Friday, May 19, 2017

New Cosmetics {Too Faced, Dollywink, and Circle Lenses}~

Hello hello~

I hope you're all having a nice week so far!
Sorry for my absence, I went out of town for the weekend to visit a friend, and I also had my first week of summer classes this week! It's quite tiring, but I think they won't be too bad~
I just wanted to share some recent things that I've gotten, because I've gotten quite a few new cosmetic-y things lately ^^
Firstly, I got these about two weeks ago~
I've almost run out of my beloved sailor moon eyeliner, so I decided to get the Dollywink one as a replacement! I've heard a lot of good things about this eyeliner, so I thought it would be a good choice ^^
I haven't actually tried it yet though, because I still haven't finished the Sailor Moon one yet ^^"
I also finally got the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette! I've wanted it for years, so I'm super duper happy to finally have it ;u; I got this from a swap that I made on depop, and it was brand new, so I'm very very happy!
I love how it looks like a bar of chocolate! >u< And it came with a little pamphlet that teaches you how you can do three different looks using the colours in the palette!
 Here are the colours with their names on the back- but they're much more vibrant in the actual palette!
And the best part is... they actually smell like chocolate! ;u;
This makes doing my eye makeup a lot of fun, because it smells really yummy heh >u<
The color selection is quite neutral, but there's a nice mix of matte and shimmery shades, so on the whole I think it'll be quite a versatile palette~
Here's a look I did a little while ago! It's a bit heavier than I do my usual makeup, but I liked the result!

I used Strawberry Bon Bon as the base colour, Triple Fudge in the crease, Cherry Cordial on my lower eyelid, Salted Caramel as a transition colour, and Champagne Truffle on the inner corner/on my tear bags. Maybe I used too many colours, I just wanted to try out as much as I could >u<

On the whole I'm really happy that I finally got this palette, and am wishing I had gotten it earlier because of how happy it makes me~

I also got new contacts from Klenspop! Expect reviews on these soon~ 

And here's a little preview of what the designs are :>
So yeah! That's everything cosmetics-ish that I've gotten lately!
Thank you for reading, and I hope you all have a nice weekend! ^-^

Monday, May 8, 2017

Lush UK Haul + Some Lush Kitchen Exclusives~

Today I'll be writing about one of my favourite shops ever: Lush!
If you somehow haven't heard of Lush before, they carry handmade cosmetics/bath products that are ethically produced, and some of their products are even vegan! 
Although they have a US site, I prefer to shop on the UK website, because
1. Due to the pound-dollar conversion rate right now, things end up much cheaper
2. They have the Lush Kitchen, which has a lot of exclusive limited-time items!
Luckily they ship internationally, so you don't have to bother with shopping services and all that jazz~
So, let's get into the things that I got!
Everything came securely packaged in a nice big cardboard box- I could smell everything before I even opened it!
They used a lot of biodegradable packing peanuts instead of plastic or paper packaging, which I thought was nice~
My main reason for ordering from Lush this time was to get birthday gifts for my mum, but I picked up some practical things for myself too, so I'll start with those~
I've been needing a new cleanser, so the first thing I got was the Angels on Bare Skin cleanser! I've heard a lot of good things about this face wash, so I've been wanting to try it out~
It smells like lavender and it has ground almonds to act as a gentle exfoliant, and in general it's supposed to be a gentle cleanser~ I've been using it for almost a week now, and I really like it! 

I'm almost out of my Rub Rub Rub shower scrub, so I picked myself up another tub!

This was one of the first items I ever tried from Lush, and the scent is one of my favourites~ It has a very fresh and clean scent, and it reminds me a lot of the Sakura bath bomb (which was the first bath bomb I ever tried from them!) This scrub has a lot of sea salt in it, so it's great at exfoliating the body~ Supposedly you can use this as a shampoo too- the salt is supposed to be great for volume! I've never tried that though, I'll have to do so someday ^^

The last of the more 'practical' items: they also included two samples!
I asked for the Magical Moringa moisturizer, but I wasn't sure that they'd include it, but I was very happy that they did ^^ They also added on an Imperialis moisturizer~ I love how they're in teeny tiny adorable pots ;u; I've been using Imperialis lately and it's a very nice moisturizer! I use it in the morning and it keeps my skin nice and soft throughout the day, without it becoming too oily.

The last item that I got for myself is the Metamorphosis bath bomb!
This may be grey and boring looking on the inside, but once it starts to dissolve, it's supposed to turn orange, pink, yellow, and green! It has a very earthy and intoxicating scent (it's supposed to be black pepper and myrrh), and reminds me a lot of the Lord of Misrule bathbomb, which only comes out during the Halloween/Christmas season unfortunately ;^; This is a Lush kitchen exclusive~
Moving on to the gifts for my mum!
I won't go into as much detail for these ><

The Rose Jam Bubbleroon- smells like sweet wild roses (honestly my favourite fragrance from Lush)

The Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb- this is also the Rose Jam fragrance, just with a hint of lemon, I think? It's an exclusive for mother's day, I believe~

A French Kiss Bubble Bar- this one smells like lavender and rosemary, and it's honestly such a lovely fragrance~ I think Lush has carried this product for years!

Ylang Song Bombshell- another kitchen exclusive, it's supposed to smells like ylang ylang, roses, and neroli, but to me it just has a very fresh, slightly vegetal fragrance *shrug shrug* It might look boring on the outside, but the inside is lime green and full of flower petals! 

And lastly~
The Furze Bath Oil! Another kitchen exclusive, this smells incredible ;; It has a really sweet and yummy but also floral scent; it sort of reminds me of the yuzu and cocoa butter bubbleroon, but with a more floral note to it? Regardless it's amazing ehehe ^^ I think bath oils were a fairly new addition to Lush; you just drop them in your bath and they slowly dissolve, releasing lots of nice skin-softening oils~
And here's a photo of everything together~
Overall, I'm really happy with everything I got ^^ Then again, everything that Lush makes is amazing, so getting their packages in the mail feels like Christmas hehe~
Thank you for reading! I hope you liked seeing the things I got~
What's your favourite Lush product?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

† Celestial Mahou Shoujo †~

Hi everyone!
I hope you're doing well ^-^
Today I just thought I'd share a little look that I put together a few days ago, I'm quite happy with it!
I've been meaning to coordinate this skirt from Ank Rouge more, because it was a dream piece of mine for a while ;^; Since it has constellations, I wanted to go for a sort of spacey theme, so I pulled out my moon cut-out blouse, and went from there!
I ended up adding things on and on until...
~Celestial Mahou Shoujo~

Top: Ank Rouge (maybe? It's missing the tags but it's high quality and is their design)
Skirt: Ank Rouge
Shoes: Juju 
Accessories: Eyecandy, Ebay, Gift

I'm really really happy with how this turned out! >< I've been in a sort of creative slump for a little while now, so it felt really nice to produce something I was quite proud of ;u;
I managed to style the wig into dango buns, which is something I've never done before! Although they didn't turn out perfect, I think it's pretty decent for my first try ehehe ^^" I really love this wig; generally I'm sort of iffy about wigs- I get them but then end up selling them shortly afterwards because they weren't quite what I was expecting, but this one is the exception~
I wore the earrings I got from Pastelbat's online shop (which I can't link right now because it's under maintenance ;^;) because they're so cute and fluffy and I thought they went well with my hair buns (I've actually done a review of the earrings here if you're interested)
Everything else sort of fell into place after that, and I added the wings as a final touch to make everything look much more magical~
So, what started out as just a vaguely spacey inspiration turned into a sort of angelic space magical girl look, or what I call Celestial Mahou Shoujo~ 
Sorry for rambling on and on about this, I just got really excited and happy when making this look and now sort of want to make an OC for her ehehe >///<
I also took some selcas (as usual) because I was quite happy with how my makeup turned out!

You can see the glitter on my cheeks quite well here~
I think that's all I have to write for this, I hope you enjoyed seeing a slightly more creative outfit of mine ^-^
Thank you for reading, bye-bye!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April Favourites + a very pale coordinate~

hi everyone!

Just a quick update today- I made a new YouTube video showcasing some of my April Favourites, in case you're interested!
I also put together a coordinate a few days ago, which I was going to post to my instagram... but it sort of turned out too washed out. I've had a very specific image that I want on my account on there, but it didn't really fit into it...
But, I might as well post it here, so that at least someone can see it, if you actually read this blog ^^
Although to be honest, since changing my url, my view count has dropped a lot... but I guess that was expected.
Anyways, though, outfit:
Cardigan: Nile Perch
Dress: Liz Lisa
Shoes: Ebay (probably? they were a gift so I'm not 100% certain)
Purse: Aliexpress

In any case, I hope you all have a nice week

Friday, April 28, 2017

Tokyo Otaku Mode Review | Loppy Bunny~

Hi everybunny!
Today I thought I'd do a little review of my recent purchase from Tokyo Otaku Mode!
If you haven't heard of them, they're a site which sells Japanese clothing, anime merchandise, plushies, and food too! I've always wanted to order something from them and so I finally did!
The item I ordered was....
Mimipyon! She's a character from the Pote Usa Loppy collection made by Amuse; if you haven't heard of Amuse, they're a big producer of plushies that you can get in UFO catchers in Japan! They have a lot of super duper cute designs, but I've always loved the bunny series the most >///< (although you can check out all of their designs here!)
I wanted a Loppy bunny for years, and so finally my dream was accomplished!
Unfortunately they no longer have this particular one in stock, but they do have a lot of different bunny designs and sizes available! I ended up getting the big size (which isn't even the biggest, they also have a super jumbo size, but it's close to $200!)
But anyways, enough about me talking about the different types of bunnies: let's get into the review!

I made my order April 3rd, and she was shipped out April 5th! I chose the cheapest shipping option, which I think ended up being free because I was a first time customer. Luckily it  came with a tracking number, so I was able to track the progress of my bunny's arrival ^^ The total price ended up being $25, which I think is very reasonable!
Since I chose the cheapest shipping option, the shipping did take quite a while- she was delivered April 26th, which makes the shipping time approximately 3 weeks (if I recall, the expected delivery time was 2-4 weeks, so she arrived in the expected amount of time)~ 
The shipping was very sturdy- she came in a box, which I wasn't expecting! I'm glad the shipping was so sturdy though, because otherwise she could have gotten squished or damaged ;^;
Before I go on, I filmed an unboxing video if you're interested! It's not the most informative, mostly just my excitement at finally getting this bunny :')

Anyways, at the top of the package was a folder with a drawing of a girl on it! I don't know if she's from a specific video game/anime, so I'm sorry about that ;-; 

In the video I didn't notice that this actually held the invoice, as well as a sticker with a little ninja character on it! I think this is Tokyo Otaku Mode's mascot, if I'm not mistaken~
And finally....
If you watched the video, you would've seen that she came wrapped in plastic, but I wasn't able to get a photo of that, since I was filming ^^"
She's so precious though ;u;
She's blushing too!
You can't see it very well, but she also has a white and red polka-dot ribbon on her neck!
She's about 13 inches tall- I think she's one of my biggest plushies!

On the whole I'm super duper happy with my order- it was everything I expected it to be! 
Here's a summary of my whole experience:

Shipping❤ (5/5)
Although shipping did take a while, I chose the cheapest option, so that was expected~ Everything was well packaged and I like that they included a tracking number, so I have no complaints!

Price: ❤ (5/5)
I've seen these bunnies being sold for $40 in a lot of places, so the $25 I paid was very reasonable! I also didn't have to worry about her being a fake, because Tokyo Otaku Mode carries only authentic Amuse plushies c:

Quality: ❤ (5/5)
Again, since she's an authentic Amuse plushie, her quality is nothing other than fantastic!

Overall Experience: ❤ (5/5)
On the whole, I was very happy with my experience shopping with Tokyo Otaku Mode! I have absolutely no complaints, because the entire process was very smooth and my purchase ended up being exactly what I hoped it'd be ^-^ I ended up purchasing their premium membership, so I'll definitely be shopping more from them in the future!

I hope you found this review helpful 
Thank you for reading, bye-bye!