Sunday, March 27, 2011

Review: Hello Kitty Apple Cheeks in Cherry Blossom

So I've never used a cream blusher before.  I've actually just recently started using blusher.  I've always been a bit afraid of it, because I didn't know how to use it.  For the longest time, I only used eye make up, but after following so many Gal inspired blogs, and make up blogs, I decided to brave it, using tutorials I found, and I like the way it looks, and think I do an ok job of it.  Of course, practice will make perfect, and as I get more comfortable I'll maybe be a bit more daring (Candy Doll Carrot Orange, maybe?) but for now, I'll stick with pale pinks.

Anyway, so I went and bought a cream blusher.  I really liked the color and of course, it's from the Hello Kitty line at Sephora. (I really do love Hello Kitty)

I love the packaging.  It's all silver.  The top of the box also has a sticker to seal it, that has her little bow and the color name.  You can kind of see it in this picture. VVVVV
Anyway, so it comes in a little white tube with silver detailing.  The packaging really is the cutest, I love the whole line.

Anyway, the color looks super bright on the stick, but it's really not as bright on the skin.  On me at least.

It twists up like lipstick.  I honestly don't know if that's how most cream blushers are, but it's really convenient, there's really no need to use a brush unless to blend, but I just used my fingers.
Anyway, swatches.
The top is blended and the bottom is not.
I definitely prefer it blended, but I have yet to use actually that much.  When I put it on, you could only kind of see it.  It wasn't as bold as that.

I'm still learning how to use it though, so at some point in the future, I'll post photos of me actually wearing it.  I'm still not sure if I'm doing it right. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Packaging (Design): 10/10
Packaging (Use): 10/10
Color: 10/10
Coverage: 10/10

I have no complaints about it, and it's easy to build on, if you don't like it sheer.
You can buy it here: Sephora

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Review: Hana SPC Hyper Circle Brown 14.5mm

So I got these lenses from And this review is way overdue.  They sent me the Hana SPC Hyper Circle Browns.  I was a bit unsure about them, just because my eyes are very light and I was sure the brown wouldn't blend very well.  It doesn't.  The color break is noticeable, but it's ok, because I still love them.  In the sunlight, it's not a big noticeable difference.

but in flash, it's incredibly noticeable.

I still love these contacts so much.  They're super comfortable, the only thing is, these ones, more than the Max Pure Gray, I tend to put them on inside out at first.  But I'm pretty sure that's just me. :3

I haven't had any issues with them drying out, but these ones do tend to slip a bit more than my Max Pure Grays.

They're 14.5mm, just like the Max Pure Grays, so I do see enlargement.  

Comfort: 10/10
Color: 8/10 (Just because they don't blend T.T)
Design: 9/10 (The design is pretty)
Enlargement: 10/10
Overall: 9/10

This is kind of a sucky review, but I don't know what all to say about them. T.T I mean the important things about it are comfort and design and enlargement, right?  And I covered that.  Soooo, not much else to say? My last review was about the circle lenses, but also the website, so it was longer T.T the service I got from the website was amazing like last time.  They're very prompt with emails.  And the shipping was the same!  11 days. :]

I also have a pair of the Princess Mimi's on their way.  I'm nervous now, seeing how big the 14.5mm looks on me!  These Princess Mimi's are 15mm!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hatsume '11. I want to get this out of my system.

I love going to the gardens so much.  It's so beautiful and peaceful.  It's so green, there are rock gardens, and it's quiet.

There are beautiful flowers and trees.

But yesterday, yesterday had to be the single most dissatisfying experience I've had.
Yesterday was just so frustrating!  Normally I love going to Hatsume Fair.  The gardens are absolutely gorgeous, and it's peaceful with the low murmer of voices, the occasional karate demonstration and the banging of taiko drums.  I've gone for the past couple of years and it's been the most enjoyable experience, and I look forward to it every year.  I normally leave after having spent tons of money in the gift shop, buying various Japanese goods (soaps, drinks, candies, tableware), and I'm content.  

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shopping Haul

So I'm finally getting off my lazy arse and updating.  I wanted my next update to be the fifth day of that photoblogging challenge, buuuut I don't really want to post up my house, so I might just skip it.  Anyway, over the past two weeks I've done a lot of shopping.  I've really been trying to stop so much (It's on my list of resolutions!) but it's so haaaaard.  I got into the habit of using it to make me feel better, and with everything that's been going on lately, it's been my therapy! 

Anyway, I just wanted to post about what I got, so it looks like I at least made an effort to pay attention to this blog.  Tumblr has been taking over my life.  I'll eventually get to those other reviews.  I wanted to review my Smashbox liner, but it's pretty much dried up so I'll have to cross it off my list.  The others, I have it half written up, but I have yet to take pictures of me wearing it.  

Anyway, onto the pictures, because no one likes an all text post! 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

How to Help!

Super super important. Please Please Please do what you can to help.  After the disaster in Japan, many places were affected.  Even if it's a small amount donate, or raise awareness, keep people in the know.  I'm lucky, my friend and her family are safe, but I know there are others who aren't as lucky.  So do what you can to help, please!  Keep Japan and any other country affected in your thoughts.  There are still people missing and people's lives have been absolutely devastated.

You can also donate from Amazon.

Any amount helps.  And keep all these people in your thoughts and/or prayers!  No one deserves this to happen, and I can't even begin to imagine how these people feel.