Thursday, October 30, 2014

What?!?! Two posts in ONE DAY?!? What is this insanity? It is only Officer Friendly and the Silent Samurai Praying that I am Dead.

*Purchased*
Hello Lovelies!
   I know this is pure insanity that I have not one but two posts today. But this EOTD is just too lovely not to blog about. Notoriously Morbid has recently started up a monthly subscription and it is continuously impresses me each month. Due to the wedding chaos, which is thankfully over, I haven't been able to blog about the Vanishing Cabinet. However I finally get some time to open up this collection and take a look at it.


My poor makeup was locked up like zombies in a hospital until recently
     To my glee and surprise this collection was based off the Walking Dead...
Yup, you know that show that EVERYONE is talking about...

 However, I was wondering how Carrie and Laura were going to portray this collection since it is a zombie based series. Where they going to go with the traditional zombie gore colors or were they going to do something different? And to my very pleasant surprise, this collection is mainly neutrals. I chatted with Laura about this for a bit and they wanted to do colors based off the characters. Which I really liked. While I love zombies and gore colors, and truth be told I am not much of a neutral girl, it can be a bit overwhelming this time of year.

So many zombies... all over the place! What about zombie love in July?!?!



   So, I dove head first into this collection and this is the look that I came up with. While everyday is Halloween for me, most people not so much..

Daryl is totally with me that everyday should be Halloween..cause Al Jourgensen says so
    I created this neutral eye that you can wear to work and secretly support your love for zombies and shout that EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN without worrying that your boss will give you the bung eye.
That blue liner there.. is Silent Samurai foiled.. Yup beautiful isn't it? <3

I used the following products on this look
 Notoriously Morbid's Cherokee Rose, Officer Friendly , Pray I'm Dead and Silent Samurai (foiled as a liner and on the lower lash line as well) from the October Vanishing Cabinet
Notoriously Morbid'sSo Goes My Nation (highlight) from the Slayer Collection

  But I know that you are going, Dreadful, this is a Limited Edition and I NEED IT. 
Seriously look at that liner! No really you can have it too ....
    Well lovelies Notoriously Morbid is going to be listing the overstock of the colors soon so be sure to check out the Facebook pageand the Facebook Fan Page to see when. You can pick up these colors and more on the website and be sure to follow them on Instagram.

So, until next time lovelies!





Two looks for two awesome causes...

*Press*
Hello Lovelies!
   I am back today with not one but TWO looks done for two separate causes that often are overlooked in the hype of this really awesome Halloween Holiday season. I was asked by two fellow BeautyBarBaby promoters to participate in collaborations these two causes and both causes are really amazing so I immediately agreed.

 The first look is for Domestic Violence. I will sadly admit that I didn't know that this month was also Domestic Violence Awareness since it is often overlooked due to October also being Breast Cancer awareness Month as well. But both are equally important.
Did you know these Domestic Violence Facts?

                             



                                

I used the following colors from Beauty Bar Baby: Miss Daisy, Awesomeness, Ritual, Purplicious, and Ritual


Love should never hurt..

  If you are a victim of domestic violence please speak up and if you are located in the United States you can call the National Domestic Hotline  1-800-799-7233

   Next is the Breast Cancer Awareness look. This campaign is very dear to my heart since both my aunt and grandmother suffered and beat this terrible disease.
Save the Women !


Please be sure to check yourself often!






I used the following colors from BeautyBarBaby Miss Daisy, Strawberry Wine, Moltov Cocktail, Intoxicating and Tantalizing


I hope that you enjoyed these looks they are both done for two very important causes. 
 Until next time lovelies!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mani Monday Featuring the Halloween Collection and the National Adoption Day Special Polish From Carpe Noctem Cosmetics

*Press*
Hello Lovelies!
    I am back again with another Mani Monday Edition. Today I have some really special polishes from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics! Emily contacted me and asked if I would be interested in helping show off her new Halloween Releases and of course naturally I said YES!!!
Did someone say Halloween?

    Halloween is my favorite holiday and I am so thrilled to get any collection that has to do with it.  I like how Carpe Noctem's newest releases aren't your traditional or non traditional Halloween colors it is a combination of both. Just take a look...
Gresskar 
  Gresskar is a combination of what I would call a traditional and non traditional Halloween colors. It is a pale golden orange color with a hint of holo. While orange is what I would consider a traditional Halloween color due to orange being associated with Jack-O-Lanterns it is soft and delicate enough to wear anytime and anywhere.


Midnight Madness
Midnight Madness is one of my favorites in this collection. It is what I would consider a traditional Halloween color due to the gorgeous deep bluish purple color with just the right dose of holo making it sparkly but nothing like a Twilight Vampire. 

Raspberry Beret
Raspberry Beret is another one of the polishes that what I would consider a non Traditional Halloween Color.While it is a gorgeous combination of both a burgundy and raspberry jelly with holo scattered through out, it isn't blood red that are associated with Vampires and Zombies. But just the right hint of fall with a dash of pink.

Take a Drink Michael (reformulation)

Take a Drink Michel (Old Formula - Discontinued)
  Next up is another favorite of mine, the reformulation of  Take A Drink Michael inspired by my favorite vampire movie The Lost Boys. I have included the swatch of the original for a reference between the two colors. The new version is much darker with the black base and filled with more holo. Both versions are simply gorgeous I can't I pick a favorite between the two.
 

 
Home, Forever
  Finally last but not least, is a super special polish in honor of National Adoption Day called Home, Forever.  Emily mentioned that she wanted to do a special polish in honor of National Adoption Day that is close to her heart. I have two cousins who are adopted and our family wouldn't have been the same without the addition of those two beautiful ladies. So I was honored that Emily asked if I was interested in swatching this color for her. It is a beautiful coral shade with hints of holo in the sun. It isn't your bright orange coral or the shocking pink coral but a lovely hybrid of the two colors with lots of sparkle. It will be available soon before National Adoption Day (November 22nd) and as soon as it goes live in the store I will link it here.


Check out this gorgeous jelly!

We wanted our fingers and toes done..
Now here is a little something extra from my littlest Dreadful. She is loves having her nails painted and is like her mother and loves sparkles so she wanted to show her nails off to everyone as well. She picked out Carpe Noctem's discontinued polish The Blob from last years' Halloween Collection . I love the sparkles of this jelly and I am secretly hoping that this polish returns so I don't have to be a mad horder with my bottle. *hint hint Emily ^_~*

  Well lovelies that is if for this installment. But I will be back possibly today or tomorrow with a special Halloween Mani so stay tuned for that. If you want to pick up any of these polishes you can pick them up here. You can also follow Carpe Noctem on Facebook, in her Facebook Fan Group , and on Instagram.

Until Next Time Lovelies!


Friday, October 24, 2014

My Dark Heart Cries Bloody and Black Tears..

Hello Lovelies!
    I am finally back and trying to get back into the swing of blogging again due to having to come to a screeching halt due to wedding plans. However, I am back and I am married. There is no body count (YET --but that is still yet to be determined) and I have learned that planning your own wedding is a fricking nightmare. Seriously, I have never wanted to just hit other people in the head with a hammer so much than during this time. But there will be a big post about that later, after I have had some time to breathe (and drink)

Thank you Patsy, I need at least 10 more bottles to recover..



   But enough of that, since I got married this month I missed out on a lot of  Halloween makeup ideas so I am trying to makeup up for that but posting not one but TWO eye looks from TWO different indie companies cause they have the same theme.. Tears.

First up is Black Tears...


I did this look using the following products...

Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Primer
Darling Girl Cosmetics Inferno Room, Sex On Fire, Slocked and Blue Flame (in the waterline)
The black tears are done with Wolfe FX
Oh My Lash Barbara Lashes
Tear detailing was done with 15pc Nail Art Design Brushes from the Born Pretty Store (use code KLH10 for 10% off your order and free shipping)


And you can't have black tears without crying Bloody Tears too!





For this look I used the following products
Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Primer
Dark Heart Designs Toxic , Vampire Heart, Audrey and Elizabeth
Sugarpill's Tako
Bloody Tears are done with Wolfe FX
Oh My Lash Barbara Lashes
Tear detailing was done with 15 pc Nail Art Detailing Brushes from the Born Pretty Store (use code KLH10 for 10% off your order and free shipping)

Well, I hope that you enjoyed these creepy crying Halloween inspired looks. Do you have any special plans for Halloween? Any special looks planned?  I am hoping to squeeze in some more looks before next Friday so fingers crossed!

Until next time lovelies!






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Guest post over at Toxid Lotus!

Hello Lovelies!
     I know that this post is going up rather late but I am still trying to get into the swing of things after the wedding. I did manage to actually put on a FULL face of makeup (I know I haven't done that in a while) and I also did a guest post over at Toxid- Lotus today! So head over there and see what I did...
Yup it is totally Halloween inspired

Until Next Time Lovelies!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dreadful where are you??

Hello lovelies!
    I wanted to stop by and make a quick post since I have been missing for over a week. While I will freely admit that I have NOT been abducted by aliens.

However, alien abductions would be more pleasant that what I am dealing with.
   I am stuck with trying to fix a giant shit storm of fuck ups for my upcoming wedding this Saturday which there WILL be a giant blog about later on. I have been nice and patient when it comes to the issues that have developed with the venue. However I feel like this on the inside...


Me on the inside

                                        And having to be both polite and firm on the outside


Damn straight .. Preach it Xena!
 
     However I feel like this right now....


    

So I promise I will be back next week with more manis, makeup and a massive story of my wedding nightmare that I am still hoping will turn out okay. Either that or I will be so tanked that it won't matter.

Pass me that bottle Patsy..
   So until next time lovelies!



Monday, September 29, 2014

Mani Monday: Moar Drunk Stamping! Revenge of the Stamper....

*purchased*
Hello Lovelies!
    Welcome back to another installment of Mani Monday! Today I am featuring a lovely polish from Literary Lacquers, Lake of Shining Waters. Due to being drunk from my stamping success last week I decided to go ahead and stamp again. Because with one success there has to be another right??
Cause one success equals an automatic success right?
  I love Literary Lacquers Lake of Shining Waters is a gorgeous teal linear holographic polish so of course white would pop fantastically against it. So I painted my nails with Lake of Shining Waters and I was like...
This polish totally looked AMAZING.
  And then I had the dilemma that I wanted to stamp on top of this polish..
Technically, it wasn't repainting my nails but the stamper was steadily giving me shots of courage.. 
    So, I finally decided to go ahead a stamp on top of this polish I was drunk with stamping courage so with tears in my eyes I took up the stamper with a mission to make this polish look fabulous.
I was both nervous and drunk with stamping anticipation...
    Then I picked up the stamper and then the stamper betrayed me...
My stamper totally acted like this towards me. 
   While this polish is truly amazing, my stamping is not. While it is a learning curve....
Just look at the polish and not focus on my craptacular stamping...

  You will also have to forgive the crappy indoor lighting. It has been raining for two days straight so I don't have any awesome natural light to capture the beautiful holo effect.




I used :
Nail Trek II
Bundle Monster Plate 212

While this isn't as bad as some of my other stamping attempts I really wished that I had put the stamper down and left this polish alone cause it is simply beautiful. You can purchase Lake of Shining Waters from Literary Lacquers on Etsy.  You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram as well. She is also having a 2 year anniversary giveaway that you still have time for to enter! Quick! Head over to Literary Lacquer's Facebook and enter!I hope that you enjoyed this installment of Mani Monday (and my drunk stamping) and until next time lovelies!

                                     
Don't judge a polish from my bad stamping job go check it out for yourself