October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Eat, drink and be scary.

"'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world."
~William Shakespeare

xoxo Aga

Halloween Makeup N°. 2, 3 & 4

Here are the three other makeup styles. I don't know if you like them but I was highly inspired by them!
First I'm going to talk about the "Doll"-makeup. Of course it would be better to have blonde hair but I had no opportunities within the last two days to get blonde hair. Anyway, I'll tell you what I did. First I applied my usual foundation (as mentioned in the last post) and put some lighter powder on, too. I also covered my lips with concealer. I drew a kind of heart on my lips with the red pencil by Faber Castell (also mentioned in the last post, just scroll down to read). I used the black pencil to paint a few dots onto my cheeks. Then I put mascara onto my lashes, I colored my inner lid with kajal eyeliner and lined my upper lid with eyeliner which I connected in the eyecorner with the kajal eyeliner (sorry for repeating "eyeliner" far too often!). I put some white eyeshadow under my brows as a highlighting effect!

The "Vampire" look is simple and gorgeous! I put my foundation on and then I started with applying some white powder (you can use white eyeshadow, baby powder, etc) to get a pale finish. I took dark, bloodred eyeshadow and put it all over my upper and lower lid and blended it out really strong so that it looks like the skin of vampires in movies. Then I used eyeliner to draw a line around my eye and put on mascara. This was the easy part. After that I tried to draw my brows with the black pencil like a turned and streched 'V', you know, to make my look more fierce and evil. And last but not least I colored my lips. That was the most difficult piece of my work because I have no bloodred lipstick. I used my "Soft Mat Lipcream" and combined it with the black pencil which I mixed with water. Of course you can use any other lipstick, I just had to make it this way.

And the last style is inspired by "Corpse Bride", I think this is a cartoon character. I saw that quite often during my research! That was the most difficult look I have ever made. I really thought it would be simple, but hell no. I started as always with my foundation, but I didn't use my powder, I used blue eyeshadow to apply on my whole face which was a bit annoying because it did not really work. Anyway I continued with the eyes. I used a white makeup pencil to draw a big circle around my eyes. I neither applied mascara nor eyeliner etc. I filled out the whole area around my eyes with that white pencil. Then I took a kind of dark blue/lilac eyeshadow and started to apply it above the circle up to my eyebrows (which was about 1 cm wide). I lined the circle around with eyeliner and drew lashes to it. I used the black pencil to paint the brows in the characteristic shape and also for the eyes to draw the pupil. I used dark blue eyeshadow to apply as blush. My lips were colored with pink lipstick and gloss. And I also put a blue flower into my hair.

I hope I could inspire you for your Halloween look! Let me know how you liked it!

xoxo Aga

October 30, 2012

Halloween Makeup N°. 1

Hey guys, tomorrow is Halloween! I was bored and thought of doing some kind of scary, creepy makeup for Halloween. First I was searching for some ideas on the internet, but, tbh, I haven't found really amazing convincing breath-taking pictures so I created my own by comparing a few!
First of all I want to say that the pictures I am using are mine, so, you are not allowed to use them as well, unless you ask me and I agree! Secondly I want to add that I am not a professional makeup artist, but I tried to apply the sort of masks as good as I can. And thirdly, I am sure that not everyone will agree with the makeup or the function of it, sorry for that. I still think you will find more makeup ideas for Halloween on the world wide web ;)

The first makeup style is rather a simple one. I applied my usual foundation (concealer, mousse makeup and powder). As you can see in the picture above I colored my lips in red-to-black with a black and a red pencil. I will tell you more about it later. Also I used blush to highlight my cheeks in a pinky shade. For my eyes I took black mascara, black kajal to line my inner lid and eyeliner with which I only lined my upper lid. I colored my eyelid kind of smokey (with white, silver and black eyeshadow which I blended out). And last but not least I painted some red fake-tears under my eyes, which should be blood. 

I was using:
  • "Soft Compact Powder" - 1 Naturelle (Manhattan)
  • "Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up" - 04 matt ivory (essence)
  • "2in1 Concealer & Fixing Powder" - 32 warm honey (Manhattan)
  •  " I ♥ Extreme - Volume Mascara" - black (essence)
  • "Soft Mat Lipcream" - 45H (Manhattan). I used this for inner part of my lips.
  • "Coca Cola Vanilla" (LipSmacker, as a base for my lips)
  • "Freaky Friday Lipgloss" - 46A (Manhattan). I took this as a blush, it is high pigmented!
  • "Dip Eyeliner Waterproof" - 1010N black (Manhattan)
  • "Khol Kajal Eyeliner" - 1010N black (Manhattan)
  • Powder brush, blush brush and three different eyeshadow brushes
  • Eyeshadow in white, silver and black (Markwins International)
  • "Colour Grip" - black and red (Faber Castell). These are pencils but you can make them liquid with water. The black I took for my lips and the red for the bloody tears. Be careful with water after applying!
I hope you like this style and I'm going to post the other ones in a little time! :)
xoxo Aga

October 27, 2012

CALZEDONIA - Moonlight

It's getting colder everyday and tonight it was snowing for the first time this so called winter! I am like in the worst mood ever (it has personal reasons), so I'm not really in a mood to write an extra long post, but of course I wanted to show you the nail polish I've got as a gift by Calzedonia! By the way, I've seen an advertisement spot on Polish TV on Monday, i'll add a link to it, as long as I find it on the internet.
Well, as already said the nail polish is very gorgeous, it shimmers in a few different colors, but I have to admit that it is not possible to see every shade of it on the photos!
I personally got "Moonlight" by Calzedonia, a dark green nail polish with dark purple and brown accents.
(The rights to the following four pictures reserve to me, so please ask me before usage!)

It came with this sweet package :)
Tell me your opinions! Would you wear it? Or do you dislike such a color?
xoxo Aga

October 26, 2012

Last Friday Night ♥ - October 26th

It's the weekend before Halloween and tbh, I really don't care. Maybe I'll go to a party but I still have no plans for October 31st (Haha, as I was reading through this post again I was wondering how you pronounce 31st o.O). Anyway today I'm in mood for posting another Last Friday Night post.
But first I want you to help me to get more points on Blog-Zug.com! I would appreciate if you follow THIS link so I'll get 50 points for every single click! Thanks! :)

Seen: Deutscher Comedypreis (translated it is "German Comedyprice", it is pretty fun!).
Read: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, really breath-taking story, I love it!
Heard: Birdy's album "Birdy", I'm so in love with these songs! "People, Help The People" is such a touching song.
Done: Nothing but sitting on my sister's bed and watching TV.
Drank: Oops, nothing.
Thought: About a special guy. Nothing left to say.
Wished: To be happy someday.
Annoyed by: German grammar and terms :S
Exited by: A super-sweet message by a good friend of mine, he tried to cheer me up :)
Clicked: My niece' blog, she's on the way to become a model, I am so proud of her http://vintageseducente.blogspot.com/

xoxo Aga

October 19, 2012

20k views, yay!

Thank you all so much, I got 20k views, I am floored! I hope you enjoy reading my blog, I hope I can post a few more things but I am a bit stressed due to school. I am sorry, but well, I have great ideas to post and I could write some posts whinin my lunch break at school, I guess I can do that :)
Again thank you all so much for 20000 views, that's wonderful, I haven't expected it!
xoxo Aga

October 17, 2012

Top10 - Songs on my mp3-player :)

I am really really sorry for the fact that I haven't posted anything for like three weeks, but I'm very busy due to school and I have less opportunities to write post on a computer/laptop so I thought of writing them on my phone and editing them at school (my PC is veeeeeery slowly and my sister doesn't allow me to use her laptop anymore). When I have lessons until 5 p.m. I can of course work on the computers in the school library, so as far as I don't need a whole hour to for example do research for homework I can edit my posts and publish them. But I will basically write them on my phone :)
I hope you still read my blog regularly and I'm again sorry that the last contribution on my blog was posted on the 1st of October!
So, today I'm going to write about music. I am the total opposite of a "very latest songs" listener, I usually neither watch TV nor listen to the radio and that's why I often present older songs. I also do that, because some of them aren't that known and of course I can tell you a bit more when I like the songs and have listened to them for a bigger amount of time.
Today my list's called "Top10 songs on my mp3-player".
You know, I am a great fan of Lady Gaga, The Pretty Reckless, Nirvana, etc. but I listen to a wide selection of music genres. And now I'll summarize ten songs I love listening to atm :)
  1. Lana Del Rey - Ride
  2. Asaf Avidan and the Mojos - One Day Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)
  3. Nirvana - Rape Me
  4. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
  5. Leighton Meester - Your Love's a Drug
  6. Brodka - Varsovie
  7. Kerli - The Creatonist
  8. A Day To Remember - All I Want
  9. Taylor Momsen and Paul Barker - Victory
  10. Birdy - Skinny Love 
Lana Del Rey - an icon of music, fashion and soon even movies. A fact whose evidence is her newly released music video for "Ride". I seriously suggest you to watch it, it is a masterpiece. Lana's music videos represent freedom, fun and passion. Every video's the same but so different at the same time. She expresses the terms freedom, fun and passion in several ways, once with men, then with riding or driving till dark another time with money or with video games. I believe she is way more than talented and you can see that in her touching songs and stunning videos. And, to come back to "Ride", it is a wonderful song about being free, having fun and living out your passion. And Lana showed it also in the music vid in which she obviously is free and lives out her passion with men and has kind of fun. "Ride" is my favorite song and music video (followed by "Summertime Sadness") by Lana!
The next song is rather a older one, but I don't know it that long. That is actually because of the fact that I never watch TV or listen to other music than on YouTube. So as I was on a date and we got to his house to watch a bit TV and rest he asked me if I know this song and then he played the record and I fell in love like suddenly. I love the style of this song, the melody, the lyrics (they aren't that difficult to remember) and well, the whole song. It is a sort of freedom, independence, fun, love, etenity, party song and that is what I love. And there is one thing to add: the music video is as great as the song. I mean, that would be my kind of dreamlife :) Oh and it's "One Day" by Asaf Avidan and The Mojos!
I really like Nirvana, like I am a big fan of them and it's sad that they don't exist anymore. I grew up with some of their songs and Kurt Cobain is an icon, he achieved so much. And when I was in Düsseldorf the other day I bought two CDs by Nirvana, "In Utero" and "Incesticide" and I am really glad, those were the last ones by Nirvana and although I only knew two or three songs it was absolutely worth buying them! And as you may already know, "In Utero" contains "Rape Me". It is an exellent song and the lyrics are kind of twisted or strange (rape - friend) but that is exactly the thing I love about songs: being strange, with a contrast in, kind of mixed, different and crazy. I highly recommend you to listen to "Rape Me" and even "In Utero" which is a breath-taking album!
Fourth song and I already wrote reams :) But I'll go on and now Rihanna's song "Where Have You Been" is having a turn. I have to confess that it is a old song but I still love it and I've listened to it today so yes, I guess you already know a lot about this song, but never the less I'll still share my opinion about it to you. I do think that Rihanna is a marvelous artist. Her records are always stunning, her videos are fantastique and she herself is a strong, sexy woman. And that's why she is so popular I think. So "Where Have You Been" is an amazing song/vid and to me it's also a catchy song, like, I'm singing it in my head right now even though I only listened to it once today. Listen to and love it!
The next song is by actress Leighton Meester which is known as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl (I had to google it because I don't watch Gossip Girl, but I think a few of you will know her). Since April 2009 she also makes music and "Your Love's a Drug" was published on March 30, 2010. I know it for a few weeks, I was listening to "The Pretty Reckless Radio" on last.fm and it was played there and I was floored by Leighton's record. I don't know if there is any video to it but anyway her voice is gorgeous, the lyrics are stunning and well, because I got to know that she sings and that she has a beautiful voice I searched for a few other songs which are also very recommendful!
Next song is "Varsovie" by Monica Brodka, also known as Brodka. She is a Polish singer and won the casting show Idol (like Britain's Got Talent or America's Idol) in 2004. And "Varsovie" is the latest record published on April 23, 2012. I kind of love this song because, as you can guess, it is about Warsaw the capital of Poland and since I was born in Poland every Polish thing gets a bonus right away. It is her first English song and I think that made her popular. Also VIVA uses her song for their advertisement campaign. While the lyrics are about Warsaw and that she loves the city because it's special even though it's not really bright or "sparkling", the video is rather about food. Yes, in the vid there is food everywhere, idk if it's ment to be like that but it was catching. All in all a brilliant song, listen to it!
Kerli is an adorable, pretty and talented singer from Estonia known since the release of her song "Walking On Air" in 2008 which was esablished in Germany and other international countries. I don't know why but I don't have "Walking On Air" on my mp3-player, but "The Creationist" is on it. It is a lovely song about a "old poem", the melody is rather not that freaky like you know from other songs by her and the lyrics are touching and still cute. I know this song like for ages because I bought Kerli's album as a gift for my sister but never realized its brilliancy. And today I've listened to it again and it was like the first time that I understood the lyrics and the meaning of the song. It is touching and I recommend it to you :)
The next song I know since Whitsun, or to say it better I heard this song the first time on Whitsun and then a good friend of mine, THORONDIR's guitarist, told me the artist and the title. And I couldn't get enough of this record (it's "All I Want" by A Day To Remember) at first but I have to confess after listening to it like a million times I was at the point where I couldn't play it another time. But now I do love the song again and it revives memories and feelings of former times. Since knowing who is the artist I listen to more records by them, but tbh "All I Want" is my favorite!
My back hurts, I'm sitting two hours in front of my PC already :( But blogging is my passion so I'll go on! If you read my blog you should know that I love Taylor Momsen/The Pretty Reckless. And the next tune is by the gorgeous Taylor Momsen and Paul Barker! "Victory" is a deep record with profound lyrics and Taylor's strong, agressive voice. I really love it, it is a breath-taking collaboration with stunning guitar solos. All in all a successful project, which is the soundtrack of "FIX: The Ministry Movie".
And the last song is "Skinny Love" by Birdy, as far as I know it is the soundtrack of one of the episodes of Vampire Diaries, but don't be mad if it is not. Anyway, it is a beautiful, deep and kind of sad song whose lyrics are perfectly wonderful and also the video is a masterpiece. I guess it's one of those sort of videos which really express what the lyrics say. I also suggest you to listen to her whole album called "Birdy", it is absolutely brilliant!

I hope you've read through the whole text, I mean it is not that long, I could've written it even longer, but my back hurts really bad and I want to post it today.
One more aspect I want to add: I made an effort for real and that's because I want to improve my posts. My teacher told me that I can achieve even more with this and this motivated me (btw, greetings to Mr. Bartmann, maybe you'll read it someday!). I will try to post more with the policy I told you before. And I hope I gain more followers and views. But most certainly I love blogging and I hope you love my blog! :)

xoxo Aga

October 1, 2012