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Month: July, 2016

Random 16-07

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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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Left: Been working on my chainmail dress again, currently trying to figure out what would be the easiest way to add a few cms because I am sure some of the weight will stay. Center: A friend took this picture of me and a Vulpix while we were preparing (aka having a frappuccino at Starbucks) for a day of Pokémon Go. Right: took this picture of one of the nicest things you can see in this town when my family was visiting me this month!

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 Seriously been wondering why today babies and kids wear clothing that are only miniatures of grown up fashion. When I was a kid I wore clothing that would be ok if it got dirty, things you could play and run in. Of course it does look cute but kids are kids and should be able to behave like that.
list-bat-png Found my addiction for Pinterest! Won’t be there daily but when I have a day off and am looking for some inspiration… @Justkeepbrains, currently there is a board for hair inspiration and one for home inspiration
list-bat-png So spam filters this month caught a lot of porn advertizing, I am used to strange search requests but the spam stuff so far was less adult focused. Guess this means it was a good idea to set the comments to be manually approved, even if the filters won’t find it, no ugly spam here!
list-bat-png Spent a lot of time in real life, playing Pokémon Go and was surprised how much hate I saw for this on Facebook – I think there were people who better should not be on the streets because they don’t know how to not get themselves and others in danger before the app has been released so why blame an app for people being stupid? At least it helps you discover places in your home area that you probably never saw before and you meet new people, spending time outside instead of staring at your TV.
list-bat-png Also spent some time creating a Sitemap for this blog where you will be able to find an overview on all topics that ever have been posted on this blog as well as my social media accounts and youtube, simply because the menue on the top looked too crowded with the categories which still were not satisfying for me.
list-bat-png Another attack. This time in Munich, at a place where two years ago I was very often to buy food or whatever was needed. A few of my friends were very close to the attacked area and it felt horrible to once again not know if everyone was safe, luckily all my friends were safe though. Maybe small cities (that I actually didn’t like thinking about living in before today) do indeed have some advantages?

And here are my most favourite / inspiring posts from other blogs / websites this month: (not a lot this time, was a pretty busy month…)

list-bat-png The Shopping Ban 2016 on Caliope Couture– A lot of bloggers that I follow seem to do this lately and I actually think I might join in a way or another and focus on DIY a lot more for a while.
list-bat-png My Summer as a Goth has some news! They just started a Kickstarter campaign to raise 50k $ as finishing fund! Whee!

Most played songs this month:

list-bat-png Kite – Dance Again
list-bat-png X-Divide – Sympathy (Namnambulu Remix)
list-bat-png Agonoize – Drowning In Isolation
list-bat-png Phillip Boa & The Voodoo Club – This is Michael
list-bat-png Eden weint im Grab – Friedhof der Sterne

What has been inspiring for you this July? Any plans for August? Have a nice evening!

Today’s Outfit & Makeup 16-07 (II)

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There are not a lot of days that I consider being too warm for a jacket of some kind, but that day definitely was. So the DIY shirt from last post got its first se already because it is one of the thinnest fabrics and loose fit which both are perfect for this hot weather. Still, sunblock on, fan was added to the bag and off to the city, spent that entire day off outside, catching Pokémon!

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Would Sunblock and Shadow from whatever we could find count as accessories?

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What I’m wearing

As little as possible.

Pants: Bäres
Shirt: DIY
What else: Glasses Fledermausbrille, Watch etNox, belt H&M, some other random accessories

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Makeup

Also, only the smudgeproofiest products from my collection were used.

Lips: Illamasqua (Lipstick in Growl)
Nails: Kiko (382)
Eyes: Illamasqua (Precision Gel Liner in Infinity on waterline), Stargazer (Black Liquid Eyeliner), Alverde (First Class Volume Mascara)
Etc: Illamasqua (Beyond Highlighting Powder OMG)

Dear ladies, anyone else a bit jealous that men can simply throw away their tops without anybody looking strange and we have to think of other solutions? Have a nice evening!

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DIY: Bleach me Cobweb!

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I am guilty. After a trip to the city for some Pokémon Go adventures I was browsing some second hand stores without finding anything at all and then ended up in Primark – needed a new pair of pants for work anyways. Next time I will head, trousers wise, to H&M again though because obviously my calves are too thick compared to my booty for Primark trousers, which I never thought would be possible because usually my booty is the reason why I have to size up. Anyways, ended with a pair of new pants (with more space around my booty than I ever will need, not even if I would need to wear diapers) and a shirt from their sale, biggest size, really thin black fabric. Perfect victim for a DIY project that I did so often back in my baby bat days when I was not able to afford any fancy clothing. There was not a lot available back then anyways except maybe lip service.

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Instead what my friends and I did, probably like a lot of you, was using bleach, from the cleaning sections or leftovers from your latest hair adventure. Eventually I have a lot of whitening powder left because I currently use hairdye that requires no pre-bleaching. So the bleaching powder & creme oxid was my choice this time! Instead of a paintbrush I used the pointy end of a back-combing-comb. Since I wanted to do some spiderweb print and those I prefer to look irregular.

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Workplace was kind of prepared, I know the flooring in my flat won’t stain from bleach, hairdye accidents happened before but everything that might suffer was put aside, be careful! Bleach was mixed and applied, color went lighter and I stopped somewhere between the red and orange phases (roughly 20 mins but if you’re doing this by yourself remember to try in between to find the right amount of time for the exact color you want to see in the end!) and washed it out in the shower, dried and decided the print was fine the way it was, back then I often did a second or third bleaching for highlights or add acrylic color, really liked the broken touch it added.

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And sorry, this shirt will also be shown in next Outfit post!

Then, as always some cuts happened and I wonder if there is only one shirt that didn’t suffer from my scissors in my entire wardrobe? Maybe on the pile to wear at official, serious dates like job interviews, maybe one? But this time not much that had been cut, hems got removed and a sleeve, then I was happy with it and decided I should do this with basic clothes more often again, alter clothing while listening to the good old music from ‘back then’ while dancing, singing and smiling because of all the memories. Therapeutical destruction?

What were your latest DIY projects? Have a nice evening!

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Review: Eye of Horus Cosmetics

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A while ago I stumbled upon the Instagram account of Eye of Horus Cosmetics, another cruelty free (vegan friendly, paraben free) brand that got me quite interested, this time based in Australia. They stock eyeshadow palettes, pencils, different liners, brushes and some other things – all of them inspired by natural beauty, Ancient Egypt.

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Packaging reminded me of Illamasqua quite a bit with a bit of gold added, not a bad thing though!

Actually I was interested in some coppery liner to use for my eyebrows since on some days and with some looks the black brows I do will look too harsh combined with my coppery-orange hair. But they offer free shipping on international orders over $50 and so a palette and two liners, worth $109 AUD in total found their way into my basket. Order has been placed July, 1st, shipped July, 6th, delivered July, 12th – a bit longer waiting time from order to shipment but still ok since it is a smaller company and with this beautiful and also good quality packaging – some things probably need some time!

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Sekhmet Shadow Palette ($46 AUD, 3.6g / .12ozE, use within 18 months)

Official description: Sekmet ancient Goddess of power and war unleashes the ultimate Smokey eye palette. Fearsome array of Charcoal, Steel and Grey tones are perfect for the dark powerful Temptress. The essential trio shadow palette is Italian baked in a stunning matte and satin shades. Deeply pigmented, long wearing crease-proof formula to deliver everyday brilliance. Key features The Eye of Horus cosmetics baked Goddess shadow range can be used either dry, for a subtle day ware effect or wet for a full-intensity finish. When water-activated, shadow colours transform to be more intense and radiant if desired. These remarkable properties give the freedom to create any kind of look from simple to dramatic in seconds. Paraben Free. (Elixir Sands Creamy Beige Matte (light), Silver Eclipse Silver Metallic (medium), Raven Onyx Gun Metal Grey Satin (dark))

My opinion: To me this is a perfect everyday eyeshadow palette, some creamy color to use under the eyebrows, a light warm silver for inner eyes, dark silver / charcoal for smokey eye look. The pigmentation is great with a bit of shimmer in the grey shades and I am looking forwards creating some different and maybe more extreme looks with this! Eyeshadows did pretty much stay in place even without base and even when I was sweating quite a lot, had it on for an entire day of activities and in the end still looked ‘ok’-ish!

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Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil ($30 AUD, 1.2g / 0.042ozE, use within 12 months)

Official description: Gloriously glowing copper/bronze was prized as a precious Amulet and it accentuates your eyes like a sun goddess. Goddess Eye Liner pencils are uniquely formulated with beautiful waxes of Beeswax, Carnuba and Candelilla wax, with the added benefit of Organic Moringa Oil for a creamy rich formula thats easy to apply, waterproof, and smudge proof and long lasting, paraben free

I was not sure if I wanted this one or one of the greenish pencils (Serpentine or Emerald) but since my inention for this purchase as mentioned, actually was to find something to do my eyebrows with this was a good choice! Easy to apply and with a bit of powder on top also will stay in place quite good, even though the other products definitely were more smudge proof than this pencil. But since it comes with the other end being some smudge sponge tip thing I guess that’s the way it should be! I have one thing that got me confused, it says to use within 12 months but also says epires 30.09.2016, hoping they meant 2017 because I doubt a company would send out stuff that expires after only a few months time?

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Liquid Metal Copper Sphinx ($33 AUD, 2.4g / 0.085ozE, use within 6 months)

Official description: Gloriously glowing and illuminating pure precious Copper metal shade in a Liquid metallic eyeliner that delivers a splash of piercing vivid colour. What it does: Transform eyes with a swipe of Copper Liquid metal electrifying color. Formulated with brilliant mineral pigments, this liners smudge-free, felt-tipped precision applicator allows you to effortlessly highlight eyes with a burst of statement metallic colour. Important: Shake well before use.The product contains a huge amount of minerals for fabulous payoff, and these pigments can sink if unused for a while.

Probably my most favourite product from this tiny haul, a liquid liner in a shiny copper that I was not able to kill in a day. It stayed in place the entire day and not even rubbing my eyes would smudge it! The official description is exactly what I have experienced and I am tempted to try some of their other liquid linders as well! Definitely something I want to play with a lot in the future, eyebrows, lips, tiny details, here I come!

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At the end of a day, good staying power! Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil for eyebrows, light eyeshadow under eyebrows, medium for inner eye, dark for outer, Liquid Metal Copper Sphinx as eyeliner.

In the end I am quite happy with all of my purchases and probably going to use everything a lot! As you can see above it didn’t run off my face even when sweating a lot (workout & after an entire day without any touchups) But I think if I order from that company again I might ask them to double check the dates of when their products will expire, as mentioned I am confused with the date for the pencil but both other products would also only have the amount of months left that they recommend to use them and they would be expired as well.

Have you heard of this brand yet? What are your thoughts? Have a nice evening!

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