Archive | August, 2013

The Daily Epiphany

31 Aug

Today, my best friend Elizabeth and her long-suffering brother took me out on their boat in Lake City. It was the perfect day; not too sunny, but sunny enough to prompt Bef to obsessively apply SPF 9000 sunscreen in order to halt the otherwise inevitable color change from printer paper white to a healthy beige.

We went tubing for a while, but when that failed to induce the fear of death within us, we went knee-boarding (much more fun than waterboarding). My upper-body strength is basically nonexistent, so it proved a challenging but amazingly fun activity 🙂 Afterward, we stopped at Dairy Queen and ordered Blizzards, lest the physical activity rob our bodies of any completely necessary calories. I was invited to attend an informal dinner of Chinese food at Bef’s other brother’s apartment, and I gladly accepted.

Bef has a large family (at least compared to mine), and it has grown with the addition of her brother’s fiance and their adorable baby boy. Sitting cross-legged at the table listening to them talk animatedly about Syria and Breaking Bad while Lilo and Stitch played softly in the background made me realize how much I want that. I want a big brother to geek out with. I want an older sister to teach me how to dance. I want a family that talks politics and complains about their day at the office. But most of all, I want to be the innocent, the one who’ll learn what they know some day, the one who didn’t have to grow up so fast to keep the whole world from going to pieces.

Elizabeth, you have the most amazing family. I was so grateful to be a part of it, at least for a short while 🙂

Listen Up, Ladies: Here’s Everything Real Men Think Is Wrong With You

31 Aug

Best article I’ve read in a long time.

Seattle Free Press

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By LINDY WEST of Jezebel:

I’ve been doing some scholarly research, and I noticed this thing that’s been really dragging society down for the past few millennia: it’s that everything is wrong with you. You are gross. First of all, your hair is gross, because it is not long and thick enough. But don’t strap fake hair to your head! That’s also gross! Also, what the fuck is up with your skin? It is so dry and scaly like a lizard (but not one of those sexy lizards)! Except uuuuuuugh, do you have to take so longputting on your idiotic woman-lotion? This penis isn’t going to fondle itself! CHOP CHOP. Now, I know all this contradictory minutiae regarding your attractiveness can get confusing (especially with your lipstick-encrusted walnut brains!), but luckily, plenty of guys are generous enough to explain what they don’t like about you in great…

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Supernatural Inspired Makeup

30 Aug

I’m the weird kind of fan that gets excited at the prospect of doing makeup inspired by a TV show 😀

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Of course I had to break out my leather jacket for this look, purely for authenticity.

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My replica of Dean Winchester’s amulet. I wear this everywhere. The public has yet to recognize it.

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Little preface: these were near darn impossible to draw, so please don’t judge my sloppy lines. They’re meant to look hand-drawn anyway!

The top figure is a Tibetan Spirit Sigil, which focuses thoughts to create a Tulpa, a magical being born of concentrated thought. The symbol is shown in an episode in the 1st season. The symbol below it is a basic Devil’s Trap, which traps demons. It was very difficult to draw all the squiggly lines, so it looks like scribbles. Points for effort? The last symbol is a basic pentagram, which just looked cool. The whole thing ended up looking a bit steampunk-y, huh?

Of course my symbols are mirrored, because I forgot to turn them around. Hopefully that means I won’t accidentally summon anything 🙂

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I won’t bother with a tutorial this time since I doubt any of you will recreate this, unless you’d like one. If you’d like to see the products used for the eyelid, that look is at the end of last week’s post.

It was a lot of fun to challenge myself with the intricate lines…my liquid eyeliner got quite a workout. How’d I do?

Bye my (hopefully) fellow SPN fans, see you all again October 8th!

Cheers ♥

~Olive

UPDATE: Tonsss more Supernatural looks in the category “Supernatural Series” under “Makeup and Fashion” at the top of the page! Check em out 😀

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