Cosplaying and Convention Culture in the Caribbean

Hello everyone. I’m here once again to talk to you about something that relates to Japanese culture, cosplay. In recent times, elements of cosplay has been integrated into everyday dress.With anime-inspired nail art, Sailor Moon tattoos, pastel wigs and more.

Likewise, Japanese pop culture has been steadily growing in the Caribbean. The region itself has three conventions, while not as big as France’s Japan Expo, USA’s Anime Expo and Japan’s Comiket, they are notable in their own right. These conventions include Barbados’ AnimeKon, Puerto Rico’s PR Comic Con and Jamaica’s Anime Nation. Each convention puts an emphasis on mixing Japanese pop culture with local talent and each heavily features the work of local artists.

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Do Circle Lenses Make the Girl?

For a while now, I have really been wanting to get a pair of circle lenses. My friends Alex and Erika, are also interested in them. We’ve even decided on buying some together and spliting the cost. Recently more people have been wearing contact lenses, not just overseas but in Barbados. I even when into a beauty supply store recently and found a whole load of them selling. As anyone who is into Asian fashion knows, circle lenses are a staple ingredient to completing the look. It is what usually separates the ulzzang and gyaru from the average fashionable girl. In fact many celebrities in Japan and Korea wear circle lenses such as Girls Generation, Hyunah, Rola and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

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Japanese Magazine of the Week: Happie Nuts
Happie Nuts August 2013, July 2013, June 2013

It’s been nearly a month since the last Japanese Magazine of the Week, maybe I should make it a monthly special? Apparently a storm is heading to Barbados so I wanted to get this out before any potential black-out occurs.

This week’s magazine is Happie Nuts. I first found out about ths magazine back in 2009, but I couldn’t find as many resources for it as I did Popteen or Egg. Happie Nuts is always known as a sexy gyaru magazine, priding itself not only in Onee-gyaru (lit: older-sister gyaru; meaning: mature/adult gyaru) style but darker skinned gyaru. Even now, while the models are not extremely tan, most of them sport a light bronze glow.

Popteen’s publisher is Inforest Co. Ltd. and the magazine’s official site is https://nutsweb.net/. It goes on sale on the 17th of each new month. Right now the August issue is out however the latest one I have is the July issue. In Japan it sells for 690 yen (approx $6.90 USD) in Japan. Which is more expensive than the $4.80 USD Popteen magazine.
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Graduation Life

Hi everyone. I’m so, so sorry that I didn’t update recently. I just wanted to give everyone an update on how I’ve been doing. As some of you may know, I had graduation on Saturday, yay me. I took so many pictures, I thought it would be wrong to not share it with you guys.

A month before, my mom ordered my dress from ifitdress.com. Which is a Chinese dress-site? Though the dress arrived past the confirmed due date, it was in great quality and matched the picture. Though I’m sure my mom is weary now of buying clothes from unfamiliar sites. I bought my jewelry from Cave Shepherd’s Columbian Emeralds, and I was not disappointed. While the shoes, which were very comfortable, are Liliana.

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Cute nail art for the summer

Hey y’all! Now I love nail art. When I go out, I always make sure I make some attempt to make nails pop! At school, it was against the rules to wear nail polish among other things. It was really hard to find the time to be stylish.

But this summer, I want to go all out. I have been going through sites for inspiration until I found a collection of cute nail designs for the summer. I’d like to show you my favorites and talk about them. Maybe you’ll find something that you really like.

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