Saturday, October 27, 2012

Costume and Casual



Before I started dancing, I rarely received invitations to costume parties; this year...I had to choose between 6 of them.  I made it to one.

I made it to a party at a local dance studio, one that I don't frequent, but friends do.  I had another costume idea in mind, but when I put on the makeup I felt so Bollywood, so I had to change to Bollywood at the last minute.....

Here are the results.  I glued each of the Swarovski crystals to my face using eyelash glue....it works very well.

Another great use of eyelash glue is to use it to fasten earrings....really, its not just for lashes anymore!  Some ballroom dancers (like me!) put a dab of eyelash glue on my lobes to keep the gigantic, heavy earrings dancers wear from flying off during competition.

Many of us do this (btw, ballroom earrings are usually clip -on!) and it keeps them on FOREVER!
And...it doesn't hurt to take it off!
I was so tempted to go to tonight's dance...a masquerede ball.....to wear my pretty mask with a glamorous black, but my son wanted to hang at the pumpkin patch and take the Haunted Hayride.....
before the Hayride, we went to our brand new library building.  The new building opened on Monday and it is incredible.  Peyton was really excited to get a new library card.
He sat quietly reading for two hours while I browsed magazines...!

It was COLD today....and breezy...so I bundled and dressed warmly.

Just for fun.....I mixed my purples and loved it!


I'm really wiped out from the eventful weekend....
Tomorrow, homework!  Grade papers!
I have to get busy!

18 comments:

  1. Cute costume, you look like princess Jasmine, but I love love love you in pink!

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    1. Thank you.....I had fun wearing it!

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is such a fun (and pretty!) costume! It actually looks like it would be a ton of fun to walk around in, it looks so jangle-y and stuff. :) (Plus,that shade of blue is just stunning on you!)

    That is the best idea, using glue to hold earrings on, I always wondered how dancers managed to keep those big earrings on.

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    1. Katie....it was fun to walk around in...and dance in at the dance party!

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  3. Your costume looks lovely - so sparkly! What a good idea about that glue!

    Love your mixed purples!

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    1. Thank you Sheila......I had fun with that costume.

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  4. Attractive costume. And great tip that I plan to use. I wear clip-on earrings all the time and have a problem with them falling off. Last night, at a Halloween party, I had that very problem and eventually gave up and put one in my purse after picking it up off the floor too many times. I wear false eyelashes, too, so I have the glue in my makeup bag. Thanks to the idea!

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    1. Glad you can use the idea! It really works well; my big, heavy ballroom earrings done budge....even with the dramatic head snaps in Tango. Just put a small dot of the glue on the back of your earring.

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  5. What a cool costume, so exotic! Who knew eyelash glue could be used for so many things. Thanks for the tip.
    You do purples well Lisa. Makes me want to break out some of mine...hmmmm...

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    1. Thank you! I don't wear purple often...but I really liked the mix.

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  6. Ohhh - I can't wear earrings as I can't stand nickel (especially my ears are sensitive), so this is a excellent idea that I have to try! It looks like a costume you would have a lot of fun in! Love your cosy library outfit too! Boho... I don't have any papers to grade, but I don't want to think about the long list with things I need to do next week.

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    1. I hope the earring idea works for you!
      I did have fun in that costume!

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  7. The pinks and purples really suit your blonde colouring.

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    1. Thank you! I don't wear these colors too often...but I enjoyed them today!

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  8. Terrific tip about the eyelash glue, thank you! I don't wear large earrings all that often, but I suspect that's one of those tips you read and then put to use at some much later point in time, exceedingly grateful that you learned about it in advance.

    Wonderful costume and regular outfit both - I especially like blend of purples (so pretty!).

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. Hopefully you will use that tip someday!

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  9. SImple AND pretty costume :)
    I like that outfit you wore in the library.... the rich tones look so beautiful.

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