My Favourite Pictures and Memories from May

Hi everyone!

Here’s my monthly post that’s part of a Swap-Bot swap! I was very busy again this month!

I had my jewellery stall at Comic Con Gent and on one of the days I did this cool elf look! The circlet is available to purchase in my Etsy shop!

I went to visit my friend Kat in Antwerp, and we went to the Game of Thrones pop up bar! It was so cool! The decor was absolutely perfect and it was a great experience.

I had two photoshoots this month! Here’s my favourite picture I’ve received so far!

I met up with my friend Nienke on the 27th. We did some thrift shopping and afterwards went for all-you-can-eat sushi and even tried some weird things on the menu!

On the 29th my mother came to visit me! We went on a boat tour in my city and I learned a few things I didn’t know yet!

And lastly, I went to see one of my favourite bands, She Past Away, perform at B52 Club in Eernegem. They were amazing and I’d love to see them again!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my month!

J

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My Favourite Pictures and Memories from April

Hi everyone!


I’ve been terrible at remembering to create blog posts, oops! April was an extremely busy month for me, so prepare for lots of photos! As always, this post is done as a Swap-Bot swap.

The first awesome thing doesn’t have a photo, but I successfully completed level 2 of my Dutch course! I am now busy with level 3! I think I will be able to speak enough Dutch to get a job after this level!

One of the most exciting things for me was that I got featured on the cover of FEMME Rebelle Magazine‘s April issue! Thank you to DeeDee Boop Photography for this amazing shoot! I am so proud of us! This was actually her first time ever even submitting photos to a magazine!

I also made a new friend called Hjalmar! We met on my folk metal community on Amino, and it’s nice to finally have a friend here in Belgium who loves folk metal as much as I do!


On the 6th April, I tagged along to a my friend Orphea‘s video shoot, and the photographer Erik Noppe, took some photos of me too. I am really happy with how they came out! This one of the two of us is my favourite.


I travelled to The Netherlands to work with the incredible Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen Fotografie and Ashley Design Make-up Artistry. The trip was absolutely worth it as the photos from this shoot are probably my favourite photos of my entire modeling career so far! Here is one photo of each of the looks we shot:

The headpiece in the second photo was made for me by my friend Samantha Els before I left South Africa, and my necklace is one of my own creations and is available to purchase here!

While I was in the bus on my way back home from The Netherlands, my parents phoned and asked if I wanted to go to Damรผls, Austria in two days, so of course I said yes as soon as they mentioned the possibility of skiing! Here’s a photo of my mother and I on the slopes!


When I got back, I had one day to relax, then I had my stall at the monthly Etsy Market in the Sint-Niklaaskerk in the Gent city centre!

Orphea also took this lovely photo of me on one of the days before the market opened!

I also travelled to Roeselare to see Elvenking live! Elvenking has been one of my favourite bands for almost 10 years now, so it was a very emotional night for me.


The other two bands who played that night, Desert and Frozen Crown, were also amazing and I enjoyed hanging out with them. Here’s me with Desert, and their unicorn mascot!

And finally, the last photo from April – my favourite jewellery creation from the month! I had lots of fun making many one of a kind beaded necklaces and chokers in April, but this one with the Green Man is my absolute favourite. It’s available to purchase here!


That’s all from me for now! I hope you enjoyed this post!

J

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My First Ever Post-punk concert (OOTN and a short review)

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On Friday night I went to my first ever post-punk concert! We don’t have these kinds of bands in South Africa so this is one of the things I was excited for about moving to Belgium!

I didn’t know either of these artists so I decided to check them out beforehand and really liked their sound so decided to go. Every month or so Dark Entries hosts an event with different goth or related genre bands playing. It’s a super tiny venue, but the sound is pretty decent!

Here are some photos of my outfit for the night! I was EXTREMELY overdressed for this event! xD Everyone looked super normal and I felt very out of place, but the music was good!

I arrived a bit late and Xtort had already started playing. They are based in Duisburg, Germany and describe their sound as industrial wave post-punk. I really enjoyed their performance! They are a two man act, which is something I had never seen before, so I was really impressed! They have a very experimental sound, mixing different styles and sounds! I love it!

Here’s one of their songs so you can check them out:

Palais Ideal were amazing! They are from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. I absolutely love post-punk and I really enjoyed their show! They are also a two man band. Their sound has a lot of old school post-punk elements so it’s perfect for those who love older goth music. I found it funny how the lead vocalist / guitarist sort of looked like he could be a CEO because of his suit, tie and short hair, and the backing vocalist / bassist looked like he was too cool for the job, with his unbuttoned shirt, hair in his face and sunglasses.

Here’s one of their songs:

Both of these bands are on Spotify if you want to check out more of their music! Unfortunately I couldn’t find my favourite tracks on YouTube.

J

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My Favourite Pictures and Memories from February

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As always, this post is done as a Swap-Bot swap ๐Ÿ™‚ This year is flying by! I can’t believe it’s March already!


I got a new phone with an amazing camera, so I’ve been taking lots of photos of the beautiful sites around Gent. This is the castle Gravensteen, that I see every day on my way to the city centre.


Here’s a cute photo I took of Rits when I was testing out my new phone’s camera!


I have been making a lot of new jewellery pieces recently and this is one of my favourites so far! You can check out and purchase my jewellery pieces at Ayame Designs ๐Ÿ™‚


A while back, Grey Engel Artwork painted one of my modeling photos. I decided to buy it and it is now hanging on my wall!


On the 24th February, I got to see my favourite band, Korpiklaani, live, along with TrollfesT and Turisas! I put my synthetic dreads in specifically for the occasion!


And here’s my favourite photo I took while Korpiklaani was performing. I have the biggest crush on Jonne Jรคrvelรค! I made a blog post with more photos of the show, which you can check out here if you are interested!


The last photo for this month is Mavis enjoying her new radiator hammock! It took her a while to start using it but now she loves it! I want to buy more for the other rooms.



That’s all from me for now!

J

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Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet Jan ’19 Review

Hi everyone!

Sorry this review is very late! I have been ill a few times in the past month but I am finally better and have the time to do a review for January’s Vanishing Cabinet. I’ve already received the next one so I’ll review that one next week!

For those who are not familiar with Notoriously Morbid, they are an indie makeup company based in the US and the Vanishing Cabinet is their monthly subscription which includes limited edition products with a certain theme!

This month’s theme was “Even After All This Time?” and yes, that’s referring to Alan Rickman! What an awesome tribute to one of the greatest actors who ever lived. I’ve put the movie in brackets after the shadow name.

Here’s what I got:

Always eyeshadow (Harry Potter)

WOW WOW WOW! My new favourite eye shadow! This is the most perfect Slytherin colour! It’s black with a dark green and blue sheen.

I Cannot Tell You, It Is A Secret eyeshadow (Sense and Sensibility)

This is such a beautiful shade! It’s got a blue base with green and pink sparkles. This shadow works really well for a “one and done” eye look if you’re feeling lazy.

The Classic Fool eyeshadow (Love Actually)

This is a shimmery orange toned red shadow. It has a sort of pinky undertone to it. I think this will work very well with purples, reds or pinks!

Yippie-Ki-Yay eyeshadow (Die Hard)

A matte peanut coloured brown shadow. This is the only product from this month that I won’t be keeping, as I am not a fan of browns! But it is a nice brown.

You Shall Be Avenged blush (Galaxy Quest)

This is a very beautiful light purple blush with a silvery blue sheen to it. It looks absolutely stunning when it catches the light! I am in love!

I created two separate looks for this month’s VC, one green look, and one look using the other shades!

Look 1:

Products used:

Eyeshadow: NM So Goes My Nation as a base, NM Christmas Cheer (from Dec ’18 VC) in inner corner, NM I Cannot Tell You, It Is A Secret & NM Always on lid.

Mascara: LA Girl.

Contour: NM Necromancy.

Highlight: NM My Bugs.

Lips: NM Mire (from the Black Friday 2018 collection).

Look 2:

Products used:

Eyeshadow: NM So Goes My Nation as a base, NM Yippee-Ki-Yay and NM Bloody Awful Poet in outer corner and crease, NM The Classic Fool in outer corner, NM You Shall Be Avenged in the centre, NM Sugared Bombs (from the Black Friday ’18 collection) in inner corner.

Mascara: LA Girl.

Contour: NM Necromancy.

Highlight: NM Osteomancy.

Lips: NM Throne Of Lies gloss

I hope you enjoyed this review and the looks!

J

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Korpiklaani, Turisas & TrollfesT!

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share some cool photos I took at the Korpiklaani, Turisas and TrollfesT concert at Trix in Antwerp this Sunday!

Korpiklaani is my favourite band of all time so when I saw they were playing in Antwerp I knew I couldn’t miss this! I also really enjoy TrollfesT, and Turisas was one of my favourite bands when I started getting into folk metal, so it was very nostalgic to see them!

First though, here’s my look for the night. Sorry I ran out of time and couldn’t take an outfit photo! I put in my synthetic dreads for the first time in a while and did a pretty cool green and black makeup look. My awesome scalemaille necklace is from CeltiCraft.

TrollfesT was up first, and while I expected them to be fun to watch, nothing could have prepared me for them coming out on the stage in dresses, exaggerated makeup and light up sneakers! They also had lights on their instruments and the lead vocalist wore a balloon crown (which was destroyed by the end of the first song). What a fun show! I do wish they played a longer set though!

Next up was Turisas! While I haven’t really listened to them other than a few songs in years, they were great to see live!

And last but not least of course was Korpiklaani! They were just as amazing if not better than the last time I saw them in 2015! I just wish they did an encore, the show didn’t really feel like it was over and everyone waited for them to come back on stage but then the crew started packing up.

It was an absolutely incredible night! I do hope that Korpiklaani will play here again soon! I was sad that I couldn’t get to talk to the band again. Talking to Tuomas Rounakari in 2015 made me start playing the violin again and I would have liked to thank him for encouraging me to do so. Plus it would have been cool to have an updated photo with Jonne! But there is always next time ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pics from the night.

J

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My Favourite Pictures and Memories from January

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I’m going to be doing this post monthly again now that I have my PC back and life is a bit less crazy! ๐Ÿ™‚ So here’s my monthly post with my favourite pictures from the month. This post is done as a Swap-Bot swap. Warning, this will be a long and picture heavy post!

This year started off rough, with lots of paperwork involved in registering for residence and my oldest cat, Rits, getting sick. Luckily he is much better now but we had to change his diet. I took this photo of him and Mavis just before he got sick.

On the 14th January our container was finally delivered! There were boxes everywhere and it made the house look so small! Luckily most of them have been unpacked now.

I also bought this absolutely gorgeous antique display cabinet for the house! It was only 40 euros! I couldn’t believe it when I saw the price.

On the 19th I went out to our local goth event called Infekted. It’s the second one I’ve gone to since arriving in Belgium and I absolutely love it! Here’s me and my friend Cathy before the event.

The next day, I had my first photoshoot in Belgium! It was extremely cold, but we got some stunning photos. Thanks to Bullz Eye for the beautiful photos – this is one of my favourites!

It also snowed (twice!). Mavis was extremely curious and decided to investigate. She did not like the snow falling on her ears at all!

The day after the first lot of snow, I did a spontaneous photoshoot with Schok Pop! Here’s one of the photos we have received so far! Thanks to Wouter Lecturewoon for the photos!

I also bought these gorgeous Demonia boots that I’ve wanted for a while. They were on a 75% clearance sale so I just had to snatch them up!

On the 27th Cathy, Jeroen and I went to the Mixed Visions event in Antwerp! This was the first time that I had to party until 5am because we had to wait for the trains to start running again to get home. It was an interesting experience because I’m not used to staying out so late, but I had lots of fun! I fell asleep in the train on the way home:

Mavis has discovered that the radiators are nice and warm, so this is her new favourite sleeping spot.

And finally my last photo for the month! I ordered this gorgeous custom three eyed kitty necklace from KatLunasCoven and just had to do a green makeup look to go with it! And it was also snowing again that day!

That’s all from me for now! Sorry for it being long. It’s been a busy month!

J

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