Monthly Archives: May 2013

Be back soon <3

You may have noticed I have been making less posts recently. Exam season is upon me at the moment, and as always I am pretty under-prepared. Because of this I probably will have to neglect my blog a little. I might still make a few posts, but I am sorry if I rarely update or don’t reply to any of your comments quickly.

See all of you in a few weeks ❤

Ami xx

Sunday Style Inspiration!: Misa Amane

This week is the first Sunday Style Inspiration about a fictional character, Misa Amane from the Death Note series. Death note is an amazing manga and anime so if you haven’t seen it yet I can recommend it.

Misa is my favourite anime/manga girl, mostly for her outfits. She can be quite ditzy and annoying at times but she has so many amazing outfits! She has quite a gothic or punky style.

I definitely want to cosplay her at somepoint, I think it would be really fun and I already have the majority of things I would need to do it. ;P

(Click pictures for where I found them)

WARNING!: May contain some mild spoilers.

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I want socks like these!

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I want these stockings too!

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I think this is my favourite outfit of hers! The massive boots and over sized jacket look so cute. Why is all her hosiery so damn awesome?!

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I really want to try out her hairstyle. I’m not sure it will suit me though.

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Another adorable outfit. I really love how she is drawn.

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Her on the cover of one of the manga.

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That bow and cross necklace mix is so cute. For some reason the Japanese goth style features crosses so heavily.

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I definitely need an oversized jacket. They look so cool!

*~*Hope you have enjoyed this weeks Sunday Style Inspiration!*~*

More Barry M Magnetic Nail polish!

I only intended to get an eye pencil sharpener… but I saw these on the shelf and I couldn’t resist! I just love the magnetic effect, it adds a lot of depth to the nails and just looks awesome. You can read my review on the Neptune Sea one I had before here.

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I made sure that the ones I got had a different magnet shape so I could make more effects! The shades I got were Dark Silver (left) and Violet (right). The names seem a lot less imaginative than my Neptune Sea one, but still pretty colours nonetheless.

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I used the wavy lines magnet for the effect (I thought it might look a bit like scales.) For some reason it seemed more difficult with both these colours to make the pattern show up. I usually wipe excess polish on the side of the bottle, but the pattern seemed to work much better when I didn’t do that, maybe that affected the distribution of magnetic particles.

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As a result, painting them was quite messy. They are definitely not done at all neatly! But I still love the polish. It is very 3D looking because of the magnets effect. I used the dark silver for all my nails except my ring finger, where I used violet.Both the colours are really pretty and I would definitely get them again. I especially like the violet.

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(The pattern didn’t show up as well without flash. It has to catch the light well to be obvious.)

I don’t think the violet and dark silver colours go well with each other, in future I wouldn’t mix them. But as separate colours I think they are both beautiful and I would definitely recommend them. Just be sure to clean up your nails with a cotton bud dipped in polish remover after you’ve painted them!

*~*Have you tried any of this range?*~*

Sunday Style Inspiration!: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese pop singer. Her music is very cutesy and she really is a great example of Japanese ‘kawaii’ culture. She is 20 years old and she does perform worldwide too. I chose her as this weeks inspiration because she has a really unique style and her stage outfits are just incredible.

Here are some pictures of her. (Click for Sources)

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I really like the Pom Pom skirt, I think she looks just like a piece of candy!

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This is very over the top Fairy Kei style! It looks so cute.

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An outfit she wore for Halloween. The spider veil is really creepy! But also interesting and I haven’t seen anyone else wear anything like that before.

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Another fairy outfit, I think she is so adorable.

Here are some of her Music Videos. It’s probably the best way to get a feel of what her style is like.

Pon Pon Pon.

This is probably her song that has most popularity in the west. The video is very creepy cute and bizarre, which I think is why it spread so much.

Furishodeson

I love the dance at the table in this one. I really want to force some of my friends into doing that with me ;P

Tsukematsukeru

This is so catchy! It’s been stuck in my head for days.

Candy Candy

I just love the petal skirt here! It’s so cool looking, I bet it took her costume team ages to make.

Ninjya Re Bang Bang

And here she is as a Ninja, just because Ninjas are cool ^-^

*~*Hope you enjoyed this weeks inspiration! See you next Sunday!*~*

New Body Shop Purchases and Seaweed Clarifying Toner Review

I was looking on Body Shop recently because I really needed to find a toner and a moisturiser with SPF in it for summer. Plus, I love Body Shop skin care products and I wanted to try another one of their mask range! (The blue corn one I got was amazing, you can read my review here.)They had an offer on where if you spend £60 you get 50% off, as I already had £30 in my basket I thought I would use this offer to get £30 worth of free products. (Wooo!)

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This was the parcel when it arrived. I did think that they used a too much packaging which was a bit of a waste, but at least it meant that everything got here safely and it felt really fun to open, like unwrapping a present.

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Here is what I got. I went for the Seaweed range for both the toner and the mask. Even though I no longer have spot-prone skin, I think the range will suit me because my skin can be quite oily and I have some large pores that I want to reduce. (Not to mention that I am incredibly paranoid that my skin will become acne-prone again.)

I decided to try the Vitamin E moisturiser with SPF, because it should moisturise my dry patches of skin without being too greasy and heavy, and it had the best reviews of any of the other SPF moisturisers.

I wanted to find a new exfoliator too, so I am trying out their Vitamin C Microdermabrasion one. It smells really nice and fresh.

I got two massagers, a facial one and a ‘SpaFit’ body one. I am hoping that using these will improve circulation and that this will help remove toxins, which should prevent wrinkles and reduce cellulite.

The green bottle is a Grape seed glossing serum, hopefully It will smooth out my hair and make it less frizzy. It did have good reviews, but nothing seems to work on my hair. If it doesn’t do that then at least it will help moisturise it and make it smell nice too.

The final thing I got was the Seaweed Clarifying toner. I haven’t used a toner in a while and I felt it was missing from my skin care routine.

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This bottle cost me £8, I felt that this was very reasonable since you do not need to use much and it’s still good quality. I find that some products (like the anti-acne ones aimed at teenagers) make my skin clogged and mean it breaks out (ironic, no?) so I didn’t want to risk using something like that even if it is a little bit cheaper.

The toner is a clear liquid, it has a very pleasant scent and I find it’s very refreshing. I really love using it, it makes my skin feel so clean. I find that when I use it, it does make my face feel cleaner and I do think that this has made it brighter and a little less oily. It hasn’t completely got rid of the shiny oily patches, but I think that if it did that it would dry out other parts of my skin.

As for their claim that it refines pores, I don’t think that mine look any smaller. (They are stubborn though.) However, my skin does look a bit smoother in places, although I may just be imagining that.

As I no longer have spots I cannot comment on their claim that it helps clear skin. I haven’t broken out from using it so it may be worth a try. I also don’t have particularly sensitive skin so I don’t know if it would be too harsh. It does feel strong when I use it but to me that just feels like it is cleaning rather than irritating my skin. They sell small travel bottles of it for £3 that you could test out if you don’t want to commit to a full bottle.

I would definitely get this toner again. I think that it is good value and it definitely does add something to my face washing routine, it feels like it helps to mop up anything my cleanser left behind.

*~*Do you use any of these products in your daily routine?*~*