Thursday, November 5, 2015

Halloween 2015

I decided to do a simple Freddy Krueger look for Halloween to pay homage to Wes Craven. I guess I can say that he's the reason I officially fell in love with (movie) makeup in the first place. I loved Nightmare on Elm Street as a child, and I still do today. Burn scars are necessary for a great Freddy Krueger costume, so I used temporary burn tattoos from They were very easy to apply (about 30 seconds per piece), but they took some time to remove. The Freddy hat and glove came from Spirit Halloween. I decided to make a Nightmare on Elm Street inspired scarf because I didn't want wear the traditional Freddy sweater to the nightclub. The scarf was paired with a top, leggings and boots. The fabric, fabric glue and fabric paint were purchased from Jo-Ann Fabric, and the Freddy patch was made by Kathleen Bush on Etsy. She did such an amazing job, and I will be visiting her shop again in the future. The Freddy nail decal by Stephanie Dawn on Etsy was the perfect finishing touch to my nail design, and they were easy to apply. All in all, these items were very affordable, and you should keep them in mind for next year's Halloween. Have a great weekend!

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Didn't my fam look great as the Joker, Vampire Minnie Mouse and the Lumpy Space Princess? :P 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Matte About You

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When it comes to lipstick, a matte finish is something I cannot do without. Lately my love for that perfect matte finish has crossed over to my nails, and Essie's matte top coat is essential to achieve that look.

Have a great week!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

LA Girl meets Big Trouble In Little China

I have a habit of purchasing beauty products and not actually using them for months. This is exactly what happened here. For a while I've been curious to see how liquid-to-matte lippies compare to lipstick in a tube and, after trying them, my emotions are mixed. The color and staying power of LA Girl's matte pigment gloss is impressive, so these will definitely be worn on a quick movie outing. But when it comes to moisture and easy removal, they're a little annoying. But hey, they didn't hurt my wallet, so that's always a good thing. You can probably find this brand in your local beauty supply or drug stores for a wopping five bucks!


I blended 2 out of the 4 shades that I like the most using an eye shadow blending brush once the 2nd color dried on top of the 1st: Rebel and Obsess.  (taken under natural light)

Swatches of the 4 shades taken under unnatural light (from left to right): Backstage, Rebel, Instinct, and Obsess.


Funko Big Trouble In Little China figurines from Think Geek. By the way, this is my favorite movie of all time!