Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Monthly Music Spotlight: Kickoff

Hello! As promised, I wanted to start this whole Monthly Music Spotlight with a bang! I decided to create my own playlist of my favourite songs I used to love to dance to when I was a teenager in the nineties. As promised, there's no The Sisters Of Mercy, The Cure, Siouxsie, Christian Death, Joy Division, Bauhaus, etc. I hope you like it! Come back next month where I will be featuring a band! I hope you enjoy and if there are any goths around my age out there, I hope you get hit with a wave of nostalgia!

P.s. this is a playlist, there are 17 songs total, not just the Like A Prayer cover, there's more!


Monday, 14 August 2017

I shall call these outfits: Goth Mom and wet look

The weather was really odd on Saturday. We had several downpours with hot, crazy humid spells in between. This caused a migraine and I decided not to go to the local goth night that was scheduled. Instead, I met a friend for coffee. In a way, I am happy that things turned out the way it did. It was nice to actually have a conversation with someone in a quiet setting vs screaming over music.

The highlights of my evening were: having great conversations with a cool friend, coffee, scones, and purchasing a box of chocolate covered coffee beans to be consumed (in moderation) at home!

Here is an outfit post that I wore to the coffee place. It is nothing special but I thought it looked cute and in previous years, I would have never had the confidence to wear something like this. It is more of a concern over my weight over anything else. I decided to take public transportation and I got caught in one of these downpours. Here are the before and after photos:

And I got caught in the downpour...10 minutes later, the sun was back out! 

P.S. Don't forget, this Wednesday is my first monthly music spotlight post! I really do hope you will like it!

Friday, 11 August 2017

A thanks, event reminders and summer outfit post

I just want to say thank you to those for your music suggestions. In case you are wondering, long story short, in my previous post, I shared a video I made and discussed music. I asked you to suggest some bands and stated that once a month (every third Wednesday) I will be sharing some music on this page. I may do videos, I may do a blog post. It all depends, I guess.The first music spotlight will happen on Wednesday, August 16th.

In addition, I will also be featuring "An Alternative Blogger Of The Month" post which will happen every last Wednesday of the month. I really want to encourage the Goth/alternative blogging community and if you are a fairly recent blogger, or you are struggling to get readers, please contact me and I will be more than happy to feature you here.

This summer, weather wise, is excellent. We are having a lot of rain, not too many crazy heat waves except for today; it was hot and humid. In the past, I never really knew what to wear for this kind of weather because I was afraid to wear tight or revealing clothes. I gained a lot weight and I just didn't like the way I looked. For me personally, beauty does come in all shapes and sizes, however, I have always been a petite woman. Seeing myself gain weight like that was a huge wake up call for me. I wasn't taking care of myself and I knew I had to do something. I decided it was time for a change. I have lost a good amount of weight since and this year, I am a little more confident and I obviously don't regret that decision.

P.S. - The humidity was very thick...kinda shows in the photos, my apologies!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Monthly music spotlight + a new video by yours truly!

We have all pretty much seen Angela Benedict's response video regarding music being part of Goth subculture. Here is my video on that matter:

Anyways, Angela's video got me inspired to do a Monthly music spotlight where I will be featuring some music over here! My promise: there will be no spotlight on Siouxsie, Joy Division, Bauhaus, etc. I want to feature some of the music I like that is not considered to be the "major 5 bands that makes you goth and if you don't like them, you are not true goth!" I want to have a variety of beautiful, dark music on this page! My goal, if I can be introduced to new music, I am happy but ultimately, my main objective is to seduce you, dear readers to some of the sounds that make my soul sing.

With that, I am open to suggestions because I don't know everything and maybe someone can mention a band I never heard of. This is why I encourage your input. I don't want to be the gothier than thou type , that is not my goal. I want us to be a community. I want us to help each other and if it means me stepping up the plate by making suggestions, then so be it but I don't want to come across as being the "queen of Goth" either. I want us to work together because your suggestions are taken seriously!  This is why, I urge you to give me suggestions in YOUR music tastes (as long as it isn't rap or country, lets be relevant to the subject matter here, please) and you can easily do so by doing one of three things:

(1) Message me on this blog's Facebook page

(2) Use the contact form on the side (it works, I tested it)

(3) You can email me

If you are a new musician and have a band, please send me your suggestion. Maybe a local reader would check you out?

This will happen every third Wednesday of the month and the first spotlight will be on Wednesday, August 16 (my wedding anniversary, no less!) and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy this.

I am unsure if I am going to make videos out of these or just do a blog post. Who knows, I might do both?

Monday, 7 August 2017

Alternative blogger of the month

Well dear readers, I am truly blessed to have such loyal, kind, amazing readers. Seriously, you have no idea how much I appreciate that some of you have stuck by me. I am also happy that many of you transitioned over here from my old blog. Being a blogger, I obviously read as many blogs as I can. Naturally, I have a preference for the more alternative ones. As myself and Mutant Stomp Friends have stated, there has been a major decline in goth/dark fashion bloggers out there. In order to keep this really cool community going, I want to recommend a blogger to you, once a month.

In fact, this will happen on the last Wednesday of every month where I will write up a little blurb about the blog I am featuring as well as the author(s) that contribute towards it. The main goal is to help the blogger gain more of a following. I think this is a wonderful way to keep our blogging community alive!

I want to recommend newer blogs or ones that post regularly but don't have a lot of traffic. I am going to be biased, since the majority of my readers are Goth or alternative, I would like to stay relevant to the subject. I already have a few blogs I want to recommend but just in case, I am open to receiving recommendations from you! In fact, I welcome it! I am open to hopefully discover new blogs myself!

If you want to submit your blog, you can do one of three things:
(a) message me on my Facebook page
(b) send me an email
(c) use the message form on my sidebar. It works...I tested it

Once I post my Alternative Blogger Of The Month, I will then create a whole page (kind of like my About/Contact/Creds section if you look under my banner) for anyone to consult.

Again, I usually post every Monday, Wednesday, and (mostly) Friday. The Alternative Blogger Of The Month post will be the last Wednesday of every month. For example, you will be able to read this months referral on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017.

I look forward to reading your suggestions and I sincerely hope you enjoy mine as well!

Remember folks, Stay true to yourselves and be nice to one and other.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Product review: Kat Von D foundation

I recently wrote about Kat Von D's lipstick (which is AMAZING by the way!) and now I am going to give you an update about her liquid foundation.

This was purchased by me at Sephora the same time I got my lipstick but I wanted to use up my old foundation first before opening a new one. I also wanted to wear my new foundation for a few days before I recommend it. I was happy with my first application and I am still happy with the results no, a week later.

I am happy that this foundation is slightly paler than my skin tone and I am a naturally pale person too, so this made me super happy! I got the palest one available. Less is definitely more. I don't need that much. You have to really make sure you rub it/dab it in because a little drop goes a long way (wow, that sounds kinda wrong doesn't it? Ha! Ha!) I had some acne earlier this week and it did a good job at covering my blemishes. This is my new go-to product!

Image taken off of Sephora's website.

Another reason why I wanted to wait to give a review because some foundations that claim to be 24hrs, don't. I am not a morning person. I have no time for primer bullshit!

The result:This foundation lasts all day! I had a very strong feeling this would be the case because when I tried the tester in Sephora, I had a hard time rubbing off the foundation with a tissue. I had to use the makeup remover the store provided. I knew this would give me a good inclination on how well it holds but I wanted to make sure. I wanted to test it using my "Sylvie-isms" as proof! I wanted several days of heat/humidity, of me resting my hands on my cheeks (now you know why I have acne) as well as having a kid and puppy kiss me on my cheeks all the time. With all that, the makeup still holds! Believe me, if it can stand through having my face licked by my dog, it can take everyday wear! When I do remove the makeup, I make sure I have a good remover and that my face is washed with a good cleanser afterwards. It seems to come off easy with a proper remover but holds well through everyday life. Even my life!

This product is worth the cost and I do plan on buying it again!

Early AM

A little over 12 hours later... not bad. I look tired (it's been a long day) but it still holding

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Not goth enough???

 ***posted from the old blog but slightly edited***

This topic has been around for a very, very long time. I am sure we all sometimes feel we are not Goth enough for whatever reasons. Sometimes, it is an insecure asshole who is projecting their insecurities on us. Sometimes, we have moments of insecurities ourselves.

There are times I get insecure, especially after watching Youtube videos and I wish I could have those mad makeup skills some of these people have! I learned to not worry about whether or not I am accepted by the other goths (or anyone for that matter). Like anywhere else I go, there are people who will like me and people who won't. I am sure some people don't see me as a goth for whatever reason and that is fine. That is their opinion. I learned to not get so emotional about these things. Most of the time, I treat the person as an annoying tick because I have better things to worry about.

When I was younger and I was a little more exuberant, a lot of goths turned their little noses down at me because I am a perky. I very rarely frown. I can be loud, I probably laugh louder than most people in the room and I have a sunny disposition on life. In fact, while I do have a select few "morbid" art work hung on my walls, I mainly have cute darkly themed items about (ie Nightmare Before Christmas, glow in the dark bats, etc) I am hyper and I smile. A LOT. In fact, my perkiness is what makes me successful in my job. I smile! I laugh! I make sarcastic, sometimes goofy remarks and I am bouncy.I am not all doom and gloom. I do not take myself seriously at all. Life is too short! Granted, I may not be all full of life first thing in the morning but I am usually good to go after a coffee or two! The people who tend to turn their noses down at me, I usually do the same to them because personally, I have a really hard time with people who take themselves and everything else way too seriously (in fact, some of these people just have a pole shoved up their ass!) For the record, I am serious when I have to be (obviously) but I am not anal about it either.

My advice, ignore the other people. In fact, feel sorry for them because they too probably feel they aren't goth enough themselves. They feel a need to point things out on other people to draw the attention away from themselves.

Please do not listen to that voice inside your head (or someone else) that gets you to question who you are. In fact, tell that voice to fuck off! I once listened to that little voice that told me I had to "grow up", I ditched the clothing, went completely normal, even denied that I was affiliated with the goth subculture and it made me miserable. In fact, the happiest times was when I wore the dark clothing.

With all that, I am going to list all the non-goth things I like and enjoy.If you should ever think of revoking my goth card, I won't hesitate to shove my pointy boot up your ass. It's mine, dammit!

(1) I own a white car. Yes, white car, not black. It is not a hearse, I drive a Pontiac. Oh noes!
(2) I love and collect Hello Kitty.
(3) My son wears whatever he wants. He wears colour and we happily allow it. He is not an extension of ourselves.  As much as it is cute to have our very own little Pugsley Addams, he is his own person. We respect that.
(4) I like Marilyn Manson (MALL GOTH!)
(5) Where I live, the walls are white and I do not really sleep in a coffin
(5) The ring tone on my phone is not Bela Lugosi's dead. It is a generic, boring ringtone that came with my phone.
(6) I wore white when I got married instead of black or crimson.
 (7) My pajamas are not black. In fact, I have a light grey nightdress and it says "my heart belongs to coffee" on the front.
(8) I work in the Fashion industry but it has NOTHING to do with corsets or anything pertaining to the goth movement, in fact it is sportswear! (HEALTH GOTH)
(9) When my son was younger, we played Rafi and Sharon Lois and Bram instead of Gregorian chants or Siouxsie. I am still proud to  know all the lyrics to "Baby Beluga" and "Skinamarinky Dink"
(10) I don't own a black cat
(11) Total guilty pleasure but I like Abba

Remember folks, the only power or control ANYONE can hold over you is the power and/or control YOU allow to give them. Don't feed the elitist assholes!!!

What are your un-goth confessions? I dare you!


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