Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lolli&Pops haul + Dracula: Untold Review! *NO SPOILERS*

Hello all!

Yesterday my honey and I had a nice little date day~

My outfit, cause I felt like being super girly~

First we went to see a much anticipated film--Dracula: Untold!
We are frequent movie goers and since there hasn't been a dracula movie in ages, we were both very excited to see it!

SO here's my review of it:
1. Would you Recommend this movie?
YES!

2. Vampire movies are common, what was different about this one?
I think this is why I liked the movie--it wasn't much like the others. This one focused on the origins of the story--it showed us how Dracula came to be instead of a modern-day vampire.

3. Was it too short, too long, or just right?
I think it was alright, but if you go to see it (which you should), you'll understand when I say that the end leaves you wanting more and makes the movie seem too short!

4. Overall acting?
I think it was quite good, no amateurs or awkwardness

5. Overall visual effects?
I like that it wasn't overdone--what you see in the trailer is what you get. Personally, I don't like movies that sell themselves because of their effects (i.e every single Michael Bay movie).
In addition, the setting, like the castle, looks nothing like it does IRL--confirmed to me by a former local resident--my boyfriend xD


And for a bit of a spoiler--the ending implies a sequel. I definitely hope there will be one!

And now for my candy haul! Lolli&Pops is a candy shop at the Chicago Outlets Mall in Rosemont. I've been there before, but they've got a lot more Japanese candies now!


They've got 2 kinds of the candy-food making kits, the sushi one and the cookies/cakes one seen here, they've got plenty of Pocky too! There are 3 rooms for candy-by-the-pound stuff and I just got chocolate and some gummy candies. It's a bit pricey though, each of the bags was roughly $8, so not too bad. 

The shop itself is very nice, and nicely organized, and the staff is pretty nice. One of them was fawning over my outfit, saying it was so adorable and since they made that remark every time I passed by it made me feel slightly annoyed/uncomfortable but they weren't being rude or anything like that.

I think I will stick to getting Ramune at Mitsuwa, tho, because I'm fairly sure it costs less than $3 each there. Not much less, but still! My bf tried one of the orange ones, he says it tastes just like Fanta!

In other news, I'm now learning French on Duolingo! A bit tough since it's totally new, but the app is great!

So, au revoir et bien nuit!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mitsuwa Meet! + mini haul +First Ramune ever video!

Hello dears! I really need to get back in the habit of blogging more regularly...
Today I went to a local comm meet at Mitsuwa Marketplace, which is a Japanese market in Arlington Heights, IL.


It's got a Kinokuniya bookstore, a grocery store, a food court, and a bakery, as well as a Shiseido makeup counter and some other/smaller shops.

I didn't exactly wear lolita because my jsk is more of a casual sort~ it's short (I'm only 5'5/165cm)! Here's my coord:

 I'm wearing:
JSK: Innocent World
Blouse: BTSSB
OTKs: AP
Shoes: BL
Canotier: Rococo Soul
Star purse: Ebay


For lunch I had salty ramen! It was soooo yummy♥

Sadly, there is no photobooth there....so I did this on my phone but here is a cute selfie of me and my friend Aubree-chan♥


And here are all my goodies!! The mochi ice cream got kind of melty by the time I got home xD
And I also got some slim pocky+ 1 more bottle of rosehip/peach tea but I gave them to my bf~

Aaaaaand I've never had ramune drinks before sooooo I decided to film a reaction video xD

video

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lolita Asks!

Hello dears!

I actually started this a while ago but since I couldn't upload pics directly from my phone at the time, I got lazy and never finished! So I finally decided to complete this and update it a bit too!

A: Do you own anything from Angelic Pretty?
Do I?! At the moment I have:
-Invited to a Party OP in pink
-Crystal Dream Carnival skirt, OTK, brooch and wristcuffs in navy
-Dobby bustier blouse in pink
-Polkadot Chocolate Salopette in mint
-Romantic Rose Letter SK in mint

-Promenade de Paris SK/socks/headbow in mint
-Musee du Chocolat OTKs in black
-Cherry berry bunny otk in white
-Ribbon otk in white

-Candy Sprinkle long sleeve hoodie &purse & OTKs
-Pink&polkadot purse, probably  lucky pack item

B: Do you prefer Baby the Stars Shine Bright or Alice and the Pirates? 

I would say BTSSB. I did own one AATP set, which was the new year's lucky pack, with the bunnies, but I find that the more serious/mature prints don't really suit me....like I don't feel as happy and cute in them as I do with any BTSSB print.


C: Cutest accessory you own?

My Kuma kumya pochette and key strap! (mini kuma kumya)


D: Dream print?

Baby's Kuma Kumya-chan Sweet Chocolate babydoll JSK is definitely one of them but right now I'm not really actively desiring a specific print.


Kuma Kumya-chan Sweet Chocolate Babydoll JSK
Kuma Kumya-chan Sweet Chocolate Babydoll JSK
Kuma Kumya-chan Sweet Chocolate Babydoll JSK
Kuma Kumya-chan Sweet Chocolate Babydoll JSK
Kuma Kumya-chan Sweet Chocolate Babydoll JSK
E: Do you put together coords for various holidays? What’s your favorite?    
I haven't really had the opportunity to, I did once plan a coord for xmas but the dress didn't arrive in time. 

F: Do you have any lolita friends?
I do! I usually have a hard time making friends but I"ve talked to a few ladies online and made good friends ♥

G: Gothic or sweet lolita?

Sweet, sweet, sweeeeet!

H: How do you deal with getting “weird looks” because you’re dressed differently?

I just ignore it; usually people are just curious as to what I'm dressed up for, or why.

I: Do you think you ever went through an “ita” phase? Describe.
Yeah I think so....my coord to acen wasn't very good. I wore wrist cuffs with an offbrand long sleeve blouse LOL. And I didn't have anything done with my hair either.

J: Take a picture of all your lolita jewelry!
I know this is more than 1 picture but I don't really have room to lay them all out nicely atm! I have more jewelry that I wear in lolita but these are the actual kawaii pieces, as well as one BTSSB bracelet. I've since obtained a Baby key necklace that Masumi Kano handed out at the Anime Midwest BTSSB tea party though.

K: Are there any other styles that you like, such as fairy kei, etc?
I like Fairy-kei, Otome-kei, and Gyaru-kei! I really like roma-gyaru, I have several Liz Lisa dresses I like to wear.

L: Are you lifestyle lolita? Do you wish to be one day?
I'm not a lifestyle lolita, I don't really have enough pieces to be able to wear something different every day, nor would that be practical. I would like to be one, someday.

M: Do you watch anime or read manga?
Absolutely! I've loved watching/reading since I was a kid.

N: Favorite new 2014 print?
Hmmm, hard to say.....a lot of lovely prints came out recently....I like the chocolate prints AP's been putting out!

O: OPs, skirts, or JSKs?

Skirts, because I think they're easier to form a casual coord with. Next up would be JSKs or Salos, and finally OPs.
P: Favorite place to go while dressed in lolita?

To a meet ^^;
I don't get to wear it anywhere else, except work, where I sometimes dress up to but even that is just otome and not full lolita. I don't get to wear it out on dates because my bf says I'm too dressed up and fancy and the places we go aren't "the place for that".

Q: Create your own question!
Eeeehhhh no I'll pass xD

R: Rate these brands from your favorite to least favorite: Angelic Pretty, Btssb, A&P, Innocent World, Bodyline, and Metamorphose!

1. AP
2. BTSSB
3. A&P
4. IW
5. Bodyline
6. Meta


S: Do you think Sugary Carnival is cute, or overrated?
Overrated. I don't know, I never liked it, to be honest. But I don't like any of the carousel prints except for DDC.

T: Favorite flavor of tea?
Rosehip! (either by itself or the rosehip&hibiscus blend)

U: Cute underwear or bloomers?

Well...both! I mean while in lolita you got to have bloomers either way.


V: Do you like to wear vests or cardigans?
I don't have any vests but they wouldn't match any of my stuff anyway. I do like cardigans a lot though.

W: Take a picture of your lolita wardrobe!


X: What’s the worst print or dress you’ve seen?
Ummm.....not sure....probably everything Milanoo xD


 Y: Upload a picture of yourself in lolita.



Z: What do you love most about lolita fashion?
I mostly like how it is a transformation, and how that transformation can make me really happy and seriously boost my confidence.It's been impossible for me to feel upset while dresses all cute!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My First Model Experience With a "Professional" Photog

Today I'm going to discuss something very un-cute and I have tried to be very patient but I think it's important to warn others.

Earlier this year I found a post searching for models by a lady named Joy in the Midwest Model & Photographer Talent group on Facebook. I PM'd her and she was really nice and easy to talk to.
The shoot was TFP (so free, I just get the pics too) and the pics were intended to be used for bookcovers as she is in a network of authors who use her work for their books.

She showed me a page with some examples of her work which were basically heavily photoshopped photos but the photoshop was pretty good--looked basically like what you see on the covers of adult fiction at Walgreens or Walmart. So I thought, yeah she seems talented and of course I'd love a chance to be a book cover. Her FB pages are here and here.

My first photoshoot was on 03/02/14. She lives in an unincorporated area so the only GPS that I could use was MapQuest, which not only was confusing but also had me go through tolls even though I turned them off. It took well over an hour to get to her house.
I brought my own clothes and did my own makeup which was fine.
She had a setup in her basement, a green back drop and the basic lighting. I had nowhere comfortable to do my makeup.
I thought the setup was pretty basic and expected more, because she made it sound like she was pretty experienced and not an amateur.

I spent about 5 hours there. Only about 3 of those 5 hours were spent actually shooting. There was a lot of chit chat and life story telling, and then a lunchbreak. In the end I also signed a release of which I could not get a copy because they are "for her". Ok.

The shoot:
-She gave posing pointers
-She used onboard flash nonstop
-Several breaks between shooting to talk
-Her father would come to watch and chat too, distracting and unnecessary

She showed me some of the unedited photos a couple days later, most looked washed out but I figured they were compressed by FB and not edited so it was normal. I never received edited shots. 

On the 4th of March I spoke to her on the phone; she said that an author she knew saw my photos and wanted me to model for her bookcover. Of course this was exciting and I agreed to it. The shoot was a "couple shoot" which would include a random male model and though I stated that I would not agree to any touching at all, she kept acting like she was disappointed about it and kept trying to make it happen.
The photoshoot was on March 22nd. This time there was an MUA and she did a nice job with my makeup. I requested to be done with the shoot by 5:30 but again it dragged on. It was cold outside, and the almost the entire shoot was outside. She made no mention of this to me before, I would have dressed warmer if I knew. Again, spent several hours shooting, etc, and I never received any photos (she said that it took loads of time to photoshop me and the male model in ways that looked like we were touching). I saw a couple shots on her FB photog page. Again, washed out looking and unedited, from bad angles, and as if taken with any P&S camera.

When I asked her several times for my photos, she said I was demanding and that most professional photographers had up to a 6 month turnaround. She also said that I could never make it in the modeling world if I refused to do any touching with male models when I previously made it clear that I never intended to make modeling a serious career.

So to this day I have not received any final photos whatsoever. She deleted me from Facebook and after I responded to her long message to me about how "demanding" I was (end of April, while mid-April she said she's send some that night and of course she never did). She accused me of constantly asking about my photos, when I only asked at most 3 times over several weeks. She also tried to guilt trip me more or less by saying how she's one of the only female photographers near me (I will only shoot with females) and that I was making unrealistic demands. Meanwhile she was posting on FB looking for more models for more shoots, and she did other shoots for which photos were posted on her fb, but mine weren't.

The last time I heard from her was April 21st regarding any of this.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! Not only are her photography skills mediocre at best, but she is unprofessional and you will not see your photos possibly ever.
She does not keep her end of the deal, and doing basic edits like making a solid background does not take several months to do, which I can say for a fact as I do have another friend who is a photography student and has higher quality shots that she has finished editing in a week.

She does not understand how business works and believes being nice and friendly is all she needs, but I did not drive 120miles, paid for gas and tolls, and lost 12 hrs of my life to have friendly chit chat with a stranger. I came to have a serious photoshoot, and to have photos to add to my portfolio as was agreed upon.

I'm really disappointed with her work and her behavior. I would not recommend her until she figures out how to provide a more professional service.

Joy if you read this, don't ask me to delete it because I will not. I don't care about your personal life. You posted looking for models and I answered the call for the photoshoot. I came to your door at your convenience, brought the things you asked me to, and you never held up your end of the deal. That's NOT acceptable. If you'd like to make amends and actually provide the edited photos and work with me on which photos I'd like to have, I will update my review, but until then, I will change nothing. Don't try to turn this on me like I'm impatient when I'm not the only model you haven't provided photos to.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ModDeals.com Review!!

So the other night I came across this ModDeals website, not entirely sure how, but they had a lot of basics and cute pieces for very low prices. I decided to go ahead and order a few things; I got 3 tops and 3 pairs of shorts.

All 3 shorts are made of that thin, stretchy, denim-like material.
All 3 tops are larger than expected. They're supposed to be like t-shirts but they're the oversized-on-purpose kind. They didn't appear that way on the models, though. Guess I just overlooked that. Everything came packed separately in plastic bags, but it all came in a small box. They also threw in some free Suave samples!

I got all this for $60 including shipping ($6.99). Placed my order on 06/14 and it arrived today! Overall I'm happy with it. I'd buy from the site again :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Never Before Seen! A fresh rap song written by yours truly~!

Hello my dears!

Recently I've started writing again. I used to write a lot, a LOT of poetry in high school, but after graduating and in all those next few years I completely stopped....the words just weren't coming to me anymore.
The music stopped.

A couple of months ago I wrote a pop song, which I think I'll share later, and a couple of weeks ago I wrote two rap songs! They're not your average gangsta sounding rap but....I was inspired by Iggy and Die Antwoord ^^;

Without further ado~ here is one of those songs! If anyone would like to drop some beats for it, let me know! Would love to collaborate! I imagine it as a slow/medium paced beat.

"Red Coupes"

Everybody be so quick to judge
They don’t stop to think
Their hardships cloudin they minds
Spilling liquor down the sink
I never said what wasn’t true
I put me all out bare
But bitches wanna talk talk talk
Its like no one fuckin cares

Hated school more than anything
All these basic bitches were so fake
Too absorbed in themselves
I could never even relate
Threatened me, hurt me, my insides
Got burned yo
But look at yall now
Same place you left off now

[Chorus]
Riding in his red coupe
Money easy, got that juice
No care for the past dues
I’m all over you
[x 2]

Closet full of pastel sweets
modesty brought me Lolita treats
chocolate prints and pink roses
society cryin like i be broken
Angelic Pretty BTSSB
All my favorites hang pretty for me
Do whatever makes you happy
you struggled for it so you can be

[chorus]

Mom and dad put in long hours
I worked my ass off to get through college
just to land a gig of a few more dollars

but now it’s all becoming clear
sparkling crystals on chandeliers
glitter be turning into gold
you can get it, girl
just gotta be bold



[chorus] [x2]

-End-

I know it's sort of cheesy but let me know what you thought! x3


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shopping is Love~ Hollister, Shiro Cosmetics, JillPunxLoli! + 1000 views Giveaway!!

Hello my dears!

I wrote a post earlier this month but as I did it on the Blogger app on my phone, the draft didn't get saved on the account and it refuses to publish anything when I include photos! Quite annoying.
Anyway, starting from scratch again!

Today my Hollister order arrived. They were having a sale again and shipping was free for orders over $50!


I haven't had a chance to try them all on yet, I'm sure they will fit fine, I just hope the Gilly Hicks bralette isn't too tight because I bought XS, and even though the bust measurement matches mine, I'm not sure if it'll feel comfortable after a while. Hopefully it will because it will look so cute under that crop top, which has a crochet design in the back and the bralette would show through :)
Shipping was kind of slow, I placed my order on 04/20. Perhaps that had to do with the Easter holiday xD

My order from JillPunxLoli on Ebay arrived as well, I purchased these Ank Rouge replicas.
Both are suspender skirts!


I thought the blouse was the same color as the beige skirt....but whatever. Buttons aren't missing.


 I'd say it's F21 quality. It's soft and undamaged, but as you can see, the fabric is coming through these seams here on the collar.

Also, on one skirt, they forgot to sew on a button, bu that's an easy fix, plus I don't plan on using the suspenders much anyway!
 Overall, I'm satisfied with the order. Both skirts are lined btw, and the fabric is NOT sheer at all. Print is clear as well. It all cost me about $66 with shipping!


Last but certainly not least, a friend on Facebook recommended Shiro Cosmetics to me, as they have many vegan shadows available. I have sensitive eyes and have found that UD shadow doesn't irritate them while anything that is Sephora or ELF quality does! So I bought a few samples.
Shiro was so nice, they included a little pack of SweetTarts! And they kindly included 2 free samples as well (the gold tone and aqua one at the top). The samples are very generous, and honestly the only reason I bought the samples rather than an actual tub is so that I can test it first to make sure my eyes are fine with it! Also, the black chapstick smells like chocolate and the brown one like caramel! yummmm!
Lovely service and company, would recommend them!


And noooowwwww *drumrollllll*
In celebration of 1000 pageviews, I'd like to do a giveaway!

Prizes: 
1 x Japanese gummy candy
1 x small star hard candies
1 x Sanrio My Melody Notepad with 3 different style pages 
1 x Cinnamaroll coin pouch


Rules:

There will be ONE lucky winner! Giveaway ends May 15th, 2014 at midnight, CST.
Winner will be contacted via Facebook so please check your "Others" folder if you do not see a message from me in your inbox!

To enter the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Follow me (Google+ link in right panel of this page).
3. Share my Facebook link for this post [click here] and make sure to mention your blogger username, and make your post public so I can see :)

Edit: Contest ended, thanks for playing ;D
Winner will has been contacted♥

Friday, April 4, 2014

Days I get mail are the best! + Kawaii Gyaru Shop Review!

I haven't blogged about my recent purchases for a while! I got a couple new lolita dresses and such recently~



Chess Story Maracon et Mademoiselle chocolate OP, and White Moon JSK.

 Angelic Pretty Romantic Rose Letter skirt & headbow in mint
Bought it as soon as it came to the SF store :3
But I've sold the headbow just yesterday. I like it but the flaring ribbons are kind of too big and the rose looks sort of cheap. I don't know, I think it would look good over a wig but since I don't have full/thick hair, it looks rather large on my head!

 Hello Kitty Mon Amour Eyeshadow and Blush palette and coin purse (free gift)


Today I also received my order from Kawaii Gyaru Shop!


I bought this adorable Fairytale dress--and I really don't know why it keeps looking so yellowy in photos, it's actually a peachy-pink color in real life! Very soft and lovely!
I placed my order only to find out it was sold out, but luckily another came in from Japan the next day. It was shipped to me by the shop owner, Stephanie, on 04/02/14 and arrived today. I also got two cute free gifts--natural lower lashes and a cute HK lash case! :3

So ratings wise:
Communication: 5/5
Shipping time: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Item as Described: 5/5

Overall very good experience and great communication with the shop owner! I would recommend this shop and would buy from again! It has many affordable, new or like new Liz Lisa items ♥

Thanks for reading!! Tschüssssss ^.~

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sexism of Cartoon Network

Recently, whenever I watch CN at my boyfriend's house, it more and more dawns on me that every single cartoon show (over 60 shows according to CN website) on this channel lacks a female lead/main character (with the exception of Powerpuff Girls).


Where CN argues that shows get canceled because boys aren't buying the toys.


So, because boys aren't buying spinny tops when the shows are more female oriented, CN has decided to air shows with male lead characters. Ben 10. Adventure Time. Clarence. Uncle Grampa.


But if I'm not mistaken, most of the merchandise sales seem to be coming from non-boy-toy-merch such as apparel, accessories (wearable), DVDs, plushies, and other things to be seen at Hot Topic and that are advertised by the official Facebook pages for the respective shows.


It also occurs to be that, based on observation, it's mostly GIRLS buying this merch. Not boys. I literally see NO CN type toys at Target boys section in the toy department, except for Lego (legends of Chima) and some Marvel/DC characters. Even though Young Justice wasn't specifically female oriented, they still canceled it for the reason of low sales.


So the male oriented shows bring in sales from FEMALES yet female oriented shows are canceled or not even given a chance because, you know, girls don't buy toys, and boys do and boys don't watch those shows.


I think this whole argument is simply nonsense, and nothing but excuses.
Yes, girls don't buy the toys, because girls like other types of merchandise! So what is so difficult about making more female-lead shows? Boys may not buy anything--but girls will! And boys may as well buy-look at what happened with MLP:FIM!


There is literally one male main character in the show yet it spawned bronies.


Well anyway, I'm convinced that CN is lead by sexist old men. It's incredibly weird and unfair that every single show, except one that came out over a decade ago, is about one or two main male characters.


This is the 21st century, it's 2014 for crying out loud. Over the top girly shows aren't needed but what if "Fiona and Cake" WAS the main show and Finn& Jake were the spinoff characters instead? I'd watch the hell out of that.


CN really needs to stop making excuses and start actually airing good shows with clever content, with lead female characters, and not airing idiotic shows like Clarence and Uncle Grampa. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's/Bday!

So since my bday is just 2 days before, normally I'd get valentine's gifts as bday gifts. My bf and I would go out or something. But this year, since we already ate out on my bday and we'll be having a dinner with my friends this evening, we decided to skip on going out last night! We still cuddled and watched some TV before I left, I had to get home early to see my bday dress and to dye my hair! Valentine's Day isn't something we really celebrate, it's always quite crowded in restaurants and theaters so we're better off staying home!

Anyway, on Wednesday my boo and I went to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington heights and we had a good time! I got some plushies from the Kinokuniya store and we got pastries and sweets!!
I've removed photos from my phone so I'll have to post them when I get home.

I'm pretty excited for tonight, I hope to make an updated post tomorrow!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Coping with Depression

Hi all, I was kind of inspired by Ami-nyan to write about this, but I've also been wanting to sit down and write about it in general since I think that will help me a bit, as well as help you!

Firstly, I have never sought professional help and therefore do not have any diagnosis regarding depression.
According to the internet, my depression is mild-moderate. I would agree with this only because my depression is very much periodical rather than constant. I normally go a few weeks feeling fine, and then it crashes down on me, for about two weeks, and I get knocked into this horrible downward spiral. It's also quite bad when I'm in the period, and then that time of the month comes.

I cannot stop these periods from coming. I cannot control my emotions when they happen.
I understand they are "phases" and will go away but in the moment the only reality is the upsetting, the dread, and the feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and occasional thoughts of suicide are very real and amplified.
These "phases" have been constantly happening since I was about 11. They were worse and prolonged when I was about 13-16.

So since I am not always in this hole, I do drag myself out, and I wanted to give everyone a few tips if the above sounds like you.

1. Don't try to sweep under the rug the reason for your upset. There is a reason. And you know it, but don't want to admit it to yourself or anyone else, right?  You need to admit it. You need to be upset and cry and then you must accept that this reason is not something you can change. Then you move on.

2. Talk to people. Participate in threads online. Doesn't matter if you know the people in real life. Leave positive or constructive comments. CONVERSE, do not ARGUE. Do not start arguments or fights. Do not insult anyone. If you do, it will only be  negative backlash at you and put you right back to square one.
You don't have any friends, or think you are awkward and don't know how to talk to others? Send me a message and I will try my best to help you and give you some tips. 

3. DO something. CREATE something.What do you like? Do you like makeup, dressing up, singing? Do you like to paint or draw? Join groups with like-minded people. On facebook  or other sites. Share your work! Discuss others' work. START A BLOG. Start a YouTube channel. Think of things you find are positive that you want others to experience and enjoy. Not feeling creative? That's ok. Reorganize your drawers, your closet. Clean your room. Throw out old stuff that you know you'll never use or wear again! Or, start playing a video game. Any game with several hours or even days of gameplay. Start reading a trilogy. Start watching a tv series with several seasons.

4. It's OKAY TO BE UPSET. It's ok to cry uncontrollably. Don't hold these emotions in. If they want out, they need to come out. If you are upset with someone, TALK TO THEM. Don't bottle it up, the bitterness or resentment will grow and grow and eat at you.

5. Last but not least....EAT HEALTHY. If you can, go to the gym with someone. If you are a comfort eater, which I also am, and you need to eat to feel better that's ok, but DON'T EAT THE WHOLE BAG OF MINI SNICKERS. I know they're delicious, trust me. BUT after your depressive period is over you're gonna be upset about being fatter and off to that downspiral you go AGAIN. So, eat healthy. Yes, snack at times but not all day. Go to the gym, work out hard, release the tension. FEEL THE BURN!!
But seriously guys, eat your fruits and veggies. Do not consume alcohol or illegal substances.

Anyway, these are just a few things you can do but...you have to actually do them. You can't lay in bed all day, moping. You can't keep thinking about how miserable you are. Yes, you're miserable and don't want to do anything when you're depressed. But you got to move and you got to move forward if you want to get out of that rut.Allow yourself some few days to mope. Then get up and make yourself do something.
I know that when you're depressed, you're depressed and nothing else matters anymore. But I also know that you don't want to be in that dark place, you want to get out. This is all the motivation you need. Even if it's little by little, you just need to TRY.

Lots of love,
Ina

Noooo I'm laaaate!!!

I totally forgot to post my fun package friday post ;___;

Well anyway, belated but here are this week's spoils!

My PrettyandCute order! I got this Etude House skin set, haven't tried it out yet! AND I got finally got some Dolly Wink eyeliner in black...I'm not impressed with it. Precise-yes. Very black-nope.


Wreck This Journal! I did a few pages. It's quite silly xD


My AATP skirt came in as well, love the pattern of the fabric, it's a subtle checkerboard pattern!
The seller was extremely nice and included a pair of free earrings! *__* ♥ 

I also got this h.Naoto Frill cutsew!! Perfect with the skirt (I kind of got the skirt FOR this cutsew xD)



 My Rosenlied came in all the way from Europe too! I got it for my incoming MC Sophie.
I tried it out on my MNF Chloe, Selene. I love it!




 And that's all for this week's spoils~ I have a Liz Lisa dress and a DreamV dress coming soon♥

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fun Package Firday! well...sort of!

 

I am a sick poop this week! I caught a cold and it's finally getting a bit better but my nose is quite stuffy and I keep sneezing all the time! Well I'm prepared to combat it.....

So this week I didn't get much at all in the mail, though I got my most recent Liz Lisa purchase:


Which is actually a replica but I never see this dress pop up on the sales comm, so when it does I'll purchase the legit and sell this one! Though, this replica is nicely made and even has an original Liz Lisa tag....however, the little white tag with washing instructions says "Liya Lisa" lmao.




The other thing that came in today is my Longevity in a Bottle! I found out about this product from Kirsten aka Kiki Kannibal's Youtube channel and decided to give it a try because I feel like my energy levels just aren't even close to how they used to be. This is the 20 gram bottle, because I just want to try it out. The larger bottles cost significantly more ^^;
I hope it'll help me through periodic depression and the horrible PMS I usually get.
My nose isn't smelling things all that well but this powder smells very earthy, and kind of nutty too.
I wonder what it tastes like, but I'm going to start taking it tomorrow. Tonight I'm taking the Alka-seltzer plus and I don't know how that and the herbs are going to mix!

I'll update on this product in a few weeks ;3

I also started a new youtube channel myself, mainly so I can put all my beauty/fashion subscriptions in one place, and so far I have one video about my bunny which you should check out if you have a bunny too!
I'm sort of...well, really shy so I don't know what else I'll be uploading but I'll leave that for when this darn cold is gone xD and I am looking for gyaru or lolita blogs to subscribe to so please link me to yours or a cool one you know of, in a comment below!


That's all for this week, ciao♥

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Angelic Pretty Candy Sprinkle 2014 Lucky Pack!!

Hello dears~

Today I received my AP Candy Sprinkle LP! I purchased it from the SF store, thru an SS. I purchased the Salopette set in lavender, so without further ado....the pics!

Here is the tote it all arrived in, it's a fabric-like tote, really big!


These are all the items~ my only complaint is that the purples of each item don't quite match (that's why I overlapped them like this). The barette and salo match, but the long sleeve shirt is slightly off and the socks are totally off.


Print close-up:


Buttons on each side:


There is one pocket, on [your] right, and a zipper on the left. The salo is fully lined and the skirt part has that satin-like lining, but no "petti" or anything. None of my items have discoloration nor loose threads, nor any other damage I can see. Hopefully I can steam it tomorrow and try it on, and hope it looks alright!

Cheers~
Ina

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yay mail! Tokidoki haul + new Minifee head + Alice&The Pirates Lucky Pack!

Finally! My packages!

Today I'm really excited because after this horrible freeze which caused airports to shut down, USPS finally delivered my packages!


The first small box contained my awaited Minifee Karsh head!  This is technically a male sculpt but I want to do a female faceup on it. A much needed practice head! I'll have to wait for temps to go well above zero because I hate going out in the cold to spray sealant v.v

Onto the bigger box, which contained my Tokidoki haul!  I got Stellina and Donutella plushies, a unicorno phone charm blind box, and a plush Donutella&Friends blind box!

In the unicorno blind box I got this military unicorno! It comes with a dust plug and the little strap which are both removable, and I decided to use the dust plug so unicorno can be on my phone :3

In the Donutella&Friends blind box I got the little donutperson by Stellina! I forgot to take a separate photo of her ^^;
She's really cute, I was going to use the plush on my keys but it would get dirty...so I won't.
 I love them all, so cuddly!


As a free gift, Tokidoki included 2 hairclips and three stickers!!♥

I placed an order online on Dec 30th and it wasn't shipped until Jan 3rd due to the holiday, and then because of the weather it only arrived today, even though it was priority mail 2-day. I'm happy with my order and I would order from them again!

A little belated but....

I didn't blog about this one separately, but I did receive my Alice and the Pirates Lucky Pack Jsk Set I right before Xmas. This is the winter lucky pack and even though Baby said they'd ship after the new year, they shipped like a week after I paid, and it arrived literally 2 days after they shipped it. I haven't unwrapped the blouse, but it's the high-collar version, not the pan collar one.




The lucky pack included everything in the photo: the jsk (waist bow and waist ties are removable), eyepatch, headbow (wired), OTK socks, and the purse. I absolutely love the purse, I've been using it since I got it. It's very spacious and cute! The jsk is shirred in the back, and there are no zippers.
As soon as I found out about the lucky packs not being variety packs, I just had to get one!

I also hopped on the Angelic Pretty lucky pack bandwagon so when that arrives I will definitely post! I purchased it in store, through a shopping service, and she will mail it to me over the weekend so I should have it sometime next week.

Til then~
^.^