Sunday, May 26, 2013

Book 9 of 50

Hello Lovelies~

  I just finished 'Flawless', the second book in the Pretty Little Liars series. It was a good book, but I was unsatisfied with it in general, But! It was a typical follow up book. Like a second movie in a three - peat. Good, but not great.

There was a lot less Brand Dropping in this book, which I liked. It seemed like Shepard smoothed out her writing style and I am looking forward to reading how it further evolves in 'Perfect', the third PLL book.

 I have come to find the BEST part about reading these books is that they are amazing for gossip! Even is the gossip is about made up characters. ^_~*



 In this book we find Aria getting together with Sean, Hanna's ex boyfriend. She is also finds out that her father is once more cheating on her mother with the same girl, a once student turned teacher at the college he teaches at, that he was seeing before Alison's disappearance and the Montgomery family moved to Iceland.

Upon getting a message from A, Aria goes to confront the girl at her yoga studio only to find that Spencer is a student of hers. After running away from the confrontation, Aria gets tipsy enough to be brave and she has Sean take her to the girl's apartment, because that always goes SO well. After being told in no uncertain terms that the girl doesn't plan to stop seeing her father, because they are in love.

 Aria then gets another message from A informing her she has a deadline to tell her mother about the affair or A will.

Do you think Aria told her mother? Or did she miss her deadline?

 Spencer get's together with her sister's ex fiancé, Wren, who she is not supposed to be seeing at ALL, but still manages to sleep with him after finding out her parents have cut off her credit cards for kissing the guy! But after she excepts an invitation to 'Foxy', a local charity event, from a classmate of hers, her family forgives her and it seems all is well....or is it?

Spencer is over stressed from all of her class work, the stress of turning in her assignments early to impress her teachers, dating Wren, and the mess that in her home life, so to reduce a bit of that stress, she steals one of her sister's papers from the file sharing program her family has their computers linked too. Not a smart move for a paper that wasn't even due yet...(Just my opinion)

The night of 'Foxy', Spencer receives a message that give the indication that Wren is in danger. So being the typical stressed out mess that she is on the inside, she calls over and over and over. She get's him and manages to talk to him while at the dance, but her date over hears her and there are hurt feelings all around.

The next day, she calls Wren again and finds out that he's seeing someone else and he doesn't think she's mature enough to handle an 'Adult Relationship'.

 After confessing to still seeing Wren to her sister, Spencer finds out that Melissa already knew and is the 'Someone Else' he was seeing, two days after sleeping with Spender, which just happened to be a week after he'd broken up with Melissa for kissing Spencer to begin with....And it turns out that Melissa is done with him as well.

Talk about an 'If I can't have him no one can' type mentality.

As for Hanna, well poor Hanna doesn't have as much drama as the other girls. Sure she has to work at Sean's family's burn clinic to pay off the damage for the car she wrecked and she steals drugs from an open cabinet which gets her in trouble latter. Then at one point she thinks her and Sean might get back together, but chooses to go to the city with her father on the night of 'Foxy', a dance she and Sean were going to go to together.

 What she thought was going to be just her and her father turns out to be Her, her father, her father's fiancé, Isobel, and Isobel's daughter Kate, who hates Hanna and doesn't want her in her perfect little families life at all.

Hanna receives a message from A telling her that Sean is at 'Foxy' with another girl and she better hurry if she wants to catch him in the act and Kate tells her to go, she has her covered and while she's at it, can Kate have a few of the drugs she sees in Hanna's purse.

 Hanna leaves the restaurant with her dad to rush back to Rosewood to confront Sean and his date who just happens to be......Aria! There is yelling, screaming, name calling, and all that before the big A drama of the book can go down!

 Emily is still having feelings for Mia St. Germaine, but doesn't want to deal with them, so when Toby Cavanagh, an old not friend who went to Juvie for aiming a firework at his sister and blinding her, turns up at the Rosewood Day vs. Tate swim meet as the Tate's team captain, she develops a bit of a mild, 'I should like boys and he likes me' crush on him. She asks him to go to 'Foxy' with her after she receives free tickets for being the swim team captain for Rosewood Day.

At the dance, Emily is confronted with Mia, who says she'll wait for Emily as long as it takes, and with her ex boyfriend, Ben, who tries to get her to 'prove' that she's not gay by grabbing at her and kissing her and trying to assault her, but Toby stops him and they leave to party, neither one feeling that comfortable with the company.

 While driving her home, Toby tells Emily that he hated Alison and he's glad she's dead. Emily get's scared that he might be A, after she tells him she knows what he did, accusing him of killing Ali, but Toby thinks she is accusing him of something else.

Emily manages to get out of the car and runs all the way home, through a corn field and the forest that happen to border her back yard, where she locks all of her doors and refuses to open her patio doors when Toby tries to get her to open them, even if just to give her purse back, or so he claims.

Well, while Emily and Toby have left the party, Spencer has rounded up the other girls and is convinced that Toby is A and he is trying to get back at them for their involvement with what happened to his sister Jenna. (Seems Toby wasn't the one that shot at Jenna after all).

 The girls run all over and call Emily a ton, but seeing as Emily left her phone in her purse, which got left in Toby's car when she jumped out, she doesn't get the calls which scare the girls even more.

Spencer goes to check for Emily at her house, Aria heads home to talk to her mom, and Hanna travels all the way back to the city to get back to her family.

 More drama happens, just a bit, but key stuff, and someone is dies.

 O.O....yeah, you read right.

Want to know who? Read the book! I left out a lot of good information that makes the book well worth reading.

It's a slow read, but sets up the next book well. I am really looking forward to getting it.


Friday, May 24, 2013

LBC : The Non Lolita Style I've Fallen In Love With

Hello Lovelies~

  I love the Fashion of Lolita. So do you, or you wouldn't have stumbled across my blog and kept coming back ^_~*  But while Lolita may consume most of our waking fashion thoughts it's not the only style between the glossy pages we flip though, no matter the language of our chosen 'zines.

I know girls who are hard core 'Lolita-is-my-life-nothing-else-matters-or-exists-in-the-whole-wide-world YAR~~~~!!!' types and good for them. But Me? Yes, I am a Lolita. It's who I am at my core. But that doesn't mean I'm going to spend my life wearing only over the knee socks and praying to the border print gods to grant me one more release of 'Sugary Carnival'.

I want to experience everything Fashion can hand up, from the insanity that is Alexander McQueen, to the elegant, kawaii, sensuality that is Liz Lisa!

 So without further Ado, here is the style I've been enthralled with lately!


I think the thing that draws me to this fashion is the hair. It's so.....big~! And no one looks at you weird for wearing a tiara.

 I think Hime Gyaru and Women from Texas have the same philosophy. The bigger the hair, the closer to whatever god you happen to believe in.

The dresses fall above the knees, the dresses are usually made in soft pastel colors or black and whites. Fur, Pearls, Lace, Chiffon, anything luxurious and over the top goes. Open toe shoes as low as mules and as high as stilettos are often seen on these girls feet.

The main brand catering to the Hime Gyaru girls is La Parfait. La Parfait is the brand you see in most of the pictures below.

If I were to ever wear another style other than Lolita, it would be this one!

 Enjoy the Pictures below. I found all of them on Google Images.

What's that you say? It's so close to Lolita there isn't much of a leap? Well. You'd be right. But what I love about Hime Gyaru is that it's feminine and sexy, but still cute and girly and makes you feel like a princess!

 So that's the Non Lolita Style I've fallen in love with lately. What styles have caught your attention? I'd love to hear about them below or Through Facebook where I can actually message you back ^_^

Thanks for reading!

If you enjoyed this post, please check out the other articles from the other LBC girls.



Kira Kira Shoujo

Masquerade Doll

A Sweet Lolita's Disney Life


Her Curious Elegance

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Magnetic Makeup Organizer Tutorial

Hello Lovelies~

   I am one of those people who will put on the same everyday make up, then put everything back where I got it, just to dig though everything the next day to decide to put on the same make up look. So I decided to make a way to keep my go to colors at my finger tips.

Here's What you'll Need to make your own Magnetic Makeup Organizer.

* Magnetic White Board (This is Key ^_~* )
* Craft Lace
* Ribbon
* Ribbon Flowers
* Hot Glue and Glue Gun

You can go with a smaller board if you like. Mine is MUCH bigger than I actually need, but I'll find a use for all of the blank space ^_^

When you start to glue down the lace, do it in small sections and be quick about it because white boards are cold and chill the hot glue within 33 seconds (Timed). Good thing is the glue is easy to remove and re-apply.  

I rounded the corners  to give the ribbon a better background, but it was a personal choice. It looks cute with angled corners as well.

                             This is what it looks like with the first step done.

Next, choose a thick ribbon you like the look of and do the same thing you did to the lace.

When done, glue the  the tiny ribbon flowers 3 1/2 inches apart from one another.

                           And glue a bow in one of the corners.

               Then cut a length of the same ribbon you made the bow out of, though this step is optional.

                                             And glue them down on the back.

Let it dry and you're done! This is my finished product! I think it's so cute and am looking forward to gluing magnates to the back of my makeup.

 I hope you like this simple decorating/embellishing tutorial. I hope you make one of these yourself.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Thanks for 30,000 Hits

Hello Lovelies~

 This is a teaser post to get you ready for the awesome tutorial I have for all of you tomorrow!

But other than teasing, it does have a point. I don't know if  a lot of you noticed, but earlier this week this blog went over the 30,000 hit mark! You guys are amazing and It took me a week, but I finally got my art scanned!

Thanks for reading!

 Make sure you come back tomorrow to check out my awesome Makeup Board Tutorial!!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

First Saturday Samples

Hello Lovelies~

 About once a month I like to go try the new makeup products to see what I want to buy with my first check of the month. I think it's a great way to cut my monthly makeup spending and lets me get a good feel for the product before I commit myself to a $50 investment I never use.

  I have saved a LOT of money buy getting samples rather than buying the full sized product. Some things over activate my skin after three uses, others seem like a good idea, but end up feeling to thick after a full days use and wear. And lets not even talk about perfumes!

You smell them at the store, maybe spray them on and wear it all day, but what can you really learn from that? Luckily, I am also able to get perfume samples so that I can try the scent over and over to see if I'd enjoy wearing it more than once.

 Where do I do all over this sample shopping you ask?  Well, all over really, but my favorite place is Sephora, which has it's own shops, but can also be found inside JCPenny's.

Let's see what I got this Month....

 Too Faced has a Full Coverage BB Cream, it's thick and creamy, though I think it might be a bit thick and cake-y. I have still yet to try it out on more than my hand, so a full review will be coming soon.

This is Too Faced's Snow Bunny Bronzer. I have been wanting to be trying this for months! But I don't wear bronzer. Ever. Because I'm so so pale. No one would believe that I'm 'Sun Kisses' on my cheeks, but not on my hands, it's just not plausible. But this bronzer is the fist bronzer that I thought might look good on me.

 It's a blend of light pink, white, light mocha, and a light bronze. The colors are striped across the palette so you can use more light colors if you want or more of the darker colors if that's your thing.

Now my wrist is regularly two shades paler than the picture above shows. It's a light gradation of color, so I think this may be my go too bronzer on the occasions that I use it.

After a wild night out or a long busy convention, or even just because, this primer is like gold! it claims. I am hoping this is true. By Sunday afternoon at a con the area under my eyes is puffy and it shows in mirrors and on film.

 This primer promises to hydrate and reduce redness. It delivers a matte finish and adds a touch of illuminator to make the area bright and just right.

I don't know about anyone else, but despite my bet efforts, my face is always red!! I put on layer after layer of foundation and power and still....Red.

 Smash box's Color Corrector Primer promises to erase redness and make you photo ready for any occasion in any lighting.

This perfume is perfect for warm summer nights. It has notes of Rum, Jasmine, Leather, Vanilla, Amber, Roses, and more.

 It's spicy, sweet, but not cloying or young. This is a scent for the sensual and sensual at heart. I would really recommend it for anyone looking for something different.

If find that with this fragrance, I can really smell the Amber and Freesia, even a bit of Vanilla as a base note. It's warm and floral and just this side of too sweet for me, with my chemistry it really accents the Amber and Vanilla.

This one I recommend to put on lightly. It sparkles and dances and with top notes of Champagne and Peach Blossoms. Other notes include Amber, Musk, Rose, Jasmine, Lotus, and more, so I find with light application it's good for offices.

Very Floral, but the strongest scents that come though are Lemon...maybe the's strong and bright, very springy and young. With an under note of Raspberry Blossoms, its has just the right amount of spice to add mystery to a great night out.

Talk about FUN! This perfume is all about the pig tails and ice cream! Cherry in the Air is a wonderful mix of Cherries, Strawberries, Marshmallow, with a light base note of Sandalwood, which really brings out the marshmallow middle note.

This one is almost classic by now, but Daisy by Marc Jacobs is very feminine. With a mix of Violets, Blood Grapefruit, Strawberries, Gardenia, Vanilla, and White Woods, it may not be for everyone, but it's a very nice smell.

I wasn't too fond of Bright Crystal. It smelled lovely in the bottle, but when it mixed with my chemistry....not good. The Pomegranate top notes became over powering and the Woodsy smelling base note came out later. Nothing else could be smelled! The wood smell is actually Mahogany, which should be lovely, but I didn't like it so much.

 In the bottle it was a beautiful floral with just a hint of citrus. On me it turned into a hot mess.

Sadly I cannot give a good review for this because I've yet to find someone it actually smells good on after two minuets.

And that is my Sample Spree for the month. I hope you go try some of these products for yourself.

 Thanks for reading and as a last note!!

It has been brought to my attention that some of my readers are not able to comment on the posts they want too. I have tried fixing the problem a few different ways, but have yet to find a good solution for in post comments.

 All of my posts are posted on my facebook, as are inspirational photos, and general geekery I find entertaining.

You can find me under  'Kathleen Sweitzer'. I hope to hear from ya'll ^_^


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Inspirational Photos : May

Hello Lovelies~

 This week I am off work for personal reasons and I've found that every 20 minuets or so I'm in the kitchen trying to find something to eat. I've munched on everything from fruit to ice cream. I'm working it off at night, but I'm a stress eater and I deal with that in my own ways.

So this week's Inspirational Pictures are all cute food pictures I found on

        These pretzels look like bunnies from behind! I just thought they were so so cute ^_^

 I'm not sure if this is supposed to be pudding....or a marshmallow....but whatever it is, I'd eat it!

         I May be a stress eater, but I always remember what the picture below says......


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