Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween OOTW; Dead Slutty Barbie Doll

I'm currently writing this in between the door knocking with children asking me for sweets! I'm currently dressed as a super quick dead 1940's housewife before I get into my final Halloween outfit for the year which is a dead Slutty Barbie Doll. I'm doing this costume as a joint effort with my friend Ricky who is dressing up as a dead Ken Doll to the all night party we are going to later (11.30pm to be precise  which means I have an hours turn over to change and turn into Barbie! I've basically done the majority of my make-up for Barbie apart from the under eyes! The wound is exactly the same which I'm using for the Barbie outfit! 

Make-Up Tutorial

Step 1 Eyes For the first part I just did my normal make-up routine with foundation and concealer and caking it on for that doll type effect. I then moved onto my eyes. I began with applying my Rimmel White Eye-shadow on my eyelid to just above the crease and then blended. I then moved onto my big eye-shadow palette and used a hot pink across my whole eye lid going above the crease, then applying a dark shimmery grey into my crease and blending. I then added a long winged eye-liner  and extended my hot pink eye-shadow to have a thick wing above the wing of my eye-liner. For the effect of bigger eyes I applied more eye-shadow primer to the bottom of my eyelid and used a white liner for the waterline of my eye. Then apply a thick coat of white eye-shadow and I decided not to blend this for a more effective white. Then apply a thin line of black eye-liner in a semi-circle shape to create the extension of the lower part of your eye. 

Step 2 Lips I used my Rimmel lip liner in deep plum red and I made a sharp triangle shape at the top of my cupids bow on both sides. On top of my lip liner I applied my new Kate Moss Lipstick in shade 107 which is a plum red sort of colour.

Step 3 The Wound  For the hole/wound on my face I basically just used toilet paper, liquid foundation, red and grey eye-shadow, left over false eyelash glue, Vaseline and pink food colouring. I began with just plastering on the false eye lash glue and then splitting toilet paper into tiny little pieces and sticking them on before the glue dries slowly layering up the toilet paper - then leave to dry. You then want to get a foundation brush or an old blush brush and pour out a little of the liquid foundation onto your hand, gently dab on the foundation and leave to dry again. Once dried make a small hole in the toilet paper and push it up to the sides as though the skin is coming away. Then begin layering up with a dark red eye shadow and grey eye-shadow until you get a dark red/grey effect like old blood. As a finishing touch to make it look as if the wound is real I added a little pink food colouring to Vaseline and applied it to the hole. And you are done!

Costume







Pink Glitter Bow, Beauxoxo - £5

St Michael Pink Polka Dot Playsuit, Charity Shop - £10

Ivory Pearls, Collectif  - £15

Wedges, Simply Be (4 years ago) - £25

I know this was a super quick post but this is the last of my Halloween posts for 2013! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! I did a youtube video today as well a little life one so keep an eye out for that too (hopefully sometime tomorrow!)

Lots of Creepy Love

Emma Victoria

xoxo

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Pumpkin Carving Part 2!



So here are the pumpkins I have decided to carve this year with my mum, brother and his carer! We started doing three pumpkins as it always looks so cute down the path to our front door! In my area where I live, Halloween is absolutely huge - we have to get over 300 sweets in, and guarantee they will all go. For people to know its okay to knock on your door, you have to have a pumpkin outside, so for those who don't want Trick or Treaters they wont knock! This year we chose to do; Creepy Jack Skellington, Headless Horsemen and 3 ghosts. (Stencils below!)
(P.S Sorry for the really bad quality images my main camera lens is busted and my camera is beginning to play me up now, so I've had to use iPhone images!).


Gutting the Pumpkins!
I decide to carve Jack Skellington by myself this year...


Hard at work carving the pumpkin!
All Finished!


Well tomorrow I have my final Halloween OOTW up - its a dead Barbie Doll Outfit!

Lots of Love

Emma

xoxoxox

Monday, 28 October 2013

Pumpkin Carving Part 1 (100th Post!)

I thought before I carve my pumpkins on Wednesday ready for Thursday I would show you the pumpkins I carved last year with my Mum, Brother and his carer. On Wednesday I will also be blogging this years Pumpkins which will be part 2 of this post! Below will be the three links to my three carvings from last year. I'd probably say the hardest one to carve was the Smiling Jack O'Lantern which took me and Tor an hour and 45 mins to carve because, well we are beginners and we didn't have the right tools. I carved the Shocked Pumpkin face on my own and this only took me around 40 minutes. My mum carved the ghost by herself and cause I'm pretty sure she is like an art pro it only took her 20 minutes. I can't find a stencil for the shocked pumpkin but its really quite simple you could probably just draw it freehand!


Smiling Jack Stencil


Ghost Stencil
Happy Carving! I will show you my stencils which I have used on Wednesday Evening! 

Love Emma
xoxo

(P.S - I cant believe I've reached 100 posts - and this month I also reached 10,000 views! Super love that you appreciate my blog!!)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Halloween OOTW; Seductive Devil

I know this is 4 days late, HOWEVER, I thought I'd show you guys my outfit I wore to a gig I was part of last night for Halloween! I worked with a few friends from a range of different bands last night for a Halloween music evening! Its a venue, we all know very well as we all play there a lot - and the landlords asked us if we would do a little collab evening with a few seasonal bands for their Halloween evening, so we said yes! We did a lot of cover songs in our own style, and we all came dressed up in different outfits which was amazing! I chose for a seductive devil, just cause its quick and simple and I wont sweat the majority of make-up off when I'm on stage! (I know that's horrible, but in a crowded venue, with lights on you and in costume, it does get rather hot up on stage!).

Make-up Tutorial 
Step 1 Face Preparation - Start off with your normal daily make-up routine. With mine I start off with my Simple and Freederm spot creams,  (if I have bad spots) I apply my MUA Cover & Conceal Natural Concealer and then my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. After I then apply my Miss Sporty So Energetic Foundation. (I know a lot of people tend to use expensive products, but during the summer with the heat my make-up tends to just come off and this foundation is perfect as its light and actually has really good coverage, plus I was going on stage and didn't want my face to come off!). I then apply my Natural Collection Face Powder and then my Prime Magic Eye Primer! You don't want to apply your mascara yet, I tend to do this after applying my eye-shadow.



Step 2 Eyes - I start off with my Victoria Jackson 24/7 Make-up Palette, this is perfect to fit in your handbag too! I begin with the top nude colour just as a base before applying the darker colours when blending. I then apply the darkest colour of the three on the palette across my eyelid but not above the crease (don't worry if you go a little over, you can just blend this in). Before blending, then apply the red colours, I start with a pinky red (the lower circle) as a base and then I applied the darker red (upper circle) and blended together. As a finishing touch I used a shimmery black eye-shadow in the crease of my eyelid just to add that little extra pow! You then want to apply a super thin line of eye-liner I used my H&M Liquid Dipliner. (I also added a light brown/hazel colour to my eyebrows cause mine are never normally visible due to my fair hair. Then you can add your mascara!



Step 3 Lips - Just like in my Rockabilly Zombie costume, I did my lips exactly the same, instead of going out to buy a new lipstick which I will probably not wear again till next Halloween  I just thought I'd get inventive. I used my Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Lipstick again and added a shimmery black eye-shadow  In fact I got this cute little palette about 5 years ago in a magazine, I never used it before, and the black is a little smashed but it still works perfectly! After applying your first layer of the lipstick and you've let it dry, add your eye-shadow  only dab the shadow on and make sure too much isn't on your brush. Then apply a top coat and use the setting gloss on top and your done! 

Costume



Devil Horn Headband, Martells - £2

Blood Splattered Bone Clips, Beadesaurus - £6

John Zack Lace Dress (Used as the top), Ebay - £28.99

Old Black Maxi Skirt (Roughly Cut), My Drawers - £ I can't remember!

Black Platform Wedges, Peacocks - £18

Black Belt, New Look - £5


Again, I'm sorry it's late but at least its up! I will be posting 2 pumpkin carving posts this week! Monday's will be last years and the stencils I chose and Wednesday will be the pumpkins I've carved this year!!!

Lots of Love

Emma Victoria

xoxo

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

What's Going On In Life?




I always ask myself, "what's really going on?" - so much has happened in these past 2-3 month's with my relationships, work, college, friend's and pretty much everything! I thought I'd do a little life post again, as I feel it's been a while since we've had one. I know I usually do OOTW's on a Wednesday  but today I'm just really not feeling inspired, plus I'm in pain, so I came to the conclusion I'd just do this instead! I don't want to mope and groan, but sometimes its better to just get it all out your system in one go... right?


So where do I start? Okay lets start with probably the most horrendous and hardest part to just get it out of the way... WARNING - here comes the emotional bit.

Relationships and me just aren't really mean't to be. Who remember's the whole relationship/friendship (read these posts to kind of get the hang of it all: one, twothree). Well it's all this pa lava that's getting to me - I mean don't get me wrong, I'm completely over him and how he treated me with the lying and going behind my back the whole time but I just feel so lonely at the moment, like I don't have anyone to just give me a cuddle when I just need it. I wish that my little heart could be fixed, and that I didn't have trust issues now. My friends are being absolute stars and helping me through it all, but I just don't think I can get over these issues of trusting someone with my heart again. Have any of you got any suggestions on what to do? 
Health well lets say I've not been a lucky bunny with health this past year, no matter what I seem to do, it is always jeopardised by my sporadic health. Lets start with September last year, I had a major chest infection, which me being me, decided I'd be fine, until the point I started coughing so much and then I threw up. Only to go to the doctors and find out I had pneumonia - good one Emma. It took me around 9 weeks to recover, in and out of hospital alongside several medications and an inhaler I'm still on now. After leaving college I felt fine, until I then got another cold, which went straight to my chest, again on medication for 5 weeks, I got better. I had a fair amount of time being perfectly well and feeling healthy, until I broke 2 toes, not even a week after my 18th Birthday. I don't even have
the excuse of being drunk - I was messing around with my friend, he pushed me a little too hard and I whacked my foot against the solid corner part of the sofa. Smooth. And on the 5th August I fell down the stairs, and now it's come back to bite me. 3 weeks ago, I started having majorly painful problems with my spine/back. So after 4 appointments at the doctors, I finally had a spinal x-ray at the hospital last Thursday, and have to wait a week for the results. 
College is driving me mad. Don't get me wrong, I love studying, but because of all the problems with my spine I'm missing lessons, and it's annoying me cause I just want things to get back to normal. I've had the day off yesterday because of the amount of pain I was in and having several spasms in my back in the morning alone.

So what's happening in your lives that you just wish would get better so you can live your life like normal?


However, I've bought lots of little bits for Halloween this year, and I've started my Christmas shopping! This weekend I'm getting the Halloween decorations down and the Christmas decorations - SO EXCITED! Which brings me to - Christmas posts!! Is there anything you would like to see in my Christmas posts?! 

Lots of Love

Emma Victoria

xoxo

P.S Friday I will be posting a little Pumpkin carving post - even though I won't be carving my pumpkins till next Wednesday (which I will also blog about too!)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

100 Little Things Part 1!

I was tagged to do this lovely post by my friend of many years Steff from Stephanie Maverick (go check her blog out, its awesome!!). Basically, you can find out 100 facts about me - good and bad! Decided it will be best to maybe do this in 2 parts, seeing as it will be quite lengthy otherwise. So today will be the first 50 facts!!


1. I've always been naturally blonde - and I absolutely hate the attention I get from my hair... Every single day.
2. I'm really getting into Psychobilly at the moment. 
3.  I can't stop listening to Teenage Zombie by the Sugar Daddy's right now.
4. Every time I hear the "Time Warp" song, I burst into dance and song - it doesn't matter where it is, I will do it.
5.  I used to suffer really badly with depression right up until March this year - I'm still recovering now, but a huge improvement from 4 years ago.
6. I'm way too nice and forgiving for my own good a lot of the time.
7. I have a major woman crush on Elly Mayday, Imelda May and Bernie Dexter - not afraid to say it.
8.  When £200 goes into my account - its normally spent with 48 hours of it going in.
9. I probably have way too many clothes, but I can't face to throw them out.
10. My favourite lipstick at the moment is probably still my Estee Lauder one from the 1980's.
11. I have 14 red lipsticks. I'm obsessed.
12. I love my dogs too the end of the world and back and I'd do anything for them.
13. When I move out and have my own flat I will get a British Bulldog named Winston. 
14. I'm forever dreaming to one day go in a Hudson Hornet - this will complete my life.
15. I have loads of tattoo's planned to get, but I'm too broke to afford them right now. Food is slightly more important I think...
16. I've been modelling for just little over a year now.
17. I'm slightly obsessed with the TV shows Republic of Doyle and Castle.
18. Pretty sure my old drama teacher had a vendetta against me... FOR EVERYTHING.
19. When I act posh to my dogs I always call them Frederick and Alison.
20. One day I would love to fall in love with a gentlemen who isn't so obsessed with sex all the time and will love me for who I am. 
21. I love it when guys hold the door open for me.
22. I've never been clubbing.
23. My favourite alcoholic drink is a toss up between Pepsi and a double Malibu or Cranberry Juice and a Double Malibu. 
24. I haven't been on a date in nearly 1 year and 8 months.
25. My last crush used me, lied to me, and broke my heart - and I found that all out by reading his blog post.
26. I underestimate actually how good I am at cooking.
27. It takes me 30 minutes each day to groom Alice's fur and 5 minutes for Freddie's fur. 
28. I already know what I want my wedding dress to look like.
29. I've already started Christmas shopping and making personal gifts for my nearest and dearest.
30. My biggest fear is clowns - I virtually have a panic attack every time I see one. Last year at the London Tombs + a clown = extremely scared Emma.
31. I absolutely love to play conkers.
32. My favourite film is probably the Corpse Bride.
33. I'm obsessed with Gingerbread Biscuits - they will go in a matter of minutes if you leave me alone with them.
34. I have a serious problem with the shop Collectif - if I could afford to buy their whole shop, I probably would.
35. I've already started planning my Christmas decorations... That reminds me, I need new lights!
36. I already know what I want my life to be when I'm older. I know you shouldn't plan ahead, but dreaming is no harm. I want 3 children and a gentlemen husband.
37. I do want a career, but sometimes I just want to settle down. I know that sounds silly, but I'm very old-fashioned to be quite honest.
38. I seem to be very accident prone. Already been to the minor injuries unit 3 times this year, and the doctors... well I lost count how many times with the doctors.
39. I want to be the perfect wife when I'm older.
40. I'm looking for a new, less stressful, less hours job. Still no luck...
41. My college isn't exactly Oxford or Cambridge, but the teachers are okay - I guess.
42. I really want to go back to Finland or Sweden.
43. I love baking cakes and cupcakes and biscuits and.... Okay I just love baking.
44. My body confidence post is the most viewed post on my blog - good going if I say so myself!
45. I love slippers.
46. I'm more of a dog person then a cat person.
47. If there is a coupon or a really good offer in the shop - I will stock up.
48. Chocolate is my best friend when I feel really upset.
49. When I'm older I want an Autumn wedding - the beautiful colours of the leafs just amaze me.
50. My favourite dish to cook is a 'spanish' style chicken - chicken thighs, chorizo, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and spices!

I will post the next 50 facts about me next Sunday! I hope you find out something out about me that you didn't already know! If you feel like doing this post then make sure you leave a link in the comments cause I'd love to have a read! I'm also going to tag Bella Ella from BellaEllaLife cause I'd love to know more about her!

I'm only 10 followers away from 50 - make sure you follow so the giveaway can be released! 

Much Love

Emma Victoria

xoxox

Friday, 18 October 2013

Body Confidence Week!

Well, this week has been Body Confidence Week and what better way to promote this then showing you my figure. I was originally going to do this post at the beginning of the week, but honestly, I didn't have the guts. It was only when my friend and photographer Eddie said to me "Its Body Confidence Week for Christ sake Emma!" until then I didn't realise how stupid I really was being.
I have also faced a fear by taking this picture - I haven't worn a swimsuit in 2, nearly 3 years because they are so figure hugging, and I was always worried I would be judged - so here goes...

I use to be super self-conscious and always wore frumpy clothes cause I hated my figure and here I am now facing my fear of wearing a swimsuit and posing in front of a camera. 

I Hate: 
My thighs
My tummy
My Butt
My Boobs
My Back
My Neck

But I'm beautiful. It shouldn't matter what anyone says about my figure, or my boobs or my butt, or what size jeans I take. Nothing else matters. You can be a size 6 and be beautiful and curvy, you can be a size 26 and you will still be beautiful and curvy! Beautiful is not and never will be defined as a number.

Never let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain size to be considered beautiful or perfect - a) beauty isn't a number b) there is no such thing as perfect in society; perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

So what's your biggest body fear? Why don't you face it? Why should it matter what anyone else thinks? 

Have you ever compared your figure to someone else's and wish you had there's instead of your own? WHY?! Okay, I admit, I have done this many times in my life, and sometimes I do wish I could trade my "well-known" and curvaceous boobs and booty for something a little smaller - but they are part of me and what people recognise me as. I'm learning to love my body, yeah it's not easy and you can't just change your outlook of yourself as quick as a flash, but you can start by making small changes.

Here's a task if you struggle with seeing yourself as beautiful. Everyday look in the mirror - and you MUST pick one good thing about yourself, whether its your eyes, your hair, anything and then write it down, fold it up and put it in a box. In one month, open this box up and look at all the things you have written down. Or even better, get your friends to write things down into a box anonymously and read all the beautiful aspects about yourself!

You are beautiful no matter what anyone says or thinks - if I can bare myself to you, then you can do it for yourself!

Lots of love

Emma Victoria

xoxox

P.S - Make sure you like my Facebook page and follow my blog. I will be having a 50 follower giveaway and I need 13 more followers (on GFC) to launch this giveaway!

P.P.S - Only just noticed the cuts on my legs in the second picture - but hey, proves no one is perfect!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Halloween OOTW: Vintage Broken Doll


Hello again! As mentioned in yesterdays nail tutorial, I had to delay my OOTW to today due to a bunch of health issues that have arisen (my luck being they made me have another x-ray today so this post is still lucky to even be going up today!). I wanted to do something a little more animated instead of super creepy like last time - which I thought was not a bad effort for an amateur!

What You Will Need
Black Eye-liner
Black, 
Glitter Grey, Pink, Blue and Purple Eye-shadow
Katy Perry Fake Eyelashes 'Sweetie Pie'
Maybelline 24Hour SuperStay Lipstick

Step 1 First of all you need to prepare your face as you would for any normal daily routine. For example I started by using a face wash and primer before applying my MUA and Collection 2000 concealers. I then applied my Miss Sporty Blemish Foundation and Rimmel 25 Hour Stay Foundation. Then finish with my Natural Collection pressed face powder in 'Warm'.

Step 2 Next you want to do your eye-shadow  I used pink on the inner side of the eyelid and purple on the outer and blended these going outwards. I then added a glittery grey into my crease just for more effect and then blended.

Step 3 Now onto your eyelashes. I first applied the Barry M Mascara to my eyelashes before applying my Katy Perry 'Sweetie Pie' Eyelashes to the lash line. You want to adjust the false eyelashes so you are comfortable with them and they sit correctly on your eyelid and lash line. 

Step 4 Now you are moving onto the freehand bit! Here you will need your black eye liner. You just need to make a little hollow shape on your face - I opted to put this over the visible spots on my face, perfect thing to cover them! You want a shape like the picture above and also to add lines to show your face is cracked. (Don't forget, old vintage dolls were often made out of porcelain or china, so they were very easily broken!).



Step 5 Now you will need your black eye-shadow - I opted to use eye-shadow instead of the liquid liner, just because I thought it gave more depth and effect. I just used a normal small eye shadow brush and I didn't blend it in either!

Step 6 Now you want to get your eye-liner again and your blue eye shadow and create tear drops - this is optional but I just wanted to add a more creepy and sad effect to this deserted broken doll look! With you eye-liner just create a tear-drop shape, and then fill in the inside with blue eye-shadow (Do not blend!)

Step 7 Now onto your lips, I decided to do mine in a heart shape, just to adopt the whole doll feel. I just used the lipstick wand provided with my Maybelline Lipstick, but if you prefer to use lipstick then you can just use a lip liner to create the shape and add the lipstick.

Step 8 For the final touch, you just need to do your hair. I put my hair in 2 pigtails, as this is the cutesy doll feel, and just back combed my hair for that distorted and mistreated effect of matted hair, I then took my fringe, because its so long I just pushed it back into a swirl and added a bow.

Costume Time!



Baby Pink Glitter Bow, Beauxoxo - £

Antoinette Dress, Lindy Bop - £44.99

Ivory Pearls, Collectif - £15

Mink Jewelled Heels, New Look - Sale £10
Prop - Mums first teddy bear - Its 52 years old and his name is Edward!


Well I hope you enjoyed this post! Sorry it was a day late - good old life getting in the way! I will be doing a life update post as well soon, all the stuff thats going on in my crazy little life! If you have any suggestions for me to blog about then feel free to email or leave me a comment! 

P.S When I hit 50 followers I will be hosting my first ever giveaway, so if you want a chance to enter and possibly win make sure you share my blog and follow, and I will also follow yours back!

Billions of Love and Cuddles!

Emma Victoria

xoxoxo

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Halloween Nails!

Here is a super quick tutorial on how to get some super cute Halloween nails! They aren't exactly the most complicated thing in the world but they are simple and just add a little finishing touch to your outfit! (Side note - This weeks OOTW will be up tomorrow due to me being at the doctors all morning and then at hospital for the majority of this afternoon!).


Step 1
First of all you want to prep your nails - I always opt to buff my nails to make them all smooth just because it makes the nail polish sit a little nicer on my nails and I also sorted my cuticles out as they seriously need seeing too!

Step 2
After you have prepared your nails, you want to add a red nail varnish, this doesn't have to be done neatly at all as you will be ruining them anyway in a minute! I recommend doing one hand at a time as you have to do the next step not long after applying the varnish. You also only need to do one coat of the red nail varnish.

Step 3
Now you need to get a tissue or a cloth and dab your nails and just completely make them look horrible like in the picture above! 



Step 4
Now you need to add black nail varnish on top, and repeat step 3. Once your nails have fully dried you want to take a clear nail varnish on top to make your nails smoother and to finish the nails off. Leave to dry, clean up around the nails where you have overspilled the varnish and your done!

I know this is only simple, but simple is good right? I promise I will do my OOTW post tomorrow, today has just been so hectic!

Love

Emma Victoria

xoxo

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Halloween OOTW; Rockabilly Zombie




This is the first costume and make-up OOTW I'm doing for Halloween this year! I'm going to do little odd bits and bobs throughout the month of October for Halloween - so make sure you keep an eye out on my blog!
Today's OOTW is probably the most requested costume, and the first person to mention it to me was my friend Stephanie from Stephanie Maverick (make sure you check out her blog!). My inspiration for this look is from the Sugar Daddy's video 'Teenage Zombie' its my absolute favourite song right now and it just seemed like fate that this happened! 

Make-up Tutorial

Step 1: Primer and White Face Paint
So the first step to achieving this look is to prime your face. I used my normal spot creams, and also Sudocreme as this has a white pigment it helped to just set my face a little bit more with the white face paint. For someone who is allergic to nearly every face paint going, I'm in LOVE with the Snazaroo face paint - this is water based and is very light on my skin and it doesn't make me itch! I also used an eye primer which I got in a make-up set a long time ago and this also just helps to set the eye-shadow on your eyes. I also find with the Snazaroo face paint you may need to add a little water to your sponge, not a lot but just enough so the product is a little easier to apply.

Step 2: Apply Eye Shadow and Liner
The next step is relatively easy all you need is an applicator brush and a blending brush alongside a colour pallet - I will be featuring this palette really soon for a special event so just wait and see. I love the pigments of these eye shadows as they are really bright and colourful even when blended. For my eye-shadow  I decided to use a sort of bruised effect, seeing as I'm a zombie, I'm dead and I'm all stitched and beaten up. The colours in red circles are the colour I used to achieve the 'bruised' effect - I started with the pale greys to just build up on the eye and blended these together. I then started with the palest purple and palest green WITHOUT BLENDING - THIS IS KEY! I then added the darker purple and green alongside the midnight blue, I then vigorously blended all of these together to make a bruised effect - you could add extra green if you want at the end round the crease and outside of your eyelid but that is personal preference - I personally preferred the purple bruised effect myself! I then did a thin winged liner on the eye, not too extreme though!

Step 3: Lips
The next step is to add your lipstick for this look in particular I'd recommend a lipstick such as the Maybelline Superstay 24hour Colour Lipstick in shade 'Keep Up The Flame'. I also added black eye-shadow onto the corner of my lip after doing one coat of the lipstick. I then blended the black eye-shadow into my lipstick and then added another coat of red lipstick on top to just make the black a little less harsh. I then added the complimentary gloss with the product just to make my lips less dry. By putting on a top coat of the lipstick, it helps set the eye-shadow so it doesn't smudge everywhere!

Step 4: Scars, Blood and Hair
Lets start with how to make your own blood. Instead of paying for vampire blood which is always really runny and may not stay on your face that well you can make your own, for mine I use Vaseline and food colouring (I personally use pink and I like the colour of it in comparison to red, but its personal preference!). I took a fair amount of Vaseline and placed it in the little dish (Smirnoff bottle top - cheeky!) and added some food colouring a little at a time, so you can add more if you want the colour to be darker. For the scars I used liquid eye-liner  like I would for my eyes I gently applied the liner to my face and adding stitch lines, I wanted this to be quite big just because they looked so creepy and cool! Now after deciding where you want your scars, you can add your fake blood to the scars, which makes them feel a little more real as if they are bleeding instead of just leaving the scars plain. Details are key! For my Hair, I did a really simple rockabilly look, I tied my hair back into a ponytail and back combed it to make it look messy, and with my fringe I just back combed it and sprayed it into a small quiff alongside wearing my red bandanna! 

And you're DONE!

Costume



Red Rockabilly Bandanna, Collectif - £2.50

Elmira Animal Print Wiggle Dress, Lindy Bop - £29.99

Seamed Stockings, What Katie Did - £16.50

Alpine Clover Patent Heels, Clarks - £39.99

Friday, 4 October 2013

This or That Tag!


I was meant to have done this tag a little while back (woops) as my friend Stephanie from Stephanie Maverick tagged me to do it, so with a huge delay - HERE IT IS!


Make-up
Blush or Bronzer?
I am definitely more of a blusher sort of girl - I love having rosy cheeks as everyone says I just look cute and innocent when I have rosy cheeks (I did just say look, I am definitely not an innocent girl!)
Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Definitely has to be Lipstick! I am a lipstick addict! I wear it everyday and carry around 3 different lipsticks with me everyday (even for college) just in case I want to wear another one!
Liner or Mascara?
Hmm tough one - I really like using liner but if I used liner, I'd have to use mascara to do my eyelashes cause otherwise that would just look odd - so I'll say mascara.
Foundation or Concealer?
CONCEALER!!!!! I have major, MAJOR, issues with spots at the moment so concealer is the one to be!
Neutral Eyeshadow or Colour?
Colour all the way - I really like the colour to compliment the liner I use and the lipstick I'm wearing and the colour of my bandanna! Co-ordination is key!!!
Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow?
Pressed because I am such a messy person sometimes and manage to throw everything all over my self... Convenience is key with me.


Nails
O.P.I or China Glaze?
I'm going to say China Glaze because I've never actually used O.P.I.
Long or short nails?
Long nails, not too long but long enough. (Not like the ones that look fake).
Acrylic or Natural?
Natural all the way! Because the more you use acrylics, the more they damage your natural nails. I've spent ages getting my nails to how I like them so much now so I avoid acrylic nails as much as possible!
Bright’s or Darks?
Brights! I like to be bold and brash - and I always love my nails being painted red!
Flower or No Flower?
I love flowers so yes, flowers, always.

Body
Perfume or Body Splash?
Perfume, because as my band members say I'm a "rich bitch".
Lotion or Body butter?
Body butter because I love my cocoa body butter from Morrisons and my Satsuma Body Butter from Body Shop.
Body Wash or Soap?
Body Wash because I really love my Soap and Glory 'Foam Call' Body Wash!!
Lush or other bath companies?
I'm not a fussy little bunny at all but I'm currently super in love with Miss Patisserie Products!!

Fashion
Jeans or Sweat Pants?
I've recently started to face my fear of jeans again. I used to live in jeans about 2-3 years ago, but I stopped as soon as I had people commenting on my bum, which made me have a huge fear of people judging my figure. Until the last 3 weeks, I've been wearing jeans and had more people comment on how fabulous my figure actually is - Body Confidence and nice people can do so much for someone like me!
Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve?
Short sleeve because I always like adding a cardigan or a cute jacket! Accessories is key!
Dresses or Skirts?
Dresses all the way - because I have own over 30 dresses already and its forever going up!
Stripes or Plaid?
Stripes because I've wearing a lot of sort of Psychobilly outfits at the moment!
Flip Flops or Sandals?
Sandals because they are a little more stylish then flip flops, and I only wear flip flops when running errands and doing stuff round the house!
Scarves or Hats?
Hats - especially the 40's style hats which I'm really getting into and buying for when the winter comes and pairing them up with a pair of cute gloves!
Studs or Dangly Earrings?
Dangly earrings for glamour when I do photo shoots, but for everyday I prefer studs as they are more out the way (like when I go to work or college).
Necklaces or Bracelets?
Necklaces - I have a habit of constantly fiddling with bracelets, I don't know why, but Necklaces I just don't fiddle with!
Heels or Flats?
HEELS! Because I'm 5ft 5, and I just love how I walk wearing heels and it makes me feel more confident!
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots?
I don't really wear either, but I'd probably choose Cowboy boots!
Jackets or Hoodies?
Jackets all the way baby!!
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe?
Forever 21 because I just love me a good bargain!
Saks 5th or Nordstrom?
I've never shopped at either so I can't say - sorry!


Hair
Curly or Straight?
Curly because it makes me look so super cute and beautiful!
Bun or Ponytail?
Ponytail because I love being silly and constantly swinging it around haha!
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Butterfly clips for when I do my cutesy looks, but I use bobby pins all the time for when I style my hair!
Hair Spray or Gel?
Hair spray, especially my Elenett one because I just love that Hair spray with my life!
Long or Short?
I like hair which is kind of in the middle where its long enough to put up but short enough to wear down - around shoulder length. So I'm gonna say long I think?
Light or Dark?
Hmm I don't really prefer either, cause each hair colour is different on each person but for me personally light, because dark hair washes me out due to my light skin tone.
Side Sweep or Full Bangs?
I have in fact have had both styles in my life - and currently I prefer full bangs!
Up or Down?
I like my hair in an up-do with some hair falling down so I'll say up!

Random
Rain or Shine?
Shine
Summer or Winter?
Summer
Fall or Spring?
Fall
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate (nom nom nom)


East Coast or West Coast?
East Coast - I love New York!!!

I am also thinking about doing a post on a little wedding log book of what my dream wedding is! I've been watching Don't Tell The Bride (BBC3) and Say Yes to the Dress (TLC) on television a lot and it's made me start dreaming.... I mean thinking about my own wedding when I'm older! So if you want to see the post then let me know, or I might just do it and see what people think!

ALSO - I am finally doing my most requested post of them all! I am doing my Rockabilly Transformation - how I go from looking like everyday to photo shoot ready with steps along the way with how you can achieve this super awesome look!

Lots of Love

Emma Victoria

xoxo

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

OOTW; Ridiculously Retro!

Its the first post of October - and I'm now finally beginning to get back on track with my blogging schedule with the amount of work I have and with the new dog! I am being super cheeky this week as I'm showing you my current new favourite Autumn 'go-to' outfit which I wore for a photo shoot on Saturday (Images will be in a collage below!). I super love this outfit as its retro and also super comfy and warm with the weather getting cooler!

Dolores Sweetheart Gingham Top, Collectif - £30.00

Red Rockabilly Bandana, Collectif - £

Ivory Pearls, Collectif - £15.00

Denim Jeggings, Peacocks - £12.00

White Wedges, New Look - £11.99 (Similar here)

Earrings 

Handmade Swallow & Flower Earrings by 'The Ever After Nook'




For my hair and make-up I did my usual Winged eye liner (not too thick, just below the natural crease on the eye lid) and I used my current favourite lipstick Barry M shade 121 and also my favourite lip pencil the Revlon ColorStay Lipliner. My earrings are from the 'Ever After Nook' - I actually got to design these myself and these will soon be out for general release (keep an eye out on my blog for details soon!).


ALSO after this week I will be doing the next 4 OOTW's all being Halloween inspired with 'how-to's' on to acheive the looks for Halloween! So if you have any ideas then please comment below, or comment on my facebook page (please like my page!) and I will take them all in for consideration!


Lots of Love and Cuddles!


Emma Victoria


xoxo


Photo Shoot Pictures