5 Favourite Things: March Edition.

  1. Sex&Death: Beyoncé Venom T-shirt

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2. Muses, Conrad Roset

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3. Paper Girls Vol.1, Images Comics

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4. Musée Wiertz Museum

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5. Inner Decay: Head of Medusa patch (I got myself the small version of it, not the back patch)

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Make-up look: Cave Paintings.

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This look was inspired by the cave paintings of Lascaux for their use of colour and gradation/fading.

Eye:

  • Urban Decay: Trick 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, Naked Ultimate Basics (Pre-Game, Extra Bitter, Faith, Lockout & Lethal)
  • Eyeko: Skinny brush mascara

Lips:

  • NYX: Transylvania matte lip cream
  • Urban Decay: Supply 24/7 glide-on eye pencil
  • Bobbi Brown: Latte creamy matte lip color & Crystal lip gloss

Make-up look: Nocturnal Animal.

I saw Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals last night and it gave me the idea for this look. I really recommend it.

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Eyes:

  • Urban Decay: Supply 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, Naked Ultimate Basics (Extra Bitter, Blow & Lethal)
  • NYX: Super Skinny eye marker & Shanghai Sun pigment
  • Eylure: Skinny brush mascara

Lips:

  • Estée Lauder: Emotional pure color envy lipstick

Make-up look: In Memoriam.

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I envy not in any moods
         The captive void of noble rage,
         The linnet born within the cage,
That never knew the summer woods:
I envy not the beast that takes
         His license in the field of time,
         Unfetter’d by the sense of crime,
To whom a conscience never wakes;
Nor, what may count itself as blest,
         The heart that never plighted troth
         But stagnates in the weeds of sloth;
Nor any want-begotten rest.
I hold it true, whate’er befall;
         I feel it, when I sorrow most;
         ‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Products used:
  • Urban Decay: Naked Ultimate Basics (Magnet, Lethal and Extra Bitter), UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded (Gash, Goldmine and Shallow), Naked 2 (Verve) & Moondust (Element and Specter)
  • Eyeko: Rock Out & Lash Out + Skinny Brush mascaras
  • Bobbi Brown: Crystal lip gloss

Valencia.

I spent the last few days on holidays in Valencia. Here are a few of the pictures I took during my short stay.

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  • Museo Arqueológico de la Almoina

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I also bought a lot of sheet masks at Sephora mainly from Korean brands. I can’t wait to use them!

 

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Make-up look: Bright Star.

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Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
         Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
         Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
         Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
         Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
         Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
         Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.”
John Keats
Overall glow realized by applying Urban Decay’s Tonic eyeshadow on my face.
Eyes: 
  • Urban Decay: Naked 2 (Half Baked) & 3 (Starnge, Limit & Nooner)
  • & Other Stories: golden cream formula from the Tattersall Fusion palette
  • Eyeko: Rock Out & Lash Out ascara
  • Eylure: Concrete Jungle lashes
  • Tears done with Bobbi Brown’s Crystal Gloss and Make Up Forever’s Diamond Powder

Lips:

  • Benefit: Bikini-tini cream eyeshadow
  • M.A.C.: Rose pigment

Pero sus dos ojos negros se me clavan como espadas.

I was originally supposed to stay in Madrid until the 23rd of March but my flight to Brussels was cancelled because of the attacks on the airport and metro. So I stayed a couple more days and caught a flight on Friday to Charleroi.

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I had time to see many things that I didn’t have the time to visit during my previous visits such as La Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, El Museo Sorolla (that I loved!) and El Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid.

I also spent my last evening with some of my friends from fencing, visiting different places and bars (including La Taberna del Capitán Alatriste). Our main guide for the evening was my friend Bárbara who, at each stop, gave us a bit of historical context.

I was delighted to spend time with my friends both in and out of fencing class. I even filmed part of a saber fight.

 

It is always a pleasure to come back to this place I like to call home.