Dec 20, 2013

How To Style And Maintain Bettie Bangs


I've had quite a few requests to show how I style my fringe, so I made a video on it with additional hair information and how I trim my fringe.


Dec 19, 2013

New Hair Colour-ish


I have changed up my hair colour a little! My instructor at Aveda, Dominique, suggested that I colour my fringe black. I was ready for a little change so I agreed. Then the next week I decided that I wanted black ombré on my ends.

I am surprised at how quickly my hair has grown again since I cut 3" off in September and it already feels like it's as long as before I cut it.

The colours in my hair are 1N (black) and Special Effects Deep Purple (approx. 1:2 ratio of Deep Purple and conditioner).

Here are photos of my cut.

The lenses I am wearing are Vassen Cloud Nine lenses in Brown from PinkyParadise.com

Dec 15, 2013

Holiday Goth


I recorded another video for a look that I regularly post on Instagram. I usually wear this look with no eyebrows, so I showed what how I normally wear it, and then how it looks with eyebrows for those who are faint of heart. LMAO!

I call this look holiday because of the festive bronze glitter and goth for obvious reasons.


Dec 3, 2013

Makeup For Glasses and BonLook Giveaway *CLOSED*


My look today is typical extreme Sokolum, but I chose this look for glasses. When I wear my glasses, I typically do not wear a lot of colour on my eyes because the colour gets overpowered by my glasses. I love a bold lip and strong brow with glasses. This eye look as been popular on my Instagram, so I decided to combine the eye with glasses.

BonLook has kindly provided me with three pairs of glasses and a giveaway for my subscribers and followers. The giveaway is for:
*ONE pair of prescription/non-prescription/sunglasses valued up to $99
*The winner is responsible for the shipping
*Ends on December 10, 2013 at 23:59 EST
*Winner will be contacted by BonLook

****CLOSED****

Urban Dandy in Blue
BonLook Urban Dandy Glasses

Sep 29, 2013

Hellbound Forever


I decided to do a Lookbook post on one of my typical everyday outfits.

I am wearing my favourite lace and tulle dress that I got at an affordable Canadian store called Sirens a year or two ago. It was probably only $20-30. My jacket is my new favourite faux leather biker jacket from H&M this season and my tights are from Ardene. I purchased the harness from Black No 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark in July.

But the pièce de résistance is my new UNIF Hellbound boots. They're 6" high, but they are, hands down, the most comfortable platforms I have ever worn. I have never found JC Litas that comfortable because I have narrow feet and they wouldn't tighten enough. However, because of the hockey skate speed lacing style of the boot, it tightens perfectly for me.


Sep 27, 2013

Hella Glitter With Batty Lips


This tutorial was recorded before my previous GRWM video, so the lips are the same. >_<

I felt like kind of recreating a look that I posted on Instagram a few weeks ago. I also had to record this look twice because I was unhappy with the original video.

The awesome Skull Octopus ring was a gift from my lovely friend Angie/Goldiestarling's Etsy store StarlingJewels.


Sep 20, 2013

My First GRWM Video, Featuring Sugarpill and OCC Lip Tar!


A few people have requested that I do a Get Ready With Me (GRWM) video, not too sure what it is, but I know it includes speed and music. LOL! So, basically a speed tutorial??

I wore this look a few days ago and posted it to Instgram and people commented "Tutorial please." I'm always looking for ways to wear red eyeshadow. Red eyeshadow is just so damn edgy, I love it!

The video features the local Montreal band Projekt F, who kindly allow me to use their music for my videos.

All products are listed in the video. :)


Sep 9, 2013

Another Little Change To My Hair


A quick post! I made another visit to my stylist Anne-Marie at Les Salon Sugar! Lately, I have been pushing my fringe to the side, so I decided it was time for cut to lighten my fringe and to touch up my roots. Ann-Marie is an amazing hair stylist. She is so precise, patient, is adventurous and very experienced.

She texturized my fringe, cut it on more of a diagonal, cut more layers into the top back of my hair to give it more body and added a panel of fuchsia.

The colours in my hair are Special Effects Deep Purple and Virgin Rose and Raw Twisted Teal.

The lenses I am wearing are Red Vassen Cloud Nine lenses from PinkyParadise.com.

Aug 23, 2013

New LookBook look: Come to me, trust in your dream...


This look features my new Hooded Matte Black Bodysuit from Black Milk Clothing, my 3 row pyramid belt with 3 chains from Shock Store and my platform boots from Aldo a few seasons ago.


Aug 10, 2013

Fashion Skull Makeup


My cousin Karen is visiting right now and I always take the opportunity to make up her face, because we both enjoy it. I decided to do a pretty skull-like makeup with shimmer and glitter, even though glitter rarely shows up in photos unless I use a flash (yuck). I don't have a professional flash setup so I didn't use one. Her friend called it sexy creepy, which just happens to be my specialty! Haha!

I may create a tutorial similar to this look for Halloween.

Karen is wearing EOS Bubble Pink lenses from PinkyParadise.com. The cosplay wig she is wearing was purchased from eBay a while back.

Fashionable skull makeup

Aug 8, 2013

Poison Plum Cut Crease Tutorial


I posted a similar look to Instagram a few days ago and I had a few requests for a tutorial. This look reminds me of my Wide Eyed Doll look that I did for Halloween a few years ago.

I'm wearing my Grey Vassen Cloud Nine lenses from PinkyParadise.

Purple cut crease and synthetic dreads

Aug 1, 2013

Thick Winged Eyeliner Makeup Tutorial


Back when I made my eyebrow tutorial, I didn't think of creating a makeup tutorial for the look. Oops! So I recorded a video on the look. The first time I didn't like the liner OR the lash glue (I don't have my regular glue), so I had to record it.

It is just a basic thick winged eyeliner, however the thickness of the line gives it impact and makes it a little edgier than the traditional wing.

Excuse the different skin tones, the white balance was way off when I took the photos. :(

Thick winged liner with dark lip

Jul 28, 2013

Synthetic dreads are installed again, plus FAQ


My sister was kind enough to install my synthetic dreads this past Wednesday! She blanket stitched in around 50 double ended synthetic dreads that I made. Most are dreads that I had installed perviously. Usually a whole head is 50 DE dreads, but I wanted it super full, and many of the dreads we used in the densest area (top) were shorter fluffier dreads so it isn't to heavy.

In the following photos, I am wearing a high ponytail to make them look even fuller. Excuse the last iPhone photo, but that is to show how long the dreads are when not in a ponytail.

Jun 25, 2013

Neutral Eyebrow Tutorial


I've had a lot of requests on Instagram for an eyebrow tutorial so I created a tutorial on my purple eyebrows and now one for my neutral eyebrows. My Vulcan eyebrows are basically done using the same method as I demonstrate in both videos, I just change the shape of the tail.

A makeup tutorial on this look is coming very soon!


Jun 8, 2013

Golden Cat Eye and Purple Eyebrow Tutorial


I finally got around to recording a full eyebrow tutorial and I added some makeup into it as well. I have also recorded a neutral eyebrow tutorial to post later this week. 


May 30, 2013

How to take Simple Low-Key Portraits


I've always been fascinated by low-key photography because of how dramatic the high contrast between light and dark are. I've wanted to try it out myself, but I thought they were too complicated and I probably didn't have the right equipment to attempt it. After a seriously failed attempt at taking a few low-key portraits of myself, I gave up for a month. Yesterday, I decided to try it out again with a different setup and SUCCESS!  I'll give an overview of the equipment I used, the "studio" setup and camera settings.


May 9, 2013

Another Vulcan Look... I Mean Vampire!


I've been itching to do another vampire look for a couple of months. I wanted to do another fashion-ish vampire with more blood. I am wearing my Samhain Custom Contact Lenses Black Sclera lenses and my Scarecrow Professional Fit Vampire Fangs.

You may also notice that most of my eyebrows are gone! I kept about a cm of eyebrows, bleached it and shaved the rest off. It's a bit bold, but I feel that it gives me more versatility. I used to just shave the tails off and I have gradually been shaving more and more off...it's just as addicting as tweezing.

Apr 29, 2013

New Cheek Piercings (A.K.A. Dimple Piercings)


So I finally had my cheeks pierced after months of toying with the idea! I've been researching and sitting on it because they're notoriously hard to heal. However, I have heard of quite a few people who haven't had any issues.

Dimple Piercings Cheek Piercings Special Effects Deep Purple Dye

Apr 20, 2013

Misty Maven Inspired Rainbow Eye


I posted a look a few weeks ago inspired by Misty Maven/JistyPlaven/Petrilude on Instagram and I had several requests to create a tutorial on the look. I wasn't too sure if I was going to because of how extensive the makeup was and also because I was just recreating a look that Misty Maven designed. But I thought, what the heck recently and decided to just record it anyway.

The look is much more colourful than I am used to and it also uses glitter...makes me feel like I am dressed up as "Skittles" as my friend Mohammed Hindash called it. :D

My lenses are Vassen Cloud Nine lenses in Violet from PinkyParadise.


Apr 15, 2013

Blown Out Gothic Purple Smoky Eye


I wore a look on Instagram a week or so ago and it was requested that I create a tutorial on the look, which I was more than happy to record because I loved the look. It is using my favourite Sugarpill eyeshadow, Poison Plum, and my third favourite MAC eyeshadow, Sketch (next to Carbon and Vex).

I'm wearing my favourite lenses again, Vassen Cloud Nine Red from PinkyParadise.com. They feel so natural on me now. Ha!

Apr 12, 2013

LookBook - Bohemian Punk Rock Look


I recently started posting to my Lookbook.nu account! I will try to post regularly and I will also start making videos on my looks as well. :)




Apr 9, 2013

Rebelle Clip-In Hair Extensions Ponytail


I recently received the Original 7 pc Clip-In Hair Extension Set from Rebelle. They are 20" long 100% human hair and include 2-3", 2-4", 1-6", 1-8" and 1-10" extensions.

Rebelle Clip-In Hair Extensions

Apr 4, 2013

In Love With OCC's Sci-Fi Lullabies Batty


I was recently sent the OCC Sci-Fi Lullabies Lip Tar collection to try out and as soon as I opened the package I KNEW I'd fall in love with Batty, but I had no idea how in love with it I would be. It's AMAZING! Batty is a black Lip Tar with a silver sparkle to it. I paired it with thick black winged liner and arched purple brow.

I also had my fringe reshaped so that it is rounded and angles upwards on the sides. Ann-Marie and I were more pleased with this shape.

Mar 29, 2013

New Vulcan Hair...Logically!


I HAVE A NEW HAIR STYLE!! I am never usually in love with a hairstyle at first, but I totally am this time! It's basically a Vulcan mullet with shaved sides. LOL!

My hair was cut and coloured by the amazing Ann-Marie Gucci at Le Salon Sugar in Blaineville, Quebec. She is always fun to chat with and very talented! We were both super excited about this cut. I was lucky to find her through my friend and talented YouTuber Izzy/HayzStrawberry.

I've been waiting for months to get a new hair cut because I wanted to grow out my sideburn on my side shave for this look. I wasn't totally set on the haircut, but I knew I wanted a mullet for sure. So after consulting my hair stylist, another hair stylist and many friends it came down to a blunt fringe instead of a more textured top. ^_^

I ran out of Special Effects Virgin Rose (magenta) so I settled all Deep Purple with a little Fish Bowl in the fringe.

Now I just need to sculpt myself a pair of Vulcan ears.... #geek

Vulcan mullet with blunt fringe, Special effects deep purple fishbowl

Mar 19, 2013

Vassen Cloud Nine Violet Lenses from Pinky Paradise


I recently received two pairs of lenses from PinkyParadise. The first set is Vassen Cloud Nine lenses in violet.  I had previously tried the grey version of these lenses and I was impressed at how dramatic they were, so I decided to give a few more colours a go. 

As with most circle lenses, you can feel them at first, but after 20-30 minutes you forget you're wearing them.

The look is based off of a look that @JistyPlaven posted on Instagram a few days ago (A.K.A. Petrilude/Misty Maven). I almost never like so much colour, but his look was stunning...so I had to try and recreate it. I used all Sugarpill eyeshadows except for two shadows.

Mar 1, 2013

Silver Grunge Disciple Makeup Tutorial


I decided to create a tutorial based on a look I posted to Instagram last month. It was based on a look I saw from another MUA user NoJustHenry. I changed it up, used my favourite MAC Fluidline, Catch My Eye to make a glossy-like look and a dark blue lip, Illamasqua Disciple (which was chosen by my fellow Instagrammers).

Grungy smoky eye

Grungy smoky eye

Grungy smoky eye


Products used:

FACE
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - Stromboli
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder
Paula Select Bronzer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Porcelain Pink

EYES
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Annabelle SmudgePaint - Tar
Annabelle Smoothliner - Black
MAC Studio Fix Powder - C40
MAC e/s - Espresso
SauceBox Créme de la Créme Palette - Black
Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Eyeliner - Ultra Black
L'Oreal Voluminous False Fibre Lashes - Black Lacquer
Stilazzi Eyelashes - #940

LIPS
NYX Retractable Lipliner - Black
Illamasqua Lipstick - Disciple

Feb 14, 2013

Bronze Flecked Gothic Makeup


I decided to create a more dramatic tutorial than the last one. I always like incorporate part of other makeups that I have done into new looks, such as this look.


Feb 6, 2013

Extreme Cat Eye Tutorial


I decided to record a tutorial on my Dramatic Cat Eye FOTD. This time I added some colour to the
look and purple eyebrows (of course) instead of my almost blond vulcan brows.

Extreme cat eye makeup with purple eyebrows

Feb 3, 2013

I'm on a Roll FOTD!


This is a basic FOTD, but I decided to have a little fun with my hair and my portrait and switch it up a little. I made a single victory roll,  you can find my tutorial for it here, and played a little with my lighting.

I have a simple black smoky eye that was extended out slightly, lower lashes and a dark lip. I also photographed a side of my face that you never usually get to see...my right side or "the dark side of my face." Ha!

Dark smoky eye and victory roll with side cut

Feb 2, 2013

IMATS Haul...Plus a Giveaway!


Pop your popcorn and sit down for a while because here is my IMATS haul from Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles...finally! I felt my haul from each individual IMATS was a little lacklustre so I saved them up for one GIANT video.

I also have a promo code for SauceBox Cosmetics until February 28, 2013 for 15% off: SOKOLUM15


Plus enter my giveaway for, please read the Terms & Conditions below:

1 SauceBox Cosmetics Temptation Palette & Mascara; or
1 Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish powder

NOTE: Please tweet the phrase given by Rafflecopter with the hash tag #sokolum
a Rafflecopter giveaway