Monday, August 29, 2011

Over the weekend....

Hello Lovelies~

 I know I haven't been posting a lot these past two weeks, and there are lots of reasons, but the best one happens to be that it was my birthday over the weekend and I was busy getting ready for it ^_^

We went out to dinner at a local All You Can Eat Sushi place on Friday night. It took me forever to get ready and I'll be posting pictures of that night as I get them sent to me from everyone that took pictures. Can you believe I was an hour late to my own party? .... yeah. I knew you could U.U;

 Lol I am always running late to most anything.

On Saturday I hung out with friends that had come in from out of town and I even made breakfast for everyone with my world famous pancakes! I tried to get them shaped like hearts, but they just refused to cooperate! So we had regular round shaped pancakes. But they were still good.

 One of my friends got me the most beautiful purse for my birthday!!!

o.o....ok. So I'll be honest and say that it was only after this picture was taken that I actually changed out of my pajamas. But my pants have large pink roses on them, so I think they are awesome!!!! Not party appropriate, but awesome none the less.

The purse is so feminine and ruffle-ly and pink! I love it and am currently trying to figure out what to wear it with seeing as I have no pink dresses or accessories. Pink usually isn't my color, but I'm willing to give it a shot if it means getting to show off this purse!

My Mother made my cake and though it wasn't the prettiest rococo creation ever, it did look rather homemade, She made it with tons of love and it tasted like Heaven!

She says it was just icing out of a can, but I think she's lying. It was like....marshmallow fluff only not. We had just enough cake for everyone to have a piece and I was so sad that there wasn't more.

Another gift I got was 'Tangled'! Oh my lord I was so excited to finally get to see the movie that I promptly put it in and it was so so good. I think my favorite character was....Maximus. The horse was the best.

 If you have yet to see 'Tangled' please, got out right now and Rent it. Buy it. Download it. Watch it at a friends house if they happen to own it! Anything. The love story is super sweet and the music doesn't take over the show. It was a great Disney movie and it warms the heart.

I also received some games from someone very close to my heart. I got Poke'mon Black, which I am currently playing and loving, and Mario Cart for the Wii.

 I haven't played Mario Cart yet, but I hope to get really good soon so that when next my Francis comes to visit me, we can have a good Go Cart Battle!

So that was my weekend. Full of fun, food, and much laughter. I had such a good time, I can't wait for my next party!!!

How far away is Halloween?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lets ~ Fall ~ in Love!

Hello Lovelies~

 Summer is fast coming to a close and everywhere you look, brands are starting to release new Autumn collection designs and some even have the clothing made so that the consumer can see the 2 D drawing brought to life.

It's amazing to see the new trend predictions and how designers are carving out a niche within the latest movement. Right now, Classic Lolita is the craving of late. I love Classic clothes, but classic isn't the only new designs out this year.

 Let's take a look at what's coming up for Fall.

If you're a Metamorphose fan then you're in luck! Meta has released so very good designs for their newest collection. The collection name?

 Night of Masquerade

This collection can boast three different styles of Skirts, a Top, an OP, and a JSK as well as accessories. This collection is offered in three colors.



                                                    And Beige!

I was really pleased with the color choices. With the new Classic Lolita trend that's sweeping the community these colors really spoke to me. Some would say that these colors come out every autumn, but if you look at last years selections, the colors were...less saturated and more...gentle. Strange word to use, but true.

This is the OP Meta is offering and it has completely stolen my heart. I love the color. I love the ribbon detail at the waist. I love the button and chain details on the bodice. I love the bow at the collar. But most of all, I love love that the matching choker is part of the dress and comes included with purchase! This is not a separate piece! It's all included, which is great for the girl, or guy, trying to watch their wallets and just can't afford all of the extras that come with some outfits.

Seeing as this is Meta we are talking about, there are bound to be some hits and misses. I think this JSK is a miss for me. It's a cute design, don't get me wrong, but the chiffon back scoop over skirt is...awkward to me. It looks like a fancy apron...only backwards.

What do you think? Do you like it?

And now the Skirts!

Three skirts, two sketches and one premade one. The third skirt is a fully shirred skirt and will fit up to a 35" waist. This would be a good piece to purchase for a foundation garment. It has the ability to be dressed up with a long sleeved collared shirt or a simple cut sew (t-shirt). I reserve judgement on the other two until I actually see them done, but so far, I like the second picture the best.

This top will more than likely match the third skirt to a T. It's design is much like that of the OP I love so much. I'm not sure how I will like the look in two separate pieces.....I mean....while you can wear the skirt on it's own, you can't really wear the top alone with a solid colored skirt. You would need all of the accessories to make it look put together. I guess it depends on how much you want to experiment really.

This collection will have two hair accessories to compliment it.

 I love a good half bonnet, but I think the round will be more interchange able with different outfits. ^_^

On the next brand.

 Innocent world is keeping their Fall collection close to their vest and are being very stingy with the releases. But from what I can tell of what they have put up for pre-order, I think this year is going to be all about the structure and military inspirations.

IW's color pallet is leaning towards Navy, Hunter Green, and Bordeaux with a little Charcoal and Dark Brown Sugar, for a bit of excitement.

 First up is the Regimental offerings.

What I like most about this dress is the lower waist. It allows a shorter girls the ability to look taller. This is a very simple dress. Crisp and clean is the look IW is going for. No extra ruffles or lace, they want you to appreciate the cut of the clothing rather than the trimmings.

Again with the clean lines. The only eye catching piece is the buckles on the side of the skirt, but I think that gives it a strong presence.

This collection is also offered in Navy....

 The next dress I'm going to show you is a solid dress. No pattern, but I love it! take a look.

I like how IW filled the space between the halter top and the skirt of the dress. The straps are removable for those that would like an uninterrupted back.

What do you think? To severe?  Not enough frill?

 I'll be posting new offerings from the sweet brands soon ^_^


Monday, August 8, 2011

Just Showing off the Nail Art!

Hello Lovelies~

 There wasn't a lot going on this weekend, but I wanted to show off a set of nails I made a few months ago and wore to ConStellation, a local Scifi con here in Nebraska. Sadly I didn't sow them off back when I wore them for the first time, But I recently wore the entire outfit again and thought I'd share the nails with you this time.

The base color is China Glaze's 'For Audrey', which is one of my favorite colors to wear ever!

 That's it for my quick update! I hope you had a great weekend!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Estee Lauder Makeup Review : Untamed Violet Eye Liner

Hello Lovelies~

 A few weeks back I attended the Younkers Summer Makeup Trend Event and though I didn't get pictures of the event itself, I did post pictures of my makeup afterwards. Well, while I was at the Event, I purchased the eyeliner that is fast becoming my 'Go To' liner.

It is called 'Untamed Violet' and I just love how it wears.

This is the packaging. Its a simple and clean design that is they same deep purple color of the liner. It made me feel so sophisticated when I bought it. It was my first makeup counter purchase. Most of my other good make up has been gifted to me.

Here it is out of it's packaging. It has a smudgier at the bottom of the stick which I really liked. This feature saved me the money I would've spent on getting a separate smudge brush. It was very thoughtful of the company.

I smudged the color at the top so you could see the dark boldness verses the blended softer way of wearing this product. 

 (Please ignore the bathroom pictures.....sadly it has the best lighting in my entire house. I'm working on getting lamps or something...)

The eyeliner goes on like silk. It's a smooth solid cream that stays in place and so far, I have had no problems with it catching or skipping on the skin. So I don't have to go over the same line three times.

 Above is a picture of the liner worn and lightly smudged. eyes look green in this picture. Strange.

This is a Double Wear Liner. So Even after a long day in the heat, it will still be in place. Soap and water will not be enough to remove this color, so please use an eye make up remover specifically designed for eyes. Regular make up remover will do alright, but it'll take longer to remove.

So in conclusion, would I recommend it to others? Yes! Go get this color! It is perfect with any outfit.

 Don't have an Estee Lauder counter close to you? Let me know and I would be happy to provide a shopping service for it. This eyeliner is something every girl should have in her makeup bag.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sunshine is great for Flowers!

Hello Lovelies~

 We are all feeling the heat this summer and while I don't like how unbearable and unmerciful Mother Nature is being this year, it seems the flowers in my yard are loving it! So I thought I'd share some pictures with you ^_^

First we have my Moon Flowers that...for some reason bloom during the day. Now you might be thinking, 'But wouldn't that be a Morning Glory?' and usually, yes it would be. But I have only bought Moon Flowers in the last two years.

 I think I actually crossed the two flowers because years ago there were blue Morning Glories growing up my fence, but I am a night time girl and could never see them in bloom, so I removed them and started seeding the area with Moon Flowers.....Now my Moon Flowers bloom during the day! ....Just my Luck ^^;

My Roses! They are not 'American Beauty' roses sadly. I have one bush of that type, but they are hard to grow and take forever to bloom, so I am showing off the pink ones. I can't remember their name, but they smell wonderful and make great jelly and syrup.

Here is a closer look.

And my Sunflowers ^_^ of my Sunflowers. They grew so tall that they were hard to take pictures off with my phone.

 I love all types of flowers. I am hoping to plant Bluebells and Tulips next year.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and that they inspire you to plant some flowers in your own life!



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