Monday, June 20, 2011

Video Spotlight: Roll a D6

So if you know me, you know that I love parody's of songs. You also know that I'm a huge gamer nerd. So what could be better than a parody of a popular song that also happens to be about D&D!?

This is where I introduce "Like a D6." If you have a radio and you listen to "popular" channels, I'm sure you've heard the original "Like a G6." I actually have only heard little snippets because really? I don't give a damn. But seriously, this song is awesome.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Purr by Katy Perry

So I'll admit it. Katy Perry is one of my guilty pleasures. I also love perfume. So when I heard she would be releasing her own I was overly excited.

" Purr by Katy Perry eau de parfum begins with the aroma of peach nectar and forbidden apple, evolves with a distinct floral bouquet of jasmine blossom, Bulgarian rose and vanilla orchid, and slowly reveals accents of creamy sandalwood and musk. Like the singer herself, Purr is playful yet sophisticated. Katy Perry transcends barriers with her music—so does her new fragrance."

When I read the description, I knew it would be perfect for me. Vanilla, Rose, Orchid and Jasmine are some of my absolute favorite scents for a perfume. So I bought the 1.7 ounce bottle. And the bottle is absolutely perfect as well. Its purple and silver and has a giant kitty head with faux diamond eyes and a collar with a heart shaped charm attached. I think I was almost more excited for the bottle than I was for the perfume.

From the bottle, you can mostly smell the Orchid and the Jasmine. Sprayed on skin without waiting for it to settle, the vanilla and the fruits start to emerge. Then after a few minutes, everything finally appears in perfect harmony.

I'll definitely be buying this again and when it gets discontinued I'll probably attempt to buy out the store.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Inspiration

Since Summer Solstice is fast approaching, I thought I'd do a quick mash up of fun summer ideas for the Lolita in everyone.

Pick wildflowers and put them near your bedroom mirror.

Use lots of local seasonal fruit! Bake! Eat them fresh! Even make your own smoothies.

Paint your nails fun bright colors, even when you're trapped inside all day, you'll still feel bright.

Get some fairy lights and string inspirational photos, notes to yourself, and memories like movie tickets and string them above your headboard.

Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen, no one looks good with bright red skin!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Finding New Music

This is something I gave a hard time with quite often. This post is as much for me in the future as much as it is for all of you.

So I'm sure you all know about Shazam now. I believe that most smart phones come with it as a default app. Basically, when you hear a song you like you start the app and it tags the song telling you the artist, song name, album, etc. You can also buy the song directly from the app.

Just like iTunes Genius, it tells you what you aren't listening to that you should be based on what you ARE listening to.

Now, this one I really liked. Its not as fancy as other sites, but it does the job well. You enter three artists you like and it gives you one suggestion based on those. You can then either click on "I like it" if you've already heard of this artist, "I don't like it" if you happen to hate them, or "I don't know it." These three options all lead to the same destination: Another suggestion.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Ruby Star

The Promise: Long wearing, moisturizing, highly pigmented lip color.

The Reality: This lipstick has quickly become my new favorite. It really does live up to what it promises. It is indeed highly pigmented, it lasts several hours, even when I eat or drink while wearing it, and it pretty much eliminated my habit of putting on chapstick before I put my lipstick on. As far as smell goes, its pretty unobtrusive and it isn't particularly bad. I've had terrible smelling lipsticks before, and also ones that smelled fantastic. This one falls somewhere in between.

 It is priced fairly decently, under $8 and I think it is definitely worth the price. I will definitely be buying it again and would recommend it if asked.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Throw it in the Bag!

So those of you on EGL will probably have already seen this brilliant little gem.

The lovely Australian Lolita's made a hip-hop rap video full of burando goodness. Its hilarious and painfully stereotypical but its too much fun not to watch it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Kai Altair

Just a quick one tonight.

Meet Kai Altair. Bellydancing Mermaid Music Goddess.

I've kept hearing about her for the past couple years, but I finally got into her just this week.
Kai's voice is really the driving force behind her music. If I imagined a mermaid singing, it would be her voice that came from the lips. The music is simple, but that's what makes it so relaxing.
She's the perfect artist to listen to as background music, to fall asleep to, or just to listen to when you need to relax.

So, I'll leave you with this.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Review: Rimmel Glam'Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara

So I'm guilty of using two different mascaras. I usually use Maybelline Lash Stiletto on my lower lashes, and Maybelline Colossal Volume Express on my upper lashes. I love having thick upper lashes and super long lower lashes. Well I was almost out of both of them which prompted a visit to the drug store. I had my usual two in my hand and was headed for the counter as my eyes fell on a lovely display of a tiny pink and black bottle.

The Promise: One bottle, two different looks.

The Reality: It actually works!

So lets break it down really quick.  The bottle has two caps and one brush. The Volume brush is the black cap and lets plenty of mascara cover the brush. For length you unscrew the pink cap and pull it through the black cap which prevents a great deal of mascara from coating the brush. So far, I haven't had any smudging or running, and the mascara seems to last the whole day. 

As far as the negatives, it seems that MAC put out an identical concept a few months ago, and it doesn't build on itself very well (I'd say two coats tops.)
Quality: 4/5 Could layer better but lasts a long time
Concept: 3/5 Its brilliant, but MAC did it first
Price: 5/5 Its the same price as one of the two different mascaras I usually use and about $9 cheaper than the MAC version
Overall:  4/5

Final vote? I definitely will buy again and would recommend it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Lolita Meme in One Day!

1. Best Lolita fashion advice you've ever received?

Stick to a basic color scheme when you're just starting out. Don't try to wear a bunch of colors that don't go with anything else you are wearing.

2. Style icons?

Maki and Asuka!

3. Describe your personal style.
Sweet and Bittersweet. I love wearing lots of pink, black, and sax.

4. Favorite designers/brands?
Angelic Pretty and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. They're incredibly sweet and very versatile.

5. Most cherished items?
My beautiful BTSSB Fleur Frill JSK and my Lavender Paris Windows.

6. Most used item?
My Sax Tea Party Replica's or my Black BL Blouse

7. I feel best wearing?
 My Fleur Frill JSK. It was my first item so its my most loved.

8. The first thing I look for in another Lolita's outfit...
Originality, coordination, and unfortunately I have to admit: Brand.

9. Lolita Fashion rule you never break?
Headwear and knee high/otk socks.

10. Never caught wearing?
An uncoordinated outfit or a single color.

11. Dress to impress who?
Myself, then other lolitas, then strangers on the street.

12. Your next "must have" purchase?

Aqua Princess in Black!

13. Favorite type of head accessory?
I like the plastic headbows that BTSSB and AP put out. Its a lot less of a hassle to keep adjusting them as opposed to a traditional headdress.

14. Favorite cut of clothing (shirring, high waist, princess seams etc)?
I like drop waists, square necks, and nice traditional pleated skirts.

15. Current obsession?
AP prints from 2008/2009

16. Best Lolita fashion advice you can give to anyone:
Just wear what you like and don't let other people get in your way.