Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Update {Why I've Been Gone and What's to Come}

Hey Guys~!

Sorry it's been so long since I've written anything here. If you've been here for a while, you would know that I recently started university. The major I'm studying requires me to take a lot of classes, and I have been super busy with school. When I'm not focused on school, I find myself more interested in cosplay, rather than makeup. I don't really enjoy writing reviews all the time, since that means I have to purchase something and if it's bad, I'm just wasting my money. And filming tutorials is time consuming and difficult to do in a small dorm room. I want to be active here, but I don't really know what to post anymore. I want to incorporate more cosplay stuff, but I know majority of you guys follow me for reviews and tutorials. Maybe I can just make my schedule less frequent? Please let me know in the comments what you want to see from me <3

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sponsored by RoleCosplay~!

Hey Guys~!

Super excited to be announcing this, but as of today I'm sponsored by RoleCosplay~!

Soon I'll have a review coming up on the cosplay they'll be sending me. A lot of my friends have used RoleCosplay in the past, and I think they have nice quality products. Please check them out, they have a huge selection of cosplays, wigs, and other accessories. And keep a look out for upcoming cosplay reviews. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Top Nine Love Live! Girls w/ Minae~!

Hey Guys~!

Who remembers when Minae and I would collaborate~? We both missed writing together, and thought a great way to get back into it would be to count down our top nine (since there are nine of them) Love Live girls. This was really hard for me, because my favorites kind of get muddled together. So let's start~~!

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Quick disclaimer, these are my opinions, and if you favorite isn't ranked highly, I'm sorry.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Favorites 2016 and My Instagram~!

Hey Guys~!

This is my first post in my university room~!! Yes, I'm now in college, and I'm really excited to start something new, in a new city. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to post, that will depend on my schedule (which I won't know till a few weeks of school have passed and I get used to everything.) Anyways today I'm sharing my favorites from the past month. So let's start~~!

Wait, I have something else to share with you guys. This past year I started an Instagram for my cosplay. I've contemplated sharing it with you guys, since I get more personal there, but I finally feel ready. So please check it out, {My Instagram} to keep up with my crazy college/cosplay life.


NYX Tinted Brow Mascara
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I'd never tried this type of product for my brows before, but now I'm in love with it. It not only keeps my brows in place, but it also fills them in with one step.

Revlon Balm Stain in Honey
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I've tried this product in bolder colors, and now I finally have a more natural one. It's a pink toned nude, which I like. And I find it moisturizing too, which makes it super easy to wear.

Nail Polish

Essie Parka Perfect
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It's a really nice blue-ish grey and I love it. I've been wearing it the past week and it's a really nice color. I do wish I had a top coat to wear with it, cause it kind of chips easily.

TV Shows / Anime

Miraculous Ladybug
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Honestly wasn't expecting to like it, but I love this show way too much now. I kind of want to cosplay Ladybug/Marinette, but I don't know when I'll do that.

Danganronpa 3
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I've been looking forward to this since it was announced like a year ago. It is so great, even though all my favorite characters have been dying, and I have so many cosplays I want to do from this.

I hope you guys enjoyed this past month's favorites~! If you want to keep up with me, please follow me on Instagram (I'm planning a giveaway over there just saying σ(≧ε≦o) ) In the comments below, let me know what you've been liking. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.




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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Love Live Wishlist~!

Hey Guys~!

I have an addiction . . . to Love Live! Today I'll be sharing my addiction to you through a wishlist of some clothing items, accessories, and more that are all Love Live themed. If you're like me, you'll want to buy all of this, and if you aren't I hope this post converts you. So let's start~~!

Nozomi Tojo μ Jersey Style 00 Love Live Inspired Anime T-Shirt

NozoEli Heart by FlareTheVulpix

Love Live! Lily White by nicodiangelo

I hope you guys enjoyed this wishlist post~! If I had the money, I'd buy all of these, but in the comments below let me know what you would get. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

College Dorm Designer~!

Hey Guys~!

I mentioned recently that I'll be going off to college soon. Honestly the part I'm most excited for is decorating my room. Today I'll be showing you guys three different design ideas I have for my room. Not all of them are realistic, space and cost wise, but I had fun doing this. So let's start~~!

College Dorm
I made two different dorm looks. The one on the left has a more neutral color scheme. I have seen a lot of images of fairy lights under loft beds, and I think it looks super cute. I also like the idea of having a chair or sofa under the bed for a comfy reading/studying area. 

The other one, the one on the right, I think is super cute. I love purple, and I wanted to design a room with pops of purple. I really want that Sailor Moon Luna pillow, ever if it doesn't end up matching my room, cause it's super cute looking. 

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post~! In the comments below let me know which room you like better. Also let me know if you would like to see my dorm once I move in and it's decorated. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Firmoo Glasses {#DBSN62203 C104} Review~!

Hey Guys~!

After I received my glasses I ordered from Firmoo. I thought I'd review them for you guys since it's my first time trying their glasses. I've owned them for a while now, so I hope this review is very informative. Today I'll be reviewing the glasses I received. Quick thank you to Sakuranko, cause I got these glasses through her giveaway. So let's start~~!

Everything arrived in a small package (which I forgot to take a picture of before throwing out.) The inside is bubble wrap to protect everything. I was expecting just the glasses in a cheap plastic case, but I saw this. The case the glasses shipped in is super durable. The pattern is a map, and I think it's super pretty. There also was a little kit to fix the glasses, in case the screws come loose.

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Favorites 2016~!

Hey Guys~!

Summer is almost-ish over, and that means I'll be going to school soon. To be honest, I've been having mixed feelings about going to school, so I've been trying to enjoy my vacation as much as possible. Today I have some fun things to share with you in my favorites. So let's start~~!

Nail Polish
Essie Snap Happy
One of my favorite reds of all time. The formula is great, and I don't have issues with it chipping.

Video Games
Fire Emblem Awakening
I finally started playing this game, and I'm obsessed. I love the story and the character designs.

Love Live Sunshine
It just started, but I'm in love with Aqours. My two favorites are  (the one with blue hair in a ponytail) and Mari (the blonde one) and now I can't choose who the cosplay.

Skinny Pop
One of my favorite snacks. It's super tasty and isn't unhealthy.
I hope you guys enjoyed this past month's favorites. In the comments below let me know if you would like some college themed posts. I was thinking of showing how I'll be decorating my dorm. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

ConnectiCon 2016 Recap + Opening Up to Y'all~!

Hey Guys~!

I am so sorry for not posting anything recently. I start college in less than a month and haven't had time to myself. Earlier this month I attended ConnectiCon for the first time and I thought I'd tell y'all about my experiences. Also at the end I have a message that I hope you read cause I have something I need to share with you guys. So let's start~~!

On Friday I cosplayed Toujo Nozomi from Love Live in her school uniform. I didn't have much planned that day, so I wandered around the convention hall. Eventually I found my friends, who were also in Love Live, and one of them was dressed as Taiga. I had a shoot outside the convention hall, which was really fun. This really sweet girl watched me shoot, waited for me to be done, and then asked for my photograph. Overall not much happened on Friday, I didn't even buy anything, but it was great seeing everyone.

Saturday was busy. That could be an understatement actually. I cosplayed Nozomi, again, but in her Cyber outfit. Along with my friends we almost had a full group, excluding Nico and Eli. We went to a Love Live meetup, where we took a lot of photos and danced. Because we had almost a full group, we got stopped a lot. A LOT. I even ended up in a few videos.

So basically we either we posing for pictures or sitting down and sleeping. We all decided to get Love Live blind boxes and I got Eli in her China Dress, which is super cute. We had a group shoot, which I still don't have the pictures from :( but we did do our own little shoot afterwards, which came out really nice too.

I was so tired, I didn't think I'd even go on Sunday. But I had to cause it was Dangan Ronpa day~! I wore Touko Fukawa, and my friend joined me as Junko. We went to a Dangan Ronpa meetup, which was so much fun. Everyone was super nice.

Later I had a shoot in the garage by the convention center, and I love how the pictures came out.

Change of subject. There is another reason why I haven't been posting much lately. To be honest, I just haven't been passionate about beauty blogging. I still love makeup, but I'm just not able to constantly be purchasing new products. With me starting college and my new job, I don't know how much free time I'll have. For the past few months, I've been more interested in my other hobbies (cosplay, singing, gaming, video editing, etc.) I have another YouTube channel, where I've been posting videos relating to said hobbies. I also have an Instagram, with mostly my art and cosplay. Because I don't know how active I'll be here, I was wondering if you guys would be interested in following my other accounts.

I hope you guys enjoyed my convention recap~! In the comments below, let me know if you would be interested in my other YouTube channel and my Instagram. I'm open to the idea, and would like to hear from you guys. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.


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Friday, July 1, 2016

June Favorites 2016~!

Hey Guys~!

It's finally summer time, which in other words means I never want to leave my house cause it's too hot and I'll burn. At the same time it means that convention season is starting for me, and my first convention this year is in a week. Anyways it's time for favorites, which will include a lot of makeup. So let's start~~!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Love Live Cosplay Wishlist~!

Hey Guys~!

If there's something I don't talk about enough on this blog, it is my addiction to Love Live. I have the game (both EN and JP,) I've seen the anime, I listen to their music, and I cosplay it too. Today I thought I'd share which cosplays are on my wishlist. Some I plan on buying and some I'm going to make. But I thought it would be something fun to show you guys. And now I think you'll know who my favorite character is. . .So let's start~~!

Nozomi Tojo: Paradise Live
#241 Toujou Nozomi SR idolized

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

D.I.Y. Pom Pom Earrings~!

Hey Guys~!

If you have been anywhere, you have probably seen at least one pair of Pom Pom earrings. I have seen them on tons of websites, selling them for a ridiculous amount of money. Like guys, it's just pom poms...I know I love them too...But I bought a huge bag of them for $5...Today I'll be showing you guys how you can make your own Pom Pom earrings. So let's start~~!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Boscia Japanese Favorites Set Review~!

Hey Guys~!

As a gift for myself, I bought this Boscia skin care set. I've never tried Boscia products, because they're really expensive, but this kit was priced nicely. Today I'll be reviewing all four products within the kit, and I'll say if I'd purchase the full size of the product. So let's start~~!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Society6 Wishlist~!

Hey Guys~!

Today I have a wishlist post for you all. I was watching a video on YouTube where they talked about this website called Society6, where artists sell their art and it's printed on different things. I found some things I really like, and I think you all should check out this website cause it supports tons of artists. So let's start~~!

Moonie Starter Kit Blanket
Moonie Starter Kit Throw Blanket
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May Favorites 2016~!

Hey Guys~!

I am back in America~!! Two days ago was my birthday~!! Yesterday was prom~!! And today I have my monthly favorites~!! I have some new things to share with y'all, as well as announcing my posting schedule. Before we get into the favorites, let me say that starting today, I'll be posting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and either on Saturday or Sunday. Alright, that's all I have left to say, so let's start~~!


L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
I ended up getting a bad sunburn while in China, and this worked so well at covering it up. It was a light texture, so it didn't irritate my skin. I talk about this product a lot, so I'm sorry if you are sick about hearing me praise this. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Mini Update/Apology~!

Hey Guys~!

I'm really sorry for not posting anything this month. This upcoming week is my last week in China and I wanted to focus on preparing for college and spending time with my host family. I hope you understand and again I'm sorry for not having anything up this month. Once I'm back home, I'll be posting more regularly.

~ Alyss

Sunday, May 1, 2016

April Favorites 2016~!

Hey Guys~!

I only have one month left here in China, which makes me really sad when I think about it. I've had an amazing time here, and I'm planning to come back here soon. Anyways, today I'll be sharing my monthly favorites, and this time it will include some makeup. Yes, I've been wearing makeup. I'll also include some snacks and skin care. So let's start~~!


Covergirl Eyeshadow Quad in Blush Nudes
 Normally I don't wear very shimmery colors, but I've loved this quad recently. My usual look has been taking the white or pale pink in the inner corner, and then the brown on the outer lower lash line. This combination is eye enlarging, and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
It's insanely hot over here, so my skin does get a little shiny by the end of the day. So I started carrying this powder around in my bag, along with a brush, to touch up throughout the day. This has been extremely helpful for when I don't want to look oily when I have last minutes plans and no time to go home and get made up.

Skin Care

Mentholatum Acnes
I'm so happy to say that I can buy these in America, because I love them. I bought these at Watson's, the equivalent of a drugstore, and they were around $7 USD. Basically you put them over your pimples, and when they turn white you take them off. These really minimize the size of my spots, and they don't irritate my skin.


Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
I started missing American food, so I went to a foreign supermarket. This was so worth it. I've mainly eaten these with Belvita biscuits or apples for lunch. I don't really know what else to say about this, it's just saved my life. 


Monster Musume
I started this recently, not sure why, and I can't stop watching it. I find it funny, and it's a change of pace for me, but I feel strange when admitting I've watched this. It's not a must see, but if you want something lighthearted, and don't mind fan-service, this is a good one to check out.

I hope you guys enjoyed this past month's favorites.  In the comments below, let me know what food(s) from your country you would miss if you were living in a foreign country. Just so y'all know, I'm also missing bread, cereal, and milk. Also, leave some anime recommendations for me, if you have any, because I don't know what to watch. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



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Saturday, April 23, 2016

D.I.Y. Hearts and Sprinkles Whipped Decoden Headphones~!

Hey Guys~!

After my last decoden post, where I decoden a phone case and saw the positive response, I thought I should do more. Today I will be showing you guys how I decoden these headphones, I did these at home before I left for China in case you are confused. It is super easy to do and you can customize them however you like. So let's start~~!

For This D.I.Y. You Will Need . . .
Decoden Cream and Decorative Tips
3-D Paint 
Charms (I made mine this time too)

I started this with the cream whip, I'm using a star tip to do this design. First I did a border around the headphone, and then filled it in with little star dollops. Then I used the 3-D Paint, the color I used is Medium Blue from Scribbles, to make a drip border.

Now I placed my charms, I had red hearts, this pastel colored marshmallow, and some sprinkles. Press them into he cream so they adhere to the headphones. I also added some pearls for some extra sparkle. You can decorate however you like, this is just the design I chose. Wait for the cream to dry, this will depend on the brand you use, and now you're finished~~!!

I hope you guys enjoyed today's D.I.Y. post~! I'm really happy with how these came out and I've been wearing them all the time. In the comments below, let me know what you would like to see me decoden next, I was thinking of doing another phone case or a compact mirror. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Redbubble Wishlist~!

Hey Guys~!

Sorry for not posting recently. Currently I'm traveling through Yunnan, China with my other classmates and I finally have wifi~!! In my holiday gift guide posts, I mentioned some items from Red Bubble. If you have never heard of it, Red Bubble is a website where artists create prints and you can purchase them as is or on bags and other clothing items. Today I'll be sharing some items I found recently, that I like, to share with you guys. So let's start~~!

25 Times Human Poster
25 Veces Humano / 25 Times Human by - JGarcíaColindres -
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Friday, April 1, 2016

March Favorites 2016~!

Hey Guys~!

I've been in China for two months now, and it's been amazing here. Everyday is special. Anyways it's time for monthly favorites. Once again, I haven't been too into wearing makeup, so there won't be any makeup favorites. However I have some other cool things to share. So let's start~~!

Fashion and Accessories

Rose Earrings
So I forgot to bring a pair of earrings with me to China. I decided to try and find some, and one day I came across these.  They have a simple white rose and two crystal petals. I love how perfectly they go with everything, and that they haven't irritated my ears (some metals do irritate me.)

Screw boring hair ties, I love scrunchies~! Seriously, they are amazing. They don't tug tightly on your hair,and are super cute. I've mostly worn black or white ones, but I found some really cute plaid ones here with little bows that are adorable.


Nagi no Asukara
This is possibly one of my favorite anime. It follows the story of four high school students, who live under the sea, who begin attending school on the surface. And drama ensues. Oh my god, the emotional break downs I went through while watching this. I'm not joking when I say I cried after almost every episode, and it's not even that sad. My favorite character is Chisaki, the purple haired girl, and I really want to cosplay here now.


Blueberry Pocky

Yogurt here isn't like yogurt in America, and I've been missing it. On a whim I bought this and it tastes like blueberry yogurt. Honestly, I have four brand new boxes in my room for emergencies because these taste amazing. It may be my new favorite flavor of Pocky.

I hope you guys enjoyed this month's favorites~! In the comments below, let me know what your favorite flavor of Pocky is. I want to try more flavors, so hopefully I can find what you like here. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.


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