Friday, 29 July 2011

Recent stuff!

First of all I want to say thankyou to all of you, 50 followers! I never ever thought people would want to read my blog!
Also I will get back to the lolita challenge, I just havent been up to much recently and unless pyjamas count as an outfit Id rather wait till I can take nice outfit pictures for the next post ^^

So as I just said, I havent been up to a huge amount! But as usual Ive taken pictures of everything I have done, including a couple from a super nice walk I went on with my boyfriend. Unfortunately Ive lost some of the pictures, but heres what I do have!
I love the area where he lives, so pretty!
colouring is so odd!
After our walk we had some amazing sweeties, I took pics as usual >.>
<3 the strawberry! I took a pic with it but I look odd Q.Q
atleast my skin looks nice!
and then my boyfriend treated me to dinner out at a chinese restaurant!
I had green & jasmine tea after, such a cute tea pot and little cup!
Thats all really for now! Im working tonight and tomorrow night and some extra evenings next week so Ill be tired 0.0 but a loli meet before too long so Im excited~
Also an apocalypse themed group shoot on the 10th! Yayayay
bye sweeties!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Mermaidy Water Marbling Nail Tutorial!

Hey mermaids
Today I made a little photo tutorial on how to water marble your nails!
Everytime I do this I always get lots of compliments and questions so here is a tutorial. Please ask me any questions! I hope you like it!
(note: Ive posted a photo of each step with an explanation underneath. Hope its not confusing!)
Heres what youll need!
1.) A bowl or container of some sort that you dont mind getting dirty
2.) Water
3.) Nail polish in at least 2 colours
4.) Nail varnish remover
5.) Cotton pads ( for any mistakes and cleaning fingers) and cotton buds/q tips
6.) Sticky tape
7.) Cocktail sticks

Firstly choose your colours! I stuck with two but you can use as many as you like really. I think that these colours are quite mermaidy and I might add some sparkle as an overcoat later to make it even more so!
Also pour water into your bowl. Some people argue that different temperatures of water and tap vs filter water works best, Ive tried testing different types in the past and not noticed any groundbreaking differences, I just use filter water from the jug in the fridge.

Next give your nails one quick coat of a light shade, this isnt essential but I find it makes the colours stand out a lot better.

Put tape around the edge of your nails. This will ensure you dont get into too much of a mess when applying the water marble to the nail. Once again not essential, but I find it extremely helpful! (ps... check my awesome tinkerbell tape!!)

The fun part! take your first nail varnish colour and let a drop fall into the water. It will spread and form a sort of "skin" on the top. Then take your second colour and do the same in the centre of the first. Continue this until you create this sort of bulls eye effect.

When youre happy with the amount of nail varnish in the water, take a cocktail stick and draw! Make a pattern by pulling and manipulating the colours however you like.

You can make it as simple or edgy as you like!

Then place your nail flat onto the water surface. Do not touch the bottom of the bowl. Hold your nail here for a few seconds and use the cocktail stick to detach any other nail varnish around your nail. (picture of this later on!)

It should look a little like this! (now you see why the tape is handy in removing mess ^^)

Swish your cocktail stick over the surface of the water to remove any remaining nail varnish that hasnt been used. If there are too many smaller bits of nail varnish floating on the surface, change the water.

After youve done a whole hand, you should have this! Leave to dry for a couple of minutes before removing your tape to avoid accidents ^^ Then you should have this:

And onto the next hand!
Tape up your fingers again

Repeat this nail varnish bullseye and draw your pattern

Here Ive done three fingers at the same time as there was enough nail varnish in the bowl for three nails to hve a nice effect. You can do it this way or one at a time depending on your preference! Here you can see how I am pulling away unused nail varnish before removing the nails from the water. This is an important (and hard to photograph!) step!

Another finished hand! After removing the tape, remove any excess nail varnish on your skin using a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover.

and there you have it!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Please let me know if you give it a go!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Petticoat review!

Ive been meaning to do this for a while ^^ I know that a lot of lolis struggle to get one with real poof for a reasonable price, so I thought Id review mine! Ive had it for over a month, and Im so in love with it!
Before I had this one I was wearing 2 petticoats from Bodyline (they were awful...) and one cheap one which was quite stiff so actually gave me a fairly nice shape. But I wanted a really lovely one so after seeing Pastel Raindrops review ( I decided to give a petticoat from this shop a go.
I paid only £14 and my petticoat came in under 2 weeks! When I opened the package it literally exploded !!
I brought a beautiful white one so I could wear it with any style, though they have amazing colour variety. I brought a size 11-16 and it fits me perfectly.
It also has these buttons to make it mildly smaller if needed:
Its very comfortable with this soft lining
Here are some more shots:
And here are two more pictures, one with no petti, and one with
(slight inbuilt petti)
awesome poof!
Im so happy with it and if it ever depoofs Ill definitely buy another, though I dont see it happening any time soon!
Here is the shop link:
I hope you enjoyed my review!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase.

Hey lovelies! Hope youre all having a lovely day.
The last thing I purchased was the black version of my pink bodyline cardigan that I have on in this picture
which I love, its so comfy!
Im also waiting on some tea party shoes though, they finally made a preorder for larger sizes! Im getting them in pink and black ^^
Thats all for today, I have work tonight Q.Q
bye princesses

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Day 14 – A picture of your dream item.

Hello sweeties
today is day 14!
This is a hard one to answer... a year ago I wouldve said Milky Planet without thinking!
But now I sort of love Lotta by Innocent World.. or maybe Silent Moon by Moi Meme Moitie. I dont know! I guess Angelic Pretty will always be my favourite brand.. and currently Im craving this:
Photo found on tumblr, source:
anyway thats all for today sweeties!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets.

I eat too many sweeties! My absolute favourite are the pink and blue fizzy cola bottles ^^
Here I am on my first meet where we found an old fashioned sweetie shop and I brought some ^^
Hope youve had a nice day sweeties! <33

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Today and Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life

Hello! firstly the challenge then ill show you todays outfit ^^
I couldnt pick just one picture so Ive done 3! I knew about lolita and wanted to get into it from around the age of 14, brought my first dress aged 15 but never wore it because I had no clue how to coord it (and it was before I knew about getting blouses cheaply from places like bodyline!) So I didnt start wearing lolita fully until around 2+ years ago. so here we go!
This was when I was about 14 (awful makeup...)
and 17/18

And onto newer things! Todays outfit
i sewed the stars onto the bow ^^
hope you like it! I love my new petticoat <3
okay byeeee

Monday, 18 July 2011

Day 11 – One Day in Your Lolita Life in Pictures.

Hello sweeties, Ive been so bad at keeping up this challenge Q.Q but here we go.
This is me in the morning, no makeup (hence careful hand censoring) and a snuggly dressing gown!
I had breakfast, put on a little makeup, got dressed and started on my hair..
Bellatrix Lestrange eat your heart out! The finished hair :
Much better ^^ and a little camwhoring to show you my outfit while I waited for my boyfriend to arrive
Quite casual, a light petticoat, plain black over the knees, polo neck and Doc Martens because we were going to the cinema!
I brought tickets for my mum and my boyfriend because I wanted to see Harry Potter with both of them but was working opening night :( so saturday we went to see it.
me and my mum messing about ^^
The film was so, so amazing <3 Im so gutted its all over though!
We had more popcorn when we got home because some woman knocked mine over Q.Q
Not ordinary popcorn though, it has white chocolate and strawberry pieces and is just amazing
Me and my boyfriend then had a few chill out hours watching Dexter and we ordered Dominos pizza for tea ^^
And then I had to get ready for work :/ I work in a club and it was beach themed so I put my shades in my hair and a jagermeister lei around my arm
And thats it!