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30.11.11

PHOTO DIARY - November

I think I'll make this a regular feature - monthly photo diaries! I'm going to warn you now that  they'll be kind of boring since school is sapping the energy out of me like a spy sapping a dispenser [/lameTF2reference]


This month was probably the most stressful of them all.  My after-midterm projects and end of semester projects were due this month, as classes finish at the end of December! (; ̄Д ̄)


One of the most interesting lectures I've had so far haha! Guest lecturer came in and told us about cybersex and avatar sex culture in social MMOs like IMVU and Second Life. As for the picture on the right, apparently according to some statistic people who do cybersex generally get the same about of sex in real life? Food for thought. (」゜ロ゜)」


Went and partied with some friends! It was really fun since I hadn't been out for a while. 
WIRED SACHIE! ヾ(*д*)ノ゛



My university's Japanese Connection club held a 'Japanese Game Show' event! It was really fun - basically there were different teams and they had to complete wacky challenges to see who got the most points! There was a V taped on the ground (might be hard to see) but you had to keep your feet outside of the wider parts of the V so you were almost doing the splits, and then try to blow ping pong balls off water bottles!


I didn't participate in the game show because I ended up leaving half way through to finish my history essay  But it looked like lots of fun! ヘ(^o^ヘ)


This was from a while ago - took a pic in my Mio/BGS wig! I love this hairstyle so much, why can't my real hair be this nice? ヽ(*´Д`*)ノ Used the iphone app moreBeaute2 (which I believe is free). It makes photos so much nicer! ヾ(*´∇`)ノ



28.11.11

Hellish Week + LIGHTS

Hi everyone!

I'm actually writing this post at 1:30am because I just finished playing Left 4 Dead 2 and can't sleep because I'm still a bit scared... My friend and I were playing the last chapter of  "Dead Air" and ended up dying horrible in the hoard of zombies... Got thrown off the building by a Tank.


Anyway, I'll just be updating on the past week! 

Last week was horrible... I think I wrote about another week a month ago that was horrible because of midterms... Yeah, this one was much worse!   Had my final term history paper, french mini-essay, linguistics assignment, and multimedia coding final assignment to finish. It was brutal, I didn't sleep very much that week. Most of my assignments were due by Thursday, so I ended up sleeping through all of my classes on Friday... I just slept until 4 in the afternoon hahaha!()´д`()


This was my desk when I was doing research for my history paper! We had to write about the French Revolution or the effects of the Enlightenment on a list of topics... So I wrote about women. Writing the essay didn't take too long, but finding primary/secondary sources took SO LONG. (,,#゚Д゚)

My friend and I were super dead because of the projects. Luckily, LIGHTS (one of my favourite music artists  ) was doing a mini concert at my university, the last stop of her tour. SUPER EXCITED AH OH GOD I LOVE LIGHTS. I remember seeing her walk past us at Fan Expo, I almost died.
She's amazing. ♥(ノ´∀`)

Waited in this super long line. Got in, a band called Nightbox was opening for her.


They were all REALLY attractive. UNF UNF UNF <3 

 Their songs were actually really good! I liked one of their songs called "Pyramid".

Pyramid by nightbox
After waiting quite a long time, LIGHTS CAME ONE. IT WAS GLORIOUS.
Lights is a super cute, super talented Canadian singer! Her songs are mainly electronic, pop genre! I LOVE HER SONGS  (ノ>▽<。)ノ



18.11.11

[REVIEW] WT-A04 Brown Circle Lenses

Hello darlings! I'm here with another circle lens review for you! ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿


Today I'll be reviewing GEO WT-A04 brown lenses. These lenses are from Mukuchu!


The WT-A04 lenses are a warm chocolate brown colour. They are 15.0mm in diameter! They also have little triangle patterns to draw attention to the middle of the eye.

These lenses only come in 0.00 (Plano). They have a shelf like of up to 3 years, and have a base curve of 8.6mm. These lenses were quite comfortable, minor dryness issues were quickly fixed with some eyedrops. They have a water content of 38%~


This is what the lens looks like on my eye! As you can see, the brown colour isn't very opaque, you can see the ring of my own eye colour showing through underneath. I think that these lenses are more suited for eye colour enhancement than eye-colour changing. They blend in very well with my light brown eyes.(=´∇`=)

Size comparison! As you can see, these 15mm lenses definitely enlarge my regular eye size for an extra dolly look~


Picture taken in natural daylight. As you can see, the blending and enlargement are great! The patterns are light/subtle and not very noticeable.

Blurry blurry, was having redness issues because I have a case of the sniffles :B Looked a bit like rudolph lol!

Later that night I took some pictures with the lenses on in artificial light (lamp). 


I don't think it's showing up very well, but I also tried contouring my face in these photos! I contoured my face and nose. Just experimenting though since I've never really tried contouring before... (=^・ェ・^=)


Now, how do these lenses compare to other brown lenses? I have compared them here to GEO's Cafe Latte lenses, aka my favourite lenses of all time <3. As you can see, both have very nice patterns and similar outer rings. Latte has a lighter brown ring and WT-A04 has a black ring. WT-A04's colour blends more and covers a greater part of the eye than latte's design! I think that Latte suits my eye colour more, but WT-A04 is great for those with darker brown eyes!

Both are great for cosplaying, or helping to achieve a dolly-eyed look! 〜(^∇^〜)

You can get WT-A04 lenses from Mukuchu.com! Or you can click here!  WT-A04 lenses are sold for $20/pair, or buy 3 pairs of GEO lenses, get one pair free!

Thank you for reading~ ┗(^0^)┓

15.11.11

K-On Cosplay Update~!

Hello everyone! ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿Thank you so much for the 100 followers! I'd like to put together a little giveaway soon to celebrate this little achievement! This will also go in hand with almost getting 1000 likes on my facebook page! (Just about 220 left~)

 Cosplay progress! 


After exams, I'll be preparing for DTAC! (December Toronto Anime Convention). It's a super small event that takes place on the 11th of December (Sunday) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It's more of a hang out  type of thing than a convention... Last year my cosplay group, Moetron, cosplayed from K-On, Listen!! version!

Here's a picture~ Probably one of my favourite cosplay pictures hehe~


From left to right: Jean, myself, LuanRingoSami

We've all kind of agreed to reserve DTAC for our group K-On cosplays! DTAC is also near Christmas so we usually try to add some Christmassy accessories to add some nice holiday spirit! 

This year, we'll be cosplaying Maid version of K-On! Moe moe kyuuun! (〜^∇^)〜


Super excited for this! I think their maid outfits are super cute and moe !! We'll be doing the same characters as we normally cosplay, but mle will be joining us as Azunyan instead of Luan~ Since we're all busy with school, most of us have ordered our cosplays online (since maid outfit's aren't very expensive.) Mle and I will have to make our own though because we both have really lanky proportions lol, so store bought dresses are too short on us... Her mother is a steamstress so we'll be getting lots of help though! (Thank god lol!)

(ノ゚▽゚)ノ If anybody in the Toronto area is going to DTAC, let me know and come say hi! I actually get ridiculously excited when people recognize me! 


I'm really looking forward to being able to work on a cosplay project again, I feel like my life is so bland because of school. I've learned how to power nap inbetween classes though, which has proved to be a very useful skill! 


Oh, and one more thing!
I tend to get a lot of questions about cosplaying and how to do or make certain things! So I'm thinking about doing a series on my blog about cosplaying tips! I'm not the best at cosplaying but I'd like to help those who ask me questions by showing them my methods of doing them!

Some of the things I'm thinking of featuring are: circle lenses in cosplay, wig care, makeup, craft foam armor tutorial, making props, posing in photos, general convention survival tips, etc. What do you guys think? :D

9.11.11

Recent Beauty GETS

A large well known drug store chain called 'Shoppers Drug Mart' was having a huge sale on cosmetics and hair products, so I picked up some things!


PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE INVESTED IN SO FAR. Generally used BB cream instead of concealer but found that it didn't go on thick without looking cakey. Bought some Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in classic beige to hide the dark circles that have taken up residence under my eyes.

It blends really well and lasts all day! I love it so far! The applicator is brush tip and the formula goes from liquid into a silky-moussey type liquid when applied.


6.11.11

SUSHI TEI .

Came home from university on Friday. Mom had just come out of hospital from her examination in the morning and wanted to go out for sushi! Hadn't been out to eat in a while, so we ended up going to my favourite sushi place! A little Japanese restaurant called 'Sushi Tei'



The inside of the restaurant was quite cosy and was very nicely decorated! Lots of Japanese-style decorations.


2.11.11

PHOTO DIARY - October

Now that my midterms are done, I'm ready to blog so more!

Made a little photo diary of the past few weeks~


Last week was probably the most stressful week of my /university/ life ever! Oh god, I had my cultural studies seminar presentation, history essay, two french tests, and two linguistics midterms! I basically had no sleep that week... so stressful oh god. To channel my stress I consumed this amount of pomegranate green tea (basically all I've been drinking for the past few weeks haha!) SERIOUSLY IT'S SO GOOD.

Sachie collapses after having only 10 hours of sleep over the period of 3 days. I was seriously in zombie mode, it was the worst thing I've ever experienced ): Sad thing is that I'll probably be experiencing this quite a few more times during my time in university...



Friday Oct 28 - graduated from high school! Our school is super stupid - basically most schools held their graduation in June when high school finished. Nope, our school decided to have graduation, in the middle of everybody's midterms. It's supposed to be that we come back and meet our friends again after starting university to catch up and stuff.... It was fun, but I just want to be done with high school haha.

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