Life & Nonsense Etc. #3Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Exactly one month after #2, great blogging right there if you ask me...
Can't say anything spectacularly riveting has happened in the past month, to be honest. It's been a long month of soul searching, trip planning, trip cancelling, and custard scrolls from Baker's Delight (I've had way too many, somebody halp). I think I have decided that I am 99% sure I will be enrolling in makeup college for 2014, and it's been a really hard decision to make. Going back to study after years is tough, and especially when I have so many failed courses in my history, I really want to make sure I am making the right choice this time, and boy does it make my brain hurt! A part of me is a bit heartbroken at the idea of my income plummeting after I begin the course (it's full time, basically). No more impulse buying, welp.
My best buddy and I also spontaneously decided we were going to Canada, and spent an entire day and evening planning it and thinking it was going to be our Backpacking Adventures Of 2012 all over again, but sadly the plans fell through a week later when we realised our Contiki-esque tour and our Northern Lights tour did not match up date wise, unless we went in September, which I wish. I'm still a little heartbroken.
On the flip side, we are doing a little mini road trip to Melbourne in a couple of weeks! For months I've had itchy feet, but no funds to satisfy the itch, so I decided a little impromptu road trip was in order. My dad's got a car that needs to be driven from Sydney to Melbourne so it's perfect timing, and I've decided to drive the coastal route down and take it slowly, which means after completion, I will have travelled the entire south Australian coastline, all the way from Perth to Sydney! Quite the distance, and I'm proper excited. We were planning to spend a few days in Tasmania as well, but have decided to leave that till a little later in the year (when it's not Antarctica down there, basically).
So after hearing about it everywhere on the internet for so long, and with the season finale of my beloved Game Of Thrones (and Orphan Black, wahh) breaking my heart, I decided it was time to start watching True Detective. Best decision ever, I watched it over two nights and can't stop talking about it now! Absolutely amazing - the camera work, cinematography, acting, music, creepy plot line...it's all right up my alley. Brilliant TV show and I highly recommend it. Next up, Hannibal. Oh yeah, I cannot wait.
Speaking of creepy thrillers, a co-worker suggested I might like the movie Prisoners because we were talking about my love for thrillers. I went home that night and watched it and wow, what an underrated movie! Very, very well written, I thought the characters were brilliant mysteries, and I did not see the end coming (always a good thing). It was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars and it's totally deserving, it was incredible to watch. If you're not into creepy murder mysteries, at least watch it for Jake Gyllenhaal. Stellar performance, but also, very cute.
On the makeup side of things, obviously I've been naughty this month. I finally took a little looksie at Inglot on the weekend, and maaay have picked up a few things while I was there. Their selection of eyeshadows and pigments is amazing. It's like a MAC counter but cheap and so far, I am thoroughly impressed with quality. More on that soon...
I've got a few blog posts up my sleeve for the next couple of weeks, which is rare. I'm a little intimidated by my own organisation skills, if I'm honest. Although, to be fair, I would have gotten a lot done this weekend if I didn't allow myself to be so unbelievably distracted - I should not let my couch be my office.
I had three days off and I basically went shopping and watched old movies like Easy A (ok not old, but gold. I rhymed, yeahh) and Blast From The Past (I forgot how hilarious this movie was, go watch it NOW if you haven't - Alicia Silverstone in all her 90's lip lining glory). Fun fact - after watching this movie for the first time yeaaaars ago, I only drank my Dr Pepper hot. Weirdo.
See you in a few days. xx