Saturday, December 31, 2011

~**Happy New Years Eve!!**~


cheers! happy NYE everyone. was about to write a huge long wrap up of all the greatest moments of 2011, but realized how much that sounded like work :p today is definitely not the day for that ;) today's for celebrating. so crack open your favorite drink a little early and take a shoot for me ^-^

hope everyones 2012 is filled with debauchery and good times!

Friday, December 30, 2011

N A I L S

Lace Inspired nails i did for the youtube video i'll hopefully be shooting today if i can figure out all the tech problems i'm having :p



done with China Glaze Liquid Leather and Flirt decals from Rite Aid


Thursday, December 29, 2011

F I L M: Don't Go In The Woods

if you've been following my Twitter for awhile you probably already know i have a huge thing for Vincent D'Onofrio :p so imagine my surprise when i found out he had written and directed a horror flick!


this movie, which he calls a 'slasher musical' is about a band who journeys into the woods to write new music and make it big without the distractions of drugs, alcohol, or woman. i watched this film today, and being a huge horror movie fan i was definitely skeptical about the musical aspect of things. but i was pleasantly surprised with how much i enjoyed it. not only was there a really nice amount of blood and gory scenes, but the band is filled with young attractive rockers who were all extremely talented. the type of music not usually my taste but i found myself really impressed by all the musical numbers. and they were placed throughout the flick so well surround by this wonderfully bizarre storyline. it also has a pretty great ending which, in my opinion, is the most important part of a horror movie. everything about it was just right up my ally, i loved it :) i suggest any horror and music fan check it out, definitely an entertaining watch. you can find it now onDemand.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

F A N A R T

a lovely piece of Fan Art from another very talented artist on dA! i especially like the frog ^-^


Monday, December 26, 2011

Still recovering from the crazy Xmas after party. Will be back in action tomorrow.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

To busy having a great Xmas for a real update but will def post all my great gifts tomorrow! Happy Christmas everyone

Saturday, December 24, 2011

happy Christmas Eve everyone


Friday, December 23, 2011

P H O T O: Nightmare Before Xmas

(model/makeup/photography/editing: me)

i admittedly went a bit overboard with the editing but i like how it turned out :) should have a few more of these edited and posted but probably not till after the holiday

Thursday, December 22, 2011

this has pretty much been my day, first shopping now wrapping gifts :)



I actually enjoy wrapping and I'm pretty good at it :p will post another pic after I grab a couple last minute gifts

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

E D I T I N G

sneak peek of the updated web design for my jewelry store front page


will be working on this all day :p mainly because i'm so indecisive and once i have the whole thing worked out i realize i don't like it at all and have to start over. so what you see here may not even be what ends up on the site. but hopefully by the end of tonight i'll have it all done. wish me luck ^-~

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What's In My Makeup Bag

i am not the biggest makeup junkie, i've really just recently been acquiring more than my usual black eyeliner and shadow :p but here is what's currently in my makeup bag, some new some old but all have worked really well for me




what's pictured: Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad *Paris At Night*, elf Studio Cream Eyeliner *Black*, Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow *Frigid*, Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow *Perversion*, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner *Black*, elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick *Maple Sugar*, Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow *Retrograde*

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Acrylicana Shoot

here are some of the photos from the Acrylicana shoot i did!




and a behind the scenes shoot ^-^

Saturday, December 17, 2011

ugh, not feeling well today at all, been feeling a bit off for a few days to be honest. hoping it will quickly pass so i can get all the holiday stuff done next week without catastrophe. i have a love hate relationship with Christmas shopping but no matter what by the time i'm finished i'm always about ready to drop :p

Friday, December 16, 2011

Since I was unable to post the new items today here is a sneak peek of some new jar necklaces


Thursday, December 15, 2011

iPhone

 iPhone pic after a shoot for my jewelry line today. really tried to snap a shot of my makeup but as you can see it was pretty much done by this point :p will have to do the candids before from now on 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Flyers & Freebies!

as mentioned on my Twitter, i recently joined forces with Cypherlox.com and now we are sharing a flyer that will be going out with all orders from now on!

here's my side

 and the Cypherlox side

these wonderful freebie bags were also in the mix so some of my customers will be getting an extra little Christmas gift with their order this month courtesy of Cypherlox.com ;)

why not go run by their site and see all the great stuff for sale

and as always Sugar & Spice DIY is stocked with CREEPY CUTE sweets just for you

(p.s. don't forget about the sale i've got going on now, 10% off with coupon code HOHOHO at checkout)



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

So my Internet has been down all day :p even though my iPhone keeps me connected it still sucks. Can't make real updates or promote my store properly. But I have been working on new items and will be posting them within the next few days. Till then take advantage of 10% off with the coupon code HOHOHO at checkout www.SugarAndSpiceDIY.etsy.com

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Xmas Wishlist

one of my favorite things to do this time of the year when i was younger, was go through all the huge holiday catalogues like Big Gift Book and make out a ridiculously long list to Santa. knowing full well i'd get less than half i always put all the important stuff at the top ;) but in no particular order, here is all the stuff i'd want under my tree this year if i had the chance:

Pokemon Fleece by Eros DIY


GOTHIC DOLL Punk Rock Cuff Arm Band by runnickyrun


A7X Deathbat Hoodie from Hot Topic


Hello Kitty Black Rolling Suitcase from Sanrio.com


Hello Kitty Pattern Bangles from Sanrio.com


Cat Ear Hoddie by girldorock


Demonia Skull Chain Strap Boots from Hot Topic


Cat Cosplay Gloves from asianwears


Hello Kitty Earphones from Strapya World


Kuromi Laptop Cover from Sanrio.com


Cheshire Cat Hoodie by Calgary Cosplay 



Baroque Black Hoodie by Vengenz.com



and last but not least...

Black and Hot Pink Furry Leg Warmers by vinyldolls.net


throw in a few of the tattoos i've been wanting to get and some concert tickets and you've pretty much got my best Xmas ever ^-^

Sunday, December 11, 2011

sorry for my second missed post :p was slightly ill today and i missed it by about 3hrs :p

but i would like to take this moment to say again Happy Bday to Zacky V, hope it was a good one

Saturday, December 10, 2011

F A V E Q U O T E S

“Bad guys do what good guys dream about”
 ~**Det. Goren**~

Friday, December 9, 2011

W A R D R O B E

Wednesday Night's Outfit




striped shirt form Plato's Closet, vest by Abby Dawn from Kohl's, MedicBEAR Necklace by me

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

J E W E L R Y W O R K

new RIBBON CANDY Headband in the works right now. tried out a new method (new to me, i'm pretty sure it's a common technique) and i am pretty happy with how my first attempt turned out ^-^


still lots to be added though, can anyone guess what the completed theme will be?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

GIG BLOG: Buried Alive Tour

as some of you may know, the Buried Alive Tour in Fort Wayne, IN may very well be my last concert around this area for awhile so i was even more excited than usual to hook up with my concert friends and hit the show. i've blogged many times over the years about how many amazing people i've met at both Avenged and Papa Roach concerts and have definitely made a tight group of friends that i always roll to the shows with. i was lucky enough to have most of those people there last week while we invaded the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to see Avenged Sevenfold and Hollywood Undead. we all met up at Laura's house the morning of (i tried to make it the night before but got cut off by a flash snow storm :p) and made our way to the venue around noon to wait in line.

somehow i neglected to get pics of all of us together (of course) but i did get a few, some with other friends that we always see at shows. here they are along with our view from the line


cool Merch on the other side of the door


Bethy, Ashlee, and me ran by Wal*Mart before the show and got these camo sunglasses. we've been told Johnny Christ was rocking the same frames but i totally missed it :p (also me and Bethy are both wearing Medic BEAR ^-^)




this was like take three of a Vengenz group shot i was trying to get :p my camera was acting funny all night and this was the only one that came out

(Nikky, Jessi, me, Ashlee, and Cassie )

and me with Siarra and Lary who i also met at A7X shows (he gets noticed for his hair more than i do :)



we all pretty much had VIP and the entrance to the venue was indoors so we didn't have to freeze our asses off in line after all ;) it went by pretty quickly and we got into the venue around 5. we all made it to the barricade and i was even able to get drinks and food for all us at the front and still get my spot. the show opened with Black Veil Brides who i'd seen at Rock On The Range earlier this year. i hear a lot of people talk badly about these guys but i like them. i'm actually a fan of the look and their music stands out to me more than other bands similar to them. may even pick up an album ;) they definitely set the show off. the next band, Asking Alexandria, however i didn't really care for. the whole performance was kind of forgettable.

but it's true that i was very anxious for the next act, Hollywood Undead, so i'm sure i was eager for the second band to get off stage. i became a huge fan of these guys after the Nightmare After Christmas Tour earlier this year. i have in fact had American Tragedy in my player ever since i got it at ROTR in May so i went crazy as soon as they hit the stage. HU's live show can never disappoint, i've said it before but there's no denying it's like one big party. and even in the cramped confines of the front row you can't help but dance ^-^ as i mentioned my camera was not on point at all but i got a few shots






i am aiming to finally make it to a show that they're headlining, the sets always seem too short and i would love to show my support at one of their shows. we had a really cool bouncer in front of us who gave us tons of stuff :):) i got a setlist


even though it'd be nice if they had played longer of course i was ready for A7X to come out :) it wasn't a long wait but i was dying a little in the mosh pit and since i'm pretty sure this is going to be the last tour for awhile i couldn't wait for the show to start. and start it did ;) this was definitely one of the more eventful shows i've been to. from people throwing man thongs on stage, to Matt looking down the shirt of one of the girls next to me, to the really really great song line up. but the most amazing thing that happened was definitely when they let a fan come on stage and play So Far Away. i was pretty much in awe, not only at the fact that it happened but at how talented the guy was too. i totally got a video of it but the video function on my camera is awful...beyond awful. i'm pretty sure i am not going to post it :( a few people have asked but i wasn't even in focus so it's not a very good watch either :p but i did get a few decent pics!








after i filmed the vid my battery started flashing so these were mostly taken just in the nick of time :p i also wanted to change it up a bit so i went with black & white this time which i kind of like how they turned out. right at the end of the night i got pointed out by both Syn & Matt (which will never cease to make me smile and jump around like a giddy school girl :p) and also got picks from Syn, and Arin :) ZV threw me a pick but our bouncer failed us this time and i didn't get it but right after the show Cassie found me and gave me one of hers ^-^ so a big thank you to her for that. definitely compels me to do the same as i've collected a lot over the years. but that one is staying with me as it'll be a great reminder of my last show living in this area.

after the show we of course go straight to the buses but it was freezing and we'd heard all night that some of the bands were going to the strip club right next to the venue. so some of the underaged people with us left and me & Laura went to the club. pretty much right after we get our drinks and sit down they start playing an A7X song and i look to my left only to see Johnny Christ walk through the door! he was surrounded by a bunch of people including some huge bodyguards but i somehow make it over and ask him for a pic


then i ask if i can buy him a shot :p he says "no you can't do that, what do you drink?" i of course say Jack Daniel's. two shots of JD appear kind of out of nowhere and i proceed to do a shot with Johnny Christ ^-^ it was definitely very awesome. i chat with him for a bit longer then escape because as always i get really nervous around bands. a bit later we see Danny and JDog from HU and my camera hangs in long enough to get one with them as well


i ask Danny about the American Tragedy Redux album and about what kind of sound it has. i mention that i'm a raver and he says "oh then you're going to LOVE it!" so i'm definitely going to pick that up. not too much later Siarra and Lary joined our table, they have been to TONS of A7X/HU shows so the HU guys know them really well. i was still a little shocked when Johnny 3 Tears came and sat down at our table too :):) and i must of been a *little* drunk because i was not apprehensive at all about sitting on his lap ;)


i did buy us a couple of shots (crown royal) and i have to mention that one of the BVB members was at the bar and he said he liked my furry boots ^-^ i love their style so that definitely made me happy. after that we stayed until the club closed, i befriended some of the strippers, then we hit iHop where we ran into some other fans from the show! and i love that :) you hit a bar, or restaurant, or hotel near the venue and you almost always run into people from the show, and make friends. they joined or table and we all chatted and didn't leave iHop till around 4am.

soooooo that is pretty much it! i just have to say that the past few years hitting shows around here have absolutely been the best years on my life. no lie. and i am actually really sad to have to leave all these people behind. even if i make new friends and have new experience at the shows out in Cali it will definitely never be the same. so a really REALLY big thank you to all the people who i've met the past few years at A7X and PRoach shows. you know who you are and i love you guys foREVer and i'm really going to miss all of you.

~**till next time**~