Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ellen Panda Blue Lens Review {Klenspop Sponsored}~

Happy New Years Eve Eve!
Today I'll be reviewing the Ellen Panda lenses in Blue! A little while ago I reviewed them in brown, you can check that review out here!
These lenses were, as always, kindly provided to me for review by the online store Klenspop!
Anyways, let's start!
Cozy scarf is very cozy
Like the last pair of lenses, these came packaged in a different style of packaging. A lens case and tweezers were still included, however.

Here's the stock photo of the lens design- I think it's quite pretty! I love all the hues of blue, and that the limbal ring isn't stark black (it creates a softer look, in my opinion).
Here's the information about these lenses:
Price: $11.00 USD (currently on sale)
Diameter: 14.8mm
Graphic Diameter: 14.5mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Shelf Life: 6 Months
Water Content: 38%

The thing I love most about these lenses is that they have a really nice diameter. I find that most lenses from Klenspop don't have a really big diameter, and thus they look quite natural. While natural is nice, sometimes I want something that makes my eyes pop a bit more, and that's when I wear these lenses!
In natural lighting the blue of these lenses isn't that noticeable- only if you get close can you really see it. With flash however, it's obviously much more visible.
Not very visible blue
Much more visible blue! (and you can also see the brownness of the limbal ring here)
Overall I'm really happy with these lenses. They're enlarging (but not scarily so), and they're quite comfortable. Definitely one of my favorite pairs at the moment!
And of course, more selfies! Because this review wouldn't be a Sakura lens review without lots of photos hehe~

To sum up, if you're looking for a nice pair of lenses bordering on the line between natural and not as natural, go for these! You won't regret it ^.^
As always, thank you for reading!
And since I probably won't post again until January, I hope you have a very happy and fabulous new year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My Top 5 Animes of 2015~

Hi guys!
I can't believe that the year has almost come to an end! I feel like a lot of things have happened this year- I'm definitely ready for a fresh one x3
I've watched more anime this year, so I thought I'd post my 5 favorites! I actually don't have animes that I disliked, mostly because if I dislike an anime, I stop watching x3 
These are in no particular order (because that'd make things hard), so let's start!

No Game No Life
This anime is about two siblings, Shiro and Sora, who are complete shut-ins who spend their days playing video games. One day however, they fall into a separate world where everything is dictated by these games, even the position of king is decided by a game! This was a very addictive and fun show to watch. I loved the artwork and animation, and I thought it was a really engaging story. It's not very long, which is a shame (I'm still waiting for a second season). I highly recommend it! It does have lots of fan-service though, so beware that hehe~ It doesn't really have a very deep meaning to it, so if you're looking for some intense anime that'll make you think, this isn't for you. It's just an interesting, fun, fluff anime~ I liked it a lot! And I really want to cosplay Shiro because she's so so so so so adorable ;u;

Nagi no Asukara
Oh my GOSH this anime was absolutely gorgeous. It's about 4 kids who are from the ocean-world and their interactions with those above (they end up having to go to school on the surface). It deals a lot with the clashes between the two types of people. The story starts out slowly- I started it about 2 years ago but didn't like it because it was so slow. But a little bit further in the story gets much more interesting and engaging. I thought this was an absolutely beautiful anime, with a gorgeous soundtrack, and I really really really highly recommend that you watch it if you haven't already. I must admit, I didn't like the second season/second part of the show as much as I did the first, but overall it's still one of my favorite animes. Please watch it <3

Sailor Moon Crystal
Sailor Moon wasn't a show that I watched as a kid, so I don't know how this newer version compares to the old stuff, but all I can say is that I loved it <3 The plot's not complex- Usagi, a middle schooler, becomes a magical girl and has to save the world and everything with her friends (a pretty typical mahou shoujo anime if you ask me). I just thought it was a really nice magical girl anime- I've only watched Madoka before, and this was definitely quite different from that (which is one of my favorite animes of all time), but I liked it nonetheless. Definitely made me cry several times *wipes away tear stoically*. It's pretty different from what I normally watch, so I'm surprised I liked it. Give it a watch if you haven't seen it already.

Tamako Market
Of course, this is on my list. I thought this anime was the cutest thing ever- it was so much fun to watch, the art was really pretty, and all that yummy mochi! The story follows a girl, Tamako, who lives in a mochi shop (across the street from another mochi shop, where a boy who likes her works). A bird named Dera appears one day who claims to be looking for a bride for the prince from the island where he's from. It's not a very romantic anime though, which I liked. This was definitely one of the cutest animes I've seen (and I'm thinking of maybe cosplaying Tamako at some point). If you're looking for something cute and relaxing, this would definitely have to be it!

Mirai Nikki
I'm currently watching Mirai Nikki actually, but I think my inability to tear myself away from watching warrants it a spot on this list. The main character of this anime is Amano Yukiteru, a middle schooler (why are all these shows about middle schoolers seriously), who gets a 'future diary' which tells him about what will happen in the near future. 11 others are granted a type of future diary, and they're supposed to fight to the death in a battle-royale type thing to gain the position of god. Accompanying Yukiteu is Gasai Yuno, a girl from his class who's completely crazy about him (and crazy in general). This is a very fast paced, addicting anime, but it is quite gory and suggestive, so it's not something to watch around little children. I'm almost at the end of the series, and I quite like it on the whole. I might want to cosplay as one of the characters at some point, because they're all so cool >u<

Anyways, that's it for my favorite animes of this year!
Let me know if you've watched any of these, and if you have, what your thoughts were! 
Do you guys have any anime suggestions? c:
Thank you for reading!
Bye bye~

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Fresh Faced Makeup Tutorial~

Hi everyone~
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas (to those who celebrate)~ I'll have a post up about all the lovely things I got for the holidays in a little bit, but first, another makeup tutorial!
I want to do more of these in the future~ For this look I decided to go for a youthful, fresh-faced sort of look. I hope you like it!

I was trying to go for the sort of youthful look from the late 20th century~ The main points of the look are fluffy brows, minimal eye makeup, and a gentle flush. Here are some more photos!

You can't really see the makeup here, but I like how my hair looked~

Anyways, I hope you liked the video! 
Thank you for reading/watching! ^.^

Friday, December 18, 2015

Aegyo Sal 2 Ways Kawaii Makeup Tutorial~

I realize that it's been quite a while since I did my last makeup tutorial, so I decided to do a quick one ^.^
Aegyo sal is a makeup trend that originated in Korea, but it's slowly been spreading around the world. It's key point is that it emphasizes the tear-bag puffiness under ones eyes for a cute, slightly sleep deprived look. I think when done right, it draws a good amount of attention to the eyes, so I thought I'd do a tutorial for two different ways you can achieve the look~ One way is using the Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eye Maker (which is for the purpose of aegyo sal), and the other way is just by using some neutral eyeshadows (from the Naked Basics palette by Urban Decay)
I hope you like it! <3

And of course, what would a post be without an excessive amount of selfies?

Here are photos from the first method, using the Etude House product~

I think that this product creates a really subtle look that's a bit difficult to build up on. However, if you use actual eyeshadows, you can have a bit of a stronger color (or a lighter one, if that's what you choose)
Here are photos from the method with the neutral eyeshadows~
(Not sure why I have so many more photos of this look than the other.... oops)

Anyways, thank you so much for reading!
And if you liked my video and you haven't already, please subscribe <3

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ellen Panda Brown Lens Review~ {Klenspop Sponsored}

こんばんは、 みなさん~
Good evening everyone~
Tonight I have a review sponsored by the online lens store, Klenspop! They carry a wide variety of circle lenses, and I recommend that you check them out~
Let's start!
Idk my face
The lenses I'll be reviewing today are the Ellen Panda Brown lenses~ As always, here's the basic information c:
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Price: $11.00 USD (currently on sale!)
Diameter: 14.8mm
Graphic Diameter: 14.5mm
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Shelf Life: 6 months
Brand: Lenspop
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These lenses come in both blue and brown- I'll be reviewing the blue ones in a later post~
They came in different packaging than usual! They came in this cute green box~ As always, a lens case, as well as a pair of tweezers for the lenses have been included~
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And here's the stock photo of the lenses
I think that the design of these is quite unique for a pair of brown lenses- they seem to have hints of a blueish/purpleish color, which is quite pretty~ I like that they incorporate a large number of colors ^.^
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And now on to the photos!
The blueish color is a little bit evident~ 

I think these are really pretty lenses! I love how they look on my eyes~ Here are more photos, because selfies are life~
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Overall I'm really happy with these lenses! They're super comfy, and their enlargement is quite good. The design is also quite interesting- they're quite blue for brown lenses, which I really like! I rarely see cool-toned brown lenses out there, and these do it very well~ I'd highly recommend them, especially given that they're so well-priced at the moment!
Anyways, thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this review <3
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