Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic [One Punch Man]

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Anyone else watching One Punch Man?! It's been a while since I've kept up with a currently airing show, but it's so entertaining, and the art is pretty nice too. Sonic has such a redundant name, but I'm sure some of you know my love for purple. There are a few other characters I want to do inspired looks from, but here's the first one I did, as I wanted to try my new wig from Powder Room D!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hisoka [Hunter x Hunter]

The lacuna left behind after finishing Hunter x Hunter has been too great. It's been over a month since I watched all 148 episodes of the 2011 release in less than ten days. Shortly afterwards, I practiced this look and have hoarded these photos ever since. I know in my heart that I've kept them for long enough.. so here I am forcing myself to post them tonight. It's Halloween after all.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Frida Sanguine

Frida septum from Lotus & Co×

The 23rd's theme for the Lip Swatch challenge was gore, and I had gotten Graftobian's Blood Gel in the mail this past week, so I finally put it to use. Also, I received a surprise parcel from Lotus & Co?! This week in particular, I've been rather giddy from all the love shown to me by NaYeon, Lotus & Co, Kat Von D, and the KVD Beauty team—it's making me feel a bit spoiled. (not that I'm complaining!)

Friday, October 16, 2015


One of the challenge themes the other day was mermaid, so I decided to do an entire look for it. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015



The other day, I was browsing around Instagram and came across a profile whose go-to namesake is the same as mine. She drew a semicolon onto her cheek which I thought was really cute and wanted to recreate it myself. I also tested out a new lipstick that I pre-ordered from LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs.

Calabaza lipstick | ×

90s Grunge, Pumpkin Spice, and Witchy Vibes

There were some challenge last week where I ended up making up more of my face to participate in the themes. I hope you like these—and perhaps they'll serve as a few ideas for Halloween.

Friday, October 9, 2015

October Challenges

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For this first week of October, I've attempted to participate in two challenges thought up by a few Instagram pages. It's been a bit intense in trying to keep up with them alongside my daily #tokki365 project.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Queen Supreme+Blow Pony | ×

If you're interested in participating in either challenge, the Lip Swatch one is here, and the Spence & Sparrow one is here. Each day of October has a theme, and you're free to incorporate it in any way. Of course it is implied that for the Lip Swatch challenge, it is a photo of your lips incorporating the theme for the day.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Coffee Day

Since today is apparently National Coffee Day, I thought I'd detail my coffee & cream lip art from five weeks ago.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Paint: liquid lipstick as eyeliner

Paint Liquid Lipstick

I attempted another negative space eyeliner look, this time something much simpler and using only ABH products!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Contouring with Cover FX

Months ago, back in February actually, I purchased a contour kit from Sephora by Cover FX. I knew Anastasia was planning to release a Fair contour cream palette, but that was only a rumor at the time and I was itching to practice on myself. I bought the one in (P) Light Medium intended "for light to medium skin with pink undertones." Looking back now, I probably should have waited for ABH's release or for the (N) Light version to come back in stock, because the darker contour colors make my skin look like it has a bad spray tan.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Trial and Error

Last night, I was playing with some of my Fyrinnae duochrome eyeshadows and some products from Anita where I ended up with the above mess. I was initially attempting a negative space eyeliner, but kept packing on different colors to see how I'd fare. I'm not too happy with the end result, but I am pleased with all the (new-to-me) products I tried out!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bits & Pieces #2

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Since starting up school again, I haven't been very active on social media, but I am over at Instagram trying to post daily in honor of my own post-a-photo-everyday attempt with #tokki365. Maybe I'll do weekly recaps here when I make time to post. Blogging just hasn't been a priority for me for so long that, I don't know what I should make posts about.. Also, I haven't had a good overall grasp of the cosmetic world for a few years now, and have lost a lot of my interest in nail polish and some major brands.

On another note, I do feel like the square cropping on the 'gram really takes away from photographs sometimes, so perhaps I'll include photos of how some of them were 'meant to be' and memorialize my posts that way. I had always wanted to do a 365 project one year as I have a terrible tendency not to post regularly, but I've been doing alright for about a [few months] into the new year now. Let's see how long this lasts, shall we?


post script. I immediately regretted taking on the daily posting endeavor after the first few days of the year, but I am trying to keep it up.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ryuko [Kill la Kill]

Has it been long enough to not require spoiler tags in this post? Kill la Kill finished airing last year two years ago, and it remains as one of my absolute favorite animes. I wanted to post this look while it's still 2015. Originally, I did this look in March 2014, after seeing the 21st episode. I suppose the following screencaps are spoilers for anyone who hasn't watched it yet, so they're after the cut.

{16 Dec 2016—edit}: Red underliner reminds me a lot of Lady Vengeance now; I still love doing underliner since my eyelids are uneven! (also, my bad for hoarding this post for so long.. I really liked this shoot and meant to post ages ago)

Icy Vibes

the bokeh from Mirrorball is always so pretty!

We got our first real snow day to start off this week and I felt like celebrating with white and icy makeup! Grey lips really do make me look more sullen than I already do, so I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it was fun nevertheless.

In terms of contouring, this was my first try using Kat Von D's Shade+Light Palette on its own (without a cream base) and it is soooo nice. Granted, I don't have much experience with various dry contour palettes, but the colors are so buttery and blendable that it almost makes me feel like contouring is easy (I've found it very challenging before).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Crisis Knight

So the first post of 2015 is this photoset from last year from my unpublished archives. I just recently found the list of products I had used for my makeup that day and finally decided to post the photos now.. I didn't like my makeup (and I still don't), but I mean, Batman. (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑