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RAINE MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE

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Last year a group of creatives ventured into the Olympic National Forrest and shot a music video for  RAINE out of Brooklyn, NY.   I was hair and makeup.
Jaqui is my step-sister and the talented songstress we all gathered together to support.  My mom's cabin style house out in the middle of the woods was our station for storing loads of equipment, makeup kits, generators, air mattresses, DOGS upon DOGS running amuck.
Mom was in charge of making enough food to feed a small production for three days, her experience in catering was put to good use that weekend.  It was awesome.
Now this may come as a surprise but believe it or not I'm not the woodsy type.  Are you shocked?   Well it's true.  My stiletto manicure and wormy dirt are enemies.
 Oddly, I don't like stepping in elk poop either. BEARS want to attack me like I am Leo in the Revenant the moment I walk down a leafy path.  Mosquitos smell my girly lotion from miles away and have a field day on my milky white skin.…

Sobriety

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A sober bartender walks into a bar...to clock in

I have been wanting to talk about how I quit drinking a month ago for awhile now but kept feeling weird about it.  I wasn't sure how it would come across.  I didn't want to come across as "preachy" or that I am advocating everyone going sober.  I think alcohol can be fun if you know how to enjoy it responsibly.  I was taking it up a notch and for far too long.
I am documenting my journey.  I don't know how long it will go, if it's forever or for now but, I figure maybe others can relate and maybe take something away from this.
Last night I learned a friend of mine has passed away.  He struggled with his own sobriety and was always trying to self improve and stay positive.  I would like to dedicate this to him.  Our time together was brief but we had some great talks and I felt the love oozing from his soul.  He truly wanted to be good and I am sad he left so early in life.
So here is a video journal of my thou…

Box Unboxing

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Spoiler Alert! This is Glossybox and Sephora Play beauty subscription boxes for the month of September 2016 so if you haven't opened yours yet then look away, look away!
I have to say I was pretty blown away with the box that the Glossybox came in this month.  Usually it's a pink and black box but this month was a special design and I have decided it must be displayed somewhere in my house because it is GORGEous.  I actually have been a hoarder of these Glossyboxes, using three of them when filming my beauty videos as a stand for my computer then I have two in a drawer that organizes my cosmetics,  a bunch in my closet holding crafts and crap and then empty ones I have on stand by for absolutely no reason at all.  I am actually an extremely organized person and have no issues throwing things away but for some reason when it comes to cosmetics and beauty packaging I can't bring myself to getting rid of them.  I have boxes inside of other boxes.  It's like the Russian D…

Avant-Garde Eye Tricks

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SPLATTER PAINT EYES ARE IN FOR FALL!
Or any creative way to sport an out-of-the-box look that is intentionally unintenional

Raise your hand if you feel bored with the ole winged liner?  Don't get me wrong, I love me a sharp flick over the lid most of the time but sometimes when I am doing my makeup a strong desire to lose all control of the brush and set myself free washes over me, free of these winged chains!  
There are NO RULES IN MAKEUP!  I can't stress it enough.  Did you know it washes off?  I feel like if one takes the pressure off of having to have everything perfect then the true magic happens and you get some super fun results.


 One time when I was PMS'ing I posted a practice run of doing some pseudo "Drag" style makeup and people on my Facebook where saying how they liked me natural instead.  This enraged me inside, "Well DUH, it's just a LOOK for crying out loud".  Can't I play with makeup and not have some opinion of how they prefer…

Just One Day

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I usually take a weeks worth of footage and combine it all into one video so that it has copious amounts of entertainment in my video journals, my vournals, oh GOD what do I do about hating the word VLOG?  Vournal is not any better.  Anyway, doing this gives me extra extra work since I have to sift through hours and hours of footage.  I feel like a lot of great moments get lost within so much stuff over a vast amount of time that I end up just speeding past certain moments and then talk myself out of needing those particular clips.

So below is my first attempt at a vlog of just one day.  I tried my best to make it particularly
un-boring however I fear I may have failed you in the first two minutes by discussing whether or not to cook sausage.

Why do we like video logs?  I follow a lot of great daily vloggers (mostly from the U.K.) Helen Anderson being one of them and Zoe Sugg being another and I love their videos, watching them all the way to the end like a
buck- toothed chipmunk exc…

Leavenworth Trip

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Oh so it's gonna be like THAT Leavenworth?  Being all cute and quaint and I am just now seeing your glory?!  

 It took a visit from my Aunt and Uncle to trigger a sudden visit to this fairyland in the sky.  It is a two hour drive from Seattle through majestic mountain tops passing by businesses named after Yokel slang so the "city folk" are more inclined to stop.  Places like Hillbilly Coffee and Pee-Paws Tavern.  Ok so the first was real...I made up the second one but I would KILL to go to a place like Pee-Paws regularly.   My relatives are on a RV excursion through the PNW and going out to their campground made me realize how much I love the trees out here.  I mean, we live fairly far out of the city but nothing like what the mountains offer.  It's simply breathtaking.  I kept shouting to Lyle how we need to go to Leavenworth more often because the drive alone was worth it.  I say shouting because whenever I get excited my voice elevates to an annoying pitch that …

Makeup Challenge

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If it was any cheaper it would have been clay and food coloring
I always like to put my own spin on things so the fact that we have a Daiso Japan here in Seattle I thought, how perfect!  I actually wanted to do the Dollar Tree Challenge ages ago.  I got the idea when I was sitting in my car after going to the Dollar Store and did a mini car haul vlog and thought, I should do an entire look purely off of bargain cosmetics.  Unfortunately the store I have near me doesn't carry basic things like foundation and such so I passed on the idea at the time. 
Now look at it.  Everyone and their sister are doing the Dollar Makeup Challenge on Youtube.  I knew I was onto something!  Good job brain, keep up the good work.  Just try to execute the idea before someone else does and we are in good shape.
So I just happened to pop over to my nearest Daiso Japan looking for early Halloween Decor (you have to catch it early or it gets ransacked) and walked by the cosmetic section and bingo!  I real…

Beauty News

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This Just In...
A TON of things have been going on in the Beauty Industry over the past few months, so much so that I had to edit out a few things in the video so it wasn't two hours long!  
In my latest video I dish out the details from makeup company lawsuits, political topics like Animal Testing, feuds between cosmetic brands and some seasonal trends coming up for fall.
Say What??
So just click the link below if you want to get up to date on the What's Happenin' with the booming beauty industry we hold so dear.  Enjoy!


 All The Love X's & O's
~Seanna Miriah

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Remember this photo?  That time that I contacted Asheville Hot Air Balloon and simply asked if we could do a photoshoot in one of their balloons.  I think a lot of people think it's fake fire behind me.  It is not.  This actually happened behind my heavily hair sprayed hair as we floated 15 ft above the photographer who was laying on her back in a field to get this shot.  The basket kept jumping around, we were so scared it was going to squish Hannah Combs and her camera.  I had to model my ASS off to not look terrified.  There is a guy in the basket with me who was ducking out of frame the entire time.  Little behind the scenes tid-bit there for ya!  I am still so grateful to AHAB for volunteering their equipment and staff for this shoot.  I originally just asked them when they already had one set up from taking customers out, if we could quickly jump in and take a few shots but instead they loaded us into a van and drove us out to the location an…

Labor Day Vlog

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Not Drinking Makes Me Productive Plus my latest video is up, see below!

The above picture is a throwback from a shoot I did with Spencer from Pixelated Perceptions in North Carolina.  We walked around an old run down building and got some really great shots, plus I am wearing this kick ass blonde-fro.  I like to share pics from past photo shoots on my Instagram so if you don't follow me yet come see!  That is the most active social media platform I partake in.
This weekend was Labor Day weekend and also the mark of the seven days I haven't had any alcohol.  Lyle and I are taking a much needed break from it.  I felt like it was slowing me down honestly.  We haven't said how long we intend to quit so we are just going with it for now.
 I feel great and hope to lose some weight.  <--Hey I wrote a rhyme! 




Another thing I do on my Instagram is share little mini videos, I blinged out this bottle of Cetaphil if you want to see that project or watch it in my video below :)










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