Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Have A Portrait Drawn!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm doing art commissions again!
This time they're portrait based so everything I've drawn have been of people's pictures :]
And I'm currently accepting new commissions for the month of October!











If you're interested in a portrait for yourself or for someone else, Email me at LorinaMV@gmail.com to discuss your request and the price! For more information about my commissions, keep reading :3

Price can vary depending on the request.

$20 - pencil portraits, may remain a little sketchy or very basic

$30 - head portrait with highlight and shadow, little extra detail

$35 - head portrait with highlight and shadow and color

$50 - black and white 2 people head portraits with highlight and shadow

$55 - 2 people head portraits with basic color


Payment is PayPal only and fully paid upfront to be queued on my commission list. No refunds, so make sure you're 100% committed. The expected time for a finished commission can range between a few days to a few weeks depending on my schedule and the difficulty of the request. Let me know if you have a particular date that you want the portrait and I'll see if it's doable.

If I feel like a request is too difficult for my skill level I will communicate that and hopefully find a middle ground. I don’t prefer to draw anything explicit, PG13 at best and tasteful. I’ve no problem with artistic nudity or gore if it’s not too difficult. No blurry, dark, or washed out reference pictures, please. A little low quality and blur is okay, but I’ll let you know if it’s not usable. I draw directly from a photo, so keep that in mind, it can affect the end result of the portrait.

My portraits aren't 100% like the photos I draw off of though it will definitely look like the person I'm drawing. I can slightly alter expressions and features if requested and I can put two people into one drawing so long as the photos have similar light source (where the highlights and shadows sit in the picture) and are of equal quality.

I only do head portraits and sometimes down to the bust, that applies to animal portraits as well. I prefer artistic freedom, if possible. Such as filling in space with flowers/plants or adding little details like a simple background, wings, or a frame. I will always ask first before making additions. Feel free to ask me about little details or give me your ideas and I’ll let you know what I can do!

The final product is all digital. I do not print my works. However, you can request for a file that's suitable for print. I typically send one file for web, another for print, but sketches I tend to just send print. If you want a file for print, just ask :]

Please consider me or recommend me to friends!


Current Commission: Natasha
September Queue
- Kristen
- Tori

I'm currently accepting new commissions for the month of October!
October Queue
- Andrea
- Scot
- Allysa
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KOJI Lash Concierge False Eyelash #08 Passion Cute Review

And at last, the final review from my package from HanaVillage.com!

It's taken awhile cause I haven't been very good at keeping up a schedule with my blog. Lately, I've been working on art commissions but I'm going to try and be a little more diligent on posting reviews I've been meaning to do ages ago and new LOTDs. Though I've been slowly working on my huge Hair FAQ post :3 It's gonna be pretty detailed and huge wall of text, but I'll be covering everything I know!

Anyways, as a reminder, here's what was in the package:
Click the links for my reviews and where to purchase!



The box comes with two pairs of lashes with a little instruction manual for those inexperienced with falsies. I'd say the package is a huge part of it's appeal.

The lashes themselves are feathery and spaced out to look natural. The hairs aren't too thick so when applied they're not overpowering. It looks like something that can be worn for minimal makeup to the makeup lovers and a nice little oomph to those that don't wear makeup often.


For me they're perfect for a lazy day or basic makeup. Though they don't have lots of volume or thickness, they still make an impression. My own eyelashes are thin even with mascara so lashes like these are perfect for minimal looks. And because they're light, I don't have a problem wearing them all day. I've worn heavier and thicker lashes that make my eyelids feel tired quicker. 

You can see in the pictures they still pop but they're not overpowering. For the way my eyelids are, I had to apply these standing up a bit. Instead of putting glue directly on the spine, I put it on top so that the lashes would stick up instead of straight out. Otherwise, you wouldn't see the feathered pattern.

The longevity of the lashes can last for quite a few wears depending on how you take care of them and how often you wear them. They're also great for stacking and creating a different combination of lashes with other styles. The band is clear and flexible so they're easy to work with and look great when applied.




Thanks for reading my review!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

KOJI Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner - Deep Black Review

Hello, everyone!

Here I am with a review for very well known Japanese beauty brand, Dolly Wink!
Just about everyone I know that's into Japanese fashion have also heard about this brand as the creator is a famous fashion model.

I will be reviewing the..

HanaVillage concentrates on beauty and offers products such as circle lenses, makeup, and skin care! And to top it all off, to show how cute you are, they have a section for Instax Cameras :D The adorable little polaroid cameras :3



Review

Dolly Wink established itself a few years ago so this review may be over done at this point but I wanted to try it out myself to see what the hype is about. For one, the the brand has one of the more eye appealing packaging I've seen for makeup so it's easy for consumers to gravitate towards it, but does the quality actually fit the look?


This eyeliner is very marker like. It has a felt tip with a very sharp point but it doesn't feel like it stabs. In time with more wear it'll start to feather a bit.

It has good range of fine to thick lines and the color is mostly consistent. It's reminiscent of water color painting, in my opinion. The outside edges slightly water down on skin. I've found myself applying two layers for a completely solid look on corners.

When I rubbed the liner off my skin, I had to do it fairly vigorously. On my eyes, it will stay for the day. The color may not be as dark though.


The sharp points allows precision but may take practice since I overreached a few times in the beginning because of how long and thin the end is. The liner is pretty concentrated even at the tip.
As you use it up, the tip does start getting a little dry so I like to have it standing felt tip down with my other makeup brushes so the liquid it still soaking up.


At $19.90, would I say this is worth the price?
If it fit my aesthetics and I was really into brands, then I would say it's a reasonable buy. But for me, I purchase things that will do and get me by. There are only a few things I'm stingy about when it comes to getting the exact brand, no matter the price, but I'm a woman on a budget so I have to choose wisely with what I spend!

Thus far, I can see this lasting me couple months of daily wear, unless you like to do very big and dramatic eyeliner like the late Amy Winehouse.


Only one more review left from HanaVillage!
The KOJI Lash Concierge False Eyelash #08 Passion cute, but until then read my review on the Geolica Holicat Barbie Brown Circle Lens and browse their awesome collection :]