Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hide your potatoes: casual!Sasha Blouse make-up test

Hello! :)

Week-end! :'D In other words, time to hop into my secret identity and do cosplay stuff. :'3
I had my cosplay ready and I wanted to check if my wig needed to be trimmed. I had actually trimmed it very slightly already, just enough so that the fibers wouldn't poke my eyes all the time. With this done, it turned out that the bangs were pretty much perfect. <3 The only thing left to do was to straighten the wig.
I didn't know for sure if it was heat-resistant random Ebay wig so I first tried on a few fibers. Of course, I had the straightener on the lowest possible heat all along. (100°C) My wig turned out to be perfectly heat resistant, yipee! :'D I would have cried if it had molten. Anyways, I first straightened the side bangs, which were curling too much and made me look stupid. Once they were straightened, I already looked more like Sasha.
Then I straightened the ponytail clip, which was pretty curly. I feel sad about flattening the cute curls but it can't be helped, cosplay was calling! At first the fibers went everywhere, like with static electricity. As soon as I smoothed them with my hand, they turned back to normal. After a few minutes, my clip was straightened all right!

Then came the time for make-up. I had to do without the lenses because I hadn't had time to put them to soak in solution, so please excuse my lack of fitting eyes on the pics. TT^TT I also put on the outfit that I had sewn with the help of my mum, and suddenly I looked like our potato girl! Cosplay is magic.

Photographer: Shiro Samurai (thank you for the pic editing too! <3)
Cosplayer: Hasakitsuki (casual!Sasha Blouse)



I see potatoes over there...
We sacrifice our hearts for potatoes. :C
Sasha style.
Like a Titan. ._.
These pics were actually taken before Frostbite and were supposed to be a preview but for several reasons it just wasn't possible to post it before the con. Sorry guys. One of the reasons was, well, the beginning of a con flu that followed me during the whole con week-end and is still going on now! >_< Gotta hate getting sick in winter cons...

But yeah, this is my first test for Sasha - next time I'll actually have the lenses on!
What do you think about my make-up? Leave a comment. <3

See you next time the Titans attack!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lens review: Dueba Sugar Candy Green

Hello cuties! <3
This greeting includes pretty boys. ;)

Anyways, I'm back with yet another lens review! This time I had -le gasp- a completely new color to me! 
Namely, green.
It was a brutal realization but yes, I had never worn green circle lenses before. The Sugar Candy Green were the perfect excuse to start with green lenses. And they were sponsored by Shiro Samurai hihihihihi. <3

The lenses have a diameter of 14.5mm and a base curve of 8.6mm. 
Now behold the pics, as usual taken by Shiro Samurai. ;)

The bottles are cute... <3
As you can see, the bottles were relabeled under The Dolly Eye... which is the distributor. The manufacturer is Dueba, also known as Barbie

The right lens shows "wrong" side. Pic is taken near the window.
Flash pic. Both lenses show "right" side.
And now the lens pics! <3 As I expected, the lenses aren't in your face green because they have fairly little color. But as I also expected, the thick black outer ring gives one hell of an effect. <3

One lens in to show enlargement.
These first pics were taken outdoors and I froze a little bit with my light outfit. It was warm though, enough for the snow to start melting. The sun was setting and gave beautiful light. :)

Turning my back to the light.
Half-turned towards the light.
And facing the light. It didn't burn too much because the sun was rather low. <3
Now these pics were taken indoors. We tried to get as many different lights as possible and it was fun. :'D


Facing a window. For some reason the pic went blue.
Facing the light coming through the window.
Flash pic taken in some dark corner...
Normal room light, lights off. There is still sunlight.
Looking into the sun through the window.
Still looking into the sun and it's starting to burn. :C

Bathroom light. :<
Taken just under the bathroom's lamp.
I also have a pic taken from a distance, on the balcony. <3
And I love my flamingo plushie m'kay? ;A;


 I had fun doing my make-up too. I think I can't ever part from this neon pink eyeliner pen. ;A;

In short:

Color: 6/10
The Sugar Candy Green don't have so much... well... green in them so the color tends to disappear in bad lights. It can blend nicely with light eyes though, and the green does show in bright light. If you want a discrete color, these lenses are really good.
Design: 8/10
The design looks simple but it gives a big effect. The green color is in shape of spikes, making it subtle. The strong point of the Sugar Candy's design is the huge black outer ring that give a gorgeous look to your eyes. Perfect for dolly eyes. <3
Opacity: 5/10
I'm not counting in the black ring, which is opaque like a wall. x) The colored part is actually rather sparse but it shows in most lights.
Enlargement: 8/10
Notable enlargement but not screaming unnatural. Cute. <3
Comfort: 9/10
It's my first time wearing this pair so their comfort is at maximum so far - but I can tell already now that they have better comfort than average. I read several pages of a novel as well as articles on my computer (and also typed the whole review with the lenses still on, hihihi) and I had no dryness issues at all. Most of the time, I just forgot that I had the lenses on. No matter what I was doing, reading, computering, walking outside or randomly cleaning, I didn't feel them at all.
Naturalness: 4/10
Big. And I've never seen anyone with such a black ring 'round their eyes.

See you next time! <3

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Desucon Frostbite 2015 cosplay plans: another no-pants con.

Hi my fellow ice cubes! :) 

The next event I will attend is Desucon Frostbite, held 13th to 15th February in Lahti, Finland. With this said, you can already imagine that it will be cold... And what do cosplayers do when it's cold? They wear light cosplays of course. My cosplays aren't ridiculously cold but not especially warm either. *sigh* Well at least I won't be wearing a bikini or something. Kelbikini.

But enough talking about the weather now! Here are my cosplay plans! ;) 

Friday

Series: Nana to Kaoru
Character: Chigusa Nana (OVA version)
Okay... I know I simply don't have enough boobs for this cosplay. orz Her boobs are exaggerated in the anime though.
I wanted to cosplay a character from an ecchi series such as Nana to Kaoru because Frostbite is an 18+ con. Simply. I'm also a big fan of the series without being a pervert myself.
Sadly I don't have appropriate lenses for Nana, so I will have to wear some "close enough" ones. Seeing how close Frostbite is, even express shipping won't save me now. x)

Saturday

It's Lolita time! <3
Originally I wanted to cosplay an OC but... it was a pair cosplay, and since my "pair" decided to change cosplays, I thought it better to put if off. There's no point in doing a pair cosplay alone. :(
So I'll be wearing my cute dress and freeze my *ss off. :'D

Sunday 

Series: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Character: Sasha Blouse (casual outfit)
I got into SnK just like everyone else. x) I like the potato girl Sasha especially much because she's a comic relief and also, I have several things in common with her. I'm always hungry. It's a pretty easy cosplay and a perfect excuse to goof around the con and search for food! :'D

And there you have it! 
See you in Frostbite! <3