am, it was surprisingly fun! We did everything you’d expect from a group of girls in a bar. Group bathroom selfies, the shot wheel, too many mixed drinks, obnoxious flash selfies, we even yelled “Free Bird” at the band. That last one is probably just a Southern girl thing but you get the picture. Later on in the night we met up with a group of guys we went to school with and my best friend and I realized a few of us had known each other for over 23 years. That’s longer than my little sister, who was also there, has been alive! I loved every minute of catching up with everyone and can’t wait to do it again…in a few weeks because, you know, balance.

Lip Paint

Sephora recently had Tarte’s Tarteist Lip Paint on the Weekly Wow for $11 so I snatched up 2 different shades, Deep Nude and Killin’ It. They’re pretty typical as far as liquid lipsticks go but I do feel a slight difference in the level of comfort on my lips compared to a formula like the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. I’m a fan of both but Tarte does feel a bit more comfortable for everyday wear.

Pumpkin Spice on Ice

This is really my first year diving into the whole Pumpkin Spice thing and I have to say…I regret nothing. Currently I’m obsessed with iced pumpkin spice lattes because even if it is October it’s still 80-90 degrees on any given day so ice is necessary. I also hit Trader Joe’s wide open and snatched up Pumpkin Waffles, Pumpkin Crisps, and Pumpkin Ravioli. All were life changing and highly recommended.



I’ve been traveling to Louisville, Kentucky once a month for about four months now for doctor’s appointments and I’m realizing that I’m pretty much falling in love with the city. So this is more of a call to action than a favorite pick but if you have any travel guides to Louisville or happen to live there, let me know! It’s made it’s way onto my list of possible cities to live in and I want to know all I can about the city.

What’s the Tee

I’ve had a strong love for RuPaul since he played the Witches Council judge on Sabrina the Teenage Witch circa 1997. With that being said, I tend to listen to a lot of true crime or political podcasts that can weigh pretty heavy on the heart sometimes. That’s where RuPaul: What’s the Tee comes in. It’s a laugh every damn time. It’s honestly become my fool-proof, instant pick-me-up method. I’ve even started listening to episodes over again. I’ve probably heard the ep with Katya at least 3 times now. Also, there is no sound more precious than the cackle of RuPaul, it gets me every time.


There ya have it, y’all. A little rushed, a little thrown together but that’s the beauty of it. Stay tuned for more of The Sunday Six soon and in the mean time, be sure to follow me on Instagram for the #BoosAndBows challenge.







7 Things I Stopped Buying

7 Things I Stopped Buying on Magnolia Moon

Hey, y’all! Long time, no see.

263 days to be exact.

That’s right, it’s been exactly 263 days since I last hit “publish” on a blog post. Insane! Honestly, I hadn’t realized it’d been that long until I made the decision to finally get back into the swing of things. I’ve missed you all! I’ve missed writing and I’ve missed connecting to my readers and other bloggers. So here we are, back at it again with the 7 things I no longer feel the need to buy. Is it all thanks to minimalism, environmentalism, conservatism, or a combination of all three? Decide for yourself.

1.) Cotton balls/rounds

Last summer, in Nashville, I spent $3 on a pack of cotton rounds just because I forgot to bring anything to take my makeup off with. First of all, why didn’t I just ask the hotel? They probably had something but I digress. I’ve traded in my cotton rounds for reusable cloths. Easy enough, right? I started out by just using baby washcloths but now they make specific makeup removing cloths like the MakeUp Eraser.

2.) Paper towels

This one seems pretty obvious, right? I just use dish towels and have even cut old (clean) t-shirts into little squares. Since they’re so thin they feel more like actual paper towels and everything is so easy to wash.

I suppose this would be a good place to specify that I love to do laundry (like the suburban soccer mom that I fancy myself to be, right?) and just bought a really nice washer at the charity shop i work at. So, all this added laundry isn’t as big of a deal to me as it may be to some people. It’s all about doing what you can.

3.) Paper plates

Now this one falls on the opposite end of the spectrum as the previous item. I hate doing dishes and don’t have a working dishwasher in my house but it saves a little cash and the environment at the same time so I suffer through it. Plus, eating microwaved pizza off an actual plate makes me feel like my life is less of a mess than it truly is.

4.) Dryer sheets

Back to laundry, instead of using dryer sheets I use wool dryer balls or opt to air dry most of my tops. So again, it keeps cost, energy, and harm to the environment down. Win-win!

5.) Parchment paper/aluminum foil

I just hated using a sheet of parchment paper once then tossing it in the trash. I pack my lunch for work and try to meal prep as best I can so that’s a lot of dollars going into the trash at the end of the day. My solution is a reusable baking mat. It’s easy to clean and actually helps food not stick without using oils or sprays. Another win-win!

6.) Bottled water

If you find yourself buying multiple cases of bottled water a month, like I did, get yourself a Brita water filter! Seriously, it’s the best purchase I made when I first moved out on my own. If the whole saving the environment from landfills loaded down with plastic bottles thing doesn’t get you on board then think of all the pretty reusable bottles you can stock up on instead. Whatever gets you there, girl.

7.) Magazines

Now, this is definitely the hardest item of all to comply with but honestly, it’s become a bit of a nuisance. You see, as with any red blooded fashion lovin’ girl, I have stacks and stacks of magazines lying around. They have my favorite It girls on the cover or better yet, they have inspiration beyond my wildest imagination pouring off the pages. Whatever the case may be, it’s extremely difficult for me to let them go so they continue to sit there, mocking me.

So I’ve banned myself until I can get a grip on the stacking situation at large. Tough love and what not.

Now, there is a great loophole to this whole debacle. You see, as a writer, I can’t just sit idly by while magazines become a dying art form. That just won’t do. Enter, digital editions! Ahhhh! *cue sparkly lights from above and angel voices*

Have you heard of the Texture app? This isn’t sponsored so believe me when I say that it is beyond amazing! 200+ magazines right at your fingertips on demand. Magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Southern Living, Nylon, Real Simple, Women’s Health, Cosmo…the list goes on and on and on and on! They are running a deal right now where you can sign up for Texture for just $6.99 a month, that’s over 200 magazines for the price of what, 2 magazines? Like I said, beyond amazing!

So, now that you know the 7 things I stopped buying I wanna know what are your’s or what could be your’s? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me. I promise not to take another 263 days to do this again.




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Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

I’m so excited about this Beauty Review because it involves some seriously amazing products from a seriously amazing company.

Hug Your Skin is a company on a mission to bring 100% organic European skincare to the American masses! It also has the added benefit of featuring cruelty free, vegan/vegetarian products. Oh, let’s not forget that the whole deal is owned and operated by a #GIRLBOSS which is a point that will always be celebrated as this blog supports women in business!

Now if that doesn’t make you want to know more about this awesome company and their products then I don’t know what will. Good thing I’ve got a complete run down on not one, not two, but FIVE Hug Your Skin products!

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

Face Cleanser

If you’ve been around for a while then you probably already know that I categorize my skin type as dry, dry, dry. That can be especially problematic as the weather gets colder so I like to lean toward oil or cream based products. The problem with that tendency, however, is that a lot of mainstream products that cater to dry skin are just loaded down with chemicals and ingredients I don’t necessarily want to introduce into my system let alone my routine. That’s one of the big reasons why I was so happy to hear that Hug Your Skin features 100% certified organic products. This face cleanser is very balmy in texture which definitely helps my dry, weathered skin. It’s ultra nourishing but also effective at removing dirt, makeup, and impurities. This product just levels up the already amazing feeling of coming home and taking your makeup off after a hard day.

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

Floral Face Tonic

Now this product was probably the most interesting to me. I’m not a huge fan of toners (they tend to dry out your skin and well, I’m already there) but I am a facial spray junkie! So once I realized that this product is sort of in between a toner and a spray, minus the alcohol, I was totally on board. With rose, chamomile, and lavender it smells like a garden…but in the best way possible! I say that as someone who doesn’t usually gravitate toward florally scents. This particular scent is pure and natural nothing at all reminiscent of a crazed department store spritzer girl. I like to use this product after cleansing or whenever I need a little refreshing pickmeup.

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

Daily Face Oil

As a tried and true dry skin girl, I’m all about the face oils! This one just knocks it out of the park for me. It’s perfect as an everyday moisturizer (even for oilier girls!) as it protects and hydrates my skin. I also can’t get enough of the smell! It’s natural and a bit floral but more like honey than roses.

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

Chocolate Face Mask

Move over Cupcake face mask, there’s a new sheriff in town! I’m a face mask fanatic. If you follow me on Snapchat then you’ve probably been witness to a few #FaceMaskFridays from me. Maybe even a sneaky one that featured this Chocolate Face Mask. It’s the perfect detoxing mask that has the added benefit of having a natural exfoliant. My dry, flaky skin really appreciates that while my body, mind, and soul appreciate that delicious chocolate scent.

Beauty Review: Hug Your Skin on Magnolia Moon

Night Balm 

I saved my favorite for last. Like I said earlier, the winter weather can be brutal on skin as it is but even harsher on an already dry complexion. That’s why I love the Hug Your Skin so freaking much! I just slather my face and neck in this stuff after cleansing and head to bed. Then, bippity boppity boo, I wake up with baby soft skin! To kick my day off I go back to the  Floral Face Tonic and top things off with the Daily Face Oil for added moisture beneath my makeup.

You can check out all of these products for yourself at Just think how perfect these products would be as a gift for any vegans or vegetarians in your life, your little sister who is just starting to experiment with makeup and skincare, or even your best friend who struggles with skin issues! There’s something for everyone right here.





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Cheers to Changes

Cheers to Changes on Magnolia Moon

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Hey, guys! It’s been a hot minute since we last talked, like a whole month actually. Crazy!

Wanna know what’s even crazier? All the changes that have been happening around here lately!

I hope that by now you’ve noticed the new name up top. That’s right, this blog is now known as…

Magnolia Moon

Surprise! I know it’s a little anticlimactic but the whole thing was unexpected even for me.

At the end of November I got an email from a company I am currently working with saying that they couldn’t actually find my blog anywhere. Well, needless to say that freaked me out quiet a bit. I immediately ran to my computer to check things out since I had been pretty much MIA since the start of the holiday season. I typed in like always and…nothing. That started this whole whirlwind of insane technical difficulties that are honestly too boring to get into but the solution ended up being a new domain. Hence the quick name change.

I’ve been bouncing around the name Magnolia Moon for a while now. It started out as a fun name I used to sell jewelry I made at my mom’s antique store and now it’s grown into something I completely adore. Magnolias are one of my favorite flowers and really represent my southern roots while keeping a bit of that Monogrammed Magnolia spirit around. The moon, well, the moon is everything! Honestly, I have this weird attraction/connection to the moon and have since I was a little kid so bringing that into the name means a lot to me.

With a new names comes a new vibe, new post topics, new content! This is going to open a whole new chapter for me as well as you, my audience!

There are plenty more changes coming to Magnolia Moon very soon. I hope you’ll stick around to see them all come to fruition. It’s gonna be a fun ride, I promise!




My Brow Routine with Evian Facial Spray

My Brow Routine with Evian Facial Spray on Monogrammed Magnolias

I’ve always been self conscious of my brows. I had an accident when I was little that left me with scar tissue behind my right brow. So naturally I’ve spent countless hours in meaningless worry over them. That’s before brows even became a thing too. I never found anyone I trusted enough to wax my brows because I worried (yet again) about the special precautions around my scar. In college, with Cara Delevingne all the rage, I decided to take matters into my own hands and get an at-home waxing kit. My life was forever changed.

Now, I’m no professional but I’ve had years of practice so I thought now would be a good time to share my “perfect” brow routine as well as a few tips and tricks.

My Brow Routine with Evian Facial Spray on Monogrammed Magnolias

Step 1: Prep

First things first, gather everything you’ll need. I use the MOOM Organic Eyebrow Shaping Kit (under $10 and lasts so long!) which includes a squeezable tube of wax, reusable fabric strips, and wooden applicators. Throw in a pair of great tweezers (I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills ones but only because they came in a kit. They’re amazing though!), a spoolie, an extra compact mirror, and my secret weapon, Evian Facial Spray!

After you’ve gathered everything you need, the next thing to do is wash your face! You don’t want any makeup, dirt, or oil to get in the way. It could prevent the wax from adhering properly. To ensure everything’s good to go, I use a bit of Evian Facial Spray. Paired with a cotton pad, this hydrating facial spray delivers powered micro-droplets of pure Evian® natural spring water. That helps to clean my brows and the surrounding area without adding extra product or oil to my skin.

Step Two: Get Cha Wax On

Now on to the main event. I like to warm up the wax a bit by rolling the tube around in my hands. My body heat warms the wax so that it’s easier to work with. That’s a whole lot better than hot wax in my opinion. Once it’s all warmed up that’s when the real fun begins. Like I said before, I’ve been doing this a while so I know what sort of shape I’m looking for from the get-go. If you’re just starting you might want to begin by mapping out the shape you want before applying the wax.

My Brow Routine with Evian Facial Spray on Monogrammed Magnolias

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You map out your shape just as this picture shows. You can us a pencil, eyeshadow brush, or a wooden applicator from the wax kit. It’s all about lining up with your facial features, don’t let it scare you.

Now is time to break out the wax. I love how easy this particular wax is to apply. It’s a sugar wax so if you mess up, all you have to do is wipe it away with a bit of water. To apply, just squeeze a bit of wax out and spread directly onto the area, going with the hair growth (downward). Then I use the wooden applicator to smooth the fabric strip across the wax. When you’re ready, pull against the hair growth (upward). If you’re sensitive to inflammation or redness, like me, you can try taking an ibuprofen 30 minutes before waxing to help.

My Brow Routine with Evian Facial Spray on Monogrammed Magnolias

Step 3: The Finishing Touches

When I’m all done with the wax there are usually some stray hairs hanging around so that’s when I go in with the tweezers. It’s no fun but it gets the job done…rhyme not intended but let’s go with it. After all that, I’ll come back to my Evian Facial Spray and handy cotton pad to wipe away any excess wax.

That’s all there is to it! Much better than having to deal with crazy professional prices or judgey eyes when you know you’ve let your brows get too far out of control. It really is like a #AnytimeSpa, especially with the addition of the Evian Facial Spray. By the way, Evian is my secret weapon for more than just brows.

I use Evian Facial Spray before applying face masks and after applying my night balm as the balanced mineral content and micro-droplet mist allows my skin to better absorb hydration from those products. It also comes in handy while traveling as a quick refresh for makeup, hair, and body. I even use the spray while applying my makeup for fun foiling effects with eyeshadow or to even everything out for a more natural, finished look.

Additionally, Evian and I are partnering to offer a giveaway where 20 lucky winners will receive (1) 10 oz. professional size and (1) 5 oz travel size bottle (suggested retail $30.00) of Evian Facial Spray! All you have to do to enter is…

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Last Minute Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale Guide

Last Minute Guide to the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale on Monogrammed Magnolias

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are off to a great start to your weekend. While it’s the start of the weekend, it’s also the start of something else. The holiday season! Say what you will about people who put the cart before the horse, AKA Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this season gets busier and busier earlier and earlier. That’s why I wanted to share a quick, last minute guide to one of the biggest sales of the year! That’s right, the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale is going on now and you really don’t want to miss these deals. To make things super easy on you, I’ve gathered together some of my favorite designer picks for you to shop through directly from here. All you have to do is use the shoppable widget at the bottom of the page. Saturdays were made for shopping, right?

Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale

Last Minute Guide to the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale on Monogrammed Magnolias

Micheal Kors Diamond Quilted Vest – Perfect for the little prepster in your in life! Also, a perfect fit with the Hunter rain boots we’ll be talking about in a second.

J. Crew Firefly Necklace – I can’t think of a single outfit in my wardrobe that can’t benefit from a little added sparkle, I bet the same can be said of yours.

Kate Spade Scarlett Moccasin Slipper – There’s just something so luxe about velvet slippers. Who wouldn’t love slipping these on during cold winter mornings?

Jolt Skinny Corduroy Pants – The color of the season…for less than $30?! You really can’t pass these up!

Hunter ‘Original Refined’ High Gloss Rain Boot – Hunter rain boots are classic but this slight stray from the classic colors makes this set a must have.

Thread & Supply Double Breasted Peacoat – You can’t get more classic than a camel peacoat, can you?

Kate Spade Meaghan Leather Card Case – A beautiful blue card case for the girl on the go.

Kate Spade Off the Grid iPhone 6 & 6s – Let’s face it, we have those “wanna be off the grid, but still have my phone glued to my hand” days.

Don’t forget you can shop all of these items through the links and widget above just by clicking! Have a great weekend, y’all. Happy Shopping!




The Best Deals at the Sephora VIB Sale

The Best Deals at the Sephora VIB Sale on Monogrammed Magolias

I’m going to be completely honest here, this post is my way of recovering from this insane election season. It’s been a rough one. So rough that the only thing I could think of that would cheer me up today was a little retail therapy. When you get in that kind of mindset, well, all roads lead to Sephora.

Which was actually perfect because it just so happens that Sephora’s annual VIB Sale is happening this weekend. That’s right, folks, this weekend! Friday, November 11 through Monday, November 14 to be exact. So, if you’re a part of Sephora’s VIB or Rouge be sure to check your emails and mark your calendars because it’s going down! No need to stress over what to grab. That’s where I come in. Just keep reading to find the best deals Sephora’s VIB Sale has to offer and use the links below to shop the products directly!

VIB Sale Favorites

The Best Deals at the Sephora VIB Sale on Monogrammed Magnolias

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set – I’m head over heels for Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid lipstick! This is an amazing kit to try out shades from classic to bold.

Value: $80

Retail Price: $49

VIB Price: $39

DryBar The Big Blowout Bundle – I don’t know about you but I’ve had my eyes on the 3-Day Bender curling iron from DryBar for a while now. With that being said, go big or go home, right? Might as well get the bundle!

Value: $434

Retail Price: $299

VIB Price: $239

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Gift Set – Can’t forget the guys in your life during this sale! Spicebomb might be my favorite scent on a guy ever which makes sense seeing as Flowerbomb is probably my favorite perfume. Plus, you can’t really find a cooler bottle.

Retail Price: $95

VIB Price: $76

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – This is a great way to try multiple products from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting range. You get the Ambient Lighting powder, bronzer, 2 blushes, and the new Ambient Strobe Lighting powder. That’s a grab-and-go palette if I’ve ever seen one.

Retail Price: $80

VIB Price: $64

Make Up For Ever Customizable Set – This is a great way to try a new foundation (or just stock up)! In this set you get the MUFE Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer, an Ultra HD Liquid Foundation (in your choice of shade), and the Artisan Brush! Such a great value!

Value: $96

Retail Price: $69

VIB Price: $55

Sunday Riley #SquadGoals Skincare Essentials Kit – I’ve wanted to try the Sunday Riley brand for a while now so through in an essentials kit that claims to be #SquadGoals and I am ALL IN! No questions asked.

Value: $112

Retail Price: $90

VIB Price: $72

Clinique Honey, Honey Lip Set – Fun Fact: Clinque Black Honey Almost Lipstick was my first ever beauty counter purchase. I was 12 and thought it was the greatest thing ever. Well, it was because I’m still using it now. This kit has the extra perks of Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm in both Black Honey and Pink Honey.

Value: $61

Retail Price: $36

VIB Price: just under $29

VIB Sale Under $25

The Best Deals at the Sephora VIB Sale on Monogrammed Magnolias

Tarte Gallery Gals Deluxe tarteist Eyeliner Set – I’m a big gel eyeliner fan so there’s something so intriguing about a gel eyeliner in a squeeze tube. What better way to try the new Tarte eyeliners than with a set that features two different colors and a mini brush?

Value: $28

Retail Price: $19

VIB Price: just over $15

Josie Maran Argan Oil Duo – I’m a Josie Maran Argan Oil freak! Seriously. I’ve been using it since my junior year of college. I’ve never looked back. It’s my winter time moisturizer, my split end mender, my cuticle oil, my everything! I love it. so when I see it in a value pack I buy it. Which makes this duo a must-have for me.

Value: $32

Retail Price: $18

VIB Price: just over $14

Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite – Have you tried Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche lipsticks? They’re kind of amazing and getting four in one set makes them extra amazing.

Value: $59

Retail Price: $25

VIB Price: $20 (that’s $5 per lipstick!)

Living Proof Spread Cheer Perfect Hair Kit – Two words. Jennifer Aniston. Yep, that’s all you need to know right? I’m loving picking up bits and pieces of the Living Proof collection to try out and this kit just seems perfect (I mean it’s in the name). It has both a shampoo and conditioner as well as a dry shampoo.

Value: $42

Retail Price: $25

VIB Price: $20

Nails Inc Candy Cane Set – Who doesn’t love nail polish? This kit is great because it features three great colors for the Fall/Winter season. In fact, Kensington High Street was featured in my Fall Nail Polish post a few weeks ago.

Retail Price: $19

VIB Price: a little over $15

fresh Sugar Lip Power Couple – Not gonna lie, I love the fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (I have the rose one on right now as I type this!) but I find it hard to spend $22+ on a lip balm. This kit makes it easier to take because it includes the Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy as well as the Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy. Win, win!

Value: $26

Retail Price: $25

VIB Price: $20

Tangle Teezer Candy Cane – I can’t actually remember what life was like before I discovered the Tangle Teezer. I don’t actually own any other hair brushes. That’s how much I love them! It’s not much of a value buy but they’re amazing so I had to throw it in there. Plus, this version is limited edition for the holidays without being too holiday themed. AKA. no actual candy canes featured on this brush.

Retail Price: $15

VIB Price: $12

Don’t forget to shop the Sephora VIB Sale starting this Friday and lasting through Monday! You can shop all of these products through the links above and keep an eye out on my Twitter where I’ll be sharing more favorite picks from the sale and more.







Current Obsessions: Halloween Edition

Current Obsessions Halloween Edition on Mongorammed Magnolias

Happy Halloween!!! I hope y’all are up for some tricks and treats today! I’m actually starting a new job working at a local charity shop today so I’m holding out for more treats than tricks. So to encourage the universe a bit in that department I figured I’d start by giving a treat. As a bit of  a bonus today here’s a look at my Halloween themed Current Obsessions.

The Addams Family

I grew up on The Addams Family. I wore out multiple VHS tapes back in my day and was completely in love with the lesser known cartoon version. Somehow, over the years, I managed to lax a bit on my obsession with the ooky and spooky family. However, that has all changed thanks to ABC Family’s Freeform’s 13 Night’s of Halloween. I forgot how good The Addams Family movie and it’s sequel, Addams Family Values, actually were. Maybe it’s just the kid in me but I’m obsessed all over again.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned

As a bonafide 90s kid, I have had a long standing obsession with black lipstick. It was always something I admired on other girls but never something I thought I could ever pull off. That is until I started reading up on my little obsession with these articles on the important history of black lipstick here and here. While this formula isn’t exactly black, more like blackberry, it does push buttons in all the right ways for me. In fact, I love it so much I featured this color in my Beauty Trend: Vampy Lips post earlier this month. You can join me in the (almost) black lipstick obsession by picking up your own KVD Damned here.

The Walking Dead


No spoilers but…OMG SEASON 7! It’s crazy, y’all. That season premiere was a rough one but honestly, it all evened out with last night’s episode. In fact, I might go as far as to say that last night’s ep was probably my favorite episode of the hole series and that’s kinda crazy in it’s own right. If you’ve seen it then you probably know what I mean. If you haven’t then I suggest you get on it!

The Last Podcast on the Left

Before I say anything, this podcast is not for the easily offended. Honestly, it pushes my buttons sometimes but it’s comedy so just take it with a grain of salt. At the basis of this podcast is 3 guys who love horror movies, true crime, and all things creepy. Check, check, and check please! The other day I was listening along while doing dishes, typical. It was one of those days though. You know, the kind where things just continually go wrong until you’re just going about your day under a huge pile of ewww. The podcast made me laugh out loud so many times that my mood was instantly lifted with very little effort. It literally saved the day! That’s the sign of a good comedy podcast if you ask me.

What are some of your Halloween obsessions this year? Did you go to a killer party? What costume did you end up going with? Let me know it ALL in the comments!

Happy Halloween!




Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

Ahhh! Happy Halloweekend, y’all! I can’t believe Halloween is finally here! We’re keeping things going with the final costume ideas post of the month. What better way to finish this awesome link-up than with last minute costume ideas? I’ve got you covered with costumes for both guys and girls but I’ll take it one step further. I’m lucky enough to team up with my friend Koryn from Pick Your Beau this week so be sure to check out her post here and add any Halloween themed posts of your own to the link-up below.

Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

This costume is a classic for a reason…it’s fabulous and kind of a breeze. Grab your favorite LBD out of the closet, pull your hair into an updo (like this), throw on ALL the pearls and costume jewelry you own, classic sunglasses & gloves, bonus points for the coffee & croissant!

Chad Radwell – Scream Queens

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

No spoilers here but let’s just say Chad deserves to be your (or your bf’s) Halloween costume this year. Plus, it’d be super easy to pull off. Just raid your grandpa’s golf wardrobe or hit up your local thrift store for all things pastel and preppy. Viola! You’re now a millionaire frat daddy!

Wednesday Addams – The Addams Family

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up

Ughh, Wednesday is my spirit animal. Good news is she’s got a pretty easy look to replicate. Start with long pigtails (spray ’em black for the full effect), throw on a black t-shirt dress (wear an oxford underneath or glue on a white collar), deaden the eyes and you’ve got it.

Negan – The Walking Dead

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up

Guys, I can’t even begin to talk about the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Like I physically just can’t. With that being said, I also can’t bring myself to have hard feelings toward Negan. Maybe it’s just my absolute love of Jeffrey Dean Morgan…scratch that, it’s definitely my absolute love for Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I mean, he’s Denny Duquette, John Winchester, Judah Botwin, and freaking Batman’s dad all rolled into one! But let’s face it, he takes the cake as Negan and you’ll most likely WIN everything if this is your Halloween costume. All you really need is a leather jacket, dark pants and boots, a red scarf, and your very own vampire bat known as Lucille of course.

Party Animals

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

I saved this one for last because, well, it’s my favorite. Throw on your favorite party dress aka that one from formal sophomore year that you saved up all year for but only wore for like 5 hours. Then do your makeup (you can catch a few awesome tutorials here and here) and strategically pile a couple of sticks into your hair! Boom! You’re a bonafide party animal!

I hope this has helped if any of you are stuck on costumes this year. Not gonna lie, I still haven’t nailed down my costume entirely and I need it like tomorrow. What are you going to be this Halloween? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to check out Koryn’s post here.





Halloween Couple Costume Ideas + Link Up

Halloween Couple Costume + Link Up on Monogrammed Magnolias

I’m loving sharing all of my favorite Halloween costume ideas with y’all so I thought I’d share some more. This time we’re talking couple costumes. From the super cute to the crazy fun, there’s something for everyone…and I do mean everyone.

There’s also a twist to this week’s post. I’m co-hosting this week’s Halloween Link Up with Kayla from Kayla Blogs! That’s means two things: 1. Be sure to link up any Halloween themed posts you might have down below and 2. Check out Kayla’s take on couple’s costumes here! Now let’s get to it!

JFK & Jackie

I just had to include my dream couple costume…you know, in case someone sees this and actually wants to be a part of a couple with me.

Gomez & Morticia Addams

Now for my second dream couple costume because it always pays to have a backup.

Kermit & Miss Piggy

How fabulous would this be for like a fancy Halloween party at a castle or even the office party? Plus, Miss Piggy is fabulous and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Kahl Drogo & Kahleesi

This costume seriously blows me away! Like, whoa! Sign me up!

Spinelli & TJ from Disney’s Recess

Nostalgia! It’s what Halloween is all about! I mean, come on, who didn’t ship Spinweiler? Detnelli? You get the picture.

Batman & Robin

I was a little taken aback when I was researching for this post and I realized pretty much all the “couple” costumes out there were for a girl and a boy. Well, we all know that’s not always how it goes so I set out on a hunt. This costume is great and literally works for anyone from boys to girls, best friends, babies…anyone can be Batman & Robin!

Poison Ivy & Catwoman

Same goes for these badass babes! Who doesn’t love Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Sure they might not actually go together as a couple but still, they’re pretty awesome together.

Goose & Maverick from Top Gun

Another costume that works for literally everyone! I mean is there even a better duo than Goose and Mav? (I couldn’t actually find a picture of them together though so maybe)

Peter Pan & Tinkerbell

A costume for literally everyone because let’s face it…Peter Pan is usually played by a girl anyway.


Who doesn’t love a little vampire action? You can take this costume anyway you want. It can test the boundaries as Dracula and his undead bride or go full glam as The Countess & Donovan of AHS: Hotel fame. You could even crack everyone up as Edward and Bella!

How fun was that? I hope y’all enjoyed them! You can find all of these costumes on Pinterest by the way.

Don’t forget…if you have a Halloween themed post be sure to link it up here and check out Kayla’s post over on!