30 January, 2012

Wish list...

Currently I am trying my very hardest to save money (I'd love to go to Summer school in Italy this Summer & it's proving to be verrry expensive!) so I'm trying not to buy things, however, I just cannot resist a bargain :)

I've just purchased 20 pairs of fake lashes for £1.98, yes you did read that right 20 for £1.98 :O :D from (of course) eBay. After reading about these little beauties on VIPXO it seemed foolish to not buy some. I went for the 003s & the 063s, I'll do another post about them when they arrive.

image: http://www.vipxo.co.uk/2012/01/im-loving-flase-eyelashes.html

Also sitting in my shopping basket, waiting to be purchased, are two products by MUA (Make-Up Academy Professional). The first is the 'Heaven and Earth' palette. I've been looking for a neutral eye palette for a while. I considered getting the Urban Decay 'Naked Palette' but wasn't sure because of the price ($40+), so when I was in Italy I bought a Sephora palette in 'Taupe Model No. 6' (for about 17€). After using it a few times I've found that the colours are a little too dark, I'll still continue to use it but it's not exactly what I was looking for :( Fingers crossed the MUA palette is better, especially as it's a very purse friendly £4 :)

MUA 'Heaven & Earth' palette

I've also decided to get this mini palette, at £2.50 it would be rude not to!

MUA Trio Eye Shadow 'Eden'

And last, but by no means least, although by far the most expensive... ASOS ABLAZE wedges. They really remind me of Jeffrey Campbell's Lita boots, which I have lusted for in a post on here before. But, alas, they're £60 & sadly I don't even think with 10% Student Discount I can justify buying them :( :'(

Hurry up please payday!! 


Also, & perhaps a little sadly, I'm desperate for a pair of these leggings :) if anyone sees them in stock in a 12 let me know! 

24 January, 2012

Hello, did you miss me?

I've been gone for a whole summer, it seems so strange to be back here blogging. My life has been absolutely manic, my summer was incredible. There's no way in one post that I could do it justice, so instead, let's start afresh for 2012...

I've recently started writing a diary/scrapbook/journal/record (whatever you want to call it!) of my year. 2012 seems like a big one. It's my final year of uni *eeek*! & despite, so far, having more emotional breakdowns than I care to remember, I am loving life. I don't think I've ever been as content as I am now & as much as I might find my final year workload overwhelming at times, I'm really enjoying the challenge and pushing myself harder than I think I ever have before.

So, let's begin. We're already almost 4 weeks into the New Year so here's a quick list of things that have fascinated/enthralled/generally made me giddy & excited this first month of 2012:

001. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. Ach, hallo! ahh what a book! It was unusual, a little creepy, incredibly tragic, it was brilliant! I have the Luchino Visconti DVD to watch, apparently it's beautifully shot, with a whooole heap of symbolism, so I'm very much looking forward to seeing that :)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Lady Lilith

002. The Pre-Raphaelites. I had to write an essay a few weeks ago for a class I'm taking on 19th Century Literature and Culture & I found the whole process so enjoyable. The whole movement is fascinating, & the art is so incredibly beautiful. For those not familiar with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ITV produced a documentary not so long ago called A Passion for the Pre-Raphaelites, it is hosted by Pre-Raphaelite fanatic Andrew Lloyd Webber & charts the fascination people seem to have with the PRB. I ended up actually watching it on youtube in four parts but it was brilliant & made my task of discussing the art & poetry of the Pre-Raphaelites, for my essay, so much more enjoyable.

003. Last but by no means least, the BBC's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's novel, Birdsong. I read the book years ago & thought it was a completely compelling & beautifully written. There's been a lot of talk, for a long time, of an adaptation & finally it's here. The first part was on Sunday and... just wow! The announcer at the start warned there'd be scenes of a shocking and sensual nature but that seemed a bit of an understatement. Within minutes of it beginning we were faced with the really atrocious reality of trench warfare, and then later a very "raunchy" scene between the two main characters. It was an emotional rollercoaster & I for one LOVED it! If you missed the first part catch up on iPlayer (unfortunately only UK residents) and, do yourself a favour, buy the book. It's brilliant.

So, it's a brand new year. I intend to keep blogging as often as my workload will allow. It's a bit late, but better than never, Guten Rutsch! Buon Anno! & OHAI 2012 :)


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