New Year’s Eve was FUCKING AWESOME!
First, we went to Jay and Laura’s for “pre-gaming,” and I got to hold their newest cat (kind of still a kitten), Decker, who hasn’t let me hold her yet. She’s fierce, and adorable, and we half-snuggled/half-rough-housed. Adorable!! There was also a piñata, and fire crackers! (And now I kind of totally want fire crackers to set off in our driveway every night. Ahem.)
Then we went to Efrain’s and Alex’s, which was Cthulhu-themed, so I went as a Cultist. Pretty much inspired by the HP Lovecraft Historical Society’s Call of Cthulhu, even though it’s in black and white. As to why I went with green and purple, I don’t know. I’ve just always imagined Cthulhu as kind of green with an oily purple sheen. Whether that translated into the makeup…..well….. And I probably should’ve used some orange around my eyes to help make them look sleepless and sunken in, but I kind of like the blue, too. (I don’t think I would have replaced the blue with orange, just augmented it. Maybe some really sallow, sickly yellow, too. Or maybe that would go even more “bruise-y” than I wanted. I was aiming for “deranged, manic, sleepless,” more than “bruised.”)
I needed to film my August Faves video (so! behind! on that one!) and I wanted to wear Concrete Minerals’s Flame Collection, so I did both! Only I was a little worried that the look might come out too similar to this look, so I tried to switch up the placement a bit. Looks like I failed a bit, since I put the matte red back in the outer vee again. But other than that, not too similar for my tastes, and I quite like the results. (But ignore that strand of hair that got stuck in my lipgloss – ugh. It is KILLING ME. Just ignore it. I have no idea how I managed to be clueless about it when I was taking photos – normally the *slightest* thing gets on my lipgloss or in my eyes, and I am going bonkers trying to get it out. Blecch.)
Closeups of the FOTD and details below.
I am kind of ridiculously in love with this look. With the circle lenses, the headband, the crazy eyelashes (which I got for one buck at a thrift store and they had thousands of them – SO going back for more, holy shit), the lip color. I wore it to karaoke last Friday, and had a blast.
This is the look I’m wearing in the Top 5 Scents video, and also features some of the products I mentioned in my Top 5 Indie Companies video for the Makeup Heroes YouTube Channel.
Pics, close-ups, and details under the cut.
(1900th post! Woot!)
Went over to Stephen and Erin’s last night, for a cook-out, even though it was kind of raining. But they made it happen anyway, and fed the shit out of us. And Erin’s brother, Josh, was in town, and graciously went to the store to get more veggie burgers, after the first were lost to a grilling-related tragedy (they got torched, accidentally). I had a fantastic time! So much fun – and met some cool new people that I’ll be playing D&D with starting next Saturday I think. (Greg’s going to DM – I am sooooo excited to be back in a game.) Anyhoodles – makeup from last night was a combo that’s been languishing in my makeup purse, waiting for me to find time to put it on.