Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Make up Tutorial - How do I do it

Hey everyone!
Today's rant is about make up and how do I usually do it. I tend to get pretty Giaru about my face and even some time use enlarging contacts. BUT There's not always need for expensive stuff like that!

Phase 1 - Preparation: Wash your face. It's easy for me, cus I put on make up after going to the shower everyday, so I'll never forget. BECAUSE greasy skin often ruins the make up, it doesn't last and it's easier to put on eye make up onto clear skin. Besides washing is good. You don't want to be stinkers. Stink is bad.
Phase2- The base: Put on a light layer of powder. This will lessen the amount of grease and the foundation will not feel so heavy. BUT put on JUST A LITTLE!! Otherwise your entire face will be clustered with make up : ((( This is just optional, I often don't do this if I'm in a hurry. So don't worrry.
Then, put on foundation. I usually put it in layers, so first I put on a little amount to the whole face (don't forget the edge of the chin!) and then add it to the cheeks a bit. But take time, you'll soon start to remember which parts need more than one layer. For foundation I use Maybelline - dream matte mousse. It feels real light on the skin if you use it just enough, but once you've used it for a while there's a real danger of overuse which results in too heavy make up.
After that, put on another layer of powder. I use two types: first LUMENE shine and redness eliminator - powder (it reduses the redness cus it's green. It's looks weird but works!) and then finish with the one i started with: L'OREAL True Match.
TIP!!! If you don't like sun powder, which can ofter be easily overused or just comes in waaaayyy too bid cans, daub a small amount of brown eyeshadow just below the cheek bones! You'll get nice hollowness into your face without any trouble!

So now, on to the eyes!

PHASE 3 - colorful life: Once you're done with the base, put on a small amount of brown and possibly glimmering eye shadow to the corner of the lid, ascending upwards even to the edge of the eyebrow if you so desire. Blend the lines with your finger, golden, or light eyeshadow or mere powder. Unlike recommended, I usually use my finger to put on the eye shadow. It blends better but you have to use a bit more, cus the finger eats some in the process.
Optional: If you want to create an illusion that your nose is thinner and your eyes a bit more inside the skull, spread a small amount of the brown eyeshadow to the place where your eyebrows start. You know, the spot where you have your glasses? (if you have them) There and a bit upwards.
After this, take a colorful, recommendably rather oily liner pencil or liner with some sort of fancy color. I'm a poor student so I have just two pencils (gold and purple) and one liner (electric blue). They can be found in almost anywhere, even normal clothing shops and in decent prizes too! Look out for sales and remember to sharpen the pencils before you use them to avoid eye infection and to get better, clean line.

So here's an example of the lining with an oily golden pencil! The line can be rather thick, since the actual lining that we'll put on later will show the actual shape of the eye anyway. What we're looking for now, is color and false space! To create the illusion of a bigger eye, put on a thick lining with the color you've chosen and if it's light like gold, put on a bit more to the lower lid than you'd normally dare, cus the black lining will be thinner there. The shape of the lining should be somewhat like an almond, thickening up to the corner of the eye. remember to connect the two lines! I myself use GOSH's liners (cus I found them on sale lol).

Phase 4 - the shape of the eye: After you're sure you're finished with the colorful lining, (you can redo the lines a few times, duh!!) bring forth your best friend - the liquid eye liner. I myself prefer the liner over the pencil, cus it doesn't go smudgy after a few hours. The tip of the liner (in my opinion, you can have your own!) should be like in a paintbrush, made of hair, cus the sponge tip version is awfully thick and disables prececion and hair thin lines. BUT if you're a beginner - use the sponge version because it's slightly easier to use that the thinner one.
SO make the line first to the upper lid, right next to the lashes. I usually even feel my lashes bend a bit. This is to ensure you don't have a white gap in between of the lashes and the line. Don't be shy! It takes a few times to learn, but once mastered, you won't fear a thing! Remember to start the line from the nose side corner of the line so that the color reaches there as well, so the line will match the form of the eye. Pereat to the outer corner of the eye. I don't recommend doing the same line to the lower lid, cus first of all, you'll poke it to your eye. Second, we'll want the eye to look bigger no? The messy artificial line just below the eye does not fit into this picture. Trust me. Don't do it.
I myself use the cheap Rimmel liner, so it doesn't have to be expensive to be proper. Just be sure to check the tip.
Phase 5: Once you're happy with the lining (you can clean it up or fix it by dipping a Q-tip to make up remover and wiping it off from some spots), take a black eyeliner pencil and color up the inner lids. Just put your finger onto the lid and pull it down or upwards depending on the lid and color it black. Don't color the inner corner tho! The inner corner is where the tears come out and it's the most moist place in the eye. So if you put color there, it'll mess up instantly and gather in the inner corner and onto the lid. But don't forget to entwine the inner lines in the outer corner!
Phase 6 - Finishing touch: Add mascara and put on maaaaaany many layers. Time after time after time. Especially to the outer corners of the eye. Some say that putting on mascara just to the upper lashes makes the eyes look bigger, but in my opinion it just makes the make up look imperfect. So merely put on a few less layers of color on the lower lashes than the upper ones. Problem solved.
For mascara I use L'OREAL Lash Millionaire Volyme Million Lashes. It's utterly the best one I've ever used! It costs slightly more than the others on the market but damn it's worth every cent!
Here's what you should have in your hands at the moment. If you leave out the colorful liner, you'll have a basic eye make up for just about any occasion.
But why stop there! Here's what I usually do. I take my liquid eye liner and paint a few spots that shrink when going towards the inner corner. There are countless variations, but this is the easiest and the most usual I do. If you have the liberty to choose, use the sponge tip liquid liner I talked about earilier, cus it's easier to make big spots with it.

A close up.....
And! If you want, you can use Bling in place of the black spots! You can buy make up strass from the brand Make up Store for instance. BUT they're expensive like hell. I personally like to use the one you iron against fabric! Fabric strass now is it? It's almost half the prize and they come in different colors, shapes etc! Just buy glue meant for fake lashes and apply it onto the flat surface of the strass. Put it onto the spot you want to have bling and add as many as you want! The strass are re-usable but just remember to clean them from the old glue and skin every once and a while, 'mkay?
End of tutorial! Hope it provides any use to someone.

And in other news! Look what I bought today, for mere 0,5e a piece!

Aren't they fuglyyyyy *3* so kyoooote!<3<3<3

Monday, July 11, 2011

Situation NerdyNerdy

I tend to get impulsive with my money for a bit and since I was shopping with my friend Minttu, I slipped. She was bying a few games for a DS which she didn't even have at the time. She's the last person to tell me not to buy a game, so after I'd found Final Fantasy: Crisis Core (Review later), it didn't take long until I found myself on my way to buy a game for a platform I didn't own. I had been planning on getting a hand consol for some time, yes, but those had been far away in the future.
My friend was buying Pokèmon games for DS, which is weirdly the most dominant hand console game "genre" as someone might put it, concidering there are TONS of pokemon games. Odd right? There are tons of pokemon games for hand consols but nothing really decent for other type of geeks like me, who don't happen to like the series that much, but would want to play, say, during trainrides. Sure, there are some adventure type games like the new Kindom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and the few Final Fantasies, such as Dissidia, Crisis Core, as well as Dirge of Cerberus, but in my opinion, there's so much more room for testing out the ground with the current technology rather than running around, trying to develop more touch screen failures which don't go with any other platforms invented before.
The thing I hate about new consoles is that they keep popping up constantly. Srsly. And unlike in the good old days when the new ones agreed to run the old games like PS2 and xBox360, the new ones always need every single wire, memory stick and game bought anew and they don't fit to any other platform. In the end you're sitting in your room, tangled in countless wires, trying to figure out which one goes to the platform you wanna play with. Geez. The most annoying thing is that when the companies release new stuff almost every year, if you buy the one which turns out to be a flop, you can't get any spare parts to them if they get broken! Wargh.

BUT as I was saying. I bought the PSP Slim (well DUH they don't even sell the fatty anymore). Because I hadn't really thought about buying it, I hadn't looked for prizes or anything, so I decided to ask for advice from the guy who was working in the shop. I had found a PSP from there, right next to their XBox360 and to be quite honest, I flipped. Srsly, the PSP, which is much more pathetic in memory as well as battery capasity NOT TO MENTION it has about a handfull of good games compared to the XBox, cost 182,5euros in there, and the xBox 200! I went to the counter and asked if he knew about the prizes currently in the market for the PSP and he dared to say they were one of the cheepest.
Lucky me I wasn't about to believe him that easily, cus when I checked the internet that evening, the prize collapsed for several dozen euros even when looking at the prizes in the big electronic shops, which are supposed to be madly expensive.
So here it issss<3
It really is intriguing tho, how people react to you differently just because you're a girl nerd. And not that kind of 200kg, WOW-playing, non-shovering nerd either, but decent looking one with a brain and frineds that is. Cus when I usually buy electronics, I know what I want, in memory, battery capasity and such. When I go to the counters to clear out the list of the things I want, the salespersons usually at that point just look at me me weirdly and go quiet. And they also try to trick me from time to time. Why can't they just get into their heads that there are normal people who play videogames!
Lol even my history teacher said I will not play videogames anymore when I'm in my thrirties. We'll see, we'll see.
But well yea, I got me PSP eventually :_D

And then.... Some random stuff for you my geeky lil' friends<3

Pixel sunglasses whoooooot *3* If they only came in somewhat decent colors .....

Check out these amazingly creative Korean iPhone covers! Goddamn Asian's have balls.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sugar sugar, honey honey

Heyyyyyy, it's been too long, my friends! (if there are any of you there)
Guess what day was the day before yesterday? The overly pink nuzzle day ofc, lol.
Aka. my girlfriend and I had our 2,5 anniversary. I know, cheesy right? We celebrate halfways. But well a while back we partied monthly.
You know the few week period that couples have just after they start dating? The snuggling and pinkish aura they have around them? Cute little phone calls that end with them both arguing giggling with the line "no, YOU hand up first!"

Yeah. We still have it.<3

So here's the thing: we have nicknames. She calls me Lion, or Kitty, because I've always had big hair (and when we started dating I had a Cloud-do ) and I call her "Nalle", Teddy roughly traslated. That's why the pic lol.
I might want to go on and on about gay rights here but i choose not to. Not now anyway. Maybe later when I have something sudden and worth rageing for in my hands. Later. For now, it's just pink here guys.

In honor of our anniversary we went to our regular spot, Arnold's which has those awesome doughnuts shaped as hearts <3 In the pic you can finally see my new fugly dumbo wallet<3 I love it to pieces and it's really handy too! I got it from Cawaii from Helsinki. It's a funny thing, I go to coffee shops all the time. So often that the people there recognise me and remember what I always want! (cus I'm a lousy lazyass so i just pick one that I'll always have) I even have "the usual" even though my friends thought it was some urban legend to have one.

Annnnndddd In other news, here's what I wore today, as it was yet again my day off. The dress if from Kapphal, the vest thingy and the belt from Kärkkäinen (the place I work in lol) the long sleeved basic shirt is from Gina Tricot, the gloves and the hair piece from Lindex, the leggins from Only and the necklace from Suomalainen Kirjakauppa. To be quite honest with you, the necklace is really a magnifying glass i put in a proper chain. It's meant for old people who have trouble reading 8D
Well, I did say I was about to enter my first age crisis....

Oh yeah! The sandals are from Mononen, probably the worlds only place (or at least Finn's) who sell shoes for large feet. 'scuse me for being related to Yeti!

Nomnomnommm.... :3333 Me drinking coffee with everything but coffee. (weird right?)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Yay for wiseassness
THIS is just how I've been feeling the whole day. I work at the local supermarket (we sell everything but food) and today, every single customer mumbled like they had gotten their tongue cut off!!!! RAAH SRSLY. There I am, smiling like an idiot - which is pretty enjoyable most of the time - and ask: "cash or credit?" then all they manage to blurt out is something that sounds like a mating moose put on mute in the middle of the sentence. I ask again. The same deal. At this point I'm just like "the hell with it" and press cash. AND when they see the receipt, they glance at me, looking like a wompat that has been denied a cookie, and say "I did say credit you know."

Watch the vid. Dane Cook is a GOD.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I wore

Today's been a sad day for me, for it was finally time for me to say goodbye for my lovely, loyal, old shoes. I bought them from a fleemarket about a year back for 20 cents, which is about one fifth of one euro. They've served me well, but once there were about 4 holes per sole and I couldn't walk on moist asphalt without getting my feet completely wet, and when walking with shoes on felt like walking barefoot, I finally decided it was time to let go.

Here's a picture of my dear shoes<3<3<3 Goodbye TT^TT

When I realised it was bye-bye with my old shoes, I started to look for something similar. You see, I can't drive with high heals and I wanted the shoes to be brown and somewhat similar to the old ones I had. The problem is that I have a foot of 41-42 EU size, which is probably about 11-12 US size. You don't find appropriate shoes in that size often, believe me. Which is bull, cus lotsa women these days have large feet.
Ahem, on with it. So I ordered THESE babies from a shop called Morticia. The only thing I don't like about them is that they're a living proof that steampunk is becoming mainstream. Raah. Oh well.

BUT BUT BUT BUT Look what GORGEOUS skirt I bought yesterday!! I got to go to the fleemarket for the first time in weeks! I've been working without much days off, every time I have free time, I usually just sleep and eat properly. SO for the first time in a time that's been feeling like decades, I got to circle around Femmatori, my favorite place to shop in the whole city :3
I bought this beautiful drape-like dress for 3 euros and it will look great in the winter with a long woollen jacket and a pair of ballerinas. *wriggling in anticipation*
Alongside the skirt, I also bought those leggins you can see in the pic. With ROSES gihiiii <3<3 Lilac is my favorite color but usually you can's really find any lilac stockings, tights or leggins. Sucks to be me.

By the way, don't you really hate the way the most wonderful clothes you'd want to wear in the exact opposite time of the year, tend to turn up right when you can't wear them. And by the time you COULD, you don't want to. Because you happen to like something else this time. Or as in my case mostly because you've already found something else to wear.
For example: I usually wear lots and lots of layers in my clothes, like 3 different tops at the same time etc. You get the picture. But it happens that lately here in Finn, the country turns into a fiery pit of hell during the summer. It's more than +25 degrees out there ! And it doesn't get any better indoors, I'm telling you. So it sucks even more to find awesome "wear this with two tops and a blouse with woollen tights" type of skirt of something in the middle of the summer, when it's too hot to wear it properly, but you so, SO much would like to wear it. Screw this, says I.

Anyways, enough pointless ranting, here's what I wore today, since it was my day off. I usually have to wear somehow civilised clothes when at work, plus it has to somewhat fit in with my ugly red fruit of loom work shirt. (it looks like shit) So when I DO get to wear what I want, I go slightly to the extreem. But don't get me wrong, I only have clothes in my closet in which I feel comfortable. Cus it show's if you feel unconfortable, trust me.
The skirt is homemade, but bought from the same fleemarket as the shoes I told you about earlier, the leggins are from Seppälä, the top from Gina Tricot and the shoes from Morticia. And how could I possibly forget the tremendous shrug, designed and produced by Miss Overdose (check my previous entry for a link). Love ya.

Peace offfff<3

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yayyyy, I finished it!
As some people reading this might know, I went to an art oriented high school (just graduated lol). Soooo, basically I draw. I've just taken the pre exams to a fashion designer uni, and I'm - hopefully - gonna get the results in july. I passed up to the last phase of it, so my chances have gone from 36/160, 21/36, to 14/21. So it's 67% sure I'll get in. It would SO suck to get eliminated now, so keep your fingers crossed for me, m'kay?

This piece was the last assignment I got while still in HS. The assignment was really vague, I was supposed to draw or paint either people or scenery. So what did I do? Decided to practice both buildings and extreme perspective. Stupid if you ask me, concidering that I've never done either of those.
BUT it turned out great! I love this piece and hope you'll enjoy it too. It took me quite a while to color it and I did so with different shades of gray copics.

Hope you liek!
If you're interested, check out more of my work in Deviantart !

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gear OverDOSE

Check out these awesome SteamPUNK pics I found! I suppose it's not so new anymore to like steampunk, but I myself love it. Google it biatch and you'll find yourself surprised. It be awesome.

Also, it's worth checking out a wonderful and very talented steampunk (and other) model and artist, Miss Ophelia's Overdose in Deviantart! This German beauty makes and designs all the clothes used in the pics, AND even sells them online! I myself own this wonderful steampunk shrug. Me wuw's it<3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dive into the TOYTOX

This is one of my favorite - well actually the ultimate favorite - fashion designer, norvegian Fam Irvoll. She's engenious with her odd, yet original style, and above all, the playful attitude she has towards clothes. It shines through her work so obviously! I would kill to get my hands on her designs, for example her knitted 3D shirts, weirdelicious head pieces or those fun 3D coctail dresses! She's real talented, and her work's been worn by Lady Gaga, and Tyra Banks!

The thing I like most of Fammy, is that she uses her models as a piece of art, and makes use of make-up, hair etc. I don't believe that strong make-up and wonky hair steal the attention away from the clothes themselves, like some fashion higher-ups imply. In my opinion, the appearance of the model should support the idea frame constructed around the outfit. And above all, the models seem to have so much fun in those clothes, it's so cute!

Blargh this be my first entry in this try-out-blog of mine. There are tons of stuff I wanna share with u guys but it'll have to wait till another time, since I've exhausted my poor self battling the outer layout of this blasted thing.

Anyways, what I was saying was that I decided to introduce you to It's a short - yet marvelous - piece of kitchen design. I never had much respect for that branch of designers, to be quite honest. I had the kind of "they design milk cartons and beer cans, wohoo, so f*ing what" attitude.
BUT! But but but actually these guys have huge chances of creating fun stuff that has not yet been invented. It's all there, you just have to sniff it out! Srsly i fell in love with the bunny ears and Hedgehog cheese scratcher at first sight. And the panda frying pan...... TT______TT <3<3<3<3 For those of you who don't know, I have a thing for pandas. I know they don't even like porn and kill their young by sitting on them but - STILL.

Anyways, more to come, keep tuned in for news about me, fashion, design etc!