Monday, 21 July 2014

Teal Liner Look

Moar colour! I said before doing this look ;D I originally got the teal liner to do my brows with back when I had turquoise hair. It's a gorgeous shade so it would be a shame to let it go to waste. The other shades are Moi Minerals' Pluto, a dark purple in the crease, Shiro Cosmetics' Steve, a bright turquoise, and Rapunzel Had Extensions by Fyrinnae. It's a peachy shade with a gold sheen. Pluto was a bit too cold for my taste with the other colours, so I padded a hint of Princess of Darkness by Fyrinnae on top of it. It's a very red purple, so together with Pluto it was perfect. The liner is by Inglot.

Moi Minerals Pluto, Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensions and Shiro Cosmetics Steve. Missing from the picture is Fyrinnae Princess of Darkness.

Steve on the lid, Pluto + Princess of Darkness in the crease and Rapunzel Had Extensions in the inner corner and brow bone for a soft, warm glow.

I've been engrossed in a dress project for the last few days, I'm making a fancy chiffon dress to wear at a convention next weekend. I forgot that I HATE sewing chiffon. Good that I only have 8 meters of it...

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Olivia And Friends Look

Sugarpill Olivia is a gorgeous shade so I wanted to experiment with it a bit. Here's Olivia with Mochi, a bright mint green. Brows are done with purple Inglot gel liner.

Just look at that golden sheen on Olivia!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

White Floors

Whew, finally all the sanding and painting and carrying stuff is done! When we moved into the apartment almost two years ago, my other half and I discussed painting the floors but decided to skip it and maybe look into it later. Back then I painted only the bedroom floor so we can see how well the paint stays on and can it take the beating the racing cats give it. The paint was meant for floors but water based, so we were a bit unsure of how durable it would be. But the floor has stayed nice all this time, so we finally decided to go ahead and paint the rest of the wooden floors. The original colour was birch, if I remember correctly, a very yellow toned wood which was also quite soft, cat claws leave marks on it.

We started on Tuesday and finished today on Saturday. This included packing all the furniture from one room to another (we did the study and the living room), sanding two rooms twice and painting three layers on both. I'm really happy with the result, no more piss-coloured floors ;P I do predict that there will be more floor washing in the future, since the white shows stains easily. But since the bedroom that is the sort that you walk through it all day long has been okay and done well with the occasional floor wiping, I think everything will work fine!

The curtains are still knotted, I only now noticed ;D

I love how much light the white floor brings! On the left you can see our bookcase,
which is made of two Expedit units from Ikea stacked on top of each other.

Sleepy kitty. They were in the apartment the whole time, only shut in one room at a time.
It was sheer luck that when one kitty escaped he didn't run into the wet paint but
preferred hiding under the bed!

Booze, books and a cosy chair. What more could you ask?

White brings out other colours, the carpet looks a lot brighter than it did on yellow floor.

The kitties are sleepy since they have been climbing on stacks of stuff and running
around in the empty rooms endlessly ;D

Sleepy like this.
I'm so proud we did everything by ourselves. A big thanks goes to my dad for lending the sanding device thingie, sanding by hand would have taken for ever! And that machine is a miracle, it's apparently older than I am but worked great. The project cost us around 170 euros, that includes the paint, a paint roller, masking tape, two handles for rollers and sand paper. We had a few paint brushes and one roller already. Everything went smoothly, no cats running on wet paint, long enough drying times. Now we just need to find a place for all the stuff floating around the place, it always seems things multiply when you try to pack them away!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Watching Paint Dry

Well not actually watching, aside from the occasional peek but I'm waiting for the painted floor of our study to dry. All the furniture is packed into the living room so it's quite tight in here at the moment! The cats love it, they have so many new nooks and crannies to explore.

Tomorrow we'll stuff everything (including cats) into the study and paint the living room. 
I think the worst part is waiting, I'm perfectly happy sanding and painting, but now I just have to do other stuff until the floor is ready!

Here's me and Nana patiently waiting.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sugarpill Olivia Look

Sugrapill released a new limited edition eyeshadow last week, it's called Olivia. I had been wanting to order another one of their excellent eyeliner brushes, and decided to get the eyeshadow with it. The package arrived today so I immediately tried out both the brush and the shadow!

Sugarpill Chromalust Olivia on the lid, a touch of Tako on the inner corner and brow bone. Brows done with Inglot purple gel liner and Sugarpill eyeliner brush. Liner done with Sugarpill eyeliner brush and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. I did one brush stroke in the wrong direction on the winged part, so I just camouflaged it to look like I meant to have an extra line ;P

Olivia is applied on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion. To get an even more shimmery finish, a sticky base should be used. I think the shadow still performs great even with just a regular primer!

Olivia is a gorgeous metallic olive green with plenty of gold and green sparkles.

Full face. I felt the green shade craved for a bright red lipstick!

Close-up to show the gold and green microglitter.

Limited edition shades come in jars with a white lid.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Essence Miss Universe and Femme Fatale Nightsong Grotto Nails

I broke two nails and decided I need a new shape to the nails to let them grow again. Kierra of Look What the Bats Dragged In has lovely short stiletto type nails and I decided to try a similar shape. I believe they are called baby stilettos, which fits perfectly! I tried to keep the length in some of my nails, so I'll see if the stiletto shape makes them break easy or something similar.

So yesterday I filed my nails in a new shape and put on some glittery polish to finish the look! There's a base of two coats of essence Miss Universe and one coat of Femme Fatale Nightsong Grotto. Simple and sparkly!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bones & Lilies Designed Clothing Available at Rogue!

Yay, you can finally order my designs online! Rogue's Etsy store lists all designs on clothing and there's also tote bags available! I'm really happy with how the finished prints look, a big thanks to Tiina of Rogue for working with me. It's been a pleasure! You can follow Tiina's blog to see what other things she's up to, her designs are gorgeous!

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