To kick off my great catching-up-course, here's a post I've been wanting to finish for ages; a review + face of the day using the Vera Valenti eyeshadow palette from the August Glossy Box (summer .. *sigh*). Enjoy!!
Just giving you a quick update, to let you all know that I'm still alive and breathing. Lately I've been very busy at uni so I've been neglecting my blog pretty badly. I have two exams coming up this week, in a few months my three-month research internship will start and inbetween I'm taking two courses that'll have me making exams every two weeks, so my life isn't about to get any less stressful. Sadly. Anyhow, I will be trying my best to plan some fun posts for you guys, but in the meantime, let me give you some sneakpeaks into what you can expect to encounter on my blog in the upcoming weeks.
It's time for look number three in my Halloween series! This time, I wanted to create something more wearable and somewhat less out there than the first two looks. Something a bit more pretty-scary instead of gross-scary. It didn't take me long to decide what that was going to be, since I've been wanting to try this one for a while now ánd because this might be a look I would wear to a Halloween party myself .. A vampire! And not just a vampire, but a sexy, sultry vampire with nice full lips and sultry smokey eyes. I'm especially in love with the lips, they're so intense! And the great thing is that they look pretty fancy and time-consuming to make, but it actually takes about two minutes to make these. The eyes are also very easy and aren't that different from the ones I did in my gory zombie look, except that they're a bit more neat and blended in this one. All in all, if you wish to look scary, but still somewhat attractive, this is the look for you! Read on to see how I achieved it!
Here's the next look of the Halloween series and this one might be less suited to wear to your average party than a dainty skull face. What it actually is, is an out of control attempt to use a homemade special effects gel for creating irregular skin texture and wounds. Let me explain.
I was browsing YouTube, looking for inspiration, when I came across this video about a DIY recipe for prosthetic gel. All you needed to make this gel is gelatin, glycerin and water. I've always admired YouTube guru's who make the craziest prosthetic pieces and create the most realistic special effects using basic prosthetic-making products like scar wax and liquid latex, but since I don't have a special effects makeup store nearby, this seemed like a cool thing that I could try right away. And so I did.
Over the years, it has become more and more clear to me that I have the coolest birth date ever. And for anyone who doesn't know me personally; I was born on October 31st, also known as Halloween! I think Halloween is a hugely undercelebrated holiday here in Holland. No trick-or-treating, no scary decorations. If you're lucky there might be a half decent dress-up party somewhere not too far away. So, as a Halloween child, I felt obligated to breathe new life into this day and show everyone how awesome it can be!
That's why I'm going to show you some scary, gory, unsightly Halloween looks that are often way easier to recreate than you might think. I've never, ever done looks like these before, but I'm loving it already. To officially launch this series, I've chosen a classic Halloween symbol that I'd been wanting to try and recreate for a while ..
It's been waaay too long! I've been very busy during the past month, but I have a few days off now so I finally have time to update you guys on what I've been up to. To begin with, the most awesome thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I was approached through facebook by a girl I went to primary school with, and she said that she and her friend had been looking through my facebook pictures and that they both loved my makeup looks. So much even, that she asked me if I'd like to do her friend's makeup. On. Her. Wedding day. So - never having done an actual bridal look before in my life - I was like whut?! for about three seconds before I wholeheartedly answered "Yes of course!" and "I'd love to!".
I thought I'd give you a quick update to tell you why I haven't been posting as much this past month (and I won't be for the upcoming two or three weeks). My holiday has begun recently, which means that I've started working full-time to catch up on my savings. On my days off, I usually try to spend time with friends and family, so I hardly have any time left to work on my blog!