Monday, October 24, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 9 - Spooky Movie Slam Book

Person I want to trick or treat with: Sam (Trick R Treat)

Person's closet I want to raid: Buffalo Bill (Silence of the Lambs)

People I want to sit with at lunch: Nancy and the girls (The Craft)

Who I want to have help me decorate/craft with: Jack Skelington (Nightmare Before Christmas)

Friend I want to have my back Angela (Sleepaway Camp)

Who I want to collab with in art class Bridget and Ginger: (Gingersnaps)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 10 - Sinister Creature Con 2016 Celebs P1

Last weekend I got to go to Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento with the boyfriend. It was my first con and even though I had a lot of anxiety about the crowd,  I was really pumped on going! Matt and I watched/re-watched some of the movies that featured guests that would be there starred in.

Matt has more photos on his blog, I am very shy about approaching people and to get the photos I did were nerve racking.

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First up in Wednesday Mourning  - goth model and TV personality. She was passing out free coloring pages at her table. I did not want to ask her for a photo at first (nerves!) but after chatting with her for a minute I did.

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We also met Felissa Rose star of 1983's classic Sleepaway Camp. She was the nicest person! We talked to her for the longest time. She was engaging and very friendly. She even offered me some of her Pop Chips!

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We left before the costume contest took place but I got to snag a photo with someone dressed as Oogie Boogie!

In the coming days I will post some of my haul and other goodies!

Friday, October 21, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 11 - Trick or Treat Memories

This week brings up a lot of a lot of emotions for me. It is the anniversary of both my sister's and Mar's passing. I reflect a lot on memories and buy candles to light in their honor and eat foods that remind me of them. I have built altar memorials, donated money and reminded people not to drink and drive to honor their memories as well.
Above is a photo of my sister and I as kids. I am the Care Bear and my sister is a pink kitty. I know my grandma made my costume but I am not sure if she made my sister's. Probably - it was the 80s and both of our costumes had that sewn with love look! We were the first in a line of grand kids for my grandma Shirley so we got special treatment. My sister and I loved trick or treating. My parents took us to neighborhoods they grew up in as well as our own. We got to visit grandparents and cousins and after 'checking' our Halloween candy we got to eat some. To be a kid again!

It has been 3 years since Mar passed and like my sister I miss him and think about him everyday. He was my world and was my best friend. He was pretty chill with costumes as long as we kept it simple. My sister dubbed him 'the closest goth cat that Mickey will have' - Mickey being the pregnant rescue we took in. To tie all of these memories together my sister said Mar was a big cry baby till my grandma Shirley picked him up one night while visiting, and he stopped crying.

I miss my sister, Mar and my grandma but I have some good memories. Memories are kinda like Halloween candy - it feels good to have a heavy haul of them.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween] Day 12 - Bust Magazine's Horror Movie List

Have you picked up a copy of the latest Bust? If not you better go grab a copy before some snot wad decides to destroy the covers! Besides some spooky beauty picks - many of which are vegan + cruelty free there is a pretty impressive list of horror movies that are perfect for any time of the year but, might get more love right now. When I got the issue Matt and I went through our collection and had a bunch on the list. We then set out to find a few more and see what was streaming and have been on a kick the last few weeks.

I am not going to post the whole list here - I want you to go pick up a copy of Bust! Here is a sampling of the movies - the ones I really like! Are any of these your favorites as well?

Dumplings - 2004

The Craft - 1996

Gingersnaps -  2000

You're Next - 2013

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

[13 Days of Halloween ] Day 13 - New Zine - Halloween Issue

I have a new issue of The Stay At Home Girlfriend out now. I put it together in a few short weeks to get it out in time for Halloween. The idea came to me fast and I acted on it. I decided to do a Halloween countdown and to get things started with my zine. So here is a peek inside the zine - and if you want to buy a copy see the link below. 

Lurking inside these 28 pages you will find much more. If you like what you see and are curious about the other content please pick up a copy today!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Too Faced Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation Review

I bought Too Faced Born This Way foundation after trying a sample looking to replace what I was using. I had heard good things about this product on social media and magazines. I bought the shade Vanilla after sampling that and Ivory (the later being a golden undertone which I usually go for but the shade washed me out). It went on smoothly, did not feel cakey and the shade Vanilla is a good match for my skin tone even though it was labeled for more pink undertones. At $39 a bottle it is pricey but it does come in a lot of shades which I like.

I have been using it for a few weeks and have come to dislike this product. I noticed if I wear it more than 2 hours my face becomes a shiny mess and my makeup does not stay on. I thought it was just me and the hot weather making my face look like an oil slick so I asked around and others have the same problem. It does not matter what primer I use or how much setting powder or blotting I do it still leaves my face look like a mess. I even using a setting spray and things still get messy.

I am now stuck with this foundation and woeful pocketbook! I hate when this happens.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lush Solid Perfume - Kerbside Violet Review

My friend just introduced me to Kerbside Violet one of Lush's new solid perfumes. Floral, rich and comforting is how I describe the scent. It has a fresh picked quality that leaves you grounded in a calming aroma. After one whiff I was hooked. Mixed in with Death & Decay (my current scent) you get a heady scent that reminds me of flowers baking in the sun at a cemetery. Floral, dark and rich but not overpowering these scents work well on their own but try them mixed together for a twist.