Friday, 27 November 2015

Swing

 
Currently listening to : Runaway // Love Me Like You 

Today was a very great day that consisted of food, food and more food, Christmas left, right and centre and me trying to brush off a cold (but actually just talking too much and too loudly for my own good.). And revision too, but we're just going to pretend that Christmas Exams don't exist until Sunday arrives. When I think of it, it's actually been a brilliant week. I was more stressed about my musical practical today than revision (and that went well in the end !), I managed to keep both sane and on top of all my work and I didn't make a twat out of myself once ! Yay ! If you have been reading Dainty Sprinkles for yonks, you might remember in Third Year (two years ago.) when I used to write about how I would slip up socially and "make an eejit // twat out of myself" only a weekly basis and that whole mindset has crept it's way back into my everyday life since September but this week I did not worry about whether I'd made a gobsh**e of myself in a conversation once ! Result !

The Toy Show is on tonight and if you didn't think I was hyper enough already, well you'll know it by midnight ! I've been eating sweets and chocolate since 8.55am and have been in a ridiculously good mood all day so I basically haven't really shut up all day, even though my throats was in bits and I was singing this cover for one of the two songs in my practical (well done to me for messing up the original outside my practical, but not during my actual practical, wow go me.) so it will probably hit me on Sunday when I wake up and realise that I have Christmas Exams in bloody History, Irish and Japanese exams the next day. Who the heck thought that that would be an even half decent combination ! And I said earlier that I was going to pretend that Christmas Exams don't exist, oh well.

Hope you have a brilliant weekend !

Grace x


Sunday, 22 November 2015

November Sunset


Landscape photos today, as opposed to portrait ! I was taking a 'break' - that's if thirty minutes of distractions count - from studying this evening and the outdoors looked so amazing that I had to take both cameras outside ! The lighting on my camera - the one I use for videos - was a little odd so the clips that I filmed turned out very dark and spooky which practically made my evening because who ever said that spookiness ends on October 31st ? The final three aren't great quality as they're screenshots from the clips but they fascinated me, especially the view from the table so I had to include them here !

In other news, the Christmas lights in town were turned on this Friday just gone. I only had my phone with me so I didn't get any decent photos but it was such a brilliant evening, there was a great atmosphere around the town and the new lights looked lovely too - you can see photos on my Instagram here. Since then I have been revising because Christmas exams are next week ! Unanimous cheers, everybody ! No. I was actually so disappointed this morning, since my brain somehow convinced myself that the tests were starting tomorrow but no; there's another week and in most classes, we have begun new chapters too.

On the bright side though, the Toy Show is on this Friday ! Christmas is on it's way !

Grace x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Beady Eyes

Dunnes coat | H&M top | Penneys dress and tights | Tesco boots

It feels a little strained writing this post since I haven't done in a week now and I definitely haven't put together an outfit post like this in over two weeks now. Although I have plenty of time during the week, even with schoolwork taken into account, I don't have enough of the type of ideas I want to write or talk about or photograph. And those little sparks that do circulate my brain never seem to materialise ! I really want to write more about topics I have an interest in - history, gender roles, interests like music and film, to name a few - and to also start making YouTube videos again about these topics too - I've been loving Savannah Brown, Dodie Clark and Hannah Witton who all create the most amazing content - and if you couldn't tell, I've regained interest in photography over the past month or two which I love so so much, except there's only so many photographs of bloody leaves that one can take and I really want to photograph actual humans or pretty lights ! On the bright side, I did get a lovely snap of nanny this evening, the scheme of colour tonality and soft focus very like the ones above, and most towns will be putting up their festive lights over the next few weeks so I'll be able to get tons photos of colourful lights very soon ! The leaf spam may turn into lights !

I'm pretty sure that I've already talked about my green coat on here but I may do a little update. It is still the best cosiest coat ever ! Okay, so maybe the coat has been leaning towards my bad books after I began wearing it to school and received more "festive" "Christmas tree" comparisions than my friend does when she wears my tinsel and fairy lights as a scarf in December (and we won't talk about the St. Patrick's Day attire comparisons.) but it's wooly and warm so that's all that matters ! I just love the obnoxious green colour of it so much, it reminds me a lot of the 60's and I can imagine how amazing it would look worn with a black top and a pair of black tapered trousers, which is where the idea of the black velvet top over the navy dress came from. 

The water and sand destroyed my boots at the beach for the third time this year and somehow the mashed grains are still comfortable to walk in !

Grace x 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Blue Friday


Fridays are usually the days when I come home from school exhausted and make a last minute decision not to go Spleodar (I swear I was planning on going !) and after a day of wishing the numerous tests would write themselves, my prep. drawings would complete themselves and the tin whistle would play itself, this Friday was no different. The week had actually begun with quite unusually mild weather for the beginning of November but that quickly turned into dreary rain by Thursday yet yesterday evening ended with some pretty sunshine so it comes no surprise that before I was even in the door from school, I was back out with the camera !

I had a few ideas for these photos - mainly kicking leaves or feet just kicking plain air - except I didn't really fancy setting up the tripod, especially having to fix it to a lower level, so I settled for holding the camera from weird angles on the grass, experimenting with the focus ! If you couldn't tell already, I'm finding the trees and blue skies really interesting to photograph at the moment but the spam will end soon ! I'll find something else ... hopefully. My nails are in one of the photos, only once since they all turned out bloody blurry after holding the camera with one hand. Anyway, they seem to have a bit of winter look to them - as if snow is falling in front out of fir trees - which is brilliant considering it's November, except when they end up creating a resemblance of Christmas so well done me for accidentally painting festive patterned nails once again !

I swear they won't be intentional until December 1st !

Grace x 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

THIS IS HALLOWEEN !

Mam's dress | also mam's necklace | Penneys tights | Tesco boots

Halloween and Christmas would be competing for the title of my favourite 'holiday' and it would be a close call, although Halloween almost always wins ! I wasn't sure whether I was going to enjoy it this year but after two nights of celebrating spookiness (plot twist, Grace does occasionally have a social life.) it has been undoubtedly brilliant this year ! On Friday, I went to my friend's for the evening where we had lots of food and watched Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd (would have been creepier if they blood had actually looked real.) and Miranda, after we found the boxset ! Last night, two of my friends came over and like every other year, I destroyed their faces with fake blood and eyeliner and then we watched Mean Girls - almost every year there is always someone who hasn't seen it yet, like where have you been ? 

The weather was disastrous on Friday - I mean how much do I have to pay the rain to stay away - so I didn't get around to take any photos but it was pretty much the same outfit but with different makeup. I wasn't even going to bother going outside yesterday but then I saw the fog coming down and I just ran to my dressing table, like I've got this ! This year, I tried to create the appearance of a cracked doll around my right eye although I wasn't completely impressed how it turned out and then I finished it off with some fake blood - as usual, the makeup I did on my friends' faces was more technical than my own ! I wear this dress most years for Halloween, it's my mam's from years ago, and this year I paired it up with this mad pair of cobweb-like tights. There's no material on this pair, besides the stringy bits that create the appearance of cobwebs so you can imagine that they are an absolute curse to put on and even more so, the next day when you've forgotten to untangle them the night before ! 

So that's another Halloween over; it only dawned on me yesterday that it is no longer socially acceptable for me to go around wearing spooky makeup and clothing and taking creepy-vibed photos but it still doesn't mean I can't do it ! As predicted, the Christmas ads were all over the place first thing this morning and the shops are probably playing Christmas songs, although I can't really complain since we were playing a CD this afternoon ! 

I have school tomorrow. And my back is so sore that I am walking like an old woman. I wish it would be as funny as it sounds,

Grace x