Halloween Spectaculars!

The mini kittour® office is already decorated and the MK staff is preparing for tomorrow’s Halloween costume contest! Unfortunately, this eventful holiday lands mid-week but that hasn’t stopped many of us from feeling goulish and attending festivities all month long. From haunted attractions to low-key pumpkin mazes, there is fun for every family member. We gathered a few of our favorite Halloween-inspired links across the web that added to our Halloween excitement.

1. The 50 Scariest Haunted Houses in America by Complex Magazine

Haunted houses are haunted year round but they’re SCARY SCARY during Halloween!

2. Halloween Costume Ideas by Lauren Conrad

Each idea is equally as cute but a how-to Miss Piggy?! We love it!

3. Get Boo-tiful This Fall by FabFitFun

Pumpkin Remains for a Glowing Complexion?

4. Day of the Dead Makeup by Michelle Phan

A popular Halloween look that is beautiful and artistic

5. 15 Silly Halloween Costumes for Pets by Real Simple Magazine

This pup didn’t know he’d also make an adorable Panda!

6. Celebrity Costumes of 2012 by People Magazine

What an orginal and super cool couple costume idea by Ryan Seacrest ‘n J. Hough

7. Anything Halloween on Pinterest

The DIY Idea Center

8. Our Retro Pan Am Stewardess Costume Idea

Sexy and Classic

Hope everyone enjoys a safe and fun Halloween holiday!

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Destination Spotlight: Monaco

The MK Team is currently doing some research in the beautiful city of Monaco. Known as a very wealthy city sorrounded by yachts, tunnels and beautiful views, Monaco is actually the second smallest country in  the world! It is located in between France and Italy and is commonly known for luxury goods, casinos, palaces and the grand prix. It is home to the original Monte-Carlo Casino and the classic beauty, Grace Kelly, an American actress who married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.

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Mini kittour® 3-Piece Dual Ended Makeup Brush Set

dual ended brushes

So you probably have a good number of makeup brushes in your collection right about now. But what makes our mini kittour® brushes unique? The functionality and convenience.

Functionality – made of high quality goat hair, these brushes are extremely soft and allow the product to adhere to the brush hairs for precise application

Convenience – you get a total of six brushes in our three-piece set and are the perfect size to carry in your purse no matter where you go

Our mini kittour® 3pc dual-ended makeup brush set includes:

liner makeup brush

Liner/Brow Brush

eye shadow makeup brush

Eyeshadow/Blender Brush

face powder brush

Face/Body Powder Brush

Click here to learn more about our dual-ended makeup brush set and purchase your own!

 

 

Thursday Inspiration: Retro Glam

Retro Glam TravelLately, we’ve been finding some gorgeous images of retro travel-nistas and adding them onto our Pinterest board! Although not every travel trip may leave you feeling as glamourous as the model pictured above, it can be a classic look to accomplish using modern staples. We put together a simple outfit that raves of retro glamour, with an added touch of mini kittour®because what look wouldn’t be complete without our luxurious Jet Setter travel case!

Stress-Free Travel using Aromatherapy

Planning a getaway is just the beginning of a stressful situation that somehow becomes marked as an unforgettable journey. But after the planning and packing is done, getting to your actual location is where some of the stress begins to accumulate with long check-in lines, added airline fees, long flights, delayed flights, lost luggage and communication issues. To ease the stress, we found a natural cure using essential oils that will revitalize you and your senses.

stress free

If you get a little nervous before the airplane takes off or if you are traveling for an important business presentation, inhaling neroli oil can ease your nerves. This oil has been used to relieve tension and anxiety and has also been used to increase circulation.

Motion sickness can be an uncomfortable feeling, especially during a long flight. If you suffer from motion sickness, keep peppermint oil handy as it is commonly used to treat it. Before or during your trip, sip a warm cup of water with a drop of peppermint oil. Massaging peppermint oil to your temples, forehead and neck also alleviates headaches.

Taking a red-eye? Sometimes those late-night flights can interrupt your sleep schedule and leave you feeling groggy the next day. Prepare with a neck pillow and some essential oils! Add a drop of geranium oil and lavendar oil to your neck pillow for some good shut-eye.

Lavendar oil is full of soothing effects. Inhaling it can release calmness while sitting in a waiting room full of people or after you’ve arrived at your location and need some relaxation. Some add a drop of oil to tissue and inhale it from there, while others wait until they’ve settled into their hotel room and add a few drops for a warm bath. Marjoram oil can also be used after a flight to ease jet lag.

If the scent of these oils is too strong for your senses, you can always spritz them instead. You can use our mini kittour®TSA-approved spray bottle and fill with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon oil and fill the rest with water. The lemon oil allows for a refreshing scent and feeling that will revive you during a stressful scenario.

As with any liquids, ensure that your essential oils are securely stored. Use our mini kittour® travel bottles, which comply with TSA-guidelines as they meet the 3oz. rule and are the perfect size to store in your purse and carry-on. You can also store them in our Carried Away designer zip lock baggies.

storing your essential oils

MK Travel Accessories to Store Your Essential Oils

 

 

Did you know…American Airlines and Susan G. Komen for the Cure

For over 20 years, American Airlines has been the official airline of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, committing themselves to raising money for this fatal disease. According to the Susan G. Komen web site, each year, AmericanAirlines provides three round-trip airline tickets for each race event and tickets for those traveling on official Komen business. They have also dedicated eight aircrafts that carry the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ribbon in their support to ending breast cancer forever!

american airlines pink ribbon

If you are a frequent flyer, there are a few ways you can also support the cause through AmericanAirlines:

  • Komen Gift Cards can be purchased through American ($50 minimum) and 10 percent of all cards will be donated to Komen.
  • AAdvantage®Miles members will receive 10 AAdvantage® miles for every dollar donated to Komen but through October 31st, members will be awareded 15 miles for every dollar donated! (Miles for the Cure program)
  • If you are going to support the cause in a race, AmericanAirlines is offering a 10 percent discount off any published fare.

You can learn more about the programs, breast cancer facts and support details here.