Damon Salvatore: A Tribute To Thee

I’m feeling nostalgic.

I’m not sure if you watched The Vampire Diaries but I can assure you that regardless of that, you’ll still be utterly enamored with the man in this post.πŸ€“

I was heartbroken when the series ended a few months ago. I mean, we’re talking ugly-cried during the finale and had serious withdrawals for a few weeks.

Don’t judge me. 😌

I’d like to think my heartbreak was justified as the series was very well written. We’re not necessarily talking Oscar-worthy or life-changing, but it was written and produced by one of my favorite screenwriters: Kevin Williamson.

Yes! The same Kevin Williamson who wrote the Scream movies and had a hand in many of my other favorite teen-screams from the 90s.

I was urged to watch TVD midway through the series solely so that I could join the urger in regular viewing and discussion once caught up. I reluctantly gave it a chance, a big selling point being my faith in K-Wills writing.

Holy shit balls did I get hooked.

I wouldn’t say obsessed but I definitely hung on every single episode. This was intensified when he was introduced… yes, Damon Salvatore. ❀️


Sure, sure, I know you’re sitting there thinking “This bitch is crazy- what’s the big deal? Looks like a douche to me πŸ˜’“, in which case my response is yes, you’re 95% correct with that statement as I damn well may be a crazy bitch and Damon is definitely a douche.


A douche…


Don’t get me wrong! I thought he was useless for a good little while, but even I succumbed to his charms…


So, let’s note right now that our oldest Salvatore bro was a pretty huge jerk most of the series, but after a while, in a weird way, it started to grow on me.

That snark and blasΓ© attitude was everything. I can directly relate in that sense… I also appreciated his ability to down 5 gallons of Bourbon per episode without anyone really saying anything about it.

He’s by far the sexiest high-functioning alcoholic vampire in all of tv land. That would make for an interesting episode of Intervention, no? πŸ˜€

After being reminded of Ian Smolder-holder’s ability to portray Damon in the most perfect manner this week by a colleague of mine, I felt compelled (get it?! No? TVD joke…πŸ€“) to put this post into the universe in hopes that it spawns a parallel world in which Damon is a real-life, corporeal heartthrob, taking names and ruining lives one small town at a time! 😍

Without further ado, here’s my list of lovable quirks that made Damon Damon.

Let’s begin, yes?


His wonderful communication skills.

He knows a thing or two about love. ❀️

He knows his brother extremely well.

Also, very much a family man.

He’ll always save you a seat.

He’s an adamant bookworm… πŸ“š

And is up-to-date with all the new releases.

He takes care of himself…

For the most part.

An excellent friend..

Always willing to do you a favor.

He knows just what to do to make you laugh.

He’ll always keep your heart close. 😍

Now, if you’ve been sold just a little, I’ll urge you now to hop on Netflix and binge the series at your own risk. Here, “At your own risk” means that you may or may not fall in love with the show and ugly-cry when it’s all said and done. 😭

I’ll be here for support, Love.

Regardless, here’s to you Damon- and every smile, tear, laugh, scoff and gawk you’ve provided me through those amazing seven seasons. Shout out to all the fantasies and blue-eyed/leather-jacket clad dream visits i’ve received since first meeting you. 😏

Now, I want to know: Did you watch The Vampire Diaries? If so, who were your favorite characters and why? If not, are you interested now? Or have I simply piqued your Smolderholder appetite? In which case… yes, girl, yes. Β 

I leave you with a little sight for your sore eyes. 😏

Until next time! πŸ™‚




The Scope of Things: Do You Wanna Watch a Movie With Me?Β 

I just downloaded Periscope a couple days ago due to sheer curiosity. ☺️

I realized it’s actually a lot of fun and interacting on there is a blast and a half! πŸ˜€

I got to thinking and decided I’d ask you guys about this: would you all be interested in coming to private scopes I schedule just for us? I was thinking I could maybe set it up so we watch a movie together on there, and I’ll answer Q’s you all may have and we can discuss the film and different things.☺️ I was also thinking of doing some Sweet Spook tutorials to help get you guys ready for Halloween and show you some of the techniques and products I’ve been using! πŸ˜€πŸ‘»

If you’d be interested, let me know in the comments! That way we can schedule a monster movie night or tutorial before Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ’œ

So, tell me what you’d like to see! And if you’re at all interested, when the best days and times are for you for something like that! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ



Award Worthy: Leibster Nomination

This past week Vespertine House was nominated for the Leibster Award! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Huzzah! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€

I was nominated by lovely beauty blogger, Anna Bankester at Bee Beauty! ☺️ She’s fantastic and I highly recommend you visit her and subscribe!

Now, as far as this award thingy goes (pardon me, it’s my first time😏), I believe it’s one of those things used to sort of get to know other bloggers and help them get acquainted with your audience, and also for subscribers to get to know the blogger better.

Which I love! πŸ˜ƒ

So! Here are my 11 personal factoids:

  • I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my BBA in Marketing last fall
  • I don’t eat bread or anything resembling bread (cake, donuts, bagels, pastries etc.)  because the texture makes me queasy (hey, I didn’t say I was normal ☺️)
  • I’m a Style Ambassador for Harper’s Bazaar 
  • I’m also an endorsed artist at Daisy Rock Guitars 
  • I own $800 boots… That I rarely wear ☺️ (compliments of Belstaff & Harper’s Bazaar)
  • I live in southwest Florida!
  • Halloween is my favorite day of the year, I love it more than my own birthday πŸŽƒ
  • I collect postcards and I love receiving them!
  • I casually collect Elvis memorabilia too πŸ’œ
  • I have nyctophobia and must sleep with a nightlight
  • My favorite horror films are tied between Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Scream & Trick ‘r Treat.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I was also asked a few questions! 

  • First Makeup Product you purchased ever? Favorite Brand and Why?

I want to say it was black eyeliner and black lipstick in middle school lol. I was pretty goth. πŸ˜‚ My favorite brand right now is Makeup Revolution love their “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” Pallette from their Salvation line! Such great pigmentation and quality for a bang of a bargain!😏

  • What’s the most popular trend currently where you live?

Because this is Florida and it’s hot season, I’m going to say Flip-Flops.

  • Biggest Inspiration for your style

This will surely sound strange but it’s a little bit edgy and a lot-a-bit James Bond   Villainesses. ☺️ i hear that “You dress like an assassin” bit often. πŸ˜πŸ’œ

  • What made you become a Beauty Blogger?

Well, I like beauty and fashion and Halloween and horror so I blog about all those things solely because they interest me enough to have an opinion about them. I reckon I only blog about any of those topics when the mood strikes too lol. ☺️ but, I like sharing my take on SFX makeup and the like mainly because I think others would like it or be able to take something away from it… Or at least that’s what I’m hoping is happening! 😁

  • High end, luxury brands or drug store? Which do you prefer?

Hmm, somewhere in between I think. I get necessities at the drugstore but I usually go moderate to high on particular items. Eyeshadow mainly.

  • How has your style evolved over the years?

It’s changed a lot I think! I tried to incorporate more color but I always end up back at black and dark washes. ☺️

  • How many hours do you spend reading beauty blogs roughly?

Maybe an hour or so, if that. Reason being is that I like things to be simple and straightforward when it comes to beauty. If it gets too pedantic and technical I’ll lose interest relatively fast. ☺️

  • How long do you spend getting ready for a night out?

15minutes – 4hrs… Depends on the night 😏

  • What’s your ideal night out?

My absolute perfect night would be $200 & Free drinks at the Casino with a few friends. πŸ’œπŸ’œ I LOVE going to the casino! Breaking even or leaving ahead would also make that awesome.😌

  • Where do you see your beauty blog going in the future?

Hm, I’m not sure and honestly I didn’t think it’d do this well to begin with lol.☺️ I hope it continues to grow and that people continue to enjoy what I share. πŸ’œ

Here are my nominations to keep things moving:

Jeanette Andromeda – Horrormade.com

Meep380 – ValsVogueXO

Glamazonianz – Keeping up with the Glamazonianz

Emma – The Moth Embalmer

Hayley Knighten – Booksaredelicious.com

And! My questions for your ladies are as follows:

  • What are you currently obsessed with? Why?
  • Pick one: Summer Beach Party, Fall Festival, Winter Weekend at the Cabin, or Spring Vacation- why did you choose what you chose?
  • Who has inspired you the most?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What’s your favorite movie?

I want to thank Anna at Bee Beauty once more for the nomination! And thanks to everyone for stopping down to check out my blog and share your thoughts! I love reading your comments and getting to know you all!β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ



You Are, You Are The Thing I Need: Thanks & Giveaway Update

Fun Fact: I absolutely am enamored with Stabbing Westward (Now called The Dreaming). πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ The title of this post comes from this very sexy B-Side of theirs.😏πŸ”ͺπŸ’œ

It’s Friday! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Everyone loves Friday night.

I for one will have a super-awesome weekend as it’ll be just Frankenstein and I, getting into trouble! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰πŸΆ

I think I’ll be trying another makeup tonight, but this one will be more of a beauty look… Still creepy though. ☺️

I’ve been considering ordering a couple ofΒ Ben Nye supplies- just staples really- to work on my technique a bit more.

I’m still on the fence about it though. We’ll see! ☺️

In other news! I hit 31 subscribers today! Woo! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I know it doesn’t seem like a lot but I never thought anyone would actually dig what I’m doing here, so I’d like to thank you all:

You’ve all been so wonderful and I absolutely love seeing your posts and reading your comments. Thank you so much and I look forward to stalkin– I mean… Following you all continually. πŸ˜β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Now, this means I’m 69Β subscribers away from giving away one of the vintage Tarot books from Wednesday’s post!!! So! Tell your friends to subscribe, share the original post, comment on it and/or share the giveaway image on Instagram with the hashtag #vespertinehouse! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒΒ 


Remember: Your subscription to Vespertine House counts as an entry! All the other actions count as extra entries, but you must be subscribed for a chance at the prize!☺️

So, tell me: what are you doing tonight and this weekend??



No. 1

The macabre, dark, deviant and strange are words that categorize the most interesting and beautiful things in this universe. Fact. 

I think a lot of people would agree with that. 

Hi there! I’m Sarah and I have a taste for darker, stranger things. Shamelessly. 😁 I’m bringing this blog to you as a way to share my creepy finds and interests with a wider range of people. As far as tastes go, you can often find me researching something strange or making plans for Halloween. 

Yes, regardless of the month or season, I’m nearly always planning for Halloween. ☺️

I want to use this space on the interweb to not only share the things I love but also keep a personal record for future reference. I’m a bit forgetful. 😏

So, to make this quick, here are a few things that you’re guaranteed to see here at some point:

  • Product reviews! (Seasonal Halloween products, makeup, jewelry, services etc!)
  • Top pick lists (oh, I love lists- they’re simple and fun!)
  • Tutorials (I create a lot of things for Halloween parties and just to satisfy my own dark little cravings; I’ll try to share these with you ☺️)
  • Fashion, Art, News & more! (Huzzah! πŸ˜†)

With that said, I hope you’ll stick around and join the conversation! I really look forward to meeting like-minded creepers and can’t wait to pick your brain! Literally…


But really… 😏πŸ”ͺ