Acting Batty!

I love the internet because you never know what you’re going to find.  Theanimalinyou.com has a short test that will, apparently, tell you what animal you are most like. It claims it’s short quiz is “The Original and Most Accurate Personality Test on the Web.” Well, I’m sure Miss Briggs-Myers posthumously disagrees with that…

I’m really a bat inside, by-the-way–how creepy! The description at the end of the test says I’m “a decidedly nonconformist creature.”

 

 

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“Embrace Yourself” Art Depicts Diverse Characters

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Embrace yourself, Danielle!You can find more EY-characters on my blog. Who is your favorite?

Embrace Yourself character Danielle by Glasmond

 

This makes me smile. 🙂

Very, Very Fabulous Femmes of Colour

www.qwearfashion.com/home/14-femmes-of-color-whose-style-we-adore

Alok Vaid-Menon has such good taste in shoes! Like, can we go shoe shopping together? I’d really like that…

Crafty Link Dump

This is just a crafty-themed link dump. Without further ado, here are some links to cool projects I found through “surfing the web.”

How to Use Cream Eyeshadow or Eyeshadow Primer as Lipstick

It was pure serendipity!  I did some experimenting with my makeup and figured out a crazy-awesome trick.  I really love matte lipstick because it (should)stays on a long time. On a whim, instead of lipstick, I used Avon’s eyeshadow primer on my lips. I got this cool supermodel/androgynous affect, I think I looked amazing.  On top of that, it stayed put all day–even after I drank coffee, water, and had a snack. This stuff is better than any lipstick I have ever used! Dear Avon: start making bright red eyeshadow primer so that I can then use it as lipstick.

How to Use Cream Eyeshadow or Eyeshadow Primer as Lipstick

  1. Get a creamy eyeshadow or eyeshadow primer that matches your skintone and some lip balm.
  2. Put a very light layer of lip balm on your lips, especially if they are dry.
  3. Get some eyeshadow/eyeshadow primer on the tip of your finger and spread it across your lips. Make sure it doesn’t glob up in the creases of your skin.
  4. Pat your lips firmly with your finger, apply more eyeshadow or primer to finger, if needed, to pat on top of the first layer.  Make sure it doesn’t glob up in the creases of your skin!

Ever since I bought the eyeshadow primer, my makeup routine has completely changed for the better. Before, I wouldn’t wear much eyeshadow, usually using a beige-y pink creme eyeshadow for a nice “nude” look(thanks, Mary Kay, for getting me into cream eyeshadow).  Now, I can use the primer, and then go wild with dramatic colours and designs. I feel like a makeup artist!

As a side note: I am not being payed or sponsored by anyone or any company to write this.  This is a 100% real and 100% honest makeup recommendation from me, your buddy from The Internet! So there!

Grouse Encounter

I saw a Ruffed Grouse in my backyard today! It’s crest was standing up, which at first confused me. From far away, the head did not look small like a bird’s, but instead like a second, smaller, fan of tail-feathers at the end of it’s neck. It waddled about in between some trees and slowly blended back into the forest. How cool is that?!

I encourage you all to keep your eyes peeled for wild animals where you live and do some research on and record what you saw. You’ll enjoy your surroundings so much more, trust me!

They’re Baaaaaack!

OMG THE X-FILES ARE BACK. Ahem, errr… Yeah.  Seriously, Scully is my hair inspiration(hairspiration???). She was the badass suit-wearing ginger that I aspired to be as a young’un.  She was also inspiring in the first few seasons because of her cute lil’ baby face. I don’t think there’s anyone else on TV who has had that little bit of softness to their face(and she didn’t get flack for it!). After the first few seasons it went away, which made me kind of sad.  These days, actors(and models) are expected to either be super skinny or “plus-sized.” The truth is(out there), plenty of young women are in between…  Anyways, that’s my X-Files Revival Rant— it seems we’re all entitled to at least one.

Hairspiration!

Mah face is so sawft and skwishay

 

Suspenders 101

Aren’t suspenders for skinheads/rednecks/men in suits?

Nope! I wear them as a part of everyday street-wear.  If you want to wear suspenders but still look “girly,” you can try wearing them with a skirt. I do that all the time!

Where do I buy suspenders?

Clothing stores; trendy/high-fashion men’s and women’s stores, online, and in consignment stores. Women can usually buy suspenders from men’s clothing stores/sections and vice versa. They are adjustable and pretty much the same product.  I bought my first pair at a consignment store in the men’s section. One can either purchase “X back,” also known as “cross back,” suspenders, or “Y back” suspenders. These are
simply two different styles, shown below.

I recommend Y backs for formal-wear with a suit, and X backs for a casual/punk look. X backs also hold up your pants better, so are more practical.  But really, anything goes!

How do I wear suspenders?

Anyone can wear them with tucked in t-shirts, tank tops, shirts, or blouses. Like I mentioned before, you can wear suspenders with pants, skirts, and pretty much anything with a waistband! I would stay away from wearing them with cheap/stretchy/flimsy materials, though. No yoga pants, please!

Do I wear them “outside” or “inside” my breasts?

If you have breasts, you can put the suspenders over the middle of them, pointing slightly outwards.  If you want them to sit right and look casual, position them so that the straps are going “through” the middle of the nipple. Having the clips, where the suspenders attach to your pants, placed a bit narrower compared to your shoulder width and having the distance between the straps widen as they reach your shoulders, gives you a more curvy/hourglass looking silhouette. Here is what I’m trying to describe:

How do I put suspenders on?

Here is an awesome tutorial: www.wikihow.com/Put-on-Suspenders.  If the suspenders keep sliding around(especially for people with boobs), do not despair. Your suspenders are just not adjusted/positioned right. You’ll have to fiddle with it until it feels right and you can move around without your straps shifting too much.

What color suspenders should I buy?

I recommend black. It goes with pretty much everything. However, suspenders come in a billion different colors and patterns. For example:

 

 

 

 


 

Now go, and enjoy the magic of suspenders, young fashionista!

Websites You Didn’t Know You Needed

  1. drinkify.org

    “We take no responsibility for your poor, poor liver.”  Drinkify.org

    drinkify.org  Suggests an adult beverage based on the music you’re listening to.

  2. www.payphonebox.com  Find payphones all over the world and call them up!
  3. robotandhuman.neocities.org  A minimalist webcomic for nerds and techies.
  4. www.poseurpatrol.com  A webcomic about goths and their run-ins with poseurs.
  5. clouds.neocities.org  Quotes. On clouds. What more could a girl ask for?

    Poseur Patrol

    Poseur Patrol by Merrily Duffy

  6. www.metal-archives.com  A classic resource used by metalheads, but still a goodie.
  7. www.cutoutandkeep.net  My favorite site for all things DIY.
  8. dragonquest.neocities.org  It’s a video game???

 

Have a link you think deserves to be on the list? Comment below!