Monday, 23 May 2016

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

Do you know MAC lip pencil in Nightmoth? Have you ever wanted a matching lipstick? I know I have, and I finally found one! Sadly it's limited edition, but there are still some on the counters. When I first saw the swatches for the Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick, I knew I wanted it. Sadly my local MAC counter got only a very limited amount (I'd guess two) of the lippie and I wasn't fast enough. Well, on my way to a conference in Berlin last month, I had some extra time on the Helsinki-Vantaa airport and thought I'd check out the MAC counter there, as it was right next to my gate. And there it was! The still had plenty of Ariana lipsticks just waiting for a new home!

Ariana, like the Nightmoth pencil, is a deep, dark, muddled red. It's a matte finish, making the colour look even deeper. I'm a sucker for deep reds and the consistency and wear of the MAC lipsticks is the best I've found in traditional wax based lipsticks. So when you want more of a satin finish than with liquid to matte lipsticks, the MAC mattes are a good choice. I took pictures of the lipstick lightly and heavily applied, as it works both ways.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick lightly padded on lips.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick lightly padded on lips.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick heavily applied.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick heavily applied.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Super Colourful Nails

I think these are the most colourful nails I've ever worn! I've been wearing acrylics because my natural nails were super dry and brittle after the winter. With long nails, I've been much more into nail polishes, it seemed a waste to paint the short, breaking nails, as the polish peeled off very fast. I recently bought a silicon nail decal mat by Messy Mansion to get some more colour into my nail stamps. The basic idea is that you paint clear polish onto the mat, stamp on that, colour the stamps, then peel them off and add them to your nails with more clear polish. This way you can paint the stamps without accidentally painting over lines, as you can flip the decal so that the stamp is the topmost layer on your nail and the colours are all under it.

These are my second tries with the mat, and I quite like it! The stamping plate is QGirl 25, it has lovely paisley like pattern across the whole plate. I stamped random parts with black on clear polish and coloured some parts with Opi Color Paints in yellow, pink, purple and teal. I left my nails nude with just a layer of clear polish and added the decals on top, leaving some nails bare. Some had little melting problems, but most came out nice. Next time I'll try some lace pattern!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Goth Flea Market Finds!

I'm a big fan of second hand shopping, and that's one of the reasons why I ended up being one of the admins at Finland's largest gothic flea market group, Goottikirppis. So far I've done three live events and I love it! The Facebook group helps reach the audience that is interested in alternative second hand fashion and we have a great community locally. Today was event number three. My other half and I sold a lot of old clothes and even some of my old, loose eyeshadows found new homes. It was raining heavily, which meant there were not as many customers as there would have been on a sunny day, but a nice amount of people still. I did buy a couple of things, but I sold more, so there should be room in my closets ;D

This is what I got! I traded the Lip Service pants and the Dane skirt for an Artifice bolero that didn't fit me well. I don't know the brand of the bra, but it goes really well with the pants. You can't see the earrings too well, but I bought a pair of A for Arsenic antler earrings and tiny little crossbones with rhinestones.

I try to recycle or donate everything we throw out. We are starting a kitchen renovation next week and will go through all of the kitchen stuff to weed out things we don't use or need. Last time I went through the drawers in the kitchen I found out we had THREE wine bottle openers. I doubt we will ever be opening three bottles at the same time, so now two were donated. I'm eagerly looking forward to a new, more spacious kitchen where it is easier to find what you need. All of the furniture for the new kitchen is now piled up in our living room, which makes me want the renovation to proceed even faster ;D

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Outfit of the Day

It feels like summer! It's warm and I've had a couple of days off, so I'm in summer vacation mode. We have a kitchen renovation starting in a couple of weeks and I'm working hard to make sure everything is prepared so things can proceed smoothly. I only have a couple of driving lessons left before the test. I hope I'll do well, it will be so much easier to get stuff done when I can just take the car and go, instead of trying to match schedules with my other half. He's a very good driver, but naturally it's sometimes complicated to make sure both of us have time at the same moment!

Jacket - My sister's old, it's by Guess
Top - Georgia Hardinge for River Island
Pants - H&M
Boots - H&M

I don't even remember the last time I wore a cropped top showing off my belly! I've been hunting high and low for a dress with this pattern, but when I found a top on eBay, I simply needed to have it. The printed pleating looks awesome, and with slim pants, I think a short shirt works quite well with my body. And it shows off my cute purple rose tattoo on my hip, just enough to give the outfit some extra colour.

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so I'll be visiting my mom. She promised I could have one plating box at my parents yard, so I have a few bags of seeds that I can plant. Lets see how my carrots and onions will do!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Outfit of the Day

Whew, the most company party ever was last week and I think I'm still mentally recovering! We had 300-400 guests, delicious food, excellent drinks, a pole dancer and Mokoma playing some metal music. Now when we make the next game that sells two million we'll do it all over again, but not in a few years ;D

Anyway, here's my outfit from the day after! I've been a bit busy as I'm trying to juggle doing most of the chores at home (my other half's ankle still isn't okay), driving school, organizing a kitchen renovation and plenty of work at the office. I only have a few driving lessons to go and then hopefully I'll pass the test and be able to ride my awesome golden SUV where ever I please.

The day after we did some shopping and popped for a few hours to a friend's housewarming party, then fell asleep on the couch at home. I guess staying up until six in the morning takes its toll. But I still looked fab!

Top - Rogue by Tiina Ulkuniemi
Jeans - Bik Bok
Boots - New Rock

We had a hairdresser come to the office before the party to make sure everyone who wanted got their hair done. I enjoyed the lovely curls for many days, here they are just slept in and brushed to one side. I've been lazy with my eye make up, but put on a soft smoky eye just because I felt like it. The lipstick is Lolita by Kat Von D, the perfect natural tone for my lips.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Finnish Game Awards 2016 Look

My gala look! I quite like latex, so I had a dress made by Tiina Rikala who has years and years of experience with the material. Tiina usually makes fetish clothing, but wasn't scared of gala dresses, so this chocolate brown baby was born! I wanted something not black, but don't feel comfy in bright colours. The brown goes well with my hair, and was more appropriate than my second favourite shade of latex, metallic purple. I asked Tiina to emphasize my waist, so she built an awesome system of thicker latex around the waist area to cinch me in a tiny bit. Comfy and good looking!

Sorry about the ugly socks ;D I originally wore a panty hose, but it didn't work well with the dress, as latex is meant to be worn right next to skin. So I bought socks while on the way to the gala and the only skin tone ones I found were a tiny bit too short.

Finnish Game Awards arrivals 84

If you want to take a look at more of Tiina's latex works, here's her website! Latex may sound like a weird choice for a gala, but it's actually quite nice to wear and you don't need to have it done in fetish style, it also works for normal dresses just fine. My dress cost a little under 200 euros, so compared to fancier off the rack dresses, latex is not even exceptionally expensive. I have to say I fell a little more in love with the material, and already planned another dress with Tiina. I also learned that glitter latex actually exists. I have to have it!

Oh, and our game did awesomely! Cities: Skylines is the Big Screen Finnish Game of the Year, the Finnish Game of the Year and also got the Kyöpeli award from Pelit magazine. Yay!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Outfit of the Day

My outfit from last Saturday! My other half and I went to see a tournament at the Häme castle and check out the armour exhibition that opened the day before. I enjoyed everything, but should have worn way more clothing, as the weather was colder than a witch's tit (a saying I learned from the Outlander and loved). It even snowed and it's supposed to be spring!

Jacket - Juunappa
Cardigan - GinaTricot
Dress - Black Milk Dark Moth vs Play With Me Inside Out Dress
Shoes - H&M

These are only pictures I got of the outfit before the camera battery died. To be efficient, we not only went to the castle, but also to get my measures taken for a corset project (exciting!) and visited some relatives. It's once again been a bit busy, as I spent three days in Berlin on a business trip, then one day at a gala and one working and recovering, but just wait until I get pictures of my gala outfit! I bought a made-to-measure latex dress that turned out absolutely awesome.

The tournament. It was cold but worth it!
Soon I will also show you my new favourite lipstick that I managed to find despite it being almost sold out!
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