Sunday, June 29, 2014

Incursion July: Atomic Winter

Last night I DJed at Incursion. I had the opening set and the midnight set. Everyone was dancing to my midnight set, so I think I did well (there's no one around at the opening set, so I played whatever I wanted).

The theme was Atomic Winter, due to the fact that it's winter here in Australia (I guess). I didn't wear anything special, but my hair has finally grown enough so I can have a mohawk again.

The club was decorated like a post-apocalyptic wasteland (ignore the ladder, that got put away)

I spray painted a triforce :P

View towards the DJ booth.

I'm DJ Prudish

Here is what I wore!
Jacket: No Future (decorated by me)
Shirt: Primark
Skirt: City Chic
Winklepickers: Underground Shoes

I wore the Kooky lipstick that I reviewed in my previous post.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MAU Luxe Lipstick Review

MAU (Makeup Academy) is a UK makeup brand available from Superdrug (in the UK) and online. They offer really cheap makeup and a variety of product. I was drawn to their Velvet Lips lipstick, which is similar to Lime Crime Velvetines. The lipstick goes on wet and dries matte. Right now, they offer five different colours. I chose a Reckless (red), and Kooky (purple). Check out my review for Lime Crime Velvetines to get a  feel for how Reckless and Red Velvet are similar.

As these are matte lipsticks, I suggest exfoliating your lips and not putting any lip gloss or balm on top as this can make the lipstick not set and cause it to smudge.
I've not tried these while eating food yet, but when I do I'll come back and update this review. I expect that there will be fading on the inside of the lips, but the colour will still be okay.
I also line my lips beforehand, red is easy to find in a lipliner but purple may be hard so I use purple eyeliner instead.

Reckless on the left, and Kooky on the right
£3.00 or $6aud for 6ml. Lots of product for a cheap price (unlike Lime Crime)

Wet swatches on the top row, the bottom row is Lime Crime and you can see that the reds are very similar.

I feel this colour is a dupe to Lime Crime's Red Velvet. You can see that it's a little bit different in formula to Red Velvet, I think it's because Reckless and Kooky are more thick.

I love this purple. There is a Youtube video explaining that you can combine Reckless and Kooky to make a nice Goth colour similar to the Lime Crime Clueless Witch collection.

Pros: Very cheap, even including shipping to Australia. Long lasting colour, and a dupe to Lime Crime Red Velvet. Lots of other cool products on their website.

Cons: The product is thick. Seems to be Sold Out often on the website (I signed up for email notification when it was in stock again)

Clueless Witch Lime Crime, Wicked and Black Velvet Review. Plus Red Velvet

In March, Lime Crime released three new colours to their Velvetines range, called the Clueless Witch collection. The three colours offered are brown (Salem), dark red (wicked), and black (black velvet). I did not purchase Salem because I don't think I would ever wear brown lipstick.
Velvetines come in a lipgloss tube, they go on your lips wet and then dry to a matte lipstick that will stay on all day. I've eaten food while wearing Red Velvet and it stayed on really well, although the colour was a bit faded on the inside of the lip (as you would expect).
I'm a huge fan of matte lipsticks, and I was eager to get my hands on some Goth colours. I had previously bought the colour Red Velvet, which is a striking bright red that gets lots of compliments.

As this lipstick is matte, I suggest exfoliating your lips beforehand. It really defeats the purpose if you put lip gloss or balm over the top of this lipstick, as it will not set properly and won't be long lasting. I've had no trouble with dryness.
I also line my lips with a relevant colour, so it's easier to know where I need to paint the lipstick.

A little about Lime Crime, I'm a fan of their products. The eyeshadow primer/helper is my favourite product, as the Urban Decay primer does not work for me. That being said, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the brand and the owner. Google about Lime Crime controversy and read up, but I have had no problem with products I have received.

Back to the lipsticks!
The lipstick comes in a nice frosted tube. It's $20 for 3g of product (a bit expensive)

Here is the wand. The lipstick has a nice smell, kind of like vanilla.

Lime Crime is on the bottom row, these are swatches while wet. The top two colours are a dupe product MUA Luxe Lip Velvet, click for my review!

Black Velvet (Clueless Witch).
I haven't worn black lipstick in such a long time, I guess because I could never find the perfect lipstick. I love Black Velvet because it doesn't smudge and it provides great coverage in only two applications.

Red Velvet.
My first purchase. For some reason, my photo looks like I'm terrible at applying lippy.
I highly recommend this colour, I really love how smooth it is to apply and it really suits me.

Wicked (Clueless Witch).
I love dark reds and plums, so this colour really makes me happy. Funnily enough, I think I like Red Velvet more.

Pros: Easy to apply, nice smelling, and long lasting. Awesome matte lipstick!

Cons: A bit expensive for the amount of product in the tube. Some controversy surrounding brand.

I suggest Googling the product to see some more swatches of the lipsticks, as my photography skills are lacking.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Petting Zoo!

There was a petting zoo at work to help the students de-stress for the upcoming exams (I work at a university). There was a tiny little piggy that was super cute!

The fuzzy chickens ALWAYS make me laugh.

Me and my coworker Michael, looking at the goats.

SO CUTE! We wanted to steal him and take him back to work with us :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cross Stitch and Tattoo

Last Sunday was a busy day for me.
I had breakfast with a friend, so I could give him his birthday present. I made him an Adventure Time cross stitch, I bought the pattern on etsy.

Then I had an appointment to get a tattoo at the Perth Tattoo Expo, from my tattooist Josh from Foothills Tattoo. I had it done on my leg, I wish that getting tattoos didn't hurt so much!!
I really didn't like the tattoo expo, it was very crowded and it was not interesting. There was a lack of interesting stalls, and an overabundance of tattoo studios.
Also, lots of bogans and their crappy sun faded tattoos.

June Descent

Last Thursday I got to DJ at Descent, which is our old school Goth music night. It was very quiet, around 30 people came. I was supposed to have two sets, but we closed early so I didn't play my second set. I didn't mind, because I was tired and wanted to go to bed :)

Lace dress: City Chic
Winklepickers: Underground Shoes (I need to get a new pair)
Belt: I can't remember, maybe City Chic?

I love the high-low look. I took off the belt before I left and I wasn't feeling comfortable wearing it.

My hair is taking it's time to grow out, I also need to dye it. I had a go at using green eyeshadow to paint my eyebrows on.
I'm wearing Black Velvet from Lime Crime, part of their new Clueless Witch collection. I'll be doing a review of the two colour I bought from them.

Also wearing my nose chain.

Here is what I played:
Love Song - The Cure
Marian - Sisters of Mercy
Israel - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Spirit Walker - The Cult
Go! - Tones on Tail
Eighties - Killing Joke
Transmission - Joy Division
Rhythms - Crashblack Big Orange
Dandelion King - March Violets
Northanger Abbey - Rule of Thirds

Friday, June 6, 2014

New book about Goth music

I recently received an email from a publisher notifying me of a new Goth music book called Goth: The True Story of Post-Punk by John Robb.
The book has not been published yet, and it's in the kickstarter format meaning that you pledge an amount of money to receive the finished product if the money goal is reached. I've always liked this way of buying items, because it shows how many people are interested in the product and you pre-pay for your item. When the goal is reached, the money gets taken out of your bank account and you'll (hopefully) get the item once it has been published. Note: There has been a few times when projects have been funded and fallen through, the organiser might not give your money back.

Anyway, so the publisher contacted me about this book and I wondered to myself "how is this book going to be different from other Goth music books?"
Last year there was a kickstarter for the book "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace". The goal was reached, and the book is going to be published at the end of this year. This book is about New Wave, Post-Punk and the early Goth scene, with some nice photographs too (I'll be buying it once it has been published).

Mick Mercer has also written a ton of books about Goth music. The one that springs to mind is "Music to Die For" which is a book filled with every Goth band imaginable. I find it to be more of a reference books, with the whole book being a list of Goth bands with a description of what type of style they play. Mick Mercer has written a lot of other books about the Goth scene, he also released an awesome 3 cd Goth compilation album which I really enjoy.

Now, this new book I'm not too sure about yet. The summary explains that there will be loads of interviews from important people in the scene, along with an explanation of influences on Goth music (Bowie, Iggy Pop, etc). I'm really interested in reading this new book and seeing how it'll turn out, I love reading about the Goth scene and I think interviews will be awesome! Although it might be hard getting the bands to admit they're Goth! :P
Visit the website and see if you like the idea of the book, you can even pledge if you want to. I think I'll be buying this book!

Here is a video by the author, John Robb 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Loft Re-open

Last night I went out to the club The Loft, which has reopened at a new location above a pub which is a 10 minute walk away.
I didn't want to go at first, but a friend kept telling me to go and helped me choose what to wear :)

Sadly no full outfit post, as my main camera didn't have any battery life left, so I had to take photos with my phone camera.

I'm wearing a new lipstick by Lime Crime called Wicked. It's a dark red matte lipstick.
Necklace from Domino Dollhouse, and earrings from a shop in Perth.

I got my hair cut a while ago, and the barber cut it very short (shorter than this). It was very butch, and I'm waiting for it to grow out again. Too short to do a mohawk! :(

Sweetheart skater dress from Asos Curve.