Word to the Weird: Alt Beauty, Fashion, News and Articles

5 Alt Holiday Eye Looks You'll Heart to Death

Posted by Marlaena Crowe on

We heart these. To death. Check out these five awesome, sexy, flirty and fun holiday makeup looks with the alt gal (or dude) in mind. 1. WEARABLE LACE LIDS LOOK Yasssssssssss please! We ADORE this super-cool, super-gothic, standout lacy eye makeup. We only wish there were a soundtrack at the very least, but the tutorial is still solid. Warning: this takes a steady hand, so if decals are more your speed (it's ours for sure), go for it.     2. HIGH GLOSS SMOKY EYE Spread a little holiday cheer with a dark side. This traditional smoky eye gets a...

Read more →

Weird for Christmas: Holiday Thoughts for the Counterculture Cool

Posted by Marlaena Crowe on

Image: houstonpress.com Psst. Guess what? After Halloween (can I get a "huzzah?" Love, love, love this holiday) comes Thanksgiving (love that one too, despite a few li'l drawbacks...see below). And then, believe it or not, we're shuffling right along toward Christmas and Hanukkah. And they're all great. Really. I love these, as well as pretty much any other, holiday. Always have. But as I've said, they do come with their drawbacks...for everyone, but in particular, for anyone who walks the alt or counterculture walk day to day.   If you're anywhere off the beaten path and you're planted smack in the middle of an...

Read more →

Why Are We So Scared of CLOWNS?

Posted by Marlaena Crowe on

The psychology of coulrophobia is just plain terrifying. From halloweenalliance.com NOTE: the following is a repost from an original article on halloweenalliance.com. Thanks, guys! We LOVE it! * Psst. Kid. Yeah, you. Over here. Do you want a balloon?  If you shuddered and dove under the covers just reading that ominous little invitation, you may be like a surprising number of people who truly fear clowns. (There’s even a name for it – coulrophobia.)  Just what IS it about something that’s supposed to be so sweet, but instead can appear so sinister? Creepy clowns are a horror staple, leaving us to wonder:...

Read more →

Get Thee to the Club: 5 Evening Lip Looks WE LOVE

Posted by Marlaena Crowe on

Oh, how we love high drama...one body part at a time. And in our opinion, nothing screams "alt and gorgeous" like a highly decorated lip. Dark, dramatic and/or intricate lip makeup really makes the girl (or boy), so check out these 5 totally hot lip looks for your next club night (or maybe just that very, very intimate soiree). Red-and-Black Ombre Can we get an ooh la la? This super-hot look is so easy to do. Simply apply blood red to one side of the lip, black to the other, then with a separate, clean (no makeup residue) brush, feather each...

Read more →

Meet the Warrens: America's Premier Demonologists Speak Out

Posted by Marlaena Crowe on

Before there were Ghost Brothers and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, there were the Warrens. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s first – and most famous – professional Ghost Busters.   The Warrens visited such reportedly haunted locales as the Amityville “Horror” house. Long before there were ghost busters (of any description), The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Regan Macneil and televised paranormal investigation crews by the dozens, there were the Warrens, a deeply spiritual couple who spent their lives investigating homes for paranormal activity. The couple are known today in connection with the blockbuster The Conjuringand The Conjuring 2 and are also connected historically with the allegedly possessed doll, Annabelle....

Read more →