Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yippie! I Got a Camera Remote!

Yippie! I finally found a camera remote that works with my older model camera! I also got some lighting, so I'm still working out the settings and thus these photos are on the lighter side. But who cares! I don't have to run back and forth any more!

I was having a little too much fun.

Wearing my new burgundy suede buckle boots for the first time. They happen to match my ruffled bug brooch.

Ruffles, lace and brocade, oh my!

Haha! Thank you for letting me share my first "remote control" blog with you.
Ohhh, does anyone remember that MTV game show?

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Great Brow Debate

Natural, thick, thin, shaved, drawn on, etc. I'm talking about eyebrows. People seem to love to discuss eyebrows, as there are many tips and tricks, products to use and advice on how to pluck, wax, sugar your brows. I honestly can't remember a time before the late 00's when eyebrows were such a hot topic! 

Meagan, why are you boring us this? Well, my dear readers I am curious about the sudden brow debates and people putting in their two cents, especially about those of us who 'enhance' our brows. I was reading a friend's comment that said, "This girl would have been really cute, but I don't know why she does THAT to her eyebrows!". Grant it, it's a personal choice to find another person attractive, just as much as it's that person's choice to do whatever they want to their face. 

Mind you, I'm not trying to BROW beat you with this topic! *Badumching* (sorry I had to)

No-brow party!

There is a reason why I fill in my brows, I am a natural blonde who over plucked in the 90s/early 00's and all I'm left with are little stumps and no tails for eyebrows and a unibrow if I don't pluck. I've done it all; plucked, used wax strips, sugared, shaved, phew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. If I don't fill in my eyebrows, I tend to look a little odd, which I never noticed until a friend suggested it while getting my photograph taken. I never realized how much it changed my face and thus my experimentation with the brow powders, pencils, waxes, etc. started. 

Natural - Thin, but filled-in - Almost non-existent

My routine with my brows has changed drastically and I have my good days and my bad days when it comes to filling them in, especially getting the tail drawn on evenly. I use a brown water-proof gel liner by Rimmel and I line the top and bottom of the brow and fill in with a brown powders with an angled brush. My routine is much like the photo below.

Not shown is lots of blending, dropping my brushes and I usually make a giant mess. My brows are not perfect, but neither am I. (And if my brows offend you, it's okay they are just judging you anyways...I kid! I kid!)

So, what do you prefer for your own eyebrows? Do you have any tips and/or tricks to share? Are you brow obsessed? 

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Friday, February 27, 2015

My Favorite Skirt and Checkers

+checkered top: Voodoo Vixen +skirt: 80s thrift
+earrings: vintage 80s +atomic brooch: The Crave Yard

Another way I styled this checkered Voodoo Vixen top, with my favorite thrifted 80s skirt and my favorite lace back cardigan. 

Was trying to look cute...

then I made this face at Derek as he walked up the stairs. Hehe!

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Skulls and Polka Dots

My uneven sleeves aren't a fashion statement, I am healing a fresh Calla Lily flower tattoo on my right arm (with After Inked!) It's an odd feeling seeing as I haven't had my arms tattooed in a very long time, but it's neat to see my arm art evolve throughout the years. 

Calla Lilies are my favorite flower and it fits nicely into my Memento Mori imagery, like the shrouded urn on my wrist. Derek does such an amazing job and I am always grateful to him, yet he's the one who is always flattered that I want him to tattoo me! Of course, his artwork is beautiful, he's so talented and he always knows what I like!

+polka dot top: thrift +cardigan: from friend +creepers: eBay
+skull earrings, skull necklace & skull rose brooch: Kreepsville 666

So, I had to dress for work around a healing tattoo and decided on polka dots and a whole lot of skulls! I feel like the skull earrings and necklace are the equivalent to a creepy version of a classic pearl set. Hehe!

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Trailer Trash Leggings by Sourpuss Clothing

When I first saw these leggings in the Sourpuss Clothing catalog, I knew they belonged on my legs. Green astro turf background with trailers, pink flamingos, hula men and women, and other glorious kitsch! Oh yes! I snatched these leggings from eBay as Sourpuss has been selling some sample pieces for great prices.

(Also pictured: giant piles of snow outside)

I'm dorking it up in my fuzzy house slippers, with minimal makeup and wearing one of my goth sack sweaters that I love. This is a standard outfit for non-work days, oversized something, leggings and slouch socks. I'm extra fancy since I got a hair trim! Wooo hooo!

I can't be unhappy wearing these leggings!

close up product shot by Sourpuss Clothing

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla