Friday, April 29, 2016

What is COSPLAY?

Ok time to swtich gears and talk about another topic that I love COSPLAY!!!!

I’m just getting into this and loving every minute of it. If you don’t know a lot about it don’t worry you are not alone. I am going to try and walk you through the basics but I’m no expert just a huge fan.

What is COSPLAY?

Cosplay comes from the Japanese fusion of costume and play. Basically take any character that you love from anime, film, comics, tv, etc and you dress up to become that character. Think of it like Halloween every day of the year which happens to be my favourite holiday!

Ok so I get that but how do you do it? It’s easy to start out you can just buy a costume of a character that you love and dress up. Conventions or Cons as they are known are one of the best places to start as there are tones of people who are just getting into cosplay or have been doing it forever. They are all very welcoming and it is an elusive community. Well duh it’s made up of mostly nerds and geeks like me so of course they are welcoming.

So ready to up your game now that you have got your feet wet? Well stay tuned to our next blog as we dive even further into the Cosplay world.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Contest Time!!!!

Ok All it’s my favourite kind of blog time .... the contest blog! I hope you have been paying attention as the answers you seek are in previous blogs. Answer as many of the questions as you can and for every correct answer you will be entered to win a makeup 101 starter kit exclusively provided by Miga’s Balloons but act fast as you only have two weeks to get your answers in!

Question 1
What is Blodd F/X for?

Question 2
White school glue is to paper as _____________ is to skin

Question 3
You can buy prescription contact lens from anyone who sells comestic ones. TRUE or FALSE

Question 4
Name 3 things that should be a gimmie in your makeup kit.

Question 5
Safety is parampunt when it comes to almost all things but especially to your _____ at Miga’s.

OK go, remember your time is limited so good luck! Place your answers in the comments below to be entered. Contest closes April 29th.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Contact Lens Safety

Hey All,

As promised today we are going to talk about contact lenses. This one is very near my heart as eyes and eyesight is huge for me. You see I was born blind due to cataracts and after several surgeries when I was very young, I can see almost perfect with the help of glasses today.

There are several companies out there that sell contact lenses and some are not what the appear. Some companies claim they have fantastic products but really for very cheap they are selling you a plastic disc that can leave you permently blind or with a serious injury.

Number 1 here – DO YOUR RESEARCH – if they are selling you a pair that everywhere else you saw for $50 but instead only for $20 beware. Is the company approved for sale in Canada? Have they been approved by the FDA? Are they expired? Yes contacts have expiry dates.

Number 2 – NO ONE except an Optomitrist or Opthomoligist can sell prescription contact lenses, even the fun coloured ones. Do not buy them.

Number 3 – Can you touch the white part of your eye with your finger tip? If you answered no or were grossed out, contacts are not for you. You need to bring your finger into your eye to put them on and off, so if you can’t even toch your eye don’t waste your money.

Number 4 – CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN – This means your hands before you put them in or take them out, the lenses themselves before and after they have been in your eyes and make sure there is fresh clean solution in the case everytime you put them away.

 Remember you only get one set of eyes don’t put them at risk. Know what you are buying and from who. Ask questions because if they cannot answer them they didn’t do their research either. Let’s us know about your experience in the comments below. Our next blog will feature a surprize so stay tuned.