Things I Love Thursday

A short list for the past couple of weeks~ :) Also yes, my posting schedule has been quite dysfunctional lately.

– X-Men: Apocalypse
Went with a couple of friends to watch the latest X-Men flick, and well, it was your typical summer blockbuster, I guess. I thought Apocalypse was kind of overpowered, and Charles a little too useless in the film. And the balding? So hilarious, I totally didn’t expect that to happen, and it’s only such a pity Apocalypse didn’t end up with McAvoy’s luscious locks instead.

Good setup for the next few films as well, since you have Jean Gray becoming too powerful too quickly, I only hope we don’t end up with the same fiasco as X-Men: The Last Stand… Also, I wondered how much Hugh Jackman was paid to make a short cameo?

– We Bare Bears
I got introduced to this delightful cartoon while chilling out over at a friend’s place. Three different bears, a Grizzly, a panda and a polar bear are adoptive brothers living together in a cave. Their friends include Bigfoot, as well as a little Korean girl. It’s hilarious (or maybe because I was drinking at that point) to see how no one bats an eyelash at the thought of three bears just walking about town and doing normal human stuff.

Also, Ice Bear (polar bear, duh) is my favourite :D

– playing with makeup
With time on my hands, especially since I don’t have to wake up early and get ready to leave the house, I have ample opportunity to play with whatever makeup I haven’t had the time to test/use, and more importantly, use up. Because girl, why do you need 3 different foundations and 2 different BB creams? You only have 1 face, you know… and things expire. Let’s also not delve into why I need ten different lipsticks all in the various shades of maroon and burgundy.

– Beauty-related Youtubers
Combining my latest interest in makeup and my love for Youtube (and tutorials in general), I find myself checking out beauty ‘gurus’ quite often these days. (I use quotation marks because a guru is technically supposed to be an expert/authority in the field, and most of these Youtubers definitely don’t fall into that category. I mean, sure, Lisa Eldridge is a professional, but other people like idk, Jaclyn Hill etc? Definitely not what I’d consider as an expert.

Also, sometimes I just like to watch these Youtubers talk about makeup in general, just to have some background noise and it’s not too bad listening to them review things I probably won’t be buying.

– BECCA lip tint in Raspberry
I got this the other day and basically a lot of shades were sold out already on the Sephora website, so I decided to get this because like I said, I need yet another maroon-ish colour in my collection.

But you know, this was actually one impulse purchase that I do not regret, because this is totally a MLBB (my lips but better) colour on me.

– manicures and pedicures
Because who doesn’t like pretty nails? And because I can never trim my cuticles or file my nails properly on my own… but also because I have the free time now. I had a package with a nail salon from last year, and well, let’s just say that I wasted a couple of sessions because I never had the time to go down all the way to Orchard just to do my nails. So I’ve been trying out a few different places nearer to my stomping grounds. (Also, properly groomed nails means I don’t have the tendency to relapse into certain bad habits.)

– new earworm: Faded, which I heard of through a karaoke session with the clique. I can do without all the songs about shaking asses and pleading with your ex-lovers to come back to you, but Faded has such pretty vocals, and even though the lyrics don’t really have much meaning/depth to them, I do like the parts about the eternal silence of the sea.

– Constantine: The Hellblazer
The main reason why I don’t bother keeping up with comics (as opposed to manga) is largely because they like to do reboots, or change artists and writers, who will try to make their mark on the original by changing things up, but I must admit that I enjoyed this reboot of Constantine.

I first read the original Hellblazer series when I was a kid, and of course, loads of things flew over my head but I loved the occult elements. They might be the origins for my fascination with the unknown.


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