World Goth Day 5/22/15

I was happily reminded it was World Goth Day by Gothic Soul Flower (you should seriously check out her blog especially if you’re into gothic and/or bohemian style!), because I…well, I forgot.  I was more decked out yesterday where the silver buckles on my shoes matched the silver lined buttons on my coat, but I don’t have any pictures of that.  Bonus points: I matched my car.

Stock photo, but this is what it looks like.

What I DO have are pictures of is my makeup/hair experimentation from last week, which I will gladly share with you.

I was just recently thrust into the world of contact lenses after wearing glasses for nigh on thirty years, and well…okay, so I wasn’t happy with how I looked without glasses.  Scratch that, I hated how I looked without glasses.  I seriously felt ugly like I’d been hiding this lie behind my spectacles for all these years.  It was not a good time.  I was hoping I could do something with my makeup to, er, make up for what I saw as an imperfection with my eyes.  I have this weird thing where you can’t see the corners of them, and initially I thought maybe it was something other darker skinned ladies dealt with or maybe it ran in my family, but no, everyone I looked at did NOT have this problem.  Only me *sigh*  Also I noticed the dark circles under my eyes and wasn’t too pleased with them (although if I’m going for the goth look, they’re really not that bad, thinking in retrospect…)  I can only spend so much time crying about a problem before trying to solve it so I made my way to Sephora and immediately spent $100 on things to remedy.

I bought Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer by Tarte in Deep.

DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge, because let’s not just cover up the problem.  It was super expensive (to me) at $50, and I haven’t remembered to use it since I bought it.  Oops.  I”m terrible with makeup really.  I don’t wear it every day because it’s time consuming and I like to sleep.

Finally, I found something I’ve been seeking for years.  Long, long ago at a makeup counter far away, I bought a lip gloss made by Prescriptives called Meteor.

It was the best lip gloss every.  It perfectly mirrored my lip color and just made them look so shiny.  Also, the name…Meteor?  I mean come on.  Perfection.

Unfortunately, Estee Lauder, the parent company, stopped selling Prescriptives in 2010 and with it my favorite lip gloss.  I tried googling “discontinued cosmetics” but to no avail.  Well, I finally had the foresight to pull up a picture of it when I was in Sephora last week, and a reasonable facsimile was located.  Makeup Forever’s Pearly Plum lip gloss.

So with these tools in tow, I proceeded to paint my face.


Oh yeah, I also bought a teeny, tiny tiara.


That is like my favorite coat.

White haired gothdom here I come!

White haired gothdom here I come!

Washed out tiny tiara, so sad!

Washed out tiny tiara, so sad!

Huh, well yeah, I didn’t show any pictures without my glasses.  Uhhhh, well I’m not super gothic here, but this is the non-glasses picture I like best


After this I decided that my white/silver wig was pretty much done (I bought it for test reasons though the reasons why are kind of secret) so I discovered how dangerous the internet, a credit card, and late night browsing can be, and spent $50 on a new one.  I actually want to buy some wigs in assorted colors.  I have a gnawing desire to try blue hair since my cousin just did that.  I can’t technically wear them to work, but I’m really itching to own a shorter silver wig.  The one above is actually around five feet in length.  It’s…insane and also super tangled.  My husband did find a wig stand made for such, so I’ll be purchasing one of those, soon.

So this turned out to be a much longer post than intended, but my next adventure shall be the green contact lenses I just ordered and the custom ones I now need to find.

I hope you all have a lovely holiday weekend!

Beauty Hack: Storing False Eyelashes

Reblogging so I have the info and links. Your eyelash game needs to be on point, and Fashioning Cosplay gives you tips on how to achieve that.

Fashioning Cosplay

I could not tell you how many fake eyelashes I have lost, but it’s a pretty penny. So I was looking through one of my favorite beauty sites and came across this awesome storage DIY. It is as simple as using a bead box!

orig Image: Beautylish

This is an amazing idea. I can even label them according to the cosplay they are for! It also makes it easier to carry them around. If one gets lost you already have a back up pair with you. Absolutely Genius!  Another cool thing is a lot of these compartments can be customized so you can store the glue and tools in there as well.

You can find the full article here—> How To Store False Eyelashes
and while you are at it, poke around Beautylish‘s community pages. There are some awesome photos, reviews, tips and tricks there!

Are there any great DIY…

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