Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hell Bunny Clothing Wish List

Hell Bunny have come out with some awesome items lately. I've been drooling over a few of their pieces, but sadly cannot afford to buy any at the moment. I like Hell Bunny because they offer plus size clothes.

Because they don't have a physical or online store, it can be hard to find what prices they are and where to buy them from. Luckily I'm a master in Google searching, not many people have that skill because there are loads of comments on their facebook photos asking where to buy items from.

Here is my current wish list, in case a rich person happens to be reading ;-P

I will be purchasing this in the future. It will be lovely for the summer.

Vampiress Green Shirt

New Norcia Library Lecture 2014

This past friday I went to a library lecture held at New Norcia, Western Australia. New Norcia is Benedictine monastic town, the only one in the southern hemisphere. It's a 2 hour drive from Perth, out in the bush. I drove there myself, which was a bit stressful but fun.
There is a library lecture held each year at New Norcia, the monks host the lecture and usually have a tour of their private library (not open to the public, it's housed in the monastery). I went to the library lecture a few years ago, I found that this years lecture was a bit boring, but it was an interesting. Here are some photos!

The monks use a card catalogue! I doubt many young people have seen one of these!

The loaning system for monks

Part of the library. Bust of Jesus

Mary was on the other side.

Only a tiny part of the library. I don't know how they preserve all of these books in the summer! There are not fans or air conditioners

The view from the library balcony into the monastery courtyard.

The gift shop sells bread made by the monks. I bought some when the shop opened because it sells out quickly!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Day Gel Nail Color, Deep Red - Review

I purchased this polish in my makeup haul a while ago. Maybelline Super Stay 7 Day Gel Nail Colour is a long lasting chip resistant polish, that offers gel colour similar to a nail salon without all the nail damage.

I purchased this in Deep Red, but hopefully they will release black in the future. The colour is a very nice red, not too bright or orange. It goes well with pale skin, and it would look awesome with some red lipstick.

I've worn this colour the whole week and it has survived very well. My nails are currently short at the moment, and I haven't received any chips in the polish this past week. Maybe I'll see if it can survive next week too!

I ALWAYS use Sally Hansen products for my base and top coat. My go-to base coat is Sally Hansen 'Advanced Hard As Nails', I've been using this ever since I started painting my nails.
I enjoy 'Insta-Dri' as a top coat, because it allows me to put it on and stop worrying about being clumsy. It helps dry the nails quicker, but you can still ruin them if you scrape them against something so be careful!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Inglot Eyeliner Gel 86 Review

Because I shave off my eyebrows, I need a long lasting makeup option to draw them back on again. I generally use Maybelline Eyeliner Gel which comes only in black. I thought it would be cool to try and get some green eyeliner gel to go with my hair, so I turned to Inglot which has loads of different colours. These gels are also Paraben free, and not tested on animals.
I chose "86" which is a dark green and close to my hair colour. I bought it off ebay, for under $20 including shipping. This brand is available in Australia via their website, but I'm a bargain hunter so I got it cheaper on ebay.

It comes in a small jar, and I use a small makeup brush to do my eyebrows. The gel is very smooth and creamy to begin, but it dries quickly when on the skin. I tried a bit on my hand, and it was very smudge proof. I kept rubbing it, but it wouldn't come off!
For this colour, I found a needed to layer it a bit because it was sheer if I didn't pick up enough product. I didn't want to have super green eyebrows, so I felt this was a positive thing because it kept my eyebrows more 'natural'.

My eyebrows stayed perfect all day, and they were easily removed with my Neutrogena makeup wipes. I highly suggest Inglot eyeliner gel for eyebrows, they come in a bunch of different colours and I was so glad they had the perfect green to match my hair. I'll be interested in maybe buying a black version in the future and trying it for my eyeliner.