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Top 5 Cult Horror Films to Watch after Halloween

I think we all know my affinity for cult films, and horror is definitely one of my favorite categories. Now that Halloween is over, watch some campy cult b-movie horror to extend the Halloween spirit all the way into November.

5. The Toxic Avenger


What kind of b-movie horror list would be complete without good old Toxie. This movie isn’t for the faint of heart.  Not PC at all,  but the Toxic Avenger definitely epitomizes “cult horror”. If you get offended easily, you might want to stay away from this one. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

4. Army of Darkness

Oh, Army of Darkness, maybe I should have made you number one. One part culty horror, one part Lord of the Rings/King Arthur gone wrong, this is an essential film to watch for a cult movie fix.

3. Rocky Horror Picture Show


It’s not really Halloween until I watch Dr. Frank-n-furter strut his stuff on screen in those amazing platform pumps. Some would argue this should be number one, but as much as I love Rocky Horror, it’s not the campiest of the bunch, and it’s just too much of a quality film. I’m looking for b-movie camp here guys.

2. Bucket of Blood

BucketBloodJealousy and the Beat Generation, Bucket of Bloody is one part Allen Ginsburg mixed with two parts creepy.  If you want a movie that’s visually inspiring with a plot that includes a jealous insane wannabe artist, this ones for you.

1. Blood Freak


Blood Freak is by far my favorite culty, campy,  b-movie horror film. A 70’s classic that is essentially a PSA against marijuana, it’s one of the funniest and campiest movies in the genre. All you need to know is that there are cool ass leather jacket wearing girls, long-haired stoner dudes and a giant man turned turkey attacking the drug dealers of the neighborhood. As long as you don’t go into this movie thinking it’s 1. well made, 2. actually good and 3. at all scary, you’ll love it!


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Summer Moods

I’m going on a little fishing trip this Saturday and that coupled with all of the mermaid braids I’ve been coveting and the pretty summer pictures on http://universe– have inspired me to create a little fishing trip/open sea/waves/water/summer feeling mood-board.

Ice Cream in Cold Spring Harbor, Pointer Alice Boat Shoe from Urban Outfitters,Mara Hoffman Swim Braids, Swallow Tattoo at, Photo by Louise from http://universe–, Risto Bimbiloski : Short Smock Moon Dress 

Mermaid braids, boat shoes, lakes, mermaid sea color dresses, and perfect ice cream cones remind me of summer and fishing and everything beautiful in the world that you no longer truly experience once your summer is filled with a 9-5 job. I miss being young and going to Poconos for the summers, having bbq’s and swimming in lakes everyday, getting lost in tiny forests and having adventures and learning about life. Once your in your mid-20’s, you’re learning about a very different type of life and it’s not as magical anymore. I’m trying to fill my summer weekends up with magical things, like boats and day trips, to feel like all the magic of summer isn’t lost, but it’s hard when you have responsibilities. Anyway, you don’t want to hear about responsibilities, so look at pretty things and pretend that all is not lost.


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Still Loving Mermaid Hair

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When I’m obsessed with something, I tend to stay obsessed. I first featured Mermaid Fishtail Braids on my blog in February, and now I’m becoming enamored with the delicate braids again. Although I’m kind of lazy when it comes to doing my hair (wash, brush, air dry, typically) I’m willing to try some of the easy tutorials I’ve found online. Check out a couple of my favorites below.

Image via Refinery29

Refinery 29 has a great tutorial by TRESemmé hairstylist Elsa Canedo who created the braids above for the Mara Hoffman Swim runway show. If you know how to do french braids, then this tutorial will be super simple for you. If you’re French Braid challenged, like me, you’ll need some extra help.

Image via Sasha Owen

I love this Mermaid braid variation courtesy of blogger/model Sasha Owen. It’s super simple to do, and I didn’t even watch the youtube tutorial with the sound on. I have no idea what she actually says, but it’s still pretty easy to follow just by watching. Since I have super straight hair (from a Keratin treatment months ago) I would probably have to wash it sans conditioner and tease it first to get the desired effect, but that’s doable, even for a lazy-hair doer like myself.

What do you think about Mermaid Braids? Will you be trying them this summer?