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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

[Sponsored] O-Lens WannaBe 3Con Lolly Gray

Hello lovelies! It's been such a long time but I'm back and ready to get back into blogging, so let's start off with a lens review.

I'd like to thank Pinkicon for this collaboration. They have a wide variety of gorgeous lenses and they also ship worldwide! Today I'll be reviewing the O-Lens WannaBe 3Con Lolly Gray lenses.

I've been stepping away from yearly disposable lenses and lenses that are too striking or dramatic as I wear a lot less makeup nowadays. I picked these out because they seemed natural enough but still more vibrant than just plain color lenses.

my natural eye
Color ♥♥♥
These lenses are really pretty and show up surprisingly well on my eyes. They definitely look grey and not blue, which is pretty common among grey lenses.

Design ♥♥♥
The design is very natural and blends really well. I'm really happy with how these look!

Enlargement ♥♥♥
These are a bit smaller than a lot of lenses I've worn in the past but they still give you a bit of a pop. It's easy to wear them with minimal or heavy makeup.

Comfort ♥♥♥♥♥
I haven't had a problem with these drying out or becoming uncomfortable. I wore them all day for a wedding and I didn't experience any irritation at all so this gets a full rating from me!

Overall ♥♥♥
I like these lenses a lot. They were exactly what I was looking for! If you're looking for some nice and more natural looking grey lenses then I would recommend these.
I hope you enjoyed this review. Once again I'd like to thank Pinkicon for this opportunity. Please be sure to check out their site.

Until next time!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

☠ The GazettE DOGMATIC World Tour ☠

Hello hi. Last month I got to realize one of my biggest teenage dreams. I got to see The GazettE in concert and meet them in person. It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I'm still super emo about it, especially when I look at Ruki's water bottle in my display case ;____;

Unfortunately, the boys don't really like pictures or video taken. I respected that and just enjoyed the concert as they wanted me to.
I bought VIP tickets for myself and I went alone. A lot of my friends went too but they just bought general admission tickets. I really wanted to meet them and $200 seemed like a fair price as I've waited over 8 years for this lmao.

I got there kind of early but there was a huge lineup. After I got in I bought merch right away. There was a shirt included in the VIP package but I went ahead and bought another shirt as well as a reusable bag to carry everything. I was in the mosh pit the whole time and it was just a wild night. I made so much eye contact with Ruki, Reita and Uruha. It was surreal how close they were to me. I was a bit disappointed they didn't play any of their super old stuff but overall the concert was bomb af.

We got doused with water near the end and we screamed for like 10 minutes to get an encore. I caught Ruki's water bottle (my soul literally left my body to get it) but was unable to grab any of the picks or drumsticks. Let me tell you, it was ridiculous how hard some of these girls fought (I can't blame them but it's like, they're standing right there 5 feet away on stage staring at you. Be a /little/ civil? lmao).

The girl some ways behind me caught Kai's drumstick and was nice enough to let me touch it and take a picture.
After the show we had a short meet and greet. I got to shake their hands and confess my undying love for them. I thanked them for their hard work and music and they thanked me for being a dedicated long time fan. There was definitely a language barrier but I think both our feelings were conveyed adequately. Reita held my hands the longest and he was shaking. I told him and Ruki I loved them the most and that I waited all my life to meet them. Ruki said he was honored and humbled. I died.

They all had super soft hands and smelled so nice omg. They were so sweet and kind as well. Kai was just a ray of sunshine. He drummed like a champ for the entire concert and still had the most energy out of all of them at the meet. 
Even though I went alone, I ended up making a few friends. It was definitely an unforgettable night. I'll be emo about this until the day I die tbh. Here's my makeup, nails, and outfit:
I also got a new tattoo the next day. I didn't really like the way the font turned out so I'm getting it touched up soon. It's a Miyavi quote that says something along the lines of: "even if you die tomorrow, have a life of no regrets"
The stencil
Stencil on skin
Finished result
Friendly warning for if you get a shoulder tattoo: it hurts like a bitch where you least expect it lmao. I have relatively high pain tolerance (I actually almost fell asleep), but the top and bottom parts of the tattoo hurt the most. I didn't even feel him do the text.
Anyways that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Catch you next time~

Thursday, June 9, 2016

[Old Post] ❤ Meeting Mando ❤

Hey! Sorry for the delay on this post. Some things came up in my personal life that I had to take care of. A few months ago Mando came and visited me!! I was so excited to finally meet them. We had been talking for a long time, they are one of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

They brought a friend and we went to the mall together. We had sushi and took purikura then went to see Deadpool. I really enjoyed the movie and we had a blast together.
Here's my makeup and outfit for the day:
We parted ways after the movie, I wish they stayed longer! Hopefully they can find time to come back again soon. Until next time~

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

[Old Post] Dineout Vancouver 2016

Hello hi I'm still alive! I hope you guys are well. I'm just going through my backlog and pushing out these long overdue posts now so please bear with me. Every year, we have a food festival in January where restaurants set up custom menus for you to sample their best dishes. This year, the menus were priced at $20, $30, and $40. I didn't really make the most of this event in previous years, but this year I went all out. I visited 6 lovely restaurants, some were a little disappointing, but overall I had a great experience.
The first one I went to was Miku. It's a very popular Japanese restaurant here. I was a bit disappointed by the portion sizes but everything was incredibly delicious. Catherine came with me to this one too so it was nice to catch up. Unfortunately we didn't take a picture together :(

Next stop was Sai Woo. It's right outside of Chinatown and it turns out one of my good high school friends worked there! He made sure we had a great dinner and we were not disappointed at all.
My makeup for that night:
The next place I went to was Forage. I heard a lot of good things about this restaurant so I was excited to try it. My friend's dad works as a chef there too so that was kind of a neat coincidence. The man cooks a mean salmon. If you've never had bison carpaccio then oh my god you're missing out in life.
Next stop was Kobe for teppanyaki! I've always passed by this place but I was put off from the way it looked on the outside. It looked really expensive so I never thought about eating there. I'm glad I was able to try it though because it was super tasty!!
If you've never been to a teppanyaki place I really recommend you try it once. It's kinda gimmicky but it's pretty entertaining if you go with a big group of people! 

This next place was super disappointing. I went with a group of good friends from elementary school. We had planned a last minute dinner at this place called Chewies. The menu sounded okay it was a lot of seafood/New Orleans style food. The service was really slow and the food was subpar at best. We all ended up getting sick the next day too so I was pretty upset with this experience. Food poisoning is the worst!
Our last stop was a cute little French restaurant called Bistro Pastis. I heard good things about this place too but I don't think the experience lived up to the hype. It was still a nice dinner though!
There was also a hot chocolate festival going on around the same time as Dineout, so of course we had to get in on the yummy cocoa specials!
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate!
I don't remember what this was
but it was a dark chocolate cocoa
Overall I was pretty satisfied with my dineout experience. I've never eaten at so many nice restaurants before since money was so tight. It felt really nice to just go out and have a nice dinner with friends. If you happen to be in town, I highly recommend you check some of these places out! They're well worth the trip, I promise.

Anyways, that's all for this post. Sorry it took so long to get this out! Catch you next time~
Strawberry On Top Of Cupcake