Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rotten Rentals....

Ok ok....So I finally caved and picked up a couple of packs from Rotten Rentals. I been eyeballing this store for a little while now and thought it was about time I picked a few up. These guys have a really cool Video Of The Month service you can join to for a reasonable price. So for 3 months of the subscription service you only pay $15. This gets you One blind pack a month for all 3 months, You choice of a current pack from the store, Access to members only packs for $10, Extra trading cards in each pack,  A Video of the month card so you can pick up free packs of trading cards at conventions and such, And you are entered into a year end drawing for all sorts of goodies. (They also have 6 and 12 month memberships available.)
I was kinda hesitant to join the monthly service for now so I opted to pick out a couple of my all time favorite boxes and pick them up. These run $6 on average and they are not blind so you can choose your titles. I think shipping was little more than I tend to like to pay for something like this but it's all good.
So I picked up 2 packs I just had to have...
Sleepaway Camp & Hellraiser of course...
 This is the back of the gorgeous Clam Shell VHS case it was all packed in...
 And the front of the case.
 I got a Paranormal Activity 3 bumper sticker...Which reminds me...I really need to get off my ass and check out this film!
 Vintage Ghostbusters II Trading cards...Kinda perfect considering sad recent events...RIP Harold Ramis
 The Crow City Of Angels cards...Not my favorite in the franchise since nothing was better than the original but this movie was OK.
 Really cool Zombie Tarot cards...this is the back of them....
 And this is the front. I got the Hanged Man & The Hierophant.
 2 packs of Toxic Avenger cards...And you know I love me some Troma!
 A single Gremlins card
 A creepy Blue clown Monster In My Pocket figure

 And a big disgusting plastic roach. Dammit I live in Florida these stupid things are outside everywhere come summer :(

So yea...Pretty cool for sure. Then I opened the Sleepaway Camp box and had even more fun....
 I have the box set of these on DVD and totally forgot how kitschy and fun the original case was. What's more perfect than a letter home during camp LOL.

 So to start I got another Zombie Tarot...Thinking I may need to find the whole set. This one is the Page Of Cups.
And a white Clown Monster In My Pocket.
 2 more packs of Toxic Crusaders. Seriously can you believe how twisted the person who made this into a cartoon had to have been
 Blair Witch cards
 These are my favorite cards for this pack...Beetlejuice...Beetlejuice....BEETLEJUICE!!
And the last set of cards from The Frighteners.

I also got a couple of weird but cool movie promo type items....
A Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones Tattoo...

A Chernobyl Diaries Electronic cleaner (IE Cell phone screen)
And this is what amused me the most...Such an appropriate yet amusing promo item.... is EXACTLY what you are thinking....

BTW....Still amused that this happened to come out on my bday LOL.

So yea...Final thought....If I saw these guys at a con or something I would have to pick up a few boxes for sure but I dunno if I would specifically go to the site just for these. However they do sell action figures, Trading cards, and some really cool limited edition items as well. And I got these within days of ordering which is a huge plus.

Licks & Lashes,
Mistress Tragedy

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Creepy Porcelain Doll Makeup Tutorial

So I have decided to cross post this from my beauty blog as it pertains here as well and I have a completely different audience on both. If you wanna see more posts like this here let me know. And if you don't let me know that as well. If you have horror makeup ideas I would love to hear them as well.
So yea....I was a little bored today and I had been toying with the idea of doing another full Halloween/Horror type makeup. Not gonna do a full tutorial on this one but I did take a few pics along the way. Nothing special this time it is all just makeup ;)
Here are my supplies...
I started by mixing 2 of my all time favorite liquid foundations to get the kinda color I wanted. I mixed MAC Face & Body foundation in White (This was a seasonal item. It was from the Rick Baker 2013 Halloween line.) & Lancome Teint Miracle in Ivorie 2 (c). Keep in mind I have a very fair complexion so you may need a darker base color. The Lancome is a usual for me. I used this all over my face & neck including my lips and eyes.
Next I brushed on a loose powder all over. I used MAC Set Powder in Invisible. It's a nice white color. (Again this is from the Rick Baker Halloween collection 2013.)
For my cheeks I used The Balm Stainiac. This is a really cool product. It is made for cheeks and lips in a highly blendable formula. I usually use it as a lip stain but today we all know dolls have those nice red circles as cheeks. I used a very thick layer and blended it with my fingers.

Next I used a simple white Wet N Wild pencil to define my eyes. I wanted them to look very large when photographed so instead of just lining my water line and under the eyes I extended the liner to the natural crease under my lower lash line.

And here is where I started forgetting to take pics LOL. Next I used a Starlooks Kohl Eye pencil in Obsidian to make the "holes" and cracks in the porcelain. I started by drawing out a few "sharp" looking shapes and filling them in...
I used the same pencil for  the rest of the work. I lined under my Faux lashline I made with the whit pencil. I drew out the "cracks" for the chips in the porcelain. Next I used my Sephora + Pantone Universe shades of nature palette. (I freaking love this palette...all the colors go so well together!) Using a small shadow brush I used color 19-4205 to "highlight" the cracks and chips. 
For my eyes I Used color 14-2808 just above the white liner on my lid, 17-3911 in the crease, & 12-1310 to almost the brow bone.
I added 2 sets of false lashes...True Or False brand Medusa lashes on the top, Ardell 120 Demi lashes on the bottom. On the top lashes I used MAC Zoom Flash mascara.
I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on liner in Desperation to create my freckles.

 And finally for my lips I used TWC Lip Pencil in Laia (Just really to draw out the shape I wanted) and Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss in Hot Mess.
And here is what it all looks like...

So yea...Kinda had fun with this spur of the moment. Could I do better...Probably. But hey...Now I know what I can improve and how to do it right! I really do hope you enjoyed this overall though. If you have any makeup ideas and such you would like to see me try let me know what they are. I am kinda falling in love with creating crazy fun makeup using just everyday products. 

Licks & Lashes,
Mistress Tragedy