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Atsusacon with my friend Lora and NMBS fail, yet again [Aug. 17th, 2017|11:36 am]
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[Current Location |Ghent, Belgium]
[feeling |busybusy]
[music |Thomas Dutronc "Chez les yé-yé"]

Atsusacon

Lora and I have been going to Atsusacon, pretty much since the first edition in 2011. Not always together, and I'm not sure she's done every single edition, but I have. So of course, when I got the press invite to attend, I immediately poked her and asked which day she wanted to go. We settled on Saturday (the 5th) and met up in Louvain to take the train to Ghent.
As it was a train headed for the coast, it was of course very full, but it was still ok when we left in Louvain so that was that at least :)

After a short walk to the ICC, we checked in and the fun could start :)
I wrote a full review on the convention here on The Gatehouse, so I'm not going to sit and repeat myself on my blog. Lora is doing another one for BCM (out early October). Basically we had fun hanging out admiring awesome cosplays

Atsusacon

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and fashions

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Atsusacon

and hanging out with friends

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Atsusacon

And that was that.
(More photos are here).

We actually managed to leave at a decent time and we figured "hey we'll be home around dinner time for once!"
Think again...
The NMBS has decided, in all it's stupidity, to rearrange their scheduele for July and August. Because obviously, when students aren't going to school no one should have a decent connection. Or something equally ridiculous and cruel.
Basically, where the trip to Louvain would take about 45 minutes normally, it now took AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES!
I was still home around 8pm, this did NOT please me at all.
Lucky we did leave earlier than usual, lord knows when we'd have been home otherwise XD.
Another point of utter fail for the NMBS. It is utterly BEYOND me why public transport (because bus "service" De Lijn is equally guilty of this sort of crap) should suddenly become utterly shite during school holidays. People WORK you know, they still need to be able to get to and from said job properly as well! Just leave the train times be!
Add more where you need but don't take any away!!!

So yeah, I had an awesome time hanging out with friends, but the NMBS sure was a serious nuisance getting home, that did ruin the day a bit :(

My outfit and make-up shots, taken by Bert when I got home. Thank god it stays light late in summer! (I'm sure going to miss that in the coming months!)

Outfit: 5.8.2017

Glasses: Theo
Shrug: Vero Moda
Top: Uniqlo
Dress: made it myself
Socks: asos
Shoes; sacha

Day 72/100 days of make-up in 2017

BROWS:
-M.A.C, brow sculpt in Cork
EYES:
- M.A.C, pro longwear concealer in NC20
- M.A.C, technakohl liner in Brass Band
- M.A.C, eye shadow in Amber Lights
- M.A.C, sized to go zoom lash mascara in Beets Me
- Too Faced, Chocolate Bon Bons in Divinity
FACE:
- M.A.C, strobe cream
- M.A.C, blush in Full of Joy
- M.A.C, extra dimension skin finish in Beaming Blush
- Too Faced, Hangover Primer
LIPS:
- M.A.C, lipstick in Whirl
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