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A new blog

Lise —  March 23, 2018 — 1 Comment

As much as I love writing about make up and books and games and whatnot, I also have plenty of other interests that I feel does not belong on this blog. To fix that, I decided to create a new one that I will update whenever I have something to write about. It can be anything from science to serial killers, and it will be very different from what I post here. I’m not expecting anyone to just follow it, but maybe you’ll be interested in reading some of the posts. The blog has quite a few posts up now if you want to take a look at them. They are written both by me and by my friend Karalee from the blog Talesofbelle. The link to the blog is Hope to see you there!


I unfortunately have to end the giveaway a day early because of personal reasons, so let’s see who the random number generator will pick! There were 14 entries in total, and I have shuffled a lot of people’s numbers to give everyone a fair chance. Here goes!



Congratulations to Ellie.. I will contact you through the email you left with your comment! And thank you to everyone who entered. Maybe I can do one of these in the future.

I have been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. I had never really explored the podcast section of spotify, and the only podcast I have really followed before is Off Topic, by Achievement Hunter. I was in need of more entertainment, and after a brief search, I found quite a few that I started listening to. Most of them are on fucked up subjects. I tend to get fascinated by the psychology behind certain things. Listener’s discretion is advised for the four middle ones, and certain episodes of Astonishing Legends, because they can be quite graphic in their details. (i.e mentions of drugs, child abuse, murder and so on).

Astonishing Legends


Scott & Forrest have been called the ‘Click and Clack of esoterica’ by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who’ve had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that’s entertaining about those stories and remind you that it’s ok to laugh at scary stories and respectfully, even the people that tell them. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

This is one of the ones I most recently stumbled upon, and I was hooked within minutes of listening. They are great story tellers and they touch upon anything and everything and make it seem like the most interesting thing in the world. It’s a lot about paranormal stuff, a lot about death, unsolved mysteries and whatnot. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.



Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults.

Cults is a podcast that talks about, you guessed it, cults! It has touched on cults like The Nuwaubian Nation, The People’s Temple, The Branch Davidians, Aum Shinrikyo, The Family, Heavens Gate and more. It’s so interesting to hear about what happens behind clsoed walls, and what would drive someone to start a cult and abusing people. If you’re very sensitive to touchy subjects, I wouldn’t recommend  listening to this. If you do want to, you can listen to it here, or on Spotify.



You think you know the story…But do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents ancient fairy tales the way they were originally told: orally, and unadulterated.

Tales is a podcast where the host, Vanessa, talks about fairy tales, but in their original form. Not the kid friendly versions we have grown up to know, but the horrifying original tales. It’s crazy to see how much they have been altered over the years. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.

Serial Killers


Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of real recordings and voice actors, we delve deep into their lives and stories.

This one is the same format as cults, giving an insight into the psychology of serial killers and their lives. It’s also hosted by the same people, so if you enjoy listening to cults, you will definitely like this one too! It has episodes about a lot of people, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Elizabeth Bathory. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.

Haunted places


You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands…but do you know how a normal place can become paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Greg (Co-Host of Serial Killers and Cults) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history, every episode. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural… Listen at your own risk.

This one is about haunted places around the world. It talks about the stories of the place, the legends, what people think really happened and it includes some dramatization just to make it even more creepy. I both love and hate this podcast at the same time because it creeps me out but it’s also very interesting. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.

Flash Forward


Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Each episode we take on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth.

This podcast is about hypothetical scenarios about our future. The host reaches out to experts in different fields and talk about hypothetical situations, as mentioned in the description, it could be anything from having two moons to not needing women for procreation anymore. It’s very interesting. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.

Do you listen to any podcasts? What is your favorite one?

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I have been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. I had never really explored the podcast section of spotify, and the only podcast I have really followed before is Off Topic, by Achievement Hunter. I was in need of more entertainment, and after a brief search, I found quite a few that I started listening to.


Related to the Tin Man?

Rihanna didn’t invent gold makeup, but she did invent the gold highlighter you’re going to see everywhere for the next million-or-so years. Trophy Wife, from her Fenty Beauty line, is the perfect yellow-gold metallic pigment that can (and should) be all over your face.

All of the different articles I read about this trend kept saying pale skin tones should just use a golden shade as a spot highlighter, and I thought “hey fuck that, I’m gonna put gold everywhere”. I can imagine this looking gorgeous on darker skin tones, and maybe nicer on my own if I had went a bit more light handed with the gold eye shadow I used instead of just slapping it on and hoping for the best. I don’t own the trophy wife highlighter from Rihanna’s collection. I probably wont end up buying it anyways because I could never really see myself using it, so I opted for the most golden eye shadow I have. I have a  lot of copper tones, but only one that was gold enough to use.

I loved it on the lips, and on the eyes, but I wasn’t too big of a fan of it on the cheeks. It kinda went darker there than the rest of the places I applied it to and I don’t really have any idea as to why that happened. Maybe it could be because of slight redness on my cheeks? It’s a mystery to me. It’s not too visible in the pictures, but it was really easy to see in real life when direct light was not on it.


I don’t think this is a look I would try again as a whole, but I could see myself using golden eye shadow, and/or use the gold shade as a lip topper. I have a gorgeous metallic copper rose lipstick that I think this could look pretty layered on top of. It would work well with any other red or dark lipstick too.. I would also try gold directly on the lips with a shiny but clear lip gloss on top. I suppose the possibilities are endless as to how I could try it out without going overboard.

I don’t think it would be a every day kind of look either way, but it would be fun for special events where you can wear ‘a bit over the top’ make up. What do you think of this? Would you be able to use a pure gold highlight? Alternatively, do you own the Trophy Wife highlighter?

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Giveaway reminder

Lise —  March 11, 2018 — Leave a comment

About a week ago, I posted about a giveaway I’m doing for some books from the Forgotten Realms universe! Quite a few have entered, and here I am, reminding you that it’s still time to enter if you would like to do so. You can find the post by clicking this link here: Forgotten Realms books giveaway. Good luck! The winner will be chosen with a random number generator, to make it fair on everyone.