Make way for sprinkles! To get ready for sprinkles and the new Geeky Hostess store that comes with it, I’ve put many of the current Geeky Hostess items on sale! Find t-shirts, tote bags, underwear, and even an Espionage Makeup Collection for up to 30% off! Check it out and help me clear the way for some exciting new items!
Today, Espionage Cosmetics launched their second Kickstarter. If you missed out on their nail wraps the first time, need to refill your stock, or (like me) just can’t wait to get the new designs, you’ve gotta pledge now.
The nail wraps are geeky, beautiful, and easy to use, and this time many of the designs are licensed. This means you can fangirl even harder with official products from your fave creators.
I’m particularly excited for Baker Street, Lunar Phase, Mermaid, and Treasure Map wraps, and the “Glitter is the New Black” t-shirt. Check out all of the initial new designs below and let me know what you’re excited for in the comments! (More wraps may be unlocked if and when they hit stretch goals, so keep checking in on their page!)
What are you waiting for? Go pledge now!
Espionage Cosmetics is releasing a new collection today–a set of glitters named after your favorite fictional curse words. The set includes “Gorram,” “Frak,” “Zark,” and “Frell,” and these glitters are GORGEOUS. And because they love you, they want to give one of you a set for free! Just enter below for your chance to win! A new product launch isn’t all Espionage has up its sleeve: Tomorrow (May 1st) is their 3 year anniversary and they’re going to celebrate by having a sale and featuring five new mask nail wraps in a variety of colors! The winner of our contest will ALSO receive the mask nail wraps! So, enter below and then pop on over to EspionageCosmetics.com to check out their goods, and stop by their Facebook page and congratulate them on the new launch and 3 years of making nerdy makeup!
A couple weeks ago, I was asked to bring my Mountain Dew cupcakes to the first ever Ladies Night at Fantasium Comics. This Ladies Night was extra special, because it was also the launch of the Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps! I was honored to be requested for the event, and I decided to make the cupcakes extra special by putting the store logos on top with my Canon PIXMA ip7220 edible ink printer. I love using these edible images because I don’t have to be an artist to make the cupcakes look good! (Plus, it looks impressive and is great for keeping a cohesive brand identity. Can you tell I do marketing?)
Want to make your own branded cupcakes? Start with my Mountain Dew Cupcake recipe, but don’t add any food coloring to the frosting. Then, follow the instructions in this video of Trophy Cupcake Founder Jennifer Shea to find out how to decorate the tops! I chose a mix of green, light green, white, and silver sprinkles to complement the logos and the Mountain Dew flavor.
I’m looking forward to finding more ways to use my edible cupcake printer. If you have ideas of cool cupcakes I should make, let me know below!
Our favorite geeky makeup company is at it again, and this time they’re prettying up our nails. Espionage Cosmetics has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for some “nerdy nail wraps” and I seriously want them all. The wraps include great designs inspired by space, the Ninja Turtles, Cthulhu, zombies, and more. As they hit stretch goals, they’ll release more designs. The campaign itself is essentially a pre-order, so grab your nail wraps now! Pledge $100 or more, and you may get some fun freebies (like glitter eyeliner stickers) if they hit more of their stretch goals.
Really want to treat yourself? For $5,000, you can “Get Espionaged” where they will treat you like rockstars and create an amazing photo shoot starring you, similar to the Pin-Up Wonder Woman one they did with me. Seriously, it’s worth it.
I got to see some nail wrap prototypes in person at VidCon, and they look amazing. I’m most excited for the Ninja Turtle-inspired ones, but will most likely end up buying one of each design they offer.
Go pledge now, then let me know in the comments what designs you’re planning on getting!
Today I have something pretty ridiculously awesome to announce. I’ve teamed up with Espionage Cosmetics to curate a Geeky Hostess collection of makeup, available exclusively in the Geeky Hostess store.
I curated the collection to be as versatile as possible. You can stick it in your suitcase or your purse and be set with all of your colors for the day! The colors include:
Not Today: A pure, matte red (I use it for blush and mix it with lip gloss for a great lip color, you can also see it on my nails in the pics)
Mrs. Reynolds: A soft, sheer, sparkly pink (This is my go-to base eye color, and mixes well with the red for cheeks/lips)
White Chocolate Mocha: A white frost with a hint of copper shimmer (A great mixer to tone down the red/pink, and a fun highlighter for the face/eyes)
Josephine Baker: Dark shades of cocoa mixed with iridescent green (This makes a GREAT smokey eye and can also be used wet as a liner)
I have a weakness. And that weakness is lip gloss. I have a giant cookie jar overflowing with different glosses and lip things, and yet I still buy more. So naturally, I squealed a bit when I heard that Espionage was releasing a lip gloss line. They’ll be releasing 3 sets of this line over the next year, and I’m already thrilled with the ones they came out with. (Plus, their promo photos are SO cool!)
These first two glosses are vegan, gluten free, and contain coconut oil and vitamin e oil. Although they seem so good for you, they’re all based on fictional characters with a “Kiss of Death” and their names represent that:
Venom is coral with a gold shimmer, tastes like peaches, AND it’s blacklight reactive! So cool.
Fatality is a clear gloss with gold shimmer, tastes like buttercream frosting (my favorite) and is specially formulated so you can blend it with any of your Espionage Cosmetics colors to make a unique gloss.
You can find these glosses at Espionage Cosmetics’ Online Store or at any convention the lovely ladies may be attending. OR you can win the set right now! Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below. I’ll pick a winner on May 22nd!
In honor of their newest collection and the amazing superhero they came up with to go along with it, Espionage Cosmetics spent Emerald City Comicon putting glitter masks on people. When I first saw them, I thought they were rhinestones placed on a face, but they’re actually done with eyelash glue and loose glitter! Here’s how to make a glitter mask of your own:
Use black eyelash glue to dab small dots on your face in the shape of a mask. Let dry slightly so it won’t run/smudge.
Take loose glitter (we used ones from Espionage Cosmetics’ Comic Book collection) and tap it lightly over the glue dots, making sure you cover them all. Then take scotch tape and lightly remove the excess from your skin by going between the dots. If you want a look similar to Kristina and Liz up top, you can stop here! If you’re looking for more of a two-toned look, continue on.
Using clear eyelash glue, apply dots in the middle of your mask or where you would like the second color to appear.
You’re ready to fight crime and look fabulous!
Check out Espionage’s full line of makeup at EspionageCosmetics.com.
My favorite geeky cosmetics company is making history today: They’re the first makeup company in geeky history to be asked to launch a con exclusive. Presenting: The “EC Collectors Edition!”
The colors are perfect for the Emerald City and any woman who wants to look a bit more like a superhero. And with names like “Variant” and “Origin Story,” they’re just too fun not to use. Check out the descriptions, in order from top to bottom, below:
It’s like falling in love… except more badass. That moment you flip through the pages and meet a new character for the first time. One that sparkles and shines but still makes you green with envy of their awesomeness. This mixture of gold and kryptonite, your first appearance on the scene definitely won’t be your last.
From the depths of darkness rises a new shade of awesome — Variant. For those smoky dark-eyed nights when a regular black just won’t do, this dark charcoal throws in flashes of copper sparkle to show off a special edition look of seduction.
The only thing better than being the hero of your own universe is the almighty crossover. This cosmetic-grade glitterbomb of awesome green, silver, and copper is certain to name you the reigning hero wherever you go.
If we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it. But in some cases, that’s okay — especially when it shines. With shimmering yellow and sparkling gold, Origin Story doesn’t just tell the world where you came from, it paves the road for awesomeness ahead.
You can pick up your collection at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle from March 1-3. Can’t make it to the con? Win a set below!
This weekend in Seattle, some of your favorite geeky companies and performers will be joining together to support a great cause and create a fun festival/performance/bazaar. Make your way up to GeekFest in Shoreline this Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday 8am-5pm to see it all go down.
Find more info at sbcharities.org.