Friday, October 18, 2013

Biker Babe/Rock Chick Halloween Costume Tutorial


I was inspired by my love of Rock N' Roll, the style of Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Goth, Rock of Ages, and some of my idols like, Gene Simmons, Axl Rose, Ozzy Osbourne, and Alice Cooper. I had a ton of fun doing this look and I really hope you enjoy!!


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer

Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Expresso

Too Faced Galaxy Glam Eye Shadow in Deep Space

Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette (the original) - 
Colors Used: Matte black, Silver and Nude 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Liner in Black

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

Duo Lash Lash Glue

Ardell Wispies Lashes

NYX Silver Glitter


See Grav3yardgirl's tutorial HERE! There are a ton of tutorials on YouTube, but this is the one I worked off of :)

I used:

Bobby Pins

Clip in Hair Streaks (From Claire's)


Motorcycle Jacket: Thrifted

Leather and Chains Vest: Thrifted

Leather Skort: Thrifted

Thigh High Stockings

BEBE Thigh High Boots: Thrifted


Vintage Coach Purse: Thrifted

Cross Earrings: Handmade by a family friend

"Nose Ring": Wire twisted around a makeup brush and slid on nose. Very advanced technical stuff here. 

"Chin Piercings": Earring backs glued on with DUO lash glue. Worked surprisingly well!

"Marilyn Monroe Piercing": Rhinestone Crystal and DUO lash glue

"Cartilage Ear Piercings": Ear cuffs from Claire's
2nd Hole Ear "Piercings": Rhinestone crystal and earring backs. By earring backs I mean the kind of pointy silver ones. They look pretty authentic - at a distance anyway!

"Tattoos": Temporary tattoos (you can buy or make your own) and eyeliner. I sprayed my eye liner tattoos with setting spray and it really helped prevent it transferring/stay on. Word of warning though, be aware that the eye liner may rub off on what you're wearing/etc.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Madcap Makeup Monday - On Thursday

Hey Everyone,

Wow, I am really behind on this aren't I? Bad Elisabeth. However, I shall endeavor to overcome my shortcomings and bring you this week's MADCAP MAKEUP MONDAY! On Thursday.

YouTube's Screen Cap Analyzer hates me. 

Monday, October 14, 2013


Hey Everyone,

So recently I did some shopping and I thought I'd share what I got! If you have a few minutes, please take a moment to watch. I suspect the video is funnier than I intended it to be, so it's free and good for a laugh. Which means it's healthy! There's no reason not to watch it. I bet your Doctor would even approve it ;)

This face! Oh my, I can't tell if I look ecstatic over my purchase or moved to tears. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Costume Tutorial: Artemis Goddess of the Hunt/Hunger Games Tribute

Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt
Halloween Costume Tutorial

"I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, who
cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter of stags, who
delights in archery" - Homer

Step-by-Step Video :)


Dress: J. Crew - thrifted
Slip and top panties: Vintage Dior
Lace-Up Wedges: Ugg - T.J. Maxx
Coronet: Sequin Ribbon - Craft Store
Belt: Hand-me down
Arm Band: Gift
Gold rams-head hoops: Gift
Bow: One I already owned and some spray paint
Sugar Scrub, Shimmer Body Lotion and Body Glitter


Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Light
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Fair/Light
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Palette in Milky Way #3
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Pixi Fairy Light Solo in #2 Champagne Glow
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Duo in Power Lunch
Stila Eye Shadow Single in Prize
Maybelline the Falsies Flared Mascara
No. 7 Black Liquid Eye Liner
Ardell False Lashes in "Wispies"
Duo Lash Glue in Clear
Benefit High Beam
Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
Rimmel Stay Glossy 3D Lipgloss in Eternal Gold

Bobby Pins
Paddle Brush
Garnier Fructis Volume Booster Dry Shampoo
Suave Keretin Anti-Frizz Serum
Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
Frizz-Ease Humidity Defense Hair Spray
Conair Spiral Curling Wand

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Costume Ideas: 40's/50s Madmen Inspired Halloween Costume/Makeup/Hair How-to!

Hey Everyone,

It's October! And in the USA that means Fall and...Halloween! I'm not typically a huge fan of the day -candy bingeing and petty vandalism seem to be the name of the game where I'm from and I'm not into either.

However, I decided to focus on my favorite parts of the season; pumpkins, Fall fashion, glitter decorations, warm drinks, football, comfort food and of course, dressing up!
I haven't done anything fun for Halloween in years, but I've always loved making my own costumes, so I thought what better time than now to do some videos on it! My goal was to make use of things I already had on hand as much as possible and to spend less than $10 on any costume for additional items. So far I've stayed within that and I have already come up with 5 costume ideas!
 Now you might not have these items in your wardrobe, but you may have something similar. I hope this helps to give you some ideas!
 And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. If you wanted you could even send me a list of what you have on hand and I could try to help you come up with a costume or you could tell me what you wanted to go as and I can try to help you think of an inexpensive way to make it happen - I love to help!!

Best wishes,

Elisabeth <3 & :)


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Favorites

Hey Everyone,

I hope you had a great September and that your October is already off to a great start! Mine is already off to a busy start! My last couple of weeks have been hectic too, lots of travel, getting to hang out with friends, some upheaval  in the career/love life/best friend areas and then settling down a bit again (hopefully!) and a return to cooler weather! Whew! Hopefully you all have had a less frenetic September :)

A list of what I've been loving this month is down below, as well as a quick video - I hope you take a minute to check it out! Every viewer means the world to me :)

Best wishes,


YouTube: It hates my face. 

Music: Miss me when I'm gone performed by Anna Kendrick, Despicable me performed by Pharrell

Movie: Pitch Perfect, Riddick 3

Food: Kroger's Private Selection Chipotle and Cheese chips

Makeup: Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer/Highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface, Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Expresso, Sonia Kashuk LE Brushes, Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoo Eye Shadow in Lavish Lavender, Anastasia of Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Duo in Power Lunch, Pixi Soft Focus Fresh,

Fashion: Vintage Coach purse, Budweiser camo tee, Zara top, Splendid sweater - all thrifted

Random: Glitter Pumpkins and candles,

Lotion: The Body Shop Body Butter Duo in Floral Acai