Monday, 29 November 2010

I got Cutter spray and a healthy sense of worth.

So some of you may (or may not) have noticed that I've been a bit AWOL. I don't know why I've become so poor at blogging ever since my hiatus in summer. Anyway, the absence is also partly because I've been lucky enough to go on my third trip this year and I spent a couple of weeks over in Hong Kong with a quick trip to Cambodia squeezed in. I wasn't that excited about visiting HK since I go there every few years, but I really enjoyed it. The shopping and the food was as wonderful as it's always been. And Cambodia... there's a lot of beauty there despite its recent sad history. Angkor Wat is a sight to behold!

The Bank of China, I think?
Out of focus sushi
Typical countryside Cambodian housing
Statues on a bridge leading to the Angkor Wat complex
Angelina Jolie ran through this door as Lara Croft
Statues at the Shiva temple
Two kids, everyone likes this photo
Reflection of Angkor Wat nearing sunset
Colourful grounds of the royal palace
Cutely packaged drinks in a vending machine
Simple bowl of noodles
Someone was getting married at a restaurant we ate in in Shen Zhen
Random Chinese art
Bibimbap, I enjoy taking pictures of food
The Hong Kong skyline at night

It's always sad going back to reality after a nice holiday. You never want to leave!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Boom even brighter than the moon.

Camisole - Gap
Skirt - H&M
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - Hush Puppies
Tiara - HK
Nail varnish - Rimmel
Facepaints and fake blood - Wilkinsons

I was invited to a friend's friend's Hallowe'en party and I didn't want to go as something scary, but the point of wearing a costume for Hallowe'en is to be creepy so I went for something in the middle and went as a zombie ballerina. It's a good balance between spooky and pretty. It was easy enough to do since I could pull the costume together using things I already own and just needed to buy some face paints.

Originally I was going to wear my pink tulle skirt, but I'd had a big meal that day and it didn't fit. Plus the black works better anyway. I had so much fun with the make up though! I gave myself black eyes and lips and drew stitches all over my body. Then I dribbled some fake blood out of my mouth. The only problem was the white face paint wasn't that white. And it was a cold night. Still, I kept warm whilst laughing with a wicked ringmaster, two black cats, a pumpkin swordsman, a paedo tiger, Bill Compton, a double headed vampire and various other ghoulies.

I had too much fun doing these ballerina poses.