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

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Colours Goth

Happy Easter weekend to those who celebrate! The colours that we typically associate with Easter (the secular version, anyway) are the colours of spring: pinks and greens and yellows and blues! Last year on this particular weekend I was going out so for some ill-thought out reason I figured I would try to make a lolita-esque Easter colours themed goth look.  I have a cute pink, green, black, and white dress from in my closet and I thought I would base my look around that. I added matching makeup and dreads and ended up looking pretty cracked out if I do say so myself. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am really glad that makeup and clothing COME OFF at the end of the day! They go back into my closets and drawers and wait patiently for me to make them into an outfit that actually turns out!

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: Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll.

LIPS: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Backstage Bambi, MAC Dazzleglass in Pleasure Principle.

EYES: Base: UDPP, NYX JEP in Milk, and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: Pink and green shades from Shu Uemura Adorned Marguerite palette, Lime Crime Magic Dust in Lime Criminal, Sugarpill Midori and Dollipop. and MAC Reflects Very Pink with Lise Watier Metamorfix.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, UD Perversion.
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Lengths.
False Lashes: PAPERSELF.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES



THE LOOK


ACCESSORIES


Green hair flower: Sourpuss Clothing
Polka-dot hair flower: Hand painted by me (didn't make it into the picture somehow)
Necklace: Miss X


Synth Dreads: Made By Me.
Dress: H & R London.
Waist Belt: Handmade by my friend.
Lace and PVC Cuff: Handmade by my friend.
Stockings: Ebay.
Leg Cuffs: Pleaser.
Shoes: Hades.

Do you celebrate Easter? What do you do to celebrate?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Neon City Nights

At the end of a long work week, it's nice to enjoy a weekend off. This weekend, I will be going out dancing! My favourite outfits to wear out involve neon or UV reactive outfits in the cyber goth style. Here is one such look based around my old favourite DANE dress.

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, MUFE Aqua Liner #15.

CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush in Miss Behave.

LIPS: Inglot AMC 543 Lipgloss.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: From the Sleek Acid Palette: neon green, white, silver, and black shades.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, MUFE Aqua Liner #15.
Mascara: Rimmel Scandaleyes.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES



THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


Goggles: I Kick Shins.
Cyberlox: Made by me.
Collar: Le Chateau.
Dress and Stockings: DANE UK.
Waist Cincher: Deadly Couture.
Boots: Demonia.

What are you up to this weekend?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chartreuse

Over the last few months, I have been seeing a lot of chartreuse in clothing stores and I think it is such a fresh colour! Unfortunately, it is not particularly flattering on me so I skipped some of the cute clothes I saw and decided to try out a chartreuse makeup look with my Inglot shadows. The colour itself does not go that well with my skin tone but I thought the look was kind of neat as I don't usually use this sort of colour. My camera picked up the green tones as much more yellow and even after I adjusted the photos they still lean towards yellow. This look was a lot more green-toned in real life. I shopped my stash and found a good old friend: MAC Lustreglass in Spring Bean. I have had this for ages and bought it because it looks green in the tube. In fact, it is very wearable and is excellent for spring!

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: MAC Lustreglass in Spring Bean.

CHEEKS: Sobe Botanicals Duochrome Blush in Nouveau.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: Inglot Matte 343, AMC 59, Matte 353, Matte 349, and Matte 342, with MPZ Vanity in the inner corner (with Lise Watier Metamorfix).
Eyeliners: UD Uzi and Perversion, Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Mascara: Rimmel Scandaleyes (terrible!!)

THE EQUIPMENT


Inglot Palette


THE LIPS


THE EYES






THE LOOK

Good lord, this is the best picture I got???????? 
Ah, chartreuse and grey. I would really like to make a chartreuse and grey outfit or something. What do you think of chartreuse, would you wear it?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sparkling Spring Green

So it seems that green is the colour of the moment (and I guess it's St. Patrick's Day if you celebrate that sort of thing). Green is one colour that I don't really use too often in the way of makeup so I dredged up an old look that I never bothered to post that has some green in it. It is a spring-y kind of look which I am not really feeling as I live on the Canadian prairies where it snows until bloody well June. I have been trying to shop my stash more lately and this look reminds me of two things that I will be cracking out if spring ever arrives: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral and MAC Lipgelee in Budding Beauty.  You can't go wrong with Budding Beauty; it's a nice fresh colour that goes with everything!

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: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral.

LIPS: MAC Lipgelee in Budding Beauty.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
Eyeshadows: Persephone Minerals Jupiter Oak Evolution (over PE), Sugarpill Junebug, and MAC Teal Pigment, matte bone shade from Wet n Wild Lust palette.
Eyeliners: UD Perversion, UD Junkie, Maybelline Black Liquid Liner.
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Length.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES


THE LOOK



Yeah, so still not feeling very spring-y over here. It just snowed about 40-50 cm this weekend. Here's what my backyard currently looks like: (enjoy my brilliant photography, I took this picture through the window with the screen, FAIL!)


DEAR SNOW, 

I don't mind you most of the time, but 6 months of winter is a little too much for me. Please feel free to f**k off. KTHNX.

How's the weather where you live?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Goth Fashion in the Mainstream

I have heard many differing opinions being expressed lately regarding goth-y clothing in the mainstream. Every now and then, things like spikes or cross jewellery or something of that nature becomes trendy and thus we see these things being offered by mainstream retailers. When this happens, it seems to get a lot of people who are involved in the goth/alternative scene foaming at the mouth for various reasons.  While I think it is slightly irritating that the people who made fun of my clothing in high school are out draping themselves in the same black and spiky styles that I like to wear, in the end I feel that this is not really a big deal. Clothes are just CLOTHES. People should be free to experiment with different styles and trends and at the end of the day, it doesn't make  a difference to who a person is. For example, fashion is part of the reason that I enjoy the alternative music scene but it is NOT the be all end all. I work at a job where there is a dress code and I must keep my appearance conservative most of the time but this does not affect who I am or what I am interested in. There are many people who are a part of the scene who do not dress "goth" or "alternative" at all; in my mind fashion is a fun part of the scene for those who enjoy it but fashion should not define the scene or be used to divide people within it or exclude people from it.  Personally, I am rather PLEASED when mainstream retailers offer goth-esque clothing as it allows me to find clothing I like a lot easier! It also allows me to get away with subtle alternative touches in my wardrobe at work. Another bonus is that it makes clothing of this style more accessible to people where alternative shops do not exist.

Anyway, here is a look for going out in which I used mostly clothing from mainstream stores.

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: Fyrinnae Seduce.

LIPS: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: From the UD Dangerous Palette: Mushroom, Loaded, Gravity, Evidence.
Eyeliners: UD Junkie and Perversion, Lise Watier Eye Glitter Liner in Black Orchid, Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Mascara: Benefit They're Real!
False Lashes: KKCenterHK

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES



THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


Top: Le Chateau
Skirt: Powerline
Jacket: Zara
Underbust Corset: Deadly Couture
Purse: Urban Behaviour
Stockings: Ebay
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

I have been loving the fact that I can go to stores like Zara and find awesome pieces like this black menswear style blazer with spiked epaulettes! SWEET!


How important is fashion in your life? Do you wear certain clothing that identifies you as a member of a specific scene (music or otherwise)? If you identify yourself as goth, what do you think about gothic styles becoming trendy?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Urban Decay Dangerous Palette



This past holiday season, Urban Decay released three palettes: The Dangerous Palette, The Fun Palette, and The Feminine Palette. I decided to pick up The Dangerous Palette and I am kind of sorry that I did! The colours look gorgeous in the pan but I find them to be somewhat ugly on. They also get really "muddy" when you blend them and this was quite disappointing for me. Now that I am looking at swatches again, I wish I would have gone with the Fun or Feminine Palette instead. Mushroom, Gravity, and Loaded are kind of  nice colours but their aforementioned tendency to become muddy kind of ruins them. Evidence, Ace, and Deeper are kind of just, well, UGLY. Also, this palette came with a mini of UD's Naked lipgloss which looks horrible on me (and I already have one from the Naked Palette!!)  On a more positive note, the packaging is very nicely done and the shadows are of good quality.

THE PACKAGING



THE SWATCHES


From left to right: Ace, Mushroom, Deeper, Evidence, Loaded, Gravity. 

Did you get any of these palettes this season? Which one? Did you like it?