Brand + Product Review; Markwins International Introduces Makeup by ONE DIRECTION

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The irreverent attitude and colorful style of a new generation takes on a glamorous form in Makeup by One Direction. The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide. Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components. The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.


The Looks Collection comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, Up All Night, Take Me Home and the latest chart topper, Midnight Memories. Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? There is just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!

Its a range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

US Release Dates
Macy’s  August 11th
Stage Stores August 25th
Dillards  August 25th
Beauty Brands  August 25th
Lord and Taylor  August 25th



For my review, i was given a chance to sample the Up All Night collection which included ‘Na na na’ an aqua blue metallic chrome nail varnish, ‘Little black dress’ volumizing mascara in perfectly black, ‘Taken liquilights glow gloss’ a powerhouse glitter pink lipgloss that glows to neon orange under UV light, ‘Stand up’ dark denim eye and body crayon, ‘I should have kissed you’ bubblegum pink creme lipstick and 4+1 eye shadow palette in playful blues and versatile neutrals: ‘More than this’ soft blushing pink, ‘Gotta be you’ silvered taupe shimmer, ‘Save you tonight’ shimmering turquoise blue, ‘Another world’ royal blue shimmer and ‘Up all night’ sapphire glitter creme along with a 5 piece decorator stencil set all pictured below.

Now or my review. When i first got this package in the mail i was disappointed to find that the item i looked forward to the most, i.e the bubblegum lipstick, was broken. However, i googled some tricks and was able to fix it in a way that it could be used. The lipstick is a very rich, pigmented, vibrant shade and though i wouldnt use it much in real life it could be good for a cosplay should i decide to dress up as Barbie. It has some trouble gliding on to the lips but has a long lasting color. The mascara works great. Enough to give the illusion of falsies should you use it after a lash curler, albeit its a bit clumpy which can be solved if you leave it in a cup of arm water for about 3 minutes.

The eye shades are ordinary at best and you might need to use an eye primer to make them pop with the exception of ‘Save you tonight’ the turquoise shimmer which is absolutely beautiful. The products that really manage to stand out here would be the dark denim eye crayon, the liquilights lip gloss and the nail varnish. I have been using the denim crayon every day since i got it for an instant wake up look under my lower lash line and its been great so far. The lipgloss is non sticky and pigmented nicely despite being shimmery and though i havent had a chance to see it turn neon orange under UV lights its been doing a great job under regular lighting. I gave away the stencils to the younglings to play with for its not really something i had much use for.
All in all i give this product a 7 out of 10.


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3rd Liebster Award Nomination!!!

Hello everyone!
This post is about my third nomination for the Liebster award by the lovely Rikzah, a fresh new Pakistani beauty blogger and fellow K-pop lover. *cheers* Check out her blog here.


The Rules..

1,  Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
2,  Choose 10 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
3,  Create 10 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
4,  Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5,  Each blogger should post 10 random facts about themselves.
6,  No tag-backs!

10 Random Facts About Me…

Gee, this one’s gonna be kinda hard since i’ve already mentioned as many non-embarrassing facts as i could the last two times so im probably gonna end up mentioning weird stuff or just expand a bit on the previous things i’ve mentioned. Oh well, here goes.

1, I gave up learning to play the piano and now im procrastinating on self learning the acoustic guitar.
2, I have not watched TV since December.
3, Since my last Liebster, i’ve developed a great interest in Jungian psychology.
4, After an year of constantly second guessing my understanding of the cognitive functions as well as dealing with my doubts regarding to my psychological personality type, i’ve finally diagnosed myself as an INFP.
5, My anime binge sessions have been significantly reduced to two series a week ever since i got my old habit of reading back.
6, I’ve come to realize that the most logical decision is usually achieved by reducing a problem to its core.
7, I have also realized that most of our problems are usually quite nonsensical and petty in the grand scheme of things.
8, That realization however, has not altered me from trying to make an impact with my life. Only now i recognize the desire to do so as a very selfish, personal desire.
9, I got myself a pet Betta fish, named her Jasmine and mourned her death all in a two months’ time frame.
10, I have sworn not to become emotionally attached to pets if their biological life limit doesnt exceed that of an year at minimum.

Questions For Me…

1. If you had three wishes from a non-tricky genie, what would you wish for?
I would wish for peace in the world, tolerance between people with different ideologies, and for humans to be more humane.

2. What’s the absolute best vacation you can imagine?
My idea of an absolute best vacation is a road trip around the world with a loved one.

3. What would your DJ name be?
DJ Snoozefest… yes, it would be a mistake to assign me as a dj.

4. What’s your earliest memory?
Red marble floor, blue ceiling fan and a white dress.

5 . Name your favorite makeup/skincare brand ?
I prefer drugstore brands to name brands. Covergirl and Revlon are pretty good though.

6 . If you won a large amount of money, where would you like to spend it ?
Invest some, donate some, save some.

7 . If you had to pick a new first name, what would it be?
I would not change my first name if i dont absolutely have to. 

8 . Who’s your fantasy celebrity boyfriend?
I do not have a fantasy boy friend. I have a husband better than any fantasy. I do have a Senpai though, Levi from Attack on Titan.

9 . Disney or Warner brothers?
I love Disney but Warner bros.’ Anastasia is a masterpiece. (Or was that by 21st century fox?)

10 . Name the best skincare product you have at the moment ?
Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser.


Questions For My Nominees…

1, Name of the last show you watched?
2, Where do you find inspiration?
3, Whats the one thing you excel at?
4, Whats your biggest fear?
5, If your hair could be one color for the rest of your life, what color would it be?
6, If you could meet someone from the past, who would it be?
7, What was the most enlightening moment in your life?
8, What do you love about yourself?
9, When was the last time you cried? Why?
10, What would you be if you could be anything?



The sisters

Wajiha Shakeel

Bedside Dreams

That Girl

Cutibubbli (serious skills)


Nail Mania

Happy Therapy

Naseem Attar

Toodley Woo!

Events; Anime Con 2014


After the huge success of  Twin Con, Dekho Japan and GHQ Game Con, the next feature worthy cosplay event in Pakistan’s bustling new wave of Otaku culture just so happened to be Anime Con. Anime Con was held in the country’s capital Islamabad on the 22nd of June at Dream Land Motel courtesy of WG Productions, Comsats Islamabad, and Radio FM 91.  The event included several different activities and competitions for the attendees to enjoy.


Now for the cosplayers…  No words are needed to see what an effort was made. My favorite cosplays include the Kill La Kill Ryuko cosplay by Arwa Nawal and the Naruto Rikoudo cosplay by Zaeem Ahmer according to whom this is the first Naruto Rikoudo cosplay in the world. Pretty awesome, aint it? Please know that the pictures provided are the work of independent photographers and thus, the quality is a bit fuzzy. Do bear with me. All photos shown ahead belong to their respective owners. I own nothing! To find more photos and know more about Anime Con, join their facebook page here.

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Spidey Senses


It begins innocently enough. You’re chilling at home goofing around on the internet when suddenly from the corner of your eye you spot a harmless little spider climbing up the wall. Being the sadistic, lazy little nincompoop you are, instead of ignoring the damn thing or getting up you decide to throw one of your slippers at the wall which barely hits the target as you are a total failure when it comes to marksmanship. Thus, it merely manages to swat the spider off the wall. The poor thing lands on the carpet and you pay no heed to it as you’re currently preoccupied with fantasies of one day producing a super hit sports anime series centered around throwing darts featuring a miserable, anti social, female protagonist with excellent marksmanship whose life is suspiciously somewhat similar to your own.

Fast forward a few days and you find yourself struggling to open a jar of Nutella in the kitchen when BAM! You find a spider hanging mere inches away from your face, dripping with vengeance and ready to attack you when you squeal like one of those girly girls and fall flat on your posterior in shock. The spider, as if amused by your incredible display of wuss, retreats back towards the ceiling leaving you to ponder exactly what you did to deserve this. That’s when it hits you. Why? It was the same spider as that day… The one you tried to kill.

And it is from that moment on, that your life changes significantly. You are now scared of leaning on to walls. You become unable to walk into a room without turning on the light. Your bed, which you used to clean only upon waking up now goes through a thorough inspection every time you want to lie down for a minute. You stop trusting the walls around the head board of your bed as if they would betray you any time. Sitting on the carpet becomes an exercise in caution. So much as a stray thread to a strand of hair on your own head makes you jump in fear upon contact and you slowly start doubting what’s real. You become paranoid.. unable to function as you once could. You dread the day you first laid your eyes, and your slipper, on that wretched spider. Your purpose in life is reduced to finding that spider and killing it before it inevitably causes your own demise…

Then one day, you wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. Half asleep, you do your business and when you turn to wash your hands, you witness the bane of your existence, your mortal enemy, the harbinger of doom, namely the spider lying dead in the sink. At first your mind goes numb, your head is blank, your jaw almost hits the floor and you have no idea what to think until a few seconds later it finally hits you… You’re free. Free of the spider’s reign that brought terror upon your heart for what seemed like an eternity. Now you can lean on walls, procrastinate cleaning your bed for weeks on end and stop giving your ceilings dirty looks every time you walk into your own house. Your breathing shall no longer hitch in your throat when your skin unexpectedly brushes against something stringy and you can save a few bucks on your electricity bill as the darkness holds no monsters any more.

With that last thought you throw a smug grin at your now dead arch nemesis as you turn on the water which takes the spider down the drain along with your weekly nightmares consisting of various forms of creepy crawlies over you.

Toodley woo!


Product Review; H2O Sea Results day & night perfecting peel


Today’s product review is set to feature H2O’s day and night skin perfecting peel. After my wonderful experience with NaturalSkin Shop’s Jessner peel, i had definitely become a skin peel enthusiast. Though Jessner peel’s work is never short of fabulous, there’s only one down side to it. You have to wait a week for the treated skin to shed off completely and you are pretty much trapped in the house, hiding from the sun trying not to give your sensitive skin a burn. In trying to find a solution i came across this every day use peel on the H2O plus website. According to the brand, this product is a highly efficient liquid peel designed to tenderly refine skin’s surface, revealing a recognizably even, more vibrant tone. Aides decrease the appearance of pores and restoring balance to oily and dry patches of the skin and lessen the look of fine lines. Sounds very promising doesnt it? Comes packed in a sleek bottle looking like a million bucks and all. The only question that now remains is this. Does it work?


The answer, my friends, is no. Big fat no. This product is as useless as a birthday cake is without sugar. Costly too, adding insult to injury. Just goes on to serve the lesson never to buy anything without first reading reviews.. and the saying not judge by appearances, cause lets be honest it looks like a beauty product out of a Sci-fi movie but fails to do anything its supposed to.  As instructed on the box, i used this product day and night for weeks…actually months. And the only thing i gained from this was the sticky, oily sensation of applying Vaseline all over your face.. wait no, at least Vaseline would make your skin’s texture softer after you wash it off. This would just sit on your face. I definitely do NOT recommend you waste your money and time on this product. It gets a zero out of ten.

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Brand + Product Review; Studio Gear Cosmetics Hydrating CC Cream

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A few days back, i was asked to sample and review the new Hydrating CC cream from Studio Gear Cosmetics along with a few other products. This post is going to be a review about the CC cream as well as a brief introduction about the other products.

According to the website, Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish. Key Benefits include the prevention fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients, restoration of skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention, and brightening and illumination of skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application.
I used this product in Natural shade as a part of my make up in order to attend a family dinner. Here’s the verdict.


The hydrating CC cream is incredibly light weight and has a lotion-y consistency which helps spread it around easily before it turns thick as it is blended in. It provides a very soft, moisturized feeling to the skin throughout the wear. To add, it doesn’t clog pores and cleans off easily.As you can see, it goes on white, and then gains color as you spread it further.


P.S Dont fret the color shown above. My face is tanner than the skin under my forearm.
Now, the bad. Although the CC cream is fit for casual day to day use, it has the tendency to wear off in a few hours. Its also not the best option if youre looking for serious coverage. A few light blemishes here and there are fine but it wont cover everything and youd have to resort to your concealer to take care of it.
All in all a so-so product. I definitely recommend it for use at a casual setting but dont count on it for anything you wanna look less than perfect for. The product retails at about $34 at the Studio Gear cosmetics website,  and is available in three shades, namely Linen, Natural, and Wheat.

Right now, you have the opportunity to try this product at a 10% discount by using the code bloggercc at checkout. You can find the Hydrating CC cream at the link provided here


I also had the opportunity to sample other Studio Gear products including the Studio Gear’s Impactful Mascara which retails for $18 and the Prime Objective face primer, retailing at about $30-35 on the Studio Gear website. Although i wasnt very impressed with the mascara, its safe to say that the Prime Objective face primer is my favorite product out of all the Studio Gear products i have tried so far.

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Anime Update 5

Post may contain spoilers so please read at your own expense.

During spring break, i broke my own record of  watching back to back anime marathons. I finished a few series and am still waiting on some to end. I will say that this season’s anime have over all been quite good for the most part. This post is gonna be a brief review depicting my thoughts on some of those shows.


Up first, one of Spring 2014’s top rated anime, Hamatora the animation.
‘The story revolves around “Minimum” or “minor miracle”—special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. Those who possess such powers are known as “Minimum Holders.”‘ -MAL

Vibrant, action packed, suspenseful, colorful, and equipped with awesome OST’s, Hamatora was definitely worth pulling an all-nighter for. The story revolves around a group of minimum holders, i.e the Hamatora that lend their investigative and security services to people in need. Somewhere around the curve, they ended up being involved in something they hadnt bargained for. My spot for favorite character in this series is tied between Nice-kun, the protagonist and Art kun, the former nice guy aka current anti hero aka potential actually an antagonist. Moral san, the official antagonist of this season, or Sharky as i like to call him, makes for a pretty cool psychotic freak but in the end he ends up being shot by Art kun. Who then proceeds to pull a gun at Nice. In relations to his sudden 180 turn, i have a few theories.


According to a friend of mine, Art was told by Sharky that Nice killed his younger brother and that led to Art pointing a gun at Nice. Its a probable theory but I just dont see Nice kun actually killing someone. Also i dont think the villain is Art kun’s brother cause his dead brother had a mole on his right cheek whereas Art kun has a mole on his Left cheek. And throughout the anime that remained constant. The only reason we even argue the possibility of twins is because of the way Art held his gun when he shot Sharky. I think Art had immortality minimum that he didnt know about because he hadnt died yet. Now that his death gave him the opportunity for his body to use his minimum im pretty sure he’s either being used or he’s become corrupted with power or something.Theres a chance Sharky knew about Art’s real minimum ability but decided not to tell him. I believe thats what he was whispering to him after Art kun collapsed from blood loss. Another theory involves Art kun being the villain all along just using Sharky as bait and Sharky’s assistant actually secretly working under Art kun to keep tabs on him.

Either way, i cant wait for the new season to air.. which might take a while considering how long SNK is taking to come up with another season. I know, i know.. not enough manga chapters or whatever. I still yearn to see Levi kun in action. Good for us though, it seems Funimation is about to debut the English dubbed version of Shingeki no Kyojin and they’ve already released a clip. Hey, a dubbed version is just another excuse for us Heichou fan girls to watch SNK all over again.. you know, for research purposes. How else are we gonna be able to tell the difference between the subbed and dubbed versions. Check out the clip!

Heichou!!! *squeals*
Moreover, the Attack on Titan live action movie is also in the works. It is currently in production and is rumored to be released sometime next year. Till then, i guess id have to be content with a new Shingeki no Kyojin manga chapter release on the 9th of every month.


While im really happy that Shingeki no Kyojin is getting a live action movie, im also very concerned about how well it will be executed. For one i hope the graphics are better than those in the Death note live action movie and that the cast involves people of non-asian races as according to the plot, the asian race is supposedly gone extinct with Mikasa being the last Japanese in the titan-verse. Though i wont mind it as much if they manage to at least pull off the graphics successfully. Personally, i believe it wouldve been better if they had waited to make the movie after the second season airs because SNK is already become a very well known series in a very very short amount of time. Another season and its value would have gone high enough for them to have been able to afford a collaboration with hollywood directors, resulting in a block buster with crazy good effects. Anyhow, lets just keep our fingers crossed for the team working hard on the movie. Gambatte everyone! * i hope i spelled that right*


‘Yato, a minor god, dreams to become the most revered deity in the world with big shrine and all. However, being a penniless god that he is, he has a long way to go and his shinki leaving him doesn’t help matter. Later, when he does his job, a high school girl named Hiyori Iki pushes him out of the way of a speeding bus; unaware of his status as deity.

Things get complicated when this incident triggers abnormality in Hiyori’s soul, causing her to make an Astral Projection whenever she falls unconscious. To turn herself back to normal, Hiyori must help Yato becoming a better god who can fix the problem, along with Yato’s new shinki, Yukine.’ -MAL


Another one of the top few anime that i watched. Noragami is, put in a nutshell, awesome. If Yato’s piercing blue eyes are not enough to force you to become enamored with this show, then the tsundere Yukine’s adorableness will. Not to mention, the female lead is one of the only few that i actually dont find annoying.. and thats a big deal. I actually like Hyori a lot. She’s sensible, motivated, adventurous, not to mention no nonsense and straight forward. I mean do you remember this part where she’s all like ‘I want to stay with you. I want to be with you forever’  and then a blushing Yato replies with ‘Ill grant that wish for five yen’ *adorable* I ship them so much! Give me the next season already!


‘Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations,” was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.’ -MAL


Koko, girl i love your fashion sense but please. You gotta see a doctor. All that obsessing and getting possessive over your guy aint healthy. Its called co dependency. Also you can get kinda annoying at times. Personally i favored Linda over Koko for Banri. Some people disagree saying that she had her chance and that she shouldve told him bla bla bla but heres the thing. If the person that loved you loses their memories and you tell them that they used to be in love with you, that will put them under a lot of pressure to fall in love with you and they might forced themselves to have feelings for you. Love takes time to develop on its own, as it should. It should not be forced. Linda didnt tell Banri about their past because she wanted them to start again as friends so that what ever feelings they develop will be genuine. Too bad Koko came into the picture and no matter how badly you ship KokoxBanri, you have to respect Linda for the fact that she stopped persuing Banri in respect of his and Koko’s relationship. She was mature enough to realize when her chance with Banri ended and was simply making sure of his well being. It wasnt her fault that Banri developed some kind of dual personality. That wouldnt have happened n the first place if Banri had been more accepting of his past and investigated about it. He would either have come to a closure or decided to revert back. His choice really.


Anyway, im glad Koko and he ended together. I wish they had spent more time developing the Linda and Mitsuo couple as i think they could both do well with each other. But most of all, i ship 2d kun with Chinami san. In my opinion 2D kun was the most entertaining  and least annoying character and though i feel bad for Chinami, i seriously think she made a stupid mistake by playing too hard to get even though she liked the guy that proposed to her. So Chinami and 2D kun all the way!! The special appearance by Nana is also one of the best parts of this show.


Steins; Gate. Yes, i know. This one was long overdue. But i have a personal rule to try to avoid watching an anime until its finished because the one week waiting period for the next episode to be released is torture to me. Unfortunately, due to this self serving principle, some really good anime sometimes get swept under the rug and i dont get to watch them for a long long time. *As is currently the case with Zetsuen no Tempest among a few.. okay, many others*

‘Steins;Gate is set in the summer of 2010, approximately one year after the events that took place in Chaos;Head, in Akihabara.
Steins;Gate is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN, who has been doing their own research on time travel, tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.’ -MAL


Well, ill admit i didnt expect much from the looks of the first few episodes. It was funny and had its moments but i didnt totally get into it until Mayuri died the first time. That was when it pulled an about turn and got all crazy and stuff. I remember feeling so overwhelmed for the poor protagonist that i screamed at the laptop screen in the dead of the night, which earned me a lot of embarrassment in turn. The only part i didnt like about this anime was when they forced a little bit of fan-service on the audience with the Moeka and Okabe kiss scene. Even for fan-service it looked rather painful and unnatural. Nevertheless, you cant tell how serious and dramatic it gets from the first few episodes but stick with it. Its definitely worth a watch. And while youre at it, do try the series Robotics; Notes afterwards. Im hearing a lot of good things about it and am in the process of watching it right now so a review is coming soon.


Steins; Gate Burdened Domain of Deja Vu. The Steins; Gate movie.

‘The film takes place one year after the events of the anime series. After going through a painstaking journey across multiple “World Lines” due to the invention of “D-Mail,” text messages that can be sent to the past, Rintarou Okabe has assumedly landed in the “Steins Gate” World Line, in which none of his friends would have to die and a future ruled by SERN due to the invention of a time machine no longer exists. However, Rintarou soon starts feeling the side effects of his constant time traveling across multiple World Lines, which soon builds up and causes Rintarou to suddenly vanish from existence, with only Kurisu Makise, the girl who he had saved thanks to his efforts, remembering him through déjà vu. It is now up to Kurisu to find a way to get Rintarou back.’- MAL


Finally! Kurisu gets her time to shine and save Okabe this time around. I was very concerned for how things were going to end with her trying over and over again to save Okabe but im glad how it all went down. Try it once youve finished watching the series.


‘Ryuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father’s death—the “woman with the scissor blade.” The journey has led Ryuko to Honnouji Academy.
Honnouji Academy—where an elite group of students is granted superhuman power by their special uniforms called the “Goku uniform.” With the power of the uniform, the student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin rules the students with unquestioned power and fear.
Satsuki holds the secret to the “scissor blade” and Ryuko confronts Satsuki to gain information but… Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!’ -MAL


Kill la kill aka the mother of all roller coaster rides at six flags roller coaster ride. Dont blink for a moment if you have any hopes of keeping up with this anime. Truly spontaneous and action packed. Kill la kill will have you spilling your guts out laughing. Plus that Senketsu Kamui outfit of her’s is totally bad arse. Infact, i intend to cosplay in it someday.. that is, of course after modifying it for the sake of modesty.


‘Raku Ichijou is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite”. Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

Then one day, a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki transfers into Raku’s class. Their chemistry was more than off. There was not a moment where they were not fighting. But by a weird turn of events, Raku and Chitoge agree to become fake lovers. Although his heart is really interested in his classmate Kosaki Onodera, Raku must continue pretending to be Chitoge’s boyfriend.’ -MAL

Let me tell you straight. I dont like harem anime. I cant stand them mostly because the protagonist is always such a dense, clueless character that cant figure out how to make up his mind. Nisekoi, however, is an exception. Raku actually is a like able character. He’s considerate, funny, not to mention a man of his word. Who even remembers a promise they made ten years ago anyway? Nevertheless, aside from the distracting art style, i find this anime tolerable.. sometimes even amusing. But its still a harem anime so it gets a 6 on a scale of 10 for me. Its an ongoing anime and is confirmed to end sometime during May 2014 so im looking forward to more plot twists and new characters.

The product reviews as well as make up looks will be up soon so please keep a look out. To part, i shall leave you with this picture of Levi Heichou being awesome as usual. See you around soon!



Shingeki No Kyojin… the day i chose hope

Post may contain spoilers even though ive tried hard to keep it vague. Please read at your own expense.

Are you the meal? No, we are the hunter!


Hello peoples.
Id think you would like an explanation about my disappearance from the blog (again) but what is to follow in this post is more interesting. I suppose its a given you already understand the annoying distractions of life.
After months and months and months of procrastination on my part, i was able to watch and become completely mentally and emotionally involved in an anime i made the mistake of not taking seriously enough while running around doing stuff that needed to be done. Even a scat load of distractions did not render me unable to watch Shingeki no Kyojin. Earlier, i had thought, what can be so interesting about an anime about skinless, brainless, giant sized, monstrous looking titans devouring human beings and a couple of kids wearing garter belts anyway but boy was i wrong. Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan was named the best anime of the year 2013 for a reason.

I came about watching this anime after accidentally over hearing someone play its opening song. The tune was catchy and rather inspiring as well so when i came home i decided to play it for myself. I checked out the video and was suddenly drawn in by how awesome it looked. And after playing and replaying and re-replaying its opening track for, say, about half an hour, i decided to watch it. Here’s the opening song if youre curious. Play it, for i am listening and rocking out to this as i write this post, swinging wildly in my chair while being given strange looks from the ‘sane ones’ across the room. Feh!

Inspiring is it not? No use denying it!
As i watched the anime i felt my heart stop at various moments. It made me cry for the bravery with which the characters faced the circumstances presented to them. Strangely, i also felt my bond with the whole of human kind become stronger. Something i have never felt before just because of some anime series. But then indeed, Shingeki No Kyojin is not just some anime series. It is what demonstrates humanity’s vulnerability and the fear that unites it against a common enemy. It is what demonstrates the hard choices one makes in order for the greater good to prevail. The deaths in Shingeki no Kyojin are not fodder. Each deceased character is portrayed as a human. Someone’s family, someone’s friend, someone’s lover. What’s harder to watch though, are the one’s alive, as they muster the strength to go on somehow. The scenes are heart breaking and capture the essence of losing someone precious in war… a war on humanity. The show had me feeling, to some extent, what a soldier might feel.

During the course of the series we meet a variety of different characters. Doe eyed beauties, fierce soldiers, complete weirdos, vicious killers, stubborn lunatics, desperate fanatics, political slaves and a weak, troubled and scared general populace all which leave their tracks in your mind while running like ants in a colony as it is invaded by man eating giants. Around this point, the opening track for the show is replaced with an equally awesome, if not better soundtrack, Flügel der Freiheit or Wings of Freedom, as you call it.

Makes the heart clench with determination. And i must say, while the openings are great, expect even better and fitting background music while watching the series. My favorite happens to be the song that plays just after (Spoiler Alert) Eren successfully manages to seal the breach in Wall Rose. Another thing, do expect to stay mentally stuck in the titan-verse for several days after finishing this anime. For me its been 48 hours and im still in somewhat of a daze. Feels as though i left my soul somewhere inside the three great walls fighting the titans with my comrades and trying to avenge the deaths of the one’s ive lost. The first season is complete and available to stream online but since there is no confirmed news about the second season, ive started and caught up to the manga which is a little ahead of the anime and has some shocking turn of events coming. The next chapter releases in early March so those of you that feel like keeping up with the manga after finishing the anime like me will not have to wait too long for even more gore-infested, feel-some goodness of the series.

I was unable to decide upon a single favorite character for this show. Yes, the protagonist plays the most important role but Attack on Titan is executed in such a manner that makes it almost impossible to pick out a single person. If youve been giving this anime the boot this long, you need to stop and give it a chance. Yes, it has become an extremely popular series but its nothing like the Big Three. It goes much, much deeper into your soul to show you human kind’s worst fear and its breaking resolve.


Well, that’s that. In other news, i have begun watching multiple anime including Steins; Gate, Jormugand, Hamatora and Nobunga the fool all of which will be briefly reviewed in the coming anime update. I was gonna talk about SnK on the anime update too but i figured it was good enough to deserve its very own post. My beauty related articles are on a short hiatus as im still waiting on some products to include in the reviews coming up and ill also be posting a new look in the eye make up section soon enough. Also, the coming March will mark the day it became three years to me starting this blog as well as my birthday. Ill be sure to post a picture of the cake for you to feast your eyes on, *evil smirk*. On an unrelated note, since im bored and running out of things to say, i’ll add that it has been raining consistently every night, all night these days and they say there’s a storm coming towards Southern California. So stay safe everyone and pray for our safety as well.

Before i take my leave, id like to present you a link to the official Twincon page where you can find even more pictures, videos and details about the recent cosplay event that happened in Islamabad a few days ago. Please click here for more photos from Twincon.

Have a good one peeps, and fight for the glory of humanity!
*Yes, i definitely plan on cosplaying as a member of the scouting legion.