Mad Like Alyce

Friday Replay: Skull Candy Edition

I’m a huge music fan. Its something that can ground me when my mind gets dark and twisty, and it helps me mentally gird myself against the pain when things get rough. I’m also kinda cheap when it comes to already owning things that work, so it may come as a surprise that I have never owned a really good pair of headphones. It honestly wasn’t even a purchase I had considered before.

Just this week, I decided to up my music game with a new pair of headphones, and was originally going to stick to the $50-$60 range. I hit up a few different places that had headphone demos, and after debating over a pair of JBL headphones, I ended up going home with a pair of Skull Candy Hesh 3 headphones. Best. Purchase. Ever.

I am a frequent sufferer of buyers remorse. My bank account is plagued with impulse purchases, and I often regret purchases and return them almost immediately. I do research larger purchases so I did feel pretty confident going into my headphones search. The Hesh 3 was actually $130 in the end, so I more than doubled my original budget, but from the moment I put them on, I had absolutely not one shred of regret. The Hesh 2 was actually also really good sound and come in at $60ish, however, they have circular ear-pads (what do you actually call them?) and they started to bother my ears just during the brief time I was listening in the stores. The Hesh 3 comes with an upgrade in battery life, driver power, and extra comfort with the oval shaped ear-pads.

Here are some of the songs that have been on frequent rotation during my first 48 hours with my new Skull Candy headphones.

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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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  • She’s too cute to be a scary clown, unlike her counterparts. The green stripes are in reference to Cringe’s twin, Sinister the Clown. The masks are the same, but slightly different pain, I might have to give Sinister some love as well. #hauntlife #clown #clownmakeup #sfxmua
  • Another makeup I did before haunt started that I wanted to get up@yet this year. I was trying to force myself to do makeup outside of my haunt duties, so i went for recreating one our our actual clowns, Cringe! I believe his actual mask was done by Shattered FX. #clown #clownmakeup #sfxmua
  • You can almost ignore the lip placement on this one. What look should I do next? Ive been in a dark place for the last two months, and while I’m feeling like myself again enough to want to do something, I’m also thinking it won’t necessarily be a “bright” or cheery look. Maybe I’ll surprise myself. #grinch #grinchmas #grinchmakeup #sfxmua
  • You guys are so wonderful! I’ve gotten great feedback from friends, and I’m starting to see past what bothered me before. I need to start loving myself a bit more, and stop letting my self doubt from getting in my way. #grinchmas #grinchmakeup #sfxmua
  • Ever create something that didn’t live up to your expectations, so you didn’t share it? When I did my Grinch last year, I wanted to take inspiration from one of my favorite horror artists, @mrrevenge, and modify that grin onto what I already had. It was 2am when I started making my evil version, so i took a shortcut by trying to save most of my cheek wrinkles, and it caused the mouth placement to be off. Looking back now, I still wish I had done the mouth differently, but I can always try it again. #progressnotperfection #nofilter #sfxmua #grinch
  • Finishing up the Shego 3pack in the hopes I will do something new here in the next week. I’ve been utterly exhausted since haunt... I have too much of my introvert self up in the past 5 months and it’s taken everything I had. The last month has been good recovery. I’m working on setting new goals and starting to feel excited about makeup related things again. Take care of yourselves  introverts. #selfcare #introvert #hauntlife
  • “I got an early parole, only here to say hi.” Can’t stop Shego feom@coming back atcha! Ok, serious question, who wants to see a glam Dr. Drakken? #kimpossible #shego #halloween
  • Got to work with my sister on a test makeup for her Halloween costume and we both did Shego makeup together! I know she has black hair, but my only black wig just wasn’t working. She did fantastic for her first time! #shego #kimpossible #sistermakeup
  • When you are so busy with #hauntlife you forget you have Instagram. I’m pulling together a video shoot for our haunt trailer video and an #sfxmakeup internship for aspiring artists. I sleep too, sometimes.

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