Freitag, 30. November 2012

How to find off brand Lolita items in local stores

Hello cuties 

I know that quite many (starting) Lolitas have a problem with the pricing for the clothes. It´s an expensive fashion and to afford everything long times of saving up are needed.
However the good thing is you do not have to buy every single piece from brands. Sometimes you can easily find Loli-able items in local stores.
I want this post to be a little guide for those who haven´t much experience in buying Lolita offline.

Step #1
The first thing to do is more a mental step. For being able to shop for Lolita in "normal" stores you should know your style and your wardrobe. If you are a Sweet Lolita you will have to look for other items than a Gothic Lolita and so on. You also need to know witch items are missing in your wardrobe. Do you need socks? Head accessories? Bags?

Step #2 
As a second step you should find out which colors fit your wardrobe best. Whenever yous see an item in this color at a store take a closer look at it.
I, for example, do have mostly pastel colors in my wardrobe. If I see a pastel colored piece of clothing I just take a closer look. Sometimes you will only find stuff you do not need for your Lolita but sometimes you could be lucky ~

Step #3
Know the motives you like in your outfits. Besides the colors you can also buy after motives. Do you like sweet motives like strawberries or cupcakes? Or maybe more classic ones like birds or roses? If you know what you could match your outfits off brand shopping will be more easy.

Step #4
Know witch items you can find off brand. It´s not very likely that you will find a Loli-able dress in such stores very often (but it´s possible sometimes).
Items you find in stores more commonly are:

  • Socks, legwear
  • Jewelry
  • Head accessories
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Boleros, cardigans, jackets

Shopping like this really isn´t hard and it can fill your closet with necessary items. Keep patient and look through the stores from time to time ~

If you have any further questions about this just leave a comment-
See you again next time,

Sonntag, 25. November 2012

November´s LALOAM

Hello cuties 

A little late but still ~ I´m presenting you my Lolita At Least Once A Month of November.
I was a bit sad  because I couldn´t go to the Meet up taking place in Vienna today so I thought I should at least wear my Lolita at home.

I wanted to wear my new wig and my new socks.
That´s how it turned out :

I didn´t wear this dress since July so I was so excited to wear it again ^o^
I´m sorry that there is so much stuff in the background. I´m still looking for a good place to take pics in my room ~

I absolutely love this wig. It´s comfy, thick and long. And  in my opinion it also suits me 

I hope you like my outfit :)

Anyway, there is something else I want to tell you. I joined twitter. If you want to follow me please do so ~

I aslo added a wishlist to my blog. It´s more for myself but if you are curious just check it out!

See you soon,

Donnerstag, 22. November 2012

10 people that inspire me

Hello cuties 

Today I want to write about some people that never fail to inspire me (and my lolita outfits).
Hope you have fun reading this ~

#1 Princess Peachie

I really love Peachie. She is super cute and friendly(she answers all the questions of her fans on her tumblr blog) I love her youtube videos and all her outfits 

#2 Emilia `Pastelbat´

Emilia is truly amazing. She posts pictures of her everyday outfits on her tumblr blog. She never fails to impress me *-* She hardly wears Lolita anymore but she wears many other japanese street styles ~

#3 Mio Pastelraindrops

Mio is more into Fairy Kei and Decora but also wears Lolita sometimes. I also love her for her incredible drawing skills! View her blog here.

#4 Princess Porcelain

Princess Porcelain mostly wears classic (and sometimes gothic Lolita) Looking at her pictures and reading her blog makes me want to be a classic Lolita sometimes. She simply always looks perfect. 

#5 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary isn´t Lolita either but she is my favourite japanese singer of all times. Her music is so cute and her outfits are so imaginative. I hope can see her live someday ~

#6 Rinrin

Rinrin models for Angelic Ptretty. Since I´m following her instagram I really love her :3

#7 Victoria Suzanne
I absolutely adore Victorai and her blog. She is my great blog- idol. Her posts are always interesting and she somehow manages to always use such dreamy pictures that fit the topic she writes about. 

#8 Little Miss Caro-chan

Another blogger I adore. Sadly I couldn´t find any pictures of her. Her blog was the first blog I ever read and reading it helped me when I started out as a Lolita. It will always have a certain place in my heart 

#9 Lady Gaga

Haha ok she has nothing to do with Lolita but I still wanted to mention her  ~
I love Lady Gaga´s music and I like how she always invents herself new. I know that quite many people hate her but for me she is an inspiration.

#10 Shelby

Last but not least I also really love Shelby. I discovered her through youtube but it seems like she is inactive there. I´m following her tumblr blog though ~

These are by far not all people who inspire me. There are so many lovely people that I couldn´t mention in this post. Maybe I will do a second part of this someday.

Who are you (fashion) idols? Tell me in the comments ~

See you soon,
Yaya ~

Montag, 19. November 2012

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream Review ~

Hello cuties 

I recently recieved my fisrt BB cream and thought I will write a review about it ~

What is BB cream?
BB cream stands for blemish balm and is serum, moisturizer, primer and sunblock all in one. You can wear it as tinted moisturizer or wear powder or make up over it.
BB is quite popular in Asia and is also getting more popular in the west lately.

This is what it looks like ~

I didn´t have to buy mine online because a friend from Korea sent it to me. However you can find it here.

I choosed the colour #13 Milky Beige and I have to say the colour is very light. My skin is quite pale and it still feels like it is a little too light for me. The cream contains whitening which will make look your skin a little more pale than it actually is. It also prevents skin aging (maybe not necessary for me yet but who cares XD)  and contains UV protection.

When I add it to my face it first feels a little strange but after a few seconds the feeling is gone and it feels like I do not ware any make- up. I read a review saying that this BB feels cake-y after some hours but that didn´t happen to me so far.

The coverage, to be honest, did dissapoint me a little. It didn´t really hide my pimples. However this could be because the colour is so light.. At least it makes my skin tone nice and smoothed 

The cream also came with a free sample containing snail slime..I´m not 100% sure if I will use this though. The idea of adding snail slime to my skin terrifies me a bit^^
Did anyone of you ever try that?

To conclude, I would recommend to buy this BB cream but I recommend to check witch colour tone will fit your skin best.

If you have further questions please leave a comment ~
See you soon agian,

Mittwoch, 14. November 2012

Package from Gothis Lolita Wigs ~

Hello lovelies 

I just wanted to write a short post about my new wig I got in the mail today.

I ordered the pink Rhapsody wig from gothiclolitawigs. I´m very happy I got it because know the wig is sold out. However they restocked the other colours.

The wig came in a plastic bag. That´s very handy for restoreing it. They also send me a wig cap but actually 
it´s a sock. I think that´s quite funny x)

I absolutely needed this wig after I saw how good it looked on pastelbat. (I totally love this girl, she is one of my idols ) I just hope it looks as good on me as on her :)

The pink to white fade is super beautiful 

The waves are soft and very thick. I tried it on and it really felt like I had cotton candy or something on my head. It´s totally light ~

Moreover the wig is very long. I hope I can show some worn photos to you soon. 
I´m just a little stressed with school at the moment...

All in all I really love this wig and would absolutely recommend it 

See you next time,

Samstag, 10. November 2012

Adding some Shoujo Manga aspects to your Lolita...

...without looking like a cosplay Lolita.

Hello cuties 
I sometimes feel like quite many Lolitas I know also seem to be Manga or Anime fans in some way. It´s hard to pair your Lolita clothes with your love for Manga because it can easily look odd.
In this post I want to give you some tipps on how to add some magical Shoujo magic to your Lolita.

First I want to mention the etsy shop "Starlightdecodream". The owner of the shop makes beautiful jewellery inspired from Shoujo Manga like Sailor Moon or Creamy Mami.

I think these became quite popular lately. Some of the items are a bit pricey but I still hope to get my hand on one of these necklaces some day. 
Wearing jeweller that features Magical Girl weapons is a easy way to add some magic to your coord ~

The next way to get some Shoujo into your Lolita  is to style your hair. If you have long hair or a long wig try some Sailor Moon pigtails. Simple pigtails, buns or braids are also cute :3

Moreover you could use Anime mascots as accesoiry. Many of these mascots are available as stuffed toys, key charms or even bags. :3

Some people maybe also like to wear cat ears or bear hats.
I think you can find these on eBay :3

Just make sure that it doesn´t look to much like cosplay and have fun to try out different things ~

Do you have any other idea how one can add some Shoujo aspects to Lolita? Tell me in the comments :)

Until next time, 

Mittwoch, 7. November 2012

How to order from taobao- part #1

Hello cuties 

On egl somebody asked me to explain how to order from taobao ~
I will split this in two posts. This time I will tell you some basic things and how to order from an*tai*na.
In the next part I will talk about shopping services.

For those of you who never heard of taobao before: is a shopping site offering various products from China. Many Lolitas like buying their dresses there because they are normally cheaper than brand dresses. You can also find replicas on taobao.

I remember that when I first checked out taobao I was totally confused because of all the Chinese^^. However I learned that you still can look around on taobao even if you do not get what the text is saying. Just do not give up ~

How to search things on taobao?
For me there are two ways for searching things on taobao. The first way is using the search function on the site:

If you open the site you will see something like this. In the circled field you can type what you are looking for. Use google translator to find out how the thing you are looking for is called in Chinese.

The orange button is the search button. I think that was obvious
Normaly you will have to look trough the suggestion taobao gives you. I for example searched for "Lolita" and quite many non-loli-able dresses appeared..

This is what I got for searching "Lolita".. If you want to take a closer look at one of the products click on the text under it. You also will see the price of the item in Yuan. You can use a currency calculator to find out how much it would be in your currency.

The easier way to find an item you look for is if you already know the name of the shop. You can write the name of the shop and taobao next to it into google to find the site of the shop.
If you for example look for an*tai*na´s shop search google for "antaina taobao".

The good thing about an*tai*na is that you can order from them without a shopping service. You just send them an e-mail telling them what you want.
Most taobao shops however do not ship outside of China. A shopping service can help you to buy from these shops but you will have to pay an extra fee. I will talk about this in detail in the next part ~

If you open an*tai*na´s site you will find this green text in english explaining you how to order from them.
The blue table on the side leads you to their offer on shoes. They are sorted by heel height and style (they offer Lolita, cosplay and punk shoes I think). For this you can use google translator again.

If you view one of their products you can see in which sizes and colours they offer it. If you scroll down a bit you will see extra pictures of the different colours.
On the site you can- like on ebay- see the shops feedback. I´m not 100% sure how the system works but I think 5 diamonds is the best.
EDIT: On this page taobao´s rating system is described very well. 5 crowns are the best

If you decided which shoes you want to have send them an e-mail saying:
shoes you want to have(copy and paste the "headline" of the item)
your location so they can tell you how much the shipping will be.
(shipping for shoes normaly is higher because they are havy)

The will responde you telling the total amount of your order. They normaly do not send you an invoice through paypal. You have to send it to them (simply click on send money and write in the e-mail address they give you)

After your payment the shoes will be made and then be shipped. 

Well, that was all I wanted to explain in the first part. I hope I could help some of you and if you have further questions just ask ~ I´m happy if I can help 

Until next time,

Sonntag, 4. November 2012

Jewellery case painting tutorial ~

Hello cuties 

 I´m very excited to present you my very first tutorial 

Since ages I had this jewellery case and I never really liked the colour.

On a Gyaru blog I saw a tutorial on how to paint a bag with acrylic colours and I thought why shouldn´t that work for my jewellery case too?

If you want to follow the tutorial you will need:
Case you want to decorate
Acrylic colour

First I mixed some white and red colour to create a light pink.

Apply the colour to the case.

It is likely that you will need several coats of colour so that it turns out opaque.
I had to apply 4 coats. Always let the last coat dry before you add the next ~

After two coats I had this..

...and after 4 it looked like this :)
I added some white colour to the lock. 

The inside of the case is made out of a soft material so it isn´t possible to add acrylic colour to it..

So I only painted the drawers and the big space under the mirror.

After adding all the colour I decorated the mirror with some rhinestones

If you do that make sure the glue you use drys transparent. 
You put a little bit of the glue onto the mirror and set the stones into the glue. Just check that the tweezers do not get full of glue. 

The same way I also added some rhinestones to the drawers...

...and to the lock

And that´s all. I hope you liked the tutorial and found it helpfull :3
If anybody of you decides to desing their own jewellery case I would like to see it!

See you soon,

Freitag, 2. November 2012 review ~

Hello cuties 

Some time ago me and three other girls from Austria did a group order on I ordered two pairs of striped socks and a pair of ankle socks.

The shipping was quick however we had some problems because the package was delivered to the wrong door. But that wasn´t socksdreams fault.

These socks are labeled " thigh highs" and I have to say they are really long! My problem with these is that they are quite tight. Actually they would cover my whole legs but they are so tight that it kinda hurts. So I keep them just a little over my knees.
They only come in one size so if you do not have absolutely thin legs I´m not sure if I would recommend them.
The positive aspect about them is that they are really warm and cozy and that they come in a great varity of colours :)

These ankle socks fit me perfectly which surprised me because my actual size was sold out and I had to take them a little bigger. I choosed the size "extra large" which should fit people with size 40-41 and I´m a size 39.
However "extra large" seems to be sold out as well now...

Altogether I´m happy with the order. It´s just a pitty that the thigh highs do not fit so well. Maybe it gets better after I wore them more often :)

There is another thing I wanted to show you:

This cute panda contains a hand creme. It´s from Korea :)
Thanks to my friend Kerstin and her friend Wooyang for sending me this 

See you soon,