Have you heard about lip tints before? It’s a liquid type of lip product which stains your lips for a long lasting and wearable look during the day, so you don’t have to worry about constantly reapplying during the day! It’s most popular use is for the gradient lip look, which gives the effect that you’ve just eaten something staining like a cherry, but you can also use them for a full coverage look.
This type of lip product is a must have in Asian beauty, so I’m really happy to finally try one. A big thank you to Kosmeshop for sending me this to review.
Tonymoly Liptone Get It Tint - #3 Play OrangeVolume: 9.5g
Description: Vivid red orange colour that gives vivid colour on lips.
Light weight tint that gives vivid color & natural shine.
GET! Vivid color with moistful finish.
How to use:
When wanting natural looking lip color, make gradation.
When wanting strong makeup, dab one or two more times.
Design: With similar packaging to nail polish, it has double leakage proof design as there is a square cap and the lip with the applicator wand attached. The size and shape is very easy to fit into your daily cosmetic pouch. I like the simple design of it – it’s easy to see the colour of the product and the quantity inside.
Colour: It’s a blood orange shade which has a nice fruit scent. I think it’s like a nice coral shade which is nice if you’re looking for something a bit different than pink, but don’t want to go for something as bold as red. It dries pretty fast, so make sure to work quickly in applying it. Once dry I found that it lasted for around 5 hours after drinking and eating.
Texture: I would say it’s a creamy texture and very pigmented in colour. It’s very easy to build the product which is perfect if you’re going for the gradient look. This lip tint dries with a slightly moist finish.
Application: First of apologies for the dramatic change in photo quality, I thought it’ll be easier to take photos with my phone instead of dlsr but I didn’t think the change in quality would be that great ahah;;
These are just some quick shots I took to show what the lip tint looks like on my lips. My lips are pretty pink, so if I want to go for the gradient look, I usually dab some bb cream onto my lips. I know some people use concealer but I find it too drying. At the moment my currently use Innisfree’s Water Glow Cushion for my face, which is used for a dewy look so I think it’s perfect to put on my lips for this look^^
From left to right:
lips with no product
lips with bb cream
how I apply the tint lip and dab it out for a gradient look
lip tint with 2 layers completing covering my lips
Final Thoughts: it’s a simple product to use, especially for the gradient look. I really love the colour and how it can last for most of the day so I definitely would considering repurchasing this, especially to try out the other colours! I like the look of the pink shades they have.
Back from my sudden hiatus with a different sort of blog post! I was supposed to post this last month, but then I got busy with winter school and a convention.
This year I’ve been on sort of a break from my 3ds and gotten into mobile games. I never really used to be into mobile games since I mainly use my phone for social media, music and photos; but nowadays games apps have iPad versions so now I don’t have to worry about running out of room!
I’ll be posting a brief introductions (coz I don’t want to ramble too much haha) about apps I’ve found addictive or interesting so far this year, so here’s the first part based on why I was attracted to them in the first place – who doesn’t want to play a game full of eyecandy?
Ensemble Stars is a card collection game and as the player you’re the new transfer student to Yumenosaki Private Academy, a school that specialises in idol training. As the first student (and only girl lol) in the producer’s course, it’s your job produce idols! If you’re thinking of playing this with the intent of there being music, there isn’t any but the unit groups will be releasing singles starting from October 2015.
There are 30 students, divided into 8 musical units, and 2 teachers at the academy. Everyone is voiced, though not all parts of the story will be read out, they mainly make noises (such as laughing) or have catch phrases. When you choose a main character for your main screen though, you can unlock voiced sentences as your closeness with them increases through mini events. There are different phrases depending on the time. There are also customisable options such as changing the outfit of the character and backgrounds.
Gameplay: You form a unit of 5 different characters and then choose a producer course or lesson to train them in. Depending on the characters you’ve chosen, sometimes there will be special skills activated during lives and the Dream festival which can increase the dance, vocal or performance.
Each course consists of 20 lessons and there will be missions to complete which can unlock character voices or diamonds. Missions will be tasks such as getting fever twice during a course or collecting a certain amount of jewels and so forth. You just basically just tap the location you want to choose at the bottom of the screen to complete what you want to do and watch them dance (like farm jewels, activate mini events or completing the missions). There will also be 2 lives during a course where your unit will battle against other unit of 5 members.
Dream Festival occurs during event periods where you make teams according to one of the 3 attributes and battle against one character. You’ll also have a chance of getting that character!
It’s super cute to see the characters have different outfits depending on what card version you have used. I got these cards from 2 events ago, so they’re wearing the summer uniform.
Cards: There are 3 card attributes: dance, vocal and performance and 5 card rarities with the 5th being the most rare. You can level up a card through producing them in lessons or using producer points.
The jewels collected from producer courses are used to unlock/increase stats in a card’s idol road. You can also use diamonds but I think it’s better to save for gacha rolls so you can have a chance at getting better cards. Through the idol road you can also unlock skills, outfits and backgrounds. Backgrounds are typically unlocked through 4 star cards, but you can also get special themed ones through events. Complete their idol road to make their talent blossom and reach a card’s sublimate form! The overall stats will rise and the card will change (sometimes the mini avatar of the idol will change it’s outfit too.
Thoughts: At first I was disappointed because I thought it was a music game like Love Live and that the game play seemed boring without any music but then I started to enjoy it for the different characters. They all have different personalities and quirks so it’s interesting to read their stories. Not to mention the art is really nice, I totally love the character designs, and it’s amusing to see all the different designs on the cards which are constantly released in new events.
Shortened to yume100, this game is about the dream world which is being threatened by monsters who eat people’s dreams. You awaken the princes as you advance in the game and in doing so you can open sweet stories about them. Which prince will you fall in love with?
It is a puzzle rpg game with beautifully designed characters and voiced by popular and famous voice actors! There are constantly new events and princes being introduced every few weeks, so there’s constantly things to do.
Gameplay: Each coloured ball is associated with a prince of a certain colour – link them to make a chain of at least 3 balls to attack the enemy! Aim for at least 12 combos each turn, as you’ll get an excellent rating and your attack will be stronger. After you fill the meter, fever mode will be activated where you just tap combos for a short period of time. Also each prince has a skill which can be activated after a certain number of coloured balls have been linked. There are skill such as deleting random balls or deleting 3 rows etc. Depending on the enemies colour, princes of a certain colour will be stronger.
For the main story, you complete each chapter of it in different towns/cities in each world as you destroy the monsters, and when you reach the end of the story in that world you’ll get a prince! You can also get princes though events (these happen really often) or via the gacha using diamonds (these can be bought or earned in the game), opal shards (earnt through the challenge mode), event points or friend points.
Besides the main story and event stories, there are also character stories. As you level your princes up, you progress through their stories to awaken them. By choosing options in their story it leads to a sun or moon route which will changes their appearance and their stats. I highly recommend you look up guides to see which options correspond with which route incase you end up with the version you don’t like. It can be hard to shift it to the other option as you need moon or sun bottles which can be expensive to obtain. For example I’ve chosen the moon route for the character below.
Thoughts: It’s a really fun game to play but you have to keep things in mind such as to awaken the princes you need to specific fairies. So if you don’t stock up on the fairies you’ll have to wait another week! One of the features I really like in this game is that you can create communities to play with your friends! A benefit is that there’s some events which will have community rewards so everyone who plays during that event will contribute towards it, and you can get more prizes such as gems or princes.
I tried to cover those 2 games briefly but with detail but if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below! I think it already turned into a mini essay haha. Hope my posts sparks some interest if you’re looking into trying these type of apps.
Hello everyone! In this post I’ll be reviewing Bunny Color Brown circle lenses which have been kindly sponsored by Klenspop. I think they are perfect if you’re looking for a natural yet noticeable pair of lenses to wear.
Klenspop is located in South Korea and they sell circle lenses and Korean cosmetics. They stock a variety of lenses including toric, daily, weekly, yearly types in a range of different colours and designs and have manufacturers such as the popular Geo, Neo Vision and EOS. Their lenses are priced from around US$13 onwards, and there’s a quite a few lenses on currently on sale which is great for trying out new brands.
Klenspop sent out the package around the 20th April and I received them on the 4th May. It was sent in a box and the lens box was securely wrapped in bubblewrap. I think it’s cute how they have their own branded box which they put the lenses into.
I think one of the great things about ordering with Klenspop is in each other there’s an informative guide on how to wear and look after contact lenses. I was surprised to see it inside, and it’s really useful for people who are new to wearing them. There’s tips such as if the lenses irritate you and how to figure through the problem. Or if you already know about that info, you can give it to a friend who is interested about wearing them! 👌
Each order also comes with a contact lens case and a handy pair of plastic tweezers to help handle the lenses.
BUNNY COLOR BROWN
Graphic Diameter: 13.8mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
I absolutely love the design and the way it gives a natural lighter look to my eye colour! The different flecks and shades of brown allow the colours to blend nicely with your natural eye colour, and the rough meshing of the pattern and colours towards the middle also help them look less harsh on your eyes. I think the golden brown in the lenses really helps bring out the brown in my eyes. The limbal ring is composed of dense brown dots, so it’s not as bold as if were to be black, but still enough for a dolly effect if that’s what you’re looking for.
The image below has the right lens flipped inside out – it’s easy to tell from the pattern if you’re wearing the wrong way! 👍
These are surprising enlarging for lens 14.0mm in diameter! Great if you’re just looking for a subtle enlargement but don’t want anything too dramatic.
They’re very comfortable to wear! I only had to put some eyedrops in the morning and I was fine for the rest of the day. So far I’ve worn these for around 8 hours and I felt no irritation. The lenses also feel pretty thin so you can hardly feel they’re in your eyes while you’re wearing them.
I definitely recommend the Bunny Color Brown circle lenses! They’re really comfy to wear, of high quailty and I love how natural they look but still give a nice pop of colour to my eyes. Plus they’re affordable (currently on sale for US$15.00!). Perfect for everyday wear ✨
Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for not blogging for a while, I recently got my monitor replaced so I can start posting and editing photos again I’ve tried blogging from the WordPress app on the iPad but it’s just not the same as posting from a desktop and uni started again so I thought I should focus more on that as I’m finally in my final year haha.
Anyways the most exciting thing that happened to me recently was probably getting my hair done a few days ago! I went to a lovely place called At The Garden Tokyo as they recently opened their second store so they had opening specials. I’ve had a few friends go there and say they had a fantastic experience so I thought I would take advantage of the offer and I’m glad I did! The staff are very friendly and the interior is very nice and comfy with a vintage like feel. I went with a friend but after we were seated we saw 2 of our friends come in to try them out as well, thanks to them for putting up with us
I’m trying to grow out my hair layers and get it past my shoulders (I’ve finally finished with my short hair phase?haha) so I just got my hair trimmed and fringe restyled and to get rid of my horrible regrowth. This time I opted for an ashy brown colour. After experiencing bleaching my hair last year, I think I’m going to stick with darker colours for time being. I think the dye job turned out pretty well considering 80% of my hair is still bleached, I’m just wondering how the colour will fade in a few months time
I think they’re definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a Japanese salon in the city where you’ll be satisfied with your results! They also have 30% off for students and if you refer a friend (you’ll both get the discount!) and 50% off when it’s your birthday
Currently my hair inspo is Rinko Murata! At the end of last year she cut her hair short, so I like looking at her currently hair styles since then to get inspired and grow my hair to a similar length. I also like her clothing style – she models for mer, whose concept is for those who “want to become cute”, “want to be fashionable” and “want to be happy”, so I find their coordinates simple but a cute and girly style. I like how it’s casual with more of a focus on coordinates and patterns, so it’s easy to find similar items locally and I don’t have to go through the trouble of buying Japanese brands.
Hot Pepper Beauty is also another good place to see current hair trends in Japan and there’s a lot of styles! It’s a directly of hair salons in Japan, so they upload their styles through there. If you’re in Japan you can also use it to book appointments and there’s coupons you can use
Over the past few months I’ve become more interested in nail decoration and art so I was super excited to see this Australis polish on sale! It cost me less than $2. At the moment, I’m really liking simple nail designs or polishes with interesting glitter pieces
Milky Way is a jelly like white polish with colourful hex glitters of different sizes and mini blue glitter specks. The website describes using this as a topcoat but I put around 4 coats of polish in the photo below to created a layered look. I think the combination of colours and different glitter sizes adds a cute touch to your nails.
Each coat is quite sheer making it perfect for layering and I think there’s also a decent amount of glitter with each coat. It lasts pretty well without a top coat, I’ve worn it for a bit more than a week and I haven’t had any chipping.
It’s my first time buying from Australis but I will definitely keep my eye out on their products now!
And here’s a sneak peak of other glitter nail polishes I’ve gotten recently
It’s been a few years since I’ve bought from ASOS but I placed an order with them recently since they had a 20% code for Australia day and I absolutely loved one of the tee designs I saw! My plan this year was to stick with simple plain design items so they’re easy to mix and match but I guess that’s already fading away haha.
With the AUD dropping in value to the USD, I think ASOS is a good site to buy from since they constantly have sales and discount codes are readily available. They also usually have booths at Orientation events at universities at Sydney (I’ve seen them at USYD, UTS and UNSW) so drop by when you can coz they usually have freebies. Another option is to sign up to UNiDAYS, where you can always get 10% off full priced items and there’s load of other discounts available. I’m not sure whether it’s restricted to Australians only, all I remember is that you need a valid university email address.
I’m really happy with this order- the fit and quality isn’t too bad, especially considering the price. I got 3 items for $41.10 which I think is a bargain!
25th Jan – Placed order
26th Jan – Order dispatched
30th Jan – Received package
Since my order was over $40, I got their standard shipping rate for free and it’s pretty fast.
This is the tee that led me to order from ASOS again! With my previous order everything was too big, even though I followed their size chart and I ended up disappointed, so this time I sized down. I think I’m usually a size AU6, I usually always buy tees in unisex sizes so I’m not too sure what I actually am haha. I actually ordered in this AU4 since they were sold out of size 6 and 8 so I thought I’ll just yolo and give it a try since it’s ment to be loose and boxy anyways. I was surprised to see that size 4 is still baggy on me, I thought it’ll be a bit tighter but I think it’s a pretty good fit for the way it’s meant to look. I think it also doesn’t look too cropped on me but then I have a short torso
I’m really pleased with the thickness of the tee as well, I tend to find that white tees are usually slightly sheer but this isn’t. Also it’s 100% cotton so it’s nice and comfy. Also really loving the graphic on the tee since I thought it’s cute and sweet
The other tee I got is from a Swedish brand called Monki. It’s my first time hearing of them but browsing through their store it looks like they’ve got affordable basic and trendy items. It reminds me of American Apparel. I like the look and vibe of their outfits so I’ll be keeping an eye out on them
I mainly just got this since I was looking for something cheap, simple yet interesting – and who can say no to unicorns? Their smallest size was XS (size 8), so it fits me loosely but not too baggy and I tucked it in the photo above of me wearing it. It’s more sheer and slightly thinner than ASOS tee I got and it’s made from 100% organic cotton. I think it’s a nice to wear tucked in or out.
And last up are these demin shorts! They’re made from a cotton blend (69% Cotton, 26% Polyester, 3% Viscose, 2% Nylon) and it’s pretty much true to colour (camera found it hard to pic up on the colours soon). I got them in size AU6 and they fit nearly perfectly – they’re looser around my hips and thighs compared to the model, but it’s just due to my body shape. They’re comfy and I love the colour and for less than $10 I can’t complain that much
If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with quick buys I really suggest looking at ASOS! I think one of the hardest things with online shopping is figuring out what size best fits, especially if it’s your first time buying from the store and don’t want to hassle dealing with returns. A nice feature ASOS is that you can “view catwalk” on the page which gives you a look to see how it fits on the model and can maybe help you decide if you want to size up or down.
Last year’s and this year’s Summer inspo is from ChokiChoki Girls! Aimed at teens and girls in their early twenties, it’s a magazine which centres around boyish but cute casual street style with makeup and seasonal hairstyles. It’s still pretty new, it launched in 2009 as a side magazine to ChokiChoki (which is aimed at males), and only started getting released monthly a bit more than a year ago I think.
One of the main reasons why I chose ChokiChoki, besides wanting to browse through a new magazine besides Popteen, was that it’s super easy to buy digitally through Fujisan. It’s very easy to view the magazines via a computer their app if you prefer reading it via a tablet or iPad. I prefer reading the physical version, but I don’t think it’s stocked locally here and it’ll probably cost three times the price so it’s more economical reading the digital version.
At first I was going to combine the July and August into one post but then I realised it might be too image heavy haha. I found that this issue focuses more on oufit coordination and makeup compared to the other issue so part 2 should be as interesting!
So first up, the July 2014 cover features Yohdi and Karin in 50s inspired outfits, aren’t they cute? I also love the colour and outfit coordination, it really screams Summer to me. Here are some behind the scene photos. The theme of this issue is about how to dress/style in certain ways to hide certain parts of your face and body if you’re not too confident about them or want give an illusion of a more slimmer look.
If you think your legs look too short, wear platform shoes to make your legs look longer!
If you’re anxious about your thighs looking thick, you should wear something with a wedge, simple flats and slip-ons aren’t flattering. If you don’t like your calves, it’s advised against wearing pumps and wedges, high cut sneakers are fine and I think if they have like straps around the ankles (not too sure on this one).
Style up with silhouette magic! An oversized tee and short shorts create a Y line and a loose top with high wasted shorts creates an X line.
If you want to get an I silhouette, pair up a logo tee with a tight skirt which has suspenders and an A line can be created by wearing a short length tops and a flare skirt that goes to the knees.
Here are some makeup scans! I love the colour of the blush she uses and her hairstyle is cute and simple.
This makeup section is about matching makeup to your hair colour. For a natural feeling, use light makeup.
When you make the eyeliner more bold, you can give off a more casual edgy look.
For light brown hair, you can look super cute in pink colour
With sunburnt cheeks, you can look like a west coast (?) girl. I just assume it’s like a beach look? haha.
If you have brown hair, you can look exotic with grey eyes! I’m not sure if it sounds weird but circle lenses have been the craze for the last 5 years and it’s still going strong. I think it’s fun to make your eyes pop with different colours!
Use a flashy colour to make your eyes pop! She used a bright blue eyeliner and blue mascara. I noticed that coloured mascara and eyebrow mascara were being sold but I’m not sure how popular that is