After realizing this huge void in my life I finally made an order recently and received my polishes today (well, when I'm writing this it is the 25th of October but I'm scheduling it for the 28th - I know, how efficient am I with backlogging posts? Only because I have a workshop report and 50% essay due next week so I can't blog to my hearts content) and let me tell you, since I placed the order I have been carefully taking care of my nails in preparation of my order and it was so worth it!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Whooo! Femme Fatale Cosmetics is up and running and seriously off to a great start - knock wood! If you're not with the program yet then this is the very quick summary: Sophie of Ethereal Beauty opened up her own cosmetics line recently called Femme Fatale Cosmetics. She is an avid indie brand user herself and does some fabulous looks so definitely check her blog out for that. For more news on the company, go to FFC's blog. Sophie has worked so hard and has been so very meticulous about every detail of her company before launching it and I'm very proud of what she has to offer. Enough ramble, onto my order.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I think when Dee of Miss Prissypants holds a blog sale it could count as one of the events a lot of ladies in Adelaide go "squee" over! Seriously, she is way too generous and her blog sales are always exciting.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
While browsing the web I happened to come across Vanity Box, an online store that stocks Korean items from clothing to accessories. I'm not a Korean (or Japanese, just to clear it up) clothing/fashion fan at all, in fact I actually despise "cute", "trendy" etc. in general but some items on Vanity Box were styles I could pass off without gagging at myself (I'm terrible, I know). So I placed an order.
Friday, October 21, 2011
It's time to fight Friday blues
It has been forever since I last did a Friday Feature but that's because living in a residential college doesn't provide many cooking opportunities (although I have made two cakes and numerous packets of noodles...) so I thought I would save the recipes for when I actually move out (oh please 2012, be the year where I finally get my own kitchen!).
I forget how this came about exactly but I think it started with me finding some Pop Tarts in the local supermarket here and getting all excited only to find Scott was puzzled as to why I'd be excited and what the heck were Pop Tarts anyway?
Hold up, what are Pop Tarts?! More importantly, my FAVORITE Pop Tart ever in S'mores and what are s'mores?!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Considering how Evil Shades Cosmetics is in my top five favorite makeup companies list I think I've been a terrible fan. Looking back on my posts I've failed to do ESC (oooh, like the button!) justice and think I should do a post dedicated to all the shadows I have (another fail: I really ought to have more).
Sunday, October 16, 2011
(This photo is from a friends camera - rights go to her!)
Oh how splendid it is being a unicorn! This year for my college's annual Valedictory Dinner I decided since I had no friends (sad story of my life, haha) I would dress up as the last unicorn (I was hoping there wouldn't be any other unicorns on the night...would have been awkward). Last year I was a goddess and this year I was a mythical creature - I'm thinking there's a certain theme with the costumes I choose?
Anyway, I thought I would share with you the process of how I became a unicorn seeing as it was so painstakingly tedious! I think I owe a massive thank you to Scott for putting up with me - seriously, he went with me to shop for what I needed (wig, shoes, glitter, clay, glue), kept cheering me on during the process of making my horn and hooves and in general kept encouraging me to enjoy myself at VD. I think he deserves huge brownie points (don't know what he can do with them really...maybe I should make them redeemable for actual brownies?) for putting up with me, I wasn't a very chirpy unicorn...until I was a part of the deaths of six bottles of moscato and wine...
I swear I was a pure unicorn. Maybe not so much seeing as I had pink hair instead of white (as I had intended originally) but I guess the last unicorn in the world deserved to be a little naughty after all!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
(Picture from here)
Norwegian Wood. It was originally a song by The Beatles which was then turned into a novel by Haruki Murakami and finally, into a movie adaptation by Anh Hung Tran. Definitely powerful as a song and the novel by Murakami is one of my favorites.
This is going to be a long review. And I definitely suggest playing the song while you read along since it definitely sets the mood for the story. By the way, there might be a few spoilers but I try not to say anything outright (that is to say what happens in the story from start to end), this is more like a taste of it all to tempt you into investing some time on it yourself.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Remember way back when when I got some gorgeous shadows from the gorgeous Sophie of Ethereal Beauty? No? Well get with the times! Yes? Good, then you'll be excited about the launch of the official Femme Fatale Cosmetics website as well as the Femme Fatale Cosmetics giveaway!
This is my blog entry for the giveaway but it is also a heads up for those of you wanting to get eyeshadows that are truly beautiful and not just your standard color. Sophie has worked so hard on getting her company up and running and I think it's great that she has gotten into the industry to give not only some different shades but also an opportunity for those in Australia to get some shades pronto and at a reasonable price too.
The giveaway is a great chance for those of you who are curious about FFC to try it out so hurry and enter before the 20th of October!
I was planning on using random.org to generate the winner but unfortunately it was generating a result and the result wasn't showing up. So what's a girl to do? I cut up my (very tiny mind you) list of entries (which were 20 valid entries), shuffled and picked out a winner the old fashioned way!
Since my list was abbreviated the winner "DA" is actually darthangel165! I have already mailed the winner and if the winner does not respond within 48 hours then I will pick another winner.
Thank you everyone who entered!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This post is a big, huge, massive THANK YOU to Molly who sent me a lovely cheer up package of goodies - thank you so much love, it means a lot to me and I might have had a Gollum moment with that jar of Orion Slave!
Anyway, here are swatches of the two (the third jar Molly sent was Orion Slave which I have swatched numerous times but here's a more recent swatch for your reference) shades - swoon!
Jeweled Basilisk (top) and Water Spirits (bottom) - such soft but stand out colors! Thank you once again Molly (:
(Trust me, those bottom two refused to be photographed no matter how I positioned them. Now that I think about it I should have changed the order of the four but whatever, you get the gist of it and I'm not going to bother being a professional makeup photographer)
Recently I went through all of my eyeshadows and organized them (by company and then by color) and was surprised by how few I owned from certain companies and the surprising similarities in my orders with each one. What surprised me the most was how many possible similar shades I seem to subconsciously go for. And also I realize how many posts I have missed out on doing since I hit my blogging slump. I feel terrible, there are some indie companies that are worthy of mentioning and I let the "brands" poison me. Never again, I've learned my lesson! Trust the companies like Fyrinnae, Evil Shades, Darling Girl, Meow Cosmetics, etc. They are definitely the more worthwhile makeup companies to invest your money on instead of spending ludicrous amounts of money for products that are more disappointing than being worth the price.