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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Modern Gothic Makeup

I've been wanting to do a makeup tutorial with a black lip for quite a while, as I wear it quite frequently in my everyday life. Now with a black a lip I do not like wearing anything too dark or black on my eyes. So I wanted to do something which was subtle but still beautiful and intricate and not boring.
I got inspired by the high fashion gothic looks of givenchy. In both their fragrance range and makeup ranges. I love the chic subtle effect of the makeup but want it to be striking with the black lip.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Simple Pink Lip Care Regime & Review

In my day to day life I give my lips some hard wear and tear, with all the lipsticks, stains and harsh weather I put them through. Especially because it is winter now and want to keep my lips in a soft and delicate state. My lips are not prone to cracking or dryness but when they are feeling a bit rough and looking a bit dull these are the product I use to restore them to their former self.

My regime is very simple and great value for your money as each product can last up to a year or even more! 
First when my lips are flaking and very rough I like to use the bubblegum lip scrub by Lush. This is a bright pink concoction of simply sugar, jojoba oil and flavorings and colourings to give that bright pink bubblegum characteristic. To use I simply dab my finger in the pot and rub all over my lips. I repeat this until smooth and soft. It tastes amazing also so don't worry if a bit goes into your mouth.
I then like to finish my lips of with vaseline. Now I used to use the rose tinted vaseline as my lips are very pale and need a little tint to make them stand out. The downfall with the rose version is I found it too gloopy and heavy on my lips. So now I use the Vaseline Pink Bubbly. Its has the perfect shade of tint and feels very delicate on the lips. 



Tuesday, 6 November 2012

21st Birthday & Halloween

So 21 is the year where you are globally an adult. It is the penultimate age you have been waiting for. All this build up of teen years, and stumbling through life so far leads up to this date. So I decided to arrange as many fun and memorable activities as possible! 
So as an early birthday present to myself I bought an Amanda Palmer ticket. She played at Koko and was the best gig I have ever been to. I also had the privilege to meet her after which was such a genuine and heart felt experience that I will never forget. I also bought her flowers which she insisted I threw onto stage at her! 


The next event was Club Antichrists Halloween Ball, which I attended with Sphirex and Alice Bizarre. I was also sponsored by ASD Latex who supplied me with a beautiful dress.

OOTD for the Antichrist Ball


Then the Tuesday after the weekend my boyfriend came round to visit and we went to the Wednesday 13 Halloween Gig, which was amazing and being filmed for a DVD! So look out for me in the next Wednesday 13 DVD.
My boyfriend looking sexual as always...Mine and his couple halloween costumes.

Then my parents bought me this ring for my 21st and I cannot even believe how beautiful and sparkly it is! I really am never taking it off.


Me and my boyfriend also had such an amazing night in a bar/restaurant called Meat Liquor. It is based just behind Oxford Street and serves the most amazing american food! The bar is also amazing and serves very strong drinks, from absinthe cocktails to singles that in reality are more like singles!

The food
 The ceiling and decor

So overall the last 10 days surrounding my birthday have been epic to say the least. Saw some lovely friends and attending some amazing events.
Oh and there was a lot of drinking and debauchery!



Love,

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Why Synthetic Doll?


So all the time people ask me where my model name/internet alias comes from and the story behind it. Well I thought today is the day to share such things with you!
So I have been on the internet since around 2004 when msn was the main social networking platform. I was then introduced to Vampirefreaks.com by my friend at the time who was also alternative. I went by a very immature name as at the time I was around 14. I then went through a whole range of ideas and thought one day to change my name for good and stick to just one.
So all the time I was being called fake and that I wear too much make up and my image was intimidating and that people assumed I came off as stuck up (which makes me laugh even to this day). Everyone who knows me in real life is 100% sure that this is not the case. Well anyway "Synthetic", at least in my mind is a more sophisticated way of saying fake. Also in my mind I feel that I am very synthetic. I dye my hair, remove all the unwanted hair, apply regular make up, have piercings etc. All examples of my own personal body modifications and without I would look like a completely different person. So synthetic I feel is essential to my aesthetic. 
Then the doll part. Another regular comment I receive is that I look like a doll or doll-like. Which is very flattering. I also always aspire to look as doll-like a possible. I love the image of perfect skin it looks synthetic and big glossy eyes etc. So there we have it. 
The origin of the name Synthetic Doll.





Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Crimson Camden Street Fashion

So the past week has been pretty hectic and I have been full of outings and antics, work and play. So I feel as though I haven't been neglecting my internet life it's just been a bit less regular than usual.
That being said I have done a lot of modeling! Which is always a lot of fun. Especially when you're working with talented and like minded people.
So on sunday I met Lauren-Becki Rowlands (Photographer) in Camden for a casual meeting. Or as we named it "shoot and social". We always have so much fun working together we forget it's work!
Sunday in Camden Town is very busy, think busy then add some!! So we were on the hunt for slightly more secluded areas with all the potential for beautiful images minus the staring and rude photo taking. 
The purpose of the shoot is that I was very kindly sent two stunning necklaces from The Crypt of Curiosity and also a dread extension set from Von Carstein Dreads to model for them. They were both red and black themed, so as you can imagine it wasn't hard for me to come up with a street fashion look with a Synthetic Doll twist of eleganza!
My inspiration as it were from the shoot was totally my own, as if I dreamed it over night. Is was just that simple and I applaud my mind sometimes for sending rushes of inspiration magically out of nowhere to myself.
So I wanted to do a dark sultry look with the edgy or raw quality that street fashion requires. Just so I don't look out of place in my surroundings.
So naturally pvc and fishnets came to mind I then searched my wardrobe for anything red and found my latex socks and red bra. 
I also love wavy hair and used a triple barrel waver on my hair before teasing and adding the dreads.
This is the finished product.
For more photos please go to http://facebook.com/SyntheticDollx

Makeup Tutorial

Behind the Scenes





Monday, 24 September 2012

Pale Foundation Review - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder

I am always on the hunt for a new makeup products and really enjoy shopping around and trying out new products, especially when it comes to foundations. I used to use liquid foundation set with powder and during the summer I tried just using powder and really fell in love with the convenience and also aesthetic of this form of foundation. I started using MAC NW15 Studio fix powder with a moisturiser, primer and concealer underneath and was very pleased with the outcome. MAC has never seemed to provide a shade that is as pale as my skin, close but not exact and I want to look as flawlessly porcelain as I possibly can. So the search began for a new powder foundation.

I stumbled across Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder foundation (1N1 Ecru) and was very pleased with the coverage, texture and the colour of the product in the compact. The powder is a light velvety texture with a high coverage and colour pay off compared to other powders on the market eg MAC Studio fix. It also claims up to 14 hours of wear in which it will "stay in place" on your skin. It comes with a sponge applicator which is very nice but I prefer using a MAC 187 brush and building up coverage and then using a sponge if needed. The only thing I would say is that the colour still is a bit too warm for my liking although matching my skin tone. But I am a person who wants to obtain a very pale complexion with little warmth.


Now compared to MAC Studio fix in NW15

So overall I really do love this product but I am going to check out illamasqua as I used to and occasionally still use their skin base foundation and I was very pleased with the colour.
MAC Studio fix - £20.50
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Foundation- £27.50
Illamasqua Powder Foundation - £23.00


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Etsy Treasures - Kitty Cat

I love cat themed accessories, any chance to put on some cat ears I will take. So I am always on the hunt for cute kitty accessories that are also unique and what better place to search than etsy.

Lace Cat Ear Hat by ChoCoB

 
 Natural Black Fur Cat Ears by NoxHyde

Hood by wompawear

Black Bell Choker by smokyi

 Silver Black Cat Ring by EverBearJewel