Saturday, 11 October 2014

Nico Yazawa Makeup Tutorial (ish) and Cosplay Update!

It's been a while hasn't it? Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately, I've been busy with work, as well as my Youtube and shop ;o; But I still find time for cosplay! I'll be at Anime Attacks in a couple of weeks, so I decided I would test my Nico cosplay and check everything is ready!
You may remember my last cosplay makeup tutorial, for Ryuko. I'll be doing the same sort of thing again for Nico, so let's go! :3
 I started with Super Pinky Wine Red lenses. I liked them for a more natural looking red as opposed to a bright scary colour xD
I then started with foundation and concealer, and a little white eyeliner under my eyes
 Simple eyeliner next, I tried to follow Nico's eye shape
 Little black lines on the eyelids gives an 'anime' effect
 I added blush and also coloured my eyebrows slightly black
 For the lashes I used Red Cherry which I bought from here. They're very light and very pretty!
 I used top lashes, and cut two single lashes from a set of bottom lashes, as Nico has two little lines under her eyes just like that. I also added a small line of eyeliner right under my iris.
I used some light pink lipstick and then I was ready to put on my cosplay!
 Here are two photos I edited for my World Cosplay account. Feel free to follow me!
And here are some slightly less edited photos :3

I hope you enjoyed this kind of tutorial and cosplay update!
Just a quick note, I applied to be a writer for Super Cute Kawaii and one of my posts has been submitted as a guest post, it would be great if you could check it out and leave some feedback, it's a clay cupcake tutorial! Check it out here!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Betoyo Bento Subscription Box Review

I have a different kind of subscription box review this time, the Betoyo Bento box features anime figures and toys and Japanese candy, and they kindly sent me August's box to review! I'll also be doing an unboxing video on Youtube soon, but here is my blog review~
 As you can see the box comes beautifully wrapped with a nice red ribbon (which I'll keep for crafts of course, or maybe even a cosplay) and it also has a sticker on top with the Betoyo logo on.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hair Dye Routine - Red/pink hair!

I've been questing for a nice reddish pink hair for a number of months now, trying to get a similar colour to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in her Candy Candy music video.
It's not the same shade, but I've definitely got a shade I love at the minute, and since it took a fair few attempts to get a dye that not only is red/pink, but covers my dark roots (as my hair is naturally dark brown)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Kawaii Box Giveaway

You may remember I reviewed the Kawaii Box in my previous blog post and also in a Youtube video which you can check out if you want to see my opinions on the Kawaii Box. The company kindly allowed me to host a giveaway to give you the chance to win next month's kawaii box, so here it is!

Below is a Rafflecopter which will allow you to enter the giveaway. Simply put in your name and email so we can contact you if you win, then complete the tasks it asks you. You don't have to complete them all, but to be entered you will need a Facebook account, which is easy to set up if you don't have one and you can delete it once it's over if you want :) The giveaway will end on the 19th of July!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kawaii Box Review and Giveaway

Subscription boxes have gotten popular lately, presumably following the success of boxes such as Lootcrate. Now there are a wide range of boxes including anything from makeup products to healthy snacks, kawaii goodies to Asian food. I have a review of the Kawaii Box, which is run by the company Blippo (not to be confused by other boxes of a similar name)
"Kawaii Box is the cutest monthly subscription service. Subscribe Now and receive a box filled with hand-picked kawaii items from Japan and Korea directly to your home every month. Your box will be shipped in the beginning of each month and the shipping is absolutely free, anywhere on the planet! Each box includes 10-12 cute, original and licensed kawaii items."

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Adventures at Yorkshire Cosplay Con and Sunnycon

Thought I'd make a quick blog post on the two conventions I attended recently, Yorkshire Cosplay Con and Sunnycon. Although I made a small video for YCC, I didn't actually manage to film anything at Sunnycon because I was run down with a cold and just didn't feel like filming xD I have filmed a haul video of what I bought at both conventions though, and I'll upload that soon.

I didn't take as many photos of cosplayers at YCC as I would have liked, but here are the ones I did take

Met and hung out with some awesome people too, Sparkles* of Area 11
 The lovely Beckii Cruel
 Another photo with Sparkles* coz I needed one for instagram ahaha
 The gorgeous MiyuukiHime
 The amazing Kelsey (KimonoTime)
 The adorable Fetsu-chan
 And a lovely subscriber and her friend who kept me company and filmed part of my YCC vlog haha~
Overall I had an amazing time at YCC, it was great to cosplay and have people recognise my character as well ;o; Here's my video of the day:

Although I didn't take any photos at Sunnycon, I had a few taken of me! Here are a couple of the best, kindly borrowed from Astrogoate on tumblr:

It was my first time cosplaying Ryuko in public so I was pretty self concious about my midriff haha, but everyone was so nice and took photos of me so it made me feel awesome~ What was also awesome is that there were 3 Ryukos there, but we were all different variations of her so we didn't clash xD

I made some awesome friends at Sunnycon, so even though I went on my own I didn't feel lonely :3
Writing this has given me a case of the con blues now, I hope to be able to go to more conventions soon!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

EOS New Adult Brown Circle Lens Review

A while ago I bought these lenses from Honeycolor to use with my Mirai Kuriyama cosplay, and I just got around to trying them out now! I thought I'd do a review of them as well~
 Since Mirai's eyes are a kind of yellow/brown, I thought these lenses would be perfect. They are the EOS New Adult Brown and although they're called brown, they look yellow in person.
 This is what they look like with only one lens in so you can see the difference. As you can see, they do enlarge my eyes, but being only 14mm in diameter it's not too unnatural, which is good for cosplay.
 And this is what they look like together. The colour blends well with my eyes, which I was quite surprised but happy about! And as I hoped, they're not too brightly yellow, and kind of look like a hazel-ish brown, which is perfect for my cosplay.

 I tried out makeup for my cosplay too, and just like when I tried out my lenses for my Ryuko cosplay, I had a little photoshoot~

 And with that my Mirai cosplay is finally completed! I had to buy a new wig since the one I had was too short to curl under my chin like her bob hairstyle, so I like this one much better. Plus the colour is accurate! (I bought it from ebay)

 I'll be wearing this next month, hopefully at Yorkshire Cosplay Con and definitely at Sunnycon, along with my Ryuko cosplay! If you're going, feel free to say hi!
Overall thoughts of the lenses:
Colour: 4/5 It's exactly as I wanted, but some may think they're not bright enough
Comfort: 4/5 When I first put them in my eyes were all watery but they're about as comfy as usual lenses
Enlargement: 3/5 Surprisingly good enlargement, even if I don't really need it!

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