Sunday, January 29, 2012

5 Tips for Long Bangs

If you like me have long outgrown bangs, and don't really know what to do about it, here are some easy tips for inspiration!

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☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・° 1) Curl ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆
A very common and easy trick!
Use a straightening or curling iron to curl your bangs. Depending on the length, you can sweep it a bit to the side.
It's a fast trick and gives a cute/sweet look (∩_∩) 

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・° 2) Back Pin ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆
Use some bobby pins to pin your bangs back. If you want more volume like the right picture, tease the inner/lower layers of your bangs before pinning it back, and make sure to brush the outer layer that will cover the inner teased layers so it doesn't look messy.

You can also twist the hair where you are securing the bobbi pins like this guy (miurashoheilololsoz), and you can also easy create more volume without teasing the hair this way as well.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Paradise Kiss - Live Action Movie

I won't deny it, I'm a HUGE fan of Paradise Kiss the manga. And I love the 'pre-story' Gokinjo no Monogatari (Neighborhood story) as well. I heard they would make a Live Action of the manga last year but haven't watched it until now since I heard a lot of bad reviews about it.. And I was really disappointed by the poor quality of the anime as well, so I really wondered how a live action would turn out. But to my surprise, I really liked it!

Even though it's different than the manga, and they changed the story, I still quite liked it. I especially really liked how they made the studio look almost exactly like the one from the manga, from the entrance to the room, the couch where Yukari wakes up, and the bar and stuff (◕‿◕✿)

I know a lot of people might have complained and disliked it from the beginning due to the difference in character appearance from the original story. I was a bit disappointed as well, but I still think the actors managed to bring out the characters' personally well which I think is the most important.
Aaaand! Yusuke Yamamoto was in it as well so I HAD to watch it at some point lol *slaps self* Well I was a bit surprised by him playing Hiro, but it was cute ♥

Keiko Kitagawa that plays Yukari is sooo pretty as well (*´▽`*) I think she fits Yukari pretty well.
Aya Oomasa that played Miwako was cute, but I would have imagined Miwako a bit smaller and 'child-like'.
Isabella was quite surprising!! I was REALLY wondering how they would portray Isabella, but I think that was really well done.
I'm not quite a fan Osamu Mukai, but it wasn't too bad with him as George..

The filming, scenography, and music was good as well I think, especially compared to other live actions which I think tend to be produced a bit cheap.

Well, I'm a sucker for those kind of love stories as well and I really enjoyed it! Although the original story will always be the best ofc (∩_∩) I'd say the movie is somehow shallow as they don't have time to get in depth with the other characters which is a shame. Especially the story with Miwako, Arashi and Hiro is really touching, but the movie kinda 'skipped' that pretty fast which is really sad (´∩`。)
But I guess that's typical with many stories made into movies and so on.

Did anyone else watch it? And if so, what did you think??

After I watched the movie I felt like reading the manga once again lol (T▽T)

And this scene!! Lol Yusuke ♥ I'd never dump you!! (●´∀`)ノ♡ lololol ok sorry I'll stop now >_>;

I'd say this is one of the best live action movies I've seen so far, especially with filming and stuff (∩_∩)

lolol and TWO J-drama/movie reviews in a row.. says a lot about what I'm doing XD

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tumbling with Yusuke Yamamoto ♥

ひさしぶりー! Long time no see everyone!

I'm currently watching 'Tumbling' with my all-time favorite Japanese actor Yusuke Yamamoto!

I've watched most dramas and movies containing him (lol crazy fangirl), but for some reason I didn't watch this one before now (maybe because of the super gay picture lolololol). I must say it's a typical hilarious high school drama with delinquents slowly turning into 'good guys'. But I'm really enjoying it and it's only a bonus it contains so many ikemen (●♡∀♡)

The plot taken from wiki.d-addicts
Azuma Wataru, a third-year student at Karasumori High School, is a devil who strikes fear in the hearts of people. One day, Azuma is told by his form teacher that he has to participate in a club activity in order to make up for the lack of second-year points. The short-tempered Azuma cannot last long in whatever he does. At that moment, he learns that Satonaka Mari, the beautiful transfer student in his class, has joined the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club. He joins the male rhythmic sports gymnastics club, a club activity with very few people under the captain, Takenaka Yuta. They are ridiculed by the coach of the female rhythmic sports gymnastics club, and others, and are also hardly allowed to use the gym. However, when a sixth boy joins the club, Yuta decides to take part in a team competition with his long-sought six members …
Aah... sooo gay lol XD It's lovely ♥

While watching this, besides drooling over Yusuke, I got a huuuuuuge crush on Miura Shohei!
Omg he's sooo cute!!! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) #foreverfangirl

Has anyone else watched it? (☆^ー^☆)

Other than that I haven't been doing anything besides being totally hikikomori watching drama and anime non-stop (yesIhavenolife), which is why I haven't blogged. I'm currently trying to catch up on studying as well since I'm starting school again next week, studying for exams and stuff.. so stressful as always (ノ ̄д ̄)ノ 

Oh yeah and I got Twitter as you might have noticed on the sidebar thingie.
Feel free to follow me (`・ω・´)”

That was all!
Upcoming Valentine makeup tutorial next month (◕‿◕✿) 

And thanks for all the comments on the previous post!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Violet Storm ☆ Nails

 I got new nails~! (☆^ー^☆)

Must be the longest I've had so far..!
And since they are pretty purple I took the opportunity to match it with my makeup
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I haven't used my pretty eyeliner from the makeup store in Violet Storm for a while, I love the metallic shine in it ♥

Sorry for my fugly grandma hands lolol
Made in collaboration with my friend Alfie ♥ Thanks!

I think I'll make the tips round next time 。◕‿◕。 
I love and hate having long nails.. It's so pretteh but so useless lol. Oh how I love being handicapped XD

Looking at these pics makes me want to do more meiku... I haven't done any creative makeup shit for such a long time o( ><)o
Need to change that!

Thanks for looking ♫

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Resolutions + Xmas presents

I usually never have any new year's resolutions or give it much thought, but somehow this year I feel like I have a lot! Well, my friend sent me this from tumblr, and it pretty much covers what I want to do!

Adding to that I want to save up as well o (◡‿◡✿)
Study more kanji and Japanese!
And as most people after having several xmas feasts (and me eating to much in Japan lol) - lose weight! (I gained 5kg in Japan wtf! Lol I'm a happy-eater ♥)

My sister bought Just Dance 3 for wii from her xmas money, and we'll try playing every evening at least for an hour (〜^∇^)〜 
Fun + exercise = win ♪♫

Do you guys have any specific resolutions? ヾ( ̄ー ̄)X(^∇^)ゞ

☆彡  ★彡  ☆彡  ★彡
Christmas Presents
Let It Rock Vivianne Westwood perfume, Lancôme gift box, Gift cards for H&M and drugstore, earrings from NewYorker, rhinestones, and a small ring ♥
Spongebob xmas card lol, chocolate, cute cat long tee, baseball jacket I bought with the H&M gift card lol.
Chopper Cap!!
The last one is definitely one of my favs!! From lovely Maria!! I was soooo surprised when I got it! She knows me too well hehehehe....
Can't wait to actually wear it outside! I want to make a cute outfit for it as well lol! But weather is super crappy, windy and rainy lately, so I don't wanna use it yet ;o;

I actually haven't got my xmas presents from my parents yet.. So there's still something to look forward to (*´∀`*) Or well, from my mom! I got money from my dad so I can buy a new laptop since mine is counting its last days and is freaking heavy to carry to school ( ;´Д`)

Oh and I have to show you one last thing I bought in Japan.
Mickey Sneaks!
Yes my obsession for sneaks wont let me leave Japan without at least one pair of awesome kicks! I've been looking for white sneaks in ages, and then i saw these blingbling Mickey star kicks! And they were pretty cheap too lol yes winwin

 ☆彡  ★彡  ☆彡  ★彡

I celebrated New Year's Eve at 'le lovely Mustache Crib with a lot of lovely people!
Picture stolen from Nadia
Sadly I had forgotten my allergy med, and my friend has cat which I'm super allergic to ((*゜Д゜)ゞ”
So the whole evening I was sneezing as crazy and my eyes were all itchy. I know how to ruin my own nye... But other than that it was super fun and everyone was happy, party and nice (^O^☆♪
My simple nye meiku~
Me and little sis ♪♫
 And yes I dyed my hair! Marshmallow Ash from Palty (○゜ε^○)
Sorry hair looks messy in last pic, it was after i came home from nye party >_>;

☆彡  ★彡  ☆彡  ★彡

2011 was full of challenges, good and bad. I believe every year will be kinda similar lol.
Keep fighting! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year 2012 - Back in Denmark

Happy New Year everyone!! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Sorry I haven't updated in a long time..! A lot of things happened the last weeks in Japan, and I didn't really have time OR internet to update either lol (︶︹︺)

I came back to Denmark just in time for Christmas and have been busy with Christmas events and then New Year.. But I'll start of by filling you in with Japan first.

Being in Japan for 3 months was surely.. amazing. I guess it's just being away from your home country in a longer period makes you realize a lot of things about yourself and what you really appreciate.

In those three months I learned a lot of things. I've experienced both good and bad things. I've met several cultural challenges. I've learned being alone isn't always a bad thing. I learned the importance of socializing. I've learned the importance of taking care of your friendships. I've learned that traveling is an amazing thing.

It's difficult to wrap everything up in just a simple blog post, but being away has definitely been what I needed. 3 months might not be so long, but enough to get a better picture of Japan and myself. However, not enough time to make me miss my home country. Not enough time to get fluent in Japanese. Not enough time to deepen any relationships. Not enough time to spend more time with the lovely people I met.

Despite all the lovely Christmas decorations in Japan, I didn't really feel Christmas at all. Everything went by quite fast and even Christmas eve drowned in jetlag lol /fail. 

I didn't wanna go home at all. But now being home again isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Of course I wanna go back. But I've also learned that you need to appreciate and value what you got. It might sound kinda cliché and cheesy. But I admit I forgot a lot and my home country didn't have any impact or importance for me while being consumed in busy, crowded and very different Japan.

It feels like the fastest 3 months in my life. I've definitely experienced and learned so much more compared to prior years. The 3 months felt like 3 weeks. 

However I'm happy not to be mashed together in crowded trains anymore. I'm happy not to be followed by weirdos and desperate nampa-guys when walking or waiting alone. And I'm happy that time doesn't go as fast as it felt like it did in Japan.

I think it's good for me to be back again. To get back on track and do the things that needs to be done. To not to think that I can just keep doing 'nothing' like in the past 3 months. 

Yep, 3 months of vacation was definitely awesome but also kinda dangerous! 

You can see most of my pictures from Japan on my Flickr
I think that covers a lot of my thoughts and feelings of Japan. I know I'll come back again. Actually, I'm planning on going back after this summer and stay for a year hopefully! We'll see (∩_∩)

But hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's!! 
I'll be back in next post with my xmas presents lol.

Thanks for reading! ♫