Off the back of the camera for the Events + Shades show, ft Karen Walker frames. SUCH a fierce beauty!
Taking my baby out to see some of the shows on for Fashion Week. If you see me, don’t be afraid to say hi! ❤️
Aw pretty! ✨💎✨
Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.
For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.
How did I only just find this?! It’s nearly 2am & I am squawking like a lunatic! Thank you SO MUCH @_grandmafunk!!! 😍🙌❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
You know what, I’m real done with only hearing from people when they want something. That’s not how this works, it’s a two way street & I’m actually embarrassed by how much of a doormat I’ve been.
Extracted wisdom teeth
When Alex & I were in Melbourne, we ate at this super exxy restaurant called Rockpool, and they served peppermint tea as fresh green leaves, with boiling water poured over them. It was the most beautiful, delicate tea I had ever tasted & Alex had been fanging for it ever since we got back. There’s some peppermint that grows near our house, so on our way home a few nights ago, Alex picked a bunch to try making this tea. He washed the leaves & brewed it all up & was somewhat disappointed that it didn’t taste as good.
I was cleaning the leaves from the strainer the next day & noticed riiiight down in the bottom, there lay a little dead caterpillar. That might have something to do with it…
Every time I think about it I howl with laughter, poor Alex!
It’s okay, asking questions is a good thing! You can’t learn if you don’t ask & seek answers! ^_^
There are a few factors for a long lasting lipstick, as follows:
Formula: Obviously, you want a lipstick that is long lasting, and there are definitely lipsticks that are made to last a whole day. Matte, richly pigmented colours are more likely to stay put than softer colours & glossy formulas, because there is less oil & wax in matte formulas, and they tend to dry onto the lips. It’s hard to scrimp if you want a good quality, all day wear from your lippie, so look around to find the shade you want & don’t be afraid to splash out for it!
Prep: Once you have picked out a great lipstick, the next step is to make your lips ready for application. Dry flaky lips can lessen the life of a lipstick, as colour will stick to flakes & peel off, eek! A good lip scrub, Lush do an AMAZING sugar lip scrub, which you can lick off your lips afterwards! Or an old toothbrush with some vaseline, gets the circulation flowing in your lips & sloughs off any dead skin, follow it with a slick of conditioning lip balm. Do this before you start to put make up on the rest of your face, and by the time your face is done & you’re ready to start on your lips, you can wipe the balm off to reveal the softest lips!
Base: You guessed correctly, lip liners really do help to extend the life of your lipstick! They contain much more wax & pigment, so they are long lasting & lining your lips also helps create much sharper, defined, neat lipstick. I think they’re just as important to splurge on, and while it does pay to have shades that do closely match (a red for a red, a pink for a pink), mixing a lip liner with a different shade of lipstick can have some lovely results. For a dark cherry red, I wear MAC’s Currant lip liner under a bright red lipstick, they mix together great!
While it’s not absolutely necessary to match all your lip colours to a lip liner (there are such things as clear lip liners), it really does pay to have a few liners that match key shades, like red, pink & nude.
Activity/Maintenance: If you’re planning on eating or drinking while lippied up, make sure you take your lipstick & liner with you, so you can touch up on the go. I’ve made the mistake of tucking into a burger & realising afterwards that I’ve left my make up bag at home & had to just take off all my hard work, whoops!
Sorry for such an essay, make up can be hard, but the more you research, the easier it gets! I really hope I helped! <3
Owh I am still very new at it, so it’s super subtle, but I’m happy with how it’s looking!
sacred lily pad underside