Suicide Squad Katana Cosplay

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Our Perth Suicide Squad group was my first group cosplay! Leon from Darkforce Cosplay asked if I wanted to be Katana. I did some research on her character and then said YAS because she's badass. And that's pretty much the only character criteria I look for! I do wish she got more screen time in the movie though, but who knows, maybe she will get her own series one day. Her backstory is certainly interesting enough! 

Street Fighter Cammy Cosplay Photoshoots

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Ah I have fond memories of my Cammy cosplay! It all started last year when I was trying to decide on a quick cosplay for Neko Nation, an Australian anime and gaming themed nightclub event. Leotards are my jam, so I ended up making Cammy a few weeks beforehand. Little did I know my Cammy was going to become super popular!

Laura Kinney x-23 Marvel Cosplay

I completed this cosplay in 2016 before Logan (the movie) came out! This is an original design and you can find my thought process behind the costume here. I sewed the top, gloves and cuffs myself out of a stretchy PU fabric. This cosplay has come to be one of my better known characters throughout the years, which is strange because I don't feel that comfortable in it. 

Fabric, studs, leggings, belt cost approximately $80.
Boots were reused from my Cammy cosplay.
Claws made to size and commissioned by Felix's Forge: $100.

Photoset is by the super talented Darek from WithU Photography. Darek is extremely professional and versatile and I recommend him for all your photography needs! We roadtripped to a fantastic abandoned factory location in the country, ate some junk and got eaten by mosquitos. All part of the sweet memories! 

Beige Chuu Hard Finish Wood Pencil Eyebrow Review

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

I haven't used a new brow product in what feels like years. I usually use an angled brush dipped in black eyeshadow to arch out my brows, so it took some time to get used to using a brow pencil again. And I have to say, I find using a pencil much more time consuming, and I don't like the results as much.

I'm familiar with the brand Beige as I have tried their eyeliner (which I hated). Thank you Bntnews for sending me this product!

Draws delicate eyebrows
Hard type
Long lasting
Buildable pigmentation and able to be layered
Oil- control formula to boost adhesion 

The Lavicos Enzyme Clear Foam Review

I'm just gonna put this out there. This is hands down my favourite cleanser at the moment and it completely exceeded my expectations! I am still using my Lavicos powder enzyme cleanser in the mornings because it provides the perfect gentle cleanse for my skin in the mornings when my skin is just a bit stale. However it wasn't powerful enough to remove my makeup at night. I have always used two different cleansers for morning and night anyway and it just so turns out that this Laviscos gel cleanser meets all my needs for night cleansing.

Refreshing and moisturising cleanser with gentle gel foam
Aloe vera extract
Lifts away impurities and removes makeup

I always take the 'removes makeup' claim with a pinch of salt because I wear a full base (foundation, concealer, powder) and rarely find a cleanser powerful enough to remove everything in one go.

Catalinageo Mascara Lash Power Volumizing Mascara Review

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Korean mascaras do not have a good track record in my books, as they usually do not cater to my lash needs. I love big, sexy false lashes and wear them every single day. On the off days where I don't wear falsies, I need my mascara to transform my lashes into the biggest, fluffiest lashes possible and I find that Korean mascaras usually do not deliver. I hoped that this Catalinageo mascara sent by Bntnews would break down my misgivings, but sadly it didn't.

The mascara claims to deliver a 3D volume effect, lasts for 12 hours and gives a detailed long lash look without clumping. It is smudge free, and I noticed that it does not claim to be waterproof which made me doubt it's curling power already. I always buy waterproof mascaras because they are the only type of mascara that holds a curl for my Asian lashes. 

I'm getting Abs! My experience with Intermittent Fasting and Bulletproof Coffee

Sunday, 19 June 2016

I would like to turn my blog away from beauty product reviews and incorporate more health and lifestyle posts. My definition of beauty has changed quite recently. I believe health is the single most important aspect of life. When I don't feel good, I am basically Mrs grumpy pants and it affects everyone around me. When I'm healthy, I feel great and I'm happy and in turn, that helps the people around me. You get back what you put out!

X-23 (Laura Kinney) vs Wolverine!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Remember my part 1 x-23 post which detailed my design and thought process for my costume? Well I finally finished my costume some months ago and managed to shoot in it with the one and only Darkforce cosplay in his amazing wolverine cosplay. Do we make a sexy team? Michael from Vestiige photography took charge of the artistic direction for this shoot and we explored a new location, the old abandoned Boral factory. 

I'm currently working on getting my abs back for Supanova with intermittent fasting (leangains) paired with bulletproof coffee in the mornings. 

Klenspop Bunny 3 Color Green Circle Lens Review

Monday, 13 June 2016

In my opinion, green eyes are probably the hardest colour for asians to pull off. Somehow I even think purple/pink lenses look more natural than green, but I was intrigued when the lovely girls at Klenspop suggested their best selling Bunny 3 Color Green lenses for review.

A Minimalistic Autumn with Tobi, Part 3

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The third and most glamorous of my minimalistic picks from is the Goddess-like Wilhelmina maxi dress. This piece is right up my alley. When in doubt I always go for a white dress to make a statement. This dress is made of a stretch jersey material which is thin and curve-hugging, but does not look it. I love that I can wear a regular bra underneath it! I did make one alteration where I tacked the front sections together higher up to cover my chest more decently. If you are well endowed you probably don't need to do this. 

I kept my regular mess of hair deep parted to the side and slipped on some nude heels and gold waterfall earrings to enhance the 'glow'. The beautiful yellow sunlight helps too! Thank you Oscar for capturing these shots, we make a great team.

A Minimalistic Autumn with Tobi, Part 2

Monday, 6 June 2016

Grey has a cool air of mystery about it. Grey eyes, grey hair and this Veronica cut out dress from are my obsessions at the moment. Sleek and chic, it features a side twist detail and a sexy slash across the abdomen. I prefer to dress down this piece with ankle boots, a leather jacket and a dishevelled bed head of waves. Throw on a blazer and it can also be appropriate for work!

All photos taken down the road from my place on the fishing jetty. Perth is a-ok. I often Snapchat the views @kimmimod, let's follow each other! All photos taken by Oscar, much kudos for your labour of love and thank you for the fun times.