Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lady Gaga Makeup Tutorial with Feather Lashes!

The Sassi Wench as Lady Gaga
I have been filming and editing my new video.  I'm very excited about it - it's my first makeup tutorial ever!  Check out my Lady Gaga look!
Up close - the Lady Gaga eye makeup and Lady Gaga feather lashes. 
Halloween Lady Gaga. I love the look!

Products used for the Lady Gaga Makeup Tutorial:

Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Gold
Stila Brow Set in Dark
MAC Prim and Proper Powder Blush
Stila Cheek Color in Hint
Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette - Rose Quartz
Stila Shadow Pots Eye Mousse - Moon
The Body Shop Colourglide Lip Color 54 Pastel Rose
Boots No7 Line & Define Lip Pencil in 20 Nude
Boots No7 Maximum Volume Mascara 01 Black
Boots No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil 05 Black
Eyelene Costume Lash Kit 
Duo Eyelash Adhesive
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation
Nicole by O.P.I - Light a Candle

Lady Gaga Sunglasses
Platinum Wig

- The Sassi Wench

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Reveal: My First Coach Ring!

Daphne Baguette Band Ring

I've never owned a Coach ring before, so this is a first for me.  Because of the rounded edges, it's actually a very comfortable ring to wear.  

It's surrounded by pink, purple and clear crystals.  So, so pretty!

Some of the crystals are uneven, but otherwise, it's a very pretty ring, and a great price for $78 at!

Daphne Baguette Band Ring
Style #95022
Gold plated with crystals


- Sassi.

Review - Balenciaga Coin Purse with Giant Silver Hardware

My review on the Balenciaga Coin Purse with Giant Silver Hardware in the color Pivoine (Peony/Pink).


Zip coin purse 
• soft vintage crafted lambskin 
• palladium plated metal hardware 
• top zip closure 
• front zip pocket 
• fine textile lining 
• Balenciaga embossed leather tag inside 
• 5.7'' x 4.3'' x 0.8" 
• made in Italy.
$355.00 from Balenciaga
I love it - versatile, functional, pretty!

You can use this to store any number of small items - from money, to makeup or even jewelry.  I could even fit my iPhone in here.
Balenciaga GSH
Balenciaga Palladium Plated Metal Hardware.
Balenciaga Paris - Made in Italy!
Balenciaga Coin Purse in Pivoine - Pretty in Pink! 
- The Sassi Wench

Venetian Masquerade Masks, Drew Barrymore Earrings, and D.L. & Company Candles!

These are my October Favorites!

Venetian Masquerade Masks -
D.L. and Co. Black Dahlia Candles -
Drew Barrymore Covergirl Earrings by Lara Lewis - Hollywood Glam Estate Style Earrings -

I am wearing:
Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette
Benefit High Beam
China Glaze - Watermelon Rind
Lashes - Ardell InvisiBand Glam - Lacies Black

I had a lot of fun with this Halloween Masquerade Mask look.  Masquerade masks are really hot this year, for some reason, but they are really beautifully crafted (the best ones are made in Venice, Italy), and you can just imagine throwing a party where everyone is wearing these gorgeous masks!
Venetian Masks, Venice, Italy
I was in Venice last year, where I took this photo, and I became enthralled with their masks.  There are so many different styles and colors, to suit every taste.  Naturally, because your face is covered, it gives you an aura of mystery.  Just who is the person under that mask?  
These are the earrings Drew Barrymore wore in her Cover Girl Lash Blast Ad.

I first saw these earrings in Drew Barrymore's Cover Girl Lash Blast advertisement.  I fell in love instantly, but I assumed the earrings would be too expensive for me.  Then I found them online and they were only $15!!!  That's completely within my budget, and I ordered them.  They are beautiful and simple.  Everything I wanted, and more!
Sumptuous D.L. and Company Black Dahlia Candles
If you have never heard of DL & Co. Candles before, you have been missing out.  Their candles are unlike any other!  The special blend of soy and waxes keeps them burning for hours.  Not to mention their unconventional designs.  The designs of the candles and their containers run from Gothic to Macabre!  Check them out online.  You'll be amazed.
The Black Dahlia Candles come beautifully packaged.
This is the most exquisite smelling candle - The Black Dahlia.

- The Sassi Wench


We were stunned to see this!  

We saw 13 women and children cramming themselves into an old car while we were on vacation in Egypt.  There were so many people in there that they forgot a little boy.  And of course, another little boy couldn't fit inside the car so he sat on the outside of the car on the trunk!

- Sassi

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This is me, A - Z

A - Animals.  I am a complete animal lover - I don't care whether it's a rat, a cat, a crab, a dolphin or an elephant, I love them all. 

B - Balenciaga. I am mesmerized by their infamous leather Nicolas Ghesquière  Motorcycle bags.  When I see those bags I am simply rendered speechless.

C - Craig.  The love of my life.  My life has never been the same since the day he walked into it, bringing with him all of the love, excitement and drama any girl could ever hope to have.

D - Durban.  I am so happy that I was born in Durban.  I love being a girl from Durbs, that sunny city by the sea.

E - Egypt.  No place that I have travelled to has ever had such a startling and shocking affect on me.  I was in awe and horrified all at the same time.  Talk about culture shock.

F - Family. This goes without saying.  Without my family I am nothing.  And this means blood family and friend family, too.

G - Gadgets.  Particularly by Apple. Because I can't live without them. Yes, that monster company, purveyors of all things innovative, useful and stylish.  I simply wouldn't be able to function in life or get through the day without all of my Apple gadgetry.

H - Halloween. My favorite holiday of all!  Dressing up and spookiness makes me feel like I am a kid again.

I - Islands.  I love island life, and my grandparents were from the island of Mauritius.  I am trying to visit as many islands as I can in the Caribbean because I feel so comfortable there, like I used to live there.  I feel free, there.  Strange.

J - Joy. Something everyone should experience in life, and something I have experienced in abundance.

K - Key West, Florida. Probably my favorite place in the world. I would live there in a heartbeat, except for the fact that they get hurricanes every year, so I won't risk living there.

L - Learn.  Everywhere we go, everything we do is a lesson.  Learn from it, always.  I never want to stop learning. I never want to give up hope.

M - Music.  I can't live without music in my life.  I know the lyrics to thousands of songs dating back from the 1930's through to today.

N - Nail Polish.  Nothing looks prettier than nicely manicured and painted fingernails.

O - Ocean. Water is my favorite element, and I love swimming and snorkeling in the ocean more than anything.  I love exploring coral reefs with colorful fish, and checking out all of the creepy crawlies that scurry along the ocean floor.

P - Photography.  Photography captures the essence of something, a time or place.  I am obsessed with photography and I only wish I had been able to take more photo's when I was young.

Q - Quirky.  Even I find myself peculiar and strange, sometimes.

R - Reading. I am obsessed with reading - the news, books, magazines, interviews, whatever.  I have an extensive library of books in my home.

S - South Africa.  The Country of my birth.  For me, it is now, a far away and distant land, another time, another place, bittersweet.

T - Travel.  My first love.  I'm a natural born explorer.  The one thing I will do until the day I die.

V - Vampires.  They are all the rage now, but I've loved Vampire tales forever.  My favorite Vampire movie is the 1979 Frank Langella flick, Dracula.  And of course, The Vampire Diaries - the now infamous TV show which inspired me to write, direct and produce my first short movie, for which I will forever be thankful.

W - Warped.  That's my sense of humor.  And I can't ever tell a joke.  I don't know why but I always forget half of it or emphasize the wrong part of the joke and it's never ever funny.

X - Xenophile. From the day I was born, I was an unabashed xenophile.

Y - Yearning.  I definitely have moments where I yearn to go back in time in my life.

Z - Zeal.   The way in which I choose to live my life.  The obsessive fervor to do something or accomplish something, anything, is always with me.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What's in My Luggage? What to Pack for Your Vacation in Egypt.

Packing for Vacation!
I always make a check-list for my electronic equipment.
Along with my passport, that's the most important to me.
Lay everything out so that you can do an inventory check.
What I packed for my vacation to Egypt, and an update on what I used and didn't use.

Hat - not a cap or your neck and ears will burn
Bug repellent cream
Bug spray
Hand sanitizer
Tissue Packs
Kensington Travel Adapter
Travel First Aid Kid
Anti-diarrheal Medication



- The Sassi Wench

My Life in America - Follow me to New York City for a Day in My Life

Watch a day in my life in America here:

The Statue of Liberty and The Staten Island Ferry.

Magnolia Bakery cupcakes are the best EVER!
Follow Me to New York City - The Staten Island Ferry, see the Statue of Liberty, American Natural History Museum, Magnolia Bakery and Le Pain Quotidien.

- The Sassi Wench

Miniature Halloween Village

Department 56 Miniature Halloween Display
Halloween in Miniature
Department 56 Jack 'O Lantern Water Tower

Department 56 Black Kittens for Sale

Cackling Witch from Cracker Barrel
Department 56 Skeleton
This is my Department 56 miniature Halloween Village. I used my cat Persia to give you some perspective on the size of the Village. This hobby it a lot of fun, and I add to my collection every year!

Some of the sets featured here are:

Halloween Yard Decorations
Halloween Water Tower
Gothic Gate
Halloween Purple Twinkle Brite Tree
Spooky Spider Trees
Purple Glitter Bare Branch Tree
Harvest Gourds
Lighted Spooky Eyeball Hedge
Hanging Around
Bewitched Street Lights
Skull Lawn Lights
Halloween Creepy Street
Bone Appetite
Halloween Oak Tree

All items shown here were bought by me for my personal use and I am not affiliated with Department 56 in any way.

Halloween Makeup and Decorating!

My Halloween Witch Makeup.
Scary Skeleton. Something hitched a ride with us!
Halloween Carved Pumpkins and Candy.
The Halloween Mummy.
Halloween Tombstones add a nice touch.
These Halloween tombstones are heavy!
I got this Halloween creature at Target.  He groans.
The Grim Reaper warns those who come near
Creepy Halloween Ghoul
A Halloween Cemetery Theme
Place pumpkins along the walkway.
Halloween - The Mummy
A look at quick and easy and inexpensive cemetery theme outdoor Halloween decorating.  Everything cost around $220, and aside from the Mummy which I got on sale for $60 at the annual Halloween store, everything was bought at Target and Party Fair..

All items shown here were bought by me for my personal use.

- The Sassi Wench