MY THOUGHTS || Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Monday, 19 September 2016

If you have been following me on social media recently or have been around these parts lately, this video will not come as a surprise. Coming off of my Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children book high (and I'm still riding those coat tails because the film is just around the corner), I was looking forward to the release of Tales of the Peculiar.

This book is based on a book that is featured heavily within the Miss Peregrine universe. The amusing thing about this book is that Millard Nullings, a character from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, gets an authorship nod seemingly over Ransom Riggs. Millard gets to dedicate the book, introduce it, edit it and interject footnotes every now and then. You'll have to watch the video to find out the other thoughts that I had about the book.

As with my previous chatty videos, I'm still gaining confidence with speaking to the camera and with finding my voice. I know what I want to say. I simply struggle with connecting my brain to my mouth and getting everything to come together. 

Let me know what your thoughts are on Tales of the Peculiar? Don't forget, stay peculiar.

PALETTE REVISITED || W7 In The Buff Makeup Look

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

I did another Palette Revisited makeup look. In this one I unearthed W7's In The Buff eyeshadow palette. It has the reputation of being similar to an Urban Decay Naked palette. I'm not entirely sure which one it's a dupe for. It could be a combination of two of them. 

It's a largely unused palette as you will see in the video. One shadow has been well loved. I used this particular eyeshadow for a week when I was performing in Sunset Boulevard last October. 

Check out my previous palette revisited tutorial here.

TUTORIAL || Miss Peregrine [Eva Green] Inspired Makeup Look

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

You had to know that with being obsessed with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children that a makeup tutorial would be around the bend. 

As soon as I saw Eva Green's makeup for Miss Peregrine, I fell in love and knew that I wanted to recreate it.

Also, if you missed it, I uploaded a video on my thoughts about the books. Stay peculiar, everyone.

Why Haven't I Been Blogging?

I'm aware that I've become rather absent around these parts. The only time that I post seem to be the times when I cross-post a YouTube video. It's not that I've fallen out of love with blogging. It's simply that I haven't found anything that I've found worth blogging about. I have many ideas but nothing that has my sparked my interest into converting idea into action. 

TUTORIAL || Smokey Eye with a Metallic Winged Liner

Monday, 22 August 2016

I found a silver/grey liquid eyeliner from Maybelline in Poundland and I knew that I had to use it in a smokey eye. I love how this look turned out. I felt like such a rock chick. It made the blues of my eyes stand out like crazy. 

Extreme discount stores like Poundland are amazing for finding bargains. The liquid liner I used was from Maybelline. Typically, these items have an incredible discount because there is something wrong with the packaging. In the past, the makeup items that I've purchased from Poundland have been missing the product name/shade. They have the brand name but they are missing the product shade name. I have a Rimmel Matte Apocalips liquid lipstick and bought it for a Pound simply because it didn't have the shade name on it. WIN! 

TUTORIAL || Rio de Janeiro & Olympics 2016 Inspired Makeup Look

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Has anyone else been staying up to the wee hours of the morning watching coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Has anyone else been loving all of the colours that have been shown everywhere you look? I may be alone on that one but I have been loving all of the colours from the propaganda films to the items that the athletes sport. Pun intended. 

I couldn't help but be inspired to create a makeup look inspired by Brazil and Rio itself. Taking the iconic colours of the Olympics and the Brazil flag, I came up with this colourful look that would be perfect for Olympic viewing parties. Plus, it'll get compliments down in the supermarket. I should know. At filming this, my mother wanted to go grocery shopping and I wasn't about it to take it all off. 

TUTORIAL || Makeup Geek 'Venom'

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ever since I laid eyes on a swatch of Makeup Geek's eyeshadow 'Venom', I knew I had to have it. I bought it last month and finally got around to using it. I love how this look turned out.

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