9/20/2012

Well, today was a waste of make-up

I tried going to class today and when I got there the room the class was at was empty, and I wasn't sure if I'd have the next class because the schedule was changed the day before and the teacher said we wouldn't have class but then she changed the schedule again and didn't make any remarks on it. FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES AT COLLGE IS HELL.
I didn't sleep last night (I'm trying to get back to a normal schedule) so this is my desperate attempt of doing something remotely relevant today while the sun is still up.

I hate my freshly washed hair and its lack of texture/volume/general sexual powers. But it's so shiny~

My roots are rearing their ugly head, but I only dye my hair every two months because my scalp is sensitive, hair salons are expensive and I'm not really dying my hair to hide my colour or anything. Also, I keep a part of my hair with its natural colour so when the roots come in it doesn't look as harsh since that colour is in other parts of my hair.

I've been thinking about going even lighter or at least more neutral colour. I'm tired of this look though this does seem to be the most flattering natural colour for me, and it's easy to maintain.  DECISIONS DECISIONS.

I also miss having a fringe. I'm thinking about bringing it back for the winter, when there isn't any extreme heat making me sweat and all the fringe head stick to my forehead and getting oily and icky all the time.

The darkest colour is my natural hair colour.

MY HAIR IS SO LONG YAY. I miss short hair.

I've been using L'Occitane's shampoo and conditioner for sensitive scalps. It's great, it really relieves the itchiness I used to get especially at the back of my head because of not so forgiving hair products. And it smells amazing (whenever I wash my hair I spend the rest of the day sniffing it like a crazy person).

I've been successfully washing my hair only once or twice a week, it stopped being as oily as fast and it's much healthier. I don't use any heat on it either so even though it hasn't seen a scissor in many months and it's colour-treated, the ends are looking amazingly healthy.


I have short nails with a natural colour. It's a big change for me but I kind of like it.

They're being grown from scratch since while my mother was on vacation for two weeks (she has a nail salon and it's where I do my nails) I couldn't get any maintenance done and I didn't have the foresight to book something before she went on vacation and between festivals and work my nails were driving me crazy so I cut them short myself. They were too long and I didn't feel like using a nail-file because it takes especially long with gel nails.

I still have gel nails (as you can see, gel/acrylic doesn't have to look horrible and fake, my mother is an awesome pro), they don't break and no nail polish will chip on these. It's also good if you chew your nails, I know a couple of people who stopped doing it after getting gel nails. Oh and I almost forgot: you get less of those yucky skins around your fingers because they don't adhere to the gel. Pretty fingers/nails forever.



I wanted to share my new organization for my most frequently used make-up products (they always ended up staying out of the drawer anyway, at least this way they have a "place"). It's easy and it looks tidy and cute, I think. On the small plate I put my rings and plugs/tunnels so they're always handy and now laying around on my desk for my cats to throw on the ground and kick them under something.
There you see the MUFE HD foundation and powder, the SPF 50 primer, MAC concealer, a paint pot (painterly) and a fluidline (blacktrack). The lipstick is my current favourite: Hang Up. Today I used it only as a stain with some gloss over it. And that's a Sephora powder puff - I love it! It's super soft and puffy.
Please ignore the measuring tape and ikea pencil in the background, I have problems with putting things back in place. 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go clean my face and slip into a coma.

9/19/2012

Life

Classes seem to have started but I haven't gone to any yet. This is because the first week all College is usually a waste of time (except for the rare anal teacher who wants to start RIGHT AWAY OMG MUST NOT WASTE TIME LEARNLEARNLEARN) and I keep getting e-mails about this or the other class starting at a later date or changes in schedules. That and my bus pass isn't dealt with yet. I tried to get that done at the start of this month but having 600 people in front of you in line and seeing that the counter was going at less than 100 people per hour... I gave up. And since it's a monthly signature (no mater at what time of the month you get it done you always pay the full month) I decided to skip September.

That and the fact that my wisdom tooth has been torturing me are the only news I have for now, nothing even remotely exciting.
My birthday is coming up (27th of September) and I've been feeling pretty negative about it. I used to have great parties as a kid and now nobody cares any more, I'm still getting used to the idea of being a grown up. My plans this year are making a vegan red velvet cake (my favourite) and some berry sangria. I'll try to make a post about it if I remember to.

Oh! I almost forgot! I'm moving this month to an apartment in the same building; I'll have a balcony! And a little closet into which I'm hoping to move my lolita dresses so I can start wearing it more often.

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9/18/2012

Deepest red


I've been on the look out for the perfect very dark red lipstick and I think I'm satisfied with MAC's Hang Up. Even though it's a cremesheen formula, it can easily be made opaque with a lip pencil. I prefer this to just having to put up with drying lipstick formulas anyway.
I also got a new pocket mirror from Sephora since my old Metamorphose one broke ;^; SO SAD. But this one is classier. I think I'll buy the one with LED lights too, although it's smaller it might come in handy. Plus it's fancier.

Mac's Hang Up with Kiko's 309 lip pencil. I didn't apply the lip pencil to the centre of the lip so that's why the colour looks less intense there. 
Also, I've beenfaking freckles. I REGRET NOTHING.
Other recent cosmetic purchases include an eyebrow pencil and brow gel from Make Up Forever, a new lip brush that has a cap so I can carry it around, a lip balm with SPF.
If you're curious, I used a brown eye pencil to draw on the freckles. I just dotted them on randomly, some bigger/darker than the others and then I put powder over them to keep them in place. I still need to practice and adjust to discover what I like more.
I always had second thoughts about drawing on freckles because I thought I'd just look like a kid on Halloween with three big dots on each cheek. I changed my mind when I saw pixiwoo's video on how to give yourself fake freckles. I love the way these add interest to my face when I'm not wearing any relevant eye make-up. I like to do this on days where I feel like looking "natural" but still change something up on my face.
I didn't wear any foundation today either, only MUFE's primer with SPF 50 and concealer on my under-eye area and nose. I didn't go out with the lipstick today, I just tried it on because I got the lip pencil for it today. I ended up loving how it looked with minimal make-up and freckles.

Hurr hurr durr durr~