Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

I got chosen for this Beauty Blogger VoxBox! You can see my last one here.

It'll be really cool if Influenster could do an additional survey to narrow down items that will fit you personally instead of going by random. As someone with unpredictable curly hair, the curl cream would have been a perfect chance for me to rave about!  Not a big deal. One item I can't say anything about because I don't consume caffeine. ♥

Here we go...

goody simple styles spin pin
Goody Simple Styles
Spin Pin 

I've NEVER seen these things before! I'm inexperienced with any updo styling so this made me nervous. The box comes with easy instructions showing you how to do three styles! I love the side bun the most.  Wrap your hair up in a tight bun, push the ends underneath and spin these babies in your hair to hold it in place! It's perfect.

I hate having to dig up hair ties and get all of my hair to fit in one. Or having my hand hurt trying to take a hair tie off. These are amazing for me. Using 1-2 spin pins instead of a million bobby pins. Favorite..!

NYC Individual Eyes Dark Shadows

This baby had a little accident when getting to me haha. My first impression was a reaction similar to this: OH NOES NOT A FAN :(  I tend to avoid dark smokey eyes/palettes because it either becomes a ridiculous/crazy mess or it's difficult to fix any mistakes.  That was not the case!

Four shades are for the lid, crease, outer v and highlight. There's two creams as a primer base and illuminator.

NYC Individual Eyes
NYC Individual Eyes

I apply the lid color then put the illuminator for my highlight. It helps me out with applying and blending the dark shadows out.  Directions are on the back that you can peel off and lift to view! You can check out the other palettes here. I want to pick up Union Square and Smokey Browns soon!

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit>
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit 
Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit.

I love the quality of these lashes. These are very nice! I've worn them a couple of times now. The length fits my eyes perfectly and the applicator makes the process quick! I believe that applicator would help a newbie out well. Probably better than using tweezers imo! The glue is alright in my opinion.

Bath & Body Works Mini Candles

Pumpkin Cupcake smells SO delicious. Unfortunately it didn't like my boyfriend's nose or mine. We loved it though! :(

Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream

I generally don't have problems with frizz anymore. I do like using this to keep my hair feeling smooth plus I LOVE coconut. I will be adding a full size of this to my usual products and pick up Kinky Moves. Dying to try that one out!!


No caffeine for me so here's a picture of it :)

What did you think of this year's beauty blogger voxbox?

What do you want to try out? *These products were sent to me from Influenster to review ♥

Amigurumi: Rabbit, Panda & WIP's

I am only selling the bear at the moment. I'm thinking of selling the pattern for it but I'll need enough requests for it to make it worth setting time aside to recreate and take step by step photos. D:

What's on your crafting to do list?

Manic Panic- Rockabilly Blue Review

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE MY IMAGES WITHOUT PERMISSION. I do not allow you to use these in your shops. Do not put your watermarks on them.

manic panic rockabilly blue
I've been Rockabilly blue for the last three weeks or well, trying to be! >:( This is such a GORGEOUS color. I am in love with it but it doesn't feel the same way about me. Honestly, I'm used to and don't care much about color bleeding until this baby came along. This dye is a PAIN IN THE BUTT.
manic panic rockabilly blueI know better now and use gloves to wash my hair. It's a must otherwise you need to have blue nail polish at hand and avoid touching anything because you'll leave blue fingerprints everywhere that may or may not come off.

manic panic rockabilly blue
I've only gotten my hair wet once because of how awful the rinsing process is. You have to be extra careful to keep your hair far away from your body or you'll turn into a Smurf! I can't even imagine how it'll be if I used shampoo. Does it strip the color out as much as it bleeds?

manic panic rockabilly blue
I'm disappointed at how this dye doesn't last at the roots. This photo shows ONE day after it was dyed. It's a much lighter blue and turns green soon. No showers or sun. :(

manic panic rockabilly blue
I've dyed my root area four times in the last few weeks but it's not holding up. Like I said this is a super gorgeous dark blue but this basically sucks if you use it on a full head of hair. Staining is practically not worth it. You can't wear any light colored clothing unless you're prepared for a blue collar. I have stained my friend's bathroom, walls and my exams at school were covered in blue fingerprints. :(

I've tried Punky's Atlantic Blue once so for. Let's see if this is better!

Manic Panic- Voodoo Blue review

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Manic Panic Voodoo Blue
This is my first and favorite blue!

Manic Panic Voodoo Blue
I originally had purple hair that I bleached down to a lillac-y color. Voodoo Blue came out amazing over that base color. It wasn't super bright like that but STILL vibrant and pretty.

I didn't shampoo often while I had this color. It stayed pretty vibrant for those 3 months. Not once did I have to re-dye my whole head and the color bleeding was nothing bad. Very good experience with this dye! Barely had problems with it staining in the shower, walls or clothing. I'm pretty covered with the basics. Black pillow cases, sheets, you know the drill...

Manic Panic Voodoo Blue

Due to summer being crazy hot, my natural oils started to fade the color around my root area. My favorite colors are blues/greens so I personally didn't consider it a grody fading color.  It's a good green too btw! Eventually I bleached my roots yellow intentionally to plop some Voodoo on top.

More pictures here! 

I recommend this color 100%!

It looks like a darker Atomic Turquoise if you bleach your hair very light.

What's your favorite brand of dye or color? Stay tuned for tomorrow's review :)

FOTD: Blue Brows

I am on the lookout for someone to model some bright crazy looks. Can't wait til then! :D

Happy Monday! ♥

Alice in Wonderland-Esque + Update

behind the scenes

I really love this collaboration with S.F. Effects! A friend had mentioned the shoot looked like Alice in Wonderland and I'm shocked that I didn't see it earlier! Beautiful makeup, lighting and in a rose garden.

Here's a peek of my post-processing!

I stitched seven photos together and merged those layers together. Duplicated a layer again to use my new curves Pop at a lowered opacity with some contouring layers.

Is there anything YOU would want to see? Challenge me!

We got contacted with a concept a few days ago that I've been wanting to do for so long. Once a date's set, I'll be sharing behind the scenes on my facebook :) Secret for now!

 I have been receiving some emails/requests/questions lately.

-Why I'm not updating as much
-Requests on a number of things

Most importantly...
-That my craft blog has changed.

This has always been my outlet. For the longest time, I didn't even share it. I posted about my crafts and put up my patterns here since I didn't renew my domain.

I made the decision to expand my blog instead of it becoming inconvenient for me to keep up with separate blogs. I've tried doing it before and I don't see why I can't have all of it in ONE.  You aren't obliged to read or comment on what doesn't interest you. ♥

I am going to school, trying to get as much photography work as possible and putting aside to relax. The only way for me to improve is to immerse myself into it. I end up working for most of the day and then I'm just not up for doing anything else other than relaxing.

Why no new crafts or patterns? Well, I recently shared the pattern to my bunny and I didn't have to. I'm not required to share anything and I do it for free.


Dessert Bunny with Whipped Cream Head Pattern

❤ worsted yarn
❤ C or D and F hook
❤ optional: yarn needle to weave ends in.
❤ Polyfill
Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn: Cloud, Red, White &  Coal.
(This is tiny yarn! :3)
❤ 9mm safety eyes

-Leave tails so you can weave the parts together!
-Attach the safety eyes where you'll like it to be.

Head C or D hook:
8 sc into ring.
 F hook:
Inc around.
*Inc, sc* around
Sc around.
*Sc in next 2sts, inc* around.
Sc around.
(Start stuffing)
*Sc in next 4 sts, dec* around.
Sc around.
*Sc in next 5sts, dec* around.
Sc around
Sc around
*Sc in next 3 sts, dec* around.
*Sc 3x, dec* around
*Sc 2x , dec* around.
*Sc, dec* around. Sc in last st.

F hook:
Ch 4
Inc around.
Turn. Ch 1, skip a stitch. Sc, inc in middle top once, sc.
Sl st together to form a circle.

C or D hook:
4 sc into ring.
Sc around.
Sc around.
Sc around.
Sc, dec, sc.

C or D hook:
4sc into ring.
Sc around.
Sc around.

Whipped cream
F hook:
Ch 21. Skip once, sc 10x, sl st across in remaining chains. Swirl it and weave together to hold.

C or D hook:
Ch 4 into ring. Leave a tail to attach this to the whipped cream.