Sunday, September 29, 2013

my first leopard nails

I made them for a birthday party where I had to dress up as a cavewoman!

"To bring you the wilder side of gold and glitz...."   > The Killers

* nail polishes = Catrice ('Yellow Sub-Mandarin' + 'Dulce & Havanna') & Mavala ('Jaipur')

Sunday, September 22, 2013

flowers for a stranger

This end of summer was busy - that's why I only write now!
Autumn comes and colours don't fade...but with intricate floral patterns I combine some simple monochrome white nails.

I had to cut my nails short, but this manicure makes them look longer! ;)

"Wow look at you now
Flowers in the window
It's such a lovely day
And I'm glad you feel the same
Cause to stand up, out in the crowd
You are one in a million
And I love you so
Lets watch the flowers grow..."    > Travis

* nail polishes = OPI, Kiko, Pupa / Pants = Naf Naf

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Alex + Alex (music review)

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1. Alex (Kapranos) = Franz Ferdinand

FOUR YEARS after Tonight (which unfortunately hadn't much success...even if I really really like their funny lyrics ('Twilight Omens', 'Ulysses', 'No you girls',...)), here are 10 new songs!
Okay, I don't (already) understand everything they say ("We're fresh strawberries..."*/"Car keys choose your keys..."**), but their music still sounds as FF but with some very nice improvements (choir, rythme, trumpets or hypnotic chorus).
And Alex's voice is great, excited and sexy with his improbable tones. This is a great album to dance, jump, run or to make some exercice :)
So, yes, I love this album and it could become my favourite one!

2. Alex (Turner) = Arctic Monkeys

Okay, I already wrote about this album (here), but I was OBLIGED to make a review. Why? It is awesome! Okay, Alex's voice is soooooooo sexy, but music is amazing (bass on 'Knee socks' or 'I want it all', guitar on 'Do I wanna know?' or drums on 'Snap out of it'), more mature and lyrics are still good ("Secrets that I have held in my heart are harder to hide that I thought..."*** / "I can't explain but I want to try, There's this image of you and I..."****)
One negative point? I worried they'll become too American...because, yes, we feel this sunny hip-hop californian influence on their work. Not bad. Yet.
Love it, but should be my 2nd favourite of their albums ; 1st = Worst Favourite Nightmare...

"I'll meet you coming backwards
I'll meet you coming back
When the universe has expanded
Time will contract
You'll come back..."  
> Franz Ferdinand

"And her lips are like the galaxy's edge
And a kiss the colour of a constelation
falling into place..."

> Arctic Monkeys


* 'Fresh Strawberries'
** 'Brief Encounters'
*** 'I wanna be yours'
**** 'Fireside'

Monday, September 02, 2013

'back to studies' outfit

Black & White & Khaki  = end of summer outfit (and end of summer means that school year is beginning...even  if I only begin in two weeks haha)

"Darlin’ I don’t want to let you down
 But I can’t get the game with your rules
 Deep down I know I would mess it up
 Spend the rest of my days with those blues.
 Darlin’ I know you want it as much
 As much as I want it to
 Darlin’ I know for sure
 Pick up the pieces..."      >  Tahiti 80