Retrograde Works Art, Custom Repainted Dolls, and

I'm Elly and I focus mainly on custom repainted Monster High and Ever After High dolls. I love working in all kinds of mediums, from digital to traditional. I'm a hopeless toy fiend. I collect, customize, and covet.

cheshiretiffy:

hellohappylisa:

retrogradeworks:

hellohappylisa:

retrogradeworks:

hellohappylisa:

quick, somebody do my laundry for me

Only if you come and do mine.

Ehhhh but then I’d have to get up.

While you’re at it, I could use some lunch.

You want invisible, tasteless soup & sandwiches or invisible, tasteless burgers & salad?

I feel like there is glass and fire in my hips, so I had microwaved Green Giant Backyard Grilled Potatoes that I got at the Sharp Shopper for $1.

Lol, I went for leftover pizza instead.

dollsahoy:

retrogradeworks:

I’ve never had eBay problems quite as bad as the ones I’m dealing with over these fucking clothing listings.  I just want them out of my house, brand new and barely a fraction of what they actually cost.  Two fucking unpaid cases opened today over less than 7$ each, not to mention the string of just idiotic questions and pestering.

What the hell is wrong with people?  Like, ok, you decided you don’t want it, just fucking tell me so I can relist it and be on my way.  Why would you drag it out and get an unpaid item strike?

One lady won an auction last week and didn’t tell me until today that she ‘won’t be paying until the 23rd.’  No, that’s not how it works, eBay’s going to close the unpaid item case long before that.  These people don’t have bad feedback either or even really low feedback.

Why do I get stuck with the stupid?

Yyyyyeeeeaaahhhhh, that’s why I dislike selling on eBay so much—it’s bad enough when selling niche items, but, selling things that ‘normal’ people might like, so it has a broader bidder base…and so many ‘normal’ people are…um…  Yeah.

I know I sound like a dipshit, but I seriously never knew it was this bad and I’ve done a LOT of eBay selling over the years.  Like, I’m just completely blown away.

hellohappylisa:

retrogradeworks:

hellohappylisa:

quick, somebody do my laundry for me

Only if you come and do mine.

Ehhhh but then I’d have to get up.

While you’re at it, I could use some lunch.

lolitaari93:

retrogradeworks:

I’ve never had eBay problems quite as bad as the ones I’m dealing with over these fucking clothing listings. I just want them out of my house, brand new and barely a fraction of what they actually cost. Two fucking unpaid cases opened today over less than 7$ each, not to mention the string of just…

Seriously though this is my life story with eBay! People are always bidding and the never paying, or buying and telling me nvm I don’t want it anymore :/

Ugh, I am so sorry ;_;.  I do not understaaaaand.  One of the people who made a purchase tried the ‘I don’t want it now’ with me and I was like, uh, that’s not how bidding works, if you don’t want it, fine, but unpaid item assistant is on and will file a report automatically.  People can be such shitheads.  I’ve never had this much eBay trouble, not even with dolls.

hellohappylisa:

quick, somebody do my laundry for me

Only if you come and do mine.

cheshiretiffy:

nickeilgenesis:

Hello Loves!!

So as some of you may or may not know, Halloween is by far my favourite holiday. I’m always looking for spooky things to add to my collection. I have managed to get my paws on some delightfully ghoulish makeup palettes by Lunatick Cosmetic Labs. Each palette comes with five colours there’s a FREAKING BAT MIRROR in each one!!! I am in love <3 <3 If you’re digging it as much as I am, then be sure to check them out:

www.lunaticklabs.com


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Review.

Packaging: 9.5/10

I cannot get over how freaking cute and adorable the packaging is. It’s basically everything I could ever hope for and totally nailed that spooky/Halloween feel. It also comes with 5 personal pressers to go onto each colour which is perfect for if you are travelling or just like to keep things tidy. The only thing I wish they had done was label the colours in the palettes because the website is the only place you can find them. I suggest writing the names on yourself with a small sharpie for those of you whom also enjoy knowledge of what’s what in your palettes. But seriously…bat mirror…..need I say more?

Application: 7.5/10

Ok so the biggest downfall was that some of the colours were quite difficult to work with. Although the initial application looked promising, once I began to blend, some of the brighter colours became patchy and almost unbuildable. Not something I want in a product but again, I mostly found this to be true with only the brighter colours.

Pigmentation: 8.5/10

Most of these colours are highly pigmented just on their own. Obviously they are a tad bolder with a base of primer underneath but nonetheless great colour payoff! But again, it was difficult to build up product on those chalkier colours once blended.

Longevity: 8.5/10

I found that a few of the shadows lost their initial intensity throughout the day, lasting only about 6 hours. So I would highly suggest priming your eye with a good base so it lasts a little longer.

Overall: 8.5/10

For the most part I have really enjoyed this product and would definitely recommend it to any Horror fanatics like moi. There are 6 different palettes to choose from all with great colour selection..my personal fav is “Hocus Pocus”.

Now behold the glory of the product:


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Wow. I know some folks that would really like this line.

UM YES PEOPLE LIKE ME I JUST ORDERED SUPERNATURAL

I’ve never had eBay problems quite as bad as the ones I’m dealing with over these fucking clothing listings.  I just want them out of my house, brand new and barely a fraction of what they actually cost.  Two fucking unpaid cases opened today over less than 7$ each, not to mention the string of just idiotic questions and pestering.

What the hell is wrong with people?  Like, ok, you decided you don’t want it, just fucking tell me so I can relist it and be on my way.  Why would you drag it out and get an unpaid item strike?

One lady won an auction last week and didn’t tell me until today that she ‘won’t be paying until the 23rd.’  No, that’s not how it works, eBay’s going to close the unpaid item case long before that.  These people don’t have bad feedback either or even really low feedback.

Why do I get stuck with the stupid?

MY WACOM WILL BE HERE TODAY OH MY GOD

SERIOUSLY THIS TIME PREPARE FOR SKETCHES

Also, Workspace Wednesday Thursday.  I was exhausted after finishing last night, so I saved it for today.

I had all the ribbons, etc, already, so I snagged a little wreath form at the Dollar Tree.  I have a wreath for pretty much every season except Halloween because I usually just do a whole door decoration.  I didn’t want something huge because we hang it from the door knocker to avoid blocking the peep hole.

Look, dollsahoy, I found a use for that weird glow in the dark tarantula :3!

I still wanna make a witch’s broom to prop up on the left hand side and add some ribbon to the kettle.  Maybe one of those skeleton cats that are so popular this year >_>.

LOTS OF KITTIES THIS MORNING.

Angel has taken to alternating between her pumpkin bed and the pumpkin floor mat.  I’m so proud of her *sniff*.

I had an unusually snuggly encounter with the black and orange tabby neighbor kitties this morning!  The orange tabby was SO loving and purry.  He has little freckles on his nose and eyelids, too.

The black kitty came over initially while I was petting orange tabby for some pets, but eventually slinked away to watch from a distance :3.  Our neighbor leaves her front window cracked so they can come and go as they like, but they spend most of their time lounging in the sun on the walkway (or massacring katydids, there are seriously at least 15 dead ones on the path, a lot of times, they leave them on my doormat).

Apparently, every morning when Rich leaves, the orange tabby runs to the railing and begs for pets on his way down the stairs.  This is incredibly adorable to me.  We’re both such giant cat ladies.