2014/08/25

Wishlist: August



MAC Lipstick: Media

(c) mac

I want a lipstick in a dark red/plum colour for such a long time now and I think this colour is just perfect and I love MAC lipsticks so much.


MAC Blot Powder

(c) mac

I heard about this powder in this video (german!!) and I think it sounds great. I really want to give it a try because it just reduces the shine on the skin without giving extra covering.


a new Coat


 all (c) Zara

I own a few (like five maybe) fall/winter coats/jackes but I really think it's time for a new one (lol) 
And I really love those wool coats ugh. They're so beautiful. I need one haha.


and last but not least one thing I always wish to own more and more of and can never have enough

Wool


I love knitting and I love to crochet. And for that you need wool haha.
But I always buy wool but then I need yeeaars to finish something or I never really start because I can't find nice patterns. 
But knitting things for fall and winter is so nice and cozy. Even if it doesn't get finished.




that's it for now I guess.

XX

Conney

2014/08/23

Deep Breath

As you might guess, this post will be dedicated to Doctor Who
Doctor Who is one of my favourite TV series, maybe even my favourite of all (but I can't really choose just ONE haha). And today is finally THE day. CAPALDAY. The day of the new season. Season 8. Finally!!! 
Ever since Peter Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor I was so excited, even before he was 'officially' announced I hoped he'd become the 12th. I think he fits perfectly and I am so excited for today's episode, to see him in action (in a full episode, the Christmas Special doesn't really count).


To be honest, I am also a little anxious for season 8. When I started watching Doctor Who I thought it was brilliant. I loved it almost at once and I love Nine but my favourite Doctor is Ten. The first four season were amazing and I loved it so much but then Ten regenerated and it was time for the eleventh Doctor. I like Matt Smith and his Doctor is cute and funny and definitely has its perks but the storyline got a bit lost, in my opinion.
Doctor Who always made me happy and I enjoyed watching it, but after the departure of Russel T. Davies and with Steven Moffat becoming showrunner, the season finals of season 5, 6 and even 7 all left me confused.

What the hell is all this Pandorica stuff about and what was that crack, what happened to it?
What was all that Demon's Run stuff about and why did it lead to the Doctor being killed?
And don't get me started on the Christmas Specia or the 50th. I have no idea why 90% of the things happened.

You see what I mean? Russel T. Davies had a good and not TOO COMPLICATED storyline. Everything was alright (well, it wasn't "alright" at all but that's not the point lol) when I finished a season and I understood why all those things happened and what led to what.
After Moffat's seasons I was just like "Umm...what? How? Why? .... Well, whatever, I'll just go on....".
And that really bothers me. Because I want to know and I want to understand but I just can't. I love all characters: Amy, Rory, River, and especially Clara. But what is the damn point of all those weird connections. Maybe I'm just not bright enough to understand but there's also the chance that Moffat is just trying TOO hard.
There is so much Moffat-Hate out there, I don't want to hate on him, but there really is a big difference to Russel T. Davies. Moffat had awesome episodes, he's a genius when it comes to horror (e.g. the Weeping Angels, the Silence, are you my mummy??? ) but his overall concept is not enough thought through.

Now I am excited about the new season. Mainly because of the new Doctor but also because maybe with a new Doctor, there will be a "new" Moffat? I can't tell. I just hope he doesn't screw this up, because I love Twelve already so much and I want season 8 to be good. To be Russel T. Davies-good. To be as it used to be.
Maybe it's useless to hope so, because it's still Moffat and he confused me for three seasons straight now but, well, hope is the last thing to die, right?

And I will rewatch the Christmas Special (and I will give my best to understand it) and then I will watch Deep Breath. aklsjdlkasjd FINALLY YAY.


They're just perrrfffffff. ♥♥♥

And now, have lots of fun watching Doctor Who today guys!! ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT!!!

XX
Conney

2014/08/21

MUSICALS!!!

Last year I was in London with my aunt and we decided to watch a play or a musical and then we watched
Wicked





I've heard about Wicked before, they sang Defying Gravity in Glee and other people told me about the musical. And then I finally got to see it and it was sooo good!!!

Recently I discovered the soundtrack on Spotify and now I'm listening to it like 24/7. It is so perfect.
And I also started listening to other musical soundtracks, like How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (DanRad ♥) or Funny Girl (Barbra!!!!!111).
And I realized that there are so many musicals I must watch. Fortunately there are many movies of musicals but a musical live on stage is still something special.
I think The Rocky Horror Show is coming to Germany this year or next year, I'll definitely go watch it!
I really love musicals and their music, great singing and a great orchestra. That's what I love.


Here is my list of To-Watch musicals (mostly the movies but I wouldn't mind at all seeing them on stage haha.) :

  • Phantom of the Opera
  • West Side Story
  • Funny Girl
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Oklahoma (I want to see the Hugh Jackman on-stage version though)
  • How to Succeed (the Daniel Radcliffe version)
  • Cabaret

These are the ones I can think of now. Yes, I know, I've never seen Rocky Horror nor Singing in the Rain and I feel ashamed and sad. But it just never happened, I don't know why. I promise to watch it asap though. 

What are your favourite musicals? Which one that's not on the list should I add?

XX

PS: I also have to watch The Wizard of Oz (1939) ugh
Conney

2014/08/14

What does "Happiness" mean to you?

Yesterday I went to to the cinema to watch the Sneak Preview (you pay 4,50€ for a ticket and it will be a random movie that isn't released yet, but you don't know which one) with friends and it was awesome!


I read about this movie some while ago and only remembered that it sounded pretty good.
And damn, let me tell you, it is!!!!

“Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . ”  

How do you define happiness? What makes you happy? What does "happiness" mean to you?
These are existential questions. And I bet everyone has asked themselves one of these questions at least once. And Hector is wondering about it too. So he decides to travel the world to find out more about happiness.

The story is brilliant and fits perfectly to me at the moment because these are the exact questions I've been asking myself lately. And what better way is there to explore something than to travel.
There are so many different types of people on this planet and there just as many types of happiness, or even more. It is so interesting to learn about it, especially when you get a good story and, in my opinion, excellent acting.
I'm a big fan of Simon Pegg. After this movie even more. It is a somewhat serious role he took but he still makes Hector so adorable and funny, and most importantly you feel like you can relate to Hector. Even if you're not a psychiatrist haha. Of course, there's also Rosamund Pike (and also so many other amazing actors like Jean Reno or Christopher Plummer.) who is gorgeous and she gives Clara, Hector's girlfriend, just enough of humour to make her likeable but also just enough distance, so the viewer doesn't know what she's up to.

Hector and the Search for Happiness not only makes you laugh but it can also make you cry. I love it when movies do that, when you cry because the scene maybe is sad but also because you can relate or you just feel so much at the same time that you just start crying. And I guess I cried because this movie was marvellous.
In addition it gave you something to think about. Your own happiness. And I love when people have to think. Thinking is awesome. I don't need to know about what other people are thinking after a movie like that but it makes me happy to know that they do it. It is amazing that something so "ordinary" like a movie, you usually watch for entertainment, makes you all philosophical and gives you a seed. Just a seed. It is your own decision what you make of this seed, if you water it and make it grow or if you just throw it away. That's what makes a movie significant.
Though there was one scene that was exaggerated, to be honest; it was too much of everything.


My rating for Hector and the Search of Happiness is 9/10



Go watch it as soon as it's out! It's absolutely worth it!


xx
Conney

2014/08/12

“To die will be a great Adventure"


You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn' lose it.   
Robin Williams



Thank you for all the times you made me laugh. 
Thank you for showing me the worth of poetry.
Thank you for everything.

I hope you are at a better place now, a place where you can finally be free and find happiness.



Oh Captain, My Captain!



 Just go through the Robin Williams tags on Tumblr to read and see more of this great man!!!
Conney

2014/08/11

Summer Bucket List

Do you have a Summer Bucket List? I do! But as you can see I still have to do a lot of things and there is not that much summer left anymore. /cries




At least the "World Cup Party" was a total success since Germany are World Champions now YAY.

But I am positive about doing some other things soon. I mean, almost everything is still possible. Except the Getting a Tan part.... That happens only when I get a really bad sunburn, which will eventually turn into a nice tan. The last time that happened was in 2009 and let me tell you, it's not a nice thing!!!! And I don't want to get skin cancer! (Seriously, always use sun blocker!! It's not worth the tan to get a melanoma!)


I love summer and I want to do as many things as possible of this list (and even more that didn't come to my mind) but I'm also already looking forward to autumn!
But for now, I just hope the weather will get better soon and summer still lasts for weeeeks!


Tell me what's on your Bucket List this summer!

XX
Conney

2014/08/09

Summer Mixtape


listen here

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Just wanted to share some of my favourite songs this summer with you. I actually had to change two songs because I couldn't find them on 8Tracks and I don't have them on my computer /sighs

The songs are 
Traum  Cro.
Bad feat. Vassy  David Guetta 

hope you like the  mixtape/playlist anyway!

Let me know what your favourite summer songs of 2014 are.


XX
Conney

2014/08/08

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Sometimes you don't get what you want and you can't do what you want to do. And by sometimes I mean always, in my case.
I graduated in March this year and since then I haven't done anything.
I mean, for some time it's alright to not do anything at all because school surely has worn me out. But then again, doing nothing for 4/5 months straight is really boring. 
I failed to get a job because I'm rally awkward around new people and if you're socially awkward in this society you lose.
It's been really tough to go through all this "nope sorry, gave the job to someone else, someone better. Good luck though", for so many times. Or the shops/people did not even call back.
And then there are also the parents. 

"You have to do something, look for a job, get shit done. All you do is sit around, you useless piece of shit"  
 My mother

"You're never gonna make it, you'll be a no one. You'll never be able to live on your own. How can one be so useless?" 
— My Grandmother


I could add so many more quotes from my family. It's not easy when you don't get any support from your family. Ugh. 


And now I didn't get accepted for the degree course I wanted to major in.
I mean, I knew that that would probably happen but it still is sort of frustrating.

Now I don't know what to do. Major in something else or wait another semester and try again?

I'm not sure yet what to do. I just know that I want to be happy with what I'm going to do. 
I don't want to do something just for the sole purpose of money or "having a job". 

I know that I can be successful in my life. I just have to figure out in what. And if my family doesn't want to support me, I can do it without them just as well. 

I just have to stay positive.
You all have to stay positive! If you're going through something similar tell me :) I'd love to know!


In hopes that everything will turn out great and awesome in the end,

XXX


PS: On the bright side: It's AUGUST. That means Doctor Who will return on the 23rd!!!! I am so excited for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, I love him already!!! I HOPE YOU DID HIM JUSTICE MOFFAT!! /evil glare

just look at these cuties omg theY'RE PERFECT ♥      


     Also: Guardians of the Galaxy will be in theaters on the 28th!!! (Sometimes it's good to live in Germany, sometimes it isn't /cries) heard so many good things about it already and I caN'T WAIT!!


Conney