Contact Lens Review – Optykrozmus.co.uk + Halloween

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Firstly I’d like to say happy Halloween because it’s the first of October and that obviously means it is time for Halloween. Are you all excited? Do you have good plans? (I don’t even know what I AM actually doing … Continue reading 

Contact Lens Review – GlassesAvenue.com

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I found this shop by accident, I was looking at various sellers of sclera lenses and I am glad I went with this company to be honest. They are a little cheaper than other sellers of said lenses of what … Continue reading 

Black Sclera Lens Review

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Wahey! I am writing a post! Today I have these amazing sclera lenses from Blackscleracontactlenses to review. The company they came from was amazing, they shipped from Europe and were super fast and really good with communication. I would seriously … Continue reading 

Kiko Make-up Post (And a few other things…)

Firstly hello again! Sorry it has all been a bit quiet but with expo and starting a new job everything has been a little crazy! I will write about expo in another post, but whilst in London we took a trip to the Kiko store. It is an Italian brand of cosmetics and I have got to say I am sold. It is a little cheaper than Illamasqua and such, so it was worth picking up a few supplies.
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I got:

Vibrant eye pencil (603)
Mineral face powder
High pigmented eyeshadow Infinity (239, 217, 213, 280, 200)
Waterproof and curling mascara
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The browns I got mainly for contouring, the blue is for an upcoming cosplay. The face powder is amazing, I used to use MAC but this is just as good and a lot cheaper. It feels really light and smooth, and I would happily recommend it. I also got a box for their clicks system eye shadow; which means I now have something I can call a “pallet” lol! The mascara works well; they have a huge variety of different types. To be honest I would like to go back there, to pick a few more things up!
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Browns next to each other. (On my forearm, resting on my leg haha)

On the subject of new make up, I just wanted to say that I have started using Missha BB cream (matte) and I would again recommend this for anyone who wants to look a little more flawless but natural, and it may be good for male cosplayers who are a little shy on using make-up or who just want good coverage! I can’t say much cause I plaster myself in stuff for cosplays, but it is very useful for every day good looking skin! Excuse my cat scratches!
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Also, a shoutout to Sugarpill Cosmetics! As you can probably see from the banner I am advertising them on my blog, but for a good reason, because their pigment is too amazing not to work with. I believe their white to be more intense than Illamasqua, and I really like both brands. I also have some eyelashes from them and they look amazing.
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Their TAKO white is the best tbh. The other colour is BULLETPROOF.

I’m gonna apologise about lack of pics, and not much showing things as it getting late as my mind has been a bit all over the place recently, but I promise I will write about expo, and I will be getting a Taobao order come through soon so will be reviewing clothing and wig shops!

Makeup – Mana

Whist I am doing stuff on the blog I thought I would babble on about doing Mana (of Malice Mizer, Moi Dix Mois fame) makeup. I haven’t done anything based around him for about 10 years, so I was kinda wondering if I could still do it. I wish I had a better camera at hand to take better pics for this as I realise putting them on the PC how grainy they are but…hey ho. I promise I will stop using my iPhone at some stage and use my proper camera…

I have used for this!:

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Then I just got silly.
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Gothverine lol.

I’m quite happy I could still do it to some extent! I just wish I had a few better wigs for this kinda thing. Oh well! Malice Mizer cosplays may be on the horizon once again!

London trip

I think I felt like writing so I will post about last weekends excursion to London.

We basically took a trip down to London on the day for our friend Finlay’s leaving costume party (and birthday). I posted about clubbing with her a few posts back, and as she is a proper laugh to hang around with it was a little sad to think she is going!

Charlie made Titan themed cupcakes for the occasion (which tasted great but sadly died in transport down). We had a mad rush for the coach (which turned out to be late) and travelled down in style (in costume, haha). Also had lovely drinks on the way down of kokomo.

My fantasy costume consisted of a bit of randomness, I think I came out with a vampire demon pirate thing. Charlie did a ever so slightly Vald demon thing (which I do not have many pics of sadly).

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I felt like I ended up looking a bit shironuri lol.

The party itself was held at the Yorkshire Grey pub, it was closed purposely for the event which was quite nice, but my god even for London the drinks were expensive. There were many people we did not know there, but we have made a few friends from the event now, one of which who actually lives in Birmingham! It’s always fun to meet people local!

We did get pretty drunk and tbh the night ended in us dancing to the Attack on Titan theme and a load of Die Antwoord (ironically someone who worked there was South African and knew Ninja when he was Watkin), shouting COOONIE SPRINGAAA everywhere, and Charlie shaking hands with people. I remember also I was told to be a titan. It was a very titan night.

Finlay it has been fun, enjoy your time in France and Japan, and hope to see you again in a while!

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Photo by Marvin.

We ended up waiting for our coach back the morning after by doing an all nighter in various McDonalds and Victoria Station. Then it was back home, and a well deserved sleep.

So, the girl we met in at the party is cosplaying Hanji (and now likely joining our London Expo group), and the photographer we met wants to take pics at the same event! Lovely meeting people like this :D.

Tomorrow we are going to go to meet some of the people from the Birmingham Cosplay Guild for the first time, and Sunday I have a cosplay shoot with DeclineGothica, so I will probably have a post about those too!

Irvine Kinneas / Final Fantasy 8 test thing

So uh, yeah, in Birmingham up Cape Hill there lives possibly the best wig shop I have been to yet. It is just called “Cape Hill Hair & Cosmetics” but fuck me it is a big shop, and the AMOUNT of lace front wigs they have…ksjdbfahb

(Also apologies but I can’t get this fucker to post how I want it to grump)

On a recent trip there looking for Irvine wigs came across a really good one which has his red tones in it. So snapped it up! It is going to be styled bit by bit (by the master at life, Charlie), as it can take heat on it too. Anyway enough about a wig and the shop.

For this test I used:

Illamasqua 115
MAC NC15 (Which I am trying to find an alternative to, if anyone can recommend?)
Brown palette
Sugarpill Tako (amazing pigment btw)
Saffron Eyebrow Palette 02
(And when I had my eyebrows thickened a little, that was Illamasqua too)
Contacts lenses are circle: EOS Fairy Blue

I think when I do the next one/expo I will use my posher palette as there is a bigger selection of browns. Also I had trouble with brushes for some bizarre reason doing (one of those days things?) so I think I can do it neater. Also I will have the hat and a bit more costume by the time I do it again. Gonna be wearing at London MCM Expo.

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With c-schneider as Squall

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I feel like the gayest Irvine in the world :”’)
If you are going to London expo, hope to see you there! 😀

Cosplay Test (Kinda?) – Levi/Shingeki no Kyojin

Just a quick one really, just made my hair black again so thought I would do a bit of a face test for Levi…something to do on a Wednesday night right?

I am using for lenses these which you can find here and a review of them here. I think he actually has..grey eyes maybe? I don’t know, need more research haha.

I would like to cosplay him really cause Attack on Titan is actually a good watch and a good read, and I am not the biggest anime/manga fan on the whole. It has it’s moments of being really funny and other moments of being wtf.

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Now to get a green cape. Great.