Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And some more

Just another lewk with the fundamental palette... I quite liked this one:

So I used Inception in the crease, Surge in the inner corner and Bedaub along the bottom. I also used my Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Flipside. I've read a lot of reviews about Inception and how it's not that pigmented and stuff, which is true, but I actually liked the purple glow kind of effect it gave.

Monday, January 28, 2013


So I guess over the Christmas sale period I've gone a little crazy with the makeup. I've never been the type of person who uses anything more than concealer and a kohl pencil, up until about a year ago, but you know. People change. Makeup blogs are a big part of that, if not the main part. I always thought of makeup as something boring, to highlight a person's "best features" and conceal their flaws etc. I'm still not interested in that part of it, although I do find it interesting how a technique like contouring can make someone look completely different. I'm interested in the more theatrical part of it, like how can a person make themselves as colourful as possible? and other THRILLING QUESTIONS. Anyway. Here's what I bought.

Illamasqua Fundamental Palette, Pure Pigment in Zeitgeist, and Illuminator in Glimmer. EcoTools eyeshadow and angled eyeliner brush. Revlon nailpolishes in Popular and Zealous. And Revlon Lip Butter in Gumdrop.

And this is what I did with it:

Yeah, I'm a complete amateur. But I'm having fun. The eyeshadow is really nice, I love the colours, but I think I'm going to need an eyeshadow primer. They're not bright enough because my skin is a bit darker. Also it's oily so they slide off after a while. I'm used to this happening with pretty much all eyeshadows though, so it's time to invest in a primer. As usual I bought a weird pastel lip colour, which goes against every rule for my skin tone, but whatever! idk.

I feel profesh now that I have brushes! Yay.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Get Away

I acquired this dress from a vintage dress sale on Lygon St just after Christmas. It's from Japan and maybe that makes me like it more, although I already liked it very much. It gives me vibes like this for some reason:

I saw Hunx and his Punx on Sunday night, which was awesome. I hadn't heard much of their stuff beforehand but it was very fun. I've been listening to this band a lot, and this song on repeat:

Very teenage. I made a birthday cake for my housemate Zoe last night, it was carrot and pineapple:

I haven't felt like blogging much, to be honest. It seems like every other day I'm at work, doing nothing when I could be doing something. My resolutions for this year have been to eat healthier, and to get a new job. Hospitality wears you down after a while, and even though I like the places I work and the people I work with, the nature of the industry is to make you feel like shit. Like a servant, and a cleaner. At some point I'd like to stop cleaning toilets and people's dishes. I'm not sure how or what I'm going to do, but it has to be something else. So the quest begins.

Speaking of quests... wasn't The Hobbit awesome? A few things let it down but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't care if it's drawn out, to be honest I'm just happy to spend three hours in middle earth.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Charles Burns

I've been reading a lot of comics lately. There's something about good comics that I still find mysterious; it's how I used to think about a lot of things as a child, but as an adult most things become apparent and opaque from jadedness. Maybe it's the fact that I'll never be able to make them myself (I'm terrible at drawing) that give them that impossible kind of feel. I can only dream about collaborating on one.

I discovered Charles Burns not long ago, when I was in Minotaur looking for Chris Ward. I'd read he was inspired by Charles Burns in that Rookie interview, and as soon as I saw the cover of X'ed Out I knew it was going to be the best thing ever.

It's just so weird. Weirder than anything else you're going to read. His style of drawing reminds you of pop art, which makes the whole thing even weirder because the storyline is anything but pop. It's familiar and completely new at the same time. It's the kind of thing that makes you wish you'd made it, or could make anything like it.

Anyway, I got my housemate Black Hole for Christmas, and I'm going to read it really soon. I'm excited.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Then grease me up, woman!

Happy New Years! I took these a week or so ago but it's been too crazy to do any blogging. The gig last night was awesome and the party was even better. I'm ashamed to say (not really) we brought the cray. And tomorrow night we've another gig at the public bar in north melbourne. Woo!

I'm showing off my new necklace made by my housemate Zoe, isn't it excellent? Also my new simpsons pins. Which are also excellent. Excellency all round. I got a bunch of Lush for Christmas too. Excellent!