Saturday, November 15, 2014

[sponsored review] kitty kawaii - puffy red.

Hello everyone~  It's more color lenses time~  I received some really nice red lenses from Be Cosplay and I can't wait to show you them!  They also have a new website as well located here >>Korean Lenses<<, should go check it out!  Also, sharing a song at the end of review.  But to the review, I got some lenses called puffy red and I was really excited to get them.  I really love the Puffy 3 Tone series and their vibrant, yet natural lenses.  I've always loved the blue pair I had of them, but they only had blue, green, grey, pink, and brown lenses.  So when I saw these I immediately wanted to try these since they've never had red.  The Puffy 3 Tone lenses I've owned were from EOS, the ones I'm reviewing are from Kitty Kawaii which is a OEM of Vassen, so it's probably slightly different, but the design is similar!

Brand: Kitty Kawaii
Series: Puffy
B.C.: 8.6 mm
DIA: 14.50 mm
Water Content: 38%
Color: Red
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THE PACKAGING IS ADORABLE!  It also came with a contact lens case inside with the vials.
And the back of the packing lists out all the information about the lenses which I can't read..., but I have it listed for you guys up top.
These are the actual vials; I've reviewed some Kitty Kawaii lenses before but aren't their vials so cute.
Plano for life!  \o/
Whooo inside the vials are the lenses!  >3<  I was so excited when I saw them.  lol
It is pretty~  I love my red lenses, it also has the same lighter brown design on the inside of the lenses like Puffy 3 Tone lenses.
Trying out some new contact lenses cases!  These are completely see through.  ;D  The lenses look slightly orange here but they're red and turn out to look red too on the eyes.
Comparison between lighting.  My double eyelids here....yea....why you do this to me.
Why is the lighting bad in this ;A;  Sorry bare with me here.
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Photos of the lenses~  I loved the way my hair faded from the lavender hair color that I had earlier.

What I think about the lenses?
Pretty, comfortable, vibrant, really good for cosplay if you need it for a red eyed character.  AND it goes great with my silver hair.  8D
Comfort: 4.5/5
No comfort issues except it started drying out after about 4 hours which is near the time that you should stop wearing it, but other than that no.  It was also sliding around on my right eye from time to time, it didn't bother me but just was weird when I was trying to do a video of them.  LOL  One of them derped hard so I had to edit it out of the video.
Enlargement: 4/5
Pretty standard size, it's 14.5 mm which is my go to size for lenses.  It's not too big and not too small.  I don't really look for HUGE lenses so these are perfect for me, but for those who want enlargement, these could work, but it wouldn't give the full effect.
Color: 5/5
Need I say more?  The color is absolutely gorgeous.  The first thing someone said about the lenses to me were "WOW, these pop, they're really vivid".  It has a beautiful red shade to it and shows up in bad lighting too.

Overall, I really loved these lenses.  I just wish I had a red eyed cosplay I wanted to do at the moment.  :<<
On a side note, this is a good song that I found while browsing.

Monday, October 13, 2014

[sponsored review] naturali - charming green.

It's been a while everyone~  I'm doing great in all my classes and I'm getting a lot of A's on my assignments!  Well, I have another review for you guys~  I want to thank Pinkicon for kindly sponsoring me the Natural - Charming Green lenses.  I've never tried daily lenses before (they only last a day) so this was a first time for me.  These are also the first Japanese branded lenses I've had as well.  I wanted to try out Japanese brands before, but the shipping always killed...well now I have some!

Brand: Naturali
Series: Charming Green
B.C.: 8.7 mm
DIA: 14.20 mm
Water Content: 38%
Color: Green
Duration: Daily (comes in a box of 5 pairs)
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Here are the front and back of the packaging.  There was a cute advertisement of the lenses with it as well.  Sorry her face was covered up.  But it showed all the different colors they had available and all the details about it.
You can see the model's face now!  The packaging for the dailies were nice and neat.  The box included five pairs of lenses for wear.
And here you can see the close up of the lens.  It has a very subtle design with the green fading towards the center.  It was easy to open versus vials.  I really don't like vials.  //traumatic incident of cutting finger
This is self explanatory.  This was taken in different situations and lighting.
Here I have included a live shot of the lenses and how it blends and looks on dark brown eyes.
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Three photos of the lenses.
What I think about the lenses?
These lenses look very natural to me so if anyone is looking for natural lenses, you are at the right spot.  I really like my vibrant lenses a lot more so not particularly for me, but if I needed something very subtle, these would be perfect.
Comfort: 5/5
Super comfortable to be expected of dailies.  No irritation or watery eyes OR eyedrops~  I don't think you have to soak them in solution at all, but if I'm wrong, please correct me.
Enlargement: 3/5
They look large on me.  XD  But I'm not looking for SUPER enlargement so they are perfect in that aspect.  But for people with larger eyes than me, it would probably be too small.  But the lenses design itself give the illusion of larger pupils.
Color: 1/5
Hands down barely there.  lol  I didn't really expect the color to be vibrant as I could tell from the design it was very subtle.  Great for natural look though.

If you are interested in purchasing a pair or wanting to check out the site for lenses; you can use the code:
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

lavender hair.

I went out shopping today in my new...................HAIR COLOR~  It took me so long to get this color.  I actually dyed it three times because the first two times were splotchy.  It's still a bit uneven, but it looks a lot better now.  I used N'Rage Bubble Gum Pink and Purple Plum.  Since the purple plum is a blue based purple, I mixed a little bit pink with purple and it turned out this color.
When I applied it, my hair turned out splotchy with silver, blonde and purple.  So I redid it a second time and it turned out better.  I didn't really like how much blue was in the undertone so I mixed some more dye for the third time.  This time I made the mixture a pink based with only a tiny bit of purple.
This was to overlay on top of the color I had in my hair already to make it a more pink/purple hair color.  The third time helped cover my splotchy areas and subdued the blue in my hair.  There's still some dark blonde hair that didn't get dyed, but it should be fine.
I went out to the mall today and took some photos of my newly dyed hair~  It turned out really nice.  It's uneven but it works.  XD

Monday, September 1, 2014

shiro costest.

School started for me once again, so no time to do anything but projects.  ><  I transferred colleges to get into a major I wanted to do.  Anyways, just a quick update on what has been going on.  I pretty much finished my cosplay for an upcoming con, AWA.  I decided to cosplay Shiro from No Game No Life~  I sewed for like one week straight trying to finish it.  XD

Sunday, August 10, 2014

[review] iope - air cushion xp in c21.

The long awaited moment of I received my package from Amore Pacific in the mail!  I've been wanting to try this product out for the longest time, but it's one of the more pricier makeup items I've had to buy.  So finally saving up money, I invested in this product, the Iope Air Cushion XP~  I did research on it and it turns out there were many good reviews so I decided to put up my own review as well of how good/bad it is.  I also wanted to try out the Laniege BB Cushion, but after comparing the two, I went with the Iope product.  I bought it from Amore Pacific's Ebay store and they also gifted a good amount of skincare samples along with the purchase.  I got five small samples and a 20mL Laneige Water Sleeping Pack which I already have so I'll be giving it away.

I chose to get the Air Cushion XP in C21 (Cover Vanilla) since I was looking for more coverage for cosplay usage.  I thought about getting it in C23 (Cover Beige) but I owned a Missha BB Cream in #21 and it matched my skin tone better than the #23.  I couldn't decide because while my skin is not super pale, it's not dark enough to where it looks tan.  I still haven't figured out my skintone yet.  lol  Though different companies have different color ranges, that was the only thing I could base it off of, so I just took a guess.

When I saw the packaging I was like, ooooooh so elegant and pretty.
The ingredients in Korean, maybe?  I love how it has SPF 50 that's a plus from me.  Also says sweat proof effect and has mineral water.
The top of packaging.  It lists the shade number.  It's so shiny and reflective!  o.o
The reason it's so expensive is because the product comes with a refill so you can keep the compact forever.  Good, it's pretty, I wouldn't want to throw it away.  That piece of paper is the instruction manual.
I can't get over how pretty the compact is.  Everything just looks so elegant and everything is constructed very nicely.  Where everything is located is very convenient.
The product!  It's spongey, the makeup is in a liquid form that you have to gently push down on with the puff for the product to come out.  A little goes a long way.  The product looks a lot darker than what it seems.
This is my face freshly washed with no makeup and only moisturizer.
I applied the makeup on the right side of my face (your left) to show the difference.  Can you see the difference?
I took another photo in better lighting to see the difference.  My face, it's so smooth looking~  It gives my face a brightened look and whoa, where did my dark circles go!  I actually bought another product for my dark circles but I guess I don't need it now.  lol  I'll do a review on it later though.  As I previously stated, it turned out to fit my skin tone VERY nicely, not much difference between the right and left side of my face in terms of color which is what I want.  While the color difference is not huge, my skin looks healthier and more appealing and I just have to note that my dark circle is gone again.
My face doesn't feel dry and there's no signs of it cracking or looking too caked on.  I give this product an A+ and that everyone should go buy it now!  OuO  It does leave my skin slightly sticky feeling though but that's not a huge problem since I'm not going to be touching my face.  The product does provide a dewy effect to the skin which some might not prefer, but for me I like it.  I have semi dry skin so the dewy effect provides a glow to my face.  I usually put primer under my makeup so I wonder how the results would turn out if I did.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

sims 3 addiction.

Sorry I haven't updated in a while!  I've been busy again.  >3<
But I also started playing Sims 3 as well.  I started a week ago and I'm hooked.  lol  I played Sims 2 when I was younger and my Sims were soo pretty >3<  But I lost it with my old laptop that crashed and wiped everything. lol  I thought about getting Sims 3 when it came out, but I never did since there weren't many mods out.
Well the other day Steam was having a sale and I found Sims 3 being sold for like $7.00; I was like why not~  Pretty sure there are some new mods out and there were!  I made my sims so pretty >3<  It took 3-4 times to finally perfect them.  ;D

Some of them have simmabuns on it; that's my new simblr (sim inspired tumblr) that I created for posting my sims stuff!  Check it out if you would like~  It's  There's not much on it right now but I'll post more stuff as I go along~  I even made a how a video on how I created one of my favorite sims named Risa.  I thought it turned out really nicely.
Hopefully I will update a bit more often!  And now I leave you with this~

Saturday, April 12, 2014

[sponsored review] i.fairy - motype violet.

I received so many things in the mail recently.  Lenses, wigs, clothes, and more wigs and makeup along the way as well.  More news with one being, I finally dyed my hair blonde.  o.o  I'm amazed my parents didn't get mad at me since I just went and dyed it without telling them.  So yea, my hair now looks like this.  I honestly think I look better with blonde hair than I do with black or brown...>.>  I've wanted blonde hair for such a long time and I finally got it.  -is a happy person-
On to the point; I love purple eyes~  *>*  I think they just look so mysterious and striking at the same time.  Well I became friends with the owner of BeCosplay and she offered me to try the i.Fairy - Motype Violet along with the Kitty Kawaii - Bella Grey reviewed on a previous post.  Theses lenses actually look the exact same as the Puffy 3 Tone Violet as well which is a plus since I love the Puffy 3 Tone series.

Brand: i.Fairy
Series: Motype
B.C.: 8.6 mm
DIA: 15.00 mm
Water Content: 55%
Color: Violet

Front and back of the lens vials.  There was a tiny scratch on the wrapper on the outside.
Of course, tells you the color and rX; yea I love being to just wear plano.  ;3
Sideview of the lenses.
Lenses held up to the light.
Wow, this pic looks a bit dark...anyways, the lens in the solution.
I totally had to rush to work again this time so yea only flash and without flash comparison.
And this is a closer view of the design.
Live view of the lenses.
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Then the three photos.

What I think about the lenses?
They are absolutely beautiful and breath taking.  They would go really well for my Elin cosplay later on.  ^3^  The blue glitter/purple mascara with the lenses turned out better looking than I expected.  The lenses were amazing, as expected of the Puffy 3 Tone series.
Comfort: 5/5
I was able to put it in and take it out with ease.  No problems there.  My eyes started getting dry after 3-4 hours, but that's normal.
Enlargement: 4/5
The lenses itself were 15mm, but the diameter of the colored part was probably around 14.5mm which is perfect for me since 14.5 mm is my to go size.
Color: 4.5/5
The color is stunning, but it's not as vibrant as the Puffy 3 Tone blue.  They both look really vibrant in good lighting, but the violet one looks like a faded grey/violet color in dark settings, while the blue one looked like a deep ocean blue.  Otherwise than that, it's still fairly vibrant, and it also looks natural.  >3<  That light brown ring on the inside helps it blend better.  The limbal ring is not black, but a darker purple which makes it more subtle~

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

[review] boscia - tsubaki beauty oil.

Recently, I've been getting questions on what I use for my daily skincare routine, so I just wanted to share the products I use.  Granted, I've had fairly clear skin all my life, this is just what I use and I'm sharing my thoughts on it.  I used to only use straight up body lotion for my face for years until I learned that there was a difference between facial moisturizers and body lotion.  I started using facial moisturizers from brands such as Cetaphil, Mary Kay, Clinique, and etc.  I applied them twice a day, but my skin would still occasionally get dry from time to time.  Due to stress from school and not sleeping properly, the health of my skin started to go down the drain.  I started getting random redness and a few dots here and there on my face.  I didn't worry about it as I would sometimes get it from time to time, but after a few months they didn't go away so I finally started researching for new skincare products again.  One of them I bought was the Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil that was recommended by my friend.  Tsubaki means Camellia in Japanese and apparently is a good source for moisturizing the skin.  I have dry skin so she recommended this since it was an oil focused on moisturizing.

Front and back of the packaging it came in.  I really like how elegant it is and how it gives off a sheen.  The directions on how to apply are all on the back of the box.  Based on the ingredients on the box, the ingredients seem to all be natural, and it does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.  You can read more about it on their website.
You can see that the oil is kept in a glass bottle with a dropper for application since you're not supposed to use a lot of it.  It was pricey, around $45-50, but 50mL and a few drops per application can go a long way.
I applied a few drops onto my hand; its clear and has a nice flowery scent.  Of course it's an oil so it wasn't super liquidy, but it wasn't like olive oil thick.
It was easy to spread and it wasn't too oily, but it does look slightly oily when I put it on my face hence why I only use it during night time.  I don't have oily skin so it's not that big of a deal.  There is a bit of sheen from the oil.  But when I leave it on over night, the next morning my face absorbs it all and there's no hint of oiliness.
I can't say that my face was instantly moisturized the next day, but over a week or two later, along with the other skincare products I used, my skin became baby soft and clear.  The redness went away and so did the dots on my face.  I've been using this for over a month now and my skin is as soft and clear as ever.
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