Skinned: Halloween 2019 as Mavey Wavey

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Despite the snow we got here in Illinois we still made the most of it and I of corpse still dressed up! This year I pulled my inspiration from my love of Hotel Transylvania and went as Mavis!

I used my makeup skills to transform my face to look more like her by making sure to contour my nose and cheeks. And because I am committed to Halloween I even made my zing (aka my husband Frank) stop at 711 to get me a Slurpee so I could drink out of it all night and really be in character. I really had a blast with this costume. Here is how it turned out…

Completed Mavis Makeup
I found an ancestor!
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Toy Story meets Hotel Transylvania! Bo Peep Violet and Aunt Mavis!

What did you dress up as? If you enjoyed this post you may want to check out some of my other makeup transformations on the Skinned page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky!

Mavis AKA LDG Nicole

Raven!

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So I have decided to start a new category of sorts for my blog posts. As you all know from following my posts that the subject lines of my posts usually start with a category that coincides with my website. For instance if I post a new portrait I will start the subject with “Spitting Image”. If I post about using my art to give back I will start with “Back Bone”. Well there is a new category to the coffin and it does not quite coincide with my website categories so I wanted to introduce and explain it to everyone.

I was inspired by 2 things.

1.) Everyone always coming to me asking me where I get things, how I do this to my hair, how do I do this to my makeup, etc.
2.) I am a review-aholic. Meaning 2 things. I read a lot of reviews before I buy. I give back online by contributing reviews. This mainly is on Amazon for the time being and I just recently started a Makeup Alley account. I also enjoy blog and vlog reviews.

So I got to thinking why not help my Freaky Fanatics out. First off I am all about supporting ways to express yourself, saving money and finding good products that work! With people constantly coming to me asking me where I get things I thought maybe this might be a good fit for me to add to my blog here. Sort of something similar to the Artist Shout Out posts I already do from time to time.

So from now on if you see a post that starts with Raven then it will be a post from me about a product I fell in love with! Raven because it fits into my fun dark categories with a second meaning like the rest of them. Raven as in the black bird associated with lost souls and raving about how much I love something. So that also means no negative reviews will be posted on my page. I want to keep my site positive and inspiring like it has always been.I will keep my negative feedback to Amazon ha ha.

Some may ask me how does this have to do with art? Well it actually has a lot to do with it. One as you all know from my Skinned posts that I love makeup and find it to be a tool that can be used to create and express oneself. For me this also goes for other things like clothes, hair dye, jewelry and tattoos. I enjoy being different and whatever tools that I find that make me happy to be who I am are good tools in my book!

So stay tuned Freaky Fanatics! I will be posting my first Raven post soon about my skin care routine that is super affordable!

If anyone has a product that they would like me to try and possibly be featured on my blog please contact me via my website for more information. If the product is good and up my alley it will get featured. If I am not happy with the product I will contact you directly with my issues about the product instead.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Skinned: Living Dead Girl Nicole transforms into Marceline The Vampire Queen

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Last night my husband Frank and I attended a Halloween party. I used my makeup skills and transformed myself into Marceline the Vampire Queen and Frank was my Finn. We won best couples costume! Here are some photos from last night of our costumes and my makeup (and yes that is Hambo in my pocket)!

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What are you going as this year?

Stay Spooky!
Living Dead Girl Nicole

Prom = makeup, photography and photo editing fun for me. A night to remember for my niece!

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With my beautiful niece Amber before her prom

A couple of weekends ago my niece Amber went to her high school prom (she leaves for college this year and I feel so old ha ha).  Prom has always had a creative effect on me. There was always just something about it that was magical and exciting. When I was in high school I was on the committees that planned our dances. We use to come up with the theme, the decorations, the colors the favors etc. Now a days it allows me to get out my makeup brushes and take photos of my beautiful niece. Here are the photos of her before her big dance that I took after helping her with her makeup. I did all the fun photo editing on them as well.

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Stay Spooky and Memorable(and quit growing older Amber ha ha)

LDG Nicole