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2013/04/21

Picnic with my Gyarus + about annoying tourists // Visual Make-up class

こんにちはみなさん、お元気ですか?
(I somehow need to write more Japanese I guess to get used to it)
Hey everyone, how are you? 8D
I had a really nice week after so many bad days again. I met my friends for a picnic in Yoyogi Park on last sunday and during the week I had a Visual Make-up class. So much fun!
Picnic

You remember the Gyaru meet-ups I went to in January? 1st one and 2nd one~ So I didn't see my cuties in such a long time. I've met some of them after these meets individually or for the TV shoots, but we didn't had the chance to meet all again and have fun together. I tried to organise a small meet for all of us but unfortunately some of us had work or other plans already ;^; Anyway~ 5 of us could meet on last sunday: Ksara, Shernise, Nicole, Lis and me 8D So happy!
 
healthy picnic 8D

We had a lot of fun together! It felt so good to be with the girls again and talk about random stuff and laugh so much. It is always hella funny when we are all together, especially with my Ksara-chan :3 I love her and I am so going to miss her! ;^; More pictures coming~

Shernise, me and Ksara~
Btw, I want to let my bangs grow out so they look kinda messy here.

Nicole and Lis :3

The wind was seriously freezing that day! So we really improvised with our clothes xD" We were all dressed really nice but not dressed for the wind so we pulled our jackets over our heads or like I did: I took some jacket from Ksara to cover my back and head 8D

 me with my cuties Nicole and Ksara (2nd pic is from Ksara)

After we've been in the Park, Nicole and I decided to walk a bit around in Harajuku and take some Puris. Shernise and Lis stayed in the park with other friends at a big picnic party. Ksara had to meet her boyfriend so we walked her to the station. It was nice talking with Nicole :3

We also went to LaForet since both of us weren't there since a long time. I just went in the last time, to quickly go to the Jeffrey Campbell store and that was basically it. So we walked through the nice store and saw this:


Frankenweenie Photo booth! *_____*

I am a huge Tim Burton fan and I love that movie, so we both had to take pictures with it!
As you see I also bought some stuff. Gonna show yout that later! ;D

All in one, the day was awesome but~ there was one "thing" which was seriously getting on our nervs. It has nothing to do with what one of us did or whatever but what others did:

Being photographed by Tourists

The most annoying thing when you are in Harajuku. Most of you may know that Harajuku especially on a Sunday is known for the Cosplayers and the "weird" looking people (how tourists say that). Well okay you might say now "You have to know that they might take pictures of you too because you look different" and I totally agree with you. The problem wasn't them taking pictures but the way they did it.
Some of them came to us and nicely asked for a picture with/of us, we agreed of course. If you ask we are totally okay with it but unfortunately there were way more of those who took pictures of us, really obviously, without asking and the worst part was that you could see in their eyes that they were making fun of you. Ksara just started to make a really stupid face when we spotted one taking a picture, one way of dealing with it. When we walked out of the park I think I was really pissed ^^" There was a guy sitting with his family and he wanted to take a picture of us and I was screaming, he was a bit far away, "Seriously?! You could just ask! Is that so hard to do?"... Well yeah I guess he kinda realized that I was pissed because he didn't take a picture and kinda apologized with his look and gesture. Sorry to him, but it was the drop which brought everything to flow over.  *sigh* I know I maybe shouldn't have screamed at him but I was so pissed off because of all those idiots. The worst was when Nicole and I went to the Metro and were waiting for it to arrive. There were standing two men on the other side of the platform and looking at us and talking about us. Okay whatever right. But than just before their train arrived, one of them took his camera out and took a picture of us. Me again: "SERIOUSLY?!" and he quickly packed his camera in his bag and went into the train. I was so angry! I guess if I would have been all by myself I would have kicked his camera...

This is just so disturbing, really. I mean we met to have some fun together and those stupid tourists (all adults) were taking pictures of us without asking because they wanted to make fun of us later at their friends' or what? I don't know but their looks just before or after they took the pictures were not the kind of look the Japanese give you when they want to take your picture. Japanese people always ask and also make compliments, a lot, which is sometimes weird but anyway they want to take a picture of you because they like your look. Foreigners don't, well some of them do but most of them not. They just think you are weird and look stupid. It is just as I am looked at in Luxembourg or in Germany. I hate it.

Enough rant now, on to the next topic:

Visual Make-up Class

On Thursday I had a Visual Make-up class right after school at a famous School, the Vantan Designer Institute. We were offered the class by our language school for free. At first I didn't want to go because I thought it might be kinda boring but I decided to go because some of the girls in my class, which I hang out with, wanted to go. Sandra, my buddie 8D, said that it might be really funny. She also told me that the Make-up artists from Vantan already did the Styling for really famous V-kei bands like Nightmare. I was like omg than the "Visual" really stands fro Visual-kei! Well obviously I felt like I had to go 8D"
flyer we got in school for more infos

So we left school all together and went to Ebisu, where Vantan is. We were 18 people and only 6 of us weren't Italian, yai. I was already pissed off by them when we were waiting for everyone in school because they gave me those "dafuq are you wearing? you look ridiculous" look. I love those people 8D" Well arriving at Vantan the staff was like "aaah moderu mitai!" which basically means "you look like models!"...Japanese xD If you are a foreigner, with nice looks and you are taller than them, you might be a model! Blah lol. We went to the room we would have class and the staff there was welcoming us really nicely :3 They started to explain what they do and the Make-up artist showed us her portfolio. My heart nearly dropped. She showed us pages from Cure magazine with Nightmare, Ayabie, ViViD and most important one for me on the last page: the GazettE. I think I made a kinda weird noise that moment because she looked at me like O_O and than all of the staff started to smile widely because they realized that I am a gazette fan. 8D"

Oh shortly, when the Italian girls finally realized that the course was about V-kei make-up the were all like "oh no!", "that looks ridiculous!" etc etc~ Why did they come? Did they think they would get some sort of "normal" make-up done for free? Ah no~ wrong thought muhahahaha~
This was the picture the make-up artist showed us as an example of make-up she did and she would do on one of us:

(crappy iPhone pic sorry)

You might recognize him right? 8D Yes it's THAT guy from Nightmare tehe~

Sandra got lucky and won at Jankenpoi to be the model which would get the make-up done by the famous make-up artist :3 The make-up artists nicely explained how to put on the foundation, how to blend and contour, and how to get the eye make-up right. Most interesting part for me was the eye make lol because I am really used to blending and contouring.

getting make-up done

When she was finished, we had to do the make-up on each other. We could choose one from a magazine, they had some Kera there, and could ask the staff for help if we needed some. Lucky me, I was with Sandra, the only girl beside me who was a V-kei fan. She tried to do the make-up but was kinda unsure because she couldn't see how the eye-make was done. So she tried first and than I touched it up. I also used my own eyeliner and mascara because we only got eye shadows, and you can never get a real black with just an eye shadow. I tried to make kind of the same make-up as she had but only a bit different, adjusting it to my eyeshape and to what I wore that day. The make-up artists said sometimes "ii ne" which means "that's good" which felt really nice :3

After class, I forgot to take a make-up shot only, sorry! But~ Sandra and I went to make some Purikura in Shinjuku and I took an outfit shot too at the puri place :3

Sandra looks sooooo scary Dx
And here is my outfit shot in which you see my make-up better, puris always change my eyes way too much ;_;


What do you think? Do you like my make-up and my outfit?

Lately I've been trying to wear more dark clothes with some colour as highlights. I try a more classy but rockish style, I'm really not in the mood anymore to wear himekaji.
Oh btw, when walking home I got called fat by a foreign couple lol now I laugh about it but at that time I was so angry... Seriously, I am not fat. My tights touch yes, which I really like, and my butt is freaking gorgeous! Sorry might sound arrogant but yeah... If I would think differently I wouldn't wear leggins at all right?

So what do you think about my "new" style? Do you like it or do you prefer my Himekaji style?

Hope you liked today's huge post!
I am preparing everything to go back to Luxembourg on friday,
so I might not blog before I am home.

Anyway: See you soon!

19 comments:

  1. Du siehst so hübsch aus *3*♥
    Und ich kenne das auch mit dem Fotos machen. Und ich hasse es. Ich stimme dir da zu das sie wenigstens fragen können. Aber Fotos zu machen um sich danach über einen lustig zu machen ist die größte Schei*se die es gibt !! Das die Leute einen nicht akzeptieren können.
    Dann müssten wir auch ''normale'' Leute auch einfach fotografieren und uns darüber lustig machen. -.-


    Und du bist sicherlich nicht fett o.O Und wenn man sich wohl fühlt darf man das auch ruhig äußern :) ich finde nicht das so etwas arrogant wirkt. Im gegenteil . Es ist mal schön zu hören das man mit sich selbst zufrieden ist ♥
    chu ♥

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  2. Danke Süsse <3 :DD
    Es nervt einfach zu sehr! Ich versteh die Leute einfach nicht. Wieso können so viele Menschen es nicht einfach akzeptieren dass es viele Leute gibt die "anders" sind? *sigh*

    Tut gut zu hören dass es nicht arrogant rüber kommt :) Ich hab auch Sachen an meinem Körper auszusetzen aber was das hier angeht, bin ich sogar recht stolz drauf so auszusehn.

    <3

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  3. I love the leggings <3 but i think in the last outfit photo the make-up is maybe a bit to much. :)

    http://whenblossomsbloom.blogspot.com

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  4. thanks! <3 it was a one time make-up ;) it was way too dark for my taste too but nice to try ^-^

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  5. love it =D and no, you're definitly not fat. ch froen mech wei dei ausgesin hun. wuaren wuel rem neidescher ;) freen mech dech rem ze gesin <3

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  6. Love the outfit, esp. the shirt :D

    and wow the nerve of some people :/ I can't believe how rude the tourists in Japan are, they come to one of the most polite country in the word and then act like assholes, it just pisses me off so much -.-

    and omg you fat? I think your body is the perfect kind of slim 8D

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  7. thanks cutie <3
    Ett war eng "typesch" auslänneg kopell. Hun ett enner aller sau fonnt mee bon, ett gin emmer domm leit di mengen se missten schlecht iwert aanerer schwetzen fir sech selwer besser ze villen ;) Freen mech och <3

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  8. Thanks! :D It's new from Forever21!

    Yep exactly~ and this is not the only case they behave like total idiots. Living here I see in a lot of different situatuions how foreign tourists behave really bad and it makes me realize why Japanese people sometimes don't like some nationalities.

    Thank you! ;^; I wouldn't call me slim xD" just a normal body type :)

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  9. Moi je préfère ce style plus "dark" ♥ En plus ça te va bien ! Et ce cours sur le make up a dû être super intéressant ! T'as vraiment toujours de la chance dans tes aventures, toi ! : p Lucky you !

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  10. Haha ça n'est pas une surprise ;D

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  11. I like your outfit *_* You are pretty! =))

    http://anya-jang.blogspot.com

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  12. Haters gonna hate! Why is it someone else's business to comment on others?? like wtf!? =w= you look amazing and NOT FAT! I hate fat shaming, skinny shaming, and any kind of shamming! If it's not your body, then don't say anything! : )


    <3333

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  13. aw~ thank you so much! <3

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  14. I don't understand it either but oh well :3
    Thank you! ;^; Yes you're right!

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  15. Amanda Heinz4/22/2013 5:12 pm

    So glad you had a chance to have some fun!! Enjoy Japan while you're there, don't let stupid people bring you down! <3 Stay beautiful <3


    ~Amanda Heinz
    www.meltymilkystar.com

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  16. I will try to keep my head up! Thanks so much for your nice comment. It always feels good to hear such things from my readers.
    <3

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  17. Freut mich zu lesen, dass es dir ein bisschen besser geht oder du zumindest ein paar tolle Sachen gemacht hast ^0^
    Aber das mit den Menschen, die fotografieren ohne zu fragen kenne ich gut.... ich nenne das immer "Stalkerfotos" -.-° auf Conventions zum Beispiel... (ok. besonders bei cosplay...) man sitzt auf einer Decke und isst was und dann kommt ein Typ stellt sich vor dich und fofografiert...??? What... dann fühle ich mich wie ein Tier im Zoo.... sorry aber fragen muss doch drin sein oder??? Ich kann dich gut verstehen!!!
    Das mit dem Visual make up klingt echt spannend!!! Für so viele bekannte Bands haben die schon gearbeitet!!! Hut ab ^^ Das würde mich echt auch interessieren zumal ich mit VK makeup immer nicht so ...erfolgreich war~ haha

    Dein neuer Style gefällt mir übrigends wirklich gut!!! Ich kann zwar nicht sagen, ob Himekaji besser oder schlechter zu dir gepasst hat aber Abwechslung ist immer gut!!! Das rockige gefällt mir auch echt gut!!! ich selbst bin ja eh schizophren, was meine verschiedenen Styles angeht~ haha

    und fett???? ~ haha guter Witz. Du kannst solche Leggings ja nun wirklich tragen!!!

    bye bye ^^

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  18. Kann mir denken dass das beim Cosplay auch so schlimm ist. Ich hatte das auch genauso wie du beim Essen in Belgien auf der Japan Expo also ich Hime war =_= Das nervt voll. Wie du sagst man fühlt sich wie ein Tier im Zoo. Die Leute können einfach nicht nett fragen ob das okay ist ein Foto von einem zu machen.

    Vielen Dank <3 freut mich zu hören dass meine neuen Klamotten meinen Lesern und Freunden gefällt :3 Ich kann einfach nicht nur eine Art von Klamotten anziehn xD" Ich muss auch mal abwechseln, so wie meine Launen auch wechseln halt ;)

    Danke >< Ich war mir anfangs echt unsicher, aber als ich das outfit bis an hatte dacht ich dann doch dass ich sowas tragen kann.

    <3<3

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  19. Amanda Heinz4/24/2013 7:28 pm

    Yeah, no problem! People are just jealous that's all, so you stay happy!

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