Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: 3-Way Lash Lining Tool

Helloooooo! Long time no see, eh?

Yes, It's been about two weeks since my last post, but that's mainly because I had no idea what to post about lol. Nothing exciting has happened and I haven't bought anything new. But this past Saturday was my one year anniversary with my boyfriend of one year, Eric <3. This is the first relationship I've been in and I'm super lucky to have it turn out to be so awesome the first time :D I love him so much.

One of my anniversary gifts was this Two Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Pen that I spotted in Sephora one day. I saw it and thought, "Wow! This pen seems like it would be great for drawing bottom lashes!" The pen cost $22 in both the store and online.

So I tried it out and, me being the ultimate pro at drawing lashes [not], I found it helpful. I think it looks better when you draw Cocona/Serina type bottom lashes since it has three tips. It doesn't say that this eyeliner is waterproof and it does wipe off easily. It says it can also be used to apply dots along the top lash line to give the appearance of a thicker lash line, which frankly I didn't see that effect, probably because I lack my own set of noticeable natural lashes so that effect is useless to me lol.

This was a short review, but it's not too much to this pen. Here's some pictures of example lashes I drew. Keep in mind, I AM A BEGINNER AT DRAWING THESE so excuse my ugly penmenship lol.

And here's a picture I took some days ago when I was trying a new way to apply bottom lashes to change the shape of my eye.

Hope you enjoyed and found it helpful~ <3

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Circle Lens Review and New Eyelashes

Ello thea!

I am finally back home! Woo :DDDD !!!! So I came home to find my new bottom lashes arrived along with the top lashes. While I was out of town I checked the tracking for my lenses that I ordered from LensVillage. They had been delivered to my house on the 7th of August but since no one was home to sign for it I had them redeliver it today (August 14th). So since I have no idea what time the mailman delivers things (I personally think they should put an expected time of delivery) I woke up at 7 this morning and waited until damn near noon so I wouldn't sleep through the doorbell and have to wait until tomorrow to go to the post office to get them.Also, my only complaint with buying from LensVillage is that their tracking is pretty much useless (in my case it was). It didn't update to tell me where my package was until it was delivered to my house almost a month after I ordered them.

I'll start off with the eyelashes. I ordered them off of EBay from two separate sellers. I got them with the original purpose of using them for Oneegyaru makeup, but as of lately I've been more drawn to 96gal/kuronba/rokku style. So I'll be trying to work them into that style.

Anyway, Here's what they look like:

I bought the top lashes from here and the bottom lashes from here.

And here's some pictures with me wearing them~:

As you can see, the top lashes are very natural looking and not very long (and also, sorry about the crappy quality >_>)

The side view

The bottom lashes are very noticeable, but still natural looking. It looks better to wear these lashes with minimal eyeliner and non-heavy make up styles.

And on to the lenses. Both the lenses are made by I. Fairy with a base curve of 8.6 and a diameter of 16.2mm (the diameter is stated both on the website and the vial. Both are 55% water so they help your eyes "breath". I took a comparison picture of the Lucius Greys side-by-side in my hand so you all can see the size, design, and color difference when it's compared to the Princess Mimi/Bambi Sesame Greys *diameter of 15mm*.

Here we have one eye with the lens and one without

The sesame greys are in my right(your left) eye and the lucius greys are in my left (your right)

As you can see the Lucius Greys are slightly bigger but the limbal ring isn't as thick as the Sesame Greys so it's probably not going to enlarge your eye as much. The color is a much more opaque and cooler looking grey than the Mimi lenses. Also there isn't another color like brown to help blend them into your natural eye, it's all grey with black lines extending from the limbal ring. I didn't have that one lens in my eye for long, but it was the first one I tried and, not gonna lie, it felt like something was in there lol. I guess I just need to wear them longer so my eye can get used to the freakin' size. Also, with both of these lenses, I get a halo effect! I've never had a halo effect from a lens before cuz my eye is big but I'm so excited cuz I have lenses that give me the halo effect!!!

Now for the Kirei Browns! They have a very similar pattern to the EOS Dolly Eyes *diamete of 14.2mm* except the pupil hole is bigger and so is the diameter. [add more info]I can already tell these are gonna be a favorite of mine >:3 I love how catty these lenses are! They are comfortable to wear, but do dry out quickly on my eye but that's cuz my eyes are pretty dry on their own lol.

P.S, the lenses were taken in bathroom lighting, it's dark out now so I can't get the sunlight versions until tomorrow, hopefully I'll remember to do that and update this post. But anyway, I hope you all enjoyed the review and found it helpful :D and now I'll end the post with pictures of my Kuronba/Rokku makeup and outfit <3

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bringing the trip to a close

I'm going back home tomorrow (finally lol) so I'm just gonna dump some photos of things I saw out here. Enjoy!

~very pic heavy~

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What Is Gyaru Anyway?

For a while now I've been pondering...what makes someone gyaru?

Is it the makeup? The hair? The outfits? I know some people say it's a lifestyle, but how is it a way to live your life? Do gals live their lives in such a way that it's different from a normal person who just likes to look good? Yeah, it can be expensive if you do it everyday but why else is it different?

I think some people praise Japanese gyaru models and random people a little too much. It's like they think they dress like in the magazine every day when in fact they only do it for a photo shoot. Yeah, some may dress gyaru in their every day life but some people just don't have time to or just don't want to.

To me, if you have the eyelashes, contour, and circle lenses then you're gal enough for me. Of course, they have to look good but other than that you're good. Some people like to follow magazines to the last detail and that's perfectly fine, but they fail to realize that you can just mix and match stuff not following any one particular style and still be gal. I know I had a moment where I felt that if I didn't follow close to what was popular in Oneegyaru or Rokku gyaru fashion then I wasn't gal enough. But I feel I needed to follow it closely to get a better understanding of the style and now I don't want to look exactly like the latest issue of Jelly or Soul Sister or something like that. I want to wear whatever clothes I like and still appear gyaru (that's why I prefer to emphasis on makeup and hair and not clothes)

So what makes someone gyaru to you? Also, if you follow or believe in a "gal lifestyle", please explain it to me in your own words so I can better understand it :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Moar Shopping!

As some of you know, I'm on vacation in Texas. So far, it is boring as hell lol but I gotta say some of their clothes and jewelry is on point! They LOVE chunky jewelry out here and it's EVERYWHEEEERREEEEE!! Also studded shirts and bags and blinged out flip flops are in every store. I haven't seen this much shininess since I visited the store Buckle back where I live lol it's like that store threw up all over this city xD

Anyway, I got some shirts and jewelry from Wet Seal and my stepmom bought me a pair of jeans from Buckle for $79. Yeah, $79 jeans wtf. They say they're expensive because they're more durable or some bull. Also got a turquoise necklace from there. I also picked out two necklaces from some store I can't seemed like a small business filled with handmade jewelry. I don't have pictures of those because when we went to check out, their register kept saying that when we swiped the card it didn't go through but it came up on the bank statement. So we have to go in tomorrow when they fix it to get a refund and then repurchase them.

Here's some pictures of the other stuff and the makeup I did today~

Friday, August 3, 2012

Review: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB

Ello Ello~

Today I will review the BB cream by Maybelline. First, let me say that I had very little expectation for this product because I'm not sure what BB creams are supposed to do except perhaps to lighten your skin (I think).

On the front of the bottle it says BB cream is an "8-in-1 beauty balm skin protector [with] Titanium Dioxide sunscreen" (SPF 30) and on the back it says "enhances skin with eight benefits in 1: blurs imperfections, enhances, brightens, adjusts to skin-tone, smoothed, hydrates, SPF 30 protects, and 0% oils and other heavy ingredients." I'm assuming that this brand of BB cream is for protection of skin rather than enhancing it.

I bought the deep sheer tint (cost about $8) and it blends very well with my skin tone and matches it epically. However, I don't see it doing much of anything else it listed :/. My skin type is moreso on the dry side but only in certain places like around my nose and between my eyebrows and this cream doesn't make those areas feel smooth or all that hydrated. I have to put on my normal moisturizer then layer this on top.

As for the blurring imperfections, it covers the very faintest of imperfections. I have dark spots on my cheeks and chin and it kind of makes them not as obvious but not by much. It does make the pouches under my eyes brighter so they don't look obvious.

Overall, I recommend just using it as tinted sunscreen under your makeup or by itself if you just want protection.

Pictures at the bottom:
1. Before I used it
2. The products
3. After I used it.