Jord

Unique Timepieces from Jord – Review + Giveaway

I was gifted this watch by Jord in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are exclusively my own. Thank you!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for $100 off your own Jord Wooden Watch here!

It seems like around now, I’m pretty much constantly changing my style up, trying to find what’s truly me, but for the most part, I am attached to my bracelets and watches. I’m one of those people who tends to feel a little too naked without my jewelry, and I know there are a fair amount of people with me, right?

So, naturally, when Jord reached out about reviewing one of their watches, I was pumped. I’ve seen these little beauties everywhere, and I was super excited to see if they really stood up to the hype that I had seen surrounding them. I can tend to be a bit of a skeptic, especially when it comes to jewelry or timepieces, because quality is everything and then some.

My Watch – Jord’s Frankie in Zebrawood and Champagne

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She’s seriously a pretty watch.

I received the Frankie style of watch in Zebrawood and Champagne, which is a gorgeous watch that really pairs with just about anything in my closet. The Zebrawood and Champagne option really works well as a neutral, so you are able to easily stack your watch with your bracelets without worrying about them clashing. I like to wear a lot of colors, and this watch pairs really well with them all. I really fetches all the compliments for you.

When you invest in pieces, you want to know that they are going to last. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than falling in love with a piece and then having it break or get worn. When I received my watch, I was more than a little concerned to see how my watch would hold up to my day to day activities. I’m not always the most graceful of beings, so I need a sturdy watch, or disaster will ensue. My watch needs to stick with me through thick and thin.

Jord Review – The Wear Test

During my little wear tests, I found that my Jord watch was lighter than other watches that I have worn, and more comfortable on my wrist. While it does have a larger face, it didn’t feel heavy or cumbersome like some might think, and really was easy to wear all day. Some watches can get uncomfortable after a while, but I didn’t find this to be the case, even with the larger face. A much welcome surprise to me!

Compared to my other watches, I really think that my Jord wooden watch is quickly approaching the favorite spot, just because it’s the most unique piece that I currently have. The neutral tones help me to wear it often, which is another definite plus. I have some funky pieces, but they only can be worn from time to time, but I look forward to wearing my watch more days than not this year!

My watch with some of my favorite bracelets!

Would you like to win $100 off your own Jord watch? Jord is generously giving one of my readers $100 off their purchase of their own watch! Everyone who enters will receive 10%  off just for trying! Click here to enter my giveaway! Even if you don’t win, Jord will be sending a little treat your way, so watch your inbox!

What’s been your favorite piece to wear so far this year? Do you have a Jord watch yourself? Share your thoughts and comments below!

Xoxo


Wooden Wrist Watch

Ohayocon 2019

Ohayocon 2019 – Shopping, Cosplay & Semi Messy Wigs

It’s been a week since attending Ohayocon 2019 for the weekend and honestly, I already miss it *so much* and I can’t wait for the next con coming up next week. I wanted to share all the pictures and fun from the last weekend, because it really was a blast.

I won’t be covering *too* much about my cosplay, because you can find all my cosplay info in this post! I had a ton with my first cosplay that I went all out on, and trust me, I can’t wait to share everything that is coming this year in the cosplay realm! This is the most transformative and fun hobby I have ever found and I am so grateful. A serious blessing in this mess of a life.

Ohayocon 2019 – Cosplay & More Cosplay

One of the *best* parts of getting to go to conventions is cosplay and getting to see other people’s cosplay because some people seriously go all out. I’m still a baby in the cosplay world, so getting to see what some people come up with after years of practice is really inspiring to me. I don’t know a ton so far, but it’s really cool to get to learn from everyone else.

Drag Him.. need I say anymore?
SCP-173 – This guy was dedicated to his craft!
A Rei! The best part of my Saturday!
Another Asuka! Another cute part of Saturday, with me covered in snow and in glasses because we had just arrived at the convention center in a crazy storm!

I walked in making the comment that I needed to make a point to take more pictures, but here I am, with next to no pictures AGAIN and it breaks my heart. I’ve been scouring the facebook pages and instagram tags for anything but it makes me so sad that I didn’t take more myself. Because, ugh.

So.. what’s next on the agenda?

I will be attending Zipcon next month in Akron, Ohio (small con, but still should be a ton of fun!) with my friends and a totally new cosplay. Post coming soon detailing what’s to come!

Keep up with my cosplay journey on Instagram! I can’t wait to share more with you all.

XOXO

Asuka Evangelion Cosplay

Asuka – Evangelion Cosplay Update – Ohayocon 2019

Ohayocon is just days away and I’m really starting to get excited for all to come! This will be my second convention and first of the year, and I’ve been counting down the days for over a month now. I’m really excited to get to wear my cosplay of Asuka from Evangelion.

This post will be super brief, as my post from the con will be up shortly, sometime next week! I am just so proud of how it turned out and I am so happy to share it with you all!

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Asuka Evangelion Cosplay – The Cosplay Itself

While I didn’t think that this would be a great idea at first, I ended up ordering my cosplay on AliExpress for next to nothing. With shipping, I received my cosplay for about $34. I did have to wait a bit for it to arrive (around a month!) but when it came it was worth it. The quality is great, and I paid next to nothing. I chose this cosplay.

I admittedly was pretty nervous waiting for it to arrive, but as long as you check your dimensions alongside the dimensions online, you should be okay. My cosplay fits perfectly. Woo!

Asuka Evangelion Cosplay – The Wig

If you know me, you’re aware of the fact that I have hair that is pretty much useless for cosplay, because just about no one has curly brown/red hair. So, I’ve got to make friends with wigs to make it through. I was pretty nervous about wigs at first, because I assumed that they are all by and large really expensive, but behold! Amazon has tons of wigs that are really affordable, and still easy to work with. Score!

I used this wig, and added these ponytails to the side to get that extra bit of volume in the ponytails. It’s got a bit of shine, but a little dry shampoo and some love will help it to get through. Plus, having friends that are bomb at styling wigs is definitely a bonus. I’m working on learning how to do it myself, but I’m pretty happy with how its looking so far.

Asuka Evangelion Cosplay – Interface Headset

If you’re working on an Asuka cosplay, you pretty much need the interface headset, or you’re better off just picking someone else. I had a friend print me some on a 3D printer (Thank you!) and spent a fair amount of time sanding them down, painting them, and then attaching them to clips so they can easily be removed and changed around if need be.

Check out my post talking my last convention here, and my last cosplay here!

Keep an eye out for my posts next week about Ohayocon! See you then!

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions – My Changes in the New Year

Ah, here we are again. It’s time again for New Years resolutions, something you either are all about, or totally hate. I somehow float between the two camps, because I don’t really look forward to them, but every year they do tend to pop up on the radar. I’m a fan of setting goals and putting them in writing; it tends to make me more accountable. I can go back, check up on things, and measure my progress along the way.

New Years Resolutions – Wellness Goals

I have been working really hard the last few months on my wellness, losing weight and getting more fit, but with the holidays, I took a tiny little break so I could enjoy the food and not worry about not having something to eat at get togethers, because that is really the worst.

  1. Drink more water – This is pretty much a given for me. When I drink more water, I feel better. It really is as simple as that.
  2. Eat clean. I like to focus on eating whole foods as opposed to processed foods, and I feel so much better when I do. I want to make sure that I am filling up on things that are worth it in the New Year!
  3. Try to hit the 10,000 step goal everyday – I won’t try to promise that I’ll be hitting the gym everyday (Cause we all know thats a farce) but I can try my best to get my 10,000 steps daily.

New Years Resolutions – Mental Health Goals

I want this upcoming year to be a great mental health for me, and I want to put myself first!

  1. Learn to say no – This is a BIG one for me. I find myself CONSTANTLY finding myself obligated to say yes to everything, and always working to please other people. This year I want to start to process things to put myself first.
  2. Take time to take care of myself – Again, I need to schedule out time for some self care and make sure that I am getting everything that I need every day. It can be easy to say I don’t have time with school, but I want to make sure that I am doing the best I can for myself.
  3. Realize it’s okay to slow down – Another big one for me. I always tend to want to put myself on the fast track for everything, and I need to be okay with being a beginner and learning first. It’ll help to get rid of a ton of extra stress.

New Years Resolution – Cosplay Goals

This might be a category that not a ton of people have, but I want to hone those skills down as much as possible this year! I’m still very much a beginner, but there is a ton of growth for me this year.

  1. Learn to actually style a wig – Having curls my entire life, I have no idea what to do with straight hair, or how to style hair in general. I have a friend who is incredible, so I’m hoping to take some tips so I can start styling more on my own.
  2. Rely less on store bought cosplay – This is going to take time, and probably more than the entire upcoming year, but I want to incorporate more handmade pieces into cosplay. It’ll take a ton of practice, but I think that it will help to make things more personal.
  3. Build more confidence – This could be a general sort of goal, but I want to feel more confident in cosplay. Again, this will likely take a while, but I think that it’ll be worth it in the end.

What do you have in the works for the next year? Maybe you don’t touch on resolutions at all? Let me know in the comment section!

Much love in the New Year!
November Recap

November Recap – Favorites & Other Cute Stuff

I can barely believe that December is already here, let alone 11 days into the month! Christmas is just two weeks away friends! However, as usual, I have to do my November Recap before I can fully move into this month. There is so much to be thankful for that happened last month!

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November Recap – Cosmetic Faves

This might seem like a bit of an odd choice, but this has been my go to primer for at least the last two years, so it’s about time that it had it’s little moment to shine. The Nivea Men Post Shave Balm for whatever reason makes for the most incredible primer, and doesn’t leave you feeling really sticky or gross. Plus, to me at least, it smells really fresh and the scent dissipates really quickly. While it doesn’t have that really silicone-esque feel that a lot of primers do, I do think that it does help to make everything dry down a little bit more and help keep everything in place all day.

Not just this brush, but really, the it Cosmetics brushes in general are the best that you can buy, seriously. My mother bought me a few as a Christmas gift back when I was in high school, and they are still some of the best and softest brushes I have ever felt. They can be a little expensive, but think of it as an investment. I haven’t had to repurchase or replace any of them, and like I said, some are probably around 8 years old. They hold up extremely well to washing (I wash my brushes weekly!) and don’t lose shape. Get yourself some and change your life, seriously.

The Just Peachy Mattes palette has pretty much been the only palette in my hands for the last few months. It’s pretty much a dream when it comes to neutral mattes, and I really love Too Faced’s shadows because they are so easy to work with. Plus, its a good everyday palette and I like to travel with it, just because it is smaller and the palette itself is extra sturdy.

Clarisonic systems have been a serious game changer when it comes to skincare. I’ve had a brush since high school, but just replaced it with a new unit, which is amazing! It seriously helps to get all the makeup out of your skin, so that you don’t have any left behind overnight. You can buy attachments to blend out foundations as well, but I can’t speak for those. They are fairly popular though!

November Recap – Shows/Creators I’m Loving

With the colder weather closing in, its been nice to cozy up on the couch and watch some TV shows or catch up on some of my favorite vloggers and their happenings. It’s a nice escape from school work and obligations, thats for sure!

I’ve definitely been on an animated show kick, lots of cartoons and anime. I think its just been a nice escape with all the stresses of school and life currently. Pretty much no shame in my game, I’m just enjoying low stress things right now!

November Favorites

I’ve been on a mecha fantasy kick thanks to a TON of good suggestions for show from friends, and its been awesome. It really helps with the cosplay plans for the upcoming year (Do I even want to think about that?) and Darling in the Franxx is seriously so good.

November favorites

I’m really late to the party, but I binged Neon Genesis Evangelion in a two days flat and full on fell in love with this mess of a show. Cosplay plans are already in the works for the upcoming month, and I am EXCITED. Seriously Excited.

I am also in heaven with all the vlog-mas content thats been coming out over the last week, even though I guess it isn’t *technically* November recap stuff. Kim Dao has been making some amazing videos, you can check out her channel here. It makes for some great content to binge on colder nights!

What are your favorite things for your November recap? Shows? Foods? Shopping?! I need all the help with the holidays coming up, oh my gosh.

Good luck to my college friends on upcoming finals!

XOXO