Monday, February 28, 2011
butterfly (On/Off): Another song from the anime Durarara! I quite like the beat of this song and its a definite improvement from this group's first single (Vampire Knight first ending song, if you're curious). However i think they could definitely improve themselves and maybe get a new stylist. Their outfits in this video makes them look like a host or something.
dress (Buck-Tick): This is the opening song of one of my favourite anime, Trinity Blood. It was also my first introduction to this group. I haven't fully explored their works yet but I have to admit their stuff are good.
Senkou (Alice Nine): Woohoo!! Alice Nine's new single!!! I love it alot and my sis is such a fan that she's started buying all the first copies of their newly released stuffs. Haha, but she's pretty protective over her possessions because she likes to keep them in as good condition as she possibly can so I'm the evil one who downloads their stuff.
Resuscitated Hope (Lisa Komine): Another anime song. This is a fairly new anime that was just released with the new batch of animes, I'm usually not interested in animes that have prepubescent girls as the main character a la Rozen Maiden. But this story with its crime solving intrigues and Victorique's (the main girl) secret past hooked me real good. I'm impatiently waiting for the next episode to be released.
Blind Justice ~Torn Souls, Hurt Faiths~ (Zektbach, Pop n Music): I got addicted to this song after my friend roped me in for yet another cosplay and sent me this link. Its a really great piece to listen too whilst studying, because it doesn't make me listen too much to the lyrics but yet not sleep inducing at the same time. Its actually from the game Pop n Music, somewhat like a predecessor to the Vocaloids game. This composer has me highly addicted to his works. And if you're wondering, I'll be cosplaying the girl in this video, her name is Matin.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
So another lazy day outfit:
Because of that, i'm seriously contemplating stopping or at the very least, lessening my gyaru-based posts. I'll update bout fashion and the like when I have the time, but it'll probably be simpler outfits instead of the usual. Yes, I'm gonna be a weekend gyaru at the very least(whatever...).
I still adore gyaru makeup and hairstyling but I don't fully agree with the fashion at times and when I look my bulging wardrobe, a part of me feels the pain of not having worn some clothes that I love but have been labelled as "not gyaru enough". In some twisted way, instead of dressing how I love and what I feel like wearing at the moment, I am starting to become someone who's obsessed with whether a look is "in" or not. Instead of feeling more confident in my appearance, I've started to nit pick on everything and in the process, I've lost a part of who I am and my sense of self.
I don't know where I'll go from here, maybe I'll still be gyaru, maybe not. But at the very least, I'm still me...
P.S. I'll probably change my blog title soon I guess, should drop the "gyaru" title before people start coming after me for redundant things
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The youtube video showing the range of products in the Ange Rin Doll line. It features a detailed breakdown of the use of the products, Rin participating in the production of the products and a selection of normal Japanese girls trying out the products.
The full line of Ange Rin Doll products that's available so far
It seems like most gyaru models follow the usual money-making route of first getting a modelling gig on a famous magazine followed by being the face of numerous products and then finally jumping on the gravy chain of creating a line of self-branded makeup.
The model this time is Rin from Koakkuma Ageha magazine and also known as the face of gyaru brand, Tralala. But to differ from her competitors who have pushed out numerous fake lashes, lipglosses and blush, Rin smartly deviates her products slightly but still pushes out products that gals everywhere would love.
Her line named, Ange Rin Doll, consists of the ubiquitous fake lashes, a tube of lip gloss in what appears to be a nude shade, 2 brow mascaras, 2 liquid eyeliners, a carbon paper with "lifting" properties and a set of 'power pierce' gems.
From what I can tell from the advertisement, the carbon paper helps to slim down and 'lift' the face to create the desired "V" shape from the cheek down that most models seem to have. I've also seen the 'power pierce' gems at work before when Momoeri was sponsored by a salon to do an advert in her blog, its supposedly able to help slim down the face by using electrons or crystal energy or something to reduce puffiness and water retention to slim down the face. I don't wholeheartedly believe that these products would work, especially since Japan is famous for coming up with the craziest beauty gadgets that don't always work, but if it's not priced too highly, I might just give it a shot.
The liquid eyeliner in a pen form might be useful to drawing the underside of my upper eyelid as Rin demonstrated in the video, if it's not too watery that is. On the otherhand, the other products don't interest me in the least bit, the lashes look similar to other designs by Diamond Lash or Eyemazing, the lipgloss shade looks bit generic and the eyebrow mascaras look eerily similar to Kate's version.
I'm pretty surprised that Rin hasn't mentioned anything about her new line of products in her blog, so I'm just waiting to see if she's gonna rope in Ageha to help promote her products just like what Sakurina did for her lash line. But so far, the products are only available via a Japanese TV shopping channel, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the products do well.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Simple outfit for a simple affair:
Thursday, February 10, 2011
So drumroll for the most fabulous concealer I've encountered yet:
Most blemishes have been covered after applying my Kate base and RMK foundation, however the more stubborn ones are still visible
Its truly a product that I recommend for people who really want to cover their blemishes and fake smooth, perfect skin. As a foundation, it's perfect for people who require heavy makeup such as entertainers because all you need is this and nothing else for your base. I have a friend who works as a race queen and party ambassador and she uses it whenever she's on the job because of its sweat and water resistance and because she's required to put on super thick makeup that could be compared with drag queens.
Gosh! I just realised how far behind I am on my reviews, I'm really sorry about it because more often then not, I just use the makeup without bothering to take any pictures of them. I'll get to them as soon as possible!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
So two outfits for this post as I'm too tired to write out 2 separate posts and I actually wore another outfit today but forgot to take a photo of it, I'll do it next time when I'm visiting my dad's side of the family.
For New Year's eve, I wore this simple outfit, since its just a time for relatives to come together and eat till we're just bout to burst.
Finally, for the first day of the new year, I got to dress up. It's also customary to wear new clothes to symbolise a new beginning
This cute shirt I got from Uniqlo was very much Liz Lisa inspired and the best part is, it's actually double-sided, so I have sort-of 2 different shirts for the price of one! And I snagegd it for only $9.90 at the current sale!
Tried this new hairstyle at the last minute in a tutorial I found in Betty magazine, the model's looked alot nicer because her hair was longer and thicker, so she had a higher messy bun. (Pardon the dirty mirror, my foundation sponge and mascara wand happened to knock into it while I was doing my makeup)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I'm pretty bummed about my uncle selling his old condo away as it had the most awesome clubhouse ever! It was a 2 storey stone building between the numerous apartments and the interior had a beautiful sweeping, stained wood staircase, crystal chandeliers and stained glass windows. I had been planning to ask them about the rates of renting the clubhouse for a potential shoot however, with them deciding to sell the place instead of renting it out as initially planned has completely thrown out my plans. So I'm back to the beginning of finding possible shooting locations once again.
It's been raining like crazy here in Singapore, and hasn't been helping my hair much so no matter how much I style my hair, it goes flat within a couple of hours because of the humidity. The only good thing so far is the weather has cooled down considerably and my skin isn't as oily as before.
So a simple outfit for a day of running around: