Mad Like Alyce

So Called Style: Dinosaur Park

With my budget being tight lately, I’ve been trying to be creative with the projects I’ve been posting, relying on recipes I was already making and projects I had already purchased the supplies for. While digging through my portable hard drive, I stumbled across outfit photos from this week last summer, and even though they are not perfect they are still worth posting!

Bronto-Love

Ever since the Land Before Time, I have been obsessed with the brontosaurs. I was head over heels for Little Foot, and always played Sarah, the triceratops, whenever me and my sibs played dinosaurs. My 5th birthday party was Bronto themed, and I had an inflatable Dino hanging in the corner of my room until I was AT LEAST 10 years old.

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I was obsessed with Sinclair stations, just so I could see the Brontos! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the “bronto crossing” sign on my last trip to Reno.

This was a great example of being uncomfortable taking my own outfit photos, especially in a public place. I was rushing to get as many pictures as possible before someone else came around, and then chickened out and took a good number of them as “selfies”. Still, it was a good effort in trying to break free from my self-conscious mold.

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Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park is this cheesy park on top of one of the tallest hills in Rapid City. There is a steep stone staircase, and at the top, overlooking town, is a collection of massive concrete dinosaurs. On my first trip to Rapid City for a job interview, I was hanging out in a parking lot listening to music to kill 20 minutes before my appointment, and saw a brontosaurus on top of the hill… and had no idea why.

6 weeks later when I moved to Rapid City, I had to track it down. One winding road later, and I found my Bronto… and a many more!

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As much fun as it was to play with and climb over the other dinos (yes, I climbed like a kid on a jungle gym!), my outfit was focused around my Bronto… I had the perfect shirt!

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dino11Modcloth had this amazing shirt, which not only is freaking adorable, but had the best name… “Bro-nto Hug”. EEEEEEEEE! Paired with a 50’s style skirt and denim slides, it was a great outfit for walking around Downtown Rapid afterwards.

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Even if you think it’s a bit childish, I assure you it is worth the visit!

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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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  • 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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