Fashion: Black Milk Day vs Night collection

Another month and another geek worthy collection by Black Milk. This time we will be taking a closer look at the Black Milk Day vs Night collection which is all about the new DC film, Batman VS Superman. It is a small collection with only 10 pieces at this time, some of which are already available in other variations on the site.
But luckily it is just not all about the Bats and Supes, we get some nice pieces for Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and the Riddler as well.

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Day Zero Project – the list

A few days ago one of my friends told me about the Day Zero Project. She showed me the site and said that she thought this would be right up my alley. Since I like “To Do'” lists and use them extensively for things like work, holidays and important projects. With lists I actually get stuff done and don’t lose track of my goals so easily. Sadly I have a lot of stuff that I want to do outside of work but since I haven’t really made lists it easy to forget them. So she was right, this had to change and I needed to start finishing up projects or get actually properly started on them. So I read through the blogs of others who participated in the Day Zero Project challenge and got inspired. And even more after I saw the many cool challenges and achievements that were uploaded daily on the Day Zero Project hashtags.

This is how the site explains it ; The Day Zero Project was created by New Zealander, Michael Green. The website grew out of a blog post in 2003 when he set himself a goal of completing a list of 101 goals in 1001 days. He received such a large response from this that over time he developed the idea into a social community project.

The Day Zero Project Challenge:
Complete 101 pre-set tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Time to get started and make my own Day Zero Project list!

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Review – Mass Effect Loot Crate

One of my most favourite game franchises is without a doubt Mass Effect. I have finished all the games multiple times and I just adore the story and the characters. Even after the mess that was the Mass Effect 3 ending I never really stopped loving the game.
So when it was announced there would be a limited edition Mass Effect Loot Crate, I knew I had to have it. The only thing that made me pause was the price but I decided to take the plunge and see for myself if it would be worth it. The total worth of the Mass Effect Loot Crate was to be around $ 150,00 with some exclusive items.

Loot Crates are pretty well known among geeks for their monthly subscription boxes. You take out an subscription for around $20,00/€28,00 every month, and in turn you get a box filled with themed items that retail for about $45,00 together. This can includes shirts, action figures, Funko’s and often these contents are exclusive to Loot Crate.
There are monthly boxes for Anime, Pets, Video-games and much more. And often they launch limited edition one-offs which contain more loot and are targeted at specific titles like Star Wars, Firefly, Mass Effect, Fallout and much more.

So let’s just see what kind of stuff it contained and if the Mass Effect Loot Crate really was my favourite Loot Crate on the Citadel.

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Win or Die Collection by Geek Chic Cosmetics

If you have read some of my blog posts or follow me on social media you probably know I love make up. So when I heard about Geek Chic cosmetics and their Win or Die Collection it was no surprise to anyone that I had to have it. I mean, gorgeous eyehadows inspired by one of my favourite book and TV series? Yes please! And even better is that their products are Cruelty free, vegan and gluten free which means they are suitable for many people. So I looked around the site, fell in love and placed an order for the entire collection of the Games of Thrones inspired line.

Since the new season of Game of Thrones will be starting in April again, it is the perfect time to take a look at this collection and come up with some ideas to use them for the upcoming viewing parties.

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Irregular Choice Alice in Wonderland

For years Alice in Wonderland has been a story that enchanted the hearts and minds of many readers all over the world. And in that time a lot of products have been released with the story as its subject.
So many of fans will be delighted to hear that there is going to be an Irregular Choice Alice in Wonderland collection. Their collection is inspired by one of the more famous versions of the story, namely the Disney film that was inspired by the book. While a lot of changes were made the film has gotten really popular and has many fans and a huge fan following.

So far five styles from the Irregular Choice Alice in Wonderland collection have been shown, and it’s expected there will be more on the release date. Time to take a look at what information has been released so far.

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Personal Update – Sick Cats

Hello everyone,
as you might have noticed there have been no uploads for a bit. I am truly sorry for that. But sadly life took an unexpected turn and we had to deal with a lot of terrible events and bad news which took a toll. But things seem to look up again and starting Monday there will be blog posts again.

The reason for my short hiatus was that all three of our cats became severely ill at the same time. They got a heavy case of Upper Respiratory Disease (Niesziekte) which wasn’t covered by the shots. One of the cats was already struggling with some weird symptoms and had seen vets for it already. But at one point the disease popped up and escalated, within a few days the other two were ill as well. We immediately took them to see the vets.

So the past few weeks I have been working, bringing my cats to the vet for extra check ups, giving medication and feeding them by hand. But even with hospital stays, Siamun didn’t make it and we had to let him go. He had been sick a few times before at his previous families and that took too large a toll on his liver. In the end it was just too much and we didn’t want to see him suffer. But we miss him terribly.
Chunky and Medano seem to be feeling better again and we hope they will be healthy again soon. I am keeping my fingers crossed but since we were quick it seems they might make it out without permanent issues. *keeps fingers crossed*
All I can say is be careful when your cat is sick and when you don’t trust it, go to see a professional.

Bye Bye Siamun

The three terrors, sadly Siamun has left us.

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Review: Max Factor Star Wars

When a new Star Wars film is released you just know that the stores will be flooded with new and exciting merchandise. Blankets, figures, books and even make up products are brought out to hype the fans for the new trilogy. So it came as no real surprise when the Max Factor Star Wars collection was announced back in October.
The entire collection has (only) three products. You can get a mascara, a gold coloured lipstick or a dark berry coloured lipstick. Much to my surprise there would be no nail-polishes or other lip colours and the entire Max Factor Star Wars collection is a limited edition.

It took some hunting in stores and some  patience but I finally got my hands on all three products. So let’s take a look at them and see if the force is really strong with this collection.

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Fashion: Black Milk Fantasy League

And we are back again with another cool and geek inspired collection from Black Milk. They have been featured before with their Doctor Who collection and many more.
Before Doctor Who the company had already released collections from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Sadly most of the older items are discontinued and very hard to come by.

But as luck would have it we seem to get another shot at some epic Lord of the Ring and Harry Potter items. The new release takes the form of a “Black Milk Fantasy League” collection. This small release features a total of 8 pieces, 4 for each fandom. It will consist of only touchdowns this time, which are their version of soccer shirts. And instead of actual existing teams it will give you the chance for your favourite fantasy team. Ready to rumble?

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Musterbrand Fashion Collection

I love cool and stylish clothes. But I love them even more when they have a cool and geeky edge to them.
For awhile now I have been eyeing brands that bring out collections based or inspired by videogames and films. Most of them often sell simple shirts and sweaters with just a print on them. Which is fine but not something you can easily wear to work or that fits every occasion.

At Gamescom I came across the store of Musterbrand in the Fan-shop hall. They had a booth set up there with a wide variety of clothing which all look very cool, but if you came closer were all inspired by a variety of videogames. Geeky but without being overtly so.
So here is some of their current collection that caught my eye in recent months and which I was really impressed with.

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All source material is copyrighted to Musterbrand.

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A Very Happy Geeky New Year – 2016

Hello everyone and Happy Geeky New Year!
I hope you had a nice holiday season and a fresh start into the new year. I spent my time falling in love with fallout 4 and cooking a lot of stuff for the many parties we had.
For me 2015 was bit of  mixed year, I loved starting this blog, the travels and doing all kinds of new stuff. But health wise it was a bit of a downward spiral from which I am still recovering. Luckily 2016 seems to look like a better year.

And there is much this year to look forward too. New videogames, (comic)book titles, merchandise, cool fashion and films that are going to be released. And later this year there are plenty of events being organised that will make many geeks happy. Personally I am really looking forward to attending Star Wars Celebration in London. But plans for trips to Castlefest, Animecon and Gamescom are also in the making. So plenty of stuff to do!

As for the blog, I am still looking into trying to get a proper schedule and perhaps spice things up. But more on that later!
In the mean time I hope everyone will have a great 2016.
Enjoy!

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