Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cool Halloween Costumes for Women


I love Halloween, especially dressing up in a fun costume. But nowadays it seems like the costumes for teen girls & women are really tacky or cheap looking, and it can take hours to scour for a perfect costume that is not cheap looking. I decided to take matters into my own hands and look through different Halloween costume stores online and find some of my favorite costumes that actually look good and like they're worth the price. Hopefully this may help you some if you're looking for a costume. All of these costumes are from Target, by the way. A lot of people have a Target in their area, so I thought it would be best to use this site to find the best costumes. But if you don't have one in your area and you see a costume that you'd like then you can order online.


Zombie Waitress Costume ($47.99)

Words can not describe my love for this costume.




Poodle Skirt, Top and Scarf  ($24.99)

This costume is fairly inexpensive (there's a temporary price cut, it's usually around $30) and looks very nice! You'll have to buy your own shoes as it doesn't come with the shoes, but for only $25, this is a great deal. I especially love the skirt and this costume is good for those of you who like to dress more modestly for Halloween and comfortably. But it would be a horrible costume for those of you who live in places where it's really warm around Halloween. Don't buy this if that's the case! You'll be sweating buckets.


Huntress Costume ($30.99)

I know that a lot of people would love to be Katniss for Halloween, but a lot of the Hunger Games costumes are cheap looking and a bit boring. I know some people make their own which look amazing, but most of the ones sold in the store aren't so amazing. It may not be Katniss, but if you want to be a huntress with a bow and arrow and a braid, then this costume may be right up your alley.





I think this is supposed to be Zelda themed, and this is why I think it's so awesome. If you're as big as a fan of Legend of Zelda games as I am, then you'll love this costume. It looks pretty cool! It is a bit expensive. Sadly it does not come with the cool sword, but there are other online stores that sell the Triforce shield and the sword.




This is just epic looking. It will require a bit of work in the makeup department, but that's a really fun part about costumes is that you can design your own makeup look to match your costume. Once again a bit expensive, but it's very cool looking and I love victorian themed costumes. 


That's about all, but if you'd like me to also do a post on the best tacky Halloween costumes, then I can do that too. Just let me know in the comments below in addition to what you think you're going to dress up as this year. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more random ramblings!

7 Cups of Tea




I don't know if you've heard of this amazing site, but if you haven't then please click here to be directed to it. 7 Cups of Tea is a site for emotional support. If you're struggling with anything in life, you can go to the site and connect with a free trained active listener. And did I mention that it's free? I volunteer on the site as a listener and I can promise you that there's no fees or anything of that sort. It's just filled with volunteers (active listeners) who want to help people and listen to them.

7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Our bridging technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners in one-on-one chat. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through our network. We have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences. People connect with listeners on 7 Cups of Tea for all kinds of reasons, from big existential thoughts to small, day-to-day things that we all experience. Unlike talking to family or friends, a 7 Cups of Tea listener doesn’t judge or try to solve problems and say what to do. Our listeners just listen. They understand. They give you the space you need to help you clear your head.
(from 7 Cups of Tea) 

7 Cups of Tea is also completely confidential and anonymous, so you can share anything that you'd like without feeling embarrassed. I ramble on a lot about mental health on this blog, so I thought it would be good to recommend this site, especially to people who are struggling with mental health issues. But really the site is for anyone who just wants to chat about something. If you're interested, go check out the site! You can join as a listener and/or you can connect as a guest or member. If you want to listen and also have someone to tell your struggles with, then you can do that as well. So go check it out!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more random ramblings! :)
Friday, August 15, 2014

Autumn at Bath & Body Works [... and some info about a good cause]




I am so in love with seasonal scents from Bath & Body Works, and autumn scents are always my favorite. Recently Bath & Body Works has released tons of autumn scents and I am really excited. Sadly, they did not bring 'Aspen Caramel Woods' back, which was my favorite scent, but there seems to be a lot more exciting things to try.

Here are a list of some of the scents that Bath & Body Works has come out with for the fall season:

Pumpkin Cupcake
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Pumpkin Caramel Latte
Sweater Weather
Leaves
Apple Orchid
Warm Caramel Apple
Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun

...and much, much more!

Please let me know what scent that you're most excited about. Post your favorite product in the comment section below! You can check out all the new products at BathandBodyWorks.com. And, no, I didn't get paid to write this. I just really like Bath and Body Works.

And this is a little bit off-topic, but I wanted to list some information about a good cause that's going on right now. Redditgifts.com is having a school supply drive, and sign-ups end on August 18th. As you should know, teachers usually pay for school supplies out of their own pockets, so they need all the help that they can get. There's tons of teachers in need and there's actually prizes that you can earn for signing up for this gift exchange.

Help us reach 6,000 donors by the end of Friday and open up tons of giveaways! 10 people will receive any item worth up to $40 from the reddit marketplace, 20 people will receive a year of reddit gold or elves, and 30 people will receive a reddit sticker pack if we make it. 

Here is some information from the website:

  1. There is no minimum or maximum value or suggested spending amount; we just ask that you send something thoughtful that will help a teacher in their classroom!
  2. Sign up for the exchange and choose "I want to send a care package."
  3. The morning of August 18th, 2014, we will close signups and our computer program will choose whom you will be sending a care package to.
  4. Once you come back here to pick up your teacher’s information, you'll have until September 5th, 2014, to ship your gift. When you ship it, keep a receipt and come back here to tell us you've shipped it.
  5. Once your teacher posts the care package you sent, we'll send you an email with a link.

I really recommend to donate some school supplies. Redditgifts is legit and this is a great way to help teachers all around the world.


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more random ramblings! :)