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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Where did I go? [huge update post]

Hello lovelies! I guess I sort of disappeared off the face of the earth again didn't I? My bad haha. I've been lacking in motivation to do a lot of things. This blog has been running on and off for so long, I'm in a weird spot where it's hard to give it up completely but it's also hard to keep it going consistently.

I haven't really been up to much other than work, as usual. I go out with my friends a lot more now but when I'm at home I'm mostly just watching netflix or playing games so I'm very unproductive and uninteresting. Now that I think about it though, a lot has happened since my last few posts so this will be a long update post with lots of pictures.
Here's a tl;dr summary of stuff that's been going on. I'll probably do a separate post for the highlighted posts so stay tuned for that:
  • got another tattoo
  • went to a funeral for a friend I went to elementary school with
  • went to a cousin's wedding
  • I met Zee, the creator of SuperOrange
  • started streaming again @ twitch.tv/seirren
  • visited a cat cafe
  • celebrated a friend's birthday
  • I saw CL in concert

More Tattoos

My tattoo count is now at 5. I recently finished my left thigh piece.
The text is a line of lyrics from my favorite GazettE song, Cassis. The date is when I met them in concert. I picked the kitsune mask as it goes with the theme of loyalty and love in the lyrics.

Funeral & Wedding

I don't really have much to say about these two topics. The funeral was for a friend I went to elementary school with. We hadn't spoken in a really long time, I only bumped into him briefly at the mall earlier this year. We weren't on bad terms or anything, we just led different lives. I always thought fondly of him. He was murdered in a double homicide. It's nothing short of unfortunate and tragic. He was a kind and funny guy who will be missed dearly, especially by his son. 

The wedding felt very off. I'm not sure if it was because I am very distant with my family or if it was just how unorganized and uncomfortable the whole thing was. I didn't take the event very seriously. To be honest I didn't even want to be there. I snapped a few photos and watched the ceremony. I didn't bother with the banquet afterwards.
me and my sister
me and my mom

Meeting Zee

In the summer we had an anime convention. I don't go to these anymore but one of my favorite clothing designers was coming up so I had to go meet him. I have supported Zee for a really long time, almost since the beginning. He was really sweet and kind. He brought me lots of nice things and had a huge tub of merch for me to pick through. I really hope to hang out with him again! 
excuse my derpy face

Streaming

I recently started streaming again. It's a nice way to meet friends and connect with people all over the world. It mostly feels like a giant LAN party haha. I currently stream Overwatch and some indie games here and there.

Cat Cafe

I've wanted to visit the Catfe for the longest time but the reservations were always taken up. After talking about it for a while, my senpai and I got a reservation in and we got to go meet the cats! 

Birthday

This was probably one of the last times I dolled up. To be honest I've been growing out of gyaru for some time now. It's just a lot and feels super high maitenance. I barely even go out nowadays haha. I'll still go out with the full makeup if I feel like it, but I'm finding that I feel like it a lot less nowadays.

CL Concert

CL came to visit my city and initially I had planned to go but the tickets sold out really fast and they were a little more expensive than I anticipated. On the day of the concert I got a call from one of my good friends. She had gotten free tickets from another friend who couldn't make it, so we ended up going together. It was a really short and sweet concert. I am kinda glad I didn't pay for admission because it was the shortest concert I've ever been to (~45 mins to an hour?). 

CL was flawless and gorgeous in person. Overall I had a good time and I was able to snag a tour bomber jacket!
Anyways I'm sorry this was such a mishmash of information. Like I said, it's hard to be motivated to keep this going when I don't really have a lot of interesting things going on in my life haha. Thank you for sticking around and taking the time to read my ramblings. If you have any post suggestions, I'd love to hear them! It can be anything like skincare/makeup reviews, or even tutorials if you're interested. 

Until next time!

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~
Strawberry On Top Of Cupcake