DIY Halloween Costumes From Scratch

I wanted to create our Halloween costumes from scratch, and decided to sew Pirate Vampire looks inspired by the victorian trend we saw hit the runway. I used Simplicity pattern 4059 to create bishop-sleeved frill-collared shirts and Vitorian knickers to match, and hacked the pattern to add a button fly, draw string waistband, and differentiated…

Lestat Queen of The Damned Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Lestat’s makeup always infatuated me and I was drawn to his mysterious look- mostly due to that captivating inner corner highlight- which I’ve been emulating for years. For halloween this year, I decided to sew our costumes for the party, all from scratch, as I used the holiday as a means of rocking the victorian…

Micro-needling Derma Pens and Derma Rollers

I’ve begun using micro-needling tools such as Derma-rollers and switched to the Derma-pen (Dr. Pen) per Dermatologists’ recommendations citing adverse effects of Derma rollers- caused by slicing rather than puncturing the skin. Microneedling Benefits: Micro-needling has become more popular over the years due to its many benefits including collagen induction, diminishing scars and pores, and…

Botox Anti-Aging and Migraine Relief

Botox Injections I had Botox Botox injections in my forehead in April, and the results are truly amazing (see before and after). I had begun to notice fine lines on my forehead forming, and decided to do some preventative Botox and OnabotulinumtoxinA the hell out of them! Botox Pain? It was not very painful but…

Ask A Dermatologist: Dr. Q&A

I’m going to be collaborating with a dermatologist on a video and blog post. Submit your questions regarding dermatology, skin-care, hair-care- from products to hair-loss and hair Regrowth, to anything involving hair, skin, and nails. Comment below or via my Contact Page We will be discussing skin-care and hair-care, products and their ingredients, do’s and…

Beauty Routine $4,000+ Skincare Haircare

My beauty routine for skin-care and hair-care has grown more and more excessive over the years, and it’s now over $4,000 worth of products I use on a daily or monthly basis. The beauty industry is an ever shifting market- sometimes to market and sell, and other times because of technological advancements and innovations.  With…

Travel Tips- Beauty, Skin-Care, Cosmetics, and Comfort

As an anti-aging obsessed beauty blogger and germaphobe, I’ve learned that it’s all about packing the things that make me comfortable and pampered- that way I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing my skincare regimen for an entire week or more, and I can feel as at home as possible while traveling. First on my list…

Re-Weave Relief: I’m Sew In!

After my previous post, “Post Extension Blues,” I heeded my colorist’s warning not to install extensions or weave my hair for at least THREE WEEKS! I turned to wide brim hats, fedoras, and caps after experiencing hair-loss from wearing other people’s hair and processing my own from darkest brown to platinum blonde repeatedly…both DIY and…

Post-Extensions Blues

You’ve definitely heard someone speak of being shocked, sad or depressed after removing their extensions, but have you ever experienced the post-extensions blues? I recently did my first sew in myself…yes I braided my hair- after much trial and error- and kept the extensions in for around two months with three separate installs. I took…