Friday, September 30, 2011

Mousy Light Brown Hair & more W♥C

A few days ago I dyed my hair with Color Silk medium ash blonde.

This is how it turned out.

It was even darker than this when it was first dyed. It's weird because this is the color I used last time. It was darker at first and then lightened up a lot after a week which is weird for any box dye, I think. However, I really liked the color by the time it had lightened. So I'll give it another few days and if it doesn't lighten up like it did last time I'm redying it. I need to get back to being blonde, otherwise I'll look awfully silly wearing my new shirt!
Custom made shirt a la Chrissy Snow of Three's Company XD

If there is bright side to this I suppose that it's the fact I can temporarily use my light brown clip in bangs that I ordered in the wrong color earlier this year. They still need some de-shining, since I never use them, greatly exaggerated by the camera flash.

Outfit today was somewhat Liz Lisa inspired....although none of it IS Liz Lisa lol XD It's getting a bi chilly out at night these days.

OOTD with a weird pose. lol
The chiffon on this dress sometimes (like now) bunches up and makes me look bulky :( I think it's because the belt is too big and slides down my waist and I just keep trying to pull it an idiot.
The boots
I've been struggling hard for outfit pics ever since I knocked my mirror over XD so that's the best I can do for now!

I got some more W♥C stuff. I've really been in love with this brand lately and Chinatsu Wakatsuki has such a wonderful playful style about her.
Liz Lisa
 Hey! I am completing one of my goals from my Gyaru Manifesto Meme post to acquire more brand items this year.

Oh yeah and I finished decorating my phone a while ago. I needed to decorated something and my nail glue and nail art pens  are taking forever to get to me. My nails have been so lame lately....

I don't really like having a cell phone. I mean people being able to reach me whenever they want? :/ Not my thing lol.

I'll also be posting an update on my Gyaru Improvement Meme next post, which I've been meaning to do for a while. I hope I've improved!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recent Makeup Buys

Maybe some reviews coming up?
Studio Fix Fluid in NC 25
Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Light Plus
Blush in Blunt (ideal for contouring)
Lipsticks in Snob, Angel and Myth

Mineral Eye Liner in Black
Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black (2)
Essential Liquid Eyeliner in Black (2)
Studio Pigment Eyeshadow in Innocent Ivory and Tropical Teal
Essential Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal, Spotlight and Toasted
Studio Glossy Gloss in Wild Watermelon and Pink Candy
Mineral Lip Gloss in Wild and Pageant Princess
Essential Super Glossy Lip Shine in Pink Pop
Studio Conditioning lip Balm in Mellow Melon and Peaceful Pink

NYX Jumbo Eye pencils in Milk, Cottage Cheese and Pure Gold

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #7 Lingerie Pink

New Lashes!
Eyemazing No.001
Diamond Lash Series 2 - No.5 Princess Eye and Diamond Lash Series 2 - No.4 Sweet Eye

Standard Bottom Lashes from Ebay

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Stuff

Some of my orders came this week!

                                     Treasure Japan
I used Treasure Japan this time for a shopping service...I can't say that I noticed it was any better than was pretty much the same except this order took longer because I placed orders at multiple stores and had to wait for it all to arrive at their warehouse before it was shipped.
Again, I got EMS hipping.

(I placed deposits same day as order)
Placed Rakuten order: Sept. 8th
Placed bid on Rakuten auction: Sept 8th (won the auction the next day)
Place order on Cocolulu site : Sept11th
(Each item ordered took no more than 3 days to reach to reach the warehouse)
Got invoice to finalized payment for all my items (minus the deposits)/shipping: Sept 19th
Shipped from their warehouse: Sept 18th
Received Order In the Mail: Sept 20th

What I got:

WC "UGLY" hat. From Rakuten Auction.
I've been wanting one of these since last year! Finally got it! XD These were hard to hunt down in yellow after they weren't in the store anymore. It's weird how everyone who's seen this hat so far questions why I want a hat that says "ugly" on it, but nobody said a word about my "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" shirt :| Some days I feel ugly too lol.

Glad News Union Jack Flag Leggings. From Rakuten store.
I have had an inexplicable "thing" for the union jack flag lately XD I'm not a leggings person, so I can almost guarantee that I'll only be wearing these with shorts and skirts over them and shoes that hide the foot straps. 

Cocolulu Pants.

Cocolulu Snow Boots

Cocolulu Rings

That came in a cute little pouch.

Free stuff!

Cocolulu bag

Tissue box cover! XD

A couple of surgical masks lol
And a random shirt was thrown in there...not sure where from.

I wanted the WC "I'm Poor But Good Looking" shirt in red. I couldn't find it in the online shop anymore and I really wanted the long red one but they only had the original white ones left :( I saw it on the Minimaos site though under "New WC Items" that you had to email them inquire about. I had to email them anyway though to ask for an international order so it worked out great! They said they only had one in red left but maybe they were just saying that so I would hurry up and buy it lol XD I thought they just had in stock items ready to be shipped out but apparently that isn't the case...that's really the only down side, after it had been sent out it arrived in a few (they sent it EMS I think)

Inquired about Items/International Order: Sept 8th (they got back to me and told me the price +shipping the same day)
I provided my shipping address and made my payment: Sept 9th
They Informed me my item had come in stock and sent it out: Sept 15th
Arrived in the Mail: Sept 22nd
It fits more like a short dress and you can't tell when I'm wearing shorts underneath it lol. But I love it!...And the shirt is a complete contradiction to the hat. I think this is the first shirt I've owned that's made of jersey material too. Well those are all the clothes for now...all the gal brand ones anyway, I also got sizable Forever21 order early in the week but eh'...not worth posting about since I order crap from them all the time.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Lenses

I ordered again from Pinky Paradise but this time around, they had a holiday weekend and offered a 5% discount code for the people who had to wait the extra days for their order to be shipped. The offer became available the DAY AFTER I placed my order. They said anyone who had ordered before August 28th's orders will be shipped before the 5th but mine still wasn't. So I didn't get the discount and I had to wait 11 days for it to even be shipped :( I guess it's okay though since I used the same code I did before to get two free gifts and animal cases and they specified that the 5% discount code was not stackable with other codes...still wish my order was mailed when they said it would be though.

Placed Order:Aug 26th
Order Confirmed/ Processed: Aug 26th
Received at/ Dispatched from sending Post Office: Sept 6th
Received In the Mail (I used International Registered Mail ): Sept 19th

I got a pink bear case this time and uh....I really don't know what the hell the purple one is supposed to be! XD

Got the same free gifts as last time too. Except this time my bow was grey instead of pink.

I got Adult Blue and Dueba Angel EX Black
EOS Adult Blue
 These are the old adult blues that are more of a light icey blue rather than the azure looking blue of the new adult blues. I've wanted these for a couple of years now, the color is SO beautiful so I had to see how they looked on my eye color. I always hear about how comfortable EOS lenses ares too.

 As you can see the print isn't very opaque and there is still quite a bit of space at the edges of the lens which tells me two things. 1. The color these lenses will be on me will depend a bit on my eye color and 2. Not to expect very much enlargement.
These ones are 14mm in diameter but they seem like less because the color does not extend all the way to the outer edges of the lens.
One in/ One out
With Flash
With some makeup on
The comfort was okay. Maybe I was just expecting too much since I'm always hearing about how comfortable EOS lenses are. I'm always very aware that they're in and after a while they do dry out and leave this kind of...goopy feeling over my eyes for a while. The design is good but not necessarily ideal for my eyes. I've seen these look amazing on very dark eyes where the color can pass for the pupil but on me they look fine at a distance of about a foot. But once you get up close it's keyhole city! Especially in day light. (Yes I finally remembered to take a daylight pic!) They might look better if you already have blueish eyes but mine are more on the green/grey side. I feel like if it had a very fine gradient inward it would look X100 better, but they're alright. Nothing bad enough to keep me from wearing them XD

Comfort: 7/10
Design: 9/10
Enlargement: 3/10
Color: 10/10
Overall: 8/10

Dueba Angel EX Black
I decided to buy these after I saw three reviews of people with light eyes using these. They seemed to have the effect I was hoping to get from my  ck-105's where it would be noticeable that I have light eyes but still get the black rim and enlargement. The rim around the edge isn't as bold and thick as the ck-105 and gradient is MUCH finer.

The diameter on these is 14.5 mm and it shows. The enlargement is quite noticeable and they blend very well. They actually look better in the daylight because you can't really see the print very well.
One in/ One out

With Flash
With some makeup on
Comfort: 8/10
Design: 10/10
Enlargement: 9/10
Color: 10/10
Overall: 9/10

Ya know it's such bs that every time I go to review a new pair of lenses I always seem to get a breakout or dry patch RIGHT above my brows or between my eyes :| But I will continue to do the reviews with no make up because I think that gives the most honest depiction of color and enlargement. I'm staring to incorporate pictures with makeup on as well just to show how that option looks.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

W♥C order and Celga experience

There were some cute things from W♥C I really wanted, and couldn't find in shops that ships overseas. So I used Celga for a shopping service to order. There are some other W♥C items I plan on getting but I've found shops that will ship to me and have reasonable prices so no middleman is required.

So here's what I got this time around.
 An Umbrella (not sure if I got the last one, but right after I got an email saying my order had processed it was sold out on the site so I like to pretend I did lol XD)
It's actually transparent! The background of the stock photo is white and made the umbrella look white too. It's not a disappointment or anything just a little different than what I was expecting.

A bow/hair tie with Kumatan's face in the girl Kumatan I mean XD
Kumatan patterned tights.

 And the W♥C brass knuckle style ring.

 I got four of their shopping bags (one for each item I purchased) I figured I'd just get one.

A "Water Closet" cloth bag.
And this little cellphone charm, not sure if it came from W♥C or Celga. It's not W♥C brand but I didn't think shopping services included free gifts, but it's cute!

I usually try to avoid using a shopping service at any cost just because with shopping services the markup can range from reasonable to outrageous depending on what you get AND it's just a hassle waiting for the back and fourth emails to hammer out details of sold out items and shipping methods ect. I'm growing more comfortable with it these days but I still avoid it when I can. If it weren't for the damn umbrella I probably could've gotten "small packet" shipping which is the cheapest but I just went with EMS because I was tired of waiting.

So here is the time breakdown of my order.
Placed Order/Paid Deposit: Aug 18th
Received Notice That My Order Was Processed: Aug 18th
Received Invoice To Complete Initial Payment: Aug 20th
Items Arrived In Japan Warehouse: Aug 24th
Received Invoice For Shipping To USA (my house): Aug 26th
Received Order In The Mail: Sept 2nd

It wasn't an unpleasant experience...just an expensive one, when you take into consideration I only bought 4 items. The Celga fees are a bit pricey (definitely less worth it if you're only getting a few items). So if anyone has any suggestions on a cheaper shopping service with good costumer service I'd like to hear them. I'm currently on the look out for a new shopping service.

I've heard good things about White Rabbit Express, Treasure-Japan, Mukunoki Jp and Japonica but I'm not really sure which one I'll go with next time since I haven't used any of those yet. If anyone has any firsthand positive experience with any other shopping services they'd like to share I'm open to suggestions :)     

Oh yeah and I also got this Kumatan face ring last week, it wasn't part of this order but here's the little guy anyway