The Valedictory Elegy
March 9th, 2012
10h14 am

List of Reasons cutting my hair is a good idea

  1. It won't get stuck in
    • door handles/locks when I walk near them with my hair loose.
    • random punks with studded jackets and chains walking past me to get off on public transportation.
    • computer chair knobs or any chair, really.
    • buttons on my cardigan or other clothing.
    • my jewellery (rings).
    • my pants, tights, belts and anything I put on near my waist when I get dressed in the morning. (Ew, hair stuck in my panties)
  2. I won't wake up to a soaked pillow and damp hair the morning after I washed my hair.
  3. I'll be able to curl and/or use styling products in all of my hair.
  4. I won't have to put my hair up 95% of time time (like when it's windy, or when I'm wearing a scarf)
  5. Braiding it will take less than 10 minutes.

Um... I can't think of anything else at the moment. Feel free to contribute?

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June 13th, 2011
1h06 pm

Fashion Post (which may only interrest Abi and possibly G)

Has anyone noticed how Kera issues are increasingly unoriginal? I was just looking at June's issue a few minutes ago and thought to myself: "Those HORRIBLE pants are STILL in fashion?!". Then, I started noticing that most of the clothes looked the same than Kera's previous issue, which happened to look similar to the previous's previous and so on for the last 3 years or so.

Lolita seems to be going nowhere, punk is still firmly stuck in the late 80s and gothic never changes. I can see a small variation in popular colours, but that's it.

Since this is my lunch break and I have nothing better to do, allow me to illustrate:

(OK, so the Gothic isn't very gothic but I only had Kera on hand and not G&L bible. I bet you I could find the same BOZ dress in a 10 years old issue and this years'!)
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February 22nd, 2011
1h28 pm

Review: Sticky Fingers Premium Scones Mix


Review under the cutCollapse )

On an unrelated note: I'm visiting another apartment (for those of you who don't know, I'm moving this summer when the lease is up) tonight. I'm really nervous! I hate visiting. This one seems to fit my criterion so it makes me unbelievably more nervous. I just wish it was a bit cheaper but it seems really safe. [Google map view] I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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February 21st, 2011
11h30 am

Super Heroes! Limited Edition! Makeup!

Now that I have your attention, I would like to introduce (2 weeks late) MAC's latest collaboration with DC Comics: the WONDER WOMAN MAKEUP COLLECTION!!

As you've probably guessed I am super excited about this collection. It looks totally badass and Wonder Woman is awesome.

MAC exploited the modernized retro look that's so popular since Mad Men started airing. The suggested looks are natural with a dash of bold and enough versatility to please almost anyone. The palettes shades are balanced and come in complimentary colours that are more pigmented than it looks.

The Wonder Woman Pigment and Reflect Glitter are very pigmented loose powder. The texture is great for application. It sticks to itself a bit more than most loose powder making it very easy to apply on the brush and to the eyes without making a huge mess. I absolutely love the Bright Fushia pigment. It's a bit darker than MAKEUP FOREVER's Aquacream #7 Fuchsia and Neon Pink #75 eyeshadow but can be blended with other pigment to create a variety of shades. It blends well with the Wonder Woman Ultra Marine pigment to create a beautiful purple.

As for the Opulash mascara, it comes in a few unusual mascara colours, namely purple, blue and green. I never liked coloured mascara and don't like MAC's mascara as a general rule. Enough said.

One item that I was eager to see in store is the Penultimate Eye Liner. Unfortunately it was sold out but after talking to the salesperson it doesn't seem worth my money. It's a felt tip eyeliner with a large tip (think marker pen) but, like some felt-tip eyeliner, it dries out after a few uses and doesn't apply opaquely. I bought MAC's latest regular felt-tip eyeliner instead and love it. (Too bad! The Wonder Woman liner looked so cool!!!)

The lipstick and lipglass shades are vivid and can turn a natural look into a bold evening look. All lipstick shades have reddish tones (even Marquise d') but some of the lipglass are slightly pinker (Emancipation).

The powder blush Mighty Aphrodite was already sold out at my local store but I was more interested in Amazon Princess. The dual shades kind of puzzled me, and after using it, still puzzle me. I have no idea what the purpose is. I tried both to blend them together and use them separately. The colour is different with each method but I liked both results. The blush is really pigmented so you have to apply it carefully or you'll end up looking like a French doll! Amazon Princess is a really cute and youthful shade I love it AND the case is totally kick ass!!!

I think my store still had the Mineralize Skinfinish but I didn't even think to look at it. I was sidetracked by the rest of the collection.

The nail polish comes in bright red and navy. Not really my colours but it's very opaque and long lasting.

They also have a few Wonder Woman brush kit that come in a blue or red bag. They're just MAC's usual brushes in a Wonder Woman bag. It's a great price if you don't already have your own brush kit but that's about it.

Lastly, they have a few Wonder Woman online only items, including a really awesome tote bag and a pocket mirror that I greatly desire but do not need at all. Really. I have enough pockets mirrors already. STOP BROWSING EBAY FOR IT YOU TRAITOROUS HANDS!
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