Sweet Spooks: Happy Valentine’s Day

I sincerely hope everyone is having thee best Valentine’s Day!πŸ’œ

Personally, I just woke up, and with a migraine at that so I’m struggling a little bit. πŸ˜”

On the upside! The Valentine’s Day look I promised is here and ready to be loved by you! 

Love her, dammit.😏πŸ”ͺ

VIDEO: Upclose look

Backstory: This look is inspired by the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland with a little bit of tragic romance at play. She tried to escape the story and chase her heart’s desire only to end up as a victim of her own doing. Deep shit right? 😌 I know.

I really loved working on this as it was my first original in a long time. I am also so proud of how clean the effects in this look came out. I did such a great job of painting and blending that’s it very near seamless here!πŸ˜€ also, one of a few times when I’ve actually been completely in love with a beauty makeup! I feel the red and gold feathered cheeks are messy and perfect all at once. I just love it. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸ’œ

PHOTO: The process

  

To accomplish this look I used Mehron’s Starblend Cake in White to block out her skin in that porcelain color (btw, I’m in LOVE with the Starblend cake as of late. I really need to order several more in other shades because it just paints so freakin’ well!πŸ˜€πŸ’œπŸ’œ), Devinah Cosmetics Eyeshadows in Blazed, #Fierce, Daybreak (two unlabeled copper Browns that make me so sad that I don’t remember which they are 😫) and the Arcadia highlighter, and the lovely bit of gold feathered on the cheeks and used to gradient her lips is a Limited Edition Highlighter from Bitter Lace Beauty called Sweater Weather. For the  SFX stuff, you’re looking at shredded book pages for the under-skin (don’t worry, it was a terrible book πŸ˜‚ and i loved the effect it gave this look!), tissue paper for the ripped skin, two thin layers of wax to hold and give dimension to the two cut playing cards used. I also used a bit of black silicone based slime to add thick dimension to the theatre blood!☺️

So, no, I haven’t yet graduated from using basic powders for SFX makeup, but! I will say that the Mehron is a good start as it’s used mainly as a wet-to-dry, and I’ve learned how to work the opaqueness of the makeup based on water usage. ☺️ In June, for my birthday I’m hoping I will be able to purchase myself one of the PPI Skin Illustrator Pallettes to start using alcohol activated real-deal SFX makeup! πŸ˜ŒπŸ’œ

I think I’m ready for it! 

  
So! I hope you guys like this look! πŸ˜€πŸ’œ I think it’s lovely and is romantic and gruesome enough to make Valentine’s Day completely tolerable. ☺️πŸ”ͺ

Also! If you’re on Twitter be sure to follow me @Sarahseado if you’d like to keep updated with videos of SFX stuff! My LIVE periscope tutorials broadcast on there as well! If you have periscope don’t be shy! Send me your handle so that I can start doing live Vespertine House SFX parties with giveaways n shit! πŸ˜€πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ

So tell me, what’re you doing for Valentine’s Day? What did you think of this makeup? What else do you want to see in the future? Love you dearly, and you’re definitely my Valentine today. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’œπŸ”ͺ

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-Sarah 

Everyday is Halloween Here

I haven’t updated since Halloween I don’t think!

For that I’m sorry. πŸ˜”

But! On the upside! I’m here now! πŸ€— so I’m here, you’re here- it’s a party! πŸŽ‰πŸ•

The last few weeks have been kinda crazy but I’m here to tell you that I will definitely be bavk to all the blog by goodness starting now! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸŽƒ

And yes, Halloween and horror will still come first at Vespertine House!

So my Halloween was fun! Our trick r treaters loved the decor and creepy candy guillotine ☺️ we didn’t have nearly as many as we had planned for, so we had a ton of candy left haha! 

The party was a blast! My guests loved the nacho bar and treats! We also had a great time playing Trick R Treat bingo!πŸ€—πŸ’œ I gave out lots of tricks and treats which was fun. Everyone had a blast! 

Since Halloween ended I slipped into PHDD (post Halloween depression disorder) and was sad about November coming so quick! Since then I’ve been busy with lots of stuff including starting a new job. ☺️

As for me, things are good and I’m still doing SFX stuff! I’m just trying to come up with ideas right now. ☺️ my gashed finge has since healed up to a nasty pair of scars! πŸ€—πŸ’œ unfortunately, there’s a slight chance I’ve accumulated some nerve damage as the pain I was hoping would heal with the wound has remained and may remain for a good long while. Fortunately, it only really hurts when I bend it fully. Which is kinda hard not to do for lots of stuff lol. ☺️ but it’s not that bad and I’m fine! In other news, my knee has recovered 100%! πŸ™ƒπŸ’œπŸŽ‰

So, now we’re current on all things me! ☺️

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time on Periscope because it’s just too much fun! I’ll be posting updates here about when I decide to go live with makeup tutorials and movie broadcasts too! So, if you have the app I hope you’ll join me! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ because it’ll be fun to chat and do fun things together! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ 

Periscope: @Sarahseado or find me on Twitter at the same handle and look for my scope tweets! 

I also have a bunch of stuff to giveaway! Three Halloween party favor bags to be exact! πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸŽ‰ I’ll think up a cool contest to run this week. 

Til then! Tell me what have you been up to and how was your halloweeny?! Love you.πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Sweet Spooks: Misc. Looks & Giveaway Winner!

So, this weekend was crazy fun! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

Did a lot of shopping with my dad and picked up some more Halloween necessities! πŸŽƒ

My knee was super sore after all that though. πŸ˜” it’s much better and nearly normal except for pain on the inner side. Sucks. But! I think it’ll be perfect in another couple weeks. ☺️

The last few nights I’ve been doing random things with SFX makeup. Really just keeping myself busy with nothing in mind. ☺️

Thought I’d share! 

   

  

Now, nothing really notable for either of these, I just got bored and messed around lol. ☺️

I call the first look Tinder Predator and the second Just a Little Work Done. β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜€

Now! In more important news: the winner of the Halloween giveaway! 

  

It was so awesome reading the responses to the contest! You guys are the best! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ I chose the winner which is Amy at CREEPSTER! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸ’œ Congrats, Amy! Please get in touch with me ASAP so I can send you your goodies: Sarah at rocksmanagement dot com!πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

I’ll have a new SFX makeup tonight maybe! The response to the Sweet Spooks series is amazing and I’m so happy you guys are digging this. πŸ’œ Love you!

Tell me, what did you do this weekend? ☺️

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah 

Thursday Thrills: Giveaway Update, ‘Beauty Blogger’ Award Nomination

I’m so super excited to say that Vespertine House currently has 85 subscribers!πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Huzzah!πŸŽ‰

This means we’re 15 away from the vintage Tarot book giveaway!πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Hooty-hoo!πŸŽ‰

Now, once again, everyone who has subscribed is automatically entered into this drawing, and extra entries can be had by commenting/reblogging the original post and sharing the giveaway photo on Instagram with the hashtag #vespertinehouse!😌

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So, get your extra entries in now!

In other news, I’m so honored to have been nominated by the lovely Anna over at Bee Beauty for the Beauty Blogger Award! This is my second blogger award nom and I’m super proud! Thank you, Miss Anna! Go have a peek at Anna’s blog– You can thank me later!πŸ’œ

Here’s my Q&A for this:

  • How long have you been blogging?

Not too long! I’ve been blogging on and off for years, and have failed many times at having a successful blog, lol Vespertine House, however has been remarkably successful and that makes me sublimely happy!πŸ˜ƒ

  • Favorite makeup brand of all time?

Hmm, I’d have to say E.L.F. Cosmetics actually! They’re quite cost effective and I’ve never had issues with their products! They make up the bulk of my foundational cosmetic supplies! I will say that in regards to pigments and the like, MAC and Ulta’s store brand are pretty high up there too! Great selection from them!

  • Favorite beauty blogger/vlogger?

Definitely Mykie at Glam & Gore! I love all of her SFX tutorials and her videos are really just entertaining! She’s awesome.πŸ’œ

  • What’s your favorite type of blog to post?

Hmm, I love doing my “Sweet Spooks” SFX posts! Although, they’re very time consuming what with all the makeuping and all lol. But! They seem to get the most feedback and I love that everyone enjoys them!πŸ’œ

  • What do you enjoy outside of blogging (i.e. hobbies)?

I love to sleep. Haha! That should totally be a hobby as I would be so pro at it! I do needlepoint and I enjoy creative writing when the mood strikes me, as well as painting and music. I actually started writing a book! With chapters and everything! Completely inspired by true events! But I have yet to finish it. I dabble in a lot of things I reckon.☺️

  • Meaning behind your blog name?

“Vespertine House” is supposed to mean a dominion that flourishes in the evening. The word “Vespertine” is an archaic term for “blooming in the late evening, or at dusk”. It’s one that we don’t use anymore but I simply love the word so I brought it back! lol, I added the “house” as it makes it feel more like a closed group and gives it a bit of exclusivity. The same way big fashion houses are called “houses”. I imagine as a whole, the name denotes a close knit group that comes alive after dark. Creepy, no? Yeah, I know you like that. lol😏

  • What inspires you?

Everything! I can be inspired by anything from the people around me to something I see in passing. Typically I get most of my best ideas from staring at the white abyss that is my ceiling above my bed haha.☺️

  • Favorite show?

Hmm, I love Doctor Who and I love BTVS. I spend most nights watching repeats of Night Gallery and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour which is awesome. I’ve also been regularly watching Catfish and Scream on MTV. I guess all of those are my faves!

  • The one thing that makes you happiest in the world?

Hmm, getting a full nights sleep and waking refreshed in the morning lol. It’s a rare, rare thing but when it happens it’s amazing.😁

  • Your best piece of advice to your fellow bloggers?

As someone who’s found several ways NOT to have a successful blog, but finally found the ONE way to have a successful blog, I think the best advice is to write for yourself and write about something you’re really, really into. I’ve written about stuff in the past that I thought I really enjoyed but I lost interest fast or worried that my opinion wasn’t advised well enough. It was a struggle and I failed at it of course. Now that I’ve found a way to vary my interests but still keep them relatively on topic (because i’m actually a weirdo by nature lol), I’ve been successful and have found a great audience of AMAZING people who make me feel humbled about my writing. And that’s the best! So, just write for you and your audience will find you.πŸ’œ

Alright! So! I nominate the following lovely beauty bloggers!

And my questions for you ladies…

  • Pick one Urban Decay or MAC? Which and why?
  • Favorite song right now?
  • Would you rather be famous for your blog or be famous for a talent you have (i.e. singing, dancing, art etc.)? Why
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • Would you rather have the closet of your dreams, complete with every Louboutin and Ferragamo in history, or a private makeup studio in your house, complete with every Dior and MAC cosmetic in history? Which would you choose and why?

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Sweet Spooks: ‘Bloody Creature Poster Girl’ SFX Makeup

This will probably be the last SpecialFX makeup I do this week as I’m breaking out a little from the scrubbing that goes on afterwards lol.☺️ I have sensitive skin as is, so I’m going to give it a little rest to recover.πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

Backstory on ‘Bloody Creature Poster Girl’: This girl is a work in progress and just needs someone to… finish her.😢 As for the name, I immediately thought In This Moment’s Bloody Creature Poster Girl was fitting!πŸ˜€

After my second attempt at burns, I got to thinking of different looks I could create and what else I could try my hand at (mainly for my own amusement, partly because I love reading your reactions to my SFX tests).πŸ’œ

I came up with this look after thinking about what objects I could use in a makeup.

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I know a lot of makeup artists have used bottles and cans or small blunt objects in their makeups, but I kind of wanted to do something different.😌

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I really wanted the objects in my makeup to have a practical purpose…😏

It really doesn’t get anymore practical than using pushpins to keep your eyes in place!☺️

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This makeup took 3 hours to complete mainly because of all the drying needed for the paper pieces.πŸ˜’ I also had to take my time with painting everything as wet foundation makes white glue disobey.πŸ˜‘

Overall, this was a lot more gruesome than I had originally intended for it to be lol!😍

VIDEO:

😢I just want someone to finish me. Tonight's adventure brought me back to paper but I wanted to test out incorporating more objects! πŸ˜€ by far the most #dangerous #makeup I've attempted yet lol. Yes, those are real #pushpins and that's a real needle hanging from the stitches. I will say that it's really hard to work with #elmersglue and #thumbtacks as it doesn't dry as fast as it needs to. Also, I need to move onto #liquidlatex in order to really be able to hide edges without worrying about them peeling up. πŸ˜” this was a good test run though! I like the #depraved direction #sfx makeup is taking me haha. ☺️ I'll try this again in the future probably using wax or putty as the seams would probably be so much cleaner… Or actual latex… That would be good too. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ» #halloween #horror #cosmetics #gore #goreporn #specialfx #specialeffects #diy #clinique #ELFcosmetics #wetnwild #scary

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I really liked the way the pins, stitches and hanging needle looked but the seams of the paper around the eyes were a mess that I wish could have looked more flush with my skin.πŸ˜’

I really think it may be time for me to consider moving on to liquid latex and scar wax. Latex just works better to hide edges and drys so much faster and scar wax would be perfect for cleaning up this kind of look and making it more fleshy without sacrificing any dimension or depth!☺️

So, what do you think of my Bloody Creature Poster Girl?! ☺️Gross enough? I need ideas for future looks to attempt! If you have any, feel free to share and I’ll make a comprehensive list! Love you all.πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Look of the Day: Do Less, Sleep More

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Ugh.

I’m feeling some kind of way today.

I started feeling sick yesterday, and started feeling better in the afternoon, only to feel cruddy late last night.πŸ˜”

I was tired. Really,Β really tired before crashing out for about 4 hours, only waking to eat and take some allergy tabs.

Suffice it to say, I slept for about 12 hours and am so groggy and blah today. πŸ˜‘

This look of the day is everything right now.πŸ’œπŸ˜΄

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What did you guys do today? Tell me all about it. πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Sweet Spooks: An Experiment with Cotton SFX & Update on ‘See Sick’

Along with Alisha’s makeup on Saturday night, I spent some time Sunday working on using cotton.

Cotton is fun ☺️

I had a few experiments I wanted to do beforehand with glue. Including microwaving white glue in strips to create textured pieces to glue on.

NOT my best idea to date.😐

Not only did it spark and catch fire in under 30 seconds in the microwave but it made a mess.πŸ˜”

This is my proof that just because you saw it on Pinterest, doesn’t mean it’s true. Lesson learned. 😌

So, I took my time and decided to prep cotton strips beforehand for a new makeup.

Looks weird but this gets fleshy after some fussing!

Looks weird but this gets fleshy after some fussing!

This was fun and really easy to do with the strips prepped beforehand.

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In the end, it didn’t look exactly how I had hoped, but it was a good first try at something like this and I think I have a better feel for using cotton as a texture now. ☺️

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Update on ‘See Sick’: This look received so much positive feedback on Instagram and Facebook! I will say that even though this look isn’t functional in the slightest (remember the glue in my eyes and nearly complete vision impairment? lol), it was extremely aesthetically pleasing to a lot of people. Which makes me happy! Huzzah!

Touch me, I'm #sick. πŸ”ͺ This was relentless but for not having any fake #blood and working with stuff I have, this came out great- at least I love the final product that is. ☺️ I think that's all that matters when doing #creative stuff. This wasn't too difficult but I had issues with glue drying and getting in my fucking #eyes. πŸ˜– other than that I'm shocked I was able to add any #makeup after putting the black patches over my eyes lol. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ» SO! What do you think? Yay or nay? #cosmetics #sfx #specialfx #halloween #horror #gore #disturbing #flesh #awesome #diy #ELF #MAC #Wetnwild #clinique #lacolors #elmersglue #backtoschool 😏 #bruises #veins #infected #zombie #torridmodel #amiprettynow #muashootingstar

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So what do you guys think? What other makeups should I try? Would you all want a tutorial on any of the originals I’ve posted? ☺️

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-Sarah