Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thrift Store Haul--Odd Jewelry Mystery Grab Bags & More Antique Dolls // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
I bring you another thrift haul.
Like I mentioned in previous posts--I got some money from Christmas Cards that my friends and family sent me and decided to use it on some stuff. 

I only ever shop at thrift stores anymore--so, it seems fit for me. lol

I really love thrifting odd things, so this was Christmas all over again.
I found some amazing little finds--mind you, these items were collected throughout the month from Jan 1st til now...every once in a while I'll pop into a thrift shop (we have a TON where I live, hence the frequent thrifting posts! lol) and I'll find something that catches my eye.
Majority of the time it will be relatively cheap--like a few dollars to maybe even some cents but a good portion of the time I have to sit back and contemplate if a item is really worth the double digits or not. lol

I don't know what is wrong with a few shops here but most of 'em have become department stores as of recently. Literally selling at the actual price-tag or even more.
I remember when Thrifted meant finding a good deal for ridiculously cheap but I don't even know anymore. 

It's used items, you'd think you'd get a smaller price tag but alas, 

I am just a sore purchaser who hates spending but loves finding the wares. lmfao

Anywho, here are my finds.
I hope you enjoy your stay~ 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Seymour Krelborn Transformation (Little Shop Of Horrors) // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
just messing around with a quick makeup look today.
Nothing extreme--no large photo-shoot.
Just practicing and seeing if I can transform like a character. I actually do this all the time but never really post my end results due to either not liking how it looks or just not feeling it.
I think I will start posting, regardless of my liking of the image because practice makes perfect and I also just want to post-log all my trials and errors for future reference and stuff. 

I did this quickie using just a few eye-shadows on hand.
I wish I had more of a Seymour wardrobe so I could have pulled this character 100% but I think it looks good for a quick makeup thingy.

I plan to cosplay as Seymour one day but until then--have a makeup look! 

I wish I had his actual get-up but all I hand on hand were a few pieces of "preppy" clothing that my brother wears. lol

I think I did a pretty good job, despite it all. 
Now alas, this is the end of a post.
I hope you liked my little mini look.
Nothing too fancy or huge, just some minor practicing.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My 2017 Christmas Gifts // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
 A few of my friends wanted to see what I got for Christmas and well, I must oblige.
Also, it gives me a reason to brag and show off my stuffs--so, a win-win situation here! lol

But seriously, this year I didn't get too much.
Mostly stocking stuffers and a few things I've been wanting for as long as I can remember!

I also got some money from family and friends, so I have been thrift shopping for some more thifted finds for my blog here--so, be on the lookout for new odd posts!
I absolutely adore all my thrifted odd finds, so I am very happy I can be able to supply you all with my treasure trove of oddities~ 

"Dream Of Sheep" Inspired Makeup Look // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Today I bring you a look I did while listening to
"Dream Of Sheep" by Kate Bush. 

It was another one of those "spur of the moments" kinda things.
As I listened, I started messing around with makeups and ideas in my head...
then came to this artistic conclusion.

I have wanted to do a "water" look for a long time now--
something involving actual water with my art concept but have always been too afraid to mess around with it.
Not only is it a messy thing and it requires a lot of prep work and time 
but I am highly afraid of water. Due to my high fear of drowning.
But yeah, I thought 2018 will be the year I broke that fear and did something beautiful with it.
Plus, I take showers and baths, so I thought "what am I really afraid of? It's just a bathtub!" lol

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A December To Dismember (Various Makeup/Character Looks!) // Hannabal Marie & Ghost Lee

Hello ladies and gents
This December me and my brother--Ghost Lee, came together and knocked out various makeup looks for the holiday season.
This shall become an artsy tradition from this year forward to always come together to create looks for holidays like this.
At least, the holidays that inspire us! ;D 

It was a whole lotta fun and it made me question why we haven't done this so much sooner.

But no matter--we are doing it now and that is all that counts.
Better now than never, right? lol

Anyways, we took to some old traditions that many people have forgotten or probably don't really see a lot in this time of the year.
So, here are the looks we came up with for the year of 2017! 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
we are now in 2018--I can't believe how fast this new year came. 

2017 was such a rocky year for me and mine--full of hardships and so much drama.
I don't want to get into detail but let me just say that I am bittersweet about 2017.
Despite the negatives, I ended the year on such a high note that would make Mariah Carey jealous. lol

We watched the countdown with Steve Harvey--why they chose him after that Miss America stunt? I'll never know! lol

I don't know why but before Christmas, I was dealing with depression and so many negative things.
I didn't even feel inspired to do much for Halloween and it is my personal favorite holiday.
I kind of blame the various dentist trips and my getting sick late in October for the ruining of my Halloween spirit but even so--
I just didn't feel too good until after Thanksgiving. 

My brothers hands here, we Saged the house before the new year--to cleanse any impurities and bad vibes.

That was when all the fun stuff started to happen and I ended the year with a TON of makeup looks and photoshoots.
Aside from the awesome makeup inspiration that befell me that Christmas, I also made some great friendships and erased all the bad depression and stuff that happened during the beginning of that year. I guess it's safe to say that 2018 started on such a great note that I am actually very excited about this new year. I can just feel something positive about it--something great. 
Like this year will be MY year!

3...2...1....HAPPY NEW YEAR!