Makeup Post #1 - Crazy/Classy Makeup

I've been trying to take decent pictures of makeup since I started really trying to learn how to do it.  This is not exactly what I envisioned when I started, but I ended up with a very David Bowie-esque look that I quite enjoy even though it is still pretty amateur looking.

As you can see, one side is "classy" with just some of the same dark blue used on the "crazy" as an eye liner

And some closeups.

I used UDPP, Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy, 4 or 5 different blue-based ScaredyCatCosmetics colours, 2 different Fyrinnae colours (the sparkle!), regular crystal mica on the classy eye, black Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner, and black Maybelline Flare Falsies mascara.

Fyrrinae is *AMAZING* - don't be put off by the long TAT.  It is so worth it.
ScaredyCatCosmetics - an independent cosmetic company - I haven't played with them too much.  I got samples of all of their eyeshadows.  So far I don't really like some due to pigmentation, and I love others (namely Nevermore, the dark blue used above).

Inspirational Quote Series - #1

"I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me."
--- Hunter S. Thompson

Le Grand Adventure Precursor, Number 1: Tucson for Steven

With less than 2 months until we leave, it feels like I am simultaneously not doing anything at all, and running around like a freshly guillotined chicken.

Of course, this means in the middle of madness we are journeying to Tucson AZ (via Santa Fe NM to visit my friend Nick Maryol's restaurant Tia Sophia's Restaurant) from Denver CO, our current home base - a 1802 mile round trip drive (Map).  We leave tonight after my work at the restaurant.

We will be attending the memorial for Steven Vihel, a friend of 13 years, who passed away in December.  Possibly one of the best human beings I have ever had the fortune of knowing.

More later.