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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American McGee's Alice Costume & Makeup

Happy Halloween! This costume and makeup look is what I wore last Friday and Saturday. My husband DJ's at an event that occurs usually once a month and we had our Halloween Spectacular on the 26th and a friend's house party on the 27th. Both were a lot of fun!

For my costume, I bought an American McGee's Alice dress, an Omega necklace and I used tights and boots I already had. I just happened to be at a Halloween shop that had a knife that was the right size and shape, similar to the Vorpal blade, so I bought it. It's a cheap piece of foam crap and on some parts, the paint was peeling off by the end of the night. Probably partially my fault. I was using it to spank my friends! Ha!

For the eye makeup I used products I already had from Morgana Cryptoria (she makes the best red eyeshadows!). I played both Alice video games like mad, so I felt confident that I could duplicate her makeup fairly well. I decided to go with how she looks in the second game: Madness Returns. In that one, Alice has blackened, smoky rusty red eye makeup with sort of natural glossy lips.  So that is what I went with. I didn't do anything different with my hair except part it down the middle.

 
 
 
 
Photo to show what she looks like for those of you who are unfamiliar with the game.

My full costume. :-)
 
Makeup:

Eyes (all applied in this order):
Coastal Scents Shadow worx eye primer (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger)
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue (applied all around the eyes patting then rubbing in gently with ring finger) 
Morgana - Old Bloody Mary (applied just above the crease, outer V and lower lash line)
Morgana - Concubine (applied to crease by patting and blending upward. Also applied to lower lash line)
Morgana - Harbinger (applied to lid by patting and blending upward and outward. Also applied thinly to line the lower lash line)
Ardell Brow Defining Powder - Soft Black (applied to upper and lower lash line, inner corner and gently winged outward. I went over the upper lash line with a small shadow brush and blended it upward slightly)
NYX Jumbo Pencil - Milk (waterline)
NYX - Nude (applied under the brow and blended downward)
e.l.f. Studio 3-in-1 Mascara - Very Black

Eyebrows: Sobe Fill Me In Brow Filler - a mixture of Brunette and Raven (applied with MAC 266)

Lips: e.l.f. Studio Lip Balm SPF 15 - Plum

Face: 
Skin MD Shielding lotion
Sobe Powder Foundation - Light Warm (applied with Coastal Scents bionic buffer brush)
Sobe Tinted Illusionist (applied all over face/neck with a large powder brush) 
NYX blush - Taupe (applied just below the cheek bones to contour)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

And the Winner of the Morgana Cryptoria giveaway is...

...Mary Jo!

Congratulations, Mary Jo! I will be sending you an email shortly, so make sure you check your email!

I'd like to thank everyone who entered. My blogiversary is coming VERY soon so I am planning to do another huge giveaway for that. So as always, stay tuned!

~Blix

Purple and Golden Brown Eye Makeup Tutorial

This eye look was created using some new eyeshadows from Morgana Cryptoria.

For a while now I've been using Coastal Scents Synthetic Brushes and I LOVE them! So I'll mention which brushes I used through out the tutorial. 

 


 
 
 
 
 

Click below for the tutorial!

Monday, October 22, 2012

*CLOSED* Morgana Cryptoria Makeup Giveaway!

Melissa from Morgana Cryptoria sent me 10 eyeshadows and a lipstick to offer in a giveaway to you guys. These shadows are super gorgeous and pigmented!

Here's what you get:


 

The shadows and lipstick that were swatched are mine. You will receive brand new and untouched products. These are soooo much more gorgeous in person!
 From left to Right: Banshee, Caput Mortuum, Enchanted Forest and Phantasmagoria

From left to Right: Paracelsus, Dragon's Blood, Abracadabra, Incineration and Graveyard Mist

Type-O Lipstick




1. You must be a follower of my blog through Google friend connect. (no unfollowing after the giveaway is over, I've heard of this happening and that is rude, plus you don't want to miss out on future giveaways!)

2. You must leave a comment in this post saying what being offered here looks the most appealing to you.

3. With your comment, you must include your email address as shown, so I can contact you: you at blogger dot com

4. If you have your own blog, twitter or even a Facebook account, you must post about this giveaway where you can.

This giveaway starts now and will end Monday evening on October 29th. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Tuesday, October 30th. The winner will be contacted once the giveaway is closed and will be given 48 hours to respond. If they don't, a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is open internationally!

If you have any questions at all, please let me know.   Good luck!

~Blix

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The winner of the giveaway is...

...Lisanne blogt!

Congratulations! I'll be contacting you shortly with your gift voucher code.

Thanks to everyone who participated! My blog anniversary is coming up shortly and I'll be doing a HUGE giveaway for that. So stay tuned!

~Blix

p.s. My apologies for the delay in getting this posted. The Presidential Debate was last night and I totally forgot about announcing the winner! Then this morning my computer kept crashing! *cries* All is good now though. Phew!


Monday, October 15, 2012

*CLOSED* Moon Maiden Jewelry giveaway is ending tonight!

There's still time to enter if you have not! Go check it out and enter!

GIVEAWAY! Moon Maiden Jewelry Website Launched!

 

Click on my banner to check out the new website!

 ~Blix

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Soft and Simple Makeup look with Sobe Botanicals

This look is from a week ago. I didn't have time to do a crazy look, nor was I in the mood to do one, so I went for a softer look.


 

Eyes (all applied in this order):
Coastal Scents Shadow worx eye primer (applied to upper lid, blending in gently with ring finger)
Sobe stick it! eye primer (applied all around the eyes patting then rubbing in gently with ring finger) 
Sobe Iluminator - Moon Dust (applied all over upper lid up to crease by patting/sweeping)
NYX - Nude (applied under the brow and blended downward)
Sobe - Dragon's Blood (mixed with Darling Girl Cosmetics Superstar Serum, applied to the upper lash line and winged outward)
Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara - Very Black (upper lashes)

Eyebrows: Sobe Fill Me In Brow Filler - a mixture of Brunette and Raven (applied with MAC 266)

Lips: Sobe Botanicals - Celebration

Face: 
Skin MD Shielding lotion
Sobe Powder Foundation - Light Warm (applied with Coastal Scents bionic buffer brush)
Sobe Tinted Illusionist (applied all over face/neck with a large powder brush) 
NYX blush - Taupe (applied just below the cheek bones to contour)
e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush - Peachy Cheeky (applied to cheek bones and blending back toward the hair line)
e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush - Pinktastic (applied just above the cheek bones to highlight)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Outfit of The Evening 10-10-12

Some of you have expressed that you miss my outfit posts, so I'm going to try to do them more often. This is the outfit I wore out to dinner a couple nights ago. The makeup look I'm wearing is posted here.

 

Plain black long sleeve shirt and red skirt were purchased from The Mogan eBay Store (both under $10): http://stores.ebay.com/TheMOGAN-Clothing
The faux red leather harness/belt was purchased from eBay but I don't remember where. It was under $10 though.
Black winter tights were purchased from Marshall's but I don't remember what brand they are and they don't have tags (under $5). They are warm and super soft (I think microfiber) on the inside so even if you skip a few days of shaving, these won't make you itch! Love them!
Boots are Doc Martens: http://www.dmusastore.com/p-3833-leanne.aspx  They are pricey but I waited until the site was having a sale and saved up some moolah before I bothered purchasing them. I think I got them 25% off. Maybe 30%. They are super comfy for wearing a long time and even dancing!

~BLIX

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gold, Champagne and Black Eye makeup Tutorial

This look was created using Morgana Cryptoria eyeshadows and lipstick. I wore this look out to dinner with the girls and had a good time as always. :-)
I've been doing some chemical peels so please don't mind my flaky/peely skin.

 


 
 
 
 
 


 Me and Ryleh

 We're such cuties! ;-)

Tiffany and Rhiannon (she looks so silly!)

Click below for the tutorial!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Teal and Purple Winged Eye Liner

I wanted to share an eyeliner look I did a few weeks ago and never got around to posting. It's very simple, yet colourful and fun. :-)

 
I used 2 eyeshadows I made. I mixed them with Darling Girl Cosmetics Superstar Serum and swiped them on one at a time, starting with the wing. They lasted all day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

*CLOSED* GIVEAWAY! Moon Maiden Jewelry Website Launched!

I'm so excited to announce my new website! I've been working on this for weeks and finally feel it's time to let everyone know about it. I'm slowly going to transition my eBay store items over to my website so I can get out from under all the ridiculous fees that are kicking my butt every month. I will be adding more things to the site every day.


Click on my banner to check out the new website!


To help spread the word, I'm doing a giveaway offering a $50 gift voucher to one lucky winner!

How to enter:



1. You must be a follower of my blog through Google friend connect. (no unfollowing after the giveaway is over, I've heard of this happening and that is rude, plus you don't want to miss out on future giveaways!)



2. You must leave a comment in this post saying what jewelry you would like if you win. Feel free to include links of the items you like. :-)

3. With your comment, you must include your email address as shown, so I can contact you: you at blogger dot com

4. If you have your own blog, twitter or even a Facebook account, you must post about this giveaway where you can and include a link to my website: www.moonmaiden.us and/or my banner which leads to my website.

5. If you have facebook, please go like my jewelry page: Moon Maiden Jewelry Facebook Page

This giveaway starts now and will end Monday evening on October 15th. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Tuesday, October 16th. The winner will be contacted once the giveaway is closed and will be given 48 hours to respond. If they don't, a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is open internationally!

If you have any questions at all, please let me know.

~Blix