Monday, April 29, 2013

Makeup Brushes that Sparkle!

Hello Lovelies~

 Over the last year I have been trying to add cuteness to my life though DIY. Right now I am making my makeup brushes more exciting. It makes me really happy to do my makeup when the first thing I reach for is a super cute makeup brush!

I'm going to show you three of my favorite brushes.

This is my face powder/finishing brush. I used a Large red heart as a focal point, and used a 'Everything But the Kitchen Sink' technique.

My next brush is my smudge brush. I don't use this one as much as my others, but it was way to pretty not to decorate. I did a striped pattern top and bottom, but let the middle open because I love the fuchsia color!

I did this one last night. It's not the design I planned on, and honestly, I'm going to have to be careful how I clean this brush, but it's so pretty!

Are ya'll doing any small DIY projects to make your routines a bit cuter? I'd love to hear about them if you are ^_^

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Un-Lolita Confessions

Hello Lovelies~

   This week has been a rollercoaster for me, Up one minute, Down the next, and just when you think you've leveled out, there is a sharp zag to the right! So I am so very happy to be doing this post.

I often think I'm not Lolita enough due to how much I consider 'Un-Lolita' about me, so I do my best to be even more frilly, and then I just over stress myself.

So this post topic allows me to breathe, take a step back, and take some of the weight off of my shoulders. (Even if the weight is imagined....).

It almost makes me uncomfortable to admit this to all of you, but I am HIGHLY unorganized! My room often has clothes on the floor, not my pretty dresses or anything but rather t-shirts and lounge pants and stuff. And the clothes that are clean are often in the laundry baskets I take them down stairs in. Folding clothes is a chore!!! I hate it, so I tend to just leave them be.

 I stack my books vertically, so I have various towers of teetering literature threatening to fall over if breathed on wrong. I shop a lot, but often forget to unpack what I shopped for. If it isn't un packed within a week, I tend to leave it in the bag so I don't forget where whatever it is IS for when I have need of it.

On top of that rather embarrassing confession, I have another, since I'm coming clean about what I feel is Un-Lolita about myself.

 I am horribly forgetful. Seems normal right? Everyone forgets something at some point. But for me, it's a bad cycle.

I have anxiety issues despite my bright and out going personality, so when I forget to do something I say I will, even something small like mail a letter, I worry about it. Over and over and over until it becomes this big thing, when really it's a small thing most people shrug off.

 I have stacks of letters I've written that I've never sent because by the time I remember to send them, the information in them is old and to keep things current, I'd need to write a new one. It's a bad cycle that I've been trying to break for years.

Add to that that my room where is boring and consists of band and geek t-shirts and lounge pants rather than adorable fuzzy shorts or knee high slippers (Which I am totally trying to make a pair of!), and you now know all of my most Un-Lolita truths.

 So my lovelies, now you know my dark secrets. And while I don't feel that these things make 'Everyone' un-Lolita if you happen to be messy or like your band t's rather than a frilly dress to hang about in, these are strictly my feelings on Me.

Thanks for reading!

Do you have any dark secrets you worry about letting the world know? You don't have to tell, but know it's ok to have them and while they may seem huge to you, they really aren't that bad.

 Nothing makes you less of a Lolita unless you let it.

If you're interesting how the other girls of the Carnival answered this question, please check out their blogs below.

Teh Pastel Unicorn

Le Boudior

Ramble Rori

Alice in Lolitaland

Curious Wendy


Sunday, April 21, 2013

200 and going strong!

Hello Lovelies~

 Can you believe this is my 200th post? It seems almost crazy to think about, but I am very pleased and thankful that all of you have stuck with me and come back week after week, month after month, to read about my thoughts and opinions on various things or about a great day out I had all dressed up!

It's because of you that I keep doing this, so Thank You!!!!


So, for this post I debated about doing a lot of things. I reread my first ever post, thinking I might do an updated version of it, to mark the occasion, but what I realized was I still stand by what I said all those years ago.

 Skirts and Blouses are great ways to maximize your wardrobe without selling your kidney. Five skirts, Five shirts, and various accessories can keep you style-ish all month long. Mix and Match to create new looks and don't be afraid to express yourself with colors and prints!

 I also started updating my layout. I'm not finished yet, but it's a start. I really like the background. It's like a pastel galaxy! So keep an eye out for more changes to come.

Finally I decided to do a post about a different type of beauty. Which is inner beauty.

 I talk a lot about what I'm buying and what I'm doing and that's all well and good, but I also like to volunteer and enrich my community. While I'm not one to go out and help build a house, I participate in a project called, 'World Book Night', which is coming up on April 23rd. 20 copies of various chosen books are given out for free all around the world!

It's all about helping light to non readers find joy in books. It has a large age bracket, but is generally meant for teens and up.

 I am a Book Giver this year and I am so excited. I just received 20 copies of Rick Riordan's best selling book, 'Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief'. I'll be stopping by The Boys and Girls club in my area and reading to the book groups there before giving out a few copies of the book, then will be going to the local shelters to give away the rest of the books to the families there so that the families can read together.

I am really proud to help this wonderful cause!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekend run down and Outfit Post 4-6-13

Hello Lovelies~

 Over the weekend I had the pleasure to attend a very good friends wedding. It was beautiful and touching and a fantastic mix of Classic and Geeky. The classic elements were the beautiful mixture of Red, White, and Black and the Geeky element was the Mario theme!

Oh yes. Mario.

 Actually it was more of a Mario Kart theme, but apples and oranges.

It was wonderful to see old friends, dance with old friends, and talk about video games for hours with people in sexy snazzy suits!

 I Para'd to Night of Fire, did Caramelldansen (The full Para version...or what we could remember of it ^_^), and Gallop Stepped my way though Gangnam Style! It was a blast and a half!!!

While I won't be posting pictures of the Wedding itself or of the dancing, even though we were epic about it, I do have pictures of the wedding favors and my outfit for the evening.

The cake topper was SO cute! On the back, on the license plate, is the phrase 'Just Married' but I wasn't able to get a picture of it due to the glare from the window.

The cake itself was a work of geeky art! The coins and blocks were made with fondant and the rest was buttercream. Each layer was a delicious different flavor. From Top to bottom (Not including the very top tier which is traditionally saved for the bride and groom on the first anniversary)  Marble Fudge, Chocolate with a Raspberry middle (I tasted like it, but I tried all three so I can't be absolutely sure on this) , and a Vanilla with a Raspberry middle.

 I kid you not, all three layers were amazing!

This was the table set up. So cute with the Mario and Peach boxes. Each one was filled with gold coins and there were coin on the table as well. That was a really nice touch.

I even took a pair home to remember the event.

Now, pictures of my outfit and make up.

 My eye liner didn't photograph well unless up close. So first, the eye liner.

I left my hair down and wore my BTSSB head round to complete the outfit.

Of which I have a picture of here.

Outfit Run Down

 JSK: Baby the Star Shine Bright
 Head Round: Baby the Star Shine Bright
 Tights: Holly's Tea Time
 Shoes: Jelly Pop

This is a bonus picture of me and my mum.

 Thanks for reading!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Outfit Post : 4-4-2013

Hello Lovelies~

 This year I want to try and do more outfit posts. Whether I'm my regular frilly self or if I'm having an extreme princess day or in casual clothes for a job interview, I'm going to try and take pictures of the outfits I wear.

I think it will help me mix up my cords and not get stuck in a clothing rut.

 Today I went out to an interview before going to work, so this was my outfit and makeup.

Not a crazy outfit, it was a job interview after all, just a plain black top with a cute ruffle detail on the front and a plaid skirt I've had for just about ever.

 If any of you saw my  On The Go Makeup tutorial, you'll recognize the look I did to go with this outfit.

With needing to go to work after the interview, I decided a light, neutral make up look was best.

 So there it is. Not wild or crazy or frilly or very me, but nice. Maybe next time I'll do something a bit more funky ^_^



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