Sunday, April 27, 2014

Brows Talk

'How to draw eyebrows?' becomes the most essential yet difficult task in my everyday makeup routine. I was born with uneven eyebrows. Well, not only uneven, but extremely uneven, so if I draw eyebrows following the line of my natural eyebrows, my face will look super ridiculous. Fortunately, I also was born with thin eyebrows, thus the difference won't look so obvious. With those thin eyebrows, it's easier to manipulate the shape of my eyebrows.

Okay, this is the picture of my natural eyebrows.


My left eyebrow is kinda straight with the correct curve at the correct place, meanwhile my right eyebrow decides to make the curve too early, very near from glabella. I think everyone would agree with me that my right eyebrow is a big problem. 

Now talking about my favorite eyebrows shape, I like them to be not too thick, but not too thin, and not too curvy, but not too straight. Hahaha sounds too absurd. But precisely, arched eyebrows are my least favorite, because in my opinion, it will make my face looks so old. Straight and too thick Korean eyebrows is also not my preference. I like straight eyebrows, but not too thick maybe. But somehow I feel jealous looking at Korean girls that looks so pretty with super thick eyebrows.

For the color, I really like blonde eyebrows. I think eyebrows color MUST BE lighter than hair color. And I even won't protest if someone colors her eyebrows way too light. That's still cool! That's why I always try to make my eyebrows as light as I can. I bleach my eyebrows routinely. See my post about bleaching eyebrows here. Besides that, it's also important for me to trim my brows regularly. 

I then realized, that all of these treatment makes me feel naked if I go out without drawing my eyebrows. Bleaching and trimming make me almost brow-less. So, I can't imagine I live without these:


Thanks for the founder of eyebrow pencil, mascara, powder, and etc.

O-kay, next, this is how I draw my eyebrows so unprofessionally by using Dollywink eyebrow pencil in Honey Brown.


Basic knowledge of drawing eyebrows is to know where to begin (purple), where the curve starts (pink), and where to end it (green). 



Left to right:
I make the dots, but usually I draw the first dot at about 0.5 cm from where my brows supposed to start. I will brush it following the line to my nose area and bring it down along the shade of my nose. It will make eyebrows looks more natural instead of starting precisely parallel to nostril. 


Then, I connect the first two dots with a single line.

Now, connect with the last dot.

And fill them in.

Now one side is done!


Hahaa, the difference looks so obvious.

After I have drawn both of my eyebrows. I will use Etude House Color My Brows #2 Light Brown. 


The result:


Still uneven. Hahahahaha. As I said before, eyebrows will always be the biggest task in doing my makeup.

Okay, I think my left eyebrow is better. So I will take another selfie from this angle.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Drama Review: Little Nightmare

I've been following some news from Gackt, and I know that recently, he's quite busy with promotion of his new movie: Akumu Chan the Movie. Curious, I tried to watch the series.


The series has been aired in 2012 with total 11 episodes, and the movie will come out this May. Before the movie, the special episode also will be aired a day before the premiere. So in total, we will have another two stories of Akumu Chan.

This post won't contain spoiler. So don't worry. Or...maybe that's okay just to give some hints.

The story is about a teacher with no heart named Ayami Mutoi (Keiko Kitagawa). She always fakes her smile and her friendly personality, while inside, she really has no heart, no care, and has a cold personality. A new student has been transferred to her class, 5-2, and she is a special student. I said special because she has special ability. She's Yuiko Koto (Manatsu Kimura). She can see the future through her nightmare. That's why Ayami calls her 'Akumu-chan' (akumu = nightmare). Yuiko's grandfather is a scientist who conducts the research about his granddaughter's ability. He found 'Yume Card' that is used to keep the dream inside, and play it as a movie in a machine called 'Tapirus'.

The main problem happens when Yuiko saw Ayami as her savior in her dream. Therefore, she, and her grandfather, ask Ayami's help to solve the riddle in Yuiko's nightmare. The nightmare usually has symbolic meanings that need to be solved in order to predict the future and change the nightmare in reality.

Gackt portrayed a scientist named Takashi Shiki. He's Yuiko's grandfather's assistant. And he also played the role as 'Yumeoji' a.k.a Dream Prince.



This Yumeoji keeps appearing in Ayami's dream, together with 'Yumenoke', the dream beast that looks like a white dog. So besides Yuiko, Ayami also has special ability that still relates to dream. She's able to lucid dreaming in which she can control what she's doing. Yumeoji and Yumenoke are her friends in her own dream. The interesting fact is Ayami has not met Shiki when Yumeoji first appeared in her dream. She's really surprised when meeting her Yumeoji in person, like this...



Shiki seems like a perfect human being. I can't deny it since he's portrayed by Gackt. Hahaha. Ayami keeps saying that he's a figure; seems like an anime character. However, Yuiko's grandfather never trusts him. He says that Shiki is an ambitious scientist and wants this research to be acknowledged by public. Yuiko's grandfather even doesn't allow Shiki to see Yuiko's Yume Card.

I think almost everyone who has watched this drama worship Shiki. Seems legit that knowing almost all the sources of mine are Gackt fanpage. LOL! But...seriously Shiki is the center of our attention, well maybe in episode 9 and above, if you're not a Gackt fan. He played as the antagonist in the mid of drama. I also found my self hated him, but then some interesting plot twists happened. And.... oh, no spoiler?! O-kay. I'll stop here.

If there's one thing that Shiki has shown me: trust is somehow unreachable. It's really hard to gain even though you declare to everyone that you need their trust to you. Just like what happened to Shiki. Poor him. I'll give my trust if Gackt Shiki asks me. Lie! Lie! Because I also hated him before that twist happened. 

As expected of a J drama, Akumu chan has a unique story-line and quirky characters, yeah you can see that Yuiko has white highlight on her hair.


Besides, it also has some values of life that make me 'Thisss!' in entire episodes, and somehow motivate me.

I also like this drama because I'm kinda interested in the science of dream. Hmmm~ maybe because I sometimes become a lucid dreamer too, but not as scary as internet told you, being out of our own body is not the case. Sometimes lucid dream can be fun, except the fatigue you will feel after sleeping. But I still prefer a long, undisturbed, and without any thoughts sleep.

Back to the drama, when I had finished watching Akumu Chan, my reaction was like... GIMME THE SEQUEL NOW!!!! I want to watch the special episode and the movie RIGHT NOW, or anything that will show that person's face. I was talking about the final episode.

This is the movie poster, by the way.


I think I should end here before I make this post into a complete spoiler.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tarantula

This song of Oliver makes me creeped. Well~ he's always creepy, but this one is beyond creepy level.


"Eat up what you fear and become fear itself"

by momocashew

Saturday, April 12, 2014

May Death Never Stop You: The CD

When I went to a CD store two days ago, I felt really disappointed because I couldn't find any My Chemical Romance's CDs in shelves that was labeled 'M'. But later on, I found their newest CD in shelves labeled 'Best Sellers'. Geez, I almost walked out the store thinking they didn't appreciate rock music anymore since I spotted too much One Direction there.

And finally I got another treasure from my most favorite band ever.


I was, of course, getting so excited until I felt I wanna reach home quickly to rip the case open and see what's inside. The excitement then changed to sadness, not a disappointment but sadness. 


Isn't it obvious why I'm sad by looking at the coffins there?!

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I think it's really important for us to think how we are going to mark our presence in this world, and how far we could affect others with that presence. But when the time's over, it's over. Then comes the stage to start a new adventure. Reminiscing all what happened years back is always fun. We'll realize that life is really fast to live. However, all those memories will never let anything stop us, even death.

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"...it also held with a sense of self-actualization, and a strong desire to be 'live fast, die young' burning spark that I felt captured the sentiments of five desperate individuals. Desperate to be heard of course.."
-Gerard Way-

"'From the moment we first demoed this song until the last time we ever played it live, 'I'm not Okay' has always felt like home...as if those 3 minutes and 9 seconds were where we belonged."
-Frank Iero-

"...it was one of those moments where you realize just how fast time flies. What started simply funny anecdote about a commute to the studio became a song about growing up before your eyes."
-Mikey Way-

"'Kids from Yesterday' allows me to reflect on my entire life: being a kid. growing up, learning about the universe, entering adulthood, and pondering the future."
-Mikey Way-

"It was a call, a last call, to the kids of today...time to kill the fear, stop the voiceless state, take the baton and run with it."
-Gerard Way-

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Thank you for the venom, My Chemical Romance. May death never stop you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bob and Red

Whenever you feel down, or super bored by monotonous life, at the same time feel super tired to do those monotonous things, go to salon and get the new hair. Trust me, it works. Mood instantly boosts.

I'd planned to cut my hair short and dye it again, but I thought maybe not now. I still had many things to do, and maybe it would go too pricey. But then, life's going so tough until I think I wanna cut my hair. See the connection?! No?! Neither do I.

Well~ whatever. New look indeed brings some refreshment to life. It's psychologically proven, even though I don't know who said so. So, last Monday, I went to salon with Alin, and spent the longest time ever being there. FIVE hours!! or more.



I got my hair cut and dyed. Totally forgot to take a pic for before and after salon since I was too annoyed seeing my previous hair cut. I went there with my ugly and messy hair, had not washed hair since three days before. The hairdresser cut my hair short bob, just as I wanted. I also wanted to get my hair bleached and dyed. Well, this spent a lot of time. Probably my butt went flat because of too much sitting on that day.

After reached home, I asked Alin to take a pic of my new hair.


The pic was taken with flash, so in real, it's not as bright as that pic, but still looks obvious, especially under the sunlight. And now everyone in the street will stare at me and my red hair.

No one knows what my hair color exactly is. When the hairdresser brought the dye, I was wondering, is she going to change my hair to be carrots, because the color looks like carrots seriously. Previously, I said I want to get rid the yellow tone that my hair got after bleaching. She mixed some colors, and TADAA my hair turned to red. But hey, after rinsing and drying, it came out really nice. I totally like it! So does my Mom. So does my sister.

I actually wanted to make this blog post right after I came home from the salon. But I realized I didn't have eyebrow pencils, powder, or anything else that would be suitable for my new hair. I would not take a selfie with super ridiculous dark eyebrows. When finally my ordered Dolly Wink eyebrow pencil and Etude House brow mascara came safely to my house, I felt so safe to take some selfies.