a canadian beauty, travel, and cosplay blog

29.2.12

Visiting Ringo + Cosplay Plans!

Last weekend I visited Ringo. I've never been to her house before, or really to the city she lives in. (We live about an hour and a half bus ride from each other   ) Basically, we starting to plan out and gather materials for our Atelier cosplays!

We'll be cosplaying Totori and Rorona from the PS3 game Atelier Totori: Adventurer of Arland  





(Totori is on the left, and Rorona is on the right.) The designs are super cute and I think this is going to be the first time in which we make our entire costumes by ourselves (We don't really have experience in sewing, so we've been buying parts of cosplays.) We're even hoping to enter the Anime North masquerade in the novice division with Karumen, Genie, and mle! 

Annnyway got to Ringo's house. Finally gave her the kigurumi that I bought for her birthday/Christmas. Hipster Sachie and Kigurumi Ringo.

Hopefully going to lose some weight after university, face is looking a bit chubby. ( ‾ʖ̫‾)

Ringo in her cat kigurumi. Her's is pink and white, while mine is black and white! Sami's is grey and white. Big kigurumi cat family lol! 

Went to a Vietnamese restaurant and got some Pho (noodles with soup, meat, and vegetables). Omg. SO DELICIOUS.  Aughhh I must have this again when I go visit her. It was so tasty, I'm in love with pho now haha.

Got this drink, it was called 'chocolate bubbles'. Basically like chocolate ice with tapioca bubbles at the bottom.   I'm not too crazy about bubble teas... I don't like the texture of the tapioca bubbles too much. It tastes really weird to me. But this was really good, so I think I'll give it a second chance.

Ringo and I tried to film the ending sequence for the anime Kill Me Baby. The dance is really funny lol, but we kinda failed at filming it.  I'm trying to edit it now! Here is Ringo trying to do one of the moves. 

Here's the teaser that we filmed. 


Hahaha we're silly. After that, we broadcasted on NicoNico for a few hours. If you have a NicoNico account, you can watch our livestreams on timeshift here!

~Next Day~
I didn't really take pictures... But we ended up going to this huge fabric and crafts warehouse to find materials.  It was cosplay heaven. They honestly had every color you'd ever need. Except we couldn't find the right colors for Rorona's cape and Totori's top........ (I guess we're being extra picky because we want to do these outfits accurately for the masquerade.) We did buy tulle for Totori's skirt and bow tails! I bought black broadcloth for Rorona's skirt. I'll update with some more progress after I start working on more of the things. 

I can't wait to get started on these cosplays! Super looking forward to the cosplay/convention season. If any of you guys are going to Anime North, leave a comment! Are you cosplaying? 




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On another note, I'd really like to ask you guys for a favour!


I recently entered my university's digital arts contest. Basically, top 5 submissions with the most votes are presented to a panel of judges, who then choose the winners. I would really really love it if you could vote for me ;_;

The voting process only takes like 2 minutes! ♥

1. Register for a Wordpress Account  by clicking here.
2. Go to your email and get your password/login link.
3. Close that page and go to this link: 
4. Click on the 'Votes' button for the icon with the yellow face /red nose/brown eyes!

Thank you so much ;_; This contest is really important to me. (You can forget about the account after voting, Wordpress won't send you any annoying emails)

28.2.12

SASA HAUL

My package from SASA.com arrived last week! Super excited for it because 1) It was my first time ordering from SASA and 2) I ordered some really nice things. 

Let's take a look at my 'haul'. SASA had a few things on sale, plus the free shipping on orders over $29. Only ordered 4 items though lol. Shipping took about two weeks to arrive at my place.

My first thought was "what a huge box!" Why did I even get a box this big for some liner, mascara, and two bath salts? Such wasteful packaging. 

It was also filled to the brim with packing peanuts! Why SASA, whyyyy?  The flew out everywhere when I tried opening it. 

Can you guess what I bought? 

Dolly Wink eyeliner pen in deep black, Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara in Long&Curl, Bison Bath Salts in 7 Hot Spices and Cooling Mint.

These two products are the ones I was looking to try out the most. First is KOJI's Dolly Wink eyeliner. Dolly Wink is suuuuper hyped up. It's also produced by one of my favourite models, Masuwaka Tsubasa!  She's super gorgeous. I wanted to see what all the hype was about! I've been looking for a pen eyeliner with a fine tip, and I couldn't really find what I was looking for in regular drugstores, so I bought this.  Let's just say it lives up to it's hype. I love it so far! 

I'm becoming addicted to KISS ME's makeup. Packaging is beauuuutiful, and the products are amazing. Ordered the HEROINE MAKE Long&Curl Mascara. As you can see on the packaging, there's a little crown sticker.  It means that it was ranked #1 on cosme (which I think is a japanese beauty product ranking website?) in the mascara section. I'm really glad to have this mascara now. I had to throw out all of my old mascaras because I've had them for too long (I typically keep my mascara for about 4 months at the longest before throwing them out. I don't want them to have bacteria, especially for products that go near my eyes!) 

I'll review both of these in a later post.

I kinda just threw these bath salts into my order because the cost of the eyeliner and mascara weren't enough to qualify for free shipping. 

Bison Mint Bath Salts - Was curious about these. I'm in love with the sweat bath salts but I've never heard of a cooling bath additive! I'll save this for the summer though.


Finally, Bison 7 Spices Bath Salts (couldn't find the link, I think it's out of stock now.) As you all should know by now, I love my bath salts. Can't wait to try this one out!


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On another note, I'd really like to ask you guys for a favour!


I recently entered my university's digital arts contest. Basically, top 5 submissions with the most votes are presented to a panel of judges, who then choose the winners. I would really really love it if you could vote for me ;_;

The voting process only takes like 2 minutes! ♥

1. Register for a Wordpress Account  by clicking here.
2. Go to your email and get your password/login link.
3. Close that page and go to this link: 
4. Click on the 'Votes' button for the icon with the yellow face /red nose/brown eyes!

Thank you so much ;_; This contest is really important to me. (You can forget about the account after voting, Wordpress won't send you any annoying emails)

26.2.12

[REVIEW] Eyeluver.com Circle Lenses!

I've been putting off this review for so long! I sincerely apologize.

Back in December, I received two pairs of lenses from the popular online circle lens shop, www.eyeluver.com. They have a great selection of lenses that you can't find in other lens stores! I'm going to show you two designs now. 

They came securely packaged in styrofoam blocks. I think this is probably one of the safest ways lenses are shipped to customers, because this securely protects the lenses. Packaging could be prettier tho. 
It took about 2 weeks for the lenses to arrive to me. Communication was great, all my emails were answered promptly! A+ for service! 



23.2.12

[REVIEW] Kiss Me Heroine Smooth Cover Powder

A review for this was actually requested a while back... was just waiting for my new powder to arrive. (My last one decided to do a suicide jump from my bag = shattered powder all over the side walk.  Fortunately it was almost finished. Wrote this post up a while ago and then forgot about it...orz 

Well, here you go!


Kiss Me Heroine has become one of my favourite Japanese cosmetic brands. They have great products and adorable packaging! I love the retro anime designs.  I've been using this powder I think for... 2 years? Probably one of the best that I've ever used!  (Next to the Lioele one~)

 Very cute dresign. Much prettier than American brands' packaging! 

 Comes with a marshmallowy sponge.



I really like this powder because it actually matches my skin color very well! I have like... light nude colored skin that has yellow undertones. I find that other powders are usually too white or too yellow. This one is a perfect combo. 

After one light swipe. This powder can be used as a powder foundation because it has such great coverage! For those days where you don't feel like putting on bb cream or foundation, this will work well to tone down redness and cover up flaws. 

I really love this powder <3
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