Perfume

Tricking the pages,

Appearing in perfumed fantasies.

 

Crystal glass,

Moments preparing the

Skin,

Budded enchantment.

 

Adornment, the backwards effect

Of feeling,

Plummeting to dark waters,

The absent orator.

 

Hers the glance to

Eternity,

His the momentary realization of

Taste.

 

Piece of prism love,

Fractured steps of

A cool undulation,

Soft marabou slippers

Sliding across the living room

Rug…

 

Diamond reverie,

Candy body topped to be savored,

Sugar lips reciting the night’s revelation…

 

Smoky jazz,

Wrapped to the jams,

Carried under a satin layer.

 

Spat way up high,

Roused in music

Trailing past itself,

The oncoming quiet…

Argan Oil

My boyfriend bought some Argan Oil from Trader Joe’s a little while back for his skin and hair.  According to health sources online, Argan oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.  It can lessen signs of aging and moisturize skin and hair.

For skin, it is recommended for people to use a small amount so there is no negative effect and the same goes for hair so the hair doesn’t get too oily.

Go to your nearest Trader Joe’s and give this beneficial oil a try.  It only costs $7.  Set aside some time for a little self-care each day!

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Zazzle

My partner and I had discovered a site called Zazzle several months back where you can customize your own clothes, gifts, home decor items, etc..  and buy other designer’s creative merchandise.   The Zazzle vision is “Our mission is to make “The Make Engine” to give people the power to make anything imaginable.”  Their manufacturing processes are top-notch for bringing unique works to life.

Dez Del Rio’s page Ultra is a “Rock and Rock Story” in the making with cool Zodiac sneakers, rock shirt, and skate gear “because life is extreme.”  Check it out here:

Ultra

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My Zazzle store Rock N Royal is also on Zazzle, with glam and cool rocker apparel, home items, and diamond sneakers.  I want people to feel like they can be rockstars “because your life rules.”

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Rock N Royal

Happy Weekend!

Throwback Thursday

Here’s to looking back at 2011, when I wrote for a lifestyle/beauty/fashion blog called Lip Gloss Culture based out of NYC.  I had just graduated from Mills College and it was a great first gig.  My Mom Susan Karr, an accomplished writer and editor (Word Suite), showed me the magical Wayback Machine site where I could find prior articles I’d had published.  Here are some beauty posts:

The Benefits of Aromatherapy with Rosewood Oil

Best Facial Masks

Happy Thursday!

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Face

Face of blue,

Coarse thorn

Behind.

 

Lonely

Nothing,

Dripped to

Depression.

 

Mean world

Chugging along,

Pretty things

Torn away.

 

Smoked up

In folly,

Fool’s mirror

To show

A vampire’s

Face.

 

Tracked down

And split,

Sod covered

Over

Wooden

Death

Embankment.

 

Carried along

To

Blackened

Bliss,

Moon shine

A reflector

Upon

What love

Had lain

Down.

In the Spirit of Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween, my boyfriend and I have decided to be Victorian Vampire Rockers.  A bit of lace, leather, and blood…  I studied up a bit on makeup tricks and tips on Youtube and came across Bailey Van Der Veen’s channel.  She is a Canadian makeup artist.  She does a smokey red and black eye, white natural painted face, and reddish black lips with blood streaks dripping from the corners of the mouth.  We went out yesterday to purchase the makeup in SF.  The first store we stopped at was Kryolan on Union Street to buy a clown white face makeup.  Next, we drove over to Fillmore and headed into the Discount Beauty Supply for a smoothing face primer, white setting powder, and a package of three blending sponges.  The last stop was Goodwill on Fillmore for vampire teeth including face paint.

STEPS:

I first wash my face with a Skin Resource MD Cosmeceuticals Soap Free Total Facial Cleansing Gel.  Bailey Van Der Veen starts with a Smashbox spritzing primer, but I just plan to spray a bit of rose water on my face.  I add a Kiss New York Pro Touch Smoothing Primer and then go to filling in the brows with a Malibu Glitz 2 in 1 brown brow pencil and filling powder and angle it upward to give the brow character like in the video.  Next, I apply Milani eye shadow primer to the eyelids and under areas.  After that, I put on red eye shadow all over my eyelids plus the under areas.  Black eye shadow goes over the lid and underneath and blends out.  I take a Lancome black eyeliner pencil and draw it into the waterline of the eye and above as well as along the crease of the eyelid.  In addition to what she does with the eyeliner, I paint on a Rock N Glitz Silver Liquid Liner for some added sparkle.  Next, Bailey glues on fake eyelashes, but I simply apply Vibely XPress Control black mascara to the lashes.  Next, I dip a blending sponge into the Kryolan Clown White Makeup and blot it onto my face, smoothing it in to give the face a natural dead look without being too clownish.  After that, a Kiss New York Pro Touch Setting Powder is applied with a medium brush to the face.  She also addresses contouring the cheeks and forehead areas with brown eye shadow and gray for the nose.  I may or may not use this tactic for my boyfriend and my faces.  A cool tip I learned for the lips is to blend black and red lipstick and Cinema Secrets Pro FX blood with a syringe for the corners of the lips, but I’ll probably line the lips with L.A. Girl Sexy Red lip liner and then apply Sinful Color Legacy black lipstick and layer it with Smashbox red gloss as well as to the corners of the mouth for a dripping blood look.

Vampire Face Makeup Products Used:

Kiss New York Trio Blending Sponge- $6.99

Kiss New York Pro Touch Smoothing Primer- $11.99

Kryolan Clown White Makeup- $27.95

Kiss New York Pro Touch Setting Powder- $8.99

 

Stay tuned for the REVEAL!

Vampire Girl