Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY Fringe Cut

For people who thought that this was another tutorial, sorry to disappoint you but this is NOT a tutorial.

I just cut my fringe shorter, and that is about all.. 

It is not really that hard to do it yourself. You just need to have sturdy hands and a pair of scissors.. and possibly a bucket or bin to cut your hairs over.

Everyone says that I look younger and younger every time I cut my fringe. I think I have to agree, especially without makeup I look like a teenager.

I don't try to look older or younger. I just want to look the way I want to look. Sometimes I do makeup that makes me look older or younger but it is not really the goal for me to look like a certain age. I do whatever I want to look like what I want. Isn't it the whole point of makeup though??

Eyebrow Madness!! All about Eyebrow!

Another video is up! English audio and Japanese subtitle(coming soon)!

Today, we are talking about eyebrows.

Now I don't think I am the expert of the eyebrows but I think eyebrows are very important.
They are the frames of your face!!!!

And this was requested a lot on YouTube and in the real life.
It is kinda funny that you walk into a department store or something and browsing (yup, ONLY browsing) all shiny pretty makeup stuff and the sales person comes to you and say "Hi, how are you today? Wow, you have a really nice eyebrow!"

Um, is this a conversation starter?? I do not know.
But hey, no body feels bad when they have compliments! (Might feel a bit awkward.)

Products mentioned: (they are just examples, they don't have to be the same products, of course. If you want reviews on certain products, please let me know in the comment, I will definitely consider reviewing it either here or on YouTube.. or both.)

Eyebrow pencil :SAVVY by DB Eyebrow pencil in Light Brown
Eyebrow powder: Petit LASARA Powder Eyebrow (From Japan/Discontinued)
Eyebrow gel/wax: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Gel Brow in Cocoa Brown (Limited Edition) 
Eyebrow liquid: CANMAKE Eyebrow Liquid in Natural Brown and Light Brown
Clear Brow Gel: DAISO clear mascara
Eyebrow mascara: Heavy Rotation Coloring Eyebrow in Orange Brown

Questions people ask me about my eyebrows.

{How often do you pluck or wax?}
I usually pluck them with tweezers every 3-4 days. Sometimes I am lazy and leave it for a week or so and wax them. So waxing happens less often, whenever I feel like it but probably once a month.

{What was the worst experience you had with eyebrows?}
Oh, this is the DISASTER I am referring to in this video. One time I shaved the top side of my eyebrows, shaved the bits I needed and got scarred from it. Even professionals could not help. I still have the scar from this incident and I have to fill it in everyday.

{What shade/color do you use to fill your eyebrows?}
I change the product shades depending on my hair color. I generally use slightly lighter color than my hair so when I dye it, it is usually lighter color.

Thank you for your time and see you around!
Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Khaki & Brown Eyes

Oh my, long time no see! I have been editing and filming a lot of videos recently.
Some of them in English and others in Japanese and there are quite different kinds of demand for both of them so I am pleasantly surprised.
Thank you very much for all your support and I will do my best to keep this blog updated, but my main concern would be YouTube. I feel like that I can connect with people more on YouTube and this is just a supportive role to that (like posting photos of the swatches and a place for detailed review).

Here is a video on Khaki & Brown Eyes. (Japanese Audio & English subtitles)

So this is a video that I made for my Japanese viewers BUT I am sure that all the other Asian or heavily hooded-eye people can definitely benefit from this too!

I love the khaki color on eyelid. This is a bit wintery look (so if you are from southern hemisphere, try this in 6 months time!) and I truly believe that khaki is the color that most Asian people or people with yellow/olive skin look great with. Don't know what is khaki? Well, think of an old time soldier's felt uniform.

This is easy to do and covers the major eyeshadow application for monolids/heavy folds.

I hope you enjoy and have a good weekend!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

September and October favorite video is up!

As you can see, I am not really good with keeping up my blog. I hate that about myself. But I really try to keep it up from now.

I had been sick for 2 weeks in October, which is weird. I had this sick feeling for such a long time but I didn't have proper symptoms to determine what it is... I guess the season change has a big effect on me. OH WELL.

Let's get into our Favorite video! There are several Hate products as well.
It was 2 months of trial and error, really. I had a high hope of things and got swept away into disappointment. And some other times I found an amazing product from something that I didn't even like to start with.

I am surprised by the quality of the Hakuhodo brushes. I love them and think that they are worth the money. I know that they are quite expensive, but everything is expensive in Australia so they don't seem too bad, compared to the price in America.

I hope you enjoy this video and have a great week!