Monday, June 25, 2012

#95: Writing Left-Handed

So this morning, I was looking at my List, saw this goal, and decided to try out writing out the alphabet with my left hand. I don't exactly remember why I decided to put this on the List; it's quite possible that I thought it would be neat to be able to write nicely with both hands. Of course, I don't think my handwriting is that nice to begin with, for which I blame school; during elementary, my teachers would go back and forth on whether or not they wanted print or cursive, so now my style is a mix of both (but print is more dominant).  I also find that my writing looks better depending on what I'm using to write with.  But anyway, here are some pictures from this morning's exercise:

right-hand on top; left-hand on bottom

My s looks like a backward z, and I have no idea what happened to the y (looks like a mangled x).  It'll be interesting to see if I can get used to writing left-handed; I think the key will be figuring out how to hold a pen in a comfortable position.

Friday, June 15, 2012

#83: False Lashes

Meant to write up this post sooner, but never had the time until now to take pictures.  So I've been curious about false lashes for a while.  I got a pair in a swap but didn't use them as I wanted to practice so I didn't ruin them.  I decided to get some lashes for my cosplay of Sailor Moon, to help bring a little more emphasis to my eyesthan mascara could give. My actual lashes aren't too bad, though one eye is less full than the other (it drives me crazy).

I ordered this set of lashes (C-02, under the Sweety Series) when I ordered my first pair of circle lenses.  I also ordered the glue they had but ultimately didn't use it as it's a bit too thin for my liking (I ended up getting the Duo glue from Sephora). I didn't want my eyes to look heavy or dramatic and was a little worried that these would be a bit much but was very happy with the end result. I had ordered a second set (W-05 from the Gorgeous Series) but didn't get them as I think the site hadn't yet been able to update to show them out of stock.  I e-mailed them and got a refund within a day. Very satisfied with the service and will definitely order from Eye Candy Lens in the future.

I actually had a friend put the lashes on me the day I wore the costume. I had practiced several times before the convention and destroyed two pairs of lashes in the process. I watched several Youtube videos to see how other people put lashes on (I kept returning to the one done by xsparkage). I did have a successful attempt a few days later but it still something I'm working on. 

Circle Lenses:

I really wanted some colored contacts to make my eyes appear really blue for Sailor Moon, and went with circle lenses as the enlarging effect they have would also be a bonus.  I first became aware of them through reading blogs and decided to use Eye Candy Lenses which I learned about through ekiblog.  I also wanted a contact that I could get in my prescription as there is nothing more annoying than having to remove your glasses again and again when someone wants your picture (and you don't want to be walking around blind the rest of the time). 

After some debating between three different styles, I went the Macaroon puffy lenses.  They were the ones that looked the most natural of the three I was looking at (can't remember what the other two were). I think the box they came in was so cute and I also got a free case with them.

They're actually not that uncomfortable; however, I didn't have eye drops on hand and after almost 12 hours with them in, my eyes were burning so bad I was crying (I was also at a concert with extremely bright lights and smoke machines which probably didn't help). I do love the color though you can definitely see the difference between my natural I color and the lenses.

I'm excited to try out some more lenses - I've got two different pairs in mind which I think will work really well with my natural eye color.  I'll try to get good pictures of me wearing the contacts and lashes sometime in the future - the lighting wasn't great when I was trying to take pictures and I didn't like any of the ones I had on hand.

Friday, June 8, 2012

In Review: May

Well, I did a little bit better on posting last month. The last few days were devoted to watching E3 coverage on G4 and not much else.  I hope everyone is doing well and having some nice spring/summer weather - it's been raining the past few days (annoying, but it hasn't been hot so I can't complain to much).

Monday, June 4, 2012

My first Glossybox!

I received my first Glossybox today! Glossybox is a subscription service where you will receive 5 travel/deluxe sized beauty product samples each month. There are other various sample services, but Glossybox is the only one that I've been impressed by, so I decided to take a risk and sign up.

I signed up on the 21st, got an e-mail saying it shipped the 25th, and it arrived today the 5th. It looks like it's shipping from NJ, so it's going to take a little bit of time to get here, but it was held up for 3 days at some facility in IN. I think the shipping could be a bit faster, but I'm not going to complain much as I'm sure they're dealing with a large amount of orders.

Taken Over

My life has been hijacked by The Avengers. I got to see it for the first time on the 27th, then saw it with a friend on Wednesday, and then again to a late night showing last night. It is amazing. I need to see it at least one more time. It's just wonderful.
And then, somehow, tumblr got involved. Now, I don't have a tumblr account but it's been my source to get my daily Avengers fix. I looked at over 100 pages on this one account (have no idea how long that took) the other night in one setting.  So, yes, an account may be needed.

I make no apologies.