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Nevermore....two excellent raven makeup looks!

With Halloween swiftly approaching, there are NO shortages of really cool makeup tutorials popping up on Youtube. Some of them are downright creepy (like this one: here ) and some of them are kind of cutesy and girly (like this one: here )

But my two favorites that I've come across so far are very recent tutorials involving crows and ravens, respectively.

The first one is by makeup guru MissChievous and her look aims to emulate a crow with very feathered black eyebrows and striking facial contouring:

You know, it kind of reminds me of that Miley Cyrus music video, the one for Can't Be Tamed, in which she's dressed like a bird.

The second tutorial is from GoldieStarling and hers is a Poe inspired makeup featuring a Raven look. This involves heavy eyeshadow, some glittery dappling, feathering of eye-liner and super dark lips:

This is decidedly more Burton-esque, but in truth I actually really love them both and might give them a try for some Halloween parties I may partake i…

Bat Fit food post!

So I recently joined a Facebook group called BatFit, and they've posted a lot of yummy looking recipes on there. This inspired me to start creating some of my own dishes that are healthy and tasty too!

Tonight's entree:

Salmon and Veggie Stir-fry
What you need:
☑ A small individual serving of salmon (one filet is good) ☑ An assortment of yummy veggies of your choice (I used butternut squash, zucchini, and broccoli) ☑ Spaghetti noodles ☑ Hoisin or Teriyaki sauce
What you need to DO:
☞ Get some water boiling in a sauce pan. ☞ Chop up your veggies into chunks ☞ Skin your salmon filet and also chop into bite-size pieces. ☞ Combine veggies and salmon in a frying pan, drizzle with sauce and stir
☞ Cook noodles separately while heating up veggie combo ☞ Once noodles are cooked, drain and add to frying pan ☞ Stir and heat through, making sure your veggies are at the right crunch level for you and the salmon is cooked to your preference ☞ Dump onto plate and grab fork or chopsticks
♨ Now eat it, fool.


Good afternoon, snarklings. It was a glorious day filled with sleeping late, misting rain, dreary clouds, biker boots and of course, cupcakes!

That's right. My friend Katie made some Halloween cupcakes over the weekend but NO ONE in her house showed up to eat any and she didn't want them to go to waste. So I selflessly offered to help her out and I picked up a cupcake from her this afternoon.

It was delicious! I love cupcakes and since I've been eating healthy lately, it was a wonderful indulgence. I enjoyed this scrumptious tiny cake thing with a cup of tea and all was well in the world, yet again.

And....I made a video. I stopped doing it for a while since I was terribly uninspired and I felt that nobody bothered to watch them anyways. Here ya go:

Hope you're all having a fantabulous day and enjoy whatever kind of spooky weather you're having!

Darkest Before The Dawn

I slept for two hours and 30 minutes last night. Which suited me just fine. I was coming back around when my alarm went off at 7:45 am. I was SOOOO tempted to just throw the phone across the room and say "fuck life, I'm goin' back to bed!" but then I remembered the little pep talk my boy gave me last night and forced myself in to the bathroom. The morning ritual commenced and after a small breakfast (with orange juice!) I headed for class.

I got there pretty early and nearly fell asleep in the hallway waiting for the professor to come and open up the room. Once in there, the girl that usually sits next to me read me my horoscope on her phone. She does this every now and then and we're always amazed at how uncannily true their predictions are.

I don't really believe in horoscopes. Yeah, there may be some truth to our destinies lying somewhere out in the stars, but for the most part, horoscopes are a crock. And I'm okay with this.

The last one she read off …

Going off the Deep End

For the past couple of weeks, my depression has been getting worse. I was really hesitant to bring it up on my blog because I know people in the past have gotten flack for "airing their dirty laundry", so to speak. But not many people read this blog and those who do regularly know me fairly well and know that I've been having problems in the past, so it's nothing new.

For the past couple of weeks I've been going to bed hoping I don't wake up in the morning. I'm just so tired and frustrated all the time and all I want to do is stay curled up in bed and not face the world at all. I haven't been making it to classes much lately and that's been getting me into trouble as well. I'm behind in some homework and what's still piling up just adds to the stress of feeling like I'm being buried. It's so hard to be motivated and work on anything when you just don't care what happens anymore.

It's hard to talk to anyone because if they are…

It's not over...

So it's Monday evening and I'm back from my very short (4-day) Fall Break. I spent a good chunk of it sleeping, watching all the available Paranormal Activity films, and dying my hair. Overall I'd say it was quite eventful but far too short. I wanted even more time to not think about school.

But I'm back and now it's time to get down to business. Ha! I'm currently watching Ten Things I Hate About You and finishing off my dinner which consisted of a spinach and carrot salad with two burritos. Not the best combination but I washed it down with some Chai tea so all is well in the world.
Also, because of Eva's lovely gift of pumpkin spiced tea, I went ahead and bought a metal tea infuser off Stash's tea website. They even have some Matcha on there for under $20, ahhhh! So excited. I'd really like to buy more since I'm a HUGE fan of Matcha green tea. Huzzah in the name of tea related goodness. Once my "ball" arrives, I think I'm gonna …

Splat! Purple Dye Review

I dyed my hair purple last year too. That was right before Halloween and I went crazy doing the bleaching and dying bit. In the end, I had to use two boxes of dye to get the level of purple I wanted and even then it barely held. I think my mistake was in dying right after bleaching and then not leaving the dye in long enough.

So over the weekend, I bought a box of this dye once again to give it another go. This time I did not bleach my hair but went straight to the dye itself. I applied it around 9 pm and slept with it in. I had a lot of success doing this with Raw and Manic Panic, so I tried the same technique here. The box said to leave the dye in for about 35 minutes....but I know better.

Can you see the gradient effect there? I reckon that's from having my hair tied up with the dye in it so the color became more concentrated there. But I rather like the effect. It looks cool in person. Last time I would have given Splat! a 2.5/5 and this time around (doing it my…

"Now I'm in Zero Gravity!"

Bubble Goth is defined two different ways:

In fashion terms it's defined as wearing something that is light, cute, wonderful but can also be described as cute, creepy, or dark. This style was coined by Estonian singerKerli Koiv

Bubble Goth is also a genre of music that sounds very bubble gum but has Goth lyrics - typically dealing with topics like vampires, zombies, death, and other taboo subjects. The music itself can sound very upbeat or mellow, but the lyrics are traditionally always dark in nature.

Here's an example of Kerli's music style. I'm really quite fond of her as an artist but I know many people that dislike her voice, her musical style, or just her in general. That's fine...There are actually other Bubble Goth artists out there, but if you're interested I'm gonna let you hunt them down yourself!

Kerli herself describes the Bubble Goth style as one that mixes in very extreme elements to make one off-beat look. For example, spikes on a white lacy h…

Better Days

I've added a Halloween counter to my blog. I remember doing it last year as well, so I think it'll become an annual thing now.

Currently, I'm chilling in my room and watching Spirited Away now that I got my television set mostly sorted out. I just finished eating a beef stir-fry with rice that I whipped up fast and it was delicious. Now I'm contemplating dessert....I don't want to bake anything though.

I had a rather good day. Classes were fine, I visited Shadow (who nearly tore my arm off) and relaxed in my comfy new sweats and my Ouija board shirt. All in all, pretty good.

Tomorrow I'll be donating plasma again, so that'll bring in some more money. I have to add minutes to my phone since it runs out tomorrow. After that I can start saving up for groceries and whatnot....yup.

I'm going to make a VALIANT effort to get caught up and stay on top of my classwork. That will be a little bit less to worry about and then I can focus on making sure I don't …

a very un-merry birthday...

This was...ultimately not the best birthday weekend. Saturday kicked off with a dumb fight with my boyfriend, over mis-communication of many people's faults, primarily my own. It was the perfect ending to an otherwise tense and shitty week. Saturday basically left me feeling like I wanted to die. 

I did receive a lovely package though, from my beloved friend Eva. It was a canister of Pumpkin Chai tea and I'll tell you - it smells and tastes delicious. Although now I'm going to have to go in search of a mesh tea strainer/ball in order to make brewing said tea a little easier. 

She left me a cute little birthday card featuring her own adorable artwork and it was literally the only thing on Saturday that made me smile.

In the end, I did resolve the conflict with the boy and things became much less tense and angry. I still wasn't feeling any cheerier but I did my best to hide it, as I did all of Sunday as well. I even pulled myself together enough to help Mom paint the taller…