Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I found the place with the worst British accents

Really, I did. It's at Harry Potter island at Universal Islands of Adventure, which isn't really an island at all, but island sounds so much cooler than "area". So now I'll call this blog 'Nur's island' and my YouTube channel 'Nur's island' and my bedroom will be 'Nur's island' too. Listen, I appreciate the dedication of their employees, but a bad accent can't be explained away as a decided commitment to one's work. And furthermore, if you're going to work the accent against my recommendation, you need to speak to other employees with that accent too. Else you sound like you have multiple personality disorder and your numerous personalities are multicultural.

In other news, HARRY POTTER ISLAND IS AMAZING. Seriously. Given the chance, you need to go. Mind you, I've read all the books except the last one which I found to be just utterly and painstakingly boring (just like the movie that recently came out). Sorry. But everything about the attraction was perfect. I've never seen something brought to life so vividly and with so much attention to detail. It helped that it was overcast and cool because the trio always visit Hogsmeade in the winter. Have no idea what I'm talking about? Great, here are a slew of pictures to further confuse you:
In beauty terms, cream soda is a total dupe for butterbeer. Very similar, but butterbeer is sweeter (like that's necessary) and with a creme brulee-esque froth on top. PS- it's non-alcoholic.

Honeydukes was just like any candy store- but with a LONG line, overpriced candy and funny names. I got Jordan almonds....so spontaneous, aye?

Sunday was spent at Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Disney isn't at all like I remember, although it's been a while since I've been. Side note: I somehow managed to sprain my ankle from walking around for 12 MOTHER FUZZIN hours on Saturday. And I was chewing toffee on Thanksgiving day while making my infamous Crackle (recipe to be posted soon!) and I yanked my tooth out on the toffee. Well, it isn't even really my tooth- it's my crown from my root canal. So just imagine me limping around with a missing tooth- pirate much? I could have jumped up next to the Pirates of the Caribbean animatronics and fit right in. Call me Nurghhh. The point is that I got to be pushed around in a wheelchair all day. Man was I pampered or what. Here are more pictures that you could probably just Google:

We stayed at Magic Kingdom till close at 7p and then we spent the rest of the night at Epcot. We whizzed through most of the rides and then the different countries. We stopped at Norway to ride the Viking ride and look what I found!

I think this is where internet trolls are bred. They must moonlight here. And gee, we all thought they had no lives?

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and I hope everyone else did too! Lots of love =)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brown & Gold Glitter Smokey Eyes

In this video I'm wearing:

Base: Maybelline Smooth Liquid Mousse foundation set with Everyday Minerals Original Glo powder
  • This combination makes my skin look flawless in-person. It doesn't last very long, so it's not comparable to Estee Lauder Double Wear in endurance. The Smooth Liquid Mousse has a very tacky feel and seems like it never fully dries- hence the reason I set it with a powder. The Everyday Minerals Original Glo powder foundation is what really gives the flawless look. I'm not a fan of mineral makeup- oddly enough, it makes my skin breakout-so I can't wear it very often, but if you like mineral makeup, I highly recommend you check out Everyday Minerals.
Concealer: Origins Quick, Hide! in Neutralizer, Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer, MAC Select Cover Up in NW20

Lips: Jordana lipliner in Nutmeg, Lipfusion gloss in In The Flesh, Essence XXXL Nudes gloss in Nude Kiss
  • I've raved about the Jordana lipliners and the Lipfusion glosses before. The Essence lipgloss was a new purchase and I kind of like it over, well, everything. It's a slight pink color with lots of shimmer, so be weary if you're not into glitter. But it's nice over just about anything and it smells delicious! Oh, the price is delicious too- $1.99.

Nails: Ulta Salon Lacquer in Moody Blues
  • Absolutely in love with this color! A no-shimmer, dark navy blue that's perfect for fall/winter. I bought this months ago and wore it for the first time this weekend. A single coat is all I have on my nails. Put this on Saturday night and it's Wednesday night now- very minimal chipping. It's still available on the Ulta website, buy 2 get 2 free. Four nail polishes this nice for $10? I'll take it!
Eyes: Wet N' Wild Greed palette (flesh tone eyeshadow on brow bone), Covergirl Quad in Coffee Shop (warm brown color in crease), MAC Fluidline in Dipdown & Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eyeshadow in H1 Goldlights, Loreal Carbon Black mascara, Loreal HIP mascara, Revlon false lashes
  • I've never taken a moment to talk about Shiseido's Hydro-Powder eye shadows, but they are outstanding. Sephora online is currently sold-out of Goldlights (I had nothing to do with that-I'm not that cool). I also have Whitelights which I also like, but I tend to prefer the warmth of gold with my skin tone. I've had both for years and I actually bought mine at Dillard's. All the colors are fascinating, so test them the next time you pass a Shisedio counter- you won't be disappointed.
  • Revlon does some of the best affordable false lashes, especially for beginners. They usually come ready to stick on (this won't last!) and with a very malleable strip so they're not difficult to mold to your lash line.
Cheeks: Benefit Hoola & LORAC Bronzer in Glow
  • Lalalalalove LORAC Bronzer in Glow. It makes a beautiful blush when any other blush color won't do. Not to sound redundant, but it makes my skin glow....