Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017 + A Christmas Themed Makeup Look // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are winding down from all the festivities.
I ended up spending the day with my family and pets--I took a ton of pictures of the progession and end results.
I will update with a "gift haul" for those curious--
but for now, allow me to show you how our Christmas went down. 

Noel...There is Noel in Christmas but there is no "L" in Christmas. <3

Lady Krampus // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Krampus has been a huge obsession of mine for a long time. 
I personally love the more "human" approach to Sir Krampus--so, I took inspiration from that rather than some beast-like creature. 
Of course, the creature is still shown in my features but I am in LOVE with the oddly creepy and rather sophisticated humanoid versions of him. Much like in Vintage Postcards or magazines. 

--Now, here is my female Krampus--

Oh Deer // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
today's post was on a spur of the moment.
My mother made this glorious Christmas wreath a while ago and I instantly became obsessed and inspired to do something using it. 

 So, I created this little deer/fawn creature using it. 

So, I hope you enjoy my little artwork and please don't judge too harshly...
It's my first time using a Green Screen. 

I made the horns from paper mache and I am quite pleased with 'em. It was a last minute added feature, so being able to literally pull something outta'll do. It'll do. 

If you look closely at the wreath my mom designed--you can see a little vintage Bambi toy hiding inside.

Like I said, it was a little extra makeup look.
Nothing special or crazy, just wanted to do something using this gorgeous wreath.

❄️ Some Of My Christmas Crafts ❄️ // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Tis the season for a ton of crafts and getting my hands dirty. lol

I just felt extremely inspired this year--thus, the crafting had to commence. 

I decided to take some shots of my progress during the stages of building up.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Winter So(u)lstice // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents,
I bring you gifts with another lovely makeup look.
This one is inspired by both the Winter Solstice AND the lovely story of Scrooge.
I wanted to do a Ghost of Christmas look for a long time but never got around to it until now.
Now--that I have the stuff and means to do it.

I want to also state that it took me forever to initiate a final look because I have been busy creating props for a ton of looks I'm hoping to create before Christmas is over.
This one being the first of hopefully a few! 

Anywho, I will show the process of creating my props in a post soon--for those DIY inclined, but for now just enjoy my work!
(I also want to include that this is a art-related look. Meaning, I also edited the bottom portion to look and resemble that of a floating ghost. I hope you don't mind my altering because I really needed to have my work come to life! Thank you!!)

My mom named this look for me.
She told me to call it "Winter SOULLESS" but with a little alteration, we created Winter So(u)lstice. I love my mom! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Parade of Lights 2017 // Hannabal Marie

Lodi was having their annual Parade of Lights downtown and so, as usual--we attended with bells and whistles.
Well, no jiggle-jangle but we still attended nonetheless. 

We arrived around 6ish with time to spare, so we took a ton of selfies and family shots for memory sake. 

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Collagen Hydro Gel Gold Mask // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
This is kind of a useless post but I wanted to post it regardless.
I purchased this little face mask at Walmart a few days ago and decided to give myself a little spa day.
I wasn't going to post anything about this mask until the end results really justified any reasons I had to do so.
ALSO, I took some fun photos and thought they looked cool.
So, birds with stones here, people. lol

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Halloween 2017 Festivities // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween this year.
Mine was amazing.
We kind of went a more relaxed route this year--mostly centering everything around the children getting candy this time.
We made little indiviual candy bags to hand out--and when the handing out ran out, we also had a few big bowls of loose candies to dish out. 

To sum it all down--it was so much fun and I am quite happy with the end results.
This year, as I am sure you have heard in previous posts, have been very odd.
Tons of ups and downs from getting sick midway through my wanting to do Halloween themed looks and stuff, then my frequent trips to the dentist to take care of a few painful teeths.
It just has been crazy but in the end I am very happy about everything--despite the bad stuff. hahaa

--Allow me to show you a few photos of how it went down--

Mystery Pinata Halloween Box // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlefish
I bought a mystery Halloween Pinata Box for my brother's birthday a while back,
to sum it all down--my brother loved it so much he wanted me to post this here post.
So, here we go. lol

I just want to say that my brother LOVED it.
It was packed with a ton of candies (all of his favorites!) and the seller also included a bday present along with a ton of other goodies that I will get into as soon as I finish typing.

When my brother opened his gift, this is what greeted him. <3

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The LAST Halloween Haul Of 2017 // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
I am bringing you the very last Halloween Thrift Haul of 2017--At least, the last in the month of October.
*I will surely continue to make Halloween purchases if I ever find anything afterwards! lol*

But anywho, this shall be the very last in October--until Nov arrives and everything has to turn Turkey-like in appearance. *Cries*
Most of the items I got came from the thrift store, but I did purchase some items straight from eBay--I will start off with the thrift purchases first.

Shall we just skip straight to the showcase?
Yes, please!
First thing I found was this cute Halloween jester--I love these Sugar Loaf dolls. I have a cute bear and another clown girl, so she will be apart of my growing collection!

DIY Halloween Projects I Have Done Throughout This Halloween Month

Hello ladies and gents
Halloween is the year I get the most creative in.
Unlike Thanksgiving or Christmas--Halloween is one holiday I tend to want to do a ton of stuff for me and mine. While the rest of the holidays lean more towards family festivities and silent traditions...Halloween is something I can do for myself and for others out loud and proud! 
It's about being scared or making people scared. It's really a lovely time of the year!

I have done a few things this month I would love to show you.
From trinkets for my brother's Halloween Birthday Bash to props for Makeup looks...I think I did well for this Month of October--if I do say so myself!

Allow me to take a moment of your time to show you a bit of my month from the beginning to the end. 
I picked up a lot of different crafting items for the sake of creative purposes! These markers were something I wanted to experiment with--I seen a post where someone used these to create water-colors, so I wanted to try. Fail but try. lol

Monday, October 30, 2017

🐈 Black Cat Makeup Look 🐈 by Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Halloween is just around the corner and I have a few makeup looks I want to get done before the year is officially over.
First on the list of many to be fulfilled is one I have been wanting to do since August--The Black Cat.

I have been on a hugeeee Vintage Halloween craze as of lately, so I took some inspiration there.
Also, I just like the look of the black cat--so, you will probably see a few looks where a black cat is used or put into the look in some way, shape or form.

I hope you enjoy my makeup look, 
here we go:
As what the black cat represents, I was inspired by Bad Omens--Bad luck and the sort. So, the collar piece is supposed to be a broken mirror with a smiling moon. Stripes because I love them and of course a vintage-esque feel to tie everything together.
I made the paw out of paper mache, it really made the look 10x better. hehehe
I can't get over how amazing the paw looks. It really looks like a kitty foot. hehe

The ears, my tuffs and my chin tuff is all made from painted paper. The hat is also my own creation--I wanted a hat that was fitting for a black cat~
Just a quick little chest piece--I could have done a more better detailed job but it is what it is. lol
I really love the face job I did, this look was one of those "on the spur of a moment" things.
I did a mini photoshoot in my room with my black backdrop and moon cut-out. It really screams "Halloween", huh? hehee
Happy Halloween Everyone!

 That is all.
One of many Halloween Looks I will do for Halloween.
Thanks for reading

Halloween Store Haul: Skeleton Platter, Creepy Hourglass & Treat Bags! // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents,
Another Halloween related post because it's almost here 
and lots of sales are to be had until the day is officially over. lol

I rounded up a good amount of stuff for very cheap at various stores and stop-shops...
Pretty much whatever they had on the shelves that was left.
So, let's get right into the showcase...shall we?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017 Halloween Thrift Haul: Candy Corn Clown Costume, Melting Witches & Eyeballs // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
That "Big Day" is almost here--that being Halloween, of course.
I am so shocked at how quick this holiday season (and just fall in general) has been going--I am in panic mode.
I still have to do so much, construct so much and get all my Halloweenish Goodies done.
I haven't even got to carve my pumpkin yet...GAHHHH.

I am freaking out and there is still so much more to be done before we conclude Halloween 2017!

Not that I'm going to stop thrifting for Halloweenish goodies or scary/spooky things any o' time of year--it's just not gonna have that extra spooky spark.
Ya know? I can collect witches or goblins in April or May but it's just not gonna be as magical as doing so in October! hehee

Monday, October 23, 2017

"The Creeps: A Deep Dark Fears Collection" by Fran Krause // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Another book review for you all.
This one has got to be a favorite among favorites.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I really am intrigued with the human mind.
What people think, what people fear--it's all so interesting to me. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Thrift Haul: Stuffed Animals, Animatronics, VTG Decor & Puppets! // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents, 
I have another HUGE Halloween thrift haul for the likes of you all.
I love this time of year because thrift stores tend to have all kinds of awesome vintage, old and sometimes brand-spanking new Halloween related items in stock.
I found some amazing finds that I would like you all to enjoy with me, so shall we then?

As is custom with most of my thrifting posts, I don't have a theme nor a "starting point".
I see, I grab--if it's in reasonable pricing range. lol
So, let's start with the this:

Halloween Haul: Dog Toys, Costumes, Halloween Soap and Treats! // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Another post about my favorite time of year! 

All of these goodies came from various supermarkets, 
dollar stores and/or walmarts around my area.
I also took a quick stop at a few momma/poppa stores, 
 just for the sake of seeing their halloween goodies.

So, allow us to get into this post:

The first thing I snagged at the supermarket was this pack of sugar skull ring pops.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Review: Fliers (20 Small Posters with Big Thoughts) by Nathaniel Russell // Hannabal Marie

 Hello ladies and gents
Another book review.
This time it's for a very odd and rather astounding "book" called
Fliers: 20 Small Posters with Big Thoughts by Nathaniel Russell

This one isn't necessarily a "book" but rather a series of mini posters you can rip out and hang on your bedroom wall. 
It is exactly as the name states; Fliers.
 The fliers are designed in such a way that gets your head thinking and, at times, allows you to scratch your head in absurdity. hahaa

Hollar Haul: Halloween Stuff, Perverted Alien Doll & Party Supplies // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Today I bring you a haul from a random app I found while app searching on my phone.
I stumbled onto this app called Hollar and apparently, it's stuff that is never over 5 dollars. 
(Or something like that!)
You can get some amazing stuff for very cheap, so I decided I wanted to give this app a try for the sake of this odd review. hahaa

I went ahead and put in my order for my first box--just to test it out and surprisingly it all shipped to me as claimed. 
So, since it was so cheap and so awesome 
(and because I found some amazing stuff I wanted to get the first time around) 
I went ahead and ordered a second box. 
Both boxes shipped very fast, so I am able to review them both for you today.

So, this haul is basically two boxes worth of Hollar stuff.
I will break it down according to what box came first.
So, shall we then?
All my stuff shipped to me in this HUGE hollar box.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Record of My Vinyl by Potter // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and germs
Today I bring you a review of a book I recently received in the mail--
A Record Of My Vinyl.

To sum it all down, 
It's a music junkies best friend!
We all could use a little help to keep track of our tracks! lol

 Regardless of your musical status and preference, 
this journal is quite essential. 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

99 Cent Store Halloween Haul // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlefish
I bring you another Halloween Haul.
Yes, another one.
If you thought the last couple of hauls were good--you ain't seen nothing yet.
Man, 99 cent store is popping with all the cool stuff this year.
I swear, it's like I find something new and amazing each time I check it out--which is daily. lol

So, to make this post short but sweet...
Let us get into this:
I actually went to the 99 cent store a few times throughout this month.
The first trip I got these few items.

Thrift Store Finds: Ceramics, Tiny Trinkets & Haunted Dolls // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlefish
I have another thrift haul for you. 
This time it's not Halloween related, just random and full of some awesome finds. 

I don't really have a "theme" when I do these haul posts--I just put everything I get for the week/month/ect inside my bedroom and allow that to accumulate throughout a course of time until something in me ignites and forces me to post like I've been doing now. lol

Just to let people into the reasoning behind these constant post updates--I do a lot of my main shopping at thrift stores, antique shops, mom-pop shops, garage sales, yard sales, dumpster dives, ect. lol 
Most of what I get, I truly collect...other times it's just a damn good deal I couldn't pass up. 
I either keep it for my own sick little obsession, give it away to friends/family/ect or sale it on the side for some extra income that is then used to support my bad habit all over again. lmfao

What I get I usually store inside this HUGE plastic tub and allow it to gather until I get enough stuff to post for the likes of you all. 
I will admit, I have a bit of a problem. 
I can't stop thriftng, I truly can't. I love it so much. 

I have built up a good enough collection of things for you all today--so allow us to get into it:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thrift Store Finds: A Ton Of Halloween Stuffs, VHS Tapes & Vinyl Records // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlefish
Another thrift haul for you all.
I can't believe how fruitful I have been in this month of Sept.
It has been FULL of Halloween surprises
and it's not even October yet. lol

I originally wanted to make a post doing a photo walk-through of the thrift store but the shelves that usually stored all the Halloween items were running on empty. 

The photos I did snap where pretty much all I found that was "Halloween" related.
The following items I snagged, I actually had to dig around in areas that weren't necessarily noticeable but I found them and I got them nonetheless. lol 

It was also pretty busy in the store (I wonder why! lol) 
So, I couldn't really snap away like I wanted too. 

Oh well, here are the two images of the place. lol

99 & Dollar Tree Haul: Halloween Goodies Galore // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlefish
Tis the season for excessive spending--at least for me.
I literally save up all my funds for this special time of spooky year.

It's important to me and mine because it's the only time of year I can purchase household items for ALL YEAR ROUND.
I am that kinda gal, people.
I sport my skeletons and bats all year.
Christmas? Santa Claus in a vampire cape.
Easter? A skull in a bunny suit.
You see, I always like to include some form of "spook" to all other holidays. lol

Anywho, this year I have found that the dollar stores are KILLING ME with all their awesome amazing and downright BADASS items.
Last year wasn't as fruitful but this year--every time I go back, I end up finding something NEW I cry about.
So, that's the reason behind all these frequent updated 99/dollar tree posts.
I buy too much in one day only to go back again the following day with another basket full.

I'm dying from all of it.
Truly dying.
So much dying.

Anywho, Let us get into this post: