Monday, August 27, 2012

I know..

Let's just get on with things. The 3-day-but-not-really challenge is here with questions 6-10. Enjoy.

6. Do you participate in the fandom? How so? 
I draw them. As themselves. Not as furries, girls, or anything. Pickles and his booze, Nathan looking brutal, Skwisgaar and his guitar.
7. Admit it. Do you ship anything? If yes or no, why? 
NO. NO, NO, A THOUSAND TIMES NO. It's not my thing, at all. I see wayyyyyy too much Toki/Skwis porn out there, it depresses me.*
8. Do you consider yourself a Gear? Why or why not?
I fear my mortality, but...
9. Do you have any merchandise?
A shirt. And I have a Revolver Magazine from 2008 with a Dethklok interview.

10. Are the other bands you listen to as brutal as Dethklok?
What kinda question is that? No. Der.

* To anyone reading this who may get offended: please, don't. It's just my opinion. :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


So much for the idea of the 30 day challenge kicking my ass back into gear here -.- (if any of the 15 or so of you who read this are Metalocalypse fans, you'll notice the pun I unintentionally used in that last sentence...)
Anyways, I posted the challenge Saturday, so it looks like I owe you Sun-today. So here they are.

1.When did you first learn about Dethklok? Did you find the music or series first?

The series. Dethfashion is the first episode I remember seeing, so that should give you some indication of when I stumbled into the series... Adult Swim was normally my go-to thing later at night, so I probably would have ended up finding the show eventually.

2.What was your first reaction to it as a series?

I loved it. The fact that it had a darker vibe/ style really appealed to me.

3.Who is/are your favorite band member(s) and why?

Haha, ok, I really like all of them except Murderface, but I think Nathan would have to be my favorite. He's just all around awesome, even if he does seem like an idiot sometimes. I feel like Pickles and I would be really good friends/ drinking buddies, and he seems to be the smartest of the group. Skwisgaar is hilarious, and Toki...we'd have to be friends from afar, because I don't think he'd be worth losing my life over...

4.Who is/are your favorite non-Dethklok character(s) and why?
Charles, of course. As another blog put it, he's one badass motherfucker.
And  Selactia. It's gonna be very interesting to see where season 5 leads his plan.
Also, do yard wolves count in this? Because I think it's awesome that Dethklok has/have (?) them.

5.List some attributes that you relate to with some of the characters.
Pickles- our alcohol intake. Like I said above, I'm pretty sure he'd be an awesome drinking buddy, though he'd  drink me under the table, probably in a painfully shirt amount of time. Also, his sarcastic nature, like when Murderface caught the firecracker in his bass playing hand (ahp, there goes the band.)

Toki- ha. Probably our maturity levels. We both like simple kiddy stuff like candy and coloring books, lol. I've also started slipping 'wowee' into my work vocabulary.

Skwisgaar-I don't  know that we're that much alike, truthfully. Although he s pretty damn sarcastic at times, as am I...if I think about more, I'll add them later.

Murderface- blargh. We both have tattoos. And we can both be assholes...though I'm nowhere near as bad as him.

Nathan- It can be hard for me to apologize too, bc I'm insanely silent. We both  like chips. We both write...huh, I thought there's be more. Kinda weird..oh well.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Going to take things in a different direction for a bit hopefully get me motivated  to update more often. My new job has basically claimed my soul 40 hours a week. It's a good thing, because it's an awesome job, and it means I'm finally having decent income coming in...but it also means I don't always have times for things like my blog :( and that makes me sad. So I thought I'd try this.

I'm a huge fan of Metalocalypse. HUGE. I think it's got awesome, relatable characters, and fucking amazing music. So in honor of that (combine with the fact that I don't use Tumblr, which is where this seems to have originated), I present to you:

 The Most Brutal 30 Day Challenge Ever

one answer a day, for the next month <3 Hope you like.

1. When did you first learn about Dethklok? Did you find the music or series first?
2. What was your first reaction to it as a series?
3. Who is/are your favorite band member(s) and why? 
4. Who is/are your favorite non-Dethklok character(s) and why? 
5. List some attributes that you relate to with some of the characters. 
6. Do you participate in the fandom? How so? 
7. Admit it. Do you ship anything? If yes or no, why? 
8. Do you consider yourself a Gear? Why or why not?
9. Do you have any merchandise?
10. Are the other bands you listen to as brutal as Dethklok?
11. Have you ever been to a live show?
12. Do you watch Home Movies?
13. What is your favorite episode?
14. Which is your favorite song?
15. What is your favorite line or quote?
16. Which is your favorite non-Dethklok song? Ex. Dory McClean, any of Toki’s musical numbers, etc
17. Have you ever cosplayed anything from the series? If not, what are your thoughts on Metalocalypse cosplay?
18. Which is your least favorite episode?
19. Which is your least favorite song?
20. Your least favorite character?
21. Do other people know about your love of Dethklok? What is their opinion?
22. Have you introduced anyone to the series or music? Who, and how?
23. If you were a Klokateer, what job would you want?
24. Do you play an instrument? Can you play any of Dethklok’s songs on it?
25. Have you been in a mosh pit? Did you sustain any brutal injuries?
26. Do anything for Dethklok. What would and what wouldn’t you do for Dethklok?
27. What are your theories on the Falconback project and any other series plot points?
28. What is your favorite death scene?
29. Has the series, music or fandom changed your life in any way? Share even if it’s just as an improvement on your art or writing.
30. Show or draw a picture of yourself throwing the horns to conclude.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Soap from Kalamazoo

...Kalamazoo Soap Factory, that is. (go here and see for yourselves. ) I stumbled upon their Etsy shop through another blogger's review... I think it was Kas of Pretty Addictions, but I'm not 100% sure on that. ( Even if I'm wrong, her blog is WELL worth the read. I'm borderline addicted to it. )
Anyways, I emailed Tracy from The Kalamazoo Soap Co ( KSC) and asked if she was in need of any reviews written. Tracy responded a couple days after I sent it, and ended up sending me sample of two soaps and a lip balm.
You can see from their Etsy, these are some good-sized soaps. Imagine my surprise when I opened my mailbox and found a manilla envelope stuffed inside it. The soaps she sent were full-sized, which I was not expecting.
Check them out:
Yup. On top of two huge bars of soap, she sent a lip balm, along with a brochure that tells about the company and their different soaps and lip balms. She even sent the nicest thank you card, complete with the company's name engraved/gilded in the front, and a beautiful handwritten note inside. It really is the little extras sometimes, amIright?

The bars were individually bubble wrapped. Under the bubble wrap, they had two pieces of cardstock (with the soap name) over the soap and a raffia bow wrapped around the whole thing to hold it in place.
Maraschino Cherry. Scent description is from their site: This soap is so delicious smelling I wish I could put a scratch and sniff right on this page. If you can imagine opening a jar of big, plump, juicy maraschino cherries, then you can imagine what this soap smells like. A sweet and tart combination that is absolutely fabulous to the senses!

If any of you out there read my 13Gypsie review, you know that I love cherry scented/ flavored anything. So the idea of smelling like a jar of the radioactive-red beauties was appealing, not appalling.
It smells awesome. Plain and simple. It's not overly sweet, but more than once I would swear I had a handful of cherries in the shower.  (I'm weird, I know.) I love it.

The Badass soap isn't quite as strong smelling as the cherry one, but I still love it. I feel like it really lathers well, and left my skin feeling really smooth.

Ingredients on back of Badass Soap: Beer, distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, sodium hydroxide, castor oil, shea butter.

The blue raspberry lipbalm I could not get a clear shot of to save my life. It's an awesome little thing though. Tracy formulates them with scent only, no flavor, to avoid licking your lips and drying them out. It smells just like a blue rasperry slushie/ snowcone, I love it. It's also available in strawberry, macintosh apple, and vanilla shake.

I'd like to thank Tracy for giving me the opportunity to try out her wonderful products. I strongly suggest each of you head over to her Etsy and check out what items she has to offer. I'm definitely interested in trying other soaps, like  Dreamsicle, Hazlenut Cappuccino, Fruit Loop, and Raspberry Lemonade. The soaps are $6 a bar, with $3 shipping for the first bar and $1.50 shipping each additional bar. Lip balms are $3 each, $2 shipping and .50 with another item (US prices only. KSC offers Canadian and International shipping, but the shipping prices are higher.)
Have you tried Kalamazoo Soap Co? check them out now!

Friday, June 1, 2012

So there's a nifty little giveaway...

happening over at carmen's coupon blog... a flash giveaway for a Diamond Candle. I've heard both good and not-so-good things about this company, so I'd be interested to see them for myself.
HURRY! Only 20 minutes left to enter!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I'm still alive!

Hiiiii to everyone out there reading this. I'm back! (duh...) 
Things have been a bit crazy here, so I do apologize for the unexpected hiatus .
I'm going to keep this short, and un-makeup related, and share some pictures from my recent vacation to Universal Studios Orlando. Hope you like the pics, Universal is probably my favorite place on the planet.

 Kwik-E-Mart by The Simpsons Ride.
 "Marilyn Monroe"
 My bf in front of the Universal globe
Crappy pic of Hard Rock Cafe, Lagoon, etc.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A slightly overdue Shiro review

Hello out there! Hope everyone had an awesome St. Patty's Day!
Today I'll be reviewing some gorgeous colors from Shiro.
I first stumbled across Shiro around this time last year.  Like everyone else who has happened upon the brand, I thought it was awesome that some of her products were named after Pokemon -and I'm no Pokegeek, no offense to any of you who may be-. I thought it was something kinda unique, and I can appreciate that. So I got a few things, sample baggies only (And I've mentioned it once before, but it deserves to be said again. Shiro samples are HUGE.)
This time around, I saw that Caitlin was discontinuing some colors. I went to the site, narrowed down the ones I felt I absolutely had to have, and also ordered a sample of the Intertubes, which I've seen reviewed 20043 times online. (For good reason).
Shipping was about two weeks, which is a bit longer than their normal posted TAT. However, there was also a notice on the website explaining that the two week time was because of the launch of the new Tributes Collection  (check them out here ). My goodies came wrapped in tissue paper, fastened with a little tea cup kawaii sticker.

So, without further ado, here are my pretties!

This is Wobbuffet. Described on Shiro's site as "Medium-toned sky blue with the barest hint of pink shimmer.''
It is gorgeous, even more so in person. Swatches are done, L-R: dry, over NYX Base Camp primer, over Too Faced Shadow Insurance (tfsi) and mixed with Make Up For Ever Mist n Fix spray. This is taken with flash.

Wobbuffet swatches without flash.

Next up is Mew!

"Cheerful, bright strawberry-bubblegum pink with a slight peachy-yellow tone"
This is soo pretty, although it is more peach to me in some lights (clearly not in the light used above 0.0 )

 Mew, no flash. You can better see the peachy quality here, most notably in the1st and 3rd swatch.
This next pic was taken so you can see just how full Caitlin packs her jars.

Are you seeing that? Shiro's jars come with sifters. Normally I remove sifters due to my own personal preference, but with these jars, I HAD to remove them to get at the product..They were packed so full, adding the sifters on top tamped everything down and made it impossible to access. I even (accidentally) dropped one jar on the floor (capped, thankfully) and even that couldn't loosen the powder.  Believe me when I say this is a good problem to have. I'd rather have too full jars than not full enough.

This next shadow...OH. MY.GOD. This is one of my favorite shadows, EVER. Everever,EVER.
 I mean, I really like this color.  I'd probably sell everything I own for a lifetime supply of Majora's Mask (Yes, I realize that isn't the name of  aPokemon, btw...they aren't all named liked that, silly)

Described as ''Super-bright purple with orange shimmer and tons of red, green, and yellow sparks'' I formly believe this is THE perfect purple. The shimmer, the depth of the's just...gah. Words fail to come to mind. This swatch set is a little different, you may have noticed there is an extra swatch. L-R: dry, NYX, wet brush over TFSI (oops), TFSI, Mist n Fix. 
I love how the TFSI gives it an even deeper color!
Oh, and just so you all know, if you haven't tried Shadow Insurance, you need to. The stuff is like glue.
After washing with water+ a glob of Bath and Body Works foaming hand soap. Looking at it again, I realize that Mist n Fix has awesome staying power too. In fact, I found that by mixing the teenyist, tinyest bit of the spray with loose shadow, it gives the shadow a WAY more intense look. It's one of my new miracle products.

I also got a free sample, called Your Best Friend.
Site definition: Shimmery grey-pink with strong pink glitter.
 I only did dry swatch vs TFSI swatch for this color. Forgive me. 
I do like this color. It's definitely not one I'd have picked out for myself, but I'm really glad Caitlin included it, because it is shimmery and gorgeous. Not that I should be surprised about that!

Finally, we come to the Intertubes. I ordered a sample of Over 9000, and Caitlin was sweet enough to throw in a sample of Three Wolf Moon, after I mentioned I couldn't decide which one to get. LOVE 3WM. Here's a quick pic:
Here's Over 9000

I'm not going to review the Intertubes, since they've been done over 9000 times (I'm sure I'm not the first to make that joke). All I have to say is, they're pretty amazing. Be warned though, they do stain your fingers if you get the samples (They come in clamshells. ) I'd recommend using a brush.

Final thoughts? Shiro ROCKS. Beautiful colors, friendly owner, and great prices! I should mention that the first two colors in this review are being sold for $3.50 for the fullsize jar (Normal cost is $5.). There are a TON of other colors listed, so go check them out while you still can!
Have you ordered from Shiro yet? What are some can't live without colors?