A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Ghost of Halloween Past: 2010

Happy Halloween everybody! Being that I am still horribly late to the party on blogging, here are some Halloween looks from last year featuring my friend Tash with whom I always celebrate Halloween.

My friend and her boyfriend went as Leela and Fry from Futurama.

For some reason, we thought it would look "futuristic" if we took a picture of them with our car from the 80's........?

Myself and my sort of husband went as Evil Spock and, well, transvestite Spock. If you love good old original series Star Trek, you'll know about Evil Spock and his beard. We thought it would be fun to use our Phasers on our cat, Captain James T. Kirk.

Live long and prosper!

My makeup was actually quite simple for this year. The worst part was covering up the eyebrows. I used this tutorial as my guide. I wore my regular foundation and used my "old faithful" neutral blush. I put on MAC lipstick in Red Full Stop and then wiped it off just to give my lips a bit of colour. For my eye makeup, I used the eyeshadows Glock, Holy Bible, and Albino from the Kat Von D Love and Fury palette and Razor Gray from the Kat Von D Metal Orchestra palette. I used my regular Maybelline Black Eyeliner and some Fright Night Spider lashes on my upper lashline. I glued on my vulcan ears with DUO Lash Adhesive.

As usual, we had lots of fun!

Skeleton crotch!

Set phaser on "stun"!

We later decided to walk to another bar.

It was cold outside!

At this point, I think we had all had a little too much Romulan Ale, if you know what I mean!

Drinking out of the same glass...now THERE'S a great idea........



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Ghost of Halloween Past: 2009

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!!!!!!!  Guess what, Halloween is my favourite holiday!! I love to dress up and wear costumes. Since I have been frighteningly late to the party at posting anything lately, I figured that I might as well post some fun Halloween pictures from a couple years ago since I am planning to do some makeup pictures when I go out this weekend for All Hallows but it will probably be Christmas before I end up posting them.

Here are some Halloween pictures from 2009! I will unfortunately be wearing this costume again because my work schedule did not allow me the time to make a new costume for this year. I won't talk much about the makeup in this post; I am planning to do a makeup post for this costume with the makeup I do this year. Anyway, I try to party with my friend Tash (who you see pop up on this blog from time to time and who makes me awesome stuff) every Halloween since we both love making costumes and going out and being hot messes. We did a group theme for 2009: BATMAN VILLAINS!!!!


Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and The Joker

I went as Poison Ivy, my favourite Batman character. I used to work in a plant sciences lab so it was kind of funny that way. I made a lot of parts of my costume, but since I am wearing it again this year, I will go further into those things in a later post.


My life partner went as Two-Face. He painted one side of a black suit and tie white and wore a half black and half white wig. I did his makeup using a Kryolan Aquacolour palette with basic colours. I should have put more powder so it didn't wear off as easily but this was my first time doing makeup like this. Poison Ivy and Two-Face are together but Poison Ivy is also sometimes in love with Batman. This year, he shall be going as Batman.


She spilled her drink :(

Guess what? My friend SEWED THIS COSTUME HERSELF out of PVC!!! She even made covers for her boots (you can see them in pics further down). Do you know how hard it is to sew PVC? REALLY FREAKIN' HARD!! This costume came out AMAZING.


The Joker was played by my friend's ex. He does not get his own picture.


Who are those guys?

Is that blood?

We felt rather incomplete without a Batman. Eventually, we found one...


What is everyone out there being for Halloween this year? What was your favourite costume that you've ever worn?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mindless Self Indulgence

Anyone else out there like the band Mindless Self Indulgence? I sure do, I've seen them live in Toronto and in my home city and they were fabulous. With lyrics like "I like my coffee black just like my metal" and "Turn down the bass, and fill my prescription!" how can I not love them? Awhile ago, I did a neon-ish look based on an MSI band t-shirt I have. I also needed an excuse to use Candy Barf Barf and this was the perfect wacky look to pair it with! 

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown or something. It's brown. It doesn't match my hair. I use it when I run out of MAC Stud because it is lying around in my makeup drawer. I hate it.

CHEEKS: NARS Blush in Desire.

LIPS: MAC's fabulously day-glo lipstick with the worst name ever, Candy Yum Yum *gag*.

EYES: Base - UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Inner Corner - Evil Shades eyeshadow in Sweater Girl.
Inner Lid - Stargazer Florescent Pressed Powder in Lemon Yellow blended into Medusa's Makeup Big Bird Eye Dust.
Middle Lid - Stargazer Florescent Pressed Powder in Rose Pink blended into Sugarpill Dollipop eyeshadow.
Outer V - Stargazer Florescent Pressed Powder in Sea Blue blended into Medusa's Makeup Blue Balls *snicker* Eye Dust.
Browbone - Sugarpill Tako eyeshadow.
Upper Lashline and Wings - Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner.
Lower Lashline - Geisha Ink Eyeliner pen.
Waterline - Annabelle Eye Khol in White.
Upper Lashes - Maybelline One By One Mascara.
Lower Lashes - Medusa's Makeup coloured Mascara in Blue Blood.





Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo to clip ins.


Here are some pictures from when me and my hot mess friend saw MSI in 2009! By the way, whenever I mention a piece of clothing/jewelry that my friend made for me, this is her. She's in a bunch of other posts on here, too. Anyway, I had on a huge pair of hot pink metallic Manic Panic falsies. Want to look like a hot mess? Glue those f**kers on, and a hot mess you shall be.

Me and Tash with Kitty

Me and Tash with Jimmy Urine


Fluorescent/UV-reactive makeup is not considered eye safe in all countries. Please consult your country's cosmetic regulations before using any such products in the eye area. I shall not be held responsible if you wear these products and your eyes fall out. Thanks.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Rockabilly/Goth/Pinup Fusion Look Featuring Spellbound By Jynx Cosmetics

Holy crap, I am so behind on blogging lately! I'm not just late to the party, I've pretty much MISSED the party. I'm hoping to catch up soon as I may be having some job changes coming up that will work out a lot better for my lifestyle!

Anyway, a couple of months ago (I said I was behind) I put together a little bit of a goth/pinup fusion type of look for going out to the new wave club. That is one of the things I love about goth fashion; you can combine goth style elements with other kinds of looks and pretty much do whatever the f**k you want! I found a pinup-ish dress with a touch of goth to it and paired it with some pvc heels, a pvc waist belt, my ribcage necklace, and a hair flower for a pinup touch. I think I was a little too toned down with this look; next time I crack this look out I'm going to wear some dreads and fishnets and boots or something. The goth to pinup ratio is a bit off here and I often don't wear my natural hair when going out. Also, this look could really have used some falsies. If I remember correctly, I got home late after a long commute from the middle of nowhere and didn't have quite enough time to do what I wanted with my appearance.

My makeup was inspired by my dress which has little pink cherries and black and white polka dots all over it. I tried to do something that combined all of these colours in a way that wasn't totally IN YOUR FACE.

(Note: Hereafter, I shall abbreviate Spellbound By Jynx Cosmetics as SBJ)

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

LIPS: Morgana Cryptoria Very Strawberry Lipstick with MAC Dazzleglass Creme in Totally Fab over top.


EYES: Base - UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Lid - SBJ Impulse
Upper Crease - SBJ Saffy
Under Brow and Inner Corner - SBJ Stardust
Outer V - SBJ Pitch Black (not pictured for some reason)
Upper and Lower Lashlines - Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner
Waterline - UD 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion
Upper and Lower Lashes - Maybelline the Falsies Flared Mascara





This look was brought to you by pre-drinking. I can tell by the look on my face.

Dress: H&R
Spiked Cuff: I forget where I got this
Shoes: Pleaser
Waist Belt: Made by my hot mess friend
Necklace: Miss X
Hair Flower: Sourpuss

ARGH, I always look like a tool in pictures! My necklace is completely askance and I always have some sort of weird look going on. Maybe that's just how I look all the time....this is why I am glad I can't see myself going about my daily business, lol!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bright and Colourful with Spellbound By Jynx

Here's a bright look I did using several of my eyeshadows from Spellbound By Jynx Cosmetics (which I shall refer to as SBJ in this post hereafter).

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

CHEEKS: Evil Shades Blush in Atomic. Orange blush with a blue duochrome FTW!

LIPS: Morgana Cryptoria Tangerine Twist Lipstick. Why don't I wear this more often? It's unique and actually quite wearable.

EYES: Base - UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Lid - SBJ Napalm Tang
Crease - SBJ Fire Starter
Inner Corner - SBJ Peep
Upper Crease - SBJ Blue Horizon and Lagoon blended into one another
Outer V - SBJ Phoenix
Lower Lashline - UD 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Electric
Waterline - UD 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion
Upper Lashline - Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner
Mascara - Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara







This picture is very "special".

Have a lovely evening and please pardon my late as f**k to the party comments.