Category Archives: Beauty

Shironuri Fashion

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I hadn’t heard about this style until very recently, its been gaining more popularity on Tumblr which is where I first found it. I call it a fashion, but there is no limit to what clothes are suitable for this style. The only important aspect of the style is a painted white face, the word Shironuri means painted white. It refers to the make-up of geisha and Japanese traditional actors.

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It doesn’t just have to be the face, you can use the white make-up on your neck and other visible skin too if you aren’t a fan of the ‘end of foundation’ type make up lines. If you just do the face then it looks like a mask, which is pretty cool but not to everyones personal preference.

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Usually the rest of the make up is pretty dramatic, I haven’t seen any instances where people do a subtle eye with the white face but it might exist somewhere. It’s quite a fun look though and I personally think that eye make up is the area that’s the most fun to do, plus without it the one tone face may look too harsh or a little boring.

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The style really is a form of art, it’s so beautiful and striking. It’s a look that takes a lot of guts to pull off since it’s very different to what people are used to seeing so it’s sure to attract lots of attention to you, possibly not positive attention either.

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Probably the most well-known (on Tumblr) shironuri is Minori. A lot of her make up is really intricate and she definitely pulls off the look fantastically. You can find more pictures of her on her website, here. This is where I found these pictures of her. (Pictures 1,3 and 5)

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The look is starting to catch on in the west now, not enough that you’re likely to see anyone in the street wearing it but enough for western girls to try their hand at this dramatic look and to post the results onto tumblr. (Such as PastelBat, shown above.) I can see why, it looks really fun to try out and there are so many creative possibilities.

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As always click on the pictures for their source.

*~*Thanks for reading, What do you think of this fashion? Would you ever try it?*~*

My Most Used Make-Up Products

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Today I’m going to show you my favourite make up products that I use to create my make up look. These are products that I use quite often. I usually do a dolly style make up, so I guess they’re suited for creating that look, but many of these products are versatile enough to be used in lots of different looks.

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Face –  For a lighter every-day look, I use the Lily Lolo mineral powders in Porcelain and Flawless Matte. For a more heavy make-up looks I use the Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer in 1 (Fair) as a foundation (this stuff is amazing), along with Talcum powder as the mattifying powder. I then use the Etude House Highlighter, along with my natural collection blush in Pink cloud. If I’m feeling fancy I will use the Urban Decay Baked Bronzer for contouring.

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Eyes – My eyes probably take the most effort in my make-up, I use my white kohl liner (from Barry M) to rim my waterlines and in the corners, I might use the Etude House Tear Eyeliner in the corners sometimes if I want a more glistening look.

I use L’Oreal Liquid Liner to draw on my eyeliner, (I really like this stuff too!) If anything goes wrong I will use the Simple pen to wipe off any mistakes.

The next stage I do is the eyeshadow. I use the Front Cover palette with eyeshadows in Cloud, Gold, Copper and Black. I also love my Bourjois Eyeshadow in White, it’s very shiny and highly pigmented.

I will then stick on my falsies. I have some thinner more everyday ones and thick dramatic looking ones which are great for nights out. I cut up a cheap under-lash strip to smaller pieces so I can stick them on individually, which makes them look better. I got all these lashes from eBay, they were all really cheap too which is nice. 😛

The final stage is mascara. I use maybelline great lash mascara, it’s one of the best ones I’ve used, thought it isn’t waterproof it doesn’t smudge easily once it’s dried. I concentrate on the ends of my lower lashes.

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Lips – For my lips I don’t really have specific favourites just yet. I swap between different lip products all the time. My most favourite for colour is probably my Clinique chubby stick, it’s very light and natural.

For a more dramatic colour I just love the Tony Moly red lip tint, it doesn’t smudge at all once it has dried which is more than I can say for the 3 lipsticks and the Apocalips gloss.

I sometimes use a Too Faced lip plumper, the tingle feels nice and it makes my lips look marginally bigger, but I doubt my boyfriend would appreciate me wearing it around him. ;P

The Vaseline Cocoa Butter is really great for moisturising, especially in the evening.

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Other – These are products that don’t really fit anywhere else. A Too Faced sparkle for special occasions, A collection 2000 make up fixant spray to hold everything in place. I use the 17 clear mascara to fix my eyebrows in place, it’s not so clear anymore from months of foundation, powder and eyebrow pencil contamination. If my eyebrows are looking their best I will use the Rimmel eyebrow pencil to shade them in so they look a bit neater.

*~*Hope you have enjoyed hearing about my favourite make-up products*~*

Silver Pink Half Moon Nails Mini-Tutorial

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For my summer ball last week I did these nails. Honestly, my dress was a strange coral pink so it didn’t really match, but they looked cool nonetheless. Both colours are so shiny it looks a bit space age to me. The half moon shape looks really modern and interesting.

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To create this look I used these three nail polishes in this order. A clear coat to start, then the silver base. Next I stuck paper hole reinforcers over the bottom of my nail (to create the half moon shape) and painted over my nails with the pink coat. Then I peeled off the hole reinforcers (carefully and before the top coat fully dried) leaving me with this pattern.

I really like all three of these nail polishes actually. The two colours are really pretty and shiny, and the base coat dried quickly. The shape was really easy to create too.

*~*Hope you liked my mini tutorial*~*

Sunday Style Inspiration: Pastelbat

I don’t know if you are aware of the pastel goth trend, but I think it’s a really fun and interesting look. Somebody who is often associated with that look is Pastelbat, though she also does outfits that look more Fairy Kei or Cult Party Kei. Her tumblr is here. She is known on tumblr for having lots of cute outfits.

All pictures are taken from her tumblr.

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Love hearts print?! That’s so cool.

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I just love the sheer top layer look! I desperately need a sheer dress/skirt in my life.

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I think this is a very colourful and fun outfit. I like clothing that’s fun and interesting, it must brighten up everyone’s day.

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This is a very typical pastel goth look, for any of you looking to try out the style.

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This looks very lolita to me, I love all the pastel colours she uses. They’re so pretty but not too harsh on the eye. Also, I find the way she does her blush very interesting. I know that look is very popular in Japan right now, but I’m not so sure it would suit me.

*~*I hope you all have enjoyed this weeks style inspiration!*~*

Living Doll Inspiration Blogs

*~* First I would like to say hello again, and thank you all for sticking around during my exam-induced hiatus. They are finally done and all out the way. Yayy! ^-^ *~*

Secondly, I just love the living doll style, and as with the other styles I love I like to follow lots of blogs about them to get inspiration and look at all the pretty pictures. 

The living doll style is still peaking in popularity so it isn’t that easy to find blogs on just yet, but Tumblr has provided me with some pretty good ones! I like that it means I can see pictures of less known people who like the style as well as the usual famous people (Eg. Venus Angelic, Anastasiya Shpagina, Valeria Lukyanova, Dakota Rose) and as it is on Tumblr it does make the blog a bit more interactive which is nice.

Here is my list: (Click on the blog name to visit it)

  • Beautiful Living Dolls   (I just love this blog. They allow submissions from lesser known dollies and do a Dolly of the month contest!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope this has been useful for you! Especially if you are just looking to get into the style and are looking for some tips etc.

*~*Nice to talk to you all again! 🙂 *~*

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?*~*