a canadian beauty, travel, and cosplay blog

29.8.11

FAN EXPO 2011 - FRIDAY CON REPORT


Hello ladies and gents~

Back from another year of Fan Expo! This year's con was definitely better than the last! Ringo and I went to the convention for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday~

This post will be quite image heavy! There were so many pictures that I'm not going to bother watermarking them. P:

Ringo arrived at my house on the Thursday before the convention to sleepover. We retouched our Black Rock Shooter weapons and outfits and bought some food for Friday since the lines for food are usually super long! (・∀・)

Woke up at 7AM on the Friday of Fan Expo. Packed / did make-up / drove to the train station for the 9:10AM train. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT WAS AN EXPRESS TRAIN SO IT SKIPPED OUR STOP AHHHH SO ANGRY ヾ(。`Д´。)ノ Had to wait another half hour for the next train.

Arrived at Union Station where we walked to the convention centre to pick up our wristbands. Lines were short and moved really fast, so we were able to get into the convention really quickly! I got changed into Meiko (Synchronicity ver.) and Ringo got changed into a maid outfit. (`・ω・´)



23.8.11

Sapphire Blue Circle Lenses (review)

BLUE CIRCLE LENSES FOR YOU~!~! ( ´艸`)

Got this beautiful pair of lenses from Mukuchu (at the beginning of July... sorry for the long wait! ;_;)
My old pair of animation blue lenses expired so I was ready for a new pair of lenses, but less 'fake' looking that the animation series. ≧(´▽`)≦



Big Crystal Sapphire (G-307)



The lenses are 14.5 mm. I think this is a pretty good size for lenses if you want them to slightly enlarge your eyes without making them look alien, but still have a pretty colour!



The colour itself is a bright sapphire blue that fades to a hazel - gold brown in the middle. The rims are a fuzzy black-brown which doesn't make the eyes stand out as much as lenses that have a solid outer ring. ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ


The design itself is very pixelated, but this helps the colour to blend in and look more natural from afar. 


How it looks on the naked eye! I like how the gold in the centre of the ring.


Both eyes! I love the look, it blends in very well and they don't look alien/huge! ( ̄∇ ̄+)


However, I think I like my natural hair colour/blue eyes combo better. Plus I'm not wearing as much makeup, so it feels more natural!

Mukuchu was very quick to reply to my messages. Shipping took 3 weeks I think, which is understandable because they were shipping from Australia. It was wrapped in bubble-wrap and came with a lens case. I highly recommend their store if you're looking for lenses, because they're very well priced and they carry a huge array of lenses! (`・ω・´)ゞ

These lenses are super comfortable! They didn't dry out easily and I could wear them for 6 hours! Couldn't feel the lens at all! (These are EOS so that explains it haha!~) (・∀・)/

Hope you enjoyed it! Definitely recommend these for people who'd like blue lenses~

22.8.11

New beauty gets + Tokushima~

HELLO.

I'll be writing a series of scheduled posts for you for the upcoming week because I'll be super busy finishing up my cosplay stuff! So much left to do before Fan Expo.... but I have a feeling it's going to be a very very fun convention! ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ

Recently got some new cosmetics in the mail that I ordered from eBay!

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek  in Peach (about $19.50, shipping  to Canada included.)


I saw Jenny raving about this on her blog! I was curious about it so I decided to order it myself!
It's funny, I won't spend lots of money on western makeup brands but shell out my dollars for pretty Asian cosmetic brands.... orz

I never really used my Naris Chou Chou pink blush because it's too bright for my tastes, only use it for cosplay, so I've been on the lookout for a "wearable" blush. (。・ε・。) Peach seemed to be a pretty subtle shade but can still give a nice colour, so I ordered it!


Super satisfied with this purchase! The peach blends in really well with my skin and gives me cheeks a 'healthy' peachy blush. I don't really mind spending extra on a blush that looks nice!

Next, TonyMoly Mini Lip Tint in Cherry Pink - $4.37 (shipping included)

This is actually quite expensive for a little bottle of lip tint... the bottle is so small! Probably the size of a loonie haha... I was interested in trying out some TonyMoly products after my friend got some! She was raving about them so naturally I was super curious and had to get some myself. ( ̄▽ ̄)=3


Sorry, no swatches for you guys at the moment... but the tint is really nice! Pretty long lasting and left a nice cherry tint on my lips! You could hardly feel it! The tint has a bit of a chemically taste if it goes in your mouth when it's wet, but the taste fades away as soon as the tint dries. (・∀・)


Skinfood Nail Vita in Cappuccino Gold - about $5.70, shipping to Canada included.



(Sorry for the messy nails, pic was taken a few moments after they were painted! Couldn't wait, haha!)

For some reason this summer I've been crazy about gold, browns, and cream colours! I've been wanting to get my hands on a gold-brown colour and this one is perfect! With a good top-coat, it's pretty long lasting.
LOVE the colour so much! ♪(*^ _^)ノ⌒☆

Those are all of my recent beauty gets for the moment, I'm preparing a "what's in my makeup bag" post for later this week!

Finally, I'll leave you this pic of a postcard my Japanese penpal sent me! Her name is Masae and we've exchanged a few letters, she's such a sweet girl! She sent me pics of her and her friend doing purikura, so cute! (σ・∀・)σ She wrote to me about her recent vacation to Kyoto and said she'll send me pictures soon, so I'm super excited for that~



20.8.11

Busy busy busy!

Hi guys!

I upadated my blog layout (again)! What do you think? I' m not all too sure on the background yet, might change that to something softer!

Anyway, sorry for not updating very often! I'm quite behind on the reviews I'm supposed to write haha...
I'm busy buying all the stuff I need for university (moving out in two weeks, yippee!) as well as scrambling to finish my cosplay stuff for Fan Expo. As a matter of fact, I'm going to Sami's house tomorrow to help sweatshop her STRength cosplay! We've got only a few days left as Fan Expo is next weekend!

I hope you guys can understand! I'll make sure to finish all my cosplay stuff by Tuesday so I can spend Wednesday writing up scheduled blog posts and making some videos for my youtube channel!

Oh, I also got my sexy new laptop ;D Will be spamming pics as well.


Finally I'm able to play games on my laptop without the crazy lag like on my dad's desktop or mom's laptop! If anybody has a Steam account, add me! I'm Cherrriim ! So if you guys are ever up for playing some Team Fortress 2 or L4D 2, msg me on there ;)



So yeah, see you guys in a a bit! :D

14.8.11

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13.8.11

Random Gets + BRS/BGS Cosplay Progress

I really wish I could blog more often but my life isn't very eventful! (。・ε・。)

I'll be uploading another vlog soon to the moetronCOS youtube channel  which features our expedition to Home Depot, getting insulation foam! Please sub to us if you're interested in our little adventures!  (°∀°)b



I'll leave you with this ↑↑↑  picture of Ringo (who just got a blog, check it out!) and Sami! It was our first time buying/working with insulation foam for Sami's giant STRength arms. Here's a mini model I made! ↓↓



 (We're the biggest hardware store noobs ever...also probably the only females in the store haha! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ) The guy who was cutting our foam into smaller pieces started flirting with Sami! So funny haha, his pick-up line was "So, I've seen your dad around here quite a few times ;) ". We all assumed he was one of her friends, but she told us later that she didn't know who she was and her dad never really goes to that Home Depot! xD





My maid cosplay arrived in the mail.  :*:・( ̄∀ ̄)・:*:  I actually bought this as a test for when my cosplay group does K-On maid version... unfortunately the dress was a bit short and tight across the shoulders. I could've altered it but the material wasn't the best either... ( ゜∋゜) Therefore I gave it to Ringo because she paid for my Fan Expo ticket as a birthday present! I'll have to find another maid cosplay that will actually fit me!  Too lazy to make my own haha. (´_`。)




A few things I picked up when I went to Buffalo USA to do some shopping! ↓↓↓

Forever21 JAPAN tank! I love it, so comfy. Bought another one that had a cat on the front.

More pictures under the cut!

8.8.11

Uni Stress + Laptop help?!

(this will be a bit of a wordy post, so please bear with me!)


Okay maybe I wouldn't call it full on stress, but it's making me anxious haha!


Recently got my class timetable! Compared to other people who are studying engineering and medicine, mine seems really slack. All of my lectures/ tutorials (which are the classes) for my first term are an hour long (shorter than my classes in high school LOL).  (°∀°)b 


On Monday I've got 2 classes, 4 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday, and two on Friday! But it says at the top of my timetable that I've got a conflict in classes... for communications studies! Which is the subject that I want to major in! (((゚m゚;) So when the course selecting database reopens, I'll have to switch around the class times. Hopefully I'll be able to switch my Friday classes to another day so I have Fridays free! ヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ


Oh and for those who are interested, I'm taking these classes!
Linguistics, history, communications studies, multimedia (once class which is coding, other for photo manip/video) , french, english/cultural studies.


In the Liberal Arts/Humanities faculty, there is no set list of classes you want to take, unlike those in medical studies/engineering who have to take physics, chemistry...etc. But people come under the impression that you're dumb if you take Humanities, if compared to somebody in a science faculty? :1 People need to learn that there are so many jobs out there that require humanities positions! \(゜□゜)/ For example, I want to go into advertising after I finish my degree. And many of those jobs are respectable! Not everybody needs to become a doctor or a lawyer haha... (asian parents orz)


Anyway, sorry for the little rant!
I need some help here! This weekend I'm going to buy a laptop for university. I'm looking for a computer that's $700 at the most before taxes. I need a laptop that can handle high definition video / video editing software, photoshop...basically something that won't lag. Not really too concerned about gaming (although it would be nice to play a MMO with my Moetron girls haha (●´ω`●)ゞ). Mainly looking for a 15.5" size... 


I'm looking at the Sony VAIO right now! My friend has one and she says it's really good, works well.
It sells for  $649.99 at Future Shop... Sony VAIO 15.5" Intel Core i3-2310M Laptop (VPCEH12FXL).




(Added bonus that it's pink ;])

Basically (for the techies), is this a good choice?

And for the rest of you, do you have a laptop? What kind / brand are you using, and would you say it works well? Added bonus if you're a university student and use it for video editing haha...

Thanks guys! Hopefully I'll have a cosplay progress post up soon. (`・ω・´)ゞ





4.8.11

[Review] Lioele Dollish BB Cream + Picture Spam


Hello everybody! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ


I'm here with a review post~ I'll be reviewing two items!


The first is from liliesshop.net. This is the BB cream I mentioned in this post! Please check it out if you haven't already~! All the store details are in that post!


So, here's the third item that arrived in the package! Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream in Green!







You're probably thinking...Green? Haha I was like that at first! The BB cream comes out of the bottle as a white cream with a green tint. When you rub it on your face, the colour fades to a natural beige! The green colour is supposed to help conceal redness.  (°∀°)b  My face tends to have red spots so I was really enthusiastic to try this out. 


This was before I put falsies on haha... they really do make such a big difference! ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ











The BB cream has a sweet but light floral scent, similar to the Lioele powder compact! (the one with the princessy-pink case). It's quite nice! (´0ノ`*) The cream itself has a light-medium coverage consistency, so you can wear it without feeling like its too heavy on your face. It's goes on a bit shiny, so it works best if you set it with powder! This cream is specifically for oily-combination type skin. This is a wonderful BB cream, definitely recommend it! о(ж>▽<)y ☆


Here's the link for those who are interested, it sells for $22 on liliesshop.net, which is a little cheaper than what you'd pay for most Skin79 BB Creams.





Here's the look I created~! I tried basing my look on a tutorial in an old issue of popteen... ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ Lioele products have most definitely won me over! So I highly recommend it for people who want cosmetic products that work well, smell nice, and have beautiful packaging! 


Didn't use bottom lashes because they looked really weird on me. Also wearing the wig for my Meiko cosplay! I really love how I look with this short hair, but it saddens me that if I cut my hair short it wouldn't look like this. My bangs frame my face instead of growing forward and swooping across... 。(´д`lll) 



I'm still a beginner with eyelashes so you can see some of the glue... I wouldn't wear lashes every day though, only for special events. I think using Falsies mascara will get you as close to the falsies look without falsies. (´・ω・`)


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Products used:


Eyes:
GEO Cafe Latte 15mm circle lenses. (ahh favourite lenses EVER~)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner - Black
White shimmer eyeshadow pencil (can't remember the brand)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Sana Shadow Liner - Black
False eyelashes from ebay! (I used the more natural pair here, and use the more dramatic pair for cosplay).


Face:
Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream
Lioele Sun Elastic Powder Pact #21 - Nude Beige.
Lioele Dollish Triple Eyeshadow #8 - Bronze Brown
NYC Color Wheel Mosiac - Transulent Highlighter Glow (tried contouring my face for the first time)
...Also couldn't find my blush, it was in the bottom of my makeup case ):


Lips:
Guerlain KissKiss Gloss - 864 (Had this for a year but never realized it was Guerlain... what a pleasant surprise! :D)

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Super picture spam under the cut!



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