Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bat Fit 2015 Goals

You guys, I'm really scared. I've joined Bat Fit for 2015, but I have absolutely no confidence in myself.
I've followed Bat Fit since Franny at The Curious Professor Z started it. She wanted to become healthier before her 40th birthday, and asked bloggers to join her on her journey for health. Franny made wonderful progress, and I was insanely jealous of her and the other girls who did Bat Fit.
Now Franny is going to kick off Bat Fit for 2015 and I've decided to join (eep!).

I'm really scared, because I don't think I'll succeed. I don't have a support network in my life to help me along, and I don't like going outside, so this doesn't help with fitness goals. I don't like setting goals for myself or telling people about them. I'm especially scared about doing this publicly on my blog, because it means that you guys can see my (lack) of progress.

I have a lot of things in 2015 to look forward too, such as a trip to Phuket and a trip to Melbourne. I'm also looking towards 2016 where I hope to finish my bachelor degree and travel to America and the UK. I'm really going to try my best to do Bat Fit, and I hope you guys can join me on my journey.

Bat Fit 2015 Goals:
1. To comfortably be able to sit in aeroplane seats and thrill rides at theme parks. I'm able to fit in aeroplane seats at the moment, but not very comfortably for long hauls as I get bruises on my hips from pressing against the armrests. I want to be able to sit comfortably on these seats, and be able to use the lap tray too!
I also want to be able to ride on roller coasters without having to be anxious if I'll fit or not.
This means I'll have to lose weight, which I've never done before in my life. I love food way too much.

2. To be able to lift heavy things, to be a strong swimmer, and to be able to run or cycle. I don't know how I'm going to reach these goals without putting down money.

3. Continue my study of a bachelor degree. I know I won't get high marks, but if I pass that's okay!

4. Try to be more motivated. I've dropped so many things in 2014 due to my depression and lack of motivation. I can't say that it'll get any better, but I will try my best.

5. Be artistic, do more crafty stuff.

6. Stick to a budget! I've got to save for my future holidays, plus I need to pay back some loans, look after my car, and pay my health insurance in July. I need to learn some self discipline, because it's so easy for me to waste money on things I don't need.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday I'm In Love

It's Friday, and I can't wait until the weekend. Only three more days of work before the xmas holidays!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Spooky Holiday Gift Guides

A few of my favourite websites have produced some holiday gift guides for the more morbidly inclined.

Cult of Weird, Holiday Gift Guide 2014
This gift guide offers some amazing ideas, but sadly most are very expensive. Sure, I'd love a piece of skull embedded in a ring, oh it's $400, never mind then.

The least expensive things are probably the paper items they suggest, such as books, calendars and posters. Check out the ideas, and then look through the website because it's one of my favourites.

Order of the Good Death, Very Merry Morbid Gifts Under $25
Caitlin at the Order of the Good Death offers more budget friendly gift ideas. I highly suggest her book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (which I will be reviewing once I've finished reading it).

Once you've looked at the gift list remember to view her youtube videos and articles. She offers a really great insight on death practices, and gives ideas for what's available for the disposal of bodies.

Gothic Beauty, 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
A good selection of Goth accessories, from cheap to expensive. All of these items seem very generic though, that you can buy any other time of the year.

Buzzfeed, 21 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Goth in your Life
Don't look at me like that! Buzzfeed has some good ideas. Such as the cute teeth ring. Some of these might not be to your liking (such as the pink jacket) but there's some nice ideas to get started on your quest for the perfect gift!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Work Xmas Lunch

Today, at work, we had our Christmas lunch. We had a buffet at the Duxton Hotel, in Perth, which is a really fancy place. The food was okay (not brilliant) and I was very full afterwards. It was hard to work afterwards when all I wanted to do was sleep :)

I also organised secret santa for my coworkers, so I got to hand out the presents!

So fancy!

My first plate, filled with random things. The squid rings were lovely.

Dessert plate.

Me handing out presents!

Back at work with my coworker. We're both full and in need of a nap.

You can see my face here is "what the hell are you doing, James?" to my coworker taking the photo.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December Descent 2014

Last Thursday was the last Descent of the year. It's always a pleasure being able to DJ there, and I hope to do it again next year!

I'm wearing a green lipstick from Life's Entropy called Matrix.

I didn't get to play a longer second set, because we closed early.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Specimen
Arabian Knights – Siouxsie and The Banshees
Nine While Nine – The Sisters of Mercy
Shadowplay – Joy Division
Play for Today – The Cure
Lagatija Nick – Bauhaus
Walking on Your Hands – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Deliverance – The Mission
Impossible – The Floor
Mouthful – Rule of Thirds
She Will – Savages
Dandelion King – March Violets
Back Door – Clan of Xymox
Europe – Killing Joke

Youth Sentiment – Sigolo XX
M.E. – Gary Numan
Fascination Street – The Cure
The Last Song – Trisome 21
Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
Stigmata Martyr – Bauhaus
Shaving My Neck – Gene Loves Jezelbel

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Shopping and New Hat

Yesterday I went shopping in Perth with Danie. I haven't seen Danie for over a year now, so it was nice to catch up with her.

I'm terrible with remembering where I bought my clothes.
Bowie shirt: random website
Skirt: Big W
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Justin Roper Boots

Lipstick: Vamp from Sleek

I got this wide brimmed felt hat for $10 at Target.

Looking like a dork :)

Here's Danie!

Here's the view of Perth from the top floor of the WA State Library.
I had an hour to spare before I started a shift at Rooftop Movies, so I went to read my kindle at the library.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Little Outfit

Here is an outfit I wore while working at Rooftop Movies

I took the sleeves off this Joy Division top.

Lipstick: Red Velvet by Lime Crime

My hair is finally long enough to plait into a cute braid.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"David Bowie Is" Exhibition Film

As you may already know, the Victoria and Albert museum in London created a David Bowie exhibition to celebrate all that is Bowie. It's called "David Bowie Is".
It was a huge success, and the exhibition is now traveling the world. They also released a film as a walkthrough of the exhibition, to show some interesting pieces and segments with guest stars explaining how Bowie has influenced them and the world. I think the film is for people who can't attend the exhibition, but would like to see how it looked and some of the items.

I enjoyed the film a lot, and I loved seeing some new things. What I didn't like was the inclusion of posed actors pretending to look at the exhibition items, because it looked so fake and awkward.

The exhibition will be coming to Melbourne, Australia next year and I have already bought my ticket. I have not been to Melbourne before, so I'm excited at the chance to visit although I'm more excited to see the Bowie exhibition.

The film showed at Luna Cinemas in Leederville. $25 is a bit expensive, seeing as the tickets for the exhibition itself are the same price.

My friend and I had pizza at Little Caesars in Leederville before the film. I'm pretty sure that Little Caesar's here is different from the one in America.
We had a chicken pizza, and a red velvet dessert pizza. Both were really, really good.
We couldn't finish them, even though they were really yummy.

I've only had dessert pizza twice, and it's slowly growing on me. I can't explain how good the red velvet was.

Here's me at the cinema, standing next to a Bowie display.
I can't wait to see the real exhibition next year in Melbourne!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rooftop Movies (Again)

I've taken a casual position at Rooftop Movies this year. You may remember that I worked there two years ago, but not last year.
This year I'm working at the Candy Bar, selling candy and popcorn :) I'm excited, and I hope I do well.

25th Birthday Party

I had my birthday party on Saturday. I organised a picnic bbq at a park near my apartment.
I invited some friends and co-workers. My sister bought me these awesome dinosaur balloons!!
I'm wearing
Dress: Asos Curve
Shoes: TUK Creepers
Socks: Evans

I organised a lot of food, and everyone brought a plate so we had more than enough. We also played party games like Pass the Parcel and Pinata!

My co-worker, Rowena, having a whack

My little sister Heather

My wonderful co-worker brought me this huge cake! We could hardly eat any of it because we were stuffed!

It was very windy so it was difficult to light the candles.

Here's me being embarrassed while everyone sings "Happy Birthday"

Here is one of my presents. A Bowie paperdoll!!

The outfits in this book were either Ziggy or Thin White Duke. No Jareth the Goblin King or Clown Bowie :(

I don't think Bowie wears tighty whiteys

One of my co-workers make me this awesome pin cushion!!!! I can't describe how awesome this is. Look at the bats!

On the bottom is this cute spiderweb and spider!! WOAH!

I also got a Bowie pillow, so I can sleep with Bowie every night!
I also got an awesome skull rug, rock candy, makeup, and a candle. I was very spoilt.

I really enjoyed my birthday party, I'm glad that everyone had fun.

Monday the 10th was my actual birthday, which I spent at work. It was very uneventful and quiet, because everyone in my department was away (either sick, or had time off). I treated myself to Ben and Jerry's ice cream after dinner, it was awesome :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Life's Entropy Makeup Review and Swatches

There's a new indie makeup brand in town, Life's Entropy, created by Jane who also runs an awesome makeup blog [here].

I've been going crazy over indie makeup lately, because they offer interesting eyeshadow shades that are not common in the mainstream makeup scene. Most indie eyeshadows seem to be loose, not pressed like the normal eyeshadows you're used to. Loose eyeshadow takes a little skills to get used to, but you'll get there!

I was very excited to sample Life's Entropy products. They offer a science geek makeup experience, with lipsticks, contour sticks, and eyeshadows having a science theme. I would love to see more dark eyeshadow colours, as I'm not the type for lighter shades.

My samples arrived in a bubble mailer. Only $8 for international shipping, bargain!!

Cute fake flower, and a free sample of 'Oh Deer' eyeshadow.

My haul.

I got samples of Enchant, Smoke Screen, Refraction, Astral Imprisonment, and a full jar of Black Hole. Along with my free sample of Oh Deer.
I was most excited about trying Astral Imprisonment and Black Hole because they were darker colours.

Lip Theory selection. These are compared to OCC Lip Tar, but way cheaper. There are 16 different colours available, and I love how you can mix the colours together, like making a dark purple by mixing the black and purple together. These small samples are more than enough to get lots of uses out of them.
Full size Big Bang Theory

Full Particle Contour Stick in 'Proton' and a sample of white foundation.

For my swatches, I used Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper on the left, Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk in the middle, and Pixie Epoxy on the right. All of the colours I swatched look best over Pixie Epoxy.

Eyeshadow created by Life's Entropy are vegan and cruelty free, also free from parabens and talc. I found that they were very pretty and pigmented, I will update my review once I've worn one of them all day :)
Samples are $1.50 usd 
Full sizes are $6.00 usd

is described as "shimmery dark blue with blue and purple shift, and blue sparkles"

Astral Imprisonment
I love this colour!! Dark green with a green shift

Smoke Screen
A purple-brown with a light purple shift

Green with a gold shift

Purple, with a lighter purple shift

My free sample of Oh Deer. Nice colour, although I doubt I will ever wear it.
Brown with gold shift.

Only used one coating for my swatches, but I found all of the samples to be creamy and covering. To get a fuller coverage you will probably need to do two coats, waiting a little time in between for the first to stick to your lips. I was worried that they were going to be sticky, because they are a liquid, instead I found them to feel like a creamy lipstick and they become more dry in time. 

I wore Osmosis all night for my Halloween costume, and the lipstick was very comfortable and none drying. I will need to experiment more in the future to gauge the wearability of the lipstick, but I've heard very good reviews from other bloggers where they found the lipstick to last all day!

The full size tubes come with a doe foot applicator, but I used a lip brush for my swatches. I would also suggest an invisible lip liner to prevent feathering.

Samples are $1.50 usd and very generous. A little goes a long way.
Full size is $8.00 usd

Crystal Violet
It would be more purple with a second coating.

A beautiful true red. Very vintage.

Perfect green.

I used this for my Halloween costume.

Big Bang Theory
Love this colour! A darker red, almost wine.

Really nice black, would look better with more coats.

White Foundation on the left and Contour Stick on the right.

White foundation is a staple of Goth makeup, and it's very hard to find the perfect one. This foundation can be mixed with your normal foundation to make it lighter. This is so useful, if you're like me and can't find pale foundation in stores. I will definitely be buying a full item of the white foundation in the future. There will also be Yellow foundation available in the future.
Sample $1.50 usd
Full size $8.00

 Contour sticks are used for contouring (duh). There are five different shades available. I choose the lightest shade but it might be a bit too yellow for my skin tone. The product comes in a windy lip tube, so you can apply it straight on your face and blend. I will have to try it on my face and let you know.
Sample $1.50 usd
Full Size $8.00

Conclusion: 100% recommend Life's Entropy for their Lip Theory collection. There are so many options, and something for everybody. I believe the prices are very reasonable.
I can't wait to see the future for this indie brand!