Fake tears, really?

I first read about fake tears as a runway trend, then it blew up as a different version on instagram sometime last year (I’m late, I know!). Instead of just using color to create tears, people were using clear gloss to mimic tears rolling down your face. I did not have a clear lip gloss so I opted for just trying out the colored version. It also didn’t sound too tempting to put some sticky liquid so close to my eyeballs. I’m very paranoid when it comes to what I put near my eyes.

What I used to do this was the Steve Laurant liquid liner in Black, and a couple of shades from the I ❤ MakeUp Death By Chocolate Palette (Love you to death & Tease Me). I used a dark purple paired with silver acting as a highlight. The highlight part didn’t pick up too well on camera, it just looked like solid silver but it was a lot prettier in real life! It shifted really nicely between purple and silver.

DSC_0118

DSC_0121

I think it looks good both as just an outline, and filled in. It’s not an every day kind of look though, but I would definitely use something like this for costume make up. I know a lot of people like adding things like this when doing a Goth kind of costume make up. I also remember seeing make up like this when finding ‘alternative’ looks for my Sims 2 & 3 characters.

If I did this again, I think I might have opted for black and silver, or black and gold.. or maybe something blue? I’m not sure. I think I also would have gone over the outlines with liquid eyeliner again to keep it looking kinda cartoon-ish. It could also have been cool to pair this with a cel-shade or pop art look.

Have you ever tried anything like this? Or what do you think of a ‘trend’ like this in general? Something for you? It’s not really for me but I can respect people’s creativity.

Pin it: 

IMG_20180204_134356

Advertisements

Ebay haul

Lise —  February 8, 2018 — 16 Comments

Before Christmas I decided I wanted to treat myself to some stuff from my Wishlist, and some stuff I just randomly stumbled upon that looked awesome. The most expensive thing was the sweater, and the rest combined cost less than that. Here’s what I got, and my thoughts on them. The currencies can be quite different from each other, I’m just listing what they cost at this point when I’m writing this.

Skyrim ‘Ugly’ Christmas Sweater – I love the game, and I’ve been looking for more merch for it for ages, so I was really happy to find this. It’s a very cozy sweater and I wear it as often as I can, even though it’s not Christmas anymore. $49.99

DSC_0074

Two linen fabric pillow cases – One with moons and stars and one Harry Potter inspired. They’re not the best material, but what would you expect for the price? At least they didn’t bleed or transfer when washing them so that is a plus. $3.59 per piece.

DSC_0184

Blue Lucite Brooch and a Wolf Brooch – They’re both super sturdy and easy to wear. I use the Blue Lucite the most just to add a pop of color to my outfits since they are mostly all  black. C$4.89 for the Blue Lucite and $1.49 for the wolf.

DSC_0015

A fake ear cuff –  I love this one because I’ve had piercings in both of my ears but I’ve never been able to keep them because my body rejects pretty much any kind of metal. That’s why I love these fake ear cuffs so I can pretend my ears are still pierced. AU$1.

DSC_0018

Victorian inspired choker – I love this one. It looks so elegant and nice and I would definitely pair this with a black dress or a dressy top. $1.78

25015551_108649246598673_4829377629826056192_n

Black Lace Bracelet – I mostly purchased this to check the quality and it’s actually not that bad. Everything is made pretty sturdy and it has been holding together so far. AU$1.98

DSC_0005

Black Velvet Choker – This one was quite flimsy. I had to re-glue it because they had just put a tiny dollop of glue where it wraps around the ring, but it was fairly easy to fix anyways. AU$1

DSC_0038

Pearl Headband Jewelry – This one was a fluke. It looked nothing like the listing, and it came broken with pearls spilling everywhere. I gave a negative feedback and the seller tried to bribe me into leaving a positive review instead by refunding 50p. No thanks. £1.24

DSC_0070DSC_0076

Dark Forest Tapestry – This is one of those where you get what you pay for. It looks nice, but the fabric is so sheer so I would recommend hanging this on a darker wall for it to look nicer. I wanted to cover something up but it shines through. It makes my reading nook look cozy though. AU$7.94 

DSC_0117

So yeah, that was my semi-successful eBay haul! Have you purchased anything exciting from eBay lately? 

Pin it:

IMG_20180204_134657

I’m really bad when it comes to using up all of the leftovers I have, trying to not throw out any food that could still be eaten. I don’t know why, but I have pretty much never been creative when it comes to using it up. I mentioned in my February Goals post that I want to get better at using them up so here’s one of my attempts. At first it didn’t sound like a good idea to combine these, but it had just the right taste for me to enjoy it. Here’s what I did;

1) I used two vegetable stock cubes in a liter or two of water to make a yummy base to boil the noodles in. I love making broths because they always enhance the taste of pasta.

DSC_0055

2) I found everything I wanted to use. Wok noodles, a mixture of brown rice and veggies, and a half full pack of Quorn ground ‘beef’. I don’t use a lot at a time, maybe a quarter of the bag or less, depending on how many I’m cooking for. I still have more of it left after this.

DSC_0056

3) I combined the rice & veggies and the Quorn in a frying pan with a lot of vegetable based ‘butter’ to make sure it didn’t burn. By now it kinda smelled like a wok dish, that’s why I thought of adding in wok noodles to make it more like a dinner and not just a lunch dish.

DSC_0060

4) After it was done I strained the noodles, I mixed some of the broth with a bit of ketchup and some spices because I didn’t have any sweet chili sauce left and poured it over everything. It didn’t taste bad. It wasn’t a proper wok dish, but it was close enough for me to enjoy it. I could see myself make this again, but with a proper sauce this time.

DSC_0064

Are you doing well when it comes to using up leftovers? And do you have a classic dish you go for to ensure you do so? Let me know!

Pin it:

IMG_20180204_135034

11949576.jpgAsunder is the third book set in the Dragon Age universe, following and expanding upon the lore of the video game series. The book is written by David Gaider, lead writer of the video game series. He isn’t the best at writing engaging stories, but I do appreciate being fed more lore about my favorite characters. I would recommend reading this before playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, because you learn about one of your party members in the game, Cole. Cole is also one of my absolute favorite characters because he is really interesting. He’s not a demon, not really a spirit but still he has possessed someone and is trying to help everyone to not feel pain anymore. His actions are both sweet and horrifying, because often the solution is to take their life.

The novel is set three years later than the events in Dragon Age 2, and it is set in the Orlesian Empire. It is however before Varric is questioned by the seeker Cassandra Pentaghast.

 

A mystical killer stalks the halls of the White Spire, the heart of templar power in the mighty Orlesian Empire. To prove his innocence, Rhys reluctantly embarks on a journey into the western wastelands that will not only reveal much more than he bargained for but change the fate of his fellow mages forever.

Image result for dragon age cole gif

The book summary doesn’t reveal much of the plot, but it’s basically a story about Cole killing people, Rhys wanting to protect him. They go on a journey to solve some mystery, Cole follows, things gets resolved and all that. I don’t think you would like the book if you haven’t played the games or read any of the other novels. It’s not the greatest work of fiction but it is an amazing addition to the lore if you’re interested in it. I might just be biased but that is my opinion, you are very welcome to disagree with me. I just feel like Gaider’s novel characters fall a bit flat sometimes, meanwhile in the games they are wonderful and have proper personality to them.

I’ll include a video of one of your possible first encounters with Cole, depending on which route you choose in the game. It gives you more of an idea of what kind of person Cole is.

 

Have you read the book? Or played the games? What did you think of them?

More Dragon Age book reviews:

The Stolen Throne | The Masked Empire.

Pin it:

IMG_20180204_140023

February 2018 goals

Lise —  February 1, 2018 — 27 Comments

feb.jpg

Was there any goals I didn’t achieve from the month before? Yes, there was a few. I haven’t really done updates on my goals before but here goes. This list will be a mix of updates on old goals, and adding in some new goals for this month.

Exercise more. Did I? No, not really. With my mom being on holiday, I had to help my dad with his work and delivering packages and all that jazz so I have barely had time for anything at all this month. Hoping to succeed on that in February. Might be getting a work out buddy so that could help with actually getting to the gym and being motivated.

Get back into reading. As with working out, I didn’t really have time for reading either. I usually read in the evenings but my days have been so long so I pretty much fell asleep very soon after getting in bed. It’s great that I got to sleep but I would have also liked to getting some reading done. Hoping I’ll be able to do more of that in February. I really want to re-read the Metro series, so I suppose that will be my starting point.

Image result for books gif

Apply for a bachelor’s program. I was studying English literature and language but it just didn’t feel right, the subjects weren’t really my thing, and the second year was mostly about Norwegian grammar for some reason, so I wanted to try something new. I found one for International communication and translation and that’s more up my alley. I really hope I will be accepted to study that because I really need to get a degree in something. It’s also in a city hours away from home so that will be nice to get away from everything.

Use up leftovers more often. I tend to forget about leftovers both in the freezer and in the fridge and I need to break that habit. It’s better for the environment, and for my wallet if I’m able to use it all up instead of having it go bad and then throwing it out afterwards.

Get better at planning. I haven’t been good at planning at all over the past few months and that definitely needs to change. I need to think ahead, save, plan and utilize everything I have to make my life better and less stressful.

And that’s pretty much it. I’m sure there are others things I want to achieve too but I can’t put them down in words at this moment. What are your goals for this month? 

Pin it:

Kopi av Copy of Copy of Brown Rustic Photo Home Pinterest Graphic