30.6.12

June Collective Stuff


W
ell, what do you know! It's the last day of June. Time really does fly so fast half of the year is finished. We're on the second half now, and I'm kinda excited for July. Heehee... Good vibes!

So, here are my new stuff / acquisitions for this month...



Braved that back-to-school throng of last-minute shoppers at National Bookstore for a couple of cute metallic gray and pink pens (because of Ekai-neechan, hahahaa!) which I'm loving.
Current and back issues of Candy mag, Cosmopolitan June 2012, and a back issue of Otakuzine.




Otaku stuff! Gamer shirt from Fun Tee and Dead Master Nendoroid.
Short black wig and wig cap from Farmers Cubao, which I used in that photo from my previous post. Aa~ It's much easier for me to get wigs now, thanks again to Ekai-nechan!



Cool Blue which I gave to my nephew, Ultra Moisture Rich Lipsticks (gave one to my sister), and a Smooth Minerals Eyeliner in Onyx (for future makeup experiments). All from Avon.



Milcu Magic Puff, scrunchie from Pinkbox, Cyleina Black Pearl soap (let's see if this will work on me, heehee...), Maybelline Color Bloom Tinted Lip Balm in Peach Blossom (my favorite!), Marrionaud retractable blush brush).
2 Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks -- Love That Red is for me while Pink Flame is again for my sister.



Cotton pads, lash case, upper and lower lashes, and brow shaver. From Saizen and Japan Home Center. This will be the first time I'm using false lower lashes. I wanna get Dolly Wink ones!



False lashes (again!) in Vivid Long -- will use them for future blog posts. Oil Control paper, and Petit Darling Nails in BR310. From Etude House.



ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder, and their 100-piece Eyeshadow Palette. Considered as my most ridiculous purchase (in a good way!) of the month. LOL! Guess I won't be getting new eyeshadow palettes anytime soon. Or in the next couple of years, hahahaa!


I think this is one of those times I went all-out. Gah! More self-control please, hahaa!


じゃね!


The Power of Makeup ~



Rina-chan style! LOL!

So yeah, my "online diary of sorts" turned one year last 26 June. やった! I never imagined I'd be able to keep this blog up even only for that long. I had an old one in Wordpress before but I guess I didn't have anything much to say at the time, so I neglected it. But it's different now. I've changed a lot, experienced a lot, learned a lot... Okay, 'nuff of the drama.

Basically, this is a special post which turns the spotlight on one of my favorite stuff -- makeup and how I use it. Now, One-Winged Angel is NOT a makeup / beauty blog per se, but I can definitely say that since I started discovering and loving more of the stuff as well as reading my favorite blogs, it inspired me to come up with this tiny space in the internet.

Alright, let's cut to the chase! Here's how I use makeup as a tool in making me look better and more put-together. I think. Hahaa!



TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Baviphat Magic Girls BB Cream
Maybelline Angelfit Perfect Concealer in 01 Light Beige
Fanny Serrano Two-Way Cake in Duchess
In2It Eyebrow Powder in Eyebrowns
Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Maybelline Extreme Stiletto Mascara in Black
Fanny Serrano eyelash curler
Ever Bilena Single Blush-On in Pink Petal
Ever Bilena retractable blush brush
Maybelline Color Bloom Tinted Lip Balm in Peach Blossom



My clean, bare face with no trace of makeup. Ack! Blemishes and dark circles abound. Heck well, I'm insecure like that, hence the small photo. LOL!



With BB cream, concealer, and powder foundation (applied dry). Oh, and I must say lenses are a must for me, as I'm blind as a bat. For this one, I chose the most natural-looking lenses I have.



After tightlining and putting on mascara. And look, eye brows! Heheh...



With a light sweep of blush and a swipe of tinted balm.



できました!
See? Now I looked more... human. LOL!



Just in case you're wondering how I look without lenses AND with my granny glasses. Oh, but I just changed my frames! More on that soon. Old glasses are old...


BTW, the process above is how I do the most basic. It's pretty much my 'no-makeup makeup look'. Ohoho~

But that's not all... I recently experimented on something and again, with the help of makeup (and some other stuff), I find that I can go from this...



...to this!




Hahaa! Again more on that in a future post.

And that's it! I love how makeup helps in improving one's look and in the process, one's self. I'm a firm believer of "look better, feel better, do better"... Agree?


じゃね!

17.6.12

J-Rock Sunday: C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h. by ONE OK ROCK


Ohai!

Doing a quick post before sleeping. I actually missed writing this kind of entry. It's been quite a while, huh...

It seems I can't get enough of ONE OK ROCK, I've been playing almost all of their full albums (while doing house chores, tee-hee) for two days straight now. Argh! But what can I do? I've been held captive by their awesome music, their impressive Japanese-English songs. And honestly, I'm beginning to like Taka-san, he's so cute! Ohoho~ たかーさんかっこいいです!

とにかく... C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h (it's kinda tiring to write) is the fifth track from the band's latest album, Zankyo Reference. This is probably the second song I like most from ONE OK ROCK, the first being Wherever You Are. I really love it! From the instrumentation -- the guitar riffs, basslines, drum patterns; down to the lyrics, very meaningful. And not to mention Taka-san's voice and clear English pronunciation, now that completes the package! I love how he sings: "Dream as if you will live forever, and live as if you'll die today..." These lyrics, nothing could be closer to the truth. Though the meaning of the title itself still is a puzzle to me.





"C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h."
~ ONE OK ROCK


KANJI:


相変わらずあの頃に話した
夢を僕は追い続けてるよ

もう今年から忙しくなるような?
でも変わらずこの場所はあるから

So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

ふざけ合い たわいもない
くだらない話をしては
泣き笑い なぐさめ合い
So終わらない歌 今歌うよ
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

悪さやバカもしたね よく怒られたね
ただ楽しくて そんな日々がずっと続くと思ってた
けど気付けば大人になってって
それと共に夢もでかくなっていって
それぞれが選んだ道へ

We have to carry on
Our lives are going on
でも変わらずあの場所はあるから

So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

ふざけ合い たわいもない
くだらない話をしては
泣き笑い なぐさめ合い
So終わらない歌 今歌うよ
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

We all, we all
Have unforgettable and precious treasure
It lasts forever
It lasts forever

時が経ち老いていっても
かけがえのない宝物は
目に見えぬ 形じゃない大切なメモリー
これから先もずっと 一生ずっと…

So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

ふざけ合い たわいもない
くだらない話をしては
泣き笑い なぐさめ合い
So終わらない歌 今歌うよ
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

===============================================================

ROMAJI:


Aikawarazu ano koro ni hanashita
Yume wo boku wa oitsuzuketeru yo
 
Mou kotoshi kara ishogashikunaru youna
Demo kawarazu kono basho wa aru kara
 
So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

Fuzake ai tawaimonai
Kudaranai hanashi wo shite wa
Naki warai nagusame ai
So owaranai uta ima utau yo
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today
 
Warusa ya baka mo shita ne yoku okorareta ne
Tada tanoshikute sonna hibi ga zutto tsuzuku to omotteta
Kedo kizukeba otona ni nattette
Sore to tomo ni yume mo dekakunatte itte
Sore zore ga eranda michi he
 
We have to carry on
Our lives are going on
Demo kawarazu ano basho ga aru kara
 
So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

Fuzake ai tawaimonai
Kudaranai hanashi wo shite wa
Naki warai nagusame ai
So owaranai uta ima utau yo
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today
 
We all, we all
Have unforgettable and precious treasure
It lasts forever
It lasts forever
 
Toki ga tachi oite ittemo
Kakegae no nai takaramono wa
Me ni mienu katachi janai taisetsuna memori
Korekara saki zutto isshou zutto
 
So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

Fuzake ai tawaimonai
Kudaranai hanashi wo shite wa
Naki warai nagusame ai
So owaranai uta ima utau yo
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

===============================================================

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

That conversation we used to do still not change
I still keep chasing that dream
 
Will this year be busier?
But still this place won’t change
 
So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

This foolish and fun encounter
Talking nonsense conversation
Having a comfort meet up share laugh and cry
So I’m singing this  endless song
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today
 
We often get scold because our mischief and dumbness
And we think those fun days will last forever
But then we realize we grow up
And our dreams is getting bigger
So we have to choose our own path
 
We have to carry on
Our lives are going on
But still that place won’t change
 
So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

This foolish and fun encounter
Talking nonsense conversation
Having a comfort meet up share laugh and cry
So I’m singing this  endless song
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today
 
We all, we all
Have unforgettable and precious treasure
It lasts forever
It lasts forever
 
Even if the time passes by
The irreplaceable treasure are
Not the form that we see but the valuable memory
From now on for the rest of our lives
 
So everybody ever be buddies
Days we grew up are days we will treasure
Show everybody show is beginning curtain has risen
Make your own story line
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today

This foolish and fun encounter
Talking nonsense conversation
Having a comfort meet up share laugh and cry
So I’m singing this  endless song
Dream as if you will live forever
And live as if you’ll die today


(credits to ONE OK ROCK's channel for the video and tetsu69ers for the lyrics)


じゃね!

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13.6.12

Otaku Alert! Dead Master Nendoroid



こんばんわ!

Eeeep! I finally got it! One of the Nendos I've been lemming for... Dead Master from Black Rock Shooter! After months of searching, I was able to purchase one from Comic Alley. Though I'd much prefer buying figures from Greenhills but I don't have the time (or companion) to go there. Anyhow, I'm glad I got my hands on this!

Curious about this character? Here's some nifty info from Wiki:

    "Dead Master is an antagonist character who appears in the OVA, the TV anime and the Innocent Soul manga. Similar to a Gothic Lolita costume, Dead Master's clothing consists of a black dress and a black bolero; her dress extends down to her thighs and is accented with a white ribbon attached to her waist. She also wears a pair of leggings and a pair of black pumps. She wears a pair of black gauntlets on each hand. She has two black horns made of black vertebrae. She uses three weapons in her battle with Black Rock Shooter. Her primary weapon is her "Dead Scythe", which has multiple short scythes under the main scythe blade and a vertebra-like feature at the end of the handle.  Her secondary weapons are her chains which serve as her mid-range weapons whilst Her third weapons are her large two "Dead Skulls" which serve as her partners in both her long-range and close-range combat.

    In the OVA, Dead Master is a form of jealousy that possesses Yomi when she becomes jealous of Yuu's friendship with Mato. She is defeated when Black Rock Shooter, fused with Mato, hugs her, banishing her from Yomi's body. In the TV anime, Dead Master is Yomi's darken persona, who sports glasses and a wedding veil. Initially a captive of Chariot and then Black Gold Saw, her true power awakens when Yomi's jealousy and loneliness reaches its peak. Dead Master is inevitably killed by Black Rock Shooter, just as Mato had merged with her, causing Yomi to forget about Mato and Mato to break down, leading to the awakening of Insane Black Rock Shooter. However, she is revived after Yomi manages to regain her memories of Mato. In the Innocent Soul manga, Dead Master is a Black Shooter sent to free stagnate souls. Having died in a car crash in her former life, Dead was told by Ram that if she ate enough souls, she would be able to come back to life and reunite with her fiancée. When she learns this was a lie, she breaks down and becomes a stagnated soul herself who is forced to be killed by Rock."

I like her hairstyle and outfit (except for the horns), and her scythe is just outright badass... Though she's not exactly my favorite out of the bunch... As for this Nendo, she's really cute, ain't she? Styling each pose is a pain in the neck, but it feels pretty rewarding every time I snap a photo of it.

Anyway, here you go. Spamming you with shots of Dead Master's different faces and poses.

















My BRS girls are almost complete! Now, where to get Strength... Oh yeah, and I need another BRS Nendo 'cause my old one broke. Fuuuu...


P.S. Changed my watermark to a more artsy-fartsy, flowy, girly one. Also added the Japanese characters for "One-Winged Angel". Yeah, sometimes I'm just fickle-minded like that. So far, I like this one the most.


じゃね!


9.6.12

3.6.12

Iambabypanda's Blogversary Giveaway!



おはよう!



Iambabypanda is hosting an awesome blogversary giveaway!

There are 3 (yes, three!) prizes at stake:

EYE PRIZE: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (oh my gosh, I would looooove to win this!)
SKIN PRIZE: Four full-sized BB creams -- Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream, Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream, Lioele Waterdrop BB Cream and Skin 79 Hot Pink BB Cream
LIP PRIZE: Ten shades of Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Lipstick

Crazy cool, ne?

So try your luck like me, and head over to her blog post!



Zambales Summer Trip!



Ohai!

Super late post... Just in time for summer's end and the official start of the rainy season, eheheh... Photos from our team's Zambales-Potipot trip last May. It was an overnight affair and we stayed at Villa Valerio, simple yet cozy and welcoming. Loads of chatting (re girl talk) with non-stop laughter, swimming, eating, and drinking! Now, would you believe this is the first time, in my 20-something years of existence, that I got to frolic (like a kid) and swim (not like I know how to, duh) in the sea? Woe is me...




Lots of omnoms! I think I gained an inch or two in 2 days, hahaa!





It was kinda gloomy that day. I'd been expecting the scorching heat of the sun and get a tan but it was raining (with thunder and lightning here and there) the whole time we were at the beach. Still, it did little to prevent us from enjoying ourselves. So excited! When we got to the beach, I was like "Umi da!" and then we were all over the place like a jumpy kid. Kinda embarrassing, really... But let me say that I was sooo amazed and entranced by the fine white sand and the oh-so-blue sea. Potipot is definitely gorgeous! I'm not a water-type person, but I guess I started to like it.





Okay, this post is over. Kidding! But be warned of the next photos. You're gonna be seeing me in a swimwear. Not for the faint of heart.






Now, for some random shots... The sky was all clear and blue the following day. Ugh...








I'm really glad I belong to this team...



I was only able to take home some random small shells and stones (?) from the beach, and those mangoes! Absolutely sweet and delicious, one of the best I must say. Oh, and we stopped by Puregold Subic. It was chocolate heaven!



Whew, that's it!  楽しかったです! I surely hope we can do more stuff like this... But for now, here comes the rain.


じゃ ね!



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