Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The reverse side of beautyIt dyed by beloved filth.

The firefly that sunk into the ocean of glamor
Denial is a lie over a desire
The temperature dyed in contradictions
The reasoning worn on caresses
Dancing and melting into the youth suddenly

Without a doubt Filth in the beauty was my theme song throughout my early 20s....

I've experimented with this look on several people and have always been one of my favorites it was bound time I did it as well. I made this dread piece years ago and have worn it on occasion before when I was also sporting the blonde patch as Ruki did during the Filth days. Ahaha. But my makeup was never that on point or good at all. Nor would I ever considered any of the looks I've done when I use to wear this on a regular basis any justice...


Mayoko Okino is the wicked witch of the east from Zone-00 Zone-00 has such amazing artwork and character designs that its quite intimidating to even phatom trying to cosplay or cos test anyone from the series unless your super tall and lanky CLAMP style characters. I did this on a whim. Took apart an old NANA wig and threw together some extensions to replicate her braids and wow. This happened. 
Quite surprised and shocked myself. 
Makeup is so fun. 
 Eyes: Princess Bambi in Chocolate Brown
 Lashes: Diamond Lash 
Lips: MELT Six6Six

I'm a 90s jpop idol

 Totally channeling my inner 90s Jpop idol. I was hoping this wig was going to be just /alittle/ longer like it was on the stock photo. Not bad not bad. I got this with the intent of if I'm ever caught in a predicament where I passed out at dawn from a night of debauchery that I'll still look somewhat presentable...but no really, I wanted a short "gyaru wig" channeling when Rina Sakurai had her hair short...This feels so out of my comfort zone but its so fun...

I even wore lipgloss....and I hate lip gloss...

Lashes: Diamond Lash
Lenses: Princess Mimi chocolate brown
Lips: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

Got new hair. So selcas ensued. No denying it.

Lashes: Diamond Lash
Lenses: Princess Mimi chocolate brown

woah still forever backlogged but I figured I'd drop a line here. Sometimes I get lost in the flurry of things and get confused and just thrown all around. You question what type of content you need to be putting up here, is it too personal? too informal? Should I try to keep it on a more consistent topic basis? Sometimes I forget to treat this more of a personal blog rather than those business-y type blogs...IDK lol.  Its clearly too early for anything and I'm sure if I posted this ramble on my tumblr it'll definitely get lost in the shuffle of things.

I guess I just wanted to check in and push out some content in here before everything gets reburried into a monthly dump at the end of a few months time /:

And sometimes you just need to stop and collect your thoughts before you get lost all over again...theres not much 'bloggers' out there anymore in terms of informal writting, imho. Everything has now turned into more businessy type blogging. From sponsor posts and reviews...

I still have to do a few photo dumps from Fanime and AX but lets face it, thats probably not happening anytime soon. Wow orz

and If I recalled correctly my Ax and FAnime wasnt exactly that insanely adventrous other than a fancy hotel with a kitchen in it aha but now that summer is ending and things are winding down (or as they should be) it just feel things are heating up! AHAH what. Commissions and school are keeping me well busy in between working full time as well. I have no more Saturdays open from now till the end of the semester since i have to take Thursdays off in place of school and then Saturdays would take its place. Intense. But I feel you sometimes need that to get regrounded?...

my instagram basically is pretty much an extension of my blog and is so much easier to just snap and go. QvQ huwow.. but yes I'm full blown back in school and I need to go and meet with the councelor and declare my major which I decided is going to be Computer Fashion Technology: Merchandising & Marketing. but lets not get too ambitious as working full time and going to school *really* part time is probably going to take me atleast a decade to even get an AA...

I got a couple of tutorials I need to edit or just gdamn film ahah its sooooo much effort its not even funny wow. Props to ladies who makes this a living coz wow..I just...//lays here// and a few other lens reviews to do and still a few left unopened yet I find myself on Honeycolor quite often ahaha wow hoarder much!? yes I have a hoarding tendancy especially when stuff are on sale. 

School started last week and i gotta pat myself in the back for surviving week 1, but now its time to really hit the grind. I already dropped a few bucks on school supplies ==ll and wow, my wallet does not appreciate this and this truly reminds me why I dropped out of the fashion program before but now I'm back...and  its not getting any cheaper. No wonder the phrase starving artists is quite ironic...and our parents always thought us that, that is the career field for those who are broke orz...

 I tried my hand at making egg-tarts and mabo tofu!


Seriously obsessed with that mixed fruit tea from tea station uwu and my brothers are forever addicted to the caramel slush drinks they have there...but its so damn expensive q.q
and you best believe I did buy like 5 packets of those Diamond Lash....but I sold 2 lol....
coz really..Chris... you...dont...need that much....
but...ironically before that I ordered some on eBay and made the mistake of walking into Marukai to find this ahaha 

I dont know why anyone wouldn't get excited over lashes, I mean. COME ON why not


I recently discovered the korean market here has THE FACE SHOP. WOAH. Why dont they have SKIN FOOD TOO!?!? if they did i'd probably be broke /:

speaking of teas though you guys should try pineapple lychee green tea with lychee jelly uwu #currentobsession

I picked up a few things from The Face Shop but mostly for a present for a friend, I walked away with *just* the foundation this time to try it.

Quick review on it:
*light - medium coverage
*comes in 3 shades, I'm wearing the middle shade though I feel it might be a shade darker than what I'd normally wear (i'm an NC30-35 from Mac)
*SMELLS NICE AHAH some people may not like that
*consistency is too watery, again could be good or bad. Apply it with your hands, its impossible to use a brush or sponge on it. Reminds me of the Maybelline water foundations.
*Feels hydrating

*I wouldn't consider it fully matte even though it claims to keep face matte

I wouldn't mind trying and pairing this up with their powder too which feels silky smooth...
what have I been up to lately, and why I've been sleeping less and less:

I'm a workaholic but a full time potato procrastinator as well.
I rather sit and roll around for days and procrastinate on a project needing to be done and then but power through ti when the fire is lit. I guess I work better under pressure and the pressure was to finish all by Y-con! 

as always I feel things could look/be constructed better and I guess thats probably why I need to stop waiting till the fire is lit under me to get to them. Aha. Wow.
I'm not entire sure how I feel about the trims on the K project uniform. Theres a mixture of golds and textures from matte to shiny. I want to try and keep a consistent theme when designing or taking liberties on costumes coz you dont want to overwhelm. 
Be gaudy but not ugly tacky...

I also like to take into consideration the fabric choices on the materials on what type of character and timeline the character is portraying.

For the K Project uniform I chose a heavy cotton twill which is very rigid and I'd consider it medium to heavy weight. Its definitely what people would consider 'dickies' fabric or what most dickie pants are made out of.

In contrast to the Howl jacket on the table, it is fully lined in matching fabric, I used a heavy satin throughout the whole costume. Inside. Out and even on the diamonds. Gold pipping around the diamonds and gems inbetween them as well. I'll hopefully be posting more progress or photos as I wrap up this project. This would be my 2nd Howl costume to date. I really wanna make the bluexwhite version someday too. All that Miyazaki feels.

Sadly my life the past 2 weeks have been working on commissions and haven't had much time to pay attention to league. But I took advantage of the fact that Netflix has *well* dubbed anime now and have played catch up to Psycho-Pass! And Fate/Zero huehuehue *w*


hopefully updates may be alittle more consistent but I am highly doubting that one, I haven't touched LR in a while either I dont know when I ever will be able to go through all of my Fanime set nonetheless the AX sets too... /:

And the Howl shoot as well. Oh...

my sister also leaves for Japan this weekend and off she goes to be there for a year, hopefully if I get my citizenship sorted out and have money saved *aha sobs* I'll be joining her next year..

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Makeup Tutorial: Reira Serizawa | Pink Gyaru


how to turn ugly potato into a somewhat decent looking human being ahahaha
this look is inspired by Reira Serizawa from NANA and honestly can be used for your everyday gal look or Sheryl Nome
or any character with pinkishblondehair! hurpdurp.

Or anything that goes with champagne colored eyes shadows. All products mentioned and used here are Drug store brands and won't break your bank.

There you go. I'm not great at descriptions but lets keep going!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Here it is, it only took me a decade to get them out! I had originally taken more photos but had to scrap a whole bunch of them! Due to several reasons, I'm not gonna lie, I had so much gripe and grief against this fashion show that it really did took me this long to scrub through the photos /:
the dresses were gorgeous as expected but the organization was absolute trash. As many of you read the show ran incredibly late and was delayed by HOURS. There were no designated press area. We ended up crouching in the middle of the isle. To them its good enough that we got front and center photos but to be frank, my friend who sat on the  SIDE got much better shots than I did! Better lighting and whatnot!

Most of the shots I got, even after taking several shots of each model was just no good. You got the terrible grainy background from the projector image they had on the back, all the lighting was from the sides so by the time the models walked up to you (even with a zoom lens) there was just far too much shadow over their faces. Granted hooded bangs and hoodies were part of their coordinations /: it just did not help at all.

I'm still very much on the fence on returning to this con, the only motivation I would have to go is to meet friends who are all flying from the far east coast to this con for next year and I will definitely not be applying for press as it was the biggest waste of time.

With that being said, if you want to see more photos from the fashion show you can view them from my friends page over at Sakuran Art