Thursday, 12 July 2012

July Topbox 2012 Impressions

Hello everyone! Taking a small break from life to do a quick blog for youuuu

I received my last Topbox yesterday! I quit the service solely because I can't afford the extra expenses right now. I love this service, so I will definitely join again someday!

Onto the goodies:

the spread.

Name: SAMPAR Essentials Ultra Hydrating Fluid
Description: A moisturizing fluid for all ages and skin types with long-lasting hydration and antioxidant protection. (provides long term hydration and protects the skin from harmful effects of pollution)
Price: $80 (50 mL)
What I got: 2 mL (x2)

The full size packaging looks really cute! Although this product would be way to expensive for me to buy. In that sense I really like this sample as it wouldn't be something I could normally try.. I can indulge a little~!

Name: PURE+SIMPLE Calming Cucumber Mask
Description: A refreshing all-natural skin calmer! (gel mask)
Full size: $25.25 (50 mL)
What I got: 20 mL

A pretty generous deluxe sample! Cucumber is gentle with sensitive skin if I remember correctly.. so if I have the time I'm definitely trying this out! Cucumber also helps to reduce the redness in your skin.

Name: NUME Hydro Punch
Description: An incredible blend of Morocco's finest Argan oil, this shampoo unravels years of dullness, damage, split ends, chemical damage, and much more.
Full size: $24.99 (250 mL)
What I got: 20 mL

Another generous deluxe sample. The full size seems pretty affordable for how much you get, so maybe if I really like this shampoo I'll try it out! I have a lot of split ends so I really hope this fixes them somewhat!

Name: Chine Glaze in Blue Sparrow (neon)
Description: A bright blue with micro shimmer.
Full size: $10-12 (14 mL)
What I got: FULL SIZE!

Another nail polish in this month's Topbox! Can't say I complain ;D This was also a personalized shade based on a survey we filled out. I don't think I have a blue so cute and shiny! I'm really happy with this item.

And then when I thought that was it, I noticed another card in the tube:

I couldn't really believe that there was a $100 gift certificate included. But it seems pretty legit! I visited the NUME website and a lot of their styling products are very high quality and expensive.. maybe I can use this to splurge on a new flat iron? :D This is pretty amazing!!

And so I leave Topbox with a heavy heart... for now! Thanks for reading as always♥

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Synchronocity Rin Cosplay Progress

I've finally started work on my Synchronicity Kagamine Rin cosplay! I've like that PV for a while now, and while I don't think I suit the super child-like characters I couldn't pass up the opportunity to cosplay with Sachie ohoho! I feel bad for not joining their Atelier cosplay.. but sometimes you have to just go with what you want lol..

Anyways! some progress:

I found this silver necklace in Claire's! It's perfect but it needed to be black so I used black nail polish to paint the metal. I can't remove the chain though without cutting it.. so maybe I'll have to find a way to paint the chain as well...?

So many ruffles for this cosplay..! I could turn into a mummy or a white ninja lol XD

When we went into Toronto for fabric shopping I found this awesome stuff I can use for her shawl thing! I wanted something light, perhaps semi see-through and black/grey.. I think this fits the bill! :D

We're also fancy enough for zippers :O Still needs a clasp at the top, but it's an 'invisible' zipper so it's less noticeable!

She has a very simple top. We literally cut out a long piece of rectangle fabric and attached straps lol.

IRON DEM PLEATS. Rin has a double layered skirt, so I decided to use an off-white, slightly peachy colour to give some contrast. This is my first time making pleats too! So vital for school girl cosplays.. I'm very happy with how the first batch turned out!

TA-DA! Finished the first set. One more set to go! It's hard working non-stop on cosplay right when you get off a nine hour shift.. ;A; WORTH IT.

You might not hear from me for a while, mostly because I'm working on cosplay stuff up until Otakon (the 27th). I might try and squeeze in another progress post once I start actually putting the dress together! I promise ;D

Until next time!