tisdag, februari 14, 2012

How do I know what I have yet to find out?

Having fallen in love with Pinterest, it was inevitable that I would stumble upon Link with Love.
While I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, I can't help but wonder how they think it would work with material already linked within Pinterest;

  • How are you to know/find the original source to photos that often lack proper description, name and context?
  • How are you to know the original source to pictures that might be up to 15 years old?
  • How are you to know who inspired you with their image if you didn't know about their existence? 

While the majority of pictures I have linked (and not just repinned) are linked from the original artists (or tagged with their names) as these have been in my bookmarks for a long time, there is no way for me to know about the things I do not know. Unless I am psychic, which I to this day do not think I am.


onsdag, februari 01, 2012

Eyeko is my homegirl

In a weak moment, I might have been sick or lonely, or both, I hopped on the train that is Glossybox. I know that it is nothing like me to pay for samples (how dare they!) but hey, I was feeling like I was 73 and looking like it.
I also know that what I am about to say (and post) is nothing like me, but I might have jumped to conclusions regarding the subscription service. While I am not all that into schampoo and haircare, I love makeup. The glitz, glamour and kitsch = bring it to me!

So when I opened my first box and found not only a mini Deborah Lippmann polish (Razzle dazzle) and even bettern, an Eyeko eyepencil/liner/smudger, I was pleased. The nailpolish is a brand I have yet to try because it's too darn expensive for my taste and Eyeko is one of my favorite brands.
The rest that was in the box will probably go to friends, but even with just 2 out of 5 being a hit, the box is still more of a hit than miss.

If you're into blogging, getting the subscription might end up being even easier on your wallet as regular postings about the service will reduce the cost. That is why you will see a lot of posts with basically the same pictures and the same info. However, as I am the bitter cow that I am, I decided against it. Writing good reviews to get things cheaper makes me feel even more of a cheap-arsed sheep-ass. That is also why I am not linking the service, you'll have to google it for yourself.

But hey, I've said it. I liked that darn box. Even if Eyeko has changed their design and logo....darn it.