Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.20

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and happy Sunday! Ready for some random ramblings? Let’s get started then:

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What I’m Reading Now

The Pastor’s Wife by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Written in the early years of the 20th century, the book is based on the experiences and marriage of the author. Ingeborn, the daughter of an English bishop, decides to go to Lucerne, where she finds herself engaged against her will to a German pastor. The two get married and Ingeborn will give birth to a child every year, but most of her children would die in early childhood or be born dead. She also feels alone and unwanted in her new country as everyone considers her a foreigner and so they don’t feel the need to include her in her life. Then, one day, the famous painter Ingram falls for her and tempts her to join him in Italy… what will she do? The book reminded me of Emma Bovary and her tragic story, although this one ends differently.. But even though I really liked the story, and it made me chuckle at times, I didn’t enjoy the book too much simply because it is unnecessarily long and I felt quite a lot of passages could easily have been taken out. As it is, all those details and particulars make the book too long and boring at times. If you’re interested to read it, it is available for free at Gutenberg.org

The Links

The Beauty Brains wonders if spray-on sunscreens work as well as lotions?

Derm TV sets the record straight on some allegedly dangerous skincare ingredients.

Phyrra shares some useful tips for new beauty bloggers.

Independent Fashion Bloggers explains what your blogging rights are and how you can protect your content.

Fables in Fashion explains how to make your own lip palette.

Sunday Survey, Vol.100

1. What’s your favourite thing about May?
The warm and sunny weather.

2. Where do you store your makeup?
In a chest drawer in my bedroom.

3. What are you wearing at the moment?
A long-sleeved, pink top and blue jeans.

4. Chess or draughts?
I prefer chess but I’m better at draughts lol.

5. What do you think of ombre hair?
It can look really beautiful if done right.

It’s your turn now!
1. What’s your favourite thing about May?
2. Where do you store your makeup?
3. What are you wearing at the moment?
4. Chess or draughts?
5. What do you think of ombre hair?

18 Comment

  1. 1. What’s your favourite thing about May?
    Warmer weather, which means more fruits and veggies available at the supermarket! It got hot really quickly though – it is now over 30 deg C. 2 weeks ago, it was 18.

    2. Where do you store your makeup?
    Everything that I’m using regularly is on top of my dresser. Anything that I’m not using is in a box in another room. I forget about stuff that I can’t see.

    3. What are you wearing at the moment?
    A t-shirt and shorts, I’m about to head to bed!

    4. Chess or draughts?
    What is draughts?

    5. What do you think of ombre hair?
    I agree – it looks great if done right! I like gradual ombre, not the dipped and dyed type.

  2. 1. What’s your favourite thing about May? It’s not that hot yet!
    2. Where do you store your makeup? I have got a regular storage from the mall.
    3. What are you wearing at the moment? Black shorts and a t-shirt with skulls :D
    4. Chess or draughts? Probably chess
    5. What do you think of ombre hair? I am tired of it already.
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    • Marina, that’s why I love May weather too. It’s hot, but not so hot that you can’t stand it. :)

  3. 1. What’s your favourite thing about May?
    Things turning green and new flowers.

    2. Where do you store your makeup?
    Most of it’s in my train case, but a shelf in the bathroom closet is full, too.

    3. What are you wearing at the moment?
    A t-shirt and violet Almost Famous skinny jeans. :p

    4. Chess or draughts?
    Draught beer?

    5. What do you think of ombre hair?
    It depends on the girl and how it’s done.

    • AshleyLee, I love seeing the trees and flowers blooming and just nature coming to life too. :)

      • I’ve always wanted to learn to play bridge but for some reason I haven’t got round to it yet. I’ve heard it’s quite complicated.

  4. 1. What’s your favourite thing about May?
    – the fact that i braved up and made an important decision!

    2. Where do you store your makeup?
    – cabinet

    3. What are you wearing at the moment?
    – office wear

    4. Chess or draughts?
    – is it beer?

    5. What do you think of ombre hair?
    – it only looks gorgeous when it is well done, i have seen some really ugly ones
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  5. 1. What’s your favourite thing about May? Summer is yet to come ;)
    2. Where do you store your makeup? Ouff, at the floor right now, but searching after the perfect solution, hope it’ll be here asap!
    3. What are you wearing at the moment? A purple sweater with black tights, I’m off work today ;)
    4. Chess or draughts? Draughts, although I suck at both lol
    5. What do you think of ombre hair? I love it, feels like a lot of people just have done such cool combinations!

    Phlox
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    • Phlox, have you tried Ikea? They have some great storage solutions.

      And enjoy your day off! :)

  6. 1. What’s your favourite thing about May?
    I like warmer weather, but don’t like it too hot (which it is today – 26)
    2. Where do you store your makeup?
    Some in my bedroom, the things that are everyday in the bathroom cabinet and in a basket in the hall
    3. What are you wearing at the moment?
    Aqua t-shirt and navy/white longish skirt
    4. Chess or draughts?
    Neither really, though getting into chess, as my two youngest children are really ‘into’ chess, and have actually got into the county (Surrey) teams
    5. What do you think of ombre hair?
    OK

    • Viv, congrats to your kids for getting into the team!

      And please send some warm weather this way, it’s been so cold lately here! Although I agree that’s it’s not nice when it’s too hot!

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