Makeup

Makeup Monday: Goldfish

Today I felt inspired by the lovely goldfish. I had a goldfish when I was a kid. I named him Aragorn.

Needless to say, the Lord of the Rings ended very differently in our household, and not nearly as well.

Fishie!

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All the pretty eyeshadows are Lunatick AlieNEON pigments. The painted purple and orange stripes near the eyebrows and cheekbones are Mehron, and the gold scale paint is Kryolan Aquacolor in bronze. Lips are Mehron and glitter.

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That is all! Avast, ye scurvy fishies!

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Friends, Makeup

Makeup Thursday: Edwardian Ball!

Emma bought us tickets to the Edwardian Ball for my birthday, because she is the awesomest friend EVAR.  I was going to bring my camera to her house to get all dolled up and take fantastic picture, but what with the 20 pounds of makeup, miscellaneous corsets, petticoats, bustle, 3 pairs of potential boots to wear… I forgot. So you get shitty iphone photos!!! My apologies.

4I was going for circus girl/broken doll. With purple hair because I wasn’t about to deal with a wig. It would have looked better blonde, I think, but the purple will not be denied! Em used some flat-iron crimping technique of madness and it became an entirely new substance, unrelated to anything resembling “hair.”

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I have no idea what makeups I used– we were in a frenzy getting ready. Definitely the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette, and Kryolan Aquacolor in copper. The liquid liner is, ironically, Wet ‘n’ Wild because I actually REALLY like it.

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17Em is some sort of Victorian ethereal fairy princess. I have never used the word “ethereal” so much in my life as I did that night! She’s so freaking pretty it’s just stupid. People look at my wedding pictures and they’re like “LOOK AT YOUR BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAID!”

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Here we are getting ready to leave– Cliff took pictures of us and it was like when you go to prom or halloween and have to pose for your family first.  Except we weren’t surly about it.

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Here I am, ruining everything as usual.

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Emma communing with a waxen skull. She’s very deep. And ethereal.

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Obligatory bathroom selfie!

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Emma made up her outfit of this crazy linen dress she had– it has these strange bustley panels. She wore it over a fantastic 80’s dress she converted to a skirt and then cinched it with her Dark Garden underbust corset. Hot mama. She also made her flower sculpture pieces about an hour before we left, because she is a badass like that.

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I made my bustle skirt– I was rather proud of it. I have pictures of the process somewhere I ought to post– thing was a beast to figure out, as I wanted it to have a belt closure AND ruching AND ruffles

(AND I effed it up about 20 times but you can hardly tell so shhhh.)

I made the bolero wrap from the leftover fabric scraps. I would like to do more of these I think– next time I will make it wider, but I was pretty limited this go-round since I only had the tail end of the taffeta. You can’t see from here, but it connects in the back with cascading chains.

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Emma the fairy queen! (ETHEREAL fairy queen!)

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We are Fluevog twinsies!

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We got some photos taken at the professional “photo booth” as well, so here’s some not-dark-and-terrible pictures.

Photos courtesy and all credit due to shootthatklown.com

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It was a very kind and complimentary parking garage.

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This is my tired face. Observe the unrestrained explosion of the substance formerly known as “hair.”

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We stopped at IHOP (we really classed up the joint) and made off with fried foods at 2 am. Ethereal fairy princess was VERY excited about her mozzarella sticks.

Good night!

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The Once and Future Hoodie has arrived…

(What else would it be?)
Introducing the newest addition to our Incandescent Armor Jackets: The Once and Future Hoodie! For space-age royalty only PLEASE, darling. Released in a limited run, with all the same fantastic features and fit of the IA Jacket family. Get on your high horse.
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Makeup

Makeup Monday: Purple Pony

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My Little Pony, My Little Pony…. who knows the song? No, not the current version, friendship is freaking magical or what have you. Yes, it’s the hour of crotchety “PONIES WERE BETTER IN MY DAY” grumbling. Hey, I’m 32 now, I’m entitled. And get off my lawn while you’re at it.

No, no, I don’t mean to hate. I’m glad ponies have been revived (because PONIES!) but I don’t like the new look. It’s this current trend of bigger eyes=moar cuter… where does it end, people? Let’s look at the evolution of the pony, shall we?

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Generation 1! This is Applejack, circa 1982 (the year of my birth. Coincidence? I think not.)

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Generation 2; Late 90’s. Nobody remembers these, according to the internet. They didn’t do well. Sad pony.

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Generation 3! This is Applejack with a makeover, circa 2003ish. I like this generation, I have to say.

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Egads! Applejack, what did they DO to you?! Generation 4, 2011 ish

The next generation can be called My Little Eyeballs.

Anyway, ranting aside, I loves me some My Little Pony. There was a terrible MLP movie that came out in the 80’s sometime featuring some nasty-pasty witch ladies who wanted to take over Ponyland so they created this horrible living purple slime monster called the Smooze. There’s a catchy little musical interlude in which they sail on waves of Smooze in their cauldron singing “Nothing can stop the Smooze” (spoiler alert: flutter ponies can stop the Smooze. Darn.)

SO. I was thinking ponies and smooze and here’s some makeup about that.

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YEAH PONIES!

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