Hey, been a minute! So: tunes.
It’s eleven o’clock at night. My sister went to sleep an hour ago, but she bursts out of her room and looks down. Then, befuddled, she looks into my room. Specifically, at my bed. Where the dog is.
“Huh,” she says, “so it wasn’t the dog.”
“Probably not,” I say. “What wasn’t?”
“There was something scratching at my door,” she tells me, dogward-bound. “I’m probably just going crazy.”
“Nah, it’s just the ghost.”
“Right.” By this point, she’s got her hands on the dog. “I’m just going to pat him to convince my brain he’s here. Not at the door.”
She does. I ask “so like, are you less or more confused now?”
“Yes,” she says with certainty. “I am more or less confused.”
Six months ago I’d never have believed I’d be able to write these words: I’m no longer sick, and I’m getting better.
I’m having One Of Those Days so I got around to smushing bits and pieces of some of my works in progress together. Read on if you want.
This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to write this post. Also, I’ve been hacking away at it for like, three months. Procrastination and ill-health are a hell of a team. Here’s the long and short of it: I’ve written up a long-winded One Hand Washes The Other review. It’s about perfume. Enjoy.
You ordered a Silk Naturals lipstick review? I got a Silk Naturals lipstick review. Let’s talk business.
The mailman brought me a lovely present to wake up to this week: my Silk Naturals order from a couple of weeks back. Silk Naturals are an indie cruelty-free cosmetics company with a million and one vegan options. After my mega destash that I aim to post about sooner or later I found myself bereft of regular old red lipsticks. Finding a vegan lipstick – or any red vegan cosmetic product – in stores here for a decent budget is difficult. I live a two-hour public transport trip from Melbourne, too, so trekking out to Sephora on the off-chance I’d actually like any of the few Kat Von D Studded Kiss sticks they had in stock I swatched this time wasn’t an appealing plan. And even if I could find acceptable quality vegan goodies near me, a drugstore lipstick can cost $15-20 AUD.
So off to the indie websites I trotted. I’d known about Silk Naturals for a while but in the past had mostly been interested in their eyeshadow kits. In the past I’d had my beady little eyes set on a Naked palette but of course, they’re not vegan. Lo and behold, the shining light of Silk Naturals showed up like ‘hey, kid, I heard you like dupes’, opening its trenchcoat to reveal piles and piles of loose eyeshadow jars tumbling out like grains of rice from the bag you just knocked over, you clumsy fool, you (me).
But past-me was so caught up in the pretty colours to slap on my eyes that I neglected the pretty colours to slap on other parts of me. I knew about Bam, the black lipstick, but I owned Weirdo by Jeffree Star and hadn’t used it much at that point in time (oh how little I knew) so I didn’t bother to look much further.
Anyway, once the destash and the Great Pretty Shortage of 2016 rolled around, I found a whole host of things outside of eyeshadows that interested me. Strangely enough, products other than rainbow sparklies for lids are actually relevant! Who knew??
I hauled all sorts of things, from eyeshadows to eyeliners to face products, but I’d like to talk about the lipsticks today. Buckle up, buddies, because here comes a Silk Naturals lipstick review.
Hey! It’s been a while since I was last able to write. Got some reviews on the burner and some other posts I never had the chance to finish, but for now I’m going to ramble about a nice indie vegan company if that’s okay! A lot of this was copied from a Facebook post of mine but I’ve cleaned it up, I swear.
Apologies if you’re only here for my music and news related to that. I’ve been wanting to do posts like this since forever. I understand if this is totally irrelevant haha.
My Life’s Entropy (and Dollskill but shh we’re talking about LE) order arrived yesterday! Shipping took a long time but that’s on USPS and AusPost, not LE. I ordered five Life’s Entropy Lip Theory liquid lipsticks in the shades Catalyst, Valence, Equilibrium, Antibond and Dipole and from what I’ve seen so far they’re wonderful.
Hi! Been a while, right? How’ve you been? I’ve been… extant. That’s a short way of putting it. After spending last night un-fricking this blog, I realised I’d said not a word about my new album here. Zip, zilch, nada. I threw up a quick entry for it in the discography but I figured I should actually say something/anything about it. And about me, since that’s what a blog is for. Read on for a pile of words.
Last night, we had a packet of firm tofu sitting in the fridge that had to be used. I’d never cooked tofu myself before, though I’d had the pre-marinated stuff quite a few times. Though I looked through a bunch of tofu recipes on the internet, none of them really appealled to me and quite a few were chock-full of sugar, which isn’t the best when one is trying to be healthy! So I improvised something simple and yummy myself.
As many of you know, I was born Rachel Mitchell Macwhirter. I’m one sentence into this post and I’m already interrupting myself to point out that ‘Macwhirter’ has a red line on it to indicate it’s not the right word and that feels so fitting. Though I’ve been going by Rachel Mitchell for well over a year, I only got the chance to get down to the department of Births, Deaths and Marriages to submit my application for a name change in August.
“August?” You say. “That’s good, it should be well on its way to being processed by now.”
I mean, it should. It would be had I actually been able to submit it in August.