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8.5.14

the gathering 2014

Hi lovelies!

If you've been following me on my other social networks, you'll have seen that over the past two weeks, I've been posting about The Gathering 2014 nonstop! In an effort to revive my blog,  here's my Gathering experience masterpost, haha!!

If you don't know what The Gathering is, check out my video on GeekandSundry Vlogs! :}


Basically, The Gathering is a huge LAN party held in Hamar, Norway. It's filmed in the giant viking ship olympic stadium (which is named the Vikingskipet because it looks like an overturned viking ship!) Thousands of people flood into the ship, bringing their computer supplies and shelf equipment for 4 days of nonstop gaming fun! It was my first LAN event, and it was even more exciting because The Gathering had invited myself, Scott, Amy, and our producer Jenni, to host live shows!

Also, apologies for the quality! Pics were shot on my iPhone.

Flew with Norwegian airlines from Gatwick in London. Norwegian is awesome, such a pleasant flight. They even had free wifi! Definitely helped the 2.5 hour flight go by very quickly. I'm super fortunate as this trip was my third trip down to Norway. (First time for planning meetings, second time to film promos for the event.) Ya can't keep my outta Norway!~ haha.


5.5.14

[tutorial] brows + enlarging eye makeup for cosplay



Heya lovelies!

I often get messages from viewers asking for me to make makeup tutorial videos... I'm not very good at them, and I always forget to add things or do proper voiceovers to make them nice like beauty guru tutorials!!

I love makeup though, so I thought I would start doing blog tutorials instead. I'm not perfect, but I've learned what works for me! I guess my style is influenced by gyaru makeup  since I used to read a ton of Popteen when I first started out with makeup. I use this style for most of my cosplays.

Feel free to save these images for references! Please keep in mind that this is how I usually do my makeup for cosplay, suited to my eye shape. It takes a bit of practice to adapt the tutorial to suit your own eye shape!


4.5.14

skin saviours

Hey lovelies!

Many girls out there are lucky enough to have great skin, and unfortunately, I am not one of them. I've struggled with my skin since I was in my early teens. When I turned 13, I was plagued with acne that stayed with me until just about last year. I have combination skin. In my early to mid teens, I had pimples everywhere. My acne was often concentrated on my forehead, little bumps on my nose, just under my eyes, on my chin.  In videos that I posted back in 2012, people still make comments on my skin saying that it's terrible and how I have too much acne. Whenever it was exam/project time, whenever it was "that time of the month", whenever I felt anxious, bam! Face full o' acne.

But Sacchan, that's gross! Why are you tell us this? 

Well, ~for the first time in forever~, I have (relatively) clear skin. It makes me really happy, as my poor skin caused a lot of body image and confidence issues!! I know many people who follow me are in their teens and are dealing with some skin issues at the moment, so I wanted to offer my routine. I think it really helped clear up my face! If you're looking for new products or routines to try out, hopefully this will be of help.
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