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I have never been the biggest fan of jewelry..

I was very active when I was younger so I hated wearing necklaces, I never got my ears pierced, I didn’t like wearing rings because I was always in the woods or out in the fields and I would just lose them. My love for jewelry has certainly only been present for the past few years and I have purchased a few treasured pieces that I just love wearing. I don’t wear jewelry every single day but I do love to accessorize whenever I’m going out, no matter what occasion it is for. I don’t care much for handbags, sunglasses, shawls, scarves or anything else so jewelry is the way to go for me.

When it comes to buying jewelry, I rarely spend a lot, I know I’m either going to break it or lose it either way so I try to buy as cheap as possible. I don’t enjoy mass produced either, so I mostly purchase handmade jewelry off of Etsy. It makes me feel better that I can directly support whoever created it. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing jewelry from other stores or people, I just do what I think is right. Anyways, here we go:

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Amethyst cluster choker (probably not a real crystal, it is really heavy though) and a faceted glass choker, both with velvet bands. These two are my favorites and I love wearing them. Chokers do make me feel slightly claustrophobic at times but they’re both so pretty that it doesn’t really matter. Both are from sellers on Etsy.

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A metal dream catcher necklace. I love wearing this, but I don’t wear it as often as I probably should. It has a tendency of turning around and that can be a tiny bit annoying when you have to turn it back again and again. I don’t really remember where I purchased this.

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A chunk of tinted glass (they advertised it as some kind of quartz but it’s just glass) and a crescent moon, both from wish! I’ve been really into moon jewelry lately, been browsing Etsy for new pieces but haven’t found any that I wouldn’t regret purchasing.

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A 9 piece ring set, purchased from wish for like a dollar! These are so cute and I love wearing all nine of them at the same time. They are of varying sizes so that you can have more than one on a finger (like this). I really wish my fingers were more slender and longer so that I could fit even more of them on.

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And lastly I have a gold plated ring that I inherited from my grandmother when she passed away in December, and a blue faceted glass ring, a replica from the anime series Black Butler. Blue is one of my absolute favorite colors so I couldn’t resist purchasing it.

So that was my collection, for now! I might purchase some more in the future, because I’m bound to either lose or destroy some of these eventually. (Hopefully not though because I love them all).

Do you have any favorite jewelry?

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Games played in July

July 26, 2017 — 45 Comments

I have taken upon myself to play through (or at least try) all of the games I have in my game library on steam, which is over 500 games. There are of course some games that are almost impossible to completely finish, like mmorpg games or simulators that doesn’t really have an end. But I will try, I will document my journey and I will review the games and my experience with them. It will be a weird mix of everything so I hope you will at least somewhat enjoy it.

The Abbey (Murder in the Abbey)

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I couldn’t get to finish this because of a bug that kept deleting my save. It is a decent murder mystery game where you play as a monk visiting an Abbey. One of the brothers died, possibly a murder or the work of the devil and you have to solve the mystery. It is a point and click game, the visuals aren’t great but the story is great. (At least what I was able to play before it broke was great).

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden

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This is a point and click and hidden object game in one. You play as a woman heading down into the deep to find her fiancé who has disappeared. All traces lead her to an underwater city named Eden, it seems to have been a thriving community but something must have gone wrong. You solve puzzles, find clues, navigate through the areas to get closer to finding her guy, Robert. I don’t know if this has been the best game I’ve ever played but it was certainly not bad. If you have a few hours to kill and you enjoy hidden object/point and click games then maybe you will enjoy this.

Adams Venture Chronicles

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Awfully sexist. That’s my first thought when it comes to this game. It’s an adventure game where you explore ruins and find treasures, but boy, is it not written very well. In the very beginning of the game, the woman is objectified and some of his remarks are terrible. One example is when he enters the area for the first time, she asks if he remembered to bring the rest of their supplies, because it was all of their food that needed to be moved. Of course he hadn’t, because he said he thought that the huge crate was all of her make up. Why on earth would an archaeologist care about make up when she’s scavenging in a filthy ruin? I didn’t really care for the script, but the game itself is kind of good, if you don’t pay too much attention to what the protagonist says. I haven’t been able to finish the game yet.

Dungeon Siege

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Childhood classic. I found a demo disk ( is that the right spelling? Thanks to Funhaus, I have no idea if it’s spelled disc or disk anymore) that came with some computer magazine when I was younger and I played the heck out of the demo. Years later I purchased the game on sale on steam and I fell in love all over. Lately I’ve been wanting to revisit some of my favorite older games and this was the first on my list. It has a charming atmosphere, interesting mechanics and it’s generally a great rpg. The only sad part is that the grapphics are very outdated, it is an old game after all, so if great graphics is what you want, you wont like this very much! But if you want to play an old, charming rpg, you should give it a try.

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I have always been fascinated by the thought of keeping a dream diary, and I have had multiple of them over the years. I threw them all out last year because they contained a lot of sensitive information and bad memories of a person I didn’t want to have in my life so it felt better to just get rid of them. I went for about six months without a dream diary to give it a break, then I decided to purchase a new note book in May of this year. It was such a relief to have a place to write down my dreams again and it felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

Sometimes I have dreams that I don’t understand, sometimes my dreams are terrifying and sometimes I just can’t remember what happened in them no matter how hard I try to recall them. They say that you get better at remembering your dreams over the years if you write them down but I’m not sure if that has been the case for me. Nor have I ever been able to control my dreams and they often turn for the worse, making me wake up feeling panicked or being drenched in sweat. I’m not sure why I have so many bad dreams but there is probably some scientific explanation behind it.

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The note book I’m using now I purchased off of Wish for about a dollar, and I think it’s really pretty. It uses a non bleached paper and I find  it to be really comfortable to write on. On the inside of the cover I have written a quote from a song performed by Neon Hitch, a song called neighborhood. It seemed really fitting since I have bad dreams a lot so my mind would most likely be a bad neighborhood anyways. I use a mix of my Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens and some gel glitter pens to write in it with, not really being too picky about how it ends up looking. I just want it to be colorful and sparkly to make it seem more joyful than it is.

I find that writing down my dreams sometimes can help me work through issues that I have and it gives me a place to vent without having to share my burden with other people. I was never one to seek out others to talk with them because I didn’t want my problems to become theirs so writing was my therapy.

Have you ever had a dream diary? Is it something you have considered to have? Also, do you ever remember your dreams when you wake up? Sometimes I suddenly remember details towards the end of the day and it’s so weird. I’m always a bit skeptical, thinking that I’m just fabricating memories, but I can never be sure.

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Feeling a bit spoiled

July 11, 2017 — 11 Comments

I’ve had my phone for over two years now and it was malfunctioning and the home button stopped working. I always treat my phones really well so I have no idea why this one was having such a bad time. I didn’t want to spend money on a new phone just yet, but my father decided that I couldn’t keep using a phone that wasn’t at all reliable so he offered to buy me a new one.

I don’t particularly enjoy it when people spend so much money on something for me but as my phone was standing on its last leg, I couldn’t really decline. I went online, found the cheapest phone that I could, a HTC Desire 650, which honestly isn’t a bad phone at all and ordered it. I picked it up on Monday and I’m so happy with it! I was hoping it would be a bit smaller than the one I had but to my surprise it was bigger. I have very small hands so I struggle with holding phones with one hand but this one has ridges worked into it’s back cover so it was much easier to hold.

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I would include a picture of it that I could have taken on my own, but my other phone is dead so that wasn’t really possible. I just wish I could have accessed everything I had on it to transfer it to my new phone, but it’s okay, it was just a bunch of pictures of my cats. I’m sure I’ll fill it up with new pictures in no time anyways, they’re so cute and I love taking pictures of them whenever I can so that I can treasure the memories later.

I never really thought I would stray from Samsung, but being biased to just one brand isn’t really the most economically great choice you could make. I know my brother only uses Apple products, and he spends way too much money on things that he doesn’t really need, just because it’s Apple. I guess I shouldn’t judge him but he isn’t really known to think about what he spends his money on.

Ah well, I’m really grateful to have a new phone, one with an even better camera, surprisingly! Maybe my blog pictures will look even cooler, and now I can use my phone to check comments and new posts more often too since I have a phone that actually works. So happy!

Have you gotten yourself  something or received anything cool from others lately?

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After I dyed my hair red and left in a “blonde” piece (honestly it has a golden sheen to it, and it makes me look like a parrot at times), I wanted to experiment a bit with the gold shade from the Maybelline 24k nudes palette. I honestly feel like anyone could look good with some gold on their eyes, especially deeper skin tones, so I guess it would be universally flattering? I honestly wish I had a bit more melanin just so I wouldn’t be so pale all of the time.

Anyways, the eye shadows are all from the 24k palette and I truly feel like I get to use a lot of the shades in there for a lot of different looks so I’m feeling more and more that it was worth purchasing. I’m really happy that this palette wasn’t kind of a dud like how the other nudes palettes have been so far. (Sponsor me, Maybelline? Just kidding!) I used the gold shade, a more coppery shade and a deep brown. I wanted to do a black smokey eye, but I don’t think my skin tone would suit that with me being so awfully pale, the contrast would be too strong. and I would probably struggle with blending it out.

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When it was time to put on a liner, I realized I had thrown out the last little stump of the black liner that I had, so I had to improvise. I found an angled liner brush and used my IsaDora Hypo-allergenic mascara to line my eyes. It was a tiny bit flaky and dried really fast so it took some work to get an acceptable line. It wasn’t the best formula to use as a liner so I wouldn’t really recommend to anyone to use it as such. I tried using a black shadow and some setting spray at first but it didn’t really show up at all so it was my last resort.

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Overall I was pretty happy with how it turned out, though I could have made the outer edge look a little bit better, maybe more of an oval shape instead of trying to make it look like a wing.

Have you experimented with any make up looks lately?

♥ What I used

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One: Maybelline 24k NUDES palette. The lightest shade all over the lid, the gold shade in the inner third of the lid, the coppery shade in the middle of the lid and the dark brown on the outer third/smokey wing.

Two: Mesauda Milano 4Ever Brows Micro Pencil in “Cinnamon”.

Three: IsaDora Hypo-Allergenic Mascara in “Black”.

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Four: A small eye shadow brush

Five: An Eco Tools fluffy crease brush

Six: An Eco Tools fluffy blending brush (technically a “large eye brush”)

Seven: An angled eye liner brush. This also works great for brows!

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