Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Warpaint Lip Gloss Review

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year~!  Did Santa bring you everything you wanted? 

I want to tell you about Warpaint, which is Hot Topic's new line of cosmetics.  There's eye shadows, eye liners, lip syrups and glosses,  perfume, and even color stay and dry shampoos.  I'm always wary about trying  new brands of make-up,  but right now Warpaint is buy one get one free, plus my employee discount, so I thought I would finally try it!

"Hot Mess"

This is a color I have never worn, but I thought it would look good with my purple hair.  The first thing I noticed when I opened it and gave it a squeeze was how highly pigmented it was.  I wore Etude Lip Concealer in both pictures, but honestly, I don't think it's needed. 

"Brightest Pink"

The lip gloss retails for $5.00, and right now they are buy one get one free.  A great deal,  in my opinion!  I'm really happy with these.  I think in the last six months Hot Topic has really turned around with the quality of their items.  I'm really looking forward to more shades!

Lastly, a random technical question.  Anyone know how to get rid of/change the white border on my pictures?(>д<;) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Hair ♥

Hello everyone~  How are you?  Usually by this time of year Wisconsin is buried in snow, but would you believe it's 40 degrees and misty outside?  No complaining here, though (´ω` )

A couple weeks ago we reserved our room in Japan!  I'm so excited, we will be staying at Sakura House Jimbocho in the Book District of Tokyo.  We originally were looking at DK House, and even sharing an apartment with a japanese family, but Sakura House Jimbocho has a cute cafe on the first with an all you can eat breakfast for 315 yen.  Not to mention it's closer to Shibuya and Harajuku than DK House.  Doesn't get much better than that!

Trying to save for this month long trip has been so stressful, sometimes I feel like we will never make it.  But now that our room is good to go, it makes me feel like we can actually do this!  Next is deciding on plane tickets (; ̄д ̄)

In more recent news, I colored my hair!

I'm very happy with how it turned out.  It even brings out my purple lens more!

Recently I've been in love with the left girl's coord.  The top is listen flavor, and can be bought on Rakuten (for 90$ ughh..) and the skirt is Milklim.

However, the lavender skirt is sold out on the Milklim site!  I'm hoping it will be restocked, or I can find a blogger willing to sell theirs.  I'm dying to have it~!!

I just want to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my blog.  It really means a lot to me!  I have something special planned for when I reach 30 followers~

Till next time! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kimchi Bambi Series in Violet Review

Hello~  I've just gotten over a terrible cold.  I usually don't get sick until late in winter, but it came earlier this year, and it was horrible!  I had not been that sick in a long time. 

A couple weeks ago I received my order from Geo-Lens House.  I'm in love!  Despite my eyes being dark brown, the color appears very vibrant.  It has a black outer ring, violet middle, and a little bit of light brown around the opening.

I wasn't sure how 16mm would look on me, but my eyes are naturally big, so I think it fits them well.  The total for these including shipping was about 27$, and they shipped in just under two weeks.  You can check out their store here: Geo-Lens House

In other news, I will be starting my new side project tonight.  I want to practice japanese as much as I can, and I thought it would be fun to do some twitter translations.  I'm a huge visual kei fan, so naturally I'll be translating bandman tweets.  I will be setting up a tumblr account, and my first translations will be of Satsuki.  As I get better I'll start translating for more bands, but baby steps for now! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Planning for Japan + New Shoes

Good morning~

The past couple weeks my boyfriend and I have been working hard to begin planning our month long trip to Tokyo next summer.  Plane tickets are so stressful.  It would be cheaper for us to find a flight with a layover, but that also means spending up to 13 hours in a different country, and it also means leaving two days earlier than originally planned.  Does anyone have any suggestions for choosing a flight?  This will be our first time to Japan, as well as our first time out of the country, any advice at all will be much appreciated!

On a lighter note, I bought new shoes that I've fallen in love with~!

The brand is Bordello, but I bought them from  hottopic.com.  They came in a gorgeous box, and were individually wrapped inside.  Despite the 5 inch heel, they have a platform in the sole that makes them easy to walk in.    I bought them specifically to go with my halloween panda costume, but I love them so much I think they will get much more use than that!

I recently bought lens from a facebook group called Geo Lens House.  Have you heard of them?  As much as I love shoppingholics, they carry several colors that don't come in prescription.  I'm still waiting for them to come in the mail, I hope they will be good quality!   

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Back from Vacation~

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted.  The last few weeks before I left for vacation were so hectic, I couldn't get everything done that I wanted.  But the best news is, my black hair is gone!

Two and a half years ago I cut all my hair off because back then I did not take care of it.  It was so unhealthy, so I decided it was time for a fresh start.  My hair was so short, I cried for hours over it!  But it had to be done.  I wore wigs for several months, until it was long enough for me to style.  And even then it was very short! 

I still have a while to go until the length is perfect, but I'm finally happy with the color!

My flower garland tutorial is halfway done, please wait a little longer for it~!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

EOS Adult Gray Circle Lens Review

Yesterday I received my free pair of lens from Shoppingholics, the EOS Adult Gray Lens.

I was really excited when I saw the picture on the website because they seemed to show up so well, and I had been planning on getting a pair of gray lens.

However, there is a slight problem!  I can only wear the right one.  Whenever I put the left one in, it constantly moves.  Even if I am not blinking, I can feel the contact slide down my eyeball.  It hurt so bad I had to take it out right away.  I even cleaned it super good and had the same issue when I put it back in.  I'm going to let it sit the weekend in solution, and see if it will be any better on Monday.

No flash
Other than that issue, I do really like the color, and I don't mind pairing it with my other GEO Bella Blue Lens.  And despite this setback, I still plan on buying from Shoppingholics, I just hope it was a manufacture error and it won't happen again!

Time for work, but before I head out, I leave you with a preview for my next tutorial!

This one is already finished, so I'll be making a new blue one to match my new parasol for summer.  See you then~

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day Trip to Madison

Hello everyone, and thank you to my new followers.  It really means a lot to me that you read my blog!

Today my cousin and I drove my boyfriend to Madison so he could do his assessment for his medical study.  We had to be there for 7:30 am, which meant waking up at 4 to be out the door by 5.  What a rough morning! 

But while he was busy, my cousin and I got to go shopping~!  This was only my second trip ever to State Street, and I wish I would have brought more money!!  I got my hands on a couple of cute items, but I'll definitely be going back to get more. 
Dreamsicle Tote Bag from Pop Deluxe
Mamegoma is my most favorite character ever!

Big Pink Sunglasses

Kind of gross, but whatevs. 

Hoping to have my new lenses from shoppingholics by the end of the week.  Please look forward to my review!