Christmas Competition: Shopping Zombie

For my college Christmas competition I created a “Christmas Shopping Zombie” character and wanted to share the finished make-up with you here.

Christmas Shopping ZombieI used a few different techniques including prosthetics to complete the make-up.

It was really quite stressful but so worth it in the end. I didn’t get to finish everything I had wanted to add to the character in the allotted time but it came out pretty good nonetheless.

My completed zombie creation finished in second place in the competition with the help of my brilliant model Beth!

Second Prize!

Here we are with my tutor receiving my certificate and prize. Unfortunately you can’t quite see all my props here but inside her shopping bags are a brain I made from latex and similarly created severed hand!

 

I hope all of you are having a great holiday season and enjoying any time off work/school you have. Fingers crossed for 2017 huh?

Kath x

Bendy Investigates: Black Masks and Blackheads

investigates500If you’ve been on social media in the last few months you will almost certainly have come across this trend for a ‘black mask’. The mask is supposed to literally pull out blackheads and blockages from your pores.

It has spread across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook beauty groups like a nasty black fungus, attacking the faces of the unwary. Continue reading

Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation Review

*Review Sample

Arbonne Perfecting Liquid FoundationLike many women I’m always looking for the Holy Grail of foundations. I often use different products depending on how my skin is behaving or how much coverage I need at the time too.

Having never tried any products from Arbonne before I was flattered to be offered the chance to try a few out. I’m going to share some of my favourites with you starting with the ‘Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15’ in the shade ‘Porcelain’. Continue reading

Missing In Action You Say? Bendy Problems

Yes, you’re right I have been! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a month or so, I’ve been seemingly stumbling from one health issue to the next recently.

Bendy Problems

After I finally got over the virus I had which knocked me out for a week or more it was “bendy week”. Women and girls with EDS get much more hypermobile when the hormone progesterone is high in their bodies as it destabilises collagen. As a result of this and my fatigued muscles I dislocated my shoulder joints (including both the socket and the AC joint) of my left arm so much it seems to have caused some lasting damage. Rheumatology have ordered scans as they think there’s a tear. All of the muscles in the area are going into spasm what feels like constantly and this is causing me to have headaches.

My need to take extra pain relief has triggered my gastroparesis symptoms and so food is once again not on my list of things I’m even wanting let alone enjoying but I have to keep forcing something down in order to take pain relief.

Halloween

I can’t believe I missed covering Halloween on here but if anyone wants to have a nosy at some of the things I was able to do you can have a look at the photos over in my course Flickr album here.

I hope you all had a great time turning yourselves into witches, mummies and zombies and didn’t have too many “bendy problems” to get in the way!

Kath x

Oh Noes, Not The Lurgy!

Oh! Lurgy!
Image from Clover-vintage

This week I’ve had a new sofa delivered  (woo!); and created fake severed fingers and a full severed hand from latex as Halloween props. Unfortunately I’ve also managed to pick up the lurgy somewhere along the way so I’m not sure I’m going to need a costume! My glands currently look like huge bolts in my neck… Continue reading