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!