I’m Back and Glittery-AS-EVER! 

Allo Again my Darlings.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Did you miss me? Because I missed you. Apologies for my absence; a cross breed between being a tad under the weather… compounded by writers block. I had some medication and alphabet fibre… so here we are.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Now to celebrate with glitter and matte. On the subject of Gold Glitter – very important and relevant – I would follow the Olympics… but Rose Gold > Gold. If the athletes were to win Rose Gold medals, I could emotionally invest in their journey… but as is… MEH.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Not that I don’t appreciate those Little-Smegols’ obsession with … chasing the Gold. But really .. I have no comparison… I train to… I don’t know… to go to a rib joint. And that isn’t a euphemism. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Get the look – all white talons, fully opaque of course. Matte coat the ring, middle and index. Finish the ring feature with a moon French tip. Index and Middle finger with gold glitter geometric line work – finish the line work with gloss top coat. Finish the thumb and pinky talon with gloss top coat. Donzo.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

What do you think my Darlings… Or should I say… My preciousesssssWin the Gold. The Rose Gold. 

My Preciouses! *notices evidence is being taken*

My Preciouses… somewhat of a sore loser *notices evidence is being taken* Act natural. Remember, you are a graceful loser.

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with being a competitive Diva… how many B^&%#es did you scalp for a slight advantage. I have. I had to leave the country… this country was luckily foreign.

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Serene Teal Mandala

*Disclaimer* Mandala is NOT to be confused with (Nelson) Mandela, different! Very Different. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

I’ve been going through some metallic withdrawals and yes, I haven’t done anything silver (excluding glitters) since…  October… and that was a glittered hybrid.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

So yeah, I am a Monster! Welcome back Silver, I know… we’ve been distant these last few months, but I’m willing to try and make whatever we are work. Sorry, Werk-it.  

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

I should of put another disclaimer before that last link – although I caveat’ed this post with the fact that I am … indeed … a monster. Raptor/Monster… Fossilised Potato/Potato.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

Get the look – Pink or silver base. Build up teal lines in mandala formation over the silver, then dot with pink and then more silver. Pink, stick to just the mandala dot formations. Done.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Serene Teal Mandala

Fabulous Von Raptor – Serene Teal Mandala

Feeling a little chilled about this look – cool like a cat. Looks great and was QUITE therapeutic to do. Albiet fabulously static cat (see below .gif for reference).

Werk it, Gurl. Dots can be very slimming... in moderation.

Werk it, Gurl. Dots can be very slimming… in moderation. Too many… and you’ll look like an inside out piñata.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with Mandalas. I used to draw them as a spawnling, however, there’s only so many times you can make your teachers cry… when you fly into a rage, because you’ve spent “too much time” “it’s done” on any one art work. Shuddup, I’ll tell you when I is done.

Totally SFW Nude Blossom

Ha, shout out to my 90’s readers who get the reference… for everyone else… nevermind. We’re old and somewhat inappropes. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Blossom

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Blossom

Full disclosure – there is nothing suspect or otherwise in appropriate about this post other than the caveat SFW Nudes! Growse. People come here for nails and jokes… not for… you know. Jeeeezzzz.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Blossom

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Blossom

I’ve been digging and look at that length, so its DEEP glow. Glow everything. I made a franken-mix and it looks amaze; but did not photograph at all well in the dark.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Blossom

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Blossom

Imagine Big Foot was real, and had a condition where all photos of it/him/her looked sh!te. Same problem. Less hairy.  

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Blossom

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Blossom

So take my word for it: the blossom detailing glows. 1 part high power glow and one part dark teal, makes a really subdued green/tealy glow. Really pretty – super sad it doesn’t photograph, I even tried my phone – even Potato quality couldn’t save me. Sigh.  

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Blossom

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Blossom

Shorter than average post this one – get the look, lighter glossy nude for feature talon and no glow. All other talons a slightly darker nude, with a glow – I used my own mix. Get your own! Experiment. Have fun, there’s so many options – even with the shapes… I used cherry blossoms… in teal I know. Doesn’t make an awful lot of sense. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Nude Blossom

Fabulous Von Raptor – Nude Blossom

Happy with this look – really great way to take a sophisticated staple (nude) and add a touch of pizazz… and it’s still wearable. Only downside is my camera… we’re not talking any-more… we’re on a break.

Damn you - you sleep when I say you can!

You disappoint me! You’ll sleep when I say you can! 

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with SFW Nudes… I kid. Don’t that stuff will haunt you.

Swag Winter Baller…

…for when you’re over all the Red and Green situations.

Fabulous Von - Raptor Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von Raptor – Swag Winter Baller

As it’s C-Day tomorrow – this will be a short post. I am in the process of sharpening my toothbrush into a made-shift shiv for the day. Many Raptors come from larger pack, and the key while my ensemble… is always be prepared.  

Fabulous Von Raptor - Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von – Raptor Swag Winter Baller

I’m not really crafting anything, I’m actually Baking – I’m one of the designated pack feeders, and my pack is VERY fussy. If I feed them well enough, they might not attack/maim/dead-arm/noogie etc. – Raptor Brother is making an appearance, so we’ll be causing all types of chaos together!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von – Raptor Swag Winter Baller

Get the look – Index and Middle finger, blue glitter base, with light blue crystal drops and rhinestone detailing. Thumb and Pinky light blue base, with a black glossy fond detailing – finish with a holo-silver in sections of the detailing. Feature talon is holo-gold base with black glossy snowflakes – top with a rhinestone. Voila, very elegant and festive but not OTT MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von – Raptor Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von Raptor - Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von – Raptor Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von Raptor - Swag Winter Baller

Fabulous Von – Raptor Swag Winter Baller

Merry C-Day to my Darlings. Even if you’re not religious and just like to get stuffed gorge on a day off… pace yourselves. Remember, you’re a Hobbit this time of year – there’s 2x sitting rotation – Lunch, 2nd Lunch (AKA – Dinner). Everyone have fun, be safe, be responsible and … even if you like/love them, GIVE THEM HELL!!! THROW SOME SNOW – AIM FOR THE FACE, AND IF YOU’RE A SOUTHERN-HEMI RAPTOR – THROW GLITTER!!!

Tis' the Season for being TERRORISED by ones Family/Friends/Spawnling

Tis’ the Season for being TERRORISED by ones Family/Friends/Spawn-Mates. Don’t be stupid and make yourself a target – be prepared! Don’t eat too much, it’ll slow you down.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with Festive Scrags/Scrapes/Fisty Cuffs – how many shots did they get in before you whipped a B!tches weave off. C-Day, un-be-weavable behaviour all round! 

Tight Laced Pearls…

…for when poly-lingerie and cheap bubbly, just… ain’t enough. Deyam, they’re itchy… glitter helps!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

Before you all get your Knickers/Pants/Panties in a bunch; I’m allowed to make that joke out loud – as I am also a poly-blend – although I’m not going to give you a weird patterned chafe mark. Full disclosurea’sif you need it I’m a Raptor, we do bite. Hard. #RaptorsPartyHard 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

On the subject of things hardPearls. Very firm, that’s due to natural occurring composite material called Nacre…very Nacreous… what one might call Pearl Finish. OR Nackered. Lol, funnily enough – it’s strong, resilient, iridescent and beautiful. Ode to that Naff Nacre-nifty stuff, with the white pearlescent base and matching pearl beads.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

From Pearls to one of my mostest favouritest items in the world, Lacy Lingerie. As a reformed Tom-Boy, current Drag-Queen-Fantic – I love underthings, lady-things… you know. Sheeny, Shiny, Sheer, Silken Awesomeness, nothing makes you feel better on a dreary day than a really prettiyful pair or frilly things. *Giddy Squeeing*

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

I’ve had my fair share of awkward Lacy-Racy moments; one of my Raptor-Relatives announced one day that a pair of lacy underthings had been COMPLETELY DESTROYED by the washing machine – much to my horror as they were not CHEAP. But I also wouldn’t be paying for the repairs for their murderer either. Everyone starting tossing the item in question around the lounge room hysterically laughing… turns out it was totally fine – as I announced “That’s just how big it is!”  (Camera panes to Raptor-Parents mortified faces)

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

It is not so much unhealthy habit adoring frilly-things, it is – however – an unhealthy habit considering the amount of dosh forfeited for every purchase. But really? Do you need: Food, Water, Shelter, Medicines, Entertainment over Expensive Lingerie. I know, you don’t either – on that note: check your stocking lines as it can ruin the whole look. #FashionHolyFauxPas

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

Get the look – Pearl finish white gold on all talons excluding the feature, covering with black lace pattern and finish with pearl studs. I chose a random design formation in the lace and balanced with a ombre glitter on the feature talon. Glitter ombre can be achieve by sprinkling different colour glitter onto some good ol‘ aluminium foil and then slowly rolling the wet clear polish. It turns our super smooth but pop on some top coat. Fabulous!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Laced Pearls

Fabulous Von Raptor – Laced Pearls

Love this look – the super smooth glitter really sets off the classically beautiful lace pattern – giving a light playfulness. Super cute, lots of comments – some were even that the talons could use more glitter.

Everyone loves a sheer lace

Everyone loves a good sheer lace – EVERYONE. Everyone must acknowledge the superiority of all things sheer. Sheerly Magnificent! Truly.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with Pearls and Lace? Did you mix in some poly-blend velveteen to really … finish the look. Please tell me they were matching sets… PLEASE.

I like to be Nude, Clearly.

Nude and Naked are VERY different. These are nude talons… if they were naked… they wouldn’t have anything on them. Or they would be all blurred. Lol.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

I’m getting a hold on this whole … wearablesituation – almost like a monkey that’s been trained to ride a bicycle. Fierce, functional, fabulous but not sure I want to be here! Nude is becoming my Jam and I mean like Jam ToastI am really enjoying myself. It is quite bready and isn’t a every-meal-time-meal. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Speaking of guilty-starchy-pleasures… that I should limited my intake of – I used to have a “Potato Mash Fetish,” legit. As a teenager, when other raptors were given “Pizza Money“… I would make a Big-Ol-Bowl-A-Potato-Mash. What happened to additional funds, you ask? I it sunk into procuring a sweet pair of limited edition Pewter Dr. Marten 10 holes – just as they dropped. #TrendSetter #OMG #WhatAreThose #YesIAmThatOld

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

And nearly 15 years on – I still have the F#$%ers, and NO before you ask… I have not worn them in. They have; however, ripped up enough of my heel skin to fully furnish, upholster, floor, wallpaper and roof a 3 bedroom house in the suburbs. If I was to wear them into the office tomorrow… I would loose 10 kilograms by the end of the day… in skin, blood and tears. Fashion, as I said before… is pain. Wet, gory, masochistic pain. I should also mention, during this time – I was begining to corset train… I sneezed, and thought I broke a rib – so that concept was promptly retired, along with my brainwave of having a bunji-jumping-phone-charging cable…I had a bunk bed, a cranky bunkmate and then too many black eyes for the idea to really seem worth while… but as a Goth, you never could tell.

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Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Get the Look – figure out your negative line work areas, paint around, add glitter, slap on some rhinestones – gloss/matte top coats, Voila. I made this super short, because you can really just have a go with this one – pretends it’s College. Add more glitter. Add more stones… Add more texture… AddExperiment *Sly Wink*

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Between the dusty pink and the nude peek-a-through, these are one of my favourite nudes – even though I think they would of looked MUCH better on longer talons. Sigh – soon, they will be back to their long lustrous length soon! 

Potatoes - Gods Food, NO REGERTS!

Potatoes are officially Ambrosia, The Food of the Gods! NO REGERTS! ONLY CARBS! DELICIOUS EMPTY CARBS!!!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with carble-hym-drapes… when do you mostly indulge… is it alone, in your room … after everyone else is gone? It’s natural, it’s unnatural to share potato products, I don’t care what the Grocery Store Propagandists say!

Sweet Baby Blues

*Note* Anything “Sweet” can be made downright “Jaw-Achingly Sweet” so… just add more DRAMA… or glitter and jewels. That werks too.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Jewelled Baby Blues

Fabulous Von Raptor – Jewelled Baby Blues

I – generallydo not like baby shades. Even as a Bubba-Raptor, I outright refused to nest in any of that Duck Egg, Lilac, Rose Pink nonsense – Blek. My preference has always been Black and Green, sometimes Blue – but even then, it’s a very limited pallet. Review my wardrobe for further evidence of the previous statement.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Jewelled Baby Blues

Fabulous Von Raptor – Jewelled Baby Blues

I was somewhat of a Goth in my younger years and being an Aussie HAVE gotten heatstroke due to my fashion choices. Numerous times in fact, one time even on my birthday! I then threw up on the lawn of the House of Australian Politics and then promptly fainted. Always Theatrical, Darlings! Lol, my Raptor-Dad had to carry me back to the car and the Police thought he was abducting me. Yes, preference for what I wear DOES outweigh practicality, even safety. I’ll even risk my parental units being slathered in mace, tazered an/or arrested – to look on pointAT LEAST I’D LOOK BOSS ON THE NEWS COVERAGE!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Jewelled Baby Blues

Fabulous Von Raptor – Jewelled Baby Blues

At least it’s a funny story, and it gets worse – He didn’t take me home either; you see, we were sightseeing with my relatives… and we visited 3 more places before my Aunty-Raptor suggested that we all head home. Apparently pulling over every 15 minutes, for me to ATTEMPT to be sick… is a buzzkill. For them… not me. Raptor-Dad’s peace offering was Watermelon Gatorade, that I promptly threw back in his face up on the side of the road. Sigh. A magical time, I was quite sad-face that day. Goths, am I right?

Fabulous Von Raptor - Jewelled Baby Blues

Fabulous Von Raptor – Jewelled Baby Blues

As a Reformed-Goth, I still adore the colour black… but I HAVE moved on. Rewind the 70’s, pretend colour Television is being rolled-out – this > Raptor is now in COLOUR. GLORIOUS (COMMONWEALTH SPELT) COLOUR!!!

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Fabulous Von Raptor – Jewelled Baby Blues

A’hem. Now – get this look. Cover all your talons in opaque baby blue, leaving the feature talon – that one is to be gold! Then while the gold on the feature talon is drying/to be cured, pack on some gold/bronze tone glitter – wham bang, Maze! Finish the look by adding 3 jewels to the middle talon. Voila. Be in awe, it’s not black – but it’s not bad either!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Jewelled Baby Blues

Fabulous Von Raptor – Jewelled Baby Blues

I did really enjoy this look – I’m still coming to terms with having a slightly reduced length. It’s like what I imagine prisoners go through when they ask – “Hey, what day is it?” and then realise they have a few YEARS LEFT! Very dark, Darling. I’m really struggling to cope. 

Fashion over function 100% - Don't worry what the Mortals think, Darling. We're creatures of beauty, not burden.

Fashion over function 100% – Don’t worry what the Mortals might think, Darling. We’re creatures of beauty, not burden.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with IMPRACTICAL FASHION CHOICES… Did it make you ill? Was it a side effect or was the the choice really THAT hazardous for your health? To me, a hat made of Cat Hair would ruin my year; between the skin rashes, STD like eye itchiness, sneezing, weazing etc. I said you need to look Fabulous long term, if a short term gain affects long term game – refrain.