Birthstone pics via Photobucket. Birthstone info via Crystal Vaults and American Gem Society®.
Hello, lovelies! It’s been SIX MONTHS (gasp!) since my last blog post. Since starting my YouTube channel, I’ve been busy creating videos and unfortunately, I’ve had little time to focus on my blog. I was also laid-off from my job in June, so my mental state has gone through ups and downs. But no worries – I’m back and ready to rock!
Since my main way of communicating is through video, this blog will be a landing page for my channel. Even though I haven’t posted anything here since March, I have been making videos every week. So, for the next few weeks, we’re going to play catch-up. Stay tuned for new videos, as well as some older videos that I have not posted here.
This post will feature the monthly birthstone looks that have not been posted here. Here are the OOTD videos and information for the birthstones of April, May, and June. Yikes! I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
APRIL – Diamond
This look was inspired by April’s birthstone, Diamond. You can’t go wrong with all-black and gothic bling! Diamond is the hardest gemstone and is known as the “King of Gems” (the “Queen of Gems” is Pearl).
DIAMOND INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLES: The King of Gems, The Stone of Invincibility
COLORS: Colorless, white, black, yellow, pink, brown, blue, green, and red
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 10
CHAKRA: Crown (7)
ZODIAC SIGN: Aries (March 21 – April 19)
SYMBOLIZES: Purity, Innocence, Love, Fidelity, Strength
MAY – Emerald
This look was inspired by May’s birthstone, Emerald. Green is one of my favorite colors in goth fashion, with so many shades to choose from. Lime green is another favorite of mine.
EMERALD INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: The Stone of Successful Love
COLORS: Shades of yellow-green, green, and blue-green
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0
CHAKRA: Heart (4)
ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
SYMBOLIZES: Spring, Renewal, Growth, Youth, Hope
JUNE – Pearl
As the temperatures rose, it was time to step out in summer goth fashion. I’m wearing black pearls and black roses – birthstone and flower for the month of June. It’s also the first time in many years that I decided to sport blue lipstick. Pearls are the oldest, known gemstone and are the only birthstones made by living creatures.
PEARL INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: The Queen of Gems
COLORS: Various colors including white, pink, cream, brown, green, blue, black, and iridescent
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 2.5 – 4.5
CHAKRA: Sacral (2)
ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
SYMBOLIZES: Purity, Innocence, Truth, The Moon
That’s it for today, my lovelies. There have been so many changes since I last posted, with YouTube, Photobucket, etc. Basically, sites are slamming down the gauntlet, making it much more difficult to use photos and monetize videos. The good news is that I LOVE making videos and blogging, so I have no choice but to adapt to the changes. We’ll see what happens.
Peace, love, and darkness,