Saturday, January 19, 2013

Glam Bag/ Ipsy Bag Review: January: Super Stars!

Hello Lovelies~

 January is all about trying out new things. Making a new start. Making promises to yourself that you totally intend on keeping!....even if you only actually follow through on one of them.

This year, I promise to try new things, organize my room, Blog More, not let work take over my life, get a new job, loose 10 lbs. by March, and pay better attention to my budget. Luckily, this week I received something in the mail that allows me to fulfil two of the things on my 'Promises to Myself' list.

First! Pay attention to my Budget!

 Some of ya'll know that last year I started receiving my 'Glam Bag', which is now called 'Ispy Bag', and it's $10 a month for a full bag of deluxe sized beauty products! I decided $120 a year is a good price to pay to keep my inner shopaholic in check.

By the time I've checked out all of the products and reviewed them in one way or other, it's the next month and a new bag is being sent out. For anyone who loves quality makeup and beauty products while not breaking the bank, Check out

 So, Let's see what I got this month in my bag!

This is the Eye liner brush from SOHO with the Ergonomic dips, which I'm not a fan of, but the brush is so soft and really is a good brush.

  Its $7.99 regularly.

Big Sexy Hair Hair Spray 1.5 ounces. I am not one for hair spray, it tends to make my curls sticky and fall down anyways, but I am going to give this a try the next time I do a Hime up do.

 Regularly $12.99 for this size.

Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, grown organically in Morocco. Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles.  It's said to be gentle enough to use on all skin types and is known to help with skin conditions including acne, eczema and rosacea. I am using it to fade a few scares I have on my hands.

 This size is normally $14.

I don't usually wear red and I was really hoping for the soft cream color, but there will be more on this at the bottom of the post.

Regularly $13.

This is my favorite product this month. I absolutely love the smell and it's made my hands so soft, even with as much as I wash hands, they haven't dried out yet!

 Blood Orange, a small touch of raspberries and strawberries, Italian Sweet Oranges, and Mandarin Oranges. This Body Butter practically transports my to my favorite deserted Mediterranean beach, lush and full's perfect.

 Anyone who likes oranges, I would recommend this to you.

Buy It Here!


All in a cute Make up bag. let's add it all up!

  $ 7.99
+$ 7.00

All of that for $10, I this that's Fabulous!

 So, I said this post would cover two things, well, it will also cover, 'Try New Things'. If you read up top I mentioned Red really isn't my color. But I must say...this red isn't terrible.

It isn't something I'll wear all the time, but it'll be a nice color for Valentines day. ^_^ It does chip easily though, so make sure you use a base coat and top coat when using this nail polish and remember, Apply Responsibly. (Nailtini's slogan)

 Thanks for reading!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

LBC: If I had a Lolita Themed Cafe......

Hello Lovelies~

 It's been a while since I've participated in a LBC challenge, but this weeks theme was to intriguing to pass up!

If I Had a Lolita Themed Cafe.....

Isn't it delicious? We've all thought about it at one point or other, whether it be when passing an empty store front and thinking, 'Wouldn't this make a quaint little tea shop?', or when browsing though a local antiques shop and you pass an old table with scalloped edges and the thought of covering that large scratch in the middle with a lace doily and a tea service for two amongst the books and brick-a-brack is so over whelming you can almost smell the wafting aroma of Earl Grey, at some point or another we all think about it.

 The theme, the menu, Will I serve cake or chocolate croissants with afternoon tea? Sweet? Classic? Gothic? Guro...?!

These questions boggle my mind sometimes and to be honest with all of you, my lovely readers, I can't choose!

 They are all fun choices! But for the sake of this post, we shall go with a sweet theme.

If I were to have a Sweet Cafe I think I would call it, 'Butterfly Kisses'. In my mind....the walls would be painted a soft ballet slipper pink, the floors would be a soft grass green, and the ceiling would have blue chiffon draped to the four corners of the room to signify the sky. I would hang cloud lanterns all over and have flower garlands wrapped around the legs and back of the chairs.

  My menu would include things like Honey Lavender Ice cream decorated with a ring of edible flowers. Scones with Orange Zest, served with Wild Orange Blossom Honey and Honey Butter. Toast points and Tea, where the toast looks like butterfly wings and the tea would taste like flowers or fruit, all served in flower shaped tea cups.

Elegant, Sweet, a little classic all at the same time.... this would be my shop and maybe one day I'll actually open it ^_^

 Thanks for reading!

If you enjoyed my artical, you should check out the other cafe ideas from the rest of the LBC family!

EGL Community

A Lace Jail


F-Yeah Lolita

Geisha Baby

Beyond Kawaii

Suns In Our Hands

Annie Old Fashioned

Hello Batty

A Life In Disguise

Carnivale Salt

Paivanarjon Alla


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Product Reveiw: Etude House Missing U Hand Cream

Hello Lovelies~

 This is my first real post of 2013 and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to update, but my computer is currently down for the count and I am borrowing my mum's until I can figure out why my baby won't turn on anymore....


 The other day I received a package from my favorite online beauty supplier,, and I am sad that I can't upload pictures right now, but Here is the link to the adorable new hand cream I got!

Missing U Hand Cream by Etude House.

 If you clicked on the link and can see the cute little owls, then the one I purchased was the light green Kakapo which is filled with Sweet Apple scented lotion.

First let me say.....oh my lord! This owl is SO cute!!!! it fits in the palm of my hand and as odd as this may say, it make me want to cuddle it all the time! ...>.>....ok. So other than that, back to the serious business of this review.

 This hand cream has many good and less than good points. Nothing bad, per say, but just not so good. First, let's cover the good points.

The Good~

* The cute packaging

  ~* Not only is the owl itself cute, but it comes in a little house shaped box with a tree on the front so it looks like that owl is sitting on a tree branch.

* It smells like Fresh Picked Apples.

 ~* I love the smell of fresh apples verses the smell of apple candy. So this was something I didn't know before I got it, so it was a gamble on my part and I was pleased how it paid off.

* Price for what you get.

 ~* The description doesn't say how much of the product you are actually getting, so I figured I'd be paying $9.99 for mainly packaging, but I was surprised to discover how much hand cream I actually received.

* Non Greasy!!!

 ~* I'm not sure if any of you lovelies have this issue, but I hate the slick, sticky, too much lotion, feel I get after I use some brands, but I like the fact that the Missing U Hand Cream is light weight and absorbs after only a moment of rubbing it in.

* My hands are really soft.

 ~* This is both a pro and a con actually. While it's true my hands are not drying out as fast as they were before I started using this cream, they are not getting any softer, which is something I look for in a moisturiser, but it's still doing a wonderful job at keeping my hands looking beautiful.

* Eco Friendly

 ~* Is one of your resolutions to be a little more 'Green' this year? To help protect the wild animals that are slowly disappearing due to humans encroaching on their habitats? To reduce the amount of harsh chemicals that you put into and onto your body?  Well then this is the perfect product for you!

This cute hand cream is packaged in a 100% recycled box, gives a percentage of proceeds to help save the endangered owls, and is parabens, sulfate, ethanol, and Mineral Oil free!

The Missing U Hand Cream is made with Shea Butter and Herbal Water, that's it.

 But with the good come the not so good....

The Not So Good~

* The scent doesn't last.

 ~* It's a sad truth, but the lovely apple smell lasts for a very short time before turning a bit darker as the hands heat the lotion and eventually disappears all together after minuets or so. (Yes, I timed it.)

That's it.

 See? Not bad at all, lol.

I really really like this product and will be collecting the other adorable owl friends as I get the money too.

 So here is the break down Lovelies....Out of 5

Shipping : 4-5 Not bad. For Economy shipping to Nebraska it's about....$8 or so. And I usually receive my order by the end of the week.

Price : 5-5 $9.99 for a Cute Eco-Friendly hand cream?? I'm all for that. There was no guilt over spending the money.

Quality : 4-5 I wish the apple smell lasted longer, but other than that I am very pleased the the quality of this product.

RESULTS : I totally recommend this hand cream. I am really liking it and a little goes a long way, which is a very nice thing indeed, especially when one is on a budget.

 Thanks for reading!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Small resolutions for 2013

Hello Lovelies~

 Welcome to 2013!!! Thank you for staying with me for another year. Throughout this year, I'd like to blog more, attend more meetups and become more active in the Lolita community.

What are your resolutions? Did you have a good New years eve?


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