24 December 2013

Frohe Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!

Best wishes to all of you out there!

I've been really busy on my study abroad and haven't had time to blog at all this year...
Well, that's okay. I will be planning to blog frequently again come June or July (when I return to the States).
So far, my time in Germany has been quite pleasant. I now live in a very farmland area with about 800 people in total living in this village. My host family has been very kind, although there are naturally disputes and chaos at times like Christmas and so forth.
I will be participating in the village's Showtanz group for Karneval in February
So it's really going to be something!
Perhaps, I will post some pictures after the celebrations are over.

For now,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

02 September 2013

Now in Germany!

It's been quite a long time since I have actually posted anything other than reviews so I think it's time to post another update... don't you think?

I have arrived safely in Germany for a study abroad that will take 10 months.
I was super excited; I met tons of other students who attended the orientation before we headed to Germany from the United States. I met 49 other students, which is quite small if you think about it. We are all finalists regarding the scholarship for the study abroad program.
Our flight was approximately 7 hours long, which I paid no attention to because I was attempting to sleep on the plane w w w w w
I used my plush Tribbles from Anime Expo as neck pillows because it was such a long, nonstop flight. I got some strange stares, but the important thing was that I was able to sleep about 5 or 6 hours, minus the time shift.
It was kind of nice: we were served the whole three meals plus tea and coffee in the morning! I like Earl Grey, so as we were passing by Great Britain I had a cup of Earl Grey just for the fun of it. My new friends had a good laugh at my reasoning for having tea.
We arrived in Frankfurt airport around 7AM.

We went to a language camp for three weeks, and just now I have moved in with my host family.
This has already been quite an adventure; I took a long walk around my village, stood on the railroad tracks, went shopping in Aachen, bought a ton of books, ate my first Spaghetti eis, and registered for my student visa.

Things are going great so far, so let's hope for the best!

05 August 2013

Feelcon 30 Days Comfy Natural Circle Black Lens Review

Long time, no blog update!
I've been so busy with life, I forgot to blog it out w w w
But that's really not a good thing, now is it? ||orz

As of now,
I'm sitting at an airport terminal, typing away on my small Chromebook
I'm waiting to meet up with my group, then we'll head off to Germany
How fun

Here's a review on the black lenses I got back a while ago
I hope this makes up for my laziness this past month

These are the
Comfy Natural Circle Black lenses!

Both lenses

One lens

Color: Black
Base curve: 8.6mm
Diameter: 14.2mm
Water content: 55%
Duration: 1 month/30 days
Manufacturer/Company: Feelcon Lenses

Color and Design: 3/5

The design's pretty simple, as it's just there for a natural enlarging effect on eyes. I'd say that, although the lenses look pretty pixelated, they still blend in with my natural eye color and don't look like they are fake from afar. I've never had the problem of someone noticing that I was wearing circle lens... but maybe that's just me and the people I hang out with. The color of the lens are pretty dark, but not overwhelmingly black colored. That's perfect; I was looking for a natural circle lens, and I got it.

Enlargement: 2/5

These lens are supposed to look natural, so it's understandable that they do not enlarge my iris much. As you can see in the pictures, there is a slight enlargement that (to me at least) makes a pretty big difference. I can wear these lens out without makeup; it's really great, especially on days where I vegetate on the couch or in bed while browsing the internet on my smart phone.

Comfort: 4/5

Comfy Natural Circle lenses are pretty comfortable for me. I heard that the brown lenses weren't very good, so I avoided those and went for these. They have enough moisture to keep my eyes hydrated, so I don't have to use eye drops during the day. I can claim that they really are comfy, as the name tells me so.

Vision: 4/5

Since I have prescription, I usually test how well I can see with different lens. These ones are pretty good on clear vision. I don't have to squint to see things that are far away from me (I am very nearsighted). The only thing I wish it didn't do was slip from time to time, due to my off base curve of 8.3mm instead of the general 8.6mm. Other than that, it's pretty great at correcting my vision.

Overall: 3.75/5

I like these lens! They're really comfortable, natural, and a fun accessory to have. Since they correct my vision, I pretty much wear them daily and take them out once it hits the 8 hour mark. They are 11.99USD and monthlies, so they can be a little expensive... but not as much as the Freshlook Colorblends! Those drained my wallet. These Comfy lens give me some character and spunk, defining my natural eye color with the rim of black. Definitely, if you want a lens type that people won't notice then get these. They're worth it!

Here's the difference between the Comfy Black and my Fairy 1 day Chocolate lenses
Left: Comfy Black, Right: Fairy Chocolate

Full face photo, as always
I dyed my hair with Prettia! Now it's a pinkish brown color with blond tips
I love it!

Thanks for spending the time to read this!
See you in my next post!!

18 July 2013

Out Partying All Night Long

Over these past two nights,
I did nothing but go to parties and have some time to get rid of stress!

Some selcas/selfies I took before going to the event yesterday were still on my phone
So I'll just leave them here

I'd say I had a really good time!

Double Eyelid Success!

My eyelids are finally evened out!! w w w
After a year and a half,
All the hard work of applying double eyelid glue, tapes and fiber have paid off

Here are some comparison pictures:

from 2012 to summer of 2013!

I am now able to put on makeup without having the trouble of uneven eyelids

16 July 2013

Swimming in Makeup

I haven't been able to post all of my photos taken while I was on lunch breaks
So here are the rest of them in piled into one post...

I like this "babydoll" hairstyle
My hair curls better when I put them up in pigtails for some odd reason

Close up of my makeup
I use two types of mascara; a lightweight one for my top lashes so they don't uncurl, and a heavier weighted one for my lower lashes so they curl downward because mine grow upward

This is my more nightlife makeup when we went out to party
It was a pretty long day, so excuse the smudged bits

That's all I had during this last week of work in Los Angeles!

15 July 2013

Liv Tyler Inspired Makeup

Because I watched the two seasons of Sherlock from BBC (I accidentally got my aunt hooked to the show),
I felt as if I needed to do some research on the actors
Unlike many of my friends, I was interested in Martin Freeman
So I researched him first
Then, I found out about Benedict Cumberbatch
There were some rumors going on about Cumberbatch dating Liv Tyler earlier on in the year
And that's how I was inspired to recreate Liv Tyler's look on my own face!

That was a lot of explaining, and the whole process is really kind of confusing w w
How could I become inspired by Liv Tyler through Benedict Cumberbatch?
Who knows... The mind works in very strange ways

The makeup I used:
-Daiso Double Eye Pencil eyebrow pencil (brown, 2 shades)
-Daiso Pearl in Eye Shadow neutral palette A
-Maybelline Matte Mousse
-Maybelline New York Great Lash: Lots of Lashes mascara (black)
-Apple Mamey Super Lash mascara (black)
-Nicka K New York brush liquid eyeliner pen (black)
-Victoria Jackson blush palette (bright pink)
-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar (in Psycho)

Here is my result!
It's only half of my face because I was too lazy to do the rest w w ||orz

It was difficult to shape my eyebrows because I do not have long eyebrows like Liv Tyler
Instead, I had to draw my brows dramatically so they would look like hers

I am in love with lip tar
I really like to have bright lipstick during the summer, and this lip tar really does the trick
Try it out next time you feel ambitious
It's worth it.

If you were going to dress up as a celebrity, who would you be?