Saturday, July 7, 2012

Haul & Vlog: IMATS and Anime Expo (Unii Palette Giveaway)!


As those of you who follow me on Twitter may know, I attended a couple of really fun conventions in the last couple of weeks. First off was IMATS, the big makeup convention that I also went to last year. Unfortunately due to my filming schedule of Away We Happened, I wasn't able to visit during the public days but I did get to pop in for a couple short hours between call times on Friday. I of course picked up a few goodies that I wanted to share. :)

The next weekend, I was super excited to go to Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Trust me, I was in cosplay heaven and there were tons of people who went all out from wigs to makeup to impressively elaborate costumes. I'm super nerdy and a long-time fan of anime so it was very, very exciting! Definitely had to control myself so I wouldn't purchase every cute plushy or animatronic cat ears that I passed by. Again, lots of cute things to share!

Check out my haul (and giveaway within the video) below!



PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation in 40
Make Up For Ever HD Powder
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 7
Make Up For Ever Star Powder in 902 and 940
Sugarpill Cosmetics Eyeshadow in @#$%!
Unii Palette in Lavender (similar to Z Palette)

ON ME:

Victoria's Secret hot orange tee
Amrita Singh necklace (similar/similar/similar)
Nail polish is China Glaze Surfin' For Boys (similar)

To show you a little sneaky peek into what I wore one of the days of Anime Expo, here is my Rainbow Dash cosplay from My Little Ponies. I'm a huge MLP fan! I uploaded this pic onto my Instagram that day.


What do you think? Do I look like her?


I also ran into this guy at AX whom you may recognize as well. He's "that guy from that one anime" aka Wes from Wong Fu Productions. It was only fitting considering we'd been filming together for the last 5 Saturdays so we just had to see each other again on this Saturday. ^_^


By the way, these Necomimi ears are really fascinating! They were borrowed from Wes's friend in my video but it uses brain wave technology to actually adjust positions according to your thought patterns. It's crazy! I showed them off in the video so check it out at 14:20 if you haven't seen it already. ;)

Hope you guys enjoyed my IMATS & AX haul and also some cosplay vlog fun at the end!

Let me know in the comments what you secretly geek out to. Surely I am not the only Pony fan out there, right? RIGHT??






71 comments:

  1. that mug & that snow white plushie! omg! it's a good thing i'm not in america to go to the anime expo, because i definitely would not have gone home with only three plushies. no shame! lol love it!

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  2. I love anime!! :) I think the pear is really nice. Enjoyed the Away we Go series but gladder to have you back!!

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  3. I love the new MLP and I'm a 33 yo attorney! No shame here! I love those ears! Where can you get them?

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    1. You can buy them from their website or at any anime-type convention :)

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  4. Hey Jen! I like the pear UNII palette. :)

    Love your MLP hoodie! I will have to check out the new show! Have you ever seen the 80s MLP movie with the rainbow of light and flutter valley? I used to watch that over and over. I even made my own rainbow of light necklace.

    So glad you enjoyed the anime convention! I would love to go to one! I was obsessed with Sailor Moon in middle/high school. My parents would take me to China Town every weekend and let me spend $5 to get posters and stickers. I still have everything saved. I even use my old pencil boxes for my desk.

    Have a nice weekend! :)

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    1. Aww, the Sailor Moon memory is pretty adorable! I think I did have the MLP movie (or at least 1 of them) on VHS. Good times! I always loved the seahorse ponies. :D

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  5. I was like of she does cosplay i would be fan forever...and Rainbow Dash appeared! So i´m oficially a devoted fan :D. MLP is great and i have a cosplay of Twilight, I saw many videos of Anime Expo, i really want to be there once in life! Greatings from Really far away! Love your videos~ 

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  6. I'd love to go to the Anime Expo one of these days since I'm nearby. Looked like you had lots of fun!

    Put me down for the LAvender Unii palette please!

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  7. I love your hoodie! It looks so cute and I like the colour as well x

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  8. OHMAGAHHHHHH!!!! I am in love with your hoodie! I also love MLP: FiM, Fluttershy is my favorite. The convention looks like a blast, I would love to see all the different characters there. Hope you're well Jen! You look fantastic as always =)

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    1. I love fluttershy! She's my second fav. :D

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  9. Jen you're awesome! I have learned so much from your tutorials! I would love the crystal UNII palette :)

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  10. jen could you please make more fashion videos? i can tell you have a knack for fashion but its been FOREVERR since ur last fashion related upload. also, another suggestion for your blog is... when you have clothing/makeup hauls, could you demonstrate what the item looks like on you? i really want to buy the products you recommend but i'm always in a dilemma because i have no idea what it looks like on person! thanks and i love your blog!! :)

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    1. Yes I definitely want to do more fashion posts/videos in the future! I will make it a point to do those again, and I want to do more reviews on the blog as well. That should help with the demonstration part!

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  11. Jen, what was that headphone jack plug thing you got? The moment I saw it I wanted to have one!

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    1. It's called a "deco pin" but I think they should come up if you search for "headphone plug charm". Hope that helps!

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  12. I LOVE the turquoise palette~~ I love the sea color tones. I've been hesitant on buying the UNNII palettes and every time I go on their site, makes me want to buy them all. LOVE the series~~ wish there were more.

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  13. Aww I was so hoping I'd be able to meet you at IMATS! I'm glad you had a great time at AX though!

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  14. ahhh i love that hoodie!!!
    i totally bought happy meals just to get those my little pony dolls...i have three...bahahaha
    i think i like your anime haul best ;p
    what's with us asian girls and cute-putesy stuff?!?! they're just too cute to resist...
    i'm pretty grown at 25...but I don't think I'll ever grow out of this stuff.

    ♥ Diana
    inspirationelle

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  15. I love the two Disney ones. What are they called specifically so I can look them up online??

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  16. Love the ears!!!! This video was so much fun to watch and reminded me of the past. When I was little animes weren't that popular here in Germany, but I always watched series like Sailor Moon, Georgie and Lady Oscar with the little girls I baby-sat on later when I was in senior high.
    Also like your new Unii palette. How does it compare to the old one? I heard that the new ones do not close tightly. What do you think?

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  17. Hi Jen, you look so adorable in the pony outfit! =)

    & just wanna say you were amazing in Away We Happened!

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  18. omg.... so cute!!! i am sooo into plushy and stuff dolls too!! like i always say: you are never to old for doll n plushy since they are so soft n cuddleable. ahhhh pokemon!! i love pysduck!! and i would like the honeysuckle unii palette.

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  19. cute outfit! I´m a fan of anime too and would surely enjoy wearing a costume. :)

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  20. I just have to know, what lippie are you wearing in this video?

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  21. Love your videos and i have learned so much from your tutorials!!! Please put me down for a crystal unii palette. Thanks Jen!

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  23. Hi Jen! Love your video's! they help me out so much. I didn't start wearing make up until a couple of years ago. I am the type of person that does not wear make up. However, I wear make up if it is for an occasion. I actually tried your Snowy Ice Princess look for a friends wedding I was in. I received many comments about it. I also love make up for ever. I find that the brand works well with my acne skin, especially the HD waterproof liquid foundation. Anyways, sorry for rabbling on. I just wanted to say thank you for all your blogs, tutorials, reviews etc. they are extremely helpful. Please put me down for a lavender unii palette. Keep up the awesome work!

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  24. Now I wanna watch 'My Little Pony' :P

    Those pokemon cell phone straps were sooo cute! Do you happen to know if the creators/artists have a website? I'd like to order some for friends :)

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  25. Hi Jen!! Really enjoy your videos,...Put me down for the pear unii palette!!

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  26. too cute Jen, love your costume!!

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  27. Love the hoodie, mug, and plushies! Too cute!

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  28. Hi Jen!
    I was wondering if you knew where I could find those Pokemon phone straps. They were so cute! I want to get them for me and my boyfriend <3 :d

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  29. Hey Jen!
    I love the Lavender Uni Palette
    And I was/still am obsessed with Sailor Moon in elementary school through high school :D and my boyfriend and I still play pokemon
    I also totally geeked out over any rendition of a classic princess fairy tales haha
    Btw, I seriously LOVE your channel
    I first found it when I was dressing up as Jasmine for Halloween and I wanted to do the makeup really well and I've been a fan ever since
    Thanks for all the awesome make up tutorials and everything :D

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  30. Hey Jen, the Ears were so cute, as well as the My Little Pony hoodie. If I were to wear that somewhere it'd be to uni for the laughs lolol. I'd probably frreak people out haha.

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  31. those my little pony sweats are so so cute! omg, if you wear that in Singapore is probably looks super ridiculous but I like it nonetheless!

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  32. Hi Jen! Why, oh why, did you have to show clips from the Anime Expo??? Now I MUST go!!! Grrr!! You were great in Away We Happened, btw!
    I would LOVE a Lavender Unii palette, since I've already got White and Black and have tons of purple-ish and pinky shadows. You're the person who got me into Unii in the first place! Thanks!!

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  33. love love LOVE the turquoise unii palatte! keep the fab tutorials and reviews coming! :)

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  34. My friend and I have the same motto in the asian cutesy stuff we bought too....saving them for our future kids ^_^

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  35. i absolutely love your gloomy bear, makes me want to buy more for my collection! and those ears way too cute! AND u ran into wes! what an awesome weekend :D

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  36. Omg! Those ears are so cute. I wanna find one for my baby girl, she's born in the year of the tiger so these would be purrfect for her. Anime expos rocks!

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  37. What an awesome trip you must have had, Jen!! I also grew up watching anime and I collected MLP too! Watching your video made me super nostalgic and I almost wanted to dig out the old VHS tapes, lol.
    Put me down for the lavender palette, I absolutely love the one you got! :)

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  38. lol at the sugarpill eyeshadow name. I am so jealous of your trip! ;)

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  39. this video is too cute! would love the lavender unii palette!

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  40. Do you remember what company made those MLP hoodies? Because that's amazing but I've never seen one so well made!

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  41. I went to Anime Expo and didn't see you!!! Dx Why?? ♥ I wish I would have known! It would have been an honor just to say hello to you! ♥ xD

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  42. Jen, are you wearing a lip color in this video?

    I am also in love with plushies and stuffed animals. There are a handful in my bed right now. I'm 24 and I still sleep with my stuffed friends. NBD haha

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  43. I like your video so much...you are so cute!!!
    I would love to have pink unii palette!

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  44. oohhh love those ears!!!! n ur pony outfit,, now im gonna make sure i find myself one! im 22 n im still into animes! who said growing up with animes was wrong,, oh n i love the torquoise unii palettes that is if they do overseas shipping, >_<'
    ps. my youtube name is dekchainu ^^

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  45. HI!! I love your videos. I love the turquoise color palette. :)

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  46. To sum up my thoughts of your video/post: adorable!

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  47. That Minnie Mouse plushie in the photo is adorable and you're looking lovely as usual!

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  48. it looks too cute

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  49. Hi Jen you're so beautiful! I have learned so much from your tutorials! Your tutorials are make me more brave to try alot of color at my eyes. I would love the lavender UNII palette
    this is my email astri.sulaika@yahoo.com

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  50. Hi Jen,
    Thanks for sharing your finds! I am actually loading up on necessary beauty items for my wedding, and this review helps wonders!

    The Unii Palette I like the most is also the Lavender.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Best,
    Cathy C.

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  51. Hi Jen! Could you please tell me where I can find a Mickey plushie like yours? I've tried looking, but can't find it :( T

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  52. I would love to win a pink palette!

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  53. The Unii Palette in Crystal is what I'm hoping for! It's a genius invention and I think every gal needs one in her purse. Thanks Jenn!

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  54. I would love to get a honeysuckle union palette
    And I also wanted to say u have inspired me tori lots of things and I'm only 13 but your really amazing.I used to not wear makeup even though it looked good on me but now I just love it.I think that your really thoughtful and nice spending your time to actually give others advice and making hauls I just wanted to tell you really are awesome :DD
    My link for facebook is below but if it doesn't work like thhat then my youtube link is https://www.youtube.com/user/hddroux/feed
    and my email is hddroux@Yahoo.com
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  55. i <3 plushies too! nevermind the fact that i'm nearing my late 20's. it takes a lot of self restraint to keep me from buying all the ones i think are super cute. and h00ray for my little ponies! haven't seen the new cartoon yet tho!

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  56. Hi Jen! I love watching your videos...you always look so beautiful. I'd love to win the lavender palette. Thank you for doing the giveaway!!!

    Trinh Dang (msop1601@gmail.com)

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  57. Thank you for posting blogs to teach me how to perfect my looking on daily base share all those good productS. I love to have a black unii palette

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  58. Awww! I was at AX the whole weekend. Wish I could have met you. I'm still in withdrawals from Away We Happened btw. All the eps were such fun. Anyway, you are doing so much cool stuff these days! Congrats and continued success to you!! =]

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  59. Jen, do you have an HG mascara? I've been using Maybelling great lash and am not totally satisfied. Doesn't really give as much volume or length and clumps and gets on my skin sometimes. Any suggestions for a new one?

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  60. Oh, that hoodie is so cute! I hope that I get to go to an anime convention one day...not that many happen on my side of the country (Midwest).

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  61. I would LOVE the pear pallete!

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  62. I'd love to win the Crystal Pallete!

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  63. Hi Jen, I'd love to win the lavender pallete and also i love watching all your videos and bought a lot of make ups you usually used hehehe.. :) I really wanna learn how to put make up especially eye make up, thanks for posting all your videos.

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  64. Hi Jen, I hope its not too late! I finally got to watch this video and would like a honeysuckle palette !! the costumes are SOOOO freaking ADORABLE!!!

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  65. Hi jen, i also love cosplays.. have you heard about the final fantasy 8? some guys just did a cosplay of that.. it was so awesome.. oh, and just so you know you are cute in that my little pony hoodie.. i love it! i also love that pallette thing.. hahaha.. I don't what it was but i want to have one.. have a great day.. :)

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