face paint, favorites, life, outfit

The unpacking of the suitcase


Basically. I bought quite a few bits in the UK. I’m thinking too many to go through it all.

My favorite bits:

Revolution Radiant lights highlighter; MUA mono shadow in Chestnut – it’s the ashy brown matte I’ve been looking for for years; NYX blush in Taupe – had no idea how much I needed this; Natural Collections mascara – actually got three different ones, tried one, not bad, just gotta remember to keep your eyes slightly squinted until it dries; NYX Liquid Suede in Cherry Skies. LOVE this red.

Cat headband, cat purse and the fattest supercat eyeliner. Love the liner! It applies easier and quicker than all of my previous ones. And yes; I am a crazy cat lady in the making. The fact that I don’t have a cat doesn’t stop me. Clearly. Also got PJs with cat print from Primark – it’s a tradition, you go to the UK and you get a pair of silly PJs from Primark, every single time.


Picked up a few books at Foyles; I’ve already finished Before I Die, quite surprised to find that I liked this novel quite a lot. I sort of miss not reading it.

And can we also talk about this:


Is it just me or does this just not work? I could barely go 2 days without washing hair using this. Unless I’m imagining things?

As for the clothes, I’ve worn the dress with the floral print; it’s from Urban Outfitters and the fit took some getting used to but I am in love with the print and the color. Very excited to see how I get on with the shirt; haven’t even owned one for years. Was really looking for a flannel, black bottom with white, preferably from the men’s section. Dunno if my search skills are not up to par or if I was looking in all the wrong places. If anyone knows where I could find one, do let me know!


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face paint, life, list, music, travel

Better late than never; Weekly summary

Needless to say, the soundtrack of last week was mainly Architects, with a bit of Amity Affliction and Bring Me the Horizon thrown in for good measure. In fact, my brain was so into listening to Architects it down-prioritized sleep. Slowly starting to accept that sleep is not at the top of my to-do list. Not last week, not this week, unlikely to be any time in the near future.

We’re all loving Gone with the wind an extra lot. How unpredictable.

First workout class of the semester. And I worry. I worry that I’m over Friskis. I was so thoroughly bored I nearly left. And they’re still not playing Throne. How is no workout class ever playing Throne? That is just wrong.

Spent my last couple of days of summer vacay in the UK. 24 hours in London, followed by a couple of days in Brighton. Lots of walking and lots of shopping.


Oh HELLO it’s you again

Saw Thrice play at the Forum. It was all sorts of good. Just a shame about the complete lack of oxygen at the venue. I was about one song from unconscious by the time we left. Also: opening act Milk Teeth. How I wish it was my cup of tea.


Pic stolen from Upset Magazine

Discovered my new fave look: orange eye! It must be good because complete strangers have complimented me on it (??).

Had lots fab vegan food. Seriously, Food for Friends and Rootcandi; basically reasons to visit Brighton.

Got some good wear out of my platform sandals. The fact that I didn’t break anything while teetering around London, carrying all of my luggage, and all over Brighton, including the pebbled beach is nothing short of a miracle. I feel as if I’ve got mad skills. Had to order me a more season appropriate pair, a pair of Roobin’s.

All and all: good week. Should have prepared me for the hell that’s first week of the semester. It obviously did not.


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NYX minx honeymoon sandstorm

This week’s highlights

  1. Suddenly fell in love with shorts. JFC. Dug some out of the depths of my closet, barely worn, ever, (throw something away just because I haven’t been wearing it? don’t think so) loved, ordered more from ASOS – completely justified, had a total of 3 pairs; that won’t last me long. Ordered another 3 pairs. Obviously to be worn with black tights, platforms, and a black top of some sort. This styling (below) is an abomination. 1468092623256
  2. The purple & red eye shadow love continues. It’s a reason to get up in the morning. Especially enjoy doing a minimalist version of sunset shadow, i.e., take your NYX Full Throttle Eye Shadow Palette, take the orange shade, put it in your crease, and the red one all over your lid, blend together et voilá. Another favorite: pairing a gold-ish shade with the H&M Sahara Dawn. (Wow, this filter makes the Sahara Dawn come off black. It’s really not, it’s red I swear, the NYX palette comes out looking true to life tho.)NYX sahara dawn
  3. Highlighter on cupid’s bow. I just really like it. For now. Come next week I’ll have another obsession. Using the middle shade in the Makeup Revolution Radiance palette, which I still love:makeup revolution radiance
  4. Dream on, Dreamer (band). Was starting to despair, listening to the same songs over and over again. Found this band via recommendation from Last.fm. Last.fm does know me better than Spotify. So that’s giving my usual suspects some room to breathe.
  5. Tofu-banana-peanut butter-pudding. Take half a package of silken tofu, 1 banana, 1 heaped table spoon of peanut butter, mix, put in a nice little bowl or cup, top with lots and lots of cinnamon – best meal ever. Technically, it’s a dessert, but I’ll have it for breakfast or dinner. It makes my brain happy.1468094971792
  6. Finally got my ASOS order. Only took them 2 weeks. More dresses for me! And cleaned out closet to make room. In particular looking forward to this red one:red dress asosI’ve been longing for a red dress for a while now. Will pair with black tights, obviously.
  7. Been doing research for trip to the UK later this summer (so that’s three visits to the UK this year, that’s..reasonable?). Not supposed to, but I can’t help myself. Studying the maps and the restaurant selection, planning the shopping.
  8. The NYX liquid lipstick in Sandstorm – said before and I’ll say it again – it’s perfect. Only slight difference in shade compared to Honeymoon and Minx. Have to stop buying brown/beige/neutral lip colors from NYX, I can’t possibly use any more.NYX minx honeymoon sandstorm
  9. The app Eatthismuch. The flexibility is amazing! You tell it how much you want to eat, how many meals a day, if you’re on a particular diet, e.g. if you’re on a vegan diet or if you have food allergies (among other things), and it tells me what to eat. And it actually gives good suggestions. And if you don’t like a suggestion, just refresh and you get another one. This is excellent if you want some new ideas as to what to eat. Even if I have made a conscious effort to make it suggest meals including brussel sprouts as per usual – which is another thing, if there is something you really like, you can tell the app and it will suggest meals including that particular thing, or if you want it to suggest a particular meal.
  10. Sis got us ticket to see The Amity Affliction. I was going to not go, but sis threatened to go by herself if I wasn’t coming. That’s not an option. I’ll be working over Christmas then as I have no vacation left, but whatever. Not a single doubt in my mind it’ll be worth it. I expect to get to hear this live: By this I mean the line Let the ocean take me. That alone is worth the ticket price.


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