Diary Entry 5

November 01, 2019

It's been quite a minute since I've sat down to write a diary post! It's been a minute since I sat down to write any post honestly. I got really sick in October and was coughing my head off. I was pretty gross so I'll spare you the details. But thanks to that virus/infection I haven't felt like doing anything or going anywhere for like 4 weeks. 

The MEGA Love for Autumn Tag

September 08, 2019

It's no secret that I love Autumn. It's without a doubt my favourite time of the year! Today I wanted to do Autumnal Themed post but I couldn't find a new one that I haven't done in the past 4 years so I decided to make one MEGA fall tag. Some new questions and revisiting some old ones from past tags. I have 60 questions and I have broken theme up into different categories, Fall Fun Questions, Fall Favourites and Autumnal This or That. 

Cinnamon Crumble Muffins Recipe | Gluten-Free + Easily Made Vegan!

September 05, 2019

It's finally Fall and I don't know about you all but two things that get me in the Autumnal mood is baking and cinnamon! So today I wanted to share one of my favourite recipes, Cinnamon Crumble Muffins! I just love the cinnamon brown sugar topping I make for these!

11 Cruelty-Free Lipsticks for Fall | My Favorite Berries, Reds and Nudes (And some Blues for fun)

September 02, 2019

I did an Autumn lips post in 2017 and now I think it's due for some serious updating. Not only have I gotten a lot of new lippies since then but I've also gone Cruelty-free this year. So all my beauty suggestions from here on out are CF. That post has a lot non-CF so it's absolutely due for updating.

75 Autumn Blog Post Ideas (with Halloween + Thanksgiving)

August 30, 2019

I'm so excited for this fall season in case you couldn't tell by the content I've been uploading this last week. I wanted to keep the fall vibes going and share some of the blog post ideas that I've been obsessively writing down this past two weeks. We all know how much I love a blog post ideas post.

Autumn Bucket List 2019

August 27, 2019

As far as I'm concerned it is already fall. So it's time for me to get started on my fall bucket list for this year. I love having seasonal bucket lists. I said this in 2017 but they really do help me enjoy the season to the fullest. And since Autumn is my favourite season I make one every year. So let's kick off Autumn 2019, shall we?

A-Z of Autumn (+ a sprinkle of Halloween)

August 24, 2019

I'm 1000% over summer so we're starting the Autumn posts here. It's Fall and geek-themed posts from here until mid-November. I'm writing this while drinking a pumpkin pie spice latte that I made and I'm about to turn on some Halloween movies or YouTube videos. I've been listing to my Halloween playlist off and on for the last 2 weeks. Summer is over. Thank you.

Meet Luna

August 21, 2019

July was very exciting for us. If you don't follow me on socials, I adopted another kitty! Salem now has a tabby little sister named Luna. She's was a bit shy for the first week but now she is an energetic little fluff ball that follows me and her brother everywhere.

Seasonal Depression | Mental Health + Me

August 04, 2019

It's been quite a while since my last upload. I was so excited for Harry Potter month. But I got hit will a bought of demotivation. It's taken all my energy just to feed myself this last month. I have need to hype myself up just to cook. I haven't had the energy to write or film to make art or work on graphics for Etsy. I want to do these things but actually doing them felt as daunting as climbing Everest.

A-Z My Favourite YouTubers

June 25, 2019

I fell in love with YouTube in 2014. I haven't gone a day without watching something on it. I rarely watch regular TV anymore. I started just by watching JennaMarbles I didn't watch her regularly at first. I didn't really know how YT worked at the time. I watched Fred and that was about it. Until 2014. 

The Anti-Favourites Tag

June 22, 2019

It has been so long since I've done a tag! This post has been on my list for ages. I love all the anti-hauls. We all spend so much time suggesting products we love we never really tell people what we don't like. Well, today I want to change that. I swear I've seen a video with Anti-Favourites questions but I sent 2 hours yesterday looking for it and couldn't find it so I just wrote some new questions my self. Let's jump in, shall we?

Where I stand on the Cruelty Free Spectrum

June 19, 2019

After doing a lot of research and reading so many posts on Cruelty-Free Kitty and Logical Harmony I decided to start buying Cruelty-free only makeup. But there are a few levels to what cruelty-free means in the beauty community. So where do I stand?

Celiac Diagnosis 1 Year on

June 16, 2019

I was diagnosed in December 2017 so it's been quite a bit over a year but I still really wanted to talk about where I am mentally now that I've been living with celiac for over a year and a year of no accidental glutenings.

A-Z of an Artist

June 13, 2019

A-Z is my favourite version if Get to Know me posts! I love doing these little posts where I just write the first thing that comes to mind when I'm given a letter and a topic. I've done a bunch of these in the past but today I wanted to do something different and do an art-themed one. So this one will probably range from art supplies to artists to painting names to art styles. 

Goodbye Maybelline | Brands I'll miss after going Cruelty Free

June 10, 2019

After making the choice to only by cruelty-free products I had to come to terms with the heartbreaking reality that some of the loved brands in my drawer would never be with me again once they were used up. Some of my go tos, my favourites, banished. So today I wanted to say goodbye to some of the brands I loved.

35 Before 35 Updated

June 07, 2019

In August 2017 I wrote a bucket list post containing the top 35 things I wanted to do before I turned 35. Almost 2 years later and I'm quite a different person. My top bucket list items have changed a bit. I'm more passionate about the things on my list now. It's not just stuff I thought were cool experiences now, but things that connect to my passions. So I wanted to share my updated list today.

My feelings about Blogging 4 years on

June 04, 2019

So ZombieGoddess Beauty turned 4 in April`. I can't believe I've been blogging for 4 years! That is crazy! I almost can't really remember writing that first post. I've learned so much since writing those first words. My writing has gotten better, my photos are 1million times better (I'm writing this before the great reshoot of 2019). I think that my content has improved majorly.

My Relationship with Makeup and the ways my makeup tastes have changed

June 01, 2019

I remember my first makeup experience as playing dress up. My mom has a photo of me at 5 or 6 with my hair in a ponytail on top of my head with this fake fur wrap and bright pinky red lipstick. My next experience was when I was 11 or 12. My sister gave me some makeup from Dollar General for Christmas. It was a Maybelline Mascara, the hot pink and lime green one, a no-brand bright shadow palette, liquid eyeliner and there might have been a lip gloss. I can't remember. I've always disliked it. What can I say?

My Art Supply Wishlist

May 29, 2019

The physical art bug has bitten me hard. I want all the art things! ALL OF IT DAMNIT! So buckle up, like my beauty wishlists this is likely to be a long one. From paint to paper to brushes to markers. If it's at a Micheals I probably want it. And some digital art stuff too. So let's get started!

Depression's Effect on my Self-Care Habits | Mental Health + Me

May 26, 2019

I'm really steering straight into sharing my depression story. It feels good getting it out. So today I wanted to talk about how depression has affected my self-care habits. I've been battling depression since I was 12 or 13. My most formative years were spent in a cloud of darkness and emptiness. So needless to say that had quite an effect on how my self-care habits formed.

My Wiccan Path + Beliefs | Crystals & Covens pt.4

May 23, 2019

There are so many paths in Wicca. It's really awesome to see something have so many ways of practising. Wicca supports so many beliefs. There is definitely something for everyone. All are anchored in the belief that we must respect and care for nature. That's what really drew me in to start. And now that I've decided to become a Wiccan I need to find my path. 

New Favourite Things

May 20, 2019

It's been so so long since I've done a favourites post of any kind. Monthly posts just got to be too stressful to make. But today I decided to get into it and share some of the things that I've really liked recently. Mostly YouTubers and TV. I take breaks from beauty every once in a while.

50 More Facts About Me

May 17, 2019

Why oh why did I choose 50 facts this time? I'm regretting it already. The first was only 25. Why 50? Do you guys even want to know 50 facts? 50 is going to get pretty stupid. But here we go.

My (HUGE) Beauty Wishlist | Updated to be Cruelty-Free ONLY

May 14, 2019

In March I decided to start buying cruelty-free only makeup. It's quite a change. Almost all the brands at my Walmart are now off limits. So many companies sell to mainland China. I can't buy Rimmel or Maybelline anymore. Both are two of my favourite brands. So I need to find new favourites. Elf and Colourpop, two of my other loves, are totally safe! So expect a lot of them on this list.

Basic Invite Business Card Review | #SPONSORED

May 11, 2019

I'm so excited about this post you guys! This is my first ever sponsored post! It's so exciting too because Basic Invite is a stationery company. If you've been about here for a while then you probably know that I am addicted to stationery.

My Wiccan Book of Shadows | Crystals & Covens pt.3 | Witchcrafting

March 12, 2019

As soon as I started learning about Wicca I heard the term "Book of Shadows" a lot. A Book of Shadows is a watches journal, spellbook and place to keep all that is learned during their journey. Some people use a leather journal or a sketchbook. So people use a binder so they can move things around. I've considered doing that but I decided on the multiple book method. I have 3 books, a journal, a spellbook and a lexicon for all the things I learn. A Wiccan textbook if you will.

My Art Supplies | Budding Artists

March 09, 2019

This year has been amazing for my artist side. I've been setting the goal of "make more art" for the last three years. But I always pushed it aside for blogging. But in January I started following a ton of artist YouTubers and I have been creating more art than I ever have. In 2018 I did a decent amount of digital art but this year I've been diving head first into the traditional art. Since this is the first time I've really gotten into traditional art I've gotten a lot of art supplies over the last 2 and half months. So I wanted to share my supplies as a budding artist.

Choosing to ONLY buy Cruelty-Free Beauty Products from now on | + My Fave CF Blogs

March 06, 2019

Something I've decided about myself is that I want to stop supporting the mistreatment of animals as much as I can this year. I've started the road to Vegetarianism. I also decided to steer my makeup collection in the cruelty-free direction as well.

The first questions I had about Wicca | Crystals & Covens pt.2

March 03, 2019

Recently I started my Wiccan Journey. I have been loving it so far. It feels like I was always meant to find it. The reviews really aligned with mine and I've always been interested in the Occult and astrology. I was pulled toward it since the moment I clicked play on Harmony Nice's video. So today I wanted to share some of the first questions I had when diving into Wicca.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick | Review + Swatches (2 Colours)

February 28, 2019

So I took quite a break from doing reviews. I'm not entirely sure why but I just found that I had to push myself to write them. I dreaded sitting down to write them. So I just pushed them to the back set. But I'm finally ready to come back and do come every now and them. I thought that it was only fitting to come back with my favourite product type lippies! 

Meet Salem

February 25, 2019

So when I was writing my A-Z one year later post I realized I've only really talked about Salem in a Diary Entry. I've never made him his own post. So please read on if you want a flood of kitten photos and fluffy cutesy nicknames. 

A-Z of Me | One Year Later

February 19, 2019

I can't believe that it's been over a year since I started my A-Z series. I've been having so much fun with these posts. Christmas and Halloween and characters! It's been really interesting to see what words I come up with. I"m a firm believer that people are in a constant state of change. We aren't the same person we were 5 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago and maybe even a month ago. So today I thought it'd be fun to do another A-Z and then look back on my first post and see what's changed. 

Diary Entry 4

February 16, 2019

It's been 3 months since my last diary entry. It doesn't feel that long and at the same time it feels longer. I honestly think working in the house all day doing the same thing all the time has really taken a toll on my time awareness. 

Getting a Real Handle on my Chronic Depression | Mental Health + Me

February 13, 2019

Over the last few months, my depression has been getting the best of me. I was crying at Pizza commercials, damn you celiac!, I was sleeping a normal amount to a little bit more but I was still always tired. I recently started going to the doctor regularly because I was also losing fights with my allergies. I talked to about being tired and she asked about anxiety and depression, both are boxes I tick. 

Becoming a Wiccan | What is Wicca? + What drew me to Wicca | Crystals & Covens pt.1

February 10, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I was watching Evan Edinger's newest video, School Games! American VS British with Harmony Nice. I really liked Harmony in the video so I went over to her channel. I watched a few videos then found her videos about Wicca. I'd heard of Wiccans a few times in TV and movies but I'd never learned about real Wiccans. Harmony's videos were so interesting. I started binging her Wicca videos and was drawn to it instantly. The more I watched, the more I wanted to become a Wiccan. 

21 Lessons in 21 Years

February 07, 2019

Yesterday was my 21st birthday. Growing up you always expect to feel different on the big birthdays. But I'm still the same person I was on the 5th of February that I was on my birthday and that I am today. But I'm a "real adult" now. In the eyes of American law, I can do anything now. Well except rent a car. Gotta be 2 for that.

My Artist Story and Sketchbook Tour + Artist that Inspire Me

February 04, 2019

I've always been artistic in some way or another. I loved colouring books and being as real to the real colours as I could. I wanted the biggest box of crayons I could find. I've always doodled since I was a kid. I doodled hearts and animals. I used to love drawing the front of our house in great detail. And in middle school, I made splatter paintings in art class every chance I got.

My Life, My Loves, My Passions | Where the content of ZombieGoddessBeauty is going

January 30, 2019

In 2017 I decided to start writing about whatever I wanted. I didn't want to limit myself to just makeup. Makeup was a passion of mine for sure, but it wasn't all I wanted to write about. I actually started to lose passion for it. So I had to sprinkle in some more stuff.

A-Z of Winter

January 06, 2019

January is upon us and winter is closing in. They are calling for snow here next week. And it’s supposed to be bad. So I’m getting into the winter spirit with a Winter A-Z! If you haven’t read one of my A-Z posts before these are posts when I list out the first word or words that come to mind for each letter. I’ve done a bunch of categories so far. Like Christmas, Halloween, About Me, Characters, Harry Potter, and TV Shows.

Hello 2019! | My Goals for the New Year

January 03, 2019

Hello 2019! Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe 2018 has already come and gone! It was a bit of an on/off year for me. I had a really slow blogging year and my procrastination was at it's highest. I'm so excited for a new year of content! I've worked out a new schedule and I'm so excited to focus on blogging again.