Thursday, June 29, 2017

Etude House Color My Brows Review + Pompompurin Inspired OOTD~

Hi everybunny! 
Today I'll be reviewing the Etude House Color My Brows mascara, which is a product I received in my large haul from Althea a little while ago~ This is a product I've been using pretty much daily, and so I wanted to share my thoughts on it!
Lets start!
The brow mascara is available in 5 colours, and is currently being sold for $5 on Althea (which I think is a fairly reasonable price! It's quite comparable to drug store brow product prices). It's nice that they offer a wide selection of colours, even blonde, to match a wide variety of hair colours ^-^
I got the color "natural brown", which is the second one in the photo above. Although my hair is dark brown, I don't like it when my brows are too dark, so I went a shade lighter ^^
The product comes in a small cardboard container that has instructions and ingredients written on it.

And the tube of mascara itself is quite small, which makes it convenient for bringing along with you!
The brush is a bit smaller than a typical mascara brush, and is sort of rain-drop shaped. This makes application quite easy! It allows you to fill in large patches of your brows, or use the tip to more precisely fill in the ends.

I really like this product because of how easy it makes filling in my brows, and it does a pretty thorough job too!
Here's a comparison:



Although the difference isn't massive, the mascara was able to achieve the sort of look I generally prefer with my brows! It lightened them a bit and also made them appear more full. Plus, I think that when I have my eyebrows filled in, my makeup seems much more balanced! 
Another point about this mascara is that it holds your brows in place, sort of like a brow gel! My brows can be quite unruly at times, so this is an appreciated feature ^^"
Here's another photo of my look from that day, in slightly different lighting. I think the product is much more noticeable here!

On the whole, I really, really like this mascara! It's very reasonably priced, it's compact, and it's easy and quick to use~ I honestly love the idea of brow mascaras, it seems much easier to me than using a brow pencil. Although, if you like your brows to be either dark or well-defined, you might want to avoid mascaras. I think it would be difficult to achieve a sharp, 'on-fleek' brow look using this; it's more for a natural sort of look (and also, since they don't offer very dark colors, you wouldn't be able to achieve dark brown/black brows).
Although I haven't tried the blonde mascara myself, I imagine it might be useful if you have dark eyebrows but blonde hair, so that you can get less of a color difference between the two ^^"
Ultimately, I really recommend this! This has become one of my favorite products, and I use it every day on my brows~
Before I go, another outfit! This was very loosely inspired by Pompompurin, but I think it turned out quite cute ^-^
Fuwa Fuwa Pudding
Dress: Liz Lisa
Sweater: Lands End
Shoes: eBay (I think? They were a gift)
Accessories: Eyecandy, Bodyline, offbrand (gift from Ukraine)

Anyways, thank you for reading! I hope you have a lovely lovely day~
What sort of brow look do you prefer?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Things I'm Waiting for in the Mail {No. 2}~

Hi hi everybunny~ 
A while ago I made a post about things I was waiting for in the mail, and today I thought I'd do that again because I like sharing my purchases~
I ordered all of this using Zenmarket as my shopping service, because I really like their system! You can just link the item that you want, and they accept orders from most places (although you can't order from shops like Mercari or Fril anymore, which is a shame ;^;)
But anways, here are the things I got!

Liz Lisa Shoes
I've been wanting a pair of Liz Lisa shoes for a while now, but people always sell them for so much second hand >< These were on sale on the Liz Lisa site, so I decided to get them! They did make the shipping cost of my package skyrocket, but hopefully they'll be worth it! ;u;

Ank Rouge Cardigan

I fell in love with the simple yet cute design of this cardigan from Ank Rouge several months ago, and finally decided to get it! I'm really happy that it hadn't sold out by the time I decided to purchase it ;u; I really like the colour of it; I don't have anything else in my wardrobe like it, but it's just such a soft and delicate colour. The design is also very simple, but I think that'll make it easy to pair with a lot of different coordinates. It's also reversible, so you can have the buttons in the front or back!

Moomin T-Shirt
I think Moomin is such a cute character, so I was very happy to find that Uniqlo had a series of Moomin t-shirts! They have very reasonable prices and it was hard to choose just 1 because all the designs were so cute ;u; I'm planning on wearing this on more casual days~

Heroine Makeup Long & Curl Mascara 
Although I'm not currently in need of a new mascara, I saw a review of this one on Little Porcelain Princess's blog and it seemed to fit my needs so perfectly! So I decided to add it on to my order~ This is also the top mascara on Amazon JP, so it should be pretty good!

Those are all the things I ordered using ZenMarket, and I'm quite excited to receive all them! I've been doing a lot of shopping lately and I'll make a big haul post of it all soon, so keep an eye out for that~
Thank you for reading!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ceduire Tights Review {Sponsored} + Another Celestial Mahou Shoujo Look~

Hello everybunny ^^
Recently, through Instagram I was contacted by the site Ceduire to feature a pair of their tights on my page~ 
I wanted to write a more thorough review of my experience with Ceduire on here since writing long text posts on insta can be time consuming. 
So, let's get into it~
Ceduire is a site which sells a lot of different fishnet-type tights, and they have a lot of really cute designs! The representative that contacted me said that I could choose any pair that I wanted, but, ehm... I didn't get the one I asked for :v
I feel weird mentioning this because I'm grateful that they contacted me, but I find it weird that they didn't let me know that they were sending me something else... it would have been fine if they said that I had to choose a different pair because the ones I chose were unavailable for some reason. But I just got sent these, which aren't terribly my style. And again I feel weird bringing this up because I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I still thought I should mention it.
Now that that's out of the way...
Shipping for the tights took about 1.5 weeks, and it was tracked which was very nice!
I really commend Ceduire on their packaging, look how pretty it is!
Inside there was a little notecard~
And the tights were in a little pouch as well
The tights I got were the Starry Sky Tights, which you can currently get on sale for $19 USD (their original price is $29). 
Here's how they're pictured on the model~
One thing I noticed immediately upon taking them out of the package was that the toes were conjoined, which I found a bit odd?
I just snipped the fabric so it didn't give me much trouble, but I was worried that the fabric would start unraveling >< It was all okay though!
Another thing, probably due to the manufacturing process, but there was some excessive material on the ends which is probably also meant to be cut off, but I didn't want to accidentally damage the tights in the process ^^"
The tights themselves however, seem to be of nice quality! They're very stretchy and not tight on my waist, and the design shows up quite nicely. I also like that the toes have a closer-knit material, I really don't like when toes poke through fishnets >< 
And they look quite cute when worn~ I wasn't too sure what to wear these with (because as I've said before, they're not really my style), so I just paired them with my white tennis skirt. You could pair them with lots of things though!

To summarize my experience:

Shipping; ❤ (5/5)
I'd said that these arrived in a decent amount of time, and it's nice that they included a tracking number! In addition to that, the packaging itself is absolutely gorgeous, and I loved how it was like unwrapping a present~ Although the holidays are quite a ways away, I think they would make really cute stocking stuffers!

Item Quality:  (4/5)
Although the tights are stretchy and comfortable, I was a bit bothered by the excess fabric on the toes, but it wasn't too much trouble. The tights also had a faint plasticky scent, which I imagine will fade with time, but it was still a bit noticeable. 

Communication:  (3/5)
Honestly this is what I was most disappointed by, and although I'm sure that if you purchase from them you won't have the same problem, it was still something I wanted to bring up. On the whole the communication was nice and the representative was very friendly, but I do wish that I was alerted that I wouldn't get the tights I had asked for.

Overall:  (4/5)
On the whole my experience with Ceduire wasn't bad; I think that if the whole communication issue hadn't arisen, I would have been happier with them. But, the tights themselves are very nice, and the designs they carry are quite cute, so I'd recommend their products.

Before I go, I thought I'd share another look from my Celestial Mahou Shoujo series!
Marshmallow Seraph
Wig: Shy Lolita
Dress: Ank Rouge
Shoes: Bodyline

Anyways, thank you for reading!

Friday, June 9, 2017

For U Choco Lens Review {Klenspop Sponsored}~

Hello lovelies~
Today I have another circle lens review for you! As usual, these were sent to me by Klenspop- I highly recommend them for your circle lens needs! They have a really nice selection of lenses, and their prices are quite comparable to other online lens shops~
So, let's get started ^-^

The lenses I'll be reviewing today are the For-U Choco lenses! I actually don't have any brown lenses at the moment, so I decided to try these out because I quite liked the design.
As always, here's some basic information about the lenses:
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Graphic Diameter: 13.9 mm
Shelf Life: 6 months
Water content: 40%
Brand: Geo
Price: $22 USD
The lenses came packaged in the usual vials that lenses come in~
Just a small reminder that if you purchase from Klenspop, you'll need to buy lens cases separately, since they don't include them anymore with their lenses >< However eBay has a lot of cute and cheap cases ^-^

I got these lenses because I thought they would look quite natural due to the small graphic diameter and the relatively simple design, but they actually look quite striking on my eyes!
The limbal ring on these lenses is darker in real life than it appears on the stock photo, so it makes my eyes really stand out! I do like how seamlessly the rest of the design blends in with my eyes though, even if the outer rim is much more striking.
Here are more photos, in different lighting conditions.
natural light

w/ flash

dim light
Although the colour and design aren't as noticeable in dim lighting, the enlarging factor is still there! But on the whole I think these lenses look quite lovely in all sorts of lighting ^^
And as always, some full face photos!

I really like how these look on my eyes! Although they weren't what I was expecting, they ended up still being really pretty ^^
As for comfort, I give these a 5/5! I didn't notice any dryness or irritation when I wore these all day, so I have no complaints~ 
On the whole, I really like and recommend these lenses! If you have very dark eyes I'm not sure how well they would show up, but if you have hazel/light brown eyes they'll bring another level of dimension to your eye color~ I think they would also look very interesting on blue or grey eyes!
Thank you for reading, I hope you found this review helpful!