Monday, May 26, 2014

EOS Dark Ice Violet 2 Tones Circle Lens REVIEW ~ LensVillage Sponsor Post*



Hi everyone!

Today I'm doing a circle lens review on the Brand EOS, the dark ice violet, with 2 tones! I got these lenses from Lens Village! They have a large selection of brands, colors, and designs to choose from!
I love the purple shades because they automatically give you an anime look :3

When I received the package, these are the things that came with it: Two vials of circle lenses safely wrapped, a contact lens case and their business cards!





So the designs of these lenses are mostly on the outer part of the lenses like a ring. Lenses like these are my favs because they show up really well. The enlargement shows more since the diameter extends from your natural eyes, with these being 14.8mm in diameter. These lenses, specifically, are awesome because they create what I call the 'halo' affect! 

Here's a photo of my eyes looking away to show the affect:



Here are some more selfies lol These I took these photos in natural lighting near a window! 



In terms of comfort, the brand EOS is usually my to go. I never had a problem with EOS, until I have it for a while and its time for a new pair. But other than that, I never get irritation right away wearing these as long as I take care and disinfect them each time I wear them!

Overall:
Comfort: Best comfort for me
Size: 14.8 is the largest I'd go before I look like an alien so perfect size if we were to speak of enlargement
Design and Color: Great design. Love the effect and look it gives me! 

Totally check them out here: http://www.lensvillage.com 

Take care~ Chuy <3


Monday, May 12, 2014

Mink makeup Printer by Grace Choi, my thoughts!



There has recently been a storm across the internet about a girl name Grace Choi and her invention, Mink. 



Currently, Mink is a 3D prototype that's going to evolve into a printer, the size of a MAC mini, that will literally print out, makeup! In her video, she shows her concept of how the Mink will work using her earliest prototype and demonstrating through a photoshop program on the process of how you will print your makeup using Mink.



This link will take you to her video demonstration of the prototype Mink: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup-articles/harvard-student-invents-3D-makeup-printer?ha=1&src=soc_twtr

This link will take you to the interview with grace choi: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/08/an-interview-with-mink-ceo-grace-choi-whos-taking-on-the-55-billion-beauty-industry-with-a-3d-makeup-printer/

The idea is truly dreamy and I'd love to try it. I'm not incredibly moved by it though, at least so far after watching this video and digging up more research on the product and her inspiration.

Her demo video is incredibly vague about the details of how the final product is created. She does say 'ink' and that scared me a bit lol she briefly explain more in her interview video that the machine has the general makeup ingredients and then the ink (however it will do it in the machine) will add the color, according to the number of a color you choose, after. For example: #000000 represents black and the higher the number the lighter or change of color gets etc (Photoshop/html/CSS language)



Mica is one of the main ingredients for most, if not all, makeup. So I'm assuming that's what the plain power in the makeup pan would be before the color dye is mixed in it. So the color itself is it's own ingredient. She says it's a FDA approved cosmetic grade dye, but if it's going to be able to copy any color, there will be some high intensity colors that aren't meant for certain parts of the face. Unless the Mink has to use some different ingredient that will be made differently or it would just be a lower quality of makeup where the pigment won't be as high. Certain products are not meant for certain parts of the face due too the intensity of some colors that may need more of a certain ingredient to create a more intense colored color, but because of that, the color may cause irritation, red is one example of the colors. Some products do label their packaging with a warning and to use with caution. For example, the urban decay electric palette. The packaging states "“Warning: Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban are not intended for the immediate eye area."



Not to mention, I wonder if the raw material from the Mink is vegan or if it's all chemicals. Those are things consumers need to know as well because vegan products is also a concern for many makeup consumers. Makeup is such a raw and complex material that it's hard for me to condense the idea into a small at home equipment for me lol Questions like how the textures (matte, sheer, satin, shimmer, glitter finishes) will be made is what makes makeup a wonderful discovery for me. It's not JUST the color. To create certain textures you would need specific ingredients. You can't forget that for some people, makeup is a luxury! Yet again, the prototype IS at it's earliest stage. 'Color' is what she is pushing with this product in terms of her marketing strategy, so far. And she did say the products will be similiar to drugstore cosmetics, meaning they won't be of great/unique quality like Nars, MAC, urban decay, etc. If you think about it, there are so many neutral palettes out there, the difference is how they are made, how they feel, and who distributes them. Many of those colors are similar, yet we still collect them all or some that we deem good quality do we not?

 $300 for the final for sale product is pretty cheap in my opinion for something this unique and futuristic. Her goal is to eventually lower it even more if it becomes successful. However I'm sure there will be a lot of re-fills for the cosmetic pans you will need each time you run out after 'printing' pans or Re-fils on the 'ink' etc. She also states her target audience are from ages 13-21. Would they really have the money to afford such an investment? I know I didn't lol but I suppose the Mink would make a fun birthday or Christmas gift!! Cant forget there are many different skin 'TYPES'. Maybe people won't have to be concerned too much with skin 'TONES' since the point of the product is 'color' (I assume) and as I said before, makeup isn't all about just color, it's about the finish as well. Will the substance give everyone with different skin types the same finish? What type of finish? Full or sheer coverage? Would all the makeup needs be in Mink? I obviously don't know how that tiny machine could work inside to create all this. Again, the idea is fantastic and I truly hope it can be made with great consideration of what makeup truly is. I'd love to get great makeup at the palms of my hand if possible lol

If anything, I assume the Mink will be its own makeup line, only cool feature is that it will print out right at your home with duplicated colors through the computer. Sounds like it's going to be an at home drugstore cosmetic line. 

So far, would the Mink be for me?!?!?
Probably not. I'm the type to buy makeup for luxury as well and I enjoy having a bigger option of cosmetics with different textures and finishes. Makeup is completely art to me, limitless, and variety. If Mink is to only exist and dominate all of the makeup world and only offer drugstore leveled cosmetics, with limited access to textures, pigments etc, I'd be sad lol

I find her idea intriguing and in no way am I saying it's a bad concept, just not really practical.... Yet! So Yes, as a makeup consumer, I have many questions and concerns since I'm all about makeup. These are my initial thoughts when thinking about purchasing the Mink product. I probably will purchase it to see for myself how it works and the quality! 

Best of luck to her! 

I'd love to here your thoughts as well! Feel free to post a comment below!!!!

If you want, you could sign up with your email for mink updates and release dates on this website: 
http://3dprint.com/tag/gracemink/

Friday, March 28, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Review!! (Contour kit, Brow Dip, Brow Powder Duo)

Hey ladies!

 There are SO many ways of doing eyebrows now. Its crazy how eyebrows are now totally in! (I meant in as in not just for celebrities, but for everyone of all professions are becoming aware of this!) Its fun seeing the progression of girls and their eyebrows, and I'm talking about myself as well! Ive never been super aware about my brows til recently when everything is about brows. I finally decided to put some investment into having brow products, good ones of course!

Instagram helped me to discover Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics and all they would really post pics of are brows and tutorials! It took me a while until I really considered buying from them just because I usually just use normal eyeshadow to fill in my brows and it worked relatively well.

Find their website here: <a href="http://www.anastasia.net">www.anastasia.net</a>

Shortly after their many products, they came out with their contour kit which was sold out right away! But I managed to snatch one the next batch :3



In side the contour kit it comes with a panel that shows step by step how to use the contour palette. Pretty handy for first timers!

The Contour palette comes with 6 shades. 3 which you use to contour, and 3 for highlighting. They are all powder. 





Left to right: Vanilla, Banana, Sand, Java, Fawn, Havana.

Both vanilla and banana are satin with banana being a little bit more yellow than pale. Banana is comparable to the Banana Powder by Ben Nye Cosmetics. 

Sand is a shimmery pink tone highlighter, and pretty pigmented. I use it often actually.

Java is my favorite contouring color in the palette. 

ALLLL of the colors are pigmented and not powdery.

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Here is a photo of me using the contour kit and brow products: 


These are the two brow products that I used for my brows:


The Dip Brow Gel and the Duo powder compact.


I usually use only the Duo Powder one for my daily...face lol But if I want a stronger shape or a more sharper look, I use the gel to first draw the brow first then fill it in with powder.

I dont think the powder is super extraordinary compare to regular brow powders, but the dip brow to me was pretty impressive! The two products makes a good duo. 

* For my concealer to give my eyebrows a cleaner or sharper look, I use MAC's studip finish concealer in NC15. Its a lot lighter than my whole face for sure but it aids in creating that pre-highlight for me. I would simply set the concealer with a similiar color highlighter or something shimmery.


I have really light eyebrows and they grow weird unfortunately. Both of my eyebrows dont grow the same way so I have to work differently with both brows to force them to look even lol


That concludes my review for Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics! I hope you found it helpful ^__^

- Chuy xoxo



































Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Naked Palettes Comparison (Naked 3 REVIEW)

Hey makeup junkies :)


So I finally have the complete Naked Palettes yay! I have the Naked one and two and after that I felt like I had to get the third one just to complete the collection lol I think each of these palettes are very unique and a different style in each palette. 


Starting off with the Naked 3 palette, the first time I saw it online it reminded me of Valentines day! The colors comes in warm pinks and soft chocolate browns like in Valentines Day chocolate boxes <3 Very sweet and romantic colors for innocent and youthful looks!



Here is a closer look at some of the colors in the palette:



Strange: Satin cream color
Dust: Dusty Shimmery Pale Pink Color
Burnout: Lightly shimmer pink peach color
Limit: Matte light taupe color

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Buzz: Shimmery pink brown 
Trick: Shimmery gold
Nooner: Taupe brown gray
Liar: Light flat shimmer taupe

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Factory: Light flat shimmer dirty brown
Mugshot: Light flat Shimmery light gray hint of brown
Darkside: Dark brown hint of gray
Blackheart: Dark brown with hints of purple sparkles

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My personal favorite palette out of these three is the Naked 2. It has darker shades that I would use to define my eyes personally lol I also think the naked 2 has warmer shades that compliment my skin better. I appreciate the different palettes I think theyre all very unique. 

Naked 2 Palette:



The brush in this palette is really nice. Its probably one of my favorites out of the three brushes.


The blending brush (first photo of brush bristle) is great! Its a flat sided blending brush meaning its not a round fluffy blending brush. I love these kind of blending brushes because it really does a great job for concentrated blending. I use that side of the brush often. 

The other side of the brush is a more of a flat eyeshadow application for eye lids etc. Naked one, two and three all have it.

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The Naked One palette was the one that started it all! I think the colors are cooler than the other two naked palettes. I havent used the palette as much ever since I got my Naked 2. But occasionally I come back to it because I have it :p Excuse the mirror I cracked it a bit when I went to Japan D; 



I didnt get the Naked Basics because I think its TOO basic for me. I like playing with colors so this palette would end up sitting in the corner lol

So yea! I hope you guys found this review handy! Love Urban Decay and I think Im going to try their new lipstick and lipgloss too! Til then, Thanks for reading <333






























Friday, December 13, 2013

Japanese products super fast makeup tutorial (LIST OF PRODUCTS)

Hey guys!

Opps it's been a while since I posted a blog huh lol
I recently posted a video tutorial on my YouTube channel again after not doing so for over a year now? But for those that don't know yet, I went to japan last summer! It was awesome! I love Japanese products so much more! I'll probably post another blog post about  it soon....or maybe in another year...lol jk about my japan trip ^_^

Watch the video tutorial here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN9jp2-LHV

A few girls requested that I listed the products, duh, so here I am :) I'll also provide the pictures and links to where you could get the products since most of them I got them when I was in japan.


Here are the products!

FACE PRODUCTS: 

• Fairy drops BB cream in ochre:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAIRY-DROPS-Japan-Candy-Bar-BB-Cream-Ochre-/121144268819?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item1c34c2d813

• Fairy drops vanilla puff:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAIRY-DROPS-Japan-Vanilla-Puff-Mineral-Loose-Powder-Ochre-/370851303423?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item565875cfff

• Nars blush (orgasm) and bronzer (Laguna) duo:
- http://narcosmetics.com/color/cheeks/blush/~/orgasm-blush
http://narcosmetics.com/iconic-nars/cult-classics/~/laguna-bronzing-powder

• Canmake highlighter:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANMAKE-Aurora-Sparkling-Highlighter-05-Baby-Beige-4-4g-/330966401230?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item4d0f2280ce

• Canmake blush powder checks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANMAKE-JAPAN-Powder-Cheeks-/281181949088?pt=US_Makeup_Face&hash=item4177c00ca0

EYE MAKEUP PRODUCTS:

• Dolly wink eyeshadow palette #01 brown:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Koji-Dolly-Wink-Makeup-Eye-Shadow-Eyeshadow-Palette-II-01-Brown-Japan-/221261021194?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item33842f400a

• Canmake eyeshadow :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canmake-Tokyo-Eye-Nuance-Eyeshadow-from-Japan-/370813090156?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item56562eb96c

• √Čtude house eyebrow pencil: 
http://cosmetic-love.com/etude-house-drawing-eye-brow-pencil-1-3-4-5-6.html

• K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Black Liquid Eyeliner:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-Palette-1Day-Tattoo-Real-Lasting-Black-Liquid-Eyeliner-24h-WP-Limited-Edition-/171175010113?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item27dad35f41

• Missha The Style black eye pencil liner:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Missha-The-Style-Eye-Liner-Pencil-/350833780232?pt=US_Skin_Care&var=620146405520&hash=item51af52a608

• Fairy drops mascara film type:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairy-Drops-Mascara-FILM-TYPE-JAPAN-SELLER-/131068101710?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item1e8444844e


LIP PRODUCTS 

• Candy doll Ramune pink: 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Candy-Doll-Lisptick-Tsubasa-Ramune-Pink-JAPAN-SELLER-/131028997208?pt=US_Makeup_Lips&hash=item1e81efd458

• Candy doll lipgloss:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Candy-Doll-Japan-Tsubasa-Masuwaka-Makeup-Lip-Gloss-6-Choices-/260990102379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item3cc438eb6b

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I hope this was helpful to those that wanted this list!!! ^_^ 
Feel free to let me know if you want me to review some of these products~ 



Monday, July 8, 2013

Update & JAPAN!

Hi everyone :)

Well uh, I've been gone pretty much everywhere for a while huh hahaha. I've been occupied with people around me like family and those that I care for lately and just been trying to keep up with myself while I'm at it, that's why :P So! Happy news for those that don't know already, I'm going to be in Japan for a about 3 1/2 weeks! I'm soooooooo excited! In about 3 days I'll land directly in Tokyo, Japan :o omfg! I'll be stepping foot. On. Japan. Guys. Something I never thought would happen. Actually this whole trip was kind of a random...thing...lol I kind of just threw everything in the air and said 'what the heck' and yeah, now I'm going to Japan! I'm kind of glad I did that. I feel like this is the new start of a more adventurous life that I NEED and I'm glad I'm forcing myself out of my comfort zone to explore and learn more about life, culture, and to just open my heart to new things and people and things.

So yeah! No matter what happens, I know everything will always be ok. I'll always figure something out and things will go as it will, which is usually good if I just keep believing and keep at SOMETHING. There will always be hope.
Anyways, I'm all packed and ready!


I can't wait! I haven't seen Cody for almost 4 months too. It'll be amazing to see him again.

So a few days ago I took some photos with my friend Ryan Bloomquist. I met him when we were getting our photos taken for Maid Cafe for an Anime Convention :3 He's leaving to New York soon and I'm leaving for a Japan in a few days so I thought it was perfect :3 But yeah, here are some photos ^_^



Actually there has been so much going on I don't think I can even organize it right in a single blog post lol But yeah, I'm just so thankful. This year has been great. Met many new great people, did so much more than I could ever imagine. Learned a lot, grew a lot, became stronger, know a little more about myself and who I want in my life. All in less than a year!! Its wonderful. I'm excited too do more :)

Oh, I also added another ear pierce lol I thought about it one day and decided to just do it. I would like a belly piercing, but I know about what happens during and after pregnancy with it...and for sure I want kids of my own so yeah...na-da ._.



I'll be dying my hair soon hehehehe. I'll post something about it if I'm not lazy haha. But it'll be a surprise ^__^

Thanks for reading guys! And I'll definitely keep posting more about Japan. I'll have time since Cody will be in class and stuff and I'll have nothing to do but post pics and stuff ^_^ Follow me on Instagram for quick photo stalking of me in Japan!!

INSTAGRAM: CHUYYANG


See you guys soon, IN JAPAN ^___^ <3
- Chuy ♥

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

EOS Ice Gray Circle Lens Review :3

Hi everyone ^_^

It's been a while since my last circle lens review, actually, I've been too busy to look into buying more lately :x So I bought these because last time, I got the Ice Browns, and I LOVED THE DESIGN! Too bad it I accidently ripped it :( I decided to try the gray ones this time :)

If you don't know already, I love grays. I think they compliment many different outfits and makeup look :)

I ordered mines from Maplelens.com. The sent me one to review from before, and I really do like their service and products that I went back ^_^



Hehe, lenses came in their very own made packaging that's eco friendly with a thank you note~



And of course, lens case to put them in so that you can soak them up right away :3



My first impression? OMG LOVE IT! :D It is definitely "icey" looking but somehow somewhat natural looking. Its nothing that would give a extreme impression like "holy crap your contact lenses" but rather "Ouuu, your eyes so purdy" :p

So here is a close up of the lenses in my eye with flash~



And here is a close up without the flash~



The side halo affects are awesome on these lenses. My fav gray was the GEO Nudy gray for that true gray, sparkle, and halo affect, but I think these are my new favorite grays now.



If you're looking for a englargement that looks 'natural', I'd say these does a pretty good job IN person lol If you look at my photo above, yeah it's quite exaggerated hahaha You know them kawaii Asians and their poses. :p

OH!! This is random..but I'm wearing a wig! (I hope it was pretty obvious that my hair cannot grow that fast lol) But yeah, cheap ass wig from ebay but it's quality is god sent! Could be god sent who knows! I love how soft it is. So easy to tame and put on and it looks natural and not all synthetic looking lol Omg, off track and starting a review of my wig wtf. Sorry lol

ANYWAYS, more camwhore photos of me with the wig, contacts, and oversized glasses!!







As for COMFORT, EOS brands are usually super comfortable for me. However, I know a few that has problems with itching and whatnot from EOS, just as I do for GEO brands, but they are perfectly fine for me. They are comfortable for me, not super though. I can occasionally feel it moving around my eye, I'm sure it's because of the size.

Here's another photo from the day before when I tried it out for the first time. Check out that halllloooooooo!! <3 :3



So yeah! Overall, these are my Newwwwwwwwww fav :D ^_______^ These are pretty popular now too lol If you want to check them out, here's the link! http://www.maplelens.com/eos-ice-grey/

I hope you enjoyed this review!! Thanks for reading :D

Bye ^3^



 
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