Thursday, July 21, 2011

Zibbet Finds of the Week

I'm trying to get my life in a semi-normal rhythm again, that spans blogging as well. Here are my zibbet finds of this week :) I found the things I wanted to show but I fell asleep and my computer turned itself off and all the links were gone! Be sure to check out my other Zibbet Finds of the Week.

Lovely Rosettes - Nicoh Flores

I'm fascinated by origami these days, mostly because I'm horrifyingly bad at it.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks Zibbet Find of the Week! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nail Polish: Forever 21 - Love and Beauty - Teal

Since I arrived here in Austin I've been really psyched about trying all these things you can't get in Geneva. One of these things is (of course) Nail polishes.

I went to Forever 21 and wanted to buy some clothes. That didn't work, nothing looked good on me! I walked around the store and found my favourite thing in the world: Nail polish! I bought three bottles of it, I mean they were only $2.80!

When I tried to paint my nail with the nail polish I realized how thick it was, sadly it wasn't thick and colourful it was thick and the colour was too light.
Since it was so thick there were air bubbles, this was just one layer! Usually I never get any bubbles.
I decided to take quickly some pictures so that I wouldn't damage it and then would have to do it again to get some pictures. 
It was super messy because the brush was just bad, it was small and sometimes it grabbed a lot of  nail polish but didn't distribute it evenly. In general it was just awful. 
And then this happened. I had waited for over ten minutes to do anything with my nails, I wasn't even doing anything with my nail I was just turning the nail polish bottle around. I had to remove the nail polish from my nails, on all my nails the nail polish was still kinda wet. Something I really HATE about nail polishes.
After I took it all of I took this last picture showing the name of the nail polish. I wanted to show that one too because the colour is really not teal, it's more like pine tree green. 

I will try the other two that I bought from Forever 21 but I doubt that I'll buy any more nail polish from them again.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

I finally finished Soulless by Gail Carriger, I say finally because I've been talking about it for a while now! I bought it when I was in Helsinki  and just never finished reading it! The golden opportunity came when I was stuck in London over a night for a layover. There in the underground I finally finished it! FINALLY! 

The strange thing is, that this book is quite good. It's interesting and funny and the story line is not that bad! For me that rarely happens these days! The main protagonist of the story is Alexia Tarabotti. Alexia is preternatural, being preternatural means that she doesn't have any soul (in the books), whenever she touches someone that is supernatural they  some of the other characters in the book are Lord Conall Maccon a werewolf and the alpha of the BUR (Bureau of Unnatural Registry). Lord Akeldama a gay vampire that knows all the things that are happening. 

There are a lot of characters in this book and I got sometimes confused by the massive amount of names. Another thing I didn't like was the ending, well the way the ending was written, all mashed down into couple of pages.

The story itself was quite intriguing, there was some steampunkness but not too much, there was decent amount of romance but it wasn't too mushy. Most of the characters were likeable and the story had a good flow! 

And now for my favourite part of writing about the books: quotes!
   Page 65: Miss Tarabotti stood, marched over, and grabbed Lord Maccon's wrist. His teeth retracted instantly. The earl's yellow eyes went back to amber-brown. It was the color they must have been years ago before he yielded to the bite that made him supernatural.
     Page 112: The kiss itself was quite gentle: slow and soft. Alexia found it surprising given the violence of his embrace. She also found it faintly unsatisfying. She gave a little  murmur of frustration and leaned in toward him. Then the kiss changed. It became harder, rougher, parting her lips with purpose. There was even, shockingly, tongue involved in the proceed. 
    Page 191:  One of the other men broke away from the fighting group and sprinted after her attacker. Alexia doubted he would arrive in time. The waxed faced man moved with utter efficiency and economy of motion, less a man running than a water snake slithering. 
   Page 232: Lord Akeldama and Alexia both stood. Alexia grabbed her brass parasol, gripping it firmly in both hands. Lord Akeldama reached for the gold pipe art piece from the mantel. He pressed hard at a hidden button in the midpoint, and a curved, hooklike blade sprang out each end of the pipe and clicked into place. One was sharpened ironwood, the other solid silver. Not art, as it turned out.
Gail Carriger has written three other books with the same character, the forth one is supposed to be published in March 2012. I'm planning on ordering at least Changeless for my kindle this summer.  


Right now I'm reading The Name of the Wind - Kingkiller Chronicles, Day one  by Patrick Rothfuss. I've read 11% of it and like it so far. Check out my other Book of the Month posts.

Lots of Love

Monday, July 11, 2011

Zibbet Finds of the Week

Since now I've got some time again I decided to start my Zibbet Finds of the Week again, as I used to do I'll try to post it on Mondays. I was quite happy how many things I found this time! Here are some things I found today! 

Check out my other Zibbet finds. 

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nail Polish: Revlon - 375 Passion Fruit vs. OPI - Ate Berries in the Canaries

It's not lie that I love nail polishes. I've got a nice sized collection and always love buying new ones.  Last week I was looking into buying a new colour when I saw this one from Revlon called 375 Passion Fruit.
In the bottle it looked almost identical to one of my favourite nail polish from O.P.I called Ate Berries in the Canaries. I just had to check it out and see how similar they looked on my nails. 
As you can see they look almost identical. I find that the O.P.I is more brighter than the Revlon and I found the Revlon chip more than the O.P.I.
The extra plus to Revlon was the scent that it had when it dried, I'm not sure if it was supposed to smell like passion fruit or what, but it smelled sweet. 

I'll probably use both of them since sometimes I do like to have a little more dull colour on my nails but I do like the brightness of the O.P.I more.

Sorry for no posting, I've had had crazy weeks and travels. But now I've arrived at my final destination :)
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