Sunday, December 1, 2013

Goth in a Box

Hey my darling readers, sorry for the period of inactivity; university was getting very stressful with exams and assignments, but thankfully now that is all past. Thanks to everyone who wished me well! I've been on my summer break for about two weeks now, and so far things have been good, although the weather has been heating up more than I would like...

I am excited for this summer in regards to this blog, as I have lots of interesting content coming up, so stay tuned for that!

If you can remember in an older post by The Green Fairy, she mentioned having won a subscription to a beauty box. We were all pretty much unanimously wishing that there was a similar beauty box that was more suitable to darker or alternative tastes. And that got me thinking, I wonder what items I would include if I had my own Gothinabox beauty box, in a jokingly serious way; legitimately these would all be my real choices. I also don't want this to be a Just-Add-Water Insta-Goth set, but rather key items that many Goths would use regularly and consider them favourites. Of course, I'm going to have to carefully skip over the logistics of a beauty subscription box, as that is not my area of expertise, and just focus on the 'what if'...

  • SPF 500+ to block out any of the disastrous and icky rays of the Yellow Hurty Thing.
  • Mattifying pressed powder. Because dewy, glowing, healthy 'I just spent the day at the beach' skin is not desirable.
  • Liquid eyeliner in black. With a felt tip to achieve a wickedly razor sharp point.
  • Blood red lip stain. To create a freshly bitten look....
  • Wine coloured lip liner. To sharpen one's Cupid's Bow to a Siouxsie-approved right angle.
  • Matte black eyeshadow. For smoking one's eyes and chiselling one's jaw to taut perfection.
  • Extra-Strong hold Hairspray. When Regular-Strength hairspray just won't do.
Hope you enjoyed! Please leave a comment below with what you would put in your own Goth Beauty Box.

xxx Lilly


  1. Black nail polish (because duh) that can have red or blue shimmer for interest, and different kinds of concealer because under eye shadows are particularly obvious on those with ghostly skin.

    1. Oooh yes, of course black nail polish. I don't think I've lived a day without a bottle since I was 12...

  2. I am hopeless at doing makeup. I am thinking of getting some brown stuff to try and do that 20s ish dark eye, because when I do it with black it just turns out a huge mess!

    I have been wearing red nailpolish recently, and it tends to make my bird attack my fingers! Ha ha. I really liked it though. I think red and a good matte black are always nice.

    Blood red lips are always lovely! I am still looking for that perfect blood red lipstick!

    1. Decent black eye shadow is so difficult to find. I generally have a base of gel liner and then set it with black powder.
      Oh, and birds attacking fingers??? Hitchcock would be proud!

    2. I told Isambard what you said. He nodded and said 'yes'

  3. I would totally sign up for a subscription to this type of box, lol!