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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  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Inspire by art by @xsullo
  • Eye see you! I also understand I’m not funny, it’s ok. 😂
This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown
  • This is my level of excitement right now! The love I have gotten for Evie over the past few days have been amazing, thank you all so much! #clown #clownmakeup #clowns #hauntlife #scareactress
  • That’s not a Wiley grin, that’s me clamping my teeth together so I stopped chattering. This spring was BRUTAL in SD, and it was in the 30s when we shot this in an unheated parking garage. #clowningaround #clownmakeup #scareactor #scareactress #hauntlife
  • Evie is probably my favorite full-costume character I’ve created to date. It’s so fun to think a practice look I made for haunt last year will be a fully fledged character come haunt season next year! Also, I NEED these light bars @jibclimmer used in this shoot. If anyone has a few hundred dollars to donate to the cause just let me know. 😉 #clown #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #hauntlife #makeupartist
  • If only @grave_digger_the_clown would learn to share, Evie wouldn’t have to steal his shovel! #justclowningaround #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife photography credit goes to the incredibly talented @jibclimmer
  • Hey guys! It’s been a hell of last few months, but trust me, I’ve been busy! I’d like to introduce my newest character, Evie the Clown! Thanks so much to @jibclimmer for these incredible photos... more to come very shortly. #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife

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