Oh hey, it’s Thursday again, and I’m in a pretty good mood, except that’s a lie. I was in a pretty good mood until my mother came home and the first things out of her mouth were criticisms and you know what, I said to myself, ‘fuck it, I’m not going to stew in a fit of negativity and let’s make a list of what made me happy so far this week because lists are fun things.’
Let’s start off with two new bags that I got, okay, one new tote that I got in the mail, and the other was my birthday present that I’ve only just started using.
I’m kinda fond of puns, so yeah, bear necessities? Absolutely adorable~ :D It’s a bit big for me though, but well, I will make it work, somehow! Got this from an etsy shop, and personally, I really like shopping at indie places, because it seems more personal, like the seller will nicely include a handwritten thank you note, and yeah, I have a whole stack of thank you notes/cards/souvenirs stashed away in a drawer.
And here’s the bag that my friends got me, which makes me feel oh-so-grown-up with a proper job, going to places and being badass and all that, even though I’m obviously not, haha. But hey, fake it till you make it, right? (If I were less lazy, I’d totally crop out all the excess white space in that image, but I’m lazy.)
And let me just gush over the Phantom of the Opera one last time, because this was my first time watching something that I grew up with, and because I secretly want to sing ‘All I Ask of You’ with someone, in a romantic way, even though I’d rather die than admit this to someone in real life. (It’s called being a closeted romantic, for a reason.) So yeah, even though the plot of the musical was really rather facepalm-inducing, like Christine, you silly silly girl, just kick the Phantom in the balls and run away already, and stop being stuck in stockholm syndrome. Also, it is not romantic but creepy, to be stalking someone you love. Fear is not a good basis for romance, not in my opinion at least.
I also got a new schedule book! My old one was falling apart and looking grimy and stuff, and I hate not having a proper monthly approach in my planner, because I like seeing how my month plays out in one glance, rather than going through it week by week. Of course, it is best to have both monthly and weekly views in one book. And yes, I know, it’s just a planner, why so picky, but I like the notion of jotting down plans on paper, plus I like having a physical book around handy to write down random ideas before they fly away, even though I know I have a phone and an itouch capable of note-taking. But as my imaginary BFF Oscar Wilde puts it, ‘I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.’
And the next one is a bimbotic one, but it makes me happy too~ I got NYX’s soft matte lip cream in Antwerp. And let’s just say that I’m happy I can find NYX easily now, because Sephora didn’t use to carry the brand, and I don’t really know where else to get them. Now to wait for more brands to start pouring in.
NYX states that it’s cruelty free, but it’s manufactured in China, which uses animal testing… I will probably have to go read up on it. But yes, I try to buy cruelty free products because why should any animal suffer for some humans’ vanity? Eating meat, I understand, even though I want to try and go vegan, but I doubt I can achieve this in this lifetime. Anyway, enough of the preaching, it’s time for pretty cosmetics swatches~
I also want to try Stockholm, because the colour is pretty and I like the name. (Totally judging things by their titles, just like how I choose my books.) But truthfully? I’m not much of a lipstick/gloss/balm/tint/thing person; I don’t really like the feel of something on my lips, but still, pretty colours! I’m also on the search for the perfect nude where it’s my lips but better, and the coldest shade that looks as though I’m dying of hypothermia.
Lastly on my list today will be one of the Kickstarter books that I helped to fund! I just received the ebook for The Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu.
But yeah, Lovecraft + children’s book + the fact that I have a niece + I secretly want to be known as the crazy/eccentric/maybe-just-a-little-cool aunt, totally the reasons why I backed this project, oh and the creators seem like awesome people too!
I’ve also been watching quite a few standup comedies, and I must say, I do quite like Russell Brand, even though he does get a little over the top, but I must admit, the character that he portrays himself to be, is totally the type of person I’d be friends with, except I’d probably be permanently embarrassed by him.
Also, Simon Amstell is really adorable, the type you’d want to pat and go awww, and he’s less of an annoying twat in his standups than on Never Mind the Buzzcocks because sometimes he’s just so rude to the guests, and I know that that’s like the whole point of the show, but still… idk. Other things to note, Bill Bailey, Tim Minchin and Noel Fielding are also hilarious, fun people, and I’d like to have a chance to meet them or something. (On the other hand, I wasn’t really impressed with Donald Glover, while John Mulaney is also quite funny at times.)
This week has yet to come to an end, and I look forward to more awesome things, because it’s better than dreading the inevitable end of us all, right?