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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My first Shibuya 109 loot!

It’s here! It’s finally here!

Recently I tweeted that I ordered something from Yumetembou using Japonica and here’s that I got!

I only ordered one item since I wanted to try out before I order a lot of items. In August there is Otakuthon (which I’m preparing cosplays for right now x.X) AND Montreal Matsuri. If you want more info on the Matsuri, check their website and Facebook event!

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This is the item I ordered.

I’m not exactly sure how exactly you call those type of yukata so let’s just call it shorts yukata for now…
This is a jinbei, according to Ria! Thanks!

I like wearing a yukata for the Matsuri and during the event, you can rent one but I’ve been wanting one for a while and then I fell in love with this one! It has Kitty all over it!! *.* I remembered Mistu at Universal-Doll talked about Japonica so I gave it a try~

I’m sooooooo happy with the service! They contact you by e-mail, which is something I prefer when buying something online: I like to talk to a real human being behind a computer. This way, I asked questions and the Japonica staff replied quickly. It was very reassuring! The parcel was also marked as a gift so no taxes =D

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I will absolutely order more items from Yumetembou now that I know their sizing is good for me~ I know it’s not the top brand of gyaru fashion, but who said I was gyaru anyway? =P I also scanned the 8 pages flyers Yumetenbou sent in case you are interested: June and July. (if reposted somewhere else, please link back!!)

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sin make-up pictures, I was too excited to write this post ASAP,
I didn’t bother with make-up and hair lol

Did you notice how my phone matches the jinbei?? 8D

ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY: I did not forget, don’t worry!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Circle Lenses: EOS Pure Gray

I love to wear circle lenses but sometimes, I want something more subtle. On my last review, I showed you how stunning the Candy Color are! However, lately, I’ve been wanting something more toned down so mukuCHU sent me the EOS Pure Gray to review!

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Disclaimer: These lenses were sponsored by mukuCHU, however this review is based on my own personal experience.

Comfort: I’m starting to think I might not need to comment on the comfort of EOS lenses anymore: again, these are really comfortable!

Enlargement: The enlargement is very small: the black ring is very thin.

Design: The design reminds me of the Max Pure lenses but toned down! I would recommend these lenses for people who are just starting with lenses: when you’re not sure what type of lenses would suit you, I think you should start with something simple and work your way through more complicated designs. I think Pure Gray is one of the best lens you can get if you have light eyes and you want to have the dark ring effect: bolder dark rings look to weird on light eyes!

You can also notice from the picture that the color fades nicely into my natural eye color!

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I hope you enjoyed this review!!

I’m sorry for not posting a full face picture with this review! I’m in the process of getting a better camera so that I can have better quality pictures. Once this is done: I’ll upload a post with full face pictures of all the lenses that I have!

In the meantime, please check mukuCHU’s shop for more lenses! The next review will be about the new EOS Adult Green! I’m also writing a post about proper circle lens care and on the recent articles about how circle lenses can be dangerous! Please keep an eye on that~

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Montreal, I really love you!

I said this before, but I love Montreal. I think I mentioned this before, but I work in the heart of Montreal so whenever I leave work: there is always something going on.

Yesterday, I was walking on Sainte-Catherine to meet up some friends in Chinatown and it was the Festival Just for Laughs!

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the outdoor stage and a screen showing funny videos

Charlie Pop was giving a free show and it was realllllllllly cool. If you don’t know who Charlie Pop is, I recommend you search for a few of his videos on YouTube: he’s basically a beat boxing talent (?). I managed to film a little bit of the show though it’s a little bit hard to see since I was a little bit far from the stage…

I’m not really a fan of Charlie Pop but I like what he does; it’s pretty cool =D And seriously; it’s really cool to get to see a free show like that just after finishing work!

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People signing plates for a contest and my friend Nate in Chinatown

I don’t think Montrealers realize it but Montreal really is an amazing city. Sure, we get super cold weather during the winter and once the summer is here, we complain that’s it’s too hot (that’s just how Quebecers are XD) but we live in a city where crime isn’t high and we have more festivals then days in a year!

Montreal is number one in Canada for many things! We’re multi-cultural, most people speak at least 2 languages, we’re number one in fashion in Canada, we’re the cradle of North America and I could go one like that for a while about things we’re number one at!

Maybe I’m able to realize this because I’m not from Montreal: I come from a small village 6 hours from here that is so tiny, it’s not on Google Map. Maybe it’s because I lived in France for a while on a tiny island where nothing was going on. Or Maybe it’s when you are not from somewhere that you can realize how amazing a place can be. But after living here for twenty years, I think I can say that I am from Montreal with a lot of pride!

No matter how much I want to travel and live around the world… whenever I think of Montreal, I can’t help but think about this song =)

I wish I could have found a video with English subtitles but oh well~

MontrĂ©al, je t’aime !

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Random update~

It’s still sooooo hot here in Montreal… I don’t mind hot weather but I HATE it when it’s humid. This is probably why I will never be able to go to Japan during the summer! haha

Here’s an outfit I wore to work the other day… I only own one pair of shorts so it’s quite hard to coordinate something at times~

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Cancan hat: Ebay
Top: random shop in France
Shorts: Smart Set
Belt: Ardene

I only own one pair of shorts… the truth is… I’m REALLY self-conscious about my legs. Although the rest of my body is more on the skinny side… my thighs are a lot bigger and whenever I wear short skirts or shorts… I feel like everyone is looking at my flab >.< I don’t feel fat or anything… but I feel that my thighs don’t fit with the rest of my body… sigh… Am I the only one who feels that way?

Body image aside.. I styled my hair like this today for work~ Please excuse the dirty mirror… I’m such a bum when it comes to household chores ^.^V

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and before anyone asks~ YES! NEW PHONE! If you follow me on twitter, I’ve been tweeting like a mad woman about it! I ordered the Lollipop last Sunday and I received it Wednesday! Shipping was so fast and I REALLY love the phone!! It’s so cute… I don’t even want to deco it~ I’ll make a video later about how awesome this phone is =D

In the meantime, thank you for reading !! I didn’t forget about the giveaway~ I’m preparing things right now =) After all, this is my first giveaway, gotta make it right! hehe

Thursday, July 15, 2010

50+ followers!!

Hi everyone!

I just noticed that today I gained 2 followers which brings us to 51 followers! Yay!! I know I promised that I would do a giveaway when I would reach 50 but I didn't think it would happen so quickly!! haha

I'll organize the giveaway very soon (I'm kinda posting this at work =P) in the meantime... I want to thank you with all my heart for reading my blog! It started as a ranting blog but now it has given me the opportunity to interact with a lot of people, readers and bloggers alike!! I'm so happy I didn't give up writting here (like I did for most of my previous blogs). In any cases...

THANK YOU !!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Circle lenses: EOS Candy Color Blue

EOS’ new Candy Color are probably the hottest lenses released recently! Even Tsubasa is wearing them in her promotional pictures for Dolly Wink! MukuCHU,kindly sent me a pair of Blue Candy Color to test them and here is what I thought of these lenses.

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I sure can! =D

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Disclaimer: These lenses were sponsored by mukuCHU, however this review is based on my own personal experience.

Comfort: This time again, EOS proved that they make really comfortable lenses. I was a bit worried at first because even though it’s a 14.5mm lenses, they look much bigger so I was worried they would be less comfortable but it wasn’t the case at all.

Enlargement: Even though these lenses have the same diameter as the Dizon eyes, the enlargement is amazing!

Design: I have to admit, I was a bit scared when I got these lenses… I’ve been saying in my past reviews that I liked lenses that had a gradient pattern because they would blend easily in my eye color for a more natural style. However, Idlfvt’s kinda the opposite with the Candy Color. The dark rim is REALLY thick and REALLY bold while the color pattern is concentrated near the black rim with a little bit of fading towards the middle of the lens. Against the odds… I actually LOVE these lenses!! Because the color is soooo pigmented, it boosts my natural eye color and the dark rim really completes the dolly eye effect.

I even have to admit that these, lenses really give a manga-eye type of look! I think they would be especially great for cosplayers!

I hope you enjoyed this review! I’ll be posting another review in a few days on EOS Pure in Gray. In the meantime, please don’t mind my camwhoring

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Miruku's giveaway!

Miruku is one of the blogger I follow the most so it's only natural that I join her giveaway!

Click here to enter the giveaway! Or not~ If you don't join, I have more chances to win! Really... I never win anything T_T haha

Just kidding :) Good luck!!