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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Husband's Work Xmas Party

Hello everyone! I hope you all had great holidays! I have another holiday party look for you today. This one was for my husband's work Xmas party so therefore I kept the makeup toned down. If you know me, you know I have a hard time toning things down so I ended up going ALL OUT ON SPARKLE for my outfit details.  I was going to try to find some subtle jewellery to go with my heavily sequined dress but then I said F*** it and bought a super sparkly necklace (with SPIKES on it!!), earrings, and bangles. With the sparkly necklace there really was no need for the huge earrings but once again, F*** it. SPARKLE ON!!!

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: MAC Coygirl.
LIPS: Gareth Pugh for MAC lipglass in Outrage.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Inglot Matte, 
Liners: Geisha Ink, UD Perversion, and UZI, Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Plutonium.
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara.
False Lashes: Ardell Demi's.




Dress: Le Chateau
Earrings, Necklace, Bracelets: Le Chateau
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Night Nail
Bag: Vince Camuto

I really enjoy the dress that I found for this party. Being that it is black, it can be used again with different accessories for different events. Also, I believe it is supposed to be a bit longer than knee length which works really well for me. I often find that dresses that are meant to be knee length ride up on me and I don't like to show my upper legs; this one sat just perfectly and didn't ride up when I sat down. Another plus about this dress is the modest neckline and straps. If you have a larger bust, you know how hard it can be to find a party dress that is not strapless and/or doesn't show too much cleavage......not that there is anything WRONG with cleavage but for some events, this just isn't appropriate.
I also really enjoyed using my new evening bag.....me and my friend went shopping at the outlet stores in Las Vegas earlier this year. We found these cool mirrored clutches on sale for like $20. They are perfect for going out!


Let me know if you have been going to any parties and what you have been wearing!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fun Party Makeup

Hello! It's December and it's that time of the year when many celebrate various holidays.....which means you may have parties to attend! One of the things I like to wear to a party is one of my good old LBD's. I love a reliable black party dress because it can be worn many different times without getting boring as it is easy to change up accessories, makeup, and shoes when the dress is plain black. 

For this look I paired my black dress with a flower hair clip, a sparkly statement necklace and earring set, and bold lipstick. I absolutely love MAC Rebel, it is such a great colour! For my eye makeup I kept it neutral but added some colour on the lower lashline, some sparkly eye liner, and some false lashes.

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

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush in Two Virtues.

LIPS: MAC Rebel.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Inglot Matte 342, 349, and 353, Inglot DS 458 and 459.
Liners: UD 24/7 Liner in Perversion, Covet, and Junkie, Geisha Ink, Lise Watier Eye Glitter Liners in Black Orchid and Golden Green, Annabelle Glitterama Liner in Aqua Sonic.
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
False Lashes: Ardell.





Do you have any parties coming up? What do you like to wear to them?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Colourful Smokey Eye and Glossy Lips

Hello everyone! I haven't been doing a lot of blog-related stuff lately so I apologize for my super late comments on your blogs! I have been doing fun stuff like hosting a hot tub/poker party, learning to cook new recipes, learning to play bridge, reading about carnivorous plants, going to Las Vegas, and getting back into playing video games (because I am such a mature adult)! I also have been busy with not-so-fun stuff like work, a sick cat (she's doing better now) and working on my exercising and running......having a broken toe for 7 weeks that impeded my ability to exercise was NOT good for me!

Anyway, the holiday season is upon us. For many of us, this means going to various parties and family functions. Therefore, I shall be posting some holiday party makeup and outfit ideas featuring mostly my mainstream wardrobe. Many of the functions that I go to at this time of the year are either work or family related and therefore I must dress appropriately.

The outfit and makeup below were done for a wine/whiskey tasting and dinner that a friend of mine organized at a local restaurant. For my makeup, I did a colourful smokey eye and sparkly glossy lips. I think something like this is perfect for holiday parties as it is not too over the top but adds some interest to the classic smokey eye. Sheer glossy lips are great for any party where you will be eating; it is hard to keep very bold or dramatic lip colours looking perfect while eating.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Stuio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
CHEEKS: MAC Coygirl.
BROWS:  MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
LIPS: MAC Dazzleglass in Rags to Riches.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Tarina Tarantino Victorian Punk, L'Oreal Love To Hate Me quad, and probably a couple shades from Naked2.
Liners: Geisha Ink, UD 24/7 pencils in Perversion, Ransom and Psychedelic Sister.
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara.






Hair Extensions: IKickShins
Earrings: Suzy Shier
Top + Skirt: Zara
Cuff: Le Chateau
Fencenet tights: Ebay
Shoes: Jennifer Chou


I am in love with these shoes. That is all. 


I found these cool earrings on sale for $3. I like to shop for statement jewellery in the sale sections at clothing stores that I like. They often have a lot of large pieces on for a good price as it seems many people are afraid of statement jewellery.

Do you like big jewellery? What is your favourite accessory?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday

And now for my customary cyber goth look for cyber Monday...

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: Sobe Botanical Blush in Nouveau.
LIPS: MAC Rocker.
EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, NYX JEP's in Black Bean and Milk.
Shadows: Sugarpill Bulletproof and Buttercupcake, Medusa's Makeup Big Bird.
Liner: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
False Lashes: Ardell.






Hair Flower: Bought from a booth at Festival Kinetik
Necklace: Artwithlatex
Goggles: IKickShins
Dreads: Made By Me
Dress: Polymorphe
Watch: Nixon
Tights: H & M
Boots: New Rock

Did anyone find any good sales this weekend? What are your thoughts on the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday thing?