Aug 30, 2011

Playing Around with My Wigs

I have had 3 wigs kicking around for a year or so and I decided to break them out and play around with styling them. Two of them are made out of kanekalon fibre, which makes them look a little more real, washed and they can be heat styled under 200 F. The purple wig is probably just some sort of polyester.

I purchased this cosplay wig off of eBay last year for drag day (my husband was my model <3). It is excellent quality and the cap isn't too large. I think it was around $30 with free shipping.

I also purchased this wig off if eBay and it is probably from the same manufacturer, but different seller. This was also probably around $30 with free shipping. 

This last wig was from one of my local costume stores, a cheap 1920s style wig that I try to make look a little more shapely by teasing and hair spraying. :)

Aug 8, 2011

Holographic Steam Punk Nail

This is my Steam Punk nail tutorial done with OPIs DS Sapphire. I liked how it almost turned a mauve colour on top of Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear polish in Black Out.

Aug 5, 2011

New Wig!

SO I finally purchased a wig. Occasionally I miss having long hair and how feminine it makes me look. In school, I had the opportunity to try a lot of different wigs and it opened my eyes that wigs don't have to look totally fake.

I went to a hair store in Vancouver named Abantu and tried on quite a few wigs. This wig was my favourite of the 20 I tried on. It is the Fashion Source NF-9 Five. It is made of Futura Fiber, which is heat resistant up to 390F. What I really liked about this wig is that it doesn't have a TON of hair, which can be a dead giveaway that someone is wearing a wig, and the fibers weren't too shiny and the hairs are smooth and tangle-free. I also really liked the price; $45 with my 10% student discount!

I trimmed the bangs for my forehead length and I straightened it before taking this photo. I look forward to wearing this wig in an upcoming video. :)

Aug 1, 2011

Moo Business Cards

I decided to order business cards before I attended IMATS Vancouver.  I remembered coming across an offer from YouTube and Moo for free business cards a while back. I looked up if the offer was still valid, and indeed, it was.

The offer was for 50 free business cards, however, you would have a YouTube and Moo banner on the edges of the cards. After browsing the site, I decided that I wanted to order business cards without the banner.

Some of the features that Moo had to offer that set them apart from the other sites I browsed were:

  • EVERY business card can have a different image;
  • Cards come standard with double sided full colour print;
  • You can choose between matte laminate or 100% recycled heavy card stock; and
  • They have a wide selection of stylish designs to choose from, or you can upload your own.

I decided on two sets of 100 MiniCards for $19.99 each. One set for beauty blogging and the other for makeup artistry. I really liked their designs so I chose 16 images, seven for beauty blogging and nine for makeup artistry. I also ordered two MiniCard holders. The shipping is normally $6.75 for 15-20 day turnaround, but since IMATS Vancouver was in less than two weeks, I decided to place a rush print and express shipping (seven days). Rush printing was $10 and express shipping was $40.75. 

My order arrived in exactly seven days after I placed my order. The packaging was extremely stylish and high quality. The boxes are sturdy with dividers so you can store your business cards and other people's business cards in the same box. The key chain MiniCard holders hold 12 cards each and are made of shiny durable plastic. The cards are high quality and professional looking. I am extremely happy with my cards and I will for sure order from Moo again.

BTW, if you follow this link it can get you a 10% discount on business cards from Moo. :)