Wednesday, April 28, 2010
My star accent lashes! (Sorry just stole this off the net as I forgot to take pictures of my own pair)
Monday, April 19, 2010
I'm working at Shu Uemura as a makeup counter girl, so I get to play with make up all day!
However, as the work requires me to work in shifts, I may not be able to blog as often as before, but that doesn't mean I'll leave this blog to rot away, I'll still be back to update time and time again, just be patient if there isn't any new posts for say a week or 2 as I maybe scheduled to work for up to 8 days straight.
For local readers, if you wanna pop by to say hi, I'm working at a counter smack in the middle of Orchard road, lets see if you guys can find me, Tata!
First and foremost, this is how my eyes look like, completely devoid of makeup, so pardon the horrible oily skin and open pores and such for all the subsequent pictures. My eyes are really dark brown, almost black so it's hard to even locate the irises.
After putting in the Max Pure Brown lens on one eye, as you can see, there is an enlargement at 14.5mm and the colour appears lighter.
My Max Pure Browns without any flash, they look really really natural
With flash, you can see more obviously the brown colour, sometimes, I think they look like the glass eyes of dolls and soft toys, but I really like them alot
I've been using my Max Pure Browns as a replacement for my daily disposables, these lens are really thin, so I don't feel them at all in my eye, however as compared to my dailies, they have more protein build-up and are abit dry, so I usually apply an eyedrop or 2 in the middle of the day. But other then that, I'm really happy I got them (though the Bf is still creeped out by them).
I'm planning to buy more brown lenses soon, hmm wonder which ones I should try next, maybe Honey Wings?
Oh yes, scroll down to see my reviews on the other 2 lenses I bought!
The green is less obvious then my blue ones, on my pupils, but still enough to see the colour
Without flash, the green is only minimally obvious, but you can still see abit of colour difference from normal eyes.
With flash the colour is more obvious, but from far, the colour isn't as obvious, bit disappointed actually.
My only gripe is that the colour isn't as obvious as I would like it, but its fairly comfortable. I haven't worn it out for a full day yet, so I can't say just how comfortable it really is, but it's definitely thicker then my Max Pure Brown lens.
*edit* I tried this pair at work one day, and they were quite comfortable. I had a bit of blurriness and some of the green colour blocking my line of sight at times, but abit of blinking and a drop or two of eyedrops fixed it. I even had a customer comment on how much she liked my lens! Yay!
Comparison of the lens, you can see, the blue isn't affected by the dark colour of my eye and that there is some enlargement
Here, I'm wearing the lens in both my eyes, but with zero flash, there's still some blueness
Now with flash, as you can see, the blue is very obvious and the best part is that the colour eliminates the redness of my eyes, I really like the colour of this pair of lenses
Friday, April 9, 2010
2010 --> Eager Love Revenge Miku, Sandplay of Dragon Rin, Ceil (Ballroom Version), Gintama's Kagura (Yoshiwara Arc Version)
2011 --> Trinity Blood Esther (most likely Empire version), Kuroshitsuji's Ceil (book cover version), Imitation Black Len
*I'm only uploading pictures of the characters that I haven't uploaded before*
Thursday, April 8, 2010
What I found out was that after the boom in the popularity of becoming a Hostess thanks to magazine, Koakuma Ageha and celeb idols like Momoeri, many hostesses now work in cabaret clubs, nicknamed kyabakura in Japanese. These are the less exclusive and lower-priced versions of the original "hostess bars" (high-class Ginza establishments filled with elegant and knowledgeable ladies). Despite this fact, hostessing is now seen as a glamorous and there is less resistance to becoming one, in fact in open auditions, girls sometimes bring their mothers along which would have been completely unheard of say 5 years ago.
In a video, Momoeri herself says that she gets tons of fan mail from elementary school girls who gush about their admiration for her and how much they aspire to be like her in the future. But having known the rigours of this job, Momoeri herself replies that she is uncertain if that is an industry that she would like to encourage young girls to enter.
A friend of mine once quipped that she wished she she could jet off to Japan and become a hostess for a couple of years because of the "easy money" and the illusion of, "its so easy, all you have to do is drink alot, chat with the men, buy a few pretty dresses to wear to work and you're done, some clubs don't even allow touching so no worries about being too touchy-feely."
But I read once an ex-hostess speaking out about the not so glamorous side of the job, she said that a huge chunk of her money earned went straight back into make up and skincare and she had to constantly change her dresses, hairstyles and nails because clients didn't want to come back if she looked the same as the last time they visited. It was also really difficult to look fresh and pretty everyday if you had to constantly drink copious amounts of alcohol and have cigarette smoke blown into your face and forgo sleep on a regular basis.
Despite having seen both sides of the same coin, I must admit I too am drawn to the fantasy world of having to dress like a pseudo princess every night and earning tons of money by just doing so, however every job has its bad side and this job may come with plenty of perks but also has plenty of downfalls.
You should really check out the video at http://video.nytimes.com/?src=vidm there's a short interview with Momoeri and other hostesses.
Information from http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/play/new-glamour-cabaret-club-girls-645396 & http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/business/global/28hostess.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&sq=hostessing&st=cse&scp=1
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The lower lashes look pretty decent and remind me of Dolly Wink's No.5 Real Nude lashes