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.

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Monster Makeup Cosmetics

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   I was so very excited to try this new brand, Monster Makeup Cosmetics. This brand was created by Sam and I wanted to post her reasons for starting this company and why she chose her the name of her brand, packaging themes, and what she stands for which I loved reading about. Here is her intro and I love, respect, and everything Sam talks about:

About Makeup Monsters

mmowder.jpgHey there! I’m Samantha I am the founder of Makeup Monsters Cosmetics established January 1st 2015. I have a wacky imagination, I love all things bright and creepy cute and I stay true to myself.

At Makeup Monsters, we embrace individuality and exude fun in everything that we do! After-all, makeup should be about having fun, expressing yourself and feeling confident in your skin.

Our brand focuses on creating broad color selections to suit anyone’s tastes, in high quality formulas that will leave a lasting impression. Our products are made with the highest quality ingredients and are vegan and cruelty free! When you purchase from our brand, you’re not only supporting a small business with a big heart, you’re becoming a part of a family that encourages individuality and confidence in the makeup community and stands against the testing of animals for beauty.greenkittenbundle3.png

All of our formulations and products are hand crafted in small batches, created in-house and packaged with love by us! We carefully package each order like a gift so that when you open it, you feel the love and time that went into your purchase.

Our success and growth is so important to us, so we highly recommend anyone that has comments, suggestions or concerns about our brand or products to contact us via email at makeupmonsterscosmetics@gmail.com We will always have a listening ear to what you have to say.

Thank you so much for your support!

-Samantha and the Makeup Monsters Team

 

     After this post, I will show the actual swatches of my lipsticks and how they look on me. The first thing I caught my attention about this brand is the name. Glamour, Monsters, and makeup, how could have I not checked this brand out? The second thing that caught my eye was of course the packaging. The packaging designs are gorgeous. I’m obsessed with the black rose and thorny vines design and when I received my package and I opened the box, the tissue paper had that gorgeous print, plus a little unicorn fox sticker which I thought was so cute. I’m also a huge supporter of indie makeup brands, whether it’s makeup, clothes, etc. So another reason I wanted to check Monster Makeup out.

I ordered the Kitty mini liquid bundle and two lip toppers in, “Elemental” and “Flora Moonlight,”

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   The first thing I opened was the mini lip bundle. Even though I’ve been trying to be good when buying lipsticks, I want to get the bundle because they are mini liquid lipsticks and the bundle has colors that I don’t normally have in my collection. The best thing about this bundle is that they are ALL MATTE liquid lipsticks. The Kitty lip bundle packaging was adorable. The frosted lipsticks with the signature black and thorn vines design looked VERY EXPENSIVE even though this isn’t a high expensive cosmetic line which I was gagging for. When it comes to the liquid lipstick bundles,  even though I love the frosted lip packaging, you definitely need to open the lipsticks to see the actual colors cause they do little lighter in the packaging. I love all the colors in this lip bundle and I like I said, I don’t have many of these shades. Another good reason to buy the mini lip bundle. The lip applicator is one of the my favorite applicators. the pointed doe-foot applicator. The end of the applicator is triangular pointed like Smashbox and SugerPill lipstick applicators, which I love because after you apply lipstick, you can use the point of the applicator to line your lips after.

As far as the lipstick formulas, they are little drying like many liquid lipstick brands are but they’re not too uncomfortable. Also if you get this bundle, a lot of the colors are light so you might have to apply another coat after your first one dries. I did really like this lip bundle and it retails for $35.00.

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Now for my review on the lip toppers. On Sam’s website, they have many colors to choose from and I chose “Flora” and “Elemental.” These toppers have the same back rose design and they look gorgeous in there tubes. I actually wore ‘Elemental” over my signature red lipstick at drag con. You can see it that close up picture of me posted. I ordered those two toppers because like the lip bundle, I don’t have those toppers. They aren’t glossy and smell yummy like the “Jouer” lip toppers but the colors are beautiful and dry very quickly. Because they aren’t super glossy, they dry fast but aren’t uncomfortable at all and also look sexy over lipstick and just by itself. The lip toppers retail for $17.95.

I definitely recommend checking out Monster Makeup Cosmetics and to order anything them them, head up to Sam’s bio on how she created her business and she lists her info and where to find her products. I pre-ordered their new “DRAGON CHILD” eye shadow palette which is their first eye- shadow palette and I can’t wait to get it next month so I can see how good their eye shadows are. DEFINITELY GO CHECK OUT MONSTER MAKEUP COSMETICS WEBSITE AND IF YOU HAVE AND QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE THEM IN MY COMMENT SECTION! THANK YOU DARLINGS!

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START YOUR MORNING OR DAY OFF WITH BEAUTIFUL, WHIMSICAL, AND ARTSY VIDEOS

THESE TWO MONTAGE YOUTUBE VIDS WERE PUT TOGETHER AND INCLUDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS FROM PAST SHOOTS, PAST STUFF ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL, MY PINUP AND BURLESQUE SHOOTS AND PERFORMANCES, AND MORE! ALSO INCLUDES MY FRIENDS AMAZING HUSBAND NIMA/NICK SORAT! HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE!

****OH AND MAKE SURE TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARLIE MICHELLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE HERE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!****

PART 1 IS CALLED, CARLIE MICHELLE SEXY AND SULTRY COLLAGE.

 

PART 2 VIDEO BELOW IS TITLED, “DREAMY SULTY MONTAGE.”

 

Cleavers, Coffins, and Cuteness

I originally wanted to do these pictures around Halloween time, but I do enjoy wearing “spooky” style clothing all year round so posting them now is not a problem for me. Especially when it comes from Kreepsville 666.

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you already know how much I love the brand Kreepsville 666 so it should come as no surprise that I wanted to take photos in some newer pieces from them that I hadn’t really shown online. The only exception is that I believe I wore it in one of my youtube videos, but that’s it. I’ve bought a few new items from them, but I wanted to show off this particular outfit because I love wearing it out. This included, a new top, skirt, and accessory. I also wanted to show off my cute coffin-shaped Vampira towel that I got awhile ago but hadn’t gotten the chance to post pictures of it.

Everything I’m wearing in these photos with the exception of my high heels, are all from Kreepsville 666. 

I really liked the mood and lighting in these photos. It showed the details of my clothes and my makeup beautifully.  By the way, for my makeup, I used Anastasia of Beverly Hills, “Modern Renaissance,” eyeshadow palette, and used Smashbox, liquid lipstick in “Bawse.” I love fashion so anytime I can show and share something new, I jump right on it. These photos were fun to do as well.

 

I don’t really need to talk too much about Kreepsville’s brand here because I’ve reviewed, done other shoots in their clothes, and have mentioned them a lot in the past. If you haven’t seen my past posts on Kreepsville 666, please check them out. I will say tho, that I have never gotten anything from them that I regretted buying, which is always a good thing.

These new pieces include, my “Cleave Me Alone” cardigan which has really cute cleaver buttons, my “Spiderweb  White” skater skirt, and my “Hypno ?” single hair bow. I’m glad I also included my coffin Vampira towel in these shots. I hope you like these pictures and I appreciate and thank everyone for reading, following, and supporting me and my blog here.

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My Favorite Clothing Brands

If you haven’t seen my article here of my favorite accessory brands that  I posted not too long ago, definitely check it out. I have so many brands that I love it’s very hard to choose my favorites. I decided to write about the labels that I wear the most. Some of them, I’ve already mentioned in my favortie accessories  and in  past articles where I did photoshoots with some of these brands, but still wanted to include them here and why they’re my favorites. After the lists of my favorite clothing designers, I will post one of my clothing pieces underneath them.

1. Sourpuss- have written and talked about Sourpuss for a long time and also photographed in their clothes plus done many photoshoots for them. There are many reasons why I love this brand. The first thing is how the clothing is sized. They are consistent with their sizing unlike other brands. For example. if you buy a dress in your size, mostly any other dresses will be the same, making it easier to buy clothing online because you already know your perfect size.

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2. Banned apparel, “Dancing Days.”- Is another vintage and rockabilly style brand, as well as they also create alternate punk clothing.

3. Hellbunny clothing brand and also Voodoo Vixen – And here are another two fabulous, retro, vintage inspired brands. 

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4. I.N.C- Stands for International Clothing.I love the brand I.N.C and first discovered  them of course at Macy’s, years ago. Their clothing is very classic, and stylish. And like Sourpuss Clothing, their sizings are the same no matter what clothing style you are looking for. They are also an inexpensive; not cheap, brand and the quality is absolutely wonderful. Another similar brand that I love which the quality is amazing is Michael Kors. Some of Kors clothing can be more expensive but again the quality is amazing and will last you for a very long time.

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My fabulous I.N.C zebra collared sweater blouse and also my fabulous Michael Kors cheetah and gold chain dress!

5. Betsey Johnson– I already mentioned Betsey in my favorite accessory blog article but I needed to add her here again because I love her clothing as well. I’ve loved Betsey Johnson for so long that I can’t pinpoint the exact time. Her stuff is so unique and she is never afraid to take risks. Her patterns and colors are always so cute and pretty. I love the cute cut of her clothing. I wish I still she had her boutique. I shopped there a lot when I lived in San Francisco. You can find her stuff online, Macy’s, Nordstroms, and other other places. Whenever I see anything  new from her, I always get so excited. Betsey’s clothing always makes me so happy.

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6. Kreepsville 666- Check out the first Kreepville photoshoot I did last year with my “BEAUTY GHOUL DROPOUT” tank with my Pink latex SKULL purse. I’m doing a Kreepville shoot next week which I’m so excited about. I KNOW YOU ALL WILL LOVE IT!!!! The best thing about Kreepsville666 is that they mix a lot of my favorite genres, rockabilly, horror, psychobilly, goth, with punk horror. For some people, shopping Kreepsville is the perfect time of the year now since we are closer to Halloween, but if you are like me, it’s ALWAYS the the perfect time of the year wear KREEPSVILLE 666. Hehe!

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Story Book Cosmetics , Wizardry and Witch Craft Eye Shadow Palette

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“Once upon a time, there were three sisters who never stopped believing in Fairy Tales… and they all lived happily every after!”

I’ve been practicing witchcraft and spirituality since I was about twelve and when I first heard about this new makeup brand, I knew I had to have it. It took awhile for me to get it because it sold out right away but were able to get the witchy brushes right away. Last night I received my palette finally and had to do a a part one and two makeup tutorial today.  

The eye shadow colors are named, BROOMSTICK, SORCERER, CLOAK, POTIONS, PROPHECY, SALEM, MERLIN, BEWITCHED, CAULDRON, SPELLBOOK, CHARMS, AND  JINX.

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I hope you enjoy! Also to be sure to check out their website: https://storybookcosmetics.com/