Wednesday, 9 January 2013

EOS Gothic 3 Tones Violet Review

Along with the EOS Gothic 3 Tones Turquoise lenses I purchased a while back, I also picked up a violet pair (it was supposed to be for a cosplay but that fell through.. oh well c'est la vie).

Life Span : 1 Year
Diameter : 14.5mm
Manufacturer : EOS
Origin : South Korea
Lenses is manufactured by EOS and labelled under DollyEye. 
These lenses are an identical design to the other pair I have, featuring a nude look using a pixel design to allow an easy transition between your natural eye colour and the lens colour. Purple isn't exactly a natural colour, but I feel these lenses allow you to pull off a subtle look. Once again, maybe not for a dramatic cosplay but if the character is a schoolgirl I think these could work!

You can see the lens slipping around on the left (my right eye), not so bad in this photo but in others it can look pretty crazy!
Once they went in they were alright, but I felt some discomfort at first. The one in my right eye was a bit annoying though, as whenever I would blink the lens would move and create an odd feeling. It didn't hurt, but it might just be the lens I bought..
Enlargement is 4/5 (Slightly larger for a natural dolly look)
Design is 5/5 (They're meant to be natural, and that's what these do)
Colour is 4/5 (The violet shows well on light eyes, darker eyes may find it harder to see the colour though)
Comfort is 3.5/5 (Not the most comfortable ever...)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hr Blush in Blissful Review

Hi everyone! I recently received Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Blissful this Christmas and I wanted to share my thoughts.

These blushes are fairly well known for their long-lasting and pigmented qualities. There are many shades, ranging from a very light pink to some shades suited for darker skin tones. Blissful is on the lighter end and I think it will suit light to medium skin tones.

The colour payoff is very nice. A nice bright, wearable pink. I also really like the cute design of the packaging and the design on the product itself. Each shade of blush is paired with the same shade packaging which I adore. It makes it easy to spot which shade to wear rather than opening it or squinting at a small label for the name of the shade. It seems like durable plastic with a nicely sized mirror and is travel friendly.

I don't smell any fragrances in the product and it's packed with lots of natural and benefitting ingredients like beeswax, vitamins E & C and, of course, Amazonian clay which is supposed to benefit both oily and dry skin. Usually I'm skeptical of claims like this, though it says for oily skin it minimizes oil in the pores and for dry skin it nourishes...

It doesn't seem to highlight my dry skin, as pressed powders are prone to doing, which is nice. The colour is vibrant, comes off easily with water yet seems to last on the cheeks.

I would definitely check this brand out! Their lip stains are also supposed to be nice, which come in the same shades as the blushes do. Have you tried these? What do you think?

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Goals for 2013

Happy 2013 everyone! 2012 was an interesting year for me and since I made a resolution post last year, I figured I'd continue with this year as well:
  • Fashion and style. I want to learn different more hairstyles and expand my makeup collection. I need to learn how to wear different looks, so that I look a little more polished for each occasion. ( ˘・з・) It would also be nice if I could improve my wardrobe a bit.. and buy outfits rather than mix matched pieces.
  • Work habits. I need to quit procrastinating and focus more on my studies. ヽ(`Д´)ノ
  • Peace of mind. I want to try and stop getting jealous over small things and start being happy for the achievements of others.  Especially when it comes to looks. ヾ(・ε・。)
  • Lifestyle. Basically stop being a lazy bum and start exercising more often! ┌(_Д_┌ )┐
I also tried fixing the way I speak so that it's proper English, attempts at socializing, improving my blog and working on appearing nicer in cosplay photos.

I think overall I did well in my main goals. I feel as if I've improved in my self-esteem a little which means I'm more confident in myself and less prone to becoming really depressed about others. It still happens on occasion, I'm still working on it, but I can say I'm generally a happier person than I was last year.

In terms of exercise I've lost a total of 20 lbs. I was a solid 150 lbs during Otakon 2012 and now I'm sticking around the 130 mark. I've kept it off with minimal exercise and just healthy eating. No more junk... kinda. ;9 I think it's due to this that I've managed a change in attitude somewhat. I think losing the weight has boosted my self-esteem immensely and has helped me in achieving my goals for my hobbies like cosplay.

  1. I've networked and met so many amazing people this year! 
  2. I travelled with Moetron members to two events in the US. 
  3. I expanded my following on all platforms - Facebook, Twitter and this blog. (I've surpassed 30 000 pageviews on this blog and 400 followers on my Facebook page.)
  4. I've done press and have taken photos for some amazing cosplayers. 
  5. I've had my photo featured on Kotaku!  
I'm so thankful that people find my content interesting enough to read or subscribe to. This year I'd like to continue with these goals! However, I want to improve on my cosplay, social networking and my blog.. I want to see if I can make something out of this!

Thank you for another wonderful year and may all your wishes come true. :)