Dream Vanity~

There are plenty of days where I dream of living in a nice house (or decent apartment, maybe even a condo) where I have an entire room just for creativity. My two main areas of creativity come from makeup and crafting. In my room currently, I have a little set up to help me keep my makeup as organized as I can get. I feel like I have a lot of makeup and to some others, it does seem like a lot. But if you compare my collection to those Youtube “beauty gurus” and “MUA’s” it’s nothing, haha! But still, I struggle with having a nice little area to set everything up in. Currently, I have a teeny little desk which now has my printer on it and a bamboo plant which believe it or not takes up the entirety of the surface area. Besides that, I have several of those plastic drawer tower organizers (you know the ones they sell at Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Big Lots, Micheal’s, etc) and each drawer holds something different. I like to micro-organize too so I have drawer inserts as well. If you’d like to see a full detailed list of how I organize and store my makeup, go here!

So as you can see and read, my space is really limited. But let’s pretend for a moment that I am in my nice wonderful little humble abode with a room all to my artistic self. There would be two things I would put in there instantly-a vanity and an oversized craft table. I have wanted a vanity ever since I saw my grandma purchase one many many many years ago. I remember it was all white, with a ginormous mirror. I can’t exactly remember if it had lights but I do remember it had a slender drawer (where she kept her jewelry) and a nice pull out drawer on each side. It was a really large piece of furniture but I always wanted one like it.

If I had to build my own vanity it would have to have a few requirements. First, I feel like it would need three mirrors. A center mirror and two smaller ones that angle to the side. It sounds a bit egotistical but I look at myself from all different sides when I do makeup, not to mention I wear glasses/contacts and sometimes looking at things from certain angles actually helps me see better. I’m always going at side angles and getting really close to mirrors especially when I do my eyebrows! I need all the help I can get with seeing.

Secondly, it would need to have lights. Of course, blue casting lights. When I mean by blue casting lights is that most household lamps, bulbs, and appliances, give off an awful yellow glow (trust me, every light in my house is like this). This interferes with how you see colors and how you look in pictures and videos (if you document your makeup and such). Adding almost fluorescent lighting that gives off a blue hue helps balance things out a bit more so that way when you step out into the sun you’re not surprised by something you did in indoor lighting.

The third requirement would definitely be that it need a lot of drawers. Like drawers on drawers on drawers. I love to have things organized so I would need a drawer for my brushes, eyeshadow palettes, single eyeshadows, etc. I like everything to be in their own little compartments and be easy for me to access and get to when I need it. It already takes me so long to do my full face of makeup, I don’t need to waste more time digging through piles of stuff just to get the product I need. I would like to have the drawers be similar to the plastic drawer towers I have in functionality but then that wouldn’t really leave much room for counter space.

.Which leads me to another requirement. I would like counter space because  I liked to keep my lipsticks, sponges/blenders, and most used brushes where I can get to them quickly. It seems a bit redundant but there are just those favorite brushes that you use more than the other and some things just store better when standing (like lipsticks). I think a good compromise would be a decent amount of drawers (also at a decent height) with some key areas of open counter space to put my favorite things.

In the real world, vanities are expensive but I have seen people try and DIY their own vanity space which I think is so cool! I think if I ever have a chance to build my own vanity I would definitely do it. I could even incorporate some floating shelves or something interesting like that. Do any of you guys have vanities? IF so what do they look like?! Feel free to comment below! Until then, lovelies~

 

Photo Credits:

pbteen.com

Vanitygirlhollywood.com

 

Taggy Tag! Fave Things

Megan found the Name Your Favorite… questionnaire on this site and I wanted to follow in her footsteps and do my own!

Name Your Favorite…

  1. Place: New York, Times Square, specifically the giant Toys R Us
  2. Person: I don’t know if I have a favorite person. People are weird for me. Does my cat count?
  3. Color: Black and lavender
  4. Food: pasta and pizza
  5. Smell: apple spice/apple pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice coffee, fall scents
  6. Book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  7. Movie: Nightmare before Christmas, Lilo and Stitch, Pocahontas
  8. Music artist: I like Marina and the Diamonds and Dethklok
  9. Genre of music: Heavy Metal and some pop, reggaeton, folk metal, kpop
  10. Genre of literature: fantasy/supernatural
  11. Magazine: Don’t have one!
  12. Texture: things that are soft?
  13. Time of day: dead of night
  14. Day of the week: Saturday
  15. Tumblr: None
  16. Thing to do when bored: Sleep mostly or craft
  17. Celebrity: Meh i don’t follow celebrities that much. i don’t believe in giving them so much attention
  18. Class in school: I hate school
  19. Website other than Tumblr: Storenvy, etsy, and ebay
  20. Drink: Water and fruit punch
  21. Precious stone: weird and exotic ones, I don’t like the ones that are processed into expensive jewelry (like the main ones, especially diamonds) I’m much more of a crystal person.
  22. Animal: Cats, bats, giraffes, wolves
  23. Flower: Rose, lavender, baby’s breath
  24. Time in history: 80s
  25. Font: Chiller
  26. Video game: pokemon franchise
  27. TV show: blergh this one is hard.
  28. Play: The Rocky Horror Picture show. Though it’s a musical but whatever
  29. Sound: Silence and the tiny meows Tobey makes
  30. Fruit: Strawberry, grapes, apples
  31. Vegetable: Potatos
  32. Store/shop: thrift stores
  33. Article of clothing you own: I have no ideaXD
  34. Fashion/style: Lolita
  35. Pattern: uh….not floral!
  36. Workout:dancing
  37. Quote: The weak are killed and the wounded are eaten
  38. Historical figure: Elizabeth Bathory
  39. Boy’s name:Gage?
  40. Girl’s name: I have no idea…Serena?
  41. Potato chip flavor: Plain
  42. Meal of the day: i just love food
  43. Ice cream flavor: Cherry Garcia, Red Velvet Cake, Cookies and Cream, Orange Creamsicle, Cheesecake….lavender, goat cheese and cherry, salted caramel…
  44. Soda:Mountain Dew, plain, code red, and voltage.
  45. Popcorn flavor: Super buttery and salty
  46. Season: Summer/Fall
  47. Month of the year: OCtober
  48. Word:path
  49. Disney princess: Pocahontas
  50. Insult: explicitives
  51. Joke: I use sarcasm a lot, but not sure if that counts.
  52. Cussword: fuck
  53. Letter: wtf???
  54. YouTube channel: ehhhh don’t really have a favorite
  55. Eye color: Blue
  56. Memory: i have no idea.
  57. Dessert: cakes and pies
  58. Candy: Reese’s and Kitkats.
  59. Restaurant: Anything Italian like Olive Garden or Danny Boys or Carraba
  60. Lifehack: oh boy…i see these all the time and I don’t know if I have a fave exactly.
  61. Language: Anything european and scary sounding
  62. Thing to learn about: serial killers, makeup, weird medical things,
  63. Thing about yourself: I try to be honest with everyone!

Giveaway Winner!!!!!

Well even with all the fuss and what not, my first giveaway has ended. I’m not sure if I’ll be doing more in the future. Perhaps if I get a bigger number of followers I might. Obviously that’s not really my intention with this blog (especially because I’ve been so behind because of work and school will be coming up soon.) I’m kind of sad that not more people entered! (or where actually following me to be qualified haha:P) but I digress. The point is that there are people who won and I am totally happy to be sending some stuff their way.

If you remember 1st place was a box full of makeup goodies!

2nd place was something from my store for completely free!

Please contact me  via email at gothicmaiden@hotmail.com to send me your address. The packages will be sent out thursday or friday of this upcoming week.

1st place winner Bethany!

2nd place Zoe!

COngradulations! Please contact me as soon as possible so i can get your things sent out! Thank you to everyone who liked the original post and even commented on my updates and crazy whirlwind. I tried to get more poeple involved but that’s ok. We live and we learn! Thanks to Zoe and Bethany as well!:)

Giveaway!!!! (Read before you Like!)

Hi guys! It’s giveaway time! I finally hit 200 followers! YAAASSS GAGA! I’ve been planning this giveaway for a while and I have a ton of stuff for you guys. It’s going to be a surprise giveaway but the following brands will be included:

Olay

Sonia Kashuk

City Color

Sephora

Freeman Beauty

OJON

Klorane

Jergens

Prestige

Malani

Maybelline

E.L.F

Hardcandy

Smashbox

Almay

Revlon

Wet n’ Wild

Pixie

Physicians Formula

You will receive at least one of each brand. All of the items are brand new, never used but they are destash of my collection. As we all know I’m on a tight budget so I couldn’t buy everything so I decided to share my collection with one of you. So here are the rules:

1-This giveaway for US citizens only. I can’t pay for international shipping but if you are international and want to enter, you are more than welcome to pay for the shipping cost but I wanted this to be completely free so don’t sweat it.

2-You must be following this blog, obviously. It’s okay if you’re a new follower.

3- In order to enter the giveaway just like this post. That’s all you have too. Do not like for support like we normally do. So just like the post if you want to enter the giveaway! It’s just so I don’t get the entries confused.

4-Lastly, please feel free to share the post. Reblog it to your blogs, tell your friends and spread the word!

1st Place Winner will receive a package full of the brands listed above.

2nd Place Winner will receive any glam box from my store http://www.storenvy.com/MUABox

The Giveaway will run from 7/25/15- 8/1/15

Good luck to everyone!

Awards! Please Read to See if You’re Nominated!

My sweet fabulous angels! I have been nominated for 2 awards by the lovely funlovintravelers and nerdylibrariangirl. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure to check out their blogs and send some love their way, they are wonderful followers of mine and you should follow their blogs as well!

The absolutely gorgeous Crystal nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I’d like to say thank you so much to Crystal for nominating me.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions they have sent you.
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate ten people

Here are the Questions she’d like me to answer!

What is your favourite way to cool off in the summertime?

Blast that AC like it’s nobody’s business! I also like to chomp on ice.

Whats your favourite frozen treat?

Um I really like Froyo. The other day I had this green apple sorbet and it was so tart and refreshing! I thought it was amazing. Another favorite thing I like is orange creamsicles:)

Whats your favourite barbequed food?

I’m a vegetarian so I don’t eat meat anymore but I did always love a good BBQ hotdog.

Do you prefer swimming in a pool or a lake/ocean?

Both! Though sometimes the ocean is better because people are more spread out and you can avoid the loud obnoxious ones.

Bikini, one-piece or “other”?

I wear bikini’s. I hate calling them fatkinis.

What is your best summertime memory from childhood?

My mom used to put Sun-In in my hair, which is a spray in bleach that would lighten your hair the longer you would stay out in the sun. I also tan fairly easily. So i remember running around as a little black girl with a curly blonde afro.

What would your dream summer vacation be?

I think I’d actually like to go to Australia. Though i would have to go when it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere because then it’s summer down there.

What is your essential, can’t-live-without-it summer beauty product?

suncreen! I have to protect my tattoos!

What summer accessory are you loving most right now?

Flip flops and big beach bags.

What are you reading this summer?

I actually love reading morbid things and learning about death so I’m reading books about serial killers. I plan to be a mortician so i’m fairly comfortable in reading/learning about the macabre.

Here Are my 10 Questions:

1. What’s your favorite summer color?

2. Do you like bright lipsticks/ do you think you can rock a bright lip?

3. Is there really such a thing as too many clothes?

4. What upcoming holiday are you excited for?

5. Would you rather be inside or outside on a hot day?

6. What’s on your makeup wish list (like the top thing you want right now)?

7. What’s a book you want to finish by the end of the summer?

8. What was your favorite toy as a child?

9.Flip flops or sandals?

10. How has your summer been so far?

Now it’s time to thank Laura and Dave for Nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. And I really like this award because I loooooveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Dragons. They’re one of my fave creatures besides werewolves and I’m actually making dragon eggs now:))

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Give 7 facts about yourself.

7 facts:

1. well like Dave i reallly enjoy anything horror related, or creepy, macabre, literally anything. serial killers, haunted houses, monsters, torture devices, history, taxidermy, bones. ANY AND EVERYTHING. It’s just this thing that i’ve always loved. It also freaks people out when I say I want to be a mortician. Hey, someone’s got to do it and you won’t be complaining when you’re dead, will you?

2. Like Laura, i’m always shopping. all the time. online, window shopping, in stores. I have so much clothes and crafts supplies that it’s overwhelming and filling up the space in my tiny studio a little too quickly.

3.It was my cat, Tobey’s Bday Yesterday!

that face tho

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He’s fat and an asshole, and 8 years old already:”””(((

4. I have soooo many books that it’s hard to keep track of them all and i keep buying books even if i haven’t even read or finished any. it’s literally such a big problem.

5.I LOVE WRESTLING. I actually sleep better when wrestling is on in the background. The sounds of sweaty men grappling seem to soothe me.

6. Currently I’m watching a Let’s Play of the Last of Us which i’m documenting on my personal blog, here

7. I’M ALMOST AT 200 FOLLOWERS WHICH MEANS GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED.

My Nominees are (and you can do both awards or one, whichever you’d like)

LipstickSisters

The Glitter Mirror

The Fashion Set

The Aud Fox

Blended and Beautiful

 Beauty From A to Z

The Lily Mint Blog

Casual Sanctuary

Confetti and Curves

Rolling In Glitter

So yeah thanks for reading, nominating, and accepting! See you soon!

Love/Hate Tag

When am I ever not inspired by Dorkchops posts? Answer: Never. She always finds the best tags and since I’ve been slacking on my posts due to a variety of reasons I thought I would tackle this tag.

The rules are simple post 10 things you hate and 10 things you love, you can also tag ten blogs to do this as well. Mine will be fairly simple but I hope everyone enjoys it.

Things I Love:

1. Cats

2. Pizza

3. Naps

4. Crafting, any and all kinds of crafting. any new hobby I can get my hands on I will do it.

5. Animals, alive or dead. I’m a huge animal advocate, I cry even if someone says the words animal abuse ( i cried violently when I thought my aunt was going to send her dog to a shelter that kills-she didn’t thankfully) but I also really love taxidermy and wet specimens. I think they’re just….cute. I find beauty in different and unusal things.

6. Baking. I like to bake because baking calms me down. Whenever I’m sad I always bake. Plus you get a nice treat afterwords that always makes you feel better.

7. Wrestling. I’ve been watching wrestling since I was 4 and sometime in the middle of highschool I stopped watching it. It wasn’t until a year ago that I randomly decided to watch Monday Night Raw and boy oh boy did I find three of my favorite (and sexy) wrestlers. They were new and took me by storm. I haven’t stopped watching wrestling since. In case you’re wondering my favorites now are Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins. Someone talk to me about wrestling! I’ll go on for hours.

8. Pokemon/Video Games in general. Pokemon is literally as old as I am and I’ve been watching it since I was 4 and playing pokemon for 10 years. I’ve played every pokemon game on the handheld consoles and even begged my mom for a 3DS just to get pokemon X and Y. I also play video games all the time. Almost any kind. I’m not good at them and they frustrate me easily but I still find them so entertaining. I wouldn’t mind playing them all the time (well sort of. I need a break before i break my tv)

9. Writing. Honestly this should be number 1. I’ve been writing since I was 10. I wrote my first fanfiction about Naruto and I’ve kept writing fanfiction for a bunch of other things since. I’ve also tried several times to write novels but I try to sit and write the whole thing from start to finish when i have ideas for different parts of the story like all over the place. It’s hard for me to break that habit even though I really should because It’s stopped me from completing a novel to this day. I still want to write a novel someday and get it published.

10. Chapstick. really I can’t live without it.

Things I Hate:

I imagine this will be a much easier list.

1. School. I really hate school. I’ve always gotten in good grades and I participate in a few activities, hell I even have a job at my college but I really really hate school. I feel like I never learn anything and it’s just caused me stress, anxiety, and self doubt over the course of 15 years. I still have some more schooling to go though. A year and a half left to get my Bachelor’s and 2-4 years of mortuary school. Yes, I plan to be a mortician someday.

2. The fact that I’m exactly like my mother. Like I mean a carbon copy. Exactly like her. The reason I hate this so much is because this makes us butt heads 24/7 and it can be really difficult to live with her. We always argue and she always thinks she’s right and that’s not always the case. It can be really frustrating.

3. My first relationship. Honestly I wish I could erase the whole 6 years from my memory and just not even have to deal with it at all. In some ways I am grateful because it helped me grow up and change the way i see and act around people but it also just wasn’t worth all the stress in my life either.

4.  Depression. I just want to be happy and not feel like I’m bogged down all the time. I wish I could just go out and not be so introverted. I wish i could find joy in doing things instead of them becoming monotonous.

5. Less serious things, cleaning. Well honeslty the back pain i get from cleaning and how sweaty i get.

6. Being broke. Man, everyone knows how frustrating this is. It’s no secret. I was unemployed for an entire year and it was rough as all hell.

7. not having enough space for makeup. This is a huge pain in the ass!>.<

8. Not getting enough sleep/waking up early.

9. Running out of things for my bubble bath

10.LONG ASS BOSS BATTLES

50 Random Questions Tag

1. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?
i don’t know what happiness feel like so it would be really awesome to feel twice as happy all the time.

2. What’s your worst habit?
i think dental care. I take of my face better than I do my teeth. I’ve never had a cavity ever or anything but I could do better to take care of my teeth.

3. Are you dating?
sort of??? I’m talking to people and I have a weird sort of thing going on with my ex soooo….

4. Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
I would because they’re free, though I don’t visit hotels often

5. What is the one thing you’ll never do again?
um I’m not sure. I can’t think of everything I’ve done that I wouldn’t want to do again but I really wouldn’t like to get hurt by other people again!

6. Do you collect anything?
makeup, Monster High dolls, i hoard jewelry like a dragon, pokemon games, sailor moon stuffs

7. Worst injury you ever had?
i broke my ankle

8. What is your favourite pet/animal?
cats. i love cats so much. they just give me life.

9. What’s your dream vacation?
Travel through all of Scandinavia

10. Honestly, are things going the way you planned?
not at all! plans are always changing, sometimes for the better sometimes for the worst. But life isn’t one smooth ride. i take it one day at a time.

11. Do you have any tattoos?
yeppers. i have 4 so far. looking to get so much more!

12. What’s your secret to lure in the opposite sex?
i don’t lure people in???(unless it’s to their doom;p) i don’t really get down with the opposite sex that often. talkings to guys comes more natural to me because i’m not intimidated by guys as much as I’m intimidated by girls

13. Any phobias?
insects, whales, zombies, furries/animatronics/mascots

14. Do you bite your nails?
yeah. for some reason i don’t like my natural nails growing out (even though I wan’t my nails to be a decent length) so when they get “too long” for my taste I bite them

15. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
never, but i do look down when I walk

16. Heels or flats?
flats forever. i’m a klutz. I can’t even walk a straight line in heels.

17. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
no. i’d rather not have people get hurt or lost

18. Do you always smile for pictures?
no. i somehow always end up looking angry all the time:P

19. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
i dance all the time. like randomly, when i’m talking to people. i make my own music, i replay songs in my head.

20. Do you miss anyone right now?
my cat:(

21. What’s your favourite colour?
black

22. Do you want kids?
never. only cats

23. Are you patient?
nooooooo not at all. i’m super impatient

24. Can you swim?
i wish i could but no one ever taught me

25. Tea or coffee?
niether. i only drink coffee if it has a flavor that will make the coffee taste (like pumpkin spice or something) and I drink half and half tea

26. What do you wear to bed?
usually boxers and a shirt

27. Ever used a gun? 
no

28. Do you sing in the shower?
it depends. mostly i just listen to music and dance in the shower

29. Are you stubborn?
yesssssssssssssss

30. Are you lazy?
every single day of my life

31. Can you change the oil in a car?
no

32. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
hmmm….not exactly sure

33. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
probably not. i don’t really like my boobs

34. What is your favourite food?
pizza and pasta

35. Do you still watch cartoons?
all the time, thought cartoons now are actually more adulterated than you think

36. What movie(s) can you watch over and over again and not get bored?
sweeney todd, pretty women, old horror movies

37. What superpower would you have for one day?
not sure….chronokinesis…??

38. What’s been your favourite age so far? 
anything from when i was a kid i bet

39. How old are you?

20
40. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?high school is going to suck balls man, everyone you think is your friend will turn out to be someone you never talk to again. as for college the first year will be rough as hell. it won’t start getting better until you’re 4th semester. also you’re going to change…like a lot.

41. If you knew you would die in one week, what would you do?
i would probably want to visit New York one last time. I want to die in the place I was born. I would have my cat with me all the time too.

42. What celebrity would you trade lives with?
not sure. i don’t really like celebrities:P

43. Do people ever take you seriously?
yeah they do. sometimes it’s also hard to tell when i’m joking or not but if i want someone to not take me seriously i make sure to do something dumb or dance around them

44. What happened the last time you cried?
oh boy….i think i was just having a really bad week and my depression got the best of me.

45. Who knows you best?
maybe my sister or my ex

46. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
open because my closets are always a mess

47. What is your song of the week?
Blue by Marina and the Diamons

48. Last person you kissed?
my ex…i’m pretty sure??? but that was….in the summer i think. well this is people on the lips anyway

49. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
pfffft pancakes, eggs and hasbrowns!

50. Does anyone know the password to your email?
nooooo though i have one of those passwords that are the same for everything

Pros and Cons Tag

MeganhasOCD made a tag about writing the pros and cons of being you!

Here are the rules:

1. Write a list of things you think are “pros” about yourself. 

2. Write a list of things you think are “cons” about yourself.

3. Post and share! If you’d like to link back to this post, that’s cool too, but I’m not saying that’s necessary.

So here we go!

Pros:

 1. I’m awesome

2. i’m really honest

3. when i care about someone, i care about them a great deal

4. i’m very motherly and caring, it just depends on how much I like you

5. I’m creative

6. I can craft like nobody’s business

7. i like learning new things

8. i’m great at cuddling.

9. i hit really hard and instill fear into the hearts of men

10. i’m a good cook and baker

11. i teach myself how to do new things all the time

12. i’m moderately smart in a variety of things

13. i make people laugh a lot/i’m funny

14. i text back really fast/respond right away

Cons:

1. i’m a huge asshole

2. i hold grudges like nobody’s business

3. if you get on my bad side you will stay there forever

4. i hate people

5. i’m anti social

6. i have anxiety/depression

7. i’m really loud

8. i’m aggressive

9. because i’m so truthful, i say things that people don’t always like to hear

10. i can be really mean sometimes

11. i also tell people when i don’t like them right away

12. i’m hypocritical

13. i’m bossy

14. i always want to get my way

15. i always want to be the leader of things (in my group of friends), this goes with being bossy

16. i get annoyed/agitated easily. Like if i dislike someone’s voice i can’t stand to be around them and I just become the biggest asshole to them

17. I treat guys like they’re unimportant and useless (but this can be a pro:P)

I can’t think of anything else right now so that’s it for now! Go do this tag and link it back to Megan!:)