Thursday, October 20, 2011

Circle Lens Review - WM-209 Max Neon Blue

So I got a bunch of lenses from Kiwiberry1 Collection.
They had a buy 5 get 6th pair free so how could I resist!

The first pair I have tried so far are WM-209 Max Neon Blue.

The colour looks very different to the website but they say that can happen, I actually like the real life colour more so YAY.

These are 14.8mm diameter and the largest I have worn so far.
They were a tiny bit hard to put in due to size and softness but they are soooo comfy I hardly feel like I am wearing them.

In the vial

In the lens case

These are REALLY opaque which it awesome if you have dark eyes (I don't but still prefer opaque crazy looking lenses to natural ones) They make my eyes look MASSIVE.

I love these and would recommend them to anyone! :D

In my eye and my normal boring eye BIG difference!

both mah eyes :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sexy Wounds for Halloween - Tutorial

I originally started just writing about my make up from last Saturday night but then thought I should make a little tutorial for you all. I did the pictured wound on the inside of my fore arm and it took probably 5 mins max so this is a good quick trick for halloween or any other time you need to look gross :D

Om Nom Nom Holly flavour!

Wooo Hooo Halloween! My housemate and I were getting psyched up for halloween.
It's a bit special to goths here because they sort of get into it more than anyone else, because Australia doesn't celebrate halloween, so it's basically a time for goths to be more goth. :D

The weekend just gone there was a goth club which was medical themed, I decided that there would be too many nurses present (that being a goth chick favourite) so I thought I might be a patient. I sort of imagined that I had been scratched by a werewolf hahahaha. So I wore some purple and black outfit with my skeleton singlet and made some wounds on my face and chest.

Vodka and rasberry red tounge! Clearly I have drunk many at this point.

So these wounds are so easy to do! I have seen a few tutorials about doing them, which are all pretty good but I will still do a little run down on how I did this and what I used.

First thing; some of the beauty bloggers who have done tutorials suggest using eyelash glue to do these types of things. That is fine if you decide on having a wound on the night that need one.
The problem is that eyelash glue is very expensive and not as adhesive as liquid latex.

So if you have a few days notice that you might want to do this, find some liquid latex, you will not be disappointed. I got some from my make up college in Sydney, it got about $9 for a small bottle (compared to $15 for a tiny tube that's nothing)

latex vs eyelash glue

You can use your hands, a brush, a stick or anything to put it on your face. I used an old paint brush (not a nice make up brush). It's so easy, seriously, you just blob it on your face, paint it on, once it dries a bit blob more on.

2 layers of latex

If you want to build it up a bit stick some torn up tissue on your face where the latex is and then paint more latex over it. For a freshly injured look tear a bit of the latex up. That's it for the latex.

Stuck on some tissues, paint latex over then tear it a bit

Next is painting the wound, this is really the make or break part of this process. If you are doing it at home with your normal everyday make up DO NOT USE SHIMMER. It will look fake and wrong! Matte WTF with this type of thing. So if you use normal make up use eye shadows, eyeliners and blush in reds, burgundy, browns in matte.

Some Indie companies have made some cute zombie kits that might be good for this if you don't have the colours but don't want to buy SFX only make up.

I normally use Ben Nye oil based Cream Foundation normally and this is great for covering the parts of latex you want to be skin coloured too(lucky me!) You have to powder it to set properly. You can just use normal foundation but it will need to have good coverage, tinted moisturizer probably won't be heavy enough.

Ben Nye Creme coverage!
Obviously this does not match well on my albino inside arm haha

I used a BenNye Severe Exposure Wheel to colour in and around the wounds
In all seriousness, this made the difference. The colours being specifically developed for this, you hardly had to try to make it look great.I used the very red in the centre moving out with the darker colours then then fleshy pink colour around the very outside. I also powdered the wounds so stuff didn't get on my clothes and wig!

After a quick go with the BN wheel.

My well loved Ben Nye foundation and new colour wheel

Now you are all coloured up you can add the Blllooooooddd. This is he fun bit right!
Because I can see myself doing this a fair bit for friends (and myself) I bought good quality SFX blood. I got two kinds, Ben Nye Thick Blood and Stage Blood(mint flavor nom nom!)
The Thick blood is what really sells this I think and for $11 sooooo worth it.

which blood type are you? mwahahaha

The thick blood is so thick, it's thicker than jam which means it stays where you put it (it also stays wet) and looks amazing for ages. You only need a tiny amount as well.

This is with just Thick Blood pushed around the inside with a stiff brush

Next is the stage blood, it is like the cheap fake blood but it is yum mint flavor!
I squirted a bit on with a syringe and then carried it around in my handbag to top up my gross factor through the night.

The finished wound!

If you make a wound I want to see! Post a link in the comments!

My housemate Rachel and I, Yeah we aren't wasted

Friday, October 7, 2011

Possums, Fun Times and Assemblage 23

So I have been a bit absent lately just due to so much going on IRL really.

Good and bad so that is ok. A fair bit in between also which keeps everything interesting.

Last weekend Assemblage 23 played in Sydney. It's a bit of a deal for us because not so many bands come to Australia and they were one of my first fav goth electro bands.

They were fracking awesome! I have seen VNV 2 times and A23 were way better than both!

Usually I am shy of meeting bands but I was pretty drunk and super excited so had to tell them they were WAY better than VNV and get a photo.

Holly meets A23

My friends Terry, Wendy and I were a bit annoyed at the prices of drinks at the venue so we went down the street to a bottle shop and got some vodak. We mixed it with powerade and drank it in the park. In the park we saw a Possum! I was so excited.
Australian possums are cuter and nicer than the American ones and he was so close!
A lot of people think there are animals everywhere in Australia and I suppose that is sort of true but I live right in the city so I don't see any really so it was exciting to see one in the city.

Holly and Terry

I have been into pink lately? Can you tell? Terry and I both have contacts in so we couldn't see anything, it was hilarious. Also it was windy and raining in the park and we were all in our trampy goth gear so we were freezing, it sounds crap but it was actually fun.

Later in the night after the show we went to a goth club where I fell down some stairs, spilled a coke on myself and Wendy and Terry threw up. We then walked home yelling about how hot all the people from Game of Thrones are hahahaha! Good Times!

Here is a questionnaire that I yanked from CottonCandyINK, I think they are fun and sometimes give good insight!

Blush or Bronzer? Blush for sure
Lipgloss or Lipstick? Both for me but must be highly pigmented
Eyeliner or Mascara? You have to have both!
Foundation or Concealer? light foundation
Neutral or Coloured Eyeshadow? Coloured no question!
Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow? Pressed for ease, loose for colour options
Brushes or Sponges? Brushes mostly

Long or Short? Long
Acrylic or Natural? Natural - everyone thinks my natural nails are acrylic anyway
Brights or Darks? Bright Neons
Flower or no Flower? NO FLOWERS!!!!

Perfume or Body Splash? Perfume, ususally essential oil perfume.
Lotion or Body Butter? I thought they were the same thing!
Body Wash or Soap? I hate soap, love body wash!!

Jeans or Sweat Pants? I ususally wear stockings and skirts
Long Sleeve or Short? Short please!
Dresses or Skirts? skirts all day everyday
Stripes or Plaid? both! but always grey ahahah
Flip Flops or Sandals? YUK neither!! I always wear boots, except at the gym!
Scarves or Hats? I love scarves and only have one hat
Studs or Dangly Earrings? I don't really change my earrings
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots? combat boots!
Jacket or Hoodie? I wear a lot of jackets with hoods hahaha

Curly or Straight? Straight
Bun or Ponytail? none my hair is short
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips? I only use clips for decoration
Hair Spray or Gel? Hair spray all the time!
Long or Short? short 4 lyfe!
Light or Dark? Any kind of crazy colours!
Side-swept Bangs or Full Bangs? Bangs above eyebrows!
Up or Down? Down, up is a waste!

Rain or Shine? overcast and windy!
Summer or Winter? Winter though I don't know if you call it that in AUstralia it's not that cold.
Fall or Spring? Fall is my fav season EVAR
Chocolate or Vanilla? Hazelnut!

I Tag: Cassy from Cassykins Vs the World
from Fierce Nerditude
and Vulcan butterfly!