Friday 26 June 2015

The Wild Unknown

The week before last I had a very exciting parcel from little red tarot of my new tarot cards.  I've been debating which set to purchase for a while and had asked lots of tarot-reading internet friends for their favourite cards.  I already have a Rider Waite set, and two of the Titania packs, but they are currently at the bottom of my storage unit and I wanted some more, right here, right now.  There have been some major changes happening here lately and I felt like I needed some guidance to help me find which path I would be treading.

I had a few recommendations to peruse whilst deciding - youtube is great for this purpose as there are lots of tarot reviews online which is nice because you get to see the cards themselves before splashing the cash.  I debated between the following sets:


These are all gorgeous sets and I liked each of them, but I didn't love any of them.  I continued my quest and discovered this set, published independently and therefore only available from limited suppliers.  They are also American which means a heftyish price in comparison to the above tarot sets but they really made my heart sing and these are what I chose...

These are mostly black and white drawings with a splash of colour on them, designed by Kim Krans from The Wild Unknown and there's not a person amongst them as most of the images are of animals and the outside area.  Want to see some of them?

I think they are beautiful and I've really been taking my time getting to know them.  Unsurprisingly they have proved pretty accurate to date!  Inside the lid of the box it says  "Welcome to the Wild Unknown tarot. You'll find no wrongs or rights inside this box, only mirrors for reflection. Open your mind, draw a card and have fun on your journey."

G x

Saturday 13 June 2015

It's all about the eyes

Never watch QVC when you're feeling a little low, you can always find something to spend your pennies on - in my opinion!  The beauty hour was on at my parents' house the other week, and I got sucked in whilst in the kitchen to an eye make-up company called Eyeko.  I've never heard of them before, but they only specialise in eye make-up, and even Alexa Chung is a fan!  I watched the demo and was suitably impressed but then left to return on my journey home.

Over 2 hours later though I was still thinking about these products - me who spends about £1.50 on mascara was suddenly debating buying a product that retails for £20!  I know, £20 for a mascara, bloody ridiculous if you ask me!

I'll just have a quick look on the website I thought, see if the offer they had on was still available.  Just a look mind you....

There it was - two mascaras, one eyebrow pencil and one eyeliner for under £30 with p&p.  If I brought them individually, it would cost me nearly £80 - the results on the screen did look impressive....

I ordered it.  I must have been insane.  Would this be a total waste of money?  So far, I've only used the skinny brush mascara and the making eyes eyeliner pencil and I have to say I love them both.  Yes they are costly but the eyeliner goes on like a dream and stays put which is a bonus, and I have never noticed my eyelashes looking so long as they do with the mascara - its fabulous. 

What's your biggest make-up splurge?  I won't tell anyone!

G x