Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fuller lips~ Tutorial

More recently, I've been filling in my lip for fun, and it's gotten more attention then I thought it would, moreso in how I do it~ So, I've decided to try and explain the process as best as I can<3

What you will need:
 Three lip pencils; a white or cream pencil, your main lip colour [for me it's a colour that matches my lip colour], and a deeper tone than your main pencil [I'm using my taupe eyebrow pencil].
A lip gloss, mine is Urban Decay's Nooner lip gloss.
A shimmery eyeshadow.
Two lipsticks, one that matches your main pencil, and one slightly deeper.
So, for reference, this is my natural lip~

I've created a simple chart of how I create my lips, for example.

Before you start, take a good look at your lips~ I want you to notice that your lips, even if they are light should have some kind of pigmentation that outlines the shape of your lips.Slightly around that, you should have a white or paler pigmentation. You can take a look at my picture and the first part of the diagram.

You will want to only colour up into that white/paler section surrounding your lips, as it will be a more natural shape for you.
 1. The first t thing you will do is outline your lips with your main pencil/ shade. Line that white section I was talking about above, and that should be your basis shape for your fuller lip look.

 ^^ I pulled my lips in to show the outline I created above and below my natural lip line, which is over that section of lighter skin.
 2. Fill in your lips with the lip liner or [optional] your lipstick you've chosen.
 3. Take your deep colour lip pencil, and outline your outer corners of your lip. Similar to the second section of the drawn chart above. The outer sections of your lip should be darker than the rest of your lip, then blend it in nicely to create shading. You are creating dimension to your lip shape to make it appear plumper.
 Optional~~ you can create more dimension over the liner you applied by repeating the same process with your darker lipstick.
 4. The most important step to making your lips look fuller and the illusion more believable is to lightly and thinly outline above your created lip shape with your white or cream pencil. This will recreate the light patch of pigmentation you coloured over, and also add the appearance of a highlight over a fuller lip.

Make sure the line isn't too harsh and thick. You want to mimic the light natural pigmentation a lip has.

Even if you don't chose to over outline your lips, just adding that highlight over the cupid's bow of your lips will give an extra 'oomph' to your pout.
 5. Apply your lip gloss to your lips. Not only will it help with the next step, but it will create the appearance of more volume to your lips, and blend your shading work you've done earlier.
 6. Lightly tap your shimmery eyeshaddow into the very center of your top and bottom lip, and blend it nicely with the lip gloss in that section. It will give your lips that extra boost to having a fuller pout.
 The final look~ Fuller, more voluminous lips.
The perfect pout to blow kisses with!

I hope I explained the process in a clear and understandable manner~ It's a relatively short and sweet way to achieve a sexy pout, it just takes some practice and patience to get it down just right with your own lip shape.

Have fun, and proudly show off those pretty lips~


Monday, June 23, 2014

GEO, Forest Brown Lens Review, Sponsored

Big doll like eyes are now achievable! I'm happily fluttering my lashes over the GEO Forest Brown lenses from eyecandys [available here]

*I finally got a new and nicer camera lens [my previous camera lens broke] so my pictures are like, a hundered times better now!*
 Eyecandy's is a company I've happily worked with before and I personally buy my non-sponsored circle lenses from because of their big selection of lenses, fun new collections and lovely packaging.
My lenses, a lens case and their business card~ unboxed.
 I decided to try something new and more gem like, after enviously seeing how pretty diamond like lenses on my friends and fellow bloggers haha~ I'm not afraid to admit I'm also heavily influenced by my fellow bloggers, especially when it comes to lens types. And I am SO glad I tried out a crystallized lens, because the aesthetic is amazing in person and in pictures!
Brand: GEO
Origin: South Korea
Water content: 38% - 42%
Diameter: 15.0 mm
Base Curve: 8.4 - 8.6
Power: plano, -0.50 to -5.00 (0.25 step), -5.50, -6.00
Duration: 1 year disposable 

Now to the comparison shots/ close ups~
I really love how the GEO Forest Brown lenses are a very true gold, they brighten up the eye and create a sparkle in your eye. Up close and in person, the lenses can pass as a natural colour, but up close there is not natural gradient or look to the lenses. If you are one looking for a natural eye look, this might not be the lens for you~ but, if you are one looking for a beautiful doll like eye this is the perfect lens to recreate the look.
I was honestly surprised how bright the lenses looked with flash on, I never expected the gorgeous pop of colour in such opacity, but it was a wonderful surprise!

The lenses are one of the biggest in my collection, at 15mm~ which is extremely enlarging. The thing with 15mm lenses is that they can look very alien-esque without makeup. But, lenses of this magnitude look magical with full make and really bring attention to one's eyes. 

I have these lenses on my regular rotation now, they are really comfy! I took them out for a spin on my vacation, and wore them for long periods of time, daily. I happily had no dryness issues or sliding issues with the lenses until maybe the 10 hour mark?  Which is probably irresponsibly in my eye too long, but it's still a good measurement on how comfortable they are. If you aren't used to large lenses, you might find them a bit uncomfy for the first few moments since larger lenses may take some getting used too.

I really love the look of these lenses, and I am totally sucked into the diamond lens type of look! Totally feel like it amplifies my look in such a delightfully doll like way!
[[I'm super biased to them too, because they look absolutely bomb in selfies haha!]]

My lenses from Eyecandy's came in just under a three week period, which was great timing right before my trip and game me a perfect opportunity to test them out to the max. I've always had a good experience as a customer and as a partner, with great service and prices.

I have a code that eyecandy's kindly gave to me which is 'CARISSEIRIS', and entering it will give you a free surprise gift with purchase.

Thank's Eyecandy's, and I'm a super big fan!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I'm Your Present~ Mermaid Bikini, Review

Yay, I'm finally back from vacation~~ So I'm back to blogging and finally reviewing things I bought!
For vacation, I really wanted a new cute bikini, so I came across this cute one from I'm Your Present, on etsy~

 The package came in exactly 3 weeks after I placed my order, just like was said in the etsy description. Which was just in time for me, because the three week mark was the Friday before I left! I was so glad that it came in during the allotted time period~
 The package came nicely wrapped with a few goodies!

 I ordered my bikini in a size Medium, my personal measurements are 36, 28, 35, currently and I'm 5'3"~ The bikini fit me perfectly during the trip and wear in chlorine and salt water did not wear down the sparkle or design or shrink the fit of the clothing after it dried! It was super durable and lasted my rigorous swimming in pool and in the surf<3
The fit is pretty modest in comparison to my usual beach attire, but it was very comfortable, the bottoms didn't ride up and sat perfectly at my natural waist, and the top was nicely fitted with no boob spillage.
The cut of the bottoms is extremely flattering for my shape [I'm a very true hour glass], which I enjoyed~ the top did make me look a bit boxy, but it was okay because the seashell print made me feel very girly!
 Detail close up of the bottoms.
 Detail close up of the top.

I am extremely satisfied with my purchase from I'm Your Present, the quality is superb and I am so proud to show off my new summer mermaid bikini. I feel truly unique and magical wearing it.


Monday, June 2, 2014

GEO, Princess Mimi/ Bambi Almond Lens Review, Sponsored

Sexy or playful, I've found the most versatile lens yet, from who have sent me the Geo, Princess Mimi Bambi Almond circle lens [available here], made popular by gyaru idol Tsubasa Masuwaka.
 Lens Village sent out my lenses in super speed time within the week of ordering them. Everything came nicely and neatly packed in an air tight sealed packet, and came with a nifty instruction guide on lens care and application which, if you've been on my blog a bit, I'm crazy about and find awesome for those who are new to contacts, in general! Also, a good reminder for those of us [like me] who do need some brush up on lens care. I did manage to accidentally tear my lenses with my super long nails, and immediately after contacting lens village, they took care of me, after proof of damage, and sent a replacement out to me. So, their customer service is really on top of their game and were understanding of my mess up.

The package also included their business card and a card that advertises their selfie contest which is done once a month, and you can win free circle lenses and other items~
As always, a shot of the container for authenticity.

Now on to the heart and soul of this review, the stats and close ups <3

Life Span : 1 Year Disposable
Power Available : 0.00 to -8.00
Diameter : 14.5 mm
Base Curve : 8.6
Manufacturer : GEO Medical , South Korea

 Above is the comparison chart to how the lenses look in different lighting.
The lenses are a cool brown/ash brown which really sets off the warmer tones in darker eyes. The Bambi Almond lenses are a really good lens for beginners who are looking for a good natural dolly eye look, or those looking for a very versatile lens that amplifies the size of your eye. They give off the old school gyaru eye because of the dark limbal ring around the lens, but the gradient really bumps up the look with a modern edge. It's just a really perfect, classic circle lens. I could go on reciting praise on these lenses because I've just seen so many gals wear them and have seen all the ads, that these lenses have become so iconic to me. My expectations have been met and then some.
It's the perfect amount of enlargement without being too dramatic. You can easily use them with a more natural eye to a very dramatic look, and they enhance any eye look very well I've noticed. It's a very nice staple circle lens.

To me, these lenses are very thin, and very pliable to me, in comparison to some of the lenses I've been wearing as of late. I've been wearing them for maybe a week now, and they are quite comfortable. I haven't had any dryness issues or sliding issues. They're pretty hassle free and I was able to use them on an airplane without any discomfort either. The max for having these lenses in, in my experience is an easy 7 hours without issue. The only thing is after that amount of time, and if the lenses get dry, they really get dry and have popped out of my eye at that time. But it's usually not an issue because I only wear lenses for at most 6 hours, and if I wear them longer, I'm usually at home by that time... So It would be a good idea if you wear lenses for well over several hours to have eye drops on hand.
 Up close, you can see the lenses, though noticeable, enhances one's natural eye colour because they are such  a neutral taupe brown. I'm sure they would look amazing on a hazel or green eye because of the warmth of those colours.

My rating for the lenses would be:

Comfort, 5/5
Design, 5/5

Perfect score!
I'm just really in love with these lenses!
Lens village store has many many types of lenses, and I love the organization of their shop, it was really easy to narrow down my choices and find the lenses I liked. I want to reiterate that I am in love with how wonderful their staff is and their customer service. I'm always an antsy person when it comes to dealing with shops if I have an issue, and they made the process really easy and were very kind!
I have a code: Express, which give free expedited shipping for orders over $80.

Thank you Lens Village

 I am no Tsubasa, but I can give my best gyaru poses, haha!