Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fluffy Butt

Last night I went to Merissa's house party. I was also suppose to go to Nikki's birthday party, but I couldn't get there in time! :(

I've recently bought a few makeup items, which I tried out.

Rimmel Scandaleyes. It was around $12, and I needed a new everyday mascara.
The wand looks funny! Overall I found it to be okay, nothing special. It's not as good as Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies, which I love to wear when I'm going out. The Rimmel one I'll use everyday for work.
Rimmel Kate lasting finish lipstick, 04
The colour 04 is a dark purple/plum, very gothy. The colour goes on very dark and creamy. I had trouble with it staying on for a long time, it faded when I was drinking. I'll probably need to use a straw next time so it stays on for a few hours. I also found it to be drying, but lots of 'lasting' lipsticks are like that. This colour is worth buying, lipsticks are usually only $11 and this is a great shade.
What I wore:
Jacket: Lady Bryant (gifted)
Shirt: New Look
Skirt: Big W
Leggings: New Look
Boots: Dr Martens
Merissa made french onion dip, it was yummy!
I drank Solo, which is a lemon soft drink. It's not like lemonade, very hard to explain but I love it. It's also called Pub Squash. Anyway, the drink was frozen in the fridge so it turned into a slushie!
Merissa's party was at her parents place (while they were away). Her cat Jezebel lives at her parents house. Jez is really fluffy/fat, and she always runs away and hides from strangers! Annoying because I want to cuddle her fluffy butt.
The party was great, Merissa has a great taste in music and it made me wish that we still had a club so we could dance the night away.
I forgot to mention this wooden chest that I purchased a while ago. I found it in a junk store for only $60, I knew I had to have it! It's pretty big.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Introduction to the Horror Movie Review

Oh horror movies, how I love you. I enjoy the old ones, the obscure ones, the gory ones, the crazy ones. All of them!
Well, not the 'found footage' ones (Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, etc) they're annoying and boring.
But the rest! How lovely it is to be scared, how interesting to see what horrors people can come up with.

October is the month for horror. Halloween is only a month away, are you getting excited yet? I know I am!
Australia lacks many Halloween things, it's viewed here as an "American holiday". They can't take it away from us though.

So for the month of October I'm going to watch a bunch of horror movies and give you a review. My reviews are also going to include spoilers, sorry about that but I'm a spoiler kind of girl. Reviews will range from all time periods, all genres. Do you have a favourite horror movie? Please tell me in the comments and I might watch it.

The above graphic I made with a still from the 1959 film House on Haunted Hill. Starring the lovely Vincent Price.

The film was directed by William Castle, who used to use a bunch of great gimmicks in his film. Back when the film was in cinemas a skeleton would fly over the audience during the film, giving everyone a fright. My favourite gimmick of his was during his film The Tingler. From wikipedia:

"During the climax of the film, The Tingler was depicted escaping into a generic movie theater. On screen the projected film appeared to break as the silhouette of the Tingler moved across the projection beam. The film went black, all lights in the auditorium (except fire exit signs) were turned off, and Vincent Price's voice warned the audience "Ladies and gentlemen, please do not panic. But scream! Scream for your lives! The Tingler is loose in this theater!" This cued the theatre projectionist to activate the buzzers and give several audience members an unexpected jolt"

There were buzzers set under certain seats, which the projectionist set off, what a great way to scare people!

House on Haunted Hill was probably one of the first horror films I ever watched. It's very creepy, and also funny at the same time. Lots of it's scenes seem outdated now, with plastic skeletons and visible strings, but if you really loose yourself in the movie then it's easy to get spooked out.

This was always my favourite scene, watch with the lights turned off:

How brilliant is that! I bet everyone wet their pants the first time it was ever shown. I love the way the old lady just glides along.
What's even funnier is that later in the movie the old lady is explained to be the (very much alive) housekeeper. I've always wondered why no one questioned her gliding, haha!
Do yourself a favour and watch House on Haunted Hill.
I hope you'll enjoy my future reviews.


Look what's coming to The Loft!

Guess who get to DJ? YAAAAY! The Loft has been on a bit of a break. Each Sunday there has been live music instead. I'm not a live music type of girl, all of my favourite tunes are long gone. That's why we need nights like The Loft. I get to play The Cure set, but I'm excited about dancing to the others! I haven't danced to New Order and Depeche Mode in ages.

This in coming in December. I will be DJing, along with a bunch of other great DJs. If you're in Perth I would love to see you there. It'll probably be lots of hard music, Industrial and EBM. I'll be playing some soft stuff, to shake it up a bit. I need to figure out what to wear, I own nothing military!

Also, dear readers, please visit the blog Deus Ex Machina. The writer, Nebel Violet, is really beautiful and her outfits are wonderful (plus she lives in Israel, it must be hard being Goth there). I think she needs a few more readers!

Annual Leave

Between the 17th-21st of September I had paid annual leave from work. I get a generous amount of annual leave each year, but I rarely take it because I don't really have anything to do on my time off. I'm also trying to save my annual leave for a holiday to the UK/Europe next October/November.
So, I haven't actually had any time off since I started my job over a year ago. My manager came over and said that I should really take a week off.

I'm usually at a loss what to do on holidays. I spend all of Monday being anxious around the house. Sometimes it's really hard for me just to sit down and watch a movie, or read a book. I decided to try and fill my week with as much as I could.

On Tuesday I went on a little adventure by myself. I took the train to visit the Museum of Natural History, which is a hidden treasure in Guildford. I never knew about this museum, but it's basically a bunch of taxidermy animals that a Perth taxidermist prepared. Every animal in the museum was acquired by natural means, no animal was killed for the taxidermy (which I think is good).

My outfit was simple, for a lot of walking. I did freak out a shop owner with my shirt though! Haha :)

The museum sits along a strip of antique stores, I visited each one along the way and was surprised at the amount of overpriced stuff they were trying to sell. Not to mention weird things. Such as:

Random Indians!!
I finally reached the museum, enjoy the photos! There is more about my week holiday after the photos.
The Museum is held in an old Edwardian house.
Here is a mannequin that they put the skin on. This is a an unfinished lion. The story was that the lion was a lovely specimen with a beautiful mane. But when the skin was being send from the east coast the postal van caught on fire and everything was lost!! Very sad.
Creepy mannequins
 This reminds me of Lovecats by The Cure!
On Wednesday I went with a new friend to the Tip Shop. It sounds pretty gross, but the Tip Shop is basically a recycling centre selling a bunch of junk found at the tip. I enjoy shifting through other peoples garbage, there's a lot of interesting and not to interesting things. I bought a book, and an unopened tube of paint. My friend got a bunch of stuff too. The best thing is the price, the lady who runs it gave everything to us for $8!

On Thursday I had a rent inspection at my apartment. I don't like being around for rent inspections, having to sit in my perfect clean apartment waiting for the agent to arrive (between the hours of 8am-5pm). So I hung out all day with an old friend from college, Jenna. Jenna is really rad, she always makes me laugh and we never run out of things to say. She also reads my blog (hi Jenna!)
Jenna can drive, so we went for a shopping trip. While eating lunch at the food court we tried to think of what to do next. I think Jenna suggested we go to New Norcia, which is a hour and a half drive from Perth. I love that place, so I said yes! I love random adventures!
We had a quick tour of New Norcia before we had to jump in the car to return to Perth :) Totally worth it.

Spring in the country is really nice. There were lots of blue wildflowers along the road, and fields of yellow flowers (canola maybe?)
 At the New Norcia cemetery
On Thursday night I went with my friend Nikki to Devilles pad. We ate fried chicken and cornbread. Nikki is one of the friends I was having trouble with before. We're trying to mend the friendship, and I'm trying my hardest to figure out my feelings and what I really need.

On Friday, me and Nikki had brunch and went shopping. I found some Halloween items! I had a therapy session afterwards, and I got caught in a storm on the way home and got soaked to the bone.

I'm sorry that I'm super pale! SO BRIGHT!
Here is Nikki looking cute. The sun was very glaring.
A tombstone decorations, cups, hairclips.
On Saturday I joined my friend Dani in the city to get her dread extensions put in.

One down, a bazillion to go.
Here is the finished result, looking cute! Dani handled it well, it looked like it really hurt!

On Sunday I went to the city again with my sister Kirsty. We went to see Hotel Transylvania, which I didn't mind. I enjoyed all the cute spooky things. Afterwards we went to the Perth Museum. More taxidermy, YAY!

Kirsty was a seal in another life.
Here's our mate the platypus. Can you believe that even they are poisonous? Everything in Australia seems to be deadly :P
Boring rocks, right?
No! They glow in the dark!!

Here's what I wore
So I had a really busy weekend after all. The next holiday I'll get will be a week at Christmas, where the library has a shut-down.