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Last Sunday, I went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday! We went to Love Machine which was billed to me as somewhat gay, but it was disappointingly not very gay. I did see my hairdresser there, though, so a bit, I suppose.

Obviously, my first priority when it comes to parties is what makeup I will wear.

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Face: MAC Skin Base primer, Ben Nye cream stick foundation in Ivory, Ben Nye neutral set translucent powder, Illamasqua cream pigment in Hollow, NARS blush Orgasm

Eyes: Chanel Stylo Yeux waterproof eyeliner in Noir Intense, Urban Decay eyeshadow in Blackout, Gorgeous Cosmetics eyeshadow in Dusk Rose, Illamasqua liquid metal in Surge, Violet Voss glitter in Goldie, Sugarpill Baby Dewdrops lashes

Lips: Gorgeous Cosmetics lipstick in Whimsy

This was the first time I used any of the glitters that I ordered from Violet Voss a few weeks back! I was a bit surprised at the colour, because in the pot it’s a lot whiter, with just some gold sparkle to it, but that’s probably because I used a gold base as an adhesive. I’ll try a white base next time, and that should bring out the colour a bit better. I’m really pleased with the feel of the glitter though! It adheres so easily to anything, and is very finely milled. I have a few Kryolan glitters that are a lot more chunky – sometimes that’s exactly what you want, but this is a lot easier to work with! I’ve been using the pink ones I ordered over lipsticks to get glitter lips. It looks awesome, and weirdly a lot more subtle than it sounds. On the downside, you do end up swallowing a lot of glitter. They’re surprisingly tasty, though!

Oh yeah, and I dyed my hair blue. By some strange twist of fate, I actually like it even better than the pink, even though pink is by far a colour I like a lot more than blue. I think it might be because it provides a nice contrast to all the pink makeup I like to wear, rather than all of me being the same colour!

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Yesterday, I booked the first of many tickets for my trip back home; my plan right now is to go back to Sweden via Hong Kong – Japan – Thailand. Before that, I want to travel Australia a bit as well, and see more of the country than just Melbourne. I’ve got a lot to squeeze in before I leave in September! I’m missing everyone back home a bit more now that I know when I’ll be back – it’s always harder when you know for sure when you’ll be seeing them again, rather than when it’s just an abstract point in the future.

I’ve been away for a long time now, to the point where it stopped feeling like being away, and started feeling like home. I was actually pretty unhappy with Melbourne for a few months, and it’s not until now, when it’s sunk in that I’m leaving pretty soon, that I’ve started liking it, and wondering if I shouldn’t have been so quick to say I wouldn’t stay for a second year.

When I left for Australia I promised my mother two things; that I wouldn’t fall in love (unlikely, seeing as I completely lack the normal range of human emotion) and that I’d come back at the end of the year. I’m not exactly unwilling to honour that part of my promise, but the fact that I briefly considered staying is pretty telling, considering I was adamant that would never happen to me. Ultimately, I think my year in Australia will have been a great learning experience for me, but it’s not a country I’d like to settle in permanently. Though who knows where life will take me!?