The Year in Bindis, Makeup & Flowers (Oh My!) 2015

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Hello, fellow darklings!  Welcome to my second year in review post.  This post focuses on all of the bindis, “tribal” markings, and flowers that I wore this year, inspired by each month’s birthstones and birth flowers.  Just like my Year in Costume post, there’s a lot of pictures and very few words.

Here is the rundown on how each birthstone and birth flower influenced my outfits and makeup.  You can click on each birthstone and birth flower to view that particular post.

JANUARY

Birthstone: Garnet

Birth Flower: Carnation

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Garnet

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Carnation

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FEBRUARY

Birthstone: Amethyst

Birth Flower: Violet

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Amethyst

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Violet

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MARCH

Birthstones: Aquamarine (pictured) and Bloodstone

Birth Flower: Daffodil

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Aquamarine

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Daffodil

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APRIL

Birthstone: Diamond

Birth Flowers: Daisy (pictured) and Sweet Pea

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Diamond

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Daisy

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MAY

Birthstone: Emerald

Birth Flower: Lily Of The Valley

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Emerald

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Lily of the Valley

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JUNE

Birthstones: Alexandrite (not pictured), Pearl, and Moonstone

Birth Flower: Rose

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Pearl and Moonstone

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Rose

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JULY

Birthstone: Ruby

Birth Flower: Larkspur

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Ruby

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Larkspur

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AUGUST

Birthstone: Peridot

Birth Flower: Gladiolus

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Peridot

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Gladiolus

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SEPTEMBER

Birthstone: Sapphire

Birth Flower: Aster

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Sapphire

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Aster

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OCTOBER

Birthstones: Opal (pictured) and Tourmaline

Birth Flower: Marigold

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Opal

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Marigold

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NOVEMBER

Birthstones: Topaz (pictured) and Citrine

Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum

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Topaz

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Chrysanthemum

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DECEMBER

Birthstones: Zircon (pictured), Tanzanite, and Turquoise

Birth Flowers: Poinsettia (pictured) and Narcissus

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Zircon

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Poinsettia

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And there we have it, my final post for 2015.  There’s a possibility that the focus of this blog will change (for the better, I hope).  Tomorrow begins a new year and I’m ready.  I hope each and every one of you lovelies has a safe and fun New Year’s.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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The Year In Costume & Dance 2015

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Hello, lovelies!  As we come towards the end of 2015, I decided to do a couple of year-end posts.  They’re more like a photo album vs. an actual blog post. Translation: 95% pictures, 5% words.  This post is a rundown of the costumes I wore this year.  Needless to say, they’re mainly dance costumes, but still costumes nonetheless.  

Without further ado, here are the costumes I wore in 2015.  You can click on each title to read the full blog post.

 

 ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY FIGHT CLUB – January 10

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With my dear friend, Matt

 

COUNTDOWN TO YURI’S NIGHT: SPACE PIRATES – April 11

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With my sweetheart and life partner, C.

 

SAHARA DANCE: 13th ANNUAL UNDER A DESERT MOON – April 25

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With 3 of my ATS® troupe mates, Illyria, Isabel and Suzanne
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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography

 

DC HAFLA ATS® PERFORMANCE – July 18

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SAHARA DANCE SUMMER CARNIVAL – August 8

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ATS® FLASH MOB – October 10

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With Shavei Dancer and Isabel

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DEVIL’S NIGHT – October 30

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With Jocelyn as Chell (from the video game series, Portal)

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HALLOWEEN – October 31

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Me and my sweetheart as Prince and Tina Turner

 

RAQ OUT: CREATURES OF MYTH & LEGEND – November 7

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With fellow unicorn and dance partner, Amy

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GOLDEN ERA SAHARA DANCE SALON: A VINTAGE BELLY DANCE BRUNCH  – December 13

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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography
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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography

 

And there it is.  I hope you enjoyed viewing my costumes for 2015.  There will be another year-end post in a couple of days.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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