Sunday, 30 April 2017

"Victorian Girl" Photoshoot and Makeup Video

Photos from the shoot I posted about last time.
Photography by Doc McManus

Makeup and outfit video for this look:

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Abandoned Priory Photoshoot

Last weekend I did a photoshoot with a photorgrapher I hadn;t worked with before: Doc mcManus.

He made his own video of the day, check it out!

He was really fun to work with, and was hapy with me filming.
he took all the drone footage, but let me use it, due to being a cool guy like that ;)

We went out to the old abandoned Priory building in wishaw for a fairly traditional "abandoned building + white dress" theme shoot.
I really liked this outfit and the makeup and outfit video will be up on Sunday, along with the photos from the shoot!

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Everyday Vampire Makeup

3 months ago I was asked to do a video on my "everyday" makeup look.

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I'm sorry it took me this long to get around to it...

I don't actually wear makeup every day, but this is pretty much my go-to/ simple makeup.

Step 1 is BB creme. Right now I'm using the Etude House Precious Minerals cushion and
3w Clinic collagen cusion.

Step 2 is powder. I use the 3w clinic pearl setting power, because it's glittey!

Step 3 is Red Stuff...
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This is the most improtant step. Over the years I've amassed a lot of red makeup, and used a lot of different types, textures and shades of red. These are the ones I have on-hand at the moment.

Today I used the Lush pigment picutred in the centre.
Basically, what I do with these is put a little bit on my fingertips, dab it in the centre of my lips and on my cheeks, then rub the rest around my eyes.
And blend it out like crazy because a little goes a long way.

The last step is mascara. Plain black mascara on the eylashes and a little bit in my brows just to keep them in line.

And that is it.
Sometimes I only do the red stuff and call it a day!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Wonderland Guro Outfit Planning and Art

As I said in my previous outfit planning post, this year's Tea Party Club event is "Dream Masquerade Carnival", and will be featuring Angelic Pretty. And I'm going this year!

I only have three main AP pieces; Candy Treat, Holy Lantern and Wonder Queen.

This time, I went for something darker using Wonder Queen. Honestly, I would never have thought to try a guro look with this dress if my friend Uri hadn't suggested it :D

Like last time, I started by doing a quick drawing of what I wanted to outfit to look like.

My main theme here was "chopping heads". Thats why I went for the blood-drip choker and hatchet handbag. I also wanted to re-use the sceptre I bought to go with this dress when I wore it back in 2014. 

Outfit Rundown:
OP: Angelic Pretty
Blood Choker: Claires
Anatomical Heart Cameo: Etsy
Sceptre: Offbrand
Socks: Sourpuss
Boots: Queen Bee

This is my favourite of the outfits I've planned so far!
What do you think?

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Angelic Pretty Guro Kawaii Outfit Planning and Art

This year's Tea Party Club event is "Dream Masquerade Carnival", and will be featuring Angelic Pretty. 
I've never been to one of the big lolita events before, despite being in the fashion just over ten years
Somewhat impulsively, I decided I wanted to go this time. I got my ticket, and all that's left to do now is plan outfits.

I only have three main Angelic Pretty dresses, Holy Lantern, Wodner Queen and Candy Treat. Since it's an AP event, it makes sense to wear AP. 

Before laying out my clothes, I decided to draw a rough idea of what I wanted the outfit to look like.

Candy Treat is the oldest AP dress I own, and I first wore it to MCM Glasgow in 2013.

The cream with red gave it a guro look to me, and that's always been my favourite substyle.

This outfit is basically a re-hash of one I laid out last summer here: "Keep Out Of Reach Of Children"

Like in 2013, I put my apron over the top of it, and included the cross patch.

Like last summer, I put the Zettai Ryouiki pill print thigh-highs with it.

I put in the blood blag glasses chain, and rainbow pills ear cuff from my guro MCM outfit from last year too.

I added a madonna crown made from syringes, which is an acessory i've had in the works for little while.

Outfit Rundown:
JSK: Angelic Pretty
Blouse: Angelic Pretty
Apron: Heart E
Stockings: Zettai Ryouiki
Pill Ear Cuff, Syringe Necklace and Syringe Crown: Handmade

There's still plenty of time to plan outfits and come up with something.
I'm really excited about the event!

have you ever been to a major lolita event? Tell me how it went in a comment!

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Too Faced Heart Highlighter and Blusher

The brand "Too Faced" is huge. They are best known for their cute, thematic makeup, like the Sweet Peach palette, the Chocolate Bar palettes, and of course all their heart-shaped blushers.
I've used the heart blusher for quite a long time, and it features in a lot of my makeup videos.

This year, they released the "Love Light" highlighter. 

A new heart-shaped product.
The hard shell is shiny and metallic this time to compliment the glittery product inside.
The product is made to look faceted, like a gem stone.

I have never actually used a highlighter before. And I mostly bought this because of how cute it was.
It really didn't show up on my face at all. In the pan, it looks great. Swatched on my finger, it looked great. After applying it, my hand was all glittery!
But it really let me down as a highlighter, becuase it didn't show up at all on my face.

This struck me as odd, because their "Love Flush" blushers are so good.

(You can see the pattern on mine is almost worn away)

I've used this blush regularly for quite a while, and it is basically perfect.
Well pigmented, easy to blend, true to colour.
The plastic shell of the blusher is solid plastic of the same colour as the product, giving it a vintage polly pocket or sailor moon feeling.

I'm not sure why the highlighter didn't live up to this legacy.

The last Too Faced heart product I own is the "Soul Mates" bronzer.

I have never used it.
It's pretty though. The case is a solid black plastic, and it's a bit larger than the blush and highlighter.
Obviously, I'm not really a bronzer kind of guy, but I feel like I will be able to use these colours for something else some day.
They are well pigmented and blend nicely like the blusher.

Overall, I can't say I'm dissapointed, because I bought these mainly for the cute packaging.
And part of me hopes that I just haven't figured highlighter out yet, and will grow to love it with time.

what do you think?
Ever buy stuff just because it looks cute?
Is there an optimal way to apply highlighter that I'm not seeing?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Red Masquerade Makeup and Outfit

Here is the makeup and outfit I wore to the march meetup last weekend.

This outfit is one of the two I made for the "One main piece, two different outfits" post.

Although, in the end I decided not to wear the hat. 

Outfit rundown:
Mask: H+M
Blouse and Waistcoat: AATP
Neck ribbon: Aloquins
Shorts: Bodyline
Socks: metamorphose
Shoes: UNIF

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