Tuesday, December 4, 2012

wah )':

This is a quick entry because I really don't have anything of any substance to write about TT_TT My boyfriend left for Cambodia about a week and a half ago, and we had been messaging each other every 12 hours or so on facebook (I HAVE A BIGGER APPRECIATION FOR YOU NOW FACEBOOK ><!!), and while he had been on a brief weekend in Thailand facetiming <3....but now I haven't talked to him in like 36 hours and I'm so depressed ): soooo many things I want to tell him but I can't. It sucks because he's like my best friend too, and he's not here for me to chat about random crap that also has no substance to it :< I really can't wait for him to come back...in 2 more weeks ):

That's not the only reason I have nothing worth showing you all, I've been quite ill for the past 2 weeks ): boo! </3 Literally have not left the house almost the whole time, maybe that's why I feel so extra lonely without my boyfriend here..o_o??

Past week sucks! ):

I just handed in the final paper for one class (all finished!), and now I have two more finals to do..must do well! I'm off to study now & pout some more ):

wait...I lied, I do have some photos to show you <3 If you follow me on instagram (@nc_babyy) you've probably already seen these photos & want to punch me in the face for respamming XD

Here are the roses my boyfriend got for me for our 2 year anniversary <3 We had a nice dinner on the weekend (Sunday) before our actual anniversary date (Monday), because he had to work on Monday & I had school. So we spent the day together Sunday, but he ended up surprising me with flowers on our actual anniversary date xoxo :)

This is us!! We went out that weekend for a friend's birthday & got a photo together!! We never ever ever take photos together lol...so now I can show I'm not lying that I have a boyfriend TT_TT 

Random OC I made up while watching Tsubasa :) She needs some tweaking, but not sure what yet...

While watching Trinity Blood (stayed up all night to watch the whole show & sooo disappointed....lame ending -_-) this neko-chan came to life XD I really like her a lot! I might work on more different looks & what not, give her a little bio maybe. So far she's named neko-chan T-T

yayy makeup shots! before I got ill, I was diligently trying to have gal make up on (circle lens too!) as much as possible :) I think I didn't do too shabby of a job!

That's all...
promise :P

sadly going to study ):
xoxo NANA <3 

Friday, November 9, 2012

30 followers (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Hello my lovelies :)

I've reached 30 followers! *does a happy dance :D* Giveaway? Let me know! I don't know how to do one though...so some help with that would be nice :) Or do you not do giveaways yet? Is there like some certain limit where giveaways are okay or not okay haha. Because to me 30 followers is like a classroom of people...that's a lot of people!

On another note, I've expanded my "internet presence" >_> lol. I made a youtube video! To be honest, what it really was, was that I was doing my makeup, my lap top was sitting there all innocently, turned on iMovie, BAM! I had a video :3 Did you know iMovie can post straight to Youtube?! So useful! But people do say I'm easily amused, for instance it's been a week since I've seen this video & the adorableness still hasn't worn off..
This baby is too cute for words!

Finally..my video :O *I had to change the audio, because someone on daily_gyaru let me know that my video wasn't able to be viewed in Germany because of the music content ): sorry ladies!

Those of you who follow me, comment, or even just browse by my blog, I want to know what you think! Because you're the ones who take the time to look at my posts (at least I think so T___T), so if you could comment and let me know what you think that'd be great :) It's not a tutorial, I don't think I'd be good at a 'step by step' how to do your makeup, since I'm still experimenting. I just wanted to show other gals who are testing the waters out in gal, getting a feel if they like it or not, another gaijin gyaru. And I haven't found many who have my eye shape, if this can help one gal out I'm happy :)

I got a comment from a gal on the video saying:
"waaaa~ thank you for posting this! 

i've seen your posts on everyday/daily gyaru and i've always wondered what exactly you do compared to other gyaru, because i like your makeup style alot more than some others' :3
i wanna try to do my makeup like this sometime♡ 
thanks againヽ(*・ω・)ノ"
I'm glad I could inspire her!

I've been trying to work with my tablet, but with exams I've been on another hiatus for a month ): Hopefully (I won't get my hopes up though..) since my exams just finished 2 days ago, I can get some art time in. I started working on a character of mine that I've on & off worked on, never on tablet before). It's just an outline sketch, I'm currently in the midst of colouring it in, what a task that is! Don't underestimate digital artists! It's just as intricate as your traditional painting~
I attended another comic convention! I cosplayed again but as Sailor Mars :) I really want to cosplay as Sailor Moon, she is ultimately my hero, but after cosplaying as Hatsune Miku, I needed a break from the heavy pig tail wigs! I love all the senshi, so it was difficult for to pick one~ I saw a Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus and Sailor Moon at the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo (the very first!); so it was a good thing I went as Mars :) I only got a picture with Venus ): I still have to figure out how to get the photos off my camera, because my lap top doesn't have a spot for the memory card </3 Here's a photo that got taken by one of the businesses who had a booth at the expo:
If you follow me on instagram, you probably would have seen my makeup photos that I meticulously planned!

I've already started scoping out what I want to cosplay as next, if I'm lucky there will be a Taste of Animethon still this February!

Cosplay ideas:
Black Gold Saw from Black Rock Shooter
:: first image is from dA by an artist named ji3mi
Black Gold Saw is a whole lot more risque then I've cosplayed, but the weapons & characters themselves are really unique. Gonna have to really step up eating healthy & exercising, gotta tone up my tummy!

Nana Osaki from NANA
Obvious reason..my nickname is Nana, love the anime/manga/live action, and Nana Osaki is a total bad ass :P

Rima Toya (very left) or Ruka Souen (very right) from Vampire Knight
I'm very iffy about whether or not I wanted to cosplay as one of them, I love em' vampires so it's hard not to want to at sometime to cosplay as someone from VK, I do really like the manga! I just don't want to cosplay as Yuki Cross since she's very over represented, time to give some other characters a little love :P

All these characters are veeeery different, and the anime/manga are very different as well. Let me know what you think!

I'm off to do homework ): boo!

xoxo NANA <3

Friday, October 19, 2012

new hair!

If you follow me on instagram you would have seen my new pictures up of my red ombre-esque hair :) I have to say I'm super happy with it & that it really goes well with the fall season :)

My new hair! I moved the part of my hair too, I told my hair dresser the predicament I was in concerning whether or not I should get bangs, & she told me never do anything with your hair if you're not sure. In the practical sense, having my hair longer (bangs area) is easier for me to tie it up, with my busy lifestyle.

Love my new cross earrings? ALDO! I went into Aldo & went on an accessories spree, there's lots of crosses, stud embellishments--right up my alley!

IRL my hair to me seems more red, so I butchered the contrast on this photo just so it would show up ._. Along with adding the red ombre, I dyed the rest of my hair a chocolate cherry, the overall look of my hair then has a red tint <3 love it!

Make up shot after being awake for over 36 hours (I had stayed up to study for midterm exam, then I had to work the same day of the exam -_-)...reason for the crazy cross eyed look haha. best part was that my cross eyed look is only one eye since my one contact didn't move XD Despite looking like the the walking dead, LOVED my makeup. I contoured, had contacts, falsies looked great, my face was the only thing I had going for me >3<

Until my next post (don't you love how I blog more during school =_=)

xoxo NANA <3

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's that time of year where bloggers are making lots of cute giveaways :P This has to be one of the cutest!

Check out Alex's blog & his give away! (click on the image below...now!)


xoxo NANA <3

Monday, October 1, 2012

early present for me :D

Exciting news! I'm purchasing my very first interactive tablet :) I've been researching what seems like forever, & I have settled on purchasing the Intuos5 Medium <3 I am very excited!
Can't wait to use this bad boy! I think the medium size will suit me very well, more portable, and similar sizing to my lap top anyways :) 

I recently watched a video on deviantART that was filmed at the San Diego Comicon, where very successful artists were talking about how dA was a great outlet for them & how they went from traditional art to digital. Felt very inspired again! I really wanted to dip to feet into the digital art world, I have never used any products for art on the computer, and I have a feeling it will be a challenge. 

Anyone who uses a tablet (intuos or not), how long did it take for you to get used to drawing on something where the image wasn't right there (compared to traditional sketching)? 
I'm curious to know some personal feedback on what you think! 

xoxo NANA <3

Monday, September 24, 2012

Okashi Yummy's Giveaway~!

make sure to follow Okashi Yummy & check out her giveaway 

(click the image to go to her giveaway post)

xoxo NANA <3

Monday, September 17, 2012

Throwback Thursday...without the Thursday !(◎_◎;)

Apparently when I'm back in school I blog more T___T makes no sense!! But I promised I'd photo spam you guys with more photos, right?

I thought it'd be cool to show some pics of when I first was playing around with makeup seriously (oxymoron...I was "seriously" "playing" -___-). This was actually almost exactly 3 years ago!
Prepare for derpy photo faces! Looks like I'm permanently pouting or sticking my tongue out.... Also, ignore the captions I put on photos...I was a young naive teenager! (Not that I'm anymore older now bahaha)

So a little personal info about me, after the last 2 photos there (in Hong Kong! I had bought ViVi, Cawaii & Ray in Chinese when I was there, no idea they were Japanese magazines lol) at the time I had broke up with my boyfriend before I had gone to Hong Kong+China, when I came back my ex wouldn't leave me alone. He'd constantly say he liked my long hair & blonde highlights, so I went and chopped my hair off XD

My cute LG icecream phone I got in China! <3 miss that phone ):

...and I went and dyed my hair darker XD The things I do to my hair!

Year went by (now I have an LG lollipop phone...I like phones with food names haha!) grew my hair out, and first really heard about "gyaru". I occasionally wore circle lens or demi-lashes (where they go on the outer half of your eye only).

(my very first post on e_g was this photo~ but then I deleted it because I was afraid of the reception and g_s...><")

Got into a more "sweeter" style. (beginning of university!)

(more experimentation with makeup...now into second half of university haha.)

I think I started to take my blog seriously and actually write something at this point. I had switched my hair from the classic "side swept" bangs to a middle parting, and was focusing more on coords, accessories, etc. 

Ta-da! Recent photos that I promised :) I think my style has really matured, my make up is less amateur. I know I still have a far ways to go, but I'm more than willing to go that extra mile. The idea of gyaru, the lifestyle, the empowerment to women, makes it worth it :) And you know, wearing the lashes, the circle lens, hasn't hindered me at all at work. People just accept that's my style, so for those of you who are curious, just starting, or still on the road of discovery like myself, don't be afraid to try new things! This doesn't just apply to being gyaru, if you want to experiment with your style, do it! Only after you've tried it will you know if you like it or not. For myself, I have to try something, I can't have in the back of my head the little doubt/regret gnawing at me that I didn't have the guts to try something. Like my mom says, "at first you don't succeed, try & try again". 

snap shot of me at university! bored on my break waiting for my next class... (>   3   <)"
Can't see my cute leopard print cross necklace I'm wearing ):

I want to know to, how do you prefer my hair over the years (3 years I've shown XD)? My hair is super long, giving me lots of options I can do with my hair, I want to know what you think! I know for sure I want to get my hair ombre with red (deep purple kind of red) ^^

On another note, if you'd like to see photos constantly of what I'm up to, I'm an huge instagram loser! I'm always posting on instagram, either everyday or a few times a day :)
instagram: nc_babyy