Thursday, 15 March 2012

The day today

Hi guys. I have absolutely nothing planned for this post, other than just telling you a little about my day.
Today I went to school after 5 days of being sick. It sound disgusting but it's just that I get all this slime in my throat everytime I get sick and it makes it really hard for be to breathe. Sometimes it's worse than others, sometimes I'm chained to my bed an going to the bathroom feels like running a marathon, but this time wasn't too bad. But after 3 days in my room, solo all day and only being with people in the afternoon and evening, not seeing anyone else than just 1 of my friends drove me insane - I HAD TO GO TO SCHOOL!

Remember those cute fluffy white slipper-booties I posted a picture of in my Stockholm haul? I love them soo much, so fluffy and comfy. I feel so cute when wearing them. Anyways, since they are white there is one MAJOR bad thing about them... White doesn' stay white for long! They now look like I've worn them at work to a coal mine. Black black black, no really.. The disgusting kind of black so you just really can see that they're incredibly dirty. I asked my dad about if I might be able to clean them in the washing machine and they'd survive, he said not. I asked about dry-cleaning, he said no again. I belived him for a while but now they've gone so gross that I'd rather just try to wash them and they'd like get bent out of shape trying than wearing those gross dirty booties. Wish me luck with washing them!

On Saturday I'm going to my friend Marie's house with two other friends from our class and we're going to cook some goodie food and just have a good time. I think it's going to be great! I'm looking SO much forward to going home this weekend and see my parents. Miss them :(
Luckily I get ALL of Monday to myself to walk around the house and bake delicious cakes! (My dad always complains about dirty dishes when he's home, that's why I like to have it to myself.)
Anyways, I get all of Monday because those who have maths on B level (we have levels A, B and C. A for three years, B for two and C for one year.) have big rehearsel exam test all days so normal class is cancelled, and I'm a math C so I get the day off :D

I wore my favorite dress today :3 the cute blue one from H&M which I hauled recently as well. LOVE IT! Perfect for my body type, I'm a real biggie and need some cute contouring to emphasize the only good thing about my shape - hourglass. I love that dress, my best buy fo ages! On the other hand I'm not doing so well on the flowery shirt I bought. A bit too tight for my comfort :(

Hmm... I could go on rambling but I bet I'd just tire you.. So.. See ya.. Bye :)
And goodnight! Sleep well, I say this because it's 23:10PM here and I'm in bed just bloggin' before bed.. So.. Goodnight :D

- Elk

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Nails: Bloooooood!

Hi guys. I'm currently reading a blog whose written by a super cool Swedish goth mom! She really inspires me alot and I love reading her blog. Even though I'm not goth myself, I think the style is fantastic and so so beautiful! She inspired me to do these blood dripping nails! (even thought they're not really dripping..)

These nails are super easy to make, just paint your nail any colour you want. (I do recommend a light colour to contrast the red and make it more visible). Take a red polish and kind of just splatter in on/paint it on real messy like blood! These nails are perfect for any alternative style, crazy costumes or Halloween.

But hey! Are you interested in knowing who I was talking about in the begging of the post? Yes I know you are! So here's a link to her blog:
Please check her out, she's really cool! She also has a youtube channel.

- Elk

Goodiebox: February '12

Hi guys. You've probably heard about it, Birchbox, glossybox and all those monthly subscription boxeses of GOODNESS where you pay a certain amount of money each month and recieve a box of different sample size products. WELL, it's finally hit Denmark as well and it's called Goodiebox.
Here's mine for February (yes I realize I'm kind of late...)

Here's the box. Every month there will be one full-size products and this month, being the first, there was a special of two full-size products.

First off, some delicious coco-butter covered almonds with liqourice. YUM!

A Moringa Body Butter sample from The Body Shop. This product smells SO good! It's like spring in a tub. It's quite thick, really moisturizing and the wonderful smell lingers on your skin. I'll probably buy this in full-size.

Just a little smoothing serum, also from The Body Shop. Haven't tried this yet.

Essie full-size nailpolish in Russian Roulette. A really lovely classic red, very light colour though. Really nice and bright for spring. I'm wearing right now to post a review :)

The un-released (at least un-released in Denmark so far) MaxFactor 200 Calorie Dramatic Volume. I've used this product a bit, I do like it but not as much as the original 200 Calorie mascara. (Full-size product as well)

A Dr. Hauschka hand lotion. Smells really nice and lemongrassy, yum. I'm not sure whether this brand is worldwide, but i really doubt it! I think it's just sold in central Europe or so, but I'm not sure. This brand is generally known for their organic make-up and other beauty products, and from my side as well for their high prices, but I'm a cheapskate anyways ;)

- Elk

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Tag: 100 questions no one asks

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Well. Here's the deal, American and European closets are different. European closets are more like one big cabinet, and besides here at school my closet is placed out of my room, in the hallway - and I always have it closed.
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Again, European versus American, our.. Sheets are a little different but I guess.. Out
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
5:Do you like to use post-it notes?
Kind of.
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
No because I rarely cut out coupons.
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A big bear.. Sounds cooler o.O
8:Do you have freckles?
Yes some, but being the cross between my not-at-all freckled mom and my you-can't-see-my-skin-due-to-freckles-everywhere father, I have that irritating mix of just some facial freckles which bothers me because - I THINK FRECKLES ARE SOOO CUTE!
9:Do you always smile for pictures?
10:What is your biggest pet peeve?
Rude people. Straight up, honestly I have no idea how hard it can be to be polite to other people, strangers, acquaintances and friends. I love British people, they're so polite and kind!
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
12:Have you ever peed in the woods?
Yeah probably.
13:What about pooped in the woods?
Yes that too.. Probably ;)
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
Sometimes, just to be silly and have fun with my friends.
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils?
16:How many people have you slept with this week?
Uhm. Odd question, well I don't know. 1, being myself..
17:What size is your bed?
Single person bed.
18:What is your Song of the week?
Hmm. I guess LMFAO's Sexy and I know it, me and my friend Corinne has been singing it all week and wiggling ;)
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
As long as they still look classy.
20:Do you still watch cartoons?
Only the good ones, I've become more choosy since I was a child but I'm a true Phineas and Ferb addict!
21:Whats your least favorite movie?
Death to the supermodels. So, so bad.
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Tricky question. First of all, I don't know, and second of all, if I did I wouldn't tell you - HA HA!
23:What do you drink with dinner?
Waaaater, my favorite drink in the whole world!
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Sweet&sour sauce.
25:What is your favorite food?
I don't have ONE favorite food, because there are so many delicious foods and so many different categories. I love a pizza, or some lovely greasy chinese, but I also enjoy lovely creamed spinach, raw food etc.
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Under the Toscan sun. This is like the 6th time it's going this week...
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you?
Hmm.. I don't remember exactly who, I'm a very kissy person I guess. Friendly cheek kisses etc. Either Oz, Corinne or Mark.. I don't remember ;)
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
Oh yes, for two afternoons.. Wasn't really my thing..
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
Depends on so many things. Porn, no, but for a cause. Anti-fur or some other cause I support. Yes, maybe.
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Last time I sent a birthday card I guess..
31:Can you change the oil on a car?
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Nope, because I don't have a license. And in Denmark, and I think most parts, if not all, of Europe you have to be 18 to get a license and I'm 17 so I've never really had the chance ;)
33:Ever ran out of gas?
Never had the chance.
34:Favorite kind of sandwich?
Something delicious with cream-cheese and salmon.
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Fried eggs and some delicious tomato or spinach.
36:What is your usual bedtime?
23' ish.
37:Are you lazy?
Yes :D
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
In Denmark we don't really have Halloween like in the U.S. but we have someting else which is held in February and isn't scary-themed. I'd dress up like Snowhite, Pippi (google her), uhmm, super hero me and once I got older I dressed up as nothing just carrying my dad's awesome camera and said I was a paparazzi just so I could take a million pictures of people.
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Uhmm.. I think dog, but I'm not sure..
40:How many languages can you speak?
Fluent danish (quite obviously), fluent english, kind of german and learning spanish.
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
Not sure what lincoln logs are but, hello legos!
43:Are you stubborn?
A little.
44:Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
I have no idea. I don't even like talkshows and I've never seen neither of these two.
45:Ever watch soap operas?
46:Are you afraid of heights?
Meheheee, YES!
47:Do you sing in the car?
Nah, since I don't have a license or car myself but when I'm driving with my friend we dance and sing in the car.
48:Do you sing in the shower?
I did before I went to boarding school, didn't want my roomie to (figure out) think I was crazy...
49:Do you dance in the car?
Answer above.
50:Ever used a gun?
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
Start of this school year.
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Yes and I really dislike them! I also dislike Glee, very much!
53:Is Christmas stressful?
Nah, not in my opinion. I'm very hard to stress.
54:Ever eat a pierogi?
No I've never that but it looks good.
55:Favorite type of fruit pie?
Mmm, my mama's super-special delicious apple pie!
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Ballerina, psychologist (as I still do).
57:Do you believe in ghosts?
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Yes. Creepy!
59:Take a vitamin daily?
Magnesium and fish oil tablets.
60:Wear slippers?
Cute slipper booties :D see them in my Stockholm haul.
61:Wear a bath robe?
62:What do you wear to bed?
Just and old T-shirt and underwear.
63:First concert?
Can't remember o.O
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
Only ever been to Target, and it was awesome :D
65:Nike or Adidas?
66:Cheetos Or Fritos?
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Mmm. Sunflower seeds :D
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
69:Ever take dance lessons?
Does zumba count? ;)
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Probably something with computers xD
71:Can you curl your tongue?
Yeah baby!
72:Ever won a spelling bee?
Never been to one, but would probably win ;)
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74:Own any record albums?
Nope, but my dad does.
75:Own a record player?
Dad does :3
76:Regularly burn incense?
Nope, but scented candles.
77:Ever been in love?
Mhmm ;)
78:Who would you like to see in concert?
Aaargh lady GaGa, or D-A-D again.
79:What was the last concert you saw?
D-A-D I guess. I almost never go to concerts.
80:Hot tea or cold tea?
81:Tea or coffee?
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles?
Have no idea what snickerdoodles are...
83:Can you swim well?
Not super fast but I try to stay alive ;)
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85:Are you patient?
86:DJ or band, at a wedding?
I don't know. I don't plan on getting married in the nearest future.
87:Ever won a contest?
Yeah, some random ones.
88:Ever have plastic surgery?
89:Which are better black or green olives?
None, I don't like olives!
90:Can you knit or crochet?
91:Best room for a fireplace?
Living room.
92:Do you want to get married?
93:If married, how long have you been married?
I'm not o.O
94:Who was your HS crush?
Assuming HS means High School. A guy ;)
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
96:Do you have kids?
97:Do you want kids?
98:Whats your favorite color?
99:Do you miss anyone right now?
Yeah, all kinds of lovely people :)

So.. I don't know where the 100th question has gone but, hoped you liked it.

- Elk

Makeup: Masquerade

Hi guys. At my school we have an annual ball for the boarders. Every ball is themed and this year it's a masquerade ball. I figure I'll just wear my semi-galla dress which I also wore for my 1st school year ball/prom thing. Anyway, the ball is on the 20th of April, and when I heard the theme I went ecstatically exited. A fantastic opportunity for crazy make-up, nails, hair and the works. I think I'll buy a really cool wig, make some crazy fake nails and instead on making/buying a mask I'll make one with make up instead. So, I've been trying a couple of different masquerade looks and I'll keep trying some for the time to come. Here are two pictures of the make-up I put on yesterday and the day before yesterday.

This is my first attempt at doing lace-make-up, ever. I quite liked how it turned out but it looks a little too.. Drab in my opinion.

This on the other hand I'm crazy about! I think I might do this for the ball, but I have to try some more looks.

Here is a more dramatic picture. This is of course all due to editing ;)

If you feel like you've seen this look before, it's probably because you have. I followed this tutorial:
by Klaire de Lys, she is really really fantasticly skilled with make-up and she makes the best costume make-up I've seen on youtube. Since I didn't have the net she uses I just added some glitter stuff and I didn't have fake lashes or silver eyeliner so I just improvised a little.

- Elk