Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Holidays!// new hair color + various snaps

Hope everyone's spending a lovely day/time with their family and other loved ones!

I'll just quickly post some instagram pics and other things just because I have some time before a Christmas party my family is all going to!

My friend Kyleigh puts up with my butt-ness and my hair. It's too too much HAHA but now she lifted the roots and gave me a much warmer brown so I can wear it more easily.

Be sure to check it out!

And some snaps

top: H&M
I wanted something bright/fun to keep from looking winter dreary

which is also why I dyed my hair lighter for the winter months /rebel

New boots from Black Friday shopping in the states!
from: BASS
they're [so far] waterproof and very few scuff marks! So hardy
and perfect for this dreary sometimes snowy weather.

Mikebb bought me these earrings and they are SO fun. I think I'll wear them to the Christmas party.
We joked about me being house Baratheon [from Game of Thrones]
they're a bit heavy but not to the point of irritation.
WHATEVER I love them and I'd wear them to the ends of the earth.

gradient nails going from peach to pink tips

top: ZOYA
bottom: REVLON

mint: REVLON
green: OPI
gold glitter: OPI

PINK leggings by Victoria's Secret Pink
a little unsure of how the size will stay true because I bought an XS, the smallest size there is and it's a bit loose on my ankles/calves.

Love the studded detail on the back and not too ostentatious like some of the other designs/patterns. No offense
Super comfy and light material so I can work out in the winter [WHEN I HAVE TIME]

Our friends [Mike's and my] got a new dog from the shelter! He is 4 years old and a pure bred [perhaps] Dachshund who is just the sweetest thing. He's quiet and loves giving kisses and chewing on his toys and such a good lapdog. As the pic demonstrates.
Best wishes to him in his new forever home with his new loving parents.
They do dote on him~

A few of my friends have flown in from other parts of Canada to come back home and I can't wait to see them all again and hang out!
I missed my ladies ;_______;

HAVE A MERRY AND SAFE TIME. Don't drink too much nog/rum and drive and all that! IF YOU MUST MISTLETOE, MAKE SURE NO ONE IS SICK!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

New haircut // + LUSH golden wonder bath bomb review// + I.fairy kirei grey/gray review

new haircut/blunt bangs!!

Whoaa sorry readers I've been busy.

ALA aka Anime Los Angeles is coming up and I'm super stressed getting ready for it and also work is busy too since it's Christmas soon and everyone wants to buy chocolates.

For ALA I'll be making Shego from Kim Possible, Zatanna from Young Justice season 2, and two more cosplays that are already done.

Since Mike is cosplaying with me I have to make Drakken and Nightwing too hahaha

Here's some progress pics though!

I bought a base suit from eBay as well as the base mask. But as you can see it's still a lot of work to do yet.

I've only been taking progress pics occasionally.
And all of Mike ahahahaha

Anyways onto the reviews:

LUSH advertises this as a really fun bath bomb WHICH IT WAS OMG

Mike bought this for me as a little gift to cheer me up when I was even more stressed out
and then I used it and bought another one because I loved it so much.

When you drop it in, it starts out as gold and transitions to blue AND THEN YELLOW STARS COME OUT. They dissolve over time which is handy.

And so the bath water turns blue, but there was golden swirls of very fine fine gold dust swirling. So everytime you move, the water glimmers.

It's gorgeous and a really great way to pamper yourself.


And finally onto my kirei greys!

I bought them from iszocirclelens and I love them!
They came faster than my other package from Lensvillage which I ordered first. So they're quite good!

Came in bubble wrap envelope and with these super cute lens cases! I can't wait to use them hahahaha. And even with a keychain. Not sure how practical it is but it helps me differentiate further from my other cases.


And finally.

Some close up shots with flash/without flash.

The limbal ring is decently thick and keeps it from looking too unnatural. 
The enlargement is really good but not freaky. I feel like I can get away with wearing these with minimal makeup too.

The blending from brown to grey is really really nice. It only looks blended from far away though. 
Any closer and you can see the pupil opening.

Super duper comfy and exactly what I needed color wise. 

Not too dark but not super light either. 
I wanted a nice in between grey and that's what I got.

Also I reviewed these since there aren't nearly enough good reviews of the kirei's on dark eyes, especially this color. And since my eyes are a very very dark brown, this is as dark as they're going to get on eyes.

That's it for now. Hope everyone is having happy holidays and some quality family/friends time!

Until next time.
I leave this photo of my home area. It's snowing like crazy recently. 

Monday, 26 November 2012


I'm back again with a review!

I'm really guilty of this, but do any of you just totally ignore your hair? Like sure you buy something for it occasionally, but just use whatever shampoo/conditioner you have around?

I'm like that. I focus on the after shower treatments like trying not to style with heat so often, and getting a leave-in treatment [reviews on that one later]

But now I realize recovery starts from the very beginning. Starting with your shampoo.


Item Description:

The Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Shampoo ensures the reconstruction process of your hair using a unique cream foundation enriched with Joico's exclusive Keratin Silicone Complex. It features a balance of 19 essential amino acids that are considered to be the building blocks of hair. The shampoo adheres quickly and effectively to ensure maximum protection and restoration from the cuticle to the cortex. This color safe shampoo also retains and protects the color of your hair. It provides the hair with sufficient elasticity, strength and shine. The damaged hair shampoo must be applied to wet hair to create a rich lather. For optimum results, repeat the process after the first rinsing. The Joico K-Pak shampoo is the ideal for treating damaged hair.
Joico K Pak Reconstruct Shampoo:
  • 10.1 fl oz.
  • Specially made for damaged hair.
  • Color-safe.
  • Imparts elasticity, strength and shine to the hair.

  • At work, Halloween .Just after dying my hair brown! It's dry at the end and tangles super easily. You can see the ends being quite frizzy.

    The day after I first used K-PAK shampoo. Texture is much smoother and though it looks frizzy, those are just fly-aways from the wind. Ends are much better and overall my hair is smooth!

    My hair type is coarse, dry, and super super thick. Basically the top 3 worst hair types combined into one. My good friend who does my hair absolutely hates when I come in asking for color done. lmao

    She says I have enough hair on my head for 2 people.
    [It's that bad]

    For the shampoo, the instructions are easy. Lather rinse repeat.
    The consistency is thick and super easy to use throughout your hair. Lathers easily and rinses out clean but gentle. My hair doesn't tangle as much in the shower. It's also much quicker to blow dry and my hair is smooooth once it's all dry.

    So this is a definite repurchase and I'm eyeing the conditioner/treatment set.

    I will pamper my hair from now on, I promise. Especially since I want to go lighter~


    Monday, 8 October 2012

    BLACK MILK// der kuss dress reviews // 6 Month ANNIVERSARY

    2 days ago I celebrated our 6 month anniversary with my boyfriend.

    I don't think I've ever mentioned on the blog because life has been so hectic but the friend I mentioned a while back was really there for me when my last relationship ended. I was miserable and didn't know what to do with myself or anything in my life really, and he was there. I didn't expect anything to happen ever but it turns out to be a happy ending.

    Here are some photos my friend Sukhraj of Sukhraj Bhattal photography took for us! He's amazing and if you're in the Vancouver area and want to have him take photos for you, I highly recommend it. Sukhraj is versatile and can take portrait/glam/cosplay photos easily. He's often taken my cosplay pics at cons too ehehe.

    We celebrated earlier in the week with a nice dinner and went clubbing for our friend's birthday whose event was the same day L O L

    I think I've outgrown clubbing though. It's so tiring. My old body had to drag itself into work the next afternoon and I suffered orz|||

    I have so many new things that I budgeted myself for.
    ;A; So happy to have these in my possession at last.

    I managed to grab the Black Milk dress [my first one] during their anniversary sale so everything was 20% off!

    If anyone knows me, they know Klimt is my favorite painter and I love 'The Kiss'
    I even did one of my art final projects on him, trying to emulate his style. Ahaha.
    It's so inspiring to have a painting of his on my body. Even if it's only a print dress.


    Black Milk has rave reviews from other bloggers so I had to see what the fuss was about.
    The fabric is amazing. I'm not very curvy, but this dress has a way of accentuating the good and glossing over the not so awesome parts of your body!

    I have instagram now too! follow me @ rundevinrun

    My beautiful friend Hannah took these photos. She's a model in Vancouver and does some work regularly. Gorgeous girl, gorgeous photos, gorgeous soul <3

    Tuesday, 2 October 2012

    Recent gets//quick reviews! [MAC studio careblend, eBay purchases, Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara, Solone 30 sec smoody pencil]

    I've been so busy with my part time job and trying to enjoy the last of summer that I've almost completely forgotten about this blog!

    I guess all I can say is that I'm happy with where I am, and who I'm with.

    I've been buying little things here and there to add to my makeup/wardrobe.

    This eyeliner formula is soooo smooth and so vibrant. Perfect. Even if my eyes water or I rub them a little they stay put. This swatch was just one pass. IMAGINE.

    I bought these here. 

    I use them so much for everyday and they really bring life to my eyes even when I'm tired ehehe~ I use it often for cosplay a lot too since it's sooo bright and light catching.

     Needed a new powder/foundation to set my makeup and it's been amazing. Even better than my MUFE Duo matte powder I used to use. This is much kinder to my skin skin and doesn't clog my pores. Goes on super light so not much coverage but still nice!
     I'm wearing the MAC powder and the gel liners in this pic :> Also I love my new spiked headband. I wear it as often as I can. It just adds that certain touch to an otherwise neutral outfit~

    I also took advantage of Sasa having a free shipping event to grab Fairy Drops mascara because I've been wanting to try it for ever.
    So far it's treating me well! Sometimes it flakes a tiny tiny bit but it's nothing I can't handle since my heroine mascara also flakes. But I must say the length is AMAZING from Fairy Drops. I was not disappointed. It also holds a curl fairly well. AND WATERPROOF.

     Crazy length on my sparse and super straight lashes!!
     And see what I mean about the payoff on these smoody pencils? Super nice.

    The boyfriend also bought me these suuuuper cool tights! Sorry for the weird angle but it captured the kirakira ness! They are so unique and I've never seen a design like that before! I'm so grateful he bought these for me. Even if I wasn't willing to spend yet more money on my tights addiction orz||||

    They were a very reasonable price and haven't torn yet!

    Until next time when I can review more things! :>

    Monday, 2 July 2012

    days are passing by

    So much has happened since I last posted.
    I'm happy but it's such a crazy rush.

    I went to Fanime, a very large convention in California where I reconnected with friends from Sakuracon and also made new ones. It was an amazing time and I definitely want a repeat next year!
    I went camping with my family and my sister and I both brought our s/o's haha.
    I'm been drawing like crazy, trying to get prints done for a local convention.
    I've also been feeling a bit self-conscious and withdrawn. I need to get out more! A day downtown with friends I haven't seen in a while would be nice.
    I think I'll just picture spam some outfit posts/random pics until I can think of something to say more.

    photo credits to...probably Anthony. WHOEVER WASN'T COSPLAYING.

    Photo credits: Michelle 'Suta' Lin
    The other Karina was so sweet and really fun to chat to! Wish I'd gotten her contact info.

    Photocredits: SNTP

    Photocredits: My sister haha

    The rest are photos taken BY me from camping haha.