FOTD: Spooky Night.

Originally posted on Beaus and Bows:

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Was that a surprise twist or what?  This here is my Halloween look this year!  My friends and I are going as modern gothic vampires. Apparently that means big lashes and bold hair.  My eye look is composed of electric blues and icy silvers with some smokey shadow going on in the outer corner.  My base makeup is a mix of my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and a much paler shade of the Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation.  I went with a heavy contour (NYC Sunny Bronzer) and highlight (theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer) as well as a dusting of pale powder to help make me look vampiric (Rimmel Stay Matte).  Although I’ve never watched it, from what I understand the modern vampires on Vampire Diaries have veining underneath their eyes and so I used a Jordana Fabuliner felt tip eyeliner in…

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When the Moon and the Mountains Call

Originally posted on MamaMick:


Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.

~John Muir

I just finished scaling the side of a mountain. In my opinion, it’s the very best way in the whole wide world to catch a Rocky Mountain high without reaching for the wacky weed. (Not that I can make a personal comparison!)

On Monday, the drive between the Denver airport and Boulder had me aching to be outside. The humidity-free air at 5,430 feet above sea level coupled with pine trees and crisp fall air makes a person less apt to complain about anything, so I…

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