OOTD & MOTD for June’s Birth Flower: Rose

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Rose and Honeysuckle pics via Photobucket. Rose info via ProFlowers® and Names Of Flowers.

I’m switching things up a bit for this monthly post.  After a humid weekend, this week felt like Spring again.  Not wanting to “waste” perfect weather, I’m posting the birth flower post first.  It really doesn’t matter, but I wanted to wear my new fringe jacket before it gets too hot.  

So here we go with June’s birth flower, Rose.  Most people think of red roses when roses are mentioned, but we all know that roses come in different colors. Each color has its own symbolism attached to it (see “COLORS” below).

Roses are millions of years old and have been cultivated for centuries.  It is believed that roses were “first cultivated around the Caspian Sea or Gulf of Persia”.  The oldest rose fossil was found in North America (Colorado) about 35 million years ago. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, roses represented love and passion.  Roses are also connected with the goddesses Aphrodite (Greek), Isis (Egyptian), and Venus (Roman).

 

ROSE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: Flower of Love and Passion

GENUS: Rosa

TYPES: Over 150 species including “Eden”, Damask, Beach, and “Queen Elizabeth”

ORIGIN: Northern Hemisphere, including North Africa, Mexico, Europe and Asia

TYPE: Perennial

COLORS (SYMBOLISM): Red (romantic love), White (purity, reverence), Pink (admiration, grace), Yellow (friendship, caring), Orange (passion), Burgundy (beauty) 

ZODIAC SIGN: Libra (September 23 – October 22)

USES: Commonly used for perfumes, oils, skin lotions, and soap.  Rose hips are used in tea and natural supplements.

SECONDARY BIRTH FLOWER:  Honeysuckle

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Here’s what I wore.  I won an Ebay auction (woot!) and scored the blue fringe jacket for 30 bucks!  Great purchase, considering that these jackets easily go for $100 or more.  Since the weather was more Spring-like yesterday, I decided to wear my new jacket which has velvet roses on it.  Nothing screams “boho” like a fringe jacket.  I’m also pleased that I found a jacket in royal blue, my favorite shade of blue:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Tunic dress (D4), 15-yard skirt (Skt5), Blue floral fringe jacket (J6), High-top moccasin sandals (Snd2)

 

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Tunic dress and 15-yard skirt: Amazon, Blue fringe jacket: Ebay, Shoes: Medieval Moccasins

 

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Black spike earrings: Ashley Elaine Designs (Etsy), Vintage wooden rosary: Krombholz Jewelers (Etsy), Seed bead necklace: World Market

 

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Here’s yesterday’s face.  No eyeshadow – just mascara, eyeliner, and lashes for my eyes:

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The weather we’ve been experiencing has been schizophrenic, to say the least.  After Spring-like weather, it’s supposed to be hot and humid again this weekend.  Stay tuned for posts on June’s birthstone and belly dance.  I’ve included an OOTD video below, featuring another ATS® dance move.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

ATS® dance move (fast): Reach & Sit

 

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 – Wednesday’s Gothic Bohemian

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Hola, my dear lovelies.  The weather has been consistently warm, although yesterday was a bit cool and gray.  I’m hoping the warm weather is here to stay for awhile.  I’m ready to put away the winter clothes and start rocking my warm weather threads!

Here’s what I wore.  I consider myself a gothic bohemian, so this floral velvet shawl is right up my alley.  With my large eyeglasses, I can see myself wearing this 30 years later with my significant other and a couple of black cats, drinking a glass of red wine.  A black rocking chair would complete my “old lady” look (ha ha).

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Floral velvet shawl (J4), Black “high-low” shirt (S13), Black skirt (Skt1), Black leggings (P5), 20-eye boots (B3)

 

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1990s Floral velvet shawl: Gypsy Goth Vintage (Etsy), “High-low” shirt: Amazon, Skirt and leggings: Ebay, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

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Silver spike earrings: Opulent Oddities (Etsy), Black choker w/ black gems: Ego Driven (Etsy), Seed bead necklace: World Market, Silver & onyx ring: Gibson’s Vintage Shop (Etsy), Other rings: street vendors in DC

 

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Here’s my face.  No heavy makeup this time, since I’m wearing glasses.  These glasses aren’t the most flattering on me, but I still like them.  But my roots?  Oof.  Looks like I’ll need to re-dye them very soon.

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I hope you enjoyed this short post.  I have a dance performance this Saturday and I’m getting pumped.  Woo!  In the meantime, I’ll leave you lovelies with this OOTD video.  TTFN!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise