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Masquerade mask theArtMuseWhat a week. What a weekend! On Friday, my fiancé and I went to a private 'grown-folk' Halloween party with friends. I can't say we got into the costume thing though. We both had long work days (weeks) and found ourselves just wanting to listen to some music, have a drink and see old friends. People watching was more up our alley. Even though my costume did not go beyond cat ears, I did get to wear my beautiful New Orleans mask on Thursday for a masquerade awards and scholarship shindig I attended with Ana. She was receiving an award, and I wanted to see her before she left east to LATISM and #WeAllGrowNYC. Like I said last week, I've been so bummed I wasn't able to make it (to either). But I just can't make it all happen.

L'Oreal Paris Illuminator - theartmuse

I spent some of the weekend organizing and creating a "glam room" for myself. We have a room next to our bedroom that we believe was once a fairly large balcony. We're not entirely sure. The only way to get to it is if you walk through the room and pass a walk-in closet and the rest room, so it's pretty private. I decided to take over the room and make it my 'me' room. I had so much fun going over all my products, like this beautiful shimmery bronzer and these L'Oreal Paris Illuminators.

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Rachel Matos SpeakerI was so honored to be a moderator at the Fab Counsel's Digital Influencer Lab last Sunday. I interviewed Crosby Nicks, owner of PR Couture. It was a great way to start the week.

Related : #WeAllGrow Summit

DIY Updos, Knots & Twists by Melissa Cook - theartmuse

I got this DIY Updos, Knots & Twists book by Melissa Cook in the mail this week, and can't wait to crack it open. I never wear my hair up ... Mostly because I don't know to do an updo! My hair is so thick and heavy, I just never make the effort. But after this summer's brutal heat, I'm ready to learn some new styles.

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Today was was pretty chill ... I spent much the day on Social Media monitoring the NYC brunch our company hosted. The team sent over tons of pictures, which I managed through our @lbconnect and @weallgrow accounts. They were live tweeting and scoping. It was basically non-stop action - because that's how we do things. Work hard, build community and share. Plus, Lisa Price from Carol's Daughter and Pinterest community manager Enid Huang took the stage to drop some serious gems. I lived vicariously through the internet today while the guys caught up on their football games. You can catch the scopes here.

Can't wait to share to more! Getting back to helping my son with homework while my canvas dries (yes, back to painting and so excited!). I will see you back on here this week. In the meantime, if you're looking for some Day of the Dead inspiration, check out my tutorials:

La Muerte Book of Life

Day of the Dead for Boys

Day of the Dead for Girls

Day of the Dead Couple