La belle et la geek /// The beauty and the geek

Ce weekend j’ai eu la chance d’accueillir à la maison ma meilleure amie. Notre amitié date encore des douces années du collège, et même si nos vies respectives ainsi que la localisation géographique de chacune font que nous nous voyons très peu souvent, à chaque fois quand on se retrouve on dirait que nous redevenons à nouveau des ados insouciantes. Un weekend girly oblige, nous sommes évidemment parties prendre d’assaut les boutiques, dont une spécialisée dans les produits de beauté.

Last weekend I had the chance to welcome my best friend at home. Our friendship goes way back to junior high years, and even though we don’t see each other very often because of our different lives in different countries, every time we meet again we become those same carefree teenagers. And who says a girly weekend, says of course taking by storm numerous shops among which a store specialized in beauty products.

Ce qui m’a toujours surpris dans des magasins qui à priori n’ont aucun lien avec la culture geek, c’est que depuis quelque temps, on peut y retrouver des produits complètement inattendus, surfant sur la tendance geek justement. Je ne vais choquer personne en disant que finalement, la geek attitude, c’est vendeur et à la mode. Il suffit de regarder les séries limitées de vêtements spécial Star Wars ou super héros par exemple chez Undiz ou H&M, la série de make up Star Wars chez Covergirl, les coques de smartphones avec des trucs nerdy improbables et j’en passe… Pour les fans, ce sont des must-have à porter ou utiliser fièrement, et pour les autres, un moyen de devenir en possession de quelque chose de fun et original tout en restant dans la tendance. 

I have always been surprised by the fact that for some time now, I’ve been able to find unexpected products benefiting from the geek trend in stores that in theory have nothing to do with the geek culture. I don’t think that I’ll shock anybody by saying that after all, the geek attitude is fashionable and best seller. Just look at all these special limited editions of Star Wars or super heroes clothing at Undiz or H&M, the special Star Wars make-up series at Covergirl, some smartphone shells with improbable nerdy stuff and so on… For us fangirls (or fanboys), they become must-haves to use or wear proudly, and to others, a way to own something funny and original all while staying trendy.

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6 on 6 challenge: Silver in April /// Challenge photo 6 on 6 : Avril argenté

Another 6 on 6 dose is here, and this month’s theme is silver! Quick reminder, 6 on 6 is a photography challenge started by Emma at Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder. The main goal is to have fun (duh) taking the nicest photos possible of geeky objects we’re proud of. Six of them to be exact, on the sixth day of the month, knowing that every month has its own color code. To me, I think April’s theme has been the most difficult so far. A top of mind answer for « silver » would generally be some kind of jewelry, but believe it or not when I say that I have none of those, whatsoever. I know it may seem weird for some people that a girl doesn’t like wearing some sparkling stuff; it’s just that I hate touching jewelry and I would like even more to avoid any resemblance with a Christmas tree. Anyhow, here’s the silver geeky batch!

Une nouvelle dose du 6 on 6 est là, ce mois-ci nous mettons la couleur argent à l’honneur ! Petite introduction pour la première traduction de cette catégorie en français s’impose. Il s’agit d’un challenge photo mensuel commencé par Emma de Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder dont le but principal est de s’amuser (bah oui) en prenant les plus jolies photos possibles des plus beaux objets geeks en notre possession. Chaque mois il faut en présenter six le sixième jour du mois en cours, en respectant un code couleur. Pour l’instant, le thème d’avril a été le plus éprouvant à mes yeux. En général, quand on dit « argent » on pense souvent aux bijoux, et aussi bizarre que cela puisse paraître pour une fille, je n’en ai pas du tout. J’ai horreur de toucher de la bijouterie et je cherche à tout prix d’éviter de ressembler à un sapin de Noël scintillant… Voici donc mes trouvailles, sans plus attendre !

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6 on 6 challenge: Pink in March

It’s the 6th day of the month again, which means that I can welcome you to another edition of the geeky photo challenge 6 on 6! Greetings, my friends, to the land of kawaiitude as this month’s theme is pink. To my surprise, I don’t have as many geeky pink things as I thought, you will certainly sense a tad of a Japanese vibe this time. Forgot or just discovering what 6 on 6 is? Right this way to my first post of the series for more details, feel free to join and share the fun!

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6 on 6 challenge: Black in February

Time for another dose of the 6 on 6th geeky photo challenge! This month’s theme is black, and I am happy to say that for once I had tons of nerdy stuff to choose from. Want to know more about 6 on 6? You can look up some details here, and feel free to join the fun!

GoT coffee mugs

I got those cool Game of Thrones coffee mugs as a Christmas gift. Only the Starck mug is white, which is pretty understandable… ^^

Black Butler manga

One of my favorites! Saw the entire anime and really got into it, now I am also discovering the manga version. The pitch is not the most original one, but the story is really interesting and the mood is great. But the main reason why I like Black Butler so much is Sebastian himself of course… and his not so hidden love for cats ♡

Geeky t-shirt

I love nerdy ready to wear, such as T-shirts, hoodies and so on. Unfortunately, I can’t wear them to work so whenever I get the chance to show them off, well, I do so proudly! They are mainly black with hilarious graphics from manga/anime fandoms for most, and here is my latest purchase from my beloved Color my Derby boutique.

Make-up like a nerd!

There are few things that I really need in order to show my face to the world, but black eyeliner and mascara are essential. Without them I just look sick xD And I love black (or any other color in a very dark shade for that matter) nail polish, always found it looked cool. Also, thanks to my fellow blogger mckelodeon, I am a proud owner of some Star Wars make-up swag as well (without forgetting the lovely hand-made Christmas decoration, of course)!

La petite mort

A quite recent French comic book by Davy Mourier that I am very fond of. Full of dark humor, it’s a cute story of little death, for whom parents have great expectations in the obvious field, but who deep inside would love to become… a florist.

Dark Hello Kitty

This Hello Kitty plush is probably the cutest one I own. Special limited edition, with a box and everything! It’s amazing how the gothic lolita vibe is in the smallest details, like her socks and undies too.

That’s it for this black 6 on 6th! Which black geeky stuff would you show or would like to have? Let’s share and spread the geekiness together!