Sunday, November 16, 2014

l o o k s & s t u f f ♡ In other words, a lil' something before the next something

As I have just gotten back from Japan, I do obviously have a lot of pictures and "anecdotes" to share with you here. It was over a week ago, I know, but it feels like I have just landed and I have not had the energy to melt everything and edit pictures... So I will have to save this for another day or two!

What I can say is, I have already started saving up for my next trip, so it was definitely a good experience. 

In the meantime, however, I have to make this post, because 1. I meant to post it three whole weeks ago, before leaving, 2. I have only mentioned the winner of the giveaway I held here elsewhere (i.e. Tumblr), 3. Sheinside has kindly waited for me to make a new post with the latest items I received from them for a bit too long now, and 4. why not share when I have something to share? 

First up...

This is actually a picture taken at Hanabi Hotel, my home in Tokyo -! 
From the day I met up with two Ayabie buddies, in other words, the day we shared feels and frustration over a very hot okonomiyaki meal. Nice. ♪

No real need for a rundown, as it is just one of those "selfies" and I am mostly wearing things I bought there (Spinns and Monomania), but the sunglasses are from Sheinside and I love them to bits and pieces. Been eyeing them from weeks. 

Wig: eBay
Hairband: Glitter
Bow: Taobao (part of my maid dress)
Shirt: Second hand
Sweater: Sheinside
Jeans: JC

Now, I was smart enough to bring this beauty with me on my trip. 

23 degrees Celsius, knitted sweater? Not my brightest idea. 
Lending it to Jözz to save her from the swedish cold? Another not so bright idea. 

I blame this one on the jetlag. Thankfully, Jözz was kind enough to still take a picture and I can still share the link with you. This will most definitely help me survive yet another winter. How I've made my way through 20 already is a mystery. 

Oh, and Viki Kayima won my giveaway! Here is the Tumblr announcement I made, in case anyone is interested. Once again, congratulations dear! You deserved it. To the rest of you, there will be more giveaways in the future, so please try again next time and thank you so much for participating. 

This is actually good bye for now. I am starting my next round in school today, so I will get right to that and start fighting. Psychology, more advanced Swedish. And more religion, ironic as it is. Who would have thought that I, the passionate atheist, would have religion as my favorite subject ever. 

Okay, work time. Wish me luck! 
Lots of love cuties. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

o u t f i t ♡ d u m p

I just have a few outfits - and a little makeup picture - to share with you! Going to be a good blogger and include proper outfit rundowns. I've gotten really good at that lately, haven't I?

Wearing my Hufflepuff heart on my sleeve here. 
Badger and proud, despite my Slytherin hair. 


Headband: Homemade
Glasses: eBay
Scarf: A gift
Pins: Homemade & Eyecandy
Peignoir: Beyond Retro
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Lindex
Shoes: Taobao

Elsa theme! ♡ 

Wig: eBay
Choker: Taobao
Sweater: H&M
Necklaces: A gift from mum & Glitter
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Lindex

I like these two the most, so I kind of want to separate them from the rest by starting off with them. Just, for the record. Haha. ~

Beanie: Carlings
Wig: Taobao
Necklace: SEX POT ReVeNGe
Shirt: Sheinside
Shorts: Taobao
Tights: Sandysshop

Beanie: Carlings
Wig: eBay
Necklace and choker: Taobao & Glitter
Coat: Sheinside
Jeans: J&C
Shoes: Taobao

The color of my hair is a bit inaccurate here, 
but it still looks really nice if I may say so myself! 

Hat: H&M ( Kids' section )
Earring: Glitter
Choker: Taobao
Necklace: A gift from my mother
Sweater: Sheinside


There! Now I must go back to stressing the F out about flying off to Tokyo in a few days. I have so much to do, being sick doesn't exactly help calming my nerves. Sigh. 

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, October 20, 2014

R e v i e w ♡ Pinkicon circle lenses - Naturali Charming Blue & Milky Pink

Pinkicon is a relatively new name on the market, and I was happy to discover a lot of lenses I've never seen on other sites before. Turns out Pinkicon is korean, which explains a thing or two, as I've only looked at japanese lenses before. 

Still, I'm glad to promote something entirely new, this time! 
The staff is really nice, my parcel arrived at my door rather quickly and everything came in cute boxes, with some flyers and instructions. ♪ 

Price -21 USD
Quantity - 5 pairs per box 
Duration - Daily
Size - 14,5 mm

Comfort ♡ 8/10
Design ♡ 10/10
Size ♡ 7/10

P o s i t v e: 
Super comfortable, great design with a very "smooth" effect. My eyes look very shiny and sort of porcelain doll-ish when I'm wearing them. 

N e g a t i v e: 
The fact that these are one day disposal lenses, makes me kind of sad, because I like these and I would love to wear them for more than just a couple of days. I was, however, able to wear the same pair for more than one day, but I can't officially recommend that. I'm also not quite sure how great these would look on darker eyes, I fear they might not look as good as they do on my blue / grey eyes.

S C O R E ♡ 7 / 10

Price - 43 USD
Quantity - 1 pair per box 
Duration - Monthly
Size - 14,5 mm

Comfort ♡ 7/10
Design ♡ 9/10
Size ♡ 7/10

P o s i t i v e: 
Not as comfortable as the first pair, but the design makes up for it. The colors are lovely and as you can see they blend in very well. They're not very obvious, at the same time as they're not exactly too subtle either.

N e g a t i v e: 
Are they worth the 43 dollars, I wonder? If these were one year disposal lenses, the answer would be yes, no doubt about it. But I'm not quite sure I'd be willing to pay that much for lenses I'd have to throw out after a month. 

S C O R E ♡ 6/10

To be fair, these scores are the result of me comparing these lenses to all the one year disposal lenses out there. The duration is what pulls the scores down a bit. 

Had these been yearly lenses, they would both have earned either a 9 or a 10 in total. So, maybe if you're more used to daily and monthly lenses than I am, you'll find these completely irresistible. I could see myself looking past the negative sides just because of the design and comfort of these lenses. Because despite everything, they are some of the most comfortable lenses I've worn, and I think we can all agree they're simply gorgeous. 

Yearly lenses are available on Pinkicon as well, and they have a wide selection of lenses you may not have seen yet - as I mentioned before, I was positively surprised to discover all the models and brands I hadn't seen before. 

So pay them a visit, won't ya? 
5 USD discount if you enter A24680000 when you buy a pair of lenses 
(not toric ones, unfortunately) ! ♪  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

– A little something about mental illness and prejudice –

Today’s topic is a little bit different. I think you have already come to that conclusion.

A while ago, I received an anonymous message on “Why problems and psychical disorders so popular now?” (I am not responsible for that grammar, no).

I still have not been able to answer it properly. Why?
Because it made me furious, that is why.

So, today I am not going to write some sort of thorough sob story about the things I have been through, even though I will mention some of it briefly. Like I have done before. I want to talk a little bit – which means I a lot, you know me – about prejudice. The general judgment and misconceptions surrounding mental illness.

First, let me ask you, what do you think of when you hear the words “mental illness”?
Here is the image that immediately pops into my head: A car pulling up to a driveway of a suburban home, men in white coats stepping out. Someone comes out on the front porch, clutching their elbows as if they are trying to hug themselves. The men comes up to the house and picks up a, slightly unwilling, person. They have tears in their eyes as they say goodbye to the other person on the porch. The men takes them to a hospital, where the real struggle begins. Screams coming from a face warped by “crazy”. Strait jacket, padded walls. Long sessions with therapists. Playing chess with other patients, mumbling. Ever seen Girl, Interrupted?

Yeah, something like that.

That is the problem I want to bring up. That is the kind of mental illness you can see, on the surface. The only kind people seem to understand. Because if you cannot see something on the surface, it is so much harder to accept as something that is even real.

When you look at pictures of me, read what I write, you do not see a mental patient, do you? Truth is, I only stopped seeing my therapist on a weekly basis about a month ago. I am now well enough and able to live with my disorder, I only need to contact her if things get bad again. I am coping. Taking care of myself. Well, as much as I can. I am only human. I should really get my sleeping habits and time management sorted. Whatever. Let us move on.

Even at my worst, it did not show. I know the last time I wrote about how I felt, I admitted getting dressed up and taking outfit pictures, despite only wanting to disappear, because it was what made me feel normal. Very silly and superficial, I know, but at least I could pretend online. It was something that kept me grounded, I do not know why, exactly. I felt guilty for those days as well. I felt like I was not allowed to have them. I constantly worried about people thinking I was only faking it, looking for a reason to stay home from school and ignoring my responsibilities. Seeking attention.

I only saw my friends on those good days, which was one of the main issues I had. See, that is the thing that seems to tick people off the most, when it comes to depression.
“Depression” does not mean it is impossible to have one good day, here and there. A day away from it all.

When people only see that good day, they think it is all a fake.
“Snap out of it, you were fine yesterday. Stop being so silly.”

People view depression as being selfish, lazy and burdening. Fake, even. People think anorexia is the only eating disorder. That anorexia is a body type, a diet. People think bipolar disorder is the same thing as mood swings. That all sufferers of personality disorders are dangerous. That “mental illness” is the same thing as “personality”.

It is like you have to weigh 35 kg or attempt suicide, in order to be taken seriously.

Not everyone feels this way, of course. But generally speaking, judging by the things I hear people say, this is what a large part of the people populating this earth thinks.

A broken leg is a legit reason for being unable to leave bed. A broken mind? Not so much.
“Just snap out of it, stop being so selfish.”
“I wish I was anorexic, at least I would be skinny.”
“I had the stomach flu last weekend. How do models do it all day?”
“Oh my god you’re being so bipolar.”
“Self-harm, yeah right. People who cut themselves only do it to be Tumblr famous, or whatever. Everyone knows it is not for real.”

First of all – here comes some personal crap: 
Being bipolar, for example, does not mean having mood swings. It is similar to it, yes, but I cannot begin to describe exactly what it feels like. I have tried before and I will try again, briefly, to paint a picture, because I think it is somewhat relevant here.

It is like being on a very slow roller coaster, that is probably what I can say. Even though I sometimes feel so happy I cannot contain myself, there is so much angst involved. Partly because I have so many thoughts it stops me from sleeping, partly because I say things I do not mean, partly because I know it will not end well. The end of that rush will come, along with the angst of everything I have ever regretted doing, or saying, ever since I was around three years old. It is brutal.

A manic period may seem fun, but it is not. A depressive period is horrible. It is not like being an emotional teenager. It is like living inside a cloud. Once I got proper help, my parents said “it was sort of like seeing you properly opening your eyes and looking at us like you actually saw us again.”

It is different for everyone, as well. Something that is seemingly another thing hard to understand. The truly extreme cases are the ones showing, I would just like to remind you of that. Moving on.

Depression is not about laziness. Depression is about being so exhausted, you lose all sense of who you are. What your purpose is. What the meaning of everything is. It is like walking around on the verge of tears all day long, or living in a state of constant emptiness. Or being sad, without knowing why. Like a robot, when the batteries need changing. And then like a robot when the batteries are changed. Moving but not thinking, not there. Empty. Following instructions until the batteries run low again – which they do, all the time. Just getting dressed is a seemingly impossible task, for some.

An eating disorder is not a diet. It is not something you can control, or stop. It is the same thing there – losing yourself. Losing so much control of controlling everything, you eventually find yourself unable to think about anything besides food. All day long. Looking forward to it, fearing it. Pinching yourself, comparing yourself, wanting to hit yourself for eating more than planned. Or feeling lost because you have not had the time to eat an entire cake and then get rid of it within 20 minutes.

Not everyone has a visible eating disorder, either. At my worst, I was so good at hiding it I did not feel like I could even mention it, because people would see it as a lie, told to attract attention. Normal weight? No, I could not possibly be sick. Only I was throwing up 20 times per day. There, I said it. I do not think I have ever mentioned it to more than two of my absolutely closest friends ever before, and I tell them everything. That is how hard this is for me to talk about. That is how afraid I am. As melodramatic as it sounds.

Fortunately, I do not know personally what it feels like to live with other mental conditions. Asbergers, borderline, autism, antisocial personality disorder, ADHD. Not all of them can be treated as efficiently as others, either, which is really sad. I can only imagine what it is like living with the pain and confusion that I know come with them. This being said, back to the topic I want to talk about.

Even mentioning these things is such a forbidden act it will most definitely cause a very awkward silence, and it may even lead to people stepping back from the one bringing it up. It is something which makes me very worried, all the time.

It is kind of like coming out as gay, with very homophobic parents.
It is just as important to address this issue. Because just like homophobia, it causes suicide.

Despite talking about it a lot, I still feel ashamed when I mention the fact that I am in fact affected by a mental illness. I remember watching Silver Linings Playbook with my best friend once, and realizing about two minutes into the movie that “holy shit the main character is bipolar what the hell will she think of me” and I actually had to pause and say “eh, just so you know, that is a different type of the thing you know I have, you know I am not like that.” I still feel awkward about saying it. I almost feel ashamed of saying it. And when she mentions it my face gets red and I wheeze out a “ha… ha…”

(I find it funny as well so if you ever bother reading this, I love you and please do not take it as a bad thing, it feels good being able to joke about it at the same time as I am slightly embarrassed for my awkwardness).

Why do I react that way? I know I am not ashamed, really. I am living with this and treatment has made me almost completely normal. As normal as one can be, of course. The roller coaster has slowed down even more and I am so appreciative of that. I have emotions, like everyone else, and sometimes I do lose it and cry. But it is no longer all bipolar and it is very nice being able to say that.

I guess that is the thing most people do not get – it may be hard to explain, not to mention hard to live with, but it is not impossible. Just like any disease, most mental conditions can be treated. Maybe autism cannot be treated as effectively as other conditions, but still. It is not dangerous.

Again, just like homophobia, transphobia, it is a problem that needs to be fixed.
And a first step is being able to talk about mental illness like it is not something to be completely afraid of, not something awkward. Most of all, not something anyone does for attention.

So, when people talk about it, more and more people – Do not fucking see it as something anyone does in order to be popular. See it as a good thing. If you do not like it, do not read it. Or read it, and try to educate yourself.

No one wants a mental illness. No one.  
Even the ones “doing it for the attention” are calling for help, and should not in any way be ridiculed.

All it means, is that maybe you need to live your life a bit differently. Maybe some things that we should “normally” be able to do, needs to be adapted a bit. For example, some people should only work 50% or 75%, to ensure stability in life and mental health. They should be able to do so, without having people sighing and looking down on them, feeling superior and treating them like they are worth less. Like they should work at McDonald’s instead of wasting precious space, when it could be used by “better” people.

Truth is, these people may even be better at their jobs than these “better” people. Mental illness does not equal being less smart. Not understanding rules, responsibility, doing a bad job. If it means working a bit less, for some, fine. Everyone should be included in today's society, no matter what.

It does not even mean every single one needs to work fewer hours, necessarily.

All it means is having enough room to take care of yourself, in order to access all the good qualities and knowledge you carry within yourself. Whether that be 50% or 100% does not matter, neither one should be judged.

As I am writing this, I honestly find myself worrying about how you, if you have bothered reading this part, will take it. I mean every single word, but I know it may be controversial to some. In society, you have to work hard. Although working too hard means ruining yourself, for some. Is that really something you should roll your eyes at? Is that really something, you feel is worth wasting your time and energy on?

Try to be understanding instead. You would not judge someone with cancer, or a broken leg, for cutting down their workload, would you?

Yes, you may judge this comparison as well. I know that that. And I will repeat what I have been saying here as many times as possible, to raise the awareness that needs to be raised.

Judge me all you want. I myself feel like a huge attention whore, publishing this post. Just remember that suicide is caused by very, very strong emotions. Often caused by mental illness, often caused by judgment.

Think twice, ask questions before you roll those eyes of yours.

Do not judge people just because you do not understand them – try to put yourself in their shoes and imagine what you would feel like, standing there in them, surrounded by uncomfortable silence.

The reason I have started a long journey with the goal of becoming a psychologist is because of all of the things I have written here, the people I wish to help and the knowledge I hope to spread, at least to a few people, it would be more than enough. Things need to change. More people need to be seen and helped. It is real and it is not something to be afraid of. I have always been very passionate about this, this and writing. Just thought I would mention it, to explain this post, suddenly appearing on my fashion blog. It means a lot to me. 

Now I am done. 

If you have stayed with me all the way through this post, thank you very much for reading. It felt good getting this off my chest. I hope you do not mind.

Lots of love.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween giveaway ♡ sponsored by !

My second giveaway, yay, raise the roof. ♪

This time, a 100 USD gift certificate AND a lucky bag is at stake, courtesy of Greatness, right? 

I'm going to keep it short this time and just hand you the rules real quick. It's simple! 

1. Register on Sheinside, right about here - !
2. Like the Sheinside Facebook Page
3) Leave a comment under this post with your email address 
(same one you used when signing up) 


The winner will be chosen through and announced October 30. 
Hurry up and enter the race so you can treat yo' self to some fashion goodies. ♪ 

There ya go. Have a nice night everyone, I hope to see a lot of contestants!
Hugs and kisses. x

Friday, September 5, 2014

s e p t e m b e r ♡ i n s p i r a t i o n / Sheinside cravings

First things first, picture credit to amazing Tokyo Fashion

That said, time to begin writing this post for real. I like expressing my love for the "quirkier" styles I see on different street snaps, even though I've never worn anything similar myself. I get really bored of myself sometimes. Like, really. So why not share some other absolutely fabulous people, right? 

I love how playful and colorful these peeps look. One of these days I will pull something like this off. I don't know why, but when I try to wear more accessories and fun clothes, I feel like I fail miserably. I'm going to have to practice. And maybe stock up on some better accessories when I go to Tokyo! 

Oh, just realized I leave in 50 days. Oh god I have to write a pack list.
Okay, whatever, I'll do it later i.e. next month. Moving on!

Thought I'd select a few ( read: many ) pieces of clothes inspired by these street snaps! 
All of these can be found at my sponsors' site, ♪

♡ t o p s ♡

♡ b o t t o m s ♡

♡ s w e a t e r s ♡

I plan on getting my grabby hands on at least three of the pieces I posted here -! 
I hope you like them as much as I do. ♪ 

Had to add the sweaters at the end, because I think we can all agree that autumn is coming, and I think we could all use some warmer clothes. Don't go outside wearing nothing when it's cold, kids. Grab a sweater. 

Autumn coming closer for me, a swedish citizen, obviously means winter is coming. That's right folks, I'm about to become a pain in the ass, yet again. Listening to me whining about how cold I am should be everyone's new Christmas tradition, really. 

I would like to apologize in advance before ending this post. I am sorry. 
Enjoy September now and have an ice cream before the snow comes. 
Lots of love, guys! x

Saturday, August 30, 2014

r e c e n t ♡ c o o r d s pt. 2

I haven't felt great lately = haven't felt as motivated to dress up and put on makeup as I usually do, but I do have some outfit rundowns I thought I'd post! Okay, three, to be more precise. But it is better than nothing, right? 

♡ 1 ♡

Top: Sheinside
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Lindex, ripped by me
Beanie: Carlings
Wig: eBay
Choker: Taobao
Pins: Taobao, Fatstatement
Shoes: Taobao 

♡ 2 ♡

Dress: Sheinside
Cardigan: Gina Tricot
Tights: Sandysshop
Wig: Taobao
Hairband: Glitter
Socks: H&M
Shoes: Taobao 
Bag: Taobao
Pins: Eyecandy, Taobao
Choker: Taobao

(The shoes are Tokyo Boppers replicas because I have huge feet and 
the real deal does not come in my size)

♡ 3 ♡

Top: Sheinside
Shorts: Adidas
Tights: Lindex
Wig: eBay
Pins: Taobao, Fatstatement
Necklace: Taobao
Choker: Taobao
Shoes: Taobao

Yes, I like Taobao, and I am not afraid to admit it and wear it with pride. 

The first pair of lenses I'm wearing in these pictures are from Pinkyparadise, where you can use my coupon code "irodohieru" for a little gift and an animal lens case to go with your lenses, and from the second pair - E.O.S Ice, in Pink - is from MapleLens. I posted a review of the E.O.S lenses here, and you'll find a better picture of my darling Princess Pinky Eclipse lenses right about here

I got this lil' cutie as well, but sadly the bust was a bit too small for me. A real bummer! But I thought I'd share the link either way, so you can get it here

And that's about it, for this time. I do have some more coords to post, however! I realized it while writing this post. I want to post them separately though, because the pictures are taken with my Nikon and they look more neat - which means my neat freak perfectionist brain would not be able to deal with me if I posted them along with these iPhone dressing-, bath- and bedroom photos. 

How do you deal with following me, and this blog, I wonder. 
Thank you for surviving. 

Hope you've a better week than I have, guys. And please make sure to make this weekend and next week even better. Lots of hugs and all of that. Goodbye for now. ♪

P.S. Make sure to follow my new Instagram, if you followed my old account! I lost it and it makes me unreasonably sad. (ノ´д`)So shamelessly self-promoting myself to find everyone from my old account, haha. 

It's @captain_iro

Monday, August 18, 2014

Winner announcement !

So, the giveaway has ended, and a winner has randomly been selected. 

Congratulations Susan C, on Tumblr known as Coffeezu! 

Sheinside will contact you shortly, I have forwarded your e-mail to them already, so keep an eye on your inbox, ok? I hope you'll be really happy with whatever you choose! Please post a picture somewhere and send me a link, to show me what you picked. 

To those who didn't win: better luck next time! I know I'll be hosting more giveaways, you never know, you might be my next winner. ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ ♪

Have a great week guys, and thank you for participating! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

R e v i e w ♡ GEO CK106 Black x E.O.S Ice Pink

♡ M a p l e L e n s ♡

I actually had not heard about MapleLens before a little mail landed in my inbox not too long ago. The webshop's design reminds me of Pinkyparadise, although I must admit I find MapleLens cleaner and a bit easier to navigate (no hard feelings, Pinky). 

You'll find a variety of G&G Dueba, E.O.S, Geo Medical and Vassen lenses once you start to investigate the webshop. Four brands may not seem like a huge assortment, but with all the different colors, there are still a lot of models to find. Besides, if you have a hard time deciding, a smaller range is probably a good thing. 

I do, however, miss the really, really big, dolly lenses - I'm a sucker for big sparkly eyes. It would have been nice to see lenses larger than 15 mm. I also notice the prescription lenses don't go above / below (?) ~ 6.00 . . . I'm not sure what that means, as I don't need prescription lenses, but I have seen ~ 8.00 prescription lenses before, so I thought I should mention it.

With the customer service and shipping being so good, I definitely recommend this shop. The staff have been nothing but nice to me ever since that first email, and I was surprised when I got a notification slip from the post office, so shortly after placing my order. 

Go take a look and create your own opinion! 
Here's a little summary and some points, easier to look at: 

Assortment ♡ 6.5/10
Customer service ♡ 10/10
Shipping ♡ 10/10 

 Note: delivery time depends on which shipping method you choose, 
so I guess technically my opinion doesn't matter if you decide to place an order 
and pick a different shipping method.

Super happy I found these, I've missed black lenses like crazy, 
these are kind of perfect. They're very simple, as you can see, which means they blend well with the color underneath - in this case, my actual eyecolor. 

Sadly, they're not as comfortable as the other pair I chose, 
but they're definitely worth the price.

Design ♡ 10/10
Size, 14.2 mm ♡ 7/10 
Comfort ♡ 6.5/10
Price, 18.9 USD ♡ 9/10

Total score ♡ 8/10 

These lenses guys. These lenses. 
I can't think of a clever way to say this but damn, they are so comfortable.

The design is really lovely as well, don't you think? Definitely my new favorites!

Design ♡ 10/10
Size, 14.8 mm ♡ 7.5/10 
Comfort ♡ 10/10
Price, 18.9 USD ♡ 9/10

Total score ♡ 10/10 

So there you go! 
MapleLens is highly recommended by me ( no way ),
I hope I inspired someone out there to check them out. ♪ 

I don't really have anything useful to say here, so I'll just end this post with a litle goodbye. I hope you've all had great summers with lots of sun and lazy nights in front of Netflix! 
I am already fearing winter, but let's not think about that. Happy thoughts. 

Oh, one more thing before I go, don't forget to enter my giveaway! Right about > here. 
It ends August 18, so I guess I'll see you then? 

( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Friday, July 18, 2014

s u m m e r ♡ g i v e a w a y !

The time has come for me to host my very first giveaway, sponsored by Sheinside !
It's a summer themed giveaway, as you can see. Perfect for this insanely warm time of the year. ♪

The winner will get . . .

. . . To pick two summer themed items from this collection right here. It includes the rad sunglasses and cute dresses you can see on the little collage I put together above, as well as a wide selection of bikinis! The winner will get to pick two items, from two separate categories. For example, one dress and a pair of sunglasses - not two pairs of sunglasses, or two dresses.

I highly recommend the sunglasses, I want several pairs. They're 100% fabulous.

Here are the simple rules you need to follow: 

☆ Register on Sheinside, right here → ☆ 

☆ Like the Sheinside Facebook page! Here → ☆ 

☆ Leave a comment on this post, write down your name, and the same email adress you entered when you registered on Sheinside, so I can draw a winner and whoever ends up being the lucky one. ☆ 

☆ will randomly (obviously) pick a winner, he or she will be contacted by me and Sheinside as soon as the giveaway has ended. He or she will then get to select two items from the collection, and they'll be shipped off right away! ☆


So, don't hesitate to leave a comment and take part! It doesn't hurt to try, right? 

P.S. My Tumblr followers have an extra advantage, as reblogs count as well. So, reblog as many times as you like, and you have a bigger chance of getting your name drawn when the final day comes. I will draw names from both comments on the blogpost and reblogs, and then draw names in a second round, to determine a winner. More work for me, yes, but whatever!
Just make sure your askbox is open!

I hope to see some participants, it'd be a shame if I didn't get to pick a winner because no one entered, lol. 
( ; x ; ) Lots of love!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

t u t o r i a l x r e v i e w ♡ glitter eye makeup and Princess Pinky Eclipse, from!

Tutorial time, finally!
But first things first, let me introduce you to my new favorite pair of lenses.

P r i n c e s s P i n k y E c l i p s e

Firstly, let me just say these look wonderful on blue eyes. They're inspired by the movie Frozen, and look really cartoon-ish in a way, reminds me of crystals too. Which is something Frozen also reminds me of. 

Diameter: 14,5 mm
Water content: 38 %
Duration: One year disposal

If you ask me, they actually look bigger than 14,5 mm, which I like, because I love lenses with that effect. Big eyes, I'm a fan. They're very comfortable too, although after a long day, they do get a bit itchy. But, as we all know, that's the case with most lenses. 

Design: 10/10
Comfort: 7/10
General score: 9/10

I highly recommend these for blue eyes, in particular, they're also available in brown, green and blue, for example. Check the whole series out -- here! 

The grey ones are found right here, for 28 USD, which is a good price for a good pair of lenses. Absolutely worth it. And Pinkyparadise have always offered great customer service, so you won't regret it. 

If you apply coupon code irodohieru you will also get a mystery gift and a cute animal themed lens case! ♡

G l i t t e r ♡ e y e ♡ m a k e u p

This one has actually been requested, which makes me feel kind of fuzzy on the inside, since it means someone out there thinks I've done something good enough to share. It's an honor, so thank you very much. I'll do my best, okay. ♪

Firstly, I would like to thank Emilia, who is one of my best friends and also known as Pastelbat, for opening my eyes and showing me this kind of makeup. She threw it on my face when I modeled for her school's fashion show, and I wouldn't know how to do it or even get the idea to try it myself, if she hadn't glittered me up. So thank you, Buttis!

Secondly, I would have loved to make a video of this, but the MacBook I used to film and edit my previous YouTube videos with, was actually just a rental laptop from hairdressing school - which means I had to give it back, obviously. Total heartbreak. The HP Envy I weirdly enough managed to save up to promised a good webcam but honestly, it sucks camel fur. So I'm kind of screwed until I can afford a better webcam, or camera, to record my nonsense blabbering and confused instructions with.

I actually think this one will be better written down though, so let's stay positive. 
And let's get started! 

What I love about this makeup, is how versatile it actually is. You can add as much or as little as you want, go with any color you like, or why not all colors you like... and it is still super simple. 

So let us begin with step one; 

Step one ♡ Base makeup

I'm not going to get very detailed here and describe exactly how I apply my everyday makeup. Why? Because it is not important - apply your own standard makeup. 

You might also want to dust the area you're going to cover with glitter with some eyeshadow, but I chose not to do that this time. I'm going to apply eyeshadow on top of the first layer of glitter. It all depends on how much colorful you want to get.

And please, make sure to control your eyebrows to avoid weird unexpected photobombs when you're trying to take nice pictures for your blog. I'm looking at you, strange hair to the left.

My routine is as follows: 
1. Circle lenses
2. Eyeshadow (you can see how I apply it on the picture)
3. Eyeliner and mascara
4. False lashes
5. More eyeshadow under the bottom line of lashes
6. Blush and eyebrows

Tip: If you want some inspiration, go YouTube-ing! 
There are so, so many great tutorials out there, so go nuts. 

Step two ♡ Tools

 1. Eyeshadow. For this tutorial, I decided to go with a grey scale, which is why I picked this eyeshadow palette from H&M. You can go with any color you want, however, which means you can go with any eyeshadow you want!

2. A foundation or blush brush. The one I use is from Mac. It's a foundation brush originally, but it's very soft and I discovered it is perfect for this kind of makeup, and also for applying blush.

3. Eyelash glue. I use Ardell's LashGrip, but you can go with any brand you like. Just make sure you're not allergic or sensitive!

4. A regular paintbrush. A makeup brush will work too, but maybe you don't want to ruin it, like I did the first two times I did this makeup. There will be a lot of glue and glitter - a paintbrush is more up for the task.

5. Something bowl-like. I went with a ceramic bowl we usually keep butter in. So, anything works. 

6. Glitter! The most important thing you need to get your hands on, obviously. For this tutorial, I only used these glitter flakes from a local arts and crafts supply store - Panduro Hobby.

The glitter flakes are great if you want an airy, feather or crystal-like result, but I suggest you take a trip to your nearest hobby store and see what they have to offer, inhale some inspiration and ideas. Maybe you'd like to decorate your cheeks with hearts, stars or snowflakes. Endless possibilities!

You don't have to limit yourself to just one type or color of glitter either. Mix and match however you want, and don't worry if you're unhappy with the result. Just learn from your mistake and move on, try something else.

Step three ♡ Glue

Squirt out some glue right about there and brush it out with your paintbrush. You don't need to be too careful. As long as you use a good amount of glue, it doesn't need to be even and pretty. Start by the corner of your eye, and cover the area where you want to apply the glitter. Don't be afraid to get close to your eyelashes or makeup. 

Step four ♡ Glitter

Now, for some reason, my dear old Nikon refused to cooperate and focus on... well, any part of this picture, but you can see that I, after pouring the glitter flakes into the little bowl, dipped the same paintbrush I used for the glue in the glitter. 

You may think the glitter will just stick to the glue on the brush, but it won't. Pat the glittery brush against the glue on your cheek, and it will hop right onto your skin!

Side note; Do you see how shimmery these glitter flakes are? Ahh. ♪

Apply some more glue on top of the first layer of glitter, then dip and pat on some more glitter, keep going until you're happy with the result. Glue, glitter, glue. The more the better. Remember, you don't want it to fall off. 

Get messy! Once the glue dries and turns transparent, it'll look surprisingly neat and tidy.

Step five ♡ Repeat and polish!

This step is almost too obvious, but this would not be a proper tutorial if I skipped it.
Repeat what you just did on the right or left side, on the opposite side.

1. Apply a layer of glue.
2. Dip your paintbrush in glitter.
3. Pat on the glitter with the brush.
4. Glitter, glue, glitter, glue... 
5. Make sure you're happy with both sides.
6. Drown in glitter and die a fabulous death.

Step six ♡ Eyeshadow

Use the brush of your choice - in my case, my foundation brush - and dip it in the eyeshadow of your choice. In my case, white. Pat it lightly all over the area, and don't worry about hiding too much of your base makeup - you can always add more eyeliner, for example, later on.

The big, soft brush is perfect for applying a dusty layer of eyeshadow over the glitter and base makeup, without irritating the eyes or messing anything up. I highly recommend it. I found mine on eBay for basically no money at all.

I finished by adding just a little bit of grey eyeshadow. You can also apply more glitter here, if you want to.

 Step seven ♡ Finishing touches

You can't spend too much time on finishing touches, if you ask me, so use the tools I have given you here and perfect your makeup until you're 100% satisfied and feeling awesome. And if you think it's hard - practice! 

Add some more glitter, add some more eyeshadow, add some more dark colors to your eyelids to give your base makeup a little push through the glitter... 

Step eight ♡ Final result

So there you go! 
Have an awkward picture of me awkwardly posing to show you the result.

I'm a little bit unhappy with the left side here on this picture, as it is a bit uneven, but both you and I can just ignore it and simply avoid this little mistake in the future, right?

Take a look at the different pictures I posted at the beginning of this tutorial again, and remember the different colors and types of glitter you can go with. I chose white this time, to stay neutral, but colorful cheeks are my new favorite thing, so I suggest you go nuts. You can create all kinds of different looks with this technique, once you master it - which you will, because it is so, so easy. 

Have fun, and please write me and show me the result here if you decide to give it a try! 
Really, I'd love to see it. ♪


I hope this tutorial was somewhat helpful for someone out there, and I would like to thank you all for stopping by and for reading my blog. I really appreciate your decision to spend some time with me! 

 Now I'm going to do what I always do and end this day with an unhealthy amount of tea, before falling asleep in front of Desperate Housewives. Have a lovely summer until next time, everyone! I wish you sunshine and happiness and all of that crap. Hugs! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ