Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.70

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. Around here, Sunday is the time for random ramblings, so let’s get started:

New headband

new headband
I’m really loving headbands at the moment. They’re stylish and keep your hair away from your face. I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. The cutout floral pattern is very pretty and romantic, isn’t it? I don’t remember the price, but I think it was about €6 or 7, which is quite reasonable imo. What about you? Do you like headbands?

What I’m Reading Now

marie antoinette hilaire belloc
Marie Antoinette by Hilaire Belloc. I usually devour everything written about Marie Antoinette, but boy, was this book hard to finish! The reason? Its archaic writing style (it was written in 1909). I’m used to this way of writing and even enjoy it at times, but Belloc’s prose is heavy and dull. In addition, the author sometimes refers to events that happened during his time, but are mostly forgotten today, which makes reading it even more difficult if you’re not familiar with them already. Despite these shortcomings, I really enjoyed the book. Rather than on her personal life and character, this biography focuses on all the events that, from her birth, conducted her on the scaffold. Belloc shows us how every event of her life, and the incredible circumstances she lived in, could but lead her to her tragic destiny. There was very little she could do to change it especially because, as Belloc points out, she never really understood the French people. Overall, it’s a fascinating but difficult read that I would recommend only to those very interested in Marie Antoinette.

The Links

The Derm Blog shares the best budget facial cleansers for different skin types.

Bois De Jasmin explains who a fragrance evaluator is.

Future Derm wonders if you really need a toner?

The Beauty Brains explains what makes one ingredient more comedogenic than another.

Lab Muffin explains how deodorants work.

Sunday Survey, Vol.149

1. Do you go to the gym?
Nope, I hate the gym! I prefer to go for long walks or do work out DVDs at home.

2. Who makes the best mascaras?
I really love Pupa mascaras. They make lashes very long and provide a decent amount of volume too. Lancome mascaras are very nice too, but so expensive!

3. What are you wearing now?
Pink, long-sleeved top and yoga pants.

4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize?
The Nobel Prize hands down! I’d like to know I did something good to help the world.

5. What do you think of tattoo tights?
I think they’re really cool. And it’s a great way to wear a tattoo without getting one for real. :)

It’s your turn now!
1. Do you go to the gym?
2. Who makes the best mascaras?
3. What are you wearing now?
4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize?
5. What do you think of tattoo tights?

16 Comment

  1. 1. Do you go to the gym?
    No – I used to, and used to love it, but I couldn’t now justify the membership costs for the amount of time that I would go. Now go swimming for exercise – that’s OK!
    2. Who makes the best mascaras?
    I don’t know – mascara not something that I really know much about! I tend to use whichever one I’ve got to hand – so often a sample is included with a beauty purchase. I do like Bobbi Brown ones though.
    3. What are you wearing now?
    Brown skirt with beige/different brown spots and an aqua t-shirt – not a great match, but eleven year old woke up with a severe nose bleed, so didn’t exactly choose clothing with care! Will change later, as have to go out to shops.
    4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize?
    The Nobel Prize for sure!
    5. What do you think of tattoo tights?
    Not really my type of thing!

    Viv in the UK x

  2. 1. No, I walk a lot and recently lost almost 20 pounds due to recent ordeal. Walking will enable me to maintain it.
    2. I’m loving Benefit atm but must look into Pupa. I used to love Lancôme & Dior in the past.
    3. Still in my night shirt, blue with penguins on it! :)
    4. Neither actually. Just aiming at being a good mom so my daughter won’t end up on a therapist’s couch later on. :)
    5. I had to look those up. Some are nice, those with only a few details but I wouldn’t go for the super colorful ones.

    Have a great Sunday Gio! xoxo :)
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    • Your night shirt sounds so cute. I love penguins. :)

      And do check out Pupa if you have the chance. It’s one of my favourite brands. :)

  3. 1. Do you go to the gym? Yup….I started going again (after a 3 years break) about 3 weeks ago. :)
    2. Who makes the best mascaras? For me it’s Lancome
    3. What are you wearing now? I just returned home and changed into a black t-shirt and gray hello kitty pants :)
    4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize? Oscar I guess :)
    5. What do you think of tattoo tights? Not my type
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  4. 1. Do you go to the gym?
    Nope, I workout at home. More convenient. :)

    2. Who makes the best mascaras?
    Maybelline, they have so many varieties and Lancome because I love Definicils lol.

    3. What are you wearing now?
    Shorts and a t-shirt, its really hot here in California at the moment, haha.

    4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize?
    Nobel Prize, but that’ll never happen ha!

    5. What do you think of tattoo tights?
    It’s different, but not for me.

    Hope you’re doing great dear!
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    • Dee, I agree, working out at home is more convenient indeed!

      I’m fine, thanks. Hope life’s been treating you well too.

  5. 1. Do you go to the gym?
    No, I detest the gym! I’d rather go for peaceful walks in the neighborhood in the evening.

    2. Who makes the best mascaras?
    I love Prestige My Biggest Lashes. I will definitely look into the Pupa mascaras once my current tube is done for!

    3. What are you wearing now?
    T-shirts and sweats… getting ready for bed haha

    4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize?
    Nobel Prize definitely, it feels more meaningful to me.

    5. What do you think of tattoo tights?
    I have some! love them, as long as the design is good (I prefer the b/w, illustration-y ones)

    Hope you had a good weekend, Gio!

  6. 1. Do you go to the gym? I workout on a regular basis, but it’s not always in the gym, it depends.
    2. Who makes the best mascaras? Lancome and Dior.
    3. What are you wearing now? black Topshop shirt and H&M jeans.
    4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize? Nobel Prize)
    5. What do you think of tattoo tights? I’d like to try them to see if they do look like a tattoo. I love/have tattoos.
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    • Marina, the important thing is to exercise, where is not that important, is it? Although for some people, going to the gym can help a lot.

  7. It’s your turn now!
    1. Do you go to the gym? No, I gave up gym membership years ago. I have a home gym, treadmill, and lots of yoga and DVDs to keep me in shape.

    2. Who makes the best mascaras? I don’t think any one brand makes the best mascara. I like different mascara’s from different brands.

    3. What are you wearing now? Some pretty boring work clothes ..lol

    4. Would you rather win an Oscar or win the Nobel Prize? Oh, Nobel Prize for sure!

    5. What do you think of tattoo tights? Cute! Probably not good for a pear shaped gal though ;-)

    Monica.
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    • Monica, that’s so cool you have your own gym! What a great way to keep fit, and without having to leave the house!

  8. You and I are on headband loves lately, hmm? I’ve been wearing lots of headbands these past few months. I have a metal flower one with some crystals on it and lots of beaded headbands with an elastic at the back (like the one in your picture). ;] What colors do you like best? I’ll have to send you one!

    Ha, if that book was hard for you to finish, I wouldn’t even dare open it. ;3

    1. No gym! I think they’re unsanitary and constricting. I don’t like being a room while exercising. I’d much rather run outdoors. Weights and some other equipment are fine for gym use but not treadmill running. Nope.
    2. Dior!
    3. I’m wearing a trapeze striped hoody that’s grey and white and pale yellow shorts. I’m lounging right now.
    4. Nobel Prize because I’ve contributed to the world and that would be one of the greatest honors ever! :D
    5. I like them! I love leggings and tights but I prefer leggings for myself to wear since I they’re opaque.

    • Janessa, I love headbands. They are a great and simple way to style your hair and keep it out of your face. Looks like you have a very pretty collection too. Usually I prefer brown/black/metal ones that I can wear with anything, but I’ll buy the occasional coloured one sometimes. :)

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