Hanami 2016 ❤in Osaka❤

Posted on 12th, April, 2016

We had a picnic in Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park.

I was worried that I’d miss cherry blossom viewing season this year. I missed it last year as I was in America just when the flowers started to bloom. Work life makes it very hard because that means only about two weekends are available to get your hanami on. I went to my job’s hanami event on Friday at night and it was fun, but not the same as during the day. This past Sunday was pushing it because the cherry blossoms had begun to fall days before and were rained on heavily :fa10

Me and Yana having a laugh :thaha

I didn’t know most of the people who came since this was a Facebook group event. It was nice meeting everyone and talking about our similarities and differences. We also all enjoyed some Fetty Wap, haha :cat3 It was through these events that my friend created Interpretive Trap Dance, a new style of dance born in Osaka y’all.

Admiring my creepy lenses XCK-105

So getting back to why Sunday was pushing it – luckily there were still plenty of flowers left! And the tree that we decided to sit next to was full of them :h4 We even had some kids come up with their mom asking to play. At first we were weary since it seemed as if the mom was looking for some kind of free English lesson… Though she did say they needed to build up their English abilities, she didn’t push them too much and we had a lot of fun playing soccer :cat2

It was a cloudy and slightly chilly day.

I’m trying to find the time to edit the videos that I took this past Sunday. Once that’s all good and done, I’ll post it in here :fa23 Should be in a few days.

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[VIDEO] Max Pure Brown

Posted on 20th, February, 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged yet this year! Oops! :fa11

Finally, a pair of Max Pure Browns to call my own (These were purchased last year…) :misc7 It took a while before actually buying them since there was always more exciting alternatives. Unfortunately, my camera isn’t the best, but you can still see how the color actually shows up. :cam

Scroll down for a few specs and my video review! :h4 Here goes ↓↓↓

Natural light

Dim lighting

In front of a window

Indoor lighting

Flash

Enlargement: 4/5

These lenses are 14.5mm and will give the effect of bigger, more doll like eyes. These lenses are big, but won’t look alien like when not wearing makeup.

Color/Design: 5/5

The brown color can be seen indoors and with most lighting. The color itself isn’t very bright, but it’s definitely there. Depending on your eye color, you’ll have different results. The design is great since they don’t look too pixelated/fake IRL. The medium brown color is just enough to make a difference.

Comfort: 4/5

I’ve worn these lenses in the past and didn’t have any issues. Though I experienced no irritation, I still always feel these lenses. I’ve had other lenses feel like I’m not wearing them at all… these lenses don’t give me that. My eyes get a little tired after 8 or so hours. I’m satisfied with the comfort, but it might be different for your eyes.

Overall: 4.5/5

These are a good basic brown lens. Recommended for those who are new to circle lenses. Perfect if you’re just looking for a pair to wear to school or work.

Lens specs ↓↓↓

G&G/Dueba/Barbie – Max Pure Brown
-Diameter: 14.5mm
-Water Content: 38%
-Base Curve: 8.9

Oh God, I said the word “natural” so many times… I’m sorry :fa21

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MUJI Toner & Moisturizer

Posted on 21st, December, 2015

Muji was always a store I was kind of meh about :pt1 Probably because when I needed something for the apartment it’d be really pricey. Simplistic and clean, but overly pricey for me. Then I went back one day and discovered that some things they have are actually quite affordable. You can buy a little muji coffee table for 50,000 yen and muji eyeshadow for 750. :fa5

The lime x lemon looks fun.

Nice little flow chart.

I’m always on the look out for anything to help my skin to not deteriorate any faster than it’s already doing. Surely the answer to my skin woes.. to anyone’s skin woes, can be attributed to properly cleansing in the morning and at night followed by moisturizing. (Even that has been called into question… some say you should only wash once…)

Moisturising Milk & Light Toning Water

Either way, I’m less inclined to spend big bucks on toners/moisturizers since there are so many out there that are tried and tested for under 1,000 yen.

I’m not gonna lie, I bought these because I liked the bottle.
I also just wanted to try something different. Who knows, could have been a miracle worker.

I’ve used them on my face for a couple months earlier in the year. First I’d use the toner followed by the moisture lotion. At night I just put on more product. My skin improved slightly. There was less redness and I didn’t get as oily as usual. The fact that my skin was doing slightly better could have really been because I switched to a different method of removing makeup at the time.

Doesn’t seem to be a miracle worker, but it does an okay job of moisturizing.

There are usually two versions to these lotions. I got the “super” type which has a more dense feeling to it. Looks and shakes like oil compared to the normal version.

Pros:
+good price
+no smell
+paraben free
+oil free
+leaves skin moisturized
+simple yet stylish packaging
+can also be found in certain convenience stores

Cons:
-opening for moisturising milk is not the best

Grade: B
Repurchase? Probably not, will try other products

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