Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Reviewed

The year 2013 is coming to an end, and this also makes it almost a year that I've left Finland to come back to Austria. Last year around that time I was on holiday at home, enjoying two weeks off from work in Austria, but knowing I would go back to Finland after a few days.

The mere thought about it makes me very, very home sick. While my work there might not have been the most enjoyable, I miss about everything else about Finland. Especially the snow - we're having around 5 to 10°C here at the moment.

A piece of my heart really stayed in Finland when I left in Febrary 2013, but I had to move on, and now all that I can do is hope that I can return there soon!

But other things happened in 2013 as well, and that's why I decided to do the annual review again. I've been using these questions several times now, but I think they're pretty good to summarize everything. So here we go!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christma-dness or something like that

Hello my dear readers!

Christmas is over and we have survived! I hope you had a great time during the holidays? We sure did! It was very stressful but also very nice. We actually celebrated Christmas four times this year. The first time with my boyfriend's family on 22nd, then on 24th at his aunt and uncle's place like last year, on 25th we've been to my grandma and then to my parents for dinner with my step siblings, and lastly on 26th we were invited by my step aunt. Phew, sometimes it's tough to have a big Patchwork family!

Monday, December 23, 2013

I'm not dead yet!

Eeeeks it's really been a while since I last updated this blog. I just wanted to let you know that I'm not dead yet :)

Sorry for not writing anything, but I was really stressed these last days, had an exam, and some problems with my work. Due to me not feeling very well I was not very productive so I didn't get anything done and that lead to some problems... I'm not gonna talk about it in detail but it made me feel really bad. I also fell ill last week and got some kind of flu, with fever, shaking and sore throat which later led to a really nasty pressure on my chest that made it difficult to breath. I haven't gone anywhere or done anything exciting therefore, and I'm still feeling rather weak and tired most of the time, but it's getting better,

I got all Christmas presents together nontheless - I'm really proud of myself - but I didn't manage to bake any more cookies, sadly. So this is all I did this year:


I'm in absolutely no Christmas mood this year. I wish I could just stay at home the next two weeks, haha. But we'll be at my boyfriend's family's Christmas celebration on 24th and at my parents' place with my step siblings on 25th. And on a family party the day after. And probably have some other party at our place atfer that. And I got invited to a New Year's party but I don't really wanna go *sigh* This is all much too stressful for me to handle at the moment!

What are your plans for Christmas? After the holidays I'll write a more extensive blogpost, I promise :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

International Lolita Day 2013 - Winter Edition

Happy International Lolita Day! ^__^

This 'holiday' was invented to be held twice annualy, once in winter and once in summer, so that everyone can show off their beautiful summer and winter coords! Last year around this time I was in Finland and went to my first Lolita 'meet up' with three Finish girls who I didn't even know before. It was so much fun and I was glad that through Lolita fashion I could meet them. So somehow I consider this my 'Lolita anniversary' too, because it was my first time really wearing Lolita to a public meet up. All the more reason to celebrate! ^__^

A few weeks ago I realized that nobody had started planning an event and so I just spontaneously decided to organize one myself via facebook which took place on Saturday.

A group shot of (almost) all the people who attended ^__^
Gerhard was so nice to come to the meet up and take photos of us!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frrrrrozen!

Last Sunday my boyfriend and me spontaneously decided to go to  the cinema and watch Frozen, the new Disney movie. I honestly wasn't very interested in seeing it at first, but we saw a review video that made me optimistic that it could actually be a rather good movie. Minor spoilers ahead.

I tried to do a frosty look reminiscent of ice and snow. I don't usually wear such colors on my eyes because I somehow think they clash with my eye color, but this time I just wanted to try it. It really annoys me that I have no really opaque, matte white eye shadow, so I always have to put on a dozen layers before it looks remotely white. In the end, it's not really distinguishable from my skin color though, and is more like a pale rosy color. Gaaah.

I tried to take a picture with my DSLR and artificial light. Worked out semi-well.
But it glitters!