Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kitty's Book Recs

Hello Lovelies~

 I have really been into reading lately, but instead of posting another finished book, I thought I might recommend a few titles that would be perfect for tea time or having a bit of princess time while waiting for your toe nails toe dry, or for any occassion really ^_^

Are you a Classic or Sweet Classic Lolita? Maybe you're an Over The Top Sweet Lolita or a Gothic Lolita! It doesn't matter, not really. I was going to seperate these books out into groups for each type of Lolita, but I thought that a bit unfair. The beautiful thing about books is that they take us to different worlds and invite us to imagine and experience new things! It's not about what we look like on the outside.

 I hope you enjoy my picks....

I have read most all of these books with the exception of 'Frankenstin', 'The Picture of Dorian Grey', and 'The Princess and the Goblin'. Each book sparked my creativity in someway or other and I hope they do the same for you.

 Happy reading!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Book 6 of 50

Hello Lovelies~

 Today's post as been moved around a bit. I was going to do a post about the mystery make up bag I got in the mail, but I actually finished another book last night, so I shifted things about and what was once todays post will now be scheduled for tomorrow ^_^

The book I read is call, 'The Selection' by Keira Cass.

What pulled me to this book was the cover. I won't lie. A book with a fancy ball own and a tiara will get my attention every time. I read the synopsis and didn't hesitate to buy it, putting it on my 'to read' table until I was finished with 'Storm Front', a book which I put on pause until it interested me again. It sat on my table for a month, taunting me with it's beautiful cover and as yet undiscovered words, but last night, when I found myself with hours to pass and nothing pressing to do, this book was the first thing I reached for.

 "For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined." -- Synopsis by Keira Cass.

 The book is in first person, told by America, and it reads like a strange season of 'The Bachlor' or 'America's Next Top Model'. I have a weakness for those shows, but hate watching them until the end so I know who to cheer on. This book was like already knowing who to cheer for and just waiting to see all of the twists and turns the Male and Female lead go through to be together.

 This book has everything from Heartbreak to Political Intrigue, but I think what I like most about this book is that America Singer doesn't just meet the prince and fall in love. This book shows how hard it is to get over someone and how no matter how hard you try, they are always still with you in small ways and those feelings can throw wrenches in plans when least expected.

I can't promise you'll love the book as much as I did. But I can promise that it is worth the read. The writing was smooth, it didn't jump from First Person to Third Person as some books do. It had it's flaws, sure, but they were easy to over look and just as easy to forget because right now I can't think of any!

I am really looking forward to the second book.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Book 5 of 50

Hello Lovelies~

 I have a few days off this week after working two jobs back to back all month. So to relax I thought I'd catch up on my reading. I know the last book I was on, book 4 for those of you keeping track like me ^_~, I should've finished ages ago but....I still haven't finished it.  O.O....What?!

Lol It's true.

 I am halfway through it, but for some reason I just can't get back to it. Not that it isn't a wonderful story! It's great and the writing is amazing, but if after two months of trying to force my way through a book that should be a page turner I finally said enough was enough and moved on. I'll come back to 'Storm Front' at a later date, but until then....

This book is 'Let love Find You' by Johanna Lindsey. It's a great book about over coming your fears and sticking to your principles, no matter the situation!

 The story is all about Amanda Locke who is the daughter of a Duke who has encouraged his children to marry for love as he himself did. In her third season, Amanda is still looking for her one true love and getting a bit desperate. The male lead is filled by Devin Baldwin who is a well know horse breeder, but is getting more and more acclaim as a matchmaker by the moniker of 'Cupid'.

Amanda's big issue in the story isn't her quick temper, nor is it her ability to get bored with her suitors easily. Her big thing is she is afraid to ride horses after a nasty spill when she was a child. She happens to become interested in a man who loves horses and starts taking riding lessons with Devin to over come her fear. The two fall in love and end the end are happy.


 Lovelies.......I was not happy with this book. Don't get me wrong!!! It was a great book.... but I've been reading romances since I was 11 and was raised on Johanna Lindsey novels because my mother read them and often explained the plot while not going into the more intimate scenes.

Instead of leading her readers to the conclusions gradually and allowing them to make their own connections, it felt as if I was following giant neon signs from one line to the next with a tour guide giving me a blow by blow of everything I was reading, who then waved a white flag vigorously and pointed saying, 'Do you see it? Do you see where this is going? Do you???!'...and then waited a moment to explain it all again as if I, the reader, was a particularly slow child.

 This book did not allow you to make any logical leaps, nor did it have any hidden depth. What you saw was what you got. Sure, Ms.Lindsey attempted to add some intrigue with a chapter with no names about an illegitimate son who wanted to take out his as of yet unknown father's other illegitimate son so he could gain the title and money upon the man's death...but it was as if that sub plot were actually an after thought.

All in all the book had a strong plot that I wanted to finish because it was just that good, but weak writing. I hate to say that, because Johanna Lindsey is a Historical Romance icon... but this was by no means her best work.

  I'm giving this book a three out of five stars. If you were new to the Romance world, this would be a good book for you to dip your toes in with, but if you're an avid reader like I am, Stick with her earlier works. Anything written past 2002 has been disappointing.

For my next book, I think I'll read 'The Selection' by Kiera Cass.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Inspiration Saturday!!

Hello Lovelies~

 With my new job, I finally have the ability to finish up my room. So today I went looking online for some inspiration and thought I'd share what I found.

I hope these pictures inspire you to add some new elegance into your life ^_^

 All pictures were found on

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hello Kitty Makeup Palette! Sweet Lolita Colors!

Hello Lovelies~

 I recently was makeup shopping with my mom who was looking for a new cleanser when I happened to see something SO cute on the sales rack that I just couldn't pass it up!

It's a 'Hello Kitty in Paris' makeup palette!!! The colors are soft and powdery, so I have to use a primer, but I didn't in these pictures. Each color has a super cute name! This palette is perfect for a sweet Lolita ^_^

The palette comes with a mirror! Isn't that cool ^_^  The following pictures with be the colors you see above from left to right, not including the two larger circles. Those will be seen at the end.

This light lilac color is called 'Passion Fruit Macaroon'

This light teal color is called 'Jardin'

This dark purple color is called 'Fleur De Lys'

This like light pink is called 'Parisian Pink'

This is a really light mint color called 'Pistaschio'

The light Beige you see is called 'Croissant'

This light yellow is called 'Lemon Meringue'

 And finally, this dark brown is called 'Eiffel Tower'

I love these eyeshadow colors. They are so absolutely beautiful! Now on to the blushes.

This one is the first large circle called 'Strawberry Macaroon' 

And this is the second color called 'Rasberry Macaroon'

 I am so happy with these colors and for only $12 it wasn't to painful for my budget!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

International Lolita Day ~Spring~ 2012

Hello Lovelies~

 Did you enjoy The first ILD of the year? Did you celebrate in a sea of pink and macaroons? Did you sip tea and surround yourself with good books while dreaming of sunsets in Italy? Did you write dark poetry and tip your nails with blood red jewels? Or maybe you worked and only got to celebrate it in your heart while dreaming of cupcakes and the Hello Kitty  slippers that await you at home! However you celebrated or didn't celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful Saturday, regardless.

As for me~! I rocked this holiday in style!

I wore my newest dress, the Pink and Blue Tartan Baby, The Stars Shine Bright dress, which ya'll have seen before, but this time, rather that wear a headdress or bow, I took the dress in a Elegant Hime style in the way I did my hair ^_^

 Here is a different Angle.

I did my hair in a braided side bun, held together by bobie pins, and used my pink mini tiara as an accent, then got creative with a strand of pearls I got for my birthday last year! The effect was stunning and I felt like royalty.

 I even got Mom to dress up in one of my dresses, but I never got a picture of it sadly.

 My mother and I went to the local art museum to see the Egyptian Exhibit but sadly we were unimpressed with the selection on display. Everything was interesting, but it wasn't arranged in any logical way and with so many other people there to see the exhibition as well, it made seeing everything difficult.

We then went to the casinos, because with every 10 point in slot or table games play you get a free buffet, so we figured it would be a fun way to spend a few hours. We went in with $20, walked out with $50, and still only paid $11 for lunch! It was SO good~!

 After that we went to get our nails done as it is a tradition we do every ILD. I got my nails done to match my dress.

O.O....PINK!!!! Lol! It's a very lovely shade. It's called, 'Blonde Date', from OPI.

 After that we came home. I hadn't slept since the previous day and actually fell asleep in the car. I was so sad! but lucky we did come home because I found a package outside my door!!!!!!

I didn't think it would come in so fast, but it did! and While it's not my normal style, I love it ^_^


When I saw it on the mannequin, I thought it was a dress and for $50, I just couldn't pass it up. When it arrived it turns our it's a long t-shirt that was advertised as a T-shirt Dress, but I am much taller than the average Japanese girl, so it's a touch short on me ^^; Not that I mind. It fit's everywhere it promised to and isn't tight or anything! I love it love it love it! and totally play to alter a pair of boots I have to go with it!


So that I was ILD ^_^ I had a blast and am now thinking of brewing a pot of tea to accompany a night of movie watching.


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