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Shining Bright: Lashine False Lashes Review!

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Lashes are a huge part of the gyaru makeup, although sadly they are harder to get your hands on nowadays (well, ones that are dramatic for our gyaru looks in any case!). I’ve been trying my best to experiment with non-branded ones, so I was really intrigued by what they had at Lashine and decided to give them a go. So here’s my review on the false lashes I received!

Lashine Synthetic False Lashes Review by Lizzie Bee

Gyaru False Lashes + Where to Buy Them

Aah, false lashes. What on earth would us gyaru do without them? I remember when I first started this Japanese fashion and I was trawling through Boots to find the cheapest lashes… But back then they were hard to find. Nowadays it’s so easy to find ‘normal’ false lashes that we no longer have to fork out an extortionate amount on shipping etc for just a pack.

But quite a lot of good ol’ gyaru lash brands have died. The shops I used to buy them from no longer exist (RIP Ichibankao and Japan Gift Bay). But no fear! I had a perusal and bought from a few shops, and below are the ones I would recommend.

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My Top 5 Gyaru Lashes!

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You know that moment when you’re supposed to be tidying up but instead get distracted by everything you find? Well, I stumbled upon a whole pack of gyaru lashes that I had long forgotten about which led me to gathering every pack that I had left and putting them all on one pile. It was a huge pile, but despite all of the lashes I have I only use about 5 of them on a regular basis, and thus I was hit with the sudden inspiration to show you all my top 5 favourites!

Kawaii Deluxe Review: Ageha Princess Eyes False Lashes

Hey everyone! How’re you?
I can’t believe it’s the second week of February! I’m still thinking that it’s January… It’s crazy! However this means that it’s getting closer and closer to spring which means I will finally be able to wear pretty clothes *_*

I’ve been doing a lot of “sweet” looks recently so when Kawaii Deluxe told me to take my pick from their store, I chose these babies – Ageha Princess Eye! I’ve got tons of dramatic lashes so I wanted to try out something more natural!

Please note that although this is a sponsored review, these thoughts are 100% my own!

The lashes arrived in no more than a week~ this was such a surprise as I was thinking that it would take a lot longer than that. Kawaii Deluxe were definitely ticking boxes so far!
Everything was nicely wrapped and they had even left a note and some sample BB cream. They’re so cute!

kawaii deluxe packaging

Now time for the lashes. After taking a closer look at them I realised that they were a lot less dramatic than I thought. I haven’t actually tried out this style before where the lashes were more clumped together at the ends, so I was bursting to try them on!

ageha princess eyes false lashes

I went for a casual look, and in the end I had to ditch my lower lashes because… Well, you’ll see in the photos.

They were natural, yes, but a bit too natural. Like I said I didn’t need to wear any bottom lashes with these as it wouldn’t balance, so I just added more mascara.
Now them being a bit too natural would be a downfall in normal circumstances but for me, who wanted natural ones, they were perfect. I could get away with wearing these in an office as it was a very subtle effect… But for gyaru? No, these are too natural (unless you were heading down the Popteen route where they’re toning down a lot).

Thinking about offices gave me the idea to try these on with my glasses and viola! They were perfect! I had used a lash curler to make them stand upright a bit more and they barely brushed against my glasses. So for those who want to do the natural look and wear glasses, these lashes are perfect for you!

false lashes for glasses

Now it’s time for the ratings!

Postage & Packaging

Absolutely perfect. Everything was carefully wrapped, and the little note was super cute! Got to give them extra points for shipping everything out really quickly as well.

Customer service

Amazing! Responded to my emails within 24 hours – nice!

Appearance of Lashes

I quite like this style of having the lashes more compact at the ends as it’s perfect for the cat eye effect.

Dramatic-ness

I’m still not too sure about these lashes because they are a bit too natural for me, so it’s a low rating from me. You can barely see them on but I guess this means it’ll be good for school/work.

Usability ♡ 

Very easy to use! Great for everyday wear, too, so bonus points for that!

Overall (For Lashes)
Overall I probably wouldn’t recommend these lashes for those interested in gyaru, but for general “kawaii” style these are great for those who are still at school! The teachers wouldn’t even notice them tehe. It was partly my fault that the lashes have an overall low rating – next time I’ll stick to my dramatic lashes!

Overall (Service)

However I would definitely recommend buying from Kawaii Deluxe; they were incredibly friendly and responded to my emails within the day, and the package didn’t take long to arrive at all! This bumped up the rating a little bit, because like I said I was the one who chose the lashes, and they have an amazing range at their store!

Shop at Kawaii Deluxe!

Until next time my cuties~

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Review: Luminous Change Lower Lashes

Remember a few posts back when I went to MCM Expo in London? Well I purchased a set of lashes from the lovely Tania of Pixie Bunny that I had been eying up for a while and promised that I’d do a review for her so… Here it is!

Before I go onto the review I would like to give you a little introduction of Pixie Bunny. As I have already said, it’s owned by the lovely Tania (who has a blog here) and she sells a variety of products such as tights, bags, makeup, jewellery and – wait for it – false lashes!

Me & Tania at MCM Expo!

Anyway, the lashes I purchased were Luminous Change Lower Lashes. I’ve been searching for some lashes that were a cross between Princess Eye and Baby Eye (both by Diamond Lash) so when I clapped my eyes onto these babies I knew I had to get them.

Now I can’t really judge on how well her postage was (i.e. how everything was kept in a box etc etc) as I had bought them from her stall, but she did pop it into a really cute pink bag alongside a sticker! So I guess I can give her a booming 5 stars because she didn’t just stick it any old paper bag.

So, packaging 

Okay so now it’s actually talking about how they felt when I wore them. When I peeled them off from the container I realised that they were actually longer than they first appeared, which is definitely a good thing because I was worried that these lashes would just disappear on camera. So I put them on and-

Well, all I can say is, do not underestimate their length.

Close up
Close up of both eyes

They were perfect length and design-wise! I fell in love and was literally babbling away to Tania on Facebook on how much I loved them. Another reason to show just how good they were was that today was supposed to be an extremely lazy day in a hoody, but… I dolled up! And it was all down to the lashes!

Later on I did realise that they kinda’ went upwards, if that makes sense? I think this is a both good and bad thing; good because it means they don’t look too dramatic, but bad because they might not look dramatic enough for heavy makeup. Won’t know until you try though I guess!

Appearance 

Usability wise… They are pretty easy to use! The only thing I could say is that the lash line is quite thin but it doesn’t look as fragile as Princess Eye by Diamond Lash… However, I’d still be extra careful with them when taking them off just in case.
Because of the thin, transparent lash line I found them really easy to adjust so that they curved nicely beneath my lower (natural) lash line.

Usability 

Overall 

I will give them an overall mark of 5 stars because they are one of the most beautiful lower lashes I’ve ever seen, coming up close behind (ooer) Baby Eye by Diamond Lash, and you know how much I love those lashes…

I guess that’s all for now! Now why not be a good ol’ chap and hop over to Pixie Bunny to purchase these gorgeous babies for yourself ;D

Will most likely make a post of my make and outfit etc next week ^^ Ta ta for now~

Pixie Bunny

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MCM Expo!

I’m finally able to write this post! I was so tired today that I nearly fell asleep at work… The warm weather didn’t really help things so I was basically a drowsy zombie for the whole day.

Speaking of zombies… I got to meet some! Not real ones obviously (I wouldn’t have written “meet” if they were real… More like running the crap away from them). Basically I went to MCM Expo with my boyfriend this year and in the queue I saw these zombies just walking past and staring blankly at everyone. It was so creepy because their makeup was amazing and they were just really good at acting as zombies.

Here’s me with the zombies:

Yes, I was a maid this year! I wasn’t actually going to cosplay/dress up until someone said that I seemed to be the maid type, and I’m so happy that I did because I really enjoyed being a maid aha. I got asked for a few photos which never happened to me before so yeah I was pretty happy.

My look and outfit shot:

 

I’m wearing my Fairy Lash Brught Eye lashes that Charli got me from Japan! I’m in love with them already; they are so dramatic and even though they have that plastic-feel to them, they seem to be pretty strong! 

Now onto the MCM Expo photos!

CHARLI BBY YOU HAVE AMAZING BEWBS ILU
Me & Tania (photo taken from her FB)
Me & Yamii
Me & Annie

For ages I was searching for Iron Man, and I finally found him when I was starting to lose hope. You can tell how pleased I was from that cheesy grin of mine -_-

I had to say that the villains were pretty badass (or the people cosplaying the villains were anyway). I was taking a photo with Darth Vader and the Emperor, and got pretty like what-the-hell-what when Darth Vader started talking to me with the voice and everything. Was so cool!

“I said kneel!” “sdkjkjdfbgkbfg *cry*”

A “pet” Alien!

I loved this cosplay so much! I’m a huge fan of “How To Train Your Dragon” and was so pleased when I saw Toothless walking around, so I just had to have a photo with him!

Honestly I had so much fun; I met loads of people that I hadn’t seen in ages, and saw Meg – my friend from Ireland – for the first time ever! We have known each other for around 5 years and yesterday was the first time I met her. She was so cute *_* Only wished I could’ve stayed with her for longer <3

And to end this post, a photo of myself and the boyfriend! He said that he might cosplay next time which would be so awesome! 😀

That’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed this post. I was going to add more photos but then that really would be a photo bomb 😛 

 

 

Sponsored Review: Chan Mei Eyelashes


Please note that although this is a sponsored review, the thoughts and opinions stated are 100% my own.

Managed to find some spare time to quickly right up my post so that it’s all ready to be published on Sunday.
That’s the beauty of scheduled posts; I can write it at any time that I have spare and I don’t need to actually publish it until later, which gives me plenty of time to review it and make sure that there aren’t any silly mistakes or missing photos. Pretty neat, huh?

Anyway today is on a lash review sponsored by the lovely KKCentreHK!

Let’s do the packaging and postage rating first: 

Yes, they get full stars for this. KKCentreHK are extremely reliable and they always package things really well as nothing I receive from them ever gets damaged! So amazing.

And voila, here are the lashes. These beauties are called Chan Mei and are part of the M-Series.  They have a really strong structure which has good and bad points; good, because it means that you’ll definitely be able to wear it once, but bad because it’s very hard to bend it go with your eye shape. Took me quite a few times of bending it before I finally managed to get it right.

Usability: 

And wow I was taken by surprise at how dramatic they are! I mean, I knew they were dramatic but not that dramatic. Just goes to show that it isn’t only Japanese brand lashes that would go well with gal.

So that’s a definite full stars for appearance! 

Here is what these babies look like from the front (cut off the rest of my face because it wasn’t looking that great ahahaha).

Overall: 

I love love love these lashes. The only downside is how rigid they are so it’s a bit annoying to put on, but they are totally worth it!

To buy these beautiful lashes please click hereThey have tons of other lash designs and also sell some accessories like half wigs, hair extensions etc.

You can also get 10% discount with my code: mysticthorn

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‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

 

(wow this is a really late post… nearly 10pm! Has to be my latest one yet)

Some of you may/may not know that I have finally discovered my style… Agejo!

It’s all thanks to MA*RS really; if I hadn’t started buying MA*RS then I wouldn’t know how much I would fall in love with the brand and the style, so much that I actually want to do agejo for real. I always liked agejo but I was a bit scared of it and that it would never ever suit me. But I guess it never hurt to try it out!

I’m not going to wear MA*RS everyday because I haven’t got a lot of MA*RS items, and MA*RS is an extremely expensive brand so I’ll probably be broke for the rest of my life, aha. I’m going to dabble in other brands to help me build up my wardrobe because it’ll be boring just to stick with MA*RS (beautiful as it is) so I’m going to look for GOLDS Infinity and also at stores near me. Stockings, cute handbags, heels, accessories… Anything that doesn’t break the bank really! 

I’ll probably talk more of my goals and things in a future post or even in small posts on Tumblr… Not too sure just yet. 

Anyways, enough of that, here’s my most recent coord! I went to Cosmo with my family and decided to doll up for it :3

Dress: MA*RS, Necklace: DiDepux, Earrings: Muse,
Stockings: Primark, Heels: Dorothy Perkins

There has been a few discussions floating around about wearing no circle lens… So here I’ve not worn any lens to prove that you can still be gal without them! 😀

Please ignore how tired my eyes are! Had a really early start and long drive ;_;
Upper Lashes: Jewerich no.2
Lower Lashes: Diamond Lash Baby Eye

Ooh I’ve also downloaded an app on my phone that lets me create collages! Here’s one of my look and my full coord as well as makeup 😀

And a final picture of me and my sis 😀 <3

Oh yeah you know how I said I wouldn’t spend for around a month? Yeah, that didn’t work out so well. I went along and bought another MA*RS dress that is due to arrive soon. I can’t wait *_*

Anyways I guess that’s all I have for today! My eye has been messing up – again – but I still have a few posts lined up for you all ;D

 

 

Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year guys!

I know that it was in fact three days ago but thought I’d better say it late then never ;D

My boyfriend came down to see me for the weekend so we celebrated both Valentines and Chinese New Year! We decided not to get each other anything for Valentines because it’ll be our anniversary soon~ So we’re saving up for money for then 😛

Friday and Saturday were spent watching Sherlock – yes I have converted him to be a Sherlockfan ;D –  because I had uni and then work on Saturday, but on Sunday I drove over to the Wing Yip and bought loads of Chinese food! It’s been too long <3 I bought tons of dumplings and mantou… I think it might last me for quite a while ;D I was going to take photos but didn’t really have the time.

In the evening we went out to Cosmo! We were originally going to go to this other place but we realised that we had booked it at another city because the website didn’t state that it wasn’t in our hometown >< But Cosmo was still really nice! It’s much smaller than the one in my hometown but the food was delicious. I took full advantage of the Eton Mess ;D

I wore my complete MA*RS set and my new necklace! I was going to wear the bracelet but it’s slightly – ever so slightly – too big so I need to find a way to adjust that ><

I wasn’t too sure if it was okay to wear this because it started snowing, again. Eurgh I thought that I had finally escaped the snow and rain but HELL NAW.

Set: MA*RS
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Jewellery: Muse and Di Depux

Upper lashes: Jewerich no.2
Lower lashes: Beauty Eye by Diamond Lash

Okay so I guess that’s all for now! Hope you all had a brilliant New Year 😀 I did!

You Are My Sunshine

 

My Only Sunshine…

Yes, the weather has improved a lot lately! I swear I get so excited over small things like it’s getting darker a bit later and being able to hear the birds in the morning… Just reminds me that Spring is just around the corner!

But yes. The stress of my old uni projects is over (for now). I do have a new project which seems pretty interesting but I no longer have to stare at business cards and read books about the Industrial Revolution anymore! I actually said to my friend when driving home, “Oh it’s busy because everyone’s going to the Industrial Revolution” instead of “Industrial Estate”. Been doing waaaay too much uni work.

So Monday was one of those days where I was crazy enough to get up early before uni; I’m not too sure why I did it but I found myself dolling up! I did “casual” makeup though because of the fact that I had uni, and I didn’t have time to curl my hair (and I really wanted to curl it ;_;) nor do any contouring but that’s mainly because of my cold D:

I guess I dolled up because I was heading to Wagamama after all of my projects were submitted with my uni friends! I actually had a reason to doll up aha.  

Eye make~ Diamond Lash Angel Eye & Beauty Eye

I got a chance to wear my bear hoodie! Believe it or not I was going to sell it but… It was so adorable that I couldn’t let it go so I just quickly thought up of some coords so that I had an excuse to wear it ;D

eBay hoodie, Reveal shorts, West Coast leggings, Peacocks socks, eBay boots

My MA*RS dresses arrived in the post as well that day! I’m so happy, and they haven’t really helped me with my obsession over MA*RS. Oops. Oh wells! I just couldn’t resist buying them though.

Here are pictures of me wearing my two dresses 😀 Sorry for the image quality, was quite dark when I got home… Next time I’ll post better ones when I think up of decent coords and things ;D

All my makeup was coming off at this point ;_;

 

That’s all for today I guess! Got quite a lot of pictures this time… Well, see you next time! 😀

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p.s It’s now Sunday and the weather is shite. Boo.