But for now, here's some random picspam of said self-indulgence :D
My prescription for stress and homesickness: fat yarns and books of varying girth, both in care packages from the UK:
Hyperbole and A Half; and a new edition of an old comfort read...about maths. Hey, I bet engineers snuggle up with some Žižek essays on their days off....
Yarns left to right: Rowan Big Wool (chunky cuddly merino) in Smoky (beanie-to-be) and Concrete (coatigan-in-progress) and Creative Focus in Cobalt (vintagey turban, methinks).
I should have the coatigan ready to show off by next weekend -- such is the fun of fat yarn -- but my last sweater took somewhat longer, and I worked on it across three continents. That said, since I've finished sewing in all five billionty thread ends, I haven't brought myself to take this off.... *sniffs self dubiously*
|pics taken pre-button-sewing, oops :P Skirt is my T by Alexander Wang buy from last year|
More random food pics because I haz no instagram:
|Korean noms, favouring the spicy and fried varieties...|
|Sichuan noms -- again with the fried+spicy.... Sichuanese has got to be my favourite cuisine evar.|
|lighter and snackier Taiwanese fare -- perfect for refuelling before/after a wander 'round a night market (for more noms)|
|Sweeeeeeets. Or divination. Hey if it works with coffee grounds why not with ice-cold beans?|
Suspect you've gained some chub just looking at those pics? No fear, Face Pérm's here:
Apart from the ENTIRE CONCEPT ZOMG, I love that for the 'before' side they basically just took two seconds to smear mud&ashes onto that cute model's cheek. And that accent acute inspires trust, no?
cheek: Diego Dalla Palma 60 Glow Baby Pink, Illamasqua Crush, Face Stockholm New York
lip: Media Lip Liner WN-1, By Terry Hot Cranberry
brows: Kiko white kajal pencil, Shu Uemura M White 907, Chanel Convoitise Id'O, Suqqu Ginbudou gold
eyes: THREE 08 Spirit Light white gold; peach, pink and purple from KATE Deep Trap Eyes PK-1, CLIO Friday Glow 2 Sheer Beige, Kiko Shiny Fuchsia, Clinique Intense Amethyst quickliner, L'Oreal Telescopic False Lash WP.
|bathroom light.... it being 1 a.m. by this point *hides*|
....Yeah. No-one still wondering how I hit pan on stuff, I assume? ;)
Back to basics series next week, promise! :)