Beauty Tues: Last-minute Halloween Makeup Ideas


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

Halloween is just around the corner–literally! Ah! If your October was anything like mine, it flew by, and you totally forgot about planning your Halloween costume. Now–before you panic, check out the following Polyvore board + VIP Pinterest board for some quick n’ easy last minute makeup ideas that are sure to make you the talk of the party!

Now, before we forget about our costumes again, let’s get inspired *wink*

Last-minute Halloween Makeup ideas

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


Beauty Tues: Pink Products Raising Awareness + Other Pink Week Product Picks


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

We are two days into the first ever VIP Pink Week, and I am so excited to finally share some pink-tastic beauty products with y’all! *cheers*

One thing the VIP really loves is lip products–especially if they are PINK. So, I was so excited to find out that Smashbox has a limited-edition pink lip gloss called “Promise” ON SALE NOW that benefits Breast Cancer Awareness. How pink-tastic is that?! Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Aveda also have some great limited-edition Breast Cancer Awareness items for sale. (see Polyvore board below)

In addition to the BCA products featured on this Polyvore board, I am also including some perfectly pink lipsticks, nail polishes, fragrances, and more. Enjoy, y’all! :)

Note: Details on where to buy the products featured on this Beauty Tues are below the Polyvore board :)

Pink Beauty

I want it. I need it. I’m buying it. 

Betsey Johnson fragrance

Victoria s Secret pink perfume

Estée Lauder pink jewelry

Sara Happ lip care

Philosophy lip care

Aveda body moisturizer
$34 –

Ted Baker bags case

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
$24 –

Beauty product
$24 –

Nail care

Smashbox lip gloss

Max Factor makeup
$22 –

Nars cosmetic

Stay Positive,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: College Orientation Outfit + Beauty Giveaway


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Yesterday, I attended freshman orientation at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee, and it was absolutely amazing! I got my fall term schedule…my student ID…and a microwave from my mom and dad for tackling orientation sans parents.

The Northeast State Blountville campus is so beautiful and  full of wonderful professors + it has a killer Mass Communications and Theater department…the more I talk about it, the more excited I become. Whoo hoo–E! News or Vogue here I come *wink* 

Okay, that is enough college chat–there will be plenty of time for that once fall term rolls around *wink* Now, let’s take a look at the outfit details about what I wore to college orientation + why it works. 

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Blouse: Deep South Pout

Shorts: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Belt: American Eagle

Sandals: Born, DSW (Birmingham, Alabama)

Why it works:

This outfit worked perfectly for college orientation because it was comfy yet totally cute. I could have worn Nike shorts and a tank top and would have been comfortable, BUT I wanted to make a fashionable impression. And what better way is there to do that than by dressing cutely in bright hues! *wink*



Guess what?! The VIP has a spectacular surprise beauty giveaway happening RIGHT NOW on the VIP Facebook page! Click here for more details and to enter! Good luck!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Get the Look featuring Oh-So-Orange Lips


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues. 

This week, we are going to chat about how the VIP achieved her makeup look from the Frugal Friday: Military Meets Floral blog post featuring oh-so-orange lips. Come on, let’s get the look!


With the unofficial start of summer underway, every fashionista is looking to punch up her beauty routine–whether it be with new lipsticks, eye shadow palettes, or simple skincare change-ups. The VIP’s big beauty change-up for this summer is adding trendy, bright lipstick shades to my daily makeup routine of sweet and simple eye shadow + black or dark gray eyeliner, and light-rose colored blush. So, I stepped out on a limb that was not classic red with my first summery lip hue, which is a  fun shade of orange–Gypsy by Guerlain. OH. MY. GOODNESS! When I wear Gypsy, I crave adventure and sunshine *wink*

Although the idea of a bright orange lip sounds a bit scary, it is rather quite fabulous! With the variety of  shades out there in Beautyland, you are sure to find the perfect one for your skin tone. Me–I am bit pale complected, so I tend to lean towards pure oranges and bright oranges–those medium tones and almost nude oranges make me look a bit sick. To help you find your perfect orange lipstick, check out this useful article in Harper’s Bazaar!

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Eyeshadows: Lancome Color Design in Off The Rack (metallic) & Color Design in Clock Strikes 12 (matte)

Eyeliner: Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Stormy Grey

Mascara: Benefit, They’re Real

Lipstick: Guerlain Rouge in Gypsy

Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in 220 Buff

Blush: Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Bloom

Powder: Laura Mercier’s Universal, invisible pressed setting powder

Behind-the-scenes: My photo shoot styling assistant adding Virginia Sweetspire flowers to my hair. It was a nice addition to the photo; however, they were quite tickly with the wind blowing *wink*
Behind-the-scenes: My photo shoot styling assistant adding Virginia Sweetspire flowers to my hair. It was a nice addition to the photo; however, they were quite tickly with the wind blowing *wink*


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Spring Makeup Inspiration

Spring Makeup Inspiration

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

This week, we are going to take a look at the VIP’s April Makeup Inspiration…yay!
After flipping through magazines and clicking through Pinterest, I finally came to the conclusion on what beauty products and hues to slip into to my April beauty bag–lots of pinks, peaches, and playful pops of color. My big beauty goal for April is to embrace fresh, feminine makeup looks with a dash of artsy.
What is your April Makeup Inspiration? Let the VIP know by commenting on this post or Facebook here! :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn