Cool Cafe in Adelaide | New Stuff | My Face

Bed Face Face Bed

Hey everyone welcome to my blog and my face, my face in my bed…my bed face if you will. Yes this is how I’m starting this post – get over it.

I decided to get my mauve on today and dolled up for coffee with a friend at Adelaide’s very own Howling Owl Gin Den. I have been going there for about a year now (don’t quote me on that I’m not even sure what years are sometimes) and I absolutely love it! Last time I checked it had over 40 different types of gin (Sip Smith being my favourite). If you don’t feel like sipping on a delectable range of alcoholic beverages you can stick to the good ol’ coffee, juices and other less mind buzzing refreshments. They have vegan friendly and non vegan food, I recommend the vegan brownie – it’s the best brownie I have ever tried.

Sadly I will not be going there again for a while because (not so sadly) I will be going home for a holiday! You know what that means? Yes, travel blogs! Yes oh yes bring on the countless photos and fun facts about New Zealand’s best sites…or…photos of my grandma…

On to my face which is featured in today’s post…I will be doing a video about it and speaking of videos I will be starting an exciting new project which involves blogging and doing more tutes! YAY

I hope you liked that lil update.

Question of the day: what is the longest amount of travel you have ever had to do? Comment here or on Facebook :)

Adiós amigos,

Sama x

Confusion | OOTD | My superhero knee

wolvernkneee

Confused? You should be. That was the theme of today’s outfit, not intentionally of course. I just woke up at 7am and had to wear something, anything, because going nude is apparently frowned upon. Or illegal. Whatever.

Today it was supposed to be cold and it was…until that friggin’ Australian sun came out. Don’t get me wrong I love sunny days, but my brain can’t work that early in the morning.

So I threw on a sweater and a blazer:

smiles

Which I think makes me look like I could be working in an office instead of doing a media degree.

So right now I’m ready for the cold but it’d be over kill if I wore jeans so I put these on….

legs

Uh huh. Classy right? I swear on my cat’s life that the holes, whilst they look as wide as Julia Roberts’ smile, they were minuscule this morning. So keep that in mind kids…don’t ever move…ever.

Separately I have a formal top and a ‘ready to go to the Lamb of God concert’ (how metal tho) bottom. Together it might look a bit awkward….

Fancy

But I think they work in a ‘I could do your taxes while beating the crap out of some punks’ kind of way. Plus my knee looks like wolverine and if that isn’t an awesome appendage…I don’t know what is.

So now that I’ve procrastinated most of my day away I’m going to go write some essays. Just remember: do what you love but don’t let your ‘need to do list’ get too lengthy otherwise you’ll be stressed as fuck. Like me. YAY.

Til next time,

Sama x

OOTD | Inspired by Nature | I’m a goof-ball

daisy

Today I tried and failed to make a daisy crown. Yes, I failed at doing something all girls have been doing for generations.

The daisies pictured in the feature photo made me feel calm and like getting pretty. They also reminded me of a conversation I had with a dear friend yesterday about earthing, meditation and spirituality. All things I want to invest more time into.

So I put on my tartan skirt with a super sexy slit, my black crop top and a whole bunch of silver jewellery (no earrings though…my ears hate everything).

I attempted to take the photos seriously, but after posing just once I proceeded to act like a total goof-ball. I may be a person of substance, but I am not a serious person, I like to laugh at myself and well these photos are the results:

If Angelina Jolie and a Praying Mantis had a baby, that'd be me.

If Angelina Jolie and a Praying Mantis had a baby, that’d be me.

Yes I am a basket case.

Yes I am a basket case.

No words.

No words.

This is a pretty good shot.

This is a pretty good shot.

Not so good shot.

Not so good shot.

The jewellery

The jewellery

Outfit details:

Black crop top: Supre

Tartan skirt: uhmm…dunno. It was on sale in some surf shop.

Shoes: Passed down from my mother, who bought them in Malaysia 7ish years ago.

Necklace: Got given as a gift

Ring: Another gift from a small shop in Te Awamutu

Midi rings: Top Shop

Makeup Details:

Fountation: Maybelline Better Skin in Ivory

Finishing powder: Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover in Light

Eyes: Makeup Geek in Peach Smoothie

Highlight: Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shima Shima

Blush: Makeup Geek Shadow in Cupcake

Bronzing + Contouring powder: a eye brow kit with brown powders (I forgot the name sorry!)

Mascara: Benefit They’re Real

Eyeliner: Master Precise Liner in Blackest Black

Lips: Australis Velourlips Matte Cream in HON-O-LOO-LOO

So that’s my not so serious OOTD. I hope you enjoyed and maybe I’ll do another tomorrow, who knows?

I don’t.

Til next time,

Sama x

Go see The Judge.

Just do it.

Because I said so.

Ignore all the bad reviews, if it’s too “yelly” for them then they obviously haven’t had a passionate upbringing. This movie covers all sorts of relationships, mainly estranged, and proves how life can be difficult and terrible but if you try you can find the good in anything.

The best part about this movie is that you think you know…but you don’t….yep that’s cryptic but just see it and you’ll know what I mean.

Til next time,

Sama x

What’s Going On Wednesday? ISIS Beheads Another Innocent

ISIS has released a video of killing another journalist.

The terrorist group savagely beheaded 31 year old Steven Sotloff, an Israeli-American journalist who’s selfless work brought him to war zones like in Syria which was where he was kidnapped by ISIS in August of 2013. 

Sotloff was held captive for over a year until he wad beheaded on the second of September. 

Isis claims they beheaded Foley (the first American Journalist to be beheaded) and then Sotloff  due to air strikes coming from the United States of America. In the video ISIS filmed of Sotloff’s death they go on to say another journalist will be killed if Obama doesn’t stop his air strikes. This journalist is a British man called David Cawthorne Haines. 

In a desperate attempt to stop ISIS from beheading her son, Shirley Sotloff pleaded in a video to the head of ISIS to spare her son’s life. 

ISIS never stops to shock with me with their irrational and barbaric ways. Even more confusing and off putting about the group is that they came out with an apology saying the video was released early. 

This has lead to some speculation on when Sotloff was actually killed, some even doubt it is a real video. 

It is a tough situation because while the USA and England refrain from negotiating with the group, others do not. If ISIS keeps getting more money and weapons then who knows what will happen. 

People are divided on what to do; bomb them or not? 

However some people have taken matters into their own hands by poking fun at the terrorist group. Many people are using hashtags like “AskIslamicState” and “ISISMovies”. I think it’s certainly and inventive way to try break the spirit of a terrorist group, whether or not it is working, I don’t know.

These people are quite literally laughing in the face of danger.

Til next time,

Sama 

 

Conspiracy Theory Thursday: Obama and Mind Control

Once upon a time I was an administrative assistant. I had a lovely but albeit strange boss. I won’t say his name of course to protect him but I will say what he told me once…

“Obama takes mind control pills…it’s like a candy”. 

I was of course dumbfounded by this statement but I wanted to know more and when I asked for more of the juicy details I was told to “Google it”. 

But of course when I Googled “it” there was no information about this mind control candy. Part of me was relieved and part of me was dissappointed that there was no information because I find these kind conspiracy theories just so brilliantly funny. 

Instead of finding information about Obama being mind controlled, I found more about some rather creepy programs. 

A project called MKULTRA, a CIA mind control program, started in the 1950s and, as you can imagine, the experiments conducted were a little – well totally illegal. Many forms of abuse including drugs, sexual and even tortue were used in attempts to control people’s minds. 

Oh and don’t worry – this was supposedly stopped in the 70s. Coincidence that the hippie movement came about during this program? Hmm…I feel another conspiracy theory coming on. 

Surprisingly people actually volunteered as test subjects for MKULTRA’s LSD, hypnosis and electrolysis experiments. Most surprising of all is that famous people put their hands up to well technically have no control over their hands…

Kenneth Elton Kesey, author of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was one of the many famous volunteers of MKULTRA. Casey volunteered to take part in the psychedelic drugs (LSD and others) part of the program which supposedly lead to him advocating drugs outside of the program. 

So what does this all have to do with Obama? Well he basically has come out with a new project, that depending on your political view, can be viewed as a way of researching mind control. ‘BRAIN Initiative’ is being partly run by DARPA and focusses on unlocking how the brain remembers, thinks and learns. Apparently the program is being developed to learn more about autism, epilepsy and more neuron related things. 

Of course some people may view this as a way for Obama to literally change your views and political stance. 

My verdict on this conspiracy? Uh well it’s kind of believable and creepy but let’s hope it’s for all the right reasons and not for well…mind control. 

Til next time, 

Sama x

P.S tin foil hats are effective and cheap. 

What’s Going On Wednesday?: Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams first came onto our television screens in the late 70’s show Mork and Mindy and we all fell in love with the quirky character and with Williams himself. 

Since then Williams played varying roles in comedies and more serious films. His most well known movies are: Aladdin, Night at the museum, Patch Adams, Good Will Hunting, Flubber and Mrs Doubtfire. 

Some of my personal faves are: Death to Smoochy, The Birdcage, Being Human and of course Hook (best Peter Pan ever). 

Along with Williams’ legendary roles he had a legendary way of connecting with people. He was known to talk to all the cast and crew whenever he went to an interview and he wanted to know about them. 

He was obviously a caring man as he was also known for his many charitable contributions like fund raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He often appeared in commercials for the hospital and did public service announcements. He proved his genuine compassion for the children at the hospital when he started meeting them and spent quality time with them. 

Williams was often described as full of energy but had the ability to switch it off when he needed to be more serious. Which showed that he had a great sense of others and such great interpersonal skills. 

This could be why it’s so hard to fathom the amount of pain he must have gone through during his depression. Along with his depression he had to battle addiction; a man so troubled yet so able to make others happy showed how truly selfless he was. 

I only hope that he will continue to be celebrated for many years to come and he remains an inspiration to generations growing up. He will always be my role model and inspiration and I only hope to make others feel a fraction of how he made me feel. 

With that I leave one of William’s quotes; “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.” – that pretty much just sums him up. 

And remember: depression or any other mental illness doesn’t just go away, you should find ways of monitoring and treating your illness much like a sprain or burn. Always ask for help when you need it, having a mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. However I know that in some situations you cannot even begin to get the strength to ask for help so make sure someone knows about it and if you are someone who knows another person with a mental illness I urge you to keep an eye out and just help them along. 

Rest In Peace Robin I only hope that wherever you are you can continue to laugh and make others laugh. 

 

Sama x

 

New Regular Posts

Hey everyone,

Long time no read. I know. Sorry. No reason for being so slack – just sorry. 

I’ve had time to think about what I need to do and I’ve decided on posting 3 days a week. 

My posts are gonna follow themes and always be the same days; What’s Going On Wednesday, Conspiracy Theory Thursday and Fun Friday. 

There you have it. My first post will be tonight, so see you then. 

 

Sama x 

Winter | Look Book | ’14

Hello my lovely readers.

Great to see you here again. I know my posts have been few and far between. Only excuse is I was off house sitting and gained 4 kg – whoops. I’ll be getting back to my work out journals ASAP.

I have something a little more exciting today; a look book. Okay. Okay. It’s really just exciting for me because I got to play dress up.

This time we have a little twist; I’m going to review the clothes.

Go to this video to find out more about the outfits and where I got them:

Review

My favourite outer wear.

The diva pink coat and the grey fluffy jumper

The pink coat is as luxurious as it looks. I wore this out in the rain whilst grabbing a hamburger from the chicken shop and my back was drenched but I felt nothing. It looks best styled with grungier materials like leather (faux) and anything black. The same goes with the grey jumper from target however it goes great with anything girly too.

Favourite splurge

Guess dress and thrifted boots

The super sexy black dress from Guess. It was on sale, so I’m sad to say I doubt there will be any others left. However this style is the perfect mix of edgy and classy. I always feel a million bucks in this dress especially paired with those shoes.

The boots are basically my essential shoes. I wear them almost every day and everywhere – which is really awkward when my chains clunk around in the uni library (sorry!). Even though they were thrifted I did spend about $70 or so on them, so not a bargain – but I know they are worth every cent!

Disappointed Toes

The other pairs of shoes I’m wearing are so pretty! I fell in love when I got them but – okay let’s start with the pair from Betts. They are killer shoes – both in looks and comfort. However, I physically cannot walk in them but it’s all right because I only wear them where there is minimal walking and standing. And the pair from lipstick shoes – they are really cool, but for $50 I’m a little disappointed in the quality. I got them on my Melbourne trip a few months ago and they are already starting to wear down. Oh well at least they look nice?

Favourite pair

Mixing my tartan bralet with the almost see through strappy cami from cotton on is one of my favourite ways to wear them. I find that it is a perfect way to make two pretty revealing pieces to come together and create something so beautiful and casual.

And the rest.

The cardigan from JayJays has been through hell and back – I’ve had it so long, worn it everywhere and it has still held up. Therefore well worth however much it was. The shorts from danger field were around $40, so an absolute bargain in my eyes for that shop. And they fitted great in the beginning but now I get a little too much of a rise in the front – trying not to be crude – so even though they are high waisted with a killer belt detail, I’m not comfortable wearing them the way they should be worn.

My favourite outfit overall.

Rocker Chic. 100 %. I tend to wear this outfit a lot. Like too much. But I can’t help it, it’s so comfortable and beautiful. Well worth the money.

What was your favourite?

Sama x