Wednesday, October 31, 2018

⭐Cult Fragrance Halloween Themed Incense⭐ | Hannabal Marie

Not only did I get my items--I was also gifted a Halloween treat bag and some complimentary soaps! 

Hello ladies and gents
A while back, I decided to make a purchase online from a company 
I am proud to showcase to you all today--Cult Fragrance.

It is like a Halloween tradition to buy some new incense, 
to help really bring the feeling of the season inside the house. 

My goodies arrived quick, on time and inside a beautiful packing envelope. 

Last year, I found a company that made single note incense sticks--
all pretty good but honestly, with what I am about to show you today, can't even compare. 

Cult Fragrance has to be my new latest obsession, when it comes to incense sticks.

I haven't tried them all, to really form an opinion on the company but from what I have received--I am beyond happy with my selections. 

Such a kind heart. Thank you for everything! 

I have looked everywhere for a good company that can really (and truly) grasp how this holiday smells to me.
Sounds crazy, but I have a memory imprint when it comes to certain scents and Cult Fragrance really brings all my wild imaginations to life with some of their wonderful sticks.

Take for instance, candy corn.
Now, if you go looking around online for an incense stick that can smell similar to this sweet, tasty candy--you will find people who either leave out notes or who assume that since it's candy, any form of "sweet vanilla" will do. I can't even begin to tell you how horrible some of my purchases were  before I found this company. Cult Fragrance really makes me question how a true stick is supposed to smell like and why I have never found them before, because the scents are just magical. 
If any words were to describe the smell they give off--it would have to be magical

Thank you so much, for the sweets! :) 

Not only does the candy corn smell like you just put a handful of the delicious sweets into your mouth, but it isn't something that can easily be distinguished by a single note. The smell is something more complex...something that starts off one way, but morphs and ends in another...yet, somehow, still keeping true to the namesake. It's sweet, it's savory, it's spicy yet blends beautifully into a warm honey mixture--which, after the stick completely dies down, only leaves you with the firm understanding of what candy corn is meant to smell like. 

💀Zombie Walk 2018💀 | Hannabal Marie

Me and my posse! 

Hello ladies and gents
Zombie Walk 2018 was, by far, one of my favorite Zombie Walks I have ever attended.
I am assuming that's because the city has decided to come be apart of this event and take it under their wing by calling it the 'Zombie Walk & Halloween Faire' which allows more people to do more things aside from the usual "Zombie" that everyone has been doing.
Which can get quite boring after the 100th zombie infected wound makeup look. Trust me, it does.

With more to offer and more to costume up as, it has given my little hometown something to finally call it's own. 

Of course, there are a few bad apples but this year--one or two didn't spoil the whole bunch. 

So many kind people dressing up as all sorts of fun little things--
like an UFO abductee, Dinosaurs and so many clowns!!!!!!!! 
I felt right at home this year, which is saying heaps from years past!

The clown nose that started it all. 

As I have made clear, to those who have been following me elsewhere, I have been waiting patiently for this day to arrive because my Zombie Walk costume was one I have been dying to dress up as...
A big o' inflatable clown! 

1988 Witch Halloween Kit Tutorial (Makeup+Showcase) | Hannabal Marie

I found this gem at the thrift store for only .25 cents.

Hello ladies and gents
the other day, while thrift shopping, I stumbled onto a very old vintage makeup kit. 
For scrap change, I purchased it and have thought about doing something with it--
but what never really crossed my mind. 

I wanted to perhaps showcase it, but even that wouldn't seem enough to me. 

Until it hit me, like a ton of bricks--I could recreate the makeup tutorial and showcase it that way. 

I didn't use the actual makeup inside the kit, only because it's pretty old and I don't really know what's inside the products but I did happen to have all the right similar shades to recreate the tutorial.
And, as a bonus, these paints I am using are actual grease paints I was planning to toss out because I didn't need them anymore. I purchase a walmart Halloween kit for the sake of a few items that were included last year but never used the cheapy grease paint included. The paints, to my surprise, were the identical ones used in this specific kit. Just slightly altered, for the modern witch! lol

So, taking all my colors and very similar tools...
Like a sponge applicator and things of this nature.
I got to painting!!!! 

I put myself into the mindset of an adolescent me and recreated it in a way I perhaps would have if I was maybe 13 or 14 and using this specific kit. 

Following the step-by-step guide,
I came up with this rather interesting and oh-so-greasy makeup look.
I do hope you enjoy~!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

♥️Le Noir Bazaar October Subscription Box Showcase♥️ | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents, 
bringing you another unboxing from Le Noir Bazaar.  

I have already posted a mystery box from Le Noir Bazaar on my blog HERE
and I also created a YouTube video unboxing it, HERE!

But in this post, I will show you what items I got in this months SUBSCRIPTION BOX. 

This box really captures the essence of Halloween.

Le Noir Bazaar has two types of "Mystery boxes"--
a monthly mystery where every box is specifically themed for the sake of the month in question 
and a random mystery box, where they ship you a box at random. 
I got the October Subscription Box!

I made a video unboxing it, for those video inclined

Their monthly Witchy lifestyle mystery box includes a hand-picked selection 
of at least five spooky, Witchy & Gothic Bohemian jewelry, 
accessories, bath products & more delivered to your doorstep!

All kinds of dark goodies, it fills my heart with glee. 

October is sold out, sadly! 
But you can order now to reserve your November box!

Each box will contain at least 5 items and will have a retail value of $60-$80+
(Mine calculated to be around $107.00 in awesome products!!)

Please note: This is a one-time purchase and does not renew.

So, with the particulars out of the way--here is my showcase:
(I am going to also calculate how much every item retails for, 
to see if the box really retails for more than the amount you are paying for!)

The goodies were all wrapped nicely and securely with bubble wrap and gently placed inside this beautiful purple tissue paper & purple grass. Such a lovely presentation. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Bitemares Horror Teeth "Souleater" Showcase/Review | Hannabal Marie

I really love the packaging these shipped in.
I am going to keep mine in their packaging and display them proudly.

Hello ladies and gents
Being someone who is into doing character looks 
and monster spfx makeup--
having a good set of fake teeth really helps to tie your whole look together. 

If having contact lenses can really bring life to a look--
fake teeth would be at the top of this list, as well. 

They really look realistic.
They also make me have a larger mouth, fuller lips and looking all kissable. lmao

Nothing sells a design, character, etc like a good set of teeth. 
I can't even begin to tell you how important it is for someone like me 
to own a nice realistic set of monster teeth. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

🎃 Pumpkin Inspired Halloween Nails 🎃 | Hannabal Marie

I wanted some nice nails to go with my new shirt.
Hence the color combo and mini pumpkin.

Hello ladies and gents
it is that time of year and since it is fast approaching
I decided to take this opportunity to create some nails. 

These are my Pumpkin/Halloween inspired nails. 

I found this cool nail polish at Walmart. I wanted to test it out. 

To be quite frank, 
it was just an excuse to use this new 
black glow-light nail polish I got myself the other day. 

👿"Vampyr, The Blood Drinker" Vampire Inspired Aquarium Nails👿 | Hannabal Marie

The nails I created for a makeup look I plan to do soon.

Hello ladies and gents
Since Halloween is fast approaching, 
I thought it was necessary to get into the spirits by doing my nails. 

The designing of the Aquarium Nail was very different from anything I've ever tried before. 

I have been seeing the Aquarium nail going around a lot lately 
and I wanted to try it out for myself.
But unlike the typical Aquarium nail, I wanted to do something a little more my speed. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

🐞Taxidermy Bug Brooches--"Jumping Jack" & "Little Miss Soon-To-Be" | Hannabal Marie

My little brooches.

Hello ladies and gents
Today I am bringing you a post that will either make people intrigued...
or just really gross them out. 

I love the preservation of critters in whatever form they can be obtained. 
But most importantly, the preservation of insects. 
The look of the butterflies pinned to foam boards.

French Beetle Taxidermy Tray. [Circa 1950s]
Image found: Google Search Engine.

French Butterfly/Moth Taxidermy Tray. [Circa 1970s]
Image found: Google Search Engine.

Mixed Insects In Framed Wooden Box. 
Image found: Google Search Engine.

I want to address that I would never hurt a living thing intentionally 
but I do love and respect all aspects of life--both living and dead.

The following critters were found as they are shown.
My dog actually brought me the dead grasshopper, so he was the one who supplied me. lol
I only picked up the carcass and used it for the following pieces of art.

It was either do this in remembrance or have my dog chomp on them. 
I couldn't let him munch on this beautiful little guy. 
But thanks, Charlie--for giving me the little present! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

☙Stevie Nicks Inspired Makeup Look❧ | Hannabal Marie

The look in question. lol

Hello ladies and gents
Thought I'd do a quick little Stevie Nicks inspired look today.
You ever wake up and think to yourself;
"Hey self, I think I want to be Stevie Nicks today?"

She is so beautiful. So out-of-this-world beautiful! 

Me and Stevie have a lot in common--especially those dark gorgeous eyes! 

I adore this woman, so so much.

My mom loved her, so I listened to Fleetwood Mac a lot growing up.
I grew to really love Stevie as I aged. And in some way, see a bit of myself behind those brown eyes of hers.

No? Only me? Okay! lol

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

☔ Another Rainy Day ☔ | Hannabal Marie

Such a beautiful day outside.
Hello ladies and gents
Just documenting another lovely rainy day that occurred a while ago.
Rain is one of my favorite things in the entire world--
follow that up with lightening, and you got a happy camper--ME!

Thought I'd just drop some images and a mini video I created in celebration to this lovely day.

Monday, October 22, 2018

🍬99 Cents Store + Walmart HAUL-O-Ween--Holographic Skulls, Party Supplies & Pantaloons🍬 | Hannabal Marie

Walmart was also doing Vintage Halloween Decorations with their Pumpkin faces. 
 Hello ladies and gents
I know, I said I was going to stop going to the 99 cent store, but I couldn't help myself.
As soon as I thought they sold out, they have restocked on some of the best selling items.
So, I purchased a few more things to add to my household trinkets. 
But before we went shopping, I had to renew my ID....
so, I spent a good portion of my morning doing what you do best at the DMV--WAITING!!

Me waiting in line at the DMV, to get my ID renewed. Eek. 

😸 Thrift HAUL-O-Ween--Joe Spencer Pumpkin Dolls, Animated Figures & MORE! 😸 | Hannabal Marie

Me & my family preparing for the awesome haul I am bringing you guys today. lol
Hello ladies and gents
As I mentioned--I got a lot of stuff to showcase.
This is the second part of that first Halloween Thrift Haul.

I will not repeat myself for the sake of not taking up anymore of your time, 
but everything has been obtained throughout the month of September and a bit into October.

So, I have been waiting (and quite patiently) to showcase everything to you now.

I found some very interesting items today--
Two Joe Spencer Pumpkin Dolls, An animated witch prop and so much more. 

But as if protocol until the end of this month, 
I wanted to showcase some of the interior of my local Thrift Store.

Like I said, they are ever-changing the entrance sign. I love it!! 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

♡ People Recreating My Work ♡ | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
It has been brought to my attention that one of my very old looks
has inspired some very amazing ladies to recreation. 

I can't thank them enough for taking inspiration 
and recreating a look I designed. 

At the time of my creating the Miss Spider look, 
I only had a very cheap camera on hand. I used an old green shirt as a scarf and the hat wasn't a hat at all, but a bundle of clothes to resemble a hat. lol

All done with a cheap Halloween wig and some face paint I had on hand.

Now looking back on this old piece, I feel obligated to recreate it myself. Using some of the better equipment and products I now own.  

Haha I guess you can say that these ladies who recreated and took inspiration has now given ME inspiration to recreate my own makeup look again.

So, thank you! :3 
 So, enough with my chit-chat--
Allow me to show you these amazing and talented people!

💚 Thrift HAUL-O-Ween Finds--Demonic Baby Doll, A Board Game & Vtg Halloween Makeup! 💚 | Hannabal Marie

The dolls they had on display.
Hello ladies and gents
I have a lovely post full of amazing finds today
from the Thrift Store.

I have been postponing this specific post for a while, 
because I wanted to make sure I got enough items to create a good juicy post with.
And I am readier than ever to post now.

So, go grab yourself a nice cup of Java (or tea, for those who don't like coffee!) 

Some costumes they were selling.
and get ready for a ton of cool items I found at the thrift store.

A lot of the things I found today has been collected throughout the month of September.
A few tossed in here and there. 
I have mentioned this in a previous post 
but I wanted to make sure you understood--
everything I find usually takes a lot of time and effort to obtain. 
I just collect and keep collecting until I think it's a good time to post about 'em. 
I never purchase anything I don't personally love, I'm not trying to make a profit--
I am just collecting because I love what I find.

I might, one day, become very serious about this thing 
and do it as a job to make cash but right now, 
I just like to thrift for the sake of thrifting. 

More costumes on the racks.

I am an avid Thrifter, so I like to pop in sometimes JUST to see what they have on the shelves.
Most of the time, I will come out with one or two items. Sometimes, nothing.
But on the grand good occasion--I will come home with bags upon bags of cheap, amazing finds.

This specific post is made out of a few trips.
All of which were amazing to find in of themselves.
But overall, I am so happy and ready to showcase them to you now.

I also took some snaps of the thrift store itself.
I wanted to do a sort of "walkthrough"--so I hope you like it. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

☠️ 99 Cents HAULoween--Coffee Cups & Makeup (+Bumpy Witchy Pumpkins!) ☠️ | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Just posting again, for the sake of obtaining all I can obtain for the sake of Halloween.

I went back (Yes, back!) to the 99 cents store and picked up a few more items.
Just makeup and a few things here and there.

I wanted to get my hands on them now, before they sold out.
And after the trip to the 99, we also went to Smart n Final to pick up some dinner and we ran into a big o' bin full of some lovely bumpy pumpkins.
So, that is what this post is going to be about--makeup, some random decor and a ton of bumpy pumpkins. lol

So, let's get to it, shall we?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

📌 Wasteland Pin Co. Showcase/Review 📌 | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
Today's post is about a lovely pin company called
Wasteland Pin Co.

I have already done an unboxing on my YouTube channel, for those curious.
This post is just going to be a showcase/review on each pin individually.
highlighting what I think of them, their price and the overall construction of them in general.
Is it worth the dollar amount or is it not? That sort of deal. 

They shipped to me individually wrapped for my convenience. 

Wasteland pin co., for those wondering, is a enamel pin company that sells a wide variety of horror movie themed pins/keychains.
They have a lot of wonderful classic themed horror movies up on their website--like Nosferatu, Scream, The Freddy/Jason franchisee and all of those classics.
With some pins being marked "Limited Edition" are getting a one-of-a-kind gem to wear and own. 

Look at the bunch of goodies I got! I can't wait to wear them! 

They do sell reprints and as far as I am concerned, they also seem to do a few restocks when the demand is strong but most of the ones I will be showing you today is still up for grabs, with the exception of one of them. 

I will be including direct links to where you can purchase that specific pin, unless it isn't available.
So, if you like a pin, just click on the intro name and it will redirect you to it.
So, enough with this banter--I will talk more at the end, so let us begin with the showcase:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

🔎The Deadbolt Mystery Society "The Wrath Of Nero" Unboxing/Solving🔍 ((SPOILERS)) | Hannabal Marie

This is from my YouTube video on my channel.

Hello ladies and gents, Hannabal Marie here. 
A while back I was given this subscription box as a means to unbox
on my YouTube channel
but I decided to go a bit further and create a sort of mini movie
on my channel about me and my brother solving the thing.

I, of course, didn't have to go to such extents but I felt it necessary.
Also, I don't like to be plain and simple when I can be out of the ordinary and extreme. lol

The box itself is such an amazing subscription.
Every month is different and in every month, a new case has to be solved and cracked.
You are playing your own personal detective and trying your best (with or without friends) to solve a specific case in a certain amount of time. 
*basically until the next month releases a new case*

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

🍬 The fifth Haul-oween--Dog Costumes, Candy Dish & Accessories! 🍬 | Hannabal Marie

Hehehuehuehue the lady was eyeballing me. lol

🎃Hello ladies and gents🎃
I am so happy to announce that our Wally-World 
finally got all the Halloween stuff out and ready to be sold. 
Last time I went to Walmart, they didn't have anything out just yet.
Only perhaps a few items here and there, but nothing to THIS extreme.

So--as is protocol for this wonderful holiday season--
I had to capture the whole thing for the sake of this post.

I will be posting a mini walkthrough here, showing some highlighted items 
and also, at the very end, showing what I actually purchased myself. 

I will work on putting together a small walkthrough/haul on my YouTube channel, as well.
For those more visually inclined. Just give me a minute to write out this post. 
Thank you for your hospitality.

🎃So, here we go🎃

Monday, October 8, 2018

🎨 My Paper Mache Creations 🎨 | Hannabal Marie

My babies! 

Hello ladies and gents
I have been doing some cleaning and rearranging for the Halloween season 
and I stumbled onto a box full of some of my Paper Mache creations 
I have made throughout the years. 

Some are from last year, a few are from years prior.
I took them out to gawk at and felt compelled to take some photos 
and share with the likes of those who give a damn. 

I love all of them so so much!

🎃🐶Halloween Haul Pt. 4--Dog Toys & Halloween Makeup! (99 Cents Store/Walmart)🐶🎃 | Hannabal Marie

The bunch of stuffs I got this round.

Hello ladies and gents,
I just came back from shopping (Yet again! haha) 
and I gathered some stuff to post today. 

As I already made clear and will probably keep repeating in every. single. post--
This is the ONLY time of year I am THIS active. lol
Not even going to hide it. 
I don't care much for any other holiday, 
despite the love I do have for decorating for every occasion...
no other holiday on the face of this earth can or will ever make me go crazy 
quite as well as Halloween does. 

I didn't have a lot of money on hand today, just a few bucks.
But as is the ritual, you must gather what you can when you can gather it. lol
I seen some makeup there that I will surely bulk buy when I get paid but I just wanted to test out the quality of the makeup beforehand.

So, this post is just consisting of trial things. Is it worth it, is it not?
I will let you guys know and if I like what I bought, I'll go ham next pay day! lol

I seen nailpolishes in multiple colors. I'm hoping that the polish isn't sheer because I don't quite like sheer polishes. Unless I plan to put it on top of another bold color.
I hope the eyeshadow palattes are pigmented and that the lippie is matte.
A lot of hoping, so here we go!

♥️ Le Noir Bazaar "Mystery Box" Unboxing/Showcase ♥️ | Hannabal Marie

All the goodies I got from my mystery box! 

Hello ladies and gents
Mystery Boxes have been something that has been going around quite frequently.
With the wide array of selections, it's hard to choose one that will fit to all your dark and GORE-gous needs.
that is, until I stumbled onto this Mystery Box from Le Noir Bazaar! 

 For around $25 dollars, you get one huge (and quite heavy, by my own experience!) box of goodies that should, as the website states, be a total of more than $50 dollars worth of items for your buck.
All full of dark, alternative, Gothic and witchy items that will fit your style (and lifestyle) to a perfect and complete "T."

Their monthly mystery boxes include a hand-picked selection of at least five spooky, witchy, & bohemian jewelry, accessories, bath products & more to your doorstep. 
Every box is at random, so you will never end up with the same one someone else will get. 
*hence the Mystery Box aspect of this beautiful thing!*

I want to also address the actual box itself!
It's so beautiful and well detailed! I am actually going to keep all my goodies inside it as a keepsake! 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

👃I SMELL another haul (3rd Halloween Haul of 2018)👃| Hannabal Marie

The lot this haul. Looks so good to me. :)

Hello ladies and gents, 
I bring you another lot of Halloween decor and household items. 

I can't stress enough how much this season, 
this holiday, means to me and my family.
It's the only time of year where I can stock up on very necessary things 
I can use throughout the rest of the year and into the new.
So, being able to make these posts is what separates the gods 
from the rest of the world. hahaa

I hope you are ready to feast your eyes on the items I nabbed at the 99 cent store & Smart n Final. 

So, enough chit-chat--let's get to the goods. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

🌜⭐️Mystical Inspirations Unboxing/Showcase (+Makeup Look) ⭐️🌛 | Hannabal Marie

Hello ladies and gents
As a lover of all things magical--I stumbled onto a lovely jewelry maker 
who creates such one-of-a-kind pieces from crystals and wire.

Her work is so breath-taking that I couldn't possibly pass up this opportunity 
to see if we could come together and create something from her work.

I told her I would create a work of art if she would send me something to inspire that creation. 
It was on a spur of the moment and quite frankly, I wasn't expecting her to respond at all. 
But she did and promptly, at that.

We exchanged brief words, asking me what my favorite colors were
and before I knew it, she was creating me what I am about to show you today.

Before I get to the showcase and makeup creation, 
I want to touch base with you guys more about her and her work:

She sent me her business card with a cute little note written on the backside.

(Taken from her website)
"As an artist and designer I started as a child, 
always loved to make things and collecting crystals. 
I went on to study art and photography after high school. 
I met my husband and left college to start a family. 
As my child got older, I started to create again."

"I then taught myself to work with wire 
and I started to create pieces with crystals for friends and family. 
This was how Mystical Inspirations was born."

"I cleanse, charge and bless all the stones that pass through me to their person.
I also offer other services.
I am a registered minister (non denomination) with the universal life church.
I perform weddings and hand-fastenings. 
I also teach meditation, spirit journeys and finding your own power.
I also offer crystal healing and energy work."