Monday, February 27, 2012

bloglovin, April Fool Romance Giveaway, Kandee's Chalk Talk

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Also...another giveaway...
The lovely Lorina of April Fool Romance (sponsored by Shoppingholics) is giving away a pair of lenses, lens case, and Melliesh Eyelashes!! Go check it out here!

And outside of what Shoppingholics provides, Lorina is also giving away this adorable bag!! :D

For weenies like me who are too chicken to color their hair, check out this awesome video by the always cheerful Kandee Johnson! :) Hair chalking...gonna try it out sometime soon :3

That's all from me~ :3 Gonna enjoy my day off school tomorrow...sort of XD

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shiro Cosmetics Super Effective Review

Hi everyone!! Hope everyone's weekend is doing well! My brain is doing its recovery from the week of school and work and tutoring...@_@

Anywho! An important announcement!! Shiro Cosmetics is discontinuing some of it's eyeshadow colors and putting them on sale on the store. Only the full size jars are being sold for $3.50 while supplies last. Not only are they discontinuing colors, but she is also renaming the colors so they are inspired by the games and characters instead of just the character. For example in this blog post, instead of Pikachu, it's called Thunderbolt. Some people are a little upset but not TOO upset about the name changes, but from now on I'll have both the old and new color names on my reviews. :)

I am definitely buying the discontinued colors :3 Maybe save some for a future giveawaaaaay...that is coming a blog near you. ;)

This week I'll be covering the Super Effective collection. This one, in my opinion has the brightest and most fun colors~

Natural light

Room light


So I'll have the name (old / new), the description of the color from the store, and my opinion of the color! :)

Mew (discontinued)
Cheerful, bright strawberry-bubblegum pink with a slight peachy-yellow tone. Lip-safe!
Super cute pink! I love wearing it with Charmander! Kind of sad that it's being discontinued so I'm going to buy a full jar of it.

Charmander / Flamethrower
Soft bright shimmery orange, with yellow undertones and a hint of gold. Lip-safe!
Charmander orange is charmander orange. What more can I say!?

Pikachu / Thunderbolt
Vivid, opaque, shimmering yellow loaded with red glitter. Lip-safe!
I really love this yellow! It's a very bright and vivid yellow! Unlike other yellows, it has that red glitter in it~ It's a nice interpretation of Pikachu ;3

Bulbasaur / Vine Whip
Bright, shimmering grassy green with a hint of a gold undertone. Not lip-safe.
Weird that I usually like to wear green eyeshadow but I haven't worn this one as much so I can't say much about it. It's a Bulbasaur greeeen.

Squirtle / Bubblebeam
Bright, clear, shimmery blue. Not lip-safe.
This powder is REALLY loose. So I took out the sifter since it didn't really do anything. The blue is gorgeous! It makes a cute liner~

S.S. Anne / Sweet Honey
Shimmery golden champagne with a light peach/copper tint. Lip-safe!
I saw lots of people review this color and I am SOOO glad I bought it. It's slightly darker than Master Sword and makes a lovely neutral color..on my lazy days.

Steelix / Victory Road
Dark gray-green with a lighter green shimmer. Not lip-safe.
SUPER COOL COLOR!! I received a sample of this with my recent purchase and I really want to get a full jar! It's hard to tell in these pictures but it's a grey in some light and a dark green shimmer. I love the duo colors~

Poliwrath (discontinued)
Deep, opaque, sparkly navy blue with a bit of an orange shimmer. Not lip-safe.
Sad this is going to be discontinued too...It's such a bold navy blue...but it's apparently really similar to You Were Adopted from the Science collection. I'll have to get that and see which one I like better (even though I'm still probably getting jars of both)

Overall Review: As I've said (and will be saying)...these colors are so great!

Some of her powders, especially with the colors I have in the Super Effective collection are more loose than others so I tend to take out all the sifters so I don't have an issue of whether or not the powder will barely come out from those dang sifters or not.

If you want more reviews, my Legends review is here.
If you're a Hunger Games fan...Shiro Cosmetics just recently released a line of colors inspired by the book series! Check out her facebook for the swatches!!

Peace out!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Win some EYEKO Mascara!

From the lovely Kandee Johnson!!

50 winners will receive one mascara! You can choose from the curvy brush mascara or the skinny brush mascara! They are celebrating their availability at Sephora now so go take a chance at the giveaway over at Kandee's blog!

Stay tuned for some makeup reviews tomorrow... :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Gonna take a break from some posting for at least another week or two....a bit depressed because one of my first tests in a class was not as great as I wanted it to be. So I'm going to try and kick those grades up before Spring Break!!

I may do a diy post or a few reviews if I have time but we'll see!!

For now enjoy this song!! ...from an addicting K-drama my sister got me hooked too....

Hope everyone has a good one!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! Hope everyone had a good one! I know it's sometimes not the greatest day for some people, but I love Valentine's day because of the heart-themed things you can do!

For sister and I made these pixel heart cards shown at the top~ We used the tutorial from Mini Eco's page. To make it more colorful, we glued a bright contrasting color behind the heart so you can see it between the cutouts ~ And to make it less messy, we cut out the pixel confetti and glued it on the envelop so it gives the illusion that it is falling out...but it really isn't. :3


Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to give out my Valentine's cards out yet cause I had a lot of errands to sometime later this week I'll be a late Cupid, passing out cards and candy to my friends...haha XD

Since my boyfriend and I were busy Valentine's Day, we celebrated it last Saturday! He surprised me with this beautiful bouquet of flowers (and remembered my favorites were the classic red roses lol)!! The florist did an amazing job!

He also bought this cute box of chocolates with a chalkboard on the lid. He wrote the "I LOVE YOU!" part and my sister and I doodled the rest later when I brought it home lol

Later we watched the movie "Chronicle" Which was a surprisingly good movie. Not as cliche as I thought it was going to turn out....Go check it out if you haven't already!! Here's the trailer!

Annnnd this is what I wore on my Valentine's date...remember!!?? I'm thankful for the cold weather even though I hate it...but it gave me the chance to wear this super pretty velvet dress~

better close up of the dress pattern!

and my lazy pre-date outfit...

and my new lenses!! Finally trying out the Puffy 3 tone lenses (in grey!)

Ah and if you haven't already, be a fan of my Papercute Fanpage to get updates on diy tutorials and upcoming items! I have one preview up for this weekend ;D


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mini Bell bracelets and Shiro cosmetic intertubes

Hi everyone!!
I'm going to do a bit of a hybrid post today. I haven't had much time this past couple of weeks to really work on crafts and jewelry but I still saved a few items that I am posting little by litte.

Today it's more kimono bracelets! Two have been posted today! They measure at about 6 inches (15cm), usually a good size for children :) I really like how the pictures turned out! They're so tiny and cute!!

Annnnd continuing my Shiro Cosmetics review/hauls...well I wouldn't call it a haul since I bought these a few months ago...but here are the swatches for the intertubes I own.

Shiro cosmetics have lip products that are more like a stain/balm. It can go on pretty sheer or you can build up the color to what you see on her site. You can also purchase them as a sample or in the tube. The tube, to me, is like a mini deodorant doohicky. It can go up but it can't really go down.

Alright so here are my swatches of OVER 9000, Rickrolled and Leeroy Jenkins!
I couldn't get a picture in natural light since it's been cloudy and rainy these past few!

Indoor light


I swatched one layer of the color and another of the intertube layered. I did start to take pictures of it applied on my lips...but deleted them cause my lips are pretty dry hahaha..Below is a more detailed review of all the colors with a description from the store.

Over 9000
Bold pink, a shade or two darker than bubblegum.

Scent: grapefruit
It's a really bright strawberry pink. I probably wear this one the most...the artwork on the container is cute and I'm glad I bought it in the tube! Once it's warmed up enough to your lips/fingers it starts to smell grapefruity..:)

Red-orange; can appear coral.
Scent: ginger
Wish I bought this in the full size!! I looove this red/orange color! Before purchasing this I really wanted an orange lip color and since this came in samples I decided to try it out. They color is really really pretty and vibrant! It's a red/orange with a shimmer so I feel like I have rusty lips. ;3 Can't really smell the ginger on this

Leeroy Jenkins
Pale pinky-lavender with subtle blue interference and gold sparks.
Scent: spearmint

I really like this color but it's hard to pull off with the full color least for me XD It's a lovely blue based lavender color...but when I wipe it there's a bright pink undertone as well...XD so that's where the "pale pinky-lavender" color description comes from..I love the smell of this also~ minty fresh

Overall, the colors are wonderful! I love them! I do have to give a warning that from the tube, it does become a little grainy when you apply it. I don't know if it was just me but apparently other people say the same thing too. My other two sample size ones don't have that problem since I apply it with my fingers. I did notice that when I applied it with my fingers from the tube, I don't have the grainy problem as much either. Other than that...they don't dry out my lips at all and they look great!

I would buy more....but I spent some monies I saved for the new Black Milk collection...I bought the Tetris leggings. :D And once I get straight A's in my classes this semester I will totally get myself some muscle leggings! I don't think they're gross at all! They're almost anatomically correct! That's pretty cool!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shiro Cosmetics Haul (Legends) and more

Hello hello hello!!
Yes yes yes I did miss my Papercute post last week unfortunately due to some personal problems, but by the weekend it resolved and I was more motivated to prepare for some new blog content~ :)

First off!! I finished making a custom necklace for my coworker and her sister inspired by their new daycare that they are opening soon~ Aren't they cute! It's called Fancy Pants Child Care and they used a cute sketch of the Eiffel tower and some clouds as their logo!

 I recently received another order from Shiro Cosmetics~ It's funny how I always order one of Caitlin's new collections, she makes a new one around the same time. >.<!! Oh due time it's my goal to catch them all ;D Shiro Cosmetics is a really cute and geeky cosmetics brand that are inspired by games. It's run mainly by an awesome single mom named Caitlin! Go check her stuff out at!! A lot of her makeup, like many indie makeup shops, are available in different sizes. I order a lot of the minis (3 USD) and the sample bags (1 USD). She also has the full size (2 grams) at 5 USD. I have so many colors so the mini size (1 gram) is plenty for me!

I ordered a few colors here and there from all of her collections before her new Valentine's collection came out...but since there are so many I've decided to separate the reviews in parts depending on how many eyeshadows I have from each collection. Since I have soooo many from the Legends collection (inspired by the Zelda series), I'll be starting with that!

The top row is the eyeshadow on my skin applied dry (no primer) and the bottom row is applied wet. With primer, the colors resemble when applied wet...sometimes you gotta pack the colors well enough. :)

Left to right: Ocarina, Master Sword, Triforce, Rupee, Hearts, Link, Zelda, Din's Fire, Farore's Wind, Majora's Mask, Midna, Ganondorf, and Veran

Here are the colors in natural light (facing window)

Natural/room light (away from window)

With flash

A color by color review! I'm a NC20...but I guess since it's on my left arm is probably a shade or two darker lol because of my driving. I'll give the description of the color stated by Shiro Cosmetics then my own opinion of the color.

(EDIT: added new names and discontinued colors)

Colors I've had for a few months...
Ocarina (discontinued)
Silver-toned blue with a sparkly finish. Not lip-safe.
A beautiful light blue I like to combine with one of my copper colors (For Science) from the Science collection. It's really light when applied dry so I always apply it on with primer.

Master Sword
Super-glittery pale taupe - a blend of silver and gold, with bright silver sparks. Lip-safe!
My FAVORITE neutral go-to color. Whenever I'm lazy, I always use this color over a bit of eyeliner and I'm done! It gives me a nice fresh look~

Pure shimmering gold with bright golden sparkles. Lip-safe!
I absolutely love this gold! I unfortunately did a bad job of swatching it but it's literally a GOLD. I like to use it with Master Sword and For Science.

Bright green-gold with light shimmer. Not lip-safe.
I tend to use this color on my inner eye or as a under eyeliner. It's a lovely lime green! I had to have it!

Bright, true red with subtle shimmer. Lip-safe!
Love this red!! It's the best red I've ever seen! And I've heard that it looks great when applied on the lips! Gonna have to try it out sometime~

Link / Hero of Ages
Dark, blue-toned forest green with light shimmer. Not lip-safe.
This is a really pigmented color. I noticed a lot of her greens are pretty pigmented. It's a really nice forest green nonetheless~

My new colors!!
Zelda / Princess
Soft salmon-y pink with bright golden sparks. Lip-safe!
It's really light and really similar to one of my other colors (Mew) but it has a more peachy tone. I'm going to try Bisque's Georgia Peach Eye Makeup tutorial with this color~

Din's Fire
Delicate cool-toned purple-pink with bright red sparks. Lip-safe!
Loooove this lavender!! I have no idea how it I will pull it off but it was too pretty~ And it really does have red sparkles!!

Farore's Wind
Light blue-toned green with silver shimmer. Lip-safe!
A mint color I also needed to have! Pastel colors are coming in for the spring season!

Majora's Mask
Super-bright purple with orange shimmer and tons of red, green, and yellow sparks. Not lip-safe!
A very sparkly purple. Totally reminds me of the game. This one is going to be a tough one for me to figure out how to use...

Midna / Twilight Realm
Shimmery medium gray packed with bold aqua sparks. Lip-safe!
I always liked Midna in Twilight Princess~ Thus I also like her color!

Velvety black with strong dark red shimmer. Lip-safe!
This will be a very sexy color in the future. Plus check out this awesome parody of our evil friend.

Veran / Dark Sacrifice
 Super-dark blue-black loaded with aqua and purple sparks. Not lip-safe.
Super beautiful BLUE. I can't wait to use this one!

Overall Review: I love the colors and their pigmentation! Some of the lighter colors tend to be more loose than the darker colors, but I don't really have a problem with that. The lighter colors look pretty powdery and light on my skin when applied dry also so it's always good to have some decent primer. It's also nice to know that all her products are vegan and that many of them are lip safe~ I can't wait to try out new looks with these new colors!!

I also have to say that one of the other reasons why I love this brand is because of the names of the products and how much they match what they're named after. I geek over it...thus I buy it.

This was a really long post...I need to get back to study for my test aaannnd I'll be taking a break before my next makeup review...tooodles~ ;D

Oh! And outfit from yesterday...

Hat, top, skirt: Pacsun
Jacket&tights: no idea

Hope you all had a great weekend!
(and enjoyed the Superbowl haha...the halftime show was really good!)

p.s. Disqus is doing weird things on my browser and my comment link disappears a lot...unless you open the specific post it has the comment box at the bottom. Does that happen to any of you?