Monday, July 29, 2013

What's New: July

This is something new I am starting, at the end of every month I will be sharing what new products have come out. So far this has shown me new brands that I have never heard of. 

I am hoping that I will be able to purchase some of these and turn this into a list of products to review, but we will see in time. 

1. Lime Crime: Babette Lip Color $15.99

2. Urban Decay: Revolution Lipsticks $22 each 20 new tones 

3. Urban Decay: Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion $24 

4. Benefit: Stay Flawless 15- Hour Primer $32 
Brand Promotion:

5. Bare Minerals: Lash Domination Mascara $18 

6. Sleek Cosmetics: Matte Me and Gloss Me $6.99 each 6 new shades each 

7. Sugar: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment newest shade, Cherry $22.50 each 

8. Buxom: Mini Lip Glosses. $32 
Limited time offer 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Rave Day: Clothes and Hair!

I know that this entry won't be about make up, but it does have every thing to do with raves. Make up isn't everything when it comes to completing your outfit, you need an actual outfit. 

Some people go all out and buy a costume that goes with the theme, or doesn't at all. Some people wear every day clothing, and some people don't wear much of anything at all. It's all in what you want to get across. 

There are companies that sell costumes all year long, that you can custom order outfits from websites, and that you can customize just about anything. 

Old school ravers dressed in bright colors and "baggy" pants called UFO pants. I actually prefer the way that old school ravers dress compared to the "new" way girls dress. 

"New" Rave Wear 

(All images found on general search using Google) 

It seems as though the style is to wear almost nothing and only cover your private parts. I'm not trying to bad mouth girls that dress this way, but from the outside it seems like they have very little respect for themselves. 

(On another topic) raves are given a bad name for drugs, rapes, and all around bad conduct, with girls dressing this way and posting on social media sites its no wonder why people on the outside only see bad written all over the word "Rave". But I'll leave that subject alone for the time being. 

There are events where what you wear means everything, kind of like high school all over again. This is where companies that make custom outfits get a lot of business. (A list will be below of all the clothing sites I could find). But with D.I.Y. becoming more and more popular everyone is making their own stuff these days. I make some of my own clothing if I'm able to. 

With that being said here are some of the "main" items I have seen at raves: tutus, every type of top and bottom combo out there, hats, hood scoops, fluffies, boots, heels, mascot type outfits, Halloween style outfits, LEDs put in almost anything, kandi jewlery, kandi clothing, p.j.s, and accessories. 

For those of you who don't know that much about Raves and the rave scene "kandi" is beads that people string together to create jewlery, clothes, and just about anything you can think of. 

You can take patterns like these from and make cuffs 
which are just brackets but bigger sometimes. 

You can take a pattern here: 

And read the pattern here:

To end up making this: 

All of the directions from choosing your beads, to actually finishing the cuff can be found on the kandipatterns website, or YouTube is where I learned a lot. 

Here are some more examples of what you can make with kandi: 

Kandi bras and skirts are becomin more and more popular. They take a while to make so when people finish them they really show them off. You can YouTube anything you want to make and I'm sure some one has put up a video on how to make it. 


Hair can be done in several different ways. Some people just dye their hair different colors so that every day they have something going on. Some people wear hats so they don't have to worry about their hair. And some girls (and guys) wear hair falls. 

Hair falls can be make out of crin, foam strips, yarn, kandi, fake hair, dreads, or what ever you can come up with. I have seen a bunch of different types. 

Although many people wear hair falls or cyberlox which are show above to raves, they step more into the industrial scene. Industrial is a whole different genre, style, look, and dance. I don't know that much about the scene don't I won't pretend to even give advice there. 

Pretty much this whole entry could be summed up into: you can wear what ever, how ever you want to a rave. Some girls even go in their under wear and bras. 

Here are a bunch of links to sites that I have found. And there are a ton more out there that I've never even heard of. 

One of my favorites: 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday Rave Day: Raver Must Haves Part 2

This is the second part of the Raver Must Haves Series that I am gathering together. This portion is all about the before of your make up routine. Not only are these important steps before getting ready for an event, but it could be done everyday before your regular make up routine. These are just general products, or products that I own and have used myself. 

Step 1: Moisturizer 
This is important every day, it helps to give a clean surface and provide some vitamins back into your skin. Any brand that you like will work. For me I prefer mine to not be greasy, with a SPF. 

Step 2: Pore Filler 
Along with moisturizer this will help to even out your skin, and provide a smooth surface. I use NYX brand pore filler, but other brands have the same products as well. 

Step 3: Face Primer 
This step will help the rest of the make up you apply to create a bright glow. I have tried a few different brands and switch them daily. Prestige, Too Faced, and Smashbox. I honestly can't say which one that I prefer over the others, so there won't be a comparison. 

Step 4: Eye Primer 
This isn't so much as an important step, but I do use this step every time  I apply color. I use NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk for packing on colors next to each other. Also NYX white primer in paint pots, for blending. Its a creamier consistency so it's allows more blending with your brushes.

Step 5: Setting Spray
This is probably the most important step to not forget. I use Urban Decays Long Lasting Setting Spray, which I use for events especially when I do face painting. It helps to make sure that by the end of the night everything is still in place and looking great just like when you left the house. 

These are just a few products that I have used that are on the market, and I was not paid or other wise compensated for this blog. 





Wednesday, July 3, 2013

False Eyelashes

I have had very little luck with false eyelashes. Things are starting to get better the more I play with them but I still struggle. I have found that putting them on other people is so much easier, which I was very glad to discover. 

History Lesson: 
The concept of false eyelashes came into existence in the early 20th century and was first invented by D.W. Griffith in 1916. He glued wig hair cutting on his actress's eyelashes to make them longer in his film Intolerance. They didn't become popular until 1960's. 

Since then more women have been seen to wear them on a daily basis. I have learned a lot from watching YouTube videos. I will link at the end some videos that have helped me out a bunch. 

Different Types of Lashes: 

Strip Lashes 
Strip lashes come on a strip that is glued to your lash line. They can come with self adhesive strips or not where you have to apply glue yourself. 

At first I thought that self adhesive lashes would be easier to apply, but after trying and failing I've discovered that applying the glue myself makes it easier. 

With strip lashes you may have to trim them to fit the shape of your eye, to give a more natural look. 

Individual Lashes
Individual lashes come with 3-5 (depending on brand) lash hairs bunched together. They are meant to be glued between your own natural lashes very close to the lash line to create a denser, fuller look. They are meant to look natural and unless view extremely close, usually are not visible. 

3 Quarter Lashes:
Not so common to find, they are a special kind of fake lash which are designed for the eye corners. They help to achieve stunning, sexy and romantic looks. 

Some examples are
-Ardell Lash Accents #301 
-MAC False Eye Lashes #20
-Urban Decay Urban Lash Instaflare False Lashes
-Japonesque Demi Flair Lashes 

Costume Lashes: 
For stage, costumes, or extravagant looks. They can be colored or glittery which are great under a lot of lights to bring attention to your eyes. They even have paper lashes that have scenes on them. 

Here is a very small list of websites that have affordable lashes.

This is the video that helped me so very very much. She gives you a lot of info and shows you some neat tricks. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sunday Rave Day: Everything that Glows!

So every raver needs glowing/UV reactive ...well, everything. As time has progressed, there are more and more products out there to help with that. 

Before it became so popular, you could buy glow in the dark and UV reactive clothing at chain stores everywhere. Now that "do-it-yourself" has become even more popular, you can buy spray to add to your clothing. Some kits even come with stencils which are nice. There is spray, markers, and bottle that can be applied with a brush or sponge. 

More and more make up companies are producing products that glow as well. It is becoming a more popular trend even though you have to be under black lights or in complete darkness to see it.

Brands/Websites that sell glow in the dark/UV reactive cosmetics: 

-Wolfe Face Art and FX 
-Make Up Forever

Of course this is not a complete list and if you do an Internet search you can find pretty much what ever you are looking for. 

You can even use accessories such as wigs, clip in hair extensions, eye lashes, stickers to your face or body, or anything you can think of. 


All photos are found on Pintrest unless otherwise stated