Monday, 27 April 2015

Bedtime Tag

1.    What are you favourite pajamas?
I tend to just wear tee shirts as tops, but my favourite PJ pants are a tie between my nerd pants with pyjamas on and a pair that say “Caution: Hot”. I like dorky, cartoony stuff.

2. Current bedtime reading?
The Gemini Effect and the DC Convergence titles. Actually that’s a lie, 90% of my reading in bed at the moment is catching up on blogs because I am so far behind and spending every free second working near enough.

3. What is on your bedside table?
My makeup drawers, but it’s a bit far to be bedside. I put my glasses on the arm of the sofa when I’m asleep, and I have my mug of tea on there while I’m in bed reading. It goes on the floor when I sleep so I don’t smash it in the night. Just in case.

4. Favourite sleepy scent?
Don’t have one. Sometimes I use lavender on my pillow, but I don’t much care for lavender really.

5. What is your usual bedtime & wakeup time?
Bedtime is between 11pm and midnight. I’m usually in bed between 10 and 11 but I do the last reading and such before I sleep. Wake up around 7am most days. Sadly.

6. Top 3 bedtime products?
uuuuh. Cleansing oil for makeup removal and face cleaning. Sometimes I remember to moisturise, I use Boots Botanicals Hydrating Night Cream when I do. And is Vanilla Rooibos a product? Because that’s a favourite product for bedtime.

7. Your most common sleeping position?
Side. Usually left side. Unless I’m injured/pierced on that side.

8. Any strange bed time routines?
ASMR videos. Or rather the sound from them. I don’t think anything else is weird, unless you count having to pull my sofa bed out every night weird. It’s a pain in the ass whatever it is.

9. Are you big spoon or little spoon?
Little spoon. I’m little.

(I have no damn idea who I stole this off, tell me if it was you!)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A to Z of Me: U


Unpopular Opinions – I have a lot of them. Just as an example of the beauty ones; I don’t get the Zoella hype, or Tanya Burr, or a lot of the big youtubers to be honest. Nor do I get the Naked palette thing, or MAC hype. I used to have a MAC eyeshadow, I sold it… And one non-beauty – I don’t really understand the Disney obsession (the princess etc one, I’m all for Avengers/Marvel love, and maybe Star Wars if they don’t screw it up), I mean I liked the films as a kid? I kinda like some of the newer ones, but mostly I’m not bothered (and I have never seen Frozen, nor do I want to, and that Let it Go song… I won’t say what I want to do to that). Ps. I don’t like Friends either.

Unique – there are lots of things that make me different, but I don’t think they make me unique. However there are a couple of things I think make me pretty unique. For starters I have a wonky ribcage, one side sticks out more than the other. It’s very hard to explain, but one side sticks out way more at the bottom. I never broke them (someone asked once), I was just born like this. It’s kinda cool, but also the bottom of my ribcage sticks out nearly as much as my boobs and it makes corset wearing uncomfortable. It’s probably not unique at all really, but I’ve never met anyone like that.

Undecided – really it should be indecisive but I ran out of I’s. I’m terrible at making decisions. If you ever want to keep me busy panicking then try to make me decide between two or more things, or pick sides. I can’t do decisions.

Unicorn – “You fell in love with a unicorn. It was beautiful, then sad, then sadder. I laughed, I cried, I puked in my mouth a little.” I don’t have one. Not sure I ever will. Not sure I even believe in them.

(U's are hard, darnit)

Friday, 24 April 2015

Friday Favourites

Blog Love:

(skincare heavy this week!)

Other things I've been loving this week:

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Earth Day Makeup

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

Used: Darling Girl Chickster on the inner corner and above crease, Shiro Hodor on the center of the lid, Victorian Disco Sailor Jupiter (Makoto) on the outer corner, Aromaleigh Draghignazzo in the crease, Aromaleigh Calcabrina as a liner, Shiro Hero of Ages for the brows, Maybelline Collossal mascara. *phew*

Monday, 20 April 2015

Random Perfume Reviews

So I have a few short reviews of various scents I grabbed from an IMAM destash, much thanks to /u/aumerle. As always I'm a) terrible at picking out scent notes and b) skin chemistry can wildly affect the scents you pick up and the longevity of fragrances. So your milage may vary.

Sixteen92 Black Forest Hot Chocolate: Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, cherry, and whipped cream
In the vial it's all boozy chocolate, but wet on skin the cherry scent comes out and I get chocolate cherry with a shot of liquer lingering behind it. As it dries down I get chocolate and cherry sweets. Sadly it doesn't last long on me, after a couple of hours I could just smell a kind of baby powder smell if I sniffed my wrist really hard. But that could have been anything to be honest. There wasn't very much sillage which really sucked, but I still love it.
This was part of the limited Christmas range but you can buy other Sixteen92 scents here

House of Gloi Eggnoggin: Cream, sugar and a shot of dark rum topped with fresh grated nutmeg. 
In the vial I get the creamy spicy smell I kind of remember from that glass off eggnog (non-alcoholic) I tried in the states last year. Wet on skin it maintains that sweet creamy smell with a sting of something behind it, which might be a tang of alcohol. As it dries it starts to smell like plastic, darn. It fades pretty fast after that.
You can buy Eggnoggin for yourself here

Wild Hybrid Cardiac Arrest: Four vanillas, white and brown sugars, butterscotch, caramel, honey, coconut, dark roasted coffee, red wine and pipe tobacco.
This one is very complex. In the vial you get a lot of the alcohol smell. Wet on skin I mostly get coffee, with some honey and a sting of something sharp and solventy behind it which might well be the alcohol note. There is a definite grape smell there somewhere. I get plenty of honey spice and tobacco as dries, this one lasts a while.
You can pick up Cardiac Arrest here

Alkemia Vanille Amour: A beguilingly spicy, delightfully sexy blend of Madagascar and Tahitian vanillas and Tonka in with a warm melange of ancient Ottoman trade spices including cardamon, ginger, and Grains of Paradise. 
In the vial it smells like alcoholic vanilla extract. Skin vanilla extract and something artificial and pot pourri ish. Pot pourri dies down to spices fast.
You can buy Vanille Amour here

One Hand Washes the Other Hayrides and Hijinks
This one was a really kind freebie from /u/aumerle and is a solid perfume. The solid in pot smells like honey and hay and plastic. On the skin it pretty much transfers to the same kind of smell, though there's much less plastic on the skin than in the pot.
OHWTO can be found here, I think Hayrides and Hijinks was a limited scent? It's not on there anyway.