Saturday, May 17, 2014

ME BOOSTA!

Hiyah all!

Cosvision - a con held in Turku, Finland for the first time this year and one I did not attend despite having an interest in the con. I had an interest in the con mainly as it was labelled to be a con having focus on cosplay. The con was held last weekend (10th-11th May) and even if I did not attend it, my bro Shiro Samurai and Hasakitsuki gave it a go. Before they started their trip to Turku I asked if they could for a keychain of Levi (Attack on Titan) or C.C. (Code Geass) as I'd like to have one of these characters on my main bag to make it more geeky. During one of the days Shiro Samurai called me and told me that he saw this one seller who had a Boo (Super Mario) lamp for sale and he asked me if I was interested. Of course I was interested when the price on it wasn't that bad -actually cheaper than I expected it to be- and because it's Boo! I like Boo as a character! How could I not want a Boo lamp on my working table that shines up when you get close to it? Shiro Samurai also told me that he saw Attack on Titan keychains there too but they had all the characters from this one particular set except Levi, meh. Anyway! He bought the Boo lamp and I went to visit them later to pick it up after they had returned home from the con.

Today, I checked what batteries I would need for the lamp and went to buy the right kind of batteries right away, I just had to test it out! Once back home I went to read about the battery type I bought (and others too for that matter) before testing it out, just to have some understanding and knowledge in this area and what I should do if something happens to screw up. After all the reading I decided to roll with what I have for now and test them.

Prepare for geeky pictures in 3, 2, 1 ...

Unlit Boo lamp along with the batteries I bought for it.
I really like this lamp and how it functions! Let me explain how this lamp works. The Boo lamp stays unlit if you do any of the following:

-  Have it on OFF mode (duh!)
- When you're out of its "sense" zone
- When you're still for a moment while being in its "sense" zone including still and small movements

If you want Boo to light up and "notice you" just do the opposite to what I wrote above and Boo will look like this:

Yo, saw you!
When I took the photos it was very light outside so it doesn't show so well what Boo looks like when it's light up, so I took it with me to the entrance of my apartment where it's darker.

The light up color is actually more purple-ish.
As the title suggests, I can summon this lamp up with two words and a picture:


That's all for my geeky lamp post and this left me once again wondering why Shiro Samurai always runs into the coolest stuff at cons when I'm not at the con myself! I mean, he found that fabulous Waluigi cap for me and now this Boo lamp! Damn!

Until next time!

Frozen Angel out.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lens Review: Dueba Volte Brown

In my two latest posts I mentioned that I will do a post about my new contact lenses the Dueba Volte Brown. I guess I just go ahead and write about the lenses.

For not that long ago I heard from Shiro Samurai that the site Honeycolor had a sale on their entire Volte collection. All the lenses were seemingly half price from their regular price and that the most of them was already sold out. However, there was still the Dueba Volte Brown and Gray left that we both needed. A few clicks later I had ordered them both, gray to Shiro Samurai and brown for myself. I ordered the Volte Brown when I noticed that my previous brown contact lenses namely the Super Pinky Hazel started to get very dry and uncomfortable to wear. I just had to replace them with a pair of new, fresh contact lenses. No one wants to wear uncomfortable lenses when cosplaying, right?

When the lenses arrived, I took them out from their original vial bottles, had them to soak and then much later tried them on during this photoshoot that I had recently. Oh and I must say that the Volte Brown are way more comfortable than the Super Pinky Hazel ever was for me! Maybe it's because the Super Pinky Hazel lenses' pattern is so big for my eyes? I don't know. During the Walpurgis "cosplay" photoshoot I wore the Dueba Volte Brown contact lenses again and this time Shiro Samurai got some photos showing the lenses.

Photographer: Shiro Samurai




Lenses in their lens case.
Lens review:

Color: 8/10 
A nice soft touch of brown that's not in-your-face and pretty discreet. I like natural looking lenses!
Comfort: 10/10
My most comfortable lenses so far! Fits my eye shape too and no annoyance.
Design: 8/10
I personally like Volte's pattern a lot.
Enlargement: 4/10
There's just a small enlargement barely noticeable on my eyes. Great!
Naturalness: 9/10 
I think they look pretty natural unless you get more close to the wearer.
Opacity: 7/10 
Not a very strong and covering color but it gets the job done.

Frozen Angel out.