Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bows Bows Everywhere!

Just a quick random update here that I'm so excited about! My favourite actor (and band lead!) Gareth David-Lloyd and his wife Gemma are having their baby! Gemma went into labour today, and how exciting! Baby Lloyd is on its way! Congratulations to the happy parents. That child is going to be beautiful, and I'm sure they'll be fantastic parents. I don't even know why I'm so excited about it; I have no connection with them at all, but oooooh it's so exciting! Ok. Fan-girl moment over.

Anyway~ For a lack of things to do, I've been sewing more often. I have a huge steamer trunk under my bed full of fabric, so why not find things to sew! I had a lot of cute plaid prints and had the itch to make some bows.

At the craft store with mum today, I picked up some more fabrics in cute prints. They're all my favourite, but I really love the strawberry and matryoshka ones.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Avengers + Update + [REVIEW] Zoya Maisie

Happy Thursday! I finally saw the Avengers last week after attempting to see it twice before! The theatre kept having issues so finally the second time they issued me a readmission, I went to a different theatre and finally got to see it all the way through. Third time's the charm! I was never a fan of comics when I was younger, aside from reading a few issues of the XMen, but I love super hero movies. The Avengers was awesome and of course there's an amazing cast! I agree with what everyone is saying. Robert Downey Jr. isn't playing Tony Stark, Tony Stark is playing Robert Downey Jr.! He's so like Tony Stark; it's great. And Tony is my favourite so.... Everyone was amazing though. Especially Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Renner. When I got home I spent the rest of last week watching some of the other Marvel movies: Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four 2, and Captain America, then flailing in excitement at the end when Agent Coulson would show up to each hero.

I'm starting to run out of things to do! I've been looking for a job (to no avail) and I've been home for three weeks. My stepdad is starting to get impatient that I'm home all day, and he asks every night at dinner, "Have you found a job yet?". Nobody is hiring now! It's off season. So i've been spending my time spiking and studding and sewing bows.
The case appeared on my Etsy and was there for only a day before it sold! It was so exciting. I haven't gotten feedback from my customer yet, though it's been confirmed delivered so I hope he liked it!

I also have plans to sew a red velvet circle skirt and a red velvet dress. Inspired by my need for a red velvet dress after seeing a similar dress on Metallic Paws.

I've also recently bought two new pairs of circle lenses. A pair of Princess Mimi Apple Greens and a Sesame Gray to replace the ones I had to retire last month, so be on the lookout for a review of the apple greens!

And that's an update on my boring, no fun life! Review under the cut~

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I normally don't do this but...

This isn't something that I'd normally consider blogging about, but something I definitely want to say! Please note: This is not directed at any single person, so please excuse the use of "You".

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cases Cases and More Cases!

I might have gotten a little carried away when buying cases for my phone. After all, I can't use them all at the same time! I just saw them, and I needed to have them. It's certainly added a lot to my collection, and it was so nice to come home every other day and there'd be a package in the mail box!

On the left are the new cases I've bought, and the right are the cases I've had!

The only thing I don't like about some of them is they don't cover up far enough. The English Pound one and the Silver and Black Pyramid case both don't cover up a little further to protect the bumper. Though I suppose it is doing it's job, I mean the bumper is there to protect the screen! I have other cases though, that cover up a little further, so the bumper is protected. I still love them so so much!

And today has just been a good day all around! My favourite band Blue Gillespie released their second album, VII R.O.M. on the 4th and I've just received mine! I preordered it last month and I'm so glad it's finally gotten here. I actually haven't taken the shirt off all day. I'm so so happy that it's here!

It's got a great, interesting concept, and if you like progressive metal, think about giving them a try! Also, officially the coolest design ever!

Monday, May 14, 2012

[REVIEW] Lens Village

This was my first time ordering from Lens Village, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed! I've heard good things about the store, so I decided to give it a try. That and they were the only store I could find that had the lenses that I wanted. My only complaint about it was that tracking never updated. Other than that I received my lenses in the same amount of days as other places I've ordered from.

I never had reason to contact the company, and getting my lenses was such an easy and pleasant process.

I wasn't expecting to receive lens cases with my order, but it was a pleasant surprise. I'm not sure why I thought I wouldn't get any cases, but I'm glad I did. I thought it was also cute that the cases matched the lenses I received. A pink case for pink lenses, and a blue case for blue lenses!

Inside the box were carefully wrapped vials.
I actually had trouble getting the bubble wrap opened. They were wrapped so securely, there's no way they could break in shipping, and they were perfectly cushioned for safe travels.

Shipping: 4/5
I give 4/5 because tracking never updated. There was no way for me to tell where my package was and around when I would get it, but shipping took within the time I expected. It arrived on time.

Packaging: 5/5
It was so securely wrapped and in a cute little box. I have absolutely no complaint about it at all! I couldn't really ask for better packaging.

Selection: 5/5
Lens Village was the only store that had the lenses that I wanted. There's a huge selection. Every lens I like and have on my wish list, they have.

Communication: N/A
I'd love to be able to review this, but I had no reason to contact the company, so I have nothing to review! I suppose that says good things about the company! I hope I'm correct in believing that if it was necessary to contact the company, they are kind and accommodating.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Black Faux Fur Peter Pan Collar

Since I've been home, I've had all the time in the world to do all the things I wanted to do. Study Welsh, leisurely study Japanese, sew some hair bows, sleep. You know, the fun stuff. It's only been two days, but I've already made three medium sized bows (with plans for more) and two detachable peter pan collars. One is velvet, and the other is a black fur with a satin underside and a pearled button. I've been looking all over for cute tops and dresses with peter pan collars and have yet to find one that I really like. So I had a thought. Why not just make it myself?!

This one is my favourite.
I opened up an etsy shop. This is my first item! Check it out~
Roundstone Woods

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I think...I spoil myself too much!

Some recent gets.

I have an Angel card from Victoria's Secret, and every year they send you a gift card. These cotton shorts are my favourite. They're so light and comfortable. Versatile as well! They're comfortable to lounge in, but you can also wear them under a short/flouncy skirt as a type of bloomer. I've had a black pair for about a year now, and when my friend told me they were on sale, I couldn't pass it up. I got some more. Someone take my card away!

Now sexy comes in every color! Supersoft, supercute & stretchy sleep shorts to mix, match, or mismatch. Available in a wide variety of colors. Imported cotton/spandex.
They really are "supersoft, supercute and stretchy". I have a couple tank tops from the "One Size Sexy" line, as well. One of the best purchases I've ever made.

Clips from Sassy N Punk. There was a coupon 50% off, so I definitely couldn't pass it up! I can't wait to wear the clips.

And a full sample of the Burlesque collection from De Leon Cosmetics.

I have more coming in the mail. I think I've gotten too carried away!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

[REVIEW] Dueba Puffy 3 Tones Blue

I wasn't sure about buying blue lenses, because my eyes are already blue! What's the fun in that? That said, I'm so glad I got these lenses. They're really vibrant, and that's what I've been looking for in lenses as of late.
Power Available : 0.00 to -10.00
Life Span : 1 Year
B.C : 8.6mm
Diameter : 14.5 mm
Origin : South Korea
This model is manufactured by Dueba and labelled under DollyEye watermark.

I don't know why, but when I first saw these lenses, I wasn't a huge fan. They didn't look as bright as I thought they would be when I was wearing them. I should have taken into account that it was night by the time they were finished soaking, and indoor lighting really doesn't do them justice!

Natural Light (Sunlight)


Indoor Light

Enlargement: 5/5
There's noticeable enlargement, but then again at 14.5mm it should be!

Comfort: 4/5
I give them 4/5 because after some time, I can definitely feel them getting a little dry. They're not immediately uncomfortable after putting them in, and it takes some time for them to start feeling dry. Eyedrops can cure that no problem!

Colour and Design: 5/5
They're truly electrifying in flash! I never realised how bright they could be until I looked at the photo. I'm very satisfied with how vibrant they are. I like that it's not a black limbal ring. It's a dark gray, so it's not as harsh.

Overall Thoughts:
I love these lenses. They're not the most comfortable lenses I have because they do start feeling dry, but they are comfortable. The colour is vibrant and noticeable, and there is enlargement. I want to try the pink and the violet in these lenses. Based on how vibrant the blues are, I hope I can expect the same in the pink and violet!

(My first time playing with falsies. How did I do?!)