Ok, I’m just gonna lay it all out there …. I’m having a hard time adjusting to how the Shadowhunters characters are being cast. Or most of them. Choosing diversity over staying true to the books? That’s not ok with me. Am I the only one who feels this way? I am a stickler for tv shows/movies staying as close to a book’s details and storylines as possible. Particularly when it comes to the description of the main characters. I really admired Cassie when she wanted CoB’s movie characters to be like their book’s counterparts but felt disappointed when I found out, that for the tv show, she’d expressed that she wanted acting ability over character likeness. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for wanting the show to have great actors but you are not seriously telling me that the majority of the actors who walked through their casting door looking like the characters, didn’t measure up in acting ability? Really? I find that hard to believe. It just really makes me nervous for the future of the show and whether they will follow the book/s or go way off kilter like Trueblood and The Vampire Diaries have. That being said, I LOVE how TVD is turning out (the books just got ridiculous in the end) so I guess maybe there’s hope yet lol.
Sorry for the grumble, I’d just been mulling it over in my head and felt I had to vent. Being a long-time fan of the series, I feel really protective over it and want everything to be just-so, ya know?
Anyhoo, it’s gone 3am so I must try get back to sleep.
Ok, I had a makeup splurge! I had never tried YSL makeup before but had heard so many good things about the brand in general and I had been wanting the Touché Éclat for the longest time so I thought, “Eh! What the hell! Go for it!” So I took the plunge! I was initially going to buy the touché éclat from Boots’ online site but then thought I’d just go direct and I’m so glad I did! Why? Well I got freebies! And who doesn’t like freebies! I bought the Touché Éclat (in the shade 1.5 as I’m pale but not ghost-like plus I have yellow undertones) and the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in shade 35. When I got to the check-out I realised I’d qualified for some freebies! Woohoo! This consisted of:
2 x Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils samples
2 x Black Opium samples
1 x Forever Youth Liberator sample
1 x Dessin De Lèvres – lip liner in shade 6
1 x Top Secrets Eye Makeup Remover
I was so excited to see the YSL parcel waiting for me when I got back from my trip to London (more about my trip in a later post). It was like Christmas Day all over again with the freebies and all! Here are the goodies:
The first thing I thought when I saw the shade in person was, “Eek! It’s bright pink!” as I was expecting a more softer, natural pink.
Ok, so the inner of my arm is more pale than the actual shade but it worked quite well with my face’s skin tone. I think if I’d got the lighter shade, it would have washed me out.
And here are the freebies:
I gave one of the perfume samples to my mum as I knew she’d love it! Dad bought her a bottle of the original Opium around 30 years ago and she still has the bottle sat on her dresser to this day! The lip liner is more plum-y than bright pink like the lip stain but that’s ok with me, it tones down the colour a little.
Here’s me wearing the wearing my YSL gloss stain and touché éclat:
So what do you think? Have any of you guys tried YSL? Do you love it? Hate it? Comment below! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! I’m home for the next few weekends which sadly means I won’t be seeing my boyfriend but it does mean I can concentrate on my proofreading so yay!
This weekend, I’m back to resting and not wearing my artificial leg because it looks like the weather is still taking its toll on my stump, or it still hasn’t completely recovered from last time so my stump is sore and chapped again. 😦 Ugh! However, I still plan on being constructive. I’ve got a proofreading project to do for one author and a beta reading project to do for another – which I’m actually getting paid for! I was in a state of disbelief when he told me that lol. I also have some reading to do. I currently have three books on the go: The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and Dreamwalker by J D Oswald (kindly given to me by the lovely folk at Penguin). What possessed me to read three at once, I don’t know. On top of all that, I want to apply for some online courses (or maybe just the one, depending on the cost) this weekend, too, so hopefully I’ll get around to doing that.
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far!