Non capisco come fanno certi ad odiare l’inglese, secondo me è una delle lingue più belle del mondo, in inglese la parola “lucciole” si traduce con “fireflies” letteralmente fuoco che vola, personalmente mi lascia in mente un’immagine stupenda, per non parlare dell’attenzione che mettono gli inglesi nel descrivere un oggetto o una persona, infatti loro mettono prima l’aggettivo e poi il nome, ponendo l’attenzione a un particolare, facendolo diventare importante, per non parlare delle pluri-citate frasi come “I’m in love with you” dove si da per scontato che l’altro ricambi, perché dicono “con te” e non “di te”, è bello anche il fatto di avere un unico modo per esprimere amore, senza quei “ti voglio bene” “ti amo” ma solo “I love you”, dai, quant’è bella la parola “bed”, se ci fai attenzione, questa parola forma un letto, la parola “crush” “cotta” che ti fa venire in mente il rumore di uno schianto, forse perché durante una cotta devi sbattere la testa un po’ dappertutto, la stessa parola “imperfect” contiene la parola “I’m perfect” così come “impossible” forse per farci capire che nulla è imperfetto o impossibile, e alla fine, ma non meno importante “stressed” che letto al contrario viene “desserts. ‘Sti inglesi ci sanno proprio fare, non c’è dubbio.’
abnormalize
  • abnormalize
  • 凛として時雨
  • i’mperfect
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凛として時雨 (Ling Tosite Sigure, aka Rin Toshite Shigure) is a Japanese rock band from Saitama, formed in 2002. They have maintained the same lineup since formation consisting of guitarist/vocalist Toru “TK” Kitajima (北嶋徹), bassist/vocalist Miyoko “345” Nakamura (中村美代子), and drummer Masatoshi “Pierre” Nakano (ピエール中野)


Their music style is aggressive, fast-paced rock with rapid changes of tempo and mood reminiscent of styles as diverse as progressive rock, post-hardcore, post-rock, and funk. They use both male and female vocals ranging from soft clean singing to loud abrasive wails and screams. As of 2013, they’ve released five full-length albums, an EP, and three singles, as well as various demos. 


Their latest album, i’mperfect, was released April 10, 2013. This is the lead single “abnormalize” which was also used as the opening theme for the 2012-2013 anime Psycho-Pass. 

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I’mPerfection: Behind The Scenes

 

Go behind the scenes of our latest collection, I’mPerfection, and hear the story behind the make-up.
www.illamasqua.com/imperfection #ImPerfection

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I’mPerfection: Behind The Scenes
Illamasqua Haul-Untold, Scarce and Mottle-Swatches and Review Part I(*Picture Heavy Post)

I finally met up with Sheen Yih who was back from the UK and collected my Illamasqua polishes. (: Today I’ll be reviewing both Scarce and Mottle, from Illamasqua’s I’MPERFECTION/IMPERFECTION Collection. Here’s a look into the inspiration behind this collection.

(From Illamasqua’s website)

The world isn’t perfect. But who wants to be perfect anyway? 

I’mperfection is an open invitation to stand up and show the world
what makes you perfectly, imperfect. We want you to highlight the
features other brands encourage you to cover up and
celebrate your imperfections like badges of honour.

So show off your freckles. Make beauty spots more beautiful.
Shine a light on your birthmarks. And be proud of your scars.
Because life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about
celebrating who you really are.

 

Some photos of the packaging

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(L-R: Scarce, Untold, Mottle)

And a look at what makes up their polishes for those interested.

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Actually today I’ll be just providing my honest opinion on the speckled nail polishes..Untold shall be in another post sometime soon ^^

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Scarce is described as a speckled pink finish while Mottle is a speckled green finish. They do remind me of ice cream, especially Mottle, which is reminiscent of mint chocolate chip. Drying time was SUPER FAST. I was astounded as I usually have to wait for awhile(15-20min?) before I dare to apply a second layer- also cause I want to play it safe and not mess up my nails..- but this, this was freaking awesome. Less than 5 min and it was dry. :O The Illamasqua fairies have this nailed down well! 

Formula was good, the second coat applied evens it out nicely, and NO FISHING for speckles. Everything came out nicely, appearing in a rather random order which I like. A slight difference on every nail (:

The only gripe I have is about the brush, cause the bottle cap is shaped as a square so grip was so-so but still passable. Also, when applied it was kinda bumpy, but I guess it could be due to my application skills too! I left it without a top coat at first,

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there’s still a shine apparent but I decided to apply top coat as I was rather unused to the texture.

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[Also, sorry about the quality, everything I take is with my iPhone and today was another rainy day in Singapore.]

Colours represented are quite close to how it appears in real life, and I have to say, how the colour appears definitely depends on your skin tone. Scarce was a darker pink, less nude shade on my skin compared to the various photos seen online, while Mottle stood out greatly, a mint as mentioned earlier. Overall, I am happy with my Illamasqua polishes (: It is on the pricey side though, but I paid $66.30 for these 3 polishes, with Untold purchased from ebay if I recall correctly.

These ice cream-like polishes shall be my easter nails too, as they’re apparently like robin’s eggs ^^

Also, if you guys are looking for dupes, I’ve heard that Deborah Lippmann’s Spring 2013 Staccato Collection is similar to Illamasqua, and cheaper(?) I’m not sure about the price difference cause Deborah Lippmann is rare in Sg too. However, they aren’t exact dupes, as Illamasqua has both tiny speckles with black hex glitter. Also, I’m Not Edible from DL is a brighter pink than Scarce. 

So that’s about it (: Which would you settle for, Illamasqua, Deborah Lippmann, or both? Also, which is your favourite nail polish brand? (:

Look out for Untold’s review and swatch soon! ~♥
*All products purchased by me and review is my honest opinion. 

Beautiful Circus
  • Beautiful Circus
  • i'mperfect
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Japanese:

凛としてる夕景がこぼれるこの街に
サーカスを放り込んで僕を見せつけるの
透明の灰色グラスで僕の罠に入って
空白の連鎖めいた意識に触れればいい

Flash back you
みんな Telecastic or Plastic?
Tornado を Flash backさせて
空白が連鎖する The 連鎖 show
分かるだろう?

美しくなんてないのに君を狂わせちゃうなら
美しくなんてないのに光がもし見えるなら
錯覚のサーカス
このままでも良い? その気にさせて
君を狂わす 錯覚のサーカス

目を閉じたら夕景がこぼれてしまいそうな
空白の連鎖めいた意識に触れればいい

追いかけたものがいつの間にいなくなって
空っぽになったから 僕に入り込んで
Sadistic after me

心を許してしまうのは無くした幻だけ
Flash backさえ錯覚の中 The 密かなるサーカス

今すぐ殺せないのは君たちが欲しがるから
美しくなんてないのに光がもし見えるなら
シャッターを切って 僕はどう見える? 秘密にするから
君は今でも錯覚の中 その気にさせる言葉の中で
僕を見せたら錯覚のサーカス

English:

In this city sunset that lint spill 
You show off me and instead aimed for the area just in circus 
After entering into a trap of my gray glass of transparent 
And should I touches to consciousness and enigmatic chain blank 

Flash back you 
Telecastic or Plastic everyone? 
It is allowed to Flash back the Tornado 
The chain show a space to chain 
Will be seen? 

If you become mad you and to cry is! Beautifully 
If you look if the light though I do not have beautiful 
Circus of illusion 
Good even in this state? Can not let the mood 
Circus of illusion that Kuruwasu Kimi 

Sunset is it likely to spill if you close your eyes 
And should I touches to consciousness and enigmatic chain blank 

Gone when did things that chased 
It enters at me because I became empty 
Sadistic after me 

Only vision You could allow the mind was without 
Circus in a secretly The illusion of even Flash back 

It’s not kill it now because you guys covet 
If you look if the light though I do not have beautiful 
What I because the secret? Appears to turn off the shutter 
You are in the words to be concerned about that in the illusion still 
Circus of illusion I showed me

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