Team Blasé

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Fé as Elizabeth from Persona 3

Photo by Jack Liu

Why I Hate Most Cruelty-Free Mascaras

April 12th, 2015 By 2 Comments

Crueltyfree Mascaras

You’d think it would be simple to find a cruelty-free mascara. Personally, I’m not difficult as far as mascara goes. For the longest time, I just bought whichever brand was on sale at the pharmacy when I needed a new one. I tried high end brands for a little while but saw little difference in how my lashes looked – and a big one in how much it cost me. I never really had a bad mascara experience.

When I decided to switch over to cruelty-free brands, I figured it would be easy as pie and I could just grab whatever mascara I first came upon and be done. Little did I know of THE HORRORS OF CRUELTY-FREE MASCARAS that awaited me. *Cue womanly scream of terror* Little did I know…

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Splash of Color 2 Contact Lenses

March 21st, 2015 By 0 comments

Splash of Color 2 Lenses

Name: Splash of Color 2
Brand: Interojo
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Lifespan: 1 week after taken out of package
Prescription: Available
Purchased from: Clearly Contacts

These lenses come in 2 versions: monthly wear and weekly wear. The version that I tried is the weekly which is sold in a box containing 6 lenses (3 pairs) and costs $30. The monthly option costs $25 per single lens so getting a full pair would have a hefty $50 price tag. Since I was going to use these for cosplay and would wear them only once or twice during the same weekend I didn’t think it was necessary to pay more for the monthly lenses.

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Eternal Sailor Senshi Cosplay Guide

February 28th, 2015 By 4 Comments

Eternal Sailor Senshi (photo by Mike Kowalek)

By and far, Sailor Scouts are some of the most cosplayed characters at conventions. Being an old favorite, it means there are tons of tutorials and accessories available online which makes it easy for anyone to make their own costume. When making my own Eternal Sailor outfit with my group, we used a lot of things available online such as patterns and accessories, so I wanted to share these resources with you!

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Master List of Online Fabric Stores aka Getting Fabric Shipped to Canada Makes my Wallet Cry

February 20th, 2015 By 2 Comments

Mood Fabrics

Except for the lucky ones who live in a big city with a fashion district, we’ve all been in this situation where we just cannot find the right fabric for our next project locally. I’ve had to resort to shopping online for fabric more times than I care to count and the experience hasn’t always been free of frustration. Very often I need to see a swatch before committing to buy full yards of fabric and I like not to be robbed blind because of outrageous shipping fees. $39 to ship 2 yards of spandex to Canada? No thanks, Spandex World. So here is my list of good and bad online fabric stores with any useful info I could provide.

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Anime Matsuri 2014 Con Report

May 27th, 2014 By 0 comments

Snow White (photo by Elite Cosplay)

It’s a tardy con report, but better late than never, right??

Back in March I went to Anime Matsuri in Houston, TX. The convention dates fell during spring break and it also gave me an occasion to go see my boyfriend who’s currently there for work. I traveled there by myself which meant none of my usual cosplay friends came with me to the convention. I would love to go back if I ever have the chance, but only if I can drag someone with me! Cosplay isn’t as fun without friends.

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