Music Monday: Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love

In honor of seeing and photographing Marilyn Manson tonight at the Limelight Eventplex, I have to post one of his songs for Music Monday. I wish he played this song so bad! It doesn’t look like it’s on his set list and he didn’t play it when I saw him in 2012 either. But I will enjoy Beautiful People, The New Shit, Beautiful People, Sweet Dreams, Personal Jesus, and many others…

Packing For Tour as a Female Photographer

I shared on my Facebook page not too long ago that I’ll be joining up with Flannel Mouth on their tour with Event Horizon for a couple days to document tour life for the band. I’ll be going to the Pekin, IL show to start off with on May 23, then heading up to Chicago after that. Then I’ll hitch a ride home with my boyfriend’s awesome sister, Zoe.

(There was a Sunday date, too, but the location had to cancel it. So this post isn’t really quite as relevant anymore haha. I figured I’d still post it anyways, because it had some good information and cute clothes. So instead of three outfits and some change, I’ll have plenty of time to figure out what I need to wear and bring along. Not nearly as much fun, but much more easy-going!)

Anyways, I’ve been trying to figure out the most practical items to pack for this weekend. Obviously first and foremost will be photographing these three days extensively to really give people a look into Flannel Mouth unlike they’ve seen before. In the van, I want to be comfy, that’s for sure. At the shows, I want to still be comfortable, but still look badass. Nothing too crazy attention drawing since I want to move about and take photos without being a distraction. Packing items that do double duty would be ideal. I also wanted to stick to a neutral color palette so everything goes with everything.

Here’s an example:

Tour Time

Here’s a breakdown on what I plan to bring:

1. Jeggings. Yep, jeans with lots of spandex. They’ll look good and be comfortable moving around a venue or sitting in the van four a few hours. I’ve got a couple different washes that I’ll take a long.

2. Knit Pants. These are basically cotton pants with a lot of stretch also. I have them in black, so I’ll definitely bring those.

3. Tanks. I love using tanks for layering.

4. Beanie. I’m planning on washing my hair the first night before I go to the show, so my hair will be good for that night and the next day. Then the beanie will come in handy for any grossness showing through my roots.

5. Shoes. I’m just going to stick with my ever-handy combat boots and some toms to be safe.

6. Cardigan or Flannel. These will be great if it gets a little chilly. The flannel also looks cool wrapped around your waist.

7. Motorcycle Jacket. If I’m real cold I’ll throw this on, with or without the cardigan.

8. Tees. I can throw them on over a tank for an outfit or just sleep in them.

9. Leggings. Yes, to sleep in. They take up much less room than sweat pants.

Beyond that I’ll have my camera bag and equipment (view all my equipment here), obviously, and some make up and toiletries. Nothing too extravagant, although I’m sure I’ll have time to get decent looking while they sound check and what not. I’ll check back in when I’m back. And be sure to look for all the photos I’ll be posting!

New York Color City Proof 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow Review

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I was sent this product by Influenster in the Blossom Vox Box. I got the color Tribeca Taupe, which is a pretty medium shade of brown. The NYC website says “Want round the clock color that never fades or creases? This chubby, waterproof eye shadow delivers vibrant color for up to 24HR wear! In eleven on trend shades perfect for any look, just twist, glide and go!” This product is only $3, too, which I think is a fair price for an eye shadow stick.

It was the perfect color for my skin color to give me that “not wearing any make up” look. It felt nice going on, too, and was very easy to blend. I liked applying the product a lot.

I was a little skeptical of this product at first, because my eyelids are known to eat eye shadow. It sucks, I have to use a primer or it’s gone. I was expecting this product to start wearing off, but I hoped to be proved wrong. I decided to try it without a primer to see if it truly was long wearing.

Unfortunately, my expectations were met. After about four hours of wearing the shadow, it had started to disappear on my eyelids.

Honestly, I wasn’t surprised but I was crossing my fingers I had found an answer. I tried it out with primer and it still didn’t last as long as my powder eye shadows. I think this is just the way my eyes are shaped and how much of a lid crease I have.

Overall, I’d give it a 4/10. I think it’d work for some people or as under eye shadow just fine.