Sunday, January 30, 2011

DIY Pale lose face powder

This recipe was my own creation. Feel free to change it to suit yourself if you want.

You will need:
1 empty cleaned container (preferably small)
Plain baby powder
Scented white body powder (mine has a shimmer)
White lose shimmer mineral eye shadow (with high pigment if possible)
Translucent face powder that is close to your natural colour

Begin by pouring a small amount of baby powder into the container; approx. the amount of powder you want to make.

Add some coloured face powder so it is the colour you desire.  I cannot give you exact proportions here because the ideal shade varies from person to person.

Add a tiny amount of the scented body powder to add a nice scent and subtle shimmer

Add a generous amount of the eye shadow so the shimmer is to your liking. If you want a matte effect then use eye shadow without shimmer.

To use, moisturize and let it soak in. Then apply your usual foundation. Foundation sticks well to dry skin but powder needs something sticky so apply the pale foundation before the foundation has dried completely.
Note: This is not a long lasting powder and you will need to re apply every so often. It is best used as a natural look because it is very nice and light.

xxxx Lilly

A New Year...

I've decided that this year I am going to write about something different. Well, many things that are different to be exact. So you can essentially expect some more of the infamous link posts, music, Goth, games, makeup tutorials and diy beauty things, and reviews, as well as my usual comments on culture in general. I think the reason for my decision for an overhaul is because I wanted some more structure within my blog so I would be more enthusastic about writing. Goodness knows I haven't been as... ahem... regular as I would have liked. (pun not intended XD)

So anyway, please everyone enjoy their new year and have fun when they return to school. My year twelve starts on Friday! =O

xxxx Lilly
P.S. Isn't this pretty???? =)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I was awarded this from the lovely Amy at The Ultimate Goth Guide. So, thankyou thankyou Amy. =)

1. Thank and link the person who gave you the award.
2. Jot down 7 random facts about you.
3. Give the award to 5 (I know I changed the rules. Get over it. Fifteen was too many =D) other bloggers and let them know about it.

1. My hair is currently blue black. It is generally either black or in a stage fading to brown, which an exception of the bright red at the end of last year. My natural colour does suit me, but I have very black eyebrows, so it looks like I've dyed them instead... Hence the black dye.
2. I am first and foremost a musician. My art and writing come equal second after that.
3. I really really don't like New Rock boots. There's just something about them that I don't like. I'm quite comfortable in my other ones and think that I will be very happy without a pair of New Rock boots in my life. Unless there is a new style that I love. (I won't restrict myself...)
4. I don't watch much TV, but I have watched the Simpsons for about 13 years. The Simpsons is a very accurate representation of my sense of humour (minus the black humour part... which is kind of a big part... but then, there are the Halloween episodes, which are of course my favourite, and always have been.)
5. I love Star Wars, but it is the only Sci- Fi that I have been able to get into (apart from Steampunk related things). Actually, there are exceptions. Like Mars Attacks (Sci- Fi AND Danny Elfman???)
6. I don't like drinking chilled water. I just prefer tap water, or, if the weather is really hot, then tap water with an ice cube or two. And maybe a mint sprig and some lemon. =)
7. I'm really not that interested in CyberGoth fashion, but I do enjoy listening to the music. Fluoro Colours don't excite me that much and I like my natural hair...

My Awards... in no particular order...

Writes about Victorian and Neo Victorian things including fashion and corsets... need I say more?
Posts lots of pretty photos and halloween things.
A beautiful Gothic Lolita who makes a lot of her own clothes. Oh, and I'd love her wardrobe.
Even though Amy gave me this award, she still deserves it for writing realy comprehensive posts about the different styles of Goth fashion.
Most of the posts are written in German, which is problematic for me because I cannot speak German. None the less, it definatly deserves this award.

 Enjoy some great reading.
xxx Lilly

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Australian Goth surviving summer- part two

So here's my follow up to this post in which I described the eventful summer that had happened so far.
Well, now my summer has almost come to an end, with the exception of a few weeks filled sorting though textbooks and flute practice.

In any case, the summer events that were not experienced when I wrote the other post were... well, eventful.
Christmas was... actually pleasant, which I was surprised at becuase I was dragged off to go to at least two gatherings with old family friends while I was sick. (I always seem to be sick these days... oh well.)
A few days me, my sister and my dad trekked up to north east Victoria where I grew up to go to the Nariel Creek Folk Festival. Yes, another folk festival. That would mean, including last years Nariel, I have been to six folk festivals in 2010, and I'm not even into that sort of culture...
Nariel streched out to January the first, and included, well, lots of alcohol and drunken dancing (not by me though.....=P)
After Nariel i stayed at my boyfriend's house and we basically just recovered. Then it was the 1400+ km, 18 hour drive up to Brisbane, Queensland. I'm a pretty terrible traveller, and long distances kill me, so I wasn't in the best of moods by the time we arrived in Brisbane the next day. It was roasting hot all the way up there, but the whole time we were in Brisbane it rained.
Then there was the 'fun' (actually, scary and traumatising) journey down...

Tangent- You may have heard of the devestating floods that have been accross eastern Victoria, primarilly in Brisbane. The death toll as I last heard it was around 12, but I'm not completely sure. There has also been flooding in New South Wales and Victoria.
We left Brisbane only the day before the horrific flooding, and some of the roads has be washed away and were closed, much to our annoyance.

On the evening of our first day back down (Yes, it takes at least two days. Three days if you don't push yourselves...) we were driving along the north east coast of New South Wales after stopping in Nimbin (which is essentially a Hippy Town that my boyfriend wanted to see. I think it is a fake and pointless thing, but I guess my boyfriend would feel the same way about somewhere like Whitby...) at around eleven at night going over hills with the rain along a rather infamous road called Waterfall Way. To make matters worse, there was also thick fog, landslides, real watefalls onto the road and road work...
I was exhausted by that stage, but, needless to say, I was wide awake through the whole ordeal.
Afterwards, I fell asleep, but was shortly informed afterwards about some seriously scary caravan drivers who were following us. Creepy!

The rest of the Queensland journey wasn't overly interesting... which was a bit of a relief, especially for my boyfriend who did ALL the driving (because none of us have our full licence yet... I don't even have my learners.... =S)

Since then, we celebrated my boyfriend's ninteenth birthday, and I have been  playing flute and doing my holiday homework.... which hasn't been very fun, but it has been nice to just chill out at home for the past week.

Oh, and here is a beautiful photo of a tiny cemetary we stopped in on the way. There were only about forty graves in the cemetary and some were almost a hundred years old...

It's horribly compressed, which is unfortunate...

xxxxxx Lilly

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Versatile Blogger Awards

I'd like to thank Amy from The Ultimate Goth Guide for tagging me in her Versatile Awards. Considering it's been a few weeks since my last visit here in The Land of  Blogs, I am simply going to follow her example.

  • Thank & Link back to the person who gave you the award
  • Answer 10 questions
  • Pass it along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy
  • Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award.

Why did you create this blog?
I created this blog because the pervious blog editior was full of bugs and didn't work prperly. I eventually decided, after quite a number of months waiting for the site to be fixed, that it was time for a change. Essentially I am still writing about the same sort of stuff, though.

What kind of blogs do you follow?
Blogs about Goth and Gothic culture, some Steampunk and Gothic Lolita, music, diy blogs and some personal blogs.

Favourite make-up brand?
Manic Panic because it caters for the individuals who are looking for some interesting makeup and Goth makeup, and because it has some very nice white powder, and Rimmel because it has the best black eyeliners.

Favourite clothing brand?
Poizen  Industries, but I personally prefer to customise cheap things and second hand things.

Indispensible make-up product?
Black eyeliner. I could also add 'Practice' here... XD

Favourite colour?
Violet, but only becuase I have to pick just one
Favourite perfume?
Dior Addict
Favourite film?
Tim Burton's Vincent. Yes, I am a Tim Burton freak...

What country would you like to visit and why?
France or Romania because of the history and music

Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face?
Mascara because I have long black eyelashes anyway.

The Versatile Blogger awards are certainly doing the rounds, so I will add my awards later in a separate post.