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My Favorite Leggings

Leggings

Hey friends, today I’m bringing you my favorite leggings. I have a fairly large gothic clothing collection and a ton of leggings, but the ones I’m featuring today are my current favorites. I’m showcasing everything today with 3 staples from my gothic wardrobe. Leggings are usually my goth pants these days, since I rarely wear jeans. I’m guessing many of you may prefer leggings to pants these days, too.

The first staple is my Black Taos Crave Boots, which are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn. I actually got rid of my Doc Martens and just kept these boots because they’re so amazing. The second is my Smart & Sexy Black Lace Bralette, which I recently talked about in my Current Obsessions feature. Last but not least is my Spiked Headband, which has been discontinued, but here is a similar style.

A Little About Me

I’m 5’4″, 129 lbs, and 30FF UK top. I wear size Small in most things right now. I’m size 4 to 6 in jeans. I’m 7.5 to 8 in shoes. My current goals with working out are to tone up and put on muscle.

My Favorite Leggings Video

Watch the Video on YouTube with Closed Captioning!

Mala Noche Snake Leggings with Pockets

Mala Noche Snake Leggings with Pockets

Click Here to Buy the Snake Print Leggings

Mala Noche is an awesome indie gothic fashion brand located in Bogotá, Colombia. You can find the Mala Noche Snake Print Leggings with pockets on Etsy. They were custom made for me. I’m wearing a size Small. The awesome black semi-sheer top with bishop sleeves is by Patty Boutik and has been discontinued. Here is a similar style top. The awesome Open the Cellar Door Rhiannon Choker is still available on Etsy.

I love these leggings so much! They’re a nice change from plain black leggings and work well with a lot of my snake themed wardrobe.

Sea of Wolves High Priestess Leggings

Sea of Wolves High Priestess Leggings Sea of Wolves High Priestess Leggings

Click Here to Buy the High Priestess Leggings

Sea of Wolves is an awesome indie fashion company in Nelson, Canada. They make handmade bamboo clothing printed with original artwork that you can find on Etsy. I fell in love with the High Priestess Leggings. I have this design on these black leggings, a short sleeve dress and a sleeveless dress. Shown here with my Hot Topic White Collared Sleeveless Black Button Up Top, which has been discontinued, so here is a similar style.

HeathYoga Black Leggings with Pockets

HeathYoga Black Leggings with Pockets Black Leggings with Pockets

Click Here to Buy Black Leggings with Pockets

HeathYoga is a brand I found a few years ago on Amazon and they are awesome! They make the most affordable black leggings with pockets that I’ve ever found. And as an added bonus, they also make grey leggings as well as blue, wine, and purple too. These are my all-time favorite leggings and are a staple wardrobe item for me because they have pockets and I own several pair in black, as well as grey, lilac, and purple.

J2 Love High Waisted Velvet Leggings

J2 Love High Waisted Velvet Leggings Black High Waisted Velvet Leggings

Click Here to Buy Black Velvet High Waisted Leggings

Black velvet is one of my favorite gothic clothing staples. When I found the J2 Love brand, I knew I’d be able to put together a ton of cute legging outfits with their crushed velvet leggings. I love my black velvet high waisted leggings. I also own green, purple, grey and burgundy velvet leggings too.

Shown here with my Spellbound Stitches Custom Witch Wear Top, which you may remember from my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gothic Lookbook. Spellbound Stitches takes all kinds of custom gothic and witch fashion pieces, as well as cosplay too. Basically anything you can dream up, they can make.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Click Here to Buy Faux Leather Leggings

I think I was just browsing Nordstrom one day when I saw these Spanx black faux leather leggings. I just had to have them! They are so gorgeous and comfortable. I adore the look of leather and they’re so versatile, which is why they’re one of my favorite leggings. I think they look cute with this black velvet Long Sleeve Top.

Hot Topic Snow White Poison Apple Leggings

Hot Topic Snow White Poison Apple Leggings Hot Topic Snow White Poison Apple Leggings

Click Here to Buy Poison Apple Leggings

I’ve had people tell me that I looked like a gothic Snow White for years, which has led to my obsession with the poison apple. When I saw these adorable Hot Topic Snow White Poison Apple Leggings I snapped them up! Shown with this adorable Torrid High Low Top that has been discontinued, so here’s a similar style. You might also love this faux black leather ring belt too.

Target Halloween Leggings

Halloween Leggings Target Halloween Leggings

Click Here to Buy Halloween Leggings

I found these awesome Halloween Witchy Leggings in Target’s little girls section. One of the cool fashion tips that my friend Carlye shared with me is that you should always check the Target little girls leggings for size XL leggings, because they’ll fit. Now, this print has long been discontinued, though you may be able to find it on ebay. I found nearly identical Halloween Leggings on Amazon. Featured here with my Spellbound Stitches Custom Witch Wear Neon Orange Pumpkin Top.

Too Fast Gothic Damask Print Leggings

Too Fast Gothic Damask Print Leggings Too Fast Gothic Damask Print Leggings

Click Here to Buy Gothic Damask Print Leggings

These are the Too Fast Clothing Gothic Damask Print Leggings, which have unfortunately been discontinued, so here is a similar style. However, you may be able to find a pair like my favorite leggings on ebay or in gothic destash / swap groups. I’m wearing a black on black bat ruffled top.

Hot Topic Haunted Mansion Glow in the Dark Leggings

Haunted Mansion Leggings

Click Here to Buy Glow in the Dark Leggings

The Hot Topic Her Universe Haunted Mansion Glow in the Dark Leggings were only around for the blink of an eye. You may be able to find them on ebay or in gothic destash / swap groups. You might also be able to find an Etsy seller who has their own Haunted Mansion Inspired Leggings. I love them to bits, which is why they’re one of my favorite leggings to wear! Shown here with a discontinued Patty Boutik Lace Bell Sleeve top, see a similar style.

Blackcraft Cult Hocus Pocus Leggings

My Favorite Leggings Blackcraft Cult Hocus Pocus Leggings

Hocus Pocus Leggings

Click Here to Buy Hocus Pocus Leggings

I love the cult classic movie, Hocus Pocus, and watch it at least once a year! Because of that, I had to have these Blackcraft Cult Hocus Pocus Leggings. Worn here with that Torrid High Low Top that has been discontinued, so here’s a similar style. I’ve also got my Witchwood Bags Wide Snake Belt on.

Black Leggings

My Favorite Leggings

Now you’ve seen my goth pants, aka favorite leggings. Which ones do you like best? Which would you wear?

More Gothic Fashion Features

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Feline Spooky Apron Dress https://phyrra.net/feline-spooky-apron-dress.html https://phyrra.net/feline-spooky-apron-dress.html#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:45:15 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102565 Feline Spooky Apron Dress It’s Spooky Season! I love Halloween so I wanted to share my recent outfit of the day with my Black...

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Feline Spooky Apron Dress

Feline Spooky Apron Dress

It’s Spooky Season! I love Halloween so I wanted to share my recent outfit of the day with my Black Milk Feline Spooky Apron Dress.  There is an adorable cat and pumpkin print all over. It has pockets on each side that can hold a phone. The inside of the apron has the cheerful message, Happy Halloween, too!

Feline Spooky Apron Dress

Standard Poodles

The girls love to help me take photos!

Killstar Hocus Pocus Purse Baby Bat Beauty Amulet

To give my hair some body, I used my bed head deep waver on it.

Killstar Senna Top

For my eyes I applied a light layer of Moment-O! all over the lid and lower lid. I used Smashbox Silver at the inner lid and deepened the outer lid and outer crease with Black Moon Castle. I ran Nabla Black along the upper lash line and the outer lower lash line. I smudged Baby Bat Amulet on top of Nabla Black. I completely forgot to wear mascara.

Eyes
Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion (v)
Cozzette C1 Powder (v)
Nabla Black Cupid’s Arrow (v)
Black Moon Black Metal Vol. 1 Palette (v)
Smashbox Punked Trio
Baby Bat Beauty Amulet (v)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-O!
Elizabeth Mott Black Queen of the Fill Brow Gel
Urban Decay Blackout Brow Blade (v)

Face
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer (v)
Kim Chi Chic Beauty TMC 01 Ivory Concealer
Milk Makeup Porcelain Flex Foundation Stick (v)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-O! contour
Melt Honey blush
Black Moon Jellyfish and Glow Worm Moonlighters highlighters (v)
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Spray (v)

Lips
Urban Decay Bang pencil
Lime Crime Marmalade Plushie (v)

Nails
(PR sample) KBShimmer Bugs & Kisses, Hey There Pumpkin polish (v)

Feline Spooky Apron Dress

Love my wall art? Check out my Current Obsessions to see where to find it!

Spooky Season Dress

Top – Killstar Senna Ribbed Top (discontinued, try ebay)
Skirt – Black Milk Feline Spooky Apron Dress
Necklace – Kreepsville 666 Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Necklace (also comes in pure black)
Rings – Enso Mermaid and Dragon Rings, Oura Ring
Shoes – Strange Cvlt Lydia Pumpkin Heels
Handbag – Killstar Hocus Pocus Handbag (discontinued, here it is on ebay)
Hair – Orange Bat Bow

I decided I needed to wear my Feline Spooky Apron Dress with the straps down, so you can see the Happy Halloween print. Wearing strappy skirts always reminds me of the 90s, though I love the fact that this particular skirt has pockets. I’ve made it a point to look for pieces of clothing that have pockets because I’m sick of things that have none. Or worse, fake pockets.

Normally I pair a shirt like this one with an underbust corset, but I thought the simple style would be flattering with my skirt. I love shirts that lace up the front.

My Pumpkin Heels are so much fun! I think I have like 3 pumpkin themed outfits to wear with them. Speaking of pumpkins, I’ve been lusting over the La Femme En Noir Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Bag. It’s currently available for pre-order and I wish I could order it.

While I never thought I looked good in orange, I really love how orange looks with black or purple. My Feline Spooky Apron Dress makes orange fun to wear, especially with my pumpkin shoes and neon orange nails.

What are you doing to get in the mood for Halloween this year?

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KBShimmer Halloween Trio https://phyrra.net/kbshimmer-halloween-trio.html https://phyrra.net/kbshimmer-halloween-trio.html#respond Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:41:31 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102559 KBShimmer Halloween Trio Hey there, Pumpkin! You know Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year KBShimmer is helping to celebrate Halloween with their...

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KBShimmer Halloween Trio

KBShimmer Halloween Trio

Hey there, Pumpkin! You know Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year KBShimmer is helping to celebrate Halloween with their KBShimmer Halloween Trio. I wanted to share this indie nail polish trio with you today.

KBShimmer sent me all three of these polishes to share with you. These polishes, along with the All the Fall Things collection launch on Oct. 1st. This trio is available until Oct. 31.  For those of you who don’t know, KBShimmer is a fabulous indie cruelty-free nail polish brand. And I believe everything, or almost everything, they make is vegan.

Where to Buy
KBShimmer, Amazon

Halloween Trio

  • Bugs & Kisses (black base with color shifting flakies in red, orange, gold and green)
  • Coulda Had a Bad Witch (grape purple base with color shifting flakies from aqua to green to red to gold and orange)
  • Hey There Pumpkin (neon orange with gold and green flakies)

KBShimmer Coulda Had a Bad Witch KBShimmer Hey There Pumpkin, Bugs and Kisses

Also, you may remember that my cuticles were really ripped up from my e-file. I’ve been using the new KBShimmer Tri-Level Cuticle Oil in Deep Cashmere to help heal them. They look a million times better now and no more redness! Highly recommend giving it a try.

The KBShimmer nail polish formula is lovely and does not pool at cuticles. I love the wide brushes that make it easy to coat the entire nail. Any weird lumps you see are from my abilities with using Orly Builder in a Bottle and Apres Stiletto tips or from my GlitterDaze topcoat, which seems to have left a few wrinkles.

KBShimmer Bugs & Kisses is my favorite kind of black! I love the color shifting flakies inside it, as they feel like Fall leaves to me.

KBShimmer Coulda Had a Bad Witch is such an awesome cool-toned purple. The multi-hued flakies are packed in and keep it very interesting!

KBShimmer Hey There Pumpkin is the brightest neon orange polish I’ve ever seen. The flakies almost seem subtle in comparison to this bright hue.

As always, indies do it better than mainstream brands, especially for Halloween! The KBShimmer Halloween Trio puts a beautiful spin on classic Halloween hues like black, orange, purple and green.

What do you think of these gorgeous colors? Bugs & Kisses is my favorite, but I love all three. Which would you wear?

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Fair Foundations and Fair Concealers Swatches https://phyrra.net/fair-foundations-and-fair-concealers-swatches.html https://phyrra.net/fair-foundations-and-fair-concealers-swatches.html#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:11:09 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102542 Fair Foundations and Fair Concealers Swatches Hey friends, today I’m bringing you more new to me Fair Foundations and Fair Concealers Swatches. I purchased...

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Fair Foundations and Fair Concealers Swatches

Fair Foundations and Fair Concealers Swatches

Hey friends, today I’m bringing you more new to me Fair Foundations and Fair Concealers Swatches. I purchased many of these recently, so I haven’t had a chance to wear them, but I wanted to get swatches out to you as soon as possible! A very sweet makeup artist friend of mine gifted me a mini of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly (NOT CRUELTY-FREE) to use as one of the swatch shades since so many people are familiar with Chantilly as a reference point.

Indoors Under Artificial Light

Indoors Under Artificial Sunlight Bulbs

Fair Concealer Swatches

I couldn’t catch any sunlight when I took these photos outdoors, so I tried using my daylight studio bulbs.

Indoors Indirect Daylight

Pale Foundation Swatches

Outdoors Overcast Cloudy Daylight

Pale Concealer Swatches

 

PRODUCTS FEATURED

  • Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick in Porcelain (very fair with neutral undertone)(v)(LB)(indie)(see me wearing it here)
  • Milk Makeup Blur Matte Liquid Foundation in Porcelain (very fair with neutral undertone)(v)(LB)(indie)(see my review and wear test)
  • Milk Makeup Flex Concealer in Porcelain (very fair with neutral undertone)(v)(LB)(indie)(see the concealer review)
  • Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating 24 Hour Foundation in .1 (very fair with neutral undertone)(see me wearing this foundation)
  • Smashbox Waterproof 24 Hour Foundation in .1 (very fair with neutral undertone)
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation in Lily (fairest fair with golden undertone)(v)
  • Kim Chi Chic Beauty The Most Coverage Concealer in 01 Ivory (fair skin neutral undertone)(indie)
  • Flower Beauty Pore Perfect Instant Blur Stick Multi-Tasking Foundation in Alabaster (fair neutral)
  • Flower Beauty Pore Perfect Instant Blur Stick Multi-Tasking Foundation in Porcelain (fair pink)
  • Idun Minerals Norrsken Foundation in Jorunn (extra light neutral)(v)(indie)(see my review)
  • Cozzette Infinite Makeup Stick Foundation in C1 (very fair cool yellow olive)(v)(indie)
  • J. Cat Beauty Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky Foundation in Porcelain (fair neutral)
  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream in 17 Bright Beige (very fair)(see me wearing it in this tutorial)
  • **NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly (NOT CRUELTY-FREE)(fair neutral undertone)
  • Parlo Cosmetics Master Fix Concealer Stick in Pearl (very fair neutral)(v)(indie)
  • KVD Vegan Beauty True Portrait Foundation in Light 002 (near-white with neutral undertone)(v)
  • Mehron CreamBlend Stick in Light 1 (fair neutral)(indie)
  • Ulta Beauty Moisturizing Foundation Stick in Very Fair Cool (very fair cool)
  • Nyx Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation in Pale (white ivory with warm undertone)(v)(see me wearing it here)
  • Face the Vibes Glow Stick Foundation in Fairest of Them All (fair neutral)(v)(indie)(this is a huge disappointment)
  • The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0NS (very fair neutral undertones with silver highlights)(v)(see my review)
  • *It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer in Fair (fair warm)

*  denotes PR sample
** gifted by a MUA friend of mine for swatching purposes
v means vegan
LB means Leaping Bunny
indie means independent brand

Disappointing Foundation

Face the Vibes Foundation

Gross Foundation

I am deeply disappointed by the Face the Vibes Glow Stick Foundation in Fairest of Them All. I even contacted them to confirm I was ordering the correct shade. This is their lightest shade called Fairest of Them All. I don’t feel that this is a fair neutral foundation in the slightest. I gave this brand a try because they were indie, vegan and their packaging is zero waste. I don’t know if it melted or what in transit but it looked pretty icky to me when I opened it. Save your $28 and avoid this brand.

Other Foundation and Concealer Thoughts

Courtney is wearing KVD Light 002 Foundation and Kim Chi Chic Beauty Ivory concealer
Wearing KVD Light 002 Foundation and Kim Chi Chic Beauty Ivory concealer

The Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick in Porcelain remains my favorite foundation because of the color match to my neck and chest, ease of application, and shade match. Idun Minerals Norrsken Foundation in Jorunn is the most hydrating, dewy foundation that I’ve ever found. It never sets for me. The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0NS is another dewy one for me. I prefer the Nyx Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation in Pale for when I want a more dewy foundation these days.

The Kim Chi Chic Beauty The Most Coverage Concealer in 01 Ivory is a very pigmented formula that dries down fast and works well under my eyes. It’s also very easy to blend out. The Milk Makeup Flex Concealer in Porcelain is still my favorite concealer.

I really adore the Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating 24 Hour Foundation in .1. I’ve only worn the KVD Vegan Beauty True Portrait Foundation in Light 002 once or twice. I need to figure out the best way to apply it, as it is supposed to dry to a powder finish. I’m wearing it in the photo above and feel like it looks like it emphasizes fine lines.

I’m still working on my roundup of Foundation Sticks, as those are my favorite form of foundation. That’s why I tried a few from some unknown indie brands recently. If you have any recommendations for stick foundations you think I should try, please let me know in the comments below!

Other Foundation and Concealer Swatches

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KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani https://phyrra.net/kbshimmer-moumantai-flames-mani.html https://phyrra.net/kbshimmer-moumantai-flames-mani.html#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:57 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102533 KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani Hey y’all! I wanted to share this fun KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani with you. KBShimmer sent me Moumantai as a...

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KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani

KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani

Hey y’all! I wanted to share this fun KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani with you. KBShimmer sent me Moumantai as a PR sample, so thank you KBShimmer. Moumantai is a part of the upcoming October Polish Pickup release. I’ll have the KBShimmer All the Fall Things Collection and Halloween Trio to share with you later this week. For those of you who don’t know, KBShimmer is a cruelty-free indie nail polish brand and almost everything they make is vegan. (AFAIK)

Oh how I love indie brands and Halloween! Indies do Halloween releases and collections the best.

Here’s what KBShimmer says about Moumantai

School can be stressful, even more so when you are finishing up college and working full time. Wanting to be an adult but still clinging to childhood, I woke up on Saturday mornings just to watch cartoons. A cartoon I loved to watch in 2001 was Digimon Tamers. The computers and electronics pumping out data formed a second world, a digital world. Through a computer program and evolution, digital monsters emerged, befriending kids and fighting other Digimon to save both worlds.

Moumantai is catch phrase used by one of the Digimon meaning, “take it easy,” and this polish is very easy on the eyes! A deepened indigo base straddles between navy and purple. Shifty flakes accent the deep color by shifting between a lush lime green and bright turquoise, into cobalt and gold. This nearly jelly polish builds perfectly in 2 coats, but longer nails or those with starker nail lines may prefer 3.

KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Manicure

KBShimmer Moumantai swatch KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Mani KBShimmer Moumantai Flames Manicure

We’ve had lots of rain lately. I haven’t been able to catch any sun for swatching. It was spitting rain when I took these photos, so you don’t see this color in its full glory.

KBShimmer Moumantai is a stunning polish! I see an indigo-navy base packed full of flakies. The flakies shift between green, gold, teal and blue to me. I love this color and just put it on my toes.

To create my KBShimmer Moumantai flames mani I used a one coat black creme polish and nail art stickers. Cult Nails Nevermore has been my favorite one coat black creme polish for years and I bought 5 bottles when Cult Nails went out of business. KBShimmer makes a great one coat black called Eclipse, which I do recommend, if you’re looking for one.

I purchased the holographic flames on Amazon, though the seller I bought them through is gone so I linked you to a new one.

If you like the look of KBShimmer Moumantai, you can pick it up during the October Polish Pickup. I love this color and formula!

Final Thoughts

I’m still practicing my nail art and nail application skills. This week I finally lost my fear of the e-file and was a little too aggressive around my cuticle line, so I’m using the KBShimmer Deep Cashmere cuticle oil to help heal them. I love the roll-on design for easy application to the cuticles.

I’m using the Beetles Base Coat for my initial gel base. Orly Builder in a Bottle works best for me to build up my naturally very flat nail bed shape. I then apply my Apres Natural Short Stiletto Full Coverage Tips. At the recommendation of my friend Maria’s awesome Facebook Group for Nail Art, I picked up this tiny LED Spot Light to make it easier for the step where I apply the tips onto my nail beds. This light has made it so I no longer have spillage / seepage around the cuticle line! It’s so helpful. I just cure it for 5 seconds under this light until I get the entire hand done. Then I switch to my purple nail lamp to cure my hand for 60 seconds. Voila! My nails are on solid and secure.

What’s on your nails right now?

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My Current Obsessions https://phyrra.net/my-current-obsessions.html https://phyrra.net/my-current-obsessions.html#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:05:13 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102515 My Current Obsessions Hey friends, it’s great to see you. Today I thought I’d talk about my current obsessions. These are the random things...

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My Current Obsessions

My Current Obsessions

Hey friends, it’s great to see you. Today I thought I’d talk about my current obsessions. These are the random things I’ve been loving over the past 6 months or so. From music to makeup, fashion to YouTube, I spill my secret obsessions with you.

Smart & Sexy Lace Deep V Bralette

Smart & Sexy Lace Deep V Bralette

Click Here to Buy the Smart & Sexy Lace Deep V Bralette

I haven’t wanted to wear to wear a bra with underwear for quite a while. I wanted something that felt sexy, but was comfortable, wire free and that I’d enjoy wearing every day. It needed to be fancier than my Tomboy X Bralettes. My favorite wired bra is the Curvy Kate Lifestyle Plunge Bra, so I was hoping to find something that I enjoyed wearing as much as that.

I went searching on Amazon, because that’s where I look for a ton of my wardrobe staples and found the Smart & Sexy Lace Deep V Bralette. I was worried about sizing because I’m a 30FF UK for bras. I took a chance on one of these bras and ordered a size Large, hoping it would fit my chest. Thankfully it did! I’ve now bought this in Black, Anthracite (grey), Blue Radiance (light turquoise blue), In the Buff (light beige), and Indigo (blue with a purple undertone). I wish it came in a true purple and deep green, too, because I’d wear those colors!

The Smart & Sexy Lace Deep V Bralette is my daily wear bra and I love it! It’s one of my current obsessions because it’s comfortable, it’s sexy, and it fits my large chest. I remove any pads that come in bras like this because I do not need extra padding. I do put these into a bra bag and wash, then hang them to dry so that they will last longer. And the pricing on these bras is pretty fantastic at around $12.

Newchoice Lightweight Cardigan

Newchoice Lightweight Cardigan

Click Here to Buy the Newchoice Lightweight Cardigan

If you have ever lived in a hot, humid climate, you might have experienced the challenge of trying to balance keeping covered but not smothered when you’re sleeping. It’s challenging for me to find something I’m comfortable wearing to sleep in. My arms poke out from under the blanket because I’m typically holding a dog or two, so I need sleeves for them, but nothing else.

After asking for suggestions in my friend Cora’s amazing Facebook Group, The Lingerie Addicts, I found the Newchoice Lightweight Cardigan the perfect solution to my sleeping problem! This cardigan is very lightweight and does a great job of giving me just enough coverage on my arms but not making me overheat. I’ve purchased this in black, burgundy, animal print and purple in size Medium. It comes in a ton of other colors too.

The Newchoice Lightweight Cardigan has made it more comfortable for me to sleep temperature wise, which is why it’s one of my current obsessions. Now if I could only consistently get better deep sleep! I’m averaging around 25 minutes a night right now because of stress.

This little Newchoice Lightweight Cardigan jacket that I use for sleeping will set you back $19.99, so not bad at all. It’s made of 95% viscose and 5% spandex.

Foxblood Luna Razorback Jumpsuit

Foxblood Luna Razorback Jumpsuit

Click Here to Buy the Luna Jumpsuit

As you know, I’m obsessed with indie brands! I love supporting indie businesses whenever I can. I bought the Foxblood Luna Razorback Jumpsuit after seeing my friend Dawn wearing some Foxblood. By the way, if you are looking for a gorgeous gothic goddess to follow, follow my friend Dawn at Stygian Siryn! I am SO GLAD I took a chance on this jumpsuit because it’s so comfortable it’s all I want to wear. It has actual pockets, which means I can fit my Google Pixel 4 phone in them with ease.

Yes, my current obsessions in fashion are filled with pockets. I’m so sick of brands designing clothing without them. I’ve also got the Raven Maxi dress with pockets, the Summer Nights Tie Top jumpsuit with pockets, and one of the Rhiannon flowy tops.

I LOVE the Luna Razorback Jumpsuit because it’s made out of this amazingly soft ponte fabric. I can wear it by itself or with any of my cute belts and it looks great. I had Elvira vibes wearing it the other day with my Elvira Dagger Belt and Gonk Purse. I purchased size Medium because I wanted to make sure I’d have enough coverage for my chest. Zero regrets!

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

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When it comes to music, I feel like I’m an old witch in the woods and never hear about new bands I might love. I don’t listen to traditional radio for the newest hits. There’s no goth music station that I know of, either. When I’m in the car I have Sirius XM and I do listen to a few stations on there, usually electronic music or 90s grunge, but none that introduced me to Billie Eilish.

My bestie Jade told me I’d been sleeping on Billie Eilish and she thought I would love her music. Songs like Bad Guy, You Should See Me in a Crown, Ocean Eyes, My Boy, My Strange Addiction, Wish You Were Gay, All the Good Girls Go to Hell, and the End of the World get stuck in my head constantly. That’s why I’m listing Billie Eilish as one of my current obsessions.

The Neidharts

The Neidharts

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While I haven’t made as many videos for my own YouTube channel, I’ve still been obsessed with YouTube! I love helping my friends Jenni and Nattie grow their YouTube channel. I edit all the videos for their channel and they are hilarious. They are my friends and I miss getting to spend time with them, Mickey & Nick in person because of COVID. Please give them a follow, I promise you’ll enjoy their videos. Jenni and Nattie are absolute sweethearts. I never had a sister growing up and I wish I did! Their relationship is so amazing. Follow Jenni & Nattie on Instagram.

My Origin Laptop

Origin Gaming Laptop

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Every few years I buy a new laptop. My new Origin Laptop is one of my current obsessions. My last laptop was a custom Falcon Northwest laptop. While I loved it, there were a few reasons I didn’t go with Falcon Northwest again this time. First, FNW is on the West Coast. Origin is here in Florida on the East Coast. This means if I have any issues with my laptop, which I made sure to get a 3 year warranty on, it will be faster to get it serviced. Second, Origin was less expensive than Falcon Northwest. Third, Origin makes great laptops and desktops. Dave has built two Origin PCs (one for work, one for gaming), which run beautifully.

Prior to that you may remember that I had a Razer laptop. I would never buy another Razer laptop after my awful experience with their build quality and their customer service. However, I would absolutely recommend Falcon Northwest and Origin.

This time I put together an Origin EON15-X AMD. It has the following specs:

  • Motherboard : EON15-X AMD
  • Processors : AMD Ryzen 9 3900 12-Core 3.1GHz (4.3GHz Max Boost)
  • CPU : Thermal Compound
  • Display Type : FHD 1920 x 1080 15.6″ IPS level 144Hz Matte Display
  • Screen Calibration : Screen Calibration
  • Graphics Cards : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 Max-P [VR Ready]
  • GPU : Thermal Compound
  • Memory : CORSAIR VENGEANCE 32GB 2666MHz (2X16GB)
  • Operating System : MS Windows 10 Professional
  • Hard Drive : 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2
  • Hard Drive : 2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series
  • Audio : Integrated High-Definition Audio
  • Networking : Intel Dual Band Wireless-Wi-Fi 6 AX200 + BT M.2
  • Media Card Reader : Media Card Reader
  • Integrated Camera : Built-in 2.0M FHD Video Camera
  • The ORIGIN Difference : The Best Gaming Experience Guaranteed
  • ORIGIN Maximum Protection Shipping Process : ORIGIN Wooden Crate Armor
  • 24/7 U.S Based Warranty : 3 Year Part Replacement with Free Shipping

This machine is insanely fast for video editing and photography work. I love it. It’s also a beast when it comes to gaming. I’ve yet to find a game it struggles to run.

I love the built-in media card reader that works seamlessly with my Canon 80D camera cards. I do wish this laptop had a few more USB slots though for my accessories though.

I’ll be playing Path of Exile Heist League soon, starting this Friday, with Dave. I’ll be playing World of Warcraft Shadowlands once it launches.

Gothic Wall Art

Gothic Wall Decor Bat Wall Art We Are the Weirdos Mister Wall Art

Adding to my purple wall of art is one of my current obsessions and I love how it’s turning out. 3 of the pieces of art on this wall were gifts from friends. I finally hung up my Jack Skellington masks again, too. I’m pretty sure that I bought that set of wall art masks about 20 years ago, so you might be able to find a set on ebay, but no promises. The other gothic wall art I have is new.

You know that I’m obsessed with bats and I even have a bat tattoo. When I saw that bat canvas wall art I knew it had to come home with me! I bought the 18″ x 18″ size. And yes, I also bought the only canvas poodle they had.

The Writing’s on the Wall Designs made my We Are the Weirdos Mister wooden wall art. I don’t see it in their shop currently but it still may be available for purchase. They have other signs I really like, too.

Baby Bat Beauty Amulet & Marc Jacobs Moment-O!

Purple Dream Makeup

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You already know about my not so secret obsession with Baby Bat Beauty Amulet. It’s my favorite purple eyeshadow. I have a quick eyeshadow tutorial featuring it here. When people say vegan or purple eyeshadows have to suck, it’s obvious they’ve never tried indie brands. Baby Bat Beauty Amulet is a cruelty-free and vegan purple eyeshadow with great pigmentation, duochrome shift, blendability and longevity.

Now, Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-O! may sound like a boring eyeshadow to you, but it has quickly become one of my current obsessions for the perfect transition shade. It’s a smoky lavender greige matte and I’m wearing it above. It works with all the lovely cool tones I prefer to wear. If I had to choose just one transition color to use for the rest of my life, it would be this one. The formula is excellent and easy to blend out, too.

More Musings

Foxblood Luna Razorback Jumpsuit

Now that you’ve heard about my current obsessions, let me share a little more with you. Yes, I’m still celebrating Halloween this year. No, I’m not sure how. Since it’s not safe to have friends over for a party, I might host a Zoom Halloween party where we all dress up and virtually hang out. I might also do a Facebook Live or Watch Party in my PhyrraNyx Facebook group where we watch Halloween movies together. No matter what, I’m going to throw on at least one costume this year and get dressed up. I won’t be passing out Halloween candy this year as I don’t think it will be safe. And I sincerely hope no one will be out trick or treating in my area.

I’m still practicing how to do my own nails. I finally bough this diminutive UV LED Blacklight Light for the part in my nail process where I cure the Apres tip to my nail. It’s awesome because it helps me prevent spillage since I don’t have to contort my hand at weird angles to fit under my light.

And speaking of nails, when I’m doing my nails I look for LONG YouTube videos to queue up. I’m talking videos that are 15+ minutes to an hour long. People I love to watch for longer videos: Slashed BeautyAlexandra AneleArna AlayneGlitter FalloutSmokey GlowAngelica NyqvistJackie AinaPhilip De FrancoBailey B, Alex the Alchemist, and Jamie Paige.

I’ve been grooming Nyx and Amaya for months now. In these photos Amaya still needs her feet and legs neatened up. I’m not a great groomer but I’m able to keep my dogs clean and comfortable in short hair. Because Dave loves how the girls look with mohawks, I’ve been grooming them into a modified Pony cut. Basically the girls get to grow a ‘mane’. Nyx gets to have a little bit of length on her tail fur.  Since Amaya’s tail was horrifically hacked short by her breeder, I have to keep her tail hair super short for sanitary reasons. I really miss my awesome mobile groomer Cindy.

I’m still staying safe at home. I have done a few social distance hangouts with friends with masks on staying 6′ apart outdoors, but not many. Even an introvert like me is missing hugging her friends.

What are your current obsessions? What’s getting you through this strange world we’re currently stuck in?

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Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial https://phyrra.net/favorite-purple-eyeshadow-tutorial.html https://phyrra.net/favorite-purple-eyeshadow-tutorial.html#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2020 19:28:02 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102496 Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial Hey friends, so happy to see you again! Today I wanted to share my Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial with you...

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Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial

Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial

Hey friends, so happy to see you again! Today I wanted to share my Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial with you featuring Baby Bat Beauty Amulet. You know how rare it is for me to be able to pick just 1 thing as a favorite, especially when it comes to purple because I love so many. But I recently realized that Amulet was my favorite because of how it matches my custom gothic bed. Visit my modern romantic gothic bedroom for inspiration, it’s a purple paradise. I ended up using many other favorite purple makeup items for this look including Black Moon Catshark and Ghost, Danessa Myricks Prism FX, Fenty Pro Filt’r Lavender Powder, and purple blushes from Aromaleigh.

Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial Video

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This means you can watch the video with the sound off.

My favorite purple eyeshadow tutorial can be modified to fit all eye shapes but I think it’s especially flattering on hooded eyes like mine. And yes, even people over 40 like me who love makeup can wear duochromes and vivid colors!

Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Look

Below are all of the cruelty-free makeup products I used to create my favorite purple eyeshadow tutorial for you. I’ve included a helpful guide below the cruelty-free beauty products to give you more insight into each item.

Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial Baby Bat Beauty Amulet Eyeshadow Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-O! Eyeshadow Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Purple Duochrome Magic Baby Bat Beauty Amulet Duochrome Eyeshadow

Purple Life Purple Dream Makeup Black Moon Ghost Zenith Lipstick Black Moon Catshark Highlighter Purple Smile Purple Smile
Brows
Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Black Brow Gel (PETA)(k-beauty)
*Urban Decay Browblades in Blackout and Cool Cookie (v)(PETA)

Eyes
Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion (v)(PETA)
Cozzette Beauty C1 Essential Powder (v)(indie)
Nabla Black Cupid’s Arrow – upper waterline (v)(indie)
Marc Jacobs Moment-O! – crease
Glam Goth Beauty Diamond Primer – lid (v)(indie)(BOMB)
Baby Bat Beauty Amulet – lid and lower lid (v)(indie)
Black Moon Black – outer v (v)(indie)(LB)
Urban Decay Raw Energy pencil – lower lid (v)(PETA)
Marc Jacobs Velvet Lash Primer
Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara (PETA)
Colour Pop Honeydude – lower waterline (v)
Black Moon Catshark – under eyebrows (v)(indie)(LB)
Black Moon Abracadabra + Catshark – inner corner (v)(indie)(LB)

Face
Danessa Myricks Prism FX Hydrating Lotion (v)(indie)(BOMB)
Juvia’s Place Shade Stick in Tokyo (v)(indie)(BOMB)
Fenty Pro Filt’r Lavender Powder (BOMB)
Aromaleigh Nyx – contour (v)(indie)
Black Moon Catshark – highlight (v)(indie)(LB)
Aromaleigh Pharmakon – blush (discontinued, try Coventina or Iris) (v)(indie)

Lips
Black Moon Ghost Liquid Lipstick (v)(indie)(LB)
Black Moon Zenith Liquid Lipstick (v)(indie)(LB)

Nails
Holo Taco Purple Slushie(v)(indie)

* means PR sample
v means vegan
indie means independent beauty brand
LB means Leaping Bunny
PETA means PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Cruelty Free Program
BOMB means Black Owned Makeup Brand
k-beauty means South Korean Beauty Inspired

Favorite Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial Thoughts

This easy indie makeup tutorial features some of the best indie makeup brands 2020 including Nabla, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Black Moon Cosmetics, Baby Bat Beauty, Glam Goth Beauty, Danessa Myricks, Juvia’s Place, Cozzette Beauty, Holo Taco and Aromaleigh. A richly pigmented duochrome like Baby Bat Beauty Amulet will be absolutely gorgeous on every skin tone from light to dark.

As I mentioned above, I used tons of favorite purple makeup products to create this look. I’ll have complexion tutorial up soon to show you how I did the rest of my face. I’ve been testing out the Juvia’s Place Shade Stick in Tokyo and really loving it. I love the creamy, easy to blend out formula, as well as the shade match. What do you think of Tokyo?

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Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial https://phyrra.net/melt-cosmetics-raw-honey-duo-blush-tutorial.html https://phyrra.net/melt-cosmetics-raw-honey-duo-blush-tutorial.html#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 18:28:11 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102486 Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial Hey folks, happy Saturday! I wanted to share my Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial with...

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Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial

Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial

Hey folks, happy Saturday! I wanted to share my Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial with you. I love this new blush duo. Raw Honey has two shades. Raw is a mauve bronze. Honey is a pink beige. Together they do a beautiful job of sculpting cheeks. I just had to bust out my Lime Crime Ambrosia Plushie Glow lipstick since it’s a golden mauve glow that I thought would coordinate nicely with Raw Honey.

Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial Video

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Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Makeup Look

Melt Raw Honey Blush Duo Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush Tutorial

If you love this eyeshadow look, watch this Melt She’s in Parties Eyeshadow tutorial!

Eyebrows
Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Black Brow Gel (PETA)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Granite Brow Pen (v)(PETA)

Eyes
Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion (PETA)
Cozzette Beauty Essential Powder in C1 (v)
Lime Crime Ecstasty (Venus 3 Palette)(v)(LB)
Stila Kitten Trifecta Metallica (v)(LB)
Nabla Hazelnut Cupid’s Arrow (v)
Melt Meanstreak, Total Immortal, Skeleton Kiss (She’s in Parties Palette)(LB)
Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara
Kiss Clear Felt Tip Glue Liner Lash Adhesive
Velour Would I Lie Lashes (v)

Face
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer (v)(LB)
Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick in Porcelain (v)(LB)
Melt Raw Honey Royal Blush Duo (v)(LB)
Urban Decay Cheek Tint in Ozone (v)(PETA)

Lips
Melt Lip Pencil in Nudist (LB)
Lime Crime Ambrosia Plushies Glow Liquid Lipstick (discontinued)(v)(LB)

v means vegan
LB means Leaping Bunny
PETA means PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Cruelty-Free Beauty Program.

Makeup Musings

I wanted to apologize for not having a sales round up for Labor Day this year or for a cruelty-free 21 Days of Beauty from Ulta. With me being out of work and a little out of sorts because I was supposed to be in Atlanta, Georgia for Dragon Con right now, I just didn’t have it in me to create either. I will try to mention any great sales I see in the PhyrraNyx Facebook Group this weekend. Thank you all for your love and support over the years, and especially right now during these stressful times. It means so much to me.

My favorite foundation stick, the Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick, is on sale at Sephora today for $25 (normally $36). Milk Makeup is cruelty-free, vegan, and Leaping Bunny certified. I’m not sure how much longer it will be on sale but I wanted to tell you that. I did notice that the Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer and Vegan Milk Cleanser are both on sale today so if you had interest in picking them up, now’s a great time. They’re both great products.

I  had a rude awakening last night when I went to put on my night cream. I’d been using the Derma E Vitamin C Intense Night Cream, which had been working fine for my skin. When I opened my jar last night (remember I abhor jar packaging for anything, and I always wash my hands before touching inside a jar), I saw a weird dark spot that looked like mold. So I tossed my night cream and went to look for a new one. After doing some research, I decided I wanted to try the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask, so I ordered that from Sephora. I also saw that Milk Makeup launched a new product – Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Setting + Refresh Spray, so I ordered that as well.

I debated trying the Tula 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream, but it has slightly less product than the Drunk Elephant one. I did try checking the Ulta sale to see if there were any night creams on sale I might like, but unfortunately they were all from the brand Andalou Naturals, and I’ve hated most of the skin care products I’ve tried from them.

I’m going to again lament that Lime Crime doesn’t offer a full Glow Plushies Soft Liquid Lipsticks. Their Glow Plushies formula is one of my favorite to just apply and wear all day. They are very light, they don’t dry out my lips, and they look so beautiful on. Makes me glad I bought a backup of their holiday trio that I love.

If you like the idea of an all in one cheek sculpting product for very fair skin like mine and you can wear warmer hues, I think you will love the new Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush.  I applied it pretty heavy for this video to make sure you could see the colors, but I love how it looks when applied lighter too. The Melt Cosmetics glowy blush formula is so pretty! And yes, I’m hooked on glowing.

What do you think of Melt Cosmetics Raw Honey Duo Blush?

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Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial https://phyrra.net/melt-shes-in-parties-tutorial.html https://phyrra.net/melt-shes-in-parties-tutorial.html#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:47:34 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102474 Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial Hey friends, I’ve missed you! I’ve got a Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial to share with you, along with...

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Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial

Hey friends, I’ve missed you! I’ve got a Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial to share with you, along with 4 mini-reviews of new makeup products. This wasn’t initially going to be a She’s in Parties palette tutorial, but because of a makeup malfunction, that’s what it turned into. You can absolutely skip using the Stila Kitten Trifecta Metallica in this tutorial if you have hooded eyes like me and just use Melt Skeleton Kiss. The four mini reviews are on the Stila Kitten Trifecta Metallica, Kiss Clear Felt Tip Glue Liner Lash Adhesive, Melt Raw Honey Royal Blush Duo, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Granite Brow Pen.

Melt She’s in Parties Tutorial Video

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What I’m Wearing

Melt Skeleton Kiss Stila Kitten Trifecta Metallica Melt She's In Parties Tutorial Melt Raw Honey Blush Duo Lime Crime Ambrosia Plushie Glow

Eyebrows
Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Black Brow Gel (PETA)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Granite Brow Pen (v)(PETA)

Eyes
Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion (PETA)
Cozzette Beauty Essential Powder in C1 (v)
Lime Crime Ecstasty (Venus 3 Palette)(v)(LB)
Stila Kitten Trifecta Metallica (v)(LB)
Nabla Hazelnut Cupid’s Arrow (v)
Melt Meanstreak, Total Immortal, Skeleton Kiss (She’s in Parties Palette)(LB)
Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara
Kiss Clear Felt Tip Glue Liner Lash Adhesive
Velour Would I Lie Lashes (v)

Face
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer (v)(LB)
Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick in Porcelain (v)(LB)
Melt Raw Honey Royal Blush Duo (LB)
Urban Decay Cheek Tint in Ozone (v)(PETA)

Lips
Melt Lip Pencil in Nudist (LB)
Lime Crime Ambrosia Plushies Glow Liquid Lipstick (discontinued)(v)(LB)

v means vegan
LB means Leaping Bunny
PETA means PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Cruelty-Free Beauty Program.

My favorite foundation stick, the Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick, is on sale at Sephora today for $25 (normally $36). The brand has stated they are working to fix their issues and treatment of employees and models.  Milk Makeup is cruelty-free, vegan, and Leaping Bunny certified.

I’ve got a couple other ideas to try out with the Stila Kitten Trifecta Metallica to see if I can possibly make it work. It’s so pretty. I was just so disappointed in how it creased immediately on me. What did you think?

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Personal Life Update https://phyrra.net/personal-life-update.html https://phyrra.net/personal-life-update.html#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2020 22:42:42 +0000 https://phyrra.net/?p=102469 Personal Life Update Hey friends, I’m back with a new personal life update + video games I’m playing video. It’s been far too long...

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Personal Life Update

Personal Life Update

Hey friends, I’m back with a new personal life update + video games I’m playing video. It’s been far too long since I’ve put a video up on YouTube. I ended up taking a break from YouTube for my mental health. In today’s video I tell you the different things I’ve been doing to stay sane while staying home.

Personal Life Update + Video Games I’m Playing Right Now Video

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Closed Captioning

I always add closed captioning in English to my videos on YouTube. I believe I’ve done it for the past 4 or 5 years. I have several reasons for doing it. First and foremost, I watch almost all tv and movies with captions on because I have trouble discerning voices from background noise, so I wanted to make my videos more accessible for people like me. Second, I do it to be inclusive for people who have hearing loss or are deaf so that they can enjoy the videos too. Third, I do it because I have a lot of friends who like to watch my videos with the sound off and captions on so that they can multitask. Fourth, it’s a very easy thing for me to do because I use Rev.com for captioning or I do the transcribing myself.

Spend Time with Me

If you’re ever wondering how I’m doing, you can spend time with me online in the PhyrraNyx Facebook Group. I’m pretty active in the group and respond to questions and comments there daily. I also update my Instagram Stories daily, so you can see snippets of my life, Nyx and Amaya, and more there.

DIY Nails at Home

I’m still practicing to get better at using Orly Builder in a Bottle with my Apres Natural Short Stiletto Tips on my nails. Once I’ve gotten better, I’ll film a tutorial for you.

Mornings with Gratitude

As I mention in the video, I’m still doing my Miracle Mornings and Gratitude Journaling daily. I’m also still doing affirmations. All of these positive things are helping me stay sane during these uncertain times in my personal life.

Now that you’ve heard from me in my personal life update, how are you doing? Let me know in the comments below!

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