Christmas Partay~

Saturday was my anime/cosplay club's christmas party!
Originally only 7 people rsvp'd but around 19 people showed up!

First off! This was my make-up for the party~

The drive was about 3 hours long since we had to pick someone else up~
Normally I fall asleep on long car rides because I get sick on them...>> BUT I FOUGHT THROUGH! xD

The party was pretty snazzy overall but, the best part was dirty santa~

There were 13 total gifts brought. Each person picked a number and got to pick a present or steal according to their number.
The presents were super funny!
Most of them were nerf guns. I'd say...about 6 of them were nerf guns!
2 of them were play-doh sets. >> I happen to be one of the people who brought a play-doh set. LOL
At the end of the night I ended up with a nerf gun~


Right before this picture I took out my contacts. I forgot to bring eye drops and my eyes were killing me. x__X I had been wearing contacts since 8 in the morning till about 9.

This resulted in a mini nerf war outside as well as this

The beautiful, beautiful result of my nerf attacks.

I also now have a small gash on my hand from where there's an unfinished edge on my gun. :(
OH WELL! THE NERFING CONTINUESSS



Fake Black Circle Lenses How-to~ xD (Pic spam)

THIS IS NOT ABOUT COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS.
This is simply a little fun entry about what I do in a pinch...Kinda.

I don't own many circle lenses~ Mainly because I don't buy contacts very often.
I have 2 pairs of green ones, red, pink, blue and brown. I really do need to get more..>>
ANYWAYS.
For pictures at home I don't really like wearing the different colored ones but I, obviously from my list, don't own any black ones. My brown ones are pretty light and I don't always feel like wearing them.
Soooo
What do I do?
RED EYE TOOL.

I've done this before on a few of my metrocon pictures because it's a pain to take out contacts and put others in.

This is what my contacts/eyes looked like before.
Eyes are OBVIOUSLY red.

After the red eye tool,

It makes the eyes look like a dark gray/black. Sometimes you'll have to click on it twice. This was done in iphoto. 8D Super quick cheattt. :3

I understand that people are more likely to have dark circle lenses rather than red but...shut up! xD

HAVE SOME PICTURES!



Ciao~

Small Haul-o

Today I bought a few items that I thought I'd share~

I had 2 of those secret reward cards from Victoria's secret. It was a promotion and they had a value of $10-$500 but you didn't know until checkout! So I played safe and just bought things that were around $10. xD

The first product is~
The Victoria's Secret Tinted Moisturizer~
I first went to try on the Warm Medium one since I always assume things are lighter than they seem but, this was actually pretty dark and made me look grosssss. D:
So I tried on Soft Light and it was perfect. 8D
I believe this is...1.5oz? For about $15. But~ I only paid $5. 8D Yayeee
So far I really like it though~

Nextttt~
The VS lip scrub and Balm~
This sells for $16~ Got it for 6~
As you can see, it's .635 oz total. The lip balm looks like a really pretty light pink on the packaging but it's actually a lilac-y pink color~ It smells soooo good.
The lip scrub is..just a normal lip scrub? I've never tried lip scrubs before. xD

Next are lashes! I always run out of lashes fairly quickly because I use them so often. x__X
Each pair is 1.99 each.


Errr...PICTURES!

Some messed up poo~

Don't read if you're easily bored. :3


Hey guys~

Ever enter a contest you just KNEW had to be rigged?
I did. So~ let me entertain you with my lovely experience through the treacherous battle grounds that is, a rigged Facebook contest.

I will start off mentioning that this might be triggering to some people. Don't read if you're delicate to situations like this. :)

Once upon a time, I entered a beauty contest on Facebook. I saw they had a prize, $1000 to be exact, and figured that it would be fun and possibly easy cash. 
Unfortunately, not all was as it seemed. They advertised it as a beauty contest. Well, I'm a part time model so i believe this to be my niche', so I submitted. When the contest started, I was the minority. In fact, the only asian. 35 contestants in total, 2 Caucasian girls, 3 Hispanic, 1 Asian…I'm sure you can guess the rest. I will blame it slightly on the type of people who go to beauty stores to begin with. 

Right away, it was clear that it was set up. The photographer, who was one of the people advertising the contest, had worked around. I've worked with them before. Their pictures were the first top row. Their pictures as in, pictures they had taken, with their copyright on it. Let us see~ Photographer who avidly supported them…top row. Coincidence?
Another competitor, who would be the one to fight me to the top, was a business owner who submitted her models picture. Not only did she do that, she also posted that she was a business owner and what she did to the model's…weave. Yes,weave. I like wigs as much as the next person, but this was not a hair competition. My point is. If anything, should that not be unfair? A business owner submitting and teaming up with the model? I digress.

As the competition moved along, the owners of the beauty store holding the competition, would move the contestants around. I was constantly moving lower while the other girl moved higher. Even after they acknowledged that I was in 1st place so far, I still moved lower as 2nd place moved to the first row. Warning signs? 
I pressed on. Nothing silly like that will deter me! I had friends and family backing me up!

Perhaps it was not enough. I'm going to now add in a point here that the contest had NO RULES set before the contest.

The day before the contest ended. Actually, almost exactly 24 hours before the end. They posted about fake accounts being used to vote. Sure. It happens. Whatever. 
Until I find that they were calling ME out.

I looked. I had them. Where had they come from?
"Everyone" was given those 24 hours to "remove" those fake accounts. Unfortunately, since none of us are the owners of the page, we are unable to remove them let alone see all of them. PLUS how was I to know who made them? This contest was shared on my wall, to friends, to friends of friends, to friends of friends families…you get it. 
I have no control over who votes, why should I be punished for accounts I had nothing to do with? Oh. I didn't mention? They threatened to disqualify us on rules they just posted and claimed it was for the good of the competition. Excuse me?

The only things they required, were for the people to like their page than the picture. That was it. For all I know, the fake accounts, could have been the competition who than later pointed it out. Accusations really. 

The next morning, I got a phone call from the owner of the store who is hosting the contest. He tells me that he wants to compromise. $750 for both me and the other girl. I agree to this. It's fair, it's extra money, why the hell not?  
No. The other girl is pushing to have me disqualified. Why is that exactly? Why are you pushing so hard when you yourself has fake accounts liking your page?
She refused the offer, obviously.
I resorted to mentioning that the person who submitted the other picture was a business owner who used her models image. The person replied "It's too late now. We only judge by the image. Not who submits it."

So…you're saying that I could have submitted any person's image? And it's too late to change that…yet you're going to change something so it's against me right away? Hrm~

During that same phone call, they mentioned to me about deleting comments that my friend's posting saying they were…"not nice". They're the owner of the page. They have the power to delete it on their own. I have no control over my friends and what they say.
Did I mention? One of the other girl's friends posted "We cannot let that asian b**** win". I'm sure you can fill in the asterisks. 
So…I'm getting reprimanded for my friends calling out obvious cheating and unfairness in the contest…but words like that are allowed?
Also, what they said was actually more like "We CaN't LeT dAt AsIaN b**** WiN." Ii'm still clueless as to why people type like that. 
This Facebook fanpage was diseased…with ebonics. Moving along.

Later that day, nearing the end of the competition, her votes shot up. 
Sure, whatever, this is fine. In this situation I see it as, damned if I do, damned if I don't. So what to do?
I take second place. Obviously, if I had won first, a huge uproar would have been caused by the other person. Me? I'll simply shrug and take it. 

If you are now wondering, "Well why are you writing this than?".
Simply for the fact that I am still butthurt that they would call me a cheater and push to disqualify me for something I had nothing to do with.

Tomorrow, I will be going to the store to pick up my second place prize…maybe they'll start something, maybe they won't. Either way, I know the truth, and I can say that I am able to hold my head up high and walk in with dignity.


Day of the pick-up~
Alright, I took back-up. Might not have been a good choice of back-up since I brought a white girl…a country white girl. Oh the love I have for her. Anyways, we showed up. The last time I ever had that many people giving me "the look" was at the fashion show for my high school. Either way, I walked away with $500. Don't hate. 


THE ENDDD
Here's the most recent picture of me? :D
The above picture was taken on monday~

The next two are sneak peaks from my last shoot~ 



Ruby Kisses Haul + Nyx

Ello Lovelies~

So, I had a photoshoot scheduled this sunday and I had NO LASHES.
Of course I had to go out and buy some~

I went to a beauty store that's pretty close to my house called "Coco". Apparently they have a sister one called "Roxy" lol. Anyways, while I was there, I had to buy a little bit more. I lvoe beauty supply stores because they always tend to have brands that I've never heard of and I'm a collector so I enjoy buying make-up. xD

Anyways~ On to what I bought~

Here's an overview of everything I got~ (Reviews and swatches to come!)

Alrighty~ So the first item is this one!
Ruby Kisses Ultra Brilliant Colors Eyeshadow in
Black and White Cookie.
I've been looking for a really good deep matte black eyeshadow so I thought i would pick it up.
From the ouside, the white seems to have a fine shimmer in it while the black is a very flat matte color.
This was 2.99 so, if it's bad, i only lost around $3. 

Ruby Kisses HD setn'forget setting powder.
There's 4 shades that this comes in. The last 2 were way too dark for me so I had the choice between translucent and banana which is a very yellow tone powder. Obviously :p, i went with translucent. From what I can tell, it's a VERY fine milled powder which makes me excited for this.
It's was 3.99 so once again, not that big of a deal if it ends up being bad.

Next is the Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in Rich Black.
The first time i noticed these products, this was sold out so I'm hoping it's some good s**t. 8D
We'll see~ It was 5.99. Still not bad compared to some others~
Ruby Kisses BIG LASH Mascara.
They had quite a selection for mascaras, and I didn't have THAT much time to choose so I just choose the one that advertisement said was for volume. xD
3.99, dannggg even for cheap products, this stuff adds up though. xD

Last Ruby Kisses Product that I purchased.
24hr Eyeshadow Magic primer. Obviously, right away you might get a little bell in your head saying "rip off of UDPP?" MAN i hope so. xD This come in a hot pink bottle that, although the bottle is shaped a bit different, screams UDPP. It was only 4.99 so if it is a really good dupe, I'll definitely buy again.
I love me my udpp but $18 a pop hurts...xD



I'm a HUGE eyeliner fanatic since eyeliner is always one of the main parts of my make.
This is the NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black.
3.99. Still doing pretty good~ xD

Make up remover is a MUST for me. I already have my HG one but, I can't constantly use it since it's hard for me to get my hands on. :( So I have to find something that's cheap but still good.
This was 6.99~ Not bad of course.

WHAT I WENT TO THE STORE FOR! xD
1.99 each~ They're...no brand? Oh well~
The bands on these lashes are SUPER thin and really flexible which can be both a good and bad thing.
I love them either way~


Swatches and reviews for all these products later!


Updates on my boring life. (Pic heavy/spammage)

Before this post goes onnn~ NEW LAYOUT. Still working out some things though. :)

SO yes
Like it says, this post is just going to be filled with random pictures of ME LOL and random..updates.
Since we're getting into the THE ICE AGE. I'll be doing a video on my seasonal go-tos a long with a blog to go with it. :)

http://www.youtube.com/mikichigoxD

Anyways, I really do love this time of year. It's not too cold where I have to bundle up, but I can still wear my beloved sweaters. Did I mention I love sweaters? Well..I do..and boots...Yup :D
My sweater season of loveeeee.

Yes. Getting to the point of this blog post. I mainly wanted to dump some pictures that I really like. But just didn't make the cut for...things?


Yuppp
I'm really weird. So...Subscribe to my blog and youtube? I'll be more active on my blog now since I...have stuff to blog about? LOL

BYEEE

Con Life~ Expcon 2011

Herro there~
This is a bit late, my vlog on youtube will be even later since after this lovely con, I didn't go home. Instead I went off on a romantic adventure! LOL

okie dokie so~
This most recent con that I had opportunity to go to wassss EXPCON 2011.
It's in St. Augustine, Florida which is about 45 minutes from where I am so I consider it my "home con".

This was it's 4th year so it's still fairly new but it's always really laid back and I think that's one of the qualities that I enjoy the most out of it.

ONWARDSSSS

Friday~
I actually arrived on thursday~ I'm part of staff (I somewhat lied in my first statements about it. It's only laid back if you're just a normal attendee xD)
Anyways, Friday is always the strangest day for me. You're suddenly thrown into con scene, which isn't a bad thing, but it's very shocking. Nothing really goes on during friday so for the most part, I help behind the scenes. Stuff like cutting things, punching things out. Simple things that make the con run.
At expcon, there's a game that can be played, for a small fee, unless you're a level 50+ then it's included. It's called "The Con Ends with You", based loosely off the game, The world ends with you. Each year it has a different theme. This year it was based off of Persona.

I was asked to cosplay a character from Persona 3 and act as a social link and boss battle.
ELIZABETHHH

These pictures were actually taken on saturday but I was dressed as Elizabeth on both friday and saturday for the game.
Friday ended amazingly~ At 9 there was a Prom/Masquerade/Dance thing that started last year. I always enjoy dressing up~ (derpppp)
I went with my boyfriend but for some reason, none of those pictures turned out.
This is the only useable picture I could find. The rest of them were of me dancing strangely. xD
Anywaysssssss. I really REALLY really liked this dress. Normally blue makes me look super orange but this weekend blue decided to be my friend. BLUE WEEKEND. xD
The other girl in the picture is my sister, Saiyora-Saga
Fun night. Though, I do wish they were a tad bit more strict on dress code. OH WELL. Didn't tamper with my night. xD

Saturday~
 CATURDAY. Saturday is the craziest day since it's the most busy. EVERYTHING goes on, on saturday. I was stuck in TCEWY room and the hallway when we were given our tasks.
During the game, the players had to go around to collect cards. To get them, they had to pass a test or sorts. The questions that I came up with were "What color is my underwear?"
Which only one person got. xD
Next was, "What ethnicity am I?"
HA. NO ONE GOT IT. SUCKAAASSS
Along with questions like "How old am I?" Everyone kept saying 20+..hrm..do i look old? D:
I also did tasks like singing the theme to doctor who and asking "what is my favorite british tv show?"
NO ONE GOT IT. WTF?! xD
I would also ask questions like "What is the #555 pokemon?" and give tasks such as "Sing to me the sailor moon theme song"
MUAHAHAHA.
The day was pretty good overall. :3

Sunday~
I, being a singer, host expcon's singing/performance competition. Miki's Magical Musical Extravaganza. Or MMME for short. xD
There's 10 contestants that perform live. It started last year and the trophies get even better! ALL CRYSTAL this year.
My guest judges were Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, and Ryan, the con chair.


On stage giving awards!

I was actually super sad at the end of the comp though. You have people who like it and people who don't. You can't really help that but it doesn't stop it from taking away from your overall experience. :(
OH WELL~

Expcon has always been close to my heart and I'll continue to go every year!

Whelpppp. That's all for now. Expect more posts later on when I get home. :3

~Miki

Latest adventures + Prepping for halloween and con season~

I'm really a boring person.
I don't do anything except sit around and get fat. Haha
No but really...
I've been so busy gearing up for "con season" that I haven't been going out. :/
Instead I sit in my room with my sewing machine and trusty hot glue gun and push out cosplays (or in this case) 1 cosplay for the upcoming con. EXPCON. 8D

I'LL BE THERE. WILL YOU?!
IF YOU ARE GOING.
You'll probably see me wandering around. :3 I'll be cosplaying as Elizabeth from persona!( an unaccurate one because I'm too lazy to fix things and figurines lie to you. DAMN YOU)
And the Mascot girl. You'll hopefully be able to tell. xD

Anyways enough of that,
I started up my youtube channel~
go here!
http://www.youtube.com/mikichigoxD
I do tutorials..and vlogs..and reviews and stuff..once i actually stop being lazy~

So, for a tutorial idea, because I always like to try them out first, I decided to dress up and this came out of it!
I thought it was kinda cute~
My hair is a lie also. It's a wig. I have tons of those. xD






















I eventually did go out with my friend Dylan to go costume shopping and just to hang out~
There was one costume that I really loved and that was the Fox one with the poofy tail so i HAD to try it on. xD
Also, SCREW THE LIGHTING IN THERE. The rooms were black and they had a huge bright light at the very top. x___X And no mirrors :(
How can we commence in the checking our selves out in the costumes with no mirrors? xD



At another store, I gave into trying on the mari-ho costume. LOL Femme mario.


Lighting was better in this bathroom that smelled skankkkk. xD

We ended up at TGIF. I SWEAR. I always eat so much food. :(
I had the chicken and shirmp..thingy. SO GOOD. but so much food. 
The stupid mall closed at 6 so we just went into books a million...only to find that right outside of booksamillion they had sugar gliders :(
DEUCCCEEEEE. 
I'm done..peace outtttt xD
look at this..dinosaur towel? xD

BAI

What I do: Make-up

I haven't posted in a while since I took a trip to tally for a week and a few days...
Sooo, I'ma just pick up where i left it~

I think this is going to be my second to last "what I do".

So, it started in mid sophomore year of highschool. I had always been the "ugly duckling" I was never that attractive in middle school and the beginning of high school was no different. This was during the time of the huge myspace reign xD.
I had started getting involved in those vanity train/groups. It started out in just the asian ones but slowly evolved to just...everything. xD
I guess you could say that those stupid things actually did me some good. In order to be in them you have to, obviously, be very attractive or just popular. At that time i was really going for the whole "finding myself: thing. So I really wanted to belong to these groups. And thus, I got more involved in make-up and taking care of my skin.

I used to have...it wasn't bad..but it wasn't good acne. xD

so....yeah. My technique got better as i got more experience...and blah blah
Here's about..70% of my collection. Excuse the mess. xD I really do keep things clean and I have a mini mist bottle of alcohol to spray everything down. >w<


 The first picture is drawers filled with (top containers) lip balms, concealers, glitter, random eyeliners, separate drawers for red/crazy lipsticks and normal ones.

The bottom drawers have palettes, single eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers, lipglosses and random containers. xD

My brushes, foundations (only a few of them) primer stuff...etc.




The above picture is of the blushes/bronzer/palettes I use the most along with powders and random brushes.

My eyelashes, tweezers, scissors, eye lash curlers blah blah. There's lashes in the usamimi tin xD plus two 10 pair boxes underneath the 2 boxed lashes.

The lip stuff I use most often plus make-up remover..and change LOLOL.

This one just shows my body spray...collagen face stuff...hair scissors, moisturizer...gel liners, liquid and pencil. A long with tons of jumbo liners in different colors. 8D








Now...here's some random recent make-up looks! 8D

This went with a mermaid thingy. xD

MOOOOSTACHE



BYE BYE 8D