HUGE update & mini photo spam <3
I'm back! I need a mental break from studying, since this has been me the past couple days (above hungover looking owl XD) TT_TT I'm done 2 out of 4 of my finals! *celebratory dance. Really trying my best to do better than first semester, since second year things will be even tougher \: Had my English final this past friday, so I had spent the week before re-reading all the material (one of them was No Country For Old Men) & I had my yummy pocky (strawberry my favourite with little chunkies <3).
I got my hair cut about a week ago also! Still have the centre part, just cleaned up how the bangs were to blend in more to the rest of the length, and took about 3 inches off the bottom. It feels so short even though it still looks long XD My "before" photos that I took...even though I never really took a nice "after", I had good intentions beforehand!! Just need my layers to keep growing out longer in the back, that way when I do a side braid, the side of my hair won't keep coming undone >_>
I'm sorry in advance too if this post seems really sporadic, I've wanted to post a lot of photos/updates but hadn't found the time in between school and work, & then the "TAG 11 Things" post took up more time then expected :S But I wanted to post something at least, I've only had one post so far (excluding this one) in April ): meh! Hopefully once exams are over (Thursday, Apr. 26) I can get into the groove of some regular blogging :') If that doesn't win you over, look at this cute little puppy!! OMG I'm in love with this little guy <33 & he was a moustache (even cuter!!)
So the day that emixlea tagged me, lovely spring got dumped on my winter...typically Edmonton weather to be miserable ):< The weird thing was it wasn't cold out, I had bundled myself up with layer after layer of clothes, only for it to be warm & slushy -_-*
I made Snickerdoodle cupcakes that night! They turned out really well, & were super yummy <3 & this was my first time making the right amount of icing & it actually tasting good ._."
While I waited for the cupcakes to bake, I made myself a salad (FRESH bacon bits everything is better with bacon..., cherry tomatoes, red peppers, chopped up boiled egg, romaine lettuce & caesar dressing!<3) and a salmon sandwich (like when you mix tuna with mayo...but with salmon instead :D just as tasty!)
I took photos of my campus that night when I was studying at the Science building :O isn't it so pretty?! There's so many stairs & pathways that criss cross...couldn't get a good shot, but it's like Harry Potter stairways...except the stairs don't move... >w<
Last weekend my family (mom's side) had our weekly family dinner on Sunday at my grandparents' house :) My cousin introduced us to her new boyfriend & he brought CUPCAKES (I quickly accepted him into our family first...food always wins me over XD). They were delicious! Pictures [from left to right/top to bottom]: Reeses Peanut Buttercup, Red Velvet, Cotton Candy, & Oreo. All of the cupcakes were different flavours (these are the only ones I tried, not all in one night!) and the icing tasted like cheesecake but with the unique flavour of the cupcake.
I've had this renewed obsession these past two months of constantly watching....
Buffy the Vampire Slayer!!
This show is seriously the best, I'm already half way done season 4, Joss Whedon is an amazing creative person! I think every project (Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, go watch it!) he does is a success. I had been looking for awhile for somewhere to buy all 7 seasons, since I was in grade 8 or 9? Either way, a long time ago. Now that my parents bought Netflix, I found Buffy...all seven seasons...so obviously I had to start watching to satisfy my cravings for some REAL vampires (none of this sparkly crap), and you know the first season or two didn't have a very good story line. But in season 4 you can see a huge shift, there is character development, plot is continuous, I'm so addicted to watching episode after episode TT---TT
I'm also getting pre-excited for the anime convention that is happening in my city: Animethon. I've been going for about 6 years now, even volunteered at a Japanese Fashion Show (represented gyaru! though at the time I didn't know much about gyaru...), but never cosplayed. I have a huge respect for cosplayers, takes balls & talent. Especially to those who make their outfits, you're undoubtedly amazing. So this year I am going to cosplay! I already order one part of my costume, trying to get everything in order waaaay before the event (which is in August....I wasn't kidding when i said pre-excited.)
I'll be cosplaying as...Hatsune Miku!! I ordered the butterfly headphones from the MikuXLuka in Magnet, since those headphones look really kickass. What I can't decide is if I should use the butterfly headphones with the regular Hastune Miku outfit, or with the outfit you typically see her in with the butterfly headset.
Randomly found this photo through google searches, this is NOT my photo & I was trying to steal it in anyway.
Let me know what you think!
Last night (finally caught up to present day T_T) I went shopping at Murale's for makeup :) I needed some eye makeup remover, new foundation (always had problems with getting the right tint), & ended up buying a coral blush I had been hoping to get! They gave a free sample of a Chanel eau de toilette (basically watered down perfume, but stronger than body mist), & a $30 giftcard for next time!
The coral blush I got was benefit's Coralista, it smelt really nice too! The blush goes on really nice, & the cute little blush brush was very soft. Love it! Will have to take some pictures with my makeup done & using Coral for the first time :)
I got my standard Lancome eye makeup remover, I don't splurge much for makeup usually, but if it is a good product I will. I find that the Lancome one isn't very oily, cleans ALL my makeup off in one go (I use one cotton pad per eye) & don't have to use too much product.
I've never bought anything from Bobbi Brown, but whenever I've gone into Sephora, admired the products, quality seemed good, but never really needed to splurge on something I didn't need. The sweet girl who worked at Murale helped me pick this foundation out. Before I had never quite found a foundation that quite matched my skin tone, it was either too pink or too yellow/orange undertones to it, I needed a 'cooler' foundation color, and hadn't found it till yesterday <3 She removed my foundation I already had on & applied the Bobbi Brown foundation, first only one half so I could see the difference, it matched my skintone perfectly! The makeup artist had found something exactly that I was looking for: lightweight, moisturizing, not too oily, & had good coverage!
I would definitely go back <3
I drew one of my OC as a gal, & my attempt on sujimori hairstyle :) I really liked how her eyes turned out (my favourite part to draw!).
On that note it's late, & I'm FINALLY done with all the updates I wanted to post XD I'll leave you with this cute kitty! omg I'm posting cat photos now....-__-*
XOXO NANA <3