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

OOTD & MOTD for May’s Birthstone: Emerald

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Gemstone pics via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Crystal Vaults and Wixon Jewelers.

Today’s look is inspired by May’s birthstone, Emerald (actually, I wore this to work last Friday).  Its vibrant green color resembles Spring, when the flowers, grass, and trees are in full bloom.  And just like Spring, emeralds represent renewal, rebirth, love and growth.  The emerald is considered the gem of Venus, and is believed to aid in fertility.  The finest emeralds are “a pure verdant green hue, medium to dark in tone”.

Emeralds have been around for over 6,000 years.  For the ancient Egyptians, emeralds represented “eternal life”and was the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra. Emeralds were used as talismans for Alexander the Great and Aristotle. Crowns adorned with emeralds have been worn by royalty around the world, for centuries.

 

EMERALD INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Stone of Successful Love

COLORS: Yellow-green to blue-green

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0

TYPES: Beryl

ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

DEITY: Annapurna, Hindu goddess of food, kitchens, and cooks.  She symbolizes nourishment and care.  Also honors Astarte, Phoenician goddess of fertility, love and war.

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The Hindu goddess, Annapurna – (Image via Flickr)

 

DIVINATION: “You will be able to silence the sniping of someone who tries to make you feel inferior through your success”

CHAKRA: Heart (4)

HEALING PROPERTIES: Soothes mental and physical equilibrium, strengthens memory, and helps relieves claustrophobia

 

Here’s what I wore.  All black, except for the green velvet jacket and small green jewels on my face:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Asymmetrical tunic dress (D4), Green velvet jacket (J5), 25-yd. skirt (Skt3), Studded boots (B6)

 

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Asymmetrical tunic dress and 25-yd. skirt: Amazon, Green velvet jacket: The Pyramid Collection

 

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Skull necklace: Kreepsville 666 (brand), Vintage wooden rosary: Krombholz Jewelers (Etsy), Seed bead necklace: World Market

 

Here’s my face.  I experimented with drawing a thick line on my lips.  It’s a bit off-center, but I do like the result:

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I hope you enjoyed this post.  I made a OOTD video, below my signature.  Stay tuned for May’s birth flower, coming soon.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

 

 

OOTD & Makeup for May’s Birthstone: Emerald

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Gemstone photos and gif via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Wixon Jewelers.

Here we have one of my favorite birthstones, the Emerald.  With its deep green color, the emerald represents Spring, rebirth, and life.  A rare gemstone, the deeper the shade of green, the more valuable it is.   Some emeralds have such a deep shade of green that they can have a bluish tint to them.  These are even more rare, thus more valuable.

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TOP IMAGE: raw emerald, BOTTOM IMAGE: polished and cut emerald

 

According to Wixon Jewelers, emeralds also represent the goddess Venus, and were used to aid in fertility.  In Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was known for wearing emeralds.  The Ancient Egyptians were also known to bury their mummies with emeralds carved with “the symbol of verdue – flourishing greenness – on their necks to symbolize eternal youth”.

 

Here’s what I wore.  I finally found a long, basic skirt that fits.  The length is also perfect, which is not easy since I’m only 5′ 3″ (160.02 cm) tall.  The skirt is by Full Tilt, purchased on Amazon:

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Burnout lace shirt: Ebay, Victorian-style boots: Ladies’ Emporium

 

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Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Green whistle pendant: Bliss Berry Blue (Etsy)

 

My makeup from yesterday.  The weather’s starting to get warmer and unfortunately, more humid.  You’ll see more of my “summer face”, in which my eyeliner is worn just on my upper eyelids:

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Sunday is the last day of May, so I’ll be doing a post on May’s birth flower.  I’m also working on posting the birthstone and birth flower posts earlier in the month.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

emerald gemstones photo: emerald emerald2.gif