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Month: February, 2016

Random 16-02

Hey there, Internet!

Monthly Post of Random Pictures / Thoughts & Questions / Links and other things that happened during the past month (or since writing last random post) and would not fit into another post…

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New working boots! Still… Anyone knows how to wear in new doc martens without getting blisters?!

Maybe these thoughts / questions would be useful as inspiration or someone knows the answer? (If none of these, hopefully at least they would be entertaining.)

list-bat-png Justkeepbrains.com turned 1 year! Feels like yesterday that I decided to start blogging again, thank you to everyone who I’ve ‘met’ during this year and during the time back on blogspot as well! Can’t say it too often how much like a family the blogosphere means to me! Got to know so many inspiring people as well as some really close friends this way! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
list-bat-png Tiny changes sometimes are needed, signature picture added! (Yes, I know I still need to re-design the menue)
list-bat-png Update on my Lush-post: The guy who made me and obviously a lot of other people feel so bad stopped working at my local Lush and last time the people were as amazing as I remember from Lush employees to be (So very happy, can browse in store again and get broke regularly!) still hoping he will find a job that he might enjoy more, maybe it just wasn’t the place for him…
list-bat-png While I have been shopping online a bit nearly every month for the past 15 years this month was the first time failed hard (thank you to the lovely people at Rockinbones for being able to help!)
list-bat-png Temperatures are back to 10°C and up, feels like springtime already, clothing gets thinner and music turns 50% medieval, like every year! Also did some balcony shopping already!
list-bat-png While I had to take a break from workout (knee problems) I started adding about 30 minutes of Yoga stuff to my daylie Batfit routine and so far am more than surprised, totally in love with the Youtube videos from Yoga TX!
list-bat-png Can three weeks delivery for a parcel within Germany still be considered express (next day) delivery? Maybe need to do a rant post, ‘The case of missing bat glasses…’
list-bat-png February… The month with least health and freetime? Sorry I was MIA for most of this month!

And here are my most favourite / inspiring posts from other blogs / websites this month:

list-bat-png Louise (Queens of the Wild Frontier) and her Kev probably found the location for their wedding, I think we need much more medieval-wedding-locations with cats!
list-bat-png For anyone who is interested in classic culture with some darkness, take a look at Indigo: dystopic opera with a touch of metal music on Daughter of the jaded era!
list-bat-png Who doesn’t love adding new lyrics on their favourite songs? Lauren did this for a song I’ve never heard before Drink it up! (Original Song is Add it up by the Violent Femmes) so I am sure if I ever hear that song again it will be with her lyrics!

Most played songs this month:

list-bat-png Capud Draconis – Mars
list-bat-png Opsculum – Der Altar in meiner Gruft
list-bat-png L’âme Immortelle – Auf deinen Schwingen
list-bat-png Angelzoom – The things you said
list-bat-png Mantus – Freund Hein

Plans for the next month:

list-bat-png Batfit: As mentioned, had to pause some of the workout parts because my left knee was in pain and weak but continued the other exercises, slowly working on a schedule that my knee will accept and hoping to strengthen it a bit as well.
list-bat-png Bodymods: Additional Lobe(s) maybe?
list-bat-png Cave: Currently working on kitchen and bathroom but happy to see the hallway is finished already!
list-bat-png Events: Eisbrecher concert in Hannover, they actually are a ‘must see once a year’ thing for me, love them since their Megaherz & Pokémon days so very looking forwards to this! And Melting Sounds Festival at Zeche Carl since I have that weekend off as well!
list-bat-png Blog: Maybe finally change the menue bar? And of course, will try for 1-2 youtube videos, failed on this in February. Still feels strange but some things are better in video format than in blogpost format or need a few moving pictures added on top and practise probably is the only thing that will help to improve I guess!

What has been inspiring for you this February? Any plans for March? Have a nice evening!


Blogversary & Giveaway!

Entries are closed and winner has been randomly selected by Rafflecopter! Congrats to the winner and thanks to everyone who entered, if you did not win this time don’t worry, probably will host another one for Halloween 2016!

Hey there, Internet!

I actually can’t believe it was February, 27th 2015 that I returned to the blogosphere. Let’s say after a totally messed up year in real life it was time to start from the beginning instead of my old blogspot-blog that I missed so much while I was away! So, with a vague idea of what I wanted to do I sat down, working on the layout and my first wordpress post which was probably the most difficult one I ever wrote. (New year, new here!)

Anyways, after a while blogging felt normal again, and within a single year I have met so many amazing people, some even became close friends already. You guys mean a lot to me and all of your own blogs, youtube chanels, instagram or twitter things are pretty much inspiring. Thank you for being the way you are!

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So. on to the giveaway!

Last time (with the Halloween 2015 giveaway) I really messed up the coding, but I learned afterwards that WordPress simply does not like the kind of codes / java that would be required to add the rafflecopter script right into the site so at the bottom of this post you will find the link…

Rules to enter:

list-bat-png Join the rafflecopter giveaway thing / link at the bottom of this post, please read all of the rules though (of course, sharing or following would be nice but knowing the unfollow button exists what can I do… Still, following at twitter gives an additional ticket) * rafflecopter saves your name and email adress and when the giveaway is closed I can push a button and it will select the winner randomly.
list-bat-png By entering this giveaway you confirm that you are an adult / allowed to enter giveaways, will be able to tell me your name and adress afterwards.
list-bat-png I am not responsible for any grammar mistakes in the description or missunderstandings of the things included in the package. I also am not responsible for any allergies, reactions, damages on people by the package or on things in the package or money charged by customs or whatever there might be – also please check before if importing any of these products would get you in trouble. And yes, I pay for the content of the giveaway, this is not sponsored, I am just sharing my love for those furry bats with you and yes, asked the people at BCI if they were ok with me doing it as a price for the giveaway!

This giveaway is open until 2016, March, 12th at 12:00am Berlin time, open worldwide.

Stuff you will win:

list-bat-png Adopt-a-bat at Bat Conservation International – Adopt-a-bat, according to their website / see link / consists of: A plush stuffed bat-toy, official adoption certificate, Complete species profile information for the bat of your choice, the money spent will help the BCI to preserve and protect bats around the world so you get a treat while helping bats ❤

So, here’s the link to the giveaway!

Thank you for reading, sharing, and entering! Have a nice evening!


Today’s Outfit & Makeup 16-02 (II)

Hey there, Internet!

Well I guess one can easily tell from my eyes (and my internet absence lately) that I had some cold & migraine stuff going on, so even on my days off my hair stayed unteazed, no corsets were worn, simply threw on some clothes that I would be able to take a nap in wherever I would sit. Good news though: February is nearly over, spring weather will be here soon and so will be the energy, hoping all of you will be able to enjoy the warmer days!

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And happy I lost some weight already, (see articles on Batfit) So at least the Blackmilk leggings in medium fit perfectly fine again (even though most of mine are small, will get back there some day this year I hope)

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What I’m wearing

As mentioned, no corset, simply cozy clothes to take a nap or two in…

Dress: Heavyred
Leggings: Black Milk Clothing (Cross of St. Peter black)
Accessories and stuff: As usually mainly random, Hairclip from Restyle, Necklaces from The rogue and the wolf & Rock Rebel

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Looking forwards to next month because I need to try how much Illamasqua’s Corruptor will help with messy eyelooks! (Or in this case mossy)

Nails: Stargazer (Chrome 232), BarryM (311 Nail Effects 242 black crackling)
Lips: Jeffree Star (Velour Liquid Lipstick Posh Spice), Illamasqua (Bibelot)
Eyes: Illamasqua (Bibelot, Draco, Berber), Stargazer (Eyedust 020, Black Kohl Eyeliner), Alverde (Nothing but volume mascara)

Anyone tried Illamasqua’s Corruptor yet? Is it as much fun as it sounds like? Have a nice evening!


Jeffree Star, what am I doing wrong?

Hey there, Internet!

So probably all of us have at least heard about Jeffree Star and those velour liquid lipsticks that everyone seems to adore as soon as they had them in their mailbox. The only negative things I ever heard about them were that, like all liquid / matte lipsticks they were said to dry your lips. That is something though that I can deal with, my lips get their daily bit of lipscrub, balm and oil and won’t chip, maybe a day or two in winter but that’s it.

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Some more shopping happened here I guess…?

The price of 18$ is not the cheapest but I am willing to pay that much for something I love, for a good quality, cruelty free lipstick for sure and do own some lip products that were more expensive as well! Took me some more weeks though until I was able to decide for one color (the makeup-addict in my heart wanted more but the goblin guarding the piggy bank said I would only be allowed to buy one)

Posh Spice it would be. A nice, grey-ish nude, hoping I would not regret it (Stereotype goth-me was also staring at the black Weirdo or the deep red Unicorn Blood) Ordered not directly but from a webshop that also has a lot of nice clothing and accessories so this precious would not be travelling all alone.

Of course, the packaging is not what I am used to, color wise, but my makeup bag does not care about things being bright neon pink or the silver / grey things it usually contains. The doe foot applicator to me is the perfect size and easy to handle and you could feel that it was some liquid you apply to your lips at first, strange but not bad! It was as opaque with one layer as I never would have thought a lipstick could be, like pure pigment, amazing! Did stay in place immediately and the color looked as nice applied as it did in the tube or the pictures on the website.

Still, there is one thing that I don’t like, that takes some of the joy away for me and that I haven’t been able to solve so far. It feels sticky on my lips. Adding a layer of powder did help a bit but didn’t solve my problem completely. Also tried with different lipbalms as base, without lipbalm, with all primers I have at home as well as setting things, still sticky. So I am wondering, what is everyone doing to make them feel good? They are an amazing product and I would love to wear them more often but currently not as much with my lips feeling sticky. The color does stay in place but being sticky it feels as if it would not. Did do some online researching but other than what I already tried nothing came up.

Hoping someone can help because then I could convince the piggy bank’s goblin to let me order another one, probably together with that pumpkin spice latte lip scrub!

Do you have one of the Velour Liquids as well? Do you have the same issue? Have a nice evening!


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