Thursday, September 27, 2012

Epic Contest for USA/Canada

It is time to start the last round of the Epic/SmoonStyle contest, and this time it is for the USA and Canada.

Here's what you have to do to win:
There are three promo pictures with each a different make up look. Your task is to recreate the make up of one of these looks of your choice, and send a picture to contest@nuclearblastusa.com.

Your second task will be to have the tour flyers as a main photo on your Facebook account or Twitter account for the entirety of the contest, which will end on October 20th. You also have to send your FB or Twitter profiles to the email shown above.

You are free enter as many pictures as you like.

There will be three winners. All the winners will be chosen by me and announced on the 20th of October on my blog.
The prize: A free ticket to your concert of choice, from the upcoming North American tour (Canada included), a meet and greet with me and one MAC make up item from the looks that I've created.

You don't have to use the same products that I've used, but similar colors. Have fun being creative! I'm looking forward to seeing your faces!

Love,
Look I
  • MAC 'Black Knight' Lipstick (limited edition)
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • Sephora Eyelashes in 'Mink'
  • Kryolan 'Glamour Sparks' White Glitter

Look II
  • MAC 'Silver' Pigment
  • MAC 'Taupe' Lipstick
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • MAC 'Harmony' Blush
  • Sephora Eyelashes in 'Mink'

Look III
  • MAC 'Silver' Pigment
  • MAC 'Hepcat' Eyeshadow
  • MAC 'Parfait Armour' Eyeshadow
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • MAC 'Harmony' Blush
  • Sephora Eyelashes in 'Mink'
  • Shiseido BE 333 Lipstick

All pictures by: HEILEMANIA
Make Up by: Simone Simons
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Atlanta/Latin America Blog I

A very good day to all you sweets!

I'm sorry that I haven't blogged since a while. During these weeks we have been flying a lot and didn't have so much sleep. The bad internet connections and my cold prevented me from blogging. Luckily I kicked my cold in the butt am leaving it behind in Bogota, Colombia.

So far we've headlined on Progpower USA in Atlanta, which was awesome. It was a really late show and I was fighting my jet leg before the show. I was almost falling asleep while putting on my make up.

Seeing the pictures from the show, I saw that I didn't put any eyeliner on my mouth luckily. Years of practice have made me 'zombie state of mind- putting on make up- proof.

After Atlanta we flew to El Salvador (San Salvador), Guatemala City (Guatemala), San Jose (Costa Rica) Medellin and Bogota (Colombia). All of these shows were mind blowing. It is always such an experience to play in these countries. The people, the climate and the amazing food always gets us high.

The fans are spoiling us with presents and beautiful artwork. You are all very creative! I love that and support art. Thank you for that!

The countries which are still ahead are Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Mexico. My passport will be filled with all the colorful stamps of these countries.

Here are some pictures from the last weeks.

Atlanta.
A Starbucks is always necessary when you're in the States. Didn't really like the one I chose. Next time I go for my Earl Grey tea with milk. I do love those pink cake pops/pop cakes. So delicious! My new addiction.
I always feel like a tiny ant when I'm surrounded by tall buildings.
Medellin, Colombia.
Bogota, Colombia.
Please check out the Epica Facebook to see if you ended up on our profile. We upload pictures of our shows with you guys!

I advise all of you that plan to come see our upcoming shows to practice your head banging skills. We pick one winner to come head bang with us on stage during on of our songs!

Love,
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Blackwood Forest and Bodensee

Hi Sweets,

Here are some pictures of my three day holiday at the Bodensee and the Blackwood Forest, as promised. It was a short holiday but long enough to gain new wonderful memories.

I love to go on a holiday within Germany. The Bodensee is my favorite place to be until now. We live quite close and can decide spontaneously if we want to go. I like the combination of a little bit of laziness combined with action. I am not the person to lie at the beach 2 weeks straight. Because both of us already travel so much we like to take mini holidays close to home.

We rented bikes and drove around the Bodensee for 4 hours and ate Kätzle (my favorite Schwäbisch Food).

When we were at the Blackwood Forest, we were taking several walks through the mountains and had a great food at the restaurant.

As you can see all I need is fresh air, the forest and the lake, some action and good food.

Enjoy the photos!
Well, hello there Bodensee Duckies!
Testing the Bodensee.
Black Swan Lake.
I am the Candy Queen.
Turned out to be a salad.
Our hotel.
Little visitor.
Mini photo shoot.
Aren't we all big children with more responsibilities?
Follow me.
Can you see Sammie?
My precious...
Sammie is a vegetarian, although he did try to eat me and Oliver with his little teeth.
The Phantoli of the Blackwood Forest.
True love's first kiss.
A whole lot of trees.
My favorite tree.

Tim Burton (ish).
Where did I leave my mushroom? Anyone?
My kabouter.
Going home again.

Love,
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Two Years of Smoon'Style

Hello Sweets,

Two years have passed since I've written my very first blog post. In these two years I've shown you my other passions besides EPICA and have gotten so much positive feedback from you. Even some guys came up to me at concerts telling me that they read my blog. At our concert at the German Summerbreeze festival I've had a video interview about my blog with EMP Rockinvasion.

I'd like to thank you all for all the support I've received these last two years and am looking forward to more blogging in the future!

I also have a question for you; what kind of posts do you enjoy the most? What would you like to see in the future?

Here's a little teaser from my 'Blitz' holiday at the Bodensee and Schwarzwald. More pictures coming soon.

Love,
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The winners of the Latin American 'Epic Contest'

Hello Sweets,

First of all I have to say that I was overwhelmed with all the entries that you girls made! There were over a 100 entries! There must have been a lot of make up brushes flying through the air.

All of you are beautiful and did a wonderful job! It was again hard to choose only three winners, but after looking several times at all the pictures I got three winners!

Here they are;

Daniele Mendes

Thaís Leão

Laís Costa

Congratulations Daniele, Thaís and Laís!

Please write an email to contest@nuclearblastusa.com to which concert you'd like to come. You'll get two tickets to your show of choice and will have a meet and greet with me backstage!

Love,
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