Mad Like Alyce

Ear Bug: New Albums

Cut the Cord – Shinedown

While the album is not out yet, Shinedown just released Cut The Cord as a single. Do you ever hear a song on the radio you don’t know but immediately recognize the artist and subsequently loose your mind sitting in your car? This is precisely what happened to me, without a care in the world to the onlookers on either side of me at the gas station. Can’t wait for the full album release!

Halestorm

I admit it, I am head over heels in love with Lzzy Hale. After my love affair with the first two albums, I was initially a bit disappointed in Into The Wild Life. But guys… this is Lzzy Hale…I had to keep giving it more time. I am so glad I did. First track I fell for was Apocalyptic, followed by I Like It Heavy & Jumped the Gun. Amen and Dear Daughter are also great, especially the last 90 seconds of Dear Daughter. The rest are still growing on me!

Muse

I have always loved Muse since Time is Running Out way back in aught’ three. That being said, I have usually loved only a few songs from each album, typically the more upbeat ones like Hysteria, Supermassive Black Hole, you get the picture.

In the case of Drones, the album plays out like a dystopian novel, and I love the whole damn thing! So excited to listen to the full album from start to finish, even though I’m still more drawn to the more positive tracks, like Mercy and Defector.

Walk off the Earth

I found Walk off the Earth when my sister shared Home We’ll Go, since the lyrics reminded her of me.

Don’t let your head hang low
You’ve seen the darkest skies I know
Let your heart run child like horses in the wild
So take my hand and home we’ll go

I still am so proud of my sister and how strong she is. It makes me cry when she says she is strong because I have endured the struggles for her so she didn’t have to. That’s all I want, for my experiences to make it easier for others, especially her. I still love that she see’s me as strong, when she was the one that saw more of what I went through than anyone else. Even when I feel that she is the one being strong for me.

X Ambassadors

During the world cup last year, Beats by Dre had an incredible ad that featured this song, and I have been obsessed ever since. I actually wasn’t as impressed with the new album VHS as I was their first few, specifically Love Songs, Drug Songs. That said, I absolutely LOVE Renegades!

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Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more. 
Super excited that my family is NOT doing gifts this year! We are all just bringing a side dish, dessert, and a board game for some quality family time. What are you doing for Christmas? #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies #grinchmas
  • Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it! 4 o'clock: wallow in self pity. 4:30: stare into the abyss. 5 o'clock: solve world hunger (tell no one). 5:30: jazzercise. 6:30: dinner with me, I can't cancel that again! 7 o'clock: wrestle with my self loathing. I'm booked! Course if I bump the loathing to 9 I can still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear! #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies
  • "I'm gunna throw up... and then I'm going to DIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!"
Probably my favorite line in the entire movie, so much so that it has stuck with me for years. This is often how my anxiety feels like, and I think of this line from the Grinch often when I'm struggling, even at the height of summer! So, the Grinch is a bit near and dear to my heart, and no one will ever take Jim Carrey's place in my heart, even if if it does grow three sizes. #grinch #thegrinchthatstolechristmas #christmas #grinchmakeup
  • I’ve never actually smoked a day in my life. #frosty #frostythesnowman #glamfrosty #winter #wintermakeup
  • One of the reasons I liked this makeup so much was the incredibly simple nose. I’ve tried some looks in the past and I don’t know if it was the white face, orange nose, or just my lack of makeup experience, but I hated them. Instead of trying to literally draw a carrot, this is just a nod in that direction. Also, I’m not one for glitter but I really dig these eyes! Good thing I like them, because I still have glitter on my face. #glitter #frosty #wintermakeup
  • Sticking with my winter theme, it’s Frosty! Ok, this one is a great example of why I love the internet. I saw an AMAZING frosty photo on an Instagram feature account and took a screenshot because I was dying to recreate it. Normally I make sure I have the artists handle in the screenshot so I can tag them if I ever do try it, but somehow missed it this time. To find her, I took to YouTube to find @victorialyn ’s tutorial, and I’m completely blown away with not only the makeup, but the production quality of her videos. I know how much time and effort something like that takes and they are so much fun to watch, even if you don’t plan on doing the makeup in the tutorial. I love finding new artists to follow and be inspired by! #frosty #frostythesnowman #winter
  • The last look at my Frostbite! What other injury makeups could be considered "Holiday"? or at least timely for winter? Or should I do something more glam next? I have half a mind to save more gory winter looks for January when i'm no longer feeling the warm and fuzzies when it snows! #winter #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #sfx #sfxmua
  • "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
Im really pleased with how this turned out! I know it's no super glamorous but creating actual injuries and skin conditions is a great challenge. I'll spare you the reference material, but it was fun trying to re-create the blistering, as gross as that sounds. Stay warm my friends! #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #winterwonderland #sfxmakeup #sfxmua
  • "Baby it's cold outside."
This look inspired by a 3 hour drive in a blizzard last weekend. It actually wasn't too bad, mostly just excruciatingly slow, but living in SD, I know how dangerous it can be going off the road in bad conditions. #frostbite #SFX #sfxmakeup #brrrrrr #sfxwound

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