a canadian beauty, travel, and cosplay blog

30.6.11

Montreal (Day 3) + Course Selection

Alright, last update for my Montreal posts! It's hard to believe that I only spent three days there! We left Montreal this morning...
Before I start, I'll say that the hotel we stayed at called  "Le Nouvel", wasn't really that great at all. It always felt really...damp... in the room! Even with the A/C and fan on, it felt really uncomfortable. And the room smelled really weird. It wasn't really that great. ):

Wednesday was really cold... I think the temperature was a high of 21*C, but it felt cooler because it was cold and windy! Seriously, the Canadian summer so far has been utter crap. It was hot during exam time, and the not really cold and didn't feel summery at all...

Flowery top and white ribbon belt from Just Cawaii (in Pacific Mall), knee length jean shorts (Urban Behaviour).
My bangs/fringe are at a good length that they're not too long, yet long enough to braid and pin to the side!

Montreal (Day 2)

DAY 2 OF MONTREAL ADVENTURES~!

Forgot to post this picture in my last post. LOOK AT MY ADORABLE ASIAN PJS!

29.6.11

Montreal (Day 1)

Sup dudes?! I'm currently in my hotel in Montreal, Quebec! Course selection goes up tonight at midnight and I really want to get into all of my classes so I'm staying up hehe! (It's currently 10:10PM)

Now that my laptop has finally connected to the internet, I figured I'll just blog to kill the time! Mom bought me two large ice coffees from McDonalds (any size for $1! = my new summer drink, replacing Timmie's expensive ice capps.)

ANYWAY, our adventure started on Monday. Woke up at 6AM and drove for 9 hours (it would normally take about 6 to drive from Toronto to Montreal but my dad drives slow and we stopped off in a place called Ganaoque for two hours).


26.6.11

Adventures!

Hello everybody!

I'm very excited to see that I'm almost going to hit 50 blog followers! Woot! I think I'll hold a giveaway when I hit 100 though! :3 So hopefully that will be soon.

Anyway, tomorrow I'll be leaving for a little vacation with my parents, but will be back on the 3rd! Hopefully I'll have time to blog haha... so many things to blog about! I still need to upload the vlogs to MOETRONcos, they take so long to upload because they're high definition!

I'll leave you with an awesome picture though. This was the cake that Sami, Ringo, and I made for the Centre Island cosplay picnic! It was super fun and the cake tasted really delicious.

It was a vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkle things inside of it, covered with chocolate icing, with lots of strawberries and custard in it! (It was probably like, a million calories... BUT SO WORTH IT.)

I'll try to write up some blogs soon for you guys... I'll have a laptop with me at the hotel so I'll try to blog there!

See you soon! :D

19.6.11

Fathers Day/ Lazy Sunday

Okay this is my first time blogging from my iPhone! Ooh so cool, except I can't use those cute emoji orz... I can only use ones that are built into my iPhone! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Anyway, today has been a really nice, lazy Sunday! I should actually be stressing about exams next week but honestly I'm too chill about it now... My exams are English, French and international business. English I should study for, French is super easy since my teacher is ridiculously slack and international business is just 100 multiple choice questions. ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ I'll study later, just not in the mood now ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Went out earlier today to have lunch for Father's Day! Originally planned to go to a Chinese restaurant but it was super crowded... Then went to Mandarin (big Chinese buffet chain) but they were super overpriced, so ended up going to a Japanese restaurant... (^O^☆♪

My outfit for the day!

Top; Forever 21 / Shorts; Stitches
You can see my awesome metapod charm, made by Taylor ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
























Mom ended up ordering way too much lol, trying so hard to eat my chicken teriyaki bento... but managed to finish it! /triumphant ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Also that's it for now, I will end this post with pictures of my cat.


17.6.11

[REVIEW] GEO Nudy Violet Circle Lenses + CHEAP LENSES!

Hi everyone!

I love how I'm able to blog more often now!

I bought a pair of circle lenses from ⊂( ・∀・) 彡━PANDA☆ 【Circle Lenses】 
I've bought quite a few pairs from this place! It's a facebook group shop that sells very affordable circle lenses.

They owner is closing down the shop though because I think she's going to university next year, so she won't have time to sell lenses. All lenses are super cheap! Currently, all GEO and EOS lenses are just $11/pair!  If you've bought lenses before, you'll know that this is super affordable as most sites usually sell lenses for $20+! I'm not being sponsored to say this or anything, I just want to help out those who may be tight on cash and want to try out some cute lenses! This even includes the new BAMBI lenses!
Also great for people who live in the GTA/Mississauga as you are able to do facetrades to pick up your lenses. 

For those of you who don't know what circle lenses are, they're a type of cosmetic colour contact lens that are supposed to make your eyes look bigger. They're very popular in China/Japan/Korea, and they are often used in gyaru fashions as well as cosplay! I mostly use mine for cosplay purposes. 


Anyway, I ordered (another) pair of GEO Nudy Violet. 
I had a pair of these last year, which I thought I forgot at my Anime North hotel room! Turns out that I just left them in my suitcase and discovered them while packing for Anime North this year haha.... Anyway I ordered another pair because they're awesome.



They're probably my second favourite lenses! (My favourites are my EOS Pure Gray lenses, which I wear for my Akiyama Mio cosplays!) 

If you've read my GEO Nudy Green lenses review, you'll know how much I love the Nudy series!
Nudys give off the "natural" look as they blend in well with your actual eye colour. They give a cute glittery effect.

This is a close up of the lenses. The outer ring isn't as dark or prominent as other lenses, which makes them look more "natural."

On the eye - natural light.
(I didn't notice my eyeliner was smudged! Baww ;A;)

This is closer to the colour they appear in real life.



SO MANY EYES! This is so you can see how they look in different angles.


I like the violet lenses much more than the green ones because I think violet suits me better? 

Basically, I'm going to copy and paste the review from the Nudy Green lenses here! (Because I have the exact same opinions haha)


Design: 10/10
LOVE LOVE LOVE the design of these!  
Despite not having a dark limbal/ outer ring, these do stand out quite well. The blendy design also appears a lot to me.

Comfort: 9/10
At times my eyes would feel dry, but with an eyedrop that problem was solved.
I basically almost forgot I had lenses in, haha! 

Enlargement: 8/10
Enlargement isn't really a big concern for me, because I'm more interested in the colour! Besides, super huge lenses make me feel like an alien... That's why 14mm lenses are my favourite size. If you're looking for enlargement, I'd recommend the 14.5mm super nudies or 15mm lenses because I heard those are quite good! 



Hope you enjoyed this review! :D
Also, any requests for new types of posts? Like anime reviews, more life blogs, tutorials..etc?

14.6.11

Cosplay / Convention Schedule 2011

Was in the middle of sweatshopping my final project for International Business class when I saw Ackson's newest video on youtube.



After seeing this video (and mostly being in a state of fangirly awe for Tracy + Lauren's Magna Carta cosplays), I suddenly developped the urge to start a new project! A fairly big one I guess.

Cosplaying Black Gold Saw made me change my mind about having a massive prop cosplay. I never realized how tedious they were haha! I mean they're fun and you get a lot of attention in them but they're just so tiring to wear! That's probably how my love for Mio skyrocketed because her outfits are so easy and comfortable to wear.


11.6.11

BLACK GOLD SAW COSPLAY [IMAGE HEAVY!]

Hey guys!
Here's the post that I've been promising you... the photos of my Black Gold Saw cosplay from Anime North!
I won't post too much text since I'm tired ( I'm scheduling this post for Saturday, but I'm writing it at 10:30ish PM on Friday)


This post is going to be very image heavy! So I'm warning you now haha!
All credit goes to the photographers.

First off, this is what Black Gold Saw looks like!

After Ringo and I watched the OVA, we immediately knew that we wanted to cosplay it! Luckily enough Jeanie and Carmen decided to cosplay with us as Dead Master and Black Rock Kaito!





10.6.11

102 Questions About Your Cosplay Lifestyle!

(This was a questionnaire taken from LAYERS magazine - a cosplay magazine from Japan.) 

There are no right answers to any of these questions. Quite a few can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no", but there are at least three more ways to answer any one of them. Of course, every answer has its reason and every reason has a story. Our goal isn't to pass judgement, but to get you thinking about these questions. If this questionairre starts a dialogue on manners, then we've done our job. 

General Cosplay Questions
1) What's the best part of cosplay for you? 
Being able to wear a really fun costume, cosplaying in a group with MOETRONcos, and being able to make lots of new friends who share the same interests as me!
2) Do you use the term "kameko" ("camera-kid")? 
I have no idea, LOL.
3) Do you read event catalogs?
If you mean the event programs for cons and stuff, then yes!
4) Do you rsvp to events?
Yessir.
5) Do you want to attend more events? Or are you content to remain in your local area?
I do! I want to expand on cons instead of the ones in just Toronto! (The Toronto ones are fun, I'd just like to go to US cons like Otakon and Anime Expo!)
6) Do you use color contacts?
Yes, of course! I love circle lenses!
7) Do you make your own costumes or do you buy them?
I but parts of costumes which I wouldn't be able to make myself due to lack of skill, or buy clothing and modify them. I'm working more on my sewing skills, and am trying to improve so I can make all of my projects!
8) Do you stick to one genre?
Not really... I like outfits from all genres really! :")
9) Do you think that when cosplaying, one should stick to the genre of a given event?
I don't think so! I think it's fine to cosplay anime characters at comic/gaming cons like Fan Expo, and game characters at cons like Anime North.
10) Does it bother you when people break genre?
Haha, no. It hardly bothers me.

7.6.11

ANIMENORTH2011 - CON REPORT (SUNDAY, PART 2)

Sorry, I'm dragging the Anime North posts out too much. I'll try to finish these up quickly! 
I just love blogging about conventions, they're so much fun!


Anyway, onto more pictures!


Stephen and Jeff were just hangin' out off to the side so we met up with them!
Jeff was wearing Sanji from One Piece, Stephen was doing Garterbelt from Panty & Stocking!

Stephen makes such a bitchin' Garterbelt, don't you think? DAT AFRO!  SO MUCH HAIR!



"Manly" posing done by some cosplayers! Grey from Fairy Tail, Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist, and Black Star from Soul Eater! 
That Grey was one of the only good ones I saw that weekend to he honest... The other Grey cosplayers were just shirtless guys with the Fairy Tail tattoo and no wig! I wish people would put more effort into their cosplays sometime haha... 



The sky was getting a bit darker, threatening rain. 



Random people~



PEDOBEAR SPOTTED! Although I question the looks of the guy on the right... 



Obligatory Pedobear picture!
Ringo (running to me after): "HE TOUCHED MY ASS ;____;"
Me: 

Some Japanese Jrock band was playing a set in the rave patio area. I don't know what they were called...HITT or something? 



It was too loud for our tastes so we went back into the dealers room.


More pictures under the cut!




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