Friday, January 23, 2015

Puffy 3 Tones Hazel Lens Review

Hi guys! Today I'm going to review about this one lens that I think is worth reviewing. I've actually threw the lens out for quite a long while now. I've dragged this post long enough even though it's not a very long post. 

Puffy 3 Tones Hazel
Dia: 14.5
Base Curve: 8.6
Water Content: 38%
One year disposable (but not recommended)
I threw the lens 3 months after opening it just for hygienic reasons.


This is how the lens actually looked like. 


First of all, I really like how comfortable these lens are on my eyes. I wore them for a whole day, and it was really good. I didn't experience much dryness even after wearing them past 8 hours. I mean yes, it is still dry but not to the verge of being very uncomfortable. Definitely on my to-buy-again-list!

Even though the lens is 14.5mm, I think it gives a really huge difference to my eyes. The enlargement is very obvious. I wonder if it's really 14.5mm, it felt like 15mm/16mm though. Just wondering, not a fact!




Here are some selcas of me when I'm wearing the lens. Please indulge in them in the mean time. Lol. 

The contact lenses I bought are from Vivifashion. I'm not sponsored or anything. I bought the lens myself and these are my genuine reviews. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

This week's playlist

Wanna share something special today. Thought of having random blog post regarding my fav songs of the moment too.














Wednesday, January 14, 2015

100 QUESTIONS NO ONE ASKS TAG

Thought this would be fun so I decided to a tag. This is basically a tag I saw on Youtube from beauty gurus in my sub list. 

Questions

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed. Have you not see The Conjuring? Oh, the possibilities of something crawling out from your closet... or in... 
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? No, it's going to end up at some corner of the house unused anyway..
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out. 
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? ... Who steals street signs?
5:Do you like to use post-it notes? No, but I used them as memo notes instead
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Loads of time
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Big bear. Would rather choose a quick death rather than a slow and painful one
8:Do you have freckles? No
9:Do you always smile for pictures? No. Of course not.
10:What is your biggest pet peeve? Littering 
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Yes, some times for fun.
12:Have you ever peed in the woods? Urm, I think so.. When I was little?
13:What about pooped in the woods? I don't think I did this though.
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? Sure, why not? Only when I'm alone though.
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? Ew, no
16:How many people have you slept with this week? Two. My mum and my man.
17:What size is your bed? I don't have a bed. *sobs*
18:What is your Song of the week? Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran. It's so cute and romantic. I think I'm going to pick this as one of my wedding songs in the future. LOL
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Sure, why not?
20:Do you still watch cartoons? Uh, anime. Yes
21:Whats your least favorite movie? 300. Or any pure gore movies.
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? in XXXXX backyard. Go figure.
23:What do you drink with dinner? H2O
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Barbecue sauce! You know the ones from McD
25:What is your favorite food? RICE. But it's not really good for diet. T.T
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Harry Potter!
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? My man of course
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? Yes, when I was... in... when... I'm young...? I rmb I have the outfit though
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? For loads of money. Yes. I mean, why not!? Well, if the magazine is published in Malaysia, probably not. I'll get in trouble.
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?  Last few months, when I was sending a surprise anniversary gift
31:Can you change the oil on a car? Sorry, no. What disappointment
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Haha. Yes. I think.
33:Ever ran out of gas? No, but I sat in a car that ran out of gas before though.
34:Favorite kind of sandwich? Doesn't have one but if I have to choose, I guess Banh Mi with lemongrass chicken
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? Overnight oats are a must
36:What is your usual bedtime? It was 11-12pm but I had trouble falling asleep these days and it's 2-3am now.
37:Are you lazy? Yes, very. I'm suppose to write my thesis now but I'm doing this ridicilously long tag instead
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? We don't have Halloween here in Malaysia. Maybe I'll dress up for once.
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign? Monkey!
40:How many languages can you speak? Let's see. Mandarin, Chinese, Hokkien, English, Malay. I know a little bit of Korean, Japanese, French, and German though but JUST the BASIC ones. 5+4 languages?
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? WTH are lincoln logs?
43:Are you stubborn? Very
44:Who is better...Leno or Letterman? ... what?
45:Ever watch soap operas? No. 
46:Are you afraid of heights? Not really.
47:Do you sing in the car? Always
48:Do you sing in the shower? ALWAYS
49:Do you dance in the car? How can you even dance in a cramp space?! But yes, I do wriggle in my seat.
50:Ever used a gun? Yes, and I have a very accurate aiming.
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? Last month during a friend's wedding
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? Hahahahaha... Yes
53:Is Christmas stressful? NO, WHY WOULD IT BE?! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY LOL
54:Ever eat a pierogi? What?
55:Favorite type of fruit pie? Anything with berries or apple
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? Teacher, Doctor, Housewife. It was on every kid's list.
57:Do you believe in ghosts? I rather not.
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Yes
59:Take a vitamin daily? No
60:Wear slippers? Fit-flops FTW
61:Wear a bath robe? No
62:What do you wear to bed? Old shirts and shorts
63:First concert? Wow, I don't really go to concert but if I have to choose I guess.. I really don't know. Avril Lavigne?
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? They don't exist in where I'm staying
65:Nike or Adidas? Nike
66:Cheetos Or Fritos? Neither
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Peanuts
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? Yes
69:Ever take dance lessons? Yes, I miss them
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? ... He'll likely be a businessman? I guess? 
71:Can you curl your tongue? Yes. Triple curl it
72:Ever won a spelling bee? Lol, no
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Yes
74:Own any record albums? Haha no
75:Own a record player? No
76:Regularly burn incense? No
77:Ever been in love? In love right now.
78:Who would you like to see in concert? ED SHEERAN!!!!!! OMG, I can't. T.T Why!?
79:What was the last concert you saw? Avril Lavigne
80:Hot tea or cold tea? Hot tea
81:Tea or coffee? Tea
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? wo bu zhi dao
83:Can you swim well? Yes, I feel like a mermaid every fucking time
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yes
85:Are you patient? No
86:DJ or band, at a wedding? Band
87:Ever won a contest? Yes, I think. Runner-up counts?
88:Ever have plastic surgery? No
89:Which are better black or green olives? Neither
90:Can you knit or crochet? I can do both but prefer crochet! 
91:Best room for a fireplace? There's no need for fireplace for the likes of me
92:Do you want to get married? You're being silly. Definitely yes.
93:If married, how long have you been married? N/A
94:Who was your HS crush? Woah, I have a few. But all of them didn't turn out well
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? I used to. XD Not proud of it
96:Do you have kids? No
97:Do you want kids? No. I mean yes. I'm just afraid of the pregnancy process, I have two mum friends and their story in group chats freak the hell out of me.
98:Whats your favorite color? Brown!
99:Do you miss anyone right now? Thinking out loud
100. Something that happened to you in middle school. I think the biggest change for me was in middle school. I used to be very nerdy kid. I had low confidence and I was always following people. I didn't have my own opinion and I was always the topic of jokes AND I was always looking for ways to please people. I don't know what happened but I grew up. I'm still struggling in the confidence department though.



This was a really long tag. But kind of fun I guess. 
I tag anyone else who reads this! Link me up in the comment when you do. :D

Amigurumi Pattern | Sanrio Sugar Bunnies



Hello Sugar Bunnies! 

Okay, honestly, I'm not really a big fan of cute rabbit stuff like this. But I was entering for some kind of contest in deviantArt so I made these two. They are actually some characters from Sanrio (who produces Hello Kitty). And since it's Valentine in a month time, why not do something that represents a couple right? 


Side and back view



**I also sell this item on my Etsy shop. If you would like to have this item but you don't know how to crochet, you can order them from me. **

These are basically what I use to make the two sugar bunnies.

Materials
2.75mm hook (or any hook size that suits your yarn)
Minlon acrylic yarn (or any sport yarn)
-White
-Light Pink
-Brown
Eye washer
Felt - Light Pink
Black embroidery thread
Embroidery needle
Wire/Pipe cleaner
Fabric glue
Dog slicker (optional)

Head
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: *inc (12)
R3: *sc, inc* (18)
R4: *2sc, inc* (24)
R5-6: *sc (24)
R7: *3sc, inc* (30)
R8-9: *sc (30)
R10 *4sc, inc* (36)
R11-12: *sc (36)

Attach eyes between R8-9. Leave space of 6sc between the eyes.
Remember to stuff too

R13: *4sc, dec* (30)
R14: *3sc, dec* (24)
R15: *2sc, dec* (18)
R16: *sc, dec* (12)
R17: *dec (6)
F/O.

Body
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: *inc (12)
R3: *sc, inc* (18)
R4: *5sc, inc* (21)
R5: *5sc, dec* (18)
R6: *sc (18)
R7: *sc, dec* (12)
R8-9: *sc (12)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: *inc (12)
R3-14: *sc (12)
R15: *2sc, dec (9)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing.
No stuffing needed. I used wire to position the ears too.

Legs
R1: 8sc in MR (8)
R2: (BLO) *sc (8)
R3-4: *sc (8)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2-5: *sc (6)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing.
No stuffing needed for the arms too.

White Patch on Face (for brown bunny)
ch5
R1: sk 1, sc4, ch1, turn (4)
R2: inc, sc2, inc, ch1, turn (6)
R3-4: *sc, ch1, turn (6)
R5: dec, sc2, dec, ch1, turn (4)
R6: *dec (2)
F/O and leave a long tail for sewing.

White Patch on Body (for brown bunny)
I don't really remember the exact counts, but it's just a square piece I made from white yarn.
It's almost the same as the white patch on the face, except it does not have inc or dec. I also sc around the square to make it tidier.





After you've crocheted all the piece out, it's time to assemble it!
The following pictures are taken when I was making the brown one. If you're making the white bunny, it's basically the same except you don't have to make and sew the white patches on the body and face. Instead, you use pink yarn to embroider the details in broken lines around the body and face. And also cut the ribbon piece and glue it on it's neck.

*To enlarge image, please click on the image*

Sew body, legs, and arms


Sew in broken lines around the side using pink yarn and embroidery needles.


Double knot the excess, trim and tuck it into the body to hide it.


Add details to the ears.


Use wire/pipe cleaner and bend it into the ear shape. Insert it in and sew to secure the wire/pipe cleaner with excess brown yarn from the ears.


Insert and sew ears onto head. Make sure it's a little slanted like this --- / \


Cut a piece of light pink felt that follows the ear shape but slightly smaller and glue them on. Bend the ears
Finally, sew the face using black embroidery thread or black yarn.

And there you go.
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I did not proofread the pattern so it might contain some typo that I did not recognize. If you encounter any weird instructions from my pattern, please inform me, I'll fix it right away. :)

**Disclaimer: I do not own this character, this character solely belongs to Sanrio. This is purely a fan-based work and pattern by me. Please do not sell the finished product. Please credit me if you're using this pattern in any way. Thank you. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Amigurumi Pattern | Moogle from Final Fantasy

I've been playing RPG games for quite a long time and one of games I really enjoy was from the Final Fantasy series. I've actually played only some though. FF7, 8, 9, 10 and 12. Though, I still like FF7 and FF8. The story-line and artworks are unforgettable... Even they may look super low def now, they were awesome when I was 15. Hahaha. But anyway, I rarely play games now, let alone RPGs. Feels like there isn't enough time to even play one. 


So, I was thinking... how bout making one of the mascot?? I've already made chocobo, so my next creation was Moogle! Chocobo was one of my proudest creation I think. Hueh hueh.. Every time I see it, I admire it once again. :9


I really like drawing too. It was one of my favorite pass-time during middle-school. I was always drawing comics of my everyday life. I think I still have the doodles in my hometown. I was never good at coloring though. I tried my best here. 


Ta~da~ And I made it into an amigurumi by basing on my drawing. 



**I also sell this item on my Etsy shop. If you would like to have this item but you don't know how to crochet, you can order them from me. **

Let's get started! This pattern is just something I came up when I was making the Moogle. Not many pictures are taken when I was doing it, so.. if you're a beginner in amigurumi, I think this might be hard to do. Since there's not much instructions on how to connect them. But no matter.. It's all about experiments right!? *I'm not being very helpful*

Materials
3.00mm crochet hook 
Minlon Acrylic yarn  (or you can use any Sport or DK and a suitable hook size)
- White
- Red
-Light Purple
Black embroidery thread
Embroidery needle
Thin wires or pipe cleaners


(Optional for the pink part on the ears)
Light red felting wool 
Felting needle 

OR

Light red felt cloth
Fabric glue

Abbreviation
ch - chain
sk - skip stitch
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
* - repeat following pattern until row ends
* * xA - repeat instr inside for A times
FLO - front loop only

*Some basic explanation for the pattern I have written 
"inc" means 2sc in the next sc
"inc by 3" means 3sc in the next sc
"2sc" means 1sc in the next sc, repeat 2x
"2inc" means 2sc in the next sc, repeat 2x


Before you start crocheting the parts, make the pom pom first so that you can insert into the head when you're crocheting half way through. I've made my pom pom with a pom pom maker but you don't need that to make one. You can refer to youtube videos on how to make one, like this video here.
With the two long strings from making the pom pom, tie it to the end of a pipe cleaner or a wire (make sure you bend the ends so that it forms a loop for easier tying and it wont hurt anyone with the pointy parts). I've used a pipe cleaner in this case as the pipe cleaners are easier to bend than wires. You can glue the pom pom to the ends for better security.Wrap the reds around the pipe cleaner for a bit. Then use black yarn to wrap it over, make sure you cover all the red parts for the antenna. Pictures below.

TL;DR version:

  1. Make red pom pom.
  2. Tie and glue onto pipe cleaner/wire.
  3. Wrap extra red string from pom pom around the pipe cleaner/wire.
  4. Take black yarn and wrap over the red.
  5. Tie knots after wrapping for few cm.


Remember to stop half-way when you're making the head to insert this in


Head
Use white yarn
R1: 6sc in MR (6)
R2: *inc (12)
R3: *sc, inc* (18)
R4: *2sc, inc* (24)
R5-7: *sc (24)
R8: 6sc, inc, inc by 3, inc, dec, [(FLO only for this part) 2inc], dec, inc, inc by 3, inc, 6sc (32)
R9: 6sc, inc, 2sc, inc, 2sc, inc, dec, [(FLO only for this part) 2sc], dec, inc, 2sc, inc, 2sc, inc, 6sc (36)
R10: 6sc, 5dec, sc, dec, sc, 5dec, 6sc (25)
R11: 8sc, 2dec, 8sc (18)
R12: *sc, dec* (12)
F/O and leave a long tail.


To make sure it doesn't drop out, I tied a knot with the pipe cleaner on the inside of the head. 

Leg 
Use white yarn. Make 2.
R1: 4sc in MR (4)
R2: *sc, inc* (6)
R3: *sc, inc* (9)
R4: *2sc, inc* (12)
F/O.

Body
Use white yarn
Make a base first, then crochet the two legs in.

Base (you will work around the chain base)
3ch, sk 1ch, 2sc, 2sc at the opposite side (4)
You will have 4 sc around the base piece to work with. DO NOT F/O OFF! We're not done yet.

R5:
2sc on the base first.
Now, you will need to join the legs with this base piece.
Start sc around one piece of leg, you will need to sc around the whole 12 sc.
2sc on the base on the opposide side.
Start sc around the second piece of leg.
Now, the three parts will become one piece. There should be a total of (28) sc in this Round.

R6: *sc (28)
R7-8: 12sc, dec, 2inc, dec, 10sc (28)
R9: *5sc, dec* (24)
R10: *sc (24)
R11: *4sc, dec* (20)
R12: *sc (20)
R13: *3sc, dec* (16)
R14: *2sc, dec* (12)
F/O.

Arms
Use white yarn. Make 2.
R1: 6sc in MR. (6)
R2-5: *sc (6)
R6: 3sc, ch1, turn (3)
R7: 2sc (2)

Ears
Use white yarn. Make 2.
R1: 3sc in MR. (3)
R2: *inc (6)
R3: *2sc, inc* (8)
R4: *2sc, dec* (6)

Wings
Use purple yarn. Make 2 for each part.
Part I
ch2.
R1: sk 1ch, inc, ch1, turn (2)
R2: sc, inc, ch1, turn (3)
R3: inc, 2sc, ch1, turn (4)
R4: 3sc, inc, ch1, turn (5)
R5: inc, 4sc, ch1, turn (6)
R6: 6sc, ch7, turn (13)
R7: sk 1ch, 6sc on chain base, 6sc, ch2, turn (12)
R8: dc, sc, *ss all the way till the end (12)
F/O.

Part II
ch2.
R1: sk 1ch, sc, ch1, turn (1)
R2: inc, ch1, turn  (2)
R3: *sc, ch1, turn  (2)
R4: sc, inc, ch1, turn (3)
R5: *sc, ch1, turn (3)
R6: 2sc, inc, ch1, turn (4)
R7: *sc, ch2, turn (4)
R8: sk 1ch, ss, ss into first sc, ss along the other 3sc, ch2, sk 1ch, ss, ss into the last sc.
F/O.

Part III
ch2.
R1: sk 1ch, inc, ch1, turn (2)
R2: sc, inc, ch1, turn (3)
R3: inc, 2sc, ch1, turn (4)
R4: 3sc, inc, ch1, turn (5)
R5: inc, 4sc, ch1, turn (6)
R6: 5sc, inc, ch1, turn (7)
R7: inc, 6sc, ch1, turn (8)
R8: 4sc, 2hdc, dc, 2dc in the next sc (9)
F/O.

Join wings to form a complete wing with the excess purple yarn for the pieces and the embroidery needle. Then I used a wire and shaped it to form the wing skeleton (as long as two wings). Insert it into the back and crocheted the top parts of the wings onto the wire.

Or you could just cut some felt cloth to form a wing. This is waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy easier and it'll look nice too. I didn't have light purple cloth with me so I decided to crochet one out. It was a lot of work.


Sew the nose and eyes in with yarn or embroidery thread. I needle felted the ears, you could use felt cloth and glue them in too. As for the blush, I used real make-up blush for them.
As for the fluff on the neck, I cut a long string first as a base. Then bundle up around 5 shorter ones then tie it together onto the base. Did this for around 6-8 times. Brush the yarn out. Glued the bundled yarns to the base so it wont move around. Tied it on the neck and put more glue on it to tidy the shape. Sorry, this is the best way I can explain it without pictures. :S

So, there you go!

Let me know if I made a mistake in the pattern or I made a typo somewhere if it doesn't make any sense. I didn't proof-read them so there might be errors.
Thanks for reading!

**Disclaimer: I do not own this character, this character solely belongs to Square Enix. This is purely a fan-based work and pattern by me. Please do not sell the finished product. Please credit me if you're using this pattern in any way. Thank you.