Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Reality kicks in

Hello and welcome back to my normal life!

I'm back in Austria now since last Friday, and everything feels oddly normal and just as if it was never any different. As if the last 6 months had never happened and I had never been away. Yet at the same time, many things have changed. I live in Vienna now, instead of renting a room in Krems for the last semester, my last semester as a Bachelor student. I come home to this new flat and it already feels a lot like "home", yet I still sometimes feel oddly "out of place" and don't know why. I really like it here, and I love it that I share a flat with my friend Mimi and my boyfriend and one of my old flat mates from the other flat, and I like the place and the district and the fact that there's a Starbucks just around the corner. I like the fact that it's so close to the highway I only need roughly 45min by car to Krems.

 Yet there's this weird feeling of not truly "belonging" here or actually anywhere, and days pass by so fast - and yet so slow - it's just really, really weird. (And I don't expect this to get any better before summer/autumn when I finally move into my very own place)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Last days in Finland: Shopping and Sightseeing

Well, the end is finally near...

Tomorrow I will leave Finland for good and probably won't return for at least a year. I am spending my last days here enjoying everything as good as I can, and the more I think about it, the more things I notice that I will definitely miss, such as the super long opening hours of every store and the opportunity to shop on Sundays as well!

I showed my boyfriend around the city a little bit and we've also been to Helsinki on Monday, for some sightseeing and shopping and I have been on a little shopping spree ♥ But since I have quite some money left from my grants I felt like searching the sales for some little treasures, and I was very successful!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Lapland Experience

Hey guys!

As you might have noticed from my lack of posting or tweeting, I  was on vacation!
My boyfriend and I spent 3 full days in Northern Finland/Finnish Lapland near Saariselkä, a rather popular skiing resort. We didn't go skiing however, since it's super expensive, but we did a bunch of other things and I had  a really good time.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

About dishonesty, being fake, and make-up

"Having extensions, wearing makeup, and dyeing your hair doesn't make someone fake. Lying, being dishonest, and being two faced does."

What makes a person "fake"?
Roseshock just tweeted this a while ago, and it really puts my personal opinion to words.

I just can't stand it when people think you are "fake" and "superficial" just because you like to wear make-up or fake nails or wigs or whatever.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sewing plans: Alice cosplay?

Well, hello there again.

Since my return to Austria is drawing nearer I am thinking about the tons of things I want to do when I'm back there, that I currently can't do... for example sewing!

I really like sewing, though I'm not very experienced at it. But I have my granny who helps me a lot when I ask her, and also provides me with her showing machine. The last things I sewed (a petticoat and some Lolita accessories) were pretty bad - in retrospective - but they were good practice for me, and I definitely want to practice more and get better!

Monday, February 4, 2013

60 Days of Fail....

Remember that "60 Days to slimmer legs" Pilates challenge I tried to do since the beginning of December?
Well. Turns out I failed it pretty badly.

Ever since Christmas I had trouble getting myself to do the Pilates exercises. Before that, it went really well and I did them almost every day! I even saw first effects. It felt wonderful. But then, there was Christmas, a lot of stuff to do, a lot of fun, little time and motivation to do sports with all the other stuff keeping me busy...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rainbow dreams

A while ago, I decided to take part in a logo competition for an online wig-store. I was drawing this back in January after I came back from Austria, but I didn't want to show it before it was uploaded on their facebook fan page. But here's my entry for you to see:

I actually used Asu's hair in her current banner pic as a reference for all the curls! I think I need to practice on drawing hair much more :'D

Friday, February 1, 2013

Dining like a Viking!

Hey guys!

It's been a while since I've done something fun and wrote about it, thankfully I got a great opportunity to go out just yesterday evening. Since my two colleagues from Austria didn't get a contract for their flat for February, they left earlier and our little project group had some kind of farewell dinner at a local restaurant. "Viikinkiravintola Harald", is a viking-themed restaurant here in Turku, which has a very nice and cozy atmosphere. I wish I had taken more pictures, but since I was there with my colleagues I didn't want to stand out to much, if you understand what I mean... (btw, I heard that some restaurants in Austria want to forbid people from taking photos of their food?! hahaha)

I was really happy to have an opportunity to wear some make up again :3 I wanted to try something completely different and chose a very unusual (for me) color combination of green and gold. It's hard to see here, I'm sorry for that (I miss taking photos in daylight, bohoo), but it's the light golden shade from the Sleek Sunset palette combined with a matte green and shiny turquoise from Catrice :3 And my all-time-favorite black from the Sleek palette, of course.

So, about the food...