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New Kawaii Crafting Channel on Youtube!

Hey kittens! I recently started up a Youtube channel just for funsies and I’m really enjoying it! This is my most recent video but I have 7 others if you want to check them out :3 I do a lot of hauls, reviews, craft updates, tutorials and yea the list goes on. I also have my own Etsy store which I am trying to turn into my full time job so check that out too if you want! So I am trying to promote myself and my store a little bit more and I thought Youtube would help me out a bit more :) And not only is it really fun, but I love meeting all the other crafters and lolitas and yea! The community is amazing and I’m really hoping I can turn this into my only job! Anyway, if you want to check everything out, it would be much appreciated. I will be having a back to school sale either 8/26 or 8/27 so keep a look out for that and grab some goodies for yourself for the first day of school or where ever you’re going :) 

Have a super awesome magical day, and I’ll see you soooon!

Bai :3 xoxo

 

 

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Long time no see…

Hey kittens. It’s been a few months since I last made a post. But I just wanted to let you all know that I have opened my own Etsy store and it would make me crazy happy if you would check it out ^_^

http://www.etsy.com/shop/caitiecatscharms

Besides that, the last few months haven’t been so pleasant and it’s a long story. I wasn’t happy with what I was doing with my life and my anxiety was higher than it’s ever been before. I didn’t like who I was, I was extremely self conscious, and the work environment I was in started making me really really really hate makeup. Sephora is a great place to shop, but for me personally I couldn’t handle the high maintenance environment. So I’ve taken a break from that world. It took some days of tears, and confusion but about a month later I started crafting again and opened a business :) Everything I make is really cute/kawaii handmade goodies and I feel really good and happy for the first time in a while. I feel like my 12 year old self again… (Even though I’m secretly 26…shhhh).

Anyway guys, check out my shop it would mean a lot even if you don’t buy anything :) Spread the word! Baiiiii <3

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TMI Tag!

Hey kittens! I hope you’re all having a great week so far, I took a few days off for some time to myself and I started reading a really excellent book. It’s called Tides Of War from World of Warcraft. It revolves around Jaina Proudmore and her struggle to mend Horde/Alliance relations. Tensions have been escalating between the two factions pushing them closer to war. Both faction’s thirst for conquest, but they are unprepared for Garrosh’s attack. And that will irrevocably transform Jaina engulfing her in chaos. Yea…I could talk about all their books all day long. Anyway! I really wanted to do this tag so you guys could get to know me, and just have some fun! There are 50 questions so no time to waste!

TMI TAG ∙ QUESTIONS:
1: What are you wearing? I’m currently donning this amazingly cute Kigurumi.

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2: Ever been in love? Yes.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? Yes. Questions two and three are the same guy :(
4: How tall are you? I’m very petite haha. I’m between 5’1″ and 5’2″.
5: How much do you weigh? Haha yea right. I’ll give you a clue. I weigh 33 lbs. on the moon :)
6: Any tattoos? Yes ma’am! I have 4 and I plan on getting more for sure.
7: Any piercings? Sure do! I have my septum pierced, lip, and two holes in each ear.
8: OTP? I’d have to say Glen and Maggie from Walking Dead. So cute!
9: Favorite show? It’s a given that I’m unhealthily obsessed with The Walking Dead, but I also watch Vikings, Legend of Kora, Last Airbender, and Adventure Time!
10: Favorite bands? I can’t choose just one! I love any and all types of music but a band I’m loving at the moment is Nico Vega. Great songs, and one of them is in the Bioshock Infinite trailer :)
11: Something you miss? Hmmm… I miss playing world of warcraft with good friends and having fun. Especially back in Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. Lots of feels and nostalgia.
12: Favorite song? It’s called Two Left Feet from Imchanel. YouTube it!
13: How old are you? I’m 26 years young.
14: Zodiac sign? Aquarius!
15: Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who can make me laugh! Kind, romantic, all that sappy stuffs :P
16: Favorite Quote? “There’s always a man, always a lighthouse, always a city” from Bioshock. Multiverse, multiple realities based on the choices you make. Yea. Think on that.
17: Favorite actor? Oh glob I dunno! At the moment Andrew Lincoln amazes me. He plays Rick Grimes on Walking Dead and I always end up screaming at the Tv on Sunday nights. I also love Norman Reedus who plays Daryl. And Troy Baker who voiced Booker in Bioshock.
18: Favorite color? My favorite color combo is pastel pink and and blue, reminds me of cotton candy :)
19: Loud music or soft? LOUD! Gotta love those wub wubs.
20: Where do you go when you’re sad? I’ll drive around or sleep.
21: How long does it take you to shower? Eh, 10-15 min?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? If it’s just makeup, it takes me 15-30 min. If it’s hair and makeup, usually an hour.
23: Ever been in a physical fight? Probably haha. I don’t remember it, but I bet in preschool and kindergarten I did. I hated school which is why I went to college and realized this isn’t what I want to do! And the rest is history :) makeup became my dream.
24: Turn on? Tattoos, piercings is a given. I love accents. Eyes, smile, and I love nerdy guys ^_^
25: Turn off? Cocky, acts different around friends, and nerd rages at video games lol.
26: The reason I started blogging? I started blogging because I was honestly bored haha. If you look back at my first posts, they’re really random. But I mostly wanted to have fun with makeup and share my tips and tricks I guess :)
27: Fears? Spiders.
28: Last thing that made you cry? Remember questions 2&3? Yea, I cried over that guy :( still am unfortunately.
29: Last time you said you loved someone? This morning when I woke up and my cats were meowing :P
30: Meaning behind your Blog Name? Hehe I think it’s kinda self explanatory, but I came up with it during a makeup class.
31: Last book you read? Currently I’m reading Tides of War, but the book I read before that was Better Than Running at Night by Hillary Frank.
32: The book you’re currently reading? Oh gosh lol. Read above.
33: Last show you watched? Adventure Time!
34: Last person you talked to? My brother Sean.
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? My coworker at Sephora! Hi Jessica!
36: Favorite food? Watermelon. I could literally eat it all day.
37: Place you want to visit? I want to go anywhere overseas. Paris, London, Ireland, Sweden..I could go on.
38: Last place you were? My room :) last place I visited was NYC.
39: Do you have a crush? Many in fact. Norman Reedus, Troy Baker. But mostly I have a huge crush on Jesse Cox (call me *wink*) and Pewdiepie.
40: Last time you kissed someone? My cats…yup I’m that lady.
41: Last time you were insulted? High school. Hated it.
42: Favorite flavor of sweet? I love watermelon flavored anything. Same with berry flavors.
43: What instruments do you play? I used to play Violin, Clarinet, and Piano but I hated practicing hehe. So now I just sing :)
44: Favorite piece of jewelery? Probably my huge turquoise bow ring.
45: Last sport you played? Does Put Put gold count?
46: Last song you sang? All the songs from Little Mermaid because it was just on ^_^
47: Favorite chat up line? I don’t… I don’t even know.
48: Have you ever used it? Nope.
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? My gal pals at work!
50: Who should answer these questions next? I tag all of you to do it! It’s really fun and makes you think about what you’re doing with you’re life….answering questions for fun. I mean who does that? Me. I do that.

Anyway! Have a great week guys I’ll see you soon! Regular posts will return don’t worry :) byeeeee! >^_^<

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Eyeshadow Basics No.2: Color Coordinating

Hi kittens! Spring needs to come right meowwwww! It’s weird putting on such neon makeup and then looking outside to a dark, cold tundra. But it does brighten my mood so why the hell not. So if you live in a frozen wasteland like me and want to wear bright colors, we should have a chat about color coordination. Grab some of your favorite spring timey colors and some brushes and yea! Let’s learn!

Ok, now that you have your materials, pick your favorite color from one of the palettes or eyeshadows you grabbed. So for me, I chose purple. Now grab a color wheel if you have one handy. If you look at the opposite end, that’s the complimentary color. Again, yellow is the opposite of purple. By mixing primary colors you get green, orange, purple and so on. By choosing purple as my main color, adding the bright neon pastel green really makes everything pop because it’s a cousin of yellow. Does this make sense? Haha.

With all the seriousness aside, 99% of color coordination is experimenting. If you took an art class in high school, you should have an idea of basic color theory. Swatch the colors you like on your hand first before you put anything on your eyes. There have been times where I was doing my makeup using bright colors and they ended up looking like a muddy mess. Just wipe it off, and start over! It’s only makeup.

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What I’m Wearing Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette: Mochi, Velocity, 2am. And the Sleek iCandy collection palette.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Beta

Okiedokie, you’re eye makeup is done and now you have blush and lips left to do. Blush is a lot more lenient. For me, my look was mostly cool, so adding a subtle pop of a yellow toned orange blush really warmed up my face and made my eyes contrast. Lipstick is pretty simple. My look has a hint of blue, so pairing it with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Beta which is a cool toned orange, sets the feel for the whole thing.

For some reason the lip tar is coming off really warm but it’s quite neon. Don’t be afraid to play with colors! You can easily do this without the orange lip. Pair it with a cool toned pink, or purple. Do it with neutral colors and add that pop of orange or pink. It’s algebraic!

Good luck! Byeeeee! >^_^<

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Eyeshadow Basics No. 1

Hi kittens! I hope you brought your brushes and eyeshadows! I thought I would start with something really easy and that’s 1.Where your crease is and where your eyeshadow goes and 2. Blending tips. Also, just as a disclaimer I am not a professional makeup artist, I am self taught so my tips may not match up with yours :) Anyway! On with the show!

Not everyone has the same eye shape, so your crease might differ from mine. So I thought it would be a cool idea to do this crease heavy eye makeup look today and walk you through where your crease is and which colors to place! Ya! Learning is fun! Adventure! Sorry I’ve been watching Adventure Time all day. Anyway! Some materials to grab are 3 eyeshadows of your choice (mid-tone, medium deep,and deep) 2 fluffy blending brushes just incase, a small tapered (or flat) brush, and a brush similar to a MAC 217.

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Look at your eyes when you have no makeup on and close one. Usually a crease is right in the middle of your lashes and your eyebrow. If you press your brush hard enough you can feel your socket and as Vintageortacky says, Rock it in your Socket! If your going for a neutral or natural eye, this is where you put your mid-tone shade. For example, if it’s brown, it should be 2-3 shades darker than your skin. It should look like the natural contours and shadows of your eye. And it doesn’t have to be brown! It can be purple, blue, green, etc. Side Note: I have slightly hooded lids, so I have to blend my mid-tone shade a little above my crease so it’s visible, otherwise it looks like I only have one color on my lid.

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A warm crease shade is perfect for a minimal makeup look, but if you really want to define your eye shape, it’s time to start adding in our dark chocolate browns and lush purples. These shades normally go into the outer third of your eye. It gives the appearance of bigger eyes and who doesn’t want that?!
Take a color of your choice (I used brown at first) and dip a brush in it. I love my MAC 217 brush for crease work, but use what you have :) Start by patting the color in your outer third. By doing so this deposits the most color after that blend with a clean 217 and go back and forth to get the most pigmentation. You can stop there if you want, but I went for a layered crease by dabbing a dark purple right on top, however I didn’t blend it as high as the brown if that makes sense. I left my lid completely blank, it’s all just crease shadows if you’re wondering :)

As for blending, this look is about a soft blur, no harsh lines, etc. Pat and blend, repeat. Unless you are specifically going for a cut crease, it’s always a general rule to make your blends seamless. :)

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Also, I may or may not have died my hair purple! Completely unrelated I know.

*Ahem* Anyway, I hope most of this made sense. It’s mostly about experimenting and practicing. Even when I don’t have plans for the day I still put on eyeshadow because even I like to practice ma skilllzzzz. Again, sorry.
Byeeee! >^_^<

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…because who doesn’t love a little crazy?

Hi kittens! I had a request from a lovely subscriber (Hi Michelle! <3) about the placement of eyeshadows and color coordinating, and just the basics of applying eye products. Soooo, I'm going to be showing you my techniques and tricks I use to achieve the crazy ideas I have in my head. When I first started getting into makeup, you don't even want to see how my eyeshadow looked. We all have to start somewhere right? Anyway, at the end of the series I'm confident that you can achieve the look I created today…Colour Carnival.

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Hmm…now if only I lived in Candyland. So I know that not all of you need the basics of eyeshadow, but you can sort of pick and choose snippets from the series :) If there is something specific you would like to see from me, don’t hesitate to message me either on here or my social networks! I’ll also link below Michelle’s blog! Her blog is absolutely lovely and so is she!

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Byeeeee! Have a fantabulous weekend and I’ll see you Monday! ^_^<

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Candyland!

Hi kittens! Does anyone else remember the board game Candyland? My Dad would cheat and put Queen Frostine at the top so I would always win. I’m getting off topic. Anyway! If I lived in the land of Candy and Cupcakes, I’m pretty sure this palette would be in it.

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Sleek i-Candy Collection $14.99 12 very Sugarpill-esque shadows. Vibrant, creamy, and mixture of matte and shimmery colors.

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L-R: Strawberry Sherbet, Bon Bon, Parma Violet, Apple Sour. First thing I noticed was how pigmented and creamy they were. No dragging or chalkiness. Also, these particular eyeshadows actually look really well together! *sigh* I can’t wait for Spring!

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L-R: Blue Fizzle, Pear Drop, Flump, Liquorice I kinda made a boo boo when swatching…shhhhhh. No one saw anything. (I went out of order) Can we have a moment for this GORGEOUS chartreuse color?! I love how it’s not a neon green that’s completely unwearable.

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L-R: Aniseed, Bubble Gum, Mint Cream, Cream Soda. Eeee! The names are so cute! Kawaii desu ne! (That means “cute, isn’t it!”) I love pink and blue together, reminds me of cotton candy.

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What I’m Wearing: Bon Bon washed all over the eye, Parma Violet in the crease and outer third, Pear drop washed through the crease, and a purple jumbo crayon with Parma Violet on lower lash line.

Even though this is a palette directed more towards spring, the are still darker eyeshadows you can use in the fall/winter seasons! I got mine on Amazon for $14.99, not only that but Sleek has a huge variety of palettes you can choose from. Sleek does ship to the U.S. for $2-$2.99 but the i-Candy palette was limited edition. Anyway gal pals I’m gonna go color my hair! It’s time for a change. I’ll see you soon, byyeeeeee!

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