Sunday, December 26, 2010


... I've been lazy. And sick. And my internet connection doesn't work properly. Need more excuses?

There is so many things I must do. But where can I get some motivation? I'm useless and I wish I could sleep through these holidays. Not everything is bad though. I got this cute bouquet of lollipops for my birthday (from a very special person). Isn't it cute?

I've never seen anything like it. Flowers yes, but lollipops - Brilliant idea!

My nails are naked at the moment. They're also short and don't look good at all. I just don't care. On days like this, I'd slap on the first color I see and hope it will stay on for as long as possible. It usually chips within the first day. Then I'd walk around like an angry emo kid. I admit, I'm not doing my best. However: I did paint my nubbins for Christmas. I don't know why (I don't believe in this holiday anyway). I used Misa Dirty Sexy Money as a base and China Glaze 2030 for stamping. Along with Konad image plate M73. My nails looked like wrapping paper for one day only...

What do you do when you realise your cat is spoiled like a little child? Aishila is a trouble. I feel like she's sewed on to me. I can't even go to the toilet without her following me. And when she sees I have something else to do...

Also - I got this gift from Illamasqua. They're daring me. To be different. Hmmmm... I don't know. Should I?

How are you all doing?

Thanks for looking!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Questions & Answers

This questionnaire is from Aoife's blog. I hope you'll post the answers on your blogs as well, dear Readers. =)


What is your dream job?

It would be really neat if I could be a paid tourist. Or a tattoo artist. In that case, I could have as many tattoos as I'd want. Dreaming is my forte...

What is your frangrance for winter?

I know there are scents for winter and scents for summer, but I just use whatever I feel like using. This winter I'm having a serious relationship with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Snake Oil. It's so warm and sultry.

How do you take your tea/coffee?

I only drink coffee with milk. Lots of milk. And tea: it has to be sugar-free. I'm quite strict when it comes to tea. It has to be prepared properly. And I need milk in my black tea (sometimes in green ones as well).

What is your most important beauty secret?

I don't have any beauty secrets. And even if I did - telling it here would make it a non-secret, right? ;)

If you had an all-expenses paid vacation anywhere, where would you go?

This one is a no-brainer: Bora Bora!

If a genie popped up in your lap right now and offered you three wishes, what would they be?

1. To get the hell off my lap.
2. Health for me and my loved ones.
3. Three more wishes.

If you could only have breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert foods for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

Lunch. I could eat pasta and filled peppers for the rest of my life.

If you were Hello Kitty, what color hairbow would you wear?

Black with silver studs. Duh!

What is your biggest make-up pet peeve?

Just look at Snooki and you'll figure it out.

If you could only wear one piece of jewellery for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Oh my. I'll pretend piercings don't count as jewellery. =) I'd wear the ring my sister bought me. The big filigree-ish one.

What one talent do you wish you had?

Musical talent. I'd love to be able to sing like Tarja Turunen or to play a guitar like Yngwie Malmsteen. I also wish I could play piano and violin.

Which product will you continue to repurchase?

Head&Shoulders Sensitive shampoo. Over and over again.

If you could look into the future, would you? And what would you like to know?

Right now? No. There's nothing I'd like to know about my future. I'll find it out soon enough.

Who is your biggest celebrity crush? (include pictures)

Johnny Depp, of course.

Stephen Dorff is quite nice as well. =)

What made you start a blog?

I think I told this story before. I just started it, no special expectations, no visions or wishes. And here I am.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

L'Oreal, Are You Serious?

People at L'Oreal did it again. After introducing us to their new ''revolutionary'' foundation, they managed to make another breathtaking (*coughs*) product - The One Sweep Eyeshadow.

The following section is taken from their website:

''Science Behind the Beauty - The One Sweep Shadow is a breakthrough new way for anyone to get a professional eye shadow look. The unique applicator is shaped to fit the eye and apply three shades in one step to define, color and highlight. It's fast, easy and mistake-proof.''

Really? And here I was thinking I've seen this way of applying eyeshadow before. Oh, what - I have! Avon In A Wink Instant Eyeshadow Sheets and Eye Majic, which works the same way as Avon. Sorry, but I can't say this is a breakthrough product and I really doubt it can give you a professional look. They say the applicator is unique and shaped to fit the eye... What about different eye shapes? Did people at L'Oreal ever hear about wide, close, deep set eyes? What about hooded and prominent lids? Furthermore, if you want a professional look, you should use brushes and not sponge applicators.

This One Sweep thing looks pretty useless if you ask me. The color stripes are very narrow and it's probably impossible to use these eye shadows with brushes. This just doesn't convince me.

What do you think about this product?

Thanks for looking!

Born Pretty False Eyelashes

Another product I got from the Born Pretty store were these false eyelashes.

I don't wear false eyelashes. In fact, this was my first time using them properly. At least I think I used them properly. You decide. =)

Products used: 

* Urban Decay Primer Potion
* 88 Matte Eyeshadow Palette
* Rimmel Special Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in Jet Black
* Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss
* Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost mascara
* Born Pretty False Eyelashes
* Born Pretty Rhinestone

I struggled a bit with the application, but I think I managed to stick them close enough to my natural lashes. I used Eye Charm glue (also from the Born Pretty store; I'll post about it in details some other time). I'm not sure which are the features that are important when you buy false eyelashes, but I can say that I like these. They're soft, quite easy to use (once you get a hang of it) and they look nice - if you're into dramatic look. ;)
I can't find them in Born Pretty store, but I'm sure you'll find something for yourself if you'll go there. They offer a large range of false eyelashes - from natural to dramatic looking. And they're cheap as well + shipping is free. What else could you ask for?

So, tell me - do you wear false eyelashes? If so, which ones? Would you wear these?

*Product was sent to me by Born Pretty. Read my disclosure policy for more information.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kelier Cracking Nail Polish

I got some stuff from Born Pretty online store for review and this is the first post in line. One of the products I got is this cracking nail polish. I've never heard of Kelier brand/polish before, but it sure looks interesting.

Here's what it looks like layered over China Glaze Snow from the Holiday 2010 collection.

There's one thing I have to mention about this polish: you have to apply it while the bottom/base polish is still wet. I like the fact you don't have to apply an extra thin layer to get a nice cracking effect. This one is really easy to work with. And one more thing - applying top coat is a must. Otherwise you might end up with chipped cracking effect. ;)

China Glaze, Snow, 1 coat + Kelier, Black Cracking Polish, 1 coat

A close up photo. Kelier cracks me up. XD

You can get your bottle of Kelier cracking polish (in 7 different shades) in Born Pretty online store for $4.08.

*Product was sent to me by Born Pretty. Read my disclosure policy for more information.

What do you think about this effect? Would you wear it?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cats and Christmas Trees

Here's a new Simon's Cat video. And it looks strangely familiar to me...

Shiva loved Christmas trees. This year I'll have to celebrate it without her. I miss her so much...

These two photos were taken in December of 2006. If you look at the right bottom corner, you can see a part of my other cat Lordi. He passed away in 2007. Yeah, I sure know how to ''cheer you up''. :/

How do you deal with your cats and Christmas trees?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Technical Difficulties

Ever felt annoyed, sick and tired of everything?

I'd like to turn my brain off, but I'm afraid there's no switch for that. My own mind is playing games and I don't like it. I just wanna go to bed and sleep for a couple of days.

I have a ton of things to post about and I can't find the energy to do it. So why not make another pointless entry to my blog...

Products used on the photo above:
* Max Factor Xperience Foundation in Beige Linen 50 (a couple of shades too dark for my skin)
* Urban Decay Primer Potion
* Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Alluvium and Ore
* Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss
* 88 Matte Palette (blue for waterline and white for brow bone)
* Essence No Limits Power Boost mascara

It's so fu*king cold here, I can't even paint my nails. Does anyone else have this problem? It takes forever to dry and I have difficulties applying it. Well, maybe it's all just in my head.

Here's a crappy bonus photo (made with my telephone) from Black Steel Worship Tour concert. Maybe some of my Scandinavian (Finnish, Swedish) readers will recognize the bands: Urn, Diabolical and Interment. The band on the photo is Urn.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Essence - Think Pink

I'm finally back!

You know it's hard to paint your nails when you're ill. Well, I managed to catch a cold. Otherwise I'm doing just fine. I'm not a pink lover, but this one reminded me of someone... Elessar Tinehtelë. =D

Essence, Think Pink, 2 coats

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Another day, another sh*t. This time is totally different, but I can still smell it. I've said ''fu*k it'' too many times in the last couple of days. It already sounds like my new mantra.

Snow, health problems, extra chipped manicure and lack of everything that makes me feel better. I miss my cats. I miss being held and taken care of. I miss good times. Giving something up and getting nothing in return is not a good bargain, is it?

How do you know something is worth fighting for? How do you know it's time to give up and move on?

Any answers?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Moon's Light

Here's something blue for you...

Etude, 42, 2 coats

I wanted to try out my new Pixie Epoxy primer. Sadly I used it with Fyrinnae New Moon's Light pigment, which is more or less matte. Not a good idea. It was almost impossible to blend. If you have any tips on how to use Pixie Epoxy, I'd be more than glad to hear them.

Products I used:

* Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy primer
* Fyrinnae New Moon's Light pigment
* Essence Black Mania eye pencil
* Miss Sporty Mini-me eyeliner in Snow
* Gosh Amazing Length & Build mascara in Electric Blue

I guess I'll have to stick with Urban Decay Primer Potion when applying matte eyeshadows. This looks just too patchy... What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 26, 2010

From All You Desire

Look what I got from All You Desire. CoverGirl Nailslicks! Thank you, Edita!

I didn't know what to expect from these, but it turned out they're great. They're all 3 coaters and have runny formula, but the application isn't bad at all. Also - they dry really quickly.

CG, Denim, 3 coats

CG, Midnight Forest, 3 coats

CG, Mystic Peacock, 3 coats

She also sent me BareMinerals Liner Shadow in Patio Party. Whoa! this thing is pigmented. And so pretty too. I might as well use it as an eyeshadow. 'Cause I can. ;)

Tell me: which of the three shades do you like the most?

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Guest Blogger: Viola from Killer Colours

This is my way of telling you how much I love Viola's blog Killer Colours. =) She made this tutorial just for you, my dear Readers. Enjoy!


Hi there! My name is Viola, I'm from Sweden and I've been a beauty blogger for about two years now. My blog is called Killer Colours and it's mainly focused on motivating people to break rules and do make up any way that they want. I post lots of exciting products and fun make up looks without telling anyone how you "should" think and do. The only "should" in beauty is that it should be fun!

A while ago Nihrida sent me an e-mail asking me if I wanted to write a guest blogger post, surprised by the great offer I said hell YES! I've been following this blog for a long time now and it really is an honor to get this opportunity. So, what I'm going to show you is a make up tutorial that I created just a short while ago. Some bright purple liner, shimmery greys and sparkly holographic glitter. Let's go!


1. Now, here's our bare canvas, the eye without any make up.

2. Apply a sticky, silvery base all over the lid + crease and on the lower lashline to make our shadows stick to the skin. I used High Tech Lighter - Jupiter from Make Up Store.

3. Also apply a white base on the inner corner of the eye and some underneath the brow, here I used Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil - Milk from NYX Cosmetics. Make sure to blend the bases out, we don't want harsh lines.

4. Now it's time to start with the eyeshadows! From the crease and up I applied a metallic-y grey shadow from MAD Minerals called Shivers. Don't apply any eyeshadow on the lid, we'll come back to that later.

5. Highlight your browbone. I packed a champagne coloured eyeshadow on underneath the brow and blended it down into the grey to help it blend out. For this I used my favourite highlighter shadow called Shroom from MAC Cosmetics.

6. A semi matte white eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eye makes the eyes look brighter! Makeupcosmetics Eye Dust - Snow.

7. Of course some bright colours should be included! I lined my waterline and outer part of the lower lashline with the purple Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil called Lust. Smudge it out to make it look less harsh.

8. On top of that I added a beauuuuutiful eyeshadow to give it some depth and sparkle. This is Whisper Opal from MAD Minerals. The Whisper shadows from MAD are translucent with an awesome chrome effect. I love layering these!

9. Now it's time to pack some crazy holo glitter on the lids! Dip a flat brush in mixing medium (I use glycerine) and then into the glitter. Pack it on carefully, or else you'll get fall outs all over your face and clothes. My glitter comes from Make Up Store and it's called Hologram!

10. To balance the look up a bit, apply some liner on the top lid. I chose a sparkly dark purple to match the lower lashline! MAD Minerals Indelible 3 in 1 Liquid Eyeliner - Prism.

11. Finish off with some nice brows (MAC eyeshadow - Mystery) and pitch black lashes (Covergirl Lashblast Volume). Now it's time to go out the door and party all night! Peace out!


Thank you, Viola! :*
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