Friday, May 31, 2013

The Plague, Life and Gaming

 Bit of a whingy post today followers, so avert your gaze if you're disinterested in posts about the inner workings of my life :P

Gah, I am so sick of being sick! I think my doctor is also sick of seeing me too :P I'm on my second round of antibiotics as of today for this stupid cough that has now turned into a chest infection and also started on some sort of bloody steroid to make me heal faster or some crap. I'm also putting away 4000mg of vitamin C a day -.-
Reason being is I have surgery soon and I can't be sick for it ergh :/ I don't know how much I've mentioned but I'm having a tumour removed from my liver and I got my date for surgery yesterday. Not gonna lie...I'm a bit scared >.> the meantime I've been planning my funeral (and what a great affair it will be) just in case I actually do die haha. But, if I don't I'll come out of it with a wicked and massive scar across my abdomen!

In light of this I've been splurging on various things including a new Black Milk item and the new Tomb Raider game! Gah I can't wait to play it but it needs a stupid update and my net is crap and also I probably shouldn't be downloading it with our really limited amount of data we have here...But YOLO I guess haha. I promise that will be the first and last time I ever use that term on my blog *crosses heart*.

Woooo! Tomb Raider!

I'm also majorly lusting over UNIF's Hellbound boots. They've recently been restocked on Solestruck and I keep checking if my size is still in stock every hour on the hour hahaha.

Mind the puddle of drool on the floor...

Anyway, hopefully I can get this game fully installed so I can play it alllll weekend long. That intertwined with a lot of sleeping sounds like a solid plan for fun. 

Anyway I'm off now to play a few rounds of Plants Vs Zombies and then perhaps read a chapter or two of my book before I head to bed.

Sleep well (or have a good day to those not in the southern hemisphere!) 

Over and Out

The Green Fairy


So as far as make up goes, I'm not one for lipstick really. As it is I wear a crap-tonne of make up when I can be bothered to put it on and I s'pose I figured where  I can cut costs or whatever, that was always an easy choice. Plus having quite thin lips, I never thought it looked all that good on me.

Well I guess it was watching too many of Grav3yard Girl's videos that did it but this week I felt like maybe I outta step out of my comfort zone a little in regards to lip products. I scrounged up on of the only lipsticks I own, a Nude Apricot colour from Avon that I'd purchased back in the day on a whim.

 Here's me cam-whoring with the Avon lipstick on

This particular product has a core of lipbalm, I guess to make it more moisturising than a normal lipstick. Problem that arises with this is that the lipstick bleeds/feathers almost immediately and me not owning any lip liner couldn't really do much about it. I s'pose it's also probable that I was applying it wrong, as I admit I know nothing about lipstick but I can't imagine there's that much of an art to it.

Anyway, still on my lip-kick, I impulse-bought this Rimmel pinky-nude colour from the chemist whilst I waited for a prescription to be filled. Whilst Kate Moss would normally be enough to turn me off just about anything but perhaps a large plate of fries, I guess the black, simplistic packaging got me and at only $5 I was like eh, what the hell.


According to the bottom it's what I assume is Shade 7, 'Lasting Finish by Kate'

I wore it to class and only touched it up once after eating pizza at lunch. I don't really have anything to compare it to as to whether this is good lasting period for a lipstick but I wasn't too bothered with it. Normally in summer I'd be touching up my foundation to remain matte multiple times a day and anything less than that I guess wouldn't be an issue.


Lippy after class had finished at around 5pm.

So I guess all I can say in summary is that as a lipstick novice, I was quite satisfied with the product. Still not sure I'm crazy about how lipstick looks on me but eh, it's fun to shake things up sometimes :)

That's all for now,

Over and Out!

The Green Fairy 

Monday, May 27, 2013


So I'm lazy and so rather than making a real post I'm just going to do another one with a bunch of pics from instagram. Follow me @sydneysomething

 So I'm officially obsessed with my Space Bubble liquid leggings

 Selfies before heading out to the NSW meet up for Black Milk

 Sunday morning after the meet up; slept in make up good enough to wear out the next day (so classy)

 Trying to decide what to wear to the meet up!

 The Dairy, a phone case and accessories company are giving away a free custom phone case. I REALLY want a Garrus one sooo bad!

 My legs in Black Spartans (BM re-posted me!)

 I finally found more green glitter polish today!!!!

 Green gamer dress and black wetlook suspenders scored at the BM sample sale


Trying out my new suspenders and some layering for this bitter winter that's arrived early

Bit of a Rant

So I guess tonight I just wanted to vent about something that seriously irritates me. I guess my thoughts on this were instigated by various friends/acquaintances commenting on my love of Black Milk. I can't recall the exact words but they were along the lines of 'Oh Steph, I didn't think you'd be into something so trendy' and 'I didn't think you were the type to get caught up in fads.'

At first this made me extremely self conscious as I've always been a person who prided myself on just doing what I liked, paying no attention to fashion, trends and fads. I felt the need to justify my obsession with this brand and it was just generally a horrible experience every time it happened to pop up in conversation.

Today however as I was cruisin' along in my car bopping along to my usual mix CD of metal and '70s disco I thought about it...Why the fuck am I doing this to myself? Sure, I admit it is a little irritating that something I've been into since the beginning is now being worn by every girl and her dog (literally, there are pictures of people who have put their nylon on their pooches) but I can't bare to part with my little obsession with printed nylon and I shouldn't have to. I'm a big believer in the only thing worse than being a trend follower is someone who stops liking something because it's become trendy. Besides, if I tried to abandon everything that had become trendy (I.e. goth, star Trek and I guess every freakin' geeky thing ever) I'm fairly sure there'd be nothing left for me to ever talk about again except my disdain for ...well everything.

I am a little bit miffed I guess that people now can just happily leap into the fandom moshpit for everything I had to fight against the status quo in a rite of passage of sorts for..but I guess I should be happy for them...And it's true I suppose that the crowd will eventually move onto the next big thing and once again us goths before street goth, trekkies before Abrams and nylon junkies before leggings became a staple will be left behind breathing an avid sigh of relief.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Black Milk NSW Sample Sale and Meet Up

 Hello all out there in the lovely land of blogging!

Today I have a few snaps from my weekend in Sydney for the Black Milk sample sale and get together. It was lovely catching up with some old friends and meeting some I know from the interwebz for the first time :) I like to think I also scored nicely in the sample sale, managing to snag a few pieces I've wanted but couldn't really afford. I came away with the following;

Birth of Venus Swim


Green Gamer Dress

 Wetlook Suspenders

Later on that evening we attended the get together ^_^


Skye, Jezza and myself :)

Pauline, Skye and myself


Kristy from BM, Erica and mwa

My outfit:
Space Bubble Leggings - Black Milk Clothing (duh :P)
Burned Velvet Butterfly Top - Black Milk
Shoes - Spiked litas by Jeffrey Campbell
Bolero - Gallery Serpentine

It was a fantastic weekend and I highly recommend attending a meetup if you're a fan of Black Milk's clothes. I was also lucky enough to see some sneak peeks of the up and coming MASS EFFECT COLLAB! Eeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

Anyway, that's all for now

Over and out

The Green Fairy xx

Friday, May 3, 2013

Outfit and New Leggings

So I've been feeling especially crap lately...which sucks and on Monday I have an appointment with a surgeon to discuss surgery I have to have :/ Sooo I guess I'm blogging a lot lately to try and distract myself..Plus watching lots of Star Trek and Star Gate to remind me that I guess in a sense there's more out there than my issues and to try and look at the bigger picture, not getting caught up in stress and worry about my own problems. A little cliché maybe :P Buut whatever works I guess.

Anyway, I also finding getting dressed up nicely lifts my spirits so I've not been allowing myself to stay in my robe or pjs all day when I have no where to go. So here's my outfit for the day!

Witch King leggings and Burned Velvet Butterfly Top - Black Milk Clothing
Velvet Bolero - Gallery Serpentine
Patent boots - Big W
Scarf - Some random stall in Asia (gift from Mumsie)

Also my latest pair of nylons came today...Yeah I have a problem and have done since 2010 :/ These are Suicide of Morozumi leggings;

Pretty nifty.

Anyway, I don't have any more to add so I'm off.

-The Green Fairy

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

10 Products I Couldn't Live Without

So I saw whilst checking out a make up enthusiast's facebook page that she had made a post about her top 10 favourite products or the 10 she couldn't live without. So I thought, why not do they same? Mine won't be as informative I guess...Not being a make up artist but in any case I thought it'd be fun.   ^_^

So here they are:

Starting at the top and going clockwise;
1. Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion (they're both the same, just different packaging examples). I like this because so far in my exploration of the world of skin care it seems to give my skin the least reaction and completely saturates my skin in moisture. I have combination skin, so for my severe dry patches like on my cheek and temple regions this is perfect however I am very stingy with product on my T-zone as it is rather oily already.

2. Amelia Arsenic's Miss X Eye glitter in 'Absinthe. This product is sort of just filling in for my favourite glitter that I use for my eyebrows which is called 'Radioactive' I'm pretty sure and is by Medusa's Make up. However, 'Absinthe' seems to be a very similar (if not the same pigment) as my first choice and other than having smaller packaging it doesn't really have anything to complain about that I've encountered so far.

3. Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in 'Original Rose'. It's not that I love Maybelline or that this is my holy grail of blushes or anything, it's just that I use such a small amount of product that I haven't really had need to buy that much in the way of blush. I use foundation to cover up my redness so I don't really want to be putting a whole lot more of it back on my face...That would defeat the purpose. I just use a tiny amount to make me look slightly less dead and to highlight my cheekbones a little. So far this product is light enough and the right colour and so it does the job good enough for me to continue buying it till I find something better.

4. Duo Waterproof eyelash adhesive. This product I have found to be the only eyelash glue that actually works and so I will buy it and use it every time over all the little tubes that come in your false eyelash packaging. Also it seems not to sting my eyes as much as the others which is always a bonus.

5. Illamasqua's Powder Foundation in 100. Before I starting using this product I used the pallest powder foundation by manic panic to set my liquid foundation. However, if you will pardon my pun, Manic Panic pales in comparison. I feel like Illamasqua's product actually sets my face as opposed to Manic Panic's product just...I dunno, soaking up the excess moisture. Before my face would begin to show signs of oxidisation after about an hour. Now it's more like 5 (on really depends on what I'm doing and the weather). So yeah...Illasmaqua's powder makes Manic Panic's look like I was just sticking my face in a bag of flour. I hope I never have to find an alternative because this is reformulated or discontinued. Also, I have been known to use 105 (white with pink undertones) if I'm trying to look a little less gawff...But that's not all that often. :P

6. Maybelline's Define-A-Lash Waterproof Mascara in  'Very Black'. My eyelashes are stupid. Like...They are literally 'that guy' Impossible to work with and make an otherwise great environment a real pain in the butt. They're short, dead-straight and seem to fall out at the top of a hat. This mascara (and believe me I've tried A LOT) seems to be the only one that doesn't make them look like spider legs.

7. Illamasqua's Waterproof Precision Ink in 'Abyss'. Only liquid liner I can get any results out of without ending up looking something along the lines of Amy Winehouse. Felt tip style with a slightly more flexible end for getting those cat-eye flicks. Love it.

8. Loreal's Studio Secrets Anti-Shine Mattifying Primer. So I heard of the grapevine that Loreal is kind'a a shitty company and I only really bought this because I ran out of my both my Bodyography anti-redness and Illamasqua's mattifying primers but I hate to say that it's pretty good. It seems to do as-good a job as both those and the few times I've used Mac's Prep and Prime.'s cheaper. Probably wouldn't be if I didn't live in this facist, ridiculously high make up taxing shit-hole but eh...wha'da ya' gonna do?

9. Loreal's 18hr Infallible Foundation in 'Classic Ivory'. So...This shade is the lightest they make and it's still like 10 shades too dark but I still believe this foundation is the best full coverage foundation I've tried.. It lasts all day and night and then if you forget to wash it off before bed the next day as well. It covers all my freckles, redness and blemishes and makes me feel like a china doll once it's actually make to resemble close to my real skin tone. I can understand it wouldn't be the choice for every one because it's very heavy and a lot of people don't like feeling make up on their face. I however don't feel it...Whether that's just a matter of me being used to having on my face or that it just was never something that bothered me, I don't know. All I do know is that if this ever disappears I will cry. I've been using this for pretty much every occasion I wear make up since I first bought it back in like... 2007? Maybe early 2008? I must have spent hundreds on the stuff :S

10. Sugarpill's Pressed Eyeshadow in 'Bulletproof'. Goth's black eyeshadow holy grail. That's all. Nothing else need be said. Buy it, it's awesome; I love it.

Aaaanyway that's about all I got to say today. More text-heavy than I usually get but whatever. Hope this was at least vaguely interesting for some of you out there in blogging land. Oh and welcome to my new followers ^_^

Over and out

The Green Fairy