January 29, 2015

Monster High Gloom n Bloom Venus McFlytrap Unboxing

I've uploaded another video to youtube today-- the unboxing of my Gloom n Bloom Venus McFlytrap doll! This is my first time doing an unboxing video but I hope to do more. I just got 3 Twyla dolls I'd ordered, including Haunted: Going Ghostly Twyla! Twyla and Venus are my favorite characters. I also really want a Vandala Doubloons doll because she's hands down the prettiest doll I've ever seen. But I digress, anyway, here's the video, plus some bonus post-box photos!

Venus is so pretty! I love this garden party dress. Gloom n Bloom is a fantastic line.

My two Venus McFlytraps! Ghoul Spirit and Gloom n Bloom. In the back you can also see my Frights Camera Action Honey Swamp and Ghoul Spirit Frankie Stein. And Dollar Store Monster High Valentines to send to my ghoul friends and mansters next month!

 Here's a detail of her face and top. You can also see her black vine collar detail. Venus' makeup is always on point.

January 27, 2015

Twyla Illustration

 It's time for another installment of #harpermade, where I show you a thing that I made! Today I'm showing you guys a completed illustration I did of my favorite Monster High character, Twyla! I like her because she just really has her priorities straight and she has really cool vintage style. She's the daughter of the Boogeyman and she and her father go around capturing nightmares so kids only have good dreams! I also love her voice in the animation.

I used pencil, watercolors, micron pens, and a silver metallic pen. I had a hard time figuring out what to have her wear, but she likes wearing toned down funky cuts, bows, and peter pan collars, which I tried to incorporate.

Thanks for checking out today's harpermade with Monster High's Twyla!

January 26, 2015

I Started a Youtube Channel!

People have been telling me to start a youtube channel forever but today is finally the day I make the plunge.

Like any American, I've been watching youtube videos for years, but I've been largely put off actively participating in youtube due to the general awfulness associated with the comments section. Many commenters are awesome and hopefully I get tons of those, but I also know that youtube is a cesspool of gross people (many of which I assume are 10 year olds looking to feel powerful, and possibly actual troglodytes) who like to comment and say gross, offensive things. I'm hoping to avoid those. Either way, I think I've matured to a point where I can handle myself when it comes to dumb comments-- I don't think 17 year old me would've been able to handle it, so I'm glad I've waited.

So here it is, the harperhoney youtube channel! This channel's gonna have different kinds of content from vlogs, to unboxings, hauls, and reviews. Maybe even tutorials on how to do stuff. That's where I hope to get-- I'm still not super comfortable when there's no one behind the camera, but I can work on that.

I'm kicking things off with a 10 Facts About Me video!

Like, comment, subscribe, whatever!

PS - Due to a school project, next week I will be uploading a likely very embarrassing video explaining why I am an excellent job candidate. True to form, it will likely be a shameless musical number. So, subscribe, kids!

January 25, 2015

Weekend Links 01.25.2015

Hey kids! Sorry this weekend's weekend links are a late! My sister was in town, some interviews came up, and school started-- all in the last few days! (We start school on Wednesdays every semester-- weird, but it gives the weekend move-ins a chance to settle in before school starts again.) Anyway, I've been super duper productive all week. I started school, got started on some new projects, and did a lot of snail mailing! Speaking of, you guys should totally join the snail mail swap I'm running. You get to make a new friend, send a package, and get a package in the mail? And honestly, who doesn't love that? Sign ups are closing at the end of the month, so get on it! You get to know a new friend over email through the month of February, and send them a package in March-- it's super fun :) Anyway, here are your links!

Speaking of snail mail swaps, check out Veronica Varlow's International Valentine Exchange!

Girls have been lied to about friendships-- and it makes girlhood harder than it needs to be. Here are 5 Things We Need To Teach Our Girls About Friendship.

The new eating disorder you might not have heard about: orthorexia, becoming obsessed with eating "pure" healthy foods, often to the point of malnourishment, social isolation, and ridiculous levels of stress.

Poem of the week: "Say No" - Megan Falley and Olivia Gatwood.

What one man learned from wearing make-up for a week. I loved reading this piece a lot-- it's like a diary of a week where he wore increasing amounts of makeup each day.

Check out this Job Hunting Checklist for finding your next big thing!

I am selling some of my clothes on poshmark for really cheap.

Which issues Hollywood chooses to speak on or remain silent about speaks volumes. And recently, it's not been pretty.

12 Women on How To Ask for More Money at Work. Love this piece, especially since the female perspective is unique and so, so valuable.

Studies show that reading Harry Potter makes you a better person!

Song for the weekend. TW: video includes stalking and murder.

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