Halloween: Oompa Loompa

So around this time, my blog starts to get a lot of hits…All the crafty ones start coming around this time to find ideas for Halloween.

Halloween is DEFINITELY my favorite holiday, second only to Christmas.

I want to share a few other Halloween ideas, for those of you who are not interested in turning themselves into Edward Scissorhands (that post can be found HERE).

This post is all about my Oompa Loompa costume from a few years ago. Enjoy!

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Unfortunately, these are the only photos I could find, as this costume was from a few years back. Im actually considering doing this again, it was so fun!

Anyway, this costume was pretty simple. The hardest part is the pants. Now I’m a pretty crafty girl, and I have been known to sew/design my own costumes…BUT…these pants I actually had to buy. I know, total bummer. I just couldn’t figure out to get them just right, and everything I made was a total failure. I caved and ended up just getting them custom made. In retrospect, I realize now I could have made them myself, after looking closely at how mine were made…..but truth be told, its the most important part of the costume. Everything else you can skimp on, and buy super, super cheap.

PANTS:

The pants I ordered off Ebay (seller is no longer on ebay, I checked). The seller custom made them, and I had to order them a couple weeks in advance. I paid about $30 for them. They are made out of felt…and after seeing them, I realized that felt was the PERFECT material to make them out of. Just buy it in bulk, trace out the “oompa” pattern twice (one for the front part, and one for the back) and sew them together. You can use your best fitting jeans as a pattern, just add the “oompa” hips. After looking closely at the seams of my pants, thats exactly what the lady I bought from did. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess. I would have never thought to use felt. The suspenders are also made out of strips of felt and the buttons are just large black plastic buttons that are attached to the pants/suspenders by safety pins.

HAIR:

The wig is also from ebay. I searched for the cheapest one possible and I paid about $10 for it. You can search for a plain green wig and style it yourself with a regular poof, or you can search for an “oompa loompa” wig on ebay/amazon like I did.

SHIRT:

The turtle neck I already had. I just took some white fabric paint I had left over from a previous project and painted the white lines on the neck and sleeves. I suggest hitting up a thrift shop for an old brown turtle neck if you dont want to ruin one you still wear. If you’re in a pinch for the white stripes and its super last minute, the liquid type of white out or white nail polish will work just as well.

The white gloves I had from a previous costume, but you can also find really cheap ones on ebay or the dollar store.

SHOES:

In the photos you cant see my feet unfortunately. But im just wearing brown/white striped socks I had from my pirate days at the renaissance fair and my fairy shoes. I had shoes custom made for one of my old renaissance fair costumes, and I used them again for the oompa loompa. The seller can be found on Etsy, she makes the most amazingly comfortable shoes…and honestly, I wear mine all the time. Sadly, she doesnt have anything listed on her shop currently. Im not sure if that will change or not. :( Obviously, not everyone is weird and has a pair of custom made fairy shoes that look remarkably like fashionable oompa wear, so a pair of brown leather flats will do. If you have old ones, you can simply glue a white pom pom to them, to match the oompa’s shoes.

Now for the make up.

Basically, I started off by using a concealer/foundation that was about 3 shades darker than what I would normally wear. I used this super affordable concealer palette from ebay (its cheap, but it did not cause any breakouts or damage to my skin even after using it all over my face). Then I used the most orange bronzer I could find at the drugstore. I dont have the bronzer anymore, so I dont remember what brand it was…but honestly I just went into a walgreens and got the most orange one I could find. My face was already pretty orange with just the orangey shades from the concealer palette, but an orange bronzer helps to keep things matte, and more importantly, in place. If you cant find a very orange based bronzer, use many layers of your regular bronzer. You are more than welcome to use orange face paint. If you do, I would first mix some of the paint into my foundation and build it up from there so it looks more like a bad tan than just regular face paint. Then you can set your paint/foundation mix with translucent powder.

DONT FORGET TO PRIME THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR FACE FOR THIS. SERIOUSLY. 

For the brows, I used the glue stick method. Take a glue stick and use it to cover your eyebrow hairs. Word of advice, you want to cover your brows BEFORE the foundation and bronzer. Then I just took some white eyeliner to re-draw them back on. I used  a glue stick to cover them because I have very dark, very coarse hair. If I left them alone, nothing would be able to cover them…not the concealer/foundation or super orange bronzer. Obviously, if your brows are more well behaved than mine, you can skip the glue stick. Don’t be afraid of the glue stick method either, it will come off very easily with make up remover and warm water. It wont rip out any of your eyebrow hair, and it wont hurt. If you have sensitive skin, I would first test the glue on a corner of your brow to make sure your skin doesn’t have any weird reactions to it.

PHEW!

We made it to the end!

I hope you guys enjoyed this!

If you try any of the Halloween costumes you find via my blog, please tweet me your pics @TinyxThalia!!!!!! I would love to see them! <3

Have fun!

Neoprene: The Future is Here?

Ever have a good ol’ fashioned movie night, and binge watch sci-fi flicks from the 70’s? No? Is that just me?

Well, a few of them got some parts right about the “future”, fashion-wise at least. We may not have flying cars (yet), but you can say have weird, stiff yet somehow foamy materials used for clothing. We call that weird, stiff yet somehow foamy material neoprene…and oddly enough its been around forever. But who knew that the stuff protective cases were made out of would be used on – and off – the runway…

During a recent trip to the mall, I realized just how many stores were showing off their newest neoprene pieces on their awkwardly posed mannequins. And im not just talking about diving wear, either. Really, it felt like I stepped into Space Odyssey or something. Im not hating or anything, in fact there were some pieces I could actually see myself rocking. Its just weird to me that the same material used for the lining of my camera and laptop bags are now being used to make skirts and coats. Is this real life? All of a sudden im seeing it everywhere, and its become totally accessible. Its not just for fancy designers anymore…(or 70’s sci-fi flicks, if you know what I mean).

Seriously, tell me now if this is some weird sign of more awesome futuristic things to come! The possibilities are endless, apparently. I saw everything from shorts to jumpers – no kidding!

So being the internet shopping obsessed person I am, I did some hunting for a few pieces to show you.

So whats your verdict? Can neoprene sit with us? You be the judge!

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Comment down below and let me know what you guys think! :)

Pamper Night

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Another week has gone by, and this month is going by way to quickly. Then again, I say that almost every month…dont I? I have a pretty huge haul to share with you guys, so I’ve been trying out a lot of new things. My new haul video will be posted soon…but for now, I want to share with you a few things I’m enjoying on my saturday night in. Just me and my tea (Teavana’s Spiced Apple Cider), Gilmore Girls on Netflix and some much needed girl time. I like nights like these to myself. I can sit back and relax, do what I like…and enjoy the serene quiet. Its nice to have some zen time on your own, to pamper yourself…or even just take a nap. Sometimes life can get pretty crazy, and we forget that we need to slow down and relax.

Anyway, tonight I’m enjoying my new face mask from Lush, Mask of Magnaminty. Steph from Soothing Sista featured this in one of her videos. Have you seen that girls beautiful, perfect skin? Seriously, if it works for her, it’ll work for me! It left my skin feeling super clarified and bright, I’m so happy with it so far! A full review will be up soon!

After my delicious shower, I literally COVERED myself in The Body Shop’s Argan Oil Body Butter. I cant describe how decadent and luxurious this feels on the skin. It really feels like I paid $100 for the tub. It has such a warm, spicy scent that I just cant get enough of. I cant stop sniffing my own arm, creepy I know.

To really set the girly mood, (as if a Gilmore Girls marathon isn’t girly enough) I’m burning my new Alex And Ani Light & Ignite candle in the scent Lotus Peace Petals.  Not to exaggerate, but I don’t know how I lived this long without these candles in my life. If you were to imagine the most peaceful, dreamlike, zen moment you could possibly experience, these candles would be the smell that takes you there. Not. Even. Kidding. The scent I chose just smelled like a peaceful, happy memory. I feel instantly recharged. Heavenly to the highest degree.

Thats all for now, my friends. Im working on new content for this pretty little place, so please stay tuned! If you would like to stay up to date to whats going on around here, follow or sign up for email notifications. I would very much appreciate it :)

Thank you for reading,

I love you lots,

Tiny T

Things You Don’t Know About Me

Hello friends! 

I’m coming at you from NC! It’s so lovely here. I do have some more posts coming your way… But for now, here are a few things about me…

- I have an unhealthy obsession with socks. I’m very proud of my fuzzy sock collection.

- I hate mustard. Everything about it. I can admit I actually find it offensive. The color, the smell, the texture, the taste. All of if is gross to me.

- I didn’t start driving until I was 23.

- I go days without brushing my hair. I’m all about that messy hair, don’t care life.
– apple juice is my juice choice. Always.
– unless it’s tea. Tea is always a good choice.

- speaking of tea, I have about 3 years worth of tea. #truestory

- I’m convinced dragonflies are my spirit animal.

- I really suck at parking. It’s catastrophic, honestly.

- I take my Halloween costumes very seriously. For real. Some of them I plan months in advance.

- I love mint. Anything mint flavored or scented… Give it to me!

That’s all for now. Just some bits about me. I have to head to the airport now, back to Miami. *cry* until my next post, have a great day my friends!

Much love,
Tiny T

Review: Maybelline The Elixers

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Its review time! Today I have a quick little review of Maybelline’s The Elixers. Ive seen quite a few people rave about these little guys, so when I purchased them I went in with some pretty high hopes. Fortunately, they didn’t disappoint. Honestly though, Maybelline very rarely lets me down. Anybody else feel that way?

I picked up the colors Caramel Infused and Mauve Mystique. In the packaging, they do look quite similar. At the time, they were the only two colors that were left on the display at my local drugstore so I went ahead and got both. They may look similar in their tubes, but they are totally different when you wear them.

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Caramel Infused is a nice, flattering mix of a pinkish and almost coral tone. I would really describe this as a very muted coral, at least thats how it looks to me. I absolutely love how this color looks on me. I can wear it with virtually any makeup look. Mauve Mystique is a beautiful light plum/mauve color that really adds a nice purple tone to my makeup, without going too crazy. Both colors are super versatile and work well at any time, for any look. I find them creamy and delicious and most importantly, hydrating. My lips feel soft and luxurious every time I wear these.

I don’t find that their staying power is awful, but not super long lasting either. And obviously, this wouldnt be a true Tiny T review without talking about the smell. The scent of these reminds me of a flowery musky smell, although its not very potent. I almost wish it was a perfume. It reminds me of something that maybe Philosophy would make. Is that weird? Probably.

For those of you who don’t like scented glosses, worry not! The smell goes away fairly quickly (much to my dismay).

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I love the applicators, the pointed tips make it super easy to be precise and leave clean lines. They also pick up a decent amount of product. I find that these guys don’t bleed at all either, which is a HUGE plus! Sometimes I worry that really thick formulas will bleed, but these don’t have a problem.

As far as packaging goes, they are small and super compact. Easy to throw in your bag and go. Its cute that the inside is shaped like a lipstick, but it also makes for a waste of packaging. It feels like maybe you are getting less product because you aren’t actually getting the WHOLE tube full of product, just the lipstick shaped part. Its not a deal breaker for me, as these are not incredibly expensive, and its a great quality lip product. :)

Thats all for now friends! I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Stay tuned for more reviews coming up!

ChromaMeSilly Colors: Purple

Hello my pretties! Its been a minute since I did a color appreciation post, so here goes! I really miss my purple hair, so this weeks color is of course: purple! (click photos for source!)

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Thanks for reading folks! What color picks would you like to see next?

Much love,
Tiny T

 

Me Gusta Monthly: July 2014

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Hey there everyone!

I know these favorites are pretty late (as usual) but its the thought that counts…right? I don’t have a ton of things to share, but what I do have i’m super excited about :) Im also happy that this particular Me Gusta Monthly is coming to you in video form. I know I have a lot to work on, and unfortunately, I made the same noob mistake and forgot to re-adjust my ISO before I started filming. *facepalm* Anyway, im still learning and have to a lot to perfect. But hopefully I can get better with each video! I hope you enjoy..and now, on to my favorites!

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Products mentioned:

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer (my full review for this can be found HERE)

Rimmel Show Off/Apocalips in Stellar  (my full review for this can be found HERE)

Twilash Mascara

Two Faced Naked Eyes Palette 

St. Ives Pink Lemonade + Mandarin Facial Scrub

method Pure Naked Moisturizing Body Wash Magnolia with Aloe Vera

Bath & Body Works Vineyard Cabernet hand soap
Slatkin & Co Ocean Driftwood Candle

** I couldn’t find the bath & body works stuff on their website, but you can find them on Amazon if you are interested in purchasing them :)**

 

As always, thank you for watching. What products have you been loving lately? Let me know!

Much love,
Tiny Thalia

 

Vlog: Yellow Box Blogger Event + Grand Opening in Miami!

Hello my friends!

Today I want to share with you my first “vlog” type of video. I was lucky enough to be invited to a blogger event hosted by Yellow Box, an amazing website that just opened up a store right here in beautiful Miami. If you didnt know (which you totally should!) Yellow Box sells a great selection of shoes…from beach wear sandals to drool-worthy boots. The store looks absolutely fabulous! It was a casual happy hour type of event, complete with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a DJ. I was so happy to meet other bloggers as well. Its always nice to get to talk to other people who love doing the same thing! I was completely ecstatic to be there to say the least. Big thanks to Yellow Box for taking the time to reach out to local bloggers, and for the super cute goodie bags! :)

Please enjoy the video (and the gratuitous art wave music included lol)! I hope to make more of these type of videos in the future. Its quite a learning curve, but I really think Im getting the hang of it ;)

 

As always, thank you for watching and I hope you all have a great day!

Much love,
Tiny T

Things That Make Me Happy

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a great Saturday so far. Me? Well, I’m just relaxing in bed, with the kitties and the boyfriend all snuggled up. Its times like these that I remember the little things that make happy. It doesn’t take a lot to make me smile, and maybe you share a few of these with me.

1. Warm sheets straight out of the dryer.
2. Good morning kisses from my fur babies.
3. The smell of old crayons.
4. New makeup
5. Taking off my bra after a long day.
6. Fluffy socks
7. Grandmas cooking
8. Warm tea…at any time.
9. Packing for a trip
10. Looking at old photos
11. The smell of the ocean.
12. Puppy breath
13. Cold pillows.
14. Cuddling
15. Taking a beautiful photo.
16. Sending my little brother stupid reddit links.
17. Making my best friends laugh.
18. Wrapping gifts
19. The renaissance fair
20. Quirky love movies
21. Good morning/night texts
22. Getting a package in the mail
23. Freshly dyed hair
24. A cold beer on a hot day
25. Cold mornings
26. Naps
27. Netflix marathons
28. Sriracha
29. My bike
30. Yoga

Feel free to share a few things that make you happy :)

Have a great day folks!
Much love,
Tiny T

Summer Stuff #4: Maxi OOTD

WOOT WOOT! 

So I know its already August, and its technically autumn…but I live in Florida. Its gonna continue to be summer for a hot minute. No pun intended. I figure I should keep the Summer Stuff series going until it cools down around here a bit. I was back at my favorite beach joint in the Keys, Gilberts Tiki Bar. Really, its no surprise. Im practically part of the furniture already. You know you go somewhere a lot when the waiters know you by name and know your favorite table. :P 

Anyway, heres a breakdown of what I wore:

- light grey maxi dress from Ross
- Hat from Forever 21
- Sandals from Generation Girl
- necklace from Forever 21
- black and gold cuff from Love Culture
- Rose gold Michael Kors watch
- rose gold midi/knuckle rings from Ebay (they come in a pack of 5 for like $4!!) 
- my sunnies are crazy old, and I don’t remember where they’re from :( 
- Hair: Pravana Violet
- face: Julep facial sunscreen and EOS lip balm :)  

Thanks for reading!! Love you guys :) 

 

 

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