photoshoot :: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I did have a chance to have a short quick photoshoot in the last 2 weeks though.
Tried something new with my hair. I totally felt like Athena with it lol! Spring is here and the trees look so pretty. No flowers yet, but hopefully soon.
It was fun, but the wind was HORRIBLE! And it just got worse and worse. By the time we were done, I thought my eyelashes were going to blow off and my eyes were killing me they were so dry!
One quick of my makeup since you couldn't really see it in the other pictures.
And an OMAKE! lol... yikes!
Nails inspo! :: Monday, March 19, 2012
I haven't done my nails since I got back to Japan, so I've been collecting pictures of nails for awhile now trying to decide what I want to do next!
My own nails are growing out again, and they are getting close to where I can simply do them, but also, I have a couple ideas for fake nails, too!
I can't wait to have time to make a couple more sets of nails!!
Other than that, nothing really new. I leave you with a couple pictures of me!
Simple boring work outfit
The weather has been retarded lately, super spastic and one day it's in the 80's and almost summer weather, then the next we're back in the 40's and I need my jacket! It's like MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY!
Finally! Pictures from 2 weeks ago! :: Thursday, March 15, 2012
ARGH! Been another week! BAD BLOGGER!!!!
Well, I finally got the pictures from 2 weeks ago! They aren't anything spectacular or anything, but I wanted to put them up anyway!
Evil and I had a ton of fun when she came down to hang out the other weekend ago! Neither of us really live anywhere near any of our friends at the moment, so when we get a chance to see each other, it's like the best time EVER!
We live a 4-5 hour drive from each other, so it's hard to find time to hang out with us both having 2 jobs.
Anyway! She drove down to me on Saturday. We both had work, I worked ALL day and she worked then was in a car for 4-5 hours! SO, by the time she arrived, we were both tired! I put on some club music to put us in the mood, and we got ready to go out on the town!
We decided to head to 'The Landing' which is right on the Mississippi River in St. Louis. It's where all the casinos and a bunch of clubs are.
Animal Print YEAH!
There were a TON of rude people in the clubs... and the music was really so-so in the first one we stopped in, so we headed to 'Big Daddy's' after about 45 minutes. The music was better in Big Daddy's, but for whatever reason I don't really like that place. Plus, the whole night was a little boring because there were NO attractive boys in either club. Bummer!
After we were done at the clubs, we headed to one of the casinos to lose some money! lol! This was actually my first time in a casino, but it turned out to be really fun! We both just played the slots because they were easy! I had $22 in cash with me, and once it was gone (like 3 hours later) we left!
The next day was just a lazy day. We headed out to the small Asian grocery store near where I live and were surprised to find it was primarily Japanese food! It's called 'Changs' So we were sure that it would be mostly Chinese food!
It was SO warm out we didn't need our coats at all! (this was middle of February!) OH! and that's my real hair! It's getting so long, I just wish it was thicker!
After the Asian food mart, we headed to lunch, did some shopping, then TRIED to got see Sherlock Holmes in the 2nd play movie theater.
The 'small' popcorn and soda we shared.
I say try to see Sherlock Holmes because the movie was BROKEN. They couldn't get the thing to work for whatever reason, so they gave everyone a free pass to any movie in the future.
Unfortunately, Evil lives 4 hours away! So, we asked for a refund instead, AND they let us keep the tickets that never expire. :)
So, we ended up renting movies and eating icecream instead.instead. And ended up watching 'Season of the Witch' which~~~ was AWFUL! and Bunraku! Which, I must say is AMAZING!
I ♥ Gackt!
Monday, I had to work, so we sat around until I had to go, then we hung out a little more once I was off... then she had a 4 hour drive home!
I had TOO MUCH FUN! I can't wait until end of April so I can go up to Chicago for ACEN!!!!
Review: Hard Candy Sheer Envy vs, Sana Pore Putty Clear :: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
BACK! My friend still hasn't been able to get me the photos from our week together, so I'm moving on! Once she finds her camera cord, I'll post those pictures :)
Today I'm going to do a small review of Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer and compare it to Sana's Pore Putty.
This brand used to be sold in Sephora, but apparently is now exclusively being sold in Wal-mart stores, which I was really surprised to see when I was walking through the aisles the other day.
Now, I've been using Sana Pore Putty Clear for about 6 months now. It works really well for my skin, fills my pores, and evens out my skin tone a little. Plus, it gives my skin a velvety feel that makes it so my foundation just glides on. Here is my review for it.
You might be asking, so if Pore Putty is so great, why are you looking at a new primer?
Well... because Pore Putty cost $18+s&h online... and Hard Candy Sheer envy is $7 at wal-mart!! I know, I know... $18+s&h is NOT that much for a good primer (especially since Smashbox Photo finish cost between $17 for the travel size and $42 for the full size) But, money is not something I have a lot of, and I'm wary of buying something that cost so much and running the risk of it not working. xD
So, after reading some reviews, I decided to give Sheer Envy a chance.
Skin Perfecting Primer - A skin tone perfecting primer that brightens dull or sallow skin. Fills in fine lines, wrinkles and pores for a flawless, smooth finish. Gives your face a beautiful, natural color complexion that lasts all day long. Evens out skin tone and diffuses redness and blotchiness. Can be worn alone or under makeup. (from the Hard Candy website)
First off, MY MAKEUPLESS FACE!
*click for bigger* So, from nothing on my face to Light powder. Sheer Envy on one side, Pore putty on the other.
Now, as you can see, I don't have horrible skin without makeup on. But, I do suffer from some red blotchiness and some largish pores.
My first impressions of Sheer Envy
--Packaging is really cute and I like that it has a snap top instead of a screw on.
--The formula is sheer.
--It went on really oily at first, but soaked in really quickly.
--After soaking in, it made my skin feel very smooth and soft... but not velvety.
--You need very little to cover your entire face.
--No real visible change to the look of my skin. ・Did not fill in pores a whole lot or cover redness at all.
--It did, however, make my powder lay really well/look less powdery and helped my powder fill in the pores and cover the redness.
On the other hand, Pore Putty, even at this distance, you can tell fills pores, evens skin tone a
NOW, lets look closer!!
As you can see when we major zoom... Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer really does not live up to ANY of it's claims. It DID make my skin feel smoother and helped my powder lay better... but, otherwise it did nothing for my skin.
Finally, I wore it on my entire face all day today under my liquid foundation.
Behold my 'No one important will see me today/slap-dash' makeup and my 'you're lucky you got combed today!' hair!! (ps. My nose is NOT that big! holy-mollies!)
So, the one thing I REALLY like the Sheer Envy for... it kept my makeup mostly in place ALL day and it kept my shine/oily factor to a minimum. In this aspect, it was a little better than the Pore Putty.
So, all in all, for the price the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer is... ok? It's a 'try it' but, not something I will buy again.
And, to finish up, this weekends co-ords and makeup!
Friday Night! ♥
Saturday 80's night! lol
Was just going to do a side ponytail for the theme... but, then I was like... why not spice it up a little? I really liked how it turned out. :)
Had a ton of fun! that's all the pictures I took, though.