Thursday, 19 April 2012

My Lolita Outfit

Oh I have been bouncing off the walls even since I got my new skirt in the post the other day and dying to put it on and skip through the fields of flowers and under Cherry Blossom's gently falling around me as I walk beneath them...
Okay maybe not quite as the weather will not make its mind up with these pesky showers and Gloomy black clouds trying to rain on me. *shakes Fist at the weather*

Any how I still wanted to at least try out my new skirt,Which I got off of Ebay for under £20 inc postage I fell in love with it right away.


Here are some close ups of the print which are Poodles I love how its got a French feel to it.


And the Bow


I went more for the Skirt as to a dress as a skirt you can Dress down as I am more of a Weekend Lolita Fan    where I tend to Dress up at the weekend where I get the time to do so as during the week it can be a interesting task with Chibi bean,Chibi bean is at the stage of not wanting to stay still and in to everything and anything.
So while she had her nap I took the chance and created my outfit

Im a bit gutted as it was not till later I saw the blouse is a tad tight looking.
 ; __ ;
I forget that I am a bit more busty these days 
*Blush*


My old bow tied in nice with the outfit I have my jeans on in this one above.


This is with out the Extra Hair.


Stay Kawaii x




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Lolita on a Budget (Part 1)

This whole week has been gloomy and rainy,Im quite gutted about it with the April showers and even Hail!
>w< 
What on earth is that all about?
This Blog entry is about getting this Lolita look but at a lower costing price! 
This Entry was sparked by some one saying how expensive Lolita outfits are and its very true and sad news for us having to ship and order over seas as the postage adds even more to the price! *tear*

So how can we get around this.

One idea is get into the Lolita community its rather hard to with being Scottish but if you look on the web for Lolita groups online and forums its a good start and get talking to them,I found a few on Facebook under the groups in a search.They may have some hints and tips for you and your hunt for Lolita goods at a lower cost.
I had to search myself  and on a budget I came across enchanting online shops that ship from Japan but the price was so high!

So I looked at what I was looking at and thought can I make it /some one else or can it be broken down into something more simple?
Then I headed over to a few Lolita models/Idols and looked at the outfits in a new way,What are they doing to create the looks,I noticed a few would have the same dress on or skirt and would team it up with other tops or wear it in a different way by adding a jacket or change the other items colour theme.Looking at the tops and dresses I then  looked online at your normal high street shops and found a simple version which cost a lot less!

So lets this dress here its black and white and classic looking.
This Dress is from here but I don't want to spend about £40 on it so lets make it our own,
A lot of Lolita actually make a lot of there own stuff on a side note.

So here is how I would do,Look at the shapes and the details and then remove them in your mind or you could use Photoshop here (I use GIMP btw).
The Dress could pass as a Skater Dress which seem to be in at the moment in the shops so you can get one rather easy and cheap.
For Example :New Look



And its only £11.99 see here.


Yes I know its not every Lolita like but take that Brown belt off and purchase a high neck Blouse like the one form Kate's Clothing,with the dress on top you will get the Pinny style dress look of a Lolita.

You could use a White or a Black depending on the style you are after.
You can also get very low priced Blouses more a less anywhere or you could try a Vintage shop,charity shop and Gothic shops for a blouse with more detail.


The Bow Can be very simple to make with Ribbon or again you can find oversize bows made at Esty,Esty has a lot of treasures to find.All You have to do is add the bow to the blouse make sure its nice and big.


Lets take a other look at the Lolita Dress,Which has Lace around the Neckline,Hem and Shoulders,Know if your a dab hand with the sewing machine not a problem or if you are like me and can not use on to save my own life then its best asking some one or going to a tailor shop to help.

All you would need to do is get a Lace material  from a fabric shop or a Craft hobby shop they would have such things and attach it to you skater dress.


Then you can team it all up with Bows,Ribbons,Hair Pieces and Jewellery and really make your new outfit your own and best thing is no one will have the same as you because you made yours your self! Its Kind of Easy once you know how.

Stay Kawaii x







Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Meet Dixie Doodle and her Doodles


On my quest of finding people,companies and items to feature on my Blog,

I came across this ADORABLE Artist.
Whom calls themselves a Dixie Doodle the Doodle Blogger and you can find her Here.
Did I say her stuff was Adorable well I said it again 
*^__^*
What I Love about her Doodles are her Style where its not Anime but its no to Chibi like or Japanese style its sweet carefree and fun loving. 
>w<
She a recurring theme of sweet simple simple on simple objects like household items to food and Animals in Cosplay makes you want to go Kawaii then smile and have a brighter day.
So lets look at her Kawaii Art !

She is currently doing a Fun Contest right know and Me and My hubby had such a giggle when I took part! so what you have to do is print out the moustache form her tumblr,Cut it out and then take a photo of you,your pet or friends have a bit of fun and a giggle then send it to her email for entering you could win a Doodle done by Dixie Doodle !
So what are you waiting for?
Give it a go!
Enter here!
Don't forget to Like her and become Friends on 
Stay Kawaii
x


*All Images belong to Dixiedooles


Gothic, lets make it Cute

As I still have a fond love for Gothic stuff becoming a Gothic Lolita is rather easy to achieve in outfits,one of my liked shops is a shop called Kate's clothing Which is in the UK.

What I do really like about this online shop is its range,It is more Gothic Retro than others but I like that because the items are colourful and not all Gloomy black.
I have ordered ,well My hubby has for me,which I got the pink and black Petite coat skirt and this Gothic Top.I had no problems with ordering from them and the dispatch was also quick and those whom know me well I hate waiting! ^__^''

The Range of stuff is Great  Corsets,Dresses,Punk,Retro,Gothic,Romantic,Emo, Steam-punk and with this kind of range for both Men and Women then add the range of Accessories of leg warmers tights, Jewellery,outdoor accessories  umbrellas and hair dye there is something for every one.
So I had a good look at what they had to offer and picked a few things I thought would work and you could add to your closets with Gothic pieces that would create a new look!

I thought this would be great for a Casual top teamed with a cute black and white skirt below to make a semi cheeky Gothic outfit.

Then I found this dress and thought it was the cutest thing ever!

Its got a cherry and fruity print its so sweet and great for summer for a Sweet Lolita or a retro kind of girl!
And this one too for a more Gothic look!

there are so many things Id love to show you but we will be here all day!
so finally one of the things I have set my heart on is this...

I love this top and it would be perfect with any skirt or to put under a dress for any Lolita style its simple but its so pretty with its lace and high neck even the slightly puff arm sleeves,oh and at the back its go a lace up corset style design *LOVE* so I would wear it with a skirt.
Take a look at the back.


I recommed that you have a look at Kate's Clothing where you can zoom into the photos (handy) and see the prints more clearly and see what sizes they have in store and you can easily contact them with any questions.

You can find them hear at
The online shop
and 
the link to their Facebook page.
Also they have a Press and news page so go check them out and make Gothic Kawaii!


Stay Kawaii x










Monday, 16 April 2012

Outfits and Family

So its only just Monday and with the power of Ebay I have purchased 2 Lolita Skirts
Yay!
One is a Pink and Black Lolita Gothic Style skirt a part of if in the same colours as Tartan,Which I am very excited about because its my all time favourite colours pink and black and Gothic.Also some one has suggested  its fitting with be being a Scottish Girl and that I should be know as the Tartan Lolita >w< 
The other skirt is a lilac and Poodle Dog print one that utterly cute I hope it fits either that I'm going have to cut out eating so much junk!It was a fight to win this one but My last Tarot Reading has paid for this skirt and my hubby (Bless him <3) got the other one for me and each of them for under £20!
Which leaves me only to get some pretty blouses and I can create some Lolita looks which my be interesting as I want to get a white and black one with a high neck and a bit of lace ekk! 
This may prove hard to find here and with a low price!
The other thing I have purchased is a a new wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs! *^__^* yes the one I was on about a few Blogs back well they had a 20% off and I could not say no to that! However I am vowing not to spend any more money know I won that Lilac Skirt >__<''
But will do a Review on the wig once it comes I got a email saying it was dispatched!
(*^__^*)

Mondays are when I take Daughter (whom kept me up most of last night we were both in tears cause we were both so tired) to see My Gran (her Great Gran),
As my Gran has become house bound I see it as my duty to at least visit her each week,She did do a lot for me but its my turn to give back to her with Visit from myself and Chibi Bean and Ill go make her a Cup of Tea and have a bit of cake together its nice,I like spending time with her even though it brakes my heart when I seen her age so much and become house bound.
I gave a lending hand while Chibi Bean played with the Fridge magnets,I did Gran's Dishes and made her dishwasher a bit more user friendly as she had to put the cutlery in a stupid way and left her standing for so long I hate her to have a fall  with bending over so much so I sorted it for her making it a little more easier for her.
I think she still see's me as a Little girl and forgets I am a mother (Bless) I actually wish I could do so much more for her but I do not drive making things take twice as long when I travel via Public Transport or ask others for lifts!  >__<''

So when I get my skirts and outfits made up I will get some pictures up of them,May even ask my Photographer to do a shoot with some Cherry blossoms that would be so cute!

Here is some Pictures I took of a new Kitty Item I found in the supermarket mega block Kitty!



Stay Kawaii x


Roxie Sweetheart Give~away Le Tigre

Konnichiwa

How are we all doing?

Well do I have a Blog for you its a other contest Give away and also a little look into the online shop 
whom have gotten together with Hyper Japan,and their Kawaii Star 
Oh I was so gutted I found out last minute about Hyper Japan,I am hoping to get to the next event they hold! ^__^


 Roxie sweet heart have a unique Range of items they are bright colourful and sooo Kawaii I have my eyes on a few thing form there and its Free Uk postage big plus there!



As I said they have a Give-away and my goodness these are so cute!
Little adorable Tigers with Pom poms what a super sweet mix I love the fact the nose and ears of the tiger's are love hearts heehee and its nice and easy to enter the Give-away!

Find out and Enter Here!!!

Roxie Sweet Heart, 
have got so many nice things Which are so bold and bright I like that,I also noticed there is a lot of attention to detail on all of the animals which is a running theme of Bunnies Dear and Birdies as well of a theme of Lush Lips and a range of Funky Anime Girl Faces with pretty eyes and hair.

I think the Dripping hearts are great and the Fluffy bunnies are super KAWAII they are so precious and one of my idols Miss Pixie _late has done some Kawaii Modelling for them!



Can you see how cute that Bunny Ring is?

A blue Bunny necklace.
Drippy Heart Ring


How cute do this necklace the Purple mirror heart  match in so well with the ring and Miss Pixie_late Hair!

Know these little sweeties of baby Deer are brooches there are a few brooches at Roxie Sweet heart and I saw from photos at the Hyper Japan event Lolita's and other Girls were Pinning them to their own bows doubling them up as a cute hair accessories what a great idea!

So here are some Links for you!
Dont forget to Tweet to them also!
And 

Stay Kawaii!

*All Images taken form Roxie Sweet heart Website with permission







Saturday, 14 April 2012

Konnichiwa Hello Kitty4U

Oh my poor hubby has just run for the hills after seeing this on my screen,a web page called Hello Kitty 4U which is packed with so much Kitty stuff! ^__^
And even better for me its based in the UK  (whoop!)

I actually forgot that I have ordered from here before and had no problems with them in any way,The had some plushes I got they were Kitty's with Anniversary dates and were styled to the date and occasion as well i got the Maneki Neko one but mines a smaller one sitting on a red matt she is one of my most loved Kitties!



Kitty milestone dates I adore the middle one 


Neko Chan!

Also my newest Large Kitty is also found in there online shop too!! 
What I like about this shop is you get a vast range of Kittys and other things,I could spend a long time looking at them all.From Bags, I have a feeling my own bag came from here maybe they would remember if I showed them my  photo

They even have Letter writting sets and its not just Miss kitty there is also my other loved Character Choco Cat! There is also the well loved san-x-rilakkuma.

There is even a menu for things around the home that is so cool!
Maybe not in my hubby's eyes waking up to a hello kitty alarm clock or find the cushions all all turned into hello kitty themes and when it came to dinner time that his salt and pepper has hello kitty on it....

There is a whole range of stuff at Hello Kitty 4U and recommend that you click on every tab there and section in case you miss something I can imagine its hard to label things and put them into groups but its well worth looking around the site.
Here are a few things that I am currently eyeing up and other stuff I,think is soooooooo Kawaii

Super cute key chain!

A collection of cute earrings

A bow ring (2 fingers) this is soo Kawaii and its glittery too!


Know this is a funky ring also I had to share it cos its very cool and I love the box it also comes in and it looks not to chunky and you could wear this every day and no one would think its a to childish at all!



A Hello Kitty Bow note book so adorable! from her 35th anniversary range.

some stuff to wear!

okay okay Im going Kitty overload here BUT! there is some much stuff I love it!
so I will post up my last photo from the store that I adore the most (this is so hard...)
....


HOW CUTE IS SHE!!!!!

Sorry for the over load in Kawaii Kitty Chan but I highly recommend Kitty fans to go to this online store here is the link again in case you missed it 
and don't forgot about Face Book!


Stay Kawaii x


*All Images from HelloKitty4U Website with permission







Friday, 13 April 2012

I love my Hair part 2 (Brake my hair & my heart)

Yay *^__^* my new wig has come and yes that means photos but not in this Blog entry today!
There is a reason Why I like wigs well Lets go back a good few years and step into my past,When I left school I went out to the big wide world on the path to become a top hairdresser and style the stars and celebs of today,Have great looking hair every day doing a glamorous job and be famous or at least well known make my own shampoos and Brands...
Yeah that was the Dream.
But the reality well...
Hair dressing right from the start you get the jobs of making clients Tea or Coffees,Sweeping up cuttings that are sticking to the floor cause the are wet and it smells yucky,From there you get to wash folks hair dealing with oily hair to hair full of lice oh and then Hair colouring being instructed to mix up chemicals that are a irritant to your skin to apply to hair and then to wash it off with bare hands and then you get dry hands and skin  wash after wash it getting worse and worse to the point you cant wear a watch or rings ...
Not glamorous at all!

So lets Fast forward to my nightmare,Trainee Hairdressers where 'encouraged' to dye and colour their hair some one would do it for you and you have a new style and colour every month -3 months well I ran out of ideas and  one girl suggested a idea so we got permission and off they went mixing up the colour then applied it put me under heat and then it happened the most unbearable feeling of my scalp burning.tears rolled down my face as i begged them to wash it off to the point I was going to do it my self already removing the hot foils of colour to my horror the foils were taking my hair out too,at this point there was a bit of a drama and my hair was falling out,They washed all the colour off which was a mess due to me not keeping it on but the bleach used was destroying my hair (they had to bleach it up 1st to add a other colour on to it while they had a toner on the rest).Then they Dried my hair full blast heat and that made it go frizzy.I was looking in the mirror in horror it was still falling out but that was not the worse part it was also still burning,I went home with a bad headache and took some pain killers but it was still burning,Then to add to it my whole scalp.ears and neck swelled up
Yup you got it, I was taking a reaction to the Hair Dyes and Chemicals they used.
Ended up in hospital.


Fast forward to the present day,That was done in a Top well known Salon and Salon Owner as much as I want to type the names in here I will not as this is all in the past even if it still effects me,I have moved on.They never did anything or say sorry and that the thing that hurt most was this was the place I worked at! They swept it under the carpet and keep it to themselves,I left there rapidly and moved to a other salon but I couldn't become a hairdresser with out being able to colour my career left me heart broken.I know can not touch any thing like Henna,Natural hair dye,Semi Colours or anything. I've been all natural since and will go White or Gray no cover up for me.I miss all the Rainbow colours I had and the mad crazy styles but I got told that if I took a other reaction it may make me swell up to the point I cant breathe and that's not something I want to Risk!


Even to this day my Hair is in a bad way its lifeless and will not grow much but I have been using Lee Stafford's Hair that never grows treatment and have to say Yes its helping my poor hair recover which is shocking that its taken so long.I can not stress how much Hair dyes are really bad for your hair! Bleach is the worst,It maybe make you look great and stunning but its wrecking your hair structure and strength it gives you split ends and it burns your skin/scalp!

And only after getting into Cos play and Lolita I have come across my life savers Wigs!
They don't damage your hair!They come in so many styles and colours you could be a red head for the day to a blonde the next they are short long curly and even two toned! Clip in ones are great also have I have a pair and a full head curly wig and you can get heat resistant ones too.
They can create a whole new look for you that's why I love Wigs so much if I could Id have lots of them but they do cost al ot but mind you cheaper that a full head of Highlights and Tint!
That Place I worked in the Top Salon so to say is around £70-£100 prince wise! A wig is about £30 + mark,Think of the money you would save also! 
Highlight and Tints give you a Root growth and you have to go back for a touch up every 8-10 weeks to keep on top of it!

My top Wig shops are the Lock Shop and they have  a Facebook page the Owner is great they know what they are talking about and give great customer service and answered all my questions before I ordered the other shop is Gothic lolita wigs They have a big Range but  I have not ordered from them so can not comment on the service they seem to be bigger that Lock shop but I prefer smaller shops and liked the rapport I got with the owner and a one to one good customer service so try the Lock shop first!
Please Check these stores out its worth your time you don't want to end up like me with awful hair and left broken hearted over a career.

Though being a Mummy is the best and most rewarding one ever *^___^* <3 love my Chibi Bean so much!

So stay safe with colours and most of all ...
Stay Kawaii!


Hidden in the shadows

Happy Friday the 13th!
 *@__@*  I do not see this day as unlucky ( a superstition before the 19th century) I think is Lucky for me with being pagan  we see it as a magical date,thirteen has a strong association with the moon and there are thirteen lunar cycles each year.
So I thought Id tie my Blog Entry of my Kawaii Finding with a Alternative shop that happens to be in Scotland *^__^*but not only that its online too! 

And I have found some Goodies to share with you and even some Gothic Lolita Looking Dresses are you Excited? 
I am!

The Lovely Lady that Runs Gothica Jewels Contacted me and said.

''Gothica Jewels joined the world of facebook 20th April 2011 and they only traded with Alchemy Gothic to being with then added they more suppliers giving me a verity of items to offer there Friends and customers on Facebook.When We Run out of a stock we replace it with something new to keep up our growing range.''


These are a few Stunning Dresses I have come across in the Photo Album's .


How Kawaii is this very Gothic Lolita and its only £30*! A Cute mini Lolita Dress!


This one is a eye catcher! I love the Tartan Look and team this one up with a Black high neck Blouse and it would look STUNNING! *^__^* Heart this one so much it also reminds me of my Wedding day.
At only £35* its a Bargain!


This one here is £40 but Again it would team up with a pink of white blouse that would pass off a semi sweet/Gothic Lolita look its very pretty Id have to add a pink bow in the hair with this one!

In February 2012 Gothica Jewels decided their hands at handmade jewellery where the limit was only imagination!
 For the past few months the skills are improving and always looking for inspiration for new projects.

Here are a few...


Dark yet So Cute!


A sweet Strawberry it would be so cute of a bracelet made up of these as charms 

Gothica Jewels Do Lots of Give away's and Deals from both the supplier and the hand made items so go check it out on Face Book and Become a Friend and see what little Treasures you can find .
(*Postage is not included in the price)

Stay Kawaii x


** Images from Gothica Jewels


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Kawaii and the Cuties

So the other day My Hubby's client was asking about Facebook and how to get a Page direct like for example likes of  http://www.facebook.com/KawaiiKreation,So my hubby put in Kawaii Kreations and lots and lots of things came up,I just had to have a look at them since they were Kawaii Related!

This one here called Kawaii-and-the-Cuties came up and I had a good looky around the picture of their stuff I had to translate a few things as it was in Italian! @__@ but I have a translator so here is what I found!


 This is a cute necklace with a love heart macaroon very Lolita like!


I also come across these sweet and adoreable earrings with Kawaii little smiles


I love this new Craze of what I called Fairy Bottles but they may have a other name but I think any princess would love this! *insert Starry eyes here!*


I like this one the most and the Stars in the bottle above soo cute!
*^__^*



To order you contact the Ladies that are both Lolita's from Italy and they say... 
'We love Kawaii and one day we decided to Create a new world full of sweets,Ice-creams and colours and want to share this with other people so we created Kawaii and the Cuties.'' Marty and Jazzy. :3

I like how you can tell its Handmade and the fact these are utterly Chuuuuu Cute!
Each item is different and unique.
Some are also listed here.

Stay Kawaii x

*All Images are from Kawaii and the Cuties