can I play Christmas music now? (& Halloween recap.)

Happy November, its 70 degrees!  What??  This weather sure is a roller coaster this year!

So, how was everyone’s Halloween??  Did you dress up?  Go out?  Take your kids out?  Hand out candy?  All of the above, none of the above?

Here in the Undomestic household, I spent the better half of my afternoon fiddling around with different “deer” looks, finally settling on one that involved.. wait for it… self-tanner.  Ew.  I know.  Don’t worry, I washed that stuff off pretty much the minute I turned off the porch light.

Here was the final look:

If anyone ever wondered why I don’t experiment with contouring that is actually noticeable, well, this is why.  If I were to wear normal makeup, and contour my face with a shade that was actually visible, it would without a doubt look like this.

Cute on a human dressed as a deer, maybe.  Not on a human dressed as a human.

If anyone is curious what was used for this particular deer look, aside from Sally Hansen’s leg tanner in “light,” I’m happy to report they were all products I already owned.  Cheap & easy — this is how I Halloween.  Among other things.  (All things.)  #lazy

Contouring – a combination of Sally Hansen’s tanner as sort of a base coat, a layer of Motives Cosmetics bronzer in Miami Glow, and then finished it off with some dark brown eyeliner from a cheap L’oreal browns palette I bought at Walmart for last year’s Halloween costume.

Eyes – just a standard smoky brown eye shadow look from an e.l.f. palette from literally two Christmases ago.  Is this kosher?  I do not know.  Liner was Motives for LaLa, and Mascara was also Motives for Lala.

Upper Lip & Nose – Thick brown Maybelline master kajal pencil in Midnight Brown.  I’m not sure what a kajal is, nor whether or not I even used it in the right context.  Clearly, makeup and I are mere acquaintances.

White dots – A Q-tip & Motives Cosmetics Concealer.

what it actually looks like when I’m trying to remote control my camera via phone.

The brown faux fur vest was from TJMaxx last winter (though Target has some really great ones this season!), and as for my day two, but more like dangerously close to day three hair, I just did some messy curls, and threw up the sides in two fake little hair “ears.”

This is so lame, but I have always wanted to do the deer costume, and I very well might do this every year because of how quick and easy it was.  And how cute will it be with a future kid someday?  Bah.  All the feels, y’all.

As far as why I dressed up, well that’s even more lame.  Just because I wanted to.  Ha!  We didn’t have anything scheduled for that night, as lucky for us, Halloween fell on a nasty little Monday.  Seriously.  I vote for Halloween to be moved to the last Saturday of October.  No more of this October 31 thing.  Which is my mom’s birthday by the way… happy birthday Mom!

For the most part, we just handed out candy to a bunch of cute neighborhood kids.  Early on in the evening an adorable little Captain America asked me why my dog wasn’t dressed up.  Excellent question little boy.  Real answer: Target had a Rufferee costume for $7, but I was too cheap to buy it.  However, little Captain America inspired me to find something for her in between trick or treaters.

Once I got up to my closet, it was obvious.  Maddie was meant to be Tom Brady.  Free, easy, and the only hard part will be getting all the dog hair out of my jersey.  But, it was worth it to add a little New England flare to this Wisconsin Halloween.  Not to mention nice to see that jersey out in such heavily Packered territory.  I only wear it off-season, myself.  We are in cheese land, after all!

Maddie was not as thrilled as I was about her costume choice.  Hehe.

I had hoped Anthony was going to let me do his face in deer makeup, but apparently guys aren’t into wearing eyeliner on their lips and leg tanner on their face.  Weird.  Hehe.  That’s ok.  Next year I will be more prepared with more skin-friendly makeup.  But for this year, Maddie made a great candy accomplice!

I hope you all had a great Halloween, and first day of November (can I play Christmas music now?)!  I’ll be tuning in to read all about them once I’m done burning dinner.  Happy Tuesday! 🍂


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