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.
LOOK AT IT!
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!
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.
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!!
Dress: Asos Curve
Shoes: TUK Creepers
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 :)
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.
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 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"
I love this colour!! Dark green with a green shift
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.
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!