ManyCosplay Review: Part Two

Thanks to Karen (a reader) for reminding me to get my lazy butt in gear on this long awaited review!

When you Google “Manycosplay reviews” little to nothing worth mentioning comes up. You may have been directed to my previous review, to this blog, but little else will show up. I’m sure that makes any prospective buyers a thousand times more hesitant to purchase a product from ManyCosplay.com. Allow me to put your worries to rest! ManyCosplay is a trustworthy site that delivers as promised. I have no gripes with their fantastic customer service (it is, in fact, some of the best I have ever experienced) or product fraud whatsoever. My order came within a week, all the way from Hong Kong to the US on express shipping. I imagine I would have received it much faster provided I had been within my native Singapore, but I was not during this particular order. (It was still an amazing speed, if you ask me!) As for the outfit itself, I received the Matryoshka Gumi Cosplay. The outfit comes with the skirt, socks, hoodie, and brown gloves. A wig may be purchased additionally, but is not included with this particular order. ManyCosplay has an excellent wig selection, which I blogged about here. I have compiled a brief video here showing the full outfit [which is still in editing], specifically the skirt and socks (though without the gloves). The only gripe to be had with this part of the outfit was simply the socks themselves. The slid down my thighs a little too easily, but were easily fixed with several pins. However, this may simply be because my thighs are a little on the narrow side despite my curvier torso. (I am still in that “giraffe” stage of my adolescence, unfortunately) As you can see, the jacket is a bit large and the socks slid down quite a lot. However, this was not at the fault of ManyCosplay!! When I ordered it, I purchased some overstock in a size too large. It was my choice, and is certainly not a reflection of “poor service” or the like. ManyCosplay, upon seeing my measurements, actually told me that it would be a bit big. I ordered it anyhow, for the sake of time. Again, it was my choosing, not theirs! I found the skirt to be my favorite item right away. It is a cute, wearable item that is perfect for every day use or other cosplay. I actually wore it multiple times as a regular skirt, and I received dozens of compliments. On my long (seriously long, I am 5’11”) legs, the skirt came to just above the knee. When I order online, I often find that the skirts I purchase are simply too short for my frame. When I ordered from ManyCosplay, this was not an issue. They make sure the cosplay will fit based on your proportions and measurements (hip, bust, and waist).  Receiving the best possible cosplay requires that you are able to take accurate measurements. If you can’t take them yourself, I would recommend asking a seamstress or an experienced friend. You don’t want to receive an ill-fitting cosplay simply because you measured incorrectly! All in all, the skirt is definitely my favorite! My least favorite part of this outfit was the gloves. They didn’t fit my hands, but this was, again, an error on my part. I have exceptionally long, bony fingers that are equal in size to that of my father’s hands (and my father’s hands are simply enormous!). If you have normal sized hands, these will most likely fit you. Here are a few stills of me wearing the skirt and socks. I unfortunately didn’t get any of me wearing the jacket, but that will be shown in the video once I finish editing it. 100_2585 copy

(Click for  a better view)

As you can see the outfit itself is super cute without the jacket, and is totally versatile! For $89.99, I honestly don’t think you can beat it! The quality is impressive for the low price, and the possible cosplays are endless. And with every cosplay, a matching wig can always be purchased additionally from ManyCosplay without needing to navigate away from the website. It all arrives at your door with no issues at an impressive speed. And you don’t even have to leave the house! 100_2591 All in all, I think both this cosplay and its price are fantastic. When you compare this cosplay to others like it, it definitely destroys the competition. This cosplay is cheaper than it would be if it came from the standard cosplay retailer, and it is definitely equally or more lovely. This cosplay comes with almost everything you need to cosplay as Megapoid Gumi. All you need is a wig, which you can purchase through ManyCosplay with ease and have it delivered directly to your home, along with the cosplay.

ManyCosplay’s wigs were also featured in my Top Wig Seller’s List, which you can read here!

I think ManyCosplay is a fantastic place to shop for both cosplays and wigs, and it definitely deserves more credit as a cosplay retailer! They are simply a wonderful business, and they have great customer service. Don’t hesitate to check them out, and it would be lovely if you told them I sent you! 😉

*Note: The red tee-shirt I was wearing is not part of the outfit

Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel:

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To quote my previous article:

Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel has been taking the Asian beauty scene by storm, especially in China, Singapore, and Japan. Their groundbreaking spa-style mask made from real British Colombian Colloidal Clay promises to penetrate into the deepest layers of your skin to draw out impurities, leaving you with fresh, radiant skin. The mask also boasts anti-aging properties and gentle exfoliation. Based on its ingredient list- 4,000 year old Canadia Clay, Deep Sea Glacial Mineral Water, Organic Acai Extract, Organic Green Tea, and the Iconic “Ion Factor”- it’s not hard to believe Cellilux may just pull it off. As you probably know, green tea, acai, and clay are all common mask ingredients. But what makes this mask stand out? What makes it so absolutely incredible that women across the world are snatching it off the shelves?

The Ion Factor.

There is no other mask like Cellilux in the entire world. Cellilux’s mask contains negatively charged ions, which attracts positive ions. This, in turn, removes dead skin, bacteria, and cleanses pores.

For those of you who are confused, (and for those that aren’t) Cellilux provided a simple chart explaining the interaction of the ions.

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The  clay effectively absorbs the positively charged ions (in this case, the impurities), and draws them out from within the skin, leaving you fresh and radiant.

Cellilux, as you can see, is not just an ordinary mud mask. Yes, it’s green and comes in a jar, but that’s not all there is to it. It’s much, much more than just another store-brand facial.

jar

Right away, you can see that the packaging is neat and professional. It is in a jar and not in sheet form, but it’s not hard to apply and the jar itself is a good size.

expiration date

Each jar has the expiration date neatly printed on the bottom, that way there’s no chance of you using an expired product. The gel I received in November of 2o13 goes bad in June of 2015, which means this product has good shelf life. It won’t go bad after a few weeks like most mud masks do.

the jar itself

The product itself is certified by the Good Manufacturing Practice, and is completely safe for use. If you’ve ever gone shopping in public markets, you’ll know how important this is. Sometimes, products can be dodgy or made of substances harmful to the skin, such as parabens or other toxins. You shouldn’t put anything on your face if you have doubts. Thankfully, Cellilux clears up any doubts you may have by making it explicitly clear that their product is safe for usage.

wearing the mask

 

Mask application is ridiculously simple. You smooth it on with your fingers as you would any non sheet mask and allow time to dry. You then wash it off with water and seal your skin with a few sprays of cold water. Cold water helps to close up the pores, as does cold weather. This is why many Singaporean women have enlarged pores- it’s so hot outside that you sweat almost constantly. Cellilux is obviously aware of this, and capitalize on the cooling process. I can definitely say this is accurate. When I left SG for the US, my pores shrunk considerably. Smart Cellilux!

blackheads

As you can see from this disgusting close up on my blackheads, Cellilux is literally pulling the oil out of my skin. And I have some of the worst blackheads you will ever see… mine never go away. That is, until I tried Cellilux. My blackheads significantly diminished in a very short period of time. The mask brought the impurities in my skin to the surface, where I washed them away with water.

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When you first apply Cellilux, you may notice its natural aroma. It can only be smelt within the jar, and is similar to the scent of Dead Sea Clay but much less salty. It has an almost “cool” smell, if that makes any sense (it doesn’t). It’s actually quite pleasant to smell, but the scent disappears right away.

Cellilux also has a cooling feeling. After a few minutes of application, your face will start to tingle. It’s not a painful feeling, and I find it quite cooling. It’s not unpleasant, and is probably when the “Ion Fact” activates.

What’s the final verdict???

This mask is amazing. Amazing. It draws out impurities so deep from within the skin that you would have never known they were there! I used Cellilux for 2+ weeks before writing this post, and I can definitely say that the longer you use it, the better!  After each usage, I could see a significant improvement in the quality of my skin. My KP, as addressed in my previous article, has improved so greatly in the past few weeks that it’s almost unbelievable. When I first used Cellilux, my left cheek looked like this:

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A few weeks later? Bam!

my skin looks so much better

 

Look at the difference!!! If Cellilux can heal my genetic skin condition, then it can definitely heal acne or other blemishes. This is the best mask I’ve ever tried. 10/10

If you’d like to purchase Cellilux’s Glacial Mineral Gel, you can visit their website, or one of these stores or sellers:

(Singapore)

Toy Outpost – Raffles Xchange 5 Raffles Place, Raffles Place MRT Station, #B1-57, S 048618 Tel: +65 64383566 / 64383567​ ​​

Toy Outpost – Bugis Junction 200 Victoria St, #03-10B, S 188021

Gotomybox – Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road, #B1-30 S 238839 Tel: +65 9190 0406​

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They are also available in Glamabox (China/Hong Kong), Lolitabox (China), and Bellabox.au (Australia)

Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions about this product, so I can make sure to address them in the following video review.

S/N: Please excuse the darkness of these photos. It has been raining for weeks now in America, and I can’t take any photos outside like I normally do. As soon as my new light box arrives, I will retake these photos.

Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel vs. My KP = K.O.!

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Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel has been taking the Asian beauty scene by storm, especially in China, Singapore, and Japan. Their groundbreaking spa-style mask made from real British Colombian Colloidal Clay promises to penetrate into the deepest layers of your skin to draw out impurities, leaving you with fresh, radiant skin. The mask also boasts anti-aging properties and gentle exfoliation. Based on its ingredient list- 4,000 year old Canadia Clay, Deep Sea Glacial Mineral Water, Organic Acai Extract, Organic Green Tea, and the Iconic “Ion Factor”- it’s not hard to believe Cellilux may just pull it off. As you probably know, green tea, acai, and clay are all common mask ingredients. But what makes this mask stand out? What makes it so absolutely incredible that women across the world are snatching it off the shelves?

The Ion Factor.

There is no other mask like Cellilux in the entire world. Cellilux’s mask contains negatively charged ions, which attracts positive ions. This, in turn, removes dead skin, bacteria, and cleanses pores.

For those of you who are confused, (and for those that aren’t) Cellilux provided a simple chart explaining the interaction of the ions.

celliluxchart.jpgThe  clay effectively absorbs the positively charged ions (in this case, the impurities), and draws them out from within the skin, leaving you fresh and radiant.

Now that I’ve explained all that, does it really work??

Yes. Yes. YES.

Cellilux’s mask doesn’t just work well, it works miracles. Allow me to demonstrate:

 I  have a genetic skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris (KP) on both my cheeks and my upper arms. KP is a relatively common skin condition in which the  Keratin in my skin forms hard plugs/bumps within hair follicles. It may not sound like much, but believe me, I hate it. I’ve been fielding questions my entire life about my KP. Though many people suffer from this skin condition, mine is a relatively severe case and often makes people stop and simply stare when they get close to me. My arms are fine- they don’t bother me in the slightest. What bothers me is the fact that it’s on my face.

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They have never shown up well in photographs, but the bumps are there. They make my skin red and blotchy, and no matter what I do, they won’t go away. I’ve tried every cure under the sun- steroid creams/injections, deep exfoliation, everything. 

None of it worked.

The KP continued to plague me, fueling teasing and exclusion, and damaging my almost non-existent self esteem. No matter where I went, people looked.  They looked at me with disgust because of something I could not control, but was forced to live with.

hated it. The memory of those days still brings back unpleasant feelings that make me want to crawl into a hole and die. I hated being looked at, and I struggled to make friends when I was younger because I was terrified of being ridiculed. Most people make friends naturally, but I was too afraid to come out of my shell. I led a lonely life during my primary school years.

Thankfully, times have changed.

my skin looks so much better

Cellilux’s “Ion Factor” is definitely something to be proud of. It truly penetrates deeply into the skin and draws out impurities, as well as softening the skin itself. My skin is still red, but the redness has diminished. I doubt it will ever go away,  but it has definitely improved.

I’d call this the only cure for KP I’ve ever seen. It works so deeply on the skin that the keratin plugs are extracted/lessened in the process. If you are, like me, suffering from Keratosis Pilaris, don’t hesitate to try it out!

I’d rate it a 19 out of 10.

This concludes the prequel of my two part review on Cellilux. The next segment will be all about how it effects normal skin and improves acne.

If you’d like to purchase Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel, you can do so from their website, or one of these stores or sellers:

(Singapore)

Toy Outpost – Raffles Xchange 5 Raffles Place, Raffles Place MRT Station, #B1-57, S 048618 Tel: +65 64383566 / 64383567​ ​​

Toy Outpost – Bugis Junction 200 Victoria St, #03-10B, S 188021

Gotomybox – Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road, #B1-30 S 238839 Tel: +65 9190 0406​

Bellabox.sg

They are also available in Glamabox (China/Hong Kong), Lolitabox (China), and Bellabox.au (Australia)

Thanks for reading!

My Top 5 Gorgeous Cosplay Wigs Sellers!

*Unsponsored. My Opinions~

5) Pasteldemons.storenvy.com/ They have some ridiculously gorgeous wigs as well as some super kawaii clothing at fab prices, which makes them all the more amazing. The only downside to them in general is the fact that they have a very small wig selection (9 natural and 11 unnatural), though the selection itself is gorgeous. Here are a couple of my favorite wigs from Pastel Demons:

 

(This one is the Skyler wig)

(This is the Kara wig)

Pastel Demons has a lovely selection of both natural and unnatural wigs. They have colors ranging from pink to brown, and everything in between. The store itself is super adorable, and even Gasaii loves it, so I’d recommend checking them out!

4) Assistcosplay.com is a great resource for beginning cosplayers. They have wigs and some basic cosplay accessories, and I think that they have a good rep over all. They are even liked by the legendary Kaika of the Cosplay Chronicles. As for wigs themselves, they appear to have great variety. They have colors from blue to gray, and beyond that, so anyone with an appreciation for the rainbow spectrum will surely enjoy their products. They are a Japanese company, so I am not sure if those everywhere can receive their products.

(This one can be found here.)

They have both cosplay and fashion wigs, as you can see here:

(This one can be found here)

3) Abhair.com is not a cosplay wig retailer, specifically, but they retail wigs, weaves, and other hair products. Their wigs are great quality, and some are appropriate for cosplay or costume. And some of them would just be fun to wear! 😉

(Found here)

(Via here.)

Abhair provides a lovely selection with a pocket-friendly price (25-40USD typically) and ship worldwide.

2) Manycosplay.com has a ton of wigs. They have so many that they’ve been organized into four categories based on hair length. One of the things I love about ManyCosplay is that they sell the cosplay that goes with the wig. So if you’ve found a wig you love, and you want the cosplay, (or vice versa) they will have it. They have an insane amount of variety that I have not seen anywhere else (and I haven’t even seen all the wigs!).

(This one can be found here.)

(This one can be found here.)

Manycosplay has some of the best prices (20USD and maybe a bit above). Plus, the shipping is mad fast! I would definitely recommend checking them out, seeing as they rock.

1) Gothiclolitawigs.com is my favorite place to buy wigs.  They have a lot of variety, though they are a bit expensive (30-70USD per wig).  The quality is superb, and the shipping is fab for those in the US. They have a lot of gorgeous wigs, and I have seen maybe one bad review for them, ever.  They ship from within the US, which is a plus for many who couldn’t purchase/didn’t want to take the chance on foreign companies. [Pastel Demons also ship from within the US]

(This one can be found here.)

I am in love with their Rhapsody collection (shown above), though I don’t own one yet. They have tons of different dolly wigs, some looking natural and some of them look anything but. GLW is a medley of rainbow colors, and I love browsing their collection. I wish I could buy them all!

(This one can be found here.)

*I have heard that Lockshop sells great wigs, but I don’t own any, and have never bought from them. That’s why they aren’t on this list.