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THE WALKING DEAD: My Mummy Costume + JCPenney GIVEAWAY

Miss Kris JCPenney Halloween DIYSo I have to admit that I’m sort of a minimalist when it comes to Halloween costumes. I don’t get all dressed up and I don’t really go all out. Last year I was an “Instaglam” selfie (here) and the year before I was a glizty skeleton (here). But this year when JCPenney‘s approached me about creating a costume out of a pair of sheets I knew I had to accept the challenge.

A flat sheet is like a precut, pre-sewn yard or two of fabric. Did I want to be Celopatra? Or maybe I wanted to be a Greek Goddess? Nope! I wanted to be a mummy! I was obsessed with Jessica Simpsons Mommy Mummy costume from a few years ago and I wanted to try my hand at creating my own version.

Miss Kris JCPenney  Halloween Costume DIY 1Keeping with the minimalist theme of Miss Kris Halloween Costumes, the only materials you’ll need for this project are an old flat sheet and a pair of scissors. You may also need a few safety pins just to help keep your costume in place.

Miss Kris JCPenney  Halloween Costume DIY 3First, create your cloth strips by laying your sheet flat and create a few slits in the end of your sheet about 4 inches apart.

Miss Kris JCPenney  Halloween Costume DIY 2Use your hands to tear your sheet at the slits. It’s just that easy! Using your hands to tear the sheets helps create frayed edges.

DIY TIP: If your sheets are bright white, soak your strips in a tea bath to give them that aged look. To creat your tea bath, simple add a few tea bags to a gallon or two of water. Drop in your cloth strips and let them soak for 10 – 20 mins. Remove them from the bath, ring our the extra tea and allow them time to dry.

Miss Kris JCPenney  Halloween Costume DIY 4Now it’s time to start wrapping. This is really a two person job so ask a buddy or your boo to help! Start by tying a knot around a limb (leg, arm or waist) to anchor. Then start wrapping!

Miss Kris JCPenney  Halloween Costume DIY 5 Knot the two cloth strips together as you continue to wrap your body so that they’re all connected. There’s really no “correct” way to wrap. It’s really up to your creative genius.

Miss Kris JCPenney  Halloween Costume DIY 6After Sylvia (my photog friend + buddy) spent precious time wrapping my legs, I decided that my mummy need to be in a dress… obviously! To create the dress we simply cut off the strips that were wrapped around my legs and pinned them to my Spanx. Ahhh the ingenuity!

Much love to my neighbor who said I looked like I just had a full body and face lift. lol Oh the things people think when you live in Hollywood.

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and now for the best part…

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!

JCPenney has been a great partner for this project. You guys already know that I love to make a trip to the store to thumb through the clothing racks, but while I’m there I also make sure I spot by their home department. They have fabulous collection with designers link Jonathan Adler and Liz Clairborne. Today they’re giving away a coverlet and a sheet set  from Royal Velvet. YEA!!!! I’m so excited about this giveaway because let em tell y’all these sheet are yummy. I have a pair myself and I just adore them. The only downside is that it makes getting out of bed in time for work almost impossible. Entering is easy…

Simply leave a comment below completing the following statement:

Thanks JCP! I’d use a flat sheet to create a __________ costume for Halloween.

Leave that comment  finishing that statement and you’re entered! The contest ends Friday October 24th at 7pm pst when one lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive the bedding collection.

And the winner is…

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Thanks to all who entered!

Good luck and Happy Halloween!

Miss Kris JCP

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Post Sponsored by JCPenney


GIVEAWAY: On the 12th Day…Georgetown Cupcakes!!

Kristen4-068Here we are… day 12! Over the past 12 days I’ve played Miss Kris Kringle and given away a carefully cultivated list of things that help me function in my day to day life like coffee machine, fierce shoes, nice jewelry and many other Kristen approved goodies. Today we end not so much a physical thing but with my daily mantra… TREAT YO SELF! (Click here for the full “Treat Yo Self” explanation.)

On the show Parks and Recs, “Treat Yo Self” was an annual thing, but I believe you should “Treat Yo Self” daily. Treating yo self doesn’t always have to be an expensive thing. Sometimes you can treat yo self by waking up half an hour early to quietly sit in your reading chair and truly enjoy your morning up of coffee or spending an extra minute outside your office building soaking in the sunshine before heading back to your desk. We get so caught up in our day to day that sometimes we just forget to stop, take a second and enjoy the small treats life has to offer.

I’m so excited today Georgetown Cupcake is giving one winner the opportunity to treat themselves (and family and friends should you decide to share) to some yummy cupcakes. Georgetown cakes are some of my absolute favorites and they ship nationwide (USA). To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Georgetown Cupcake” in the comment section below. The contest ends Thursday, December 12th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Georgetown Cupcake” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $55 gift card to Georgetown Cupcake. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. I WILL POST THE WINNING NUMBER SHORTLY. 

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such faithful readers of Glitter ‘N Glue. Seriously, I see you guys. The ones that commented everyday! The ones that faithfully like my Instapics and FB post. I see you guys and appreciate you with all my heart! I read every comment and try my best to reply to ever email (even though I know I’m super slow). This has been a fantastic and creative year. The support from you all over the past 3 years means the world to me. I wish you all a restful and enjoyable Holiday season!!

Kristen xo

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GIVEAWAY: On the 11th Day… A $50 Macy’s Gift Card

Macys Giveaway 2Every lady needs a signature scent. One that lingers long after you leave. I’d have to say my signature sent is Fresh Sugar Lychee unless it’s a really special night, then it’s Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. Today one winner gets a chance to head to Macy’s to pick out a new fragrance. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Macy’s Fragrance” in the comment section below. The contest ends Wednesday, December 11th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Macy’s Fragrance” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $50 gift card to Macy’s. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. 

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GIVEAWAY: On the 10th Day… A Swarovski Statement Necklace

Glitter N Glue Swarovski Giveaway Sparkle, sparkle! I’ll be the first to admit that I am easily distracted by shiny things. Obviously I couldn’t go 12 days without devoting one day my beloved statement jewelry. You guys know I obsess over jewelry (here, here and here). No one does statement pieces quite like Swarovski because Swarovski crystals sparkle like no other!

Today I’m so excited to giveaway this vintage inspired Swarovski necklace. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Swarovski” in the comment section below. The contest ends Tuesday, December 10th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Swarovski” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a Swarovski statement necklace. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

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GIVEAWAY: On the 9th Day… A Collection of Lipsticks + Mascaras From Maybelline

Kristen4-046-2-2My Mom’s Cardinal Rule: never leave the house without any lipstick on. I’d like to add never leave the house without mascara on as well. I can have on the prettiest dress, the fiercest pumps but I still feel completely naked without a bold lip and mascara. I always buy multiples of my favorite mascaras and lipsticks because they seem to come and go in and out of my life. I can’t be the only person that has searched forever for a lipstick only to find it in a pocket of some random purse months later.

Today, I’m excited to give one winner a chance to win a collection of lipsticks and mascaras from one of my favorite beauty brands, Maybelline. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Maybelline” in the comment section below. The contest ends Monday, December 9th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Maybelline” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a collection of Maybelline lipsticks and mascaras. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

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My current Maybelline favorites include Color Sensational Vivids lipstick (in fire red), The Falsies Big Eye mascara (in very black) and my everyday favorite, the Baby Lips lip balm (in peach kiss). Good luck to those who enter!

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GIVEAWAY: On the 8th Day… A $150 Credit To Sole Society

Sole Society GiveawayI really am channeling my inner Oprah. First, I’m spending 12 days giving away my favorite things. Now, I’m hosting my own Super “Sole” Sunday or sorts because today I’m giving away a $150 credit to Sole Society (read, in your best Oprah voice, Sooooooooole Societttttttttttttty).

I believe that shoes, like diamonds, are a girls best friend. Today, I’m excited to give one winner a chance to make some new friends. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Sole Society” in the comment section below. The contest ends Sunday, December 8th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Sole Society” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $150 credit to Sole Society. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

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If I were the winner I’d spend it on these, these or these! Good luck!!

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GIVEAWAY: On The 7th Day… A $100 Topshop Gift Card

TS Glitter N Glue GiveawayA closet full of clothes and nothing to wear! <- the story of my life. Seems like every time I have someplace to go, I can never find anything to wear. Just the other day I counted 18 black dresses. 18!!!!!!  Now I’m a Southern girl and I love my dresses, but 18 LBD’s is about 17 too many! I’ve officially banned myself from buying any more black dresses (…unless it’s really cute).

Recently I’ve been working to add new fun and quality pieces to my wardrobe and today I’m excited to give one winner a chance to win a $100 gift card to Topshop to do the same. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Topshop” in the comment section below. The contest ends Saturday, December 7th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Topshop” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $100 gift card to Topshop. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

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Below are a few of my current favorite Topshop dress. Notice how none of them are black! Click here to check out the full dress collection. There are so many wonderful options for all those Holiday festivities. Good luck and happy shopping!

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