Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Geo Princess Mimi/Bambi Apple Green Review

 This is now my second pair of circle lenses, fast right? I again ordered them from Fobby Barbie, and just like before the shipping on these was very fast. I initially ordered them for PAX, but the thought came too late as they arrived the day of and I wasn't staying at my house. 

Anyway, here is my review. It's short due to the fact that everyone  seems to have these already.

Makeup and natural light.

No makeup and flash.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Hair!

This is just a quick little update, I just came back from the hair salon and I love what she did.

So sweaty :(

I really like it, I think it makes me look less angry. My makeup was a total failure today, though. The sweet woman who did my eyebrows made them really uneven and my eyelashes kept peeling off. I'm going to be at PAX tomorrow and Saturday, so hopefully the weather is a little more forgiving.

Well, that's it. Thanks for reading ♥

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Attempt at Gal Makeup ♥

Apparently I make decisions very quickly. I ordered new makeup to help me make a decision as to whether or not I want to try out gal, but before my new makeup could even make it out of the warehouse I decided "screw it, I'm gonna be gyaru!". I really want to commit, and since I had a free schedule today I figured I'd try out gyaru makeup. While I think I did pretty well for a first try (which is why I'm posting it instead of deleting the photos and raging around my house), there are some pretty vital mistakes. My eyebrows are in some dire need of attention and are amazingly bushy, and my hair is not styled at all. I'm going in to have my hair done probably on Thursday. Anyway, here are the pictures!

None of these are shopped, I figured that would be bad when asking for critiquing.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Updates, Reflections, and more Shipping Anxiety,

The past week has been really fast as far as posting and new projects go for me. Even though I'm struggling quite a bit, I'm trying to start making videos for my youtube channel and while the first video is really bad (no seriously, don't watch it) I think it was a good learning experience. I never knew how much goes into making tutorials and things, and I was surprised at how hard it was for me to talk into a camera. 

Anyway, I've also been thinking about really trying to commit to gyaru. I am realizing how much better my makeup skills are, and I've always admired girls who put that kind of effort into their appearance everyday. I think that even the girls who are just learning are amazing and I would love to be a part of that. However, I have noticed that a lot of girls in "The Gyaru Community" have ugly, vicious personalities and I don't want to be subject to that or be associated with it. I don't know, I think that the good outweighs the bad, but it's going to be a big decision for me. I think in the end I'll do it because I'm not really fond of letting things like racism or jealousy get to me.

That being said, I was given a cash gift recently and have purchased things that I've been craving since I started lurking in the gyaru community. I'm hoping to get them within a week. I'll review them when they arrive, but for now I just want to share my excitement!

The first things I bought were some nice cheap things from E.L.F. I've gotten products from them and despite being so inexpensive the quality has always been good.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Organic Chocolate.

This is currently my favorite baking recipe and these are my all-time favorite cookies. They're so soft and rich and they bake so perfectly without their size being affected. These are great because instead of a bag of chocolate chips you can go to the store and choose your favorite chocolate bar. This makes the recipe very easy to alter to suit your tastes. The first time I made these I used a plain bar of Newman's Own dark chocolate that was 65% cacao, this time I'm using something a little lighter. The chocolate I used for this batch is from a brand called Dagoba. If you are looking for a fair-trade company DO NOT buy from this brand, everything seemed to check out at the store, but when I did some digging online I found out that Dagoba is actually owned by Hershey's. The quality is worlds better from Hershey's usual products, but I do not agree with Hershey's atrocious moral standards and I will not be purchasing this chocolate again. Anyway, the bar I picked is 59% cacao and has a secondary flavor of lavender and blueberries. I love the use of lavender in sweets (don't knock it until you've tried it), and I don't really see how you could go wrong with blueberries, honestly. You can use any flavor of chocolate, though. As long as it has 55-75% cacao it should bake just fine and is just a matter of taste.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kigurumi Pic Drop + Vote for me?

I just washed my kigurumis, sometimes I forget how much I love them. There is a contest going on in  a facebook shop that I would love to win! So I took a ton of pictures and figured I'd do a quick pic drop before I go to the gym. Here's the link to the album, just "like" my photo to vote for me! *Click Click*.

This is the one I used for my entry! Please look for it!

Circle Lens Review: Princess Mimi Series in Almond Brown.

So, after a lot of mistakes on my part, some really good customer service, and just downright acts of kindness from Fobby Barbie I finally acquired my first pair of circle lenses! Most people recommend that first-time circle lens wearers first buy a 14 or 14.2 but I was buying them to get that big dolly effect so I went ahead and bought these. I was really excited when I saw the promotional pictures, and now whenever you see a fashion magazine from japan the models seem to always be wearing something from this series.

On Tsubasa herself.

I wanted something enlarging but still really natural. These turned out to be perfect for that.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Anniversary Date in the International District ♥

Yesterday my boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary. We spent a few hours at home hanging out and eating lunch, and then we headed down to one of our favorite parts of town, the international district. If you haven't been to Seattle's international district I really recommend it. Since there are so many people from Asian countries in Seattle, there are amazing things to experience and buy in town.

The first place we went was Uwajimaya. It's a huge Asian grocery and gift store. They have really great food (I get my mama brand instant noodles from them) but the best parts are the bookshop and cosmetics area. They have a ton of things I thought I would never be able to purchase offline. I didn't buy anything there this time, but there were definitely some great things.


Palty Hair bleach.