So this isn’t actually a discussion post. It’s actually going to be a smattering of random things that I’ve been interested in lately that aren’t really book related, but are still things I enjoy. Sorry, but the books are taking a day off today! (I’m also writing this while avoiding reading Ruin and Rising, because I am a wimp and a coward and a hardback book is scaring me)
Most of the blogs I follow are book related, but one that isn’t is Olivia’s Eye Have A Lot of Feelings. She actually reviews some books and movies, but her specialty is makeup. And she is WICKEDLY talented! Seriously, just look through some of her posts and stand in awe of her genius skills. And not to be creepy, but she has beautiful skin, even with all the super high res pictures she takes. I may be a bit jealous. We were actually chatting a few days ago and she mentioned that she wanted to see what I do for my regular makeup routine, since I always tell her I’m so boring and wish I could do crazy stuff like she does. So here it is Olivia!
Ignore the weird, wiry eyebrows. I’ve given up hope on those things. My eyes also look strangely green in these pictures… which isn’t quite true. Usually they’re blue-gray or clear blue. Like right here:
That picture isn’t filtered, unlike my profile pic that I have in my sidebar 😛 So those are my natural peepers. I used a few colors from the Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay (the white/pink one, the light pink, dark pink, and the shimmery black), and for my eyeliner I used the black from the Naked Basics palette. I pretty much just blend everything together and smudge it all to get a slightly hazy look. And that’s about it! Sometimes I’m even lazier than this, and just do a base plus crease color and some mascara. It all depends on my mood (and how late I woke up that morning).
Let’s Talk TV and Movies
I’m watching the Desolation of Smaug right now and… well… I may be in love with a dragon. Or just his voice. It’s times like this when I curse the awful speakers in my car. I could blast the audio clips aaalllll day with the bass turned way up. Also: I love how Thorin is a far more complex and likable character in the movies. In the book he’s pretty much irredeemable, and I downright hate him. I wonder if the intense greediness will pop up in the third movie though? All I know is I’m praying that *cough* certain characters *cough* don’t die. I mean, they added Tauriel – couldn’t they save some lives?? Side note – why is Orlando Bloom so pretty? It’s just not fair.
I’ve also started watching Orange Is the New Black on Netflix (because Veronica got a free month and we are capitalizing on that as much as possible – thank you love <3), and I’m enjoying it well enough so far. Some parts are a bit iffy for me, but the overall story is entertaining. I like Morrello; I hope she starts becoming more of a major character. But I’m only on episode two (it’s Sunday as I write this), so we’ll see what happens.
Guys, I’m dying to see How To Train Your Dragon 2. I’ve heard is absolutely amazing ❤ I could watch that trailer over and over again, especially with Kings and Queens playing. I don’t care how old or overplayed that song is; it never fails to make me astoundingly happy. If I’ve had a bad day, I blast that track over and over again on my way home from work. Actually, I love all the music from those movies; I still need to get the first movie’s score. But anyway… I just want to see all the new dragons! And Toothless. And grown up Hiccup. But I swear I’m not attracted to animated characters. I mean, that’s never happened before… Ever.
Anyway… I think that’s enough stalling. Ruin and Rising awaits… Excuse me while I go cower in the corner.