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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Goth Look: Feathers

Hello! Today I have a look where I actually managed to not butcher things completely while using Torn Fishnets. I also shopped my stash and found some old feather false lashes that I hadn't worn for YEARS to go with my feathered bra. My favourite part of this outfit is a lovely necklace made by a fellow blogger!

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: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Rosary over NYX lip liner in Deep Purple.

CHEEKS: Sobe Botanicals Duchrome Blush in Nouveau.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Silk Naturals Sinner and Torn Fishnets, Fyrinnae Purgatory.
Liners: Geisha Ink, UD Perversion, Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Liner in Atomic Red.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.
False Lashes: Elise.

THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE LIPS


 
THE EYES

 
SCARY EYE PICTURE!!

 
THE LOOK
 
 
THE OUTFIT

 
Synth Dreads: By Me.
Bra: Random lingerie store.
Underbust corset: Deadly Couture
Skirt: Lip Service Blacklist
Stockings: Ebay
Laser-eye cat: Twiggy
Shoes: Hades
 
 
Here is the necklace in all its glory:

 
I love it because it is a large piece! I love statement jewellery with lots of impact! The lady who made this is very talented at sewing and making various crafts. She is also a fellow blogger! She sometimes offers pieces for sale on her blog! Go check her out!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Failboat Fridays: The Curse of Torn Fishnets

ALLLL ABOARD THE FAIL BOAT!



Whilst looking through my makeup pictures, I noticed that I have a lot of old stuff that I didn't post because I screwed something up royally. Either the pictures didn't turn out, I looked like more of an idiot than usual in them, or I had a good idea for a makeup look but it just didn't work out. I have decided to let some of these see the light of day on my blog on good old Fridays. I don't take makeup too seriously so I think it's fun to have a sense of humour about these things!

Welcome to another edition of Failboat Fridays! Today, I am going to talk about Torn Fishnets. Torn Fishnets is an eyeshadow colour from Silk Naturals and it is just GORGEOUS. It is a silvery golden black yet kind of taupeish shade (worst description ever, sorry) but seriously, it's pretty! However, almost every time I use it, I make a huge mess of my makeup or my pictures don't turn out or something. It is so pretty it's idiot-proof but I just can't seem to do it justice! ARGH! Anyway, here are two looks that pretty much sucked.

1. FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15.
CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics blush in Last Day on Earth (made by me).
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
LIPS: NARS Daredevil.
EYES: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, MUFE Aqua Liners #14 and #15, Coastal Scents Magnetic, Silk Naturals Torn Fishnets, Sugarpill Bulletproof, Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, UD Perversion, Tokidoki Diamante eyeliner, Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara, Ardell Bat Those Lashes 114 Black.

JEEZ. You'd think from everything I put on my eyes it would look awesome. It just looked like a giant silvery mess almost all the way up to my eyebrows Mimi-style (at least it wasn't bright blue I guess). What a grand waste of time. Also, Daredevil either looks terrible on me or with the other makeup colours I'm wearing.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE LOOK

Yikes.
AT LEAST I LIKED MY OUTFIT

Dreads: By me. Headband and Shirt: Le Chateau
Underbust Corset: Deadly Couture. Skirt: Powerline
Tights: Ebay. Boots: Demonia.
Shot Glass: Is neon green with "Hot Mess" written on it in bright pink. How appropriate.

2.  FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15.CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics blush in Last Day on Earth (made by me).
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
LIPS: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Adora, Hourglass Siren.
EYES: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, MUFE Aqua Liner #15, Silk Naturals Torn Fishnets, Sugarpill Bulletproof, Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, UD Perversion, Armani Eyes to Kill #2 Lust Red,  Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara, Faux X Dev lashes.

THE EQUIPMENT


AT LEAST I LIKED MY LIPS


I'm glad I put ALL of that on my eyes becaue it looks like I took one silvery grey shade, slapped it on, and forgot to blend. Super. Also, could I pluck my eyebrows every now and again? JEEEZ.


WTF was going on with my outfit?????
NONE OF THESE THINGS GO TOGETHER, ARGH!

Dreads and hair flower: By me.
Collar: gift from friend.
Dress:
Corset: I can't remember.
Boots: Demonia
Cuffs: Lipservice.
Fishnets: From the bottom of one of my drawers somewhere.

What can I say? You win some, you lose some. As I have said before, clothes and makeup come off at the end of the day (thankfully!) such that we might try again to make better styles and looks.

Had any makeup or outfit fails lately?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Spring Cleaning Part 4: Studded

Here's yet another old look that needs to get off my computer. This is from over a year ago, when I bought some sweet-ass Faux X Dev lashes with little pyramid studs on them. I didn't post about then regardless of their awesomeness due to my consistent failure to get a good picture of them in a makeup look (which is the case for this post as well, unfortunately). Anyway, they are awesome. LOOK AT THEM!!


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

CHEEKS: Silk Naturals Galaxy blush.

LIPS: MAC Prince Noir.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

EYES: Shadows: Coastal Scents Magnetic, Urban Decay Gunmetal and Creep.
Liners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, MUFE Aqua Liner #15.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.
Lashes: Faux X Dev.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


Necklace: Superstore (for non-Canadians, this is a grocery store that has a clothing line sold in it...definitely not where I usually shop for jewellery but you can find things anywhere if you keep your eyes open!)
Dress: Le Chateau
Corset:
Studded Bracelet: Le Chateau
Stockings: Ebay
Studded Shoes: Can't remember, I've had these FOREVER.

Can you tell that I like pyramid studs? Do you have anything with pyramid studs in your wardrobe?

Monday, June 17, 2013

SPRING CLEANING PART 3: Teal, Bronze, and Copper

Time for another super old look that needs to get off my computer!!! This is from 2 years ago and I actually like it, not sure why it never got posted. I had bought a new teal shirt with copper and bronze tones in it for something different as I usually only wear silver metallics. I also found a cute pair of metallic copper shoes and it inspired me to use those colours in my makeup! Thankfully, I had the Kat von D Angeles palette hanging around.....it has lovely teal, bronze, and copper shades in it (another thing I need to crack out and use more often!)

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: NARS Orgasm.

LIPS: YSL Voluptue Sheer Candy blah blah longest name ever Glossy Balm Crystal Colour in Dewy Papaya.

EYES: Base: UDPP, NYX JEP in Black Bean, and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Peggy, Rehab, Leather, Specimen, and Venus from the Kat Von D Angeles Palette.
Liners: UD Baked and Perversion, Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.

THE INSPIRATION

 
Top, shoes, and earrings all from Le Chateau.
THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE EYES

 
THE LOOK


What metallic makeup colours are your favourite?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weekend in Montreal!

Hello! I just got back from a weekend in Montreal! My "husband" and I went to see the Grand Prix Du Canada 2013 for Formula 1. In addition to being a closeted goth, I have been a semi-closeted Formula 1 fan since 2010. After watching all the races on TV for the last few years, it was pretty cool to see it in person!

IN THE GRANDSTANDS


RIDING ON THE METRO

Jacket: Le Chateau. Top: H & M. Jeans: Guess.
RAINY WEATHER

Sexy Rain Poncho: Walmart. Handbag: Zara.
 POSING WITH THE TROPHY

One of the first times in a million years that I have been seen in public wearing runners and/or shorts. YIKES!
SUPER FAST CARS!

I could not believe how fast these bloody things go!!!
 THE WINNERS

1st Place: Sebastian Vettel, 2nd Place: Fernando Alonso, 3rd Place: Lewis Hamilton (BOOO!)
AT THE HOTEL

The hotel had all of these F1 beer box displays as they were a sponsor of the event or something. As myself and my husband are so high class, we had to take pictures with them.
 GOING OUT FOR A NICE DINNER

After the race, we went out for dinner at a lovely French restaurant called Holder. I had lobster ravioli. YUM!
Jacket, dress, and earrings: Le Chateau. Shoes: Call it Spring.
Any other Formula 1 fans out there?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SPRING CLEANING PART 2: MPZ WTF Trio

Hello! Here is another "vintage" look of mine. It is from the summer of 2011 when I first changed cities. I had been wanting to try out the My Pretty Zombie WTF trio which is supposed to be their "mom safe" colours (I would refer to them as work safe as I thankfully wouldn't really have to tone things down in front of my own mom). I also wanted to try out my new Morgana Cryptoria 1920's lipstick (oooh I should crack those out again now!) I did this look for going to get my driver's license photo taken. I look okay in my own photos but do you think the ones on my driver's license that I'm stuck with turned out? OF COURSE NOT.

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 1920's lipstick in It Girl.

CHEEKS: Sobe Botanicals DuoChrome Blush in Nouveau.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: MPZ WTF trio and Coffin Critters.
Liners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner and UD Stray Dog.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES




 THE LOOK


Monday, June 3, 2013

SPRING CLEANING PART I: Random Looks

I was scrolling through my blog the other day and noticed that it looks a bit funny as it is totally lacking in continuity. Not that this is the end of the world or anything, but you can tell as my hairstyle and where I live has changed so it looks a bit weird when I look different in each post. For some reason, I take makeup pictures and let them stew on my computer until I REALLY FEEL like it is time to post them. I have stuff that has been on my computer for the last 2 years that I haven't posted yet so I figure it's time to post it or delete it. In the next couple of weeks I am going to post all of my oldest photos and try to start posting things in order and as they happen!

For this post, I took a bunch of random pictures out of folders for looks where most of the pictures didn't turn out or I looked sketchy or something and that was why I never posted the entire look. Without further ado, here are a bunch of old random makeup photos that have been sitting on my computer!

Maybelline Eye Studio Caffeine Rush palette; UD Corrupt liner.

Sugarpill Weekender, MPZ Coffin Critters and Amacyst; Fyrinnae Glitterboi; UD Ransom and Binge liners.

Silk Naturals Deviant, Calm, Chucklehead, Neuron, and Paranormal; Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Aqua Sonic.

Venomous Cosmetics Lip Poison in Deep Space.

Persephone Minerals Bi-Curious, Falling Angel, Bruise; Venomous Cosmetics Distant Planet and Faraway Galaxy; MPZ Amacyst; MUFE Aqua Liner #14.

A super cool orangey coral-y Rimmel gloss that I used to love like 2 years ago but had to throw it out because it had gone off......that's how old this picture is!

Sobe Botanicals Zen Fire; Kat Von D Angeles Palette:Venus, Leather, Specimen, Rehab; UD Bourbon.

Wet N Wild Lust Palette; UD Rockstar liner.

Wet N Wild Lust Palette; MUFE Aqua Liner #11.

Wet N Wild Greed Palette; UD Uzi.

Spellbound By Jinx Fools Gold, Toast; UD Binge liner.

Eyes: Maybelline Eye Studio Amethyst Ablaze palette.
Lips: MAC Lavender Whip lipstick with Evil Shades Hardcore Lips Just Like Candy.
Cheeks: Spellbound By Jinx Blush in B7.
Necklace: Eyescream Jewellery

Eyes: L'Oreal HIP in Enchantress.
Cheeks: NARS Orgasm
Lips: Morgana Cryptoria Coraline's Kiss
Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Styletto

Shadows from the UD Naked and Naked 2 palettes.

MAC Red Full Stop.

Sugarpill Tiara; UD Pistol; Medusa's Makeup Mascara in Blue Blood; NYX JEP in Milk, Lime Crime Uniliner in  Lazuli.
Sorry for the trillion pictures! It feels good to clean out your folders. Get ready, there are more old looks to come! ***slow claps***