(mostly) Vegan Friendsgiving

Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been so busy. Last weekend for example I was busy making food for our annual “family dinner”. Not that we are a real family, but we’re close friends (that I don’t see very often though..) so it kind of feels like family. And this time it was close to Thanksgiving, but since we don’t usually celebrate that in Sweden, I’m calling it our “Friendsgiving”. Everyone makes some food to bring, and then we share.

And since most of my friends (but not all) are vegan, most of the dishes usually are so. Which I really love. But you can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey, right? :D

I wish I could share all the delicious recipes, but frankly I don’t have them. And maybe that’s alright since this feels kind of special, and ours, so I think I would like to to keep it that way.

L’chaim.

My look for the occasion ~

Dress from Sneep Dip (Shibuya 109)
Belt from somewhere in Shibuya 109
Shoes from somewhere in Studio Alta
Necklace from Glitter

Circle lenses are: EOS Fay 3 Tone Blue from Maplelens.com

 

Tokyo, tadaima

Hello! I just got back from my trip to Tokyo, Japan. We left Stockholm on October 23, and stayed in Tokyo until November 3. So all in all the trip was about 12 days (waaaay to short in my opinion) Me and Johan was first thinking about going other places except for Tokyo, such as Osaka (since we really enjoyed it last time we were there), or maybe visit one of our friends who live in Nagano. But, with such short amount of time and so much we wanted to do in Tokyo, we decided to just stay in Tokyo.

As usual I forgot taking pictures most of the time, but I managed to snap a few. I also uploaded pictures to my Twitter and Instagram, so I might do another post with those later! And I was also filming a bit, so I’ll try to make a little travel video later ^_^ Until then, here are some photos I took with my Sony a580 and Sigma 50mm macro lens. And sorry for the bad picture quality.. I’ll see if I can upload them with better resolution soon!

VERY PICTURE HEAVY

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My new workspace

Hello! I decided it was time for a little update about my home! Mainly about my desk. If you’ve read this old blogpost, you might remember that I used to have my workspace at the far end of our desk close to the hallway. Me and my boyfriend Johan also used to have a roommate, so we used to be 3 people sharing the desk. But now he has moved out, so me and Johan decided to switch places. So now I have this cosy little space in the corner!

Sorry for the somewhat bad quality of the photos, it was a bit dark outside when taking them ~

Moving in progress:
it turned out to be a lot harder than it looks haha. And very messy!

But we’re very happy with the finished result:

I haven’t really decided what more to do with my desk. If I want to decorate it in some way, or keep it very simple and minimalistic. We’ll see!

… Also, we’re going to JAPAN tomorrow! So I’ll probably blog about that soon :D Stay tuned!

 

Review: Geo Angel Violet

I’m back with another circle lenses review from www.geocolouredlenses.com

GEO Medical is a safe Korean circle contact lens brand. All their products are genuine. Most of their circle contact lenses are also available with prescription. They offer FREE international shipping and a FREE lens case for each pair of circle contact lenses purchased.

This time I chose Geo Angel Violet CM-831.
But I actually wanted to try Geo Super Nudy Violet, or Geo Super Angel Violet, but unfortunately they were not available with prescription :( such a shame! So these were the only violet lenses with prescription that I could find. But anyway!

Geo Angel Violet CM-831

Product details
Price: USD 20.90
Collection: Angel
Packaging: 2 Vials
Life Span: Yearly

Specification
Power Range: 0.00 ∼ -10.00
Diameter: 14.2mm
Base Curve: 8.60mm
Water Content: 40±2%
Material: Polymacon

Color & Design:
★★★☆☆ (3/5)
They are a bit too dark for my taste. I would have loved it if they had been a bit brighter maybe, so the color would pop out more. I bought them because I wanted a pair of lenses to wear with more “extreme” looks. I don’t think these ones really does it for me.

Enlargement:
★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
Well, they’re only 14,2 mm so they’re not the biggest lenses around. As I wrote earlier I actually wanted to try the bigger version, Geo Super Angel Violet, but they were not available with prescription..

Comfort:
★★★★★ (5/5)
They might not be big, but they sure are comfortable. I can wear them for a whole day without my eyes drying up. I could easily see myself wearing these on a regular basis. If it weren’t for the fact that they are, of course, violet. Not the most discreet color haha. But then again, I didn’t buy them because I wanted to be discreet.

To sum it up, these lenses are very comfortable and great for everyday wear, but I would maybe recommend to buy them in a more discreet color if you want them to look more natural. I have these ones in blue as well, and I use them quite often to work. But if you want more dramatic lenses, I think there might be some better ones out there…

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆

Also, unfortunately it turned out to be something wrong with this particular order. I don’t know if you noticed but if you look at the picture displaying the lenses seen from above, you can see that the left lens has less color than the right one. So there seems to be something wrong with that particular lens. For the other pictures, I added some color to the left lens in photoshop to try to recreate how it was supposed to look, so you get the idea. But I have contacted geocolouredlenses.com about it, and they’re providing me with another pair! They’re always very helpful.

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2NE1 CL inspired makeup tutorial

Oh my, it feels like ages since I posted a tutorial. I guess it’s about time! So before going out last weekend, I decided to do some filming when putting on my makeup. And I took inspiration from the beautiful CL of the K-pop group 2NE1 ~ Also, I thought it would be nice with a 2NE1 makeup tutorial for a “western face” (or not asian at least) for a change ^^ But I was kind of in a hurry when filming, and I didn’t notice that the camera lost focus several times ;_; I’m really sorry about that! I’ll try to do better next time…
(〃ω〃) ポッ

While I didn’t have any particular look in mind when I made this tutorial, I took most of my inspiration from the Falling in Love and Baddest Female MV’s. I wanted try to recreate CL’s cat like eye liner and nude coloured lips. I don’t have the “monolid” eyes like CL, I have more parallel eyelids, so I found it a bit difficult. I might have exaggerated the eyeliner a bit. But anyway, practice makes perfect right?

Products I used:

Face
BB Cream: Etude House Precious Mineral – Cotton Fit
Powder: Etude House Dear Girls – Oil Control Pact
Blush: Canmake Cheek & Cheek No.5

Eyebrows
Eyebrow pencil: Viva La Diva – No.32 Macchiato
Eyebrow mascara: Heavy Rotation – Coloring Eyebrow No.03 Ash Brown

Eyes
Circle lenses: Geo HoliCat Barbie Hazel from http://www.geocolouredlenses.com
Eyelashes: Romantic Minnie No. 3 – Dolly Eye
Liquid eyeliner: Isadora Colorful Eyeliner – No.10 Black
Eyeliner pencil: Isadora Perfect Shade liner – Soft black
Eyeshadow: Canmake 3 Tone Bronze
Mascara: Maybelline New York – Colossal Go Extreme

Lips
Lipliner: Lumene – Wild Rose
Lipstick: Viva La Diva No.19 – Cream
Lip Plumper: Heavy Rotation – Volume Lip Essence

Music
2NE1 – FALLING IN LOVE (HITO REMIX)

Also using some nice gold accessories from Glitter ~