Saturday, May 4, 2013

Polyvore and what not

In other news, I've recently gotten into Polyvore again, so here have a Twin Peaks inspired set until I make real posts again! ♥

love me Agent Cooper

Pointy-toe pumps
$125 -

Heart jewelry

Tarte lipstick

Smashbox eyeliner

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Hey Internet, its been awhile.

This is just a post explaining some things that have happened recently, and whats going to happen from now on.

First and foremost, I've been dealing with (pardon my language) a lot of bullshit recently.  Shit really hit the fan for me and when you couple that with the stress I've been feeling here at school...well I haven't been 100% or on my A game for awhile.

Luckily, for the most part its really blown over!  I'm feeling a million times better, and its truly wonderful.

With that said, the first thing I'll tell you is that I deleted my tumblr.  That doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, its just a stupid blog that no one really paid attention to anyway, but I figured I'd just throw that out there.  Its actually helped a fair amount in focusing on schoolwork and my actual social life, so its not even a big loss.
Now that tumblr and whatnot is out of the way, I'm not really going to be super active on my blog (wow what a change) until the end of this semester...which is in two weeks.  I just really need to take time for myself and work really hard at school, after that I can do things like work on my Etsy shop, or blog about movies/beauty/what have you.  And with my pointless tumblr gone, I can actually take time to work on this blog, which I actually like a lot more!

Yeah, so thats not super exciting or anything.  Its just a 411 on whats been happening recently.  Its also a nice update that lets you know I'm not dead, and in the not so distant future I will be more active on this blog!

With that, I'll leave you my most recently make up tutorial for cosplay, Kyoko from Madoka Magica:

Thats it for now!  I'll see you next time I make a post!

Loren ♥ 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Going to update my Etsy!

Wow its late, but I'm really excited to say that I've revamped my Etsy shop!
Starting this weekend, I'm going to start putting out new nail designs, as well as some stickers I've drawn myself.
Earlier tonight, the boyfriend and I did a test run on making stickers, you see I recently signed up for the redditgifts horror movie gift exchange, and I decided it'd be cool and fun to draw some custom stickers for my "giftee." I doodled out a few characters, inked, scanned, and printed them on giant shipping labels and voila! One of a kind stickers that I am actually really proud of!

There they are!
Those, along with some of the more recent nail art I've been doing, re-inspired me to start making more things for my shop!
Here is the tentative plan of what I'm going to make and sell;

  • Zombie Hero Pack: ft. Rick Grimes (the Walking Dead), Shaun (Shaun of the Dead [both pictured above]), Cherry Darling (Planet Terror), and either Lionel (Dead Alive) or Jim (28 Days Later); $5
  • Madoka Magica Soul Gems; pack of 5 for $5 or 1 for $2
  • Random assortment of horror movie villans, including the standard zombie above and Pennywise the clown (Stephen King's IT), with Kruger (A Nightmare on Elm St), Jason (Friday the 13th), Ghostface (Scream), and possibly Michael Meyers (Halloween) thrown in there. Also $5 for the pack or $2 for 1.
  • Breaking out the TARDIS in space nails again!! Those were very popular. $7
  • Madoka Magica magical girl nails, comes with a free soul gem sticker! $7
  • Standard pretty things like bows and stripes and dots...probably also $7
  • Scrap comic book nails??? Those would be closer to $10 though.
  • I will do nail commissions as well, and price them based on the design.
  • And I'll send people nail glue with their nails for an extra $2
There will be more stuff...eventually. But right now with midterms finally ending and school still in swing, this is about as much as I can handle right now.
I don't know, maybe I'll throw in some cute pony bead bracelets or something, I have a lot of beads just lying around, we shall see.

But yes, thats my update! I also redid my shop to look nicer and cleaner; you can go have a look if you'd like!
Keep checking back for updates.

Loren ♥

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Proof that I am not dead, and the movie V/H/S

Hi, yes, hello blog.
Once again, I am very sorry I haven't posted...well, all year *rimshot,* there is reason for that. Its mainly because this semester I've been cracking down on schoolwork, and yes, there is a lot of it, and since there is so much I haven't had much time to do anything else! Which proves to make my life incredibly boring.

Also the only thing worth talking about is probably Katsucon, but that was over a month ago already, so its old news.

Anyway, movie review? Movie review. Lets talk about horror movies, baby; more specifically one called V/H/S.
[Spoilers included below, proceed with caution!]

I'm home for break and yesterday I decided to watch this movie called V/H/S, which you may or may not have seen a billion GIFs of on tumblr. The movie itself didn't have much of a plot line, so let me attempt to break it down for you:

There are five different segments/short films in the movie, as well as an overall arch you see at the beginning, and in between the other five films. The entire movie is filmed from a person who is in its POV, then put on VHS tapes, like a home movie.
The main story arch is about a handful of criminals who go to a house to steal a video tape. There they find a dead old man and a whole bunch of TV screens. They break up and search the house, but one stays with the old man, and one of the TVs starts to play a video.

The first video, which is given a name on IMDb and Wikipedia but not in the movie so I don't care to tell you what it is, is about a few guys who want to make an amateur porn movie. They go out, find two ladies, one who is rather odd and creepy, and bring them back to the hotel. Big oopsies, one of them is a succubus, surprise. She kills two of the guys who try to have sex with her off the bat, and the third guy escapes. She follows him but doesn't attack him, instead she tells him that she likes him. He rejects her, she cries, and then flies off with him into the night. End tape.
The next movie is incredibly boring, but a couple goes on a vacation together, and you can tell they're having issues. The first night in the hotel someone walks in, watches them sleep, does some creepy shit while wearing a mask, and then leaves. The next day theres more fighting between the couple, and at night time the masked person returns, stabs the man in the throat, reveals herself as some woman who is the lover of the wife, and they run away together.

Cut back to main arch, between this movie we see the thief who has been watching them. He looks very disturbed and confused, as the audience we note that the dead old man is no longer in the room with him.

The third short is very campy. Four friends go into the woods. One girl seems weird and tells them they are all going to die out there, which, they do. Turns out she is trying to catch a supernatural-type killer who she can't catch on film. She doesn't succeed, they all die and she is gutted.
The fourth one is very weird and a little hard to follow. Unlike the past three shorts, instead of being filmed via camcorder, this one is recorded Skype conversations. While the two characters, a girl who thinks she is being haunted, and her boyfriend, fill in most of the details, it seems like things are missing. Actually this one has a pretty good plot twist, so I wont spoil it!

Back to the main story, yep you guessed it, the dead man isn't really dead and he kills all the thieves. Not very exciting and pretty predictable. With that the last tape plays.
The last one has four stereotypical bros who accidentally interrupt and exorcism. Stupidly, they attempt to save the demon girl and, well, I think you can work out how this one ends. Spoilers; it doesn't end well for them.

Over all, I found the movie pretty boring and slow. I liked a few of the segments, but something about them being "home videos" just made it seem, well, dull. The only segment that kept me interested or on edge was the last one, in my opinion, the best one.
The blood didn't look as fake as it does in other movies I've seen this year, and the way the make up was done for when people got cut open reminded me a lot of 80's slasher films, so thumbs up to that.
Other than that, I kept finding myself pausing it to see if anything more interesting was on Tumblr, and at points it just ended up being background noise while I painted my nails.

My nails, painted while watching V/H/S
I guess I'll give this movie a 6/10. Its on Netflix instant play for anyone who wants to watch it, and if you do, feel free to talk about it with me! Looking at you, Mack.
As said in every other movie review, do not let my opinions influence you, form your own, take everything I say with a grain of salt I'm a total horror movie snob!

Ok, cool, happy watching you guys!
Loren ♥