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About

Yo, it's Lara aka Rivet Licker. I'm your average alternative, blue haired weirdo, (actual) nerd from Sydney, Australia. I'm a 26 year old flesh unit. I haven't really changed my hair since 2012, except the cut. My name is known throughout the fake hair world because I taught a lot of people how to make synthetic dreads, and still do, click on my YouTube link above to see me in all my High Def glory! I used to make and sell dreads, then quit for reasons.
I live with a [stupid] disease called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SYST-EM-IK LOO-PUSS ER-RHYTHM-A-TOE-SUSS), you might think "it's never Lupus", thanks to Dr. House. Well, it's not uncommon and it's a bitch to diagnose (and live with, for that matter).
I'm a huge nerd (no, really). I have studied professional audio in the past (and currently studying it again) and I'm a qualified electronics technician thing, almost like an engineer, but I hate project management. I like physics. the Space Race, geology, sonology and not so much biology.
I still do love Lush, but have opened my horizons into cruelty free makeup,. I don't own or use anything tested on animals (or sold in China, or owned by a profit pushing asshat parent company).
I have a Border Collie called Jack, he's a derpface, he's my #1 dog, but I love all dogs. I am also a volunteer with Sydney Fox Rescue (don't question my ethics or my knowledge on the matter).
My bfflz are important to me, as are my two older, crazy housemates that I just happen to be spawned from, oh yeah, my parents.
I don't update this blog that often, most posts are straight from Instagram, but when I do, it's always about something I've done recently or something that impresses me.
I have said enough. Click the "Ask" link, as opposed to the "Ass" link to ask (NOT AKS) me about things.
Any business enquires should be directed to rivetlicker@yahoo.com.au

TL;DR?
Things I post about: Alternative hair, synthetic dreads, DIY and crafting, chronic illness, nerdy things, physics, Star Trek, Lush, makeup, doggies, pretty things, awesome things and other things.

If you're from the LUSH crowd, you may know me better as "thedigitalprincess"* or "Digi", because I've started to help edit the Lush Wiki.
*I also make music under that name. Oh crap, I'm a musician as well?!

Following

19 September 14
The #usstydirium team were in #mxnews #sydney last week helping promote the #scificlassics performance by the #sydneysymphonyorchestra at the #sydneyoperahouse last weekend.
#startrek #starfleet #Trekkies #classicalmusic #mx #geek

The #usstydirium team were in #mxnews #sydney last week helping promote the #scificlassics performance by the #sydneysymphonyorchestra at the #sydneyoperahouse last weekend.
#startrek #starfleet #Trekkies #classicalmusic #mx #geek

18 September 14
Too lazy to #tbt. Saturday at #ozcomiccon.
#usstydirium #startrek #starfleet #greenscreen #convention #con #enterprisebridge

Too lazy to #tbt. Saturday at #ozcomiccon.
#usstydirium #startrek #starfleet #greenscreen #convention #con #enterprisebridge

Posted: 3:29 PM
Luna the #fox. Furrito!!
#foxkits #forfoxsake #foxesofinstagram #becausefox #sydneyfoxrescue #furbaby #babyanimals #cute

Luna the #fox. Furrito!!
#foxkits #forfoxsake #foxesofinstagram #becausefox #sydneyfoxrescue #furbaby #babyanimals #cute

Posted: 11:58 AM
Meet Luna, from the first litter intake of rescued foxes 2014! Her brothers Tonks and Alan Rickman are being tended to by other volunteers. Luna is a chirper! #fox #foxesofinstagram #sydneyfoxrescue #babyanimals #foxkits #kits #becausefox #forfoxsake

Meet Luna, from the first litter intake of rescued foxes 2014! Her brothers Tonks and Alan Rickman are being tended to by other volunteers. Luna is a chirper! #fox #foxesofinstagram #sydneyfoxrescue #babyanimals #foxkits #kits #becausefox #forfoxsake

16 September 14
A tired, but squeaky clean boy! #jackbcollie #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #bordercollie #collies #seniordogs #oldman

A tired, but squeaky clean boy! #jackbcollie #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #bordercollie #collies #seniordogs #oldman

Posted: 2:05 PM
This #cloud looks like a #butt! #storm #sydney #datass #maroubra #clouds

This #cloud looks like a #butt! #storm #sydney #datass #maroubra #clouds

Posted: 2:02 PM
Holy swirling hell! The clouds!
#storm #weather #clouds #sydney  #maroubra

Holy swirling hell! The clouds!
#storm #weather #clouds #sydney #maroubra

15 September 14
So, I did a favour for my friend @cold_blooded_angel and installed some #syntheticdreads. Dreads by #alternigirl.
#syntheticdreadlocks #synthdreads #crochetdreads #dreadhawk #cybergoth #rave

So, I did a favour for my friend @cold_blooded_angel and installed some #syntheticdreads. Dreads by #alternigirl.
#syntheticdreadlocks #synthdreads #crochetdreads #dreadhawk #cybergoth #rave

Posted: 8:29 AM
Captain is looking a bit flat.
#ozcomiccon #startrek #starfleet #usstydirium #captainkirk #cardboardcutout #williamshatner #geek #selfie

Captain is looking a bit flat.
#ozcomiccon #startrek #starfleet #usstydirium #captainkirk #cardboardcutout #williamshatner #geek #selfie

14 September 14
I was quite happy.
#ozcomiccon #sydney #williamshatner #captainkirk #dennycrane #tribble #startrek #starfleet #geek #comiccon #convention

I was quite happy.
#ozcomiccon #sydney #williamshatner #captainkirk #dennycrane #tribble #startrek #starfleet #geek #comiccon #convention

13 September 14
#ozcomiccon #startrek #starfleet #usstydirium 
My photo with #williamshatner coming later! Eee!

#ozcomiccon #startrek #starfleet #usstydirium
My photo with #williamshatner coming later! Eee!

12 September 14
did-you-kno:

Animal control officers found a stray pit bull carrying a wounded Chihuahua around in her mouth, occasionally stopping to lick his ruptured eye. They’ve since been adopted and remain best friends. Source

Try not to cry. Cry a lot.

did-you-kno:

Animal control officers found a stray pit bull carrying a wounded Chihuahua around in her mouth, occasionally stopping to lick his ruptured eye. They’ve since been adopted and remain best friends. Source

Try not to cry. Cry a lot.

Reblogged: did-you-kno

11 September 14
#throwbackthursday to the last #con I went to back in February. #williamshatner is in town for #ozcomiccon and us tired #Trekkies hope this doesn’t happen again!
#startrek #starfleet #captainkirk #convention #scifi #geek #tbt

#throwbackthursday to the last #con I went to back in February. #williamshatner is in town for #ozcomiccon and us tired #Trekkies hope this doesn’t happen again!
#startrek #starfleet #captainkirk #convention #scifi #geek #tbt

10 September 14
Annnnnd I hate my #makeup today.
Doing a promo photoshoot with the #usstydirium and #sydneysymphonyorchestra for their #scifi music show.
#startrek #starfleet #sydney #bbloggers #bbloggersau #geek

Annnnnd I hate my #makeup today.
Doing a promo photoshoot with the #usstydirium and #sydneysymphonyorchestra for their #scifi music show.
#startrek #starfleet #sydney #bbloggers #bbloggersau #geek

7 September 14
One thing I have noticed about beauty bloggers is that they keep using the word “hooded eyelid” to mean someone with a fold in their upper eyelid. Think about it this way, if you wear a hooded jacket with a small enough hood, it just covers your head and ends where your face starts, this is what beauty bloggers seem to make out what a hooded eyelid is. Hooded eyelids are more like the oversized hoods on jackets that completely go in and cover your whole face and are annoying, also, they can obscure vision, which is what can happen if the skin sags beyond the eyelashes. It will just get worse and worse. I’m 26, and it’s just becoming more annoying functionally and aesthetically.

One thing I have noticed about beauty bloggers is that they keep using the word “hooded eyelid” to mean someone with a fold in their upper eyelid.
Think about it this way, if you wear a hooded jacket with a small enough hood, it just covers your head and ends where your face starts, this is what beauty bloggers seem to make out what a hooded eyelid is.
Hooded eyelids are more like the oversized hoods on jackets that completely go in and cover your whole face and are annoying, also, they can obscure vision, which is what can happen if the skin sags beyond the eyelashes.
It will just get worse and worse. I’m 26, and it’s just becoming more annoying functionally and aesthetically.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh