Wednesday, November 30, 2011

EOTD: Sparkled Tiara

This sparkly EOTD, was the one I had for the Breaking Dawn movie. I thought it was appropriate to apply lots of sparkle, hahaha.

 On my moving eyelid, I applied Tiara, the wonderfull silver colour by Sugarpill. Tiara ia incredible gorgeous by itself, but for more sparkle, I added NYX holographic glitters all over it.

Above the crease, I applied Magpie. Magpie is another of my Favourite colours by Sugarpill. It's a deep dark blue with all kinds of sparkle in it.
Into the crease, I applied some more Magpie, over a bit of Pixie Epoxy.
Below the eyes, I applied Gosh velvet touch eyeliner Pretty Petrol, and added some Magpie on top of it.

As a finishing touch, I added the Born pretty store lashes I reviewed in yesterdays post.
I don't know why my cam doesnt show all the amazing sparkle, but this is as good as it gets, otherwise it just shows a blurry pic with little coloured orbs all over my eyes, looking like a bad pixelpic. Hahahah.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Born Pretty Store, Handmade Lashes

I while ago, I was contacted again by Born Pretty Store, if I wanted to try out some products again. I was really interested in the handmade lashes, so I searched through the shop to find the ones I liked most.

I requested the box with 10 sets of Handmade Artificial False Eyelashes #218. These are pretty natural looking, with a complete see through band. Except ofcourse for the little parts where the lashes are attached.
This box costs 8,54 dollar, which is about 6,45 euros. Thats a bargain for 10 sets of lashes!

As you can tell from the pictures of my eyes that are posted all over the blog, I am not gifted with a lot of lashes. I tend to use darker colours near my lashes, just to have the effect of something there. When I apply fake lashes, that have a black strip, I always use black eyeliner to make sure the overlap of the fake lashes and the real lashes is less noticable. But for some looks, I don't want to use eyeliner, and I didn't have any lashes with a see through band.

The lashes that I received are handmade, and look and feel much more natural than cheaper ones. Those usually feel a bit chunky, unbendable and plastic. Not always comfortable, but not always as bad as it sounds either. The strip that they are attached to, is see through, and has longer parts at the side, which keeps them in their box. Don't forget to cut these off, before you use them!

I also always make them a bit rounder by taking them between my two hands and moving those up and down, like with a slinky(those things that you can let rund down the stairs in pretty rainbowcolours). This way, the lashes are less straight, and will stick better to your eyes. If you don't, the sides might come off the corners of your eyes, because it wants to be in it's original form, which is pretty straight.

For this EOTD, I applied no eyeliner, and applied the lashes, with some Eyelure lashglue. Which is by the way perfect lashglue to use if you want to re-use your lashes.

 The lashes are really long and look pretty natural next to my own lashes. The strips are a bit long, which is why they get pretty close to my inner eye corner. I'm not a big fan of cutting lashes shorter, because you tend to loose the natural shaping. These lashes have shorter lashes on the inner eyecorner, which makes them more natural looking. I might cut them a bit on the outer corner next time I use them, but for now, I just wanted to see how they looked in their full glory.

 With a closeup, you can tell by the bit of 'white' of the lashband that's refelected by the flash, that I'm wearing falsies, but if you looked at my face from a normal distance, it wasn't really noticable.

The lashes felt pretty good on my eyes, not too heavy or anything. I  like the way they can really finish a look. I always get a bit annoyed at the tiny bit of lashes that I naturally have, which sometimes can make a look seem a bit off or unfinished. These lashes really make the difference if you ask me.

I'm really glad with these and can recommend them to anyone! The EOTD of this pics will be posted tomorrow by the way :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

NOTD: True Love , Essence LE

At first, when I saw swatches online from the new Limited Edition by Essence: Vampires Love, I wasn't too excited about the nailpolishes. All for except one: Old Gold Buffy. Swatches of that one, will follow soon.
I remember seeing the swatch of True Love and thinking it was a bit too pink for my taste, nothing too special to add to my stash.
Untill I saw it in reallife at the store....

This is a prefect combo of winered with some darkpurple. And it really fits the collection's name, this is a perfect polish for the vamps out there to wear.

The polish applied easily enough, This is one thin coat and a thicker second coat, without a topcoat.

I love the way the polish seems to shift from winered to darkpurple and everything in between. I'm really glad that I looked at it in the store and brought it home with me.
Most stores will probably have a sold out collection by now, but if you're into this kind of colour and can still get it somwhere, I recommend that you do! It really is a great addition to your stash :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

EOTD & LOTD: Wicked Weekender

Do you ever wake up and just 'feel' like a certain colour? Or just get this totally random colourcombo stuck into your head, and it won't go away untill you've tried it out with makeup?
Well, welcome to my life....

Since I'm not a morningperson, I tend to do a simple makeup when I have to work. But, I work most fridaynights, and because on those days I've gotten the chance to waken before that time, I sometimes give in to my mood to go all out. Last friday was such a day.
I was totally in the mood for some purple, so I decided to grab some special ones from my stash. I also grabbed some glitter, just because I could.

The fun part is, that even though it looks like I used a lot of different colours, I only used 2 eyeshadows and 1 glitter!

On my moving eyelid, I applied Sugarpill's Weekender.
Weekender is an incredible purple, I think it's THE purple for me. You have to see it in all it's glory to understand what I'm saying, it has such a beautifull shimmer, it's amazing!

Above the crease, I applied Fyrinnae's Wicked.
Wicked is one of those incredible colourchanging eyeshadows. It's a purple but it can shift to a beautifull blue. I just love duochromes, because you can do so many fun things with them.

I applied some Pixie Epoxy on my inner eye corner and a little above the crease. On the inner eye corner, I applied NYX purple glitters for extra sparkle.
Above the crease, I applied some more Wicked. Because of the Pixie Epoxy, Wicked now becomes this gorgeous blue, on top of it's own purple.
I still have to figure out the 'right' way yo use Pixie Epoxy, but I like the effect!

I used the purple gelliner by Essence, which I can't find right now, so I'm not sure about the name. Oops!
Below the eyes, I applied Some Gosh eyeliner Funky Violet, and applied some more Weekender over it.

I applied some Light Burgundy by Catrice to my cheeks and some Essence (LE) Bloody Mary on my lips. No idea why it looks like a berry on the pics, it truley was a purple.

That day, I also put my hair up in a ponytail. I like the effect the red gives, that filters through the black locks.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

EOTD: Velvet Vampire on Fyre & Ice

Another simple EOTD with just two Fyrinnae eyeshadows.

 On my moving eyelid I applied Velvet Vampire, which is a red, but a shade more orange/pink/ than real red, which makes it much more wearable.

 No idea why my camera always makes it look like the colours have a line between them, they really were blended prettily.

Anyway, on the outer V, I applied Fyre & Ice. This is a beautifull black with tiny red glitters in it.


Below my eyes, I used Gosh's Black Ink eyeliner.

I wore this look to work a week ago orso :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Not the best week of my life...

Remember that burglary I blogged about..turns out its the house right NEXT to ours! Okay, there's this little piece of road between us, but that's way to ffing close for my taste!

Since my last blogpost, things havent been looking up.....

Yes, we did go to Breaking Dawn, and we had fun AND we saw the Volturiscene after the movie, when almost everyone else already dissappeared out of the theater. But on my way to the bus, the zipper of my bag broke off. Which is btw my FAVOURITE bag. (ill take it to the shoemaker though, he always fixes my stuff happily and cheap!)
Then, while waiting with 20+ other people, the bus just drove by...without stopping. And that one comes just once per hour on saturdaynights. *sigh*.
Luckely for us, we can take a diff busline so we went to a diff busstop and took that one, but still..such an annoyance. (it made me think back on that time we went to see Twilight, and the key to the lock of our bikes put together broke off...while it was

Then we got a call that my fatherinlaw had a pretty bad flu, so we decided on staying home on sunday. No need to get sick ourselves.

On monday I cut myself in the finger with a knife...deeply..something i NEVER do. So I was annoyed. Then during that day and the next, lots of other stuff happened with my fingers that were painfull. Lots of cursing and sighing.

Then, when we got our delivery at work, I took our papers from the guy(which looked 16 orso, which he was obviously not, because you cant drive untill 18 here, but still.). And then I needed the papers from our delivery, which is in the containers. The driver KNOWS that, and SAW me. So what did that idiot do? When I was grabbing those extra papers, he started going down with the loading platform, know..while I was standing right there. And the thing came down on my foot, and if I didnt yelled at him, It would prolly have been BROKEN. Do you know what the guy did? NOTHING. no apology, not a single word.
So my foot hurt pretty good all day, prolly shouldnt have been standing and walking on it all day either.
When I got home it was pretty swoolen and walking wasnt much in the picture anymore.

And of our black glass plates fell on the floor and broke down into a freaking MILLION little pieces...I had never seen anything like that. The whole floor was covered with tiny fragments of dinner was ruined aswell. Because I really dislike glass splinters on my pizza.

Then I got a mail where they were late with sids new medicines(he had to start with them immediately), and on top of that a mail that they would be delivered even later.

Needless to say, I stayed in bed for a loooooong while today. I feel like hiding in a corner and just wait till this week/month/whatever is over.

On the bright side, the bump on Freyas belly seems to be getting smaller. So thats really good news, lets hope its keep geting smaller the next few days.
Also I got to move my dentist appointment for that 450 euro job, so the bill could be mailed for THIS year, which means I can still get stuff done to my teeth next yr.

Do you ever have these episodes where just everything seems to be going wrong? Sid and I sem to really have episodes of them, and we are almost accustomed to them and react to them with ''oh boy, its one of those weeks again'. Still, they arent a lot of fun, and I'll be really happy when this stuff is over.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Is it pouring again?

So....theres been stuff going on again in our lives.

As most of you will know, Freya has been sterilized last week and yesterday the sticthes were to come out. We had some little scares in the meantime, because on monday, she had this weird bump all of a sudden beneath her stitches. Like she swallowed an egg. We called the vet, and they told us that could happen, nothing to worry. Then, we got home on tuesdaynight and i found a bit of blood on her belly, and some stitches in her fur. The end of the stitches were a bit open aswell. Called the vet in the morning and we decided to just wait for thursdaymorning to take them all out.
So There I was at work on wednesday, a bit worried that Freya might have found a way to get to her stitches, and worrying she might find a way to take off her cone of shame ...again. Then there was this disturbance in the force of cardpayment, nationwide, so that was a lot of 'fun'at work aswell.
And when I had a little break and ate something...a corner of my molar suddenly broke off.
What a FUN day! So I called my dentist and I had an appointment for the next day.

On thursday, I went to the vet, and freya's stitches were removed. BUT they were a bit worried about the bump. They thought it might be a 'navelbreuk' or that she had some weird reaction tot the (3 layers of) stitches. So now we have to see what happens with the bump the next 4 weekes, otherwise we have to go back(and prolly need another operation). Her temp was fine though and she looked good for the rest of it. Hopefully the bump will become a bit smaller and less hard, and it will just be some reaction. They also told me she was a very gorgeous cat :)

So today is friday, and I went to the dentist yesterday. They reconstructed the corner, which took less then 10 mins. And then came the bad news. Since I have small molars, and really large fillings in them, there's not much molar left surrounding the filling. My dentist found a breakline throughout the whole molar including the filling. She really recommended that I would decided on a crown. (not sure of thats what its called in english though). Anyway, the crown is a sort of cap that will keep the molar together. Ofcourse I dont want to loose a molar at the young age of 30, so I said, ofcourse! well...the costs are 450 euro! yeah, thats right! FOUR HUNDRED and FIFTY euro!
Now, I have a wonderfull insurance, BUT they are doing a reorganisation and getting a diff name and diff coverage. So now, im thinking it might not be insured the way I always was. I'll have to call them today, to found out. *sigh*

And to top that, I found a letter on my doormat today from the police, saying that there was a burglary in our neighbourhood and they wanted to see if there were any witnesses.


Oh well, at least I found one of the last snowboots at action for only 9,99 euros, and we are going to see Breaking Dawn soon. Let's just hope the public transport doesnt break down or anything. *sigh*

Thursday, November 17, 2011

NOTD: Golden Rose Holographic Color no. 120

This is a holographic polish By Golden Rose. No. 120 is a very nice pink, with lots of shimmer.

 The flash makes it a bit brighter than it really is, but in daylight (without sun) it's more toned down. So the reallife colour is somwhere in between:

daylight (no sun)

indoors (with flash)
It's a nice and sparkly polish, it applied really easy and it doesn't chip fast either. It is holographic, but not in the rainbows-on-you-nails-way. All in all a really nice polish, and there are a lot of colours to choose from in this holographic range.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

EOTD: Zombie Drakon with Evil Shades

This is a simple EOTD with 2 Evil Shades eyeshadows, but the eyeshadows in itself are so pretty, that it doesn';t look as simple. Awesome!

 I applied Drakon on my moving eyelid. DRakon is such a beautifull, colourchanging, miraculous colour. I can't stop watching it, moving my face from side to side.

In and above the crease I applied Zombie, which is a dark winred. I thought of this colour after I dyed my hair, and thought it would be fun to use it in a first EOTD with this hair.

With Zombie next to Drakon, the golden colour tends to change to a bit of red as the light hits it.  I can;t get enough of this colour.

 I used Essence Black gelliner next to my lasline and created a wing at the end.

 I love the way it sparkles and changes with the light :)

Below the eyes I used Gosh velvet touch eyeliner Black Ink.

LOTD with:
Inglot conealer next to the nose
Light Burgundy Blush by Catrice
Gosh Lipgloss 0064

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: Ici Paris Xl, Mini Perfume Sprayer

I've had a mini perfume spayer by Ici before, but you had to spray the perfume into it, and that way, you waste a lot of product. Since I'm a big fan of (expensive) perfumes, I think that's not a very smart idea. Still, that sprayer was 3,95 and was for that price, filled with your fav perfume on the spot. Now that one is empty, I decided I wanted one that wouldn't waste as much product and found this one:

 It's 9,99 euro if I remember correctly and I think there were a silver and a pink one aswell. It has a small opening at the bottom that works like the top of a sprayer on a perfume bottle. It won't open, unless you press it with a perfume sprayer, so it won't leak either.

 It has an opening on the side, so you can see how much product is left in it.

 I used my Cartier Delices EDT, to fill the mini sprayer. It's so handy to have an EDT in your purse, especially if you're not a morningperson and tend to forget to spray on something when you leave the house.

Filling the sprayer is pretty easy. You just pull the spraycap off the bottle and then put the bottom of the sparyer on top of the little tube on your perfume bottle. All you have to do than is press it down repeatedly as if you's spray on some perfume. This way it'll fill up nice and easy.
 There is almost no waste, just a tiny bit of wetness between the two bottles, and probably only because this was the first tme for me doing this. Afterwards, you don't need to do anything to the sprayer, it closes up by itself, and you only need to put the spraycap back on your perfume bottle.

I think this is a great product, without any waste of perfume and it's not that expensive either, because you can use it over and over again. I'm really glad I bought it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Change of Hair

I've dyed my hair black since 2002, and have been thinking about dark red ever since. I even had a couple of dark red locks in there at first. But having to decolour my hair was just too much trouble, and also, knowing my hair, I didn't want to go bald.  I also thought red might be too harsh for my skintone.

I'm a natural blonde(middle, ash, dark, etc all in one), and apparantly, when you dye my blonde hair black, it gives out a lot of red pigment. Which is why the ends of my hair looks like this:

 It looks kinda brownred, but when the sun hits it, it becomes an honest red. weird huh, my hair does this all by itself. I only dye my roots every month and maybe every 6 months or more I dye the ends black again. Just to kake sure my hair doesnt turn into a ropey kind of structure.

When I saw a picture of Blix her hair on her blog, I felt that it was a great possibility for me to change my hair a bit. I could just dye my roots a different colour!

I got a bit scared when the dye was in my hair, because it became BRIGHT ORANGE, and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOO!, but when it started drying, it got darker and darker red.

After washing out the dye, my hair looked really bright under the light in the bathroom. In the living room however, it looked like this:
Which isn't that weird, because the dye was called middle brown red. The hairdresser and me decided on that one, because we didnt know how bright it might become on my lighter roots. And we don't really use bright lights in the livingroom. (they give me headaches.)

But...this is how it looks in daylight(without sun):
I know it's not much yet, but I really needed to dye my roots, because my lighter hair, makes it look like I have bald spots when I put my hair up, because it's so close to my scalp colour.
I think it'll look really nice, when Ive dyed my roots again next month.

I've tried to make pics, but the red just didn't show because of my flash, so this is all I was able to conjure for you right now:
It's not exactly the reallife colour, but you can see where it it in this pic at least.
So what do you guys think? Keep going with this next month, or go back to black?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Freya haz a sad & Change of hair

Last wednesday, Freya had an operation. She was to be sterilized, so we were both a bit nervous. I had to get up at 6:15 to make sure she was at the vet in time.
I got to pick her up around 15:00, so it was a looooong wait.

Sleepy Cat

Not a Happy Cat

Im-Not-Happy-And-Im-Going-To-Kill-You-When-This-Is-Over Cat

Sitting in the Skyrim box, taunting Loki already. 
 Look how big she's gotten! Loki looks small here but hes somewhere between 6- 8 kg!

More sleep

And still more sleep

She's doing really good, but she's still really drowsy and sleepy. She also gets these shivers, so I put her inside a blanket all day. But she's Freya so she wants to wander around..and gets cold again. *sigh*

She sleeps on our bed in a little nest of blankets, between sid and me, that way we can watch her if something goes wrong.
The wound looks good, and hopefully our two other cats will stay away from it. Next thursday the stitches will be taken out.

On a diff note, I have been wanting to do something diff with my hair for quite a while, but I was in doubt for sooooo long. Yesterday, we dyed my roots a different colour. I was anxious at first, because the dye looked like a peack flavoured yoghurt, and on my hair it turned flaming orange! But when it dried it turned darker and darker red.
I'll post pics later on how it turned out, but its not really that noticable under normal lighting, because its a brownred. Under brightlighting though, its VERY darkred.

Don't mind my lack of sleep face :P  My hair looks NOTHING like this now, it's not as big a change as I thought. More on that later!