Get Ready With Me! Evil Dead: The Musical

Y’all, I LOVED being part of this show. I have at least two more Evil Dead videos coming too! But first, here’s a Get Ready With Me video. I filmed this backstage before our last performance and I had a blast. Leave a comment if you have any questions! (Please, y’all…ask some questions. I want to make some new friends!!)

(also you can read some more about my experience in the show here)

Makeup Products Used:

Benefit the Porefessional Primer

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer

Benefit Benetint

Maybelline Fit Me! Powder

TheBalm blush in Palm Springs

Benefit High Beam

TheBalm Mary Lou-manizer highlighter

Elf Matte setting spray

Nyx Tres Jolie Gel Pencil eyeliner in black

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded

Urban Decay Naked Palette (Sidecar on the lid, Naked and Buck in the crease, Darkhorse in the outer corner)

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Naked 2 in the crease, Foxy on the browbone)

L’oreal Infallible shadow in Iced Latte (inner corner)

Ciate London Fierce Flicks black liquid liner

Benefit Bad Gal mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retroglam mascara

Tarte Light Camera Splashes! mascara

Colourpop liquid lipstick in Bumble

Look of the Day: I’m Gonna Wreck It!

I am seriously in love with this shirt. I searched all over Disney World when I was there in March for a Wreck It Ralph shirt, with no success. So where do I find it? Walmart. For five dollars. I BOUGHT IT THEN AND THERE.

I typically wouldn’t wear jeans and a graphic tee to work, but I’m just in outservice now and cleaning my classroom, so I don’t gotta be fancy or nothin’.

Hair and Makeup: Katie’s Everyday Routine from A Beautiful Mess

Have you ever seen Katie on A Beautiful Mess or on her blog, Skunkboy Creatures? She is perfect. Absolutely flawless. Her life is perfect and beautiful and her husband is gorgeous and her daughters are beautiful and she dresses wonderfully and her house is filled with perfectly curated vintage finds and her hair. HER HAIR. Her hair is the most glorious shade of red imaginable.

Excuse me while I go eat jellybeans in the corner.

Anyways. I don’t look nearly as ethereally lovely (the Walmart Wreck It Ralph tee kind of negates any attempt at looking perfectly hipster twee), but I think it’s a sweet, simple look. I’ll probably try it again…if I can convince my hair to stop being so fluffy. That’s the only way I can describe my hair. It’s fluffy.

Also, I bet five bucks my hair ends up in a ponytail before the end of the day.

#1: Wash it, spritz on detangler (I use Dove), and let it air dry. I don’t think I even own a hair dryer…

#2: Spritz with Tresseme heat protectant, attempt to curl, and despair over hair’s stubborn fluffiness.

#3: Comb through gently, add Moroccan oil, shrug at your reflection, and stick a hair tie in your pocket.

Tee: Walmart
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Skechers

Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch in Ivory
Physician’s Formula powder in Peach Nude
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox sample)

L’oreal Infallible shadow in Bronzed Taupe (brows)
L’oreal Infallible shadow in Iced Latte
Maybelline Master Duo liquid liner in Blackest Black
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

Fresh Sugar balm in Rose (Sephora sample)

: Bath and Body Works Hawaii Coconut

Nail Polish: OPI I Juggle…Men (from the Femme du Cirque collection)

theBalm Put a Lid On It Eye Primer

Confession time: I pretty much never use a primer for my eyeshadow. I don’t really have a problem with creasing or my shadows wearing off, so I’ve never purposefully purchased a primer. I usually just put on a layer of a Maybelline Color Tattoo and call it a day. But for special occasions, I’ll probably need a primer, and from the time I tested it, this one works pretty well!

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Outfit of the Day: Grown Up Sass (Kind of)

Man, am I making some bedroom eyes at the camera in the first picture. SEXAY, AMIRITE?

JK. I’m wearing shoes from the children’s department of Target.

Also, note to self: don’t wear a white cardigan when working with kindergarteners. I went home splotched with Blue Pop ice cream.

Dress: Blueberry Lemonade dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Target children’s department
Cardigan: Old Navy (thrifted)
Leggings: Forever 21

Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox)

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Urban Decay Maui Wowie
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Rimmel ScandalEyes liner in sparkle black
Smashbox eyeliner in sable
ModelCo mascara (Birchbox sample)
Urban Decay mascara (Ulta sample)

Maybelline Babylips in Cherry Me
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

: Miss Dior Cherie

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Teen Girl Squad!

Ostensibly I purchased this dress because it’s school colors and it gives me something classier than a tee shirt to wear on spirit days. But really I purchased it because of the name.


Dress: Team Girl Squad Dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Keds (thrifted)
Leggings: Forever 21

Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox)

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Ben Nye liner in brown
Maybelline gel liner in brown
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara
Urban Decay mascara (Ulta sample)

Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm (Birchbox)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach

: Bath and Body Works Beautiful Day

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Pocket Full of Sunshine

I tried smiling better. I think I look like Lumpy Space Princess.


I’ve reached that point where i hate every single item in my wardrobe. Do you ever get that, or is that just me? I’m just so bored with my clothes. Plus I haven’t gone running in ages so I’ve gotten all squishy and lumpy.

Again, Lumpy Space Princess.

Today is the first day of the year that I’ve broken out my favorite pair of sandals! It’s been in the 70s and 80s all week, so I figured it was time. Aren’t they cute?

(They also fasten with velcro. And are size 4 1/2 in childrens. And are from the iCarly line at Payless. #YOLO and whatnot.)

Also, every time I curl my hair I look like I’m going onstage in The Music Man. I have these Victorian little girl sausage ringlets. So then I brush it out and I look like a mess.

Someone please teach me all these things.

Top: Forever 21
Dress: Target
Sandals: Payless
Barrette: I’ve had it for so long that I have no clue

Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox sample)
Wet ‘n’ Wild Idol Eyes in Pixi

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
Physician’s Formula Classic Nude palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Sparkle Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Almay Blue Eyes shadow (brows)
Maybelline One by One mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume: Vera Wang Glam Princess

Nail Polish: Disney Villains Varnish in Queen of Hearts

Outfit of the Day: I Look Like a Student

Outfit of the Day 8/9/12: Oops, I Look Like a Student

I keep trying to dress like a grown up and FAILING MISERABLY. I felt so mature when I got to work, and one of my students said “aw, Mrs. T, you look like a Catholic schoolgirl!” SEE? EPIC FAILURE.


But I really like this outfit, so oh well. Besides, between my diminutive stature and my round hamster cheeks, I will perpetually look like a fifteen-year-old. I might as well just give up trying to look older and just try to look nice.


These boots are probably my favorite things I’ve found on eBay- brand new Blowfish Aerins, in my size, for only $9.90 and free shipping. NO REGRETS, JUST AWESOME BOOTS. They’re my first pair of Blowfishes, and I adore them. I might be a lifelong convert.


I wore this to teach the last day of my introductory crash course in theatre history- musical theatre! I opened with an activity where they had to decide by the written one-sentence synopsis if it was a musical or not. They were all musicals! Their reaction to The Producers was especially hilarious. “There’s a musical about Hitler?!”


Yes, my children. Yes, indeed.

I also used the Staniac lip and cheek stain from my July Birchbox. Blush always makes me uneasy- 22 years in theater has conditioned me to apply way too much. I think this worked, though! I had just enough of a rosy flush, and it was pretty easy to apply, albeit a little messy. Any more, though, and I would have looked like an escapee china doll.

Also, I really wish I had been told to fix my cardigan. I have a bad case of awkward boob.


Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Cardigan: American Eagle
Boots: Blowfish, thrifted
Necklace: Gift


Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Last Friday Night
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Super G

July Birchbox: The Senses

I was SO EXCITED to get my first Birchbox ahead of schedule! Like literally, squealing and flapping my hands. It was insane.

And when I finally sat down to open it, it was like Christmas! The box was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but it was awesome nonetheless.

Larabar Uberbar in Nut Roll ($9 for a box of 5)

I made myself start eating Larabars when I wanted to start eating healthier- I’m not a huge nut fan. I gradually came around to them and buy them pretty regularly. I didn’t know about the Uberbars, and I’ll probably try the other flavors. Bananas Foster sounds pretty good!

theBalm Cosmetics Staniac in Beauty Queen ($17, full size)

I’ve wanted to try a cheek stain for a while, so I was really excited about this one- probably my favorite item in the box! It works really well and blends right into my normal makeup routine. I haven’t tried it for lips yet, so I’ll have to give that a shot.

dirt. Luxe Salt Scrub in Lemon Leaf ($45, full size)

Oh lordy. This ties with the cheek stain was my favorite item. It smells absolutely amazing! I kept opening it up just to smell at it. It’s a very small amount, so I’m saving it for a nice pampering spa day, but it’s awesome.

Harvey Prince Eau Flirt ($98 for 100 mL)

This is a super fun scent! It says it has a base of lavender and pumpkin, with notes of fresh citrus and jasmine. But do you know what? I have no clue what that means. I just know if something smells pretty. And this is pretty! It does have a strong scent of lavender, but it has a warm, almost earthy tone. I like it, but for $98 for 100 mL, that is just way too much. I’ll stick to my $10 Harajuku bottles from Ross.

Ada Cosmetics Bronzer ($12.45, full size)

I’m not too much of a bronzer person- too many cringe-inducing memories of looking like an Oompa Loompa as a high school sophomore. This is a really nice one, though- it’s more of a slight warm gold shimmer than a Snooki orange. I probably won’t buy the full size, but it’s nice to have in my makeup box for casual summery days.

Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds

So cute! They match my iPod, which is good because I need things to match like that, and I can always use another pair. I keep a pair in my school bag and a pair in my workout bag, plus there’s usually another pair or so floating around the house. And at least now I’ll always know which pair is mine.


I thought it was pretty good for my first box! I’m looking forward to the next one- I already got an email saying it shipped. Yay! Part of me wants to snoop on other blogs to see what they’re getting for the August box…