Last Minute Halloween Costumes with your Nudy


You may have left your costume until last minute, leaving you frantically running around trying to find something fun, appropriate and a little out of the ordinary! Don’t worry Nudy Patooty has put together 3 easy costume ideas with some of your favourite Nudy’s.


Get this look

Nudy Patooty – Lace Cap Sleeve
Modcloth – Red Midi Skirt
Minnie Mouse Makeup

A crowd favourite, Minnie Mouse is family appropriate and super easy to whip up. Grab your Lace Cap Sleeve Nudy and a red skirt (get creative with what you have here!) 

Next you will need a headband – something in black will work best. Grab some construction paper or white paper and a sharpie, cut 2 ears with a square on the bottom allowing you to glue them to the headband. Fold the square over the headband and either tape or glue in place.

The makeup for this costume is simple, use black eyeliner and draw a little heart on your nose and for the lip you want that red lipstick you never get to wear! 

Voila, Minnie Mouse is ready for Halloween!


Get this look

Michael Kors – Trench Coat 
Nudy Patooty – Signature Seamless
Nordstrom – Converse Chuck Taylor

This costume is one for the kid-free party! We are throwing it back to the classic neighbourhood flasher in the trench coat.

Another excuse to wear your beloved Trench, is an opportunity we will take! Throw on your Signature Seamless in Nude under the trench coat and button it up from the bottom to your waist, securing the belt in place.

Make sure your bottom is short enough not to show below the hem of the jacket (after all you are a flasher!) 

A casual sneaker is the ideal comfy shoe for this look, or dress it up and pair it with a heeled boot or high heel. 

When walking around make sure you occasionally “flash” people by pulling open your jacket! The nude undershirt will have people second glancing!


Get this look

Nudy Patooty – Reversible Tank Top
Lululemon – Wunder Under Pant
Amazon – Leg Warmers and Sweatband

The Aerobics Teacher will have you on the dance floor all night long! Pull your leggings from your workout bag and put on your Reversible Tank Top as the base of the costume.

Your accessories will be what takes this costume next level. Think bright, colourful, obnoxious and over the top! These neon leg warmers from Amazon have next day delivery and will keep you extra warm while out for the night. Find a scrunchie or a sweatband for your head to keep you cool as you bust a move on the dance floor. For your feet, grab your gym shoes and call it a night!

Happy Halloween!

Nudy Patooty xo


Friday Five


What I’m reading: NYFW 2016 moves all eyes to the consumer

It is that time of year again – some of us love it and some of us hate it, but secretly we all cannot wait for the next season to come so we can have a go at some of the trends that hit runways.


Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2016


With NYFW just beginning, designers are going all out with the show productions this year. Shifting the focus from the runway extravagance to ensuring their collections are seen from by everyone. Designers are focusing on the buy now aspect of the shows, allowing consumers and influencers to immediately purchase the styles from the Spring 2017 runway, instead of leaving them waiting for months on end. This idea has been considered before by brands like Banana Republic and J. Crew, however, this year more designers are having a go at buy now allowing people from all over to have a piece of NYFW, without having to trek to NYC. 

Life Hack: De-Puff Tired Eyes Instantly

Some weeks are tougher than others, and nothing screams “I am running on caffeine today” quite like puffy eyes. Unfortunately, this is also not so easy to cover up with makeup as we would hope. So to help de-puff the eyes here is 5 at-home solutions to get you looking well-rested and flawless in no time!


  1. Give yourself a massage: Gently press and massage around your eyes for a few minutes. This helps drain the liquid buildup that is causing the puffiness, while also feeling great in the am. 
  2. Freeze a spoon: If this is a frequent worry of yours, toss a few spoons in the freezer to keep them cool and handy when you need them. Pull them out the freezer and place them curve side down on your eyelids as you get a few more minutes of rest. 
  3. Brew some tea (bags): Grab some caffeinated green tea bags and brew them, toss them in the fridge to cool down (for about 20 minutes) then place them on your eyelids for 10 minutes – as you catch a few more zzz’s.
  4. Crack some eggs: Fancy eggs for breakfast? Take a bit of the egg whites and spread it under your eye (careful to avoid the lashline). Once it is dry, gently wipe it off.
  5. Grab the ice: Dunk your face in ice cold water, and keep it in there as long as you can. Repeat for a few times, until you are feeling awake and ready to take on the day!

If you still can’t seem to look like Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, then grab a Venti coffee before heading to the office and roll with the “I am on limited sleep” look. 

People doing good: When ‘Donuts with Dad’ takes a turn


Being a single parent is a challenge in itself, and sometimes when events come up specifically focusing on the relationship between your child and the other parent – you can’t help but want to do something so they aren’t missing out. That is exactly what Yevette did when her son’s school hosted a ‘Donuts with Dad’ day.

Yevette Vasquez becomes “dad” for a day

Instead of letting her son sit the event out, and miss out on some delicious donuts, she did what any mom would have done in the situation and pulled out her best “dad” look to sit down with the others. Bringing a smile to her son’s face and the other parents, Yevette was happy to see her son having a great time. 

Have a great weekend! Nudy Patooty xx


Friday Five

It’s Friday’s Five – Keeping you updated on the happenings and life hacks that keep you sane during the week! With long weekends in tow this week, take the time to relax (especially the five it will take to read this!)

Natural Beauty – Do you bare it all, or have your go-to natural beauty products?

The three Streicher Sisters each share what natural beauty means to them, their favourite products and tricks and their natural beauty routine.

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Jenn (left) – Make Up Artist

Thinks natural beauty all starts with a good base. Focusing on your face cleansing habits and products will result in a “luminous beauty” look. Choosing vegan brushes, as a more natural approach to putting on your makeup will only help your face become the perfect canvas we all wish for. Staying on top of your diet is also a great start. Eating clean and taking care of yourself through what you eat, will have a positive impact on your skin, as well as ensuring you are drinking your 8 glasses a day to keep you hydrated (especially during the summer months!)

Ashley (middle)– Hair Stylist

Thinks natural beauty is “working with what you have”, embracing each flaw you have and being true to yourself. Ashley finds it difficult to use natural hair care products, finding the alternatives heavy on the hair and not as effective as they should be. Finding natural vitamin supplements to give you extra benefits than what you consume in your diet can help with more luscious locks and skin. She enjoys spending time outside in nature, and finds the fresh air benefitting to her natural beauty routine.

Kristie (right) – Brow Artist

Thinks natural beauty is about embracing the way you look, and understanding that the natural attributes you have are what often suit you best. She is a fan of natural and organic beauty products, understanding that what you put on your skin, is also going into the body. As well Kristie believes that focusing on a natural and healthy diet and getting enough of your daily vitamins should also contribute to your natural beauty regime. 

From 3 beauty experts, the repeating natural beauty enhancer is diet and staying hydrated. Focusing on what you are putting in your body, will have a lasting influence on what your outer body looks like. As well as working what you got, and not being afraid to flaunt the au natural side of you!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream: How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag

Summer is here, and with that we welcome backyard bbq’s, kids done school, that long awaited heat and the constant desire to snack! 

Kill two birds with one stone with this 5 Minute Ice Cream in a Bag hack. Keep the kids busy, or create some bbq entertainment and competition while making a delicious snack. 


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs of pureed strawberries (If you want plain vanilla, just leave out the strawberries)
  • Any additional fillings you want – Sprinkles, Choco Chips, Caramel Sauce etc.
  • ice
  • rock salt
  • gallon size Ziploc bag
  • quart size Ziploc bag
  1. In the Quart Size Bag: add cream, vanilla and any other toppings you want. Close the bag, and make sure that it is securely sealed, letting most of the air out.
  2. In the Gallon Size Bag: Fill the bag about 3/4 full with ice, and sprinkle 1/4 cup of rock salt onto the ice. Now place the Quart Size Bag (with filling) in the middle of the ice bag. Sealing it well and keeping some air in the larger bag. 
  3. Now the fun workout begins! Shake the bag for about 5-10 minutes depending on the consistently you like. Once done, open the bags carefully and enjoy!

See I told you it would be easy, mess free Ice Cream in Minute solution. See who can make the best ice cream combination, or the best ice cream sundae creations!

Author and Princess at 7 years old: How a Bedtime Story Changed the Future of this Young Girl

The innocence of childhood seems to go faster then we anticipate for the youth in this generation. When a bedtime story goes from excitement to disappointment for a 7 year old girl, we have to stop and think about what we are teaching them on a day to day basis. 

Questioning the idea that only white women can be Princesses, 7 year old Morgan Taylor decided to do her research and discovered some amazing stories on princesses of colour.


This bedtime story isn’t like your traditional princess stories, where the girl gets saved by her long awaited Prince Charming. Instead “Daddy’s little Princess” goes on an adventure where she meets lots of Princesses of colour. In the end determining that she too can be a Princess to her Dad and the rest of the world!

Happy Long Weekend!

Nudy Patooty