Archive | May, 2014

Technicolor Parrot on LSD

31 May

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LOADS of pictures for this one, but I just couldn’t stop photographing it.

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I swear, the best things happen to my face when I just sit down and play with colors. Of course, I always end up as a technicolor parrot on LSD, but that’s ok.

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Hold up, I feel a title coming on.

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The story behind this one is actually kinda entertaining…I was doing my customary one-eyed makeup look when my mom yelled down at me to ask whether I wanted to join her for a second round of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Well, DUH, but I only had one eye done and I did NOT want to take it off. Y’all understand.

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So I verrryyy quickly did the other eye. If you look closely, you can tell that they look nothing alike. Oops.

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This looked a bit intense in public, but I wore it to dinner anyway. The waitress complimented me on it 🙂ImageImage

Ok, everyone still there?

Products used:

♦ NYX Eyeshadow Base in White

♦ Urban Decay Electric Palette: Thrash, Savage

♦ Sugarpill Eyeshadows in Buttercupcake, Mochi, and Poison Plum

♦ Lime Crime Uniliner in Lunar Sea

♦ NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue

♦ Rimmel Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude

♦ Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

♦ NYX Color Mascara in Blue

8 hours later and this is still on. Can I sleep in this, please? I want to be a rainbow parrot forever ♥

Olive

X-Men Inspired Makeup

29 May

Which I proudly wore to the new X-Men: Days of Future Past movie last weekend 🙂 My review of that here!

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It was kind of amazing.

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When you don’t realize your pictures are out of focus until you upload them -.-

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Pretty simple look on one eye with the X-Men colors, and then suddenly…

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Channeling my inner-Wolverine.

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Inner?! I’m basically already Wolverine. Right? Right, guys?

Products used:

♦ NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

♦ Sugarpill Buttercupcake

♦ Makeup Geek Gel Liner in Electric

♦ Urban Decay Electric Palette: Chaos

♦ Urban Decay Naked Palette: Virgin

♦ Physicians Formula Eye Booster

♦ Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara

Hey, today is my blogiversary!! Someone send me flowers.

Olive

REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past

27 May

Dang. This movie. It is so good.

Ok, I am a huge Marvel fan (enough that I will willingly go see Guardians of the Galaxy even though it kinda looks like sh*t), but the X-Men movies of late have been…erm, terrible. This installment, thank the lord, does not perpetuate the cycle.

The premise of this movie is that the surviving X-Men are part of a dystopian future in which Sentinels, giant robotic machines programmed to kill mutants, have wiped out most of the world. Kitty Pryde, a mutant with the power to send the consciousness of someone back in time, teams up with Wolverine to send him back to 1973 to change their future, cheesy outfits and hair included.

There are some fantastic new mutants in this one! Instead of focusing on the Charles Xavier-Eric Lehnsherr rivalry as in previous movies, it really showcases other somewhat overlooked mutants like Mystique, Beast (admit it, we all want to hug Beast), and a younger version of Quicksilver, played by the ever-fantastic Evan Peters. The latter steals the show in a scene that ranks among the best action scenes in Marvel history, in my completely biased opinion.

You know the one I mean.

If you’ve missed the younger versions of Charles and Eric, they do get quite a bit of screen time in this one. Charles especially has a bit of an existential crisis in choosing between his powers and the normalcy and isolation he finds after the events of First Class. And a haircut.

I’m a strong, independent mutant who don’t need no haircut

There are a few continuity issues in this one that even I noticed, and I’m usually too caught up in the action to notice anything out of place. Little things, though, little things. If you had any questions with it or any of the other films, I found this article rather helpful.

Overall it was very well paced, a bit long but I barely noticed. And the cast was incredible! Peter Dinklage made an excellent villain as the creator of the Sentinel program, and I’m pretty sure Richard Nixon had a cameo. Like 85% sure.

I’ve seen this one twice, once Saturday and once Sunday, and I caught a lot of little jokes that I didn’t get before, so I do recommend seeing it more than once. Maybe 10 times. It was fantastic.

Have you seen X-Men: Days of Future Past yet? Thoughts/comments/questions/recipes?

Olive

 

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