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Prom Makeup: Navy and Gold Smoky Eyes

By Allison EmmMay 14, 2014
Prom time! You know all that flashy stuff you shoved to the back of your makeup drawer for “a special occasion?” Well, this is the time to get it out. Glitters, bright colors, glitzy shimmers—what better time and place than Prom? The sad thing about these pretty things More  →
Prom Makeup: Navy and Gold Smoky Eyes

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Purple

By Allison EmmMay 1, 2014
Purple! You know, that bright color some of you are afraid of wearing? ‘Tis the color of grapes, Barney, and One-Eyed One-Horned Flying People Eaters, so I understand the intimidation. Luckily, I’m here to show you that purple doesn’t have to be so scary. It’s Spring More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Purple

Geeky Girl Glam: Vanellope Von Schweetz

By Allison EmmApril 24, 2014
I always get excited about drawing inspiration from fictional characters, but today, I’m especially thrilled. Wreck it Ralph is one of my favorite movies EVER, and as you can probably tell from the crazy colors splashed across my face, I didn’t hold back. This is another More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: Vanellope Von Schweetz

Bane Is Now a Cat!

By Allison EmmMarch 31, 2014
Just when you thought Bane couldn’t get any cooler, he becomes a cat. That’s right, he's a chubby feline! It’s not exactly news that cats are conniving little creatures bent on taking over the world. As the all-knowing Nibbler from Futurama once said, “Nothing acts ... More  →
Bane Is Now a Cat!

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

By Allison EmmMarch 28, 2014
Maybe you’re itching to try out that pop of color from the runway, or maybe you just don’t know what to do you with that leftover St. Patrick’s Day makeup. Either way, you’ll be happy to find that each one of these four eyeshadow looks is very beginner friendly. It More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

YA Authors: Before They Were Stars

By Allison EmmMarch 21, 2014
If you’re anything like us, you constantly reaffirm your own value as a human being by reminding yourself of the humble beginnings many of your favorite authors endured before making it big. We’re here to help you with that little daily dose of confidence with a little s More  →
YA Authors: Before They Were Stars

Geeky Girl Glam: X-Men's Mystique

By Allison EmmMarch 6, 2014
n my never-ending quest to bring our favorite costume inspirations into the realm of wearable, I found Mystique to be one of my greatest challenges yet. It’s a good thing the girl can shape shift, because there’s absolutely nothing “everyday” about bright blue skin, More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: X-Men's Mystique

We Love the New Godzilla Trailer!

By Allison EmmFebruary 26, 2014
We all know that the monster disaster movie has been done to death, but that doesn’t mean a classic standby plot can’t be tastefully revisited. The 1998 version would be a prime example of how NOT to do this. This time, our hopes are significantly ... More  →
We Love the New Godzilla Trailer!

Makeup For Valentines Day

By Allison EmmFebruary 13, 2014
I have mixed feelings about V-day. I remember being single and dreading the inevitable onslaught of garish colors and sickly sweet platitudes. AND PINK. So. Much. Pink. Now that I’m no longer single, no matter how much I loathe the “LOVE-TASTIC!” section of Target, I f More  →
Makeup For Valentines Day

DIY Steampunk Clock Pendulum Pendant

By Allison EmmFebruary 12, 2014
Oh, hi there marvelous Mindhutters! Remember when we made these gorgeous Steampunky earrings? Well, I promised I would show you how to make the clock pendulum necklace I wore with them, so here you go! It’s got a little brass, a little silver, a little gear work, and a who More  →
DIY Steampunk Clock Pendulum Pendant
About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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