Wednesday, April 9, 2014

survived sharknado

I'm so in love with this sweatshirt, I don't think I'm ever gonna take it off. Shark is definitely my spirit animal.

This is outfit I wore yesterday to school and more importantly, to play laser tag with a couple of friends. They opened a new laser tag arena in my city and it's still not working perfectly, so the prices are really low right now. It was the 1st time I played it and I had so much fun! 

I also visited a game/youtube festival called 4FANS last weekend, I was there as a guest with other members of our League of Legends cosplay group and it was really cool. Check out my facebook page for pitctures & more.

There is only a month and a few days left till my graduation and I'm starting to freak out. I will try to be active here on my blog as much as I can, but sadly, I can't really promise anything. Studying is in the 1st place, at least it should be :D






Sunday, March 30, 2014

strawberry milkshake

A very simple yet cute outfit from today. Enjoying the springggg <3

My logic is as flawless as always: the warm days are coming - let's buy as much cute warm sweaters as I can, yay! I hate myself for being this impractical but want can I do, right? So I wanted to wear this sweater a lot now when it's not too hot outside and take some pictures. Check. But I found out I really don't feel comfortable looking cute nowadays. And maybe I just can't look cute even if I try my very best.







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  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

    March haul ☆

    Hello mammoths! I'm back with a shopping update. I have kinda stopped doing them recently, huh? It might be because I don't shop that much, but more importantly, I am just lazy. But I have gathered some pretty cool stuff over the last month, so it's time to share it with you ;)

     shark sweatshirt / H&M
    strawberry sweater / syndrome

    It is already a bit too warm for the strawberry sweater. Not my fault, I ordered it in January -.-. I hope I will be able to make at least some outfit pics in it before I put it somewhere deep in my closet where it will be waiting for autumn.

    The shark sweatshirt was love at first sight! Some of you may know that a certain group of people calls me Shar, so I've been craving it since the moment I learnt H&M sells such thing, but I was a bit pessimistic about it - the store in our city often does not have the best things from the collections. But I was lucky and now I have it! So comfy!


     SRSLY t-shirt / Cropp

    I suffer from a permanent lack of t-shirts. This one is pretty thick but I love the design. Cropp Town is actually one of my favorite places to shop in our city. It's a (I believe) Polish clothing brand and it sells mostly in Eastern European countries so some of you may not know about them, but I just love their clothes. They can always surprise me.


    holographic unicorn clutch / ebay
    LUCKY beanie / ebay
    cateye sunglasses / Romwe

    And a few accessories. I fell in love with holographic things and this is my first and definitely not last holo item. It's also probably a bit late for buying a beanie, but I'm LUCKY I don't care. The sunglasses were simply a need!

    That's all for now :3
    What do you like the most?

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  • Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Prom season / MY PROM

    !! WARNING !! Picture and information heavy post!

    Hi mammoths!

    I'm back with an anticipated post. A lot of bloggers post about proms and sometimes I do as well (even though in a very lame way), but as many of you know, this year has been special for me because this year it was me who had the chance to shine at my own prom!

    Apart from my own, I have been only to four other proms. I always plan an promise to visit many of them, but then I'm lazy/I have to study (because some of these are on working days!) or I have some other excuse for not going. Some of them were good, some were worse, some of them I don't remember. Because in case you didn't get it yet, the purpose of this very formal and unique event is to get incredibly drunk.

    But let's get to the main topic of this post: my prom. I will post some pictures and, if you are from a foreign country, I will try to explain how Czech proms work. 

    A prom in the Czech Republic is a formal (well, in the terms of etiquette more of a semi-formal) dance event which is organized by graduating students and is kind of a climax of their studies because after your prom is over, you realize that the only thing left for you in the high school is the graduation itself. It's open to the general public, because the students pay everything themselves and they naturally want to get their money back by selling as many tickets as possible. So basically, you can go to a prom even if you don't go to the same school or if you don't know any of the graduates.

    Here, all students are divided to classes within the school and each single class has their own prom. There is a lot of money and hard work behind the organization of the event because there are many things you have to have prepared. Every student has to be involved.

    The program

    The programs of each prom may vary depending on the school and the city and the students, but the general scheme is always the same.


    It's not a rule, but most of the proms are made in some theme. As you may know from the previous post, our theme was Hunger Games. In our city, all the proms start at 7 PM and end at 2 AM, the graduates however have to be there more or less all day to prepare everything, including themselves.




    A peek into the dressroom. Graduating girls usually wear evening gowns and the girls-visitors wear cocktail dress. That is one of the possibilities how to recognize a graduate from the visitor. Some of the girls also have their hair and makeup done by professionals. I had my hair done by my hairdresser but I did my makeup myself.


    The first thing on the program is usually předtančení, a dance performance to start the evening, which may be performed by the graduates themselves or someone they hired. We had samba!


    What follows is nástup, which is basically a promenade in which the graduates first reveal themselves to the public. It's usually very elegant and beautiful, especially girls enjoy it because they can present their dresses.



    This usually ends with the students standing in two lines with a red carpet between them. At this moment we also had our video played (full video at the end of the post). Then the principal of the school and some teachers come and starts the main event of the evening, šerpování. Each students name is called, he walks over the red carpet towards the teachers who give him a sash, a glass and usually a flower as well.

     Me on the red carpet. Terrible picture, but hey. I was already a bit drunk and very emotional at this point.

    When the students walk on the red carpet, there is a tradition that the public throws coins and confetti at them.



    After that, some thank-you and farewell speeches are delivered, the students have a toast and then collect the coins on the floor. You should keep your coins in the glass until you graduate and then spend them on alcohol for your after-graduation party. It brings bad luck if you spend them earlier!



    After that, the program is free, people dance, drink and talk like on any other dance. During that time, some more performances may occur to entertain the guests, depending on how much the graduates were willing to spend on this. We had bartender show. They were really good!


    The free program lasts until midnight. At 12 PM, the graduates perform půlnoční překvapení, which translates literally as "midnight surprise" and it's - well, already very drunk graduates performing whatever they think is funny to entertain the guests and start the real party, for after midnight, the formal dance ends and starts the disco.

    \Here are some of the less embarassing pictures from the surprise

     Right, I am the one with the horse head...


    After that, there is a disco until 2 AM. When the prom ends, the graduates and remaining guests move to some club for afterparty where they party until they drop.

    That's all about the prom! Here are some more pictures from the evening.

    Me and my sister 
     
    I don't even know what is this

    The girls, lookin fab

    And here is the promised full length grad video! Watch me get killed!


    That's all for today guys! Congratulations if you have read the whole post.
    Would you enjoy such event? How was your prom? How do proms look like in your country/city? Tell me in comments below! 

    Love
    Stella

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

    ❁ Etude House - Rosy Tint Lips review ❁

    Some time ago I promised reviews. I guess it's about the time to do what I promised~!

    Rosy Tint Lips is a collection of tints inspired by roses by Etude House.

    I purchased this tint simply to expand my lips product collection because I still have the feeling there are many lipstick shades I need and lack. This product caught my attention for its rich colors and matteness. And when I finally got it, it immediately became my most favorite and most hated beauty product at the same time. 




    I got the shade #8 - After Blossom. It's a really beautiful and interesting deep pink/purple color (probably closest to fuchsia??) and it looks exactly like in the picture. It comes in a tube with a soft applicator in the end. And that's the biggest problem of this product and the reason why I hate it. The. Bloody. Application.


    First of all, the tube is made of a fairly thick plastic which is certainly good in preventing the tube from breaking or being damaged, but it makes it incredibly hard to get the tint out of the tube in the first place. When you finally manage to get some small amount out, you have to apply it immediately on your lips or it could happen that the tube would "suck" it back in. The application itself is also quite unpleasant - the soft applicator is quite wide and it's impossible to create a sharp line with it. If you don't use a liner (which I don't because I haven't seen any in this color), your lips will always be a bit blurry.



    On the other hand, the tint itself is quite amazing. The color is beautiful, it's very opaque and matte, long lasting, smells like roses and everything about it is just lovely. It does not moisturize your lips at all, but it does not make them dry as well.  According to Etude House, it can be used either on whole lips or to create a gradient, although I have to admit I've never actually tried the latter with it. Apart from this shade (which I find one of the most beautiful lipstick/tint/gloss shades I've ever had the chance to wear) it comes in 7 other shades of red and pink. 

    Overall impression: Love the product, hate the application process. Not sure if it is worth repurchasing. I'll just hope that by the time I'm finished with this, EH would have made something similar in a different package.

    Hope my review was somehow helpful!
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    Stella

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    CARELESS

    I don't feel like writing.
    Careless.
    A new camera is on it's way.
    Prom's over. 
    Time to start some serious preparations for my graduation.
    Time to start blogging





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    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    GEO Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown circle lenses review

    Hello there!

    I finally got to write the anticipated review on GEO Princess Mimi lenses I bought just a few weeks ago. I have to say I'm a huuuge lens noobie: I'm new to circle lenses (these are my first) and pretty new to contact lenses in general. So if you're thinking about buying yourself a first pair, this review is definitely for you.

    I got my pair from Pinky Paradise, which is one of the biggest and most recommended circle lens reseller. When buying circle lenses, you have to pay attention to many factors such as prescription, diameter, structure and so on. Because I had no experience, I referred mostly to my regular lenses. In the end, I chose these because:

    - the diameter is 15mm, which is big (which is what you aim for when buying circle lenses), but not huge (14mm are my regular lenses; 14.2 to 15 is considered a standard circle lens diameter)
    - they were similar in composition to my regular lenses
    - they have 1 year lifespan
    - GEO has an anti-fake system to make sure you're wearing an original - yay for safety

    Shipping from Pinky Paradise was $6, which is not bad, plus you get a free animal case with every pair of lenses. It took about 2 weeks for the order to arrrive.

    The lenses came in these little bottles, sealed and everything. In the picture, one of the bottles is already open, that's because I opened it before taking the picture.


    After opening the bottles, you have to take the lenses out, put them into your contact lens solution and leave them like that for 8 hours before you put them in your eyes. 

    Here are my lenses ready to wear


    I got the Chocolate Brown version of these lenses and I think the color is really beautiful and exactly what I wanted. I was aiming for something very cute, because my natural eye color is (sometimes really bright) green and (maybe it's just my subjective opinion) it makes my eyes look sassy and kind of evil, which is not suitable for my otherwise cute style.

    The dark chocolate brown color of the lenses covers my green pretty well and the lenses with the right makeup on make my eyes look much bigger and cuter. BUT bear in mind the makeup! These are not made for daily use and they require some heavier eye makeup, otherwise they tend to look a bit creepy!!!

    Here is a picture for comparison: my natural color, one lens in and both lenses in.

    I have very small pupils in this pic because I was looking into the light while taking it. Otherwise, my natural eyecolor isn't visible at all. The lenses really blend in nicely.

    The lenses are pretty comfortable to wear, but I can feel the difference between these, my regular lenses and no lenses at all. My eyes are very sensitive and they sometimes do get irritated with the lenses but on the other hand, I wore them to a prom party and I completely forgot I was wearing them, so it probably depends on the situation.

    And a funny picture in the end. I wore the lenses to school to get used to them, but I wore wrong makeup and I continued creeping the hell out of my classmates. So one of my friends got the silly idea "what would happen If i put your picture into the "glam me" app? Yup, one of it's features is eye enlargement.

    Well, this is the outcome:


    I hope this review was useful to you guys! If you have any questions, just ask!
    Thanks for reading<3