Saturday, May 10, 2014

3..2..1..BLAST OFF!

Despite only going to Taco Bell 2 or 3 times in my life (last time being probably around 10 years ago...) -- I'M SO IN ON THE HYPE! My best friend always tells me about how 'Baja Blast' is the bomb ~~ But I never go to Taco Bell, so I've never tried it...

I would probably say Mountain Dew is my favorite soda (although I shouldn't really be drinking soda at all!) and when I saw that 'Baja Blast' had "come to can," I was excited. I shouldn't be excited about soda. But oh well.

After a quick round of geocaching in the woods (HOLY HELL WOODS ARE SCARY!), a friend and I stopped at a store, and saw this baby! Check it out. The awesome can. Of. BAJA. BLAST.







(тид) BAJA OR BUST! (Figured I'd take a shot of the...winning opportunities?)





Check out the awesome can! I'm usually not into these things...But it just wanted to pose with the plants ^.~

~Berries~

Uhm...Is it terrible of me just to make a post about my nom-licious dessert I had tonight? I took a picture of it...and thought I'd share. 



EAT MORE BERRIES! (Okay, and I guess you can have a little choco wth it, too. ^.~ )

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pinwheel!

On May 5th, although most of us were celebrating Cinco de Mayo ~~ It was Children's Day in Japan! Granted...I totally forgot that the 5th was Children's Day until today when I was at Mitsuwa (Japanese Marketplace thing...) 

Anywho~ I got an adorable pinwheel with a blue and red carp in honor of the holiday! I love it =)

 



(Oh the selfies...)

It's so nice outside today! A bit above 80~wonderful!!! A bit too sunny for my liking, though...so...
SUN HAT! <---Topic for next post!



Sunday, May 4, 2014

~Game Pazzo Quarter Dance Games Night~

Tonight around 7:30 I headed over to Game Pazzo. It's a little bit of a drive from my house (about 30-35 minutes)...but it's so much fun! I'm still quite terrible at dance games...(Well, out of the ones there, I've played DDR the most...so I'd say that's my best).

 STILL CANNOT PASS MAX 300 THOUGH! 
I recorded it three times hoping I'd pass. To no avail.

Anyway, I played my second (and third) set ever of Pump it Up!! Pump is fun, but because the arrows are DIAGONAL (T_T) I cannot really read it...But I made a video of my third set. I'm pretty awful, and I don't even know if I've passed anything more than a 7? Very fun, though! Maybe I'll try doubles next time!
Check out this video! I played Passacaglia -- On a really low difficulty....

 

It's great--On Saturday nights, they come and change the price of the games from 75 cents a set, to 25 cents! SO MUCH CHEAPER! (Can actually afford it ^.~)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Anime Central in TWO WEEKS!

As the title indicates, ACen is in two weeks! (Well, two weeks and a day)~

I'm so excited!! But unfortunately...I have yet to finish my costume. BUT HERE ARE SOME PROGRESS PICTURES!

This is the start of the front of the top. It's kind of like scales...I still have to finish up all of the loose threads, and I still have a lot of work to do in the front. (The straps will be covered in black, and the edges of the bust part will be finished off with black ribbon). I still need to sew the rest of the cards to the front, but it'll get done!

(Top) Right: This is the start of the skirt. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it full length like I had originally planned... T_T ... I've seen a full length one done once, and it looked...let's just say I didn't like it at all. Cards don't maneuver anything like fabric. But here's to mini-skirts!
(Top) Left: This is the back of the top. I installed eyelets, it is laced up with black ribbon. The cards are sewn together with a zig-zag stitch.
 


(Bottom) Left: These are the shoes I will be wearing with my costume. They are 6 inch platform Jeffrey Campbell's and although I can walk in them...A whole weekend in them is going to be crazy hard on my feet! OH WELL!
(Bottom) Right: There's my wig! I honestly just placed it on top of my head...It looks ridiculous. You can see my pink hair! My wig obviously needs a good brushing! It's from Gothic Lolita Wigs (in the style 'Rhapsody'). 


WISH ME LUCK ON FINISHING!

Thanks for reading ^.~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Becoming Rapunzel ~not quite...at all~

~Tales of a Raspberry-Head~
For about two years now, I have had red hair. Red, magenta, raspberry, pink, etc etc -- it's been called a lot of different colors. (The color has varied over the many times I've dyed it--so that makes sense).

Before I colored my hair red, I did tons of research. It's necessary, else you might end up with a head of...either not red hair, or no hair at all! (Many other possibilities exist, too, I suppose!) Recently (we'll say...the past 6 months or so)~ I've been contemplating the idea of going blonde. About a week and a half ago, I took it into my own hands to begin the process. I think I've read every post/watched every video about bleaching hair, going blonde, toning hair, etc. that was ever made. (Of course not really...)

I'm extremely cautious about my hair. Once while bleaching the underside of my bangs (around two years ago), I mistakenly bleached it to the point where it fell out. Loads of tears were shed. Story done.

Similar to all of the posts I've read / videos I've watched I have discovered a --not so fantastic-- fact that red is impossible to get out of your hair. It is stubborn like no other! Since I've begun the process of 'going blonde' ~ I've used exclusively Head&Shoulders as my shampoo, done the vitamin C color fade method (once), and have done a REALLY SHORT (like...5 minutes tops) bleach bath. Because I never had pre-bleached hair, my hair is not actually blonde in any way, shape, or form, under my red color. L'oreal HiColor Hilights (the dye I use) only lifts the color of your hair enough to dye and deposit the particular color it is going for. My hair is orange under there.

These two photos are from 6 days ago--(I had kind of bleached my roots a couple of days earlier). This result is after trying to fade my hair using Head&Shoulders shampoo for a few days. 
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Yay for pink hair!
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Now...Yesterday I did the vitamin C method for fading hair. I only did it once. I also have done a bleach bath...come to think of it, I actually did two within the past week and a half--however, I haven't left it in for more than 5 minutes (I'd rather be safe than sorry, and have just been experimenting). I've continued to use the Head&Shoulders, and now my hair is very interesting looking...I'll post pictures I just took.

~Once Upon A Time~

 Hello!

I suppose I would have to admit that I love fairy tales, as you may have guessed. 'Eva' (pronounced like --ehvuh--) is what I always go by. Quite contrary to common belief, my name isn't pronounced like Eeeeeeeeeeeeeva from WALL-E. ^.~ Although...That'd be pretty cool... (*^o^*)

Anywho, I have a blog in Japanese, but I've decided to start one in English! I already have a topic for my 'first' (after this one) blog post! STAY TUNED!
 (Secret: It's about hair....^.~)

Thanks for reading!