Thursday, 31 October 2013

That Is My Ninja Way

Happy Halloween Everyone :)

It's definitely been a while since I've gone trick or treating, as I thought I was getting to old for it. However this year I had an excuse where I went along with Seryna and Anh, accompanying their younger siblings. I dressed up as a ninja or to be specific a member of the Uchiha Clan from Naruto, this is where I got to try out some new stuff that I've recently got from Armageddon.

Seryna dressed up as a Minion:
Anh dressed up as Red Riding-hood:

Ehhh... my fail hand signs here... man, I need to learn to take better photos >.<
Here I'm accessorising an all black outfit with my leaf head band, shiruken and kunai necklace and my awesome Sasuke Uchiha's Sword, which I found out is called the Sword of Kusanagi.
I did originally thought it would have been cool to draw and edit in some effects, but I'm kinda rushing the post. Hmmm maybe next time.

 I had a calculus tutorial after school today, so I meet up with the group a little bit later than planned. It started raining soon after a few houses, so we decided to just head back to Seryna's to sort out the photos and take some more. I only got like four pieces of candy (sad life), so I stole Anh's basket to take a photo XP

McCafe Macarons!!!
- Passion Fruit - Caramel - Blueberry - Watermelon - Strawberry - Coffee -

My last encounter with McCafe Macarons weren't that great, because I found them too chewy compared to the standard of melting in the mouth. However I gave them another chance, so I bought them without looking at the flavours just to have fun trying to guess them instead. To my surprise this batch is so much better! The blueberry and strawberry one was definitely to die for. If only I knew how to bake or even cook for the matter of fact... Oh, maybe next time I'll tell you about the several attempts where I had almost burnt down the house due to me being in the kitchen. Yeah, it just doesn't seem like the place was meant for me.

Anyways my second package has still yet to arrive! (cry) I wonder where it is right now... Shipping is so confusing D: I have yet to give my present to Monynna and I even have all the wrapping ready for it to arrive. Sigh... I really want to post about the stuff I got >.< Hopefully it will be in the next post (fingers crossed)

See you then :)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

World Of Cosplay At Armageddon 2013

Yesterday I went to Armageddon in Auckland for the first time and I cosplayed as Minnie Mouse. I got the ears and gloves from Disneyland in LA years ago and god knows how long I have I had that dress O_O I wore my two tone cat stockings and Mickey Mouse print shoes. It was definitely awkward getting to the ASB show ground since I had to go by public transport at 8:30 in the morning!

I went along with the guys, but they weren't so keen on photos, but Chibi didn't have much of a choice. Mwahahaha. He was gonna wear my pikachu hat, but that didn't last very long...

Attack On Titans Military Scouting Legion (kyaaa! fan girl moment, drool...)
 I chickened out so many times when I wanted to take photos with other cosplayers... Though it didn't stop me from stalking them throughout the day >:)

Vampire Knight, Zero! and Yuki?
 When I do manage to approach some of them, the photos the guys took for me were all blurry expect for this one!  Thanks guys, thanks... -_-" I should have worn my gloves in this photo, aghh so many regrets... and why was I holding a bag DX

Anyways it was overall a great experience and heaps of fun. I wasn't a huge fan of all the gaming consoles available for us to try out, but the amount of cosplayers kept me busy. My durability wasn't that strong as you can see I posted a day after the event, because I just knocked myself out once I got home. I even found out where my extra pen nibs for my tablet were hidden when I visited the Wacom stall, because it never explained on the packaging where they were. It was definitely a mind blown moment.

 ~my buy of the day~
As you can see I kinda gravitated towards the jewellery section... I actually didn't get much stuff, surprisingly. I did consider buying this huge chibi pikachu, but in the end I talked myself out of it, because I didn't really like the fabric. Me and the guys did come across Kagami Taiga's Serin uniform costume, but it was dam expensive and there wasn't any other uniforms of the Generation Of Miracles.

Shuriken & Kunai Necklace with the Leaf Village symbol from Naruto
It's actually pretty sharp...
$15 each or 2 for $25

Kirito's sword, Elucidator from Sword Arts Online
Also pretty sharp. Sigh... knowing my clumsiness, I swear I'm gonna eventually hurt myself with these accessories.
I got this with my Shuriken & Kunai Neckalce for the deal, $15 each or 2 for $25

Celestial Spirit Gate Of The Lion Key, from Fairy Tail
I came across the other star signs at one of the Hobby Zone stalls, but I had to go to two other Hobby Zone stalls to find this one. I got the Leo one, because that is my star sign (typical...) and Loki is also my favourite character from Fairy Tail (bonus!).
$10 each.

Sasuke's Sword with the Uchiha Clan symbol from Naruto.
This was a last minute purchase, before me and the guys were leaving. It was on a special from $88 to $39, but I was still being picky, because most of them were scratched and bruised pretty badly... hehe maybe next time I can cosplay as an Uchiha Clan member.

Hmmm, kinda regretting at the moment about not buying any posters or scrolls now.

Weel, that is all for today, hopefully I'll have a post about Halloween later in the week and that my second package from Yesstyle would have arrived. See you then :)

Friday, 25 October 2013

BB or CC?

Yesstyle Thank You Card and Free Samples
Yay!!! My first package from Yesstyle came a few days ago. Compared to my order last year that took more than a month, this is a huge improvement in shipping. There's still another package coming so hopefully that will be here in a few days. It's great that Yesstyle extended their free shipping promotion and that they are having sales in their huge beauty department for Halloween. So how can I say no? XP It's so difficult to find Asian brand cosmetics in New Zealand.

My first every CC Cream (Correct and Care) from Etude House, Silky.
Sigh... I just had to get tanned the other day =_= It's slightly whiter for my current skin but I can still pull it off once it oxidizes more during the day. The other CC cream from Etude House is Glow, which it for dryer skin, while Silk is for more oily skin.
It has 8 skin benefits:
-Anti-aging (apparently it's better to start preventing than after you get aging signs)
-Stress Relieving (hmmmm I don't feel it...)
-Hydrating (well I tested it out today at school and it lasted the whole day without drying my skin, but I think Chibi kinda rubbed majority of it off before the day ended...)
-Whitening (it's only been the first day so I can't tell)
-Sun Protection, SPF 30/PA++ (I usually never use sunscreen, but ever since me sun burn incident I think I should start using it now)
-Tone Up (what does that mean O.O?)
-Smooth Texture (I guess it's like a primer as well)
-Luminosity (it gave me a slight white cast...)

Skin 79, VIP Gold Collection Super + BB Cream (Blemish Balm)
I've always wanted to get this!!! Mwahahaha, but I haven't tried this out yet.

88 Ultra Shimmer Palette from Coastal Scents
I'm a noob, when it comes to makeup, but I get to play around with colours :D
Also this year I'm going to Armageddon for the first time and I've decided to cosplay. However I have a limited choice between my Pikachu onesie or my Minnie Mouse costume that I got from Disneyland years ago. I do own a hidden left village headband, but I don't have any other ninja accessories to go with it... Hopefully I an do some shopping at Armageddon, but apparently it's super over priced T^T

Skin 79 BB Cream Miniature Set: Triple Function, VIP Gold, Diamond Collection, Diamond Collection Pearl   
Even though I bought the VIP Gold, I was still curious about the other BB creams by Skin 79. So I thought this pack would be perfect to try them out and the miniature VIP Gold can be a travel size for my bag.

I've recently submitted my prototype that I developed during my Industrial Design Class at school.
Shishiodoshi (Dear Chaser)

Today I restocked on my Simple Cleansing Facial Wipe & I've been wanting to these purchase these hair treatments for a while now. Since my hair is finally getting long again, I need to start looking after my hair better to be healthy and hopefully make it grow quicker.

I haven't styled my hair with heat other than using my hair dyer for a really long time now. However, I still occasionally find split ends, because I always need to blow dry my hair in the morning. So I decided to purchase this Moroccanoil treatment. I was unsure about whether to purchase the 25ml or the 200ml when the bigger size bottle is only twice the price with 8 times the product. However I wasn't sure if I would be committed to this product, so I just stuck with the smaller bottle  =_=

 Tomorrow I'll be going to Armageddon in Auckland for the very first time! This is a hint on my cosplay outfit, however depending on the whether I might decided not to dress up, since I'm going to be travelling by public transport. So fingers crossed that I can dress up tomorrow and hopefully I'll post tomorrow about my experience.

See you then :3

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Absorbing The Warmth

 Yesterday was Monynna's Sweet 16th Birthday, where we spend the day at Mission Bay. It was pretty cold during noon where we got soaked in a water fight and later on headed for a swim. 

The sun finally started doing it's job when the afternoon came around and everyone just spent that time bathing in the sun. As the genius that I am, I decided to not use sunblock on this fine day, where I ended up experiencing my first ever sunburn... Sigh... I sure learnt my lesson learnt, from the pain on my back right now.

 Unfortunately I couldn't attend the party later on at Monynna's (sob), because a family friend invited my parents to go over for dinner and I still don't understand why I had to go. At least their new puppy kept me company while the Asian gossip went on through the night.

 Today I had plans to go shopping to pick up some stuff and study at the library with Chibi. Unfortunately that didn't work out, but I still got to go to Noel Leeming to pick up my Intuos Creative Pen and Touch Tablet that I have had been dreaming about for weeks!

Its the Intuos Pen and Touch 5 in Medium. Also for all those Slam Dunk fans, Kaede Rukawa is so sexy!!
(Hope Chibi doesn't see this though...)

The unboxing!!! It's beautiful, sniff (tears of joy)

 Now my workspace is perfect :3

Also unfortunately my package that I mentioned in my previous post hasn't arrived yet, which meant I can't blog about it yet and it also resulted to Monynna getting her present from me later. Arghhh, should have guessed... you can't trust that shipping would be on time. However hopefully my next post would be about it.

See you then :)

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Valuing Money Comes From Working Hard For It

For the past week I've been working at my family friend's new store. It was a last minute call in as they needed extra hands, which left all my other plans hanging... The original plan was that I go work for them during the week before Christmas like every other year. However this time it wasn't serving customers, but setting up their new store. I was definitely glad that I didn't have to face people. Even though I know it's good experience to interact with different people, but ever since last year's incident, where this customer yield at me to the point where I started crying... Yeah people are scarrrrryyyyy =_=" Anyways during this week my boss basically left me and another Chinese lady to set up the entire store literally from scratch... I worked for 6 days straight and 8 hours a day. It was a good reminder to not take money for granted, as I have been spending like crazy lately.

Oh and I also got to drive to and from work when my parents come to fetch me. Yep... Still got my learners licence after 2 whole years! I was going to go for my restricted licence this holiday, but like I said I had to leave that plan hanging. Cheers to Alan for showing me the course though!

I went to get my eyes checked recently, because I knew they have gotten worse and I needed a new prescription before I go for my restricted. Sigh... it turns out that now my eyes have different prescriptions. Meaning I have to remember which contact lenses go in which eye from now on! I swear I am gonna go completely blind someday (sob).
So now my left eye went from -3.75 to -4.00 and my right eye went from -3.75 to -4.75 in this one year period.

 I've always enjoyed swimming, but ever since my eye sight have gotten worst I could barely see in the pools anymore... Wearing contact lenses at a pool is definitely a no no! Though recently I discovered these awesome prescript goggles!!! I bought them from my optometrist and I can't wait to try them out when the weather gets warmer. I would finally be able to see the huge wall clock timer in the pools :D

On the last day of work my earphones retired on me. So I decided  to go pick up a new one after work. I really wanted beats for a long time now, even though I know they are so overrated... But what stopped me was the fact that my paycheque for this week was worth the headphones and I decided whether it was worth it or not and obviously I said no, because I totally worked my butt off! And also the other reason is that Chibi would definitely go rage mode at me XP

 So I settled with these Red Skullcandy Ink'd. These kinda reminds me of beats O_O
I wish there was a bigger range in colours... Hopefully they last long!

 While I was picking up my earphones, I went past Cotton On and decided to get a plain grey T-Shirt that was on a 50% sale. While I was at the counter paying, the store people... (what do I call them?) Asked if I wanted to buy anything from their range of products that go forth to charity? So I picked up this bottle of water and decided to check out their website to find out more when I got home. It's definitely impressive with how much they have done to support the people in poverty in Africa.

Heads up on my next possibly post, depending on when the packages arrive...
Thanks to Seryna's help, I was able to order a few beauty products from Yesstyle!
Can't wait for my packages to arrive and blog about them :)
See you then ^ ^

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

My Mashimaro Family

Meet my current Mashimaro Family ^ ^

These were surprisingly a lot more comfortable than my hyper platinum black circle lens, which were a bit more expensive. I missed my chance to try out my chichi cat lashes so please excuse my almost non existing lashes.

My parents came home last night already fed... Leaving me the choice to eat whatever, so I decided to eat at Daruma for the first time. The place was so cute and the sushi was presented so beautifully. Ehhh, but I wouldn't prefer going there when I want to eat the size of an elephant. It's pretty expensive for my liking XP I'm still a loyal fan to Kanda, Sushi and Grill.

OMG I loved their packaging!!! However the heart shaped cross-section of the pocky wasn't very obvious...
Mmmmmm, pocky is such a great snack to munch away at while studying.

Two terms ago (about half a year) I bought the aloe travel kit from the body shop, which had sample sizes of their products from the aloe range included this calming facial cleanser. I have already repurchased the day cream, which I've also really loved. I use this cleanser on a daily bases whenever I don't need to deep clean my skin.

Once the holiday started, Chibi and I had a double date at Kanda, with Chibi's buddy and his other half. Sigh... the weather was pretty horrible when we were heading there, but the food in the end was definitely worth it.

Oh and by the way, I was wearing the purple contacts in this photo, but you can't really tell... I'll post some more selfies with them on next time. I just couldn't get myself to post the ones I took -.-" sigh... need some photogenic genes... and excuse the hairless brows DX I have been considering to expanding my rookie makeup skills and fill them in, but I swear they are most likely gonna just look like worms.

Hehe~ Photoshop has been really fun to experiment with :D