Russian Roulette

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Leave it to Red Velvet to make another unforgettable comeback. SM tricked us this time because there was a ton of rumors stating that RV was going to come back with a 'Red' concept, similar to Automatic (link) and Be Natural (link), but, surprise, it was a 'Velvet' concept this time. 

Individually, I liked all their new looks. Wendy looked great with her fringe and hair color, but her hair definitely needs a break when it comes to coloring. I liked her ashy-gray color, though. It was only a matter of time before Yeri went for a deep red and she pulls it off well. Seulgi is so cute that she would look nice bald, her hair was channeling a Pippi look, but I am not a fan of the color, but again, she is too cute, not to look good. Joy definitely had to go through the most for going blonde. For one, she is naturally a little tanner, but she did some skin lightening to pull off the blonde color with the yellow dip-dye. She looked really good with this look, but she looks awesome with her tan and dark hair. Finally, Irene had two hair colors this comeback. The dark gray-purple she has on now, and the light pink with blonde low-lights. I have to say, even though Irene looks great either way, but I really liked the pink color better because it definitely complemented the makeup. 

The makeup for this comeback was all about the blush. The blush look was a Japanese makeup trend that was popular a few years ago. It focuses the blush in a straight line from the cheekbones and a touch on the bridge of the nose to create this 2D animated blushing effect. For today's makeup, I went for the Seulgi look because she had the most eye makeup. Also, Hauted0ll, or Lily, did a Wendy makeup tutorial featuring the glitter cheeks she had in the MV. So if you are interested in that, click the link here.

The photos came out a little more washed out than intended...which I am not too upset about because I am not a professional photographer and I do everything myself. My hair was a mess because I had just unbraided after sleeping on it. For the first time ever, I got the cool dutch braided pigtails by my suitemate, Jasmin. I should have let them sit for an hour or two before photographing. 

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First I applied scotch tape from the outer corner of my eye to the end of my eyebrow. Since I had no primer, I decided to apply a little bit Rimmel Stay Matte Primer to my eyelid. Then I went straight in with eyeshadow, applying two-three layers of MAC's 'Naked' Pigment with a fluffy paintbrush (lmao, I know). For my eyeliner, I went hard. I lined my eyes with Colourpop's 'Quatre' and used water to intensify the color. After curling my lashes, I applied a coat of Benefit's Roller Lash to my top lashes.

For the face, I applied my Nivea Men's Post Shave Balm and used one layer of Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in '220' all over, in addition to another layer on acne. Undereyes were counteracted with the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer in 'R32' and everything was set with my Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder in 'Medium 02.' I went back to apply MAC's 'Naked' Pigment to my bottom lash line and then finished my eyes by applying the same mascara to my bottom lashes.

I skipped the contour and shading, to focus of the blush. For the blush, I applied Becca x Jaclyn Hill Blush in 'Pamplemousse,' to my cheeks under my eyes and to the bridge of the nose. For highlight, I lightly applied Hourglass Abient Lighting Powder in 'Iridescent Light' very lightly.

Finally, for lips, I used a combination of colors. I first used the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in 'Melted Jelly 'Donut' which was too magenta for the look, so I added Elf's Extra Lip Gloss in 'Brett' to add some more red tones.

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The full list of products...
MAC 'Naked' Pigment | Nordstrom - $22 | I talked about it here
Colourpop's 'Quatre'  | Limited Edition Collection - Jenn Nais Sais Quoi | I talked about it here
Benefit's Roller Lash | Birthday Sample | Full sample link here
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in 'Melted Jelly Donut' | Sephora - $21 - link here
Elf's Extra Lip Gloss in 'Brett' | Perfect Pout Set | Gifted by Husna 
Nivea Mens' Post Shave Balm | Drugstore - $5-8
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation in '220' | Drugstore - $5-7
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Palette in 'Pamplemousse' Palette| Sephora - $52 | Limited Edition
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer | Drugstore - $5-7
Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder | Drugstore
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer | Sephora - $27 -link here


Today is also the 23rd of September and also one my closest friend's, Liz's Birthday. It's really sad because my friends and I have been celebrating her birthday since Middle School together and this is the first time we are apart ;_; However, we will meet again soon ^_^ So Liz if you are reading this, we have made some great memories and hopefully, make more in the future. I miss you a lot and can't wait to see you and quad, so we can properly celebrate!

Please show Red Velvet lots of love in the future and thanks for reading!

Happy Friday ^_^

My First Month of College

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Well, hello everyone~ It has been a bit since I have published a blog post here on T.P and I think I should just give you a general update of what has been going on with me.

I have been slacking because it feels like there are not enough hours in the day and I really have prioritized school than anything else, so that is why my blog has been 'meh' these past couple weeks. I am still trying to figure everything out when it comes to blogging, so bear with me.

If you follow me on Instagram (link), you probably already know where I am going to school. So I think it is only fair to be transparent about it. However, I am not going to say the name of my school here because I want you to go to my Instagram and figure it out...shameless self-promotion. With that being said, I felt like sharing my thoughts on how my transition into college is going. 

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Where do I begin? Okay, lets talk about my room because I think that is a good place to start. I live in a single with AC (AC is literally the best decision ever!), but I share a bathroom with four other girls in my hallway. Prior to arriving, I thought I would have very little room, but I was wrong because I have plenty of storage for all my items.

As many of you may know, I am currently studying Journalism, strategic communication to be exact and so far it has been very fun. This is the first time in a long time that I have found a textbook actually interesting. On the 13th we had David Handschuh (link), who was a 9/11 photographer, come speak to my freshman journalism class and he also spoke later in the day which was open to the public. I can do a whole post about how his words affected me, but he mentioned how photojournalism, or journalism in general, is about asking questions, getting people to talk, have conversations to ultimately tell a story. He tried to scare the freshman class by talking about debt, but jokes on him, because I got four years till I have to worry about that #procrasination. Overall, great speaker, great guy, and, of course, a great photojournalist. Please check out his work/sns here, here, and here!

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I also joined my school newspaper, The Post (link), I am on the photos and, apparently, I am on the multimedia team. I don't know how that happened, it just did. I also want to dabble in the social media team for the newspaper because you guys know how good I am at social media...

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When I first arrived, I didn't realize how much I miss my squad of friends from school. It was hard not having my clique to talk and have fun with. I am so used to having them that I forgot how to make new friends. However, I am really enjoying living in my Mod and my suite mates are so nice and fun to be around. I really think I lucked out. However, I am really happy my squad has a group message, it feels like we are always together.

On an ending note, I think I have transitioned pretty well. It was hard, but I have gotten through it. I am trying to balance everything and somehow I took 3+ photo jobs this week, I don't know how that happened. I got a Keurig and my acne has cleared up a great deal! Also, a big shout out to my friend Mejean (Meagan)! She deserved it just for existing! A true MVP. 

Happy Friday ^_^