Fish Biscuits is the little mermaid that no one wanted to make a movie out of. She has a winning personality though.
Life is hard when you’re a deformed mermaid. At least she tries. Swimming isn’t easy when you’ve got legs under the sea.
You know how you get fixated on something? That’s me today. I feel like if I don’t have a cupcake I might just give up on life. That is all. 10 mins in photoshop brought you this gem.
I scored an gift certificate to Sephora over the weekend. So I bought the Lorac Pro palette. I die. Gawd I love makeup. Give me all the make up. If you were a kid in the 90’s there was this AMAZING Toys-R-Us challenge on Nickelodeon where you got 5 minutes to plough through the toy store with a basket getting whatever you wanted. I wish they would do that at Sephora. Honestly I’d probably die of pure joy if I won and I wouldn’t even live to do the challenge. If I did though, I’d do some DAMAGE.
So the scoop is… Lorac Pro in the matte shades on top- with Cream, Taupe and Espresso. I was going for a relatively simple natural colors look so I just used 3 colors, brow-bone, lid and crease. Nothing fancy here. Not shown is the little tube of Lorac’s eye primer that comes with the Palette- of course I used it. The Lorac palette is beautiful, the colors are wonderful and the actual shadows are well pigmented and apply easily. The darker colors are difficult to blend as they are so pigmented, I would recommend blowing on your brush to get rid of some of the shadow and preventing a ton of fallout. I can already tell this is going to be a daily use sort of palette.
First time using Benefit “They’re real Push up Liner” Man, that stuff is interesting. I like it, I could do with the product was a little thinner, and that seems to be a common complaint with all the beauty reviewers. The product tends to ball up if you don’t work fast enough. I recommend starting with the inner corner of your eye first because that part isn’t as forgiving. You don’t want to build that part up thick. I hadn’t practiced with it before so I just sort of went at it and in hindsight would have been a little more careful to get it on straight. However weird it is to put on at first, it does get very close to your lash line with it’s weird base shape, and a pointy wing is very easy to make because of the angled tip. IT’S HARD TO GET OFF! Therefore uh… try not to mess up or you’ll be stuck with janky eyeliner all day. Mascara is just Maybelline Great Lash. I have about a gazillion different mascaras. From YSL Babydoll to Benefits “They’re Real”. I always go back to it because I think it works the best for me and hooorayyyy! it’s cheap.
Too Faced candlelight stuff is great! I feel all aglow. I don’t often use a highlighting powder but this one is subtle and doesn’t look like you’re wearing glitter. I’m not a fan of glitter all up on my mug. It’s very soft and feminine. 10/10 will wear everyday.
Lips are a sample of Bite Beauty Luminous Creme lipstick cream duo in Musk. It’s a sort of natural or nude for me, the other side is called Lychee and it’s a little lighter and pinker.
Face is ONLY Sephora pressed powder in Medium and I used a the Half Baked bronzer by Urban Decay as a sort of contour powder/blush.
Das it, Makeup Monday!
Bad hair days under the seas. Clam shell compact. Some Monday’s just never feel right.
Looking for love in all the wrong places.
Why mermaids? Once I saw a fat mermaid on a guys arm. I liked it. I’ve been drawing chubby mermaids since. It became a thing, now it’s a blog. Actually I’m not even entirely that excited about the concept of mermaids, but it IS an excuse to make me draw and update regularly. Tiiiiime to start a comic I think.
It’s going to be called Poor Fish Biscuits. We’ll see how long it lasts.
I’m all grown I’ll do what I want!
This is loosely based on my oldest niece Alisa.
I truly love to draw and find it’s typical of my drawings that they don’t translate well to paintings- or maybe they would but I sort of like the linework. Linework is never that fun in a painting it seems. I do a lot better when I “paint” with the lasso tool. I think what works about that method is that A. you don’t have lines and B. it forces a person to work with big shapes which is the best way to paint.
Quick quick quick, and weird. I just scribbled through this for a different style. She kind of looks like this girl Laura I know, so that’s awkward. I wonder if she’ll recognize herself.
Anyway, moon jellyfish are a pretty neat sea creature so I featured some. Did you know there is a species of Jellyfish nicknamed the Immortal Jellyfish? It lives in the Mediterranean sea and off the coast of Japan. The reason it is thusly name is that the Turritopsis dohrnii will, in times of crisis, illness or old age, revert back to a polyp (science speak for babeh jellyfish). It is the only know creature on earth that can do this neato hat trick. It can vacillate between adult and baby forever. Unless it gets eaten, there’s no coming back from that.
Here’s more information on the little guy if you’re interested! Sort of makes me wish I remembered the Immortal Jellyfish before I started this, they’re way cooler than Moon Jellies… but they’re also TINY.