Here’s a new addition to the characterization series I’m working on where I treat my own skin as a sketchbook.
I create characters based on my drawings and sketches by designing the make-up and styling, as well as the atmosphere in which they live. Finally I take these creatures in front of the camera, where they manifest.
From an impromptu process that I recorded for you (video below), Red was born.
I’m crossing paths with Autumn at last. Here’s another make-up look in the vein of such season.
Today is finally Hallow’s Eve, tomorrow is not. But you don’t have to stop celebrating your favourite holiday. Why put aside your witch hat and black lips when you can have #halloweeneveryday? I’ve compiled a list of 19 brands of the trendiest, cruelty free, cosmetic companies. Whether it’s an indie brand or high end these will charm the darkly inclined all year round. You’re welcome.
Duende is an umbrella term for pixies, goblings and/or fairies in Puerto Rico. “¡Malditos duendes!” cursed an old man when things in his house disappeared out of the blue. Mischievous kids were referred to as duendes, tells my grandmother. If you got lost in the forest, duendes were to blame for luring you out of the path. There was a ludic and mysterious quality to these trickster creatures.
Join me as I chronicle how these seven cruelty free, beauty finds became staples in my beauty regimen. From eyes to feet, these ethic beauty products meet honest reviewing!
I decided to give another try to this make-up video thing. This time I bring you a look inspired by vampy 1920’s and goth-gypsy vibes.
Apparently I was feeling adventurous the other day because I finally recorded myself putting on make up. I bought Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Echo as soon as it was in stores. It is described as a “satin, navy blue”. Behold my first makeup related video, where I tried to do something inspired by Echo.
Witch Hazel Lotion (or Hamamelis water) is an all-natural astringent cleanser for facial care. It is made with extracts of the witch hazel plant, also known as winterbloom. This plant was used by Native Americans for medical purposes. Actual witch hazel extract has been available since the 19th century, a refreshing formulation to gently cleanse and condition the skin.
The first time I used one of Cantu’s hair products I noticed a difference, my hair liked it. I knew I had to try more of Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair paraphernalia. I had fallen in love with the design (while nothing new, those big round jars will help you to use every bit of product), the smell and the fact that their line is cruelty free and contains no mineral oil, sulfates or parabens!
Keep on reading to discover which of these hair products are sea-monster proof.
I had all these lovely colours laying around and since I’m always on the run, loose eyeshadows rarely get used on my daily routine. For example, imagine the application of loose minerals in a bumpy car ride.
Last month I pressed most of my mineral eye-shadow samples and today I share this personal guide on how I did it.