Monday, April 30, 2018

4 Year Anniversary Gift Unboxing // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Today I have a lovely unboxing for you all.
My sweet boyfriend decided to make me a homemade gift for our 4 years anniversary of knowing each other.
Around 4 years ago, we said our first "hello" to each other. :)

It wasn't until recently that we decided to take our friendship to that "next level", so thus--the anniversary was born. hahaa

So, enough with chit-chat--allow me to show you the sweet gift I got from my sweetheart~ 
He handmade me this beautiful witchy candle.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

GlowAmaze "Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask" Review // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
I have a mud mask review for you today.
I wasn't going to post about it but skincare items are something I am passionate about--alongside makeup. 

As a self-proclaimed makeup artist, one must keep her canvas clean and healthy.
So, skincare related products such as face peels, toners, creams, tonics and facial masks are something I take great pride in doing on a laid back day. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Thrift Haul: Dead Animals, Human Hair Doll & Wooden Kitty Cats // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gentlefish
I hope you are excited for another haul post. 
Because I know I am.
Finding all these wonderful things has been quite a riot
and I am just happy and quite thrilled to be able to show them to you today.

Anyways, before I get to the meat and bones of this post
I want to address a question I was asked in my facebook inbox the other day.
(for those unaware, I share my posts on my facebook fan page~)
A friend of mine asked;
"How is it that you find all these awesome things at once?"

She basically wanted to know how I am so "lucky" to have found half of what I have for all these frequent posts.
The answer is simple: I don't.
At least, not all at once. lol

I actually have a big tub in my room that I let pile up with thrift items until I am able to put things away. But before I put them away, I take photos of them and pile them into a folder on my laptop.
Before long, I have several different folders full of sets to which I categorize and post accordingly.

So, some of the things I find in the span of a week. Other things will take longer.
A single day could give me an armful of finds while other days I will only nab one tiny thing.
It really depends on the day and what is there when I check out my store.

Also, we have quite a few thrift stores on the block.
Perhaps even one on every corner, more or less. hahaa
It also helps that I work at a very huge one, so I get first dibs on the good stuff when and if I see it fit. 

but ya, thought I'd answer this publicly--in case anyone else is wondering, as well. 

Now, onto the next set of items for you all to see today! 
Disclaimer: If you are easily offended by dead animals/taxidermy/vintage fur and other odd specimens--please, click away. Some of the items today will showcase just that. Just a warning!  

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Thrift Haul: Tom Waits Postcards, Antique Music Dolls & A Vtg Wedding Gown // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
I come bringing another lovely haul for you guys and gals.

This post will showcase some amazing finds, such as:
A vintage wedding dress, Tom Waits postcards, Antique music dolls and fitted T's. 

Enough with pointless blabber.
I will just jump right into the showing. 

Thrift Haul: Mannequin, Vtg Accordion & Angels // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Another lovely little haul for you guys today.
I am sorry for not frequently posting like I used to.
I can sit here and give excuses but I wont. haha
I just will say that I have been collecting
and putting things aside to create lovely posts for you all to see. 

For all those new who are just stumbling on this post--I want to introduce myself:
The name is Hannabal Marie and I'm a hoarder. lol jkjk

Actually, I like to thrift shop to such a degree that the thrill of "finding a good find" is so addicting to me that I have started posting my wares for the public eye because a few of my close friends and relatives are just as addicted to thrifting as I am 
and requested I do this as a huge haul--so, here I am obliging their command. hahaa

I get asked this all the time;
"What do you look for in items?"
And I can't properly give an explanation other than I like what most people hate.
I like finding the odd and unusual as well as the tacky and quite hideous.
(as someone pointed out to me once before! hahaa)
Anything really that would make a great photoshoot or go with any of my many collections;
Clown, vintage items, odd items and other. lol
I also own a record player, so old music is always great to collect, as well. lol

But enough chit-chat--you didn't come here to make conversation.
You came to gawk and gawk you shall. <3

I have so many great things today--from clothing to a lot of vintage items.
I hope you enjoy.
So please, grab yourself a hot cup of coffee or tea 
and scroll through some of the junk I call treasures~

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Grape City Con 2018 // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
March 31st was the annual Grape City Con
and as such, we attended with bells and whistles on. lol

We only had a weeks notice and tossed something together with what we had laying around.

So, since me and my brother both finished Spiral, The manga from Junji Ito--
we thought we'd both go as characters from it. 

I have already posted my makeup look in full detail on this blog, 
so if you haven't seen that can click HERE to check it out in better detail. 

Uzumaki's Azami Cosplay (Junji Ito "Spiral") // Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
March 31st was our annual Grape City Con
and we were called last minute to attend. 

So, me and my brother had to pull something outta our arse 
and create something in the span of a full week.
So, since we just finished reading the Manga "Uzumaki", 
I thought that doing characters from it would only suffice. lol

I decided to tackle Azami, one of my personal favorites 
while my brother took on Sekino from the "Medusa" chapter.

I will update with photos of the actual con and of my brother's cosplay 
As well as an additional post all about preparation and the process of getting from one point to the next...
but for now, I am just posting my makeup look as a separate post all it's own. 

I handmade all the little bits, except for my clothing. I thrifted the clothes. lol
I also busted out my corset and tightened myself up! 
I really love the spiral pattern on this dress.
It was a dress that I used as a top. lol
The eyeball eye-patch was my favorite thing in the entire world to create.
The best part of this is that I can keep it forever and use it all over again. 
That is all. 
I hope I did Junji Ito justice. 

I am in love with my look. So very much in love.
I tossed on contacts last minute while I was out and about.
They started to hurt after a while, so I had to take them out but I got a few pictures with them in--so I'm happy. lol