Last minute Halloween makeup ideas

Halloween makeup ideas geisha
 Go oriental with a Geisha makeup

At a loss for makeup ideas for tonight's big Halloween party? Here are some fun suggestions I've got lined up for you. You will need a very light base for all of them, white would be even better, and then you can go crazy with the makeup. Choose your favorite! At nine months pregnant, I will be skipping the parties tonight, but this doesn't mean I cannot have some fun with makeup at home. Whatever you decide to do on this spooky night, make sure you have a blast!

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Art Encounters

Skinny Buddha Grey outfit purple Anileda Alrac bag

This month Timisoara has been the host of Art Encounters, an event that aims at integrating Romanian contemporary art into the international context. Throughout the city, spread across multiple venues, art lovers are invited to visit and discover art exhibitions and events, talks, workshops and performances. You still have a few days left if you haven't been to any of the exhibitions yet. I've always wanted to integrate art into my shoots for the blog, but most of the times you are not allowed to take pictures in such locations. Luckily this time I was able to shoot in the Cazarma U, or the Wien Barracks as it was originally known as, a location that is not normally open for the public. I enjoyed many of the pieces on display here, but chose this one with the misshaped punching bags mainly for chromatic reasons, but also for the powerful message I got from it. For me it was not a message of violence, but of awareness of the effects of our thoughts and actions. 

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Where I'm bound to the ground

Skinny Buddha all denim look

I've never done an all denim look before, but as I have just discovered, it is the perfect look for the weekend. I visited my parents this weekend and did not think to bring any outfits for a photo shoot. But Sunday was such a beautiful day that I decided I didn't want to miss the opportunity, especially since this is probably the last trip I take back home before the baby is born. Luckily my sister had packed this denim shirt and let me borrow it. I really love this kind of relaxed weekend outfit, and it's definitely a welcome change around here on the blog as well. I feel like I haven't shot such an effortless look in ages. I also have my sister to thank for the awesome hair, she's amazing at braiding. 

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Such a little thing makes such a big difference

Skinny Buddha SheIn long vest leather pants

The things we fashion bloggers won't do for a good shot! For one, we won't be afraid to stand in the middle of the street, face the oncoming traffic and dodge at the last minute. What else? Ah yeah, we would totally rock those bare arms even though we are almost shivering from cold. Luckily the sun is out for a change and that gives you a bit of courage. But at the end of the day, I am glad I did all these things because otherwise I wouldn't have been happy with the results. Sure, I could have come up with a different outfit, but when I get something that I really love, like this long vest here, I want to do my best to showcase it. So I set up a black canvas, meaning a pair of leather pants and a sleeveless top with a bow detail and layered the vest on top. Next time I will be wearing it over a cozy sweater that's fore sure. 

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Shopping for the perfect fall coat

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Mama needs a brand new coat this fall, and pronto! I wanted to get a grey coat last year but somehow didn't manage to find one for my taste. The grey obsession has not faded, therefore I am on the hunt for the perfect grey coat this season as well. I am not overlooking other colors or patterns either, so if you could help me narrow this down I would very  much appreciate it. My favorite so far is the first one, let me know what you think. And if you do your shopping before Halloween you get a 40% discount here, so hurry up!

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Bloggers Meet Timisoara

Bloggers Meet Timisoara

This weekend Timisoara hosted  a very much anticipated event - Bloggers Meet Timisoara. Some of the most appreciated Romanian Fashion Bloggers gathered together at Iulius Mall on Friday night for a chance to talk to their readers and fans about their blogs and all things fashion. I was super excited to be part of this group and couldn't wait to see these beautiful girls again. We had actually started the day a bit earlier with a visit to the salon, and I need to thank Gianina from DMS Hair Salon for my fabulous curls. Then followed a late lunch at Caruso Restaurant where we got a chance to catch up and have a chit chat with the girls who arrived from Cluj, before going to the grand event. Dinner was held at the coziest bistro in town, La strada. Make sure you check out the tons of pictures we took on Instagram #FashionBloggersMeetTimisoara. On Saturday we had a fabulous street style fashion shoot for Altfel Magazine and I cannot wait to see how the pictures turned out. Dinner at Oxford Restaurant was amazing and super stylish. After midnight we headed over to Epic Society for a quick interview and a night of fun, music and great people. Truth be told, I could very easily get used to having these fabulous girls around every day, because this weekend I had a blast! Can't wait for the next event so we can see each other again. And of course, I couldn't finish this off without giving a big shout out and a huge thanks to our event hosts and organizers who made all of this happen: Deni Denisee and Ancira Adeon! You guys rock!

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Black beauty

Skinny Buddha black new look dress H&M hat

When in doubt wear black. I wasn't sure what to wear to a dinner out with my girls, so I chose the easy way out and wore black. I started with a little black dress, which has a lot of stretch in it, so it's quite comfortable to wear. The I started adding things to make the whole outfit more interesting. I love wearing tights and these polka dot ones are my favorite, or should I say were my favorites because I managed to tear a big whole in them that evening. I knew I wanted to wear a statement necklace and this dragonfly one was the perfect match. Now the big floppy hat was the resistance piece of course, it never goes unnoticed on the street. I love how simple and yet eye catching this outfit is and I might even repeat it this weekend. I have a whole lot of outfits to plan for the weekend ahead, as we have two full days packed with fashion fun at the Bloggers Meet event in Timisoara. See you there!

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Made of stone

Skinny Buddha grey layers

Maternity wear does not have to be bland, bulky and boring. Give the pieces you already own another chance and a fun twist. What was once a loose summer dress can now become a baby bump hugging piece. Use layers for warmth and comfort but also for adding another dimension to the outfit. When opting for solid colors I always like to wear a bold lip color, or a statement jewelry piece, or both! I kept things casual with a pair of high top Converse, but if your dress is not that casual go ahead and wear some heels. You are bound to turn some heads wherever you go! Or in  my case, twirl in this over sized flowy cardigan while taking pictures and give people a proper reason to stare. 

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Home made body scrub

Skinny Buddha home made body scrub

Skin care routine is super important to me, especially now that I am pregnant. And while on a day to day basis I focus mostly on my face routine, a full body pampering is required from time to time. You don't have to go to a fancy spa and spend lots of money, you can do this by yourself in the comfort of your home. My favorite skin treatment is exfoliation, for which I use a very simple home made scrub.


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Baby doll

Skinny Buddha maternity wear baby doll dress heart print trench coat

I haven't worn this baby doll dress in ages and I am so glad I rediscovered it in the back of my closet. And for once I can say it has been put to good use. I mean this doesn't get any cuter than with a baby bump inside. And I am sure my baby girl is feeling quite cozy in there, with plenty of room to breathe. I am quite surprised I can still wear my heart print trench coat as well, but then again my baby bump is quite small for 8 months I guess. Unfortunately the coat is sold out, but I left a link down under just in case you wanna keep an eye out for when it comes back in stock. 

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Isn't it ironic

Skinny Buddha maternity wear vest purple hat

Isn't it ironic how now that I am at home, with all the time in the world, I am at a lost for words? I can blame this on the weather, or on the pregnancy hormones, but the truth is there are days like these, when I just don't feel inspired to write. I guess it's hard talking about this outfit and remembering the sunny day these pictures where taken on while looking as the rain drops hit my living room window. Hopefully tomorrow the sun will be up again and maybe my energy level as well. I think the baby wants me to take a nap now. See ya!

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I want to ride my bicycle

Skinny Buddha bicycle outfit

A few months ago I did a photo shoot for a brochure edited by Verde pentru biciclete, a local organisation that promotes bike riding as an eco alternative way to commute in and around the city. I did the styling for all 5 shoots and I wanted to showcase comfortable and stylish outfits that every girl can wear while bike riding. The intention to show range and creativity and I wanted the ensembles to easily go from spring to summer and to fall. Let me know which one is your favorite!

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