Friday, October 19, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: Favorite Make Up Tricks

Welcome back to LBC this week we'll be discussing make up!

Here are 3 of my favorite make up tricks:

Mascara: I use 2 with different brushes to get lash separation and to thicken them. The first brush is actually a comb head mascara wand. I apply Clinique’s High Lengths Mascara with the comb wand first, getting as close to the base of the lashes as I can to separate, then I apply Clinique's Lash Power Mascara as my second coat to thicken.

Blush/rouge: I love blush/rouge. I think it brightens the face giving a healthy appearance, it also helps counteract late night study sessions that make one look sallow and zombie-ish. I use the cream kind, my favorite is one from Avon, Be Blushed Cheek Color in Tropical Peach.

Light colored eyeshadow: I love emphasizing the eyes and to do that I use light colored eyeshadow (powder or cream) in the inner corners of the eyes so that area reflects the most light. 

Here are more make tricks for the bloggers of LBC 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: 3 prints I would like to see

Welcome to another addition LBC, this time around we're are presenting you with 3 prints we would like to see brands come up with.

This would definitely be in the realm of Gothic Lolita. I'm thinking something a la BTSSB's Alice and the Pirates Vampire Requiem. I love the look of skulls especially with roses in motifs, I an drawn to the dark and romantic concept of it. 

2) More fairy tale prints for all lolita substyles

I love fairy tales and wish more would be depicted in prints. Baby has come up with some that would feel perfect for a classic Lolita's wardrobe but what about sweet and gothic lolis. I can imagine the witch's, of Hanzel and Gretel, house displayed in all its candy glory being donned by a sweet loli with a matching polymer clay candy decoden headdress similar to the one found here. I can also see the theme being turned to the dark side. Beauty and the beast displayed with roses and thorny vines surrounding each scene. 
3) Dolls 

I love dolls and have found that many Lolitas do too, I am surprised that with all the collaborations some brands have done with famous BJD companies (Innocent World X Pullip, Angelic Pretty X Pullip, BTSSB x Volks, H. Naoto x Pullip) that there wouldn't be more prints featuring dolls. This could also manifest itself in the different substyles. Broken porcelain dollies for the gothic prints, classically clad bjds for the classic girls, and cute Kiki Kinoko Juice-like dolls for the sweet lolis. 

Here's so more blogs with this weeks prompt

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fairytale Fashion Boutique Haul

I visited the Fairytale Fashion Boutique about a week ago and wrote but a review which you can find here:

I promised to write a post with my Fairytale Fashion Boutique, FFB, haul, so let's begin!

Here's the Lovely Minako modeling my accessories

I bought four things, here modelled by Minako my BJD: a bow ring, a bow bracelet, a candy hair accessory and kiss kiss 3 part earrings. Here's a link to a close up of all accessories. 

They were a well priced and I spent around 29 USD on everything, so FFB is definitely the place to shop of the budget conscious Lolita. 

They are good quality and very pretty. I am definitely one satisfied customer.

For all my readers that can't make to FFB brick and mortar shop, they are developing a website, keep an eye out for that.

Thank you all for reading.

Lolita Blog Carnival: 3 Lolita Trends I Could Never Get Into

1) Bonnets

Don't get me wrong, I have admired many beautiful bonnets, especially this one pictured. But I just couldn't see myself wearing one. I think it's just too much for me in Lolita and it reminds me too much of the Regency period and Jane Austen novels. However I might consider wearing one if I was ever cosplaying Elizabeth Bennet or Marianne Dashwood. 

2) Most platform Lolita shoes
I don't usually like platform shoes in general but in Lolita they seem too bulky and heavy. Now there are some platform shoes I do like, these for example (1, 2, 3). The 2 examples pictured are just not my cup of tea. 

3) Wristbands with Short sleeve shirts

I have been tempted before, but I could never bring myself to wear wristbands with short sleeves shirts. However under long sleeves to extend the length of the sleeve, yes ( I have long arms and long sleeve lolita shirts are short on me). I think they make the arms look out of balance and much rather wear bracelets instead.

Here are some awesome blogs with there take on this theme:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fairytale Fashion Boutique

Last Wednesday I head up to Los Angeles, with some friends, for a one day road trip.  While we were there, we made a stop in Little Tokyo and I had a chance to visit the Fairytale Fashion Boutique. Fairytale Fashion Boutique is a new shop that caters to Lolita Fashion in Los Angeles. I enjoyed the time I was there. The staff is awesome and the selection is great. It is an awesome shop with something available to fit every budget from $5 earrings to the super coveted $500 authentic Angelic Pretty Sugary Carnival OP. They sell new and previously loved items, and are a great option for beginner Lolitas and veteran Lolis alike. They carry a huge assortment of accessories from many recognized artist like Automatic Honey, and Geeky Glamourous, Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright. You can find blouses, cutsews, skirts, JSK, OPs, and shoes from many of our favorite brands like AP, BTSSB, Emily Temple Cute, and Bodyline.

They host many events like tea parties and artist's fashion line debuts. They have one coming up on October 13, 2012 for Automatic Honey debuting in their boutique. Here is a link for more details Halloween Dinner Party 

I definitely recommend this shop to everyone, and can't wait till I have a chance to return.

Please like them on Facebook , and follow them on twitter for more updates on this boutique.

Thank you and keep an eye out for my Fairytale Boutique haul.

-Thank you to Fairytale Boutique for letting me use their photos and logo for this post. 

Lolita Blog Carnival

It has been ages since I last posted but I am back with some great news. I have officially joined Lolita Blog Carnival, LBC. I am so excited to be among some awesome Lolita blog writers. So what is Lolita Blog Carnival? It's a groups of Lolita blog writers that have come together to create prompts, strengthen the Lolita blogging community, and present some interest material for our fellow Lolis.

So who can you expect at the carnival? A few of my favorites:

Parfait Doll
Her Lumpiness
Ramble Rori 
F Yeah Lolita

And some blogs that I am excited to subscribe to:

Sweet and Simple 
Magic a'la Mode
A Lace Jail
Starry Dreams 
Darkly Darling

If you would like to join Lolita Blog Carnival, follow this link to the FB page, see if you fit the criteria, then send a message to the moderators.

Many blogs have already started the first prompt, the $100 outfit. I was just accepted to LBC, so my first LBC prompt will be next friday, please keep a look out for that post.

As always Love and light to all my readers, and check back soon.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lolita VS Fairy Kei

Fairy kei 2

Time again to put on my Dr Frankenstein coat and bring you another hybrid...

Fairy Lolita or Fairy kei Lolita will endear the hearts of all my Sweet Lolita followers... especially with so many hybrids spinning from Classic Lolita, its time Sweet Lolis got some attention.

Lets begin with what is Fairy kei...

Fairy kei is style that is inspired by the childrens fashions and cartoons of the 1980s and early 90s. Expect pastels, vintage Reebok sneakers, cute 80s/90s plushies, plastic jewelry, and  embellished vintage Levi's denim jackets. This style is whimiscal, jovial and will have you asking yourself why didn't I keep all my My Little Ponies or Care Bears?

There are many brands that cater to Fairy kei the ones that stand out as the most popular are:

Spank!, 6% Doki Doki Nile PerchManiaQ, and one that's already a favorite among Lolitas, Angelic Pretty .

How do you give a Fairy spin to your Loli?

For all my Sweet Lolita, especially OTT Sweet Lolis head to your closets. Pastel colored blouses, Angelic Pretty Tea Party shoes, Pastel colored wigs can get you well on your way to a bonafide Fairy Lolita coordinate. Hunt down some of your old toys or head to your local thrift store, flea market, or swap meet to find vintage Care Bears, Poggle, My Little Ponies, etc; take out your handy-dandy glue gun, lace, puffy decorative balls, and tulle; and start crafting some sweet accessories for your new look.

For new Lolitas think pastels colored petticoats something like this from Bodyline, some cute cartoon character cutsews/t shirt (extra points if the are vintage 80s and 90s tees) and some cute vintage reebok-type shoes (here's a link to help with shoe options).

Have fun and see you next time...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dolly Kei

I've been meaning to make this post for sometime now and thought it was best I posted something after a long hiatus and why not let this be my first post back.

First off, what is Dolly kei?

Dolly kei first started Japan. It is a hodgepodge of elements that takes influence from historical fashion, Medieval, 1970's prairie style, eastern European tradition dress, Gothic stories, and a fondness for taxidermy

Dolly kei and Mori-girl have many motifs and themes in common, making it difficult to make out whether an outfits is Mori-girl or Dolly kei. Both styles evoke images of fairy tales. While Mori-girl might be what characters like Gretel, Rose Red or Rose White are wearing, Dolly kei would be what the witch or soothe-sayer is dressed in.

There is an undeniable spooky factor visable in Dolly kei that isn't in your typical Mori-girl (maybe in dark Mori-girl but that's something to be discussed in another post). Memento Mori jewelery such as broken porcelain doll's head necklaces, raven skull pendants, and butterfly wigs earrings are coordinated with tattered and noticeably wore clothes giving this style a more eerie mystique and separating it from the sweeter more innocent Mori-girl.

Grimoire is the boutique which birthed Dolly kei. It the most whimsical, and ghostly shop and website set up. It is so enchanting that you can nearly forget that perhaps the spine hanging from the ceiling  belonged to someone that is now of the dearly departed.

Is this style for you?

Do you enjoy Eastern European fairy tales?
Do you like dressing in vintage and worn dirndls and embroider aprons?
Do you have a taste for the macabre and dream of a pearl embellished crow skull broach?

Then Dolly kei may be for you.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Hello Readers

Its been age since I've posted anything on this blog, I want to apologize and announce that I will have to extend my hiatus for another month. My school finals are coming up I will need to study and write essays. Thank you for your patience, hope to be posting again soon.

The picture above is of one of my BJDs, Her name is Minako. She's a Leekworld Mikhaila on the Art body. She's my OTT sweet lolita. I have two others which I am dying to share with you, once I come back.

Thank you and Blessed be.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day. I am sorry for the unannounced hiatus many issues have come up and I have had to neglect my blog. I plan to start posting more in mid-March when everything will be more settled. Thank you for your patience. Much love and light to you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Non Loli News: SOPA and PIPA

Hello all,

Today I want to mention a something that is putting at risk the internet as we know it. By now I hope some of you have heard of SOPA and PIPA, these are two bills that are going in front of congress and though are intended on eliminating piracy, have to much room for some to abuse it and limit our liberties. Now I feel that this topic is important to the EGL community because most of our community is virtual and can only be accessed through the internet. Now please take the time to watch this video because it explains these bills much better than I can. I also ask that you consider signing the petitions and/or pass along to friends, and family so that we can help stop these bills. Thank you to all my readers.

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