Makeup Tutorial: Gothic Purple (Reader Request)

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Hello, lovelies!  I’m so happy with this makeup tutorial.  Why?  Because it’s my first requested video from one of my readers!  Woot!  This reader thought that I should try a gothic look using purple makeup and I am happy to oblige.

 

 

Here is the list of makeup that I used.  The purple eyeshadows are from, once again, Ben Nye’s® Lumiere Creme Colour collection.  These eye cremes are a dream to wear.  The colors are vivid and they glide on your face beautifully.  Although I’ve been using their eyeshadows, this is the first time I’ve tried Ben Nye’s® Shimmer Crayon.  The application is very smooth, which can be tricky since makeup crayons can often feel waxy – like a literal crayon.

 

EYES

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LIGHT PURPLE EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Cosmic Violet

DARK PURPLE EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Royal Purple

SILVER EYELINER:  Ben Nye® Shimmer Crayon in Silver

EYELINER:  M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

EYESHADOW PENCIL:  L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

SILVER EYESHADOW & MOON STAMP: EYE-Cons Makeup Kit

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

LIPSTICK: Manic Panic® Glam Nation™ Lipstick in Deadly Nightshade

 

I hope you lovelies enjoyed this tutorial.  Any ideas, requests, thoughts, or questions?  Share in the comments below.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Makeup Tutorial: Gothic Red Eyeshadow

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Hello, lovelies!  Here’s another makeup tutorial, where I demonstrate how I created this look.  This is the makeup that I wore for July’s birthstone, Ruby.  The focus here is the red and black creme eyeshadows. 

 

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used.  Since I applied my eye makeup before my foundation, the eye makeup is listed first.  I used Scotch® tape to create the cut-crease eyeshadow.

 

EYES

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RED EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Cherry Red

BLACK EYESHADOW:  M.A.C. Paint Pot in Blackground

EYELINER:  M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

EYESHADOW PENCIL:  L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I plan on trying other colors for more bold looks.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Tutorial: Goth Makeup For Eyeglasses

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Hello, lovelies!  I’ve created another makeup tutorial, centered around wearing eyeglasses with gothic makeup.  Wearing makeup with glasses can be a challenge.  How does one go about making their eyes stand out behind a pair of spectacles?  Hopefully, this video will give you some pointers.

 

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used in the video:

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

“TRIBAL” LINE MARKING:  Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

 

EYES

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EYESHADOW PRIMER:  Too Faced® Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

LIGHT EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Honey

BLACK EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Black

BLACK EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

WHITE EYELINER: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

This is the makeup that I wore for May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley.  I hope this tutorial was useful for you.  I’m really getting into creating makeup tutorials, so you will see more of them in the near future.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

World Goth Day & My First Makeup Tutorial

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World Goth Day logo from The World Goth Day Page 

Today is Sunday, May 22, also known as World Goth Day.  Normally, I’m chillin’ on Sundays and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today – nothing.  But I will celebrate this day with a makeup tutorial, made by moi.  It’s my first one and I’m quite proud of it.  I’m debating whether or not to add commentary, but I can make a decision at a later time.  The makeup in the video is what I wore for April’s birthstone, Diamond.

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used in the video:

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

EYES

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EYESHADOW PRIMER:  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in SIN

EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Black

EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

GLITTER PRIMER:  Too Faced® Shadow Insurance Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer

GLITTER:  Too Faced® Glamour Dust in Blue Angel

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

What are you lovelies up to for World Goth Day?  I hope your plans include watching my first video (haha).  If you do decide to watch, I hope you enjoy this video.  Any tips to make it better?  Should I add commentary or no?  Please share in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & MOTD: Happy Paraskevidekatriaphobia!

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia info and poem via The Telegraph.

Hello, my dark lovelies!  Today is Paraskevidekatriaphobia!  Don’t worry, I’m not cursing you out – it just means a fear of Friday the 13th.  This word is a combination of the Greek words paraskeví (“Friday”) and dekatreís (“thirteen”).  Triskaidekaphobia  is the fear of the number 13.  To help honor this “frightful” day, Edgar, my handsome “fur baby”, allowed me to take a couple of photos of him.

What better day to wear my new, black cat earrings than Friday the 13th?  Here’s what I’m wearing today:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Tunic dress (D3), Leggings (P5), Platform boots (B4)

 

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Tunic dress and leggings: Amazon, Platform boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

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Cat In The Moon earrings: The Boutique Bizarre (Etsy)

 

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Cat eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Crystal point pendant: Kalani’s Gems (Etsy)

 

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Today’s the day to also wear cat-eye makeup with my cat-eye glasses:

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That’s it for now, lovelies.  This is the only time Friday the 13th will happen this year, so I’ll leave you with a poem titled, “Friday the Thirteenth” by poet, Brian Bilston.  Happy Friday the 13th!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

For Keith,

Friday the Thirteenth

held no fear.

He wasn’t superstitious

(or even a little bit stitious)

and didn’t view the day

as particularly suspicious

or with the promise

of the unpropitious.

 

It was then a black cat

crossed his path,

causing him to stop on a crack

which made him stagger

under a ladder,

and shatter a mirror

being carried

by a passing albatross,

who suffered fatal blood loss

from a shard

which flew hard

into its heart.

 

Keith didn’t think anything of it

until later that day,

at a wine reception,

he found himself trapped

in a conversation

about Jeremy Clarkson.

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OOTD & MOTD for January’s Birthstone: Garnet

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Gemstone pic via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Crystal Vaults and Wikipedia.

Yesterday’s look was inspired by January’s birthstone, Garnet.  Garnets are mainly red, but can be found in all colors except blue, which is very rare.  Garnets can be found all over the world and have been valued for over 5000 years, since the Bronze Age.  The name “garnet” comes from the word granatum, the Latin word for “pomegranate”.

 

GARNET INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Stone of Health

COLORS: All except blue

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 6.5-7.5

TYPES: Almandine, Andradite, Grossular, Pyrope, Spessartine, Uvarovite

ZODIAC SIGN:  Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

DEITY: Sekhmet, Egyptian goddess of war

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The goddess Sekhmet – (Image via Photobucket)

DIVINATION: “Dreams of garnet signify the solution to a mystery.”

CHAKRAS: Root (1) and Crown (7)

HEALING PROPERTIES: Cleansing, rejuvenation, balances and purifies energy, aids in sexual potency

 

Here is the result of my inspiration:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long black dress (D1), long-sleeve black shirt (S2), red tie-dye bell bottoms (P2), black velvet scarf (Scf1), Hook-and-loop ankle boots (B2)

 

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Long dress: Dharma Trading Co., Black shirt: The Gap, Tie-dye bell bottoms: L. Rose Designs, Boots: 20 Twenty Vintage (Etsy)

 

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Large red bindi: Blue Sun Tribe (Etsy), Black velvet scarf: National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Blood vial necklace: Vampfangs

 

Here’s my makeup.  I recently purchased some new, red eyeshadow from Ben Nye®.  I was a bit nervous in trying red eyeshadow, but I actually like how it looks on me.  New year, new color:

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Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Color in Cherry Red

 

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I wanted to change my birthstone posts up a bit from last year.  Last year’s posts were more informative, but this year’s posts will be short and sweet. For a little more information on garnets, you can read my garnet post from 2015.  For a lot more information you can go to Crystal Vaults.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup – Basic Black For A Busy Thursday

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Hello, my lovelies.   Work has been insanely busy and I’m exhausted!  I’ve been pretty useless and spent by the time I arrive home.  We sell medical goods and this month is our sale month.  That means that work will continue to be busy for the rest of July.  Oh well, no complaints.  At least I have a job, right?

Here’s what I wore on Thursday – just a simple black dress with my lace cardigan.  The temperature dropped to about 86° F (30° C), so I was able to wear my long, lace cardigan.  This is why I love to wear layers when I can.  When I got hot, I simply took the cardigan off.  Even though it was lacy and lightweight, it can still get hot wearing it.

 

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Long black dress: Dharma Trading Co., Lace cardigan: Amazon, Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

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Here’s my summer goth face.  Just the usual dark makeup:

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Eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Studded choker: AOS Leather (Etsy), Coffin nails necklace: Extollo Jewelry (Etsy)

 

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That’s all for today.  A very short post, indeed.  July’s birth flower post will be up very soon and I perform again in 2 weeks, so there are more substantial posts on the horizon.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup – Blood Red Dreads

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Hello, my pretties!  I have a dance performance this weekend and my hair was dismally faded.  I had to do something.  Sure, most of my hair won’t be seen from the flowers and feathers that I wear for dance.  But I was missing the dark, blood red color that I love.  So, I decided to take a risk and re-dye my baby dreads.  I figured as long as I don’t bleach my hair (like I used to do when my hair was loose) it wouldn’t be a problem.

Luckily for me, the hair color came out great.  The color will probably not last as long on my roots, since they haven’t been bleached.  Fortunately, the dark red blends well into my naturally dark hair.  I wasn’t feeling too well yesterday and it was hot outside, so my makeup is very minimal.  Just eyeliner, mascara, and dark lipstick:

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What a difference a bottle of hair dye makes.

 

Here’s what I wore.  I wanted to wear my new holey tights and thought they would go great with the blue tunic dress I wore 2 weeks ago:

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Tunic dress: bought at DC Fashion Week, Tights: Heavy Red, Boots: Dr. Marten’s (brand)

 

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Eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Moon pendant: Ebay

 

This blue tunic dress is turning out to be one of my favorite pieces of clothing.  So comfortable.  So versatile.  It’s also a good length on me, and I’m pretty picky about length.  This dress can easily be worn all-year ’round, except winter. You will definitely see more of me in this dress.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup for June’s Birth Flower: Rose

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Rose pictures and gif via Photobucket.  Rose info via What’s My Birth Flower?.  Rose color info via Proflowers®.

One of the most popular flowers ever is the Rose, the birth flower for June.  Roses [genus: Rosa] were grown in backyards as far as 5,000 years ago.  They were included in paintings from Babylon, and were also grown in Greece and China in 500 BC.  The breeding of roses started in 17th century Europe.  The popularity of the rose started in the 19th century, when the China Rose was introduced to Europe.

Roses come in different colors, each with their own meanings.  Red roses symbolize romantic love and are connected to the goddesses of love, Aphrodite (Greek) and Venus (Roman).  Pink roses symbolize grace and elegance, and are given as tokens of gratitude and admiration.  White roses are “traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings”, but are also given as a call for reverence.  White roses also symbolize spirituality.  Yellow roses symbolize joy and are given as a token of friendship and good health.  They also represent the sun and “life-giving warmth”.  Roses also come in orange, which represent enthusiasm and passion.  Orange roses are more recent, with breeding occurring in the early 20th century.  Orange roses are the result of the crossbreeding between red and yellow roses.

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Roses in pink & white, red, yellow trimmed with orange, and my personal favorite, black (obviously synthetic).

 

Here’s my outfit.  Since my hair is dyed red, I wore my black rose headband, one of my favorite accessories.  Of course, the only black roses that occur in nature are dead and dried ones, which are not truly black.  However, black roses are huge in the goth subculture – particularly with romantic goths.

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Rose headband: The Magpies River (Etsy), Short dress: Dharma Trading Co., Lace shirt and leggings: Ebay, Boots: Dr. Marten’s (brand)

 

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Ha! Even my lace shirt has roses. Beaded necklace: Lord & Taylor (8 years ago), Victorian casket necklace: Ebay, Onyx ring: Etsy

 

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Here’s my face.  Black roses call for gothic makeup, no question!  It is summer though, so just black eyeliner, lipstick, blush, and a few small, black bindis:

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I’m pleased that I was able to wear my rose headband with my baby dreads.  I wasn’t sure how it would look, but this actually added a little volume to my hair.  The only time I won’t wear something, is if I absolutely hate how it looks on me.  But when I’m not sure, it doesn’t hurt to try.  Sometimes it’s a winning look, sometimes it’s a look of “Nope!”.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup – Simple Goth for Graduation

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Yesterday, I attended my niece’s graduation from kindergarten.  I have never been to a graduation where the graduates were so small!  I almost died from cuteness overload!  Absolutely adorable.  Since I knew that I would be around kids, I kept my outfit simple and comfortable.  It’s a good thing I did that, ’cause my niece pulled me in to dance with her and her fellow graduates!

 

Here’s what I wore.  Like I mentioned, I didn’t want anything too fussy.  It’s also getting more hot and humid, so just the basics would do.  However, I did add a little flair to my shoes with shoe clips purchased on Ebay:

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Asymmetrical tunic: Amazon, 25-yd skirt: Ebay, Shoes: Clarks (brand)

 

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Here’s my simple makeup.  This is basically my “summer-face”.  I prefer keeping my makeup light for when I wear glasses, which are a must for anything involving education (ha ha):

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With my niece, who also wanted to wear a bindi. I had attached a few of them on her graduation card and she instantly started sticking them on her forehead. The smile on my face says it all!

 

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Below my signature are a few more pictures of my niece’s graduation.  I had so much fun!  I enjoyed seeing these little ones graduate, sing and dance.  And there were colors galore!  Be sure to check out the brightly colored cupcakes.  I seriously wanted to enroll at this school!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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This is one of the teachers at my niece’s school. I think these are the highest heels that I’ve seen in real life. Her fellow teachers said that she wears super-high heels everyday!

 

Gasp!
Gasp!