On this episode, we are venting about life in your mid to late 20s. Elizabeth can't keep a plant alive and I get hung up on some High School English.
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Halloween is truly my favorite holiday. I love to dress up, play around with makeup and my newest obsession is creating special effect prosthetics.
A little background on me. Ever since watching the first Lord of the Rings movie and then watching the behind the scenes of it, I started to dream of becoming a professional makeup artist for movies, more so, a special effects makeup artist. It also made me want to become a stunt double too. I just love the thought of being able to truly turn someone into a chameleon. One morning you're a run of the mill human and within a few hours you're an Orc chasing down Frodo and Sam.
I did not pursue the special effects career (nor did I become a stunt double.) Instead I went to college for Event Management because I wanted to have the "full college experience"... going to a school with a football team and what not (Go Knights!) I don't regret my decision as I do have a great job and SO many amazing college memories and friends.
Since graduating college the days of "dressing up" aka wearing the bare minimum for Halloween are now over and the art of special effect makeup has now resurfaced.
I learned how to create liquid latex prosthetics from the very talented Ellinor Rosander & Macs Moser via their YouTube Channel! They have a great tutorial for simple prosthetics that you can make in a large batch so that you do not waste any latex.
To get started you need liquid latex and flour for your ingredients. You will also need a surface to create your prosthetics on. I used parchment cooking paper as I figured the liquid latex, once dry, would come off with ease. You will also need a translucent powder.
So that's it! 4 Simple items:
1) Liquid Latex
2) All Purpose Flour
3) Parchement Paper
4) Translucent Powder
Pour the liquid latex into a bowl. I suggest using a glass bowl as it is easy to clean.
Slowly mix in all purpose flour to make a paste like consistency.
Use a small spatula, spoon, knife... whatever utensil of your choice to scoop out the liquid latex and flour paste onto parchment paper. Begin to configure the paste into wounds in every shape and size. It can be difficult to maneuver at times but with practice you will get more comfortable with it.
Note: After creating the shape of the wounds you desire, leave a layer of latex around all of the edges of the wound. This will help when applying the wound.
Leave over night to dry or use a hair dryer to speed of the process
Dust the dried prosthetics with flour or translucent powder all over. Then find the edge to your prosthetics and slowly begin to peel off of the parchment paper. When peeling make sure to brush the flour or powder under the prosthetic so that nothing sticks together! It turns into quite a mess if the edges stick together. Just imagine you are a paleontologist excavating a dino bone (I also wanted to be a paleontologist when I was growing up.) Be gentle and careful and take your time! Dust it one final time with powder.
Admire your creations! Congrats you have created your special effects prosthetics! When you are ready to apply , use your regular liquid latex, paint it on the area you want to apply the prosthetic and then press on the prosthetic on top. Again it can take some practice to get it down pact.
Be on the look out for an upcoming tutorial on how to decorate your prosthetics once you have attached it.
Summer is almost over and we are very excited for fall. In this episode, we chat about our favorite holidays and I take you through a wild Halloween story.
I am a frequent user of body scrubs & soaking in baths for an obscene amount of time. My entire life I have always felt the most comfortable and at home in some form of body of water. A tub being a small body of water but whatever it works for me! I can now safely say I have found my FAV company to purchase essential bath items from.
Chasin' Unicorns is not just a shop founded by two beautiful Cali babes but it is also a form of an easy breezy, spread the light and love kind of life style. I somehow stumbled onto this company via Instagram and I was immediately hooked without even knowing anything about the brand! I was captivated because the first thing I saw on their gram was a bathbomb in the form of a skull. I was like, THESE PEOPLE GET ME!!!! I dove in.
I started following them immediately via Insta and headed to their store front website. Again... I WAS AMAZED! I don't know about you but I have not seen a bath bomb/essential oil/crystal website like theirs before. It is so aesthetically pleasing (this is huge thing for me) and all of their content just hits home to me. I don't know what it is about skulls but I just gravitate toward them and Chasin' Unicorns has all sorts of skull goodies. On top of their slight skull obsession that matches mine they also have natural, cruelty free essential oils, body scrubs, bath bombs and bath crumbles to just name a few. I repeat natural & cruelty free!!!
So a little info about me...my skin is sooooo terribly dry & my legs are just in a whole different realm of F'd Up. But, I had run out of the last body scrub I was using and I wasn't ecstatic about it. It was just whatever. SO GREAT TIMING FOR ME TO HAVE STUMBLED UPON THIS GEM.
I bought my first round of bath supplies that I was in need of: body scrub, bath crumble and an essential oil.... oh and a unicorn silver necklace from their 925 Sterling Silver Collection, it is of their logo that again I am SLIGHTLY OBSESSED with! I then sat patiently and waited until my order came in.
My box of goodies came in and I could smell AMAZINGNESS through the packaging. Upon opening a wonderful sweet and sultry scent escaped and I dove into unwrapping and smelling everything I had purchased. There was a sweet hand written note included from Sam and Jo. It was the perfect touch. I am such a sucker for hand written notes and aesthetically pleaseing packaging. Also a fun note, all of their scrubs & essential oils are all contained in glass and not plastic. YAY!
So let us dive in to see all the wonderfulness of what came in my order:
Unicorn Tears - Essential Oils
This is a blend of 100% pure & natural Lemongrass, Jasmine & Rose.
When I first took a smell of it my nose was slightly over powered by the scent... but I also think that's because I just about stuck it up my nose on accident, whoops! I was not expecting it to be so powerful, this coming from a gal who use to live by perfumes that are made with an alcohol base. I have now said goodbye to my old perfume ways and I seriously live by this Goddess Blend Essential Oil!
The lemongrass scent hits the nose first with a sweet and strong energizing aura and then the jasmine and rose transition it out with their gentle notes to create a superbly seductive & enticing scent. It's hard for me to describe it really, but I just feel like a powerful, young, independent (sorry Chris) sexy woman who just played a killer game of beach volleyball (though you don't smell like sweaty but there is some kind of note in there that just gives the sense of beachy-ness. No idea why that image comes to mind when I apply it but it does, maybe its my inner self fantasy.)
When I notice myself dragging at work I will roll it on the nape of my neck and up into the hair line as well along my wrists and chest. I immediately notice myself sitting up taller and my focus gets re aligned.
All in all its my fav new scent but I also wanted to try out their Liquid Day Dream Scent so that is next up in my order and I'm sure i'll love that one too so I will just have to rotate them. :) What a problem to have!
So I was a bubble bath kind of gal but then I realized it totally dries out my skin. I tried this Synergy Bath Crumble and was not upset about it. After a long day of work and feeling run down, this crumble seriously breathed a new life into me and an added bonus a little crystal was hidden in crumble!
I had never had a crystal bath before this one and I am now a believer. I have this awful fidgeting problem and I have torn my hands apart because of it before. I just can't keep them still, it's like a nervous tick I have, but it's weird because it causes me to be destructive with my hands. Legit hang nails are my worse enemy. Anyways way too much info but having the crystal in the bath with me was a life & hand saver. I rolled it in my hand and gently messed around with it and it really calmed my soul.
The Synergy Crumble is made with Sage (Aura Smudge), Pink Himalayan Salt, 100% Natural Magnesium Epsom Salt, Organic Coconut Oil, Softening Rose Water, Dried Buddah Leaf Tea, Lemon & Grapefruit Essential Oils, Natural Sodium bicarbonate and a Rough Cut Crystal. AKA it blasts any and all negative energy away from you so you can refocus on all the goodness you have. Deep Breath, exhale, all is well with this lil babe.
Body Butter - In Shower Exfoliating Moisturizer
Lemon Grass Scent
As you can see lemongrass was a huge key scent for my order. Lemongrass uplifts the soul and keeps depression at bay.
As mentioned before I have some pretty F'd Up legs. Dry, scaly, gross... all in all maxi dresses and skirts have become my bff. Someone had told me that my legs look like someone had been putting cigarettes out on them. That's not fun to hear but.... he kind of hit the nail on the head with that one (no, no one has ever comes that close to me with a cigarette before but I have these crazy scars all over my shins. If only I had epic stories to go along with them.) Wow long tangent about my nasty is now over.
So all I really need to say about this body butter moisturizing scrub is...
It is a God send, or whomever and what ever you believe in. Believe in this scrub. It is a 24 hour moisturizer, no joke. The organic sweet almond oil gets into the skin and gives you a nice detox of the pores and hair follicles. I have seen a crazy improvement in my sorry legs since using this scrub in my shower routine. The Organic Pink Himalayan Salt aids in the detoxing of the skin and is the key to scrubbing off the dead skin cells. Lastly, the 100% pure lemongrass essential oil is the icing on the cake. THEN there is organic coconut oil that gives that lasting 24 hour moisturizer. OH LA LA I got out of the shower feeling like a goddess!
Lastly, The Unruley. This from their 925 Sterling Silver Signature Collection.
The overall length of this beauty is 16″.
Seeing this dainty but yet strong and centered piece, it called to me. Then reading the description and intention of the necklace it was an easy "yes I need this in my life right now" kind of purchaser.
The Unruley is for those who dream of stranger worlds. Unicorns are a rarity and it is a great reminder that you, yourself, are a rarity. I wear this necklace just about everyday now. It is the center of my wardrobe and again I have that weird anxious tick so it something that I hold onto a lot at work, kind of like a security blanket!
If you haven't sensed my love for this brand and for these loving ladies then I just haven't done this review right.
Sam & Jo are too kind and have a killer online code that you can use to receive 10% off of your Chasin' Unicorns order (of all regular priced non-bundled items.) Type in "coolgirlcon" when finalizing your order to redeem. Happy shopping & scrubbing!
XOXO - CoolGirlConclusion
In this episode of Wine With Us, we discuss Disney's recent announcement to pull their content from Netflix and their decision to create their own streaming service.
I have a cat, as I am sure everyone is aware. He is absolutely fantastic and he can do no wrong. What I don't like are cat calls.
Why do cat calls need to vanish as quickly as Daniel Powter after his one hit wonder? BECAUSE THEY ARE OBNOXIOUS AND COME OFF TO THOSE WHO ARE BEING HOLLARD AT AS BEING A PIECE OF PROPERTY AND NOT AS AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING.
Ok let me tone it back down. Cat calls are never a way of flattery. Cat calls do not discriminate, you can be hollard at as a male, female, trans, whatever floats your boat, alien. You know.
Who on earth thinks they will pick up someone with some sleazy terminology being thrown around along the sidewalk like trash... or as movies like to depict cat calls coming from cars etc.
Cat calls are just the shallow end to the deep deep pool of rape culture. First it starts by being yelled at by a stranger from just walking by them minding your own business to being followed, stalked, attacked and then blamed because you were wearing something that "eluded" to wanting to have been treated that way. WRONG. My clothes do not determine my consent. Also, flirting is human nature, i get it. But NO MEANS NO. Swallow your pride back away and call it a day.
As I rant on I know some may say... well that escalated quickly. But I rant and I escalate because this is the truth of the matter. Victims are made to feel as if they were in the wrong and that is not ok. We cannot stand idly by while this seems to be the norm of society. Stay constant-vigilant, speak up and fight like hell. It is our human right to feel comfortable in our own skin and for no one to take advantage of that.
There's a lot to unpack after the D23 convention - new rides, new movies, new sections of the parks, new hotels. Find out which one of us chooses the dark side and which one of us is a self proclaimed "do-gooder".
In this episode, the we answer questions from the book "Things Every Woman Should Do Once." I get out of answering several while Elizabeth shares a bit too much.
Hi, I'm Rachel, CoolGirlConclusion, honestly, whatever you want to call me (as long as it is nice.) CoolGirlConclusion is my way of life. I believe in expressing yourself and putting good vibes out into the world. I believe that all creatures on this planet are earthlings and that we are all here to love and do some creating. These posts are the random thoughts & passion points in my life. Welcome to my head and my (non-animal tested & ethically responsible) obsessions.
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