Sunday, 7 September 2014

sunday rewind / week no.8






































         1/pavement markings on an evening jog 2/setting sun while out for said jog
3/early morning sky waiting for the train to move on by 4/artsy fartsy stuff

Look how one with nature I'm getting this week. I started jogging to avoid boredom and started taking pictures to avoid jogging. Ahh, the circle of life. The Lion King had it so right. Hoping to include more beauty/fashion next week. This looks like Surivorman's Instagram.

Friday, 5 September 2014

august favorites

It's been six months since the last favorites post on this blog. The pressure for a comeback is insurmountable, the products were hastily chosen, and the sarcasm is abundant. A perfect storm. So let's get into the goods.
no 1. THE KNOCKOFF SUNGLASSES
These have been my go-to sunnies all summer. They're cheap imitations of the Prada Baroque sunglasses. I know counterfeits are evil, shouldn't be supported, and when I'm a millionaire my resolve will be stronger. But what do you do when you love a design and the price is more than your monthly grocery bill? You sell your soul to the wholesale devil is what you do.

no 2. REVLON PRIMROSE LIPSTICK
I love this lipstick but I don't think it loves me back. It's a beautiful blue undertoned baby pink that may or may not clash with my warmish skin tone. Although, enough foundation and no one's the wiser. Other blogs have also said that it's a dupe for MAC Snob. If so, that's pretty cool.

no 3. NARS ANGELIKA BLUSH
This blush is a blessing not in disguise. It's extremely pigmented, as you'd expect from NARS, and although it looks glittery in the pan it's not an obvious sparkle fest on the cheeks. It adds light and a healthy glow to an otherwise exhausted complexion. It's the only thing that keeps me looking alive while working graveyard shifts.

no 4. OPI LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK
This polish has been my fingernail shade on and off for so long we could give Ross and Rachel a run for their money. An OPI classic, Lincoln Park After Dark is a purple so dark and so deep it looks black. This is more than a monthly favorite, we're talking until the end of time here.

no 5. THE GAP CLUTCH
This envelope-style clutch has been my partner in crime for the majority of summer. And by partner in crime, I mean I take it to go to get chocolate croissants three times a week. Definitely a grab and go godsend.

no 6. LOLITA BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV
I've wanted to read this novel for years. As a rebellious teen I found a list of books that were famous for being banned and I resolved to read them all. Such a troublemaker. I finally finished Lolita this month. It was really good and I'll totally have to watch the movie versions now. I have a feeling the films are going to make me want a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

September should be a good month though. I feel like it always is. Not that I'm biased with it being my birthday month or anything... I mean autumn is in 19 days! Boots at the ready everyone.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

sunday rewind / week no.7


1/jumping fox mug set 2/mascara photo shoot in the morning sun
3/candy skull drink cozy that i want but don't need 4/sunday morning chocolate chip waffles!

Weee, one more week closer to school! Bring it on, I'm so ready. Things are starting to get a bit dull. I fill the days with work, window shopping, and waffles upon waffles. It's going to be a looong stretch until October my friend. Really looking forward to packing up all my crap and getting this ol' brain back in business. Take all my money, just give me something to do.

In the meantime, I will continue on my journey to becoming the half-waffle, half-human hybrid I was born to be.
Please pass the syrup.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

diorshow black out mascara

This is my very first high end mascara.

It's a week away from my 23rd birthday and I'm just now discovering what it's like to be an actual grown up woman. And real grown up women spend 30 dollars on black crap for their eyes god dammit! Well, truthfully my mom paid for it. She got it for herself, she didn't like it, and I was next in line. Prince Charles and I have so much in common.
Here are some thoughts on it.

*This mascara is a pure true black - it's black like starless deep space, liquorice jelly beans, my ex boyfriend's heart. The list could go on and on. This level of black would be a blessing for someone with blonde lashes.

*Wet formula - very easy to reapply throughout the day or quickly build up for a more dramatic look. Oh la la.

*Easy to take off - well, compared to my usual Revlon Colorstay Overtime 24hr mascara it is. This stuff is like the Wicked Witch of the West in a bottle; just add water and it melts away like nobody's business. Good for washing up, but bad for tears. I do wish I had the waterproof version. I'm a big ol' crybaby.

*It seems to be getting better with age - I've been using it on and off for about two months and it's a lot more manageable than it was in the beginning. Less runny and smudgy, more volumizing and defining.

But...

*It's hard to get corner lashes with this massive ass brush - a giant glob of product just gathers at the end of the wand patiently waiting to ruin your inner corner highlight... Bottom line? She's a scraper.
If I were to repurchase this mascara, it would definitely be in the waterproof formula. Hopefully that would solve any early on smudging problems. However, the brush makes me hesitant to truly consider getting this again. It's a shame because the formula is pretty killer. Overall, it's good. But it's not perfect.

Maybe I should chalk this up to a case of it's what's on the inside that really counts.

But then again, nobody messes with my inner corner.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

sunday rewind / week no.6


1/feeling like a 90s queen 2/throwback to big ol' ice cream cones with mom
3/taking my favorite clutch out on the town 4/big sparkly stud

This week was proof that summer may be starting to wind down. Plans to the beach became plans to stay in bed and watch brooding clouds from the window. Don't get me wrong autumn is the best, but that means winter is soon coming. And the length of the last one was entering serious Game of Thrones territory.

I wasn't really in the mood to take pictures this week either. Hopefully it'll get better soon though. This blog can't consist of only Sunday updates! But it looks as though I'm taking a real shot at it.