Sunday, April 24, 2011

Laffi Love MAKEUP!! ~EGL Transformation Theme~

At first I wasn't sure I wanted to do one, but then I really got the urge to dress up and do my makeup and look nice :D! So why not make a transformation post? I would have made one long video (I have two short ones for you!), but I wanted to show what my hair looks like before it's straightened hahaha. It's a complete mess! Without further ado, lets transforrrrm!

Here I am, just after I woke up. My hairs a mess ;~;. Gotta go shower~

So here I am, right out of the shower, my hair is CRAZY and my makeup isn't done. In a camisole and bloomers.

I don't look very happy, right ;^;?

A good amount of minutes later, my makeup is done! That makes me a lot happier ;u; (I had so much fun taking derpy pictures you don't even know. This isn't even half;;;)

And LIKE MAGIC, my hair turns from a hot mess into a sleek dream ~ (I wish xD)

a less derpy picture xD

What to do now? Oh yeah! put my clothes onnn!

sorry for blurry picture!

Blouse ~ Bodyline
Bustier ~ thrifted
Skirt ~ Dream of Lolita (DOL)
Socks ~ offbrand
Shoes ~ Secret Shop
Accessories ~ Prettypopdesigns, DOL, Mintymix, handmade, offbrand

Everything piled on my head xD

And heres a short video of the outfit ;u;! derped around a lot haha. The skirt is dreamy dollhouse replica. There are so many bunnies and bunny ears on it, I figured it would be perfect for an easter outfit! I couldn't find my bunny ears, but the huge mokomoko bow by Pretty Pop Designs gives a similar effect, I think! ( I took the video because the iPad takes horrible pictures from the other side x~x. The videos show a lot better then an image would have ;u;)

One last head shot~

And yet another short video!

I look completely different before and after O~O;;;. Don't you agree?
Bye bye everyone~! I hope you enjoyed it ;u;. Happy Easter everyone!

(P.S. I usually use my moms iPhone 4 to take pictures and things, but I used my stepdads iPad 2 for this post. sorry that the quality is different x~x.)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Nail Art~!

Hi everyone! Remember in my April 2011 Nails Post how I said I messed up that nail design pretty bad and pretty quickly? xD? Well, I got around to painting my nails again shortly after ;v;.

I tried to do pastel gradients along the tips of my nails and add a lot of sparkle, but the gradients didn't turn out perfectly xD. I find that nail enamel doesn't gradient as well as nail lacquer, probably because of the thickness and opacity. The blue color is a new polish, so this was kind of it's test run ;u;. I think next time I use it, I'll mix it with a little white to make the color a bit more pastel~. The lavender (Nice is Nice by Essie. Definitely one of my favorites *u*) Has the best gradient effect. I really like how the pink (Petites Soda Fountain) looks as well,. The yellow ( Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Lightning) doesn't gradient very well at all ;~;. I like the way the mint (Revlon Minted) gradients, I wish I wasn't so messy with it xD. Anyways, I hope you like this simple design ;u;

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

20 Facts About Me!

Hey guys! Nothing too exciting today, I've been focusing on studying a lot lately so life got boring hahaha xD
I'm going to go ahead and do this mini meme ;u;. It seems like fun! I wonder if I can even come up with 20 xD. Oh well;; I'll try! I'm stealing this from Star Princess by the way.

☆ I'm 15 years old, born and raised in Georgia, but I don't really like southern food. Only peach cobbler ;u;.

☆ I'm mixed - half Dominican ( mom) and half Black (dad). even though my mom is Dominican, I don't speak much Spanish at all xD. I'm forced to take it in school, so I understand a lot when family is talking to me/ about me, but I can't respond in Spanish. Thats okay with me though, I never really wanted to speak it xD.

☆ I'm pretty hard headed ;-;. Instead of agreeing to learn Spanish, I started to teach myself Japanese instead. I started teaching myself in 2004 and have been studying it on and off until now. I think I speak enough to be able to get around easily enough, but I wouldn't ever say that I'm fluent! I also have veryyy limited knowledge of Kanji ;~;.

☆ My birthday is September 8th which makes me a Virgo. xD I'm a very Virgo-like Virgo lol! the only trait I find myself lacking is the tendency to exceed in math and science x~x, those are definitely my worst subjects.

☆ Even though I've never considered myself very organised, other people have often told me I am. I keep all my computer files well ordered all the time and have never saved something in a place I couldn't find it later. My room is also relatively organised...most of the time;;;

☆ When I was little, I mostly wore my older brothers hand me downs and hardly got to look girly. That might have something to do with why my room is painted pink and white striped and my closet is full of pastel colors now xD. It also could have nothing to do with it though LOL.

☆ I've never dyed my hair. I have what I commonly refer to as "black people hair", but I perm/relax it. All the hairdressers I've ever went to told me it would fall out if I tried to dye it or get it dyed x~x. So I've never done it lol. I also don't know how I would dye it if I ever wanted to! I like natural hair colors and I think I would want to ever change it too drastically ;u;.

☆ Pink has probably always been my favorite color, but I didn't even own any pink clothes until I got into lolita.

☆ There was a time when I absolutely hated the thought of wearing nail polish and doing my nails and I cut them really short ( they were long like how they are now since before then :P ). But then i felt really bad and began to grow my nails out again and now I can only have them bare for a little while (like, a few days. week at most) before painting them again xD.

☆ I LOVE Disney movies! I love them all so much! There are quite a few that I haven't seen since I was smaaaaall, but I've been trying to re watch them all. My absolute favorite is Sleeping Beauty though. I love Aurora ~! I also love Maleficent :D probably my favorite villain! I also really enjoy non Disney animated children's films. Some of my favorites are Thumbelina, The Swan Princess, and Anastasia.

☆ I have realllly odd music tastes! Some things on my iPod now are Capsule, Aira Mitsuki, Perfume, Marino, Tommy February6, Takako Ohta, Kasumi Koharu, PSG soundtrack, Gwen Stefani, Aqua Timez, and a few other random songs from random places. I used to listen to YUI, UVERWORLD, and a LOT more Hello!Project stuff and more Jpop xD. I basically like girly, sweet sounding music and electronica and techno. I also really do still enjoy all of that pop music that used to play on Radio Disney between like, 99 and 2005 xD. My childhood ~~~ *u*!

☆ I've been wanting to be a fashion designer ever since I stopped wanting to be a firefighter (you know everyone wanted to be a firefighter at some point in their youth!). I've been teaching myself how to sew since I was around 6 or 7 xD. I've only ever had one sewing class, and no one in my family sews, so I still don't know a lot of terminology or technique. I like to craft things as well, but I find a lot more joy in sewing clothes than making accessories.

☆ I started getting into anime around 6th grade, to help with learning Japanese. I pretty much was always all about the shoujo. I've seen ouran high school host club, fruits basket, Kirarin Revolution, Kamichama Karin, Pita Ten, and countless others. Sailor Moon was a pretty big part of my childhood, though. I would probably say the actual first ones I've seen were Sailor Moon, Carpcaptors, and DBZ. I also read a lot of shoujo manga ;u;.

☆ My mom is studying to be a nutritionist and most of what we eat is vegetarian. I miss eating good old fashion junk/snack foods so much ;~;.

☆ I am a total cat person! I love dogs too, but I would love a cat over a dog anyday x3. Something about them is just * A *!! I love them! Unfortunately, my step-dad is allergic to cats, so we're looking for a dog instead ;u;.

☆I sing all the time! I love to sing :D. I'm not the best or anything, I guess I'm okay though haha xD. I'm a huge karaoke addict though ;u;. I'm always singing Disney songs while doing housework ;u;. I can't whistle though ;~;.

☆ I'm 5'4". I always wanted to be at least a little taller though ;~;. I guess I'm okay at the height average though xD.

☆ I love love love love circus themed clothes *u*. It's my favorite theme ever. My dream print is totally AP's Starry Night Theater because it's circus inspired x3

☆ I hardly ever watch TV anymore. I like to keep it on for background noise, though. I use the TV I have in my room to watch Sailor Moon or any movies we have :>. I can also stream from youtube. The only thing I try to watch on actual TV is Adventure Time! I love Adventure time, it's so cute~ ;u;.

☆ I don't have any allergies (except pollen, but pollen bothers everyone)! I'm really happy about that because I love food so so so so much. I can't even elaborate because it's just that simple xD.

Anyways that's all 20! It was really hard for me to think of twenty things about me x~x. It actually took me a little over two hours to come up with it all xD. I hope you guys found this interesting! Thanks for taking a look ;u;!

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 2011 Nails~!

Finally I have a picture of my April Nails!! Or, actually, I had a picture the entire time but didn't remember xD. Apparently, I took a picture a few days after I painted them, never emailed it to myself and forgot about it completely, went to Savannah, chipped my nails, came back, got spray paint all over my nails (art class ;u;) , and pretty much gave up on getting a picture of my nail art for this month xD. Luckily, while scrolling through pictures I had taken I found a decent one :D!
So~ here they are! My nails for the month of April ~

I really did like these while the polish was still intact! I really like yellow and lilac together :D And the polkadots because (in case you couldn't tell;;;) I've been a bit obsessed with polkadots recently xD.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sharing some art~

Hello everyone!

Not much has been going on with me lately ;u;. School is keeping me exhausted, but only a few more weeks until summer break (so excited)! In the meantime, I have tests to study for and projects to work on though (One of them is pretty exciting, but I'll tell you about that another time~).

Anyways, today I'm going to post a fan-art I did of Creamy Mami the other day! I recently got a new sketch book, and instead of lolita art all around it I've been filling this one up with Sailor Moon and Creamy Mami fan art!
I'm not so great at coloring via computer (or not, honestly xD) so I decided to practice a bit with this ;u;. Hopefully it came out okay~!

What do you think ;u;?

Thanks for looking everyone! Have a wonderful day~ ☆!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

More crafting today! Spank! inspired cutsew!

Hiya everyone!
I'm back from Savannah, but my vacation overview post will come later on (so will my April nails! I chipped them and need to fix before I take photos haha;;) . I will tell you that, while I was in Savannah, I went to a really adorable fabric shop called Fabrika and bought myself a yard of polka-dotted (black dots on white) jersey fabric! I figured I would use it for a cutsew, which is a pretty big sewing step for me! I haven't ever made any shirts that I liked on me x~x. I even had to use a T-shirt that fit well to draft my pattern. I don't get how tops work yet lol! I think I did a good job with this one though~! I guess I've been more and more inspired by Spank!'s items recently, since this is what I came up with:

After I had the main parts cut out, it was really easy to finish! Just had to make the heart, ruffle, attach the front and back of the cutsew, and then make and add in the sleeves! The whole thing took me about three hours, but I had fun watching Mean girls and Tangled while I sewed~ x3!

Here's a worn picture~

I'm actually really satisfied with the way it fits! I made the sleeves to be kind of like Creamy Mami's hahaha xD I dunno how flattering they are on me, but I like them~! What do you all think? :D?

Thanks for looking~☆ミ!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Break ~Mini Hiatus~

Hello Everyone~!
Just a quick post to let you guys know that I won't be too active this week due to spring break plans~. I hope you all have a lovely week and to anyone else enjoying spring break be sure to have lots of fun! I'll post my April nails once I get back ( I don't have a decent picture yet;;)! I'll leave you guys with a ton of adorable pixels that I've collected from everywhere ;u;!

Bye Bye!