The only semi-decent shot taken during the trip. This shot reminds me of London.
Think I forgot to mention this but we had a reading week at college which was a week to go places/catch up on work. So me and A.J decided on a trip to Newcastle (Manchester was our initial plan).
View from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, floor 4?
Cool shot! Ruined by my shakiness :(
Yay! I love finding things that says BIJOUX! Not sure what kind-of place that was but Pussy Galore was next to it..hmm.
The temp' tattoos were from BALTIC. Do I need them? NO. Do I even like graffiti-style art? NO. Why did I buy them?! Because I felt the need to buy something from all the art galleries.. SHHH. I might use them during Halloween. They cost me £3.95 and the art is by Mr Dane. Woop.
The Barry M polish is that cracking one 'every ones' been talking about. I tried it yesterday but I wasn't feeling it. I'll give it another go soon.
Ring is from the Laing Art Gallery. I know its not to every ones taste, but its different! A.J picked this design out too. £9.90, pricey for me!
Highlight for me hahah! During our last few hours in Newcastle, I made A.J go into Fenwicks, which is basically a Selfridges. Anyway passed the M.A.C counter and spotted the postcards. MINE.
Nails for the week (I only paint them once a week as I work Friday and Saturday and they get wrecked!). The cut is from me attempting to cut a carrot in half...useless.
Essie- Mink Muffs
Most gormless face ever. After work so sorry if I look like a state. First time I tried on M.A.C's Revenge Is Sweet lipglass.
Nice... but I doubt I would of bought it if it didn't have Maleficent on it. Sad. I know.
Video (HD, woo) of me and A.J summarising our trip. Watch if your extremly bored and my voice is horrible!!
Anyway, to sum up everything. I really like Newcastle! The city centre is basically a more spaced out version of Leeds. And I feel its more public friendly with most landmarks/galleries all within a walkable distance (from centre) - 10 mins max? I think i'll be returning again soon.... Whilst my sister still studies there (free lodging!!!).
Literally just painted so excuse the sloppiness! Its M.A.C's Mean and Green, 3 layers and looks better with a dark base underneath!
Hey guys, today will be a rambles blog post as I feel like, erm, rambling.
My mum has been bugging me forever about entering the M.U.S.E/Illamasqua/Mizz Worthy contest (Google if unsure what I'm about) but the thing is I hate forcing myself to do something creative. Its always the mess-about-no-intention make-up that turns out semi decent then the must-do-something-that-will-win-a-prize PLUS make-up after college... NO. NO.
Anyway today is technically the last day I have time for it and lo and behold I created a atrocity. Forget the special guest they wanted I created an unwanted guest (couldn't think of a better pun... as you can tell). And really trust me. It was horrible. Don't think my mum will be pleased I've not entered but you can't force creativity- or that's what I'm telling myself. Lets hope they'll be another contest in the near future!!!!
Also today I had my crit' at college where I had to choose the specialist area I wanted to pursue.I know a couple of weeks ago it was textiles-fashion vs g.i.d (graphics, illustration and digital media), but it slowly turned into g.i.d vs fine art. DECISIONS. I really really really hate making 'life changing' decisions as this is the only time I am ridiculously indecisive. I'm decisive with creative decisions just not 'life' ones. WAH. To add to this I'm not incredibly good at explaining myself. Its all in my head but my mouth just splutters:
"I don't know."
Useless. And I had to 'defend' my decisions with two tutors!!!! A bit of a nightmare situation as I spluttered them exact words and in short the discussion revolved around the fact I couldn't decide. I liked both.
Anyway the end result is: I chose G.I.D. We have a 3 week 'trial' period in which you can move if it really doesn't suit you. But I think G.I.D is ultimately my real gut instinct. I'm hoping to explore fashion illustration but I'm open to anything- yes I know, people who did art with me at a-level will the flabbergasted with the fact I'm moving beyond biro portraits. Its true, I've moved on. Bring on the different practices... except painting.. I HATE PAINTING!!!
Lastly, I'm off to Newcastle tomorrow with A.J. It will be a art related two day trip and I'm really excited! Not sure what the art scene is like there but I will take lots of photos I can assure you. Also the art college photos will be uploaded soon. In fact I'm going to do it now!
Hey guys, these are the results from a recent test shoot I did on an aspiring actress wanting to build up her portfolio book.
I think I did about 4 looks in total building up from natural to 'couture-esque'. Natascha has only sent me photographs from the last make-up run as these were the best. I've requested some of the others too as I'm interested in how the 'natural' ones have turned out. So fingers crossed I get them soon!
The shoot went really well also. I was in such a calmer state then my previous experience so I just got on with it with no sense of panic- for the most part. I also didn't have any idea who my client would be, which is good preparation for the 'real world' as I had to think on the spot on what would work etc.
With Extended Play! Gah, it wouldn't be right if I didn't mess up the lips right?! Sorry for all the posey-ness too.
I went to a single launch for Black Moth last night. It was so so so good. The lead singer was in my 'form' (yesterday was the last day for group 3!!! We all split into specialist areas now!). I had no idea of her musical talents until a few weeks ago!!
Post cards!!! MALEFICENT ROCKS (she's my favourite out of all the villains)! The Viva Glam one is cool too as the images pop out - I am easily impressed haha.
My 'swag' YES that was reference to the X-Factor. NO I don't watch it, unless its a Sunday-I-woke-up-really-late-and-there's- the-repeat-of-the-show-and-I'll-waste-an-hour-watching-it-when-half-the-show-is-adverts- and-no-talk-talk-I'm-not-joining-you.
Nail Lacquer in Mean & Green
Lipglass in Revenge is Sweet
Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy
Just realised I've only bought things from Maleficent, heh.
Hey guys! I was planning to record this 'swag' using my SLR camera but I couldn't find any decent lighting round the house :( So blog postage it is.
First of all I'm usually one of them geeky-sad types that go out on the first day of any significant M.A.C collection launch. And Venomous Villains was one of those collections that I didn't really want anything but I knew if I didn't check it out, THINGS WILL SELL OUT. So by Thursday night after browsing the 'net of everyone raving, I knew I had to go the next day. ASAP.
So I ended up going to M.A.C with A.J at lunch time and I pre warned him L.F will oodle and ahhh for a long time before she ends up picking out one thing. He was cool with it, in fact he loved it there! He was trying out all the polishes and joking around with the staff (wish I had his pizazz). He even convinced this random customer to buy a nail polish when he went "they look like this on the nails blah blah" so much so the customer bought it and the MUA there said he should work there!!! I was like go you A.J, he's such a charmer.
Anyway I'm not much of a Disney fan, sure I love the the films etc. But I'm not 'hardcore' or anything to feel compelled to collect everything. One thing I always had my eye on was the lipglass (see above) and the nail polishes. I preferred Mean & Green, A.J liked Bad Fairy. Dilemma. Do I?! Anyway as I was about to pay the lovely (not pushy at all) MUA there was like well we only have one Bad Fairy left, are you sure? Yep. I succumbed to the pressure. Also I can't believe their already selling out after one day after the launch!!! Sorry people who wanted it at Leeds Harvey Nic's, I got the last one!!!!!
Lastly, I haven't collected any postcards in AGES. They never seem to have them at my store (or so they say). But I KNEW they had to for this major collection and they did but Maleficent was the only character they had left - lucky me I love her. I also spotted the Viva Glam one but she said you could only get it if you bought something from Viva Glam. I think she saw 'sad' face because she sneaked me in one - oh yeah!!! LOL at me rambling about a piece of card. Obsessions ey!
If you pick up anything feel free to share, if you want anything go ASAP though!!! Things are selling fast. I will do swatches when I use them.
P.S I liked Toxic Tale lipstick but I found it a bit too 'summery', Dark Deed lipstick is perfect for fall but I just hated the formula and Bite of an Apple blush is really nice but I hate the packaging!! What's with the raised lid-bit? Or have blushes been like this for awhile?