Confessions of a Make up junkie!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Random Post!!! The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia! :3

I wanna let loose my nerdy self in this post. As contradictory as it may seem (me being addicted to what most people think is an airhead addiction... makeup I mean, silly rabbits), I am a fan of The Legend of Zelda videogame series and have been since I could hold the SNES controller in my chubby little hands. (WARNING: this is a picture heavy post)

Me wearing Link's hat. LOL
My first Zelda videogame was LOZ: A Link to the Past. I freaking loved it!! The music, the dungeons, the puzzles, the people, the treasures, the plot, the history, in the end...  the land of Hyrule!! It was a great game. I still have it along with the SNES and the other games I had for the console. In working condition might I add ;). Haha.

After I got addicted, I went on to own the masterpiece that was Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time Master Quest, The Windwaker, Link's Awakening (well, I don't own this one, but I played and passed it), Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. Sadly, I have yet to own Phantom Hourglass, a few minor side games and both Oracles. But I will... mark my words. Bwahahaha!

Anywho, my point in telling you all this is just to lead up to my most recent Zelda related purchase: The Hyrule Historia book marking LOZ's 25th anniversary! I got it at Barnes and Noble for $20.00!! And it's sooo beautiful!

The book has illustrations and descriptions about our favorite characters, places, and most importantly, it finally and officially illustrates the timeline!!

The official timeline
A little piece of what's inside!

The Evil Ganon throughout the years.

My Ocarina! Instagram-fied

The comic at the end of the book!
Now as a Zelda fan, this book is part of my most precious possessions, along with my working Ocarina of Time!! That's right, I have an ocarina and I can play it too. (Please try to contain your jelliness, people) Lol.


At the end of the book, there is a special comic (manga) of the LOZ Skyward Sword's beginning. It will blow your puny minds.


My nephew's birthday cake! ^_^
For no reason, I will show you pics of the birthday I organized for my nephew who is starting to become a Zelda fan! (No, of course I didn't organize this birthday to make up for the zelda themed birthday party I never had! Never!!)
Birthday goodies!

Birthday plates

Diorsnow bb cream review

Recently, I received two 5mL samples of Diorsnow bb cream. Full size, it is only available (in western countries) in Neiman Marcus for $50 a 1.2 oz bottle. However, in asia it is more readily available since this bb cream was created for that target audience. I already love bobbi brown's bb cream, but since I am a fan of Dior addict lipsticks, highlighters and other products ( and NOT because I am a beauty product junkie) I wanted to try this out to see if I would love it too.

This is what Dior describes it as:

Diorsnow is a clinically proven brightening treatment collection that evens the complexion, diminishes the appearance of dark spots and increases radiance. Powered by Icelandic Glacial Water and Dior's exclusive Transparency Enhancing Complex the new formulas counteract skin acidity and target all five features of a radiant complexion (evenness, luminosity, moisture, texture and plumpness) for even faster and more effective brightening results. Immediately skin is illuminated with a flawless and even radiance that is intensified day after day.

Lightweight, tinted formula delivers natural looking coverage for a perfectly flawless complexion while brightening the skin, reducing dark spots and protecting against UV damage with SPF 50.

This description got me hooked! I thought: "man! This will brighten the skin and as serve as makeup? I. Need. This. NOW".

Which is why I am sorry to say that I wasn't impressed with how the BB cream looked on me. This BB cream has a pinkish undertone that just doesn't go well with my olive undertones. I think it would look great for those with pink undertones but definitely not for me. Which kind of surprised me because this is aimed at Asian women who have yellow undertones. Of course I know that there's a trend in Asia where being really fair is all the rage but I don't think you'd have to compromise actually matching your skin just to get on with a trend.

As for its brightening effects, it wouldn't be fair of me to judge it because I have only used it once. I can only say that the color just doesn't look as good as Bobbi Brown's BB cream but I get how this can be used as a primer because the pink can actually give a brightening effect. Kind of like MAC's fortified primer in the shade "Adjust" which actually has a pinkish peachy color which is responsible it for giving that bright glowy look when you use it under your make up. But for $50? Yeah, you'd be better off using MAC's primer, which is around $30 and is not as heavy. Of course, that one doesn't lighten dark spots so I guess it'd be up to what you want.

Maybe I need to give it another chance. But it definitely was not love at first sight for me. I still really really love Bobbi Brown's BB cream at right now is it is still the holy grail of my beauty arsenal. No other BB creams have been able to displace it from its throne.