Floss Gloss

6 Blue hues you need in your makeup bag...

Written by Pepper. B 

 

 

image.jpg

While sitting in the nail salon today, thinking about what makeup I will be packing for my upcoming trip this week. I noticed someone reaching over me to grab the attention of my manicurist. As my manicurist is polishing my  nails the girl is requesting the the same blue I am polishing holding up a picture. " Do you have a really vibrant blue" I am looking for   "something that is bright but not a pastel."

There after she looks down at my nails omg like that color.

 

I happen to carry my polish to the nail salon almost every trip because I like what I like honestly.  When Im in love with a color I rather the real thing instead of substitution if the salon doesn't have it so I dont take the chances. 

This nail trip I wanted a vibrant blue. I just got one from floss gloss called EL Capitan. I noticed my latest makeup purchases have been different hues of blue. 

 

Here are my blue picks for the season: 

 

Floss Gloss polish El Capitan  

 

http://flossgloss.com/products/el-capitan 8 US 

http://flossgloss.com/products/el-capitan 8 US 

 Amp Heavy metal glitter eyeliner by UD

http://www.urbandecay.com/heavy-metal/390.html 20 us 

http://www.urbandecay.com/heavy-metal/390.html 20 us 

Chanel ILLUSION D'OMBRE LONG WEAR Ocean light 122

image.jpg

 24/7 glide on eyeliner UD Chaos 

www.urbandecay.com 20 us

www.urbandecay.com 20 us

image.jpg

24/7 glide on liner in electric  

www.urbandecay.com 20 us 

www.urbandecay.com 20 us 

Sonic Wind UV neon mascara Dolls Kills  

http://www.dollskill.com/sonic-wind-uv-neon-mascara.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw3fG4BRDsn9GAv7T2zEkSJACNJdjgAuZ3xlxWP5v7d5AqiIY2vzxHu4VNJEGZHTER-kxItxoCUrHw_wcB

http://www.dollskill.com/sonic-wind-uv-neon-mascara.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw3fG4BRDsn9GAv7T2zEkSJACNJdjgAuZ3xlxWP5v7d5AqiIY2vzxHu4VNJEGZHTER-kxItxoCUrHw_wcB

Which nail polish should I be wearing according to my zodiac ?

What nail polish shade matches your zodiac sign? Read Below

We subconsciously decide on accessories and trinkets according to our zodiac and personality, if you don't. Check out my guide on the best polish you should wear in order to compliment your zodiac sign. I am a Leo and at first when i saw my color I didn't agree and one day it just clicked! 

 

 

CAPRICORN:

Vibrant BLUE

Cap! you have the blues! well in your polish that is.. swoon everyone all spring with your vibrant blue.

This color exhibits an inner security and confidence.

 


AQUARIUS:

NEON

Neon! yellow. Aquarius you are a free spirit and don't mind expressing yourself and your polish is here to prove it. 

yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun.


Photo via bombette.com

Photo via bombette.com

 

PISCES:

GREY

50 shades of pisces, Elusive, imaginative Pisces, grey is fitting for you magical mysterious flirtatious personality. Rock out with your calm sensual grey. Being both motionless and emotionless, grey is solid and stable, creating a sense of calm


ARIES:

PURPLE

 

Yes! yes you are the Queen.! This royal polish is going to be a show stopper in any environment. Let's face it Aries you are known to turn head effortlesslyPurple has power. It has a richness and quality to it that demands respect.


TAURUS:

GREEN

Taurus Honey! there is no mystery that money is your motivation. This verdant hue is the signifier of lush abundance.  2016 wear your green polish straight to the bank! Green is endurance, giving us persistence and the strength to cope with adversity.


 

GEMINI:

ORANGE

No need to be timid Gem! you are all fired up and your alter ego is ready to strut in a vibrant hot orange. Mirroring your personality you can be very calm but you have a little wild side and your polish is here to prove it.! Orange radiates warmth and happiness. 


CANCER:

SILVER

This color is very versatile, being shiny, modern and hi-tech on one hand and alluring, sparkling and elegant on the other. Just like you cancer you can be flashy but embody elegance at the same time.


LEO:

BRONZE

Leo you are stylish, witty and strong. This color reveals inventiveness. The L in Leo stands for leader and you lead the trends. Stay true to character 2016 and set the tone! with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom.


VIRGO:

RED

This color is ideal for virgo, The hot blooded at times hot tempered. Virgo strut HOT stuff on date night with your daring red. 

Red is energizing. It awakens the emotions and motivates us to take action.

 

 


LIBRA:

NUDE

Simplicity is the key to excellence and your seductive power of subtlety makes you a Libra!

You are sophisticated yet daring. Time to send the nudes! polish that is! 

down-to-earth color signifying stability, structure and support.


                            Hand Pepper. B 

                            Hand Pepper. B 

SCORPIO:

PINK

Scorpio's are like pomegranate's they have this super hard exterior but in the inside they are super sweet ( pretty sure Im quoting one of my favorite movies) To match this super sweet interior here is a darling pink polish. pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability. Pink is the official color for little girls and represents sugar and spice and everything nice.


SAGITTARIUS:

BLACK

Sag you are a little badass at times. A so is that biker jacket that all of your friends are tired of lol. Lets exchange that jacket for a mysterious, dark BLACK. The color black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery.

 

Wave Pool | Floss Gloss

 

5 stars, This is the BEST teal if you are looking for the perfect Tiffany blue.  Also you can anticipate very rich in pigment. No need for 3 layers of coats. The shiny finish is stunning on all complexions and compliments every skintone. The small bottle packs tons of power and product. This is the time to primp poolside with Wave Pool. 

Beauty, Magic & The Hood Witch

"I feel like I’ve always been a very majestic little creature."

Name: Bri Luna

Los Angeles, CA 

Taurus sun/Taurus Moon

Entrepreneur. Mother. Magic Maker.

What drove you to create The Hood Witch website? My grandmother’s really were my biggest inspiration for the site. One being a mexican curandera (healer) and the other a very spiritual woman from the south, they both really taught me a lot in their own way.  I wanted a place to share practical rituals, art, music, health + wellness.  Also to provide tools such as crystals and herbal smudges for others on their journey who may not have access to reliable stores that offered these items. I  wanted to do this in a modern non-dogmatic approach, both visually and in my writing. I wasn’t interested in having this very serious, stuffy, or self-righteous spiritual website. I wanted something for the modern mystic, we live in a very fast paced world where it’s hard to unplug and unwind. My biggest focus was to share some practices to help empower and also help people discover new (old) methods of healing.  With that, came the idea to create  a members only community for our readers to join and share more in depth conversations about their personal practices and spiritual journey, and off  of major social networking sites like Twitter, or Facebook. It’s been amazing,  we now have over hundreds of members from all over the world, and from so many varying spiritual practices and skill sets, I love  it.  

Where did you grow up? I was born and raised amongst Sunshine, Palm trees, and stars in the magical city of fallen angels. Los Angeles, CA. 

What’s the first crystal you’ve purchased, what age were you and why? hmm, the first crystal I ever purchased was when I was maybe 6 or 7 years old.. It was a tiger’s eye (a stone of protection and courage). I purchased it by myself in the mall at one of those stores that had tons of large crystals, dream catchers,  and they played pan flute music. Natural Wonders was what the store was called, I think. I bought the tiger’s eye because honestly,  I liked the name. 

When did you become more involved with your spirituality? I feel like I’ve always been a very majestic little creature. Magic and mysticism has always fascinated me since as early as I can remember. I was a very energetically sensitive child, so I loved learning about the paranormal, ancient lost civilizations, and occultism.

Who’s your muse? I have so many strong and powerful women that I feel are my spiritual muses. Frida Kahlo, Eartha Kitt, Vali Myers, Goddess Kali, Elvira, Grace Jones.  

Do you meditate if so how often? I consciously try to meditate daily, usually in the early mornings and before bed. It helps me balance and center myself for the day. Meditation for me can also be while i’m doing the most mundane things, like just walking around the city or driving for long distances zoning out and listening to a really great playlist. 

When do you feel most beautiful? I feel the most beautiful when I’m treating my body right, eating healthy meals, and getting plenty of sleep. I love getting my nails and hair done. I’m a taurus so I love luxurious shit. Sleeping in a big bed of fine linens and pillows, facials and regular hot stone massages. Beauty inside and out.

"Always trust your intuition..."

What’s your favorite feature? I love my eyes, because they’re big enough to see through your soul, like an owl. They’re powerful and yet  soft, and my sharp winged black eyeliner really plays them up. I tend to make direct eye contact when I speak,and that sometimes creeps people out,  I’m good at reading people.  

If you were a nail polish color what would you be? A really poppin’ neon or a fierce matte Black.

What are 3 beauty products you can’t live without?

  1. Black Liquid Eyeliner

  2. Anastasia's Brow Kit

  3. Frederic Malle perfume

What are 3 essentials you need for home when changing the mood or energy in your house? Candles (preferably Diptyque), Flowers, and music, I love old records. 

What’s your biggest accomplishment thus far?  My biggest and best life accomplishment has been growing a human, nothing’s really topped that, and I doubt it ever will. but being featured in Vogue is a pretty big deal. 

Describe your personal style:  I love pairing over the top accessories with very casual attire. So like, I can be wearing a pair of filthy vans, with an elegant vintage fur coat and a vintage turquoise Squash blossom necklace that probably cost more than my outfit. I LOVE vintage jewelry, I love big chunky rings. Accessories are my favorite thing, more than clothes anyway.

What are 3 essentials you need when traveling? Money, My iphone,  a bundle of White sage. 

-If you were a tea what flavor would you be and why? I actually really enjoy creating my own tea blends using organic flowers and herbs. I would be  a really fragrant rose tea, I love rose in everything, essential oils, perfumes, tea. It’s so soothing, romantic, and one of the highest vibrational frequencies of  oils you can use on your body. 

Talk a little bit about your collaboration with Floss Gloss? Last spring Floss Gloss & The Hoodwitch decided to join forces. We created a trio of opaque pastels called The Daydream Trio set. The colors were these dreamy unicorn colors. When people think WITCH they think black, vampy red, and other darker colors but that was too predictable, too gimmicky. Working with my girls Aretha + Janine  was really  easy because we honestly just get each other, it felt really natural. Not to mention our visual aesthetics are on the same wave, so it was a lot of fun. We had my good friend Sober (http://www.djsober.com/) design the crystal ball with my signature  stiletto nails for our  logo & packaging and it was all just so perfect the way it came together! 

What’s your favorite book in your online bookshop Bruja Bookshop? Well, our books are constantly changing. We don’t stock multiple copies of the same book because they’re all hand picked vintage/rare esoteric and metaphysical books. At  this very moment, I’d say The Jungian Tarot And Its Archetypal Imagery by  Robert Wang.

What’s the last song on your IPod? The last song I played was “Slow Tapes” by a band called Angel’s Dust. I’ve been really into their EP lately. It’s SO good!

Weekly on your site you select a Goddess of the week what do you do to make yourself feel like a goddess? Drinking red wine in a bathtub scented with essential oils, and being surrounded by lots of candles. 

A message you would like to share: Always trust your intuition. If something feels off, it is.

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."

-Nikola Telsa