October 25, 2014

Halloween Costume Planning - Robot Rock Style

Getting a little more excited for Halloween this year because instead of being Makeup Artist I'm programming myself for FUN. I bought this Robot Girl costume last year and have been piecing together accessories and makeup as I go. In case you wanted to join me in Robotland here's the data for where I've been collecting my parts!

 Oh! If you've come to my blog looking for my earlier Halloween Looks once again they have gone over bandwidth and aren't showing up.
Most can be found on my facebook page HERE in the sfx/halloween album or HERE in the Pinterest album.

Or maybe try my tutorial for one of favorite looks to do, Blind Mag from REPO.
Halloween Costume: Dreamgirl RobotA Bing.  This costume is sound and motion interactive and responds to voice, sound, and movement. Sold out online  :(  You might want to check in store at Spirit though. An alternative costume option is the Forum Outta Space Female Robot Costume. Boots are the Funtasma by Pleaser Women's Gogo Silver Stretch.
Robot Eye Lenses from Pinky Paradise *
Pinky Paradise has a large selection of color, circle, and special effect contact lenses. I'm thinking about wearing just one of the robot lenses with silver lenses from SpookyEyes or royal blue ones from Eyesbright in the other eye and doing more detailed makeup around the robot eye.

Costume Wigs from DivaWigs and BestLaceWigs *
Red and Blue are classic robot colors. Indecisive on the colors I got both :)  The Dark Blue ombre Light Blue from Diva Wigs is dreamy, teal roots gradually fading to light blue, stunning for mermaid hair. For robots though? I felt like it needed something more structured and primary so I went with a Blue long wig with blunt bangs (this is the winner!) and a Curly Red Long Wig, both from BestLaceWigs. BLW have gorgeous costume wigs. The quality is fantastic, it's not that shiny cheap Halloween wig hair and both of them were only $14.99 each. Wonderland Wigs UK also has very high quality costume wigs.
For my makeup I'm doing a take on this look I did previously, switching it up for a metallic Silver & Blue lined version. Possibly adding gear details or using the bottom stencil in the Amphibious set so it looks a bit like a distorted line transport. False Lashes from Madame Madeline. Going back (or forward?) to minimalism and away from the overdone ripped skin and half faces...enough already right?...who am i kidding...I still f*ing love that stuff :)
Halloween Makeup - Where to Get It - DivinityCosmetics.com *
Forget the cheap Halloween aisle makeup and put Graftobian on your lsit. The best special effects makeup, amazing quality, lasts all night and is affordable. Divinity Cosmetics is a new online store that carries Badass Stencils and literally all of the Graftobian products that you'll need for any costume makeup you do..EVER.

Graftobian ProPaint Mettalic Silver Sterling, Catalina Blue, White Swan

Graftobian PRO paints ($11.19) come in 24 brilliant shades of water activated makeup that can be used on the face, hair, and body. Pro Paints have super high color payoff and don't smudge or budge after they dry and feel comfortable and light on the skin, not greasy or heavy. You get so much use out of these pans! A little goes forever and they can cover a large area easily. There's no staining either so you don't have to worry about going to work the next day with a colorful face or body :)

 Graftobian HD Lipstick Blue & Silver
Finding the right blue lipstick has been a challenging. OCC's were just a shade off and liners or paints too drying. I found my match in Graftobian HD Lipstick ($8.49) appropriately named "Blue", a true royal blue. "Silver" takes a few layers to build up but the metallic translucency makes it wearable even, in a cool futuristic way. For a frozen look this one would be dead on. The formula's of these lipstick's are creamy, smooth, longlasting, and scentless. Definitely getting some of these in normal colors because they're fantastic.

Badass Stencils ($15 Full, $4 mini) are BADASS. No spending hours drawing designs on perfectly. They're very sturdy and give crisp lines. Just place the stencils and fill them in or airbrush and you look like you're a freakin badass makeup artist. Cheating? No, we just wanna get to the party sooner!

Divnity Cosmetics.com is currently having a Spooktacular Halloween Sale! Spend $100 and get $10 off ANY order at checkout with code "halloween". 

Night Ice LED Crystal Earrings
Night Ice LED Crystal Earrings on Fancy.com
My jeweler aka the only boy I want buying me diamonds ;) found these and I kind of want to wear them not with a costume. Light up fake dieeeeamonds, sapphires, rubies oh my, so dope.

 Have a Happy Halloween! If you go roboto style, share with me!

October 22, 2014

Subscription Box Reviews: MeMebox #45, Instaglam, & Beauteque

Having been traveling this month I put most of my subscriptions on hold but I had a few surprises waiting for me when I returned. MEME's superbox #45 is packed with Korean Beauty favorites, a perfectly styled for Fall Instaglam box, and a relatively odd one..Beautique's Head to Toe Snail Bag...oh the weirdness :)

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October 11, 2014

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Eyebrow Kit Review

This year brows are all the buzz! Billion Dollar Brows is on your radar for all things EYEBROWS. Launching at Kohl's this Fall is the BDB's Best Sellers Kit. The brand new kit includes the top selling Universal Brow Pencil for fuller, thicker brows, Brow Duo Pencil to highlight and conceal, Smudge Brush and the BDB Brow Gel to lock in your look. This Kit will be available at Kohl's near you for only $34.99.

Wonderful to see BDB getting a release at a major department store like Kohl's. I've been using their brow products for a couple years now but they seem to have gone relatively unnoticed in the beauty world. This is a great brow kit that includes their top selling products. Just add in the Tweezers and you've got your brow needs covered.

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September 30, 2014

Subscription Box Reviews: BOXYCHARM, Little Lace Box, Try the World, Her Fashion Box, MEMEBOX #26, Wantable Accessories

I adore my monthly subscriptions, but not always the product accumulation. Being pretty stocked in makeup and skincare I kept one beauty box for September, Boxycharm and checked out two new fashion focused subscriptions, Little Lace Box and Her Fashion Box. With the MEMEBOX Special Edition #26 being all about hands and nails. Previously I subscribed to Wantable's beauty box but after being underwhelmed the last few times I switched over to give the Accessories box a try with my profile being strictly 'rock n roll'.

 Try the World is my first gourmet "foodie" box, this one takes you to Paris and let me tell you it was amazing! Even more amazing they're giving my readers 30% off your first box! Just enter code "MONROEMISFIT" at check out.

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September 18, 2014

EDDIE FUNKHOUSER Belle De Jour Collection Review & Look

After finding the most amazing liquid liner in the Eddie Funkhouser line I couldn't wait to see what other amazing products this chic and affordable beauty brand had to offer. The Summer Belle De Jour Collection (c/o) was inspired by the French Doll Daylily. A stunning flower with delicate ombre color variations of soft blush pinks and shimmering lavender rose punctuated with crisp provocative details of hot fuchsia, magenta-rose, metallic pink, and smokey purples.

Wearing: Eddie Funkhouser Bedroom Eyes Quad, Black Eye lining Stylus, Quattro Variable Lash Mascara, Peep Show Blush, and EPIC Lip color. 
Highly impressed with how soft and flattering every product in Belle De Jour Collection was. Nothing felt over done, just easy to wear colors and products made to make make up accessible and affordable. You won't find a liquid liner that can do a thinner line than this one guarantee it.

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September 04, 2014

Neocell Beauty Bursts & Keratin Hair Volumizer Review & Giveaway

When Neocell approached me to review their beauty within product line I was more thrilled about it than swiping a new lipstick. I'm a big believer in natural health & beauty and have had their Collagen supplements on my wishlist for awhile now. I selected two of their newest products to try, Beauty Bursts, which are Collagen fruit chews and Keratin Hair Volumizer. Both boast claims of better skin and stronger hair and nails. I've taken these for 30 days now and have had excellent results with them!  

You can also WIN these products for yourself by entering my giveaway at the end of the review!

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September 02, 2014

thredUP Online Consignment Boutique Review

 thredUp is the nations largest online resale shop where you can shop from thousands of like new clothing and accessories for women and kids as well as send in your own clothes and get paid for it. Being a chronic organizer/size changer I'm constantly donating items from my closet that are almost new and who doesn't love a sweet deal? thredUp offered me the opportunity to buy from their site and I also sent in a bag to try out the service for myself.

Also! Until September 15th. you can get $20 FREE to spend on thredUP Just by signing up through the link here. After that it's a free $10 credit, so take advantage of that awesomeness while you can!

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