Saturday, 23 April 2016

The new cleanser in my life: Ole Henriksen

"You know, I'm Hannah forever. No matter whether I start a new nuclear missile crisis with my emotions or just sit back and chill and give someone a fruit basket. I can only control the mayhem that I create around me."
- Girls
 

Hello, hello.
I will start by saying I have a weird thing about cleansers and generally taking my make up off. I can never ever go to bed without removing the dirt and grime off my face. Even if I am drunk or it's 5am and (hypothetically speaking) a shark bit my leg off - face has to be cleansed immediately.

I believe this strange obsession of mine is because of my sister, who more or less was the first person to start teaching me the basics of womanhood. Anyway, now I am meticulous when it comes to having a fresh face before bed. This why I pick my cleansers very carefully and it was a big step when I decided to try out Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. This was a big and very well-calculated step for me. I had heard enough raving about it and people praising it's qualities. Time to share my experience...

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Life Lately - Spring Edition

"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back."
— John Green



Spring has sprung, people.. new life, new beginnings, florals and all the other cliches of a season hardly present in London. Thought it was a good time for a life update...

Loving

From emotional perspective, it has to be the fact I've been inspired and encouraged to do the things I love (understand writing here and generally sorting out my life). Can't really say how it happens, maybe try and spend some time with yourself without thinking or worrying about anybody else. Too selfish for you? Okay, I've also been loving my new personalised Stan Smiths. Prepare to see them everywhere. I am not even sorry.

 Hating

I feel like this bit is all about moaning and I really don't want to bore you with that... Will only say I've been ill recently and poor health is both physically and emotionally draining. Count your blessings.

Craving 

I have had a weird obsession with pink recently. Maybe it's the season and the general trend going on at the moment, but I am all about pink these days (mind you, I wear predominantly black so this is huge for me). I even bought a pink coat! Yes, for real and yes, you will be seeing it very soon. 

Listening to

Definitely check out Halsey - Castle and anything by Banks, suggesting Goddess as a start. I would do anything to listen to Banks live and I assure you, I will know every song by heart.

Reading

Currently reading a lot of Bulgarian literature and I recommend Georgi Gospodinov's Physics of Sorrow (Физика на тъгата). This is the *bold claim alert* best book I have ever read. And I will continue to reread it as I am alive, it will always give me something new, it will always "love me" back (refer to quote on top). He is a brilliant author and his books are translated in many languages, so no excuse here. If you have read it and you don't like it.. well, I don't like you and we can't ever be friends. 

Check out the book on the bottom left photo and if you understand what the title says, pick it up next time you're in a bookstore... 



Thanks for reading guys and stay tuned! 

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Sunday, 10 April 2016

My musings on two Kat von D must-haves

“I would die for you. But I won't live for you.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


We're talking about the Kat von D Shade & Light Eye Palette and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (in Lolita, of course). When I saw that Sephora had a Kat von D beauty counter in Madrid, my heart skipped a beat and I knew I was buying at least those two beauties.

I will start with the easier of the two - the everlasting lipstick. I am sure you have read and heard a lot about this - a long-wear liquid matte formula with a great range of colours to choose from. Let me tell you.. all the praise for those lipsticks is well deserved. I have tried my fair share of matte lippies and this one is perfect - no fuss, stays on the lips for ages and fades out like a fairy tale. You can reapply as many times as you need and it looks awesome. I have experienced a lot of patchiness with matte lipsticks but not this one. The hefty price of 20 was justified. As for Lolita - it's probably one of the most wearable of all but still has Kat's feeling - it's not pink at all and gives a gorgeous muted tone to the lips.  


Now... about the Shade & Light eye palette. I was torn between this and the Monarch palettes but decided to get this one as it had been on my list for too long. 

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