Goth Fashion for October: Opal

Opal image via Photobucket.  Opal info via Crystal Vaults.

Hello, lovely Soulflowers!  This is another outfit post honoring October’s birthstone, Opal.  I went for drinks with friends, so I kept my look pretty casual.  I also wore my glasses – didn’t want to fuss around with contact lenses.  All of the action happens above the neck.  Lol.

Opals are hardened silica gel and contain 5 to 20% water.  Because of its many colors and energies, opals represent several elements and used for all seven chakras.  Opals come in all colors imaginable.

 

OPAL INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLES: The Eye Stone, The Stone of Inspiration and Change

COLORS: Various including rainbow, blue, black, yellow, orange, red, green, brown, and colorless

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.0

CHAKRAS: All of them, leading up to the Crown (7) chakra

ZODIAC SIGN:  Libra (September 24 – October 23)

SYMBOLIZES: Love, Passion, Desire, Eroticism

ELEMENTS: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water

 

 

 

Even though opals are “rainbow gems”, paired with black the colors really pop.  Wearing the ornate opal pin in my headscarf makes me feel like a queen, and the pin was only $20.  Not a bad price to look like royalty.

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

 

Back From The Ashes: July, August & September

Gemstone pics via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Crystal Vaults.

Hello again, dear lovelies.  This is Part 2 of my birthstone outfits.  This post covers my birthstone outfits from July to September.  Bright red, lime green, and deep blue – all great colors to add to a gothic wardrobe.  Whether it’s your hair, shoes, or accessories, adding color to either of these attributes will pop against an all-black outfit.

 

JULY – Ruby

 

This video starts off with me talking about the layoff from my job, but it is also an OOTD video.  Ruby is an obvious favorite since it matches my hair color.  My outfit is towards the end of the video, starting at 05:11.

 

RUBY INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Stone of Nobility

COLORS: Colorless, light pink, pink, red, and crimson

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 9.0

CHAKRA: Root (1)

ZODIAC SIGN:  Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

SYMBOLIZES: Passion, Protection, Prosperity, The Sun

ELEMENT: Fire

 

 

 

AUGUST – Peridot

 

Lime green and black are perfect for gothic fashion.  The black horns and lace complete the outfit.  Peridot is only one of two gemstones formed from molten rock, not from the Earth’s crust.  The other gemstone formed from molten rock is the Diamond.

 

PERIDOT INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLES: Gem Of The Sun, Evening Emerald, True Topaz

COLORS: Yellow, yellow-green, olive green, lime green 

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7.0

CHAKRA: Heart (4)

ZODIAC SIGN:  Leo (July 23 – August 22)

SYMBOLIZES: Passion, Vitality, The Sun

ELEMENT: Earth

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – Sapphire

 

I’m wearing blue lipstick again.  I was inspired by sapphires – how could I not wear blue lipstick?  The outfit’s pretty basic: just a t-shirt, sparkly belt, and black pantaloons.  Sapphires also represent royalty and divinity.

 

SAPPHIRE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Stone of Wisdom

COLORS: Black, green, orange, pink, white, yellow, violet, and various shades of blue

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 9.0

CHAKRAS: Throat (5), Third Eye (6)

ZODIAC SIGN:  Virgo (August 23 – September 23)

SYMBOLIZES: Power, Strength, Kindness, Wisdom

ELEMENT: Water

 

 

Well, that’s it.  We’re now back on track with the birthstone outfits.  It’s a good thing too, since we’re now in October – just 2 more months until the end of the year.  Stay tuned for October’s outfit, inspired by its birthstone, Opal.

Peace, love, and darkness,

Dasia Denise

Back From The Ashes: April, May & June

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

ELEMENT: Air

 

 

 

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

ELEMENT: Earth

 

 

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

ELEMENT: Water

 

 

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,

Dasia Denise

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:

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®

“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:

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®

 

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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