Sunday, October 11, 2020

Going Home~~~~

 Quick update to let you all know that I am flying back to Taiwan in November so I am busy packing things :)  I have so much stuff @_@  Plus my sister's things that I must take care of.  Cannot wait to get back to Taiwan where there is a lot more I can do on my own!!!

Posts will resume after quarantine (if I don't lose my mind)

In the meantime, I will do my best to keep Instagram updated and also I may try streaming during quarantine on Twitch if my laptop in Taiwan is able to handle it!

I am very sad about not being able to do any spooky Halloween or autumn things this year, but such is life.

See you all soon!  Stay safe 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Trendy in Tokyo Colorful Palette Review

Colorful makeup is so fun and inspiring!  I love being able to play with a lot of different colors, and had been looking at quite a few rainbow palettes for some time.  In the end, I did an impulse purchase for this Trendy in Tokyo palette from bhcosmetics for US$16 when I was replacing skincare items at Ulta.

It took some time to put together this review because my phone gave up ghost and I was unable to take photos of any makeup I tried 

The palette also includes a nice mirror, which I use when doing my makeup.Trendy in Tokyo

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Projects, Makeup, and Digital Art!

 Finally got a chance to catch my breath!  

The past few weeks have been very busy what with both my Taiwan job and me starting far too many projects at once.  Any free time has been spent decompressing and basically being a lump on the couch.

Did a bit of makeup one day

I was finally able to pick up some materials for my cosplay/modified cosplay outfit, but have been agonizing over the patterning of the leggings.  I THINK I've got it figure out now, and just need to start cutting... the most nerve-wracking part!

This past month I've also picked up digital painting using the program GIMP.  I don't have a tablet, so.... I'm drawing with a mouse ^^;

 Made some emotes.....

 and badges for my Twitch channel/subscribers

And also started working on the monster girls for the visual novel project!


I'm pretty happy with how this Palico turned out, though I did have to trace most of the parts using the pen tool (draws paths that I fill with color) since I cannot freehand draw with a mouse.  It's a compilation of a model croqui, a cait sith legs, and the actual Purriestess face from Monster Hunter.  The outfit is based on the Gourmew armor set from the game as well.  I think it's cute!!

Hopefully I can improve on my lighting and shadow... I struggle a lot with that!!

Additionally, I got a new eyeshadow palette on a whim while picking up some skincare to replace the ones I'd run out of.
Shiny eyes~

It's the Trendy in Tokyo palette by bh cosmetics, which retails for US$16.  The packaging is so cute!

Colors and finishes

I've been hunting for a rainbow palette since my Medusa's Makeup collection has a lot of variation in performance (and one color just completely crumbled away and couldn't be repressed.  I hardly got any use of it) and are all shimmers.  They worked at the time, but I wanted BRIGHTER colors!

The colors do seem to be very nice, and I've used most shades a few times, but not all, so I don't want to do a full review yet, but that will be coming!

Thanks for sticking around!  What have you all been up to?  Hopefully you're all staying safe and your area is maintaining proper quarantine protocols to reduce infection rates.