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Walking in at midnight to join a rather small amount of people, My first impression of Eden was....could be boring. The Place is set out with a couple of dance floors surrounded by podiums (yes i did try...and get chucked off!) and a couple of bars situated conviently near the dance floor. Bar prices in comparison to some other clubs (Space - 8 pounds for a bottle of water)in Ibiza were ok. 800pts (about 3 pounds) for water. 1300pts (about 5) for a smirnoff ice. A friend of mine had his debit card nicked by one of the barmaids, So watch out there. The music was umemorable, but it had a beat and due to none of the music in Ibiza being my type of thing I lived with it! It soon got very crowded and about 6 O clock they had a foam party. It wasn't the best club I've been too but I give it an average rating. Probably worth investing your money in a better club and missing this one out.
I was first told about Bloom by an Australian friend who swore by thier lipglazes. The lipglazes come in range of 6 colours, ranging from a light pearly sheen (Glow) to a bolder berry colour (Glam). The glazes are packaged in a small squeezable tube which makes the glaze easy to apply straight from the tube or with your fingers. The glazes themselves are a good consistancy, giving an even colour and the formula seems moisturising so it doesn't feel like I need to wear a lip balm underneath it. The glaze doesn't have an awful taste like some glazes have but isn't flavoured. The glazes are scented with mandarin and vanilla essential oils which make a nice but wearable scent. I now own two of the glazes and although have got a major collection of lipglosses (make-up junkie) would not be completely suprised if I ended up with the whole range. The glazes are priced at about £6.50 and are available at some of the larger drugstores. Although £6.50 some people may think is a expensive price for a lipgloss, these are a handy carry-everywhere size and most of the brands I buy charge a lot more.
Lemon-Aid by Benefit claims to correct discolorations in the eye area or as an eyeshadow base. Im one of these people that suffers from quite harsh shadows round thier eyes and this worked a treat. The product is a yellow waxy substance in a small compact. It comes with a sponge-tip which tends too pull on the skin round your eyes and due to not trusting anything harsh on my direct eye area I use my finger to apply which i feel makes it easier to blend with my foundation and makes general application easier. As a base the product doesn't seem to be that sucessful on me. My eyeshadows still crease and my eyeliner stays for its usual time of about two hours (grrr) I would suggest this product but beg that no one expects miracles, I feel it was hyped up a bit to me before I bought it so I was slightly disapointed. The price is a disadvantage in around 15 pounds which is a lot of money for something that doesn't seem to do a lot. Although the product will last for ages and if you have a problem with harsh shadows like me it is a good investment.
Its a hard job to find a women in society in this day that wouldn't improve themselves in one way or another. To some of use this doesn't come easy. Shelves stacked with used once miracle creams, impulse buys and latest trends in cosmetics that do not suit can wear you down and your purse feels like it never gets any money in it for more than 10 minutes. So what do you do? Chuck it away, Products like these can cost a lot of money and a much better way to get rid of these is to swap. SWAP?? I can imagine the dismay of some of the women reading this. Makeupalley.com deals in the swapping of gently used or new make-up. Perfect for you impulsive buyers. The basic idea is women from all sides of the globe enter details of what they have to swap - a swaplist and what they want - a wishlist. You can search through these to find products you are interested in. You send them a swap request and talk about postal arrangements. The whole idea is very simple but very effective. Through swapping I have met lots of women who I share interests with, and it is a chance to meet new friends. This is a slight addiction however, (from a former dooyoo and newsgroup addict) and you could find yourself swapping for products you don't need or want. Obviously disadvantages there are lots of people that for some reason adore to steal your used cosmetics (swaplifters) and makeupalley's way of combatting this is by issuing a token scheme. When completing a swap you issue the person you swap with a token, either positive or negative and when you are issued a certain amount of negative tokens you are dismissed from the community. Overall I have had good experiences and bad experiences but I really enjoy makeupalley.
Music. A form of entertainment, sharing views, an insight into the most complicated of minds. Capable of bringing people together and also in this way splitting communities apart. Should music have a price? I know this may sound a little daft but can you put a price on something not physical that we can only hear. If you decide to share it in the first place it seems unfair to attempt to take it back. Attempt to SELL it. Bands, groups, Artists write songs...get them produced play them on the radio. Should everyone who listens to the radio be charged? Music was made to be shared. Any fool that makes music must be willing to share it. Napster allowed people to share and access Mp3 files. Napster were taken to court. Is this an abuse of copyright to share music or is it a way of sharing something that entertains us, gives us that 'feel-good' feeling or shares our deepest emotions. Maybe I am being too strong about this but there are not many thing things left in this world which people share, Music is a very big part of my life and when im older I want it to be a big part of my childrens life too.
Discovering the identity of a serial killer is a combination of research, relations and a lot of physical action. This book tells the tale of the FBI's investigation into the serial killer 'Buffalo Bill'. Clarice Starling is a young women studying to become a member of the FBI, she gets drawn into the case by asking to do a psycological analasist of Hannibal Lecter, (introduced in 'Red Dragon' also by Thomas Harris) An imprisioned serial killer but also a man of extreme intelligence. This helps spin the tale of a very complex, detailed and most interesting story that gripped me from the moment I picked up the book. Harris writes with a definite style, detailed yet appealing to every audience. Harris writes with intelligence and the story goes into details of theorys and discoveries by the characters that make you wonder how on earth he thought of them. The book is cleverly structured throwing the reader one way and then another, not letting them have time to lose interest before capturing them again in another action. It is impossible to put this book down. I was first drawn to this book due to the hype surrounding the film 'Hannibal', before this (you may call me uncultured) I had never even come across this book, but my love of all things dark and interest in what happened before the film made me buy it. Although this book is darkly interesting it may appear sickening or 'gross' to more screamish readers. In order not to give away the entirity of the plot I am not going to tell you the details of what happens at the end of the book, hoping that your curiousity may make you go out and read this book yourself as I think anyone would enjoy it.
I bought Urban Decay's liquid eyeliner/eyeshadow in 'gash'(a metalic blood red) and immediatly regretted it. How can I make good use out of a red eyeshadow? But the colour is amazing I didn't think i'd like it so much. The liners packaging is small and thin with very nice silver 'graffiti style' writing saying Urban Decay. It lines really well (im not very good with liquid eyeliner but this is the best I've tried) The brush is probably not as thin as some of the other liners I've looked at though. You can also use this as a liquid eyeshadow, smudge it on for a more subtle colour or use the brush to paint it on for a 'full on' effect. This does seem to be a very orangy red when it fades but it lasts the majority of the day and i will buy another. The colours in the UD range is what tempts me more than anything although the prices are high so that is a bit of a put off. Im not claiming these to be brilliant but if you can find one in a colour you like its definitly worth a look. Ci
As a make-up brand I've been eyeing up Benefit for a long time. Its the type of high end brand I can just long for and not afford. Anyway I finally decided to splurge last weekend. "Lip Plump" is a lipstick base that is meant to visibly plump up your pout. Although this didn't exactly plump up my purse with a price tag of thirteen pounds fifty pence!! This pale liquid (reminds me of concealer) is to be swiped on with the wand provided and patted down and left for two minutes to do its magic. I was impressed my lips were fuller and felt lovely and when I applied lipstick, the lip plump stuck to it and helped it stay all day and gave it an even finish. Although this is expensive and not essential I would definitly reccomend this for a treat and I will be trying out other products to the range as soon as I can afford it. Too addictive is this range for someone on a budget. Ci
Halloween H20 is the film 20 years on from the original. Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) as she was then has faked her own death, changed her name (to Kerri Tate), face and life in desperation to go into hinding from Michael Myers (her serial killing brother). New characters are John, her 17 year old son (played by Josh Harnett)and her lover/counseller Will (Adam Arkin) Its halloween again and the plot thickens. The first killing as in most horror movies doesn't seem directly linked to the hero/heroine. Two teenagers and an older women were bruatally murdered by a shadowy figure.(Laurie's files were stolen) John and his friends (+ girlfriend) skip the camping trip and stay at school to have thier own private halloween party, inturupted before it began by Michael Myers. Although not aware that the killer is in town Laurie/Kerri is taking Halloween badly, seeing Myers 'face' everywhere and getting shaken up by pety things much to the distress of Will. When Laurie discovers that Myers is back she first saves the children and her lover and locks herself in the school for a one on one to the death match. This is the beginning of a fantastic ending. Myers falls from a window, put into a body bag and laurie takes him in the car. The body bag opens and Myers attacks her the car falls down a hill almost killing them both and the big finale is when trapped under a car Myers reaches out his hand (a sign of brotherly bond) Laurie reaches out her hand and as soon as we thought the scene was to get soppy she unreluctantly decapitates him with an axe. I havn't seen all the halloween films but this film was fantastic, if not a brilliant ending to the Halloween films. Hopefully filmmakers will leave it there rather than killing it. This film I think although reasonably predictable inflicts the emotions of the killing perfectly. Jamie Lee Curtis' acting was brilliant and worthwhile. I will be seeing it again as i went out and bought
the video. Go see this film you will not regret it. Ci
Direct Cosmetics is a online shop specialising in the more expensive brands of make-up and beauty products for much less (you can get most make-up for under 2 pounds). They have such brands such as Calvin Klien, Christian Dior, Lacome and other such names at knock-down prices. They don't however carry a full range, you really have to know what your looking for. The pictures on this site are not always working and product descriptions can be very vague. I was very suspitious about ordering from here as no where on their page have they a list of shipping charges I only found out after I ordered. Anyway due to my fascination with trying to see how much i can milk the Internet for, and the sheer desperation for a new eyeliner, I placed an order by credit card. Please take note when ordering that thier is quite a high shipping charge (I assume thats how they get the money they do to offer such cheap prices)I recieved my package in 2 days, sufficiently packaged, the products I ordered; shampoo, Gale Haymans eyeliner (order this) and a cleanser were of good quality and in-tact. I do suggest however that when ordering products you check if the website states it has a box or not. It seems to me you can be lucky with this website or not...I guess im just lucky! Ci
I have to admit I was rather wary of seeing this film for two reasons. 1. I have a very stereotypical view of sequels. and 2. Horror movies rated 15 generally don't scare me. When I watched this movie I hadn't seen the original Urban Legends but this did effect me enough that I went down to the video shop the next day to get it. Although maybe that was just my idle curiosity. The film storyline is pretty basic, the audience follow the herione (herione also was title character in 'The amazing world of Alex Mac') around her daily routine in a film school. The film concentrates on the sudden death of her friends, all in ways directly relating to Urban Legends. For point of reference Urban legends are all those spooky storys that everyone heard happened to someone in thier town but probably never happened before. For example...people waking up in a bath of ice with thier liver missing. The overall effect of these murders are pretty ghastly but the first murder strikes me as the best and from there they seem to go downhill. I would recommend seeing this film but i doesn't in any way compare to the first Urban Legends which has fantastic timing and in my opinion the better murders, and killer. Ci
I ordered an Bourjois eyeshadow from a website couple of months ago and I have to admit it didn't live up to my expectations. The colour on the website was a lovely lilac and when I recieved the eyeshadow the packaging was the colour I expected the shadow. However although the coverage was good the colour turned out virtually white on me. The colour was shimmery and rather subtle and I'm sure it would suit most people but I'm infactuated with dark and dramatic colours and this just didn't live up to my expectations. I will be buying bourjois again the eyeshadow had fantastic coverage and good packaging and in a different colour it would probably be perfect. I would suggest for people like me who are more fond of the dramatic side applyed with a little silver eyeshadow and a dark grey in the crease this makes a fantastic evening look. Ci
Five boys walk on to the stage, young, good looking and planning on being this years big thing. Girls screams echo through your skull forcing the repetive question 'Are these going to be any different?' Boybands have to be one of those controversial subjects in which people are generally all for them or all against them. Every guy who walks onto the stage is immediatly peanilised on thier looks, voice and spirit. I often wondered what happened to the music?...what happened to people caring about if the music is worth buying and not relying on a bands 'look' to be the most sucessful advertising. I don't want to hazard a guess on the amount of singles bought without being heard before because of the band. I think maybe this has been brought on by the constant developmant of TV music channels. Rather than listening to something on the radio and deciding if you like it, People sit there and wonder is the band/video worth looking at. This is mainly directed at boybands due to me knowing more to what its like to be a teenage girl infactuated with a boyband rather than a teenage boy. Peer pressure could be a strong influence as a teenager it is very hard to make decisions about anything and friends can often make a big impact on a teenage girl trying to fit in. Basically my opinion is listen to the music decide for yourself. Ci
I firstly visited the staples market for black rose (www.blackrose.co.uk) influenced by the pictures on their webpage i decided to go see for myself. I didn't know i was about to stumble across a place that I'd spend a majority of my shopping hours. The shops leading up to the markets glitter with vinyl, band t-shirts, spikey collars, anime t-shirts and other such treasures that I admit would not appeal to somepeople but for me and some of my friends that adore the strictly 'alternitive' fashion this place seems to be perfect. These shops are reasonably well priced apart from a couple of extremely expensive shops. WATCH OUT for pushy sales assistants (expecially in Camden Glitter) I had one basically suffocate me with a spiked collar and I couldn't escape without buying one. The various markets are extremely well priced and the clothes vary with thier quality and style. Stables Market you can guerantee to get lost in a couple of time heres some recommendations, Black Rose - Very expensive but high quality gothic clothing supplies vary from vollors corsets to vinyl bondage wear, make-up to broomstick skirts, medieval dresses to stockings. Cyberdog features completely UV or clubbing clothing not for the self conscious ones of us. Others shops include Pink and fluffy, a nice shop including some top corsets for top prices, a few fantastic cosmetic and hairdye stalls and loads of other incredibly cheap clothes stalls. I would strongly recommend Electric Ballroom (an indoor market situated near the station) Its got intresting and very cheap fashions under one roof, I think its only open on Sundays. Camden Canal Market is also worth a look in if not to look at wigs and cosmetics maybe to sample thier wonderful crepes. I think that the best day to go up to camden has to be Sunday but its rather crowded. Its defenitly worth a look now theres something for everyone, if not its an intresting visit. Ci
On tv a teenage girl dressed entirely in pink rollerskates through what she tells us is her favourite shop. The concept seems simple just she explains 'get things you want for things you don't want' This advert didn't strike me as wonderfully persuasive or even less annoying than some of the adverts aimed at teenagers or kids these days but due to curiosity i found myself typing into my browser. Swapitshop is an online shop aimed at kids and teenagers. You gain points called 'swapits' by putting toys/book/music/pieces of paper? up for auction. You get 50 swapits free for joining and putting 2 items on so i gained quite a few swapits. i used these to purchase Cd's but there is a lot of rubbish on there. Kids are advertising Pencils (very sharp), little sisters (don't ask me how much postage is on this one) and pieces of paper but If you wanna get a new fone pretty cheaply this is a good place to look. Although with this place your never 100 percent sure what your getting unlike other online auctions (E-bay, Gothic Auctions, Yahoo Auctions) this does not allow for you to post pictures and most items don't even have a good description. What does bother me is that Kids can so easily get rid of unwanted christmas presents and expensive items for a few swapits and people can definitly take advantage. So Next time you see that Teenage Girl dressed entirely in pink rollorskate onto your screen....think to yourself would you ever want to buy something from her wardrobe? Ci