Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sugar skull makeup

This is an idea which has been in my mind for like ages but I am glad to tell you that it is soon going to be real thanks to Mathilde Xavier who seems to be okay to collaborate with me on this wonderful project! This is a really important project to me and you will understand why whilst reading the paragraph below.

A bit of history:

Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1–2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Calaveras de azúcar or Sugar skulls are used to adorn altars and can be eaten.They refer to a number of cultural phenomena associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls Day.



What do you think, had you ever heard about Sugarskulls and the day of the dead? 





21 comments:

  1. Hey sweetie! Great pics love the 3rd! Started following your blog, hope you'll do the same! Maybe you could like my FB page too? :)
    kisses
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/ME-Fashion/161055157298001

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  2. I already follow you my dear :)

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  3. I love sugarskulls so I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

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  4. like!!
    take a look at my blog xx

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  5. I fraking ADORE that las picture, I have it on my wall :D

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  6. Hi Elena! I'm following you: D
    Visit my blog and follow me too!

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    BjOsss

    Gina Kim

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  7. love it darling! Wanna follow each others blog?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  8. So creative! Love the post.

    Wanna follow me back?

    x Romy

    http://stories-of-a-student.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Elena! thanks for your lovely comment...starting to follow you right now here and on bloglovin..i would like if you follow me back! wait you on my blog!

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    kisskiss
    Fiore

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  10. Oh, great pictures ! *o*

    Xoxo

    http://nonuncadecirnunca.blogspot.fr/

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  11. This make-up look amazing! Following u right now darling :X
    Fashionspot.ro

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  12. Hy! I would like to invite you to take a look at my blog and follow if you like!
    I will gladly follow back! Xx

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  13. Great halloween makeup!
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  14. lovely post! so creepy but cool <3 wanna follow each other? lemme know, I'd be happy if you would

    sweet and sugars,
    Dias

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  15. hi dear..i like your blog...i think that is very original...i follow u from now :)kisses

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  17. oh my goodness, this is SUCH amazing makeup
    Following, and looking forward to future posts.
    xo
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  18. wow beautiful ! lve the first makeup! If you want, take a look at my blog...we can follow each other if you like it! I hope...kisses

    http://truelovecomesonlyinboutique.blogspot.it/

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