My Heavy Metal Horror Sister Angela, (part 2)

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Like I said in my previous post, here’s my sister Angela with her amazing makeup looks and tattoos. For her makeup, one is of her as Marilyn Manson, one as the Pinup Dollface killer from the movie, “The Strangers,” and as Captain Spaulding from the movie, “House of 1000 Corpses.” She did her looks all herself and I’m hoping to do a tutorial with her in the future.

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For her tattoos, I love all the horror movie ink she has had done. Also her spooky sexy Halloween chest piece is absolutely amazing and didn’t have it when I did her first feature here. It’s one of her newer works of art and I’m absolutely in love with it.

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   Angela is such a talented chick as well as extremely kind, sweet, and supportive which is why I consider her like a sister to me. I’m so happy she is in my life.

   To see more of Angela:

Angela Smart

Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/angela.smart.71 

Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/helloweenqueen/

 

 Love you sis!!!!

 

To see the first feature I did on her go to:

https://bombshell2016.blog/2016/01/05/heavy-metal-witch-angela/

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76 Days Till Halloween

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Even though we are in the month of August and I’m in the middle of doing different summer posts such as my “10 Looks for Summer,” which by the way I have three more summer outfit inspirations to show, I thought I would take a moment to talk about my favorite holiday, HALLOWEEN or SAMHAIN (The Witches New Year.) I’m already taking orders and working on commissions specifically with extra spooky themes such as my gargoyle candy jars that I posted and talked about on my new art site, http://carliemichellesoratartworld.com/blog/ (which you should definitely check out and follow if you haven’t already.)

 I’m so excited for the countdown to Halloween and I already want to take out my decorations to put out. Not that my house doesn’t have a bunch of spooky cool stuff out ALL YEAR ROUND like my authentic autographed Freddy Krueger glove that was used as one of the gloves in the films, my Freddy Krueger face mold, my skull collection, my horror movie posters, etc., but you can never have enough. I’ve already gotten some new decor for my house and I plan on starting my Halloween shopping this weekend since a lot of the stores like Michael’s, Cost Plus, and Pier 1. It’s never too early to start shopping for Halloween. I figure if people can start buying stuff for Christmas in June, I can start buying stuff for Halloween.

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Mixing Pinup and Halloween is always a good thing and here’s some models rocking some “Spooky Pinup” style Halloween makeup to get you into the mood.

   

I ALSO INCLUDED A FEW LINKS TO SOME OF MY PREVIOUS HALLOWEEN ARTICLES I POSTED HERE IN CASE YOU HADN’T SEEN OR READ THEM. MAKE SURE TO PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS THERE.

https://bombshell2016.blog/2017/10/01/happy-october/

https://bombshell2016.blog/2016/11/02/freddy-vs-jason/

https://bombshell2016.blog/2016/10/23/its-just-a-bunch-of-hocus-pocus/

   With all the craziness that’s been going on, I feel more connected to Halloween than usual and wanted to get people early into the Halloween spirit. To continue with that, I decided to do a post after this on my sexy Heavy Metal Horror sister, Angela. For those of you who don’t remember, a few years ago I did a feature on her ( https://bombshell2016.blog/2016/01/05/heavy-metal-witch-angela/ ). If you didn’t see it, go check it out now. I’ve known her for a little over four years now (Wow time goes by fast) and I consider her to be like a sister. She is very special to me and has many talents. One of these talents include doing INCREDIBLE  makeup looks, most of which are horror based. I wanted to show off some of her talent as well as some of her fantastic horror tattoos, so stay tuned to the post after this.

Here are my questions of the day. First do you like Halloween? What are some of your favorite things to do for Halloween? What are your favorite Halloween traditions? I’m curious to hear what everyone says. Let me know and enjoy the countdown to the best holiday of the year.

Sunday Morning Coffee Chat

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   Some of you know may not know that I collect coffee mugs. I’ve been buying unique and fun mugs for many years and I enjoy doing it.  With that said, I wanted to start today off with my Pink Octopus mug by wishing everyone a good morning and a wonderful week.

This morning’s topic I wanted to talk about is ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS!

   I also wanted to talk about a few things that I’ve never mentioned here before. I know that we all tend to have chaotic events and craziness in different parts of our lives that sometimes are too intense for us to deal which can cause MAJOR ANXIETY and/or PANIC ATTACKS.  That usually means that we need to give ourselves a break. The reason why I wanted to write about this is because I suffer from both of those things a lot of the time. I’m dealing with A LOT of craziness right now, mainly because I’m dealing with people in my family, health issues, and just stuff that is very overwhelming and causes my anxiety to kick in overdrive. For me personally, because everything seems crazier than usual I realized how important and healthy it is to take some time for yourself to decompress and get your mind clear of any chaos. I know it’s easier said than done but I myself am trying to be more positive and to not have my anxiety kick in when everything seems like it hits you at once. 

If you’re feeling that you need a break from the everyday craziness, stop what you’re doing, take deep breaths, close your eyes if you want, and breathe in and out slowly. While doing this, either clear your mind of any kind of negativity, and focus on your breath or think of things that make you feel happy. It may sound obvious and cheesy but it actually does help. Also because anxiety attacks can cause you to feel extra warm, drinking cold water or putting an ice pack on the back of your neck helps you and your body feel back to normal faster.

Oh and when I say that you should take a break, that doesn’t mean doing a bunch of other things besides what you were in the middle of. It’s better sometimes to just not do anything. Also if you don’t give yourself a break and time to yourself, you’ll end up feeling drained. Your body reacts to how you’re feeling emotionally which can cause you to make yourself sick or achy because you’re burning the candle at both ends without taking the time to care about your own well-being. You always need to take care of yourself first before anyone else. Usually If you don’t, you’re eventually going to blow up which is never a good thing. Whenever I feel that way, I drop what I’m doing if I can and sit or stand peacefully while taking slow deep breaths and try to find your “center or balance.” Again I know this sounds like the obvious but I’m talking about things that personally help me that can maybe help others.

I hope you enjoyed this morning coffee post and thank you for reading it. If you suffer from any kind of stress or anxiety, I hope this helped. Another huge reason why I wanted to touch on this area was not just because it’s what I’m going through, but because I know many people who have anxiety feel like they’re alone or they don’t want to tell anyone how they feel because they’re embarrassed or that there is a stigma about it. If you experience anxiety or anything like that, always remember that you’re not alone in this world.

Spooky Jewelry Box that I Made and Sold to Jen Lightfoot

Have you guessed yet that Halloween is my favorite holiday? I am absolutely in love with this handmade spooky Halloween-themed box by Carlie Sorat! The attention to detail is insane with the unique silver spiderweb pendants, intricate overlapping of images and text, and the steampunk-style latch key.

I’m currently using this spooky box as a home for some of my jewelry, but it can be used to hold a number of different items (I almost used it to store art supplies!). Carlie’s gorgeous boxes are one-of-a-kind and each one is individually handmade. The colors are vibrant and I love the retro, occult, and vintage Halloween-vibe of this box.

I have a lot of necklaces so I’m always looking for practical (yet stylish!) ways to store them. I don’t really wear bracelets or rings very much and I don’t have pierced ears so no earrings for me, but I love necklaces — especially big statement necklaces. They get tangled easily though so I have multiple jewelry boxes. This one is great for those really large necklaces that don’t fit in my other jewelry boxes.

Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday! I was actually super scared of a lot of the costumes when I was a little kid — I even made my cousin take off part of his makeup at the dinner table. He had a realistic bleeding gash on his cheek and it grossed me out so much lol. As I got older though, especially in my early teens, I really started to love the idea of dressing up and watching scary movies on Halloween. There’s something about Halloween’s dark and creepy yet sometimes whimsical imagery that I’m really drawn to.

Of course I wanted a horror-themed box, but Carlie can make boxes with a ton of different themes! She is always taking commissions, and she is super sweet! For your own custom handmade box, contact Carlie at chaas66@aol.com

Carlie is also a pinup model and writes about pinup fashion with a rock n’ roll edge on her blog, bombshell2016.blog.

 

xoxo,

Jen

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER BRAND NEW BLOG: WWW.THEFASHIONWITCH.COM

 

 

 

Good Morning Rituals

E6D59D06-FB80-43C8-8833-4C04206D833F   This is a quick little early morning post to wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Also every morning I have a ritual when I get out of bed. I have many rituals but this is my morning one.

I wake up, put my coffee on, and while I’m waiting, I light my Goddess and God candle on my altar and say my morning pray and then light my candle in my kitchen which always smell yummy. (I love candles if you couldn’t tell.) When waiting for my coffee to finish, I usually listen to my music and/or watch YouTube videos I’ve been wanting to watch. When my coffee is done, I pick which horror film I want to watch cause I LOVE WATCHING HORROR FILMS first thing in the morning. Some of you might know that about me. 

During that movie time, I either post up my articles on my site, bombshell2016.blog, sketch out new art project, check emails, instagram, maybe read a calming affirmation, etc. 

After that, I write my list out (Yes an actual list, not on my phone) of what to do that day, errands, work stuff, etc. 

WHAT ARE YOUR MORNING RITUALS? I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO KNOW!!!! Leave them in the comment section below!

Xoxo Carlie Michelle Sorat

 

 

10 Looks for Summer: Outfit Six: “Fruit Prints.”

I love wearing fruit prints, (cherries, strawberries, PINEAPPLES, etc.” especially during the summer. I also have decorated my kitchen with fruit and food accessories as well. I found this long fun pineapple tunic which can be worn as a cute cover up or a mini dress. I love the yellow tassles on the side. It’s a little eccentric and definitely unique and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!  I wore my bright yellow eyeshadow from my “As If” Colourpop palette, and my new purple hair flower with a bright yellow pineapple that I got from BooKittyAccessories (bookitty.shop) which I found on her Instagram. She sells really cute things.

I loved taking these photos yesterday. I borrowed my husband’s sunglasses for a few shots but didn’t wear sunglasses mostly so I can show my bright yellow makeup and theme. I had to wear little shorts underneath since there were some people around but you can definitely wear a long top like this with cute bathing suit bottoms (as long as their not a thong) or anything you want. I also rocked my black heels from Bettie Page Shoes. It was a fun mini shoot and the setting was perfect with the bright colors and floral background. Hope you enjoy and thank you Boo Kitty for my gorgeous purple pineapple flower.

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All pics were taken of course by Nick Sorat!