Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It Hurts (2NE1): As everybody probably knows, I'm not a fan of K-pop. But this music video really grabbed my attention, with the amazing set, costumes and wigs. The drama student in me was squealing in glee at this visual porn, I always sit in awe at just how amazing this whole video is and my heart yearns to be able to work with a set like this someday.
Universal Bunny (sung by the character Sheryl Nome, whose actual singer is May'n): I haven't watched this anime yet, because I'm afraid of getting too obssessed with Sheryl Nome and start having delusions of cosplaying her. Alot of cosplayers have fallen into that trap and I've seen a local cosplayer who seems hellbent on cosplaying her and no one else. But after a friend showed me this video, I couldn't get the amazing concert scene out of my head. Perhaps I'll start on the anime after all...
Theme for Scanty & Kneesocks (DJ: Teddyloid): I kept listening to this song when I was studying. The constant heavy beat kept me awake and the lack of lyrics helped me focus my attention on my work instead of attemtping to sing-along to the song. I love this song alot and its really awesome to listen to when I'm getting ready to go out, because I find it really sexy and helps to boost my confidence.
Rolling in The Deep (Adele): Is it just me or what, but lately I've found most Western pop to have gone quite stale in terms of creativity, I keep hearing remixes and such a la Jennifer Lopez and Black eyed peas. So I was very relieved and excited when I came across this song, it was the palate cleanser I needed and a very much sought after breathe of fresh air in terms of talent and creative direction. I hope this girl goes far though her kind of music may probably only reach a niche audience.
Kare Uta (the Gazette): My favourite song from them, I love the poetic lyrics and the way Ruki's tongue rolls over the words. All the better to hear his incredibly sexy deep voice, hahah its the fangirl in me calling out! I doubt I'll ever stop loving Gazette.
Monday, April 25, 2011
My exams are finally over!! Yay! I'm not feeling too positive bout the results as I couldn't remember major parts in my modules so I'm just crossing my fingers that I'll at least get a pass. Not the best result I know I could get, but I'll be quite content with it. So now with the holidays, I'll try and finish up all the reviews that I've listed for sometime now, so apologies to those of you who have been waiting for them, I'll get them up as soon as possible.
Today's review is Majolica Majorca's Rouge Majex in PK- 313. Rouge Majex is kindda like a cross between a gloss and a lipstick, with the ease of being able to slick it on without the need for a mirror but yet with greater colour intensity then a normal gloss.
I had decided to get it after I was getting rather irritated at my other 2 Majorlica Majorca Honey Pump lipglosses for constantly failing me. They didn't do much in terms of boosting my lipstick's colour, so I use them as nude glosses now. So in summary:
Colour: Sheer pink for me but some people have claimed it looks more peachy on them, so I guess it depends on your skintone. There is some shimmer in it so do be careful bout putting too much unless the frosty look is what you want to achieve, but other then that, the colour is buildable.
Ingredients: Claims to have olive oil and royal jelly in it to boost moisturizing properties and giving it, it's smooth texture.
Texture: Smooth but bit sticky in the usual lipgloss way, but its wipes off more easily then normal glosses.
Scent: Smells bit sweet to me, almost like candy, but not in a nauseating, artificial manner.
Long-lasting: Not quite, like normal glosses, it wipes off easily so you do need to touchup pretty often, but with the doe-foot applicator, it should be pretty easy to touchup even without a mirror.
Cost: $17.90 (bit pricey for a small tube but I like the colour and texture, and since its quality is on par with other pricier brands, I don't mind re-purchasing this)
Generally Majorlica Majorca's products are pretty good, my only disappointments were the honey pump liglosses that washed out my lipstick's colour, but I've found better use for them as sheer lipglosses, so I guess if you do get the honey pump glosses, get the ones in stronger colours. Trust me, the colours aren't as intense as it looks when you actually apply them to your face. I feel sorta tempted to try out their powder foundation after I read that a Kera magazine model uses them. If its good enough for her to be used in shoots, I guess it should be good enough for daily use I guess. Only problem is, I'm too used to using liquid and cream foundations now hahah, so we'll see I guess.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A pic of Esther and I, used a purikura app to add the heart because my eye looked really weird there.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I'm tired, I'm stressed out and I'm being pulled in all directions. Things have been going downhill for abit, with assignments piling up, exams coming soon, stressed bout the SOY cosplay event and worried that I maybe becoming cold to the people around me because I always tell them the same thing lately when they try to talk to me which is, "assignment due soon. Chat later" which the "later" part never actually arrives.
I went for the SOY cosplay event today (or yesterday, depending on the timing I guess) and honestly, I was majorly disappointed. The location sucked, there were too many people and my team was anything but cooperative. Even my makeup sucked because of the build up of stress, late nights and sheer tiredness which caused my skin to flare up abit and look worn out. Even applying my thick photography/cosplay makeup couldn't conceal my tired, worn out look but I still kept a happy front and tried to help others the best I could with their makeup, outfit and wigs. But I couldn't pose properly for photos because I didn't feel my best and when I tried to smile, I noticed that my cheeks kept shaking and just wouldn't hold the smile, so I probably look glum and unhappy in alot of pictures.
I had to rush from the event to an exam and was bit upset at some of my team who took their time to do things and then was like all shocked and surprised that I had to leave without taking a team photograph with them, depsite telling everyone of them long ago that I had to make an early exit. I kindda feel that my personal sacrifice of choosing to carry on being the front person of the team instead of abandoning it and disappointing my team to study for my test was unappreciated, with people complaining bout everything and anything under the sun all day or conveniently disappearing from the team at regular intervals and not giving a damn about others. Perhaps I should just try to avoid doing cosplays in large teams from now on.... not much good seems to come from doing them and I'm often left feeling drained physically and emotionally everytime.
And speaking bout cosplay, a damn seller on Taobao ignored my agent's orders and thus i'm left with a sub standard obi belt for my Gintama Kagura costume that doesn't even have a ribbon. So I either have to find a piece of cloth that resembles the obi belt and make the damn ribbon myself (which I really have no idea how I'm gonna do that), or I'll just use my yellow yukata obi in replacement since the colour is pretty much the same anyway. On the bright side, things are looking up.
I found a $5 note during the event today (I've always considered finding money a sign of good luck, and I've never picked up this amount before), the exam paper I had today was weirdly similar to the practice test paper I did just this week, and I've decided to drop from 3 modules down to 2 in the next trimester so that I can better cope with the assignments, and the exams will be over soon, so i can finally take my well-deserved break and finish up some overdue shoots.
Note to self, just hang in there, remember that with darkness there is always light at the other end...