Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Atheist Lolita"...?

Okay, so this entry might ruffle some petticoats and as a disclaimer, I'd first of all like to point out that I do not mean to offend anyone or their religious feelings here. I just though about this topic for a while now, so I thought I'd write a few words about my opinion!
If you have very strong feelings about your religion/belief you might not want to read this, but if you are feeling open for a discussion I'd be happy if you leave me a comment with your opinion!

Now that this is out of the way, let's start with a proper introduction.
In the last few weeks I've come across several articles online which describe "Muslim Lolita" as a new fashion trend. Mostly shared by Lolita friends on facebook or twitter, I was surprised to see the media catch up on this topic now, after all to my knowledge these girls have been around for quite some time. First of all, I have to say that all of the images I have seen so far of Alyssa and Noor, the two girls who seem to have pioneered this "style", look really really great and I think the do a great job incorporating their hijab into their coords. However, it makes me wonder if the simple fact that these girls are muslim and wear a hijab to their coords is really sufficient to call this an entirely new "fashion trend", or even a substyle.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer depression or something

Hey there,

I was thinking about whether I should post this or not for a long time, but I feel like it will help me to get my thoughts "out there", so I decided to post it after all... If you don't wanna read my ranting please just ignore this post!

So yesterday was actually  really cool event in Vienna - the first ever J-fashion walk as part of the international Harajuku Fashion Day! It's been a really long time since the last J-fashion meet up, and there were so many people dressed in different styles, it was really cool! I got to know some new people and also saw some well-known faces again. After I couldn't go to any Lolita meet ups since March or so, it made me really happy to have an opportunity to dress up and wear some make up, too .... but this is not what I actually wanna talk about today, though I hope there will be some photos soon so I can show you some.

Instead, I wanna share my thoughts on a few things - I really thought a lot about my hobbies and especially Lolita lately, and it has become increasingly frustrating to live my life like this. Of course, a career in science is by default not exactly easy. There are no clear working hours, you might spend weeks doing the same assay that just won't work, you might spend months on something that ends up not working as intended or not at all. It is in itself a kind of job that requires you to have a high tolerance to frustration and so it takes, in my opinion, a lot of effort to stay motivated.
And I can somehow manage that - I do get up every morning, I go to work, I do what I have to do and more. My two major objectives in life at the moment are work - because I wanna finish my thesis as soon as possible - and getting at least 8h of sleep at night, because I can't concentrate if I don't sleep enough, which is fatal in the lab....

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

[Review] Furfur Pearl Prime Violet Circle Lenses


Better late than never - I wanted to review these lenses from lensvillage for a looong time already, but there were several complications. First, one of the lenses I got had some kind of damage... when I tried to put it in it felt scratchy and weird. I thought it might just be because I have such dry eyes at the moment, but upon closer inspection I really found something that looked like a little plaque or maybe a cut in the lens' surface! So I asked for a replacement which arrived super fast, but... then the next problem started - I don't "officially" have any allergies diagnosed, but for weeks my eyes were teary and I would just cry away all my make up as soon as I put it on. I also suspected some of my make up products because some are quite old already... so I threw them away and waited till my eyes got better... aaaaand then I got an eye infection out of the blue. And finally, after it has healed, I can now show you some close up pictures of my newest lenses, phew.

But let this be a lesson to you guys too... don't wear lenses when your eyes are not healthy! And when you think something is wrong with your lens, don't just shrug it off and put it into your eye anyway!! If you got your lenses from lensvillage they will definitely exchange the broken lens for you - but really that's something any decent seller should do!
Nothing is worth the risk of ruining your eyes, always remember that! :3

So, now: on to the actual review!

Feat. lots of random shit in the background because I took these pics in the living room XD

Monday, June 29, 2015

There is only Darkness left here...

Hey, I'm not dead!
Just barely alive and trying to cope with all the work I have to do...

I am done finding excuses for myself for not updating my blog. These days I thought a lot about shutting it down entirely, but then I thought, there are still some pretty good memories here. Some people might stumble upon it because of some review or because they wanna find out about my studies. So I will let my blog remain active, I will just try not to be so worried because I don't have time to post....

To be honest, this will probably not change in the near future.
My life has made a 180° turn since I started working on my thesis project. 60h+ per week in the lab is the norm. I spend my week ends brain dead, doing nothing, or being soically obliged to meet someone, do something or another... in the end, there is usually no time to dress up, or even take photos of anything. So I don't really know what to talk about anymore.

★ So what really happened these past months? For those of you who are interested and don't wanna search the recent blog posts for the bits and pieces of personal information, here's a summary...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ready for summer I guess

A while ago I decided to try a different hair color for the warmer season. After being pretty much everything between magenta and almost blond for the past few months I wondered what kind of hair color I could go for that would hopefully still look good when washing out. I really liked the pastel pink I got after a few washes, but the last two times the color washed out so unevenly that it just looked really shabby...

So I decided to do another bleach wash to get rid of the pink (admittedly not my best diea considering my hair was already very dry to begin with...) and then my friend Mimi was so kind to dye my hair violet! The idea is that since violet is also used to "counter" the yellow-orange hue of bleached hair, when the color washes out it will gradually turn into a more pastel-lilac kind of shade (hopefully) and then ultimately a grayish blond. So if I decide not to dye my hair again in summer (my parents would probably not like me to dye their pool :'D) the color will still be wearable.