Thursday, August 17, 2017

College Dorm Tips and Essentials~!

Hey Guys~!

So I'm going back to college soon, and I'm actually really excited, especially because I love decorating my dorm room. Last year my room was kind of simple, but this year I plan to go all out. Today I'll be sharing some items I recommend having in your college dorm, as well as tips for decorating and organizing. So let's start~!

Decorating your room, in my opinion, is so much fun. You have the freedom to do whatever you want.

Something I always wanted was a loft bed, basically a bunk bed with no bottom bunk where you can put things or just hang out under the bed. With some fairy lights, I gave my under the bed area some character. I also put my desk under it to save space and so I'd have a relaxing area to do work.


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This year I plan on hanging up photos in my dorm or making a collage to hang up. I also want to get an empty board to collect tickets, pictures, etc so I have something to look back on as a reflection of the year. I'm an artsy person, so I love doing any crafting and I find it relaxing.

I totally recommend personalizing your room with whatever you like. For example, in my room I hung up a Harley Quinn painting I made cause I like comics. If you don't make your own art, just search for something you would like to have up in your room. I personally like supporting artists, so check out sites like Etsy and Redbubble to find all kinds of decorations.

You want your room to be a relaxing place, so make sure you bring something to do if you're stressing out. For me, drawing or doing any art is relaxing, so I bring a sketch book and some pencils or paints with me. I also brought a yoga mat and some crystals for meditation.

I have some organization tips for your dorm too.

1.) Get mini storage shelves
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These things are so useful. I've kept makeup, school supplies, jewelry, and important receipts there. They come in so many different sizes that you could get one to fit whatever you want.

2.) Command hooks are your best friend
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These reusable hooks are perfect for anything and everything. I hung up towels, coats, and purses, which allowed for there to be less clutter in the room. They also are great to hang up photos, pictures, a calendar, basically anything you want on a wall.

3.) Drawer insets save space
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I plan on using these in the dresser in my dorm to help reduce mess. There are different sizes of these too, so you can use them in also in a desk drawer to organize school supplies.

I hope you guys likes these tips, which can also be applied to living in an apartment, when you need to save space. I might share a picture of my decorated dorm in another post, so leave a comment below if you would like to see that. Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post~!

xo

Alyss

(Also I might update my blog so it fits more of what I'm interested in, there might be a name change, so please don't freak out if this blog doesn't look the same anymore)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

RoleCosplay Dancer Nozomi Review~!

Hey Guys~!

I know, long time no see. It's been a whirlwind of a year so far, and I've been focusing more on cosplay. Today I have a review to share with you of Rolecosplay's Dancer Nozomi. I received it through a sponsorship program, but all opinions are my own. So let's start~!

Here's the review video~! It is up on my cosplay channel, so if you would like to see more reviews, please go subscribe. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. 


I also have a few pictures to share, if you'd like to see more, please check out my Instagram where I post tons of cosplay pictures.

Thank you guys so much for reading~! I do plan to completely remodel my blog soon, so it better reflects my interests now. There will probably be a name change a long with a few other things, but I hope you're as excited as I am <3

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2016 Recap + Updates~!

Hey Guys~!

It has been a while. 2016 has kind of ended roughly for me and it was hard for me to take time to blog. I'm really sorry about that. It started off amazing, with my semester abroad to China. It was a dream come true and I had an amazing time. When I got back, it was my birthday and then I graduated high school.

College has been kind of difficult for me, not like I was homesick, but I had a lot going on in my personal life then, so it was hard to focus on my studies.

Two of the greatest things for me were getting to see my friends at AAC (Another Anime Convention) and when I had them stay over at my house. I did vlog both of those times, and I'll insert them here in case you don't follow my cosplay channel.



If you do like these vlogs, or want to see my pictures, please subscribe to my channel and follow my Instagram (linked at the end of the post)

So I've honestly enjoyed making those videos, and focusing on cosplaying more than beauty reviews. I do still want to do them, and I like sharing products with you guys, but I want to break out of the 'beauty guru' type.

I made a new blog where I'll be posting more 'nerdy' stuff (cosplay reviews, vlogs, gaming, etc) Please support me there too 


Thank you guys so much for reading~! I hope to have a new review or favorites post soon, so look out for that. 

xo
Alyss


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Update {Why I've Been Gone and What's to Come}

Hey Guys~!

Sorry it's been so long since I've written anything here. If you've been here for a while, you would know that I recently started university. The major I'm studying requires me to take a lot of classes, and I have been super busy with school. When I'm not focused on school, I find myself more interested in cosplay, rather than makeup. I don't really enjoy writing reviews all the time, since that means I have to purchase something and if it's bad, I'm just wasting my money. And filming tutorials is time consuming and difficult to do in a small dorm room. I want to be active here, but I don't really know what to post anymore. I want to incorporate more cosplay stuff, but I know majority of you guys follow me for reviews and tutorials. Maybe I can just make my schedule less frequent? Please let me know in the comments what you want to see from me <3

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sponsored by RoleCosplay~!

Hey Guys~!

Super excited to be announcing this, but as of today I'm sponsored by RoleCosplay~!

Soon I'll have a review coming up on the cosplay they'll be sending me. A lot of my friends have used RoleCosplay in the past, and I think they have nice quality products. Please check them out, they have a huge selection of cosplays, wigs, and other accessories. And keep a look out for upcoming cosplay reviews. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.

xo

Alyss

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Top Nine Love Live! Girls w/ Minae~!

Hey Guys~!

Who remembers when Minae and I would collaborate~? We both missed writing together, and thought a great way to get back into it would be to count down our top nine (since there are nine of them) Love Live girls. This was really hard for me, because my favorites kind of get muddled together. So let's start~~!

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Quick disclaimer, these are my opinions, and if you favorite isn't ranked highly, I'm sorry.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Favorites 2016 and My Instagram~!

Hey Guys~!

This is my first post in my university room~!! Yes, I'm now in college, and I'm really excited to start something new, in a new city. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to post, that will depend on my schedule (which I won't know till a few weeks of school have passed and I get used to everything.) Anyways today I'm sharing my favorites from the past month. So let's start~~!

Wait, I have something else to share with you guys. This past year I started an Instagram for my cosplay. I've contemplated sharing it with you guys, since I get more personal there, but I finally feel ready. So please check it out, {My Instagram} to keep up with my crazy college/cosplay life.

Makeup

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara
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I'd never tried this type of product for my brows before, but now I'm in love with it. It not only keeps my brows in place, but it also fills them in with one step.

Revlon Balm Stain in Honey
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I've tried this product in bolder colors, and now I finally have a more natural one. It's a pink toned nude, which I like. And I find it moisturizing too, which makes it super easy to wear.

Nail Polish

Essie Parka Perfect
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It's a really nice blue-ish grey and I love it. I've been wearing it the past week and it's a really nice color. I do wish I had a top coat to wear with it, cause it kind of chips easily.

TV Shows / Anime

Miraculous Ladybug
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Honestly wasn't expecting to like it, but I love this show way too much now. I kind of want to cosplay Ladybug/Marinette, but I don't know when I'll do that.

Danganronpa 3
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I've been looking forward to this since it was announced like a year ago. It is so great, even though all my favorite characters have been dying, and I have so many cosplays I want to do from this.

I hope you guys enjoyed this past month's favorites~! If you want to keep up with me, please follow me on Instagram (I'm planning a giveaway over there just saying σ(≧ε≦o) ) In the comments below, let me know what you've been liking. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.

xo

Alyss

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