Sunday, December 26, 2010

So...


... 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!

Sleep


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. =)

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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

Rantastic

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?
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