Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.11

by Gio

Hello everyone!

Time for some random ramblings! Let’s get started:

Blogs We Love: Edwardian Promenade


Edwardian Promenade is a blog dedicated to “to the social and political history, the literature, the music, the fashion, the food, and so on, of the world between the years 1880 and 1920, with a primary focus on life in Great Britain and the United States”. Evangeline, the lovely lady behind the blog, decided to open the site to share interesting snips of information from her research on this era and her posts are both educational and entertaining. In addition, here you can also find book reviews and interviews, and lots more. If you wanna know more about the Edwardian era, go check out her site now!

What I’m Reading Now


They Came To Baghdad by Agatha Christie. I seem to be on an Agatha Christie roll at the moment. I blame my mother. She’s a huge fan and has all her books so I am now borrowing them as I really enjoy them too. She was such a good writer. Although I prefer her detective stories with Poirot and Miss Marple, this light spy thriller book is really good too. A young woman called Victoria decides to follow to Baghdad a man she has just met, believing she has fallen in love with him, and, once there she finds herself in the middle of an international intrigue. Although the plot is a bit far-fetched, Christie’s knowledge of the Middle East really shines through in the descriptions of the places the characters visit. All in all, an enjoyable read.

The Links

The Beauty Brains explains what’s the difference between sunblock and sunscreen.

British Beauty Blogger sheds some light on how the beauty grey market works.

My Makeup Blog explains how to use mineral pigments to create lip colors.

My Women Stuff shares 12 blogging tips for aspiring and newbie beauty bloggers.

Beaut.ie wonders if, when it comes to mascara, the wand really matters.

Sunday Survey, Vol.92

1. Does the weather affect your mood?
Yes. Rain and gloomy whether depresses me, but when it’s hot and sunny, I feel happier and more energetic. I really wish the weather wouldn’t affect my mood so much though.

2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
Not really. I’ve been stuck in makeup ruts a few times, but I never stopped loving and wearing makeup.

3. What was the first thing you drank today?
Orange juice at breakfast.

4. Kitten heels or wedges?
Kitten heels. I’m not a big fan of wedges.

5. Do you like ball gowns?
Yes, they are gorgeous! I just wish I had a chance to wear one, but so far that hasn’t happened. ๐Ÿ™

It’s your turn now!
1. Does the weather affect your mood?
2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
3. What was the first thing you drank today?
4. Kitten heels or wedges?
5. Do you like ball gowns?

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22 comments

Vonvon February 26, 2012 - 10:08 pm

1. Yes! Very much. Today was very sunny, although still a bit cold. I had a slight temperature but managed to go through the day…. Friends over for lunch, then took my girl to a birthday party.

2. Not really….. There were some times I didn’t use makeup, but I still buy them…. Even some makeup from the Clearance bin! ๐Ÿ˜‰ cheap thrill! ๐Ÿ˜›

3. Orange juice to boot my vit C level!

4. Kitten heels. Sometimes I do wear wedges, just have 1 pair.

5. Love them!

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Vonvon February 26, 2012 - 10:42 pm

*#3… boost, not boot….

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 7:14 am

Vonvon, ball gowns are gorgeous, aren’t they?

And I hope you feel better soon!

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K / cosmeddicted February 26, 2012 - 10:11 pm

1. Does the weather affect your mood?
It does now! I’m constantly feeling depressed of the dark, cold weather we have here. In Japan, even in the winter, I would be able to get a lot of sunshine. I’m beginning to think I may have SAD.

2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
Nope! I stopped wearing makeup for 2 months before my master’s thesis defense, though. The day after it was done, I spent 2 hours primping!

3. What was the first thing you drank today?
warmish water. I used to think that sounded gross. Now I like it better than cold water – it doesn’t shock my insides as much.

4. Kitten heels or wedges?
like em both!

5. Do you like ball gowns?
I’ve never had a chance to wear a floor length one! I do like seeing red carpet looks in magazines!

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 7:13 am

K, I always drink warm water. I used to think it was gross it but then I got used to it and can’t drink it cold anymore. That really shocks the insides a lot lol.

I like looking at the dresses worn on the red carpets too. I just wish celebs were a bit more adventurous with their makeup though.

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Wendles February 27, 2012 - 2:05 am

1. Does the weather affect your mood?
No! I grew up with plenty of sun when I was a child to last a lifetime. Rain does not bother me that much, nor cloudy days, as I also used to board for 3 years on an Island which had horrendous weather quite often that I learnt to get over bad weather. In fact, I love it when it rains hard, and I am inside :). However, I dislike the cold.

2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
No, I am always interested in make-up, its creating art everyday

3. What was the first thing you drank today?
Tea with lots of milk and some sugar, strong and thick just the way I like it

4. Kitten heels or wedges?
Think I prefer wedges to Kitten heels, but does depend on outfit

5. Do you like ball gowns?
I love ball gowns, if only had any beautiful ones and had events to go to them in!

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 7:08 am

Wendles, you’re so lucky that the weather doesn’t affect you. I hate it that my mood seems to depend on it so much.

And I wish there where more events where the dress code required you to wear a ball gown. They are beautiful!

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Makeup Morsels February 27, 2012 - 5:32 am

1. Does the weather affect your mood?
Oh, it most definitely does. Really hot/sunny days make me feel sluggish and icky, while cold days with white skies make me feel very awake and alive.
2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
I mean, short periods, but they usually don’t last for more than a week or so.
3. What was the first thing you drank today?
Water
4. Kitten heels or wedges?
Wedges. Never been a fan of kitten heels.
5. Do you like ball gowns?
Yes, I do! They’re very pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 7:02 am

Makeup Morsels, I’m the opposite. I feel quite sluggish on very very hot summer days, but usually the sun has the opposite effect on me. I feel more energetic when it’s sunny and icky when it rains.

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Swati February 27, 2012 - 6:27 am

I loved the book ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely paints middle east in the colours I had always thought like!!!

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 6:57 am

Swati, I’m glad you did. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I agree, her descriptions are wonderful and spot on.

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Marina(Makeup4all) February 27, 2012 - 9:17 am

1. Does the weather affect your mood? Often it does but not all the time
2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup? Yes, but not for a long time.
3. What was the first thing you drank today? Mint tea
4. Kitten heels or wedges? wedges
5. Do you like ball gowns? no

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 11:41 am

Marina, mint tea is lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

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xin February 27, 2012 - 10:18 am

1. Does the weather affect your mood?
-definitely! i love only hot sun when i have laundry to do ๐Ÿ™ not when i am out and about

2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
– haven’t experienced that, hopefully none! i will at least use a lip gloss

3. What was the first thing you drank today?
– water

4. Kitten heels or wedges?
– kitten heels, i tend to be very clumsy in wedges and sprain my foot ><

5. Do you like ball gowns?
– i like to look them!

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Xin, that’s one of the reason why I’m not a fan of wedges. I’m always scared of spraining my ankle of something

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Ana February 27, 2012 - 11:47 am

I love that you show us all your differing interests ๐Ÿ™‚ .

That article on the gray market is a really interesting read – I was aware of GM’s existence, but didn’t know how it worked exactly.

1. Does the weather affect your mood?
Yes.
I feel down when it’s gray and wet, and no matter what is happening in my life I feel happy and full of energy when it’s a nice spring day outside.
And spring is coming, yay ๐Ÿ™‚ !

2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?
Not only did I not care about it, I was against it during my childhood and teenage years. Not fully against it, but “eh, why would I do it if it can’t be well-applied and with quality products”.

3. What was the first thing you drank today?
Water.

4. Kitten heels or wedges?
Wedges. Love them.

5. Do you like ball gowns?
Yes, they can be true works of art and craftsmanship.

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Ana, I feel exactly the same re the weather. We’ve had some sunny days here and that really boosted my mood. Now I can’t wait for spring to fully arrive. ๐Ÿ™‚

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PrettyKitty February 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

1.Does the weather affect your mood?
No, I alway’s make do of the weather.

2. Was there ever a period in your life when you got tired of or lost interested in makeup?

Never. Ive always’s liked it even when I was a tiny girl.

3. What was the first thing you drank today

Water.

4. Kitten heels or wedges?

Both r good.

5. Do you like ball gowns?

Luv ’em.

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beautifulwithbrains February 27, 2012 - 6:38 pm

PrettyKitty, I envy you for not having your mood influenced by the water. It’s no fun to be always down in winter because of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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PrettyKitty March 1, 2012 - 12:09 am

Lol yeaa

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Evangeline March 8, 2012 - 11:06 pm

I’m so flattered! Thank you for the compliment.

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beautifulwithbrains March 9, 2012 - 6:57 am

Evangeline, you are welcome. I love your blog, keep up the good work!

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