Water Zombie/Dark Mermaid Tutorial

As some of you guys may know, my good friend Mr. Kaskay writes, directs, and produces amazing short films. His new project, “Rae” involves none other than me as the main protagonist, a shy schizophrenic girl whose lost two of her dearest friends. Today was one of our last all day film sessions, and one of the highlights were the “water zombies”, delusions of Rae’s that follow her around.

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I came up with the makeup design, following a loose interpretation of this right here:

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The makeup itself is actually pretty simple, and takes less than ten minutes! And, it can be used for a variety of different costumes/cosplay.

1. Prime your face and apply foundation and concealer; if you want to go for the “zombie” look, apply foundation two shades lighter than your normal skin tone. Don’t forget to blend into your neck!
2. Prime your eyelids.

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Apply a warm pinkish red shade like the bottom left shade here to your crease, blending it up into your brow bone. With a slightly darker shade (most of the eyeshadow I used wasn’t mine) blend into just your crease. You can apply any left over color to the middle of your eyelids.
3. Taking a dark and sea-green blue, mix both colors together and sweep under your eyes, on the area where dark circles appear. Make sure to wipe up any fallout.
4. With a black liquid liner, line your top lash line, extending the line straight outwards a bit. On the lower lashline, start halfway and make a thicker line, connecting it to the upper line you just drew.
5. Apply mascara and fill in your brows as needed.
6. Here’s the fun part; find any old lace or fishnet fabric lying around, and secure it to your face wherever you want scales. With it firmly taut over your skin, apply your dark/seagreen blue mixture in patting motions over the desired area. Carefully remove the fabric to reveal shimmery scales!
7. Lastly, apply a black lipstick to complete the dark look. You’re done!

If you want to check out more of Mr. Kaskay’s work, check out his youtube channel CloudlessFilms, and subscribe to watch the premier of “Rae” soon!

DIY Black-Head Remover~

Happy Sunday! I was looking on Pinterest this morning, looking for a nice new skin treatment to try out, and thought, “Wow, I kind of need to take care of these things” as I mentally thought of my nasty blackheads. If any of you are like me, you’ll know that treating and preventing blackheads are extremely difficult, and often, they just come right back. I for one, am sick of trying to find new ways to combat them, yet I decided to give another try at a DIY treatment. I created this concoction partly because I couldn’t find all the necessary ingredients for other treatments on Pinterest, and partly because I wanted to mix a whole bunch of things together like a kindergartner!

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OK LET’S GET RID OF THESE LOSERS!

You will need…

1. 2 tbs olive oil or honey – this helps mix together the other ingredients, and makes your skin super soft. Unless you have really dry skin, you wont have to use a moisturizer after using this.

2. 1 tbs brown sugar – brown sugar (please don’t use white) is the main exfoliator, helping to remove dead skin cells and buff away dirt and oil

3. 1/2 tbs baking soda – this also acts as a mild exfoliant

4. 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon (opt) – cinnamon has many beneficial properties and gets rid of bacteria on the skin that may cause blackheads

5. A “good bit” of lemon juice (opt) – the acid in lemon juice helps destroy bacteria and polish the skin

Mix together in a small bowl and apply wherever needed! I actually used this in the shower, and whatever I didn’t apply on my face I used on my knees and elbows; it made them soooo soft! For best results, massage into your face for one minute, then let rest on your face for five-ten minutes, rinsing off with warm water when done!

Hope this helps you guys! If you like my skin DIY’s, comment with what kind of treatment I should make next!

Until next time,

-Claire

Moments from Folly~

This past weekend we headed to Folly Beach SC for our Easter Break! I’ve been to the Charleston area many times before, but there’s always something new to experience :)!

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We rented these cool, local-looking bikes at a place called Cool Breeze Rentals in the downtown area of Folly from this eccentric but kind man who’s name we never did catch…

We rode our bikes down the busy road to a small stretch of shaded trail that led to a lighthouse!

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As you can see, I took a lot of pictures! It was a beautiful little cove, almost like in The Little Mermaid!

Now onto some food 😀

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I picked this place called the Cru Café to eat dinner at, and I had a lovely caesar salad with deep fried croutons, and this delicious four-cheese baked shell pasta! You should definitely check out Cru if you’re ever there!

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Also at the Mellow Mushroom I enjoyed my first calzone! It had steak and mozz in it! I love anything Italian really!

Sadly I didn’t take any photos of downtown Charleston, but I’m sure many of you have been there before :).

How are you guys spending your spring break? Tell me below!

Glowing Prom Makeup

No matter if you’re going to prom soon, or just need a night out, Spring is the time to refresh your heavy Winter makeup with a lighter pallet. Tonight I’ll show you how I did my own prom makeup. Instead of going for a dark smokey eye, I opted for a more natural, bright look with shimmery purples and pinks!

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This look takes only about 25 mins to complete, so let’s get started!

1. Of course, start out by prepping your face with a good primer, then apply foundation and concealer as needed. Set with a loose, translucent powder for an all-day wear without the cake-y look.
2. Next, I applied this gorgeous pale pink shade to my cheeks

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One to two dabs blended out should be plenty.
3. Now’s the time to add your bronzer and hightlighter. For me, I wanted to keep it more natural and stick to just contouring my nose, but feel free to contour all you want! If you need a reference, I used highlighter on my cheekbones, my cupid’s bow, and the bridge of my nose.
4. Here’s where it gets cool; we’re going to use a blush on the eyes! First, prime your eyes, then apply a shade like “lollipop” to your entire lid

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After that, apply a mixture of these two middle shades…

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On the bottom of your lid, allowing some of the pink shade to peek out. Line your lids with a black gel liner, and slightly wing out the edges for a flirty look. Next curl your lashes and apply mascara/falsies.

5. Lastly, I applied a peachy pink balm and nude gloss on my lips to make them super pouty and cute!

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And that’s it 🙂 Try this look out at your next event; people wont be able to stop staring – trust me!

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