Thursday, February 7, 2013

What a doll!

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Worst blogger ever!! I've been really busy somewhat with school work, BUT I'm very active on tumblr, instagram, and twitter. So you can always find me there!

These languages are kicking my butt. It's an intensive/fast track program meant to get us up to advanced level by fall, so we're all in overdrive.

Every Wednesday, there is a sports night on campus. It's called Sports Fed and all the teams go out to celebrate wins/losses and team bonding. Generally each team picks a theme for the night and everyone dresses up and goes out. This week, our chosen theme was dolls. I felt very doll-like with my lenses and makeup. I made my skin a bit paler, gave myself rosy pink cheeks and lips, and went for the porcelain doll look. Combined with curly hair, a baby doll dress, and a bow, I got a lot of compliments.

(this was the night before, no makeup and nail lacquer in need of serious touch up!)
I took this opportunity to use my Sleek palettes. My first time really using them. Finally made the time to really sit down and work on a look.





(I apologise for the horrible quality of the pictures, but I currently only have my phone that is capable of taking pictures.)

I mostly used the Storm palette. I really liked the shimmer of the shadows. Unfortunately, my palette didn't have a sheet of names for the colours.



I used the two browns at the very end. The darker brown for the top lid, then I lined the bottom with the golden one, which might be a bit hard to see in the pictures. I used the solid white from the Ultra Mattes Darks palette to brighten up the inner corner and highlight my brow. These palettes are just fantastic. The colours are so pigmented and smooth. I even hyped it up to my sister, and she had me send her some all the way to America! She's so in love with them.

Next week I want to be rockabilly girls and guys. It's such a cute, bold look, and I have yet to see any other team do that yet! How's that for original!! Beats all of the "Pirates", "Sailors", "Army" etc.

I've got to go study some more German. Test on Monday!!

Tschüs!! xx

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thirteen Hallows

Hello, my loves!

hal·low - \ˈha-(ˌ)lō\: to respect greatly

Alright, so the title comes from the new instalment of "The Scarifyers".
When a haunted chess set causes consternation at the British Chess Championships, and a horse magically materialises in Kettering Agricultural Museum, MI:13 are called to investigate.

Harry Crow (David Warner) and Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) follow the trail of inexplicable happenings to an unremarkable terraced house in South Wales, home to the mysterious Mr Merriman (David Benson). He’s very old, and very mad; but is there more to Merriman than first appears?

Meanwhile, in the South West of England, famed archaeologist Ralegh Radford (Ewan Bailey) is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the age. Britain’s Tutankhamen, the press are calling it. But what he certainly isn’t expecting to unearth is boisterous 1400-year-old knight Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr (Gareth David-Lloyd).

As Crow and Dunning unravel an unlikely plot to resurrect Britain’s greatest-ever hero, the race is on to stop sinister forces at home and abroad from finding… THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS.
I bought the CD because Gareth David-Lloyd was lending his voice to a character. I definitely don't regret it. The story was funny, and partly about King Arthur. One of my favourites! Not only that, but today (the 8th), Gareth David-Lloyd was signing copies in London. If you're interested, you can read about the signing here. It was one of the greatest moments of my life.

Shopping haul under the cut.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Exploring~

Hey lovelies!

Been doing some more exploring around town. I bought a bus pass through school, so I've been trying to get my money's worth out of it! I really love how pretty everything is here, it's so different from the US!

There's a lake on campus, it's actually not far from my housing. There are also always a ton of birds and ducks hanging around.


I love the way the buildings and streets look. Also at night it gets quite foggy! It's a bit creepy, honestly. There were some places where it was so thick, you really couldn't see too far ahead, and there weren't any street lights, so it was ridiculously dark. Needless to say, my friend and I immediately turned around and walked the other way!


I also find it a bit funny, that at some intersections it tells you where to look! Very considerate though. A good reminder, seeing as it's the opposite in the US! Thank you, kind town, for looking out for your people!

I've got some palettes to review, so look for those!
See you next time!

xx

Friday, November 23, 2012

So Sleek

Hello loves!

I was so sad when I left, because I had to leave a lot of my makeup at home. A lot of my eyeshadows weren't able to fit in my suitcase! It made them too heavy. So I was seriously lacking. Sam mentioned Sleek cosmetics on her blog, so I decided to give it a try.

Popped into Superdrug and picked up these palettes. Fortunately, they were having a 3/2 deal, so I was also able to replace my Dolly Wink liner which is on its last leg as well.

I got the Storm palette and the Ultra Mattes - Dark palette. I thought about getting the Ultra Mattes - Bright palette, but as I don't often wear bright colours, and am a bit too intimidated at bright shadows, I decided not to for now! Unfortunately, what I didn't realise about this liner (until just now actually) is that it's not waterproof. I've already used it more than a few times, so I'm hesitant to return it. It's such a gorgeous dark colour and goes on so nicely. It would be perfect if it was waterproof.


Left: Storm Palette Right: Ultra Mattes - Dark Palette

The palettes do have some similar colours, but the Storm palette has a bit more of a shimmer, which I love.

Reviews of these to come soon!

xx

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

London Adventure

Hello lovelies!! How have you been?

Aside from having a ton of work, I think I might have finally found a good balance between work and play. I had my first tests in German and Italian last week, and received good marks on my German test! Have yet to find out about my Italian one.

I took my first trip into London on the 7th! I went to go see An Cafe. Unfortunately, I didn't get much of a chance to explore, as I went straight to the gig, but I have plans to go back into London on the 24th of November (for ice skating and a winter wonderland in Hyde Park, Expect pictures!!), the 8th of December (for a book signing!), and the 15th of December (BIG BANG!!). Wow, a lot of trips planned!