Friday, September 26, 2014

Recent Looks

I am loving this cooler weather. I can finally wear all my nice clothes again. I love the beach and swimming, but Summer fashion is simply not my thing. Layers and knits and leggings are my staples. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Movie Review- Tusk

Tusk is the latest work put out by one of my favorite people in cinema, Kevin Smith. It's his second foray into the horror genre, and I have to say that for me, the second time was the charm.
Turk is not a great movie by any means. It's a movie about a man being turned into a walrus by a lunatic. It's hard to take that premise and really make anything too artistic or highbrow. It is possible to take that idea and make something slightly nauseating though.
The story focuses on Justin Long as Wallace, a sort of douchey, sort of hipster with a bad mustache and a shock jock-ish podcast. His partner in crime is Teddy, played by Haley Joel Osment, a chubby best friend type who is also sleeping with Wallace's girlfriend (played by Ally Leon in one of my least favorite roles in the film). Wallace is on the hunt for a good story for his podcast when his adventures take him deep into Manitoba Canada, where he meets an old man named Howard Howe (Michael Parks), who is full of stories to share. However, it turns out Howe is also a lunatic obsessed with walruses, and a serial killer to boot.
Wallace falls into Howes evil clutches and as he begins the painful transformation from man to beast, it is left to his girlfriend and best friend to track him down and save him. This is done with the hekp of one of the best characters in the film, Guy Lapointe, an ex cop from Quebec played to great affect by Johnny Depp. Depp is easily one of the best parts of the movie, his accent is ridiculous and his mannerisms add a lot of fun to a sort of gorey story.

Tusk shines the most when Justin Long is on screen. He starts as an unlikable asshole and ends as a disgusting, sort of walrus like flesh lump. If you are a fan of body horror and over the top b movie effects, this movie is worth a watch. The walrus costume the team designed for this movie is sort of a work of art. A giant, lumpy, patchwork affair made of various human parts cut apart and sewn  backtogether in a rather haphazard looking way. Also, Wallace spend most of his time as a walrus drooling, crying, oozing and making noises like a gutted cow.
As a long time horror movie fan, and someone very into the body horror sub genre, I was pleased to note a faint feeling of queasiness while watching this. It's not a great film, but it does what it needs to do, it makes me feel a little grossed out, and after some of the movies I've seen, that is a feat in and of itself.
So, go see the movie. I give it a solid 3.5/5. Go see it just for Depp, or just for the walrus suit, but go see it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I Played Destiny, And It Made Me Want To Shave My head

So I buzzed of all my hair. For those of you who don't play video-games or haven't gotten a hold of Destiny yet, it's a gorgeous amazing sci fi game by the makers of Halo, and it's got Peter Dinklage voicing a tiny robot.
At the beginning of the game players get to create a character, out of three races. Humans, Exos and Awoken. Awoken are an alien race with crazy colored skin and hair who come from deep space. Pretty sweet huh?

The buzz also lends itself really well to some intense make up.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


The wedding was yesterday. Sadly don't have all the pics and stuff together for a full post but I do have some stuff from my photographers instagram. You can find him at tattooedbridephotoguy or at Allebach Photography.

My wedding boots and adorable Misfits travel mug which was a bit of a life saver.

The rescue kit made by my super cool maid of honor. Includes everything we could need from aspirin to hand sanitizer to tiiiny bottles of booze. Very handy.

One of the buffet signs. Food was soooo good and the signs were pretty fun.

Me being a bad-ass in my dress and jacket.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Face of the Day-

Lately I've been getting into make up and beauty a bit more. I have always worn makeup, but never really took a lot of time to try new looks or brands or types of products. Turns out it's a lot of fun! I look forward to sharing some looks as I learn more.

Products used-
Urban Decay Naked foundation in 03
NYX Buttergloss in meringue 
NYX jet black eyeliner
Urban Decay pressed powder in 02
NYC volume mascara

What make up do you guys use?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to Black and Face of The Day

I did a bit of self care the other day as prep for my wedding, including some new make up and a new hair color. This dye is Ferria's cool black, which means in the sun it has a lovely blue sheen to it which I love, and not a hint of brown. 
Make up products used here-
Mac Viva Glam 1 lipstick
Urban Decay Naked foundation
Covergirl Bronzer
Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
NYX fat eyeliner