Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Essentials: From my Special FX kit and the Drug Store!

Hello Lovelies!
If you have never read the About Me post I did a few months back then you probably wouldn't know this fun fact, but I am a special FX makeup artist. So of course Halloween is my favorite holiday.

If any of you happen to be struggling with costume makeup here are a few of my Halloween essentials on a budget and in my Special FX kit:

***Liquid Latex***
Liquid latex is the bomb! It's absolutely my top essential when it comes to Halloween. Its perfect for making zombies, prosthetics, wounds, and over all fun to play with. And if Liquid latex is too pricey for you try plain eyelash glue for a cheap dupe.
(Can be purchased at most Halloween stores and drug store.)

***Fake Blood***
Now when it comes to blood I am soooooo insanely picky, haha. I love to use Gel blood (which is my second favorite thing next to latex) but when I don't have enough of it or I need to cover / splatter something in blood I use Jug of Blood from Spirit Halloween. BUT I believe that Jug of Blood is way too red so I then add just a touch of black or dark navy blue cream paint to get my desired color. You could also make your own blood from common house ingredients (corn syrup, coco powder, and red food coloring) but I have never tried it personally.
(Can be purchased at most Halloween stores or home made.)

***Spirit Gum and remover***
Spirit gum in awesome for attaching all kinds of creepy prosthetics to your body. Just make sure you get the remover too because it can be a pain to get off!
(Can be purchased at most Halloween stores.)

This right here is awesome way to amp up your costume. A lot of Halloween stores have tons of different prosthetics you can choose from. Ranging from small to full face! You can also make your own prosthetics using gelatin or liquid latex.
(Can be purchased at most Halloween stores or homemade.)

***Basic Powders and Pallets***
Now this is so important to every look on a budget. If you don't have any expensive special FX pallets its OK! All you need is some good eye shadow, face powders, and blushers. I always make sure I have a wide variety of colors so I can shade anything from bruises and wounds to whimsical and fantasy. For any FXers out there I like to use my Skin Illustrator Pallet FX pallet for my bruises and wounds.
(Can be purchased at the drug store and online at

 Here is a look I did a last year using almost every essential listed above!
*Liquid Latex and toilet paper to make the scars prosthetic.
*Gel blood mixed with a bit of dark blue for the fresh wound look.
*Red, brown, and black eye shadow for the shading. Concealer to blend my prosthetic. Dark red lipstick to help with the wet look so the entire scar wasn't covered in gel blood. 

And here's a bruising example using the Skin Illustrator pallet. 

That's it for today! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Halloween!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wear it Wednesdays! Peter Pan!

Hey Lovelies!
I am so in love with today's WIW because this week I have focused it towards the guys! So if you have a man or best friend who wants to join you in Disney Bounding tell him to give this a try!

What I love so much about this outfit is that even though its very modern (and not made by a ten year old boy ;p ) it still screams Peter Pan!

So if any of you lovelies try out this look make sure to tag me in it and #WearItWednesdaysWithSami
(I know its a long # but plain ol' wear it wednesdays was taken xp )

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pin it or Bust! Fake Piercing?!

Hello lovelies!
I'm back today with a new Pin it or Bust! This go around we are going to be trying something a little different, that is making a fake piercing. 

Now if you follow me on any of my social media sites you will know how interested I am in getting a nose piercing. However due to work issues and money I am unable to go get it done. I am glad for this fact because that means I didn't rush out to get it like normal. My sister actually came up with a great suggestion for me. "Why don't you get a fake nose ring so you can decide if you even like it on yourself?" 

She had a very good point so I started looking on etsy and such for fake nose rings. But some were a bit pricey and took forever to get here so I decided to make one myself! Cheap, easy, and a good way to use some scraps of crafting wire and such. 

Here is a video I found on Pinterest that gives you a few different options including the method I used to achieve the skinny ring. 

And here I am with mine that I made! If you would like to see a more in depth tutorial comment down below!

I have to say I'm really happy that I found this video and I really like the ring. What are your thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Where Have I Been?!

Hello all my lovelies!

First of all I just want to apologize for disappearing off the face of the planet but this past month has been hectic.
 Not even a day after posting my last blog post I was offered a job as a makeup artist at Graystone Haunted Manor! So my days have pretty much consisted of my day job and night job. My brain has been completely fried!
BUT I'm finally getting used to it and have missed chatting with ya'll so much! So as a big apology here is a bunch of pictures from my recent makeup job!


Thanks for stopping by!