It is a temporary solution, meant to last a couple of hours top. Coffee relaxes your eye bags and so, they look less puffy -but not necessarily less dark. I would say it works best against "dark circles" caused by not sleeping enough; but it won't work too good on "dark circles" created by watching screens for too long. I've tried it in the past, and, like a said, it is temporary and the improvement isn't like a night and day thing. Your eyes do look less puffy or tired, but the dark circles will come back and the darkness doesn't fully disappear. Most beauty guides actually suggest using this coffee-treatment along with some make up for better result. Also, if the "dark circles" are born out of blood vessel problems (bad circulation around your eyes) then this remedy does very, very little for you.
I've honestly never understood why some men and women seem to get so mad/angry over the fact that some streamers focus there content highly on their looks. It isn't that much different than what models, showgirls, actresses or musicians do. They are following a business model and, in the end, it is up to the spectator to decide if it is worthy of their time/money or not. I HATE when men complain about these woman who are just working, when men also have their equivalent (also, stats show that there are more and better paid male streamers than female streamers). That being said, unless some of these women do stuff like the one @Leah pointed out, I don't see what they are doing in this subforum.
Honestly talking, I don't see why anyone would buy this as a print when they can already see it/download it from Instagram. I understand if HimeAhri was using it to promote some lewd series available on her Patreon...but otherwise, she is just giving away her product (photos) for free. So bad for business. Also...I am a little bit sad that she has become so desperate that she is following into other lewd-cosplayers' steps. Really wanted to believe she was different, but guess I am wrong. In the end, I guess she found it easier to sell herself than to improve her personality.
Made you all a summarize of her Q&A Video. Hope you enjoy reading it! (PURPLE text are some quotes I found interesting; RED text was written text from the video)
35 seconds of opening showing the many body parts of HimeAhri (head w/ears, mouth, back, etc.) and other kawaii objects. Exposure to the roof! HimeAhri basically looks ghostlike.
Exposure remains thru the video. I am NOT kidding! Her face looks the exact same color as the wall behind her –in other words: everything is white.
Text Disclaimer: “Heads up! Sorry if I was unable to answer your question in this video. I tried my best to fit in a sum of them! Thank you to everyone who participated!”
Next hair color: Keeping the purple/pink color or natural color (roots)
What do you enjoy the most about being well known on social media?: “The feeling of having company and not being alone” (more like a question than a statement)
Still having corrective surgery?: No. “Still have those times when I don’t feel so good [about how she looks], but I am way past those insecurities”. Explains she is happy now and she took a year off social media to heal herself.
Text Disclaimer: “If I ever decided to do anything such as cosmetic surgery I would be open about it, use my own earnings, and never do it to be anyone or anything else, and I hope you guys would understand that. As of now I am not going through with it, and if I did it is my life and what makes me happy".
When did you start cosplaying?: Age 11, but official cosplay at 13/14.
Favorite cosplay that she did?: D.Va, but tomorrow new cosplay and it might become favorite. (Side text: “This video was made a while ago so in fact this cosplay was my Tamamo cosplay!”)
Favorite character: Genji (laughs) “I just really love Genji…he has a nice ass”.
Disclaimer: “I was talking about Genji for good 5 minutes, so we’re gonna just skip all that lol”
Favorite LOL character: Karma (“not only is she support but she’s just…" *makes “ok” hand sign*), Ahri (“Because she kinds of resembles me in a lot of ways”).
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite movie: Maleficent
Siblings?: 4 brothers, 1 older and three younger.
Favorite flavor: Rose
How did you get thru all the drama you’ve been thru?: “I took a year off of social media” to collect herself and do things to make her feel better, and surround herself with loving friends."
Text Disclaimer: “I didn’t add that removing yourself from the environment that you’re normally in helps as well. At least for me it did. Going outside and taking time to recuperate things in different surroundings, specifically ones that you enjoy, helps heal a lot and healed me mentally and physically”.
Favorite number: 5 (“because I am born on the fifth, my mom is born on the fifth, and my brother on the fifteen”)
Introvert or Extrovert?: Mostly Introvert –shy and anxiety with a lot of things.
What do you enjoy about streaming on Twitch?: Playing video games and “people pay attention to me”.
Dream of having a house full of cats?: Doesn't know. Maybe a house to visit, not to live in (“so I don’t really have to do anything with the cats, so I don’t have to deal with the smell or anything or maybe possible allergies or something”).
What crime would you commit?: “Kidnapping Genji and making him my husband”
Into any game pairings or animes?: Yes. Into Yuri “because I think, I don’t know if it’s because I am Pansexual or because I can relate to it more…I think it is really cute….I dated girls before like, it’s a lot easier to understand it and like, work with it…”
Going to any anime conventions?: Megacon (“so fucking excited”)
Q&A ends at 8:10 “Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please, I’m just starting again…” (so blant! Didn't sound excited at all, more like it was a chore)
Apologizes for being nervous and not sounding her best.
They actually can, depending on the brand. I am in the borderline between healthy-ish and overweight -according to my height and weight. I wouldn't be able to tell you my size, because it depends on many factors: brand, clothing, style, fabric, etc. I can wear jeans size 10, 12, 14, or 16; and they will fit me differently depending on those same factors. I have size 10 jeans that fit me loose, and size 14 jeans that are tight. I can wear both small and medium size shirts. I can also wear small petite, sometimes, and other times only large crops. I can fit into medium size dresses, and still have a lot of space around my chest (doesn't help that I am also a pear shape). The times I've tried buying on stores that only carry plus sizes have always been conflicting. Usually, they have fewer sizes that group many of measurements (I believe they do this in an attempt to make costumers feel like they are buying a small size). To give you an example: I previously mentioned I can fit into jeans sizes 10 to 16; which -according to one of the plus size stores I visited earlier this year- means that I am an 1x. (their smallest size). Some of their jeans size 1x fit me okay, while others were too big to wear them (specially the skirts and dresses). So, I do believe they can all be a size 3x; but that doesn't mean all outfits will fit the same. Notice the different body types and fat/muscle distribution. Pear shapes, like myself, might find it harder to buy an 1x size dress because the bottom might fit awesome, but the top part is too lose. Apple shape girls might find the opposite effect. Hour glasses might have no trouble at all, or trouble on both parts. If anything, it just shows how the industry knows very little about different body shapes and types.
So... I do not share her illness, and yet, my hair used to look exactly like her does on that "bad hair" photo. How I achieved that look? Well, I used to die it A LOT and straighten it everyday with a flat iron. I would also use products for my hair that made it sensible and susceptible to the sun (like Oil or creams). My hair looked like a bad wig, tangled and hideous -just like hers. It all changed when I decided to stop mistreating it, chop it off and use quality products + rest days. Now my hair is divine. You too, Lonbon, can have awesome hair
Oh my god...This photo has just too much brightness and exposure to it. I am okay with her pink-ish filter and the usual amount of brightness...but I agree that this is overdoing it. I mean, the ears just disappear, she has no silhouette because it is being eaten by the background's shine, the reflections on her hair look like patches of white splattered around her head... Ahri, sweeatheart, please stop overusing the filters. They don't make your photos look nice, but tacky, undone and unprofessional. They are making you seem fake and like someone who doesn't understand aesthetics, instead of being flattering.
I also had to search for the character she was cosplaying, and while I do believe the character is quite difficult to imitate (she looks very unrealistic), the problem with Ahri's cosplay is the lack of personality. Like, I honestly thought she was just dressing up as a mix between fox girl and asian clothes. I would have never guessed this was a character, because Ahri's isn't behaving like one -she is behaving like Ahri with cleavage. I do believe she should make the habit of researching and practicing the character she is cosplaying's poses -at least for her photos. On a side note, I was very surprised by this photo: I mean, I don't know if its the make up, or the editing or what...but she looks her age -even, maybe, a little bit older? (22-23 years). I mean, most of her photos she looks pretty young but in this one...she looks like an actual average looking human being -not the whole kawaii desune face. Could it be that she forgot to fully edit this photo? Maybe she edited but couldn't repeat previous edits? Or perhaps someone else took the photo and so, she posted it unedited? Or -my hope- she is finally comfortable enough with her real self to show it to the world?
She looks normal. I like that. She also looks happy, like she was having a good time. Plus, you never know...Maybe the photographer asked her to pose that way, or maybe she was tired because it was already late; or perhaps she didn't want her photo taken (for whatever reason) but he insisted.
That shoot could have been AMAZING if Taylor had spent any time actually looking and analyzing the photo, rather than hurrying up to copy it. KK's photo works because it feels balanced, it has great lighting, a plain background that doesn't compete against her, and her focus is on her belly button (which looks way smaller thanks to the clothes she choose -the wide shirt and the baggy button. It is a photo with a well-done composition. Taylor's photo... meh She looks proportionate. Her head looks smaller than the rest of her body, given that it is thrown to the side and almost completely covered by the drink and her hand/arm. Her waist doesn't look as impressive as it could have, not because she isn't thin, but because neither the angle nor her clothes help to achieve the desire effect. Notice how in KK's photo her pants give her sort of a curve? Taylor's pants are too clingy on her body that they give her zero silhouette. The sweater is okay, though. The background is also not helping Taylor, given that it distracts the attention from her and give the feeling of the photo being too crowded. But the biggest problem, is the posture. KK has a zig-zag posture. Her hips are thrown to our left, her torso to the opposite direction and her head is slightly tilted again to the left. It forms a delicate S from the bottom of the photo, to the top of her head. Taylor tried to imitate her, but ended up looking more like a 1. Her bottom is very rigid, same as her torso and shoulders, only her head seems to be thrown in some direction, which makes the photo look odd. How could she have improved? - Find a better background. Either go full sky, or find a nice ceiling (I bet Japan has many of those). Another idea would have been to take the photo with the sky buildings behind. - Posture. Taylor being a model shouldn't have a lot of trouble imitating the S silhouette. Practice makes perfect. - Find the right angle. Taylor's angle is more up front than KK's. She needs to find a better angle -maybe even as for help to a friend. - Hair. KK's hair matches her shirt, making it look concise and almost camouflaging with it. Taylor's hair, on the other side, clashes against her black sweater. Perhaps she could go with a golden sweater or even a white one. Taylor's hair also looks messy and uncombed, unlike KK's.
I love Umaru too! Not a big dan of D.Va, thought. I think girls find D.Va more appealing because she looks cute while being a gamer, unlike Umaru who goes into chibi mode and has to pretend to be normal when she looks her "cute-normal self". Also, I guess D.Va embrasses the whole "being a gamer and being girly" thing, while Umaru is more like "hide your love for gaming and pretend to be a girly girl". In any case, I think most of us -women- are like Umaru than D.Va
I am guessing that the photo with Genji was a mutual agreement between her and the other cosplayer. So I don't see anything wrong with it, unless -of course- she hugged him without his permission. As for the rest of the photos... meh, almost everyone nowadays use filters on their IG photos and I actually happen to like how she looks on all of those. She seems happy, even with her "boring blank face", she seems like a regular 19 years old lady having fun at a convention -are snowflakes now not allowed to have fun in conventions? The "Snape stepping on her" photo seems weird but to each their own, perhaps it was from a parody or something -who knows, but I like that photo because it is not very edited so you can see more of the REAL Ahri. I guess I just want to say that I think we should be encouraging more "having fun" photos, instead of just searching for flaws and insults to her appearance.
Not to WK the OP, but... Who decides whats relevant and what's not in regards to snowflakes? People discuss here Tay's relationship, Tay's finances, Tay's family, Tay's friends, Tay's spending habits, Tay's wardrobe, etc. But Tay's sex life is off limits? Even after people are speculating elbow-san is her sugar daddy? I honestly want to know. I also agree that lately there has been a lot of people just hating for the sake of hating, calling personalities ugly just because and not adding anythinh of relevance beyond "she look so ugly here", "she looks old", etc. I am all for criticizing, but bashing? No. There's a reason I am not in LC or KF.
Tokyo Mirage did the same thing on their US version of the game (and added cersorship to bikini parts). It is all set in High School, characters talk about being underage (-18), and the only part where it says they are older is on their profile/character's sheet. So, yeah, doesn't surprise me from TB.
I don't know if they have or haven't agreed to help promote her in return, but I do believe it is a way often suggested by entrepreneurs to increase followers and have influencers notice you -even if they don't return the favor, at least they know who you are. As according to this websites (there are many more, but for now I'll just post this ones): https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/273372 https://medium.com/adventures-in-consumer-technology/how-i-reach-over-1-000-000-impressions-a-month-on-instagram-6b3248fe475f http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/build-an-engaged-instagram-following/ ETA: I do agree that there must be a right way of doings shout-outs for increasing one's number of followers. Could be that HimeAhri isn't aware of it -and she wouldn't be the first nor last IG user to not know it. PLUS, something similar happens with Twitch when people host each other, maybe she got her ideas from there.