Sunday, 29 January 2012

Songs on Sunday #14

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( why can't the weather be like this all the time!)

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- Merry Sunday everyone.

- This weekend I am trying to make myself motivated for the week ahead, it's not working out so great, but you know, it's a little difficult sometimes. I guess the weather doesn't help, why does the weather affect my mood so drastically? it never used to!


Friday, 13 January 2012

8 :4 Seb Van Breukelen

- Seb Van Breukelen (yea that's hard to spell!)





- Two pet hates. People signing their paintings in strange symbol like initial compilations (here's looking at you PRH!) and overuse of colour (as in, you don't know where to look, because I LOVE bright colours, just not confusing bright colours - you would think I am so unintelligent sometimes. I can never seem to get my point accross!).

- BUT I recieved a card from my mother by SebVanB, and I LOVED the colours and the textures - nothing that I can demonstrate to you through the screen, but trust me, to hold, they are beautiful.

- Not my usual style. At all! - but I am strangely drawn toward these. I also love the names he gives them, Tallulah, Genevieve. . .

- He has ETSY (I should be banned from Etsy, money pit!)

- And we KNOW Hanna stalks via Twitter format!


Store Lovin' #4 : Miss Selfridge ( A Pleasant Surprise!)

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- I think it takes a lot to develop your own personal style.

- I think that it is an accumulation over your life. You don't have one style and stick to it.

- I feel that recently, I know exactly what I like, and what I don't. I know what I want to wear and what I feel extremely uncomfortable in. For example. I HATE jeans, apart from one brand, I don't wear jeans. I have just never found a pair that fit nicely and are flattering. (lack of bum and ridiculously long legs prrroooobabbblyyyy don't help!)

- I admire those (my brothers girlfriend in particular) who dress simply, who can wear a pair of jeans, a twinset and a pair of earrings and be done. However everyone who knows me, knows I won't be done. I feel naked without scarves, necklaces, earrings, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I am a walking bazaar. I like my clothes to tell a story.

- That said, Miss Selfridge are really impressing me at the moment. I have never really shopped there. I think I had a pair of Purple lurex lycra flares circa 2000, but apart from that, no.

- Some things that I can't live without. Willowy tops, wedges, shorts, black, smart clothes that can transition into night, into job interview (any advertising agencies willing to hire me. . .I'm free!). . Miss Selfridge appears to be hitting the nail on the head. . . but am I the only one the name puts off?





- Post Christmas Sales, did evolve into me buying a fully beaded top from Miss Selfridge, I can't find it online, but I felt like a flapper! it is amazing!


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

8 :3 James Vincent McMorrow. Dublin's Finest.

- I want to work in advertising. This is no secret. I scrutinise adverts on the television with more effort than I put into my degree. The love film advert had a beautiful song in the background. . . but what was it?!

-I found it. I fell in love.


- Another poorly kept secret is that I have a bit of a thing for men with beards. (fat men with beards, who usually smoke a lot, drink a lot, and get me into trouble, but that is a whole other story)


- this song has been the soundtrack to my week. When I'm wide awake at night because I'm pumped full of morphine - when all I want is the man next to me - but he is 10 miles away (so close, yet so far) and fast asleep, because he has to get up for work at 5. That's when this song comes out.

- It's rare I find songs beautiful, but this rendition is nothing short of.

-To be fair, James Vincent McMorrow (could he not have found a stage name? a shorter stage name!?) has been compared to Sufjan Stevens whom I am in love with anyway, so he never really stood much of a chance!

- His Website has a few interesting tidbits (and a show I WILL be attending as it is in the city my brother lives in, and costs 12.50?! brilliance!)


- One of my best friends from my time at University was Irish (I don't know why I said she WAS Irish - she still is!) and I can't STAND the accent - I think it's because I can't understand the damned accent! but his Irish-ness doesn't come through at all. . . and he is rivalling my love for Jim Moray on the Folk singer front (he won't beat him, try as he might)

- But I love how. . .chilling his voice is.

- Have a listen. See what you think.

- Oh, and who doesn't like a good twitter stalk?!

- Muchos Besos.


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

8 :2 Kardashians Kracking Klothing?! - The Kardashian Kollection.


- You can deny it all you want, you know I'm not the only one who watches tripe on tv.. and somehow have found myself ever entrenched in the realms of the Kardashians. Embarrassing. I know.


- I don't condone what they do, I don't envy them, but I congratulate them, on doing absolutely nothing and getting paid for it.

Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner


- Anyway, you may or may not be aware of the Kardashian Kollection, which, quite frankly is very dissapointing. For girls who swan about perfectly primped, you would explain their own line to be less. . . blah! (Im pretty sure the leggings are the ones Khloe is wearing in the last photo. . mm)


- Having said that, there are a few salvageable items from their Kollection. Some items that I would give due, that I would say were worth it, a couple of rings, a couple of handbags, a jumpsuit and a bra. Try harder girls. I think it might take a bit more than a model with long dark wavy hair and a centre parting to sell your garb.




- A little sad, because I am rooting for them. Shoot me! I have a soft spot for then. When I'm having a bad day, nothing cheers me up more than a couple of hours watching mindless Kardashian related television!

- What do you think? Kredit to the Kardashians? (I'll stop that now. . it's amazing how long something can entertain me for!)


Monday, 9 January 2012

A Love Affair With #13 Evita Weed

- I've currently come to a bit of a cross roads in my life, I'm not sure where I am going, nor where I want to go. I currently have so MANY options, but then at the same time, so FEW.

- I often find myself drifting into another world, or, fiddling with cameras. I have a bit of a collection. I love it when someone else's work can be such a large influence in my mind.

-exhibit a.





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Evita Weed 2012

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Songs on Sunday #13

- Find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.


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- Hope in this new year, a better new year than the last.

-Some songs which have infected my brain this week.



Saturday, 7 January 2012

8 :1 Hairdye Remover Review (Scott Cornwall Colour B4)

- I am going to say, there are very few products that I believe in, that I think will actually work when they have such LARGE claims. I especially didn't believe in this product. So, these are totally my opinions.

-Ever dyed your hair and then thought 'oh sh*t!'?'

- I've done it, we've all done it! Trust me, my hair has been many colours! The hardest to get out? RED! If you're not sure, don't do it!!

- My friend, has been adamant that she will not be dying her hair since I have known her. Then one day - she turns around and surprises us all and says 'I'm going to dye my hair', now my friends know I have dyed my hair a LOT, so she asks me what I think, to which I reply 'you should probably only use a semi-permenant colour, I mean, If you really don't like it . . at least you won't have to wait for it to grow out. . .'

- Did she take my advice? did she 'eck as like!!!


- So she dyes her hair this gorgeous purple colour. Not in your face purple. . but a dark brown that gleamed in the light. I loved it. She hated it. Twenty-something years of staring into the mirror and having a nutmeg colour looking back at her had marred her vision (or something to that effect)

- Therefore, we set about trying to remove it with something called Scott Cornwall Colour B4 Hair Colour Remover Extra. (moouuuuuuthfull!)

- I do know of a girl I went to school with who had some luck with this product, but the reviews are all over the place, with some people screaming it's praises and some wanting to bury it in the soil. Salons? yea, we could go down that route. . . but who has the money? (says the girl who has just had a full head of foils done - woohoo! no more dark blonde! another time Han, another time!)

- I know in America, they seem to have a lot more choice when it comes to things like this, but here, we had the choice of this. or err this!

- With that in mind we did not have high hopes.


- The mixture, when mixed together, smells like cat urine. (and it lingers, every time you wash your hair for the next fortnight, it's going to re-smell like cat urine.)

- Our bathroom stank, our entire house stank, the kind of stink that makes your eyes water and you want to stick cotton wool balls up your nose!


- Clingfilming of heads is actively encouraged! allllriighhhhtttt! (no, I'm not 8, I just act it!)


- Buuuuuuut, after hours of applying, stinking-out, and rubbing, if we are completely honest, it got her hair back to it's normal colour. If a little redder to begin with, over the next couple of washes, it almost completely came out and her hair is back where she started. With NO visible death to the existing hair. (i.e. doesn't feel like straw, like it does when you bleach colour out)


- I feel the need to also mention, that this is for the removal of hair DYE, not bleach, I mean if you've bleached your hair, you're stuck with it, you haven't added colour to your natural hair, you've removed it, and it's quite likely you may end up looking like this. . .


(I learnt my lesson a LONG time ago)