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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Hi! I'm Alyce.
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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  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • I am SO FREAKING PLEASED with this makeup... and I have no justification for why I love Barrel more than Shock... Could be the fun loving character or just that the colors popped more in these photos. Or maybe these clown-like looks are starting to grow on me.... #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
Maybe it is because this is my shortest wig or just the color palette, but I feel like my Shock makeup came across a bit like Beast Boy from Teen Titans... what do you think? #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #teentitans
  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas

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