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28.4.11

Circle Lenses Review- Big Candy Red (@Mukuchu)


I'm here to bring you my first sponsored lenses review. These were sent to me by mukuCHU circle lenses! 
I will be reviewing the red lenses in the Big Candy series. (G-205) 



POWER/PRESCRIPTION: 0.00 (Plano) to -10.00

LENS USAGE: UP TO 1 YEAR
SHELF LIFE: 3 YEARS
MANUFACTURER / ORIGIN: SOUTH KOREA
MATERIALS: 2Hema
B.C.: 8.6mm
DIAMETER: 14.50mm 
WATER CONTENT: 38%


I was really excited to get these because these were the lenses I was going to use for my Black Gold Saw cosplay! I've used Animation lenses before (for my Suiseiseki cosplay) but I wasn't really looking forward to having bright red eyes again. (Animation lenses were uncomfortable and made my eyes really light sensitive.) 

I chose to review this pair because of the size (never tried 14.5mm before!) and the colour, which looked more like a blendy red than a bright red.

(Lighting made the one on the right appear lighter.)
No flash, natural light, no makeup.
 The red isn't really as noticeable, but the black ring definitely is! I wasn't really used to such large lenses so I stared at my eyes in the mirror for like, 5 minutes! Ha!

25.4.11

PMall Adventures - Haul!

Hi everyone!

I'm back with a haul post! I didn't really buy much from Pacific Mall. I was really looking forward to buying Dolly Wink and Melliesh products but they were really overpriced. Like, waaay overpriced! ($35 for Dolly Wink mascara! I could eBay that shit for $20! )  Same with the Bison bath salts - $8 a pack! Super overpriced! If you're going there, do not be suckered in by the pretty packaging! Definitely buy it online, you'll be saving a lot.  Definitely look on eBay, since things tend to be cheaper there.

Needless to say, I will be buying my Japanese makeup online. Same with my bath salts.

/rant

Onto the gets post!
(Before I start, I don't really remember the name of the brands. If you really want to know though, leave comment and I can get back to you!)

A flowy floral top! It's a very light beige/rosey pink colour. There are little roses on it. 
It is 3/4 length sleeves on me. (It's probably supposed to be full sleeves but I'm not a tiny moe asian girl okay??  )

I was kinda...eh... on this one. I really liked the colour but my mom was like "AHH YOU HAVE TO GET IT" so she bought it for me! It's quite flowy, and it looks best when there's a belt fastened around the waist. It should be nice for the summer! I'll take a picture of myself wearing it later. 

A cream white / pink / brown patterned scarf. The sales lady was really nice and gave it to us for free! 
(I think it was because my mom bought/spent a lot there...  Like, she bought SO many clothes, over $100 worth! Basically her entire summer wardrobe. The lady even gave us a VIP card, lol.)

Pretty ribbon belt that the sales lady also gave me! She said it would go well with both tops.  

I needed a new pencil case and found this cute one at Ones Better Living for only $4! 
I thought it looked familiar, like I saw it online or something.
After I bought it I realized it was the same one as the one Amber has.
LOL SORRY AMBER I DIDN'T REALIZE! 


Bought some goodies for Sami's birthday! Her blog / twitter


Finally, my Totoro-kun! 
I love him, so fluffy! And so cheap, only $10  


Okay, that's all for now. 


24.4.11

PMall Adventures (PHOTO HEAVY!) - Part 1

Hallo my loverlies!

Today I went to Pacific Mall  in Toronto to go prom dress shopping!
I specifically told my mom that I wanted to go to PMall because I didn't want to get the same dress as anybody else. (Some girls at my school started a facebook group where you post pictures of your dress so that nobody else gets the same one as you!) I wanted mine to be a surprise, and I can guarantee that nobody else has the same one as me.

I'll start with the photo spam!
[Please excuse the fact that some of the photos may be a bit blurry or out of focus, they were taken with my iPhone camera because I didn't have my point and shoot on me ]


Outfit of the day! 
I'm not creative / don't have that great of a sense of fashion. But I dressed casually because I knew I'd be trying on a load of clothes/dresses 

Drivin' to the mall~

First store we came across when we entered. It wasn't open yet, as most stores open at around noon.
Pacific mall has many cosmetics stores that sell BB creams, false eyelashes, and Japanese/Korean/Chinese makeup.  Most of it is overpriced though, so I recommend buying online. 

A big stand selling Dolly Wink products~

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PMall Adventures (PHOTO HEAVY!) - Part 2

As promised, here's the second part of my PMall adventure!

Lunch - my mom stuck the straw through the little guy's face. 

Next we went to One's Better Living. 
They always carry such cool stuff! Like this massive Rilakkuma which was just chilling on top of a shelf! 

TOTOROS,
TOTOROS EVERYWHERE.

Found this creepy one with only one eye... 
Maybe he's just winking?

More pictures under the cut!

9.4.11

Cosplay Progress: Horns

This is going to be a quick, scheduled post because I'm working on my English ISU [Independant Study Unit] WHICH IS TEDIOUS. :<

This is a short post on how I made the horns for my BLACK GOLD SAW cosplay.
Here's a reference!

How I made the horns: (I asked the fabulous owldepot for help! Amazing cosplayer ♥)


I didn't have any aluminium foil so I used taped up wrapping paper instead. Then I put on about 2 payers of paper mâché, and covered it in paperclay. Sanded it down and painted it. Covered with Sculpey air dry gloss.

 
Template


Base shape made from wrapping paper and tape.

Completely taped. Trying to get an idea of what it would look like. Not using this headband, it was just used to get an idea.

Paper mâché'd

Clay #1 - basic shape, unsanded.


Sanded and painted. Still need to paint the tips more red.


7.4.11

Packages! + Dead Master

Hello everyone! 

Today I when I came back home from school, I was welcomed with two very pleasant surprises! They were slips from the post office saying that I had to pick up two of my packages!  I didn't really know what they were so I was pretty excited. 

The post lady gave me two boxes – one that was big and another that was relatively small. 

The smaller one was the Skin79 Oriental Gold BB Cream that I ordered! I was very keen on trying BB Cream after hearing other beauty bloggers/vloggers rave on about how amazing it was. This was recommended to me by Chelsi! (Check out her blog~!) I'll do a review on it soon, hopefully this weekend.

I didn't really know what was in the bigger package. When I opened it, I saw...

THIS!

My Dead Master 1/8 Animation figure! UNF UNF UNF

Dead Master is one of the evil characters in the Black Rock Shooter OVA. I became obsessed with Black Rock Shooter over the summer when Ringo and I started watching it!  (I got especially obsessed with Black Gold Saw, hehe ♥) Anyway, I originally didn't like Dead Master because I thought she was annoying and didn't really like her design. Jean told me to wait because “Dead Master grows on you.” Haha, she couldn't be more right! I started to feel more attached to her character.

This is the first statue that I own, that I've bought myself. I got a Suzumiya Haruhi statue from a friend about 3 years ago as a gift but it's not nearly as epic as DEAD MASTER~ 

Here are some close ups! 

(LOL shut up I realized the skull wasn't on properly until after I took the photo >_>)
Such a blank dead expression ♥

O hi derr. :3

♥♥♥!!

Clothing detail! The ruffles are so nicely made!

DAT ASS. ♥

I forgot to take a picture of the stand and her giant scythe... So here's a picture off the internet... 


This figma is actually so so so pretty! I'm developing a special attachment to it because it's my first~
I want to collect all of the Black Rock Shooter evil characters. (BGS, DM, STR), but they're all kind of expensive! A friend is ordering the BGS figma for me and will give it to me at Anime North, so I'm super excited for that.

I'm so geeky! 


And I will end with this super artsy photo~



That's it for now, thanks for reading! 
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